Sam Lloyd, ‘Scrubs’ and ‘Cougar Town’ actor, dies at 56

Sam Lloyd, best known for playing lawyer Ted Buckland on Scrubs, has passed away at age 56. In January 2019, the veteran actor was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, just weeks after welcoming his first child. Scrubs star Zach Braff remembers Lloyd as "one of the funniest actors I’ve ever had the joy of working with." … Continue reading Sam Lloyd, ‘Scrubs’ and ‘Cougar Town’ actor, dies at 56

Legendary drummer and afrobeat co-founder Tony Allen dies

Paris (AFP) Legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, who created afrobeat along with his old bandmate Fela Kuti, died suddenly at the age of 79 in Paris on Thursday, his manager told AFP. "We don't know the exact cause of death," manager Eric Trosset said, adding it was not linked to the coronavirus. Nigerian drummer and … Continue reading Legendary drummer and afrobeat co-founder Tony Allen dies

Bollywood mourns another star as Rishi Kapoor dies at 67

Mumbai (AFP) Bollywood mourned a second loss in as many days as celebrated actor Rishi Kapoor, whose career spanned half a century, died Thursday aged 67 after a prolonged struggle with cancer. His death came as a severe blow to the Hindi movie industry and film lovers, who were already reeling from the passing Wednesday … Continue reading Bollywood mourns another star as Rishi Kapoor dies at 67

Gene Deitch, Oscar-winning illustrator and animator of ‘Tom & Jerry’ and ‘Popeye’, dies at 95

Gene Deitch was nominated for three Academy Awards. He won an Oscar in 1961 for 'Munro', a nine-minute long Czechoslovak-American comedy. Oscar-winning illustrator and animator Gene Deitch, best known for directing popular cartoons like Tom & Jerry and Popeye died at the age of 95, in Prague Thursday. Deitch’s death was reportedly not related to coronavirus. In … Continue reading Gene Deitch, Oscar-winning illustrator and animator of ‘Tom & Jerry’ and ‘Popeye’, dies at 95

Jazz icon Ellis Marsalis Jr. dies of coronavirus at 85

Ellis Marsalis Jr., jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan that includes famed performer sons Wynton and Branford, has died after battling pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, one of his sons said late Wednesday. He was 85. Ellis Marsalis performs at the 57th NBA All-Star Game at the New Orleans … Continue reading Jazz icon Ellis Marsalis Jr. dies of coronavirus at 85

Adam Schlesinger dies from coronavirus complications at 52

Adam Schlesinger, the co-founder and frontman for the alternative-rock band Fountains of Wayne, has died from complications of COVID-19. He was 52. The musician was hospitalized more than a week ago in upstate New York after falling ill, according to his lawyer Jaime Herman. Just one day ago, his family released a statement to Yahoo … Continue reading Adam Schlesinger dies from coronavirus complications at 52