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    https://pitchfork.com/news/disco-gre...ms-dies-at-72/ Patrick Adams, the disco engineer and super producer who helmed countless hits, has died, his daughter Joi Sanchez wrote on Facebook and frequent collaborators Denise Wilkinson (of Ladies of Skyy) and Austin Wilkinson confirmed to Pitchfork. “He who dubbed me joy at birth, taught me how to live in love, made himself unforgettable in every way to me and to so many others in the world. Patrick Adams has moved on but some of us, like me, will forever be stuck [happily] in what he created for us and by us,” wrote Sanchez. No cause of death was given. Patrick Adams was 72. Born in 1950, Adams played in a Harlem band called the Sparks and began orbiting the production world as a teenager. He rehearsed bands, observed engineering sessions, and eventually began to write, arrange, and produce for Perception Records, where, by the mid-1970s, he was executive vice president. A soul aficionado who became known as the “prince of R&B,” Adams was a master arranger for acts such as Sister Sledge and Candi Staton. But, when disco took off later in the ’70s, he truly flourished as a studio mastermind, synthesizer virtuoso, and an inspiration to bands like Chic, whose Nile Rodgers called him “one of [his] greatest influences.” Adams’ reputation as an engineer and producer extraordinaire crested in his partnership with Leroy Burgess, which supplied hits for legendary New York DJs like Larry Levan. After signing up to manage Burgess’ early band Black Ivory, Adams collaborated with Burgess for a string of ingenious inventions including the iconic Phreek project—whose only song, “Weekend,” was a Levan staple—and studio outfit Inner Life, whose hits included “I’m Caught Up (In a One Night Love Affair).”

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    https://www.sportingnews.com/my/nba/...qjccoercpg8qbi

    Former Trail Blazers and Purdue standout Caleb Swanigan has died at the age of 25. WANE 15 reported that Swanigan died of natural causes.

    Swanigan was drafted 26th overall in 2017 by the Trail Blazers and appeared in 75 games in the NBA. He spent 10 games with the Kings and 65 with the Trail Blazers. He last appeared in the league in the 2019-20 season.

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    https://www.npr.org/2022/06/18/11060...mmentator-dies

    Mark Shields, the longtime PBS News commentator known for his weekly political analysis, died Saturday morning at the age of 85, PBS NewsHour confirmed.

    Shields died of kidney failure at his home in Chevy Chase, Md., NewsHour spokesman Nick Massella told NPR.

    Before he retired in 2020, Shields provided thoughtful insights into the administrations of six U.S. presidents, on the Persian Gulf War, the Iran-Contra affair and 9/11. His tenure lasted for 33 years.

    Shields was known for both his sense of humor and his expansive knowledge of American politics, Judy Woodruff, the anchor and managing editor of NewsHour said in a tweet announcing his death.

    "I am heartbroken to share this..the @NewsHour's beloved long-time Friday night analyst Mark Shields, who for decades wowed us with his encyclopedic knowledge of American politics, his sense of humor and mainly his big heart, has passed away at 85, with his wife Anne at his side," Woodruff tweeted.

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    https://www.france24.com/en/culture/...t-dies-aged-91

    Jean-Louis Trintignant, one of France's greatest cinema actors who enthralled audiences in a career spanning six decades, died on Friday aged 91, his family told AFP.

    Trintignant starred in classics such as Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Three Colours: Red," Costa-Gavras' "Z" and Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Conformist," but his life was hit by tragedy when his daughter Marie was beaten to death by rock star Bertrand Cantat in 2003.

    His wife confirmed his death in a statement sent to AFP by the actor's agent, which said he had passed away at home early Friday in the Gard region of southern France, "surrounded by his loved ones."

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    https://batman-news.com/2022/06/16/tim-sale-has-died/

    Reports are coming in that artist Tim Sale has died. Jim Lee recently reported via Twitter that Sale had been admitted to the hospital, but no other details were made available. Now, his personal Twitter account has announced that he has passed away.

    Sale had a long, acclaimed career in the comics industry, with some of his most notable work involving Batman. Teamed with frequent collaborator Jeph Loeb, Sale penciled the maxiseries Batman: The Long Halloween, which has been widely regarded as one of the Dark Knight’s most iconic and perennial stories. So successful was this story and their partnership that Loeb and Sale have returned to The Long Halloween multiple times over the years, be it the direct follow up Dark Victory, the Catwoman: When in Rome spinoff, the “spiritual tie-in” Haunted Knight, and last year’s Long Halloween Special.

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    https://tvline.com/2022/06/13/philip...e-90-obituary/

    Veteran character actor Philip Baker Hall, whose TV credits includes The Loop, Modern Family and Falcon Crest, died on Sunday. He was 90.

    “My neighbor, friend, and one of the wisest, most talented and kindest people I’ve ever met, Philip Baker Hall, died peacefully last night. He was surrounded by loved ones,” Hall’s friend and Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Farmer shared on Twitter. “The world has an empty space in it.”

    Having not started acting until age 30, Hall first guested on myriad TV series such as Good Times, Man From Atlantis, M*A*S*H and Quincy ME, before landing a role in the 1987 prison drama Mariah. He also appeared in multiple episodes of Family Ties, Falcon Crest, Civil Wars, The Practice and Seinfeld (as library cop Lt. Joe Bookman).

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    https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/new...-at-35/.186576

    The organizers of the GoFundMe campaign for voice actor Billy Kametz revealed on Saturday that Kametz passed away on June 9 of colon cancer. He was 35.

    Kametz had revealed in late April that he had been diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. He said at the time that he was taking a break from voiceover work and that other voice actors would replace him for current and ongoing roles. He also said at the time he was moving back to Pennsylvania to be with his family.

    A GoFundMe campaign launched on his behalf a few days after his announcement. The campaign stated the money raised would go toward travel, insurance costs, medical bills not covered by insurance, and everyday life necessities. As of press time the campaign has earned US$175,126 of the US$150,000 goal. The organizers of the campaign added they will close the campaign on June 14, stating anything contributed that hadn't already been used for Kametz's treatments would go toward his celebration of life and funeral. Kametz's family will hold a viewing on June 15 and a funeral on June 18.

    Kametz's family stated they would also appreciate contributions to the Colon Cancer Coalition in Kametz's honor.

    Kametz was born on March 22, 1987 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His obituary stated Kametz had dreamed of becoming an actor since early childhood, and he got his break with Disney as an entertainment staff member on a Disney cruise line. He later played the role of Aladdin in Disneyland's Musical Spectacular.

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    https://pitchfork.com/news/jazz-trom...-iii-has-died/

    Grachan Moncur III, a composer and trombonist who expanded the world of free jazz, has died, NPR reports via WBGO. His son, Adrien Moncur, told WBGO the cause of death was cardiac arrest, occurring on the musician’s 85th birthday.

    Moncur was born in New York on June 3, 1937, and spent his childhood in Newark, New Jersey. Picking up a childhood interest in music from his father, he studied trombone at the Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina beginning in 1951. He returned to New York after high school, finding work touring with Ray Charles

    Returning to Newark, Moncur embedded himself in the city’s jazz scene, where he met the star young saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Moncur recorded his debut album, Evolution, in 1963, and Blue Note released it the following year. It featured Lee Morgan on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto saxophone, Bobby Hutcherson on vibraphone, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Tony Williams on drums.

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    https://consequence.net/2022/06/alec...bon-jovi-dead/

    Alec John Such, the original bassist of Bon Jovi, has died at the age of 70.

    “We are heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of our dear friend Alec John Such,” the band posted in a statement to social media on Sunday, June 5th. “He was an original. As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was integral to the formation of the band. To be honest, we found our way to each other thru him — He was a childhood friend of Tico [Torres] and brought Richie [Sambora] to see us perform. Alec was always wild and full of life. Today these special memories bring a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. We will miss him dearly.” A cause of death was not immediately disclosed.

    Prior to the formation of Bon Jovi in 1983, John Such played in a band with Sambora and managed a club in Sayreville, New Jersey. It was at this club, Hunka Bunka Ballroom, where he booked singer Jon Bon Jovi to play. The founding Bon Jovi lineup teamed Jon Bon Jovi with John Such on bass, Sambora on guitar, Torres on drums, and David Bryan on keyboards.

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    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...tuary-1365958/

    Singer Julee Cruise, whose haunting voice made her a favorite of filmmaker David Lynch, has died at 65. The news was confirmed by her husband, Edward Grinnan on Facebook, per The Guardian. “She left this realm on her own terms. No regrets,” he wrote. “She is at peace.”

    Grinnan added, “I played her [B-52’s song] ‘Roam’ during her transition. Now she will roam forever. Rest in peace, my love.”

    Born in Iowa in 1956, Cruise worked with Lynch on several occasions. Her best-known song was “Falling,” released as part of her 1989 debut album Floating Into the Night. The instrumental version of the track, written by Angelo Badalamenti, was used as the theme to Lynch’s iconic 1990 TV series, Twin Peaks. She also appeared as a character on the series, reappearing 2001 spin-off film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Twin Peaks: The Return, a long-awaited third season of the show that premiered in 2017.

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    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...ts-1235160985/ Jim Seals, who teamed with fellow musician “Dash” Crofts on such 1970s soft-rock hits as “Summer Breeze,” “Diamond Girl” and “We May Never Pass This Way Again,” has died at age 80. His death was announced Tuesday by several people including John Ford Coley, who had formed the ’70s duo England Dan and John Ford Coley with Seals’ older brother Dan. Further details were not immediately available. “This is a hard one on so many levels as this is a musical era passing for me,” Coley wrote. “And it will never pass this way again as his song said. He belonged to a group that was one of a kind.”

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    Shelby Scott, the longtime Boston TV news anchor and former AFTRA leader who pushed for the union’s 2012 merger with SAG, died June 1 at her home in Tucson, Ariz. She was 86.

    Scott was a beloved news anchor for CBS’ WBZ-TV Boston for 30 years. She served as national president of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists from 1993 to 2001.

    “In front of the camera, Shelby Scott’s career spanned decades and broke barriers. But it is for her work off camera as a dedicated union leader that we at SAG-AFTRA will always be most grateful,” said Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, SAG-AFTRA’s National Executive Director. “As AFTRA national president for eight years and a board member for many more, as a trustee on the AFTRA Health and Retirement Funds, and through her foresight in working to merge SAG and AFTRA, Shelby’s legacy is profound and she will be deeply missed.”

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    June Preston, the popular child actress of the 1930s and ’40s who appeared in films directed by Frank Capra, Preston Sturges, Ernst Lubitsch and Raoul Walsh before becoming a world-renowned opera singer, has died. She was 93.

    Preston died Wednesday at a nursing home in Montclair, New Jersey, after a battle with dementia, her daughter, Sabrina Pires, told The Hollywood Reporter.

    Born in Glendale on Dec. 29, 1928, Preston was spotted on the RKO studio lot when she was 3 and signed to a seven-year contract.

    She made her screen debut as the daughter of Hilda Vaughn’s Mrs. Blewett in RKO’s Anne of Green Gables (1934), then appeared in a handful of other films that year, including Capra’s It Happened One Night, winner of the top five Oscars, including best picture.

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    Fred Ward, the prolific character actor with starring roles in “Tremors,” “The Right Stuff” and the second season of “True Detective,” has died, according to his publicist. He was 79.

    Ward died May 8, publicist Ron Hofmann confirmed to TheWrap. No cause of death was given.

    Though Ward may never have been quite a household name, his chiseled face would be highly familiar to any household that watched movies or television in the 1980s and 1990s. He made his film debut in 1979’s “Escape from Alcatraz” with Clint Eastwood, played Gus Grissom in “The Right Stuff” (1983), and had a starring role opposite Kevin Bacon in the 1990 cult classic “Tremors.”

    Ah man, one of the great, hey that schlubby-lite dudes. Love that brief period where Hollywood thought that he was going to be the next best thing between Timerider and Remo Williams. He ruled in Tremors, too. RIP!!!
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    Fred Ward, the prolific character actor with starring roles in “Tremors,” “The Right Stuff” and the second season of “True Detective,” has died, according to his publicist. He was 79.

    Ward died May 8, publicist Ron Hofmann confirmed to TheWrap. No cause of death was given.

    Though Ward may never have been quite a household name, his chiseled face would be highly familiar to any household that watched movies or television in the 1980s and 1990s. He made his film debut in 1979’s “Escape from Alcatraz” with Clint Eastwood, played Gus Grissom in “The Right Stuff” (1983), and had a starring role opposite Kevin Bacon in the 1990 cult classic “Tremors.”

    Ah man, one of the great, hey that schlubby-lite dudes. Love that brief period where Hollywood thought that he was going to be the next best thing between Timerider and Remo Williams. He ruled in Tremors, too. RIP!!!

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