ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTORS HAS PASSED AWAY AND WAY TOO SOON …
Bill Paxton, the actor best known for his works in such movies as Titanic, Aliens, Tombstone and Twister and television shows like Big Love and Training Day, has died at the age of 61 due to complications of surgery. According to TMZ, Paxton underwent heart surgery and had post operative complications and suffered a fatal stroke. Paxton was an amazing talent that could take on any role. Paxton is survived by his 2 children and his wife Louise Newbury. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends He will be missed.
“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” his family said in a statement on Sunday, the day of the 89th Academy Awards. “A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.”
Paxton was born on May 17, 1955, in Fort Worth, Texas, and his father was in the lumber business. When he was 8, he, his brother and dad went to see John F. Kennedy at a hotel in Fort Worth on the day the president was assassinated.
Bill Paxton discussing film-making always my dream in a 2005 interview with Larry King
Bill Paxton was one of my favorite actors dating back to the early 80′s. Many know Paxton for his role of Brock Lovett in Titanic, meteorologist Bill Harding in Twister or Pvt. Hudson from Aliens; however, do you remember him in the many other lesser roles he played? Bill Paxton also appeared in the following films and one of my 80′s favorites, Weird Science (1985) as Chet Donnolly (video), True Lies (1994) as car sales man and faux-spy Simon, Tombstone (1993) as Morgan Earp, another favorite, Vertical Limit (2000) as Elliot Vaughn, Predator 2 (1990) as Jerry Lambert, Apollo 13 (1995) as Fred Haise, U-571 (2000) as Lt. Cmdr. Mike Dahlgren and Next of Kin (1989) as Gerald Gates. Do you remember seeing him in Stripes? He was there as one of the soldiers. How About campy 80′s film, Streets of Fire? He was in that too as Clyde the bar tender.
Tribute to Bill Paxton (Titanic) Now that were here
Bill Paxton was a brilliant actor and could take on any role from the most serious to the most ridiculous and be equally as great. How many people do you know could play a captain searching for the Heart of the Sea in Titanic and then being transformed into a turd by Kelly LeBrock as in Weird Science. I find myself so very sad today as such a contemporary passed away following a surgery. A bright light was taken far too soon. Rest in Peace, Bill.
Alan Colmes has passed away at age 66 …
Alan Colmes of the FOX News Channel has passed away at the age of 66. According to reports, Colmes passed away after a brief illness. Our prayers go out to his family and friends. Although I found myself never agreeing with the uber lib Alan Colmes, I must admit I enjoyed the times that he and conservative Sean Hannity squared off for years Fox News’ “Hannity and Colmes.”
Rest in Peace
Fox News Channel’s Alan Colmes has passed away at age 66 after a brief illness.
Colmes leaves behind his wife, Jocelyn Crowley, who issued the following statement:
Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley. He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral. He was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with Jocelyn. He will be missed. The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time.
Condolences pour in from his past and Fox News family via Twitchy.
YOU CAN TURN THE WORLD ON WITH YOUR SMILE … YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE IT AFTER ALL.
Mary Tyler Moore, the television icon who charmed America with such 60′s show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and ’70s show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has died at the age of 80 at a Connecticut hospital. She passed away in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine. Mary Tyler Moore was a groundbreaking actress, producer, and maybe even more important, a passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Moore was diagnosed with diabetes at age 33 and had long suffered from health problems. She was a public advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Personally, I grew up watching The Mary Tyler Moore Show which ran for 168 episodes from 1970 to 1977, much of in syndication in the ’80s, where we had Hi Mary parties. Any of you that have done the same, know exactly what I mean. She will be so missed. Mary Tyler Moore really did turn the world on with her smile. Rest in Peace.
Goodbye Mary …
MTM’s longtime rep, Mara Buxbaum, issued a statement to TMZ saying, “Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine.”
“A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.”
We’re told Mary had been on a respirator for more than a week. She was taken off life support Tuesday night.
Mary — who battled diabetes and underwent brain surgery in 2011 — became famous after starring on the “The Dick Van Dyke Show” from 1961 to 1966. She dazzled her way to 7 successful seasons on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” from 1970 to 1977, decimating skeptics who viewed her show as destined to fail.
WAPO: (Pics) The life and career of television icon Mary Tyler Moore (1936-2017)
She had spunk!!!
IN MEMORIAM : 2016
We sadly lost too many of those that we grew up with idolizing in sports, movies, music and entertainment in 2016. Honestly, I cannot remember a year that more people from my childhood were lost. From music icons like David Bowie, Prince, Glenn Frey and Merle Haggard, to sports giants like Muhammad Ali, Arnold Palmer and Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, to all too many actors, actresses and celebrities that we grew up with like Florence Henderson, Dan Haggerty, Carrie Fisher, Alan Thicke to the voice of baseball when I was a kid, Joe Garagiola . We lost former First lady Nancy Reagan and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. We lost the greatest female basketball coach Pat Summit. And we lost an American hero, John Glenn.
God bless all and may you rest in eternal peace …
Sadly we lost such Hollywood actors like Gene Wilder, Alan Rickman, Florence Henderson, Garry Shandling, Alan Thicke, Patty Duke, Garry Marshall (director, producer & actor), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Robert Vaughn, Ron Glass, Margaret Whitton, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ken Howard, George Kennedy, Carrie Fisher, Doris Roberts, Steven Hill, Abe Vigota, Debbie Reynolds and far too many more …
IMDB’s In Memoriam: Stars We Lost in 2016
Actors and Actresses we lost in 2016
THE LOST LEGENDS OF 2016: IN MEMORIAM
Debbie Reynolds Dies at Age 84 after Suffering a stroke One Day after her Daughter Carrie Fisher Passes Away
SADLY, THERE WILL BE A FUNERAL FOR TWO …
Hollywood legend and icon Debbie Reynolds has passes away at the age of 84 after suffering a stroke. She died just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died after suffering a massive heart attack and never regaining consciousness. According to reports prior to her stroke Reynold’s stated, “I want to be with Carrie”. The Hollywood icon died at Cedars- Sinai hospital.
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died on Wednesday a day after the death of her daughter, telling family before a suspected stroke: ‘I want to be with Carrie’
The 84-year-old was rushed from her son Todd’s Beverly Hills home at around 1pm after falling ill while planning her daughter’s funeral.
She died in hospital hours later.
Todd Fisher revealed on Wednesday evening how his mother had been shattered with grief since his sister’s death the previous day.
On the morning of her death, she told him: ‘I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie,’ according to TMZ.
Carrie Fisher, 60, died on Tuesday from complications which stemmed from a heart attack she suffered on Christmas Eve while flying to Los Angeles from London.
The vivacious blonde, who had a close but sometimes tempestuous relationship with her daughter, was one of MGM’s principal stars of the 1950s and ’60s in such films as the 1952 classic “Singin’ in the Rain” and 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” for which she received an Oscar nomination as best actress.
Reynolds received the SAG lifetime achievement award in January 2015; in August of that year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voted to present the actress with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Nov. 14 Governors Awards, but she was unable to attend the ceremony due to an “unexpectedly long recovery from a recent surgery.”
Reynolds had a wholesome girl-next-door look which was coupled with a no-nonsense attitude in her roles. They ranged from sweet vehicles like “Tammy” to more serious fare such as “The Rat Race” and “How the West Was Won.” But amid all the success, her private life was at the center of one of the decade’s biggest scandals when then-husband, singer Eddie Fisher, left her for Elizabeth Taylor in 1958.