We are very sad to hear the news today that Alan Rickman, a much-loved actor of stage and screen, has died in London at the age of 69. Known for his wide range of acting, conquering the hearts of fans everywhere with his villainous characters,… Read More »Alan Rickman, legendary stage and film performer, dies at 69
The last living member of the Andrew Sisters passed away Wednesday at the age of 94. Many might be wondering why this is being posted on a Disney site. Everyone knows the fantastic “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” and “Rum and Coca Cola”,… Read More »Patty Andrews Passes Away at 94
Harry Morgan, (aka Henry Morgan) known to most of the world as Colonel Sherman Potter from the TV series M*A*S*H and Officer Bill Gannon on “Dragnet”, died in his home this morning in Los Angeles. He was 96. I loved Morgan’s stint on M.A.S.H. and… Read More »Harry Morgan, M.A.S.H. actor and Disney movie star has died
Besides Disney my other real fandom is that of racing, particularly open wheel racing. So as I posted early this year, I was very pleased when this year’s Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was feted at Walt Disney World with a victory parade.
It was with tremendous sadness that I learned today of Wheldon’s death in an accident at the Las Vegas race. Wheldon celebrated his 33rd birthday with his family when he visited Walt Disney World in June. Here’s a video from that day that so clearly shows his love of his family, of life, and of racing.
The 2005 IndyCar series champion, Wheldon was a class act all they way. There’s really nothing more to say than too soon, too soon. Our thoughts are with the Wheldon family and all the drivers and members of the IndyCar racing team and league.
Update: Today’s race was called after officials learned of Wheldon’s death. Instead the remaining teams and drivers held five parade laps in tribute to Wheldon. The video of this moving ceremony is below the jump:
Many people will write better tributes to Steve than I can here. They’ll mention how he invented personal computing, built Apple from the ground up, twice, and started a revolution in computer animation by having the vision to see something special in the team at… Read More »Steve Jobs, founded Pixar and Apple, Dead at 56
Every year when the Walt Disney World marathon passes through EPCOT thousands of runners also pass a statue of Grete Waitz a Marathon runner from Norway who won 9 New York City Marathons. That statue will now take on new significance as Waitz died today… Read More »Grete (Andersen) Waitz, runner with statue in EPCOT, dead at 57
You are probably a fan of Kenneth Mars and you don’t even realize it. If you are a fan of Mel Brooks then you knew him has the crazy Nazi playwright in The Producers. He was Marshal Woolly Bill Hitchcock in the 1979 Disney movie… Read More »Kenneth Mars, Voice of Triton, dead at age 74
Disney Legend Bill Justice has passed away at the age of 97. An animator and Imagineer, Justice had a powerful influence on the formation of many Disney icons. Born 97 years ago yesterday in Dayton, Ohio Bill joined the Walt Disney Studios in 1937 as… Read More »Disney Legend Bill Justice has died at age 97, RIP