g’night

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.

Spock’s Funeral SCENE – Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan MOVIE (1982) – HD

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Actor James Garner passed away over the weekend. Most remembered for his starring roles on Maverick and The Rockerford Files, Garner’s career in television and movies spanned more than five decades including Grand Prix, Support Your Local Gunfighter, The Great Escape, and Space Cowboys.

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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.

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You may not know the name Gilbert Taylor but you’ve more than likely sat through one of the cinematographer’s films. In a career that spanned nearly 50 years the director of photography was responsible for shooting one or two lesser known films such as Star Wars and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. His career also includes The BeatlesA Hard Day’s Night, Roman Polanski‘s Repulsion, and 1980’s Flash Gordon. Taylor passed away at his home on Isle of Wight on August 23 at the age of 99.

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G’night Romana

by Cap'n Carrot on July 26, 2012 · 3 comments

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Sadly, The Doctor has lost another companion. Actress Mary Tamm, best known to Doctor Who fans as the first Romana, has died at the age of 62 after loosing an 18 month battle with cancer. Tamm’s career spanned nearly 40 years in television and film including Brookside, Paradise Heights, The Assassination Run, The Odessa File, and The New Adventures of Robin Hood.

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Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco, died early this morning after a lengthy battle with cancer. Here’s the five-time Grammy winner performing two of her biggest hits “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff” for VH1 back in 1999.

Bad Girls / Hot Stuff (With Subtitles) – Donna Summer

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James Winters presents a special tribute to songwriter, film director, and human rights activist MCA of the Beastie Boys who died earlier this month after a three-year battle with throat cancer.

Beastie Boys – Sabotage / MCA tribute

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Following the death of Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak early Tuesday morning The Colbert Report put together this tribute to the children’s book author and illustrator using footage shot for Sendak’s interview with the show earlier this year.

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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).

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For those who don’t know, six time Grammy Award winning singer Whitney Houston passed 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.

Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All

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