Category Archives: Obituaries

Joan Lee, Dead at 95

Joan Lee, the wife of famed comic creator Stan Lee, has died at the age of 95.

She died, on Thursday, after suffering a stroke.

Stan and Joan met in 1947 and were married by the end of the year.

During the 1990s, Joan did voicework in Iron Man, Fantastic Four, and Spider-Man animated series.

She also made a cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Marvel released a video in which Stan Lee talks a bit about how important she was.

It was Joan that kept him going in comics and if not for her there never would have been the Marvel universe that so many have come to know and love.

On April 14, 2017 Joe Quesada, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, sat down with Stan Lee at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, Calif. The video below was originally planned to be part of a series from the event scheduled for release later this year. In remembrance of Joan Lee and her importance to Marvel and the history of comics as a whole, we felt it appropriate to release this now.

Adam West, Dead at 88

Adam West has died at the age of 88.

William West Anderson was born September 19, 1928, in Walla Walla, Washington, he graduated school with degrees in literature and psychology.

Drafted into the Army, he served as an announcer on American Forces Network television.

Afterward, he moved to Hawaii to pursue a television career.

In 1959, he moved to Hollywood and began using Adam West as his stage name.

There he began getting parts primarily in crime dramas and westerns, repeatedly being cast as Doc Holliday.

From 1966-68 he would play what would become his most famous role, that of Batman.

In 1970, he was offered the role of James Bond, in Diamonds Are Forever, but turned it down as he felt only British actors should play Bond.

However, after that acting work was hard to find, as most people only thought of him as Bruce Wayne.

In the 1980s he was able to begin doing voice acting, often in various roles in Batman cartoons.

During the 90s, through the 2000s, and into the 2010s, he continued his various Batman connected roles but also gained spots in movies, video games, music videos, and TV shows sometimes as himself.

On June 9, 2017, he died after a short battle with leukemia.

Sir Roger Moore, Dead at 89

Sir Roger Moore has died at the age of 89, after battling cancer.

Born on October 14, 1927, in Stockwell, London, England, Roger studied acting before beginning to get acting roles in 1945.

In 1946, he was conscripted into the Royal Army Service Corps and served out his service in West Germany.

During the early 1950s, he worked as a model while between acting gigs until things became steady for him in 1958.

From then through 1972 he would go through a series of TV shows, mostly as Simon Templar in The Saint.

Then in 1973, he was cast as the 4th James Bond, the role he would become most known for, with many considering only Sean Connery (the original Bond) to be better in the role.

Over the next twelve years, he would do seven of the Bond movies, before announcing his retirement.

Five years later, he would return to acting, never really stopping again until his illness forced him to.

On March 9, 1999, he received his first knighthood, with a second on June 14, 2003.

Powers Boothe: Dead at 68

Powers Boothe has died at the age of 68.

According to a released statement, he died of natural causes while at his home in Los Angeles.

Born on June 1, 1948, Boothe had a lifelong love for acting, that began in the theater.

In 1977, he started getting movie and TV roles, many of which he’ll long be remembered for.

Perhaps his most famous role was as Curly Bill Brocius in Tombstone.

Others that come to mind are as the shot down fighter pilot in Red Dawn, Senator Roark in the Sin City movies, Flavius Aetius in Attila, Noah Daniels in 24, Cy Tolliver in Deadwood, and Gideon Malick in The Avengers and Agents of SHIELD.

His powerful voice also saw him do voice work for various video games and superhero cartoons.

Star Wars Celebration Offers Carrier Fisher Tribute

Star Wars Celebration began on Thursday.

This year’s is extra big due to May 25 being the 40th anniversary of A New Hope’s release.

As part of the festivities, Star Wars released a special tribute to Carrie Fisher.

Her death on December 27 still leaves a void for many fans, but she’ll always be a treasured memory for generations yet to come.

Below is the tribute that Star Wars shared Thursday, have tissues ready.

Bill Paxton, Dead at 61

Beloved actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of sixty-one.

Paxton died on Saturday, February 25, due to complications after a surgery.

He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 17, 1955.

A successful star in both movies and TV shows, he was remembered for many different roles.

His career began in 1975 and continued until his death, with roles in top movies like Terminator, Alien, Tombstone, Twister, Titanic, True Lies, and Apollo 13.

Over the last decade, he had been seeing a lot of television rol , and had currently been starring in Training Day, where his son had recently joined him for an episode.

Sir Christopher Lee, Dead at 93

Christopher LeeIconic actor, Sir Christopher Lee, died on Sunday, at the age of ninety-three, according to a spokesman, on Thursday. The delay was to allow for all family members to be notified.

He was born in London, England, on May 27, 1922, to a Lieutenant Colonel father, and a mother considered to be one of the most beautiful women of the time.

At the beginning of what would become WWII, he volunteered for the Finnish Army, for a short stint. As the war grew, he felt the call, and joined the Royal Air Force, in 1941.

However, he was deemed unable to safely fly, due to medical conditions. This led to his application to join RAF Intelligence, where he served in Egypt. Lee’s duties then saw him moved, as the Allies advanced, through North Africa, followed by Malta, Sicily, and Italy.

Immediately after the war, his fluency in multiple languages, saw him assigned in the tracking down of Nazi war criminals. There he witnessed the atrocities of the concentration camps, and interrogated suspects.

While at lunch, in 1946, his cousin suggested that he try acting as a career. Lee quickly fell in love with the idea and began pursuing it.

At first, it was difficult for him to find work, as he was considered too tall, being six foot five. Most of his early work saw him as an extra, but then began getting action roles.

Then in 1957, his break came, when he was cast as Frankenstein’s monster, in The Curse of Frankenstein. After that he played Dracula, in a series of movies. From then on Lee was an iconic villain. His only major escape from horror films, was various roles in Sherlock Holmes films, including playing as the detective himself.

In 1977, to avoid being further typecast, in horror films, Lee left for America, and surprised many with his comedic side during a SNL appearance. That performance led to roles in comedies and dramas, as well as non horror villain roles. Through the eighties and nineties, his roles saw him spend a lot of time on the TV screen.

In 2001, his career saw a renewal, due to two major roles, that he took. The first, as Saruman, in the Lord of The Rings movies. The second, as Count Dooku, in two of the Star Wars movies. Those roles brought him to a new generation, as iconic villains. Over the next decade he played in many roles, of all genres.

Having sang, his entire life, Lee had performed songs, in various movies, since the eighties. In 2010, he released his first of several heavy metal albums. Those albums included heavy metal Christmas music.

Beginning in 1997, he received royal British honors, for his works. This led to his knighting, in 2009, for “Services to drama and charity”.

Sir Christopher Lee’s life is one of inspiration to many. His life long works will be treasured by humanity for as long as civilization lasts.