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Jesse O:
You are not allowed to view links. Register or LoginActor Lance Reddick has died of natural causes at the age of 60.  I think his best work was in "The Wire," where he played Baltimore PD Lieutenant Cedrick Daniels: a show I'm coincidentally 'binging' currently (I realized I'd only, criminally, seen the 1st season; I'm currently almost done w/season 2).  He's always in the John Wick films, and has been doing press for JOHN WICK 4; he played Charon, the concierge of The Continental.
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Fun trivia I didn't know until now: he got his Bachelors in Music Composition from Eastman, one of the top music schools in the country!  He also got his Masters in Drama from Yale. 
I knew he had the acting chops, but now I kinda really need to hear his music compositions!

Real bummer

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He was also great in Fringe - the only JJ Abrams project that I’ve loved from start to finish.

60 is young to die from natural causes. Super sad.

sessionka:
You are not allowed to view links. Register or LoginActor Lance Reddick has died of natural causes at the age of 60.  I think his best work was in "The Wire," where he played Baltimore PD Lieutenant Cedrick Daniels: a show I'm coincidentally 'binging' currently (I realized I'd only, criminally, seen the 1st season; I'm currently almost done w/season 2).  He's always in the John Wick films, and has been doing press for JOHN WICK 4; he played Charon, the concierge of The Continental.
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Fun trivia I didn't know until now: he got his Bachelors in Music Composition from Eastman, one of the top music schools in the country!  He also got his Masters in Drama from Yale. 
I knew he had the acting chops, but now I kinda really need to hear his music compositions!

Real bummer

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Major Bummer!!! 

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alyssa:


An unconfirmed but credible source is reporting the Al Jaffee has passed on


--- Quote ---He is notable for his work in the satirical magazine Mad, including his trademark feature, the Mad Fold-in. Jaffee was a regular contributor to the magazine for 65 years and is its longest-running contributor. In a 2010 interview, Jaffee said, "Serious people my age are dead."[4]

With a career running from 1942 until 2020, Jaffee holds the Guinness World Record for having the longest-ever career as a comic artist.[5][6] In the fifty years between April 1964 and April 2013, only one bimonthly issue of Mad was published without containing new material by Jaffee.

In 2008, Jaffee was honored by the Reuben Awards as the Cartoonist of the Year. New Yorker cartoonist Arnold Roth said, "Al Jaffee is one of the great cartoonists of our time."[9] Describing Jaffee, Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz wrote, "Al can cartoon anything".
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perc2100:
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An unconfirmed but credible source is reporting the Al Jaffee has passed on

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This is being widely reported now: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

--- Quote ---His death, at a hospital, was caused by multi-system organ failure, his granddaughter Fani Thomson said.
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What an absolute icon for those of us who grew up reading Mad Magazine (or, like me, never _really_ grew up  :P ).  I knew he was old, but didn't realize he was 102!  He was still working in, like, 2008 at least!!
Jaffee created the Mad fold-in back cover: that has to be one of the longest-running 'features' of the Magazine.
True cartoonist legend/icon

alyssa:
His sig is left of Eastman


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--- Quote ---Conceived in 1964 as a poor-cousin parody of the multi-page foldouts that were appearing in glossy magazines such as Life and Playboy, the fold-in became a regular feature and often provided the sole note of direct editorializing in the pages of Mad.

One 1968 panel, done at the height of the Vietnam War, showed students outside a job center and asked, “What is the one thing most school dropouts are sure to become?”

It folded to depict a student in a cannon with the caption: “Cannon fodder.”

A picture showing 1972’s presidential candidates splashing around in a swimming pool promised to reveal what the public could expect this election. When folded, the image became a giant toilet with a caption reading “The same old stuff.”
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