We’re sad to learn of the death of Leonard Nimoy who passed away at his home in Los Angeles earlier this morning. Best known for his role as Mr. Spock in Star Trek, Nimoy’s career spanned more than six decades both in front of and behind the camera, in television and film, and left us more than a handful of memorable musical performances such as “The Ballad of Biblo Baggins.” It’s a sad day for Trekkies everywhere, so I’ll leave you with clip from the end of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as an emotional James T. Kirk attempts to say farewell to his fallen friend. G’night Mr. Nimoy. You were, and always will be, our friend.
Sadly, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died yesterday of an apparent heroin overdose in Greenwich Village. Everyone will have their favorite Hoffman performance, but to say goodbye to the man’s terrific 23-year acting career we’ll share this clip from Almost Famous discussing the positives and negatives of being uncool.
Monkees fans around the world let out a collective sob when news hit the interwebs that Davy Jones was pronounced dead of an apparent heart attack earlier this morning. Although best known for his role as The Monkees frontman, Jones went on to have a successful theater career as well as popping up in various cameo roles in television and movies over the years. In 2008 Yahoo named Jones the #1 Teen Idol of all-time. I know I’m bummed (yes, I own an autographed copy of the man’s autobiography), but I can only speculate how longtime Transbuddha contributor ZolarCzakl is taking the news. G’night Davy, and thanks for some great tunes (which you can find more of after the jump).
For those who don’t know, six time Grammy Award winning singer Whitney Houstonpassed away at the age of 48 over the weekend. Houston’s music career spanned more than three decades and is the only artist to ever chart seven consecutive number ones. The second-half of the pop star’s career saw her also try her hand at acting by appearing in film such as The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale, and The Preacher’s Wife.