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Animals 31 May 2019 | 9:27 AM

'Pet Sematary' star Leo the Cat dies a month after film's release

The glaring feline who spooked audience members and horror-lovers with his performance in the 2019 'Pet Sematary' remake has died just more than a month after the film's release.

Movies 03 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

Original Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew dies at 74

Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, has died. Mayhew’s family said in a statement Thursday that he died at his home in Texas on Tuesday. He was 74. No cause was given.

Movies 30 Apr 2019 | 11:47 AM

'Boyz N The Hood', '2 Fast 2 Furious' director John Singleton dead at 51

John Singleton, who made his directorial debut with the acclaimed 'Boyz N The Hood' about young men struggling in a gang-ridden LA neighbourhood, died on Apr 29 at age 51, days after he suffered a stroke.

The Bowerbird Writes 29 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

An obituary for the book industry?

MANY writers certainly aspire to be J.K. Rowling, one of the most commercially successful novelists in the world today. She is said to be worth RM4bil.

Books 24 Apr 2019 | 6:00 AM

Manga writer Kazuo Koike, who influenced directors like Quentin Tarantino, dies

Manga writer Kazuo Koike, who died April 17, was best known for 'Lone Wolf And Cub', a samurai series that debuted in 1970 with art by Goseki Kojima.

Books 22 Apr 2019 | 6:00 AM

Gene Wolfe: The unknown Sci-Fi grandmaster

He was an author’s author, beloved by his fellow science fiction and fantasy writers, yet most people haven’t heard of him.

World 14 Apr 2019 | 3:18 PM

Vultures circle Berlusconi's Forza Italia as support ebbs away

ROME (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could suffer mass defections from his Forza Italia group if it performs badly in next month's EU elections, putting the very future of the group at risk, party politicians said.

Music 05 Mar 2019 | 9:04 AM

Farewell, Firestarter: The Prodigy vocalist Keith Flint dead at 49

Keith Flint, The Prodigy frontman whose vocals helped push the British electronic group to the mainstream, has died. He was 49.