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Cream Drummer Ginger Baker Has Died
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Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker, the highly influential and irrepressible drummer, who gave the backbeat to bands such as Cream and Blind Faith not to mention adventurous side projects, died today. He was 80. The news was posted to his social media account today, where his family announced that he’d “passed away peacefully in hospital this morning.” No cause of death was given. The family had posted on September 25 that Baker was critically ill in the hospital.

Born Peter Edward Baker in Lewisham, South London in 1939, red hair not withstanding (hence the nickname Ginger), the drummer was a fiery tour-de-force on the drumkit, one of the first of his peers, starting and ultimately trailblazing in a late 1960s electric blues boon that found him toe to toe with other contemporaries, like the equally incendiary Keith Moon, Carl Palmer, Mitch Mitchell, Ian Paice, and John Bonham.

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Ric Ocasek, Co-Founder and Front Man Of The Cars, Dead At 75
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Ric Ocasek The Cars

Ric Ocasek, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and frontman for the rock group The Cars, was found dead today in his Manhattan townhouse, per the NY Post, who confirmed the news with an NYPD spokesperson. The musician reportedly was found unresponsive in his bed by his estranged wife, the model/actress Paulina Porizkova, and appeared to have died of natural causes. He was 75.

Born Richard Theodore Otcasek on March 23, 1944, the singer, guitarist, and songwriter grew up in Baltimore, Maryland before moving with his family at 16 to Cleveland, Ohio, where he went on to meet future Cars bassist/singer Benjamin Orr. After several musical projects together after relocating to Boston, the duo formed The Cars in late 1976 along with lead guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes, and drummer David Robinson.

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Rutger Hauer Has Died: ‘Blade Runner’ Actor Was 75
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Rutger Hauer Blade Runner

Rutger Hauer, the Dutch wunderkind of an actor whose steely intensity made his presence unforgettable in films like Blade Runner, Nighthawks, and other challenging projects, died on July 19 2019 at his home in the Netherlands after a short illness, per Variety. He was 75.

The blond-haired actor with piercing blue eyes was a force majure on screens big and small. There was always an expected nervousness he gave the viewer when playing characters, there was always a wonderful unsettling feeling he gave to the energy of whatever might have been going on in a picture, and his magnetism went toe to toe with screen stalwarts like Harrison Ford in Blade Runner and Sylvester Stallone and Billy Dee Williams in the underrated crime yarn Nighthawks.

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‘Star Wars’ Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Has Died
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Star Wars Celebration 2015 Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew, the towering British actor best known for his long-time role as Chewbacca, Han Solo’s fuzzball sidekick and co-pilot in the Star Wars film franchise, has died. He was 74. Though the actor never revealed his face in the Star Wars movies, his character has been a prominent figure in the popular franchise since the beginning, having appeared in the Original Trilogy starting in 1977, and then in Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith (2005) and some of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

The Mayhew family formally announced the actor’s passing over social media earlier today, saying that he died on the evening of April 30, 2019 at his North Texas home surrounded by family. The statement revealed that Mayhew had been suffering through a series of physical ailments in the past few years, but had overcome being wheelchair-bound to reprise his role as Chewbacca in 2015’s The Force Awakens. However, the years started to take its toll, and the 7-foot, 3-inch actor would soon have to pass on the Wookiee suit and bowcaster to Joonas Suotamo. Suotamo had already played the more physical parts for Chewbacca in The Force Awakens before taking over the role completely in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story. But Mayhew did serve as “Chewbacca Consultant” for both of those later films.

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‘Boyz N The Hood’ Director John Singleton Passes Away At Age 51
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John Singleton

John Singleton, the filmmaker behind Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, and Higher Learning, as well as films like 2 Fast 2 Furious and a handful of TV episodes, has passed away at the age of 51. The director was taken off life support after he suffered a stroke earlier this month.

Singleton was just fresh out of USC Cinematic Arts when he directed Boyz n the Hood. The film would eventually earn him an Oscar nomination for Best Director, which made him the first black person to be nominated for directing.

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The Drill Down: Farewell To Greg Davies
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The Drill Down: Farewell To Greg Davies

In case you missed it being previously reported, dear friend of The Drill Down and longtime Geeks of Doom contributor Greg Davies (also known as cgt2099), passed away suddenly on the morning of January 29th.

For 124 episodes, Greg and Tom Cheredar traversed spacetime into complex discussions to deliver a critique of new Doctor Who episodes via Geeks of Doom’s TARDISblend podcast. Greg and Andrew Sorcini collaborated on over 100 episodes of The Geeks Of Doom Round Up, sharing stories from respective podcasts and their favorite music.

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The Doctor Who TARDISBlend 125: The End (Final Episode)
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The Doctor Who TARDISblend 125: Greg Davies

It’s never easy when the Doctor loses a companion during her/his travels, and the same is true of close friends in real life. As we previously reported, dear friend and longtime Geeks of Doom contributor Greg Davies (also known as cgt2099), passed away suddenly last week. For 124 episodes, Greg and I delved into complex discussions to deliver a critique of Doctor Who via the TARDISblend podcast. While the podcast has come to an end, my fellow GoDs and I wanted to do something to celebrate our fallen mate.

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RIP Greg Davies: Farewell and Dilligaf, Old Friend
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Tardis Farewell

Greg Davies, a long-time Geeks of Doom contributor and friend, passed away Tuesday. He was one of the first internet friends I made at the dawn of the social media and news-sharing era over a decade ago. He went by the handle cgt2099 and regularly used a silver alien head as his avatar. He immigrated to America from his home down under in Australia, and often ended discussions with the word “Dilligaf*.” And unlike the majority of folks I encountered in those early days of the social web, this guy was always hyper interested in two things: the most important news of the day, and figuring out a way to build a community around it that had more humanity than a rowdy comment section.

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Billie Lourd’s Piano Ballad Pays Tribute To Her Late Mother Carrie Fisher
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Billie Lourd and Carrie Fisher Star Wars

It has been two years since Carrie Fisher passed away, and many fans of hers and her Star Wars legacy are still reeling after the loss. But none more than her daughter, Billie Lourd. Though Fisher is a fixture within the Star Wars universe, her daughter followed in her mother’s footsteps by joining her in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And now, to honor the memory of her mother, Lourd has released a touching tribute in the form of a video of herself singing Jackson Brown’s “These Days,” which happens to be one of her mother’s favorite songs. Check it out here below.

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Penny Marshall, Director Of ‘Big’ and ‘A League Of Their Own,’ Passes Away At 75
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Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall, one of the most prolific female directors of our time, has passed away at the age of 75 due to complications from diabetes.

From being one of the stars of Laverne & Shirley on TV to directing some of the most iconic films like Big and A League of Their Own, she blazed a trail for many of her female director successors. More on her passing below.

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