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RIP Tony Scott: Actors and Directors Remember the Legendary Director

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Director Tony Scott touched many lives throughout his lifetime -- actors that worked with him, filmmakers that looked up to him and moviegoers that made personal connections to the characters in his films. So when news hit that Scott seemingly took his own life, the world had a difficult time comprehending the fact that the man who brought us such classic films as 'Top Gun,' 'True Romance' and 'Man on Fire' was no longer with us.

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RIP Tony Scott: Remembering the Director’s Greatest Films

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Director Tony Scott died yesterday at the age of 68. We were big fans of work and to help celebrate his life, we look back at some of our favorite scenes from some of our favorite Tony Scott films.

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‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ Star Ron Palillo Dies At 63

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Sad news to report today, as former 'Welcome Back, Kotter' star and noted acting teacher Ron Palillo died this morning of a heart attack, at the age of 63.  Palillo was reportedly found by his lifelong partner Joseph Gramm early this morning in their Beach Gardens home, before being taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.  The news was reported by one of Palillo's close personal friends.

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‘E.T.’ Designer Carlo Rimbaldi Dead at 86

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Italian special effects maestro Carlo Rimbaldi died today at the age of 86 after a long illness. He leaves behind an impressive body of work on some of the greatest effects films in cinema.

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‘Willy Wonka’ Director Mel Stuart Dead at 83

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Mel Stuart, the acclaimed director of 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,' passed away Thursday night in his Los Angeles home at the age of 83.

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Film Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dead at 68

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Marvin Hamlisch, an Academy Award, Tony and Grammy award-winning film and stage composer, died Monday in Los Angeles after collapsing from an undisclosed illness, announced his family.

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Gore Vidal, Novelist, Screenwriter, Bon Vivant, Dead at 86

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Gore Vidal, the writer of such novels as 'Myra Breckinridge,' plays such as 'The Best Man,' and screenwriter on such films as 'Suddenly Last Summer' and 'Caligula,' has died from complications from pneumonia. He was 86.

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‘Back to the Future’ Actor Norman Alden Dies at Age 87

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Veteran character actor Norman Alden, whose professional credits spanned decades and stretched from television and animation to film, passed away on July 27 of natural causes, The Hollywood Reporter writes. Alden was 87.

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RIP Sherman Hemsley, ‘Jeffersons’ Star Dead at 74

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Beloved actor Sherman Hemsley, best known as George Jefferson on the television series 'The Jeffersons,' has passed away at the age of 74.

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In Memorium: Remembering the Victims of the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting

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We had planning on starting fresh this week; moving on from the Colorado movie theater tragedy and returning to coverage of movies and television. But one more thing before we proceed. Let's take a moment to meet the victims and remember all who died far too soon.

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