obituary

Cult Filmmaker Stuart Gordon Dies Aged 72

The writer-director Stuart Gordon has died aged 72. The iconic cult filmmaker was perhaps best known for 1985’s Re-Animator, but Gordon had a prolific career in the horror and science fiction genres. Across his career, Gordon took a lot of [...]

March 25, 2020

Max Von Sydow Dies Aged 90

The great Max von Sydow has died at the age of 90. The iconic actor had a fascinating career, making 11 films with director Ingmar Bergman, including 1957’s The Seventh Seal. He would then go on to score over 100 credits in a variety of genres [...]

March 9, 2020

Robert Evans Has Died

The mighty Robert Evans has passed away at the age of 89. Evans was the actor turned studio-exec-turned movie producer. Evans was behind a ridiculous amount of classic films including: Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Rosemary’s Baby, [...]

October 29, 2019

The Passing Of Peter Fonda

Actor Peter Fonda has died at the age of 79. Born on 23 February 1940, the counterculture icon was the son of  Henry Fonda, brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget Fonda. He died on 16 August 2019, the cause of death was respiratory failure [...]

August 17, 2019

Peter Tork Member Of The Monkees Dies

On 29 February 2012, a week-old Movies In Focus published news announcing the death of The Monkees singer Davy Jones. Now almost exactly 7 years later I’m reporting that his bandmate Peter Tork has also died. 77 year old Tork was the bassist [...]

February 21, 2019

A Heartbreaker Dies: Goodbye Tom Petty

Tom Petty was a Rock n’ Roll genius. Melodic, heartfelt and incredibly catchy, his music was tremendous. As a solo artist, the leader of Mudcrutch and The Heartbreakers or as a member of supergroup The Travelling Wilburys, Petty’s [...]

October 3, 2017

Obituary: Powers Boothe Dead At 68

Powers Boothe was a powerful screen presence. You might say that Boothe was a character actor, but he was much more than that. He had his own gravitational pull, anchoring movies and TV shows with his own brand of gravitas and strength. Boothe has [...]

May 15, 2017

Obituary: Bill Paxton 1955 – 2017

Bill Paxton died on February 25 2017 following a stroke after heart surgery. He was 61 years old. I grew up with Bill Paxton on screen. He was a pleasure to watch, an actor who straddled the line between leading man and character actor. Paxton was [...]

February 27, 2017

Screen Actor John Hurt Dies

John Hurt has shuffled-off into that great acting workshop on the sky. The distinguished actor was probably best known for his work in David Lynch’s The Elephant Man and Alien but he had a tremendous body of work behind him. He starred in [...]

January 28, 2017

Obituary: Carrie Fisher 1960 – 2016

Actress and writer Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60 years old. She suffered a heart attack on 23 December on a flight from London to Los Angeles before passing away four days later on 27 December. Fisher will forever be associated with the [...]

December 29, 2016

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