The series hit a milestone 650th episode on January 6, 2019 … and 1982's "Special Beat Service." My heart breaks for his family. And later, she shared a Las Vegas stage with Sammy Davis Jr. and Redd Foxx. He was 30. Ungaro, who brought rich color and sensual draping to French fashion, was beloved by Jackie Kennedy and Catherine Deneuve. The Simpsons | Fox Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal "The Anxiety of Influence" and melancholy regard for literature's old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Oct. 14 at age 89. Created by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon. Krantz's books have been translated into 52 languages and sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. 6:09 PM PDT 9/23/2019 by Mike Barnes , Rhett Bartlett FACEBOOK; TWITTER; EMAIL ME Finney was nominated five times for Oscars, for “Tom Jones,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” ″The Dresser,” ″Under the Volcano” and “Erin Brockovich,” though he never won. Writer Judith Krantz, whose million-selling novels such as "Scruples" and "Princess Daisy" engrossed readers worldwide with their steamy tales of the rich and beautiful, died June 22 at her Bel-Air home of natural causes. Griffin and various other names and sold millions of copies. Robert Frank, a giant of 20th century photography whose seminal book “The Americans” captured singular, candid moments of the 1950s and helped free picture-taking from the boundaries of clean lighting and linear composition, died Sept. 9. Hunter’s songs included such classics as “Truckin’,” "Uncle John’s Band,” "Box of Rain” and “Ripple.”. It's Me, Margaret." Mike was the heart of the ‘Rick and Morty’ production family, his fantastic talent and wit will be sorely missed. Sid Haig, the longtime character actor who starred in movies by Rob Zombie and Quentin Tarantino, died Sept. 21 at age 80. J. Michael Mendel, ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Rick and Morty’ Producer, Dies at 54. Combs held the title for fastest woman on four wheels, reaching 398 mph in 2013. Warner won a Grammy for best Latin pop album in 2010 for his work on Alejandro Sanz's "Paraíso Express." The young actor, who appeared in a variety of films and TV shows, including opposite Adam Sandler in the movie “Grown Ups,” suffered a seizure related to an ongoing medical condition, his family said. © Copyright 2021 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Jay Janner, Austin American-Statesman via AP, Acclaimed singer and guitarist Leon Redbone, who performed jazz, ragtime and Tin Pan Alley-style songs, died May 30. Series creator Matt Groening revealed at Comic-Con (via NME) a film sequel is definitely still in the cards, even if “The Simpsons” owner Fox is now owned by Walt Disney Studios. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office determined the cause of death as suicide. She was known for the classic 1956 tune "Que Sera, Sera," films like "The Man Who Knew Too Much" and her eponymous TV sitcom. Although proficient on a number of instruments including guitar, violin, cello and trumpet, Hunter never appeared on stage with the band. He was 76. The actress, who was 80, suffered from complications of dementia. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.”. She was 92. He was 56. Ted Thai, The LIFE Picture Collection via. She was 67. The four-time Emmy award-winner was 54. She was 56. "Rick and Morty" co-creator Dan Harmon also took to social media to mourn the loss of Mendel. Rhythm." Gable had hosted "Cheaters," a syndicated show features confrontations with people suspected of being unfaithful, since 2012. Disney Channel actor Cameron Boyce, who starred in “Jessie” and the “Descendants” franchise, died July 6 at age 20. Cax, whose real name was Cacsmy Brutus, was diagnosed with bone and lung cancer when she was 14. He was nominated nine times for Daytime Emmy Awards, and won 10 NAACP Image Awards. Norris was never a smoker, and abandoned the campaign after deciding he was setting a bad example for his own children. Morrison may be best remembered as a literary genius who wrote about black people for other black people, yet her work had universal appeal. Jerry Carrigan, a celebrated session drummer heard on famed recordings from Elvis Presley, Waylon Jennings and Kenny Rogers, died in June. Casal was also a guitarist in various other groups, including his most recent, Circles Around the Sun. Filmmaker and choreographer Jo Andres, wife of actor Steve Buscemi, has died, his representative Staci Wolfe confirms. Some critics have said he was right. She was 73. Rutger Hauer, whose murderous replicant Roy Batty famously fought Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard in 1982’s "Blade Runner," died July 19 at home in the Netherlands. Auberjonois' final role was 2019's “First Cow.”, Caroll Spinney, the longtime "Sesame Street" puppeteer, Ron Leibman, who starred in films such as "Norma Rae," "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Where's Poppa?" My friend, partner, and line producer Mike Mendel passed away. SAM Simon, a co-creator of The Simpsons who made a midlife career shift into philanthropy, has died after a long bout with cancer. She was 91. He also appeared in the 2005 movie "The Honeymooners" and in 2007's. Walter Mercado, an iconic astrologer and television personality, died on Nov. 2. Matt Selman also contributed as showrunner for the episodes "Heartbreak Hotel", "Krusty the Clown", "The Clown Stays in the Picture" and "Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy". Peter Fonda, the actor son of movie titan Henry Fonda and brother to Jane Fonda, died in Los Angeles on Aug. 16 of respiratory failure from lung cancer, his family announced. Warren and her husband founded the research society the New England Society for Psychic Research. St. John had played the character of Neil Winters since 1991 on the long-running CBS daytime soap opera. He also played scientist Andre Delambre, who turned into an insect in the 1958 film "The Fly.". Art Neville, a member of one of New Orleans' storied musical families, the Neville Brothers, and a founding member of the groundbreaking funk band The Meters, died July 22 at age 81. He was 72. Georgia Engel, best known for her role as soft-voiced Georgette Franklin on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," died April 12  at age 70. "Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John died Feb. 3 at age 52. His catchphrase to his audience: “Mucho, mucho amor.". Oscar-winning composer and pianist Michel Legrand, whose hits included the score for the '60s romance "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" and who worked with some of biggest singers of the 20th century, died Jan. 26 at age 86. "We will miss Cokie beyond measure, both for her contributions and for her love and kindness," her family said in a statement. ", Lloyd Bishop, NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images. Here are some other instances of The Simpsons predicting the future. Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, died Aug. 5 at age 88. He was 77. He was 75. She had been suffering from dementia in recent years. The following is a list of real-world people who have worked on The Simpsons, but later died, whilst the show was still airing. Kevin Nixon, Metal Hammer Magazine/Team Rock via Getty Images, Andre Williams, the Detroit singer whose edgy R&B songs made him a cult favorite in the 1950s and propelled a late-life career resurgence, died March 17 in Chicago. J. Michael Mendel, the Emmy-winning producer of “Rick and Morty” and “The Simpsons,” died just two days shy of his 55th birthday. He made headlines as the highest-paid American television actor, receiving $200,000 an episode during the filming of "Airwolf. Held Evans, a speaker and a writer, was known for her blog as well her numerous best-selling books, including "Faith Unraveled," "A Year of Biblical Womanhood," "Searching for Sunday" and "Inspired. He liked to say it was he and not the Beach Boys who invented surf music. Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images for NAACP. The Season 13 star, who inspired fans with her personal story of surviving cervical cancer and coping with lupus, died from pneumonia and a blood clot that traveled to her heart. Philip McKeon, the former child star who was best known for playing wisecracking teen Tommy Hyatt on TV show "Alice" from 1976-85, died in Texas on Dec. 10 after a battling a long illness. LaShawn Daniels, a Grammy-winning songwriter who penned hits for the likes of Beyoncé, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, died in a car crash Sept. 4 at age 41. Jackson's career dated back to the 1960s, when he co-founded Bradbury Press. 30th July 2019. J. Michael Mendel, a producer for "The Simpsons" and "Rick and Morty," has died at 54. Joao Gilberto, 88, considered one of the pioneers of bossa nova, died July 6 at his home in Rio de Janeiro, his son confirmed on Facebook. He was 75. Helmond played mother Mona Robinson on the ABC sitcom "Who’s the Boss?," which ran from 1984 to 1992. Neal Casal, a former guitarist for The Cardinals who played with the likes of Willie Nelson, Chris Robinson and Ryan Adams, died Aug. 26 at the age of 50. Maisel." James was known as “The Banjo Man” on the reality TV series, which ran from 2011 to 2014. Co-creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon paid tribute. Country Music Hall of Famer Mac Wiseman died Feb. 24 at the age of 93. She was 39. According to a press release from his publicist and manager, Adams died April 30 in Westmoreland, Tenn. (Photo: Warner Bros. Television). She also hosted spinoff series "House Hunters International" from 2009 to 2012. As a guest star, he made more than 2,000 TV appearances, including on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and “The Monkees,” and appeared in "Wayne's World 2" and the "Jackass" movies as himself. Al Jean returns as showrunner, a position he has held since the thirteenth season. Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao died Nov. 27 at age 35 after suffering an apparent heart attack while on set of Chinese sports reality show "Chase Me." Max Wright, who played Willie Tanner, the father figure to an alien in TV's "ALF," died June 26 at 75. According to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Burgie’s songs have sold over 100 million records throughout the world. Emmy-winning lighting director Phil Hymes died of complications from cancer on July 29, NBC announced. Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube’s father in the “Friday” films, died Oct. 29 at 77. Often, subsequent episodes have been dedicated to them. The orthodontist competed with his wife, Misti, on Season 25 of the CBS reality show in 2014. Massie wrote "Peter the Great," winner of the Pulitzer in 1981, and "Catherine the Great." Janice Freeman, the powerhouse singer who wowed Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson with her blind audition on "The Voice," died March 2. Our Favorite Subscription Box Trend? He was a four-time Emmy Award winner for his work on The Simpsons and Rick and Morty. She was 37. Allee Willis, a Detroit native and award-winning songwriter who had long traced her inspiration back to Motown, died Dec. 24 at 72 from cardiac arrest. As a studio musician, recording engineer and record producer, Johnson played a role in iconic hits by Percy Sledge, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others. He was 70. Sam Simon DEAD -- 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Dies After Long Battle With Cancer 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Dies After Long Battle With Cancer 3/9/2015 11:41 AM PT She was 65 and her cause of death remains unclear. Bravo— whose given name was Jesus Melgoza Bravo — appeared as Chelsea Handler's sidekick on the E! Novelist Paule Marshall died Aug. 12 in Richmond, Virginia, her son, Evan K. Marshall, told The Associated Press. He was 43. You can create a Simpson with some of the features of your favourite characters, such as Homer's belly or Marge's hair, or create a totally new character... you can design a new citizen of Springfield! 'The Simpsons' and 'Rick and Morty' producer J. Michael Mendel dead at 54... 9/22/19 J. Michael "Mike" Mendel (September 24, 1964 – September 22, 2019) was an American television producer. Previn was a child prodigy whose family fled Nazi Germany. Crumb made her Broadway debut in the original cast of "Les Miserables" in 1987, and received a Tony nomination for the title role in the musical adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" in 1992. He was 90. 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