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R.I.P. Writer Gene Wolfe

Science fiction author Gene Wolfe has died While Wolfe was never quite as famous as some of his peers, his writing was loved intensely by his fans. Ursula Le Guin, for example, called him “our Melville,” while Michael Swanwick described … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Actor Shane Rimmer

Shane Rimmer has Died We’re very sad to report that the legendary voice of Scott Tracy Shane Rimmer has died at the age of 89. So many roles. Perhaps best known as the dynamic voice of Scott Tracy in the … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Book Publisher Betty Ballantine

Betty Ballantine, who helped popularize modern paperback, dies at 99 I got a laugh out of this: One memorable Ballantine release was inspired by a hoax. In 1956, nighttime radio personality Jean Shepherd was telling listeners that they should ask … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Actor Albert Finney

Albert Finney: British actor dies aged 82 Oscar-nominated British actor Albert Finney has died aged 82 after a short illness. He was a five-time Oscar nominee who began his career at the Royal Shakespeare Company before making his mark in … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Actor/Director Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ Star Turned Director, Dies at 75 Penny Marshall, the nasally and good-natured Bronx native who starred on the ABC ratings sensation Laverne & Shirley before shattering records as a top-grossing female director in Hollywood, has … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Matt Ballard – Art Of The Image – You Are Loved National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. Previously here: Don’t Commit Suicide The Lethal Breakdown An Indescribably Dark Place R.I.P. Designer Kate Spade

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R.I.P. SpongeBob Squarepants Creator Stephen Hillenburg

‘SpongeBob Squarepants’ Creator Stephen Hillenburg Dies at 57 Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the megahit Nickelodeon cartoon series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” died on Monday. He was 57. The cause of death was ALS, which Hillenburg revealed he had been diagnosed with … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Writer William Goldman

William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Writer of ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ Dies at 87 William Goldman, who won Oscars for his original screenplay for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and his adaptation of “All the President’s Men,” died on … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Computing Pioneer Bill Godbout

R.I.P. Bill Godbout, 79 Bill Godbout, a legend in the S-100 community for his 1970s-1980s work at Godbout Electronics and CompuPro, perished November 8 due to the Camp wildfire in Concow, California. He was 79. And: Godbout was an important … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Stan Lee

Stan Lee Is Dead at 95; Superhero of Marvel Comics If Stan Lee revolutionized the comic book world in the 1960s, which he did, he left as big a stamp — maybe bigger — on the even wider pop culture … Continue reading

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