R.I.P. Elisabeth Sladen — 1948-2011

News first broke on Twitter from Doctor Who writers and actors including Nicola Bryant, Paul Cornell, and Mark Gatiss.  Now BBC News has confirmed that actress Elisabeth Sladen, known to fans as companion Sarah Jane Smith, has died at the age of 63. Sarah Jane first entered the Whoniverse in the 1973 Third Doctor story […]

R.I.P. Nicholas Courtney

It breaks my heart as a “Doctor Who” fan to report that Nicholas Courtney, known for the last 43 years as Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, has passed away today at the age of 81.  Courtney was a mainstay of the series in its classic run and Big Finish’s audio adventures, and reprised the role of […]

Posted on February 22, 2011 at 23:31 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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The last words of anime director Satoshi Kon

According to ANN, Japanese anime director Satoshi Kon passed away yesterday at the age of 46 following complications due to pancreatic cancer. Kon was a part of the Madhouse studio and was responsible for directing some of its more psychologically challenging films and series such as Perfect Blue and Paranoia Agent. I personally interviewed him […]

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 09:56 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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R.I.P. Rue McClanahan: You Will Rue the Day

When I was fifteen, my mother and I went to Disney World. As a fifteen year-old, I wasn’t really impressed by much (my mother on the other hand was taking pictures of every palm tree she saw in Florida) until the studio tour of M.G.M. took us to the “Golden Girls” house. Seeing the exterior, […]

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 05:12 by Neva Reese · Permalink · Comments Closed
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R.I.P: Chris Haney, co-creator of Trivial Pursuit, dies at 59

1, 2, 3, 4… Pink. Q: “Which co-creator of a popular board game, died in 2010?” A: “Canadian Chris Haney, co-creator of Trivial Pursuit” According to the CBC, Haney died on May 31 in Toronto, Ontario after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Hiam, his first wife, Sarah, and by three children […]

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 19:24 by Jillian Pullara · Permalink · Comments Closed
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R.I.P. Thundercats writer, Stephen Perry, confirmed victim of homicide

A horrible tragedy has occurred in Florida. According to an article round-up over at Robot 6, Thundercats and Silverhawks writer Stephen Perry has disappeared from his home. His van, along with a severed arm, were found in a nearby motel parking lot, and other remains were discovered in a gas station dumpster. His home had […]

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 07:50 by Geeking Out About Staff · Permalink · 2 Comments
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R.I.P.: Actor Gary Coleman, 42, dies from brain hemorage

On Wednesday evening, “Diff’rent Strokes” star Gary Coleman fell at his Utah home and was rushed to the hospital. According to the CNN report from two hours ago, he is suffering from a brain hemmorage and is on life support. Already, Wikipedia is saying that he’s dead, but I believe I’m going to wait a […]

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 14:52 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Artist Frank Frazetta Passes Away at 82

We are sad to report that legendary fantasy artist Frank Frazetta passed away this afternoon after being rushed to the hospital following a stroke.  He was 82 years old. Frazetta gained many fans over his long career, starting with work on daily comic strips such as “Flash Gordon” and “Buck Rogers” and branching out into […]

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 16:31 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · One Comment
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Actress Lynn Redgrave passes away at 67

In sad news, Lynn Redgrave passed away on May 2nd after a long fight with breast cancer. The actress, aged 67, passed away at home. Redgrave, part of an extensive acting family that included the late Natasha Richardson, received Oscar nominations twice during her long career for 1967’s Georgy Girl and 1998’s Gods and Monsters. […]

Posted on May 3, 2010 at 22:28 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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