RIP

  • RIP: Joel Schumacher (director, showman)

    Legendary director Joel Schumacher has died aged 80, his publicist confirming his passing after a year-long private fight against cancer.  With his death comes plenty of praise but the undeniable observation that his career and production choices were one of the most eclectic and disparate collections of work in...
  • RIP: Stan Kirsch (Actor, Acting Coach…. Highlander’s ‘Richie Ryan’)

    From time to time, EchoChamber unfortunately has to report on the death of people in the entertainment industry – it is more rare that passing is of someone we know off-screen… I had the pleasure of meeting and sharing a stage with Stan Kirsch several times, mostly due to...
  • RIP – Paul Darrow (Actor, sardonic anti-hero)

    EchoChamber is sad to hear of the passing of Paul Darrow at the age of 78. Though his career encompassed a wide range of roles (in shows including Emergency Ward 10, Z-Cars, Dixon of Dock Green, Within These Walls, The Legend of Robin Hood, Pie in the Sky, Little...
  • RIP – Peter Mayhew (Actor, Star Wars’ Chewbacca)

    The term ‘gentle giant’ is used a lot, but it must certainly apply to actor Peter Mayhew, who passed away this week at the age of 74 from a heart attack.  Mayhew was, of course, the man behind Chewbacca, the hairy, reliable co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon in the...
  • RIP – Jan-Michael Vincent (actor)

    Jan-Michael Vincent, best known for his role as Stringfellow Hawke in 80s action-series Airwolf, and for a string of 90s action-thrillers has passed away at the age of 74. He made his on-screen debut in a supporting role in the 1967 tv film The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of...
  • RIP – Luke Perry (Actor)…

    Reported by gossip-site TMZ but subsequently confirmed by his publicist, comes the sad news that Luke Perry has passed away at the age of 52.  Perry was found at his home last week and it is believed he suffered a massive stroke earlier that day. He was rushed to...
  • The Art of the Good Sheppard – Remembering ‘W. Morgan’…

    Veteran actor William Morgan Sheppard, who passed away this week at the age of 86, was one of those people you don’t easily forget. Visually and temperamentally, he was somehow an impossible cross between Popeye and Father Christmas, a young mischievous soul inside a savvy, dry-witted veteran’s body and...
  • RIP: William Goldman, Screenwriter

    In a city and industry built on a foundation of a million maxims and intangible trends, there’s perhaps only absolutely one piece of definitive truth to offer. “Nobody knows anything..” said William Goldman, proving perhaps that one person, ironically, did. Ask many veterans of the film-making world and almost...
  • RIP: Stan Lee, Comic-book creator and legend…

    News is beginning to circulate that comics-industry legend Stan Lee has died at the age of 95. Lee was born Stanley Martin Lieber in New York in 1922, the son of  Jewish immigrants from Romania. As a young man he became a proofreader and text-filler at Timely Comics, the...