In Memoriam

Those who have passed.

Actor Jerry Van Dyke dies at 86. Brother of Dick Van Dyke.

Actor Jerry Van Dyke dies at 86. Brother of Dick Van Dyke.

Jerry Van Dyke, the younger brother of fellow comedian and actor Dick Van Dyke, died Friday at his Arkansas ranch, his wife Shirley Ann Jones told CNN. He was 86. Van Dyke was known for several roles, most notably for playing the assistant football coach on the late ’80s and ’90s hit show “Coach,” for which […]

David Cassidy, teen and musical idol, dies at 67.

David Cassidy, teen and musical idol,  dies at 67.

  David Cassidy, who rose to teen idol fame starring in ‘The Partridge Family”, died after reports surfaced that he was suffering organ failure. He was 67 and suffered from dementia, complicated by liver and kidney shut-downs. Cassidy died surrounded by his family, a family statement released by publicist JoAnn Geffen said. Cassidy had been […]

Rance Howard dies at 89. Actor, father of Ron Howard.

Rance Howard dies at 89. Actor, father of Ron Howard.

Longtime film and television actor Rance Howard, father of director Ron Howard, has died, according to a Saturday tweet from Ron Howard’s verified account. “Clint & I have been blessed to be Rance Howard’s sons. Today he passed at 89. He stood especially tall 4 his ability to balance ambition w/great personal integrity. A depression-era […]

Malcolm Young, AC/DC co-founder and guitarist, dies at 64

Malcolm Young, AC/DC co-founder and guitarist, dies at 64

  Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” ”Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death Saturday on their official Facebook page and website. A representative for the band confirmed […]

John Hillerman, Higgins on ‘Magnum, P.I.’, dead at 84

John Hillerman, Higgins on ‘Magnum, P.I.’, dead at 84

  John Hillerman, best known for his portrayal of stuffy Brit Jonathan Higgins, the foil to Tom Selleck’s unconventional detective on Magnum P.I., has died at his home in Texas from natural causes his publicist, Lori De Waal, said.  He was 84. The stage-trained actor first made an impression as arrogant radio show detective Simon Brimmer on the […]

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