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Yesterday — 24 July 2024Main stream

Leo Chaloukian, Emmy Award-Winning Sound Designer and Former TV Academy President, Dies at 97

24 July 2024 at 19:03
Leo Chaloukian, a multi-Emmy Award-winning sound designer and former chair of the Television Academy, died July 18. He was 97. During his 60-year career in sound, Chaloukian won four national Emmys and two regional Emmys —working at Ryder Sound Service, a company he’d eventually become the sole owner of for most of his career. He […]

John Mayall, British Blues-Rock Legend and 2024 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Dies at 90

23 July 2024 at 23:31
Musician John Mayall, often referred to the “godfather of the British blues,” whose bands of the late ’60s and early ‘70s featured some of the most notable rock instrumentalists of the era, died Monday at home in California, according to a statement posted by his family on his social media accounts. He was 90. Among […]

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Don Buchwald, Howard Stern’s Longtime Agent and Founder of Buchwald Talent Agency, Dies at 88

By: Jack Dunn
23 July 2024 at 18:52
“Superagent” Don Buchwald, longtime agent to Howard Stern and founder of the talent agency Buchwald, died Tuesday in his New York home. He was 88. “I promised my father that the incredible agency he built from the ground up 47 years ago will not only continue to flourish but will evolve as we forge our […]

Jerry Miller, Moby Grape Lead Guitarist and Co-Founder, Dies at 81

22 July 2024 at 18:12
Jerry Miller, greatly admired lead guitarist of the 1960s group Moby Grape and one of the architects of that era’s San Francisco sound, died Sunday at 81 in his hometown of Tacoma, Wash. News of the death was shared by friends and family on social media. No cause was given. A text from Miller’s wife, […]

Jerry Fuller, Songwriter-Producer Whose Dozens of Hits Include ‘Young Girl,’ ‘Travelin’ Man’ and ‘Show and Tell,’ Dies at 85

20 July 2024 at 22:26
Jerry Fuller, a songwriter and producer whose No. 1 hits included Ricky Nelson’s “Travelin’ Man,” Gary Puckett & the Union Gap’s “Young Girl,” Al Wilson’s “Show and Tell” and the Knickerbockers’ U.K. chart-topper “Lies,” has died at 85. He died at home in Sherman Oaks Thursday night, where he was said to have been surrounded […]

Cheng Pei-pei, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ and ‘Come Drink With Me’ Star, Dies at 78

19 July 2024 at 02:07
Cheng Pei-pei, the Chinese-born action film icon who starred in Ang Lee’s Oscar-nominated “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and King Hu’s seminal wuxia feature “Come Drink With Me,” has died. She was 78. Cheng, considered a pioneer of martial arts roles for female actors, died in the San Francisco Bay Area on Wednesday. She had long […]

Bob Newhart, Comedy Icon, Dies at 94

18 July 2024 at 19:46
Bob Newhart, the genteel but sharply satirical comic whose TV series “The Bob Newhart Show” and “Newhart” were huge hits throughout the 1970s and ’80s, died Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 94.  Newhart’s publicist Jerry Digney said he died after a series of short illnesses.  Before his TV success, Newhart’s comedy albums were wildly […]

Fandango Founder J. Michael Cline Dies After Falling From New York Hotel

18 July 2024 at 00:48
James Michael Cline, the finance executive who founded the Fandango movie ticketing service in 2000 and remained with the company until 2011, died Tuesday morning of an apparent suicide in Manhattan after jumping from the 20th floor of the Kimberly Hotel. He was 64. The NYPD said in a statement that officers responded to the […]

Douglass Fake, Prolific Soundtrack Producer and Intrada Label Founder, Dies at 72

16 July 2024 at 15:52
Douglass Fake, founder of leading movie soundtrack label Intrada and producer of more than 700 albums of movie and TV music, died Saturday at a Richmond, Calif., hospital after a long illness. He was 72. Fake’s many credits include the first complete restoration of Leonard Bernstein’s “On the Waterfront,” a lavish 5-CD release of Elmer […]

Korean Content Powerhouse Studio Dragon Appoints ‘Moving’ Producer Jang Kyung-ik as CEO

15 July 2024 at 08:42
South Korea’s CJ ENM has appointed Jang Kyung-ik as CEO of its stock market-listed Studio Dragon unit. The company is one of the most prolific TV production houses in the world and a key partner of both Netflix and Tving, with hit shows that include “The Glory,” ‘Crash Landing on You” “Hotel Del Luna” and […]

Dave Loggins, Singer Known for ’70s Smash ‘Please Come to Boston,’ and Composer of Golf’s Masters Theme, Dies at 76

12 July 2024 at 03:01
Dave Loggins, a singer-songwriter who had a memorable chart-topper with “Please Come to Boston” in 1974, died Wednesday at Alive Hospice in Nashville. He was 76; no cause of death was given. With “Please Come to Boston” being the sole hit in his solo discography, Loggins — the second cousin of pop star Kenny Loggins […]

Shelley Duvall, ‘The Shining’ and ‘Nashville’ Star, Dies at 75

11 July 2024 at 15:11
Shelley Duvall, the big-eyed, waifish performer who won the Cannes actress award for Robert Altman’s “3 Women” and endured Stanley Kubrick’s intense directing techniques to star in “The Shining,” died Thursday in Blanco, Texas, Variety confirmed with her partner Dan Gilroy. She was 75. Duvall was known for working with director Altman, who cast her […]

Benji Gregory, Child Star of ‘Alf,’ Dies at 46

11 July 2024 at 03:41
Benji Gregory, former child actor and star of the 1980s sitcom “Alf,” has died. He was 46. His sister, Rebecca Hertzberg-Pfaffinger, told the New York Times that Gregory and his service dog were both found dead in his car on June 13 at a bank’s parking lot in Peoria, Ariz. Hertzberg-Pfaffinger also announced the news […]

Carol Bongiovi, Mother of Jon Bon Jovi, Dies at 83

10 July 2024 at 03:18
Carol Bongiovi, mother of Jon Bon Jovi, and a familiar face to fans as the founder of the Bon Jovi band’s fan club, died Tuesday at 83. The death of the woman known to some fans as “Mom Jovi” came three days shy of her 84th birthday at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey. No […]

Joe Bonsall, Mainstay of Country Music’s Oak Ridge Boys for 50 Years, Dies at 76

9 July 2024 at 15:46
Joe Bonsall, one of the mainstays of country music’s leading vocal group, the Oak Ridge Boys, for 51 years, died Tuesday at 76. The cause of death was complications of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Bonsall, who had been a familiar face in the group since 1973, announced his retirement from touring with the group in January, […]

Mike Heslin, Actor in ‘Lioness,’ Dies at 30

6 July 2024 at 15:02
Mike Heslin, an actor who appeared in the series “Lioness” and in the TV movie “The Holiday Proposal Plan,” died July 2. His husband announced his death on Instagram, writing that the cause was a “sudden cardiac event.” His husband, Scotty Dynamo (né Nicolas James Wilson) wrote that his death occurred after a week in […]

Robert Towne, Writer of ‘Chinatown,’ Dies at 89

2 July 2024 at 22:38
Writer-director Robert Towne, an Oscar winner for his original script for “Chinatown” and an acknowledged master of the art of screenwriting, has died. He was 89. Towne died Monday at his home in Los Angeles, publicist Carrie McClure said in a statement.  During a long career that began in the 1960s, when he went to […]