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Dean Jones, the star of many classic Disney movies, has died at the age of 84.
The actor passed away on Tuesday (September 1) in Los Angeles after a battle with Parkinson’s disease, his publicist told Variety.
Dean appeared in such films as The Love Bug, That Darn Cat, The Million Dollar Duck, and more. He was inducted into the Disney Legends Hall of Fame back in 1995.
In addition to his film career, Dean was also a Broadway veteran. He originated the lead role of Bobby in the musical Company and appeared in the national tour of Showboat.
We send our thoughts and condolences to Dean‘s loved ones during this difficult time.
Famed horror movie director Wes Craven has passed away at the age of 76.
The Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street director died on Sunday (August 30) in Los Angeles. He was battling brain cancer.
A statement was released by his family moments ago.
“It is with deep sadness we inform you that Wes Craven passed away at 1PM on Sunday, August 30 after battling brain cancer. He was 76 years old. Craven was surrounded by love, in the presence of his family at his Los Angeles home,” the statement read (via The Wrap).
“Craven is survived by his wife, producer and former Disney Studios VP Iya Labunka, older sister Carol Buhrow, son Jonathan Craven with wife Rachel Craven and their two sons Miles and Max; daughter Jessica Craven with husband Mike Wodkowski and their daughter Myra-Jean Wodkowski; and Wes’ stepdaughter Nina Tarnawksy. Craven was predeceased by his parents Paul Eugene Craven, a machinist who passed away when Wes was 5 years old, his mother Caroline, a bookkeeper; and his older brother Paul James Craven,” the statement continued. “One of the most prolific filmmakers of all time, Craven was also a nature lover and committed bird conservationist, serving as a long-time member of the Audubon California Board of Directors. He was born in Cleveland, OH on August 2nd, 1939. Craven was a longtime summer resident of Martha’s Vineyard where he moved permanently 3 years ago before returning to Los Angeles for work and health reasons.”
We send our condolences to Wes‘ family and friends during this time.
Kyle Jean-Baptiste has sadly passed away at age 21 after tragically falling off his mom’s fire escape.
The young actor had been starring in the Broadway production of Les Miserables as an ensemble member and an understudy to Jean Valjean, the role Hugh Jackman played in the movie.
Kyle made history just weeks ago when he became the youngest person and also the first African-American man to play Jean Valjean on Broadway.
“The entire Les Miserables family is shocked and devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Kyle, a remarkable young talent and tremendous person who made magic – and history – in his Broadway debut,” a rep for the show told BroadwayWorld.com in a statement. “We send our deepest condolences to his family and ask that you respect their privacy in this unimaginably difficult time.”
Just a couple weeks ago, Kyle did an impromptu performance of the show’s song “The Confrontation” with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Watch that below:
Kyle Jean-Baptiste – “The Confrontation” with Lin-Manuel Miranda
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According to TMZ, the Botched and My Strange Addiction star was discovered in a Motel 6 on Friday (August 21) in the San Fernando Valley.
Toby was reported missing by friends several days earlier.
Law enforcement officials tell the site that drugs were found in the room, but it remains unclear what caused his death.
Our thoughts go out to Toby‘s family and friends during this difficult time.
IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson has tragically passed away after suffering a severe head injury on Sunday (August 23).
The 37-year-old race car driver got into a terrible car crash during a race at Pocono Raceway. The race’s leader Sage Karam spun out and caused debris. The debris caused Justin to veer off the course and hit a wall head-on.
“I can’t find the proper words to describe the pain and sympathy I feel for Justin and his family. #RIPJustin” Sage tweeted upon hearing the sad news.
Justin‘s family has released a statement (via E! News), “The family would like to thank the staff at the Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital, Pocono Raceway, Andretti Autosport, and the Verixon IndyCar Series as well as the entire racing community for the amazing outpouring of support from fans around the world,” adding that he was a, “loving father and devoted husband.”
Our thoughts go out to Justin‘s friends and loved ones during this time.