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‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘Doctor Zhivago’ Star Omar Sharif Dead at 83

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by Jacob Hall July 10, 2015 @ 9:56 AM
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Omar Sharif, the legendary actor best known for key roles in classic movies like Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, has passed away. He was 83 years old. The BBC has a statement from Sharif’s agent, who reports that the Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe winning performer suffered a heart attack in Cairo. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease earlier this year. Beyond that, details are unknown.

Jerry Weintraub, Producer of ‘The Karate Kid’ and the ‘Ocean’s 11’ Trilogy, Dies at 77

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by Britt Hayes July 6, 2015 @ 5:14 PM
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Prolific producer Jerry Weintraub has passed away today at the age of 77, as confirmed by various trades as well as some of his close associates, including director William Friedkin. Weintraub is best known for producing classics such as The Karate Kid and Diner, as well as contemporary favorites like Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s 11 trilogy.

Dick Van Patten, Star of ‘Eight is Enough’ and ‘Spaceballs,’ Dead at 86

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 23, 2015 @ 10:19 AM
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A sad day for fans of Eight is Enough and the world at large, as representatives of actor Dick Van Patten have confirmed news that the 86-year old passed away of unknown causes. The lifelong star was also known for his work in such Mel Brooks movies as Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

Oscar-Winning Composer James Horner Dies in Plane Crash

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by Britt Hayes June 22, 2015 @ 9:10 PM
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In what may surely turn out to be horrifically tragic news, acclaimed composer James Horner’s plane has crashed in Santa Barbara resulting in the death of the pilot, whose identity has yet to be confirmed. The plan is registered in Horner’s name, and the composer has yet to be accounted for, although reports are trickling in online that Horner was the pilot of the plane.

Sawyer Sweeten, Star of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ Dead at 19

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 24, 2015 @ 9:09 AM
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A sad day for fans of Everybody Loves Raymond and the world at large, as the family of series star Sawyer Sweeten has confirmed news that the 19-year old passed away Thursday of a suspected suicide, in Texas. The young star and his twin brother Sullivan had played Raymond sons Geoffrey and Michael Barone from 1996 to 2005.

‘Still Alice’ Writer and Director Richard Glatzer Dead at 63

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by Britt Hayes March 11, 2015 @ 6:15 PM
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It’s been known for quite some time that Richard Glatzer, the co-writer and co-director of the acclaimed drama Still Alice has been suffering from ALS, but that doesn’t make today’s news of his passing any less poignant. Glatzer has passed away at the age of 63 following a three-week hospitalization.

Sam Simon, Co-Creator of ‘The Simpsons,’ Dead at Age 59

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 9, 2015 @ 2:42 PM
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It’s another sad day for The Simpsons and the world at large, as series executive producer Al Jean confirmed news that co-creator Sam Simon passed away on Sunday, at the age of 59, in Los Angeles. The Emmy-winning Simon had also written for such TV legends as Taxi and Cheers, battling a cancer diagnosis since 2012.

Bruce Sinofsky, Oscar-Nominated Co-Director of ‘Paradise Lost’ Trilogy, Passes Away at 58

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by Britt Hayes February 21, 2015 @ 12:43 PM
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Bruce Sinofsky, the Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated co-director of the Paradise Lost documentary trilogy, has passed away at the age of 58. His collaborator and Paradise Lost co-director Joe Berlinger confirmed Sinofsky’s passing this morning, due to complications from diabetes.