Deadline Hollywood, reported July 3, 2018: Derrick O’Connor Dies: ‘Lethal Weapon 2’, ‘End Of Days’ Actor Was 77.
Irish character actor Derrick O’Connor, who portrayed the villain in Lethal Weapon 2 and appeared in three of Terry Gilliam’s films among numerous other credits, has died. O’Connor died Friday of pneumonia in Santa Barbara, his publicist Jane Ayer announced. He was 77.

O’Connor’s decades-long career included memorable film performances in Lethal Weapon 2, roles in Gilliam’s films Time Bandits, Brazil and Jabberwocky, as Thomas Aquinas opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in End of Days, as an aspiring buccaneer in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and in John Boorman’s Hope and Glory.
Deadline Hollywood, reported July 13, 2018: Alan Johnson Dies: Mel Brooks ‘Young Frankenstein’ Choreographer Was 81.
Alan Johnson, a three-time Emmy Award winning choreographer whose work spanned Broadway and Hollywood – and included four scenes from Mel Brooks’ comedies that became instant, irreverent classics – died July 7 of Parkinson’s disease at his home in Los Angeles. He was 81.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reported August 18, 2018: Korn frontman’s wife, Deven Davis, found dead at 39.
Deven Davis, the estranged wife of Korn frontman Jonathan Davis, has died at age 39.
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The couple married in 2004 and have two children.

The former adult actress’ cause of death has not been released.
Deadline Hollywood, reported August 17, 2018: ‘The Break With Michelle Wolf’ & ‘The Joel McHale Show’ Canceled By Netflix.
Netflix is still figuring out its way in the comedy talk show arena. The Internet network has opted not to continue with its two recent entries in the genre, The Break with Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale.

ABC News, reported August 16, 2018: 'The Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at the age of 76.
She was an 18-time Grammy winner and the first woman to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
One can watch the video at the link or click on R.I.P. Aretha Franklin to watch it and three other videos, one from CBC and two from WXYZ in Detroit, at my personal blog.
E! News, reported August 14, 2018: Reality Star Lyric McHenry Dead at 26.
Reality star Lyric McHenry was found dead after an East Coast birthday celebration.
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Fans will recognize Lyric as a star on EJ Johnson's reality show EJNYC. She also served as a producer on the series. In fact, EJ was one of the many friends to wish Lyric a happy birthday earlier in the month.
Deadline Hollywood, reported August 14, 2018: Morgana King Dies: ‘Godfather’ Actress And Jazz Singer Was 87.
Morgana King, who is best known for playing Marlon Brando’s wife in Godfather I & II, died March 22 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She was 87.

According to the Washington Post, her death was not previously reported. The Riverside County coroner’s office confirmed her death.
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In 1964, she received a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist.
Deadline Hollywood, reported July 13, 2018: George Jenson Dies: Oscar-Nominated Art Director & Production Illustrator Was 87.
George Jenson, an Oscar-nominated art director and production illustrator who worked on such films as Return of the Jedi, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, has died. He was 87. The Art Directors Guild said today that he died May 25 of cancer.

Jenson began his four-decade career as a production illustrator and storyboard artist at 20th Century Fox Studios, working for producer Irwin Allen’s series Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Time Tunnel and Land of the Giants. He then segued to Filmation Associates, where he was a layout artist and illustrator on the TV toons Star Trek: The Animated Series, Lassie’s Rescue Rangers, Mission: Magic! and My Favorite Martians from 1972-75.

Deadline Hollywood, reported June 28, 2018: ‘Ghosted’ Canceled By Fox After 1 Season.
It’s official: Fox will have a clean live-action comedy slate next season with no returning series. The network has formally canceled Ghosted, its last remaining series that was still awaiting word on renewal.

CNN, reported August 12, 2018: V.S. Naipaul, Nobel-winning novelist, dies at 85.
Nobel Prize-winning novelist V.S. Naipaul, who was born in Trinidad but lived most of his life in England, died in his London home Saturday, Britain's Press Association reported, citing Naipaul's wife.

He was 85.

In awarding him the $1 million Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001, the Swedish Academy praised Naipaul for combining genres into his own style that compels readers "to see the presence of suppressed histories. ... In a vigilant style, (he) transforms rage into precision and allows events to speak with their own inherent irony."

The Nobel judges singled out as his "masterpiece" the 1987 work "The Enigma of Arrival."
Deadline Hollywood, reported August 10, 2018: Ronnie Taylor Dies: Oscar-Winning ‘Gandhi’ Cinematographer Was 93.
Ronnie Taylor, the British cinematographer who shared an Oscar for Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi and whose collaborations with that director and Ken Russell produced some of the most memorable films of their eras, died August 3 in Ibiza. He was 93 and had suffered a stroke months earlier.

His death was announced by The British Society of Cinematographers, where Taylor served as president from 1990-1992.

In addition to Gandhi, Taylor’s work with Attenborough includes 1985’s A Chorus Line and 1987’s Cry Freedom. Earlier, Taylor had served as camera operator on Attenborough’s Oh! What a Lovely War in 1969 and the 1972 Churchill biopic Young Winston starring Simon Ward in the title role.
Deadline Hollywood, reported July 15, 2018: Robert Wolders Dies: The ‘Laredo’ Star & Audrey Hepburn Companion Was 81.
Robert Wolders, who is known for his role in the Western television series Laredo and as the longtime companion of Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn, died on July 12. He was 81.
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He appeared on many TV shows during the ’60s and ’70s. His first role was in 1965 on NBC’s Flipper. He went on to appear in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Bewitched, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The John Forsythe Show and many others. He joined the second and final season of the action comedy Laredo in 1966 as Texas Ranger Erik Hunter.

Deadline Hollywood, reported July 15, 2018: Mai Tai Sing Dies: Chinese American Actress & Forbidden City Performer Was 94.
Chinese American actress Mai Tai Sing died on July 11. Sing appeared in numerous films and TV series and was a performer at San Francisco’s legendary Forbidden City nightclub. She was 94.

Sing died in Hawaii after battling heart disease according to the Los Angeles Times. Born Mae Tsang in Oakland on Dec. 22, 1923, Sing’s entertainment career started when she, without any experience in dance, became a chorus girl in Forbidden CIty’s all-Chinese shows in the ’40s.

Deadline Hollywood, reported August 8, 2018: Richard H. Kline Dies: Academy Award-Nominated ‘Camelot’ And ‘King Kong’ Cinematographer Was 91.
Known for his work in a wide array of film genres, Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Richard H. Kline died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 91.

Kline was known for his work for the 1967 movie musical Camelot starring Vanessa Redgrave and Richard Harris. He received his first Academy Award nomination for the Joshua Logan-directed film and earned his second nomination for the 1976 remake of King Kong starring Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange.
Deadline Hollywood, reported August 3, 2018: James “L.B.” Bonner Dies: Star Of ‘My 600-LB Life’ Was 30 Years Old.
James “L.B.” Bonner, who appeared on the TLC series “My 600-lb Life,” has died. He was 30 and died from an apparent gunshot wound.

The network confirmed the news today. “TLC was deeply saddened to hear of LB’s passing and is honored to have shared his honest and courageous story on My 600-lb Life,” the company statement said. “On the show, viewers saw LB struggle with obesity following a tragic accident that claimed his right leg. Even though he once weighed 650 pounds, LB’s hard work and dedication helped get him in the 200-pound range.”

Deadline Hollywood, reported August 5, 2018: Charlotte Rae Dies: House Mother On ‘The Facts Of Life’ Was 92.
Charlotte Rae, whose role as lovable house mother Mrs. Garrett on The Facts of Life charmed a TV generation, has died. She was 92 and passed Sunday at her Los Angeles home, according to representatives. Rae revealed last year that she had bone and pancreatic cancer, but a cause of death was not immediately revealed.
New York Times, reported August 3, 2018: Rick Genest, Tattooed Model Known as Zombie Boy, Dies at 32.
Rick Genest, a model who was known for his head-to-toe tattoos and for appearing in the music video for Lady Gaga’s 2011 song “Born This Way,” has died at 32.

Dulcedo Management, which represented him, confirmed his death on its Facebook page on Thursday but did not say where or precisely when he died. He lived in Montreal.

On her Twitter account, Lady Gaga said the cause was suicide, and that it was “beyond devastating.”

Deadline Hollywood, reported August 2, 2018: Howard Felsher Dies: Game Show Producer & Quiz Scandal Survivor Was 90.
Howard Felsher, the Emmy-award winning executive producer of the Richard Dawson-era Family Feud who bounced back after getting caught up in the game show fixing scandal of the 1950s, died July 23 at home in Tarzana, California. He was 90.
Deadline Hollywood, reported August 1, 2018: Jessica Vogel Dies: Former ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Contestant Was 34.
Hell’s Kitchen contestant Jessica Vogel died Monday. She was 34.

Her fiance, John Michael Keyser, said that she was being treated for chronic inflammatory bowel disease and her heart gave out, according to NorthJersey.com. Additional details about her death have not been released.

Vogel was a contestant on season 12 of Fox’s Gordon Ramsay-hosted reality cooking competition. Out of 20 contestants, she was the ninth chef eliminated. She also appeared on the Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen.
Deadline Hollywood, reported August 1, 2018: Mary Carlisle Dies: Musical Comedy Starlet Of The ’30s & Bing Crosby Co-Star Was 104.
Musical comedy actress Mary Carlisle who came up in the ’30s as a talented Hollywood ingenue and starred in multiple films with Bing Crosby died Aug. 1 in a retirement community a for actors in the Woodland Hills of Los Angeles. She was 104.
When I read the headline, I wondered if she was living in the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in the town where I grew up. She was.
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