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Dick Gregory Dead - Stand-Up Comic & Civil Rights Activist Passes Away at 84

Dick Gregory has sadly passed away on Saturday (August 19) his family confirms on Instagram. He was 84-years-old.

The stand-up comic rose to fame in the 1960s for attacking racism through satirical comedy and was strong activist for civil rights.

“It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, DC. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. More details will be released over the next few days – Christian Gregory,” Dick‘s family wrote on Instagram.

Our thoughts our with Dick‘s family and loved ones during this time.

Glen Campbell Dead - Legendary Country Singer Passes Away at 81

Country singer Glen Campbell has passed away at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, TMZ reports.

Glen died in a Nashville facility on Tuesday (August 8). Glen‘s diagnosis was documented in the 2014 documentary I’ll Be Me, which also focused on his farewell tour.

Glen released over 70 albums in his decades-long career and his hits include “Gentle on My Mind,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “Country Boy,”"Rhinestone Cowboy,” and many more. He won multiple Grammys over the course of his career and was the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year award in 1968.

He is survived by his wife Kim Campbell and his eight children.

Barbara Cook Dead - Broadway Star Passes Away at 89

Barbara Cook has passed away after battling respiratory failure at the age of 89.

The 89-year-old entertainer died at her home in Manhattan surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday (August 8), THR reports.

She performed in many musicals on Broadway including She Loves Me, The Music Man, Candide, and performed cabarets and shows at Carnegie Hall and numerous other venues. She won a Tony and was part of the Kennedy Center Honorees in 2011.

Our thoughts are with Barbara‘s friends and loved ones during this time.

Haruo Nakajima Dead - 'Godzilla' Star Dies at 88

Haruo Nakajima – a.k.a. the man inside the Godzilla suit in every Godzilla film from the original in 1954 to 1972’s Godzilla vs. Gigan – has sadly passed away at the age of 88, Variety reports.

The Japanese actor helped pioneer filmmaking before CGI and motion-capture were created.

Haruo studied animals in the Tokyo zoo to prepare for his roles, which also included Mothra in 1961 and King Kong in 1967’s King Kong Escapes.

Haruo starred in other samurai and war films as well, such as Seven Samurai and Eagle of the Pacific.

Later in life, Haruo attended several Japanese monster conventions and wrote a Japanese language autobiography titled “Monster Life: Haruo Nakajima, the Original Godzilla Actor.”

Our thoughts are with Haruo‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

Robert Hardy Dead - 'Harry Potter' Actor Passes Away at 91

British actor Robert Hardy has passed away at the age of 91.

His family confirmed the news to the BBC saying he had a “tremendous life” and “a giant career in theatre, television and film spanning more than 70 years.”

In recent years, Robert was well known for his work in the Harry Potter films as Cornelius Fudge, the minister of magic. He also starred in the television series All Creatures Great And Small.

Our thoughts are with Robert Hardy‘s family, friends, and loved ones during this time.

Sam Shepard Dead - Actor & Playwright Passes Away at 73

Sam Shepard, famous playwright as well as an accomplished actor and director, passed away at his home in Kentucky on Sunday (July 30) after battling ALS, the New York Times reports. He was 73.

A gifted playwright, he wrote forty-four in his lifetime, along with essays, books of short stories, and memoirs. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for the play Buried Child. In addition to his career as a writer, Sam was an accomplished actor and he was nominated for an Oscar for his work in 1983′s The Right Stuff.

Recently, Sam was featured in the Netflix series Bloodline in the role of Robert Rayburn. Other notable works include August: Osage County, Black Hawk Down, The Notebook, The Pelican Brief, and dozens more.

Our thoughts are with Sam‘s loved ones during this difficult time. He is survived by his two kids and his sisters.

Jeanne Moreau Dead - French Actress Passes Away at 89

Jeanne Moreau, legendary French actress, has passed away at the age of 89.

The star’s death was confirmed by the major of where she lived in Paris, France, according to Variety.

At the time of her death, Jeanne had over 140 acting credits to her name. She was a staple at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as the international film circuit. She won Best Actress at Cannes in the 1960s for her work on Moderato Cantabile. She also picked up an honorary Palme d’Or, Cannes’ highest honor, back in 2003. She was awarded an honorary Cesar award in 2008.

Our thoughts are with Jeanne‘s loved ones during this time.