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Rest In Power Chadwick Boseman
August 28th, 2020 under Obits. [ Comments: none ]

Chadwick Boseman passed away today at the age of 43 from a four-year battle with colon cancer. The statement reads, “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.⁣

“Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. ⁣

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. ⁣

“It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. ⁣

“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣

“The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”⁣

Boseman might have only been 43, but what an acting career he had in just 17 years. He played Jackie Robinson in 42, James Brown in Get On Up, Thurgood Marshall in Marshall, and of course Black Panter.

Let’s make it Wakanda Forever, and watch one of his many iconic roles to honor him.


RIP Regis Philbin
July 25th, 2020 under Obits, Regis Philbin. [ Comments: none ]

Regis Philbin passed away yesterday at the age of 88. His family told People, “We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed away last night of natural causes, one month shy of his 89th birthday.

“His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him – for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about. We thank his fans and admirers for their incredible support over his 60-year career and ask for privacy as we mourn his loss.”

We spent 28 and a half years waking up with him on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee and then with Kelly Ripa. No one could do an interview like he did. He was like that uncle you looked forward to seeing at Thanksgiving, but you got to see him every day. He made morning television appointment viewing with his great sense of humor.

That was his day job, but his night job was the host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. He was supportive and sarcastic in the same breath. It is one of the many reasons why we loved him.

Today, let’s honor the man who holds the Guiness Book of World Record for the most hours on US television by watching some of the 16,746.50 hours he spent in front of the camera. This way it will be like he is still with us.


RIP Grant Imahara
July 14th, 2020 under Obits. [ Comments: none ]

Grant Imahara passed away from a brain aneurysm at the age of 49, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Imahara is best known as the robot builder on Mythbusters, but he had an even cooler job before that. For nine years, he worked at LucasFilms, and he eventually he became the chief model maker specializing in animatronics. While he was there he worked on George Lucas’ Star Wars prequels, as well as The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Galaxy Quest, XXX: State of the Union, Van Helsing, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

However, I knew him for something different. In 2010, he created a robot sidekick for Craig Ferguson’s The Late Late Show. Geoff Peterson became a big part of the show before it ended. Hopefully, someone will plug Peterson in, and let him say goodbye to his daddy.

Today, honor Imahara by watching one of his many creations that were as lovable as him.


RIP Naya Rivera
July 14th, 2020 under Glee, Obits. [ Comments: none ]

Naya Rivera’s body was found today after a five-day search in Lake Piru. The 33-year-old actress went missing on July 8th during a boating trip with her 4-year-old son Josey. According to the Ventura sheriff’s office, her last act was to save her son. The two of them were swimming in the lake when something went wrong. She pushed her son back onto the boat; when he turned around, his mom was gone.

His mom was his age when she started acting. Her first role was on The Royal Family with Della Reese and Redd Foxx. One day during a rehearsal, Foxx suffered a heart attack on the set and passed away. The show was cancelled, but her career was just getting started.

She guest-starred on several popular shows like Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Family Matters, Smart Guy, and The Bernie Mac Show. However, her biggest acting role came in 2009 when she was cast as Santana Lopez on Glee.

It was her biggest acting role, but her biggest role in life was being a mom to her son Josey with her ex-husband Ryan Dorsey.

Today, let’s honor her by watching one of her many roles. Then, let’s live by the words of one of her last tweets, “no matter the year, circumstance, or strifes everyday you’re alive is a blessing. make the most of today and every day you are given. tomorrow is not promised”


RIP Kelly Preston
July 13th, 2020 under John Travolta, Obits. [ Comments: none ]

Kelly Preston has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer at the age of 57, according to her loving husband John Travolta.

It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side. Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while. But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal.
All my love,

Kelly Preston began her acting career in 1980, but her biggest role came at the end of the decade. That is when she met her husband John Travolta on the set of the 1989 movie The Experts.

By then, she was an expert in acting thanks to roles in Secret Admirer and Twins. As the century was rounding out, she was seen in movies like Jerry Maguire, Holy Man, and Jack Frost. In this century, we watched her in Sky High, The Last Song, Casino Jack, and her final project Gotti with her husband.

Which brings me to her greatest role, and that was mother to their three children Jett, Ella Blue, and Benjamin. Jett passed away in 2009 from a seizure. Their late son also suffered from autism, and she blamed chemicals for causing it. When he was child, she switched away from harmful chemicals, and talked about that in several interviews.

Before she settled down with Travolta, she was married to Kevin Gage, dated George Clooney, and she was briefly engaged to Charlie Sheen. However, it was her last her love that was her greatest love.

Today, let’s honor her spirit that was as beautiful as her by watching one of her many movies and television appearances.

To read what Ella Blue wrote about her mom, then click here!


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