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Star Wars actor Kenny Baker, the man who brought R2-D2 to life, has died
Aug 13, 2016

The world — and a galaxy far, far away — have both lost a legend. 

Babylon 5 star and radio host, Jerry Doyle, dies at 60
Jul 28, 2016

The man who played one of the greatest sci-fi security chiefs of all time, Michael Garibaldi, has passed.

Star Trek star Anton Yelchin dead in tragic car accident
Jun 19, 2016

Anton Yelchin, likely best known for his role as Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek film series, died early Sunday morning in what seems to be a freak car accident.

Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica VFX legend Gary Hutzel dies
Mar 7, 2016

Gary Hutzel, the man who brought some of the coolest sci-fi effects on shows like Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica to life, has died at the age of 60.

Legendary animator and producer Arthur Rankin Jr. dies at 89
Feb 3, 2014

Arthur Rankin Jr., the animator and producer who was quite likely responsible for some of the best TV hours of your childhood, died last week at his home in Bermuda. He was 89.

Acclaimed actor, Hunger Games co-star Phillip Seymour Hoffman passes away
Feb 3, 2014

Academy Award-winning actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman has passed away at the age of 46, due to an apparent drug overdose at his home.

Professional Bigfoot hunter claims to have killed Sasquatch. World mourns.
Jan 7, 2014

It’s taken decades, but a professional Bigfoot hunter claims he’s finally bagged the mythical Sasquatch. Rest in peace, big guy.

Legendary Star Trek guest actor Joseph Ruskin passes away at 89
Jan 2, 2014

A face that should be very familiar to Star Trek fans passed away earlier this week, after appearing in an astounding five different Trek series over the years.

They will be missed: Remembering 24 sci-fi legends we lost in 2013
Dec 26, 2013

Sure, 2013 was an awesome year for science fiction — but we also had to bid farewell to some true legends of the genre.

Legendary sci-fi author Frederik Pohl passes away at 93 years old
Sep 2, 2013

After spending almost a century helping shape the genre of science fiction, legendary writer and editor Frederik Pohl, 93, passed away on Monday.

Star Trek, Batman, Babylon 5 actor Michael Ansara dead at 91
Aug 2, 2013

One of the best voices in science fiction has passed away.

SF author Iain M. Banks, creator of The Culture, dead at 59
Jun 9, 2013

Iain M. Banks, the celebrated creator of The Culture series who built a devoted following across genres, died Sunday at the age of 59.

SF Grand Master Jack Vance, author of The Dying Earth, dies at 96
May 29, 2013

Legendary sci-fi and fantasy author Jack Vance, author of the acclaimed and highly influential Dying Earth series, died Sunday at his home in California. He was 96.