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Category: RIP

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Rest In Peace, Rutger Hauer: (1944–2019)

RUTGER HAUER January 23, 1944 – July 19, 2019 Age: 75Hometown: Breukelen, NetherlandsCause of Death: Unspecified Illness RUTGER HAUER’S FILMOGRAPHY 1973 Turkish Delight Eric 1973 Repelsteeltje The King 1974 Hard to Remember Rick 1975 The Wilby Conspiracy Blane Van Niekirk 1975 Katie Tippel Hugo 1975 Das Amulett des Todes Cris 1975 The Year of the Cancer Pierre 1976 Max Havelaar Duclari 1976 La donneuse … Read More Rest In Peace, Rutger Hauer: (1944–2019)

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Rest In Peace, Peter Mayhew: (1944-2019)

PETER MAYHEW May 19, 1944 – May 2, 2019 Age: 74Hometown: Barnes, London, England, UKCause of Death: Heart Attack The man that brought Chewbacca to life through the original “Star Wars” trilogy and several films after, Peter Mayhew, has passed away at the age of 74. He retired from the suit after J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” due to health reasons. Although … Read More Rest In Peace, Peter Mayhew: (1944-2019)

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Rest In Peace, Bernardo Bertolucci (1941-2018)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI March 16, 1941 – November 26, 2018 Age: 77Hometown: Parma, Kingdom of ItalyCause of Death: Cancer Although he may be gone, his legacy will live on in his work forever. WILLIAM GOLDMAN’S ACADEMY AWARDS 1972 “The Conformist” Nominated Best Adapted Screenplay 1974 “Last Tango in Paris” Nominated Best Directing 1988 “The Last Emperor” Won Best Adapted Screenplay Won Best Directing WILLIAM GOLDMAN’S … Read More Rest In Peace, Bernardo Bertolucci (1941-2018)

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Rest In Peace, Ricky Jay (1946-2018)

RICHARD JAY POTASH June 26, 1946 – November 24, 2018 Age: 72Hometown: Brooklyn, New YorkCause of Death: Unknown Known more for his work as a master magician, Richard Jay Potash, or Ricky Jay as he was dubbed professionally, would find work in television and film using his gift for the sleight of hand. Most notably, he would star in the films “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia,” … Read More Rest In Peace, Ricky Jay (1946-2018)

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Rest In Peace, Nicolas Roeg (1928-2018)

NICOLAS ROEG August 5, 1928 – November 23, 2018 Age: 90Hometown: London, EnglandCause of Death: Natural Causes Best known for directing the horror film “Don’t Look Now,” Nicolas Roeg got his start in Hollywood as a cinematographer and eventually became the prolific director that most know him as today. “Walkabout” was the first film of his that I came across, as it deals with … Read More Rest In Peace, Nicolas Roeg (1928-2018)

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Rest In Peace, William Goldman (1931-2018)

WILLIAM GOLDMAN August 12, 1931 – November 16, 2018 Age: 87Hometown: Chicago, IllinoisCause of Death: Complications from colon cancer and pneumonia Beginning his career as an author, William Goldman would go on to adapt his stories into screenplays, creating some memorable cinema in the process like “The Princess Bride” and “Marathon Man.” His award winning work, however, would be those he adapted from other … Read More Rest In Peace, William Goldman (1931-2018)

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Rest In Peace, Scott Wilson: (1942-2018)

SCOTT WILSON March 29, 1942 – October 6, 2018 Age: 76Hometown: Thomasville, GeorgiaCause of Death: Leukemia Probably best known for his role as Hershel Greene on “The Walking Dead,” Scott Wilson actually got his start in the Academy Award winning film “In the Heat of the Night” (1967). He would later star in films like “The Great Gatsby” (1974) and “The Right Stuff” (1983). … Read More Rest In Peace, Scott Wilson: (1942-2018)

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Rest In Peace, Burt Reynolds: (1936-2018)

BURT REYNOLDS February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018 (age 82) Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest Best known for his roles in “Smokey and the Bandit” and “The Cannonball Run,” Burt Reynolds started as a huge ’70s star, appearing in both films and television, playing big roles in series like “Gunsmoke” and “Out Of This World,” and would use the latter half of his … Read More Rest In Peace, Burt Reynolds: (1936-2018)

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Rest In Peace, Timothy Carey (1929 – 1994)

TIMOTHY CAREY March 11, 1929 – May 11, 1994 (age 65) Cause of Death: Stroke Currently working my way through director Stanley Kubrick’s body of work, one face resonated with me as the unsung hero of his day. In both the films he did for Kubrick, “The Killing” (1956) and “Paths Of Glory” (1957), his scene-stealing characters are highlights of the film and instantly … Read More Rest In Peace, Timothy Carey (1929 – 1994)

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Rest In Peace, Margot Kidder: (1948-2018)

MARGOT KIDDER October 17, 1948 – May 13, 2018 (age 69) Cause of Death: Complications related to pneumonia Margot Kidder was not the first woman to play the live action role of Lois Lane, but many consider her the definitive portray on Superman’s love interest, playing the role four time opposite Christopher Reeves in “Superman” (1978), “Superman II” (1980), “Superman III” (1983), and “Superman … Read More Rest In Peace, Margot Kidder: (1948-2018)

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Rest In Peace, Anne V. Coates: (1925-2018)

ANNE V. COATES December 12, 1925 – May 8, 2018 (age 92) Cause of Death: Unknown Best known for her Academy Award winning work on “Lawrence Of Arabia,” editor Anne V. Coates would go on to work with some of the biggest directors in history, including Sidney Lumet on “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974), David Lynch on “The Elephant Man” (1980), and Steven … Read More Rest In Peace, Anne V. Coates: (1925-2018)

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Rest In Peace, Michael Anderson: (1920-2017)

MICHAEL ANDERSON January 30, 1920 – April 25, 2018 (age 98) Cause of Death: Natural Causes Best known for directing “Around the World in 80 Days” (1956) and earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Directing, Michael Anderson would go on to direct another sci-fi classic titled “Logan’s Run” (1976), which is still referenced by sci-fi directors today. Although he will truly be missed, … Read More Rest In Peace, Michael Anderson: (1920-2017)