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Yvonne Craig, 1960's Batgirl Actor, 1937 - 2015

by Ed Liuon August 19, 2015
Actor Yvonne Craig passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015, at the age of 78 at her home in Pacific Palisades, CA, due to complications from cancer. In a statement on her official website, Ms. Craig’s family stated that she had been battling breast cancer for two years that had recently metastasized to her liver, […]
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"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Wrestler and Actor, 1954 - 2015

by Dan Collinson August 3, 2015
Variety reports that WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper died on Friday of a heart attack in his home in Hollywood. He was 61. Known as the Hot Rod for his fiery Scottish temper, Piper who was born Roderick Toombs started wrestling in the National Wrestling Alliance in the 1970s and mostly wrestled in […]

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Christopher Lee, Actor, 1922 - 2015

by Ed Liuon June 11, 2015
Veteran actor Christopher Lee passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London at the age of 93, after being hospitalized for respiratory problems and heart failure. The actor’s long career was most notable for his on-screen depictions of villainy, ranging from Count Dracula in the classic Hammer horror films […]
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John Stephenson, Voice Actor, 1923 - 2015

by Ed Liuon May 18, 2015
Writer Mark Evanier reports the passing of veteran voice actor John Stephenson on Friday, May 15, 2015, at the age of 91. While the cause of death was not stated, Mr. Stephenson had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for some time and had been living in a nursing home. Mr. Stephenson’s career began in 1948, when […]

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Bob Walker, "Brother Bear" Director, 1961 - 2015

by Ed Liuon April 16, 2015
Disney artist and director Robert “Bob” Walker passed away on April 1, 2015, at the age of 54 in California, with a heart attack being the likely cause of death. The Toronto native grew up in Ottawa and graduated from Sheridan College’s animation program, going to work Atkinson Film-Art after graduation where he worked on […]
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Stan Freberg, 1926 - 2015

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter notes the passing of Stan Freberg — satirist, author, recording artist, voiceover actor, comedian, puppeteer, and advertising creative director — at the age of 88 due to natural causes. He began a career in animation voiceover shortly after graduating from Alhambra High School in 1944, working for Warner Bros. as Pete Puma, […]

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Sam Simon, "Simpsons" Co-Creator, 1955 - 2015

by Dan Collinson March 10, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Sam Simon, former writer and producer of The Simpsons, passed away on Sunday after a bout with colon cancer. He was 59. Mr. Simon, along with creator Matt Groening and producer James L. Brooks, helped turn the show into the longest running show on television. He won 9 Emmys for his […]
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Gordon Kent, R.I.P.

by Ed Liuon March 9, 2015
Several websites are marking the passing of longtime animation industry veteran Gordon Kent on Thursday, March 5, 2015, after a long bout with cancer. Mr. Kent began working in animation immediately after college on CBS Storybreak. In his long career in the industry, he worked as a writer, producer, director, storyboard artist, animation timing director, […]

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Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock Actor, 1931 - 2015

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2015
Actor Leonard Nimoy passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015, at the age of 83 due to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy had been hospitalized earlier in the week due to chest pains. Mr. Nimoy was best known for his role as the logical Vulcan Mr. Spock on the Star Trek television series starting […]
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Monty Oum, Rooster Teeth Director/Animator, 1981 - 2015

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2015
Rooster Teeth Animation director and animator Monty Oum passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at the age of 33. He fell into a coma after an allergic reaction during a medical procedure and never recovered. Mr. Oum rose to prominence with a video made in 2007 called “Haloid,” in which a Spartan from the […]