Obituaries

Ed Mintz, the founder of the motion picture industry’s tried-and-true audience polling service CinemaScore, died February 6. He was 83. Known for its mathematical “Coca-Cola” algorithm developed by Mintz, CinemaScore has been prized by studios and exhibitors since its inception in the early 1980s as a domestic box office barometer for movies when it comes
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D. Barry Reardon, former longtime Warner Bros. President of Sales and Distribution, has died at 92. The exec known as “The Dean of Distribution” among industry peers and filmmakers passed May 27 in Vero Beach, FL. Reardon was the head of theatrical distribution at Warner Bros from 1978-99, and was known for breaking the mold
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The death of MGM distribution chief Erik Lomis on Wednesday has shocked many around Hollywood. More than just being a sage to filmmakers and executives about the motion picture business, Lomis was known for his generosity fundraising with the Will Rogers Institute, cultivating others’ careers, and even being a mentor to many in their personal
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C.J. Harris, best known for appearing on American Idol, has died. He was 31. TMZ broke the news, revealing that Harris died Sunday after he was rushed to the Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper, Alabama. CPR efforts were unsuccessful. Jessica Meuse, a fellow American Idol alum, paid tribute to Harris on Instagram. “Your talent
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Lenny Von Dohlen, best known for playing Harold Smith on Twin Peaks, has died. He was 63. The actor’s sister, Catherine Von Dohlen, shared the news in a Facebook post this week. “The world lost a magnificent man on July 5. Brother Len was passionate about everything and everyone,” the social media post reads.  “He
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James Michael Tyler, best known to Friends fans as Central Perk manager Gunther on Friends, has died. He was 59. Variety first reported the news. The actor opened up earlier this year about being diagnosed with Stage 4 prostate cancer. At the time, Tyler revealed he learned of the diagnosis during a routine physical and
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