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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 ...
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RIP Peter Mayhew - Chewbacca Actor

AAARARRRGWWWH RRRAARRWHHGWWR!
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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 ...
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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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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)
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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, Sir Ian Holm

He has sailed into the Undying Lands
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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RIP Christopher Tolkien

For Tolkien nerds, like us and many on this site, Christopher Tolkien is best known for the editing work he did on his famous father's Middle-earth stories. For those who've only read JRR Tolkien's ...
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RIP Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison's fantastic writing will be greatly missed! If Babylon 5 is to be believed, we can still look forward to Harlan Ellison publishing his autobiography: Working Without a Net: The book ...
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RIP Christopher Tolkien

A quote from J. R. R. Tolkien's Letter #66 to Christopher Tolkien, from 6 May 1944: Keep up your hobbitry in heart, and think that all stories feel like that when you are in them. You are inside a ...
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KutuluMike (Michael Edenfield) has passed away

In reference to his namesake: That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.
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RIP Douglas Rain, the voice of HAL 9000

Rain was evidently chosen by Kubrick after he saw and heard the excellent documentary "Universe" which you can watch online here. RIP
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John Hurt has passed away

John Hurt was one of the better parts of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. He also showed off his vocal range in Watership Down.
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RIP Norton Juster, author of "The Phantom Tollbooth"

And yet, even as he thought of all these things, he noticed somehow that the sky was a lovely shade of blue and that one cloud had the shape of a sailing ship. The tips of the trees held pale, young ...
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John Hurt has passed away

My favorite sci-fi related John Hurt movies are: The Skeleton Key as Ben Devereaux: Only Lovers Left Alive as Christopher Marlowe: And of course, we cannot forget Alien as Kane: R.I.P. John Hurt. ...
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