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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #80 on: June 25, 2009, 07:31:29 PM »

I feel this falls under the "fantasy" aspect if you know what I mean.......and you'd probably have to be my age to think so but still....this sucks!


Farrah Fawcett dies
Jun 25, 2009, 12:51 PM | by Pop Watch

Categories: Legacy, Movies, News, Television

 Actress Farrah Fawcett died on June 25 in Los Angeles at the age of 62. With her passing after a long battle with anal cancer, we lose one of the quintessential symbols of post-feminist Hollywood, a definitive pinup who somehow parlayed a delicate-flower demeanor and all-American beauty into a 30-year career.

“After a long and brave battle with cancer, our beloved Farrah has passed away," Fawcett's longtime companion Ryan O'Neal said via a statement. "Although this is an extremely difficult time for her family and friends, we take comfort in the beautiful times that we shared with Farrah over the years and the knowledge that her life brought joy to so many people around the world."

As it turned out, her bravest role of all was her final one: She shared every brutally unglamorous step of her cancer treatment with the world in the riveting NBC documentary Farrah's Story. Perhaps most touchingly, the film gave its 9 million viewers a glimpse of her extraordinary love affair with O’Neal, who has supported her throughout treatment -- and even told Barbara Walters on a recent 20/20 that he’d finally asked her to marry him after nearly 25 years together: “We will, just as soon as she can say yes.”

Craig J. Nevius, producer of Farrah’s Story and the 2005 reality show Chasing Farrah, said in a statement: "Farrah was and is the true definition of an ‘icon.’ She was of her time but transcended her time....Not many stars can be credited with inspiring both a hair style and changes in legislation (surrounding domestic violence and more recently patient privacy). And she did it without posturing or campaigning but by simply choosing her own path and making her own rules.”

The former University of Texas sorority girl became an instant star when she sashayed onto Charlie’s Angels in 1976. (Her trademark poster -- shot pre-Angels -- hit stores that same year, cementing her role as a sex symbol.) Fawcett left the show after only one season, and, after a string of big-screen flops, finally earned critical praise in the mid '80s with the off-Broadway play Extremities and the NBC movie The Burning Bed. (Her role, as an abused wife, earned the actress her first Emmy nomination.)

In 1985, Fawcett -- divorced from Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors -- struck up her romance with O’Neal, and the two had a son, Redmond James O’Neal. Throughout the next decade, she attracted plenty of critical praise for her on camera work, including 1997’s The Apostle and 2000’s Dr. T and the Women. But she also engaged in her share of public foibles -- a naked-body-painting layout in a 1995 Playboy, a famously addled appearance on David Letterman’s Late Show in 1997. She even tried to tell her own story in 2005 with the short-lived TV Land reality series Chasing Farrah, to roundly dismissive reviews.

In 2006, Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer. After undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, the actress was cancer-free. Unfortunately, doctors found the disease had returned in 2007. Even as her treatment resumed -- and family's drug battles continued to make headlines -- Fawcett managed to maintain an upbeat outlook. As Alana Stewart, friend and co-producer of Farrah's Story, told EW.com in April, "She’s always been positive. Her spirits have always been good throughout this ordeal."

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations to support cancer research be made to The Farrah Fawcett Foundation c/o P.O. Box 6478, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. --Jennifer Armstrong (Additional reporting by Jeff Jensen, Dan Snierson, and Tim Stack)

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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #81 on: July 13, 2009, 07:47:31 PM »

Charles Nikki Brown (born June 24, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY; died July 12, 2009)
He was the founder and editor of Locus, a news and reviews magazine dealing with the science fiction and fantasy genres of literature. He was born on June 24, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in the United States Navy and worked as a nuclear engineer before becoming a full time science fiction editor in 1975. Brown and Locus magazine have been frequent winners of the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine.

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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #82 on: July 13, 2009, 08:05:03 PM »

Incredibly old news this - three years old, in fact - but I just read that Mako died. I was watching Avatar before, and recognised his voice quickly. He's got to have had one of the most distinctive voices going. He did a lot of work during his career, but I particularly enjoyed him in the Conan the Barbarian film.

He has a star on the Hollywood walk of fame, apparently. Has to be one of the very few I'd actually like to take a photo of. :neutral:
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #83 on: July 14, 2009, 08:46:38 AM »

Really?!?!! Mako died???! Shit man. What a shame. I'll have to have a Samurai Jack marathon!!!!
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #84 on: August 07, 2009, 01:34:14 AM »

Does John Hughes count?

His writer/director/producer credits reads like an imdb list of every hit movie from the 80's - 90's

Wierd Science
16 candles
breakfast club
Ferris Beullers day off
planes trains and automobiles
uncle buck
home alone
mr mom
etc.

Too bad. He was only 59.
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #85 on: August 13, 2009, 08:58:28 PM »

OK, definitely not a member of the genre, but a man to be respected and honored.

Les Paul has died. If you have ever listened to or liked music from about the 1940's on, he has affected you. He is the inventor of the modern ('the' really) solid body electric guitar.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obit_les_paul;_ylt=Att2YU9vyyAaZgqUc7..sQwDW7oF

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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #86 on: November 29, 2009, 10:04:59 PM »

English Fantasy author, Robert Holdstock, passed away today, at the age of 61, after having spent the last week in hospital in a coma.

His books were critically very well-regarded and I'm sorry to see him leave this world.
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #87 on: November 29, 2009, 11:05:31 PM »

I have his first book, Mythago Wood, currently in the mail heading towards me. Look forward to reading it. The coma, by the way, was brought on by a very bad E. Coli infection and for a while there, he seemed to be on the mend, but obviously we know the outcome.
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #88 on: December 02, 2009, 06:24:17 AM »

Another highly regarded author died today - Milorad Pavić. Another author I've not read, but it's unfortunate to lose artists so obviously talented.

Heart-attack. Lived until 81. :/
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #89 on: December 29, 2009, 05:13:51 PM »

Dan O'Bannon has passed (a couple weeks ago actually).

he co-wrote 'Alien' as well as a bunch of other stuff.
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #90 on: January 28, 2010, 08:20:51 PM »

Not that he wrote Sci-fi, but JD Salinger died today at 91.
Died of natural cause in his home in New Hampshire.
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #91 on: January 28, 2010, 08:31:22 PM »

I was just about to announce that, Brody. Passing away at 91 isn't bad.

Apparently he was very reclusive. A man after my own heart. RIP
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #92 on: January 28, 2010, 11:22:18 PM »

Hey there Salinger, What did you do?
Just when the world was looking at you
To write anything, that meant anything
You told us you were through
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #93 on: January 31, 2010, 11:04:13 PM »

Kage Baker passed away this morning due to cancer. Rest in peace. :(
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #94 on: November 29, 2010, 06:30:11 PM »

Irvin Kershner, Director of "Empire Strikes Back" among other things has passed

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101129/ap_en_mo/us_obit_irvin_kershner


I was actually more affected by the passing of Leslie Nielson to tell the truth. Big fan of the "Airplane" and "Naked Gun" movies. (which should put any rumors that I have any taste at all to rest)
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #95 on: November 29, 2010, 07:16:25 PM »

John Steakly also died, as well as Leslie Neilsen--the former best known for the novel, Armor, and the latter... well, you all know his roles, some of which were genre related.
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #96 on: November 29, 2010, 07:39:43 PM »

I know which film I'll be watching tonight.
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #97 on: March 26, 2011, 08:16:16 PM »

Diana Wynne Jones passed last night.
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Re: Loss to the Genre
« Reply #98 on: November 23, 2011, 03:05:34 AM »

Anne McCaffrey suffered a stroke and passed away in her home in Ireland.
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« Reply #99 on: March 05, 2012, 06:05:53 PM »

Ralph McQuarrie has passed, concept artist and credited as one of the leading influences for some of the characters in Star Wars.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/04/showbiz/star-wars-death/index.html?hpt=hp_bn4
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