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Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:04 pm
by Princess Flufflebutt
Oh no :fluttersmith:

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:32 pm
by SlateSlabrock

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:53 pm
by Mr. Big

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:08 am
by Madeline
Takeshi Iwade, one of the last people from Team Andromeda to be working at Sega, passed away this weekend. He was one of the only people to work on the 4 main Panzer Dragoon games, which is (I admit) the reason I care about this. Those games were all so good.


Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:25 am
by The Doctor
Star Trek's Aaron Eisenberg (Nog on Deep Space Nine) passed away today. :fluttersmith:

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:57 am
by Perrydotto
The Doctor wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:25 am
Star Trek's Aaron Eisenberg (Nog on Deep Space Nine) passed away today. :fluttersmith:
Oh jesus really? That just ... legitimately shocked me. He always seemed cheerful and in good spirits. Met him at Destination Star Trek last year, extremely approachable and kindhearted guy. I really don't know what to say.

Apparently he had ongoing kidney issues, and was living on his second transplant already. You gotta wonder if the time he gained that way was up.

From everything I know, he was a lovely person. He'll be missed for sure.

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:04 am
by The Doctor
Perrydotto wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:57 am
Oh jesus really? That just ... legitimately shocked me. He always seemed cheerful and in good spirits. Met him at Destination Star Trek last year, extremely approachable and kindhearted guy. I really don't know what to say.

Apparently he had ongoing kidney issues, and was living on his second transplant already. You gotta wonder if the time he gained that way was up.

From everything I know, he was a lovely person. He'll be missed for sure.
Never met him in person, but he was very active on social media and would engage with fans frequently. He seemed like a really nice guy.

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:39 pm
by Mr. Big
Tom Spurgeon, a comics writer, editor, reviewer, and a director of the Comics Crossroads convention, passed away at age 51.

He was a big figure in comics, and I enjoyed his Comics Reporter website. I wish I got to know him better. Years ago he sent me a hardcover "Usagi Yojimbo" book on his own dime just because I expressed interest in getting it.

He will be missed. The comics community lost a good one.

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:34 pm
by Madeline
Mr. Big wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:39 pm
Tom Spurgeon, a comics writer, editor, reviewer, and a director of the Comics Crossroads convention, passed away at age 51.

He was a big figure in comics, and I enjoyed his Comics Reporter website. I wish I got to know him better. Years ago he sent me a hardcover "Usagi Yojimbo" book on his own dime just because I expressed interest in getting it.

He will be missed. The comics community lost a good one.
Oh, fuck. He was a wonderful person, really nice, and very knowledgeable. He was never afraid to call anyone on their bullshit, either. This is horrible news. :fluttersmith:

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:29 pm
by Mr. Big
Cartoonist Gahan Wilson has died.

He's been battling dementia for the past few years, so it's not entirely surprising, but still this is rough to take.

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Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:52 pm
by Angel Beat


:fluttersmith:

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:30 am
by Madeline
:fluttersmith: Shit.

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:52 pm
by The Doctor
:fluttersmith:


Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:38 pm
by The Doctor
:cry: We lost Odo today too.


Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:06 pm
by Angel Beat
:fluttersmith:

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:08 pm
by Madeline
Aw, fuck. :fluttersmith:

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:08 pm
by Perrydotto
The second half of 2019 has been a string of awesome Star Trek people going way too early. Fuck, man. :fluttersmith:

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:40 pm
by The Doctor
Perrydotto wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:08 pm
The second half of 2019 has been a string of awesome Star Trek people going way too early. Fuck, man. :fluttersmith:
Marina Sirtis' husband died today too. :cry:

It's been a bad week for the Star Trek family.

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:09 pm
by Mr. Big

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:26 am
by Mr. Big
Phil Roman wrote a tribute to Lee Mendelson and explained how he helped establish Film Roman:
Lee was very instrumental in helping me establish Film Roman after I left Bill Melendez Productions, where I had been directing the Charlie Brown Specials as well as two Garfield Specials.

Around October, 1983, I had decided to leave Bill Melendez and to open my own studio. I had always dreamed of having my own studio and decided that if I didn’t make the move at that time, I probably never would. I would rather try and fail than not try at all.
I talked to Bill Melendez, explained how I felt and gave him a two week notice that I was leaving.

Towards the end of my last week, Lee Mendelson flew in from Northern California and walked into my office. He said “I hear you are leaving the studio”. I explained that I was going to open my own studio and give it a shot. He asked me whether I had any projects and I replied I would concentrate on that after I left. He said “how would you like to do Garfield?” I replied: “but Bill is producing Garfield”. He said that Sparky was not very happy with Bill doing Garfield and wanted him to concentrate fully on the Peanuts. So I said I definitely would be interested as I enjoyed working on Garfield with Jim Davis. I told him that I would be going to a vacation to Europe with my wife for three weeks. He told me to go on vacation and meanwhile he would talk to the network, the syndicate, and Jim Davis. He said to call him when I came back. We left it at that.

When I returned from our vacation, I called Lee and he told me that everybody had approved, that I should find some office space and work up a budget and schedule, as Jim Davis was already working on a new storyboard for the next Garfield Special.

In the first week of January, 1984, I opened a small studio in Toluca Lake with a couple of employees. Within a month we started production of “Garfield in the Rough” with freelance animators we had used in the Peanuts shows.

Lee’s confidence in me paid off, as I delivered the show on budget, on schedule, and it won an Emmy. Everybody was very happy and we continued producing Garfield specials.
I found working with Lee was a very pleasant experience. He had great work ethics and a good humor. Without him, who knows what Film Roman would have been. He played such an important role in my life and will be terribly missed.

Lee also deserves credit for partnering with two animation producers, Bill Melendez and I, both Mexican-Americans. He judged us not for our ethnicity but for our ability to deliver quality animation. All the shows that Bill and I produced were the highest rated in their time slots and almost every show was nominated for an Emmy. Lee was the most fair and honest person I ever met. A big contrast to some of the Hollywood egos.

I always remember Lee warmly for the risk he took in helping me establish myself as a producer. All the gains the studio made, are directly attributable to his taking a chance on me.

R.I.P.

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:19 pm
by Snowfire
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... ry-936221/

Neil Peart, the drummer of Rush, died of brain cancer.

Fuck cancer. :fluttersmith:

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:35 pm
by Octavia
Probably the most influential drummer for me, personally. I saw Rush live 3 times. He had a pretty tragic life, losing both his wife and daughter in the same year.

Ugh, so sad. :cry:

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:08 pm
by Smoke
Legendary Dutch TV person Aart Staartjes died as the result of a car accident.

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:37 pm
by Octavia
Neil Peart wasn't just a prog drummer. He spent a lot of time working in jazz and big band.


Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:21 pm
by W.T. Fits

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:28 pm
by SlateSlabrock

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:03 pm
by Octavia
Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash

https://www.tmz.com/2020/01/26/kobe-bry ... calabasas/

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:56 am
by The Doctor
Kenny Rogers died today. :fluttersmith:


Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:23 pm
by Octavia

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:04 pm
by diribigal
Famous weird, playful, and insightful mathematician John Horton Conway has passed away, likely of COVID-19. You might know him for the Game of Life but he did a lot of other interesting mathematics.

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 1:20 am
by Octavia

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 3:53 pm
by Octavia
Comic actor Fred Willard died at age 86. I remember him best for his roles in Christopher Guest films, especially one of my all-time favorites, Best In Show.

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:11 am
by SlateSlabrock

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:32 pm
by Octavia
Ennio Morricone is truly a sad loss. :fluttersmith:

I have a bit more mixed emotions about the death of Charlie Daniels


Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:26 am
by Octavia

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:06 am
by Madeline
Octavia wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:26 am
Grant Imahara, Host of MythBusters and White Rabbit Project, Dies at 49

A brain aneurysm at only 49. :fluttersmith:
Way too young. :fluttersmith:

Re: Obituary Thread - Those We've Lost Recently

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:38 pm
by The Doctor
That one hurts a bit. I remember him way back on Battlebots. And he kind of found his way into so many other things.