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‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘Doctor Zhivago’ Star Omar Sharif Dead at 83

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by Jacob Hall July 10, 2015 @ 9:56 AM
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Omar Sharif, the legendary actor best known for key roles in classic movies like Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, has passed away. He was 83 years old. The BBC has a statement from Sharif’s agent, who reports that the Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe winning performer suffered a heart attack in Cairo. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease earlier this year. Beyond that, details are unknown.

Jerry Weintraub, Producer of ‘The Karate Kid’ and the ‘Ocean’s 11’ Trilogy, Dies at 77

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by Britt Hayes July 6, 2015 @ 5:14 PM
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Prolific producer Jerry Weintraub has passed away today at the age of 77, as confirmed by various trades as well as some of his close associates, including director William Friedkin. Weintraub is best known for producing classics such as The Karate Kid and Diner, as well as contemporary favorites like Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s 11 trilogy.

Dick Van Patten, Star of ‘Eight is Enough’ and ‘Spaceballs,’ Dead at 86

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 23, 2015 @ 10:19 AM
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A sad day for fans of Eight is Enough and the world at large, as representatives of actor Dick Van Patten have confirmed news that the 86-year old passed away of unknown causes. The lifelong star was also known for his work in such Mel Brooks movies as Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

Oscar-Winning Composer James Horner Dies in Plane Crash

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by Britt Hayes June 22, 2015 @ 9:10 PM
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In what may surely turn out to be horrifically tragic news, acclaimed composer James Horner’s plane has crashed in Santa Barbara resulting in the death of the pilot, whose identity has yet to be confirmed. The plan is registered in Horner’s name, and the composer has yet to be accounted for, although reports are trickling in online that Horner was the pilot of the plane.

Christopher Lee, ‘Dracula’, ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ Actor, Dead at 93

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by Matt Singer June 11, 2015 @ 8:55 AM
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After a staggering career that spanned more than sixty years actor, Christopher Lee has died. He was 93 years old. The BBC reports he passed away on Sunday “at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, after being hospitalized for respiratory problems and heart failure.” The legendary actor appeared in over 240 movies.

Andrew Lesnie, ‘Lord of the Rings’ Cinematographer, Passes Away at Age 59

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by Matt Singer April 28, 2015 @ 9:30 AM
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The film world lost one of its great artists on Monday when Andrew Lesnie, the cinematographer on all six of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies passed away following a sudden heart attack. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lesnie was 59 years old.