Adam West, forever known to many as Batman and whose name is synonymous with taking your most famous role and parodying it, has passed away. He was 88.
Bill Paxton, the actor behind iconic roles in Aliens, Titanic, and Apollo 13, has passed away at 61 years old.
Ron Glass, known for playing Shepherd Book on the acclaimed Joss Whedon show Firefly and its follow-up film Serenity, has passed away at the age of 71. No other details have been released at this time.
Fan-favorite artist Steve Dillon—best known for co-creating Preacher and defining runs on The Punisher and Hellblazer—has passed away.
Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell passed away on February 4th, on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his mission to the moon. He was 85 years old.
David Bowie, who just died of cancer aged 69, had an incalculable impact on pop culture throughout his shape-shifting career. But perhaps more than any other musician, he also had a tremendous impact on science fiction. He changed the way we thought about the alien, the uncanny, and the familiar.
George Mueller, the NASA administrator who helped steer the agency during the 1960s and was known as the ‘father of the space shuttle’, died earlier this week at the age of 97.
James Horner, who has been scoring movies since 1978, died in a plane crash on June 22nd, 2015. His most famous score was likely the megahit Titanic, but he will also be remembered for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Aliens, An American Tail, Apollo 13, Avatar and The Amazing Spider-Man.
Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the beloved Discworld fantasy novels and countless other bestselling books, died earlier today at the age of 66.
Legendary TV creator Glen A. Larson has passed away at the age of 77 from esophageal cancer. He created the original Battlestar Galactica TV series, brought Buck Rogers to TV, and the kitschy '80s hit Knight Rider and the less fortunate but cult favorite Manimal and Automan series.
Donald Levine, a Hasbro executive credited as the "father" of the immensely popular GI Joe toyline, passed away this past Thursday after succumbing to cancer at the age of 86. Since GI Joe spawned the idea of and the term "action figure," Levine was actually a father to an entire industry.
Harold Ramis — director and co-writer of Groundhog Day and the brains behind the Ghostbusters operation, died today from complications related to auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis. He was 69.
Justin Carmical, a YouTube personality who, under the name "JewWario," posted instructional videos on importing and playing Japanese video games on western consoles, died on Thursday. Carmical's wife said on Facebook that he took his own life; he was 42.
A well liked member of the fighting game community died two days before Christmas. His colleagues are paying tribute and holding a fund raiser to help his grandmother pay for funeral costs.
Christopher Evan Welch died on Monday. He was 48. Several reports, including one on this site, erroneously credited him with the role as sidekick Miles "Tails" Prower in the mid-1990s cartoon series Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. Welch's agency has said he did not play that role.
Sol Yurick, the writer whose 1965 novel "The Warriors" was adapted into a film 14 years later—which then became one of the best adapted works ever in video gaming—died this weekend. He was 88.
Matt Hughes, a freelancer who wrote about gaming for outlets like GamesRadar, Joystiq, and Mac|Life, passed away Tuesday in Commerce, Michigan.