Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar Dies at 83!

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I’m saddened to report another Disney-related death: Legendary Imagineer Marty Sklar has passed away at the age of 83! Mr. Sklar (1934-2017) was an Imagineer for Disney since the 1960s and helped design many attractions including The Enchanted Tiki Room and It’s a Small World. He recently appeared at the 2017 D23 Expo only 2 weeks ago! He shall be missed!

For more about the man, please read this tribute!

Robin Williams Dead At 63!

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In news that I’m still in shock over, beloved actor/comedian, Robin Williams has died at the age of 63! The cause of death is suspected to be suicide, but hasn’t been stated for certain.

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Actor Bob Hoskins Dies At 71!

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In what comes (at least to me) as shocking and sad news, actor Bob Hoskins has passed away at the age of 71 due to pneumonia.

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Actor Mickey Rooney Dies At 93!

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Actor Mickey Rooney has died at the age of 93! Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) was an actor known best for his lengthy career in the entertainment industry (he’s been active in the industry from the ’20s all the way to the 2010’s) as well for his 8 marriages.

Some of his movies include “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”, “Requiem for a Heavyweight”, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “Pete’s Dragon”, “The Magic of Lassie”, “The Black Stallion”, “Babe: Pig in the City”, “Night at the Museum”, and even a cameo appearance in “The Muppets”.

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies At 46!

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Wow, this one is just as shocking as when Paul Walker died (well, maybe slightly less so)! 

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has passed away at the age of 46 due to an apparent drug overdose! Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014) was known for his roles in films such as “Twister”, “The Big Lebowski”, “Patch Adams”, “Capote”, “Mission: Impossible III”, “Charlie Wilson’s War”, “Doubt”, “Moneyball”, “The Master”, and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”. More

Walt Disney’s Daughter, Diane Disney Miller, Dies at 79!

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Sigh…we’ve lost a connection to the man himself, his daughter, to be precise. Diane Disney Miller (1933-2013) has passed away at the age of 79! She was instrumental in bringing to life the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. She leaves behind her husband Ron W. Miller (an ex-NFL star who was actually the CEO of The Walt Disney Company for some time) as well as 7 children, 13 grandchildren, and 1 great-grand child. We shall miss her very much indeed!

http://blogs.disney.com/insider/articles/2013/11/19/remembering-diane-disney-miller/

Actor Michael Ansara Dies at 91!

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Actor Michael Ansara (1922-2013) has died at the age of 91! Once married to Barbara Eden of “I Dream of Jeannie” fame, the actor was famously known as Commander Kang on three “Star Trek” series,

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Cochise in “Broken Arrow”,

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and Abu Sufyan in “The Message”, a film about the story of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.

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In terms of animation, Mr. Ansara has lent his voice many time. His most famous animated role would probably be Mr. Freeze in “Batman: The Animated Series” and its many spinoffs.

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This is an actor that many of us will be remembering, and I’m no exception!

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