Stairway to Heaven


#1

Those who have left us…


Dearly Departed
#2

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


#3

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.


#4

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


#5

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

MTM obit


#6

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


#7

Cinematographer Frank Tidy has died at 84.


#8

Film director Robert Ellis Miller has died aged 84.


#9

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


#10

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


#11

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.


#12

Acclaimed Australian actor Fred Parslow has died aged 84.


#13

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.


#14

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.


#15

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


#16

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


#17

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.


#18

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

Doolan dies


#19

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


#20

Former Wallaby Dan Vickerman has died at 37.