Deaths

  • ‘Fast & Furious’ Cast Members Remember Paul Walker; Universal Pictures Releases Statement

    PacificCoastNews.com
    PacificCoastNews.com
    Following the tragic news of Paul Walker's sudden passing yesterday, cast members from "The Fast and the Furious" film franchise shared messages on social media websites in loving memory of the actor who was the only cast member to have appeared in five of the last six films and will also appear in the upcoming seventh installment, "Fast 7," which is scheduled for release on July 11, 2014. Universal Pictures, which produces and distributes the films worldwide, released the following statement: "All of us at Universal are heartbroken. Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the Fast and Furious films, and to countless fans. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul’s family."
  • R.I.P. Paul Walker; Actor Dies In Explosive Car Accident

    Sony Pictures Television
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    Sony Pictures Television
    Paul Walker, best known for his portrayal of Brian O'Connor in “The Fast and the Furious” film franchise, has died. News of the Walker’s death was first reported by TMZ. Representatives for the actor confirmed that Walker died on Saturday afternoon as a result of a deadly car accident in which the vehicle he was in hit a tree in Santa Clarita, California. Per a posting on his official Facebook Page, Walker was a passenger in an unidentified friend’s vehicle while both were attending a charity event for Reach Out Worldwide. “We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences,” read the statement on the page.
  • R.I.P. Cory Monteith – ‘Glee’ Star Dead at 31

    FOX Broadcasting Company
    FOX Broadcasting Company
    Cory Monteith, who portrayed Finn Hudson on FOX's "Glee", has died. The actor was found dead in his hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday afternoon. It's understood that when Monteith missed his checkout at noon, hotel staff went to his room and found his body. "An autopsy is scheduled for Monday," said Vancouver Acting Police Chief Doug LePard in a press conference. "The Coroner will be determining the next steps with respect to establishing cause of death, but all indications are that there was no foul play."
  • CORRECTION: R.I.P. Paul Skipper, JPI Studios Photographer

    Corday Productions, Inc.
    Corday Productions, Inc.
    It is with great sadness to report that Paul Skipper, a long-time photographer at JPI Studios, died on Tuesday, June 4 (previously incorrectly reported by us as Monday, June 3). While it is unknown at this time what caused Skipper's death, tweets have gone out from several past and present "Days of our Lives" cast/crew members, which is the show Skipper primarily shot for, including one from Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) that read: "Paul Skipper- RIP. No one shot more terrific pictures for our genre." His tweet was responded to by Crystal Chappell (ex-Carly Manning), who said "so very true. Loved his dear heart."
  • Former ‘Days of our Lives’ Casting Director Dead

    Former ‘Days of our Lives’ Casting Director Dead

    Fran Bascom, who had been nominated nine times for her work as a casting director at NBC's "Days of our Lives" by the Casting Society of America, has died. After reportedly feeling under the weather late Sunday, June 2, Bascom was taken to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, where she died. A cause of death is not known at this time.

  • Former ‘Dallas’ Star Dies

    Warner Bros. Television
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    Warner Bros. Television
    87-year-old “Dallas” actor Steve Forrest (ex-Wes Parmalee/Ben Stivers) passed away on May 18 in Thousand Oaks, California. In addition to his primetime soap role, the Texas native — who was discovered by Hollywood legend Gregory Peck — was known for television roles in “S.W.A.T.,” “Murder, She Wrote,” and “Gunsmoke,” as well as in film roles like “Prisoner of War” (opposite Ronald Reagan), “Heller In Pink Tights” (with Sophia Loren), “The Flaming Star” (with Elvis Presley) and “The Longest Day” (with John Wayne).
  • R.I.P. Jeanne Cooper (October 25, 1928 – May 8, 2013)

    Sony Pictures Television
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    Sony Pictures Television
    It is with great sadness to report that Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor, "The Young and the Restless") has died. The 84-year old actress, who has been in and out of the hospital in recent weeks, died this morning in her hospital bed with her daughter by her side.
  • ‘Chew’ Staffer Murdered in New York City

    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Disney/ABC Television Group
    According to a report by NBC New York and Gothamist.com, a staff member of ABC's "The Chew" was murdered on Thursday, January 10 after being shot in the stomach near Macon Street and Throop Avenue in the Bed Stuy section of Brooklyn. Identified as Ivan Giovanettina, 41, the prop supervisor for the daytime talk show was taken to Kings County Hospital and pronounced dead. A recording of the suspected shooters was posted on YouTube in hopes of someone being able to help identify the perpetrators. The recording took place a few blocks away at Tompkins Avenue and Halsey Street. An arrest has yet to be made.
  • 1970’s ‘GH’ Star Bobbi Jordan Passes

    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Disney/ABC Television Group
    According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Bobbi Jordan, who had appeared for three years in the mid-1970s on "General Hospital" in the role of Terri Webber Arnett, has died. The actress died at her home in Encinitas, California on November 9 of an apparent heart attack. She was 75 years old.
  • Former ‘As The World Turns’ and ‘Guiding Light’ Writer Passes

    TeleNext Media, Inc.
    TeleNext Media, Inc.
    Emily Squires, who was nominated for fifteen Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards throughout her career based on her work on "As The World Turns," "Guiding Light," "Sesame Street" and "Between the Lions," passed on Wednesday, November 21 at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital. She was 71 years old.