Actor John Hurt, famous for his gravelly-yet-vulnerable voice and craggy appearance, is reported dead at 77. Known for his roles in Alien, Elephant Man, Nineteen-Eighty Four, Doctor Who and the Harry Potter series, Hurt was knighted in 2015 for services to Drama and won two Golden Globes, four Baftas and two Academy Award nominations.
Here he is reprising his most famous scene, in a comic turn in Mel Brooks' Spaceballs.
My first encounter with his brilliance, though, was in Watership Down, where he played bunny hero Hazel. I'm certain John's off to join a fine Owsla.
Twice nominated for Golden Globe awards but remembered mostly for his role in 1980s action show Airwolf, Jan-Michael Vincent is dead at 74. He died Feb 10 at a North Carolina hospital, reports the BBC. He is survived by his third wife, Patricia Ann Christ. TMZ adds that he suffered cardiac arrest. His CBS hit, […]
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is dead at 85, reports the BBC. The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was one of the industry’s most prolific figures, and worked up until his death. Lagerfeld also designed collections for his own brand and collaborated with high street brand H&M. “I am like […]
Author Carol Emshwiller has died at the age of 97, after a long and distinguished career in science fiction, fantasy and other genres.
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