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‘Harry Potter’ Actor Richard Griffiths Dies at 65

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Some sad news to report this morning: Richard Griffiths, who co-starred in the 'Harry Potter' films as Vernon Dursley, has died following heart surgery in London. He was 65.

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‘Thor 2′ Writer Don Payne Has Passed Away

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Screenwriter Don Payne, whose credits include 'Thor: The Dark World' and over 15 episodes of 'The Simpsons,' passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer.

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‘Death Wish’ Director Michael Winner, Dead at 77

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Michael Winner, the outspoken British director who helmed the first three 'Death Wish' movies, has died. He was 77.

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Robert Chew, AKA Prop Joe, Dead at 52

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The massive achievement that is HBO's 'The Wire' is such that even supporting players left a lasting impression on pop culture. Robert Chew, who played Prop Joe, had one of the juiciest roles (in a show chocked full of them) as a pragmatic drug lord known for his negotiating skills. Sadly, Chew passed away last night at the age of 52.

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‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Star Conrad Bain Dead at 89

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Like his co-star Gary Coleman before him, Conrad Bain, one of TV's most beloved icons, has sadly passed on. The long-time star of legendary TV sitcom 'Diff'rent Strokes' is reported to have died this week of unknown causes at the age of 89. No details of Bain's death have been released to the public as of yet.

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

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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.

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Charles Durning, Two-Time Oscar Nominee, Dead at 89

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Charles Durning, one of the great character actors of the modern era, has passed away at the age of 89 from natural causes. If the name doesn't ring a bell, his work should as he's been a reliable supporting player in cinema and television for decades.

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Jack Klugman, Star of ‘The Odd Couple’ and ‘Quincy, M.E.’ Dead at 90

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Jack Klugman, best known to audiences as grumpy sports writer Oscar Madison on 'The Odd Couple' and as Dr. R. Quincy M.E. has died at the age of 90.

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Larry Hagman, Star of ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ and ‘Dallas,’ Dead at 81

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Larry Hagman, best known for his roles as  Air Force Captain Anthony Nelson on 'I Dream of Jeannie' and as J.R. Ewing on the long running late night soap 'Dallas,' has passed away at the age of 81.

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

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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.

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