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.
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, 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.
It’s with complete shock and utter sadness that we bring you this news tonight. Comedian Harris Wittels, known best for his writing, producing and occasional acting work on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose at the age of 30. Wittels has spoken openly about his struggles with drug addiction in the past, including two trips to rehab. We hoped for the best for this insanely talented writer and comedian, but tonight’s news is the worst.
You probably don’t recognize the name Richard Bonehill, but the British character actor (and swordsman!) played many uncredited roles in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise. Yesterday, he passed away at the age of 67, leaving behind a legacy of small supporting roles in ‘Star Wars,’ as well as geek-friendly properties like ‘Doctor Who’ and the British ‘Avengers’ series.
Taylor Negron, the comedian and actor best known to audiences for ‘The Last Boy Scout’ and his brief but exceptionally memorable role in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High,’ has sadly passed away. He was just 57 years old. Negron died yesterday after succumbing to a long battle with cancer, as initially reported by his cousin and Three Dog Night band member Chuck Negron.
“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me...” That is one of the most famous lines from one of the most famous scenes in all of cinema: Dustin Hoffman’s Benjamin trying not to be seduced by Anne Bancroft’s Mrs. Robinson, his father’s partner’s wife in 1967’s ‘The Graduate.’ The film was just the second directed by Mike Nichols, the enterprising comedian turned theater and cinema director, who died Wednesday at the age of 83.
Television producer, writer, and creator Glen A. Larson has passed away at the age of 77. Larson's contributions to television include such beloved classics as ‘Knight Rider,’ ‘Magnum P.I.,’ the original ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ and he was involved in the development of ‘The Six Million Dollar Man.’ The three-time Emmy-nominated Larson began his career in 1956 as a member of the music group The Four Preps, and transitioned into television, working on the 1966 series ‘The Fugitive.’
Elizabeth Peña, the beloved hispanic actress known for early roles in films like 'La Bamba,' 'Down and Out in Beverly Hills,' and '*batteries not included,' has sadly passed away at the age of 55, according to her nephew. Peña had recently finished filming on the first season of the El Rey Network series 'Matador.'
We've got some sad news today as we've learned that Jan Hooks, former star of 'Saturday Night Live,' has passed away at the age of 57. Hooks, who was a member of the cast from 1986 to 1991, also starred on the hit sitcom 'Designing Women,' and more recently played Jenna's mom on episodes of '30 Rock.'