RIP to the superb actor James Gammon, who's passed on at 70.
Though he's probably best known for his wonderful turn as Lou, the growly, lovable manager in the best of all baseball movies, Major League (1989), Gammon was a veteran of many Westerns & actioners in movies & on TV, & was seriously respected as a stage actor as well, especially as a Sam Shepherd crony.
RIP also to Peter Fernandez, voice actor & writer of English dialogue for the American versions of many Japanese cartoons, including Speed Racer, for which he provided the Yank voice of the title character & wrote the immortal theme song.
On a cheerier, & likewise animation-related note, MTV is reportedly bringing Beavis & Butt-head out of retirement with new episodes! High time that the 21st-Century was subjected to the lads' commentary...