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'Snakes on a Plane' Director David R. Ellis Dead at 60

by Damon Houx January 7, 2013 @ 5:30 PM
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Stuntman turned director David R. Ellis has passed away at the age of 60. He was prepping his next movie when he died suddenly of unknown causes. Though Ellis would never be considered an auteur, his no-nonsense approach and eye for good schlock made him one of the best B-movie directors in the business.

Harris Savides, Cinematographer for Woody Allen, David Fincher and Gus Van Sant, Dead at 55

by Damon Houx October 11, 2012 @ 5:26 PM
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Few cinematographers have name recognition. You have to be cinematically literate to recognize names like Gregg Toland, James Wong Howe, Gordon Willis, and Robert Richardson, but knowing they shot a movie usually means that at least the visuals won't be drab. Among these greats is Harris Savides, who died today at 55.

'Sons of Anarchy' Star Johnny Lewis Dead at 28

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 27, 2012 @ 8:46 AM
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Very sad news to report this morning, particularly sad for fans of FX's motorcycle drama 'Sons of Anarchy,' as we've just learned that one-time series star Johnny Lewis has died under somewhat mysterious circumstances. The actor was known to play Kip "Half-Sack" eps on the first two seasons of the hit biker series, before requesting to be released from his contract, which 'Sons of Anarchy' creator Kurt Sutter obliged by killing off the character.

R.I.P. Andy Williams: "Moon River" Singer Dies at 84

by Nick Romano September 26, 2012 @ 9:39 AM
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Andy Williams, the man who famously lent his voice to the Oscar-winning song "Moon River" from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' passed away on Tuesday after a long battle with bladder cancer.
Williams first made his cancer public knowledge in November 2011 when he made the announcement on stage at the Andy Williams Moon River Theater. But he assured fans that he wanted to fight it and that he didn't consider the diagnosis a "death sentence."

'The Lone Ranger' Crew Member Dies While Working on Set

by Nick Romano September 21, 2012 @ 3:29 PM
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'The Lone Ranger,' directed by Gore Verbinski, is currently in the midst of filming as photos of leads Johnny Depp (Tonto) and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) in full costume and makeup leaking out left and right. However, recently the crew has experienced a tragedy on the Los Angeles set when one of the crew members died due to drowning on Friday.