LifeIn Memoriam In Memoriam: July 2017 By Shain E. Thomas - 1st August 2017 0 151 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 1 of 16 John Henley Heathcote-Williams (15 November 1941 – 1 July 2017), known as Heathcote Williams, was an English poet, actor, political activist and dramatist. Nilu Dolma Sherpa (1985 – 1 July 2017) was a Nepali film director. She directed the film How Funny, and earned accolades for her short title, kagaj. She died in 2017 due to cardiac arrest. Chris Roberts (born Christian Klusáček; 13 March 1944 – 2 July 2017) was a German schlager singer and actor. He was born in Munich-Schwabing and was married to the singer and actress Claudia Roberts; they often performed on stage together. Joseph Robinson (31 May 1927 – 3 July 2017) was an English actor and stuntman born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. He was a champion professional wrestler, as were his father and grandfather. His brother, Doug Robinson, is also an actor and stuntman. Solvi Stubing (19 January 1941 – 3 July 2017) was a German actress and TV personality, mainly active in Italy. IPaolo Villaggio (30 December 1932 – 3 July 2017) was an Italian actor, voice actor, writer, director and comedian. Carol Lee Scott (20 December 1942 – 4 July 2017) was an English entertainer, best known for her role on British television in the 1980s and 1990s as "Grotbags." Paul Hollingdale (born Paul Wynn; 30 March 1938 – 5 July 2017) was a British radio presenter who presented the first programme broadcast on BBC Radio 2, Breakfast Special, from 5.30am on Saturday 30 September 1967. He stayed with Radio 2 until 1970. Joan Lee (née Boocock; 1921/1922 – 6 July 2017) was a British-American hat model and voice actress. She was also notable for her nearly 70-year marriage to comic book writer Stan Lee. Nelsan Ellis (November 30, 1977 – July 8, 2017) was an American film and television actor and playwright. He was well known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds in the HBO series True Blood, which he played from 2008 until the series' completion in 2014, and for starring as Bobby Byrd in the 2014 James Brown biopic Get on Up. Elsa Martinelli (born Elisa Tia; 30 January 1935 – 8 July 2017) was an Italian actress and fashion model. Martin Landau (June 20, 1928 – July 15, 2017) was an American actor of stage, television and film, acting coach, executive producer, voice artist, editorial cartoonist and comic strip producer. His career began in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). He played regular roles in the television series Mission: Impossible (for which he received several Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award) and Space: 1999. revor Baxter (18 November 1932 – 16 July 2017) was a British actor and playwright. He was educated at Dulwich College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He is best known for playing Professor George Litefoot in Doctor Who. George Andrew Romero (February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture. Other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985). Aside from the Dead series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1993) and Bruiser (2000). He also created and executive produced the television series Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988). John Matthew Heard Jr. (March 7, 1946 – July 21, 2017) was an American film and television actor. He had lead roles in several films, including Chilly Scenes of Winter, Heart Beat, Cutter's Way, Cat People, and C.H.U.D., as well as supporting roles in After Hours, Big, Beaches, Awakenings, Rambling Rose, The Pelican Brief, My Fellow Americans, Snake Eyes, and Animal Factory. Deborah Patricia Watling (2 January 1948 – 21 July 2017) was an English actress known for her role as Victoria Waterfield, a companion of the Second Doctor in the BBC television series Doctor Who.