, reported March 9, 2018: The Library Is Closed: TNT Axes ‘The Librarians’.
After four seasons, the Library is closed. TNT has cancelled its series ‘The Librarians’. The series was developed by John Waters and starred Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Harlan Kim and John Laroquette with Noah Wyle in a recurring role. The series was a spinoff of ‘The Librarian’ film series on which Wyle starred as Flynn Carsen a librarian (obviously) who must help protect ancient mystic artifacts. The TV series picked up from the films, with a new team entrusted with protecting these artifacts and battling supernatural forces. ‘The Librarians’ originally featured full season storylines, which pit the team against a Big Bad. For the fourth season, the format shifted to stand-alone episodes.
Wyle recently signed on to star on CBS’ new drama ‘Red Line’, produced by Greg Berlanti and Ava DuVernay, but it’s unclear if that was a factor. Perhaps a bigger factor is that TBS and TNT gained a new president Kevin Reilly, who proceeded to cancel existing shows ‘Major Crimes’, ‘Murder in the First’, and ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ in favor of more expensive fare. Another veteran series, ‘The Last Ship’ is also expected to end after the upcoming fifth season.

USA Today, reported May 20, 2018: Patricia Morison, the original 'Kiss Me, Kate' star, dies at 103.
LOS ANGELES — Patricia Morison, who originated the role of an overemotional diva in the Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate, starred on stage opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I and appeared in films alongside Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, died Sunday at age 103.

Morison died of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles, publicist Harlan Boll said.
Continuing on with cancelled shows...

SFGate via Wochit Entertainment, reported April 20, 2018: Starz Cancels Ash vs. Evil Dead.
Starz has canceled the horror-comedy series “Ash vs. Evil Dead” after three seasons, the network announced on Friday.
The upcoming season 3 finale, set to air Sunday, April 29, will now serve as the series finale. Bruce Campbell starred in the series — reprising his role as Ash Williams from the “Evil Dead” film franchise — alongside Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo. “Evil Dead” filmmakers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert served as executive producers on the series alongside Campbell, Ivan Raimi and Rick Jacobson. Mark Verheiden was showrunner with producer Moira Grant.
Video at the link in the headline., reported May 18, 2018: Joseph Campanella (1924 – 2018), prolific TV character actor.
Joseph Campanella, the prolific television character actor, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., according to multiple news sources. He was 93.

Campanella, whose career as a TV actor began in the 1950s, appeared in supporting roles on dozens of TV series, including “Route 66,” “The Fugitive,” and “Mission: Impossible.” From 1969 to 1972 he starred alongside Burl Ives in the law drama, “The Bold Ones: The Lawyers.” He also gave an Emmy-nominated performance as private investigator Joe Mannix’ boss in the first season of “Mannix.”

He was nominated for a Tony award for supporting actor in 1962 for his performance in the Broadway production of “A Gift of Time,” starring Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland.
The profile of this community reads "Broken up over a death in your fandom-- or the death of your fandom?" A lot of objects of fandom died this week. Huffington Post reported on them May 15, 2018 in Here Are The Canceled And Renewed TV Shows For 2018-2019. Here are the ones that I will miss.

ABC: “Designated Survivor,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Quantico,” “Scandal.”
FOX: “The Last Man on Earth,” “Lucifer,” “Wayward Pines”(took them long enough), “The X-Files.”

Also, Business Insider reported SyFy cancelling "The Expanse" on May 16th. Come on, that show won a Hugo!, reported May 10, 2018: Anne V. Coates (1925 – 2018), award winning editor.
Anne V. Coates, five-time Academy Award nominated film editor who won an Oscar for editing the classic movie “Lawrence of Arabia,” has died at the age of 92.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) tweeted the news of her death.

“We’re so sad to learn that British film editor Anne V. Coates has died. During her incredible career, Anne was BAFTA-nominated four times for work including ‘The Elephant Man’ and ‘Erin Brockovich,’ and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2007. She will be greatly missed.”
CBS Evening News: Tom Wolfe, prolific journalist and author, dead at 88.
Tom Wolfe, the journalist and author of books like "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" has died. Wolfe pioneered "New Journalism," a style known for longform pieces written in a subjective voice. CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers takes a look back at his life.
Click on the link in the headline to watch the video.
CBS News: "Superman" actress Margot Kidder dead at 69.
Actress Margot Kidder, who was best known as reporter Lois Lane in the blockbuster "Superman" movies of the 1970s and '80s, has died at the age of 69. She also had starring roles in thrillers like "Black Christmas" and "The Amityville Horror."
Click on the link to watch the video., reported May 8, 2018: Ermanno Olmi (1931 – 2018), Italian cinematic legend.
Ermanno Olmi, an Italian cinematic giant who won the top award at the Cannes Film Festival for his depiction of 19th- century Italian farm life in "The Tree of Wooden Clogs," has died at age 86.

Olmi died Monday in the northern Italian city of Asiago, where a day of mourning has been planned for his funeral, Mayor Roberto Rigoni Stern told the ANSA news agency., reported May 8, 2018: Tony Kinman (1956 -2018), Country Punk Pioneer.
Tony Kinman, who co-founded the seminal punk band the Dils and the pioneering country punk band Rank and File with his brother Chip, has died at the age of 63.

Chip Kinman announced on Facebook on May 4, 2018, that his brother Tony died after a long battle with cancer.
CNN, reported March 13, 2018: Physicist Stephen Hawking has died.
World renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astronomer and mathematician Stephen Hawking has passed away at age 76.
I posted my thoughts about Hawking and his death in R.I.P. Stephen Hawking 1942-2018 at Crazy Eddie's Motie News., reported April 26, 2018: Charles Neville (2018), saxophonist for the Neville Brothers.
Charles Neville, saxophonist and founding member of the Neville Brothers, has died at the age of 79, according to multiple news sources.

His brother Aaron Neville confirmed to WWL-TV in New Orleans that Charles died from pancreatic cancer in Massachusetts., reported April 24, 2018: Bob Dorough (1923 – 2018), “Schoolhouse Rock” musician.

MOUNT BETHEL, Pa. (AP) — A musician whose songs helped teach children on ABC's "Schoolhouse Rock" has died.

His son, Chris, says 94-year-old Bob Dorough died of natural causes Monday at his home in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania., reported April 19, 2018: Randy Scruggs (1953 – 2018), Grammy-winning country music artist.
Randy Scruggs, Grammy-winning country music artist and producer, died Tuesday April 17, 2018, at the age of 64, according to multiple news sources.

He passed away after a brief illness.

Scruggs is the son of bluegrass music legend Earl Scruggs.

Scruggs won four Grammy awards for his instrumental work and was named the “Musician of the Year” at the Country Music Association Awards twice., reported April 12, 2018: Mitzi Shore (1930 – 2018), owner of the Comedy Store in Los Angeles.
Mitzi Shore, co-founder and owner of the influential Comedy Store, has died at the age of 87, according to multiple news sources.
"It is with great sadness and very heavy hearts that we report the passing of Mitzi Shore, the legendary Godmother of the world famous Comedy Store." "Mitzi was an extraordinary businesswoman and decades ahead of her time who cultivated and celebrated the artistry of stand-up comedy. She was also a loving mother, not only to her own four children, but to the myriad of comedians who adored her. She leaves behind an indelible mark and legacy and has helped change the face of comedy."
She is the mother of comedian Pauly Shore who tweeted that his “heart lays heavy.”, reported May 15, 2018: Tim O’Connor (1927 – 2018), “Peyton Place” and “Buck Rogers” actor.

Tim O’Connor, longtime character actor who co-starred in “Peyton Place” and “Buck Rogers,” died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at his home in Nevada City, Calif., according to multiple news sources. He was 90.

O’Connor appeared in over 400 episodes of 1960s prime-time soap opera “Peyton Place.” He played Elliot Carson, an ex-con who was revealed to be the father of Allison MacKenzie, played by Mia Farrow. He later married her mother, Constance MacKenzie, played by Dorothy Malone.

He also starred in the first season of the sci-fi TV series “Buck Rogers in the 25thCentury,” as Dr. Elias Huer, who helped 20th Century hero Buck Rogers adapt to the future world., reported April 10, 2018: Yvonne Staples (2018), member of The Staple Singers.

Yvonne Staples, member of the gospel/soul family singing group The Staple Singers, has died at the age of 80, according to the Chicago Sun-Times., reported April 7: Susan Anspach (1942 – 2018), actress starred in “Five Easy Pieces.”.
Susan Anspach, actress who starred in the 1970’s films “Five Easy Pieces” and “Play It Again, Sam,” died April 2, 2018, at the age of 75, according to multiple news sources.

Her son, Caleb Goddard, told the New York Times, that she died from coronary failure.
Anspach was married to actor Mark Goddard from 1970 – 1978. Goddard is known for playing Don West on the TV series “Lost in Space.” She was married to musician Sherwood Ball from 1982-88., reported April 30, 2018: Michael Anderson (1920 – 2018), legendary director.
British director Michael Anderson, whose films included war epic "The Dam Busters" and sci-fi classic "Logan's Run," has died at age 98.

Anderson's family said Sunday that he died of heart disease April 25 in Canada, at his home on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.
His 1955 adventure "The Dam Busters" told the story of a daring wartime bombing raid on Germany's industrial heartland. Its visual flair and stirring score helped make it one of Britain's best-loved war films, and its thrilling climax helped inspire the attack on the Death Star in the first "Star Wars" movie.

Anderson followed "The Dam Busters" with the big-budget, all-star adventure "Around the World in 80 Days," which won five Academy Awards in 1957, including best picture.
THR (The Hollywood Reporter) News, reported April 2, 2018: Steven Bochco, 'L.A. Law,' 'Hill Street Blues' and 'NYPD Blue' Creator, Dies at 74.
Steven Bochco, the strong-willed writer and producer behind such iconic series as 'Hill Street Blues,' 'L.A. Law' and 'NYPD Blue,' died Sunday morning, a family spokesman told THR. He was 74.


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