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Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica VFX legend Gary Hutzel dies

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Film critic (and major sci-fi fan) Roger Ebert passes away at 70

Roger Ebert, the iconic film critic who was a tireless voice for great film in science fiction and beyond, passed away Thursday after a long battle with cancer.

BBC designer who first brought Who's Daleks to life dies at 84

Ray Cusick, the BBC designer who created the look of Doctor Who's most iconic nemesis, the Daleks, died in his sleep Thursday. He was 84.