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One of three SNL cast members to come from my home town of Ottawa (along with Dan Aykroyd and Mark McKinney). RIP

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Cross-posted from the book thread:

RIP exorcist writer William Peter Blatty age 89.

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13 minutes ago, odessasteps said:

Cross-posted from the book thread:

RIP exorcist writer William Peter Blatty age 89.

He was quite a good director. too.

This is a genuinely horrifying scene. 

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17 minutes ago, odessasteps said:

Cross-posted from the book thread:

RIP exorcist writer William Peter Blatty age 89.

This just came across my news feed.  I was about to post it in the Horror thread. :(

 

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RIP Dick Gautier, perhaps best remembered as Hymie the robot on Get Smart and star of Mel Brooks' when things were rotten.

 

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RIP  Miguel Ferrer, age 61. Prolific actor and VO artist. Son of Jose Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney, cousin of george clooney. 

 

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That is a damn shame. Always enjoyed him in whatever I saw or heard him in.

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JK Simmons gonna have to explain to a whole gang of people that he ain't dead today....

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Damn. His break-out performance in Robocop was so awesome that he got villain typecasting for quite a bit of his career, even when he started his his voice-acting side hustle.

He was also set to reprise his role as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfeld in the Twin Peaks revival on Showtime. :(

RIP.

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2 hours ago, The Comedian said:

JK Simmons gonna have to explain to a whole gang of people that he ain't dead today....

I'd rather have an explanation on why he didn't even have ONE song in La La Land, when he was at least the second best singer in the film behind John Legend.

 

32 minutes ago, J.T. said:

Damn. His break-out performance in Robocop was so awesome that he got villain typecasting for quite a bit of his career, even when he started his his voice-acting side hustle.

He was also set to reprise his role as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfeld in the Twin Peaks revival on Showtime. :(

RIP.

Twin Peaks S3 has already been shot. Rosenfeld is part of it.

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Gorden Kaye, René Artois from 'Allo 'Allo!, has passed away. He was 75.

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My first thoughts when I read this were:

Will he now be considered the Patron Saint of every Glass Joe that was KTFO and woke up in a haze with strangers screaming in their face? 

And: will people take selfies at his casket, yelling "WORLDSTAR!!!"?

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That's really sad.  

Meanwhile, Betty White quietly grins and crosses one more name off her list. 

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I would think MTM merits a thread of her own, RIP. First big one of 2017. . .

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For whatever reason, I never really watched "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" despite literally working in that industry for over a decade now.  And it being one of the greatest shows of all time.

That being said, she was amazing in Ordinary People.  That movie gets shit on because it won Best Picture and Raging Bull was so much better (and it was) but she nailed that role and did it by being the exact opposite of what everyone knew her as.

And honestly, watch Ordinary People, and then watch Flirting with Disaster.  She's not in it much but she is the best part.

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