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Sonny Landham Has Passed Away

19 August 2017 5:28 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

He had a strength on screen that was both palpable and genuine, and although his memorable screen presence will live on forever, it is with great sadness that we share the news that actor Sonny Landham has passed away at the age of 76.

According to the Associated Press, Landham passed away from congestive heart failure on August 17th at a hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Landham's sister, Dawn Boehler, confirmed the sad news.

An actor and stunt man, Landham is perhaps best known for his role as Billy, one of the commandos who goes up against a vicious alien hunter in the seminal sci-fi action film Predator.

Landham also had roles in several movies that have gone on to become only more beloved with the passing of time, including The Warriors, 48 Hrs., Poltergeist, and Southern Comfort. Landham also worked behind the camera, directing 1996's Billy Lone Bear, in which he also starred. »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch: What Prince William and Prince Harry Have Said About Their Mom

18 August 2017 9:43 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Princess Diana Passed Away 20 Years Ago on August 31st  

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Haruo Nakajima, the Original Godzilla Actor, Has Passed Away

8 August 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For decades, he brought life to perhaps the most iconic creature in cinema, so it is with great sadness that we share the news of Haruo Nakajima's passing at the age of 88.

Haruo Nakajima's daughter Sonoe Nakajima told the Associated Press that her father passed away of pneumonia on Monday, August 7th.

An actor and stuntman, Nakajima first donned the rubber reptile suit in 1954's Godzilla, the first film in what would become an enduring franchise that is still going strong today. His movements in the suit helped humanize the monster on screen, even as he rampaged through the streets of Tokyo, toppling skyscrapers and taking on other creatures who threatened Earth. The monster the human characters at first feared eventually became their savior, and Nakajima played a huge part in building that empathy.

Nakajima last played Godzilla in 1972's Godzilla vs. Gigan, his twelfth film as the titular creature. »

- Derek Anderson

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Jennifer Lopez Pays Tribute to Marc Anthony's Mother With Sweet Instagram Post: 'We Will Miss You'

29 July 2017 4:16 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Marc Anthony is "surrounded by love" after the death of his mother.

Jennifer Lopez took to Instagram on Saturday to share a touching photo of Anthony with his children, alongside a sweet note paying tribute to his mother, Guillermina Quiñones, who died on Thursday.

Related: Marc Anthony's Mom Guillermina Dies: 'Today Our Rock Passed Away'

"Just what the doctor ordered...Surrounded by love...❤️ ," Lopez wrote, before writing in Spanish, "Rest in peace Ginny...we will miss you."

In a heartbreaking post on Thursday, Anthony announced the death of his mother, who he called his family's "hero, our rock, our protector, inspiration and now Angel."

"She left in peace, accompanied by all your prayers and well wishes for which we thank you all," he wrote. "Mami, I'm going to miss you so much!"

Watch: Jennifer Lopez Receives Standing Ovation From Marc Anthony After Performing at Billboard Latin Music Awards

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Martin Landau Has Passed Away

16 July 2017 6:38 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

July 16th will be remembered as a day when we lost two cinematic legends. Following the heartbreaking news of George A. Romero's passing, it's now been reported that actor Martin Landau has passed away at the age of 89.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Landau passed away at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center from "unexpected complications."

Nominated several times for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar (including for his work in Francis Ford Coppola's Tucker: The Man and His Dream and Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors), Landau played horror icon Bela Lugosi opposite Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's Ed Wood, a superb supporting performance that earned him the Oscar win.

In addition to Coppola, Allen, and Burton, Landau worked with the great Alfred Hitchcock in North by Northwest. He would go on to appear in The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, one of many guest-starring roles on genre television series, »

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Rest in Peace: Martin Landau Has Passed Away at 89

16 July 2017 5:47 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Even more sad news to report as prolific actor Martin Landau has passed away at age 89, per Deadline. He died yesterday (July 15th) of “unexpected complications,” the site writes. Landau appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest and was… Continue Reading →

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- Jonathan Barkan

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George A. Romero Has Passed Away

16 July 2017 2:53 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The team here at Daily Dead is incredibly saddened to share the news that George A. Romero, the Godfather of the Living Dead, has passed away at the age of 77.

According to a statement provided to the La Times from Romero's producing partner, Peter Grunwald, Romero passed away after a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer." He was with his family at the time of his passing, and was listening to the score to 1952's The Quiet Man, one of his favorite films.

Romero's influence on the horror genre is both immortal and immeasurable. His 1968 film Night of the Living Dead invented the modern zombie as we know it, paving the way for countless films and shows like The Walking Dead.

His films—both the living dead ones and otherwise—always had a lot on their minds and intriguingly reflected and commented on pressing societal issues. He »

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Rest in Peace: George A. Romero Has Passed Away at 77

16 July 2017 2:18 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Absolutely heartbreaking news as George A. Romero, the godfather of zombie films, has passed away at age 77. According to his manager, Chris Roe: “Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017, listening to the score… Continue Reading →

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- Jonathan Barkan

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Michael Parks Has Passed Away

10 May 2017 9:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With a career that spanned six decades, actor Michael Parks proved time and time again that he could bring any type of character to life in believable ways. So it is with especially great sadness, that news has surfaced of Parks' passing at the age of 77.

THR shares the sad news of Parks' passing, which was confirmed to the outlet by the actor's agent, Jane Schulman. The cause of death has not been reported at this time.

Parks began a truly remarkable career in the early ’60s and never looked back, going on to appear in well over one hundred films and TV series.

A frequent collaborator of Quentin Tarantino, Parks played Texas Ranger Earl McGraw in 1996's From Dusk Till Dawn and reprised the role in Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2, Planet Terror, and Death Proof. He also appeared in Tarantino's Django Unchained.

In recent years, Parks dominated the screen »

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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 Legacy.com), 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, »

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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 »

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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, »

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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 pic.twitter.com/MNy9CEkf1p — 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 »

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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, »

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