Before CGI came along and allowed for Godzilla to be brought to the screen in recent films like Gareth Edwards' Godzilla and Toho's Shin Godzilla, actors in costumes were tasked with bringing the massive monster to life. And nobody is more synonymous with the iconic character than Haruo Nakajima, an icon in his own right. Today we're very sad to report that Nakajima has passed away at 88. The Japanese actor played Godzilla for 12 consecutive films, beginning with the original Godzilla in 1954.
By: dave
Tuesday, Aug 8th 2017 (8:06am)
Donald Edward Baylor was an American professional baseball player and manager. During his 19 seasons in Major League Baseball, Baylor was a power hitter known for crowding the plate, and was a first baseman, left fielder, and designated hitter.
Baylor held several records for being HBP.
Baylor died August 7, 2071.
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Monday, Aug 7th 2017 (4:18pm)
June Foray, the voice of "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show's" Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his nemesis Natasha Fatale of Boris and Natasha fame in the early 1960s and a key figure in the animation industry, died Thursday. She was 99.
By: dave
Thursday, Jul 27th 2017 (5:56am)
Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park, was found dead Thursday according to a spokesman for the LA County Coroner.

He was 41.

The coroner's office was called out to a home in Palos Verdes Estates shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday. Authorities said they were treating the case as a possible suicide.
Bennington's band found success in 2000 with their album "Hybrid Theory" with Bennington's heartfelt vocals leading the way.

That voice, it turned out, was fueled by anguish.
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Friday, Jul 21st 2017 (1:59am)
Martin Landau, a star of the 1960s television series “Mission: Impossible” who made a late-career comeback with an Academy Award-winning performance in the 1994 film “Ed Wood,” died on Saturday at age 89, his publicist said on Sunday.

Landau died at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles from unexpected complications during a short hospitalization for an undisclosed illness, publicist Dick Guttman said in a statement.
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Monday, Jul 17th 2017 (3:30am)
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George Romero, filmmaker best known for Night of the Living Dead, has died at 77 from lung cancer. RIP.
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Sunday, Jul 16th 2017 (8:38pm)
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It is with sadness I announce the death of Stephen "Flounder" Furst - at the age of 63.

Furst was - IMO - a one of a kind kind of guy - he was a decent comedian as well as a serious actor. We all loved him in Animal House as well as his role as Doc Axelrod on St. Elsewhere.

RIP Flounder - thanks for the memories.
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Sunday, Jun 18th 2017 (2:32am)
Adam West - an actor defined and also constrained by his role in the 1960s series "Batman" - died Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 88. A rep said that he died after a short battle with leukemia.
By: dave
Saturday, Jun 10th 2017 (8:48am)
Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band who overcame family tragedy, drug addiction and health problems to become a grizzled elder statesman for the blues music he loved, has died. He was 69.
By: dave
Saturday, May 27th 2017 (3:07pm)
I can D-E-A-D.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, died Friday at the age of 89, his daughter said.

Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," announced the death on social media Friday night.

"He was known to his friends as Zbig, to his grandchildren as Chief and to his wife as the enduring love of her life," she said in a post on Instagram.
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Friday, May 26th 2017 (9:14pm)
Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. Sir Roger's family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died after "a short but brave battle with cancer".

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Tuesday, May 23rd 2017 (6:45am)
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Disgraced former Fox News Channel head kicked the bucket last night.
The former producer of the Mike Douglas Show and CNBC financial news reporting built a powerful news and entertainment organization out of nothing before being brought down by scandal and alleged sexual misconduct.
There was no immediate information on a cause of death.
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Thursday, May 18th 2017 (6:12am)
Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, was found dead last night. No cause of death yet, but it was sudden and unexpected. He was 52.
By: dave
Thursday, May 18th 2017 (4:25am)
Powers Boothe, the Chandleresque actor who starred in timeless classics like Red Dawn, Tombstone, Deadwood, Sin City, and most recently as HYDRA caretaker Gideon Malick on Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, has passed on at 68. RIP.
By: dave
Monday, May 15th 2017 (7:08am)
Prolific actor and Tarantino mainstay Michael Parks has died at 77. With roles ranging from Washington elite to Texas Rangers to bugshit-crazy preachers, Parks had an unnervingly convincing portrayal of characters that still managed to somehow just be Parks in a different outfit. We've lost a legend.
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Wednesday, May 10th 2017 (11:54am) | Thanks: Softest Voice
Stanley Weston, creator of the original GI Joe line and inventor of the modern-day action figure, has died at 84. RIP.
By: dave
Wednesday, May 10th 2017 (7:39am)
Boykin was skateboarder Rob Dydrek's best friend and bodyguard.
Rob & Big star Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin died Tuesday morning, reports TMZ. He was 45 years old. The cause of death is not yet determined.
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Tuesday, May 9th 2017 (8:05pm)
Robert M. Pirsig, who inspired generations to road trip across America with his "novelistic autobigraphy," Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, died Monday at the age of 88.

His publisher William Morrow & Company said in a statement that Pirsig died at his home in South Berwick, Maine, "after a period of failing health."

Pirsig wrote just two books: Zen (subtitled "An Inquiry Into Values") and Lila: An Inquiry into Morals.
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Tuesday, Apr 25th 2017 (9:10am)
Erin Moran, best known to the world as Joanie Cunningham, has been found dead at 56, for as-of-yet undisclosed reasons following some rough times. RIP.
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Saturday, Apr 22nd 2017 (6:57pm) | Thanks: sunny
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced the death of owner and chairman Dan Rooney at age 84 on Thursday.

Rooney was the son of Art Rooney, the first owner of the team, and he eventually inherited the team, serving as its president from 1975 until 2002. His contributions to the sport of football and the NFL — which included the institution of the “Rooney Rule” and required minority candidates to be interviewed for coaching and executive positions — Rooney was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
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Thursday, Apr 13th 2017 (1:54pm)
Charlie Murphy, brother and bodyguard to Eddie, writer, actor, and occasional foil to Rick James, has died from leukemia at 57. RIP.
By: dave
Wednesday, Apr 12th 2017 (12:26pm)
Guitarist J. Geils, born John Warren Geils Jr., has reportedly died. He was 71.

WCVB-TV Boston reports Geils was found dead in his Groton, Massachusetts, home. He had lived in the town for 35 years.

As leader of The J. Geils Band, the group had 17 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including 10 top 40-charting hits. The band's biggest single, "Centerfold," spent six weeks at No. 1 and "Freeze-Frame" peaked at No. 4.
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Tuesday, Apr 11th 2017 (5:53pm)
Don Rickles, a comedian and actor known for his abrasive humor, died Thursday from kidney failure at his Los Angeles home, according to his publicist Paul Shefrin.

He was 90 years old.
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Thursday, Apr 6th 2017 (12:39pm)
Chuck Barris, best known as host of the TV series "The Gong Show" and creator of "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game," died Tuesday.
He was 87.
He passed away at his home in Palisades, New York, from natural causes, according to publicist Paul Shefrin.

As host of "The Gong Show," Barris introduced amateur performers to three celebrity judges, who could put a stop to terrible performances by striking the gong. Much like on "American Idol," awful performances became ratings smash hits. The TV show aired from 1976 to 1980.
While his shows were wildly popular, they were not a hit with critics. Barris was panned as the King of Schlock, Baron of Bad Taste and Ayatollah of Trasherola.
Apart from game shows, Barris found success as a writer. He penned six best-selling books and a 1962 pop song, "Palisades Park," which became a No. 3 hit in the US for Freddy Cannon.
Barris later wrote in his book "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," that he worked as a CIA assassin while working in TV -- a claim denied by the agency. The book became a 2002 movie, directed by George Clooney. Sam Rockwell starred as Barris, and the cast included Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore and Clooney.
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Chuck Berry, who with his indelible guitar licks, brash self-confidence and memorable songs about cars, girls and wild dance parties did as much as anyone to define rock 'n' roll's potential and attitude in its early years, died on Saturday. He was 90.
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Saturday, Mar 18th 2017 (4:20pm) | Thanks: Sunny

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