"Nelsan was a long-time member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of 'True Blood.' Nelsan will be dearly missed by his fans and all of us at HBO." Known to fans as Lafayette Reynolds on the vampire series, Ellis also appeared in "The Help," "Elementary," "Get on Up," "Little Boxes" and "The Butler." Joan Lee, wife of Marvel Comics' Stan Lee, died on July 6, 2017, in Los Angeles after reportedly suffering a stroke earlier in the week. The former British hat model was married to Lee for 69 years.
The couple lived in New York City when Lee started working for Marvel Comics and moved to California in 1981.
Hugh Hefner, who built what became known as the popular Playboy empire after debuting the men's magazine in the 1950s, died Sept. Actor Harry Dean Stanton, whose screen credits include nearly 70 movies and TV shows, died Sept. Vincent's other film credits include "Do the Right Thing," "Jungle Fever," "The Pope of Greenwich Village," "Wise Guys," "Night Falls on Manhattan" and "Shark Tale." Edith Windsor, gay marriage pioneer and activist, died on Tuesday, Sept. Guitarist Walter Becker, who co-founded the influential jazz-rock band Steely Dan with keyboardist Donald Fagen, died on Sunday, Sept. He died of natural causes in Las Vegas with his family by his side, his publicist said.
Prodigy, of New York hip-hop group Mobb Deep, died at age 42, his publicist confirmed on June 20, 2017. Gurney died June 14, 2017 at his home in Manhattan. Gurney was known for his captivating -- and mostly Off-Broadway -- plays such as "Love Letters," "The Dining Room" and "The Cocktail Hour." Adam West, star of the 1960s "Batman" television series, has died. A representative for the actor told Variety he died after battling leukemia. We know you'll miss him too - West Family" Southern rock pioneer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band died at his home in Savannah, Georgia, on May 27, 2017, according to The New York Times. Gregg played as the band's lead singer and keyboardist and has been credited for creating the Southern rock of the 1970s, combining genres like jazz, blues, country and rock, the Times writes.
Prodigy was hospitalized "a few days ago in Vegas" after a performance due to "complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis," according to the statement. Nas was among the first to react to the news on Instagram, writing "QB RIP King P. Avildsen, who led a sweep of the 1977 Academy Awards (including nabbing a best director statue) with "Rocky," died on June 16, 2017. His family issued the following statement on Twitter: "Our beloved AW passed away last night. Actor Roger Moore, best known for his role of Bond, James Bond, died on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, his family said on his Twitter account. Moore played the leading role in the Bond movies for 12 years.
The 39-year-old died due to complications from heart failure.
"We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis," HBO said in a statement.
18, 2017, Deadline reports, citing the New York Times. Low, known best for his role of Morris "Morrie" Kessler in the 1990 film "Goodfellas," was a longtime pal of actor Robert De Niro.
He also starred in the 1982 movie "The King of Comedy" and 1996's "Sleepers." Singer Tom Petty died on Monday, Oct.
We remember them for their comedy (Jerry Lewis, Dick Gregory), the music that will remain in rotation (Steely Dan's Water Becker, Glen Campbell), their impact on the theater world (Sam Shepard) and more. Here, the actors, musicians, athletes, politicians and many more notables we've recently said goodbye to.
We remember them for their comedy routines — Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis — their shows — "Cheers" actor Jay Thomas, "Nashville" star Powers Boothe — the characters they portrayed — the dad in "Home Alone" (John Heard), James Bond (Roger Moore), Batman (Adam West) — the films they helmed ("Rocky" director John Avildsen) — the music that will remain in rotation — Walter Becker, Glen Campbell — and the sports they dominated – Giant Y. Retired Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay, who twice won the league's Cy Young Award and threw one of only two no-hitters in postseason history, died on Tuesday, Nov.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family, his band-mates and his many friends." Brooklyn native Martin Landau died July 15, 2017, at the age of 89, his publicist said.