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Names Is For Tombstones, Baby

The great Yaphet Kotto has passed away at the age of 81. The American actor was a powerful supporting player, injecting his presence into every film and television in which he appeared.  Stand-out film roles include Live And Let Die (1973), Blue [...]

March 16, 2021

Controversial Music Producer Phil Spector Dies

Phil Spector, the music producer behind the iconic ‘Wall Of Sound’ has died at the age of 81. Spector was a complex figure – a genius and a madman who infamously brought guns into the recoding studio.  The length and breadth of [...]

January 18, 2021

Obituary: Director Michael Apted Dies Aged 79

Director Michael Apted has passed away at the age of 79.  Apted was a director with a remarkably varied career, who first came to prominence for directing the Up documentary series which started in 1964. The series followed 14 children from [...]

January 9, 2021

Chadwick Boseman Dies Aged 43

Actor Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43. The actor had been privately battling colon cancer since 2016 and he finally lost his fight with the disease on 28 August, 2020. Born in South Carolina on 29 November 1977, Boseman was best known for [...]

August 29, 2020

The Legendary Ennio Morricone Dies At The Age Of 91

The great Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. The Italian film composer sadly passed away in Rome following complications from a fall. Morricone was probably best known for his work with Sergio Leone, the most famous being the 1966 Clint [...]

July 6, 2020

Obituary: Director Joel Schumacher Dies Aged 80

The mighty Joel Schumacher has died at the age of 80. Having quietly battled cancer for a year, he finally succumbed to the disease. Movies In Focus has always been impressed by Schumacher’s visual flair and technique for storytelling. [...]

June 23, 2020

Brian Dennehy Dies Aged 81

Acclaimed character actor Brian Dennehy has passed away at the age of 81. A large and formidable actor, Dennehy had a muscular screen presence. He was always great and elevated everything he starred in. He had a wonderfully varied filmography which [...]

April 17, 2020

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

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