RIP, Betty White

A couple of weeks ago I decided to bingewatch Golden Girls for the first time, so that’s how it turned out that I was hearing Betty White’s voice in the background while reading the news of her death. Man. Golden Girls was great and I absolutely adored Rose.

White didn’t make it to 2022 but she did get to totally disrupt all the “Notable deaths of 2021” lists in the media, and I have a feeling she’d have loved that. RIP, St Olaf’s favourite daughter.

She was also the greatest eater of hot dogs to ever walk the earth.

RIP, Anne Rice

Yeah, I disagreed with her views on fanfiction, who didn’t? But she seems to have been a genuinely good person.

I remember her being a figure of mockery among more grown-up fandom participants when I was a kid. I wish that hadn’t happened.

Friends’ James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther, Dead at 59 — TVLine

James Michael Tyler, best known for his recurring role as Central Perk manager Gunther on Friends, died Sunday morning following a years-long battle with Stage 4 prostate cancer, the actor’s rep confirmed to TVLine. He was 59 years old. “The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh “Friend”), but Michael’s loved ones knew him as an […]

Friends’ James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther, Dead at 59 — TVLine

Oh man. I was literally just watching Friends the other night and wondering how he was doing. So, so sad. :(


Una Stubbs, beloved English actress who worked in theatre and on the big and small screen, has died. She was 84. Not only a great actress “but also a wickedly funny, elegant, stylish, graceful, gracious and kind and constant friend. She was also a highly respected and exhibited artist.” Most deepest condolences to her family and friends. Rest In Peace.


CW animal death

River, the model for Dogmeat, has passed away :( I recommend reading the rest of the thread, it’s heartwarming to see how much the team loved her.

@/JoelBurgess on Twitter

“I said goodbye today to River, who most of you know as Fallout 4’s Dogmeat. Heartbroken doesn’t cover it, but I won’t eulogize her here. For twitter, I thought it’d be appropriate to look back at her impact on that game. (plus, writing about game dev hurts less than grieving)”

RIP Kevin Clark

Netflix threw me the trailer for School of Rock the other day and I was thinking, oh I should watch that again sometime, it’s a great movie. (It seems to have had a renaissance as of late?) Then yesterday one of the now-adult kids in it, Kevin Clark who played Freddy, died in a completely random road accident. It’s so sad, he was only 32 and had a whole music career ahead of him. Watching the film will be a very different experience now, I feel so terrible for him and his loved ones.