The actor and comedian, Jerry Stiller, has sadly passed away at the age of 92. Mr. Stiller (1927-2020) performed many roles including appearances on the sitcoms, Seinfeld and The King of Queens. He also was part of a comedy double act with his late wife, Anne Meara, and was the father of actor, Ben Stiller.
In terms of animation, Jerry Stiller provided the voices of Pretty Boy in Teacher’s Pet, Uncle Max in The Lion King 1 1/2,
General X in Foodfight!, and Harvey in Planes: Fire & Rescue.
He shall be missed!
The famous animator and director, Richard Williams, has sadly passed away at the age of 86. Among his most famous works were Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Thief and the Cobbler.
I wrote a longer tribute to Mr. Williams (1933-2019) for the Rotoscopers website which you can read here.
In sad news, Ron Miller, the son-in-law of Walt Disney himself has passed away at the age of 85! Mr. Miller (1933-2019), originally an NFL player, was also once the president and CEO of the The Walt Disney Company (after Walt’s death). He helped bring about more experimental Disney films like Tron and The Black Cauldron and created the Touchstone Pictures banner for less family-friendly films. While his leadership during these years is criticized, his loss still hits us hard in the Disney community! He shall be missed!
The English actor, Albert Finney, has sadly passed away at the age of 82! Mr. Finney (1936-2019) was most famous for his roles in Tom Jones, Scrooge, Annie, Big Fish, Skyfall, and my favorite performance of his in one of my favorite films, Murder on the Orient Express!
In terms of animation, he voiced the character of Mr. Everglot in Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride.
He shall be missed!
I’m saddened to report another Disney-related death: Legendary Imagineer Marty Sklar has passed away at the age of 83! Mr. Sklar (1934-2017) was an Imagineer for Disney since the 1960s and helped design many attractions including The Enchanted Tiki Room and It’s a Small World. He recently appeared at the 2017 D23 Expo only 2 weeks ago! He shall be missed!
For more about the man, please read this tribute!
In news that I’m still in shock over, beloved actor/comedian, Robin Williams has died at the age of 63! The cause of death is suspected to be suicide, but hasn’t been stated for certain.
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In what comes (at least to me) as shocking and sad news, actor Bob Hoskins has passed away at the age of 71 due to pneumonia.
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Actor Mickey Rooney has died at the age of 93! Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) was an actor known best for his lengthy career in the entertainment industry (he’s been active in the industry from the ’20s all the way to the 2010’s) as well for his 8 marriages.
Some of his movies include “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”, “Requiem for a Heavyweight”, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “Pete’s Dragon”, “The Magic of Lassie”, “The Black Stallion”, “Babe: Pig in the City”, “Night at the Museum”, and even a cameo appearance in “The Muppets”.
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Wow, this one is just as shocking as when Paul Walker died (well, maybe slightly less so)!
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has passed away at the age of 46 due to an apparent drug overdose! Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014) was known for his roles in films such as “Twister”, “The Big Lebowski”, “Patch Adams”, “Capote”, “Mission: Impossible III”, “Charlie Wilson’s War”, “Doubt”, “Moneyball”, “The Master”, and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”. Continue reading “Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies At 46!”
Sigh…we’ve lost a connection to the man himself, his daughter, to be precise. Diane Disney Miller (1933-2013) has passed away at the age of 79! She was instrumental in bringing to life the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. She leaves behind her husband Ron W. Miller (an ex-NFL star who was actually the CEO of The Walt Disney Company for some time) as well as 7 children, 13 grandchildren, and 1 great-grand child. We shall miss her very much indeed!