R.I.P. — Maurice White

As if this year’s Grammys wasn’t already going to have a depressingly extended “In Memoriam” segment, news of this morning’s passing of Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White only adds to it. RIP, silky-smooth funk-master, and thanks for all the tasty medicine!

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R.I.P. — Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey – Smuggler`s Blues Video (1985) from MTVClassic1 on Vimeo.

Eagles guitarist, solo artist and sometime actor Glenn Frey has died at age 67. From the Eagles website:

Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.

The Frey […]

R.I.P. — Dan Haggerty

Cancer claims another victim this morning, this time Grizzly Adams his bad self. RIP, Mr. Haggerty, and prayers and condolences to his family.

Here’s Dan’s visit to Jack Marino’s Warrior Filmmaker show for some walks down memory lane.

R.I.P. — Alan Rickman

British film and theater star Alan Rickman has died at age 69. From the Guardian:

His death was confirmed on Thursday by his family. Rickman had been suffering from cancer.

A star whose arch features and languid diction were recognisable across the generations, Rickman found a fresh legion of fans with his role […]

Wednesday Open Thread

One of my favorite uses of David Bowie’s music in film is this scene from Ben Stiller’s update of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

R.I.P. -- David Bowie

The man who sold the world, Aladdin Sane, Ziggy, the Lodger, Serious Moonlighter, etc. and on and on, passed away following a months-long battle with cancer. Words of appreciation for all his tunes and acting performances not nearly enough. Rest in peace, David Jones. Prayers and condolences towards his family.

R.I.P. — Lemmy Kilmister

No, he’s not back from the dead. Just felt he needed his own 3D memorial space, and finally on a computer which affords me adding a post.

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RIP: Wayne Rogers

MASH star Wayne Rogers (as Trapper John, left above) has died at age 82. http://m.etonline.com/news/179052_mash_star_wayne_rogers_dies_at_82/

R.I.P. — Meadowlark Lemon

Former Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon has died at age 83.

R.I.P. — Robert Loggia

Robert Loggia and Tom Hanks dance Chopsticks at FAO Schwartz in the film Big (1988).

Character actor Robert Loggia has died at age 85. From The New York Times:

Robert Loggia, an Oscar-nominated actor who had a durable career in television and movies, notably in Brian De Palma’s gangster film “Scarface” and Penny Marshall’s […]