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Joan Rivers Dies at Age 81

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by Britt Hayes September 4, 2014 @ 2:24 PM
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Legendary comedian and talk show host Joan Rivers has left the world with a little less laughter today -- the feisty television mainstay known for her hilarious candor and dizzyingly quick wit has sadly passed away at the age of 81, following complications during a surgical procedure.

Don Pardo, Longtime 'SNL' Announcer, Passes Away at 96

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by Britt Hayes August 18, 2014 @ 10:35 PM
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Don Pardo, the man who introduced the 'SNL' lineup every week since 1975, has sadly passed away at the age of 96. Pardo also lent his voice to radio, sports, game shows, and commercials over the course of his incredibly long-running career, but we'll always remember him best for that wonderful phrase: "It's 'Saturday Night Live!'"

Yes, It Was OK To Tweet About Robin Williams After He Died

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by Mike Ryan August 18, 2014 @ 12:05 PM
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Over the weekend, Will Leitch wrote a piece for Matter on how social media has turned celebrity death into, as Leitch puts it, “a public grieving competition.” As is usually the case with Leitch, it’s presented in a well written and well thought out manner. I enjoy reading Leitch’s writing on sports and on entertainment because he has a way of swaying me to a mindset that I had perhaps not thought of before or outright vehemently dismissed. (I think I’m overly setting this up as to quell any thought that this is a personal attack on Will, which is certainly not the case. I even attended the guy’s wedding!) Having said all that … I did find his piece on the reaction to Williams’ death as a cynical way of looking at people.

Friends and Family Pay Tribute to the Late Robin Williams

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by ScreenCrush Staff August 12, 2014 @ 7:51 AM
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As we struggle to make sense of the death of Robin Williams, we've spent some time here remembering him as a person and his work. We're obviously just a few of the many, many people Robin Williams touched during his lifetime. Among them are the many people he worked with over the years, from his days as a guest star on 'Happy Days' to his upcoming role in 'Night at the Museum 3.' Below are some thoughts, prayers and remembrances from friends and family who had the pleasure of knowing him both on- and off-screen.

Remembering Robin Williams: The Actor We All Felt We Knew

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by Mike Ryan August 11, 2014 @ 9:03 PM
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“Can you believe Popeye is played by the guy who plays Mork?” These words from my mother blew my seven-year-old mind. That's my intro to a piece I don’t know how to write and, honestly, probably shouldn’t be writing so soon after learning about Robin Williams’ death. I only had one encounter with Williams professionally – an interview promoting ‘Happy Feet 2,’ of all things – yet there are tears coming down my face as I type this for what is essentially a stranger. Even though he’s not a stranger. Everyone knew him. This is everyone’s loss.

'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Star J.J. Murphy Dies After Filming

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 11, 2014 @ 1:14 PM
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HBO fantasy drama 'Game of Thrones' is no stranger to cast changes between seasons, but a season 5 role will have a darker cloud over it, as we've learned that 86 year-old Irish actor J.J. Murphy has sadly died. The 'Dracula Untold' star was set to appear in 'Game of Thrones' season 5 in the role of eldest Night's Watch member Ser Denys Mallister, and had completed the first day of filming before his death.