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Watch the Broadway cast of Aladdin lead a ‘Friend Like Me’ sing-along in honour of Robin Williams

It’s been a rough week. Let’s close it out with a brief, beautiful, human moment. Theatres across Broadway dimmed their lights this week to honour the passing of Robin Williams, but the most moving tribute came from the stage of the New Amsterdam, where the musical Aladdin was being staged. At the end of the show, James Monroe […]

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Screen legend Lauren Bacall dead at 89

Lauren Bacall, one of cinema’s most enduring icons, has passed away at the age of 89 from a stroke. The news was confirmed on Twitter by the estate of her late husband, Humphrey Bogart. “With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall,” the Tweet read. […]

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Predictably unpredictable: Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

By Simon Miraudo February 3, 2014 Philip Seymour Hoffman was a ‘great’ actor in the sense of the word that truly means something. There are acclaimed thespians who only affiliate themselves with prestige pictures, like Daniel Day-Lewis; so selective he left the industry for some years to work as a cobbler in Italy. Their appearance […]

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Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead at 46

Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday. He was 46 years old. Investigators discovered a syringe in his left forearm, and though the exact cause of death is yet to be determined, police officials believe he succumbed to a drug overdose. Hoffman had checked into […]

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R.I.P. Roger Ebert

Just two days after announcing to the world he would be taking “a leave of presence” from his job at the Chicago Sun-Times, and “reviewing only the movies I want to review,” Roger Ebert passed away. Ebert, 70, began writing for the Sun-Times in 1967. Several decades later, he pioneered a new kind of broadcast […]

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R.I.P. Ken Russell

Controversial British director Ken Russell passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Sunday night after experiencing a series of strokes. He was 84 years old. Russell made a name for himself with a series of acclaimed, much-discussed, highly sexual and occasionally grotesque pictures including Women in Love (for which he received a Best Director Oscar […]

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R.I.P. Sarah Watt

AFI award winning writer-director Sarah Watt died over the weekend following a long battle with cancer. She was 53 years old. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and secondary bone cancer in 2009, Watts passed away on Friday in her family home with husband William McInnes and children Clem and Stella by her side. Watts […]

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R.I.P. Steve Jobs

Apple co-founder, former chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios and technological visionary Steve Jobs has died following a seven-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56 years old. The following statement was released by Apple: “We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source […]

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R.I.P. Andy Whitfield

Spartacus: Blood and Sand star Andy Whitfield died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Sydney over the weekend. He was 39 years old. The Welsh-born actor moved to Australia in 1999, where he attended Screenwise Film & TV School for Actors in New South Wales. He appeared in local TV shows All Saints, Packed to the Rafters […]

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R.I.P. Cliff Robertson

Academy Award winner Cliff Robertson – last seen as Uncle Ben Parker in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy – died Saturday of natural causes in Stony Brook University Medical Center on Long Island. He had celebrated his 88th birthday one day earlier. Robertson’s career enjoyed some peculiar highs and lows. In 1963, he was hand-picked to […]

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R.I.P. Peter Falk

Academy Award nominee and five-time Emmy winner Peter Falk has died after suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83 years old. A family spokesperson revealed that Falk passed away at his Beverly Hills home on Thursday evening. Although the cause of death was not released, Falk had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s […]

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Jackass star dies in car crash

Many have joked that the Jackass boys had a shorter life expectancy than the rest of us. Said laughingly, it was something we hoped wouldn’t actually be true. Unfortunately, a member of the Jackass crew has met an untimely end. Ryan Dunn has died in a high speed car accident after a night spent drinking […]

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R.I.P. Bill Hunter

Bill Hunter, the Australian film icon who starred in such classic films as Muriel’s Wedding, Gallipoli and Newsfront, has died following a battle with cancer. He was 71 years old. Hunter entered a hospice earlier in the week, and was surrounded by family and friends when he finally passed away Saturday evening. Prime Minister Julia […]

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Restrepo director killed in Libya

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Tim Hetherington and photojournalist Chris Hondros have been killed while covering the rebel conflict in Libya. According to the New York Times, the duo came under fire in the city of Misrata; two other photographers – Michael Brown and Guy Martin – were wounded in the melee. Hetherington was an acclaimed photojournalist who […]

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R.I.P. Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet, the acclaimed director of such definitive American works as 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon and Network, has passed away in his New York home of lymphoma. He was 86 years old. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1924, Lumet was quickly thrust into the world of performance by his theatre veteran parents. Having made his […]

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R.I.P. Pete Postlethwaite

Pete Postlethwaite, the prolific British actor who appeared in Romeo and Juliet, The Usual Suspects, and most recently, Inception, has died of cancer at the Royal Shewsbury Hospital. He was 64 years old. Postlethwaite was first diagnosed with cancer in 1990, yet he appeared in more than 45 films from that point until his death. […]

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R.I.P. Irvin Kershner

Irvin Kershner, famed director of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, has passed away aged 87 in Los Angeles after a long battle with lung cancer. Though Kershner’s directing career was modest in numbers, by most accounts he was known for his versatility behind the camera. Originally a lecturer at USC it was here that […]

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R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen, the beloved star of Flying High, The Naked Gun and more than 100 other films, has passed away due to complications linked to pneumonia. He was 84 years old. Nielsen’s nephew Doug broke the news to Canadian talk radio station CJOB, stating that the actor/comedian had been in hospital for nearly two weeks. […]

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R.I.P. Dino De Laurentiis

Dino De Laurentiis, the legendary Italian film producer responsible for a number of influential classics and beloved genre-films, has passed away at the age of 91. De Laurentiis’ daughter Raffaella confirmed the Oscar-winning producer’s passing, although no cause of death was given. The acclaimed producer delivered more than 160 films over the course of his […]

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R.I.P. Tom Bosley

Beloved Happy Days star Tom Bosley has passed away at the age of 83 after a short battle with lung cancer. Although best known as Richie Cunningham’s exasperated but understanding father Howard on the hit TV show Happy Days, Bosley enjoyed a rich career that spanned more than sixty years. The Californian-born Bosley made a […]

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R.I.P. Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis, the star of such classic films as Sweet Smell of Success and Some Like It Hot, has passed away at the age of 85. The former Hollywood heartthrob died of cardiac arrest at his home in Nevada. Born Bernard Schwartz in 1925, his love for cinema drove him not into acting, but rather […]

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R.I.P. Arthur Penn

Arthur Penn, the acclaimed director whose controversial film Bonnie and Clyde helped kick-start the New Hollywood movement in the 1970s, passed away yesterday at the age of 88. According to his daughter Molly, Penn died in his Manhattan home of congestive heart failure. He had celebrated his 88th birthday one day earlier. Penn’s filmmaking career […]

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R.I.P. Harvey Pekar

Harvey Pekar, author of cult comic American Splendor and subject of the acclaimed film of the same name, has died at the age of 70. He was found dead in his Ohio home by wife Joyce Brabner. Although the cause of death is unknown, Pekar had long suffered from prostate cancer, asthma and high blood […]

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R.I.P. Rue McClanahan

Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan has passed away after suffering a brain hemorrhage. She was 76 years old. McClanahan was best known as the over-sexed Southern belle Blanche Devereaux on the hit TV series The Golden Girls. It was a role for which she received an Emmy award for Best Outstanding Lead Actress in a […]

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R.I.P. Dennis Hopper

New Hollywood icon and acclaimed character actor Dennis Hopper has passed away at his L.A. home following complications from his metastasized prostate cancer. He was 74 years old. Last October, Hopper’s manager Sam Maydew announced that his client had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and would cancel all traveling and acting commitments to concentrate on […]

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R.I.P. Gary Coleman

Former child star Gary Coleman passed away yesterday after being taken off life support at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Centre. He was 42 years old. Coleman had been hospitalised earlier in the week after sustaining head injuries from a fall at his Utah home. Shannon Price, Coleman’s 24-year-old wife, made the decision to turn […]

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R.I.P. Lynn Redgrave

Lynn Redgrave, two-time Oscar nominee and member of the Redgrave acting dynasty, has died at the age of 67. Her publicist revealed yesterday that Redgrave had passed away following a seven-year battle with breast cancer. She was at her home in Connecticut with her children Ben, Pema and Annabel by her side. The sister of […]

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R.I.P. Peter Graves

Peter Graves, star of the Mission: Impossible television series, has passed away from a heart attack outside his home in Los Angeles. He was set to celebrate his 84th birthday this week. Although best known for his performance as Jim Phelps, leader of the Impossible Missions Force in Mission: Impossible, Graves carved a solid career […]

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R.I.P. Corey Haim

Former teen idol Corey Haim has died, allegedly the result of an accidental drug overdose. He was 38 years old. Haim was staying at his mother’s home in North Hollywood at the time. She is said to have called emergency services, who found him unresponsive at the scene. He was rushed to St. Joseph’s hospital […]

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R.I.P. Brittany Murphy

source: guardian.co.uk Brittany Murphy has died of a heart attack at her home in Los Angeles. She was 32 years old. An emergency call was placed by her husband at 8am Sunday morning when Murphy’s mother had found the actress unconscious in the shower. Paramedics attempted to revive her at the scene. She was later […]

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