Thursday, January 02, 2020

In memoriam, 2019

We take a moment to remember those we lost in 2019:

Carmen Argenziano, 75, American actor (Stargate SG-1 as 'Jacob Carter').
René Auberjonois, 79, American actor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as 'Odo', Benson).
Maj Gen Eldon Bargewell, U.S. Army Ret. 71, American army general, commander of Delta Force.
Keith Birdsong, 59, American illustrator (Star Trek),
Gordon Bressack, 68, American television writer (Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs).
Gay Byrne, 85, Irish broadcaster (The Late Late Show, The Gay Byrne Show).
Seymour Cassel, 84, American actor (Star Trek: The Next Generation as 'Lt. Cmdr. Hester Dealt').
Jacques Chirac, 86, french politician, President and Co-Prince of Andorra (1995–2007).
LTC Richard E. Cole, USAF Ret. 103, American air force officer, (Doolittle Raid).
Larry DiTillio, 71, American television writer (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Babylon 5).

Billy Drago
Billy Drago, (above) 73, American actor (The Untouchables, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.).
Aron Eisenberg, 50, American actor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as 'Nog').
LtGen Jack B. Farris, U.S. Army Ret. 84, American military officer, (Operation Urgent Fury).
Peter Allan Fields, 84, American television writer (Star Trek, The Six Million Dollar Man).
D. C. Fontana, 80, American television writer (Star Trek).
Robert Forster, 78, American actor (Jackie Brown, Olympus Has Fallen, London has Fallen)
Marie Fredriksson, 61, Swedish singer-songwriter (Roxette).
Brendan Grace, 68, Irish comedian ('Bottler', Father Ted as 'Fr. Fintan Stack').
Grumpy Cat, 7, Internet meme cat
John Harold Haynes OBE, 81, English Publisher (The Haynes Owner's Workshop Manuals)
Rutger Hauer, 75, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Split Second, Flesh and Blood).

David Hedison
David Hedison, (left) 92, American actor (Live and Let Die, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea).
Neil Innes, 75, English comedian (Monty Python) and musician.
Nikolai Kardashev, 87, Russian astrophysicist (SETI), developer of the Kardashev scale.
Gen Paul X. Kelley USMC Ret., 91, American general, Commandant of the Marine Corps (1983–1987).
Jeremy Kemp, 84, British actor (Star Trek: The Next Generation as 'Robert Picard').
Ken Kercheval, 83, American actor (Dallas as 'Cliff Barnes').
Pat Laffan, 79, Irish actor (Father Ted, The Snapper).
Major General Alexei Leonov, 85, Russian cosmonaut (Voskhod 2), first person to walk in space.
Tom Lyle, 66, American comics artist (Star Wars, Spider-Man - creator of Ben Reilly's costume).

Barbara March as 'Lursa'
Barbara March, (above) 65, Canadian actress (various Star Trek appearances as 'Lursa').
Peter Mayhew, 74, English-American actor (Star Wars as 'Chewbacca').
Vonda N. McIntyre, 70, American science fiction author (Star Wars and Star Trek novels).
Syd Mead, 86, American concept artist (Blade Runner, Aliens, Tron).
Dick Miller, 90, American actor (Gremlins, many Star Trek appearances).
Lawrence G. Paull, 81, American film production designer (Blade Runner, Back to the Future).
Scott Rubenstein, 71, American television writer and story editor (Star Trek: The Next Generation).
W. Morgan Sheppard, 86, British actor (Star Trek: The Next Generation as 'Dr. Ira Graves').

Judge Dredd illustrated by Ron Smith
Ron Smith, 94, British comic artist (Judge Dredd (right), Rogue Trooper, Transformers).
Peter Tork, 77, American musician and actor (The Monkees).
Rip Torn, 88, American actor (Men in Black, Dodgeball), Emmy winner.
Francis Tresham, 83, British game designer (invented the concept of a Technology Tree).
Jan-Michael Vincent, 73, American actor (Airwolf).
Robert Walker Jr., 79, American actor ( Star Trek as 'Charles Evans' in "Charlie X").
Herman Wouk, 103, American author (The Winds of War, War and Remembrance).
Max Wright, 75, American actor (ALF).
Special Mentions: Danny Aiello, 86, American actor. David Bellamy, 86, English naturalist. Elijah Cummings, 68, American politician. Windsor Davies, 88, Welsh actor. Doris Day, 97, American actress. Albert Finney, 82, English actor. Peter Fonda, 79, American actor and screenwriter. Clive James, 80, Australian author. Micheal Legrand, 86, Oscar Winning french Composer. Arthur Murphy, 90, Irish broadcaster. Luke Perry, 52, American actor. William Simons, 78, Welsh actor. John Singleton, 51, American film director and television producer. Caroll Spinney, 85, American puppeteer. Freddie Starr, 76, English comedian. Clive Swift, 82, English actor. Niall Tóibín, 89, Irish comedian.

May they rest in peace.

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