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Harry Dean Stanton, the actor with a gaunt, bedraggled look who labored in virtual obscurity for decades until a series of roles increased his visibility, including his breakthrough in Wim Wenders' "Paris, Texas," died of natural causes Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91.
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Friday, Sep 15th 2017 (4:22pm)
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And with that, Cassini is gone. RIP, traveler.
By: dave
Friday, Sep 15th 2017 (4:57am)
Len Wein, the best-selling comic book writer and editor who co-created Wolverine and Swamp Thing and edited Watchmen, has passed away. He was 69 years old.
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Monday, Sep 11th 2017 (4:22pm)
Walter Becker, the guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the rock duo Steely Dan, one of the most successful and adventurous groups of the 1970s and early ’80s, died on Sunday. He was 67.

His death was announced on his official website, which gave no other details. He lived in Maui, Hawaii.


Mr. Becker had missed performances in Los Angeles and New York earlier this year. Donald Fagen, the band’s other co-founder and lead singer, told Billboard last month that Mr. Becker had been “recovering from a procedure, and hopefully he’ll be fine very soon.” He gave no other details.

Steely Dan had little use for rock’s excesses, creating instead a sophisticated, jazz-inflected sound with tricky harmonies. Mr. Becker was the primary arranger.

Starting in 1972, after Mr. Becker and Mr. Fagen had met at Bard College, the group produced hit singles like “Do It Again,” ‘Reelin’ In the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” and “Deacon Blues,” as well as a raft of critically lauded albums, including “Pretzel Logic,” “The Royal Scam,” “Aja” and “Gaucho,” the latter two widely regarded as their most artistically accomplished.
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Sunday, Sep 3rd 2017 (3:08pm)
Horror film director Tobe Hooper, who set the movie world abuzz with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre in 1974, has died in California, US media say.
By: dave
Monday, Aug 28th 2017 (5:48am)
Jerry Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, died on Sunday morning at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91.

His death was confirmed by John Katsilometes, a columnist for The Las Vegas Review Journal, who spoke to family members.

Mr. Lewis knew success in movies, on television, in nightclubs, on the Broadway stage and in the university lecture hall. His career had its ups and downs, but when it was at its zenith there were few stars any bigger. And he got there remarkably quickly.

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Sunday, Aug 20th 2017 (11:50am)
Glen Travis Campbell brought country music to new audiences. He found success as a session musician before embarking on a solo career that included several smash hits. He announced he was suffering with Alzheimer's disease in 2011.

Glen Travis Campbell brought country music to new audiences. He found success as a session musician before embarking on a solo career that included smashes "Gentle On My Mind," "Galveston," "Wichita Lineman" and "Rhinestone Cowboy" and that landed him in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

On Tuesday, his family released the following statement: "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease."

The title of this entry refers to this song. While not a top performer in the charts, it fits.
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Tuesday, Aug 8th 2017 (3:50pm)
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.
By: dave
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".

RIP.
By: dave
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)
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