Wes Craven was an American film director, writer, producer, and actor. He is best known for his creation of A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise starring his iconic character Freddy Krueger. He is also the creator of the Scream franchise starring his character Ghostface. His other movies include: The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left, The Serpent and the Rainbow, The People Under the Stars, Red Eyes, and My Soul to Take. He died of brain cancer on August 30, 2015. He was 76 years old. RIP Wes Craven
My condolences to his family and friends.
I loved his Nightmare on Elm Street movies, and still love it always. I have never met him, and now never will. I was sad that he is gone. But, he left us with very scary movies to watch, and supernatural characters to love and hate. In my feeling is that I never wanted him to die, but it happened. He could have made more frightening movies. I hope he will rest in peace with God and have his glory with him also in Heaven. This is sad in the horror news. I will mourn his death. He will always be in our hearts and minds forever. He will be missed, but never forgotten. He will always be remembered. My favorite character out of all his movies is the iconic Freddy Krueger. Goodbye Wes Craven! You will be missed! RIP
Rhonda Rousey is an American mixed martial artist, Judoka, and actress. She is the first current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, and the last Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion. She is undefeated in Martial Arts. She became the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. She wrote and published her first autobiographical book My Fight/Your Fight on May 12, 2015. She starred in films such as, The Expandables 3, Furious 7, and Entourage.
Dick Van Patten was an American actor, businessman, and animal welfare advocate. He is best known for his role as patriarch Tom Bradford in the TV comedy-drama show Eight is Enough. He was a successful child actor. He appeared in numerous plays as a teenager on the New York stage. He co-starred in many feature films. He is founder of Natural Balance Pet Foods and National Guide Dog Month. He died of complications from diabetes on June 23, 2015. My condolences to his friends and families. R.I.P. Dick Van Patten
Stephen Curry is an American professional basketball player. He plays for the Golden State Warriors of the NBA, and is one of the greatest shooters in NBA history. He plays the point guard position. He is the regular season Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2014-15, NBA regular season, and a two-time NBA All-Star. He is son of a former NBA player Dell Curry. He is a member of the Golden State Warriors basketball team that won the NBA Championship in the 2015 NBA Finals. It is their 4th NBA Championship in NBA team franchise history. He set the NBA record for three-pointers (272) made in a regular season, during the 2012-13 season. In the 2015 NBA Finals this is the Golden State Warriors’ first championship since 1975. Before, he played for Davidson in college basketball, and was named two times Southern Conference Player of the Year with the team in the NCAA Men’s college basketball.
John Carroll was an American journalist, and newspaper editor. He worked for the Los Angeles Times and The Baltimore Sun. He won 13 Pulitzer Prizes. He graduated in Haverford College in 1963. He worked as a cub reporter for The Providence Journal. He served two years in the army. He was hired by The Baltimore Sun in 1966, while he covered the Vietnam War, the Middle East, and the Nixon White House. His first job was with The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1973. In 1979 he left for the Lexington Herald-Leader, where he was editor, and vice-president.
Laverne Cox is an American actress, reality television star, and television producer. On the television Netflix series Orange is the New Black, she is best known for her portrayal of the fiction character Sophia Burset. She is a LGBT advocate. She is the first transgender to have a wax figure at Madame Tussauds. She appeared as a contestant on the first season of VH1‘s I Want to Work for Diddy. She became the first transgender person to be shown on the cover of Time magazine on June 9, 2014.
Jay-Z is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most successful hip-hop artists in America. His net worth is nearly $520 million. He has sold more than 100 million records, and received 21 Grammy Awards for his musical works. He is ranked No.1 on the MTV list of The Greatest MC’s of All-Time in 2006. His 3 albums, Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001), and The Black Album (2003) are considered landmarks. They are featured in Rolling Stones list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time. He married Beyoncé in 2008. They both have a daughter named Blue Ivy Carter, born January 7, 2012. Jay-Z is ranked the 88th greatest artist of All-Time by Rolling Stones.
Nas is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is the son of Jazz musician Olu Dara. He has sold over 25 million records, released eight consecutive platinum, and multi-platinum albums since 1994. He is an entrepreneur for his own record label, and is an associate publisher of Mass Appeal magazine. He is under contract with Def Jam Recordings, and Mass Appeal Records. His debut album Illmatic released in 1994, received universal acclaim from both critics, and the hip-hop community. His follow-up album, It Was Written, debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Charts. He was nominated for Best Rap Album for his eleventh studio album Life Is Good at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. He is ranked No.5 on the MTV list of the, “50 Greatest MC’s of All Time” in 2014.
Sue Grafton is a contemporary American mystery writer. She writes detective novels and is best known for her “alphabet series”, featuring private investigator Kinsey Milhone. She is the daughter of detective novelist C.W. Grafton. She wrote screenplays for television movies.
Mark Hamill is an American actor, writer, producer, and director. He is best known for portraying the Jedi hero Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars Trilogy movies. He was in various movies such as: Corvette Summer (1978), Slipstream (1989), The Guyver (1991), and Time Runner (1993). He was the voice of the Joker in a few animated Batman films, television series, and video games. He will be in the next new Star Wars movie called, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, out in theaters December 18, 2015.