Deadline Hollywood, reported January 27, 2019: James Pond Dies: Writer And Producer For TV Comedies Was 60.
James Pond, a writer/producer for 25 years on such comedies as Newhart, Night Court, Hope & Faith and Living Single, has died at age 60. He passed on Jan. 3 at his home, with the cause as yet undetermined and being investigated by the county coroner.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 22, 2019: Russell Baker Dies: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer, Columnist & PBS Host Was 93.
Celebrated author, humorist and The New York Times columnist Russell Baker died Jan. 21 in his home in Leesburg, Va. He was 93.

In addition to his celebrated and much-lauded newspaper columns, Baker hosted PBS’ Masterpiece Theatre beginning in 1993, succeeding Alistair Cooke, and stayed in the spot until 2004, becoming one of public television’s most familiar presences.
Deadline Hollywood, reported February 10, 2019: Ron Miller Dies: Former Disney CEO & Walt Disney’s Son-In-Law Was 85.
Ron Miller, the USC football star who met his future wife Walt Disney’s daughter Diane on a blind date and later became CEO and president of what is now the The Walt Disney Company, has died at age 85. The Walt Disney Co. confirmed Sunday that he passed away Napa Valley, CA.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 25, 2019: Fatima Ali Dies: ‘Top Chef’ Season 15 Fan Favorite Was 29.
Fatima Ali, whose Pakistani-influenced cooking earned her the “Fan Favorite” title in Season 15 of Bravo’s Top Chef, has died today of bone cancer. She was 29. Her family shared the news in a statement to the Pakistan newspaper Dawn. and it was confirmed by the network.
Deadlne Hollywood, reported February 4, 2019: Kristoff St. John Dies: ‘The Young & The Restless’ Actor Was 52.
Kristoff St. John, best known for his role as Neil Winters on CBS’ long-running soap The Young and the Restless, has died. He was 52. The cause of death is not immediately known.
Deadline Hollywood, reported February 8, 2019: Albert Finney Dies: ‘Tom Jones’, ‘Skyfall’ Actor Was 82.
Oscar-nominated actor Albert Finney, one of the great British actors of his generation who made a worldwide name for himself in 1963’s Tom Jones and maintained a strong career through 2012’s Skyfall, died Thursday in London. He was 82.

Deadline Hollywood, reported January 22, 2019: Comedian Kevin Barnett Dies: ‘Rel’ Co-Creator Was 32.
Kevin Barnett, co-creator/executive producer of Fox’s comedy series Rel, has died suddenly while vacationing in Mexico. The writer-comedian, who passed away earlier today in Tijuana, was 32. The cause of death is not known at this time. UPDATE Jan. 24: According to the Forensic Medical Service, cited by E! News, Barnett died of “Non Traumatic Hemorrhage, caused by pancreatitis.”
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 22, 2019: Kaye Ballard Dies: TV, Film & Stage Veteran Who Starred In ‘The Mothers-In-Law’ Was 93.
Kaye Ballard, a comic actress and singer who was a regular presence on TV for decades and starred in the late-’60s NBC comedy The Mothers-in-Law, has died. Palm Springs-area paper The Desert Sun reported that the star also known for The Girl Most Likely and a half-dozen Broadway musicals died Monday at her home in Rancho Mirage.
Deadline Hollywood, reported February 1, 2019: ‘Travelers’ Canceled At Netflix After Three Seasons.
There will be no fourth season for Travelers. Netflix has cancelled the sci-fi series after three seasons. Star Eric McCormack revealed the news Friday via social media.

Deadline Hollywood, reported January 14, 2019: John Falsey Dies: Co-Creator Of ‘St. Elsewhere’, ‘Northern Exposure’ Was 67.
John Falsey, the co-creator with Joshua Brand of the groundbreaking St. Elsewhere, Northern Exposure, I’ll Fly Away, and writer of other classics of the 1980s and ’90s, died Jan. 3 in Iowa City, Iowa. He was 67.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 10, 2019: Verna Bloom Dies: ‘Animal House’ Actress Was 80.
Verna Bloom, whose memorable turn as Marion Wormer in the 1979 comedy classic Animal House saw her immortalize cucumber innuendo, has died. She passed Wednesday in Bar Harbor, Maine from dementia complications, according to a family spokesperson.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 10, 2019: Mary Kay Stearns Dies: Pioneering Star Of 1940s Sitcom Was 93.
Mary Kay Stearns, one of TV’s earliest, if now largely forgotten, sitcom stars who beat Lucille Ball to on-air pregnancy by at least four years, died Nov. 17 in Newport Beach, California. She was 93.

Deadline Hollywood, reported January 9, 2019: Gregg Rudloff Dies: Three-Time Oscar-Winning Sound Mixer Was 63.
Gregg Rudloff, a three-time Oscar-winning sound mixer and seven-time nominee whose career spanned more than 35 years, has died in Los Angeles. He was 63. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office is treating his death as a possible suicide.
Rudloff, who was one of the film industry’s most prolific and honored soundmen, won Academy Awards for Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Matrix (1999) and Glory (1989). He also was Oscar-nominated four other times — for American Sniper, Argo, Flags of Our Fathers and The Perfect Storm — and won a 1986 Emmy for sound mixing An Early Frost.

Deadline Hollywood, reported January 8, 2019: William Morgan Sheppard Dies: ‘Star Trek’ Actor Was 86.
William Morgan Sheppard, best known for his work in Star Trek: The Next Generation the series and subsequent Star Trek films, died Sunday. He was 86.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 6, 2019: Christine McGuire Dies: Pop Singer, Radio & TV Star Of McGuire Sisters Was 92.
Christine McGuire, whose pop hits propelled her and her singing sisters to many radio and television appearances, died Dec. 28 in Las Vegas, where she lived. She was 92 and her family confirmed the death, but did not provide a cause.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported January 2, 2019: Herb Ellis Dies: ‘Dragnet’ Actor And Jack Webb Collaborator Was 97.
Herb Ellis, an actor and director known for helping Jack Webb create the iconic TV series Dragnet, died Dec. 26 in San Gabriel, Calif. He was 97.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 2, 2019: Bob Einstein Dies: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actor Who Also Played Super Dave Osborne Was 76.
Bob Einstein, a two-time Emmy winner who has recurred on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm since its launch and created the wacky Super Dave Osborne character, died today in Indian Wells, CA. He was 76 and recently had been diagnosed with cancer.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 2, 2019: Gene Okerlund Dies: WWE Interviewer Dubbed “Mean Gene” By Jesse Ventura Was 76; Hulk Hogan, Others Tweet Tributes.
Gene Okerlund, the WWE interviewer dubbed “Mean Gene” by wrestler Jesse “The Body” Ventura, has died, according to the WWE. He was 76.

Deadline Hollywood, reported January 15, 2019: Carol Channing Dies: Original Star Of Broadway’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Was 97.
Carol Channing, a Broadway legend who was known for her signature lead role in Hello, Dolly! and continued performing well into her 90s, has died of natural causes at her home in Rancho Mirage, CA. She was 97.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported December 31, 2018: Don Lusk Dies: Disney Animator On ‘Fantasia’ & ‘Bambi’ Who Later Worked At Hanna-Barbera Was 105.
Don Lusk, an animator and director who worked on Disney classics including Fantasia, Bambi and Pinocchio before moving to Hanna-Barbera in the 1960s, died Sunday. He was 105. His longtime friend Navah-Paskowitz Asner, announced the news on social media.
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