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Stanley Martin Lieber, aka “Stan Lee” b. 12/28/1922 d. 11/12/2018


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It is with a profoundly sad heart that we hear the news that legendary comic book creator and personality, Stanley Lieber, also known to the millions of comic book fans world wide as Stan Lee has passed away at the age of 95.

Stan was responsible for helping to create some of the most iconic characters in comics that we know. Spider-man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, The Fantastic Four and a whole host of other. Partnering with great artists like Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita and more, he helped to build a entertainment empire that started small and humble and is now one of the most profitable in the world. All while never getting royalties for those works, as back then, creators did not receive any ownership of those works.

After many years as a writer and editor at Marvel, Stan left to create his own media company caled POW Entertainment and created new characters and stories, while not as popular as those he made while at Marvel Comics, still did very well, showing that he hadn’t lost his touch over the years.

Stan became an even cultural star when Marvel began creating movies starting with Iron Man in 2008, and Stan making his cameo in the movie as Hugh Hefner. With the sucess of Iron Man and the subsequent releases of the following movies, Stan’s cameos became a staple for them, much like John Ratzenberger in all the Pixar movies. It even spawned a fan theory that Stan was an eternal because of all his various apperances, which ended up being made into a scene in the Guaridian’s of The Galaxy Vol. 2 movie.

 

Stan was also a veteran of World War II, having the official US Army title of Playwright. The day of his passing being Veteran’s Day here in the United State, it’s fitting that he should be doubly honored for the work he has done through out his life. We here at X1, will miss not seeing Stan in the movies, but will be content knowing he lived a very fulfilling life, even with the family and personal strife that found him these last few years. We also hope he rests easy knowing, that he has made a mark on the world ensuring him immortality, like the character he played in his cameos. We send out deepest condolences to the family and the rest of the fans as we mourn his passing.

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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