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R. Lee Ermey

R. Lee Ermey, Actor and Marine 1944-2018

by Dan Collinson April 16, 2018
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that actor Ronald Lee Ermey died early on April 15, 2018, due to complications of pneumonia. He was 74. Ermey was best known for playing military officers mainly because of his real life expertise as a Staff Sergeant for the United States Marine Corps. He served two tours of duty […]
Chuck McCann

Chuck McCann, Actor and TV Host, 1934 – 2018

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2018
Prolific voiceover actor and pioneering early kids TV host Chuck McCann passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Los Angeles at the age of 83 due to congestive heart failure. While he began his acting career doing voiceover work for radio at age 6, Mr. McCann’s big break came in the mid-1950’s when he […]

Isao Takahata

Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli Director, 1935 – 2018

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2018
Studio Ghibli co-founder and director Isao Takahata passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the age of 82 due to lung cancer. Mr. Takahata was one of the founders of Studio Ghibli in 1985, and while he may not have been as prolific as his partner Hayao Miyazaki, his films are often among the […]
David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers, Actor, 1942 – 2018

by Ed Liuon March 4, 2018
Actor David Ogden Stiers has passed away at the age of 75 on Saturday, March 3, 2018, due to bladder cancer. The veteran actor was probably best known to general audiences as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on the classic TV series M*A*S*H, the arrogant surgeon from Boston who sparred perpetually with Alan Alda’s Hawkeye. […]

Bud Luckey

Bud Luckey, “Sesame Street” and Pixar Animator and Voice Actor, 1934 – 2018

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2018
The Hollywood Reporter marks the passing of William “Bud” Luckey at the age of 83 after an extended illness. He was an animator and voice actor whose most enduring works include several classic Sesame Street cartoons along with work for Pixar Animation Studios, where he designed Woody the cowboy for the first Toy Story movie […]
Earle Hyman

Earle Hyman, Actor 1926-2017

by Dan Collinson November 20, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor Earle Hyman passed away on Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 91. Hyman was best known to TV audiences as Russell Huxtable on The Cosby Show, also appearing on the show’s spin-off A Different World. He was nominated for an Emmy award […]

Len Wein

Len Wein, Co-Creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, 1948 – 2017

by Dan Collinson September 13, 2017
Variety has reported that comic book writer Len Wein passed away Sunday at the age of 69. His cause of death at this time is unknown. Wein was born in New York City and started freelancing at DC Comics. The first comic he wrote was Teen Titans #18. Later on, he went to Marvel Comics […]
Wally Burr

Wally Burr, Voice Actor and Director, R.I.P.

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2017
Writer Mark Evanier reports that Wally Burr has passed away at the age of 93. Mr. Burr worked as an animation voiceover actor and director, working on an array of iconic cartoons from the late 1970’s to the early 1990’s, with an extremely incomplete list of his credits including the original G.I. Joe and Transformers […]

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Adam West

Adam West, TVs Batman 1928-2017

by Dan Collinson June 12, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter reported that actor Adam West has died from leukemia on Friday in his home in Los Angeles. He was 88. West was best known to TV audiences as the Caped Crusader on Batman in 1966 along with Burt Ward in the role of Robin. The show aired for three seasons. He also […]
Powers Boothe

Powers Boothe, Actor, 1948 – 2017

by Dan Collinson May 15, 2017
Superhero Hype has reported that actor Powers Boothe passed away on Sunday in his sleep from natural causes. He was 68. Boothe’s credits include the TV shows Phillip Marlowe, Private Eye, Deadwood, 24, Nashville, Hatfields & McCoys, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. His film credits include Red Dawn, Tombstone, Nixon, The Avengers, and was best […]