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Leonard Nimoy, Rest in Peace

Leonard Nimoy, famous to generations of sci-fi fans for his portrayal of the doggedly logical Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek franchise, has died at the age of 83. Cause of death was reported as end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. While Nimoy played Spock since 1966, he was much more than just an actor. [...]

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Dick Tufeld, R.I.P.

It is with great sorrow that I report the death of announcer and voice actor Dick Tufeld, best known to a generation of genre fans as the voice of the Robot on the wonderfully campy ‘60s TV series Lost in Space. He was 85. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Tufeld, who suffered from [...]

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Go Gently, Proud Warrior — Andy Whitfield of ‘Spartacus’ Dies

It is with sorrow I report that Andy Whitfield, star of the Starz television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, has died at age 39. Sadly, Whitfield was unable to defeat the cancer he was diagnosed with last year. Whitfield was born in 1974 in Almwch, Wales, and moved to Australia in 1999, where he studied engineering [...]

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