Another star has been taken from us just too damned early for our liking as we're very sad to report that actor Glenn Shadix has passed away well before his time.
The word "icon" was invented for people like Dennis Hopper, and today we got the sad news that early this morning he lost his battle with prostate cancer at the age of 74.
One musical group that has long been synonymous with the horror genre is Slipknot, and today fans of the band are mourning the passing of founding member and bassist Paul Gray.
Music and genre fans have lost another true great. Ronnie James Dio, singer for Heaven and Hell, Black Sabbath, and of course Dio, has passed away at the all too young age of just sixty-seven due to stomach cancer.
If there's one artist who throughout his career has defined the terms badass and rock and roll, it is no doubt Frank Frazetta. It's with a really heavy heart we report that yet another legend of the industry is no longer with us.
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.