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19 items from 2016


Game Of Thrones Actor Peter Vaughan Has Passed Away

6 December 2016 8:27 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Some very sad news is being reported today, as actor Peter Vaughan has passed away at the age of 93.

BBC News and multiple other sources shared this statement from Vaughan's agent, Sally Long-Innes:

"This is to confirm that very sadly Peter Vaughan passed away at approximately 10.30 this morning. He died peacefully with his family around him."

Many modern-day viewers know Vaughan as Maester Aemon on Game of Thrones, but his screen career stretches back to the ’50s.

A highly-regarded character actor, Vaughan's credits include Village of the Damned (1960), Two Living, One Dead, Die! Die! My Darling!, Haunted, Treasure Island (1968), Sudden Terror, Porridge, Brazil, Mountains of the Moon, Dandelion Dead, Murder Most Horrid, The Crucible (1996), and the aforementioned Game of Thrones.

Vaughan's legacy will surely live on through the people he worked with, the fans who admired his work, and his incredible presence onscreen. Our thoughts go out to Vaughan's »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Ace Ventura’ Actress Alice Drummond Has Passed Away At 88

4 December 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Following the sad news that arrived Thanksgiving weekend with the deaths of The Brady Bunch matriarch Florence Henderson and Barney Miller star Ron Glass, another actress has left this world. You may not know Alice Drummond by name, but you’ve undoubtedly seen the character actress in key roles in some very popular movies, including playing […]

The post ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Ace Ventura’ Actress Alice Drummond Has Passed Away At 88 appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Ghostbusters and Dark Shadows Actress Alice Drummond Has Passed Away

2 December 2016 10:01 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Some sad news is making the rounds today, as multiple sources report that actress Alice Drummond has passed away at the age of 88.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress June Gable said that her friend Drummond's death is due to health issues brought about by a fall she endured around two months ago.

Drummond will forever hold a place in horror fans' hearts for her scene-stealing performance as the librarian in Ghostbusters (1984).

A Tony-nominated stage actress, Drummond appeared as Nurse Jackson on the Dark Shadows TV series in 1967 and also played Carolyn in the hitman versus feline "Cat From Hell" segment of Tales from the Darkside: The Movie.

Viewers may also remember Drummond as Lucy in Awakenings, Carlotta Douglas in Office Killer, Grandma Dottie in Pieces of April, Sister Veronica in the Doubt film adaptation, and Mrs. Hutton in After.Life, among many other roles.

Our thoughts go out to Drummond's »

- Derek Anderson

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Don Calfa Has Passed Away

2 December 2016 9:20 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Some very sad news is circulating today, as it's been reported that Don Calfa has passed away at the age of 76.

Multiple sources, including The Hollywood Reporter, reveal that Calfa passed away at his residence in Yucca Valley, California.

For many horror fans, Calfa will forever be known as Ernie, the mortician who helped his friend Burt and a group of young punks take on an army of zombies in Dan O'Bannon's The Return of the Living Dead. In addition to his indelible dialogue, Calfa's believable role as Ernie grounded the film in reality—his reactions to the dead coming to life mirrored how many might have reacted in a similarly bizarre (and frightening) situation.

A go-to character actor, Calfa's film credits also included roles in The Postman Always Rings TwiceWeekend at Bernie's, Chopper Chicks in Zombietown, and Martin Scorsese's New York, New York, and he also »

- Derek Anderson

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Fritz Weaver Has Passed Away

28 November 2016 6:57 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Some very sad news is making the rounds today, as it has been reported that Fritz Weaver has passed away at the age of 90.

News of Fritz Weaver's passing was confirmed by Weaver's son-in-law, Bruce Ostler, according to The New York Times. In addition to winning a Tony award for his performance in 1970's Child’s Play, Weaver accumulated an impressive number of acting credits within the horror and sci-fi genres—on both the big and small screens—throughout his career.

Stephen King fans likely remember Weaver as Dexter Stanley from "The Crate" segment of Creepshow, where he starred alongside Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, and the creepy creature unleashed from its prison.

Weaver also left his mark on a number of anthology series, including The Twilight Zone, Monsters, Tales From the Darkside, Night Gallery, and Tales of the Unexpected, in addition to appearances on Friday the 13th: The Series and The X-Files. »

- Derek Anderson

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Twitter Tributes Pour In As Stars Honour The Late Leonard Cohen

10 November 2016 9:05 PM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

The passing of Leonard Cohen has left a huge void in the musical landscape, and following news of the Canadian music’s death at age 82, celebrities took to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to pay tribute. Related: Music Icon Leonard Cohen Has Passed Away At 82 From Canadian Pm Justin Trudeau to fellow Canadians Kiefer Sutherland, k.d. […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Herschell Gordon Lewis Has Passed Away

26 September 2016 10:43 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Some very upsetting news is circulating today, as it's being reported that Herschell Gordon Lewis, aka The Godfather of Gore, has passed away at the age of 87.

The news of Lewis' passing comes from Something Weird Video (via Bloody Disgusting). While the exact cause of death is unknown, there's no doubt that Lewis will be missed by countless people within the horror community, where he touched many lives with his unfiltered creativity both behind and in front of the camera.

Lewis left his unique imprint on the horror genre as early as the 1960s with films like Blood Feast (1963), Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964), Something Weird, The Gruesome Twosome, and A Taste of Blood.

In 2002, Lewis returned to directing with Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat, and he recently appeared in Marcel Walz's Blood Feast remake and Joe Castro's Terror Toons 3.

Lewis' uncompromising style will live on through »

- Derek Anderson

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Bill Nunn, Do The Right Thing's Radio Raheem, Has Died

24 September 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bill Nunn, best known for his role as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing has died. He was 62. Lee took to Instagram several times on Saturday to share his condolences and love for his friend. "My Dear Friend, My Dear Morehouse Brother- Da Great Actor Bill Nunn As Most Of You Know Him As Radio Raheem Passed Away This Morning In His Hometown Of Pittsburgh," he captioned an old photo of Nunn. "Long Live Bill Nunn. Radio Raheem Is Now Resting In Power. Radio Raheem Will Always Be Fighting Da Powers Dat Be. May God Watch Over Bill Nunn. »

- Blake Bakkila, @bcbakkila

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Bill Nunn, Do The Right Thing's Radio Raheem, Has Died

24 September 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bill Nunn, best known for his role as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing has died. He was 62. Lee took to Instagram several times on Saturday to share his condolences and love for his friend. "My Dear Friend, My Dear Morehouse Brother- Da Great Actor Bill Nunn As Most Of You Know Him As Radio Raheem Passed Away This Morning In His Hometown Of Pittsburgh," he captioned an old photo of Nunn. "Long Live Bill Nunn. Radio Raheem Is Now Resting In Power. Radio Raheem Will Always Be Fighting Da Powers Dat Be. May God Watch Over Bill Nunn. »

- Blake Bakkila, @bcbakkila

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Bill Nunn, 'Do the Right Thing' Actor, Dead at 62

24 September 2016 1:37 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Bill Nunn, the actor best known for his roles as Radio Raheem in Do the Right Thing and the Duh Duh Duh Man in New Jack City, died Saturday in his native Pittsburgh. He was 62.

Spike Lee, Nunn's friend from Morehouse College who cast the actor in 1988's School Daze, Nunn's first role, first announced that Nunn had died Saturday morning. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also reported that sources close to the city's theater community and Nunn's family confirmed the actor's death. Nunn's wife told The Associated Press that the actor had been battling cancer. »

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Bill Nunn, ‘Do the Right Thing’ and ‘Spider-Man’ Actor, Dies at 62

24 September 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bill Nunn, who appeared as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee‘s “Do the Right Thing,” died Saturday in Pittsburgh, according to Lee. Nunn was 62. In addition to “Do the Right Thing,” Nunn also appeared in Lee’s 1988 film “School Daze.” “My Dear Friend, My Dear Morehouse Brother- Da Great Actor Bill Nunn As Most Of You Know Him As Radio Raheem Passed Away This Morning In His Hometown Of Pittsburgh,” Lee wrote. “Long Live Bill Nunn. Radio Raheem Is Now Resting In Power. Radio Raheem Will Always Be Fighting Da Powers Dat Be. May God Watch Over Bill Nunn.” Also Read: Hollywood's. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Arquette Family Releases Statement Honouring Late Sister Alexis: ‘We Learned What Real Bravery Is’

11 September 2016 2:43 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

The family of Alexis Arquette is grieving her death after the transgender actress passed away early Sunday morning. Arquette’s siblings — David Arquette, Rosanna Arquette, Patricia Arquette and Richmond Arquette — have released a statement on her passing, noting she was “surrounded by love” in her final moments. Related: Transgender Actress Alexis Arquette Has Passed Away At 47 […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Gene Wilder Has Passed Away

29 August 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

He brought smiles, laughter, and merry memories to multiple generations, and although his legacy will live on, it is with great sadness that we share the news that Gene Wilder has passed away at the age of 83.

Multiple sources, including THR, report that Wilder died at his home in Stamford, Conn. on Sunday. After fighting Alzheimer’s Disease over the past several years, he passed away while listening to Ella Fitzgerald’s cover of “Somewhere over the Rainbow.”

A heartfelt statement (via Variety) by Wilder’s nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, reveals that his uncle lived comfortably and happily among his loved ones in his final years:

“The decision to wait until this time to disclose his condition wasn’t vanity, but more so that the countless young children that would smile or call out to him “there’s Willy Wonka,” would not have to be then exposed to an adult referencing »

- Derek Anderson

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‘The Warriors’ Will Come Out And Play On TV, Thanks To The Russo Brothers

5 July 2016 8:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Walter Hill’s 1979 action thriller “The Warriors” follows a New York City gang fighting to return to their home turf after being framed for the murder of a respected gang leader trying to establish a citywide truce between the area gangs. Now, Deadline reports that The Russo Brothers, best known for directing the “Captain America” films for Marvel, are bringing “The Warriors” to TV.

With the help of Paramount TV and Hulu, the Russos’ one-hour drama adaptation will honor the original film’s gritty pulp violence, but with their own unique spin on the material. The brothers will team up with writer Frank Baldwin on the series. No director is currently attached to the project.

Read More: The Essentials: 8 Walter Hill Films You Should Know

Based on Sol Yurick’s 1975 novel of the same name, “The Warriors” was shrouded in controversy prior to its release. After reports of vandalism and sporadic gang violence, »

- Vikram Murthi

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Robin Hardy, Director of The Wicker Man, Has Passed Away

2 July 2016 8:31 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Some very upsetting news is coming out of the UK this morning, revealing that Robin Hardy, best known as the director of 1973's The Wicker Man, has passed away. This was originally reported by BBC, who received word from a friend of the family that Hardy had died on Friday.

Robin Hardy released a spiritual successor to The Wicker Man back in 2011 and he had been in development on a third "Wicker" film that he teased would focus on "the gods getting their comeuppance." The Wicker Man, which Christopher Lee previously said is one of his favorite movies he performed in, is a personal favorite of mine and its importance in horror history and influence on the genre cannot be understated. Just to name a few, it's easy to see the film's influence on Edgar Wright's Hot Fuzz, Ben Wheatley's Kill List, True Detective, and Radiohead's recent Burn The Witch video. »

- Jonathan James

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Anton Yelchin Has Passed Away

19 June 2016 1:19 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In absolutely devastating and shocking news, multiple sources report that Anton Yelchin has passed away at the age of 27.

TMZ reports that Yelchin was found pinned between his car and a brick mailbox structure on the fence outside of his home in San Fernando Valley in the early hours of Sunday morning. Foul play is not suspected, as it appears to have been a tragic accident in which Yelchin’s car, which was in neutral, rolled down the steep driveway and struck the actor, who was standing behind the vehicle. According to THR, news of Yelchin’s death was confirmed by his publicist, Jennifer Allen.

Perhaps best known for playing Chekov in the new Star Trek movies, Yelchin provided people with a reason to seek out the cinema time after time with an impressive number of endearing and empathetic performances. First arriving on many fans’ radars with excellent work in »

- Derek Anderson

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Interview: In Appreciation of Phife Dawg, Member of ‘A Tribe Called Quest’

27 March 2016 4:14 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – It was announced last week on March 22nd, 2016, that a hip-hop pioneer, Phife Dawg of the group “A Tribe Called Quest,” passed away at the age of 45. It was Phife, along with Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White, that created a new voice in the evolution from rap to hip hop.

In 2011, a documentary regarding the group, “Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest’ was released, and Phife Dawg was on the promotional tour for the film. In appreciation of his life and music contributions, HollywoodChicago.com reprints the interview from that tour.

Phife Dawg (left) Performs in A Tribe Called Quest

Photo credit: Sony Pictures Classics

HollywoodChicago.com: Phife, you talk about your childhood with Q-Tip growing up in Queens. What was that time and place like and how did it influence and inspire your eventual hip-hop career?

Phife Dawg: New York City pretty much reeked of music. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Alan Rickman Has Passed Away

14 January 2016 7:22 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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

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Angus Scrimm Has Passed Away

9 January 2016 11:10 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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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