From Jacob Lorinc of the Toronto Star:
Link: Canadian actor Sean McCann dies at 83
Sean McCann, an award-winning actor known for his role on the Canadian TV series Night Heat, died on Thursday. He was 83.
A prolific character actor, McCann performed in hundreds of productions, ranging from a Canadian politician in The King Chronicle (1988) to an animated bear in TV series Little Bear (1995-2003). Continue reading.
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.
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.
From the Ottawa Citizen:
Link: Ottawa comic Mike MacDonald dead at 63
The world of comedy was tweeting expressions of sorrow Saturday night at the death of Ottawa comic Mike MacDonald.
No details were immediately available.
A former Brookfield High School student, MacDonald had liver transplant surgery in March 2013. Long known as one of Canada’s top standup comics, MacDonald had battled drug addiction and bipolar disorder in his adult life. Continue reading.