Monday, December 29, 2008

Year In Review: Top 20 Famous Deaths of 2008 (Part Two of Four)

11. Sir Arthur C. Clarke
Author of the 2001: A Space Odyssey novel, and co-writer (with Stanley Kubrick) of the film. Proposed satellite technology in 1945.

12. Bill Melendez
Animation director responsible for A Charlie Brown Christmas and most of the Peanuts TV specials.

13. Don LaFontaine
Voice-over artist identified with the phrase "In a world...". Known professionally as "The Voice of God".

14. Stan Winston
Visual effects artist for Aliens, Jurassic Park, and other modern classics.

15. Bernie Mac (above)
Hilarious stand-up comic. His appearance on SNL as original fourth stooge (my favorite clip of his) is sadly absent from Hulu and YouTube.