Posts Tagged ‘obituary’

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Off-Topic: RIP Dio

Written by AnaKhouri on . Posted in Music

Dio died. Yeah, it’s #3 in the recent series of famous people deaths: Frank Frazetta, Lena Horne, Dio. If you don’t know who Dio was, you suck. He was the second singer in Black Sabbath after Ozzy bailed (and guess what- he was better than Ozzy. Yeah, I said it) and the frontman for Rainbow.  […]

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Sayonara Carl Macek

Written by AnaKhouri on . Posted in Anime

The famous and controversial anime producer Carl Macek died Saturday of a heart attack. He’s best known of course for introducing Americans to Macross, in the form of Robotech, thus creating an entire generation of anime fans. He also helped to get a shitload of other stuff released here. Macek was a big deal back […]

RIP Alex Chilton 1950 – 2010

Written by Musashi on . Posted in News

Goddamn it – I just found out that Alex Chilton died. It’s probably more appropriate to post a video of Chilton’s own work, but for some reason it seems proper to send the guy out courtesy of The Replacements. Our younger readers will probably only be familiar with Chilton from the song ‘Through The Street’ […]

Survivor of both atomic bombings dies at 93

Written by Mazinga on . Posted in News

NPR carried the obituary this morning of Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only person officially recognized as having survived the atomic bombings of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, who died Jan. 4, 2010 at the age of 93. Injured in the Hiroshima attack of Aug. 6, 1945, he returned to his home town of Nagasaki, which was bombed […]

Dr. No is dead.

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Film, RPGs

I’ve been running a James Bond 007 RPG campaign for some friends lately, so I’ve had Bond on the brain for the last few weeks. That said, I thought it fitting to note the passing of actor Joseph Wiseman, who portrayed the nefarious German-Chinese mad scientist Dr. No in the first (decent) Bond flick, Dr. […]

Hong Kong actor Shing Fui-On dead at 54

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Film

Hong Kong actor Shing Fui-On, known largely for his portrayal of rough-looking baddies in numerous crime thrillers, has died. I remember reading some time ago that he was considered so unattractive that a woman once passed out at a screening of a film in which he appeared. Frankly I think that’s apocryphal – Shing wasn’t […]