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In Memoriam: Joe Flaherty

Joe Flaherty Dead: ‘Freaks & Geeks’ Star Dies at 82 Joe Flaherty died at 82 years old, late on Monday, April 1. The comedic actor had starred in tons of classic movies and shows throughout the ...
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In Memoriam: Louis Gossett Jr

One of the great character actors of the past half century has passes away. While he had many memorable roles, my favorite was as one of the three main characters in Enemy Mine. ...
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In Memoriam: Vernor Vinge

Vernor Vinge, father of the tech singularity, has died at age 79 On Wednesday, author David Brin announced that Vernor Vinge, sci-fi author, former professor, and father of the technological ...
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In Memoriam: Brian Stableford

Brian Stableford, prolific author of over 70 novels (per Wikipedia) recently passed away on February 25th. I first discovered him with his 1982 novel Journey to the Center. (In the trademark DAW ...
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In Memoriam: Akira Toriyama

Akira Toriyama, creator of Dragon Ball, died on March 1st, 2024, from an acute subdural hematoma. I can't say that I ever got terribly into Dragon Ball, but he had a huge impact on shonen anime.
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In Memoriam: Christopher Priest

Christopher Priest has died. Among other things, he was the author of The Prestige. He actually wrote back to me about my question about whether the body was always dead after the transfer.
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In Memoriam: Carl Weathers

Dead at 76, peacefully in his sleep on February 1st, 2024. Perhaps best known for his breakout role of Apollo Creed in the Rocky films, he was of course also Dillon in Predator and Greef Karga in The ...
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In Memoriam: Gary Graham

Gary Graham has died at the age of 73 on Monday 22 January 2024 of a cardiac arrest. Know for his roles as Soval in Star Trek: Enterprise and Detective Matthew "Matt" Sikes in the Alien ...
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In Memoriam: David Drake

David Drake, one of the most prominent mil-sf authors, died December 10th, 2023. His rise to prominence came with the Hammer's Slammers series of futuristic war stories, mostly short stories ...
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In Memoriam: Peter Schickele

Peter Schickele died at home at the age of 88. While most people were familiar with him as the ostensible chronicler of P.D.Q. Bach's compositions, he also composed the score for science fiction film ...
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RIP Michael F. Flynn

Author Michael F. Flynn, most notable for the Firestar sequence of novels, passed away at the very end of September. Flynn got his start publishing short works mostly in Analog in the mid-1980s, ...
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Is it okay to post obituary posts on meta for those who never were on a Sci-Fi or Fantasy work?

As you may know, obituary posts aren't allowed on Movies and TV Meta SE, and here, the scope is about Sci-Fi & Fantasy works. So is it allowed to post obituaries for well-known filmmakers, actors/...
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Here's to the next great adventure, Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon, most remembered in the SFF community for his portrayal of Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film franchise, has passed away this morning at age 82. While Michael may have been loud ...
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RIP Arleen Sorkin, voice of Harley Quinn

https://www.superherohype.com/news/545532-arleen-sorkin-passes-away-harley-quinn/ Harley Quinn voice actress Arleen Sorkin has passed away at the age of 67. The news was broken by fellow veteran ...
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RIP Ray Stevenson, actor in Thor, Rome, Punisher: War Zone

Actor Ray Stevenson passed away recently at the tragically young age of 58. Since his breakout role in 2004's King Arthur, Stevenson had been a genre mainstay, playing supporting roles in G.I. Joe: ...
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RIP Tina Turner

Rock and Roll/Rhythm and Blues icon Tina Turner passed away at her home in Switzerland today, at age 83. Although most knew the "Queen of Rock'n'Roll" for her music career, Science Fiction ...
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RIP actress Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley, known for many roles including Saavik in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, has passed away from cancer. She was 71. Alley's children, True and Lillie Parker, announced the actress had ...
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R.I.P. Jason David Frank AKA The Green, later the White Power Ranger

The actor Jason David Frank, who was probably best known for portraying the Green Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers has passed away at the age of 49. R.I.P. Jason :( Daily Mail Newspaper Article: ...
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RIP author Greg Bear

The death of Greg Bear on November 19th was announced on his website. Rest In Peace 11/20/2022 Greg passed away peacefully yesterday, surrounded by his loving family. He will be greatly missed by ...
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Kevin Conroy, the voice of the animated Batman, has passed away at 66

News article by Decider Kevin Conroy, who voiced Batman in multiple shows over the years, has died. He was 66. Conroy’s death was announced by Diane Pershing, the voice of the DC character Poison Ivy,...
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Rest in peace, Robbie Coltrane, you were magical for us!

Robbie Coltrane, probably best known for his performance as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series, has passed away. Actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, has ...
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Hailing frequencies closed: RIP Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek's Uhura)

Nichelle Nichols, best known for playing Nyota Uhura (most commonly just "Uhura") on Star Trek: The Original Series, has passed away at age 89. In a message posted to Facebook, her son ...
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RIP Bernard Cribbins

Bernard Cribbins has died aged 93, according to the BBC and The Guardian. Probably best remembered for his role in The Railway Children, Cribbins also appeared in two formats of Dr Who: alongside ...
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David Warner (Star Trek, Tron, The Omen, many more), RIP

David Warner passed away on July 24th, 2022 after losing his fight with cancer. A prolific actor, Warner had many memorable roles both in and out of the sci-fi genres. Trek fans will know Warner from ...
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RIP Colin Cantwell

Concept artist Colin Cantwell has passed away at the age of 90. Cantwell contributed to films including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and WarGames, and also wrote two sci-...
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RIP Patricia McKillip

She died May 6 at the age of 74, after a long career of fantasy novels, being nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula, and has her own tag: patricia-mckillip
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James Olson, RIP (Andromeda Strain, Moon Zero Two, several tv scifi movies/series)

American actor James Olson passed away at age 91 on April 7, 2022. On the big screen, he played prominent roles in the cult sci-fi films The Andromeda Strain (1971) and Moon Zero Two (1969). He also ...
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RIP Priscilla Tolkien

Priscilla Tolkien, last surviving child of JRR Tolkien, has died at the age of 92. The news comes from Lady Margaret Hall college in Oxford: The college announces with regret the death of Priscilla ...
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RIP Douglas Trumbull, special effects wizard for 2001, Blade Runner, and more

Douglas Trumbull died on Monday. He was a legendary special effects creator, who worked on 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Blade Runner, among other films—mostly from ...
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RIP Anne Rice - Interview with the Vampire

Anne Rice has passed away at 80. I loved the Interview with the Vampire series when I was a teen, and I loved the movie back when Tom Cruise wasn't nutty and Brad Pitt was new to Hollywood. Anyhow, ...
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RIP - Dean Stockwell

Dean Stockwell is dead at 85 from natural causes. Dean Stockwell, the award-winning actor who was best known for playing Admiral "Al" Calavicci on the popular sci-fi series Quantum Leap, ...
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RIP - Kit Berry

I was saddened to learn of the recent death of Kit Berry (Kirsten Espensen), author of the wonderful fantasy series of Stonewylde. Gollancz publishers noted her passing in a post dated 1 November 2021,...
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RIP, actor Ned Beatty

Ned Beatty has died, aged 83, after a very active forty-year career in movies and television. Among his many memorable roles, he was known to superhero fans as Lex Luthor's bumbling sidekick Otis in ...
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Why are [in-memoriam] questions on meta? [duplicate]

It seems that we've decided that in-memoriam should be on meta, with zero in-memoriam (links to main site) questions. In one sense, I get it: it's arguably a question about other questions. But it's ...
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RIP Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle, children's books illustrator, has died. He is best known as the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, but he has also made some science fiction books such as Watch Out! A Giant!. And is ...
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RIP, Charles Grodin

Charles Grodin, who had a long and fruitful film career, died today. Primarily a comedic actor, he had major roles as the villains in King Kong (1976) and The Great Muppet Caper, as well as smaller ...
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Peter Mark Richman (Star Trek, Twilight Zone, many, many others), RIP

Character actor Mark Peter Richman passed away January 21, 2021 at the age of 93. In the sci-fi and fantasy genres, he's probably best remembered as the brusque but cagey Ralph Offenhouse in the Star ...
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RIP Yaphet Kotto (Alien, The Running Man, etc.)

Yaphet Kotto died on March 15, 2021 at the age of 81. A perennial supporting actor, Kotto had multiple prominent sci-fi/genre roles, including Parker in Alien and the video game spin-off Alien: ...
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RIP Cliff Simon (Stargate SG1 Ba'al)

Cliff Simon was best known in sci-fi circles as the Goa'uld System Lord Ba'al in Stargate SG1. He died in a kiteboarding accident "He was known to most of you on this page as the villain you ...
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RIP Norton Juster, author of "The Phantom Tollbooth"

Norton Juster, author of The Phantom Tollbooth, tragically passed away from a stroke Monday, March 8th, 2021. The Phantom Tollbooth is a classic example of children's literature, and contributed to my ...
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RIP Christopher Plummer

Actor Christopher Plummer died on February 5 2021 (BBC article). He is probably better known for non sci-fi roles, but General Chang was one of the most memorable Star Trek bad guys.
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RIP Mira Furlan

Mira Furlan, Croatian-American actress and singer, has just passed away at the age of 65. Her best-known screen role was as the Minbari ambassador in Babylon 5, a role that she played both ...
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RIP Jeremy Bulloch. Original trilogy Boba Fett actor

Jeremy Bulloch, the actor who portrayed Boba Fett in the original trilogy Star Wars movies, has died at the age of 75. In addition to his iconic role as the bounty hunter Fett, he also starred in ...
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RIP: Hugh Keays-Byrne (Toecutter + Immortan Joe)

Hugh Keays-Byrne, who played the role of Toecutter AND Immortan Joe from the Mad Max series (36 years apart!) has passed away on the 1st of December, 2020. Tributes are flowing in. https://twitter....
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Ben Bova, science fiction giant, dead at 88

Tor.com article Scientist, Hugo Award winner, and prolific science fiction author and editor Ben Bova passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at the age of 88, Tor.com is able to confirm. The author ...
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RIP, David Prowse [duplicate]

David Prowse, actor of Darth Vader in the first Star Wars film, has died today at the age of 85 after a short illness. He was long known as the actor of Darth Vader, but had a different voice actor ...
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RIP David Prowse, the original hulking Darth Vader

It's been 37 years since Darth Vader died on-screen, and it's with great sadness that actor David Prowse has also passed away at the age of 85. His impressive stature (6 ft 6 in) and bodybuilding ...
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There can only be one, RIP Sir Sean Connery

Sean Connery: James Bond actor dies aged 90. Best known for his role as James Bond, which is not considered Sci-Fi or Fantasy, however he did star in many SFF films such as Zardoz, Highlander, Indiana ...
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RIP Terry Goodkind

Fantasy author Terry Goodkind, known for his long-running The Sword of Truth series, has died at the age of 72. His agent confirmed his passing to Tor Books and Tor.com. Quoted from Tor Books website ...
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Diana Rigg who played Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones has passed away at the age of 82

Diana Rigg who played Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones has passed away at the age of 82 She was also known for her role as Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo in James Bond 007's On Her Majesty's Secret ...
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