Kaija Saariaho, innovative Finnish composer, dies at 70

Kaija Saariaho, a Finnish-born composer whose music won international acclaim for its combination of sonic complexity and ethereal lyricism, died June 2 at her home in Paris. She was 70. The cause was glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer, her family announced. “Her appearances in a wheelchair or walking with a cane have prompted … Read more

‘The Winchesters’ Officially Dies After Efforts to Find New Home Fail

This Supernatural franchise is coming to an end – at least for now Winchesters Didn’t catch the second season anywhere. Production studio Warner Bros. Television’s efforts to establish Supernatural prequel series on another network or streaming platform after it was canceled by CW has failed. All possible avenues have been exhausted, and the search for … Read more

Jessie Maple, who broke barriers in filmmaking, dies at 86

Jessie Maple, a bacteriologist who took up filmmaking in the 1970s, became the first Black woman to join the camera operators union in New York and went on to direct trailblazing independent films about drug addiction, love, sisterhood and friendship, died May 30 at her home in Atlanta. She was 86. Her family announced the … Read more

Ilya Kabakov, 89, Dies; Soviet-Born Artist Depicted Grimness With Wit

Ilya Kabakov, a celebrated artist whose immersive installations, paintings and drawings told sardonically witty stories about the dreams and interior lives of those who had endured the deprivations and degradations of the Soviet era he grew up in, died on May 27 in a hospital near his home and studio in Mattituck, N.Y., on the … Read more

Joe Gayton Dies: ‘Hell On Wheels’ Co-Creator and ‘Faster’ Writer Was 66 Years Old

Film and television writer-producer Joe Gaytonco-creator and executive producer of the hit AMC series Wheeled Helldied on May 14, after a four-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 66 years old. Gayton got off to a fast start in Hollywood. Rare CourageThe script he wrote when he was 23 was made into a movie starring … Read more

Cynthia Weil, Grammy-winning pop lyricist, dies at 82

Cynthia Weil, a Grammy-winning lyricist of notable range and endurance who enjoyed a decades-long partnership with husband Barry Mann and helped write “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “On Broadway,” “Walking in the Rain” and dozens of other hits, has died at 82. Interdependence Public Relations, which represents Mann’s daughter, Jenn Mann, confirmed the death but … Read more

Cynthia Weil Dies: Co-Writer of ‘You’ve Lost the Sense of Love’, ‘We Gotta Get Out of This Place’ and ‘On Broadway’ Was 82

Cynthia WeilRonettes, Dolly Parton, who worked with her husband Barry Mann to write pop classics like “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’”, “On Broadway”, “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” and dozens of other hits for the Drifters acclaim. and BJ Thomas died on Thursday. He was 82 years old. Weil’s daughter, Dr. Jenn Mann, … Read more

Marcus Plantin Dies: ‘Two Ronnies’ Producer and ITV’s First Network Director Was 77

Marcus PlantinBritish television executive. ITV‘s first Network Director and producer Two RonnieHe died at the age of 77. The news was confirmed this afternoon by Plantin’s family. He passed away after a long illness, according to a former colleague who posted on social media. Plantin was a well-established program maker and decision maker, known for … Read more