RIP Martin Landau & George Romero.
No one mentioned Chester Bennington of Linkin Park? I can’t say I’ve ever heard one of their songs, but it’s sad news.
Today I lost a friend and extended family member, the multi-talented June Foray past away at 99 years old. My uncle was with her and said that she was at peace when her spirit left her body.
June was best known as the voice of such animated characters as Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Lucifer from Disney’s Cinderella, Cindy Lou Who, Jokey Smurf, Granny from the Warner Bros. cartoons directed by Friz Freleng, Grammi Gummi from Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears series, and Magica De Spell, among many others. Her career has encompassed radio, theatrical shorts, feature films, television, record albums (particularly with Stan Freberg), video games, talking toys, and other media. Foray was also one of the early members of ASIFA-Hollywood, the society devoted to promoting and encouraging animation. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring her voice work in television.
This all saddens me, but I pray they’ve gone on to their next lives. Godspeed to them all.