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Jack Axelrod, Actor on ‘General Hospital,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘My Name Is Earl,’ Dies at 93

Jack Axelrod, who played a mob boss on General Hospital for three years and had notable guest-starring turns on My Name Is Earl and Grey’s Anatomy, has died. He was 93. Axelrod died Nov. 28 of natural causes in Los Angeles, his rep Jennifer Garland announced. Axelrod showed up in Woody Allen’s Bananas (1971) in […]

Matthew Perry Died From Acute Effects of Ketamine, Autopsy Reveals

Matthew Perry died from the acute effects of the anesthetic ketamine, according to an autopsy released Friday by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office. The results of the autopsy listed drowning, coronary artery disease and buprenorphine (used to treat opioid addiction) effects as contributing factors. The manner of death was ruled an accident. There […]

Cari Beauchamp, Admired Author and Hollywood Historian, Dies at 74

Cari Beauchamp, the respected film historian who put readers and viewers in close touch with the early days of Hollywood through her painstaking research as an author, editor and documentary filmmaker, died Thursday. She was 74. Beauchamp died of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, her son Jake Flynn told The Hollywood […]

Camden Toy, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Star, Dies at 68

Camden Toy, the versatile character actor famed for playing a succession of demonic monsters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has died. He was 68. Toy died Dec. 11, after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, his representatives confirmed in a press release. Often caked under layers of makeup as well as special prosthetics, Toy would […]

Emmanuelle Debever, French Actress Who Accused Gerard Depardieu of Sexual Assault, Dies by Suicide

French actress Emmanuelle Debever, the first entertainer to accuse Gérard Depardieu of sexual assault, died by suicide Dec. 7, after jumping into the Seine river in Paris. She was 60. First reported by the French newspaper Libération, Debever’s death has been confirmed by French authorities, who have classified it as a suicide. Debever died on […]

Ken Kelsch, Cinematographer on ‘Bad Lieutenant,’ Dies at 76

Ken Kelsch, the hard-charging cinematographer and Vietnam War veteran who shot the down-and-dirty classic Bad Lieutenant and 11 other features for iconoclastic director Abel Ferrara, has died. He was 76. Kelsch died Monday at Hackettstown Medical Center in New Jersey after a battle with COVID and pneumonia, his son, Chris Kelsch, told The Hollywood Reporter. […]

Critic’s Appreciation: Andre Braugher Was an Intensely Dramatic, Intensely Funny Actor’s Actor

From 'Homicide: Life on the Street' to 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' the unexpected arc of Braugher's career was a testament to the rare breadth of his talent.

Andre Braugher, ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Star, Dies at 61

Andre Braugher, the dynamic actor known for his outstanding work on such shows as Homicide: Life on the Street and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has died. He was 61. Braugher died Monday after a brief illness, his longtime rep Jennifer Allen told The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of death turned out to be lung cancer. Braugher starred as […]

Shirley Anne Field, Actress in ‘The Entertainer,’ ‘Alfie’ and ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning,’ Dies at 87

Shirley Anne Field, the British leading lady who starred alongside Laurence Olivier in The Entertainer, Albert Finney in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, and Kenneth More in Man in the Moon — all in 1960 — has died. She was 87. “It is with great sadness that we are sharing the news that Shirley Anne […]

Hollywood’s Most Notable Deaths of 2023

Only halfway through the year and Hollywood has already had to say goodbye to many actors, singers, performers, creatives, executives and all-around industry icons — many of whom had a great impact on the entertainment world throughout their lifetimes. The Hollywood Reporter is highlighting some of the most well-known names who died in 2023, including Matthew Perry, […]

Mort Engelberg, ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ Producer Who Worked on Bill Clinton’s Presidential Campaigns, Dies at 86

Mort Engelberg, who was a producer on films including Smokey and the Bandit and The Big Easy before transitioning into politics as an “advance man” for Bill Clinton and other presidential candidates, died Saturday in Los Angeles of natural causes. He was 86. “He was a wonderful person, a wonderful husband. He loved the movie […]

Dave Robb, Veteran Hollywood Labor Reporter, Dies at 74

Dave Robb, who spent more than four decades on the Hollywood labor beat for The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and, most recently, Deadline, has died. He was 74. Robb died peacefully Friday night at his Los Angeles home after being diagnosed in late October with inoperable cancer of the brain stem, Deadline reported. (Deadline, like THR […]