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Re: Death Announcements

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:13 pm
by sharkeys
If you are a movie fan in the USA, you might remember director Jonathan Demme. He directed The Silence of the Lambs.

Demme died at age 73. http://variety.com/2017/film/news/jonat ... 202399122/

I was unaware that he was the director of Ricki and the Flash. CielOnTap found the movie to be moving for several reasons.

Re: Death Announcements

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:36 pm
by CielOnTap
McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario Canada lost a past president, Peter George, today. He was 75 and had recently been granted an honourary degree recognizing his many works and fundraisers for the university.
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/72659 ... -has-died/
He supported the much desired student centre on the main campus. His name will go on a new building that will combine dormitory and learning areas on the main Hamilton campus.

The university's public relations site has posted a tribute to Mr. George. http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/article/re ... 1941-2017/

Re: Death Announcements

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 11:21 am
by CielOnTap
Roger Moore, best known as a tv and film actor, has passed away at age 89. He played James Bond in films and was also The Saint on television. Moore was also an UN ambassador, a role he developed an interest in due to his friend Audrey Hepburn (also an UN ambassador).
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-15536118

I had not known of Moore's early interest in animation!

Re: Death Announcements

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 10:31 pm
by deja vu
Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band who overcame family tragedy, drug addiction and health problems to become a grizzled elder statesman for the blues music he loved, has died. He was 69.
Allman died due to liver cancer complications at his home in Savannah, Georgia, and he was "surrounded by his family and friends," Michael Lehman, Allman's longtime manager and close friend, told CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/27/entertain ... -obituary/

Hopefully he will find the peace that escaped him in life. Another great music man is rocking the heavens tonight.

Re: Death Announcements

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:39 pm
by CielOnTap
Stephen Furst, the actor known to Babylon 5 television series fans as Vir Kotto, attache to the Centauri Prime ambassador, has gone to the stars. He was 63 years old.
“To truly honor him, do not cry for the loss of Stephen Furst,” requested Furst’s sons. “Rather, enjoy memories of all the times he made you snicker, laugh, or even snort to your own embarrassment. He intensely believed that laugher is the best therapy, and he would want us to practice that now.”
http://variety.com/2017/film/news/steph ... 202469695/

Re: Death Announcements

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:41 pm
by CielOnTap
American actor and playwright Sam Shepard passed away at age 73. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/thea ... -dead.html

French actress Jeanne Moreau died at age 89. She last worked two years ago.
http://variety.com/2017/film/obituaries ... 202510696/

Re: Death Announcements

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:19 pm
by deja vu
Rhinestone Cowboy singer Glen Campbell has died at the age of 81 after "a long and courageous battle" with Alzheimer's disease, his family said.

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather," their statement said. The legendary guitarist announced his Alzheimer's diagnosis in 2011.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-40870474

He was one of the first artists to cross over from country to pop and opened a lot of doors for future artists.

Re: Death Announcements

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:34 pm
by CielOnTap
Actor and singer Harry Dean Stanton has passed away at the age of 91. The American actor was predominantly a character actor until he got a lead role that led to more prominent roles in the movies.

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/harry ... 202560703/

Re: Death Announcements

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:21 pm
by CielOnTap
Robert Guillaume, a US actor and stage performer, passed away last week at the age of 89. He was best known on primetime television for his role on the series, Benson. http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/ob ... -1.4369844

Re: Death Announcements

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:14 pm
by CielOnTap
Actress and minister, Della Reese, is now an angel herself. She was 86 years old.
Reese’s co-star on the series, Roma Downey, said in a statement that the actress died peacefully Sunday evening in her home in the Los Angeles area. No further details were included.

Before “Touched by an Angel” debuted in 1994, Reese was mainly known as a singer, although she had costarred on “Chico and the Man,” ”Charlie and Company“ and ”The Royal Family“ and hosted her own talk show, ”Della.“
http://torontosun.com/entertainment/cel ... dies-at-86