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 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.
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.