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14 items from 2017

Director Robert Day Has Passed Away

21 March 2017 4:56 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

He took viewers into the steamy jungles of Tarzan, the sleek (and foreboding) future of Logan's Run, and a skyscraper under siege by a deadly blaze. Filmmaker Robert Day brought many worlds to life in his career, and it's with great sadness that we inform readers that the director has passed away at the age of 94.

According to THR (via, Day passed away on March 17th on Bainbridge Island in Seattle. A British filmmaker, Day made his mark in the world of directing with four Tarzan movies—Tarzan the Magnificent (1960), Tarzan's Three Challenges (1963), Tarzan and the Valley of Gold (1966), and Tarzan and the Great River (1967)—and he also helmed one episode of the Tarzan TV series in 1966.

Day also directed horror legend Boris Karloff in Corridors of Blood and The Haunted Strangler, and he helmed plenty of other horror and sci-fi projects, including First Man Into Space and Ritual of Evil, »

- Derek Anderson

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Artist Bernie Wrightson Has Passed Away

19 March 2017 2:43 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

His illustrations may have caused you to dread the next full moon, avoid the swamp on your shortcut home, or ignite your imagination with a peek into the post-apocalypse. Through his artwork, Bernie Wrightson has influenced and inspired generations of horror fans, so it is with great sadness that we inform readers that the prolific artist has passed away at the age of 68 after a long battle with brain cancer.

Wrightson's wife, Liz, shared the somber news of her husband's passing earlier today on the artist's official website and Facebook page.

A fan of EC Comics growing up, Bernie Wrightson, aka "Berni," began working on projects for both DC and Marvel early in his career, co-creating the complex character Swamp Thing with writer Len Wein in the early ’70s. Bernie later worked for Warren Publishing, where he helped bring H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe stories to life on the paneled page. »

- Derek Anderson

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Ricki Lake Reveals Her Ex-Husband’s Battle With Bi-Polar Disorder: ‘I Have To Spread The Word’

1 March 2017 10:23 AM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Ricki Lake is opening up about her late ex-husband Christian Evans’ battle with bi-polar disorder following his passing on February 11. Related: Ricki Lake Reveals Ex-Husband Christian Evans Has Passed Away In a new interview with People, the 48-year-old “Hairspray” actress, who married jewellery designer Christian Evans in April 2012 and divorced him in 2015, reveals her former […] »

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‘Aliens’ and ‘Twister’ Star Bill Paxton Has Passed Away at 61

26 February 2017 8:22 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Bill Paxton, the charming and always reliable actor whose credits include everything from Twister to Titanic to Tombstone, has passed away following complications from surgery. He was 61 years old. Born in 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas, Paxton’s early credits are a parade of small parts for brilliant directors. He was a bartender for Walter […]

The post ‘Aliens’ and ‘Twister’ Star Bill Paxton Has Passed Away at 61 appeared first on /Film. »

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Bill Paxton Has Passed Away

26 February 2017 8:19 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re absolutely shocked to report that Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61, due to complications from surgery. This was confirmed to multiple outlets by his family, who issued the following statement:

“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery… A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.”

Having gone toe-to-toe with aliens, a terminator, and a predator, Bill Paxton was a huge presence »

- Jonathan James

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Chris Wiggins, Friday The 13th: The Series Actor, Has Passed Away

24 February 2017 10:21 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For years, viewers invited Chris Wiggins into their living rooms to hear his vast knowledge of all things occult on Friday the 13th: The Series, so it is with great sadness that we inform readers that the actor has passed away in Ontario at the age of 87 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease.

According to THR, the news of Wiggins' passing was recently shared in an obituary published in the Toronto Star. His family has requested that loved ones and fans donate to the Alzheimer Society in place of purchasing flowers for his memorial service in mid-March.

Wiggins is perhaps best remembered for his aforementioned role as Jack Marshak in Friday the 13th: The Series. As fans know, instead of Jason Voorhees, the series focused on cursed antiques that had to be tracked down, and Wiggins' character was absolutely vital in helping Micki Foster and Ryan Dallion on their quests, »

- Derek Anderson

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Alex Trebek Raps Kanye West, Drake And More On ‘Jeopardy!’

21 February 2017 7:23 AM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

On Monday’s episode of the hit game show, Alex Trebek once again brushed off his rapping skills and spit some rhymes on “Jeopardy!” Related: Alex Trebek Honours Cancer-Stricken ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Who Passed Away Before Her Episodes Aired How about Alex Trebek rapping on Jeopardy! tonight — Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) February 21, 2017 Trebek has rapped […] »

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John Hurt Has Passed Away

27 January 2017 6:50 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

John Hurt had been battling pancreatic cancer in recent years and we’re sad to inform readers that he has passed away at the age of 77. While we don’t have details surrounding his passing, this news is being reported by several sources, including The Mirror, that confirmed his death. We’ll be sure to update the story with an official statement from his family if or when it becomes available.

Of course, John Hurt is no stranger to genre fans. For this fan in particular and, like many of you reading this, it was Alien that first turned me onto this incredibly talented and versatile actor. Whether it was poking fun at himself in Spaceballs, bringing the gravitas needed to ground V for Vendetta in reality, or making me wish that he was given an entire series dedicated to the War Doctor, his presence elevated so many of the »

- Jonathan James

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Mike Connors Dies: Mannix Star Was 91

26 January 2017 7:46 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Mike Connors passed away today of leukemia at a hospital in Tarzana, CA. He was 91.

Connors is best known for his role as Joe Mannix on the CBS series Mannix that ran from 1967-1975.

He was good guy, a private detective who could take a punch like none other. 

Kreker J. Ohanian was born in Fresno, California in 1925. Of Armenian descent, the actor was told to change his name because it sounded too much like George O'Hanlon.

Connors began his film and television career in 1952 under the name Touch (a nickname he earned in college) Connors. 

Early on in the 1950s, he had a bevy of small roles in westerns such as Gun Smoke, Have Gun, Will Travel and Maverick

In 1959, Connors got his first series regular role in Tightrope.

Tightrope was originally going to be called Undercover Man, and that makes sense. Connor's character was an undercover agent who »

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The Legendary Mary Tyler Moore Has Passed Away

25 January 2017 2:34 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Mary Tyler Moore, the Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated star of The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Ordinary People, has passed away at the age of 80. Moore belongs on the short list of performers whose impact on popular culture simply cannot be measured. For her, there is simply a “before […]

The post The Legendary Mary Tyler Moore Has Passed Away appeared first on /Film. »

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Miguel Ferrer Has Passed Away

19 January 2017 2:15 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A hard-working actor with over 100 screen credits to his name, actor Miguel Ferrer has sadly passed away at the age of 61.

Earlier today, Deadline reported the very sad news that Ferrer has passed away after a battle with cancer.

Since he began acting on screen in the early ’80s, Ferrer has lent his commanding presence as a performer to many TV series and films. Viewers know him as Dr. Garret Macy in Crossing Jordan, Owen Granger in NCIS: Los Angeles, and FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield in Twin Peaks—a role he reprised in both Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and the upcoming revival series on Showtime.

Ferrer was a familiar face to horror and sci-fi fans over the years, appearing in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, RoboCop, DeepStar Six, The Guardian, Night Visions, and several episodes of Tales From the Crypt.

He also helped bring life to several Stephen King adaptations, »

- Derek Anderson

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Miguel Ferrer Dies: NCIS: Los Angeles Star Was 61

19 January 2017 2:04 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Miguel Ferrer lost a battle with cancer today. He was 61.

Ferrer, who has starred on NCIS: Los Angeles as Owen Granger since 2012, was also set to reprise his role of FBI Agent Albert Rosenfeld on the upcoming Showtime revival of Twin Peaks.

Ferrer's first credited role was on an episode of Magnum, Pi in 1981 as Ensign Robert 'Bobby' Wickes, Usn.

From there, he had small parts not only in many films, but also more television shows, including CHiPs, Cagney and Lacey, Hill Street Blues Tj Hooker., Trapper John, Mc and Miami Vice.

It was in 1990 when Ferrer became Twin Peaks Agent Rosenfeld, and over the next two years took the lead in three other series, including Shannon's Deal, Broken Badges and On the Air.

Various television and film roles followed, but nothing has yet compared to Dr. Garrett Macy, a character he played opposite of Jill Hennessey on Crossing Jordan »

- Carissa Pavlica

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William Peter Blatty, Author of The Exorcist, Has Passed Away

13 January 2017 7:11 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

His work influenced generations of authors, filmmakers, and artists, and the horror genre wouldn't be what is today without him, so it is with especially great sadness that we share the news that author and filmmaker William Peter Blatty has passed away at the age of 89.

Director William Friedkin shared the somber news of his friend's passing on Twitter this morning. The cause of death is unknown at this time.

William Peter Blatty, dear friend and brother who created The Exorcist passed away yesterday

William Friedkin (@WilliamFriedkin) January 13, 2017

In the early ’70s, Blatty forever changed the landscape of cinema when he adapted his novel The Exorcist for the big screen, an adaptation directed by William Friedkin. When audiences witnessed a possessed Regan MacNeil doing her 360-degree head spin on screen, nothing was ever the same again in the world of horror.

Blatty went on to direct The Ninth Configuration (1980) and »

- Derek Anderson

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George Kosana, Actor Who Played Sheriff McClelland in Night Of The Living Dead, Has Passed Away

2 January 2017 11:46 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Some very sad news is being reported today, as filmmaker John A. Russo revealed that Night of the Living Dead actor George Kosana has passed away at the age of 81.

Russo announced the sad news of Kosana's passing on his Facebook page, sharing this heartfelt message (as reported by Bloody Disgusting):

"George Kosana, R.I.P. My close friend George Kosana, who played the sheriff in Nold, has regrettably passed away after a long battle with various illnesses. He will be greatly missed by me, by his fellow Nold cast and crew members and by his many fans. For the past few days, I have been constantly reliving my many good and often funny remembrances of him."

Kosana will forever hold a memorable place in horror history for his scene-stealing role as Sheriff McClelland in George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead. McClelland's sound advice on how to »

- Derek Anderson

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