Actor Mikijiro Hira dies at 82

Oct 24, 2016

Actor Mikijiro Hira dies at 82

Actor Mikijiro Hira, who performed in various fields including television dramas and theater plays, died Sunday. He was 82. Hira was found lying in the bathroom of his residence in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. He was later confirmed dead. After performing with the Haiyuza Theater ...

British actor Alan Rickman dies at 69

Jan 14, 2016

British actor Alan Rickman dies at 69

Veteran British actor Alan Rickman, who played the role of Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films among many others, has died aged 69, after suffering from cancer, his family said Thursday. Rickman, who won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA during his career ...

Fred Thompson, former senator and star on TV, film dead at 73

Nov 2, 2015

Fred Thompson, former senator and star on TV, film dead at 73

Fred Thompson, a Republican U.S. senator from Tennessee for eight years who also acted in feature films and on television, has died, his family says in a statement. The statement says the 73-year-old Thompson died Sunday in Nashville after a recurrence of lymphoma. “It ...

Actors Fukuyama, Fukiishi marry

Sep 28, 2015

Actors Fukuyama, Fukiishi marry

Actor and singer-songwriter Masaharu Fukuyama, 46, and actress Kazue Fukiishi, 33, married on Monday, their management agencies said. The day happened to be Fukiishi’s birthday. “We had a friendship which over the past few years grew into a relationship,” Fukuyama said in a statement ...

Actor Sam Shepard nabbed in Santa Fe for drunken driving

May 27, 2015

Actor Sam Shepard nabbed in Santa Fe for drunken driving

Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Santa Fe restaurant’s security complained about a possibly intoxicated driver. The 71-year-old Shepard told a police officer that he had two tequila drinks and was planning to ...

Motorcycle accident claims actor, TV star Nagare Hagiwara, 62

Apr 23, 2015

Motorcycle accident claims actor, TV star Nagare Hagiwara, 62

Actor and television celebrity Nagare Hagiwara, 62, died in an accident while he was riding on a motorcycle in Suginami Ward, Tokyo, on Wednesday evening. Hagiwara, whose real name is Mitsuo Hagiwara, was found lying on the Ome Kaido highway with a large motorcycle ...

French actor Louis Jourdan, star of 'Gigi' fame, dies at 93

Feb 16, 2015

French actor Louis Jourdan, star of 'Gigi' fame, dies at 93

Veteran French actor Louis Jourdan, who starred in “Gigi” and “Octopussy,” has died in Los Angeles at the age of 93, his official biographer said Sunday. Jourdan died of natural causes at his Beverly Hills home on Saturday, Olivier Minne told AFP by phone ...

Stage, screen actor Edward Herrmann dies at 71

Jan 1, 2015

Stage, screen actor Edward Herrmann dies at 71

Edward Herrmann, the towering, melodious-voiced actor who brought Franklin D. Roosevelt to life in films and documentaries, won a Tony Award and charmed audiences as the stuffy dad on TV’s “Gilmore Girls,” died Wednesday. He was 71. Herrmann died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital ...