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It seems that this has been a sad week for fans of both Music and Film. Unfortunately, earlier today legendary actor Alan Rickman passed away at the age of 69.
After battling with cancer for some time, the British national treasure was reportedly surrounded by friends and family at the time of his death. This is absolutely devastating news and a truly tragic loss for millions across the globe.
Not only was Rickman a wonderfully talented actor, but he was also one of the most diverse in the entire world. After making his Hollywood debut as the brilliantly menacing Hans Gruber in the original Die Hard, Rickman exploded into the film industry in a career spanning almost three decades.
He went on to play a variety of highly acclaimed roles in some of the most popular films of all time, such as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Dogma, Love Actually, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street »
- Ben Read
Some very sad news came in late this evening from Don Coscarelli, who revealed that Angus Scrimm has passed away at the age of 89. The Phantasm director took to Twitter not too long ago to confirm that Angus Scrimm passed away peacefully and in the company of friends and family:
"Phantasm’s Angus Scrimm passed away peacefully tonight surrounded by his friends and loved ones... Angus’s performance as the Tall Man is a towering achievement in horror film history. He was the last of the classic horror movie stars... Angus was a terrific actor and an even better friend. He will be missed."
The recently announced 4k restoration of Phantasm and upcoming release of Phantasm V will be bittersweet with Angus Scrimm not around to see them, but it's a testament to his performance that this 1979 movie and the Tall Man will continue to terrify audiences for generations to come. »
- Jonathan James
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