The Sheffield singer - best known to 80s kids as the guy who sang the Wonder Years theme tune With A Little Help From My Friends - has died at 70. Little background to how the reruns couldn't afford his amazing version here on Quartz
The Young Ones/Blackadder star has died at 56.
Mona Lisa, Brazil, Roger Rabbit, Long Good Friday, Mermaids... a pretty decent catalogue all round.
Looks like Venkman and Ray might be Ghostbusting Spengler if there's ever another Ghostbusters movie - as co-writer and star Harold Ramis has passed away, aged 69. He also directed all-time classic Groundhog Day, National Lampoon's Vacation and Caddyshack ... plus less-than-classic Multiplicity.
Shocked to hear of the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Dude, that had not occured to us.
Legendary author Elmore Leonard has died, aged 87. As well as being an author, Leonard has penned many film scripts all the way back to the 50s - including Joe Kidd and Mr. Majestyck. He saw a bit of a revival in the 90s with movies like Out of Sight, Jackie Brown and Get Shorty being made from his material. Recently he's seen a lot of success as the creator of Justified's leading character - Raylan Givens.
Do yourself a favour and read a copy of Tishomingo Blues.
Michael Mann stalwart and all round mob boss or tough cop character actor Dennis Farina has died, aged 69.
"Bullshit, Mr Han man!" The Enter The Dragon star died at 67
What a gutter. The Sopranos star has died at 51, in Italy. Thanks for a great show Tony.
Skeleton warriors will never battle stop-motion dinosaurs again. RIP Ray Harryhausen
“There are few people in this world that have had as much of an impact on the industry as Carmine,” added DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio. “He bridged both the Golden and Silver Ages of comics, shepherding in some of the most successful periods in our history and setting the course of our characters that is still seen today. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy will remain forever.”
The Roobarb animator has died;
here's his Oscar-winning short about Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Update: Axed by The Man.
Patrick Moore has died, aged 89. One of the stalwarts of the BBC, Moore's 50 year stint as presenter of the Sky At Night remians a world record, as well as providing hours of chill-out viewing.
The soul, folk, jazz legend died in Chicago yesterday. Here's two great tracks that showcase his talent for setting a mood and taking it as far as it can go: I'm A Drifter from 1968's The New Folk Sound Of Terry Callier and Lazarus Man from Timepiece, his 1998 comeback.
With the final digital switch off taking place today, Ceefax is a thing of the past.
two trailers from a pretty solid career: Top Gun, The Hunger, Crimson Tide, Enemy of The State, True Romance, Beverly Hills Cop 2
Airwolf co-pilot and Wild Bunch/Dirty Dozen cohort Ernest Borgnine has died, aged 95.
Via The Guardian
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The queen of disco has died, aged 63.
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Absolutely gutted to hear that MCA has passed away, and I suspect Nathaniel Hornblower might have gone with him. As an 11 year old hip hop fan, the disreputable Beastie Boys were clearly going to be a one hit wonder as far as the parents of the world were concerned, but who would have thought they would have evolved to be so endlessly influential and culturaly significant. As a director, Adam Yauch put his hand to many of the Beasties inspiring videos - and more recently through his company Oscilloscope he has become a truly influential character in the world of indie film.
A true loss that hits hard, especially when he was taken so early. RIP.
Drummer and vocalist from The Band, Levon Helm has passed away aged 71. Watch The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down in tribute.
1963-2012. What a perm.
RIP Ben Gazzara, improv acting legend from the Cassavettes era ....and better known to us as the bad guy from Roadhouse, or Jackie Treehorn from The Big Lebowski.
81. Good innings dude.
Via The Guardian.
RIP Blockbusters presenter Bob Holness, who has died aged 83. Never was so much humour derived amongst students everywhere from lines like "I'll have an E please Bob".
Hats off to the original chimp - Cheeta. Keeping it real 1921-2011.
RIP legendary british director Ken Russell. Was always thoroughly baffled by Lair Of The White Worm as a young film fan. Not sure what I would make of it now either.
RIP Heavy D, aged 44.
RIP Jimmy Saville, 1926-2011. An incomparable personality.
Not many people can claim to have been behind a genuine game changer in their career, while Apple boss Steve Jobs can be comfortably given responsibility for more than a handful. Most people didn't really understand what the iPod was when it debuted (see this of-the-time reaction to that announcement), and it's impossible to go into any phone shop without instantly seeing the impact of the iPhone on the design of 99% of the competition. No one even knew they needed an iPad when that first arrived. Check out this great set of Time photos by Diana Walker.
He even managed to leave one more thing: the authorised Steve Jobs biography was due to land in November, but a 40,000% increase in demand has seen it shoot to the top of the best seller list and get a bumped up release date of October 24th. Jobs gave his last interview for the book 4 weeks ago, at which point he knew his time would soon be up. It will no doubt make for an inspriing read, from a true innovator.
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RIP Bubba Smith AKA Police Academy's Moses Hightower. You might not know he was also a Superbowl winning NFL star.
RIP Amy Winehouse. Dead at the classic rock star age of 27.
Bid farewell to the Space Shuttle program, which touched down from it's final mission today. Photo above was talken from the Intrenational Space Station, as the shuttle took off.
American artist Cy Twombly has died, aged 83.
Jackass' Ryan Dunn has died in a non-stunt related car crash in Philadelphia. Always one of my favourites on the show, and a totem for beard appreciators everywhere.
E Street Band's saxman died yesterday. January 11, 1942 – June 18, 2011
proper legend, great songs
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