Ghostbusters star Harold Ramis Dies at 69

Actor, Writer and Director Harold Ramis died sadly today at the age of 69 due to reported complications arising from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. Ramis was a key creative figure behind modern comedy classics that included Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, Animal House and of course Ghostbusters. As a writer his work guided a generation of new comedians [...]

Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in New York

Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died at his home in New York last night from a suspected drugs overdose. The news came as a tragic shock to his colleagues, family and fans. In an initial statement released by the acclaimed star’s family his partner Mimi O’Donnell and three children said: “We are devastated by [...]

Sopranos Star James Gandolfini Dies in Italy

Actor James Gandolfini, best known for his Emmy Award winning role as Mob boss Tony Soprano, has tragically died of a presumed heart attack while on holiday in Italy. The stars managers Mark Armstrong and Nancy Sanders released a statement confirming the news: “It is with immense sorrow that we report our client James Gandolfini [...]

Visual Effects Pioneer Ray Harryhausen Dies at 92

Special Effects genuis and stop-motion animation pioneer Ray Harryhausen passed away today in London at the age of 92. The sad news was confirmed by his family through The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation Facebook page. In a moving obituary reprinted below in full his family outlined the extraordinary legacy Ray left behind. He  forever changed the [...]

Philip Seymour Hoffman Directing Ezekiel Moss

Philip Seymour Hoffman is currently filming The Hunger Games Catching Fire and recently premiered The Master at the Venice film festival to instant acclaim; but he’s now planning to return to directing duties with Ezekiel Moss. Hoffman’s last film as a director was the 2010 effort Jack Goes Boating; this new project Ezekiel Moss is [...]

Green Mile star Michael Clarke Duncan dies at 54

Michael Clarke Duncan the towering Oscar nominated star of The Green Mile has died at the age of 54, having failed to recover from a heart attack he suffered in July. Although best known for his unforgettable performance alongside Tom Hanks as a death row inmate in the big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s supernatural [...]

Oscar Winning Producer Richard Zanuck Dies

Richard Zanuck the Oscar winning producer of Jaws, Driving Miss Daisy and six Tim Burton films has died at his Los Angeles home from a heart attack aged 77. Richard Zanuck was the son of 20th Century Fox mogul Darryl F. Zanuck and born with Hollywood in his blood. During a long and glittering career [...]

Screenwriter Nora Ephron Dies Aged 71

Nora Ephron the beloved screenwriter responsible for award winning films that included Silkwood, Sleepless In Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally and most recently Julia & Julia has died today aged 71. Prolifically successful, Ephron will perhaps be best remembered for crafting many of the most memorable and iconic romantic comedies. Her films [...]