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Tobe Hooper, Director of ‘Poltergeist’ and ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre,’ Dies at 74

Sad new to report in the world of horror. Director Tobe Hooper passed away Saturday night in Sherman Oaks, California, according to the L.A. County Coroner. The details of his death are not yet known. He was 74. Born in Austin, Texas, Hooper is best known for directing one of the most terrifying films ever made, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Loosely based on the true story of Ed Gein, the film tells the story about a group of friends who come in contact with a group of sadistic cannibals. He also...

Legend George A. Romero, Dead at 77

George A. Romero died early Sunday after a short battle with lung cancer. The legendary director passed away in his sleep while listening to the score of the 1952 film The Quiet Man, one of Romero's favorite films. According to a statement released to the Los Angeles Times and various media outlets, Romero's wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and his daughter, Tina were by his side. “Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero passed away on Sunday July 16, listening to the score of ‘The Quiet Man,’ one of his all-time favorite films,...

Chris Cornell’s Wife Releases Statement About His Death

Vicky Karayiannis, wife of late Soundgarden and Audioslave front man Chris Cornell, released a statement regarding the singer's death. Cornell was found unresponsive in his hotel room on Wednesday. “Chris’s death is a loss that escapes words and has created an emptiness in my heart that will never be filled. As everyone who knew him commented, Chris was a devoted father and husband. He was my best friend. His world revolved around his family first and of course, his music, second. He flew home for Mother’s Day to spend time...

Chris Cornell: Musicians Paying Tribute via Social Media

After the news broke early this morning about the sudden passing of Soundgarden and Audioslave front man Chris Cornell, we are still shocked, saddened and trying to absorb the news that he is gone. Since the announcement, many friends, family, fans and colleagues have been paying tribute in the own way. The most touching one I have seen is from Cornell's longtime friend Chester Bennington of Linkin Park fame. Bennington posted the following: Some other tributes to the late Cornell:

Powers Boothe Dead at 68

Some very sad to report tonight: Actor Powers Boothe has passed away at the age of 68. His publicist Karen Samfilippo confirmed his passing to Entertainment Weekly, after the news broke online from longtime friend and fellow actor Beau Bridges. Bridges tweeted, "It is with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, great actor, devoted father & husband." Boothe died in his sleep due to apparent natural causes. Boothe's breakthrough came in 1980, when he played cult leader Jim Jones in the...

Michael Parks, TV and Film Actor Dies at 77

Veteran actor, Michael Parks  passed away on Wednesday at the age of 77. The news was confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by the actor's agent, Jane Schulman. The cause of death was not given. Parks was born in April, 1940 in the city of Corona, California. His earliest screen roles included the ABC sitcom The Real McCoys and Gunsmoke in 1962. He also appeared in Then Came Bronson, Perry Mason, Sam Benedict, The Colby's and Twin Peaks. He has worked with such directors as Kevin Smith, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin...
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“Happy Days” Cast Remembers Erin Moran

This weekend, Hollywood lost another child star whose rise to fame was found in a beloved 70s sitcom. Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham on the hit show Happy Days, passed away at the age of 56. After an autopsy, it has since been confirmed that Moran's cause of death was complications due to cancer. Now, her costars of Days have commented on her passing, either to People Magazine, official statements, or Twitter, and have had kind words to say about Moran. “I am so incredibly sad to hear about...

John Geils, of J Geils Band, Dead at 71

John Geils Jr, the guitarist in the J. Geils Band, was found dead earlier today in his Massachusetts home. The 71 year-old musician was found in his home by the Groton (Mass.) Police Department, who said he was likely to have died of natural causes. The band is best known for their hit songs "Centerfold" and "Freeze Frame," both were Billboard hits in the early 80s. The J. Geils Band broke up in 1985 but reunited in 1999. According to Variety, the police responded to a call for a wellness...