When it came to living life on the edge, no one lived it to the fullest quite like Type O Negative's bassist/singer Peter Steele. It's with a heavy heart we announce that the music world has lost one of its most talented players.
The loss of life can be all the more tragic when the reason behind a loved one being taken from us is absolutely senseless. Such is the case with up and coming actor/producer John McGarr.
The horror genre has been good to a lot of actors over the years, going so far as to launch quite a few careers. Horror fans are amongst the most passionate out there, and we always champion our own even if they spent just a movie or two dabbling with what we love best.
For horror fans everyone who ever contributed to our genre is important, even if it was for only a couple of films. Legendary actor Peter Graves cut his teeth in the biz battling all manner of creatures during the Fifties and Sixties, and we're sad to say he's no longer with us.
Another one of our genre's unsung heroes has passed on, and while he's not exactly a huge name in the industry, two of his films have been nothing if not influential to a lot of filmmakers still toiling away today.
Another sad moment for fans of the horror genre and beyond: The great Zelda Rubinstein has passed away at the all too young age of just 76.
With 2009 on its way out, we at Dread Central were hoping that we'd be clear of bad news as we prepare to ring in the New Year. Sadly, we just learned about the passing of one of our own. Chas. Balun. He was 61 years old.
Dread Central was pointed in the direction of a new official website that celebrates the genius of the late Dan O'Bannon today, and there's no better place to celebrate the man's legacy.
Death, no matter how it comes, is always tragic on some level. But it's most tragic when it strikes down those who are still on the young side of the fence. It's with a good deal of both sadness and shock that we report the passing of Brittany Murphy.
2009 has been mired in death. We lost a lot of icons over the past few months, and it's with a heavy heart that we report we've just lost another one. Dan O'Bannon, age 63, is no longer with us.
Icon. That's a word never to be thrown around lightly because it applies to so few individuals. Jacinto Molina, best known to fans as Paul Naschy, was the embodiment of that word both here and in his home country of Spain. It's with a heavy heart that we share the news with you that he's no longer with us.
British actor Edward Woodward, best know among genre fans for his portrayal of Sergeant Howie in Robin Hardy's classic The Wicker Man, has passed away at age 79 in Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, Cornwall, England.
Around these parts you'll hear us bitch and moan a lot about the San Diego Comic-Con and how much it takes out of us each year, but there's no denying the impact the event has had on the film industry and pop-culture as a whole ... nor how much fun is derived from it year after year. It's with a heavy heart that we pass on the news that SDCC co-founder Sheldon "Shel" Dorf has passed away at age 76.
Without a doubt the hardest part of our job reporting on the latest horror news is when one of our own is taken from us. We're very sad to inform you that Dick Durock, best known for his role as the "Swamp Thing", passed away last week at his home in Oak Park, California, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
It is with a heavy heart that we report tonight that Patrick Swayze (Donnie Darko) has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the all too young age of 57.