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7/30/2022 9:48 pm  #151


Re: Pop Culture Obituaries

Another loss for fans of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, etc.:  David Warner, known for his appearances in such projects as The Omen, Doctor Who, Titanic, Babylon 5, Star Trek (film and tv), and as the voice of Ra's Al Ghul on Batman: The Animated Series, died July 24 at 80.  

https://nypost.com/2022/07/25/david-warner-titanic-and-omen-actor-dead-at-80/

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7/31/2022 7:09 pm  #152


Re: Pop Culture Obituaries

RIP Nichelle Nichols, actress best known for playing Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek (TOS) in the 1960s, the early 1970's' Filmation cartoon based on the show (TAS), and in six movies from 1979-1992.  Her presence on the show in the 60s as an African-American actress in a regular role on an American TV show was trailblazing at the (very turbulent) time, and she was part of the first interracial kiss on American TV.

 

8/01/2022 8:08 pm  #153


Re: Pop Culture Obituaries

I've been away so I'll list some more and add links later when less tired:

RIP:
Taurean Blacque (Detective Neal Washington on Hill Street Blues)
Ron Zimmerman (wrote a controversial Rawhide Kid mini-series)
Pat Carroll (Hawkman's mother on Legends of the Superheroes; Hippolyta on late 1980s Superman cartoon series)

 


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8/07/2022 6:45 am  #154


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RIP Clu Gallagher (Burt in Return of the Living Dead, the Bartender in the Feast movies)
https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/clu-gulager-dead-the-virginian-return-living-dead-1235335294/


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8/12/2022 6:25 pm  #155


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RIP Anne Heche. Apparently her body is technically still alive but due to the severity of her brain injury resulting from a car accident she has been declared dead in the legal sense.
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-62506673


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8/19/2022 8:28 pm  #156


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9/01/2022 5:39 am  #157


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RIP Charlbi Dean, Syonide on Black Lightning
https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/charlbi-dean-dead-1.6567787


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9/07/2022 4:02 am  #158


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I haven't found an English language article, but RIP director Just Jaekin (Emmanuelle, The Story of O, Lady Chatterly's Lover, The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak)
https://www.tf1info.fr/culture/cinema-mort-a-82-de-just-jaeckin-le-realisateur-du-sulfureux-emmanuelle-avec-sylvia-kristel-2231531.html

I've debated whether or not to count him because he was more of a political figure than a pop culture figure, but RIP Mikhail Gorbachev. He did play himself in a Pizza Hut commercial and was certainly referenced in pop culture, perhaps unfairly in the Destroyer novel series.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/09/12/mikhail-gorbachevs-enduring-example

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9/08/2022 8:35 pm  #159


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Another borderline case that I'm counting: Elizabeth II. While not directly involved in works of fiction, she was depicted in several movies, novels, comics, etc, so indrectly left a pretty big mark in popular culture.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-61585886


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9/17/2022 6:59 am  #160


 

9/23/2022 11:16 pm  #161


Re: Pop Culture Obituaries

RIP Oscar-winning actress Louise Fletcher, probably best known for her roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/louise-fletcher-oscar-winner-as-nurse-ratched-in-one-flew-over-the-cuckoo-s-nest-dies-at-88/ar-AA12bxHF?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=4e0310c1e8f240b99c177a12ac29b3ff

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