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Famed Swiss artist H.R. Giger has passed at 74

Photo: REX

News has broken that H.R. Giger has passed away due to injuries sustained from a fall. Giger is best known for his work in the feature film Alien, for which, he won an Oscar. He also worked on Aliens 3 (1992), Species (1995) and Poltergeist 2 (1986). His work was not limited to movies, though. He also contributed to video games, worked on sculptures, paintings and even furniture.


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Comedic actor Ian Abercrombie dies at 77

Ian Abercrombie as Professor Crumbs in Wizards of Waverly Place

Ian Abercrombie, who appeared in such shows as Seinfeld and Wizards of Waverly Place as well as movies like Army of Darkness, died of a heart attack on Thursday at the age of 77.

Ian Abercrombie as Mr. Pitt in Seinfeld eating a chocolate bar with a fork and knife

Our readers probably known him best as Mr. Pitt, Elaine’s eccentric and demanding boss from Seinfeld. One of this more notable gags had him keeping her late at work to pick out the perfect sock.

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Robert Hegyes, Epstein from Welcome Back Kotter, dies at 60

Robert Hegyes as Juan Epstein in Welcome Back Kotter

Actor Robert Hegyes, best known for portraying Epstein in the hit comedy Welcome Back Kotter, died of a heart attack early this morning.

Robert’s character, Juan Luis Pedro Philippo DeHuevos Epstein, was the tough guy on the show, often cracking jokes, and often being the subject of them. After Welcome Back Kotter Robert went on to do other TV work and ultimately retired from acting. Robert Hegyes will be missed, and his contribution to comedy will not soon be forgotten.

Welcome Back Kotter cast

Source: The Huffington Post

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Bob Anderson, Darth Vader’s swordsman, dies at 89

Mark Hamill and Bob Anderson on the set of The Empire Strikes Back

Bob Anderson, the man who played Darth Vader in his lightsaber duels in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, passed away yesterday. Though voiced by James Earl Jones and played by David Prowse for most of the original trilogy, Bob Anderson is the man in the suit whenever Darth Vader was engaged in those iconic lightsaber battles.

Sword Master Bob Anderson

Beyond Star Wars, Bob Anderson worked on many films doing either stunts or working as a fencing coach. His credits include Highlander, The Princess Bride, The Mask of Zorro, The Lord of the Rings films and The Pirates of the Caribbean. He has also represented Great Britain in fencing at the Olympic Games.

Source: Entertainment Weekly.

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Macho Man Randy Savage (1952-2011)

TMZ is reporting that Macho Man Randy Savage has died in a car accident today in Tampa, Florida.
Most notable for his career as an American professional wrestler with the World Wresting Federation, Mr. Savage had just celebrated his one year anniversary with his second wife.

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