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Via LA Times
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Michiyo Yasuda's terrific work with the studio spans from her earliest days with work on 'Castle in the Sky' (1986) to Hiyo Miyazaki's final film, 'The Wind Rises' (a few years ago).


(Castle in the Sky)


(The Wind Rises)

“What I like best is when I am building up the colors in my head, thinking of how to get the tone worked out,” Yasuda said during her interview with the L.A. Times. “Color has a meaning, and it makes the film more easily understood. Colors and pictures can enhance what the situation is on screen.” RIP Michiyo Yasuda, you will be missed!

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Via Variety
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About a week ago, Meszaros was found unresponsive in his apartment in Los Angeles. Meszaros stood at a famously (dubbed 'smallest man in the world') petite 2 feet 9 inches tall, and he was discovered performing in a traveling circus before making his debut on television as Alf the alien in a famous '80s sitcom.



He put on performances for some of the world's most widely recognized and hailed figures such as Michael Jackson (who went on to become a dear friend), Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. 

In the 1980's the city of Hawthorne, California named their shortest street 'Michu Lane' in commemoration of the performer. Rest in peace Michu Meszaros, you'll be missed. And now, a nice compilation of some of Alf's greatest moments:

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Oricon reports that Yuko Mizutani passed away on May 17th following a previous diagnosis with breast cancer. One of Mizutani's most famous roles was Sakiko Sakura (older sister in TV anime, Chibi Maruko Chan), as well as Sora Takenouchi in Digimon Adventure.



Her most recent stint was voicing Ikuko Tsukino in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal. Mizutani's also performed some video game voice work as Iris in Mega Man X4, and the Japanese voice of Minnie Mouse for the Kingdom Hearts series.

Mizutani was an extraordinary talent, she'll be missed dearly, and may she rest in peace.

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Via CNN
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On Sunday morning Anton Yelchin's Jeep rolled down his driveway, pinning then crushing him against a brick post outside of his house in Los Angeles, California. It just so happens the car that caused this horrific fatality was a 2015 Grand Cherokee, and among over one million more cars/SUVs filed for recall by Fiat Chrysler. 

More than 100 crashes have been reported to date, due to gear selector problems that can confuse drivers about whether their cars are in park or not.

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Makiko Futaki was an invaluable creative resource, and instrumental in almost every work done by Studio Ghibli, where she started up in 1981. Her last film for the studio was, When Marnie Was There



Futaki was the go to animator on Princess Mononoke, and also worked closely on Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. Futaki was a true visionary, an unrivaled talent, and a godsend for the anime industry as a whole, may she rest in peace.

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16 Touching Tributes to Nintendo's Late President

Nintendo's President, Satoru Iwata, passed away after a long battle with bile duct cancer. The gaming community at large is mourning the loss, and many have taken to fan art to express their grief.

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The seiyuu Matsuki Miyu died at the age of 38 on October 27. Some of her notable roles are Hisui in the Nasuverse, Kuuko from Haiyore! Nyaruko-san, Yoshinoya from Hidamari Sketch, Magical Sapphire from Fate/Kaleid, or Anna from Shimoneta. She died due to acute pneumonia. You can find a list of her roles here.

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Gene Wilder, well known for starring in movies such as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate FactoryBlazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein has officially passed away at 83-years-old. Story still developing. Rest in peace Willy Wonka, you will be missed!

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Via TMZ
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Anton Yelchin died in a car accident Sunday morning. The talented young actor's colleagues, collaborators, and friends have already stepped forward to pay their respects following this truly horrendous and tragic event.


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Rest in peace Anton Yelchin. You were taken from us all too soon, and you will be missed. 

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The famous tumblr user Artofapony who is also well known for her stoned trixie blog passed away recently. She will be incredibly missed by so many people.