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.
One day after the world loses Carrie Fisher, we lose her legendary mother as well. Debbie Reynolds has passed away, age 84. She leaves behind her son Todd Fisher and granddaughter Billie Lourd. This is tough. I can say logically that the stroke that claimed her was likely due to the stress of losing her … Continue reading Farewell, Debbie Reynolds
I have just learned the horrible news. Carrie Fisher has passed away. I truly do not have words. We all hoped she'd make a recovery. I suppose it goes without saying that she'll be missed. She was back on the screen, still writing, still doing conventions... still active in the world at large. She was … Continue reading Farewell, Princess
I just heard the news, we've lost yet another legend in the suckdom of 2016. John H. Glenn, Jr., the first American to orbit the earth, has passed at the age of 95. NASA posted all manner of fitting tribute, which you can find here. My respect for this man and his achievements are boundless. Heartfelt … Continue reading RIP, John Glenn
I'm catching up on the news right now, and I've just learned of the passing of legend Gene Wilder. I suppose it's not a surprise to me as he's been fighting Alzheimer's for a few years now, but that doesn't take away the sting of a loss like that. I grew up watching his movies, … Continue reading RIP, Gene Wilder