As the year 2011 is slowly drawing to a close(with Halloween and Thanksgiving both already almost nearby),there are two more recent shocking deaths that you can easily add to that rapidly growing list of 2011 Passings…
* Steve Jobs,the founder of Machitosh(a.k.a.:Mac) and Apple was 56 and had pancreatic cancer,for you can read more about him on various Facebook postings and tributes,and various news sites(since I only cover genre/cult cinema here[as well as whatever social/flavor of the month/world events happen]).
* Charles Napier:well-known tough guy character actor was 75,for his numerous films include RAMBO:FIRST BLOOD PART 2,DEEP SPACE,SILENCE OF THE LAMBS,SUPERVIXENS,BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS,CHERRY,HARRY,AND RAQUEL,THE SEVEN MINUTES,BALLISTIC,ARMSTRONG,ONE MAN FORCE,HARD JUSTICE,DOWN N DIRTY,LORDS OF DOGTOWN,LAST EMBRACE,THE BLUES BROTHERS,MELVIN AND HOWARD,ANNAPOLIS,DINOCROC,THE GRIFTERS,MIAMI BLUES,MACON COUNTY JAIL,ORIGINAL GANGSTAS,INDIO II,RIPPER MAN,HIT LIST,ALIEN FROM THE DEEP,SOMETHING WILD,SWING SHIFT,THUNDER AND LIGHTNING,WACKO,INSTANT JUSTICE,BODY BAGS,THE CABLE GUY,THE NIGHT STALKER,SOLDIER’S FORTUNE,JURY DUTY,FELONY,MARRIED TO THE MOB,HANDLE WITH CARE(a.k.a.:C.B.),the AUSTIN POWERS films INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY and THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME),MANIAC COP 2,and his first films THE HANGING OF JAKE ELLIS and THE HOUSE NEAR THE PRADO,and his television appearances in the likes of STAR TREK(“The Way To Eden” space hippies episode),STAR TREK:DEEP SPACE NINE,KOJAK,THE ROCKFORD FILES,STARSKY AND HUTCH,THE DUKES OF HAZZARD,LOIS AND CLARK,MANNIX,BARETTA,MISSION IMPOSSIBLE,CHiPs,THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO,DALLAS,L.A. LAW,COACH,NIGHT COURT,THE A TEAM,STREET HAWK,RENEGADE,BJ AND THE BEAR,KNIGHT RIDER,BLACK SHEEP SQUADRON,SIMON AND SIMON,SON OF THE BEACH,PARTY OF FIVE,THE SIMPSONS,SQUIDBILLIES,MONK,THE BATMAN,COLD CASE,and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM,for he will be very heavily missed.
Coming In November:My Lists For 31 Days Of Halloween(Daily October Horror Films Viewing)And 2011’s Biggest Turkeys(The Newsmakers Who Get Verbally Barbequed Along The Hot Flaming Coals[Lots O’ Them !!])