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Dan O'Bannon Website Opens Doors

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.

RIP Brittany Murphy

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.

Rest in Peace: Dan O'Bannon

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.

Rest in Peace: Jacinto Molina AKA Paul Naschy

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.

RIP: Edward Woodward Has Passed Away

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.

RIP Sheldon Dorf, San Diego Comic-Con Co-Founder

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.

RIP Dick Durock

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.

RIP Patrick Swayze

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.

Rest in Peace: Clayton Hill

When you go to many various conventions, you start to see a lot of the same smiling faces over and over again. As a result you become a road family of sorts. Clayton Hill had a smile I'll never forget, and it's with a very heavy heart that we report he is no longer with us.

Michael Jackson's Ghost Caught on Film?

It's been a little over a week since the King of Pop Michael Jackson passed away, but during a video tour of his Neverland Ranch on Larry King Live, MJ may have just made his first spectral appearance.

In Memoriam: Lou Gentile

When you do what we do for a living, you end up meeting a lot of people on the road. In a way, we become sort of like a family. Some you see only on occasion, and some you become truly close with. Lou Gentile was one of those people whom you can easily connect with. At least that's the way it was for me. It's with a heavy heart that I say that he's gone.

Rest in Peace Michael Jackson

In some really startling news, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has died today at the all too young age of 50 due to what appears to be cardiac arrest.

RIP David Carradine

We're very sad to report the news this morning that David Carradine has passed away in Bangkok, Thailand.

RIP: Author and Parapsychologist Hans Holzer

We became aware of a bit of sad news today: Hans Holzer, celebrated parapsychologist and author of numerous books about the paranormal, the most famous of which is undoubtedly Murder at Amityville (1979), the basis for the film Amityville II: The Possession, has passed away at the age of 89.

RIP: Marilyn Chambers

The adult film industry and quite a few horror fans lost another star today as Marilyn Chambers, best known by our community for her role in David Cronenberg's Rabid, passed away at the all too young age of fifty-seven.