Here at Indie Mac User we are remembering the stars who have passed away this year.
Ben E. Woolf (September 15, 1980 – February 23, 2015) was an American film and television actor best known for his recurring role as Meep on the television series American Horror Story – Freak Show.
He was best known for his role as Mr. Spock of the Star Trek franchise, a character he portrayed in television and film from a pilot episode shot in late 1964 to his final film performance released in 2013.
Samuel Michael “Sam” Simon (June 6, 1955 – March 8, 2015) was an American director, producer, writer, animal rights activist, boxing manager, tournament poker player, and philanthropist, most noted as co-creator of the television series The Simpsons.
Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels.
His 2011 Discworld novel Snuff was at the time of its release the third-fastest-selling hardback adult-readership novel since records began in the UK, selling 55,000 copies in the first three days. His final Discworld novel, The Shepherd’s Crown, was published in August 2015, five months after his death.
Betsy Palmer (November 1, 1926 – May 29, 2015) was an American actress, known as a regular panelist on the game show I’ve Got a Secret, and later for playing the mother of all slasher icons Pamela Voorhees in the slasher film Friday the 13th.
We at Indie Mac User were truly shocked and saddened by the news as we were in talks with Betsy’s manager Brad to interview her for our ‘Horror Month‘ back in June – check out our tribute to Betsy here.
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee CBE (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor, singer, author, and World War II veteran. With a career spanning nearly 70 years, Lee initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films.
His other film roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and Count Dooku in the final two films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
Yvonne Joyce Craig (May 16, 1937 – August 17, 2015) was an American ballet dancer and actress best known for her role as Batgirl in the 1960s television series Batman.
Wesley Earl “Wes” Craven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015) was an American film director, writer, producer, and actor known for his work on horror films, particularly slasher films.]
He was best known for creating the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise featuring the Freddy Krueger character. Craven also directed all four films in the Scream series, and co-created the Ghostface character.
Some of his other films include The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left, The People Under the Stairs, Red Eye, The Serpent and the Rainbow, and Vampire in Brooklyn.
A true horror icon !
Gunnar Milton Hansen (March 4, 1947 – November 7, 2015) was an Icelandic-born American actor and author best known for playing the mentally impaired cannibal and central role of Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Rose Marie Homan (December 8, 1972 – December 12, 2015), better known by her stage name Rose Siggins, was an American actress best known for her portrayal of Legless Suzi on American Horror Story: Freak Show.