Actor Roger Moore, who played James Bond in seven films, succumbed to cancer in Switzerland at the age of 89. His family made announcement was via Twitter. Besides acting, Moore was a goodwill ambassador for […]
Keith Emerson – the keyboard genius and composer – has died. According to Rolling Stone, the 71-year-old musician was found at his home in Santa Monica, with a single gunshot wound in his head – […]
The ninth issue of Cinefantastique featured a career article devoted to Christopher Lee, way back in the fall of 1973. Peter Cushing wrote this heartfelt introduction for his good friend, although they were only to […]
* Koichi Kawakita, the special effects director who updated Godzilla for the ’90s, helping to spur interest in an American remake, has passed away. Kawakita died on his 72 birthday anniversary, December 5, 2014; the […]
A sad installment of the Cinefantastique Black Hole Ultra-Lounge Podcast, as Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski note the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman (THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE), Maximillian Schell (THE BLACK HOLE), […]
Influential author and screenwriter passes away. Works included I AM LEGEND and WHAT DREAMS MAY COME. Multiple sources (including io9 and the Guardian Express) are reporting that author Richard Matheson – the man Stephen King […]
Ray Harryhausen, the special effects genius who used stop-motion effects to enchant a generation of film-goers, has passed away. According to The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation Facebook page, Harryhausen died in London today, May […]
The UK’s Hastings Observer reports that 70-year-old British actor Jon Finch has died of natural causes at his home in Hastings. Although he spent most of his career on the stage, Finch is well remembered […]
A belated note on the passing of America’s best fantasist, author of FARENHEIT 451 and THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES.
The artist who helped design STAR WARS and other genre favorites passes.