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Link: Voice actor Denis Akiyama passes away at 66

From Rafael Antonio Pineda of Anime News Network:

Link: Voice actor Denis Akiyama passes away at 66

Actor and voice actor Denis Akiyama passed away on Thursday, June 28. He was 66.

Visitations will be held at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre in Toronto, Ontario on July 4 at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. His funeral will take place on July 5 at 1:00 p.m. A memorial website has been set up for memorial testimonies, photos, and information on Akiyama’s funeral service. Continue reading.

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Link: Canadian actor Daniel Pilon dies at 77 after lengthy illness, talent agency says

From the Canadian Press:

Link: Canadian actor Daniel Pilon dies at 77 after lengthy illness, talent agency says
Canadian actor Daniel Pilon, whose film and television career spanned nearly 50 years, has died following a lengthy illness. He was 77.

The actor known internationally for his role as Renaldo Marchetta in the American TV soap “Dallas,” died Tuesday in hospital surrounded by family, his talent agency said in a statement. Continue reading.

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Link: Geralyn Wraith was makeup artist – and friend and confessor – to Canadian stars

From Victoria Ahearn of the Toronto Star:

Link: Geralyn Wraith was makeup artist – and friend and confessor – to Canadian stars
To many in the Canadian film and TV industry, makeup artist Geralyn Wraith was like a beloved member of the family, a close friend and a psychologist.

The Saskatoon native, who died Friday, helped craft the look of major characters on shows including The Kids in the Hall and Kim’s Convenience, and forged strong bonds with on-air talent through a compassionate demeanour that made them open up to her in the makeup chair. Continue reading.

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Link: Canadian country singer and TV personality Ronnie Prophet dead at 80

From the Canadian Press:

Link: Canadian country singer and TV personality Ronnie Prophet dead at 80
Canadian country star Ronnie Prophet, who rose to fame in the 1970s through a string of singles and variety TV shows, has died.

The singer’s widow Glory-Anne Prophet says in a Facebook post that “there are no words to express the heartache” of losing her “best friend and the love of (her) life.”

A family spokesman broke the news with a Facebook post earlier in the day saying Prophet died Friday morning at age 80. Continue reading. 

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Link: William Whitehead, 86, was a great CBC documentary writer who lived a life of devotion

From Judy Stoffman of The Globe and Mail:

Link: William Whitehead, 86, was a great CBC documentary writer who lived a life of devotion
Viewers might not have caught his name in the closing credits, but William Whitehead – versatile, brainy, witty, loyal, hugely productive – helped create many of the CBC’s most acclaimed documentary programs in a career spanning five decades. Continue reading.

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