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Alan Thicke, 'Growing Pains' Star, Dies at 69
As 2016 seems to be an unendingly cruel mistress, another beloved TV parent has left us behind. Alan Thicke, actor behind Growing Pains patriarch Jason Seaver has passed away at age 69. The acclaimed sitcom star had only days earlier made a surprise cameo in the second season of Netflix’s Ful…
VHS, Beloved Home Video Format, Dies at 40
Very sad news out of Japan: According to Mental Floss, Funai Electric, the last company making VCRs has announced that it will cease production of VCRs, “due to declining sales and difficulty acquiring parts.” Though effectively on life support for the last several years, the will mark…
Patty Duke, Star of 'The Patty Duke Show,' Dies at 69
Sad news for fans of lifelong actor, Emmy and Oscar-winner Patty Duke, as the stage and screen actor behind The Miracle Worker, The Patty Duke Show and so much more has passed away. The acclaimed star and mother to Sean Astin is remembered as one of the Academy’s youngest winners, as well a s…
Dick Van Patten, Star of 'Eight is Enough' Dead at 86
A sad day for fans of Eight is Enough and the world at large, as representatives of actor Dick Van Patten have confirmed news that the 86-year old passed away of unknown causes. The lifelong star was also known for his work in such Mel Brooks movies as Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.