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

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 23, 2015 @ 10:19 AM
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

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

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

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

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

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.

‘Parks and Recreation’ Writer and Producer Harris Wittels Dead at 30

by Britt Hayes February 19, 2015 @ 8:11 PM
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.

‘Star Wars’ Character Actor Richard Bonehill Passes Away at 67

by Britt Hayes February 6, 2015 @ 9:23 PM
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, Star of ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ and ‘The Last Boy Scout,’ Passes Away at 57

by Britt Hayes January 11, 2015 @ 9:44 AM
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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.