Category Archives: RIP

The Simpsons & Coping with Loss: Tovar, Cohen, Castro and More in November 2016

2016 has been a rough year for losses in the entertainment industry, and culture at large. November has been a particularly terrible¬†month, it seems that nearly everyone in Springfield has been touched by the passing of some significant cultural figure. … Continue reading

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RIP Mr. Hockey, Gordie “Woodrow” Howe

Gordon “Mr. Hockey” Howe of the Detroit Redwings passed away today at the age of 88. He was one of the most lauded athletes¬†in his sport. Howe began playing hockey when Truman was President, and had a legendary career that … Continue reading

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The Simpsons and Coping with Loss: Ellsworth, Lemmy, Meadowlark

As 2015 draws to a close, we’re thinking of legends of the arts and entertainment who’ve just passed away, and so are the residents of Springfield. On Sunday December 27th Abstract painter Ellsworth Kelly died. Lisa was feeling a faded … Continue reading

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RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper, star of THEY LIVE

I just got word that Rowdy Roddy Piper has passed away today, at 61, from a heart attack. Not much to say about this, it doesn’t have a real Simpsons connection, but we did recast his awesome movie, THEY LIVE, … Continue reading

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RIP Alex Rocco, 1936-2015. Voice of Roger Meyers Jr.

I’m up late tonight, and have seen a tweet from Simpsons writer Michael Price (@Mikepriceinla) announcing that actor Alex Rocco has passed away. Looking further, there is also a post from his daughter stating the same. Of course Simpsons Fans … Continue reading

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