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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Jul 15, 2019 at 13:07.

Our Chewbacca Has Passed: Peter Mayhew Dies at Age 74

Our Chewbacca Has Passed: Peter Mayhew Dies at Age 74

Peter Mayhew, the kind-hearted, lovable actor who brought Star Wars’ Chewbacca to life for almost 40 years, died this week at the age of 74.

Mayhew played the mighty Wookiee in all three of the original Star Wars films and partially reprised the role in 2015's The Force Awakens. His family announced the news on his Twitter.

As lovable as everyone finds Chewbacca, Mayhew was that as a human...

James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jul 14, 2019 at 12:03.

RIP Peter Allan Fields, One of the Minds Behind Some of Star Trek's Most Powerful Episodes

RIP Peter Allan Fields, One of the Minds Behind Some of <i>Star Trek</i>'s Most Powerful Episodes

Peter Allen Fields, the television screenwriter who helped bring some of the most iconic and dramatic chapters of The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine to life, has passed away.

News of Fields’ death was first conveyed by Deep Space Nine showrunner and longtime collaborator Ira Steven Behr last night, offering condolences to Fields’ family and friends.

A writer and producer with credits...

Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Jul 14, 2019 at 10:25.

Luke Perry Has Died at the Age of 52

Luke Perry Has Died at the Age of 52

Luke Perry, star of Beverly Hills 90210 and Riverdale , has passed away at the age of 52. The actor had a massive stroke last week and had been under observation in the hospital ever since.

TMZ and other outlets all confirmed his passing Monday morning. “He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve...

Jul 13, 2019 at 13:11.

All the Creative and Inspiring People We Lost in 2018

All the Creative and Inspiring People We Lost in 2018
Year In ReviewWe look back at the best, worst, and most significant moments of the year, and look forward to next year.   

As the end of 2018 approaches, it’s time to look back and bid a fond farewell to the actors, artists, authors, and other real people who’ve shuffled off this mortal coil. All of these folks have one thing in common: They inspired us, whether it was with one specific...

Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jul 13, 2019 at 04:57.

Remembering the Legendary Stan Lee

Remembering the Legendary Stan Lee

It’s hard to put into words everything that Stan Lee was. The comic book creator and Marvel Comics leader changed the world of comics as we know it, and like many creators of that era his influence will be felt for a very long time.

Lee passed away yesterday at the age of 95 and io9 wanted to reflect on everything he’s done for comic book fans, as well as the entire industry. Our latest video...

Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Jul 11, 2019.

Latest Study Puts Puerto Rico’s Maria Death Toll Above 1,100

Latest Study Puts Puerto Rico’s Maria Death Toll Above 1,100

The anniversary for Hurricane Maria is a little over a month away. Despite all the time that has passed, the Puerto Rican government has still failed to finalize a proper death count for the many islanders who lost their lives directly or indirectly from the storm back in September.

The current government estimate sits at 64 deaths, but a new study out Thursday in JAMA shows it’s likely way...

Julie Muncy Julie Muncy Jul 08, 2019. 11 comments

Cameron Boyce, Disney Channel Star and Descendants Actor, Passes Away at Age 20

Cameron Boyce, Disney Channel Star and Descendants Actor, Passes Away at Age 20

Cameron Boyce, a young actor who starred in the Disney Channel series Jessie and played a major role in the Descendants series of Disney crossover movies, has died.

As ABC News reports, Boyce, who was only 20, died in his sleep on Saturday night.

“He passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated,” a spokesperson for...

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Julie Muncy Julie Muncy Jul 02, 2019.

Pua Magasiva, Best Known as the Red Ranger on Power Rangers Ninja Storm, Has Passed Away

Pua Magasiva, Best Known as the Red Ranger on <i>Power Rangers Ninja Storm</i>, Has Passed Away

Pua Magasiva, age 38, has passed away. According to the New Zealand Herald, his body was found in Wellington, New Zealand this morning.

Magasiva, a Samoan who starred in television shows like Shortland Street in New Zealand, is best known in the West as Shane Clarke, the Ninja Storm Red Ranger. He played the role in the 2003 season, the first to be shot in New Zealand. He was the first, and...

Matt Novak Matt Novak Jun 05, 2019. 19 comments

How People Talked About iTunes When It First Launched

How People Talked About iTunes When It First Launched

It’s official. Apple announced yesterday that it would begin killing off iTunes, one of the company’s most important software products ever. And, to be honest, there isn’t much love lost, since iTunes has become widely reviled by most users in recent years. But that wasn’t always the case.

What did people think of iTunes when it first came out in January of 2001, even before the iPod was...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jun 04, 2019. 20 comments

RIP Paul Darrow, Blake's 7's Unlikely, Sardonic 'Hero'

RIP Paul Darrow, Blake's 7's Unlikely, Sardonic 'Hero'

Paul Darrow, beloved for his turn as Kerr Avon in the cult British sci-fi series Blake’s 7, has passed away after a short illness at the age of 78.

Darrow was known for turns in everything from Law & Order UK, to The Legend of Robin Hood, and of course to classic Doctor Who —appearing not once, but twice, as ill-fated UNIT Captain Hawkins in “Doctor Who and the Silurians” and in a...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak May 17, 2019. 22 comments

Grumpy Cat Dies at 7 Years Old

Grumpy Cat Dies at 7 Years Old

Grumpy Cat has died from complications following a urinary tract infection. She was 7 years old.

Grumpy Cat, whose given name was Tardar Sauce, became an internet celebrity after her owner’s brother posted a photo of the cat to Reddit in 2012. The sourpussed feline was less than a year old at the time and instantly went viral.

The family was able to capitalize on the cat’s internet fame through...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier May 04, 2019. 7 comments

The World of Star Wars Mourns the Loss of Peter Mayhew

The World of Star Wars Mourns the Loss of Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew is gone. It’s still tough to come to grips with that fact . But those who knew him have been sharing some wonderful, heartfelt sentiments about the man best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars saga.

As soon as the sad news broke, the world began to mourn his loss. Among those expressing their feelings were Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy; Star Wars creator George...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Apr 12, 2019. 12 comments

5 Essential Larry Cohen Cult Movies

5 Essential Larry Cohen Cult Movies

B-movie auteur Larry Cohen passed away March 23 at the age of 82, leaving behind a truly unique cinematic legacy. As genre fans, we thought it might be nice to celebrate the horror-centric parts of his career.

It’s important to note, however, that Cohen didn’t only make “garish horror classics,” as the New York Times dubbed them in its obituary headline. He got his start working in TV in the...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Mar 05, 2019. 6 comments

Luke Perry Tributes, From His Riverdale and 90210 Cast Members, and Beyond

Luke Perry Tributes, From His Riverdale and 90210 Cast Members, and Beyond

The world was shocked Monday when actor Luke Perry passed away at the age of 52 after suffering a massive stroke. He was an actor in the midst of a well-earned resurgence, thanks in part to the popularity of the show Riverdale, and an upcoming 90210 reboot...which Perry hadn’t signed onto yet, but once again had people talking about the seminal 1990s show that he helped put on the map.

Below,...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Dec 19, 2018. 13 comments

Penny Marshall, Director of Big, Dies at Age 75

Penny Marshall, Director of Big, Dies at Age 75

Penny Marshall, director of Big, A League of Their Own, and Awakenings, died today due to complications with diabetes. She was 75 years old.

Marshall rose to fame in the late 1970s and early ’80s as the star of the hit TV show Laverne and Shirley. However, children of the ’80s and ’90s probably know her best thanks to her directorial efforts, which made her one of the highest grossing female...

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Bryan Menegus Bryan Menegus Dec 11, 2018. 6 comments

Google+ Execution Date Bumped Up Thanks to Bug Affecting 52 Million Users

Google+ Execution Date Bumped Up Thanks to Bug Affecting 52 Million Users

In October, Alphabet announced it would begin shuttering its failed social network, Google+, after internal investigations revealed bugs that could have leaked user info. The proposed 10-month sunsetting period has been cut down to a mere 90 days now that an additional API bug was discovered, affecting some 52.5 million users.

Your first reaction may very well be “holy shit, Google+ has 52.5...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Nov 28, 2018. 13 comments

The Creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, Stephen Hillenburg, Has Died

The Creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, Stephen Hillenburg, Has Died

It’s a sad day not just under the sea but everywhere as Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, has died at the age of 57.

The cause of death was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), “a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.” Hillenburg was diagnosed with the disease back in March...

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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Nov 28, 2018. 1 comments

Beloved LA-Area Mountain Lion Presumed Dead From Woolsey Fire 

Beloved LA-Area Mountain Lion Presumed Dead From Woolsey Fire 

The Woolsey Fire burned through southern California for nearly three weeks, torching nearly 100,000 acres and destroying 1,500 structures in its path. It’s finally contained since last week, but officials are just beginning to survey the damage. Part of that includes cataloging the region’s wildlife. Unfortunately, one beloved young mountain lion, P-74, is believed dead after the fire tore...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Nov 16, 2018. 12 comments

The Princess Bride Scribe William Goldman Has Died at 87

The Princess Bride Scribe William Goldman Has Died at 87

For the past few months, the family of Oscar-winning author and screenwriter William Goldman has been by his side as he battled colon cancer, and, more recently, pneumonia. Today, though, his family announced that the writer passed away in his New York City home.

The notoriously anti-Hollywood writer first came to fame with his work adapting stories like Flowers For Algernon and The Moving...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Nov 14, 2018. 13 comments

Stan Lee's Spider-Man PS4 Cameo Is So Quintessentially Stan Lee

Stan Lee's Spider-Man PS4 Cameo Is So Quintessentially Stan Lee

Stan Lee loved a good cameo. The legendary comics icon, who died yesterday at 95, got to sneak into so many movies based on heroes he’d helped bring to life over the past two decades—and even into some based on ones he didn’t. But maybe the one that best encapsulates Stan Lee as a creative is one of his most recent.

Lee’s movie cameos are, by and large, brief moments of levity. From “Tony...

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