I can honestly say a little bit of my childhood died today. Michael Bond, author of the Paddington Bear series, has passed away after a short illness at age 91. I owe this man -- and his bear -- so much. Paddington was my introduction to British culture when I was learning how to read. He'll be … Continue reading RIP, Michael Bond
2017 claimed another one over the weekend that hits close to home. Comic and dramatic actor, director, producer, activist, and diabetes spokesman Stephen Furst passed from complications of his condition. This is a guy that's been making me laugh for pretty much all of my life, from Animal House to The Dream Team. I consider that one of the … Continue reading RIP, Stephen Furst
I wasn't around yesterday to post when the news came pouring in. And I mean poured. Multiple friends texted and emailed to let me know Adam West had passed. It was a short but noble battle with leukemia. Every time a legend like this leaves this world, I feel compelled to write something, and I … Continue reading RIP, Adam West
I just heard the heartbreaking news. Sir Roger Moore has passed away after a short battle with cancer. I'm not really certain how to process this just yet. Moore's Live and Let Die was the first 007 film I ever saw as a kid, one of many I would first experience on TV before finally … Continue reading RIP, Sir Roger Moore
It's with great sadness that I convey on this news. Don Rickles -- the master of insult comedy, legendary jester in the ranks of Frank Sinatra, and voice of Toy Story's Mr. Potato Head -- has passed. He was less than a month from his 91st birthday, claimed by kidney failure. For what it's worth, my condolences to those … Continue reading RIP, Don Rickles
It's unlike me, but I've let the entire weekend go by without tribute a fallen legend. I got the word early Saturday evening that the great Chuck Berry has passed on, age 90. I remember last year the internet was on fire regarding David Bowie and Prince. Say what you will, those guys would have … Continue reading RIP, Chuck Berry
2017's reaper is really trying to meet some kind of quota early, and this one's even more personal than the last. Actor Richard Hatch passed away today at age 71. He was in hospice care resulting from his fight with pancreatic cancer. For me, and for many fans across the globe, he will forever be … Continue reading Farewell, Richard Hatch
It's already shaping up to be a bloodthirsty year. That's the trouble with the perception of growing up with the legends of yesteryear. Sooner or later, the wheel turns. This one's tough for me. John Hurt was an amazing character actor whose work I've enjoyed since I first became aware of him, which was pretty … Continue reading RIP, John Hurt
2017 has claimed an actress, producer, activist, and comedy legend. Mary Tyler Moore, you will be missed. Thanks for the memories and the legacy you leave behind.
Because this year isn't bloodthirsty enough... This morning we lost Tyrus Wong, who was the artist whose work inspired the Disney film Bambi. He was 106. And fans of M*A*S*H will fondly remember Father Mulcahy. William Christopher passed, age 84. 4 hours left. Time to kill this year.