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Jan Hooks has passed >away at the age of 57 after battling a serious illness. May she rest in peace. I never watched SNL, so I basically only know her as Carlene from Designing Women. I may have seen one of her episodes of 3rd Rock From The Sun at one point.
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Sam Hall has passed away at the age of 93. May he rest in peace. He was a writer for the original Dark Shadows, House of Dark Shadows, and Night of Dark Shadows, as well as the short-lived 1991 version of the series.
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Richard Kiel passed away on September 10th, at the age of 74. May he rest in peace. While most people know him as Jaws from a couple of James Bond movies, I remember him (and I might be the only person that went to the theater for this one) from The Giant of Thunder Mountain (1991), where he played Eli Weaver. MST3K fans might also remember him from Eegah, The Human Duplicators and The Phantom Planet.
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Richard Attenborough passed away yesterday, at the age of 90, due to health issues stemming from a stroke he suffered several years ago. His 91st birthday would have been the 29th. May he rest in peace. I only saw Jurassic Park for the first time within the last couple years, courtesy of Encore. I didn’t know that he directed Magic (1978), and have always meant to watch it—-so I’ll track that down soon.
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Rest in peace, Robin Williams. He died yesterday at the age of 63 of an apparent suicide. When I was around the ages of 9-13, I loved him so much. Hook and Jumanji were a tie for my favorite of his movies at one point, and I watched so much Mork and Mindy on Nick At Nite when I was younger than that. I enjoyed him as the Genie from Aladdin, and may be one of the few to remember him as a frog in Faerie Tale Theater. He will be deeply missed by everyone he brought even a modicum of laughter to.

People keep bringing up Dead Poets Society and Good Morning Vietnam as better movies of his—I’ll have to watch them sometime. He was great in The Birdcage. I also remember this little cameo that he and Billy Crystal had in an episode of Friends.

You can read reactions from the White House (they issued a fantastic statement), Pam Dawber, and several others over here and (if you’re interested in one from Sarah Michelle Gellar in this next link) here and here.


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Skye McCole Bartusiak has passed away at the age of 21. As of now, there are reports that she died in her sleep, and that the fact she suffered from epileptic seizures may have been a contributing factor. May she rest in peace. I remember her as the actress that played young Charlie McGee in Firestarter 2: Rekindled. And thanks to the Sundance Channel airing it at one point, I also remember her as the little girl that was kidnapped by Sean Bean’s character in Don’t Say A Word.

John Fasano has passed away at the age of 52—as of now, while no official cause of death has been released, they do know that he died in his sleep. May he rest in peace. He was one of the many writers for Alien 3, and directed several horror films. I recall a few of the VHS covers for some of them, from back in the 80’s. I had been meaning to watch The Jitters (1989), so I’ll track that down shortly.

James Garner passed away Saturday night at the age of 86. May he, too, rest in peace. While he was most famous for his roles in Maverick and The Rockford Files, MST3K fans may also remember him from the episode where they riffed a movie called City Limits. As I have never seen an episode of The Rockford Files, I’ll have to catch an episode when it airs on Me-TV later today. Sound On Sight made a list of his top ten films.
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Meshach Taylor has passed away, at the age of 67, after a battle with cancer. May he rest in peace. I will always remember and love his role as Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women…and, to a lesser degree, Hollywood Montrose in the Mannequin movies. Until I checked IMDB, I wasn’t aware that he appeared in The Howling and Damien: Omen II.

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Casey Kasem has passed away, at the age of 82, following a long battle with Lewy Body Disease—a form of dementia. May he rest in peace. He may be most famous for being the host of American Top 40, and as the voice of Shaggy in various incarnations of Scooby Doo over the decades. He was also the voice of Robin in various Super Friends shows. Ghostbusters fans should recall his cameo (voice only) in the first film.

I also remember him hosting a Classic TV Countdown (like this and this) on Nick At Nite every year, in the 80’s and 90’s, and that he appeared as himself on Saved By The Bell. He will be missed.
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Kirsten Bishop has passed away, at the age of 50, following a battle with lung cancer. May she rest in peace. I primarily know her from the 1975 English dubbed anime version of The Little Mermaid. I watched that version numerous times in the early 80’s, around the age of 2. (I always preferred that original, unhappy ending over the Disney version.)

I don’t believe that I have ever watched anything else she voiced or appeared in.
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Bob Hoskins has passed away, at the age of 71, after being hospitalized as a result of pneumonia. May he rest in peace. After a quick check of IMDB, I realized that I’ve only seen him in three movies: Hook—where he was great as Smee, The Super Mario Brothers, and Snow White And The Huntsman. I don’t believe I ever made it through Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
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Harold Ramis has passed away, at the age of 69, as a result of “complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis,” which he had been battling since 2010. May he rest in peace. He will best be remembered by his fans as Egon Spengler from Ghostbusters, as well as being the co-writer of both that, as well as Groundhog Day, in addition to many other great films which I now realize I haven't had the good fortune to see.

He will be greatly missed. And with that news, I’m off to rewatch the first Ghostbusters movie, in his memory. Egon was always my favorite of the team.
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Arthur Rankin, Jr. has passed away at the age of 89. May he rest in peace. He was consulting and executive producer on the 80’s version of Thundercats, producer and director for The Last Unicorn, as well as half of Rankin and Bass. Lord of the Rings fans may remember that he produced The Hobbit and The Return of the King in the 70’s.

Maximilian Schell has passed away at the age of 83, as a result of “a sudden and serious illness.” May he rest in peace. I mostly remember him from The Black Hole (1979), and his role of Hamlet--since the latter aired on MST3K.

John Cacavas has passed away at the age of 83. May he rest in peace. He was a film and tv composer. Among his work was the theme for Kojak, which I’ve been watching every Sunday evening lately, courtesy of Me-TV. I haven’t seen the movies he did that MST3K showed. The only films he did composition for which I have seen appear to be The Satanic Rites of Dracula, and Horror Express.
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Russell Johnson passed away yesterday, at the age of 89, as a result of kidney failure. May he rest in peace. He will be best remembered by most as the Professor on Gilligan’s Island. MST3K fans will also remember him from This Island Earth, which featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie.

Hal Sutherland has passed away. As of the post I link to, there’s no word as to his age, when he died, or how. He was the director of almost every episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series, and was the co-founder of Filmation Studios. May he rest in peace.
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Roger Lloyd-Pack has passed away, at the age of 69, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. May he rest in peace. I’ve only seen him in the Doctor Who two-parter The Age of Steel and Rise of the Cybermen, where he played John Lumic.

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James Avery has passed away at the age of 65. May he rest in peace. He was reportedly in the hospital “for surgery to treat an undisclosed illness, but his condition took a turn for the worse.” While he is best known for his role on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, I also remember him as the voice of Shredder in the 80’s version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He also provided voice work for Real Ghostbusters, and many other shows.

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Peter O’Toole has passed away at the age of 81, after suffering a long illness. May he rest in peace. I loved watching him whenever he popped up. A short list of what I loved him in: Stardust (2007), High Spirits (1988), Casanova (2005), Supergirl (1984), and Svengali (1983). High Spirits was one of my favorite movies when I was little, and I watched Stardust for the first time this year, before sign-ups closed for Yuletide.  He will be greatly missed.
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Danny Wells passed away on November 28th, at the age of 72.  May he rest in peace. I only ever knew him as Luigi on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show--the only episode I really remember (which Kotaku links to) is where Luigi was possessed, and Ernie Hudson is dragged in to help.

Also, a quick note about the weather headed here:  I'll be riding out the ice and snow storm (which begins sooner than expected, around 3 PM, and ends tomorrow night) combination at the other house, which has limited dial-up.  When I get back over here, I'll update everyone on anything that transpired.   Paducah appears to be in the area listed as having a chance for "isolated power outages." Rather than the notch we hit (according to a chart the local weatherman has) in 2009, of "complete and total collapse of basic infrastructure." So, there's that.

Despite rumors to the contrary, which apparently panicked a reporter, Jim Cantore is not currently in the area. (Which means I must link--again--to this little song a local radio station played in the aftermath of the ice storm back then.)

 

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Nigel Davenport has passed away at the age of 85. May he rest in peace. I remember him best in the role of Van Helsing in Dan Curtis’ 1974 version of Bram Stoker's Dracula (the Jack Palance version). According to IMDB, he also appeared in Without A Clue, as Lord Smithwick. MST3K fans may remember him from Phase IV.
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Marcia Wallace has passed away at the age of 70. May she rest in peace. She may be most famous for her role as Carol on The Bob Newhart Show, as well as voicing Mrs. Krabappel on The Simpsons.

I also remember her from Teen Witch, My Mom’s A Werewolf, and Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College—Teen Witch coincidentally aired earlier today on ABC Family.
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Anthony Hinds has passed away at the age of 91. May he rest in peace. He was the producer (in addition to writing screenplays for several horror movies) that was in charge of Hammer Films after his father co-founded the studio, steering them more in the direction of horror.
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Tom Clancy has passed away at the age of 66. May he rest in peace. All that’s known so far is that he died in a Baltimore hospital.
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Karen Black has passed away, at the age of 74, after a long battle with ampullary cancer. May she rest in peace. I mostly remember her from Trilogy of Terror, Burnt Offerings, and the 80’s remake of Invaders From Mars.
calliopes_pen: (brown_betty Bad Bat)
Michael Ansara has passed away, as a result of complications stemming from Alzheimer’s disease, at the age of 91. May he rest in peace. He is perhaps best remembered as the Klingon Kang in Star Trek, and voiced Mr. Freeze in Batman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond.
calliopes_pen: (kcscribbler Holmes Watson travel friends)
Eileen Brennan has passed away, at the age of 80, following a long battle with bladder cancer. May she rest in peace. I loved her in Clue and Murder By Death. I’ve never seen The Cheap Detective, so I’ll have to track that one down someday.

Reading through her IMDB page, I see that she was also in the 1995 remake of Freaky Friday, as well as The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking.
calliopes_pen: (taibhrigh Daniel Jackson knowledge)
Mel Smith has passed away, as the result of a heart attack, at the age of 60. May he rest in peace. Until I read through various sites, I wasn’t sure where I had even heard the name before.

He directed Radioland Murders (which I loved) and was in The Princess Bride as The Albino.
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Cory Monteith has passed away, at the age of 31. The cause of death is not currently known, and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday. May he rest in peace. Not being a fan of Glee, I checked IMDB to see if I had ever actually seen him in anything. Maybe Smallville, since I watched Thirst (IMDB says he played a frat cowboy guy—sounds vaguely familiar) sometime before I quit bothering with the show.
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Annette Funicello has passed away at the age of 70, as a result of complications related to multiple sclerosis. May she rest in peace.

Also rest in peace to: Roger Ebert, Jess Franco, Bigas Luna, Carmine Infantino, George Gladir, Basil Copper, Jane Henson, Les Blank, and anyone else that died in the last 2 weeks that I’ve managed to miss due to massive real life concerns. I only just found out most of those today.

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