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Chris Cornell b. July 20, 1964, d. May 17, 2017


The front man of one of grunge rock’s greatest bands has passed. Chris Cornell, who helped to form and fronted Soundgarden as well as Audioslave, was found dead in his hotel room in the MGM Grand casino in Detroit. The Detroit Police is calling the death an apparent suicide.  Read the rest of this entry

Bill Paxton b. May 17, 1955, d. Feb 25, 2017


It’s with great sadness that we report the loss of one of Hollywood’s brightest actors, Bill Paxton, star of such movie as Aliens, Weird  Science, and The Terminator, has passed at the age of 61 due to complications from surgery.

It was announced today by his family and and comes as a shock to many that another well known actor had passed as such a relatively young age.

We at X1 were all entertained by his characters and his love of his craft. And we want to send our deepest condolences to his family and friends. It will be a long time before some one else like him shines as bright as him.

Carrie Fisher b. October 21, 1956 d. December 27, 2016


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It is with great sadness we have learned of the passing of one of Hollywood’s “royals” in not just character, but by her family. Carrier Fish, daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds has passed from complications of a cardiac event that befell her on a flight into LAX from London on Friday the 23rd of December. being drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra. (more…)

Kenneth “Kenny” George Baker b. August 24, 1934 d. August 13, 2016



The actor behind the famous droid R2-D2 in the Star Wars movie franchise has died after a long illness at the age of 81. 

We here at X-Jock send out prayers and condolences to Mr. Baker’s family and friends. And we wish to remember him for all the wonder and fun he gave us. As fans we will miss him deeply. 

We hope his family takes comfort in knowing he was loved by all in the Star Wars fan universe. Rest in peace. 

Sir Christopher Lee b. May 27, 1922 d. Jun 11, 2015


It’s with great sadness we have heard of the passing of actor Sir Christopher Lee, known to many recently for his amazing roles in The Lord of The Rings and Star Wars. He was a veteran of stage and screen, he passed at the age of 93.  Read the rest of this entry

Leonard Nimoy b. March 26, 1931 d. February 27, 2015


It is will a heavy heart that we have heard of the passing of one of Science Fiction’s greatest icons. Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing the Vulcan Science and 1st Officer of The Starship U.S.S. Enterprise, on Star Trek: The Original series and numerous movies and television appearances and shows, has passed away at the age of 84 in Los Angeles, California of complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseRead the rest of this entry

Robin Williams b. 1951 d. 2014


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It’s a sad day that one of the funniest men, has left us. Comedian/Actor Robin Williams was found unresponsive early Monday, August 11th in his home in Tiburon, Northern California. He was 63.  (more…)

Casey Kasem b. April 27, 1932 d. June 15, 2014


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It is with deep sadness that we at X-Jock have learned of the passing of Casey Kasem, and extend to his family and close friends our sincerest condolences.

As our peer, we respected him for his talent and his striving to bring his best to every thing he did. We grew up to him as the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Do, and we counted down the top 40 songs in the country every weekend with him.

We hope that his family and friends can take comfort in knowing that he left a lasting legacy, that we in the broadcasting community can aspire to bring to each of our own professional lives. He will be missed.

-The X-Jock Staff