Deadline Hollywood, reported August 31, 2019: Franco Columbu Dies: Italian Bodybuilder And ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Actor Was 78.
Franco Columbu, a bodybuilder, boxer and actor who appeared in the films The Terminator and Conan the Barbarian alongside his close friend Arnold Schwarzenegger, has died. Columbu was 78.
Deadline Hollywood, reported August 30, 2019: Valerie Harper Dies: Beloved Star Of TV’s ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ And ‘Rhoda’ Was 80.
Valerie Harper, the multiple-Emmy-winning sitcom star whose role as the somewhat neurotic Rhoda Morgenstern made her one of television’s biggest and most beloved actors in the 1970s, died today. She was 80 and had been suffering from various cancers for a number of years.
Star-Tribune, reported August 30, 2019: Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Langer, a Minnesota native, dies at 71.
Jim Langer, who rose from undrafted middle linebacker at South Dakota State to starting center for Miami's undefeated 1972 team and a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer in 1987, died Thursday at age 71.
Deadline Hollywood, reported August 28, 2019: Jessi Combs Dies: Race Car Driver, Former ‘Mythbusters’ Host Was 36.
Jessi Combs, professional racer and former Mythbusters host, has died while trying to break a land-speed record in Oregon’s Alvord Desert, her family said in a statement to news outlets. She was 36. The Harney County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday confirmed Combs’ death and said the cause of the accident was under investigation.
JamBase, reported August 27, 2019: Guitarist Neal Casal 1968 – 2019.
Neal Casal, a co-founding member of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Circles Around the Sun, The Cardinals and numerous other projects has died at age 50.
Time, reported August 26, 2019: Fashion Designer Isabel Toledo, Who Outfitted Michelle Obama, Dies at 59.
Isabel Toledo, the Cuban American fashion designer with an avant-garde flair who created former first lady Michelle Obama’s standout lemon grass-colored sheath dress and matching overcoat for her husband’s 2009 inauguration, has died. She was 59.
Deadline Hollywood, reported August 16, 2019: Nancy Parker Dies: New Orleans TV Journalist Killed In Small Plane Crash.
Veteran WVUE-TV news reporter and anchor Nancy Parker was killed in a small plane crash this afternoon at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans. She was 53.
Deadline Hollywood, reported August 18, 2019: Jack Whitaker Dies: Versatile Network Sportscaster Who Called First Super Bowl Was 95.
Jack Whitaker, a sportscaster for CBS and ABC who called Super Bowl I and Secretariat’s Triple Crown triumph, has died. He passed Sunday morning in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania of natural causes at age 95.

Deadline Hollywood, reported August 17, 2019: Richard Williams Dies: Animator For ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ Was 86.
Richard Williams, an Academy Award-winning animator best known for his work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died. He passed at his home in Bristol, UK on Friday at age 86.

Deadline Hollywood, reported August 16, 2019: Patricia Louisiana Knop Dies: Screenwriter For ‘9 1/2 Weeks’ And ‘Wild Orchid’ Was 78.
Patricia Louisiana Knop, a film screenwriter and television producer known for 9 1/2 Weeks, Wild Orchid and the Showtime series Red Shoe Diaries, died at age 78 on Aug. 7 in Santa Monica, Calif. from what her publicist said was a lengthy illness.
Deadline Hollywood, reported August 16, 2019: Peter Fonda Dies: Symbol Of A Generation In ‘Easy Rider’ Was 79.
Peter Fonda, a two-time Oscar nominee best known for his work in the groundbreaking Easy Rider, which he co-wrote, produced, and co-starred in, has died at age 79.
TrekNews.Net, reported August 13, 2019: Barbara March, TNG, DS9’s Klingon Lursa, Passes Away at 65.
We have learned that Barbara Scarfe (credited as Barbara March), the actress who played the magnificently evil Lursa, one of the Duras sisters, passed away on Sunday after a battle with cancer.
Today.com, reported August 13, 2019: 'The Walking Dead' actor Dango Nguyen dies from cancer at 48.
After serving as a firefighter for two decades, Dango Nguyen gave it up for a career as an actor.
Deadline Hollywood, reported August 10, 2019: Jeffrey Epstein Dies By Apparent Suicide In New York Jail; “Appalled” Attorney General Opens Probe – Updated.
Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead of an apparent suicide in his New York jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, the medical examiner’s office in Manhattan confirmed to Deadline. An FBI investigations of his death is underway.
I wasn't going to report this until I saw it in Deadline Hollywood. If they think it's worthy of an entertainment industry publication, I'll pass it on. In the meantime, good riddance!

Deadline Hollywood, reported August 3, 2019: D.A. Pennebaker Dies: Cinematographer And Director Was 94.
D.A. Pennebaker, a cinematographer, director and master of cinema verite known for the 1967 documentary Don’t Look Back, has died. He was 94.
Deadline Hollywood, reported August 6, 2019: Barry Coe Dies: ‘Peyton Place’ & Mr. Goodwrench Actor Was 84.
Barry Coe, who starred in the 1957 film Peyton Place, was considered as a possible series regular on Bonanza and became familiar to a new generation of TV viewers as the Mr. Goodwrench character in commercials that ran in the 1970s and ’80s, died July 16 in Palm Desert, CA. He was 84.
Deadline Hollywood, reported August 4, 2019: Stu Rosen Dies: Emmy Winning ‘Dusty’s Treehouse’ Creator, ‘Fraggle Rock’ Voice Actor Was 80.
Stu Rosen, an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning force in children’s programming died early Sunday morning after a battle with cancer. He was 80.
Deadline Hollywood, reported August 6, 2019: Toni Morrison Dies: ‘Beloved’ Author Was 88.
Beloved author Toni Morrison died Monday night. The cause of death was not disclosed, but her family said her passing followed a brief illness. She was 88.
Deadline Hollywood, reported July 28, 2019: Richard “Dick” Allen Fox Dies: Fox Theatres Founder, Former NATO President Was 90.
Richard “Dick” Allen Fox, the founder of the Fox Theatres chain and a former president of the National Assn. of Theatre Owners , died on July 24 in Boca Raton, Fla. at age 90.

Deadline Hollywood, reported August 2, 2019: Howard Lapides Dies: Longtime Manager & ‘Celebrity Rehab’ Producer Was 68.
Howard Lapides, a longtime manager and CEO of Lapides Entertainment who produced Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and The Man Show, died Thursday. He was 68.
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