Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

The boys are all back together for an ALL-NEW, right-off-the-assembly-line-edition of the one, the original, Podwits Podcast! They chat this week about their various jet-setting, before getting into topics that hit closer to home, like the loss of fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett, the recent passing of Leonard Nimoy and Star Trek producer Harve Bennett, and we embrace or even […]

This week The Podwits boldly explore the life and times of the late Leonard Nimoy.  The Star Trek star passed away this week and J. and Dion wanted to pay their final respects to their honored dead.  Please join us as we celebrate Mr. Nimoy as part of our look back at what’s been happening over the past […]

In this very special edition of the Podwits Side Cast, Dion and contributor J. Blake celebrate the life of the “God among Gods“, SFX master, Dick Smith. They discuss his many groundbreaking achievements in cinema and touch upon the highlights of his extensive resume, bringing to light some films audiences may forget Smith was apart of. […]

The Podwits were saddened to learn that Oscar-winning make-up icon Dick Smith, who defined generations with his pioneering makeup effects, passed away July 30th at age 92. Before CGI was common place, Smith practically invented techniques that are still used to this day, and is credited by Special Effects legends like Rick Baker and Tom Savini in spearheading where Universal Studios […]

 So- What’s Brian drinking this week? How do you like your history: Drunken or through Freestyle Rap? How about Spoiler Alert or just plain Shut Up!? Well step right up and get all your questions answered on this weeks exciting new edition of the Podwits Podcast!   Footnotes: Here’s how everything should end in How it […]

This week, former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Roy Thomas reported that Dick Ayers, a legendary artist from the Silver Age of comics, passed away on May 4 at his home in White Plains, New York, six days after his ninetieth birthday. In addition to being a frequent inker for Jack Kirby in the early days of […]

Well they’re back at it again for an all new Podwits Podcast.  While enjoying a nice cool beverage in a safety-cup at their local convalescence home, the boys wax about the oldest American Civil War widow to die in 2008, and Brian’s 2010 trip to Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, which lead the boys over to: The […]

Richard Matheson 1926-2013

Posted: June 25, 2013 by Podwits Administrator in Film, Literature, News, Obituaries, Television
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Richard Matheson, the prolific writer of horror, sci fi and fantasy, passed away Monday at age 87. Matheson penned classics for well over sixty years and could almost be called the “Willie Dixon” of horror. Matheson was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, New York, then moved to the west coast in 1951. […]

Ray Manzarek, the outspoken founding member of the Doors, has died in Germany at the age of 74, after battling bile duct cancer. His keyboard playing became the defining sound for the legendary and groundbreaking rock ‘n’ roll group, a band who came to represent the counter-culture, the darker side of the 1960’s, the yin to the yang of the flower-power […]

Today the comics world has lost another one of its pioneers.  Carmine Infantino has passed away at age 87. As a DC Comics fan, Infantino’s influence is impossible to overstate.  During his tenure at DC, the Brooklyn native was responsible for creating one of the founding members of the Justice League of America… the Silver […]