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Former Bond Roger Moore Dies At 89

Here goes another piece of my childhood. It is with a very heavy heart that Electroshadow reports the passing of Sir Roger Moore, the man who played James Bond seven times, across 12 years. He passed away last night in Switzerland, after a battle with cancer at the age of 89. Moore is survived byContinue Reading

Bill Paxton Passes Away At 61

Man, this sucks. One of my favourite character actors ever, Bill Paxton, has left us. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Paxton died yesterday of complications related to heart surgery. He was 61. Paxton is of course a familiar face for movie fans, especially of genre Cinema. He had so many memorable performances acrossContinue Reading

R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker Dead At 81

Man, 2016 continues to be an absolutely brutal year for celebrity deaths that actually mean something to movie fans like myself. On Saturday, The Guardian broke the upsetting news that veteran actor Kenny Baker, best known for playing lovable Astromech droid R2-D2 in six “Star Wars” films, had passed away. He was 81. When heContinue Reading

Alan Rickman Passes Away At 69

This has been a brutal, shocking week in showbiz. First, the world found out about the passing of legendary Rock icon (and occasional actor) David Bowie. Then just last night, another bombshell dropped. Veteran British actor Alan Rickman is dead at the age of 69, after a battle with cancer. Incidentally, Bowie also passed atContinue Reading

Oscar-Winning Composer James Horner Dies In Plane Crash

Sigh, another great talent has left us. American film composer James Horner, who gave us some of the most stirring and beautifully melodic movie music of the modern age, has died from from injuries sustained in a plane crash. He was 61. According to officials, Horner was piloting the small aircraft when it crashed intoContinue Reading

Legendary Actor Sir Christopher Lee Dead At 93

A legend is no longer among us. One of the most prolific and highly-regarded actors in Cinema history, Sir Christopher Lee, has passed away at the age of 93. Lee actually left us on Sunday morning, but his wife of 50 years, Birgit Kroencke, wanted to inform his family before making the news public. TheContinue Reading

LOTR Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie Dies At 59

This is turning out to be a sad week in the showbiz world. First, the passing of revered veteran film critic Richard Corliss, now this. Last night, Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie passed away of a sudden heart attack. He was 59. His death was confirmed by the Australian Cinematographers Society with the statement: “WeContinue Reading

Director & Actor Richard Attenborough Dead At 90

Boy, when it rains it pours. Hollywood has seen an unusual number of celebrity deaths in the last month. The latest isn’t exactly a native American, but he sure made an impact on audiences in the US and the rest of the world for that matter. According to reports from the UK, beloved director andContinue Reading