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We have lost writer/director/actor/visionary/legend George Romero. He passed away yesterday, peacefully in his sleep, after a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer. His family was by his side, as he listened to the score to one of his favorite films, The Quiet Man. He even passed away as a class act. He was 77. Meet us after the jump for some of our memories here at Biff Bam Pop! of this amazing man.
With his passing on Wednesday, I sat down to watch a couple of Jonathan Demme’s best films. Demme’s never been in the pantheon; he’s not one of the revered directors of his generation like Martin Scorsese or Francis Ford Coppola. But with films like Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, and his superb music docs on the likes of Neil Young, Talking Heads and Bruce Springsteen, he made an indelible mark on popular culture.
Less than a week before the special release of Dead or Alive’s Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI compilation set was to be released, the news has come that 1980s pop icon Pete Burns, the band’s lead singer, is dead of a heart attack at the age of 57.
It is always a terrible thing when someone you love, even if you don’t know them personally, is ripped from you suddenly. Only yesterday the world learned of comics writer/artist Darwyn Cooke’s battle with cancer, and just as suddenly, like Bowie and Prince, the man was torn from us. Meet me after the jump to remember Darwyn Cooke, one of the most innovative talents in comics.
They say you never forget your first. I know this is at least true of the first celebrity I ever met at a horror convention. Read the rest of this entry
Here at Biff Bam Pop! we cover all aspects of pop culture – film, television, comics, music, even podcasts – but we have a very special place in our hearts here for horror, and this weekend, we lost one of the giants of the genre, filmmaker Wes Craven. You can read editor-in-chief Andy Burns’ brief memorial here, but if you’ll follow us after the jump, you can read the thoughts of other staffers and contributors to the site. Rest in peace, Wes Craven.