Dick Gregory Dead: Stand-Up Comedy Legend, Civil Rights Activist Was 84 | Hollywood Reporter

He broke ground at the Playboy Club in Chicago and on Jack Paar’s ‘Tonight Show,’ then became a potent activist for civil rights.

“It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, D.C.,” his son, Christian Gregory said via a statement from his father’s rep. “The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

Source: Dick Gregory Dead: Stand-Up Comedy Legend, Civil Rights Activist Was 84 | Hollywood Reporter

Original Predator Actor Sonny Landham Has Died At 76

Actor Sonny Landham has died from congestive heart failure in Lexington, Kentucky. He was 76. Landham is an actor who was most prominent during the 80’s and 90’s, typically portraying big muscular men in action movies. He is most famous for his roles in the original Predator film and movies such as 48 Hrs.Action Jackson, and Lock Up.

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June Foray: Voiced Natasha, Rocky the Squirrel in Bullwinkle Cartoons | Variety

June Foray, the voice of “The Bullwinkle Show’s” Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his nemesis Natasha Fatale of Boris and Natasha, has died.June Foray, the voice of “The Rocky and  Bullwinkle Show’s” Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his nemesis Natasha Fatale of Boris and Natasha fame in the early 1960s and a key figure in the animation industry, died Thursday. She was 99.

Her close friend Dave Nimitz, confirmed her death on Facebook, writing “With a heavy heart again I want to let you all know that we lost our little June today at 99 years old.”

Foray was also the voice behind Looney Tunes’ Witch Hazel, Nell from “Dudley Do-Right,” Granny in the “Tweety and Sylvester” cartoons and Cindy Lou Who in Chuck Jones’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” among hundreds of others.

Source: June Foray: Voiced Natasha, Rocky the Squirrel in Bullwinkle Cartoons | Variety