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Brent Carver Dies: Tony Award-Winning ‘Kiss Of The Spider Woman’ Actor Was 68

Brent Carver Dies: Tony Award-Winning ‘Kiss Of The Spider Woman’ Actor Was 68
Brent Carver, a stage and screen actor who won the 1993 Tony Award for his performance in Broadway’s The Kiss of the Spider Woman, died Tuesday at his home in Cranbrook, British Columbia, his family has reported. He was 68.

A cause of death was not specified.

“Our family is sharing news of Brent Carver’s passing on Aug 4 at home in Cranbrook, BC, his birthplace and favourite place on Earth,” read a family statement. “Blessed with many talents and a natural love of theatre, Brent was always known as a first-class performer, unique in the presentation of his craft, delighting audiences through film, TV, stage and concert performances.”

Chita Rivera, Carver’s Kiss of the Spider Woman co-star who also won a Tony that year, said today, “My heart is broken at the loss of my great friend and amazing artist, Brent Carver. I shall miss him more than I can say.
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Parkinson's Outbreak On The Set Of Michael J. Fox's TV Debut

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Parkinson's Outbreak On The Set Of Michael J. Fox's TV Debut
Parkinson's Disease experts are investigating a 1970s Canadian TV series after four members of the cast and crew - including Michael J. Fox - were found to have the illness. Fox was just 16 when he starred in comedy Leo and Me. And now he, a writer, a cameraman and director Don Williams all suffer from Parkinson's Disease - which attacks the nervous system. Williams admits, "The percentage of people involved is quite amazing to me." Experts fear the disease might have been environmentally caused by toxins or a virus linked to influenza. Pacific Parkinson's Research Center expert Donald Calne says, "This is one in 20,000. It's not a coincidence."

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