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.
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.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 30, 2018: Hector Xtravaganza Dies: New York Ball Culture Icon And ‘Pose’ Consultant Was 60.
Hector Xtravaganza, a founding member of the House of Xtravaganza, one of the most recognizable houses in New York’s ball and vogueing scene died Sunday. He was 60.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 30, 2018: Mrinal Sen Dies: Acclaimed Director Won India’s Top Film Honor, Was 95.
Mrinal Sen, the filmmaker who won India’s highest film honor, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, has died. He was 95 and passed from natural causes at his home in Kolkata.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 29, 2018: Dame June Whitfield Dies: Actress In ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Was 93.
Dame June Whitfield, best known for her role in Absolutely Fabulous, died at her home on Friday night, according to her agent. She was 93.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 29, 2018: Ringo Lam Dies: Hong Kong Director Of ‘City On Fire’ Was 63.
Influential Hong Kong film director, producer, and screenwriter Ringo Lam died Saturday. He was 63.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 28, 2018: Norman Gimbel Dies: Grammy And Oscar Winning Songwriter For Film, TV Was 91.
Songwriter Norman Gimbel, whose works won him an Oscar, Grammy and admission to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, has died. He passed on Dec. 19 at his home in Montecito, Calif. at age 91, according to a tribute posted by BMI.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 28, 2018: Amos Oz Dies: Israeli Author Was 79.
Amos Oz, lauded Israeli author whose works included critically praised memoir A Tale and Love and Darkness which was made into the 2015 feature film, and an outspoken advocate for peace with the Palestinians, died of cancer Friday. His daughter, Fania Oz-Salzberger, confirmed her father’s death on Twitter. He was 79. “To those who loved him, thank you,” Oz-Salzberger wrote, adding he had died “after a speedy deterioration, in his sleep.”
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 28, 2018: Chris Burrous Dies: KTLA Anchor Was 43.
KTLA Morning News reporter and weekend anchor Chris Burrous died Thursday after being found unconscious at a Glendale motel. His death is being investigated as a possible overdose, police said. He was 43.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 27, 2018: Frank Adonis Dies: ‘Goodfellas’ & ‘Raging Bull’ Actor Was 83.
Frank Adonis, who appeared in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, Raging Bull and Casino along with tough-guy roles in dozens of other films and TV shows, has died. He was 83. His wife told TMZ that he died Wednesday night in Las Vegas after a long illness and had been on a ventilator.
CNN, reported January 3, 2018: 'Captain' Daryl Dragon dies with Tennille at his side.
Daryl Dragon, one half of popular '70s duo The Captain & Tennille, died Wednesday, according to his publicist Harlan Boll. He was 76.

Dragon, whose ever-present captain's hat left no doubt about which half of the duo he was, died of renal failure in Prescott, Arizona, Boll said.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 17, 2018: ‘Elementary’ To End After 7 Seasons On CBS.
CBS’ modern-day Sherlock Holmes & Watson drama series Elementary will end its run with its upcoming 13-episode seventh season. The decision comes as the crime procedural, created by Rob Doherty and starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, wrapped production Friday on Season 7 with the final scene in the finale the last one to film.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 22, 2018: ‘Z Nation’ Canceled By Syfy After Five Seasons, Announced Online.
SyFy has canceled zombie drama Z Nation, according to producer David Michael Latt, who posted a Twitter video announcing the decision.
After watching the season 4 finale, I thought this series was already over. Guess I was wrong.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 22, 2018: Peter Masterson Dies: ‘Best Little Whorehouse In Texas’ Creator Was 84.
Peter Masterson, whose long career spanned writing, acting and directing on Broadway and in film and television, has died. He passed Wednesday at his home in Kinderhook, N.Y. after a fall, according to his family. He was 84 and suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 21, 2018: Ethel Ayler Dies: Actress For Stage, Film And TV’s ‘Cosby Show’ Was 88.
Ethel Ayler, whose career spanned prominent Broadway, film and TV roles for five decades, died at age 88 on Nov. 18 in Loma Linda, Calif., according to her family. The cause of death was not given.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 21, 2018: Audrey Geisel Dies: Dr. Seuss’ Widow, ‘The Grinch’ Producer Was 97.
Audrey Geisel, widow of children’s author Dr. Seuss and overseer of his massive literary estate, has died. Random House Children’s Books announced that she died Wednesday at her home in La Jolla, California. She was 97.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 20, 2018: Donald Moffat Dies: Prolific Actor For Broadway, TV And Film Was 87.
Donald Moffat, a character actor who appeared on Broadway, television and film, died Thursday in Sleepy Hollow, New York. He was 87 and passed from complications of a recent stroke, according to his daughter.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 11, 2018: Rob DesHotel Dies: TV Writer-Producer Of ‘Man With a Plan’, ‘That ’70s Show’ Was 52.
Rob DesHotel, writer/co-executive producer of CBS’ comedy series Man with a Plan, has passed away. He died suddenly yesterday of a suspected heart attack. The veteran TV writer-producer was 52.
He landed his first staff writing job on the NBC comedy series Hope & Gloria. DesHotel went on to work on the first two seasons of Joss Whedon’s WB drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer as story editor and executive story editor. He then joined Fox multi-camera comedy series That 70s Show at the start of Season 2 as co-producer and stayed on until the series’ end after eight seasons, rising to executive producer.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 18, 2018: Penny Marshall Dies: ‘Laverne & Shirley’ Star And ‘Big’, ‘League Of Their Own’ Helmer Was 75.
Penny Marshall, who went from starring on the smash Happy Days spinoff Laverne & Shirley to helming such features including Big and A League of Their Own, died Monday night of diabetes complications at her home in the Hollywood Hills. She was 75.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 16, 2018: Colin Kroll Dies: CEO Of HQ Trivia And Co-Founder Of Vine Was 35.
Colin Kroll, the former co-founder of social media sensation Vine and CEO of HQ Trivia, was found dead early Sunday morning from what news reports quoting police sources claim was an apparent drug overdose.


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