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Those who have left us…

Dearly Departed

US actor Mike Connors, best known for 70s cop series Mannix, has died, aged 92 from complications stemming from a recent diagnosis of leukaemia.


Legendary British actor Sir John Hurt, best known for films including The Elephant Man and Alien, has died aged 77, after battling pancreatic cancer for over two years.


No freaking way! He was also The War Doctor recently on Doctor Who as well. RIP.


A lovely NYT obituary for Mary Tyler Moore, who has died aged 80.

MTM obit


Barbara Hale, the Emmy Award-winning actress who typified the ideal mid-20th-century secretary as the beautiful, loyal, confident but soft-spoken Della Street on the television series “Perry Mason,” died on Thursday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94.

NYT obit


Cinematographer Frank Tidy has died at 84.


Film director Robert Ellis Miller has died aged 84.


Masaya Nakamura, the “Father of Pac-Man” has died aged 91.


John Wetton, founding member of 80s rock band Asia, has died aged 67.


Frank Pellegrino, a restaurateur and actor best known for playing the FBI’s New Jersey bureau chief on The Sopranos, died on Tuesday. He was 72.


Acclaimed Australian actor Fred Parslow has died aged 84.


Comedian Irwin Corey, known for playing an absent-minded professor in an act that called him the “World’s Foremost Authority,” has died at age 102.


Richard Hatch, the Golden Globe nominee who starred on both the original Battlestar Galactica TV series as well as the mid-2000s reboot, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 71.


Physicist Peter Mansfield, who won the Nobel Prize for helping to invent MRI scanners, has died at the age of 83.


UK television writer Alan Simpson, who co-created Hancock’s Half Hour and Steptoe and Son, has died aged 87


Seven-time Grammy-winning singer Al Jarreau died on 12 February at a Los Angeles hospital, the Washington Post reports. The singer, whose vocal style blurred the lines between jazz, soul and pop music was 76.


Greg Doolan, front-man from Wickety Wak, has died aged 73.

Doolan dies


Character actor Warren Frost, best known for his roles on Twin Peaks and Seinfeld, has died at the age of 91.


Former Wallaby Dan Vickerman has died at 37.