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Richard Hatch Dead - 'Battlestar Galactica' Actor Dies at 71

Battlestar Galactica actor Richard Hatch has sadly passed away at the age of 71.

The actor lost his battle to pancreatic cancer after being admitted into hospice care a few weeks ago, according to TMZ.

Richard got his start in the acting world with a role on the soap opera All My Children back in 1970. Eight years later, he landed his role on Battlestar Galactica and he earned a Golden Globe nomination for his work as Captain Apollo.

When the series was rebooted in 2004, he joined the show as the character Tom Zarek.

We send our thoughts and condolences to Richard‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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Frank Pellegrino Dead - 'Sopranos' Star Passes Away From Lung Cancer at 72

Sopranos star Frank Pellegrino has passed away at the age of 72. He had been battling lung cancer since last year.

The actor was famous for the role of FBI Chief Frank Cubitoso on the hit HBO series from 1999–2004. He was also the co-owner of the famous Italian restaurant Rao’s in New York City.

“New York lost a piece of New York yesterday. Frankie was an icon, one of the most unique and remarkable people I’ve ever met in my life, with one of the biggest hearts. If anyone had a problem, they would go to Frankie and he would help them. He was one of the bravest men I ever met in my life,” Frank‘s friend Bo Dietl told People.

Our thoughts are with Frank‘s loved ones.

Emmanuelle Riva Dead - Oscar-Nominated French Actress Dies at 89

Emmanuelle Riva has sadly passed away at the age of 89.

The French actress was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in the movie Amour in 2013 and the film won the award for Best Foreign Language Film. Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Actress award that year.

Emmanuelle died on Friday night (January 27) in Paris after a long battle with cancer. She worked until last summer, when she filmed the movie Alma and also performed on stage in Rome.

Riva never married or had children, but she is survived by an amazing legacy of films throughout her career. We send our condolences to all of her loved ones during this difficult time.

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John Hurt Dead - Oscar-Nominated Actor Dies at 77

John Hurt has reportedly passed away at the age of 77, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Oscar-nominated British actor announced that he was battling pancreatic cancer back in June of 2015.

John is best known for his roles in The Elephant Man and Midnight Express, which both landed him Oscar nominations.

He is also known for his role as Ollivander in the Harry Potter films, Alien, appearances on Doctor Who and was most recently featured in Jackie alongside Natalie Portman.

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

Mike Connors Dead - 'Mannix' Actor Passes Away at 91

Mike Connors, the legendary actor who played legendary detective Joe Mannix on the long-running crime drama Mannix, has passed away at the age of 91.

Mike was surrounded by his loved ones, including wife of 68 years Mary Lou.

Just last week, Mike was diagnosed with leukemia, which he ultimately lost his life to.

“He was a wonderful father, a wonderful husband, a wonderful father-in-law and a wonderful friend,” Mike’s son-in-law Mike Condon told Deadline. “He was always there for anyone in need.”

Mike is survived by his wife Mary Lou, daughter Dana, son-in-law Mike Condon, and granddaughter Cooper.

We are sending our thoughts to Mike Connors‘ loved ones and family at this time.

Mary Tyler Moore Dead - Actress & Activist Passes Away at 80

Mary Tyler Moore, a legendary actress and activist, has passed away at the age of 80.

“Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine. A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile,” her representative Mara Buxbaum told Just Jared in a statement.

It was reported earlier that the 80-year-old star was hospitalized in “grave condition” in Connecticut.

Mary was well known for her starring role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), where she starred as a thirty-something single news producer. Mary also starred on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966) in the role of Laura Petrie. In addition to her famous television roles, she appeared in dozens of other TV projects and movies including Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Oscar Ordinary People – which earned her an Oscar nod – (1980), Just Between Friends (1986), Keys to Tulsa (1997), Against the Current (2009), and many more. She’s also a seven time Emmy winner.

In addition to performing, Mary was an activist and campaigned for animal rights and diabetes mellitus type 1 awareness. Mary had diabetes and was diagnosed when she was 33 years old. Mary was the International Chairman of the JDRF. In 2011, Mary underwent brain surgery for a benign meningioma.

We’re sending our thoughts to Mary Tyler Moore’s family and loved ones.

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Yordano Ventura RIP - Royals Pitcher Dies in Car Crash

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has tragically died.

He was just 25 years old and was killed in a car crash on Sunday (January 22) in his native Dominican Republic.

“Our prayers right now are with Yordano‘s family as we mourn this young man’s passing,” Royals general manager Dayton Moore said in a statement (via ESPN). “He was so young and so talented, full of youthful exuberance and always brought a smile to everyone he interacted with. We will get through this as an organization, but right now is a time to mourn and celebrate the life of Yordano.”

Yordano‘s nickname was “Ace” and he boasted a 100 mph fastball. He was part of the team that won the World Series in 2015.

That same day, former major league infielder Andy Marte also died in a separate car accident in the Dominican Republic.

Our thoughts go out to both Yordano and Andy‘s families during this difficult time.

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