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David Gulpilil, Pioneering Indigenous Australian Actor, Dies at 68

David Gulpilil, the beloved Indigenous Australian actor who introduced the world to his culture in Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout and went on to make his mark in the blockbuster Crocodile Dundee and in…

Riz Ahmed, BTS, Justin Timberlake Among Stars Paying Tribute to Virgil Abloh

Hollywood stars, famous musicians and fashion executives were among those paying tribute to late Louis Vuitton artistic director Virgil Abloh, who died Sunday after a private battle with…

Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Artistic Director, Dies of Cancer at 41

Virgil Abloh, who most recently served as men’s artistic director of Louis Vuitton, died Sunday after a private battle with cancer. He was 41. A post on Abloh’s verified Instagram page

Critic’s Appreciation: The Rapture and Relevance of Stephen Sondheim

The hugely influential composer and lyricist behind such landmark shows as 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Company' and 'Sunday in the Park With George' leaves a monumental legacy that will live on and continue to…

Stephen Sondheim, Master of Musical Theater, Dies at 91

The acclaimed Broadway composer and lyricist worked on 'Company,' 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Sunday in the Park With George,' 'Into the Woods,' 'A Little Night Music' … the list goes on and on.

Steve Restivo, Co-Owner of Vitello’s, Restaurant Known for Bonny Lee Bakley Murder, Dies at 81

Steve Restivo, an actor in Garry Marshall films and the former co-owner of Vitello’s, the Studio City restaurant that hosted Baretta star Robert Blake and his wife just before she was fatally…

Dominic Orlando, Writer on ‘Mindhunter,’ ‘The OA’ and ‘Them,’ Dies at 57

Dominic Orlando, a playwright turned TV writer-producer who worked on the shows Nightflyers, Mindhunter, The OA and Them, died Nov. 17 in Washington of complications from cancer, a CAA…

Lou Cutell, Actor in ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,’ Dies at 91

Lou Cutell, who played the proctologist known as “Ass Man” on a 1995 episode of Seinfeld and the mohawk-sporting Amazing Larry in the 1985 film Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, has died. He was…

Bart the Bear II, Seen in Such Films as ‘Into the Wild’ and ‘We Bought a Zoo,’ Dies at 21

Bart the Bear II, who was featured in such movies as Dr. Dolittle 2, Into the Wild and We Bought a Zoo, has died. He was 21. After a decline in his health this year, Bart died peacefully at…

Joey Morgan, Actor in ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse,’ Dies at 28

Joey Morgan, star of comedies Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Flower and Compadres, has died. He was 28. “Joey Morgan passed away early Sunday morning.  It was a shock and devastated all…

Emi Wada, Oscar-Winning Japanese Costume Designer, Dies at 84

Emi Wada, the Japanese costume designer who won an Oscar for her work in Akira Kurosawa’s Ran, has died, Japanese media reports said Sunday. She was 84. Wada died Nov. 13, the reports said…

Jay Jacobs, Former Longtime William Morris Music Agent, Dies

Jay Jacobs, a retired music agent who worked with the William Morris Agency for three decades, has died. “Today we mourn the loss of Jay Jacobs, whose lengthy career as a talent agent was part…