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KutuluMike (Michael Edenfield) has passed away

Too soon. Far, far too soon. 43 years old? Shit. For those who aren't familiar with Mike on-site (he became less active in recent years): as well as his Q&A activity getting him to almost 100,000 ...
48 votes

RIP Peter Mayhew - Chewbacca Actor

AAARARRRGWWWH RRRAARRWHHGWWR!
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RIP Terry Pratchett

From his official twitter feed:
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RIP Christopher Lee

That sucks. Trivia: He was the only cast member on the Peter Jackson movies who actually knew J.R.R. Tolkien. LAWRENCE FRENCH: You actually met J. R. R. Tolkien, didn’t you? CHRISTOPHER LEE: Yes, ...
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RIP Christopher Lee

Sir Christopher Lee has passed away at the venerable age of 93. He was a man of incredible talent and expertise (NPR). He was 6'5" tall, a world champion fencer, He spoke six languages, did his ...
32 votes

RIP Terry Pratchett

"No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away..." Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man" R.I.P Mr. Pratchett. You and your celestial turtle A'tuin shall live ...
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RIP Stan Lee, Marvel Comics legend

Excelsior. Earth has lost one of its mightiest heroes today. I know just about all of us in the SFF community will be saddened by this loss. If you are ever feeling generous I recommend The Stan Lee ...
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KutuluMike (Michael Edenfield) has passed away

I cannot say that I knew Mike well, but I knew him as he was here on the site and in chat. All I can say is that his presence will be sorely missed, and I would like to extend this Stack's warm wishes ...
28 votes

KutuluMike (Michael Edenfield) has passed away

I got to know Mike best in a slack group he had set up a few years ago for some site members to chat together. I'm sure some of the older users knew him a lot better than me, but all the interactions ...
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RIP Stan Lee, Marvel Comics legend

I mean, I can't say this is totally unexpected - he was 95. But I think the last time the death of someone I've never met hit me this hard was when Jim Henson died, back in the early 1990s. Goodbye, ...
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KutuluMike (Michael Edenfield) has passed away

Mike was one of the reasons why I enjoyed posting on this site so much! In my early days (2013), seeing his posts that were so well-written and insightful inspired me to post better and actually put ...
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In Memoriam: Leonard Nimoy

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RIP Peter Mayhew - Chewbacca Actor

From Dark Horse's Chewbacca issue 4 (a Legends comic published in 2000, which reflected on the death of Chewbacca in that continuity)
22 votes

John Hurt has passed away

I especially enjoyed his portrayal of the elder Dante in the BBC Radio 4 production of Danté's The Divine Comedy, the melancholy War Doctor and his wonderfully over-the-top acting as High Chancellor ...
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RIP Terry Pratchett

'But he can't die! He's always been here!' said Gurder, aghast. 'You've got it wrong. Sir? Sir!' [...] 'Is he dead?' 'I detect no life functions.' 'What does that mean?' 'It means "yes".' ...
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RIP, Sir Ian Holm

He has sailed into the Undying Lands
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Goodbye, Affable Geek

Boat drinks. /slytherincess raises her glass I linked "Boat drinks" to the wiki page for Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead. I meant this to explain the source/meaning of "Boat drinks" in the ...
20 votes

Game over, man ... Game over

My favorite Sci-fi/Fantasy Bill Paxton roles are: Chet Donnelly from Weird Science - I know that he has done so much with his acting career since this movie, but I always think of Chet Donnelly ...
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Chadwick Boseman never yielded (RIP Black Panther)

Wakanda Forever!
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Diana Rigg who played Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones has passed away at the age of 82

Actually, Diana Rigg's best know role among genre fans was, by far, Emma Peel from The Avengers. She also had a wonderful turn in The Great Muppet Caper.
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Stephen Hawking, RIP

While he'll be remembered for his many great achievements in his life, and the popularisation of Science among the masses, Stephen Hawking will also be remembered for being the only celebrity to cameo ...
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In Memoriam: Mr. Oreo

A Ravager Funeral is befitting for him:
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KutuluMike (Michael Edenfield) has passed away

Mike was a great supporter of the blog. He contributed a lot of articles. The ones I think that stand out are: A Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse A Guide To The DC Cinematic Multiverse ...
18 votes

RIP Joe Ruby, creator of Scooby-Doo

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There can only be one, RIP Sir Sean Connery

Sean Connery played both of England's most legendary characters: King Arthur in First Knight, and Robin Hood in Robin and Marian (little known but well worth watching). I wonder if he was the only ...
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Carrie Fisher has passed away

The post about Leonard has a bunch of pictures of him. Thought Carrie should get the same treatment. Guide the princess, the Force shall. In peace, rest, she may.
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RIP David Prowse, the original hulking Darth Vader

He was long known as the actor of Darth Vader, but had a different voice actor used over his voice, due to his accent (a distinctive west country accent that did not make him sound very menacing as a ...
17 votes

RIP Norton Juster, author of "The Phantom Tollbooth"

You have now completed your trip, courtesy of the Phantom Tollbooth. We trust that everything has been satisfactory, and hope you understand why we had to come and collect it. You see, there are so ...
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RIP Douglas Rain, the voice of HAL 9000

I'm afraid. I'm afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I'm a... fraid. Good ...
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