Bill Paxton, the everyman actor known for his work in such movies as Aliens, Titanic and Twister and on television shows like Big Love and CBS' new Training Day, has died, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. He was 61.
John Hurt, the esteemed British actor known for his burry voice and weathered visage — one that was kept hidden for his most acclaimed role, that of the deformed John Merrick in David Lynch’s The Elephant Man — has died, according to reports from several British newspapers. He was 77.
Every Prince fan has a song that sums up his genius, and for me it's "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker," one of the tormented strange-relationship soul laments from his 1987 masterpiece Sign O' the Times. There aren't any other songs like this one. Prince is fighting with his girlfriend, so he stomps out and goes to a restaurant to sit by himself and sulk. ("Yeah, lemme get a fruit cocktail, I ain't too hungry.") The hipster boho waitress working the night shift picks him up. "You're kinda cute — wanna take a bath?" For a girl in a Prince song, this is the subtle approach.
Beloved actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday, police reported. He was 63. The apparent cause of death was suicide by asphyxiation, authorities said. According to his publicist, Williams had been battling severe depression.