Physicist Stephen Hawking died today at the age of 76. In the latter stages of his illustrious career, Hawking devoted a considerable amount of time and effort to issuing warnings of future threats—from the perils of climate change and nuclear war through to artificial superintelligence and alien invasions. And for…
Benjamin Melniker, a legendary Hollywood producer who helped bring Batman to the big screen, died Monday at the age of 104.
Jóhann Jóhannsson, the Academy Award-nominated Icelander composer responsible for scoring Arrival, mother!, and Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, has passed away.
Science fiction and fantasy fans were shocked Tuesday when it was announced that Ursula K. Le Guin, the iconic author of science fiction and fantasy works like The Left Hand of Darkness, had passed away at 88 years old. Authors, artists, and filmmakers alike flocked to Twitter to share memories of the acclaimed writer…
Ursula K. Le Guin, the groundbreaking, highly-acclaimed, and prolific author of science fiction and fantasy works—including The Left Hand of Darkness and the Earthsea series—passed away yesterday at the age of 88 in Portland, Oregon.
Alfie Curtis, who played Cornelius Evazan in Star Wars: A New Hope, has died, according to Jedi News. If the character name doesn’t ring a bell, the dialogue uttered in his single, memorable scene (“I have the death sentence on 12 systems!”) opposite Luke Skywalker in the Mos Eisley Cantina certainly will.
Harry Dean Stanton, an instantly recognizable character actor whose career spanned seven decades, died of natural causes in Los Angeles today. He was 91 years old.
Jerry Pournelle, the writer behind The Mote in God’s Eye, The Mercenary, Lucifer’s Hammer, and many more, has passed away at the age of 84.
Adam West, forever known to many as Batman and whose name is synonymous with taking your most famous role and parodying it, has passed away. He was 88.
Bernie “Berni” Wrightson, a comic book artist known for his iconic Frankenstein illustrations and co-creating DC’s Swamp Thing, has passed away after battling brain cancer. The news was shared on his website by his wife, Liz Wrightson.
Chuck Berry, the father of rock n’ roll, passed away Saturday at 90 years old. His music was sent to space for aliens to find, and for Back to the Future fans, he’s the guy on the phone who heard Marty McFly perform “Johnny B. Goode” and knew it would change the future. That’s right, Chuck Berry has transcended both…
Neil Fingleton, the man who brought the Game of Thrones giant Mag the Mighty to life, has passed away from apparent heart failure. He was 36 years old.
Bill Paxton, the actor behind iconic roles in Aliens, Titanic, and Apollo 13, has passed away at 61 years old.
Richard Hatch, who managed to star in two Battlestar Galacticas, has passed away. He was 71.
Sad news today, not just for scifi fans, but for fans of great actors: John Hurt has reportedly died at the age of 77. His vast resume encompassed over 50 years, and included works like The Elephant Man, 1984, Alien, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Hellboy, Doctor Who, and V for Vendetta, to name just a handful.
Versatile character actor Miguel Ferrer—a memorable presence in so many films and TV shows, including RoboCop, Twin Peaks, and most recently NCIS: Los Angeles—has died. He was 61 years old.
Without the book, there’d be no movie. And without the man—and his lingering memory of an article about a case of real-life demonic possession—there’d be no book. William Peter Blatty, author of the 1971 best-seller The Exorcist that became the influential 1973 horror movie classic, has died at age 89.
Just when you thought 2016 couldn’t get any more cruel. Debbie Reynolds—a Hollywood star since her teenage leading-lady debut in 1952's Singin’ in the Rain—died just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher. She was 84 years old.
Actor turned police officer and firefighter Van Williams died last week at the age of 82. Williams appeared in many popular TV shows in the ‘60s and ‘70s, but was best known for playing The Green Hornet on the iconic TV series, alongside Bruce Lee as Kato.