Tom Hanks shared a funny story at Michael Clarke Duncan’s memorial service, about the time Duncan joined a gang. Michael Clarke Duncan passed away on 9/3/12 at the age of 54. The two actors appeared in the film, The Green Mile.
Steven Spielberg, Barack Obama, Stephen King, and Damon Lindelof were among the well-known figures paying tribute to Ray Bradbury, the author of such classics as Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles who passed away today at 91. “He was my muse for the better part of my sci-fi career,” Spielberg said in a written statement. “He livesContinue reading “Steven Spielberg, Damon Lindelof, Stephen King & Others Remember Ray Bradbury”
Science fiction author Ray Bradbury, whose imagination yielded classic books such as “Fahrenheit 451,” “The Martian Chronicles” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” has died at 91, his publisher said Wednesday. Bradbury “died peacefully, last night, in Los Angeles, after a lengthy illness,” the HarperCollins statement said. Bradbury’s books and 600 short stories predicted everythingContinue reading “Ray Bradbury, Author of Fahrenheit 451 And Other Classics, Dies At 91”
Maurice Sendak, widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, passed away on Tuesday in Danbury, Conn. He was 83 and lived in Ridgefield, Conn. The cause was complications from a recent stroke, said Michael di Capua, his longtime editor. He was known in particular for more than a dozen pictureContinue reading “Maurice Sendak, Author of Where the Wild Things Are, Dies at 83”
French comic-book artist and designer Jean Giraud, known as Moebius, died overnight aged 74 after a long illness, an associate and work colleague said. Jean Henri Gaston Giraud was one of France’s leading cartoonists who also found fame in Japan and the United States. Born at Nogent-sur-Marne east of Paris on May 8, 1938, heContinue reading “Comic Book Artist Moebius Dies”
Jerry Robinson, the legendary comic book artist who helped create pillars of the Batman mythos like Robin, Joker, Alfred Pennyworth and Two-Face, died in his sleep Wednesday in New York at the age of 89. “Jerry Robinson illustrated some of the defining images of pop culture’s greatest icons,” DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee said inContinue reading “Jerry Robinson, Key Contributor to Batman Mythos, Dies at 89”
Apple has posted a video of its special event celebrating the life of Steve Jobs. The video, which runs over 80 minutes in length, was recorded at Apple’s campus in Cupertino, CA on October 19th, and features speeches and remembrances from Apple CEO Tim Cook, former Apple employee and Intuit Chairman Bill Campbell, former U.S.Continue reading “Apple Posts Video of Steve Jobs Tribute Event”
Steve Jobs, the Apple Inc. chairman and co-founder who pioneered the personal computer industry and changed the way people think about technology, died Wednesday October 5, 2011. “Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives,” Apple said in a statement. “The world is immeasurablyContinue reading “Steve Jobs, Apple Founder, Dies At 56”
Jimmy Kimmel Live pays tribute to his uncle, Frank Potenza, a JKL regular, who sadly passed away two weeks ago at 77.
Wise Foods took out this full page ad in today’s New York Post to honor the deceased Cheez Doodles creator Morrie Yohai. Yohai developed the snack in the 1950s for Old London Foods, based in New York City. The company founded by his father already was selling Dipsy Doodles rippled corn chips, which were madeContinue reading “Cheez Doodles Creator Morrie Yohai R.I.P.”