R.I.P. - Page 8

Robert Chew, AKA Prop Joe, Dead at 52

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by Damon Houx January 18, 2013 @ 7:27 PM
HBO
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.

'Diff'rent Strokes' Star Conrad Bain Dead at 89

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 16, 2013 @ 12:21 PM
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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.

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

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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

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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.