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19 April 2012 @ 12:05 pm
R.I.P. Jonathan Frid/ R.I.P. Greg Ham  
...and the deaths keep on comin'.

Jonathan Frid, actor who portrayed Barnabas Collins in the ground-breaking original TV show Dark Shadows, has died. Aged 87, he made appearances at fan conventions but after Dark Shadows went off the air in 1971, Jonathan Frid said goodbye to the cameras. He did star in Oliver Stone’s directorial debut SEIZURE in 1974 as a writer haunted by his demons (manifested by Martine Beswick and Herve Villachaize!) but reportedly Frid’s experience with SEIZURE was so unpleasant, he spent the rest of his career on the stage in Canada, his home. he actually died on Friday, April 13th, which is sort of perfect. I know, he has a cameo in the upcoming Burton movie version, but I personally think seeing that hideous travesty of a film be realized is what killed him.

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Greg Ham, a musician with the iconic Australian band Men at Work, was found dead in his Melbourne home on Thursday, Australian reports said. He was 58, and at this time, there is no info on the cause of death. Too bad, i always liked them.
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Mari Adkinsmariadkins on April 19th, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
i hadn't heard about greg ham yet. damn!!!
Kellykwsapphire on April 26th, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
I am so very sad about the Dark Shadows movie. I like some of the things Burton has done, but the creepy-weird-silly was the wrong touch for this IP. It could have made such a great big-budget remake. I don't yet know if I will actually go see it, but on the whole I'm already really disappointed.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on April 27th, 2012 01:55 am (UTC)
yeah, I was apprehensive about it when I heard abotu it, and then the trailer just made my head hurt. To make it silly/campy like that...that was wrong.

Sadly, the target audience will probably eat up up with a spoon.