RIP: Nora Ephron

As a student in screenwriting, I find myself saddened by the passing of what in some circles has been considered screenwriting royalty, Nora Ephron. Reports started surfacing today online that she had passed but her family came to Deadline to say that she was still alive but wasn’t expected to make it through the night….

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RIP: Adam Yauch, The Beastie Boys

Sad news in the world of Hip Hop, Adam Yauch, one of the members of the Beastie Boys, passed away early today, according to Rolling Stone, at the age of 47. Known as MCA, he was diagnosed in 2009 with cancer in his salivary gland. His condition had gotten progressively worse over the last couple…

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Passing: Andy Whitfield and Cliff Robertson

18 months after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, former Spartacus: Blood and Sand star, Andy Whitfield, passed away at his home in Australia. He was 39 years-old. He was in the middle of training for the second season of the series when he was diagnosed. Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht said, “We were…

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