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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.

Sawyer Sweeten, Star of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ Dead at 19

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 24, 2015 @ 9:09 AM
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A sad day for fans of Everybody Loves Raymond and the world at large, as the family of series star Sawyer Sweeten has confirmed news that the 19-year old passed away Thursday of a suspected suicide, in Texas. The young star and his twin brother Sullivan had played Raymond sons Geoffrey and Michael Barone from 1996 to 2005.

‘Still Alice’ Writer and Director Richard Glatzer Dead at 63

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by Britt Hayes March 11, 2015 @ 6:15 PM
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It’s been known for quite some time that Richard Glatzer, the co-writer and co-director of the acclaimed drama Still Alice has been suffering from ALS, but that doesn’t make today’s news of his passing any less poignant. Glatzer has passed away at the age of 63 following a three-week hospitalization.

Sam Simon, Co-Creator of ‘The Simpsons,’ Dead at Age 59

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 9, 2015 @ 2:42 PM
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It’s another sad day for The Simpsons and the world at large, as series executive producer Al Jean confirmed news that co-creator Sam Simon passed away on Sunday, at the age of 59, in Los Angeles. The Emmy-winning Simon had also written for such TV legends as Taxi and Cheers, battling a cancer diagnosis since 2012.