He was this guy:

From the New York Times

"Mr. Hoskins received a number of prestigious acting awards over his four-decade career, including the Bafta award, the Golden Globe and the Cannes Film Festival prize as best actor for Mona Lisa, in which he played an ex-convict hired by a crime boss to act as chauffeur and bodyguard for a high-priced call girl (Cathy Tyson).

He also received an International Emmy Award for episodes of The Street (2009); the Canadian Genie Award for the director Atom Egoyan’s Felicia’s Journey (1999), based on the William Trevor novel; and a Screen Actors Guild nomination as part of the cast of Oliver Stone’s Nixon (1995) in which he played J. Edgar Hoover.”

He was 71.

The Ultimate Warrior

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According to the Washington Post, “Heralded as the man who made personality a full-on requirement of wrestling showmanship, he was inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame over the weekend. …He wasn’t the first to develop and commit to a character — “Classy” Freddie Blassie and Hulk Hogan, among many others, did it too — but he turned it into an art form.”

I was a fan of wrestling but The Ultimate Warrior wasn’t a personal favorite of mine, he took himself a little too seriously and I liked goofier characters. Still, this mofo knew how to commit.

He was 54.

This mofo was the shit when it came to movies. I grew up watching him and Gene Siskel talk about movies as a kid and I think this had a major influence on me and my appreciation for films. Roger Ebert also wrote the screenplay for the 1970 movie “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” directed by Russ Meyer AND he was the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize. His Chicago Sun Times obit is here. 
He was 70. 

This mofo was the shit when it came to movies. I grew up watching him and Gene Siskel talk about movies as a kid and I think this had a major influence on me and my appreciation for films.

Roger Ebert also wrote the screenplay for the 1970 movie “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” directed by Russ Meyer AND he was the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize. 

His Chicago Sun Times obit is here

He was 70. 

Sherman Hemsley, the actor who played George Jefferson on All in the Family and on The Jeffersons died today. He was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe. 

And the man could dance! 

He was 74.

Sherman Hemsley, the actor who played George Jefferson on All in the Family and on The Jeffersons died today. He was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

And the man could dance!

He was 74.

Sally Ride died today in La Jolla, California after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was the first woman in space. She was inspiring. "As the first American woman to travel into space, Sally was a national hero and a powerful role model," President Barack Obama said soon after news of her death broke. "She inspired generations of young girls to reach for the stars and later fought tirelessly to help them get there by advocating for a greater focus on science and math in our schools. Sally’s life showed us that there are no limits to what we can achieve and I have no doubt that her legacy will endure for years to come."
She was 61.

Sally Ride died today in La Jolla, California after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was the first woman in space. She was inspiring.

"As the first American woman to travel into space, Sally was a national hero and a powerful role model," President Barack Obama said soon after news of her death broke. "She inspired generations of young girls to reach for the stars and later fought tirelessly to help them get there by advocating for a greater focus on science and math in our schools. Sally’s life showed us that there are no limits to what we can achieve and I have no doubt that her legacy will endure for years to come."

She was 61.

Sylvia Woods, founder of iconic Harlem soul food restaurant, died today.

The Woods family said in a statement, “Sylvia gallantly battled Alzheimer’s for the past several years, but never once lost her loving smile,” 

Woods, the “Queen of Soul Food,” was the founder and owner of the world famous Sylvia’s Restaurant, located in the historical village of Harlem, since 1962. 
She was 86.

Sylvia Woods, founder of iconic Harlem soul food restaurant, died today.

The Woods family said in a statement, “Sylvia gallantly battled Alzheimer’s for the past several years, but never once lost her loving smile,” 

Woods, the “Queen of Soul Food,” was the founder and owner of the world famous Sylvia’s Restaurant, located in the historical village of Harlem, since 1962. 

She was 86.

Emmy Award winner, Tom Davis died today. He had been ill with throat and neck cancer. 
Davis is best known for his partnership with Senator Al Franken as they teamed up to form the comedy duo “Franken & Davis” which premiered on the legendary Saturday Night Live television show.
There’s also this nugget of awesomeness with him playing Keith Richards to Al Franken’s Mick Jagger. 
He was 59.

Emmy Award winner, Tom Davis died today. He had been ill with throat and neck cancer.

Davis is best known for his partnership with Senator Al Franken as they teamed up to form the comedy duo “Franken & Davis” which premiered on the legendary Saturday Night Live television show.

There’s also this nugget of awesomeness with him playing Keith Richards to Al Franken’s Mick Jagger.

He was 59.

Ernest Borgnine, who created a variety of memorable characters in both movies and television and won the best-actor Oscar for his role as a lovesick butcher in “Marty” in 1955, died Sunday.
He was 95.

Ernest Borgnine, who created a variety of memorable characters in both movies and television and won the best-actor Oscar for his role as a lovesick butcher in “Marty” in 1955, died Sunday.

He was 95.

When someone asks why I chose to go to grad school

When I run into people from high school

When someone says they don’t have cable

Rodney King died today. His fiance called 911 after finding him at the bottom of a swimming pool.
He was 47.

Rodney King died today. His fiance called 911 after finding him at the bottom of a swimming pool.

He was 47.

Ray Bradbury died today. This man wrote the first sci-fi book I ever read. Thanks for all the words.
He is the author of more than 27 novels including Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and more than 600 short stories.
“I’m not a science fiction writer,” he was frequently quoted as saying. “I’ve written only one book of science fiction [“Fahrenheit 451”]. All the others are fantasy. Fantasies are things that can’t happen, and science fiction is about things that can happen.”
He was 91.

Ray Bradbury died today. This man wrote the first sci-fi book I ever read. Thanks for all the words.

He is the author of more than 27 novels including Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and more than 600 short stories.

“I’m not a science fiction writer,” he was frequently quoted as saying. “I’ve written only one book of science fiction [“Fahrenheit 451”]. All the others are fantasy. Fantasies are things that can’t happen, and science fiction is about things that can happen.”

He was 91.

Richard Dawson starred in Hogan’s Heroes, he was a staple on Match Game, and he hosted Family Feud. He also married a contestant from Family Feud. 
He was 79.

Richard Dawson starred in Hogan’s Heroes, he was a staple on Match Game, and he hosted Family Feud. He also married a contestant from Family Feud.

He was 79.

Charles Nelson Reilly died on May 25, 2007. I spent a large part of my childhood watching Charles Nelson Reilly on television shows like Match Game, Lidsville and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Then I grew up and he was on a muthafucking episode of The X Files, called  “José Chung’s From Outer Space” and he played José Chung, bitches!
Here he is with Lucille Ball as Elroy P. Clunk.
There’s also this genius shit!He was 76.

Charles Nelson Reilly died on May 25, 2007.

I spent a large part of my childhood watching Charles Nelson Reilly on television shows like Match Game, Lidsville and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Then I grew up and he was on a muthafucking episode of The X Files, called “José Chung’s From Outer Space” and he played José Chung, bitches!

Here he is with Lucille Ball as Elroy P. Clunk.

There’s also this genius shit!

He was 76.