Haruo Nakajima, first Godzilla, dies at 88

“With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound he pulls the spitting high tension wires down. Helpless people on a subway train scream bug-eyed as he looks in on them. He picks up a bus and he throws it back down As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town.” This is the opening stanza to the song “Godzilla,” a 1977 hit by American rock group Blue Oyster Cult about arguably the most famous movie monster of all-time. Yesterday at the age of 88, Haruo Nakajima, the man…

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Don Baylor, 1979 AL MVP dies at 68

After a 14 year fight against Multiple Myeloma, a rare kind of cancer found in plasma cells, Don Baylor has passed away at the age of 68. During his long career as a player and manager in Major League Baseball, the man nicknamed Groove according to Baseball Reference managed to win both awards in the game, an intangible praise for his character on the field. After playing for the Baltimore Orioles in the early 1970s and a one year stop with the Oakland Athletics in 1976, Baylor signed as a…

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Jeanne Moreau, Legendary French New Wave Actress Dies At 89

Actress Jeanne Moreau, one of French cinema’s biggest stars, died Monday at her home in Paris. She was 89. Moreau was described as a sensual actress, became an icon of the French New Wave, a late 1950s film movement where directors veered from traditional linear tropes of storytelling and created a new language of film. Dubbed “Le Moreau,” she was one of the most sought-after actresses of her time. She worked with many leading directors in top films including Lift to the Scaffold in 1958 and Les Amants (The Lovers) in 1958 by…

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Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennigton Dead of Apparent Suicide

According to a report from TMZ, Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide by hanging. An employee found Bennington’s body around 9 a.m. in a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates, located in Los Angeles Country, on Thursday. Law enforcement is investigating the death as an apparent suicide but has provided no additional details yet. Bennington, 41, was a father of six children from two marriages. For many years he struggled with drug and alcohol addictions, as well as trauma from the sexual abuse he experienced as a…

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