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    Default 2017 RIP Master Thread

    This is the Master Thread for posting and discussing celebrity deaths for calendar year 2017. Posting to this thread does not make a person's death less relevant.

    If you feel as though a specific celeb deserves its own thread, by all means start a dedicated thread for that person. Perfect example of someone that would certainly deserve their own thread - Harrison Ford. Someone with less impact on film and more appropriate to this thread, Carrie Fisher.
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    The author and screenwriter that brought us The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty has died at the age of 89.
    There were some very unusual events with the making of the movie, including the set burning down during production.
    http://variety.com/2017/film/obituar...or-1201959933/
    Blattey had a hand in many other productions as well. Check out the imdb link for that.
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0087861/

    Anyone care to share their Exorcist experiences?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston007 View Post

    Known for her own show (obviously) and the Dick Van Dyke show. Got 7 emmys and an Oscar Nomination for her role in "Ordinary People."

    Check out how many roles she was involved in. Mostly small screen but not any less important.
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001546/

    Variety has a nice photo montage over here. I got a chuckle of the photo of her an Betty White in prison orange colors.
    Variety's actual article is right here.
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    Josh Z sums it up quite well over at the Blog... John Hurt is the latest well known celeb to die.
    http://www.highdefdigest.com/blog/john-hurt-obit/

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    Default Richard Hatch dead at 71

    The BSG legend sadly has passed away. He was a great guy, I met him at Comic Con a few years ago and we were able to chat for quite awhile. Rest in peace, man.

    http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/other/...D=ansmsnnews11

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    Richard Hatch had an extensive small screen career, beginning with the soap opera All My Children. There are several productions in post-production at the moment.
    Imdb lists his career here -- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0368745/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krawk View Post
    Richard Hatch had an extensive small screen career, beginning with the soap opera All My Children. There are several productions in post-production at the moment.
    Imdb lists his career here -- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0368745/
    Yep. I remember him as the guy who replaced Michael Douglas on Streets of San Francisco after Douglas left the series. I was living in S.F. at the time.

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    Many a Saturday was spend watching George "The Animal" Steele. George passed away on February 16, 2017.

    Had not seen much of him in recent years, it does not reduce the influence he had on the small screen.

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    And yet another famed wrestler, Ivan Koloff aka "The Bear" has died. Oddly enough, the day after George The Animal Steele.
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    Japanese Auteur Seijun Suzuki Dies at 93
    Best known for cult classics Tokyo Drifter & Branded To Kill.
    "The cult director who churned out yakuza gangster B-movies that were later hailed as classics influenced Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch. "

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...s-at-93-978387

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    Bill Paxton has died on February 26th.

    RIP Bill Paxton
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    TV Judge and Legend Joe Wapner has died today as well.
    He died at the age of 97.
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    Music Legend Chuck Berry has died today, March 18th.
    Most of what he is known for is music.
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001946/
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...tor-dead-at-90

    I myself am going to watch Back to the Future tonight!
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    Didn't see this noted but thought it was worth posting, even if it is a little late. Longtime Turner Classic Movies host, Robert Osborne passed away on March 6. I loved his vast knowledge of the film industry and always found his background information on the films shown on TCM to be a fascinating addition to the film viewing experience.

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