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Overnight: Bob Hoskins Died Today


overnight Bob Hoskins

Actor Bob Hoskins died today of pneumonia at the age of 71. A versatile actor who worked in films from 1972 t0 2012, he is probably best known for Who Framed Roger Rabbit? but, in fact, had a much wider range. Here's the Wiki

Here's a Chicago tribune article about him.

And here's an excerpt from a Bob Hoskins film I've never seen: A Prayer for the Dying.


R.I.P. Harold Ramis


Harold Ramis

One of my contemporary favorites died today -- actor, writer, director Harold Ramis.

The Beast:

Actor, writer, and director Harold Ramis died early today at the age of 69. He’s best known for his onscreen performances inGhostbusters and Stripes, as well as his work behind the camera for CaddyshackNational Lampoon's Vacation, and Groundhog Day. Ramis was a comedic legend, cutting his chops at Second City in the 1970s. Ramis passed away from complications due to a rare autoimmune disease and had been suffering from health problems since 2010.


Actor James Gandolfini Has Died



Never watched The Sopranos, but an early death for a talented person is always sad.

Sad news — The Sopranos star James Gandolfini has died at age 51. The actor reportedly suffered a heart attack early on Wednesday in Italy, where he was scheduled to attend Sicily's Taormina Film Festival. James starred in films like True Romance, Get Shorty, and Zero Dark Thirty, but will be best remembered for playing mob boss Tony Soprano on the HBO drama for six seasons. He was also in the process of filming Animal Rescue with Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace, as well as two network TV shows.


Video- Actor Jack Klugman dies at age 90


ALot of great memories.

LOS ANGELES, CA (KTRK) -- There's sad news to report from the entertainment world. Actor Jack Klugman passed has passed away at the age of 90.

The actor's attorney made the announcement Monday. Klugman reportedly died peacefully at his home in Northridge, California with his wife, Peggy, at his side.

Klugman is survived by his sons, David and Adam, and two grandchildren.

Klugman is best known for his role as Oscar Madison in the sitcom The Odd Couple, playing opposite Tony Randall. He also starred as Quincy in the drama Quincy, M.E.