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Re: Celebrity Passings 2018
« Reply #120 on: September 16, 2018, 12:08:04 pm »
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Peter Donat, who played Agent Fox Mulder’s father on “The X-Files” and acted in two Francis Ford Coppola films, died Monday at his home in Point Reyes, Calif. He was 90.

His wife, Maria, told the New York Times the cause was complications of diabetes.

Donat, perhaps most recognizable for his recurring “X-Files” role, was also a frequent stage actor, playing Cyrano de Bergerac, Prospero, Shylock, King Lear and Hadrian VII over the years.

He also guest starred on TV series like “The F.B.I.,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Mannix,” McMillan & Wife,” “Hill Street Blues” and “Murder, She Wrote.”

Francis Ford Coppola cast Donat as a lawyer in “The Godfather Part II” after he was considered for the role of Tom Hagen in “The Godather,” a part that eventually went to Robert Duvall. Donat also played Otto Kerner in Coppola’s “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” in 1980.

The Canadian-born actor originated from Kentville, Nova Scotia, and was drawn to acting by the career of his uncle, “Goodbye, Mr. Chips'” Robert Donat. His career began on stage, and he nabbed a few television roles before making his Broadway debut in 1957 in “The First Gentleman.”

In addition to his wife, Donat is survived by his sons, Caleb, Christopher and Lucas; two stepdaughters, Barbara Park Shapiro and Marina Park Sutton; a stepson, Malcolm Park; 11 grandchildren; and his brother, Richard, who is also an actor.
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Re: Celebrity Passings 2018
« Reply #121 on: September 25, 2018, 12:50:24 am »
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Gary Kurtz, the legendary producer of Star Wars (1977) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980), died on Sunday, September 23. He was 78. A key figure in the history of Star Wars and Lucasfilm, Kurtz’s gifts for storytelling can be felt in all his work.

Kurtz first worked with George Lucas as a producer on the coming-of-age comedy American Graffiti (1973), which became a massive surprise hit. It would receive several Academy Award nominations, including one for Kurtz and co-producer Francis Ford Coppola for Best Picture.

Following the success of American Graffiti, Kurtz joined Lucas as a producer on his next film: Star Wars. With a budget of $11 million, Star Wars went on to become the highest grossing film ever at the time of its release, garnering 10 Academy Award nominations — including one for Kurtz for Best Picture — and winning six. He returned to produce the sequel to Star Wars — The Empire Strikes Back, a decidedly bigger and more challenging film than its predecessor. Today, both Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back are widely regarded as among the best motion pictures of all time.

After Star Wars, Kurtz produced The Dark Crystal (1982) and Return to Oz (1985), films that have become cult classics.

A man of immense talent and intelligence, Kurtz will be missed greatly by Lucasfilm, and we’ll remember his many contributions to Star Wars and film.
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Re: Celebrity Passings 2018
« Reply #122 on: September 29, 2018, 06:54:58 am »
Jefferson Airplane guitarist Marty Balin, who co-founded the San Francisco psychedelic rock band in 1965 and played a crucial role in the creation of all their 1960s albums, including Surrealistic Pillow and Volunteers, died Thursday at the age of 76. Balin’s rep confirmed the musician’s death, though the cause of death is currently unknown.
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Re: Celebrity Passings 2018
« Reply #123 on: October 01, 2018, 01:38:29 pm »
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Geoffrey Hayes, who hosted long-running children's TV show, Rainbow, has died aged 76.

The actor and presenter died in hospital surrounded by his family, according to his manager.
In a statement, Phil Dale said: "It is with great sadness that the family announce that Geoffrey passed away in hospital with his wife, Sarah, and son, Tom, by his side."

Hayes presented Rainbow on ITV between 1974 to 1992.

Dale added: "The family would like to express their thanks to the many fans over the years as it always gave Geoffrey so much pleasure to know that he and his Rainbow team had given so much fun to TV and theatre audiences."

The pre-school show featured the characters Zippy, George and Bungle as they lived in the Rainbow House - and ran for more than 1,000 episodes.

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Re: Celebrity Passings 2018
« Reply #124 on: October 01, 2018, 06:37:17 pm »
Charles Aznavour, one of France’s most celebrated singers of popular songs as well as a composer, film star and lifelong champion of the Armenian people, has died at his home in Mouriès, in southeastern France. He was 94.

His accomplishments were prodigious. He wrote, by his own estimate, more than 1,000 songs, for himself and others, and sang them in French, Armenian, English, German, Italian, Spanish and Yiddish. By some estimates, he sold close to 200 million records. He appeared in more than 60 films, beginning with bit parts as a child. His best-known film role was probably as a pianist with a mysterious past in François Truffaut’s eccentric 1960 crime drama, “Shoot the Piano Player” — a part that Truffaut said he had written specifically for Mr. Aznavour.
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Re: Celebrity Passings 2018
« Reply #125 on: October 02, 2018, 06:00:33 pm »
Peggy Sue Gerron, the woman who inspired Buddy Holly’s 1957 hit song “Peggy Sue,” died Monday at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. She was 78. Gerron met Holly in Lubbock in the mid-Fifties when he was a budding musician and she was still a high school student at Lubbock High (Holly’s alma mater).

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Re: Celebrity Passings 2018
« Reply #126 on: October 07, 2018, 11:05:30 pm »
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The Walking Dead star Scott Wilson has passed away at the age of 76.

Wilson was confirmed to be returning to The Walking Dead during the New York Comic Con panel being held at Madison Square Garden. The details of the actors passing have not yet been revealed. The actor had been active on the comic con circuit around the country throughout the year, having retired the role of Hershel Greene on AMC's popular zombie show in its fourth season.

Wilson reprised the role of Hershel Greene in voice form for The Walking Dead's Robot Chicken special. His other recent roles include Hostiles, The OA, Damien, and Bosch. The 76-year-old actor's resume extends across dozens of impressive roles, with the first coming in 1967's In the Heat of the Night. He has, however, long been known for his 1980 role in The Ninth Configuration.

Tributes to the actor began to pop up across social media on Saturday evening, including from his Bosch co-star Titus Welliver. Sources close to the situation have confirmed to ************* that early reports of the actors passing on Saturday, October 6, 2018 are true.

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Re: Celebrity Passings 2018
« Reply #127 on: October 08, 2018, 12:55:12 pm »
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The South Australian entertainer and disability advocate Quentin Kenihan has died.

The wheelchair-bound author, filmmaker and movie actor had the bone disease osteogenesis imperfecta and became a household name in the 1980s after a TV documentary with journalist Mike Willesee, which detailed his brittle bone disease. He also had a television series on Channel 10, acted in the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road and performed at the Adelaide fringe estival.

He recently put his hand up to become an area councillor for Adelaide city council at the November election.

The actor Russell Crowe said he was devastated by the loss of his “little mate”.

“The bravest bloke I ever met ... not confined anymore,” he *******.

Former support worker and friend Ian Kissock told the ABC that Kenihan was unable to be revived on Saturday after he initially had trouble breathing.

“I saw him yesterday afternoon – he was fine,” Kissock said. “Then I get a phone call to say can I come and put his mask on. When I got here, there were two ambos here and they couldn’t revive him.

“Quentin was unique. He had a fantastic sense of humour. He had a brilliant mind.

“He’s done everything – he was on TV, he was on the stage, he’s been in major films … For a guy that had a major disability, he’s been phenomenal in that he’s been able to do all these things.”

Friend Filip Odzak said Kenihan’s life was dedicated to advocating for those with disabilities and said his legacy was “long-lasting and impactful”.

“He travelled the world and achieved things that no abled-body person could,” he said. “He had a sharp wit and a devilish sense of humour. We laughed about everything, it was constantly uplifting.”

The Australian Federation Disability Organisation said Kenihan would always be remembered for “his tireless advocacy for people with disabilities”.

Writer Eddie White said he was shattered to hear of his mate’s death.

“You did things your way right until the end buddy and your tenaciousness and warmth will never be forgotten. Rest easy Super Q,” he wrote.

Journalist Lousie Pascale spoke of “a great colleague and friend”.

“We are so lucky to have been left with such a legacy of work and passion,” she *******. “Don’t worry Q, I’ll keep fighting the good fight and I know you’ll be there with me.”

ABC content director Tim Verrall said Kenihan always made him smile when they caught up, and he had led an extraordinary life.
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Re: Celebrity Passings 2018
« Reply #128 on: October 08, 2018, 08:31:54 pm »
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The South Australian entertainer and disability advocate Quentin Kenihan has died.

The wheelchair-bound author, filmmaker and movie actor had the bone disease osteogenesis imperfecta and became a household name in the 1980s after a TV documentary with journalist Mike Willesee, which detailed his brittle bone disease. He also had a television series on Channel 10, acted in the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road and performed at the Adelaide fringe estival.

He recently put his hand up to become an area councillor for Adelaide city council at the November election.

The actor Russell Crowe said he was devastated by the loss of his “little mate”.

“The bravest bloke I ever met ... not confined anymore,” he *******.

Former support worker and friend Ian Kissock told the ABC that Kenihan was unable to be revived on Saturday after he initially had trouble breathing.

“I saw him yesterday afternoon – he was fine,” Kissock said. “Then I get a phone call to say can I come and put his mask on. When I got here, there were two ambos here and they couldn’t revive him.

“Quentin was unique. He had a fantastic sense of humour. He had a brilliant mind.

“He’s done everything – he was on TV, he was on the stage, he’s been in major films … For a guy that had a major disability, he’s been phenomenal in that he’s been able to do all these things.”

Friend Filip Odzak said Kenihan’s life was dedicated to advocating for those with disabilities and said his legacy was “long-lasting and impactful”.

“He travelled the world and achieved things that no abled-body person could,” he said. “He had a sharp wit and a devilish sense of humour. We laughed about everything, it was constantly uplifting.”

The Australian Federation Disability Organisation said Kenihan would always be remembered for “his tireless advocacy for people with disabilities”.

Writer Eddie White said he was shattered to hear of his mate’s death.

“You did things your way right until the end buddy and your tenaciousness and warmth will never be forgotten. Rest easy Super Q,” he wrote.

Journalist Lousie Pascale spoke of “a great colleague and friend”.

“We are so lucky to have been left with such a legacy of work and passion,” she *******. “Don’t worry Q, I’ll keep fighting the good fight and I know you’ll be there with me.”

ABC content director Tim Verrall said Kenihan always made him smile when they caught up, and he had led an extraordinary life.

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Re: Celebrity Passings 2018
« Reply #129 on: October 09, 2018, 12:39:54 am »
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Why do you write your post as "quote"?
I was copying and pasting one obituary and the author used a personal pronoun to refer to himself, so I just put in quotations so it didn't seem like I typed it and stuck with it since then.
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« Reply #130 on: October 09, 2018, 05:00:03 pm »
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Why do you write your post as "quote"?
I was copying and pasting one obituary and the author used a personal pronoun to refer to himself, so I just put in quotations so it didn't seem like I typed it and stuck with it since then.

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Re: Celebrity Passings 2018
« Reply #131 on: October 11, 2018, 12:46:46 pm »
Celeste Yarnall, attractive character actress with many roles including original Star Trek has died at age 74 after a long battle with cancer. RIP Celeste.
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Re: Celebrity Passings 2018
« Reply #132 on: October 25, 2018, 12:43:28 am »
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Primarily known in the horror world for his roles as Frank in The Return of the Living Dead and later Ed in The Return of the Living Dead II, veteran actor James Karen was no doubt a part of the extended horror family that we all belong to, and we’re very sad to learn that he has passed away this week. Via THR, Karen died Tuesday at the age of 94.

With over 200 acting credits on his resume, spanning 1948 to 2018, James Karen was a familiar face to multiple generations across film and television, with his other roles in the horror genre including Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster, Poltergeist, Invaders from Mars, The Willies, The Unborn, Piranha (1995), Apt Pupil and Mulholland Drive.

Other notable films Karen appeared in include All the President’s Men, The China Syndrome, Wall Street, Nixon, Any Given Sunday, Congo and The Pursuit of Happyness.

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Re: Celebrity Passings 2018
« Reply #133 on: October 25, 2018, 07:06:26 pm »
Swamp-rocker Tony Joe White, a cult-favorite singer/songwriter whose songs were covered by everyone from Elvis Presley to Tina Turner, died Wednesday at 75.

White had just released his latest album, “Bad Mouthin’,” on the Yep Rock label Sept. 28 and had made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry that same night.

White recorded more than 20 albums, beginning in 1969, but had his only serious brush with the charts as a performer with “Polk Salad Annie,” which reached No. 8 in 1969. The song became even better known as a staple of Presley’s repertoire, showing up in Elvis’ live albums and concert movies in the early 70s. Another early composition became an even bigger hit via a popular cover version, as Brook Benton’s version of “Rainy Night in Georgia” reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the soul chart in 1970.

Others who recorded White’s songs included Tina Turner (who included four on her 1989 “Foreign Affair” album), Ray Charles, Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Rod Stewart, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Shelby Lynne, Nancy Wilson, Etta James, Isaac Hayes, Hank Williams Jr., Los Lonely Boys, John Anderson, Joe Bonamassa and Carmen McRae. Common and Kanye West both sampled his song “Stud-Spider.”

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Re: Celebrity Passings 2018
« Reply #134 on: November 07, 2018, 10:19:04 am »
One that slipped by me, and most of America probably, legendary Hong Kong Producer and Studio Head Raymond Chow, who gave the world Bruce Lee, Angela Mao, Jackie Chan, Sammo, and others, died November 2, at age 91! Between Raymond Chow and the Shaw brothers, they changed Asian filmmaking from regional audiences to a worldwide phenomenon and totally shattered the racial stereotypes that had dominated movie roles even up to the 1970s! RIP Raymond Chow!
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