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12-13-2006, 11:59 AM
Mr Boyle passed away today at age 71.

SEANWOOKIE?
12-13-2006, 03:10 PM
Maybe he is with his friend John Lennon in heaven.

Finn
12-17-2006, 09:18 AM
A big shame, I just watched Where the Buffalo Roam this morning.
He was a fine actor.

ron2112
02-08-2007, 03:48 PM
I feel bad for her new kid.

Ron Moses

ThrowgnCpr
06-13-2007, 08:19 AM
I just read this, ADM posted it over at OT. I haven't thought about mr. wizard in sometime. I loved his shows as a kid. perhaps it maybe helped a little in me being a scientist today

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/06/1 ... index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/06/12/obit.mr.wizard.ap/index.html)

NexPhr3ak0r
06-13-2007, 09:02 AM
this guy and this show were both classic. It helped instill in me the love of finding out how things work. I used to wake up at 6am before school just so i could sit there, eat cereal and watch this. I guess Mr. Wizard is blowing up stuff in heaven now :)

ThrowgnCpr
06-13-2007, 09:07 AM
I guess Mr. Wizard is blowing up stuff in heaven now :)

i surely hope so :)

TeresofBlood
08-29-2007, 08:20 PM
My best friend of 12 years died today of brain cancer.

He was the most angelic person you'd ever meet in your life. Anyone who ever met him loved him.

Today was his 20th birthday. Happy Birthday Matt. You will be missed.

http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v73/39/2/62501840/n62501840_30338537_6864.jpg
http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v113/58/72/62501716/n62501716_30419242_8875.jpg

ThrowgnCpr
08-29-2007, 08:24 PM
sorry to hear this. cancer has no mercy

lewis886
08-29-2007, 08:33 PM
wow... i'm very sorry :( that's terrible.
such a short life to be snuffed out by something like that :(

SEANWOOKIE?
08-29-2007, 09:40 PM
I sorry to hear about this. May he rest in peace.

boon23
08-30-2007, 02:48 AM
I am really sorry to hear that. :(
...how do the parents get along?

T-HOPE
08-30-2007, 03:18 AM
That's sad news. Wish all the best to his family & friends.

Sprug's decapitated head
08-30-2007, 03:44 AM
This is terrible. I'm very sorry to hear this, and i know how it feels to lose a best friend. I hope you will be ok man. My thoughts are with you.

TeresofBlood
08-30-2007, 06:08 AM
I'm holding up okay. I just feel so bad for his parents. I can't even imagine how they feel. What do you say to them at that point. Two days ago they were told he had about three months, which sucks but at least you know what you're dealing with, but then to have it happen the very next day must have made it so much worse for them. And on his birthday...

Thank you so much for the support, everyone.

Daniel
08-30-2007, 06:54 AM
I'm holding up okay. I just feel so bad for his parents. I can't even imagine how they feel. What do you say to them at that point. Two days ago they were told he had about three months, which sucks but at least you know what you're dealing with, but then to have it happen the very next day must have made it so much worse for them. And on his birthday...

Thank you so much for the support, everyone.Well I'm pleased to hear that he knew he was dying, but saddened that it was so untimely - I mean he's 4 years younger than I am! It's always a tragedy when someone dies so young, my thoughts go to his friends and family, and the hope they can adequately grieve and allow themselves to be happy again soon. I always remember when a 17 year old died (same age as me, so 7 years ago) the look on the face of his father at the funeral - pain beyond description, so very broken. Thanks for sharing your tragic news.

nOmArch
08-30-2007, 07:57 AM
so sorry to hear your news, one of my mates got killed about 5 years ago (he was 25) so i know what you're going through.

NexPhr3ak0r
08-30-2007, 08:05 AM
sorry to hear that teresofblood. my condolensces.

voodl
08-30-2007, 09:37 AM
Rest in peace...... :-(

Tubes
01-22-2008, 03:57 PM
Clicky (http://www.myfoxny.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail?contentId=5556764&version=3&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=1.1.1)

messenjah14
01-22-2008, 04:00 PM
What the fuck. This can't be happening.

dark jedi
01-22-2008, 04:17 PM
This fucking sux!

I actually liked most all of his movies,with obvious exception to Broke Back Mountain.

shit this is very sad news.

joebshmoe
01-22-2008, 04:17 PM
OMG - my wife just told me and i came here to add to the DK thread

WTF???

sad times...

Ghostcut
01-22-2008, 04:20 PM
Holy fucking shit!

Aztek463
01-22-2008, 04:22 PM
Wow...talk about completely un-fucking-expected.

dark jedi
01-22-2008, 04:22 PM
I am guessing that it has to be drugs.

damn!

nOmArch
01-22-2008, 04:23 PM
such a shame, what a waste :(

Ghostcut
01-22-2008, 04:24 PM
Indeed. I bloody love his films, he was such a great actor.

lewis886
01-22-2008, 04:24 PM
:( sad stuff

dark jedi
01-22-2008, 04:30 PM
Hell I have even heard that Brokeback Mountain would even be a good movie if 1 scene was cut out.

Philfrog
01-22-2008, 04:46 PM
Hell I have even heard that Brokeback Mountain would even be a good movie if 1 scene was cut out.
Ledger dead = :shock:
That joke = :grin:

ReverendBeastly
01-22-2008, 04:58 PM
I'm sad and pissed off about this. The dude was a great actor, but I am very worried for the fate of The Dark Knight and the new Terry Gilliam film, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. TDK is in post-prod, so they might not have been totally done with him. And Gilliam's movies have a tendency to always be on the brink of not happening, I just hope this doesn't push it over the edge.

LeoneNut
01-22-2008, 05:27 PM
I like A Knight's Tale and Ned Kelly, very sad news indeed :(
Michael Caine was saying Ledger's performance in TDK was superb, can't wait to see it.

I assume Gilliam will have to re-cast very soon and re-shoot anything Ledger was in.

Sprug's decapitated head
01-22-2008, 05:52 PM
DAMN. Very sad to hear this. That's all I can say.. :-(

dark jedi
01-22-2008, 05:55 PM
I just read that his scenes were all finished for the new Batman.

sladetwc
01-22-2008, 07:16 PM
The Dark Knight is in post production. The movie will be finished, and I'm sure it'll carry with it an "RIP" message for Heath.

God rest his soul.

He'd driven himself mad, playing the Joker... who knew?

RIP Heath

Hopefully you're in a better place.

boon23
01-22-2008, 09:23 PM
very very sad news. He had his life ahead of him. I am really shocked.

dark jedi
01-22-2008, 09:49 PM
very very sad news. He had his life ahead of him. I am really shocked.

We all are,it is just unbelievable.

terrible,terrible news.

Daniel
01-22-2008, 10:59 PM
There are very few actors who I would ever call "great". However, the greatest compliment an actor can receive is "I didn't realize you were in that movie/I didn't recognize you!" Because it means they diluted into their character so perfectly.

I once said this about Ledger's (somewhat small) role in Monster's Ball. He was also perfect in his leading role in Ned Kelly 2003 (can someone fan edit out the love interest please? it's historically inaccurate/entirely fictional and would be a better movie without it). My Grandmother's mother knew people who were hiding the Kelly gang - which makes one think just how real an event it actually was in the late 1870s.

voodl
01-23-2008, 03:27 AM
Stupid! Selfish! Asshole! :-(

T-HOPE
01-23-2008, 03:50 AM
RIP.
This was really shocking news this morning.

Does someone know about his death? I mean, 1 report says he probably killed himself with an overdoses of pills, another report says no suicide or whatever, etc. It's a bit vague.

messenjah14
01-23-2008, 03:54 AM
Some updates from 411mania:
We will update this page directly with the latest.

UPDATE #7: Turns out that Ledger was found in his bed, then put on the floor when paramedics tried to perform CPR on him.

UPDATE #6: Various sources are now reporting that Ledger was sick with pneumonia when he died today in NY.

UPDATE #5: Ledger's family is telling TMZ that the death was accidental and there is no truth to some reports in the media that Ledger killed himself.

UPDATE #4: Police tell TMZ that sleeping pills were strewn around the bed of Heath Ledger.

UPDATE #3: A source tells TMZ that Ledger had a substance abuse problem but had been clean for a year.

UPDATE #2: The cops have stated that Ledger's death was accidental.

UPDATE #1: The apartment Ledger was found in was not owned by Mary-Kate Olsen as originally reported.

ORIGINAL STORY: As reported earlier, Heath Ledger was found dead today in New York City. It turns out that the apartment he was found in was owned by Mary-Kate Olsen.

NexPhr3ak0r
01-23-2008, 08:32 AM
this truly sucks. I really liked knight's tale.

As for the dark knight i think all his stuff was finished so we will see it but as for the terry gillam flick that will probably be a no go (unless they try to go brandon lee / crow on it).

stamper
01-23-2008, 10:30 AM
Here's what Jack Nicholson just said on UK national TV "I warned him !" then he walked away laughing !

PaulisDead2221
01-23-2008, 10:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O6ZOExm2G4

Evidently he was talking about having warned him about taking drugs, and of the adverse effects of playing a psychotic killer. That's at least what people are clarifying in comments and video info within hours of the statement (Jesus we are obsessed!). Also, it does seem as though the press is laughing, and Jack's just smiling.

Hey, maybe that's as Joker as it gets. "Life is a joke and death is the punchline." -Joker, Batman: No Man's Land

God, why did I quote that!

Grievous Angel Draven
01-25-2008, 03:26 PM
RIP Ledger.

I loved his films, and his acting. The guy was a person I never expected to overdose, and it was indeed a sad day Tuesday. I am used to seeing Junkies go down at my funeral home, but I always thought Ledger wouldn't be on my drug casualty list. I was wrong, and I'm sure to treasure The Dark Knight, in the way I treasure all the swan songs of celebrities who left us too early. Once you take the weight of the balloon, it can go up to the top, or be shot down, like Ledger.

I'll miss you, man.

Ghostcut
03-10-2008, 01:21 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7287953.stm

Heath Ledger's very last film WILL be released.

Daniel
03-11-2008, 11:34 PM
I just want to say "I told you so" to all who were listening to the biased US media that reported it was probably suicide - unlike Australia which correctly reported that it was probably accidental, which is exactly what was found. Yeah, I'm talking to you, T-HOPE!

joebshmoe
03-11-2008, 11:58 PM
oh man the "i told you so" thing from daniel is a BIG softball...

let it go

let it GO

that was hard.

Philfrog
05-30-2008, 12:06 PM
http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2008/05 ... artoo.html (http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2008/05/movie-tv-cartoo.html)

A lot of you on the board may remember him from the Star Wars Holiday Special and Blazing Saddles, but hopefully the Carol Burnett show as well.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0466327/

InvisibleWolfMan
06-16-2008, 03:33 PM
http://herocentral.com.au/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/p1010358.jpg

Truly, a man made of iron can never rust away... :-( :-( :-(

http://forevergeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/ironmanhuge.jpg

http://thepublics.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/the-terminator-1-1024.jpg

http://kotaku.com/assets/resources/2007/08/terminator_endoskeleton.jpg

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/CMAG/956-067~Terminator-2-Posters.jpg

http://www.outpost31.com/movie/images/kenneldogfx.jpg

http://cardboardmonocle.com/blog/fxsuits/predator.jpg

http://www.collider.com/uploads/imageGallery/Jurassic_Park/jurassic_park_movie_image_t_rex__1_.jpg

http://analogmedium.com/blog/2007/08/monster_squad-1.jpg

http://iconsoffright.com/news/pumpkinhead_doorway.jpg

http://www.latinoreview.com/news/images/user/stanwinston.jpg

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/37106

Uncanny Antman
06-16-2008, 06:34 PM
A real shocker for me to wake up to today.

You'll truly, truly be missed, Stan. :(

reave
06-16-2008, 06:46 PM
Wow, that is awful news. RIP Stan.

T-HOPE
06-17-2008, 05:11 AM
RIP Stan da man. He was truly a legend.

ThrowgnCpr
06-17-2008, 03:38 PM
http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/funny-pictures-sad-cat-blackandwhite.jpg

Frantic Canadian
06-17-2008, 06:36 PM
Holy shit! That is definitely a great loss. Sad to see him go. He will be missed. R.I.P.

merlin261170
06-18-2008, 08:15 PM
The one man who it can be said truely gave us some of the great modern cinema icons - The Terminator, The Alien Queen, The Predator, Pumkinhead, the T-Rex (Jurassic Park).

Rest in piece Stan, you will be missed.

tranzor
06-19-2008, 12:06 AM
I find it sad that I have heard/seen virtually no mention of this at all. In fact if I was not channel surfing the other night and stopped on the tv guide channel, I still would not have known


do not forget his great work from the 1970's horror film Gargoyles!

merlin261170
06-19-2008, 05:28 AM
Tranzor I felt exactly the same when DeForest Kelley & James Doohan passed away. It was just like nobody was bothered.

I mean, we're talking about Stan Winston here, one of the giants in the motion picture effects business. I found out when I hapened to notice it on a visit to IMDB.com, and is was just there as a small news article.

Anyway, as I'm just about to finish up on my Jurassic Park 2 edit, I thought it only fitting to include a small memorial to Stan, which can be seen post credits on the movie.

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/5483/0115stanwinstonxg9.jpg

Frantic Canadian
06-23-2008, 01:45 AM
The world lost a legend today as George Carlin passed away at the age of 71. He was my favorite comedian of all time and will sorely be missed. This was just posted on Yahoo! and is from the Associated Press.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - A publicist for George Carlin says the legendary comedian has died of heart failure at a hospital in Santa Monica, Calif.

Jeff Abraham says Carlin went into St. John's Health Center on Sunday afternoon, complaining of chest pain. Carlin died at 5:55 p.m. PDT. He was 71.

Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. It was announced Tuesday that Carlin was being awarded the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

The dean of counterculture comedians, Carlin constantly pushed the envelop with his jokes, particularly with a routine called "The Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV."

ThrowgnCpr
06-23-2008, 05:52 AM
wow, this is horrible news :-( :-(

nOmArch
06-23-2008, 03:30 PM
oh for fucks sake :evil:

The Joker
07-14-2008, 11:06 AM
Late, but yeah. George Carlin was a comedic genius. Some things he said I didn't agree with but I don't have to agree for them to be funny. It's unfortunate that Carlin has expired.

Frantic Canadian
08-09-2008, 12:22 PM
This came as a real shock to me as I went to check my e-mail today but comedian Bernie Mac has passed away this morning at the age of 50 from complications due to pnemonia.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080809/ap_ ... bernie_mac (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080809/ap_en_mo/obit_bernie_mac)

stomachworm
08-09-2008, 03:43 PM
:shock: :(

Sprug's decapitated head
08-09-2008, 03:57 PM
It's definately shocking. Of all people, I wasn't expecting him to pass away. :eek:

Ghostcut
08-09-2008, 06:48 PM
:-(

stomachworm
08-10-2008, 09:26 PM
Writer of one of the most distinguishable movie themes ever, ye shall be missed. I once heard a radio interview with Isaac (Circa 1996?) where he spoke of the first time he had gotten his head shaved where he stated that he walked outside and thought "I can feel the breeze on my head". :lol:

The question I have is did Isaac try to leave Scientology prior to his death? R.I.P. Isaac.

Ghostcut
08-11-2008, 03:34 AM
For all we know Scientology might have been what finished him off. The "Church" do have a history of killing people off...




Hi there, OSA!

stomachworm
08-11-2008, 08:48 AM
For all we know Scientology might have been what finished him off. The "Church" do have a history of killing people off...
I know, that's why I asked. I've been to www.whyaretheydead.net (http://www.whyaretheydead.net) which is some scary reading. It's rumored that the "Church" even did in L. Ron to get out of legal trouble at the time!!!

boon23
09-27-2008, 06:35 PM
Beloved actor and humanitarian Paul Newman has died of cancer in his home in Westport, Connecticut. He was 83.

...there goes another great great legend... :(
my favorite movies with him:
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Hudsucker Proxy
The Sting

Uncanny Antman
09-27-2008, 09:42 PM
Another movie legend gone. :(

JMB
09-27-2008, 11:30 PM
Major suckage.

"Homer, I'll tell you the same thing I told Redford: I ain't gonna happen".

R.I.P. Cool Hand Luke. You were one of the best of all time.

Remixed by Jorge
09-27-2008, 11:40 PM
The Color of Money.
Harper.
Cool Hand Luke.
Hombre.

When I was young I read an interview with him where the reporter asked him how he kept his youthful looks.
Paul responded that he would get a bucket of ice and water every morning and soak his head in while using a snorkel for 30 minutes.
I believed him.
It wasn't until years later that I realized his answer was a joke.
So I have stopped soaking my head in ice water.
But now I look older.
He'll be missed.
"money won is twice as sweet as money earned."

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/4038/thepaulnewmancollectionwk9.jpg

Mollo
09-28-2008, 04:59 AM
Film Stars are not what they once were.......and Newman was a film star. Any film that has him on the cast list is worth watching.

FatherMerrin
09-28-2008, 05:21 AM
Film Stars are not what they once were.......and Newman was a film star. Any film that has him on the cast list is worth watching.

Absolutely bang on there.

I remember he was recently on a chat show in the UK (The Jonathan Ross Show) & he'd literally just come from doing a clown show for some kids in London & he hadn't had time to change for the show.

So he just came straight on looking a bit untidy wearing jumper & jeans and ended up giving a great interview about his career, charity, sauces & stuff. I was just taken back how someone who was that talented, good looking & successfull could be so genuinely down to earth. I just thought that was brilliant cause he clearly wasn't bothered about his image or any shite like that which can't be said for a lot of film stars today.

Fav films:
The Color of Money
The Road to Perdition

ThrowgnCpr
09-28-2008, 06:43 PM
this is quite sad. A true humanitarian, and lover of our natural world. Not only did he create some amazing characters, but he gave much of his life to solving the problems around us. I only wish that other stars were a hundredth as giving as him. May you be in peace, Paul.

JMB
12-26-2008, 05:25 PM
Eartha Kitt, singer, actress and of course one of the Catwomen from the Batman TV show has died at the age of 81.

Ghostcut
12-27-2008, 07:23 AM
What a rotten shame. :(

boon23
12-27-2008, 09:05 AM
RIP Eartha Kitt. You WILL be remembered.

nOmArch
12-27-2008, 09:07 AM
agreed, we have lost another icon :( :(

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/2148/47020213pc0.jpg

What a lady and what a singer.

Santa Baby, slip a sable under the tree for me...

Magna13
12-27-2008, 12:13 PM
Holy coincidence! Read this:

I'm currently watching the entire 1966 Batman series and this morning I watched episodes 108 to 110. Episode 108, Catwoman's Dressed to Kill" was Eartha's first appearance as Catwoman. Then, episode 109, "The Funny Feline Felonies" was her second appearance. And guess what! That episode was first aired December 28th 1967! 41 years tomorrow!

So as soon as I'm done typing this, I'll be watching her last appearance: episode 111, "The Joke's on Catwoman".

Rest in Peace Eartha, you were one of the greats...

JMB
01-05-2009, 08:04 PM
Pat Hingle, the veteran actor with more than half a century of impressive work in theater, film and television who was perhaps best known to a generation of movie fans as Commissioner James Gordon in the first four "Batman" films, has died. He was 84.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/ ... 0812.story (http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-hingle5-2009jan05,0,4120812.story)

scaperat
01-05-2009, 11:30 PM
Today? Whoa!

I remember seeing him in a Twilight Zone episode not so long ago. I wonder what he thought of the new Batman films.

R.I.P.

TMBTM
01-06-2009, 05:10 AM
He played a lot of roles, but I always remember him in "Hang'em high" with Clint Eastwood.
R.I.P

nOmArch
01-18-2009, 06:52 AM
for any UK members here who remember Hart Beat from Childrens BBC i have some very sad news. :-(

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20090118/tuk-tv-presenter-tony-hart-dies-6323e80.html

Ghostcut
01-18-2009, 06:57 AM
What?! No!

AvP
01-18-2009, 09:40 AM
That is bad news...use to love watching his shows (h)as a kid.

JMB
01-18-2009, 11:04 AM
Ricardo Montalban dies

More sad news I'm afraid...

Here is a nice article on his passing and his career:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... od-latinos (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2009/jan/16/ricardo-motalban-hollywood-latinos)

Of course you Star Trek fans will remember him best as the mighty Khan.

Horrorgrind
01-18-2009, 11:30 AM
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/blog/juiyinjong/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/shatner_st2.jpg
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!

Offtopic is becoming such a depressing place with all these dead people posts.

Ghostcut
01-18-2009, 03:35 PM
Because recently Off-Topic has become a rather depressing place with so many famous people dying over the past year, we've decided to merge the obituary threads into one topic.

nOmArch
01-18-2009, 04:09 PM
Yay, all the dead people in one place, so much more handy :)

FatherMerrin
01-19-2009, 07:16 AM
for any UK members here who remember Hart Beat from Childrens BBC i have some very sad news. :-( [/url

O no. :(

That's really sad man, I loved his shows as a kid & Tony Hart came across as a genuine, gentle & warm guy. Such a shame. :-(

nOmArch
01-19-2009, 08:07 AM
indeed :( morph and chas must be gutted.

AvP
02-26-2009, 02:29 PM
http://estb.msn.com/i/2F/275714919502CC34B8ED98BD312.jpg

Wendy Richard RIP

nOmArch
02-26-2009, 02:47 PM
Miss Brahms... HELLO!! ... Goodbye :(

ThrowgnCpr
03-01-2009, 11:58 AM
Paul Harvey :(

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29447376/?GT1=43001

http://www.showmetractorcruise.com/images/PaulHarvey.jpg

white43
03-19-2009, 05:01 AM
Natasha Richardson.

Bit of a shocker this one..... :(

http://www.theimproper.com/Images/Art/Natasha%20Richardson%20skiing%20accident.jpg

AvP
03-19-2009, 05:21 AM
http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2009/03/17/02/People_Natasha_Richardson.sff.embedded.prod_affili ate.138.jpg

yup...so young.

nOmArch
03-19-2009, 08:01 AM
Couldn't believe it when i turned on the news this morning, i had this weird feeling that she was going to pull through. :(

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/888/thehandmaidstale.png

another great actress sadly missed.

Ghostcut
04-01-2009, 08:58 AM
Andy Hallett

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7976513.stm

ThrowgnCpr
04-01-2009, 09:10 AM
congestive heart disease at 33! yikes. :(

elbarto1
04-13-2009, 01:14 PM
Harry Kalas (the voice of the Phillies) dies at 73

Although most (if not all) of you have no idea who this is its a shame, he will be greatly missed.

WASHINGTON - Longtime Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas has died at age 73.

Team president David Montgomery announced the death Monday a short time after Kalas passed out in the broadcast booth before a game in Washington against the Nationals.

Montogomery's voice was cracking as he said that "we have lost our voice."

Kalas had been with the Phillies since 1971 and was known for his distinctive "Outta here!" home run call.


[youtube:1ethe6p6]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbSXhpjlKS4[/youtube:1ethe6p6]
[youtube:1ethe6p6]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZPxxHBMD0U[/youtube:1ethe6p6]
[youtube:1ethe6p6]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbJrAAaUcKg[/youtube:1ethe6p6]

white43
06-04-2009, 09:17 AM
David Carradine

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45868000/jpg/_45868022_carrdine_226_getty.jpg

ThrowgnCpr
06-04-2009, 09:19 AM
I had just read this when I saw your post. truly sad. he will be missed :(

boon23
06-04-2009, 10:03 AM
oh yes... pity. :(

nOmArch
06-04-2009, 10:53 AM
Damn! just read the article :(

InfoDroid
06-04-2009, 12:03 PM
:eek: The suicide factor definitely came as a shock at 72 years old. How strange.

My favorite role of his was probably one of his lesser-known ones. In the 1985 TV mini-series "North and South", he played the cruel Southern slave-owner Justin LaMotte, who good girl Leslie-Anne Down was forced to marry. He seemed to relish the evilness of the role and really made you hate him, beating his slaves almost as much as he abused his wife. His character reached the pinnacle of badness when he threw his new wife's lifelong creole maidservant down a long plantation-house staircase, shouting "Your free (racial expletive) can't save you now, Slut!"

He was so good in the role that he really made me believe he had done all these horrible things, and when I saw him in later roles, like Kill Bill...it was very hard for me to separate the actor from that slaveowner character.

Anyway, this is very disappointing news. He was a great actor. May he rest-in-peace.

TMBTM
06-04-2009, 01:44 PM
I just saw the news on TV. Truely sad. :-(
Maybe he learned sad news concerning his health I don't know.
Anyway R.I.P

FatherMerrin
06-05-2009, 07:51 AM
That's some very sad news. :(
R.I.P

voodl
06-05-2009, 10:59 AM
it is really strange way to say goodbye to life :wat: ..... I mean..... :-? .....to throttle your own testicles?

rest in peace buddy

:?

nOmArch
06-08-2009, 12:30 PM
and it gets weirder and weirder... (culled from yahoo news)

Was Carradine killed by kung fu assassins?
Mon 08 Jun 11:17 AM

David Carradine was killed because he was investigating kung fu crime lords, his family have suggested.
The Kill Bill star, 73, was found dead in a Bangkok hotel room last week, with a rope tied around his neck and manhood.

While Thai police initially suggested it was a sex act gone horribly wrong, the actor's family have claimed that he was killed for investigating secret societies in that area.

The lawyer to Carradine's family, Mark Geragos, was asked on Larry King's US chat show if the Kung Fu star was "interested in investigating and disclosing secret societies?"

To which, Geragos replied, "Absolutely. And so there is a suspicion that if there was some foul play, that may be the first area they should look."

Geragos has also revealed that the actor's family have urged the FBI to investigate Carradine's death.
He added, "It's hard to start the grieving process when you don't have all the information on what happened. Family members are frustrated and in shock.

"The information keeps evolving, and that's troubling them."

The assassin conspiracy theory has remarkable similarities to Bruce Lee's death in 1973. While his death was ruled to be heart failure, there are still some who believe that the martial arts legend was murdered by Chinese triads.
A former wife of Carradine has rubbised the conspiracy theories however. Marina Anderson said, "If he was involved in secret societies, it was a secret I didn't even know about."

Frantic Canadian
06-23-2009, 01:58 PM
TV legend Ed McMahon passed away last night at the age of 86. Cause of death has not been given.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/0906 ... it_mcmahon (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090623/entertainment/20090619us_obit_mcmahon)

elbarto1
06-23-2009, 02:05 PM
TV legend Ed McMahon passed away last night at the age of 86. Cause of death has not been given.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/0906 ... it_mcmahon (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090623/entertainment/20090619us_obit_mcmahon)

I'm sure this will sound callus, but I honestly thought he was dead for years...

nOmArch
06-23-2009, 06:46 PM
I wouldnt worry, I thought he was something to do with the WWE 'til i checked out Wiki.

edit: not sure whether i should be ashamed by that or not.

Frantic Canadian
06-23-2009, 06:55 PM
I wouldnt worry, I thought he was something to do with the WWE 'til i checked out Wiki.


You know it's funny but my dad thought the same thing when I told him. He was shocked and said he had just seen him last night on Raw. I said "No, not Vince McMahon, Ed McMahon. You know The Tonight Show." Then he realized who I was talking about. I don't watch wrestling, haven't watched in 10 years, so if Vince McMahon had died I wouldn't have reported it.

elbarto1
06-25-2009, 12:30 PM
Farrah Fawcett dies at 62 from cancer
http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0850665/
http://graneyandthepig.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/farrahfawcettposter.jpg

elbarto1
06-25-2009, 04:58 PM
I just heard from my girlfriend that Michael Jackson passed due to a heart attack?
no news anywhere other than forum posts thus far but she says the radio is broadcasting that he is dead.
If true, its a sad day for celebrity deaths :-(

AvP
06-25-2009, 05:03 PM
I just heard from my girlfriend that Michael Jackson passed due to a heart attack?
no news anywhere other than forum posts thus far but she says the radio is broadcasting that he is dead.
If true, its a sad day for celebrity deaths :-(

No...hes still alive in hospital.

Grievous Angel Draven
06-25-2009, 05:42 PM
Apparently, he's dead now. Fuck, I sure as hell wasn't expecting that.
http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/25/michael-jackson-dies-death-dead-cardiac-arrest/?icid=main|main|dl1|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tmz.com %2F2009%2F06%2F25%2Fmichael-jackson-dies-death-dead-cardiac-arrest%2F

Now to go listen to Thriller while I put away my Farrah Fawcett photos.

elbarto1
06-25-2009, 05:42 PM
news (cnn/la times) is now reporting his death

JasonN
06-25-2009, 05:53 PM
Apparently, he's dead now. Fuck, I sure as hell wasn't expecting that.
http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/25/michael-jackson-dies-death-dead-cardiac-arrest/?icid=main|main|dl1|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tmz.com %2F2009%2F06%2F25%2Fmichael-jackson-dies-death-dead-cardiac-arrest%2F
Holy f***... :shock:

God, we're losing everyone lately. :(

nOmArch
06-25-2009, 06:15 PM
Bloody Hell, I wasnt surprised about Farrah as I knew she was very ill but Michael Jackson totally came out of left field

Frantic Canadian
06-25-2009, 09:03 PM
Yep, not a good month for celebrities. First David Carradine a couple of weeks ago, then Ed McMahon two days ago and now Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson today. Even writing that Michael Jackson has died feels weird.

InfoDroid
06-25-2009, 10:38 PM
Shocking indeed. He's been weird, yes, for the last ten or twenty years, but it's mainly because the poor guy was surrounded by sycophantic parasites since he was a kid (starting with his father) and never had a chance at a normal life. I expect a media blitz to drag out the whole traveling circus that orbited him...Elizabeth Taylor, MacCauley Culkin, Brooke Shields...heck, maybe even Bubbles the Chimp...they'll all be paraded out before the cameras to comment.

I think the cellphone picture they're broadcasting of him in the ambulance with paramedics attempting to revive him is in really poor taste. Why the hell do we need to see that? It's just trash journalism.

I hope he is finally able to find peace in the next life. And I hope history remembers him more for his musical genius and the impact he had on that industry than for his eccentricities.

TMBTM
06-26-2009, 02:28 AM
There was a lot of love/hate around M. Jackson, but he was totaly part of my childhood.
He was like "Star Wars" in the shape of a human being. Totaly out of this world.
Wasting his own childhood to make us feel better.
He was the living proof that too much money don't make people happy, only love, and sometime art...

R.I.P

http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/050523/050523_michaeljackson_hmed_3p.h2.jpg

nOmArch
06-26-2009, 09:55 AM
but he was totaly part of my childhood.

i know what you mean but that statement is asking for epic LOL.

TMBTM
06-26-2009, 10:17 AM
but he was totaly part of my childhood.

i know what you mean but that statement is asking for epic LOL.
i know what you mean but I tried to be careful with what I said though! :x :-P

nOmArch
06-26-2009, 11:29 AM
haha so was i with my reply ;)

joebshmoe
06-26-2009, 12:36 PM
whoa. turns out MJ died from an overdose:
http://www.wwtdd.com/2009/06/it-was-lik ... /#comments (http://www.wwtdd.com/2009/06/it-was-likely-a-demerol-overdose/#comments)

AvP
06-26-2009, 12:39 PM
well we wont know for sure untill next week.

nOmArch
06-26-2009, 12:50 PM
first thing i thought last night when i heard the news was suicide. i guess he was a little more troubled then we thought :(

AvP
06-26-2009, 12:52 PM
well when your trying to do the stuff 20-30 yrs ago at his age wouldnt be a good for ya.

AvP
06-26-2009, 05:22 PM
ive heard his doctor is on the run.

joebshmoe
06-26-2009, 06:33 PM
that guy is so screwed - MJ died MINUTES after the guy injected him with demerol (morphine)

blueyoda
06-26-2009, 07:29 PM
that guy is so screwed - MJ died MINUTES after the guy injected him with demerol (morphine)

If that's true then his song "Morphine" just became a hell of a lot creepier.

He got flat baby
Kick in the back baby
A heart attack baby
I need your body

[...]

Don't cry
I won't convert you
There's no need to dismay
Close your eyes and drift away

http://www.allmichaeljackson.com/lyrics/morphine.html


[youtube:3b8yxgnw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m--XV-CfRA[/youtube:3b8yxgnw]

Remixed by Jorge
06-26-2009, 08:03 PM
Michael's death is finally getting to me.
I don't have cable at home. If I watch tv its a dvd.
My weather and news I get from the net.
So I felt pretty detached from Michael's death. Even when i learned of it, last nite during my weekly salsa class.
And then I decided to take a cab home from work.

The cab driver is this middle-aged, burly, bearded, middle-eastern man.
I ignore him while he drives me home. I'm listening to my ipod. A podcast about movies, what else.
Then I notice the driver's talking to me. I pause my ipod.
"What?"
"Do you know when they're having the funeral?"
A moment of incomprehension and then "I don't know. Nobody's mentioned it.
The news is about finding the doctor, how he died, what's going to happen to his family."
He drives on. Not looking back at me at all.
I'm just about to re-start my ipod when I hear "You know, yesterday i was very sad"
I said "Not me. I didn't love Michael. Not the Michael that died. The one with the skin and the plastic surgery."
The driver makes noises of agreement.
"But you know who I did love? The Michael from Thriller. When he won all those awards and he was on tv and he..."
"He moonwalked! yes!" the driver interrupts suddenly alive as we share that memory.
Now he's looking back at me. And driving.
"You know back home I use to be with a breakdance group. We use to take vinyl floors from the kitchen and roll them up,
take them to the park and we would dance all day"
"How old were you?" I ask.
"Eleven" He looks back at me with the biggest grin on his face.
"Did you use to dress like Michael?, had the gloves and the socks?"
"and the jacket. I use to curl my hair for competition."
We laugh together.
"Where are you from?" I ask.
"Karachi, Pakistan. it's a big, big city. Not like here."
We rode the rest of the way in silence.
Michael's death is finally getting to me.

TV's Frink
06-26-2009, 08:10 PM
Wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.

Gaith
06-26-2009, 11:47 PM
I second that, Jorge; a powerful story in top-notch prose, thank you. Btw, what was the podcast? :)

I'm too young to have any sentiment for MJ, but The Young Turks (http://www.theyoungturks.com), my favorite radio/podcasting group, led with and spent a good deal of time on Jackson yesterday, and they had a great and insightful interview (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TYTteasers/~3/xCyy6HCjCWs/tyttease062509.mp3) with his long-standing personal photographer. (The interview starts at 10:18.) Definitely worth a listen, imo, even if you're not terribly interested the matter, like me. :wink:

Heinrich
06-27-2009, 06:43 AM
ever thought about writing novels, J? if yes, share them with us!

:)

Remixed by Jorge
06-27-2009, 06:58 AM
Thanks guys. The podcast if you must know was A DAMN MOVIE PODCAST. They had a review of ROBOCOP.
Thanks Heinrich. I think we should ALL write. It's not unlike editing. And reading is still my first love.

Frantic Canadian
06-28-2009, 12:25 PM
Another "celebrity" death to report. Billy Mays has been found dead at his Florida home at the age of 50.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/0906 ... billy_mays (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090628/entertainment/us_obit_billy_mays)

InfoDroid
06-28-2009, 06:46 PM
Damn. He lived about ten minutes from where I live. I loved that guy! "Hi! Billy Mays here for Oxi-Clean!" :lol: I watch his reality show on Discovery called "Pitchmen" every week. It's an interesting and entertaining look into the "As seen on TV" direct sales industry.

I know he's got a few kids. What a shame. He had a very unique style of yelling at the television screen. At first I thought he was annoying, then it became funny. THEN I found myself buying products because I saw it on the commercial with that "crazy Billy Mays guy". My favorite was when he took a ripped parachute and sealed it back together with "Mighty Mend-it" (some kind of upholstery glue he was selling) and jumped out of a plane. :lol:

No one did it like he did. Any product backed by him was almost certainly going to be a huge success. He will definitely be missed in his industry.

Jeez, this has been a helluva week for celebrity deaths.

Frantic Canadian
06-28-2009, 09:21 PM
Yes, it's been one hell of a month for celebrity deaths. First David Carradine then Farrah Fawcett followed by Michael Jackson on the same day and now Billy Mays. Let's just hope that the next two days are death free and here's to a better July for celebrities.

InfoDroid
06-28-2009, 10:10 PM
Don't forget Ed McMahon.

Frantic Canadian
06-29-2009, 12:30 AM
Thought I had included him. My bad.

Heinrich
07-02-2009, 02:04 AM
Karl Malden died at age 97.

http://www.tv.com/story/16152.html

:-(

...and just yesterday i thought about buying this dvd box of the first season of ´streets of san fransisco´

TMBTM
07-02-2009, 03:04 AM
Karl Malden died at age 97.

http://www.tv.com/story/16152.html

:-(

...and just yesterday i thought about buying this dvd box of the first season of ´streets of san fransisco´
Nice series, brings back memories... and I've just watch Dario Argento's "Cat o' nine tails" with him, few days ago.
Damn I thought he died years ago. In some way I'm happy he made it to that age. (don't know if that last sentence is correct english, but you goy point).

Heinrich
07-02-2009, 03:41 AM
In some way I'm happy he made it to that age. (don't know if that last sentence is correct english, but you goy point).

yup. me goy point! LOL. :grin:

and compared to other recently passed celebrities i guess he died with dignity...

TMBTM
07-02-2009, 05:31 AM
GoT the point, all right... :lol:

joebshmoe
07-02-2009, 12:20 PM
RIP jeff goldbloom (http://geektyrant.com/2009/07/jeff-goldblum-confirms-his-own-death/)

InfoDroid
07-02-2009, 12:24 PM
Jeff Goldblum? He didn't die...did he???




EDIT: Oh, okay. Just read the article. :razz:

AvP
07-05-2009, 06:45 AM
a bit late but.... Sitcom star Mollie Sugden has died in hospital after a long illness, aged 86.

http://lookpic.com/i/160/DU9mje1R.jpeg

Aztek463
07-05-2009, 11:23 PM
I hope her pussy was able to find a good home. R.I.P. :(

elbarto1
07-17-2009, 09:38 PM
TV News Legend Walter Cronkite Dies at 92

Walter Cronkite, for decades the embodiment of TV news, died Friday night in New York, his family said. The avuncular anchor once dubbed "the most trusted man in America" was 92 and had been in failing health. "My father Walter Cronkite died," his son Chip said Friday night. CBS interrupted programming to show an obit of the legendary anchorman.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20286303,00.html?xid=rss-fullcontent

AvP
07-31-2009, 01:02 PM
Sir Robert William Robson died this morning....RIP

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/31/Bobby_Robson_Cropped.jpg/150px-Bobby_Robson_Cropped.jpg

Ghostcut
08-06-2009, 03:52 PM
John Hughes.

Gaith
08-06-2009, 04:05 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo! :-(

nOmArch
08-06-2009, 05:32 PM
that is seriously bad news :(

ThrowgnCpr
08-13-2009, 11:49 AM
Les Paul

from NPR: The guitarist and inventor who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits, many with wife Mary Ford, died Thursday. He was 94.

http://www.fromthevaultradio.org/home/wp-content/images/FTV133_Les%20Paul/les%20paul.jpg

Ghostcut
08-13-2009, 05:25 PM
I'm just glad he lived to the age he did.
He had a good life, and changed music for the better with his musical inventions.

hebrides
08-13-2009, 06:23 PM
Les Paul

from NPR: The guitarist and inventor who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits, many with wife Mary Ford, died Thursday. He was 94.

http://www.fromthevaultradio.org/home/wp-content/images/FTV133_Les%20Paul/les%20paul.jpg

He died in the hospital down the road from me. I'm not sure why he was there, since he played in NYC and lived in Mahwah, NJ, neither of which is that nearby (NYC isn't far, but of course they have hospitals aplenty).

I was very lucky to have seen him three times at Fat Tuesday's in Manhattan in the early 90s. Even with a surgically shortened right arm (the result of a car accident that nearly killed him in the 1940s), a quintuple bypass, and crippling arthritis, he could still play amazingly well. He was also very warm, funny, and generous to his fans. No matter what kind of music you might like, I don't think it was even possible to dislike him. He was kind of like everyone's favorite grandfather. I'll miss him a lot.

ThrowgnCpr
08-13-2009, 07:27 PM
That is a wonderful story, hebrides. Thank you so much for sharing. It is for sure, the world will miss him.

hebrides
08-13-2009, 09:06 PM
That is a wonderful story, hebrides. Thank you so much for sharing. It is for sure, the world will miss him.

My pleasure. Here's a little story I just remembered from one of the gigs:

A couple of friends and I met up with some other people to all see Les and his trio. There wound up being eight of us, I think, and we sat at a long table that was about a foot from the stage (which was on the same level as the seats at Fat Tuesday's).

We all had dinner, and several of us had drinks. After all that, our bill, when it came, was VERY high, especially for a bunch of young'uns around 20 years old.

Les was in the middle of a song when our bill came. He saw it, and he stopped playing as if in shock at how high it was! The crowd, the band, everyone -- including us, the ones who actually had to pay that ridiculous bill -- burst out laughing.

That's one I'm always going to cherish -- and in retrospect, it was worth every penny. :)

reave
08-19-2009, 04:48 PM
Don Hewitt
1922-2009

hebrides
08-26-2009, 12:33 AM
MSNBC and ABC News are both saying that Ted Kennedy has died.

Gaith
08-26-2009, 12:55 AM
Wow... the end of an era.

Rest in peace, Senator.

http://blackliberal.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/ted-kennedy-to-be-knighted.jpg

ohmss
08-26-2009, 11:26 AM
Just what did he do that was so great?

joebshmoe
08-26-2009, 12:33 PM
well with about 40 years in the senate he did a pretty good job, imho. take away his last name and he was still a powerful representative.

ohmss
08-26-2009, 05:03 PM
Yes, but what did he do in those forty years?

Did he build hospitals and schools? feed the poor or heal the sick?
What will he be remembered for?

Frantic Canadian
08-26-2009, 05:10 PM
All I know about Ted Kennedy is that he was an alcoholic.

ThrowgnCpr
08-26-2009, 06:18 PM
glad to see people pissing on the dead....

what will YOU be remembered for?

nOmArch
08-26-2009, 06:34 PM
what will YOU be remembered for?

hopefully for lowering the tone and generally being a bit of a twat.

i like to keep my standards low... :o

Gaith
08-26-2009, 06:47 PM
Did he build hospitals and schools? feed the poor or heal the sick?Yes, he did. In modern federal republics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy) such as the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_government), we have legislators (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress) who decide how many hospitals and schools get built. Broadly speaking, such financially-based decisions are tug-of-wars between the two extremes of social darwinism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Darwinism) and socialism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism). As his votes reflected the latter philosophy, he was partly responsible for the building of hospitals and schools, the feeding of the poor and the healing of the sick, despite the best efforts of those (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_(United_States)) whose votes tended to the former principle.

You can read more about his politics here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kennedy#Political_positions). :wink:

Frantic Canadian
08-26-2009, 06:54 PM
glad to see people pissing on the dead....

what will YOU be remembered for?

I wasn't pissing on anyone Throw. I was just saying that all I knew about him, aside from being a senator, was that he was an alcoholic.

hebrides
08-26-2009, 06:59 PM
Yes, but what did he do in those forty years?

Did he build hospitals and schools? feed the poor or heal the sick?
What will he be remembered for?

How about this (summarized from ABC News)?

-- helped to end a 57-day filibuster of the Civil Rights Bill, which became the Civil Rights Act (1963/4)

-- supported the Voting Rights Extension, lowering the voting age to 18 (1970)

-- was one of the earliest advocates for gay rights

-- ensured for women access to and funding for contraception

-- spearheaded efforts to gain funding for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs

-- sought to prevent people from being discriminated against on the basis of disability as early as 1978, and introduced the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990

-- supported No Child Left Behind, for which he took significant flak from his own party (2001)

And that's the very short list.

Also, I apologize if this is somewhat off-topic, but I just realized that Stevie Ray Vaughan died nineteen years ago today. I was just about to start my senior year of high school back then; now, I'm about two weeks younger than he was when he died. It really doesn't feel that long ago at all.

ohmss
08-27-2009, 01:13 AM
Thanks for the info.

So generally on the "fair" side of things.
I still don't see why his death is headline news over here. Other US politicians have long careers like his and wont be headline news here.

Gaith
08-27-2009, 01:46 AM
.... the top-left photo in the wiki infobox for "Irish American (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_American)" help explain it? ;)

When that president visited Ireland while in office, he got a hero's welcome.

Ghostcut
08-27-2009, 06:16 AM
This thread is getting too political.

ThrowgnCpr
08-27-2009, 06:22 AM
yes, agreed. Where is that "bit of a twat" nOmArch??? He'll lower the tone for us! :grin:

nOmArch
08-27-2009, 08:12 AM
too political you say...

ok how about POLITICAL KITTENS!!!

http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/4677/kittensk.jpg

oh yeah and... fuck. :razz:

ThrowgnCpr
08-27-2009, 08:22 AM
if anything can cheer up a wake, its a bunch of kittens :)

Frantic Canadian
09-14-2009, 07:46 PM
People is reporting that Patrick Swayze has passed away. Apparently it was also on CNN. He was 57.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0, ... pheadlines (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20243864,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines)

ThrowgnCpr
09-14-2009, 07:47 PM
RIP Patrick Swayze :(

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28582715/?gt1=43001

Grievous Angel Draven
09-14-2009, 07:59 PM
So long, Dalton the bouncer.

hebrides
09-14-2009, 08:02 PM
RIP Patrick Swayze :(

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28582715/?gt1=43001

I was never a huge fan of his work, but it's hard not to be inspired by his courage, especially the working through intense pain and rounds of chemo that he did during The Beast. I couldn't get into the show enough to keep watching, but I was surprised and impressed by the depth and nuance of his character in that; he clearly put it all on the line, knowing it was probably his last role.

elbarto1
09-14-2009, 08:25 PM
RIP Swayzaur
http://www.no-regrets-tattoos.com/home/swayzaur/swayzaur.jpg

ThrowgnCpr
09-14-2009, 08:39 PM
hahaha, if thats a real tattoo, thats one of the funniest I have seen. Is that rainbow in the form of a double-helix? :lol: :lol: :lol:

AvP
09-15-2009, 01:05 PM
R.I.P keith floyd

reave
09-17-2009, 08:01 AM
I was just talking about Henry Gibson the other day (his role in The Burbs).

RIP

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002099/

http://www.etonline.com/media/photo/2009/09/111475/400_hgibson_090916_mmainz_53532162.jpg

Uncanny Antman
09-17-2009, 08:41 AM
I just yesterday caught him in an old Bewitched episode. What a shame. :(

elbarto1
09-17-2009, 01:29 PM
my brother, the doktor!

hebrides
09-17-2009, 01:53 PM
Both Mary Travers (Peter, Paul and Mary) and Zakes Mokae (Master Harold...and the Boys, Oz, The Serpent and the Rainbow, The West Wing) died yesterday.

I saw Zakes Mokae at a very small theatre near me in the road production of Master Harold right after Matthew Broderick left the show (it may even have been to do Ferris Bueller, though I'm not sure about that). Really amazing performance that was very moving, even to a young kid in sixth or seventh grade. I also once stood on line behind Mary Travers at Tower Records in NYC shortly after I started college in the early 90's. That was kind of surreal...

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-15555-panoV9free-uvnt.jpg

http://i30.tinypic.com/357iwzd.jpg

white43
11-17-2009, 05:06 AM
Edward Woodward. The Equalizer.

http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/e/e1/htf_imgcache_25250.jpeg

AvP
11-17-2009, 05:36 AM
RIP Edward Woodward.

nOmArch
11-17-2009, 06:15 AM
used to love that show as a kid :(

plus i always loved the joke, what do you call a guy with three forests on his head?

Ghostcut
11-17-2009, 05:20 PM
:-( Rotten shame to see him go.

reave
11-18-2009, 04:41 PM
R.I.P. The Pirate Bay. 2003-2009.

Goodbye, old friend.

http://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-tracker-shuts-down-for-good-091117/

boon23
11-19-2009, 02:32 AM
I think you misread this thing...
it is not "bye bye pirate bay", it is "welcome to the new age of trackerless torrents"

Frantic Canadian
11-19-2009, 01:14 PM
Yeah, the Pirate Bay is still working.

Ghostcut
11-19-2009, 03:14 PM
I for one welcome our trackerless overlords.

white43
11-19-2009, 05:29 PM
How does Trackerless stuff even work? I use RS for everything now, but there are times when BT has everything.....

JasonN
12-17-2009, 06:09 PM
Roy Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney and the man who truly kept the "Disney" legacy of Animation alive in the 80s and 90s (Michael Eisner can go ****ing himself for all I care...), died today at the age of 79.
http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-roy-disney17-2009dec17,0,5129215.story

Ripplin
12-17-2009, 06:12 PM
I made a thread about this at another forum too. Sad news indeed. He played a part in getting Eisner ousted, and that's a pretty awesome.

Here's another news link: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2 ... ies-at-79/ (http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/16/roy-e-disney-who-became-a-power-at-his-uncle-walts-studio-dies-at-79/)

Uncanny Antman
12-18-2009, 10:31 AM
Dan O'Bannon. :(

boon23
12-18-2009, 10:34 AM
Dan O'Bannon. :(
pity! R.I.P., Dan, you will always be remembered.

Frantic Canadian
12-20-2009, 03:54 PM
Brittany Murphy

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/0912 ... any_murphy (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/091220/entertainment/us_obit_brittany_murphy)

Gaith
12-20-2009, 04:13 PM
That ain't right.

Frantic Canadian
12-20-2009, 05:16 PM
I know. It was quite a shock. Here's a bit of an update.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/0912 ... _us_murphy (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/091220/entertainment/centertainment_us_murphy)

white43
12-20-2009, 06:12 PM
Fuck. I'm deeply shocked at that one. She was beautiful.

zeppelinrox
12-20-2009, 06:15 PM
I always enjoyed her performance in Happy Feet.
I actually LOVE that soundtrack!

So sad... I'm not really a fan, but because of the Happy Feet thing, her death affects me more than most of the recent celebrity deaths, including Michael Jackson.

Edit: I just noticed
Fuck. I'm deeply shocked at that one. She was beautiful.Yep... what he said.

white43
12-20-2009, 06:18 PM
I remember her in two films:

Clueless
8 Mile

She went way too fast.

Frantic Canadian
12-20-2009, 06:42 PM
I remember her mostly from the movie "Don't Say A Word" and the show "King Of The Hill".

ThrowgnCpr
12-26-2009, 01:47 PM
singer-songwriter Vic Chestnutt died yesterday on Christmas.

no confirmations yet, but rumor is that it was suicide. Vic openly battled with depression, alcoholism and drugs. :(

hebrides
01-06-2010, 10:41 AM
Tsutomo Yamaguchi died on Monday at the age of 93.

He's not exactly a household name, but he's the only person ever verified to have survived the atomic bombings of both Hiroshima AND Nagasaki. No fridge required.

http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2010/01/06/PH2010010600411.jpg

joebshmoe
01-06-2010, 11:48 AM
that guy must HATE america - terrible.

reave
01-07-2010, 05:16 PM
What a survivor. Cameron is working on something related to his story. Should be interesting.

Joe: Japan was no saint in WWII.

hebrides
01-23-2010, 01:16 AM
The Washington Post is reporting that Jean Simmons died yesterday:


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2010/01/23/ST2010012300148.html?sid=ST2010012300148

I loved her in Guys and Dolls and Spartacus. Not quite as beautiful as her contemporary Audrey Hepburn, perhaps (but who was?), but she seemed somehow less ethereal and more approachable.

And no, I'm nowhere near old enough to have seen either in a movie theater, but even on TV I got that sense. Audrey was and is the unattainable ideal (I think even my wife would agree about that), but Jean Simmons seemed, especially in Guys and Dolls, to be as close as any mere mortal could get -- and that really wasn't half bad.

[youtube:26davt95]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLooMzB_lgc[/youtube:26davt95]

theslime
01-23-2010, 05:25 AM
Japan was no saint in WWII.
That of course doesn't mean that it's right bombing mostly civilian cities for no other reason than to shock an already beaten party into submission. (I'd say the same about Dresden, for the record.)

Ooops.
http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv32/Ladiesman271-2009/can-of-worms.jpg

ThrowgnCpr
01-27-2010, 06:05 PM
RIP Howard Zinn

elbarto1
01-27-2010, 10:37 PM
damn, he will be missed :-(

Ghostcut
01-28-2010, 12:34 PM
J.D. Salinger.

elbarto1
01-28-2010, 12:45 PM
really? :(
I feel the urge to go write FUCK on a wall.

ThrowgnCpr
01-28-2010, 01:30 PM
wow, that sucks.

Frantic Canadian
03-10-2010, 11:38 AM
Corey Haim, dead at 38.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/1003 ... corey_haim (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100310/entertainment/obit_corey_haim)

nOmArch
03-10-2010, 12:18 PM
thats major suckage :(

Captain Khajiit
03-10-2010, 12:22 PM
Yeah; 38 is no age for anyone. Poor fellow!

FatherMerrin
03-10-2010, 02:06 PM
That's terrible:(

Lost Boys was one of those films I carried a sentimental affection for with Corey Haim included in that.

38, that's no age, such a shame.

RIP

Ghostcut
03-25-2010, 04:51 AM
Robert Culp.

:(

A magnificent actor.

T-HOPE
03-25-2010, 06:09 AM
I just read Dennis Hopper is dying.

TMBTM
03-25-2010, 07:43 AM
I just read Dennis Hopper is dying.
Terrible news indeed.
I just read that he hopes to make an apparition for his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame...

TMBTM
03-25-2010, 09:57 AM
I meant an appearance.
("Apparition" both means appearance AND ghost in french... sorry for that.)

Uncanny Antman
04-03-2010, 07:38 AM
Another old-schooler gone. John Forsythe.


His first words after getting to heaven?

"Good morning, Angels." ;)

Mollo
04-09-2010, 03:55 AM
Christopher Cazenove.

What makes this poignant is that he appears in Zulu Dawn.

nOmArch
04-09-2010, 12:45 PM
Malcolm Mclaren is no more. :(

TMBTM
04-09-2010, 12:46 PM
Malcolm Mclaren is no more. :(

[youtube:18wqa4jk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GXAU4XFKk4[/youtube:18wqa4jk]

AvP
04-09-2010, 01:50 PM
Isnt he the who ripped off the sex pistols?

elbarto1
04-09-2010, 02:56 PM
yes I believe he was, didnt he also shepherd joy division and many other top new wave/punk acts back in the 70's and 80's?

edit - I guess not, wonder where I got that idea? (probably the film 24hr party people) seems he was only involved w/ sex pistols and adam ant.

Frantic Canadian
04-15-2010, 03:43 PM
Peter Steele, lead singer of Type O Negative, passed away yesterday.

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/i ... ead-at-48/ (http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2010/04/15/type-o-negative-singer-peter-steele-dead-at-48/)

TMBTM
04-15-2010, 04:27 PM
Peter Steele, lead singer of Type O Negative, passed away yesterday.

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/i ... ead-at-48/ (http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2010/04/15/type-o-negative-singer-peter-steele-dead-at-48/)
Damn... too young. :x

theslime
04-15-2010, 04:32 PM
Isnt he the who ripped off the sex pistols?
He also essentially made the Sex Pistols. He was the managerial equivalent of Johnny Rotten. Not someone you'd want to manage your affairs, but really good at what he was doing. Scheming, thinking, intellectualizing. Most of his ideas about pop and punk music, fashion and subculture are taken for granted today.

RIP.

Q2
04-15-2010, 09:04 PM
Saw the news about Steele earlier today. Thought it might be a hoax like one pulled in 2005. But as the day went on it seemed less and less likely. First heard about Type O Negative in high school back when Bloody Kisses came out. Have picked up every album day of release since. They produced some great metal. He's going to be missed.

TMBTM
04-21-2010, 04:56 AM
Dede Allen 1925-2010 :

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dede Allen
Born Dorothea Carothers Allen

Occupation Film editor
Years active 1948-2008
Dorothea Carothers "Dede" Allen[1] (December 3, 1923 - April 17, 2010)[2] was an American film editor, well-known "film editing doctor" to the major American movie studios, and one of cinema's all-time celebrated 'auteur' film editors.

Allen is best known for having edited classic films such as Dog Day Afternoon, The Hustler, Reds, and Bonnie and Clyde and for having worked with filmmakers such as Arthur Penn, Sidney Lumet, Robert Wise, Elia Kazan, and George Roy Hill. She was a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

JasonN
05-10-2010, 01:54 PM
Earlier today, the incredible fantasy artist Frank Frazetta passed away at the age of 82:
http://www.toplessrobot.com/2010/05/frank_frazetta_1928-2010.php

Captain Khajiit
05-10-2010, 02:03 PM
I had no idea! I love his work. His art was a fine contribution to the world of fantasy; I am sure that his legacy will live on and continue to be enjoyed by many.

Thanks for posting this, Jasonn. May he rest in peace.

TMBTM
05-10-2010, 02:04 PM
Frank Frazetta! Damn he was good.

searcher
05-10-2010, 02:09 PM
Frank Frazetta! Damn he was good.
Ditto! Rest in peace.

hebrides
05-10-2010, 02:20 PM
The amazing Lena Horne too:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/10/arts/ ... e.html?hpw (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/10/arts/music/10horne.html?hpw)

I heard her sing in an interview a couple of years ago. She still had it all.

JasonN
05-10-2010, 11:28 PM
I had no idea! I love his work. His art was a fine contribution to the world of fantasy; I am sure that his legacy will live on and continue to be enjoyed by many.

Thanks for posting this, Jasonn. May he rest in peace.
For me, this just sucks royally.... not only did we lose one of the greatest artists of the 20th century (my opinion), but I've also lost the dream of ever being able to meet the man in person (was planning on visiting the Frazetta Museum for some time now). :(

Heinrich
05-17-2010, 03:54 AM
Ronald Padavona better known as Ronnie James Dio died yesterday.

http://www.ronniejamesdio.com/

:-(


"Dio has rocked for a long, long time,
Now it's time for him to pass the torch.
He has songs of wilderbeasts and angels,
He has soared on the wings of a demon."