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Clerks' Lisa Spoonauer Dies at 44, Cast Writes Touching Tributes

Lisa Spoonauer, best known for playing the role of Caitlin Bree in the cult classic movie Clerks, has died at the age of 44.

Lisa was discovered by Kevin Smith when he was casting the movie in the early 1990s and she only made on other film before ending her acting career. She later reprised the role of Caitlin as a voiceover actress in the Clerks animated television series.

Kevin took to Instagram after hearing the news of Lisa‘s death to share the story of how she was cast in Clerks.

“In 1992, I went looking for Lisa without knowing either who she was or the integral role she’d play in my life,” he wrote. “I popped into an acting class at Brookdale Community College and watched the students from the back. Lisa was easily the most natural and authentic voice in the room. She didn’t sound like she was acting at all; she delivered scripted dialogue as if she was inventing her conversation in the moment, like people do in real life. Captivated, I approached Lisa cold in the parking lot after the class and said, ‘This is gonna sound creepy but… Do you wanna be in a movie?’ Fearlessly, she replied, ‘Not if it’s porn.’ I told her a bit about Clerks and gave her a copy of the script and my phone number. She called me a few days later and said ‘Well it’s not porn, but everybody talks like it is. It’s funny. I’ll do it.’”

Brian O’Halloran, Marilyn Ghigliotti, and Scott Schiaffo have all written tributes to Lisa as well.

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Roger Moore Dead - James Bond Actor Passes Away at 89 From Cancer

Roger Moore, who played James Bond for the longest period of time in the 1970s and 1980s, has passed away at the age of 89.

The actor, author, and UNICEF ambassador passed away in Switzerland after a battle with cancer, a statement released on his Twitter account read.

Roger had a lengthy career in the arts, and starred in the following James Bond films as the infamous spy: Live and Let Die (1973), The Man With the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985).

The statement from his children can be read in full below. Our thoughts are with Roger’s loved ones.

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Lady Gaga's Friend Sonja Durham Dies After Cancer Battle

Lady Gaga‘s longtime friend Sonja Durham has sadly lost her battle with cancer.

Sonja‘s husband Andre Dubois confirmed the news on Friday (May 19) by saying she passed away “peacefully and beautifully” at her home.

Gaga wrote the song “Grigio Girls” about Sonja, and then she dedicated her performance of “The Edge of Glory” to her pal at Coachella last month.

Gaga wrote an emotional tribute to Sonja on her Instagram account on the day of her death.

“Watching one of my best friends in the world show unfathomable courage, strength, and positivity while battling cancer has really changed my life,” Gaga wrote. “Thank you Sonja for inspiring me and all of us everyday with your joy. I love you so much it brings tears to my eyes just to think of all the years we’ve spent together backstage running the show, taking care of each other. You are one of a kind. I’m so proud of you. And you and Andre, your unbreakable beautiful love is what life is all about. You can see it in this photo. Wanted to share this with the world and show them what true beauty looks like. ❤#grigiogirls #sonjadurham @sonjad7777 I love you girl. I love you so much.”

We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to Gaga and all of Sonja‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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Chris Cornell Dead - Soundgarden Frontman Passes Away in Possible Suicide at 52

Grammy winner Chris Cornell passed away at the age of 52 on Wednesday (May 17), just a few hours after performing at a show in Detroit in what is being called a possible suicide.

“His wife, Vicky, and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause,” a statement from the Soundgarden’s representative said (via CNN). “They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”

Police told the AP that the death is being investigated as a suicide “basic things observed at the scene.” Chris‘ wife apparently called a friend to ask him to check on Chris. The friend found him on the bathroom floor of his hotel room.

Chris, who also performed with the band Audioslave, and his band were performing a sold out show at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan earlier that evening. He is survived by his wife Vicky and his three kids.

Our thoughts are with Chris‘ loved ones during this time.

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Powers Boothe Dead - Emmy Winner & 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Actor Dead at 68

Character actor Powers Boothe has passed away at the age of 68.

“Powers died in his sleep this morning of natural causes. There will be a private service held in Texas where he was from. A memorial celebration in his honor is being considered for a future date. Donations can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, which honors the nation’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need,” his publicist said in a statement (via The Wrap).

Powers won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series for his portrayal of Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones back in 1980.

You may also recognize him from roles in Nashville, Hatfields & McCoys, Deadwood, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Our thoughts are with Powers‘ loved ones during this time.

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Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin Dead - 'Rob & Big' Star Dies at 45

Christopher “Big Black” Boykin, star of MTV’s hit reality series Rob & Big, has sadly passed away, according to TMZ.

The reality star, who was the best friend and bodygaurd of skateboarder Rob Dyrdek, died on Tuesday morning (May 9) at the age of 45.

There is no word yet on his cause of death.

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Rob & Big ran on MTV from 2006 to 2008 and Big Black also appeared on the show’s spin-off, Fantasy Factory.

The duo were often seen taking part in ridiculous stunts including breaking Guinness records, buying a mini horse and catching people with their net gun.

Our thoughts are with Big Black‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

UPDATE: Read Rob Dyrdek‘s statement about Big Black‘s untimely passing.

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