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RIP Terry Pratchett

I'm incredibly sad to find out Terry Pratchett, possibly my favorite fantasy author, finally passed away. Went into the endless desert. Left early to avoid the rush. Kicked the bucket. I find this ...
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In Memoriam: Leonard Nimoy

It is my sad duty to inform the community that Leonard Nimoy has beamed up for the last time. He will truly "Live long and prosper" in all our memories. RIP
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RIP Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee, best known for his portrayal of dark and terrible characters such as Count Dracula in six Hammer House of Horror films, Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, and ...
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John Hurt has passed away

John Hurt has died, at age 77. He played many great SFF roles – Kane in Alien (and Spaceballs), Winston Smith in 1984 and the Big Brother-like Sutler in V for Vendetta, Hadden in Contact, Professor ...
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Game over, man ... Game over

On February 25, 2017 Bill Paxton, one of only two actors to have the distinction of being killed by a Xenomorph, a Predator and a Terminator, passed away due to complications from surgery. Sci-fi ...
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Carrie Fisher has passed away

I'm very saddened to hear about the passing of Carrie Fisher, [she] drowned in moonlight, strangled by [her] own bra. This is how she wanted it to be reported... In all seriousness she was an ...
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Goodbye, Affable Geek

I have just learned that one of our fellow users, Affable Geek, died this past Valentines Day. His real name was Michael Hollinger, and he was only 43 years old. He was on SF&F the day before he ...
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RIP Stephen Furst, actor for Vir Cotto

On June 17, 2017, Stephen Furst passed away at the age of 63 after complications with diabetes. While most obituaries highlighted his role as Flounder in the movie Animal House, science fiction fans ...
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Can we do something to commemorate Anne McCaffrey?

For those who haven't heard, the great Dragonlady has gone between. Can SF maybe do something to commemorate her life and works? Even just a quick note in the banner?
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RIP: Adam West, star of Batman

Adam West, star of the 1960 Batman TV series has passed away at the age of 88. A well-recognised actor who struggled to find regular employment after Batman, West never allowed his shortcomings as an ...
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RIP Jerry Pournelle

Jerry Pournelle, the first author to write a novel on a computer, passed away September 8th, at the age of 84. He has a long list of science fiction novels, and he has his own tag here on SFF: jerry-...
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Martin Landau: RIP

Sadly, I wish to mark the passing of Martin Landau with extremely fond memories of Commander Koenig. Whilst he has provided many enjoyable performances over his 89 years, his contribution to sci-fi ...
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In Memoriam: Len Wein (1948-2017)

September 10th was marked by the passing of Len Wein, the comic book writer known for his work on Swamp Thing and Wolverine (the two he co-created with various artists), and other things. Although I ...
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RIP Richard Hatch

I am sad to report that Richard Hatch, most famous for playing Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica, Tom Zarek in the rebooted series (as well as co-authoring a highly successful series ...
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RIP Robert Hardy, Actor for Cornelius Fudge

Robert Hardy, best known for his role as Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter movies has died at the age of 92. Older viewers will also know him as Chancellor ...
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