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Acclaimed actor Rutger Hauer passes away at 75

The legendary actor Rutger Hauer, best known for portraying replicant "Roy Batty" in 1982's Blade Runner, has passed away at the age of 75. The man died in his Netherlands based home on July 19 after a short battle with an illness. Hauer's ...

 
 
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RIP Tobe Hooper (1943-2017)

Tobe Hooper, the director of horror classics The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist, died yesterday in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 74 years old. As of this writing, the cause of death has yet to be confirmed. Hooper's first Texas ...

 
 
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RIP George Romero (1940-2017)

George Romero passed away yesterday after a brief, but harsh battle with lung cancer. He was 77 years old.  Some deaths really do a number on you, as names like George Romero have become such a cemented name in cinema it's surreal to b...

 
 
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RIP Jonathan Demme (1944-2017)

Director Jonathan Demme passed away this morning in New York at the age of 73. According to Demme's family, the director died of esophageal cancer and complications related to heart disease. Demme is best known for directing classics like T...

 
 
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RIP Bill Paxton (1955-2017)

Actor Bill Paxton has passed away after suffering complications from surgery. He was 61 years old. According to Variety, Paxton's family has requested privacy and respect as they mourn. A consummate professional and reliable supporting play...

 
 
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RIP John Hurt (1940-2017)

John Hurt, legend of stage and screen, has passed away. He was 77 years old. Hurt's decades-spanning career took off in the 1960s thanks to Fred Zinneman's A Man for All Seasons. Just a few of his many other notable film and television...

 
 
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RIP Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016)

Actress and singer Debbie Reynolds died on Wednesday at the age of 84. This was soon after the death of her 60-year-old daughter Carrie Fisher. Reynolds reportedly suffered from a stroke the day after her daughter's death, which proved fata...

 
 
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RIP Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)

Carrie Fisher has passed away after suffering from a heart attack last week. She was 60 years old. Her daughter, actress Billie Lourd, confirmed the sad news in a statement to People Magazine. "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lou...

 
 
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RIP Herschell Gordon Lewis (1929-2016)

Herschell Gordon Lewis, the influential exploitation and horror filmmaker who was nicknamed "The Godfather of Gore", passed away today. He was 87 years old. Born in Pittsburgh in 1929, Lewis would become a legend among gorehounds and splatt...

 
 
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RIP Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

Beloved actor, writer, and comedian Gene Wilder has passed away from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83 years old. Wilder was a comedy icon whose classic film appearances include Young Frankenstein, The Producers,...

 
 
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R.I.P. Anton Yelchin (1989 - 2016)

Guys, this one hurts a little more than the standard fare of actor/celebrity deaths. Anton Yelchin, one of Hollywood's most talented young names, has died at the age of 27 due to a freak accident early yesterday morning. Yelchin has made qu...

 
 
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RIP Erik Bauersfeld (1922-2016)

While you may not know Erik Bauersfeld by name, he's the man behind one of the most memorable moments in Return of the Jedi. As the Rebel Alliance fleet closes in on the second Death Star, Lando realizes the shields are still up and orders ...

 
 
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RIP Andrzej Zulawski (1940-2016)

Andrzej Zulawski, the Polish director behind cult classics such as Possession and On the Silver Globe, passed away on Wednesday. He was 75 years old. In 2012, BAMcinématek held a retrospective of Zulawski's work titled "Hysterical Ex...

 
 
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RIP Abe Vigoda (1921-2016)

Abe Vigoda, best known for his work in Barney Miller and The Godfather, passed away yesterday. He was 94 years old. While he was recognizable character actor throughout his long career, at a certain point in his life, Abe Vigoda was most fa...

 
 
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RIP Alan Rickman (1946-2016)

UK stage and screen actor Alan Rickman has passed away after a fight against cancer. He was 69 years old. Rickman was one of the most admired actors working today, and not just for playing Professor Snape in the Harry Potter movies or Hans ...

 
 
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RIP David Bowie (1947-2016)

David Bowie passed away yesterday after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 69 years old. It's unreal to write those sentences, and it's enough to bring tears to my eyes, but David Bowie is dead. This is just days after the release of hi...

 
 
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RIP Angus Scrimm (1926-2016)

Angus Scrimm, the actor best know for portraying The Tall Man in the Phantasm films, died yesterday in Los Angeles. He was 89 years old. Phantasm director Don Coscarelli emailed the following statement to Entertainment Weekly: Angus Scrimm...

 
 
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RIP Wes Craven (1939-2015)

Wes Craven, the director of horror classics A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and Scream (1996), passed away this afternoon at age 76. Craven's family announced that the filmmaker died in his home in Los Angeles after battling brain cancer. ...

 
 
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RIP The Dissolve (2013-2015)

The Dissolve was one of the best places on the internet for intelligent, funny, in-depth, and insightful film criticism and features. This morning, editor-in-chief Keith Phipps announced that The Dissolve would be shutting down effective im...

 
 
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RIP Christopher Lee (1922-2015)

Sir Christopher Lee has passed away at the age of 93. Lee died in the hospital on Sunday, June 7th, though word of his passing has only reached news outlets today. According to several reports, this was at the request of Lee's wife of more ...

 
 
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RIP Kumar Pallana (1918-2013)

Kumar Pallana, best known for his appearances in various Wes Anderson films, passed away yesterday at age 94. Pallana has been a part of the Anderson ensemble stable since Bottle Rocket and also appeared in Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, ...

 
 
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James Gandolfini dead at age 51

James Gandolfini died yesterday in Italy while on vacation with his 13-year-old son. He was only 51 years old. Though the official cause of death has yet to be released, Gandolfini's managers said that the actor suffered a major heart attac...

 
 
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RIP Ray Harryhausen (1920-2013)

Ray Harryhausen, the legendary special effects pioneer, stop-motion animator, and creature creator, died today at the age of 92. Harryhausen's work has influenced generations of filmmakers and special effects artists, and holds a special pl...

 
 
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RIP Daniel Craft (1971-2013)

We're sad to report that Daniel Craft, the terminally ill cancer patient who got to see Star Trek Into Darkness early, passed away on January 4th. He was 41 years old. Craft was a programmer for the New York Asian Film Festival and a member...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Rabbit

British animator Run Wrake passed away of cancer last weekend. He was 47 years old. His short film Rabbit was nominated for a Best Animated Short BAFTA in 2005 and received a number of other accolades, including best film at the 2006 Briti...

 
 
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Michael Clarke Duncan dead at age 54

Michael Clarke Duncan passed away yesterday morning in Los Angeles from the effects of a heart attack he suffered on July 13th. He was only 54 years old. Reports suggest that his girlfriend, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth (from The Apprentice...

 
 
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Tony Scott dies at age 68

The world just lost a great director. Tony Scott, director of classics such as True Romance, Top Gun, and Man on Fire, committed suicide Sunday afternoon in San Pedro, CA. As someone who dreamed of making movies during high school, Scott's ...

 
 
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In Memoriam: Adam Yauch (MCA)

Christmas 2001. My brother hands me a wrapped gift that looks like a jewel case and says "You probably downloaded all of this anyway..." I open it up, and in it is Paul's Boutique by the Beastie Boys. Obviously, I didn't know this goin...

 
 
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Underground filmmaker George Kuchar dies at age 69

The underground and experimental cinema community lost one of its great founding members. George Kuchar died last night at the age of 69. Most remembered for his lo-fi yet outrageous films, George, along with his twin brother Mike Kuchar, c...

 
 
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The Onion thinks Green Lantern looks stupid. I agree.

It's fun to laugh at how hard Hollywood pushes their films with over the top advertising, but then movies like Green Lantern come along and show why it's often necessary or you run the risk of your film being dead on arrival. I had no idea...

 
 
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Director Sidney Lumet passes away

Acclaimed director Sidney Lumet passed away Saturday morning at the age of 86. Lumet, whose career spanned five decades (1957's 12 Angry Men to 2007's Before The Devil Knows You're Dead), died of lymphoma at his home in Manhattan. Lumet mad...

 
 
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R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor

One of cinema's biggest stars has died at the age of 79. Elizabeth Taylor, best known for her unusual and beautiful violet eyes, had been battling heart disease in the hosptial since February, finally succumbing to it earlier today. Ms. Tay...

 
 




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