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Showbiz colleagues remember Roy Alvarez

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Roy Alvarez. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Colleagues in show business who have worked with the late Roy Alvarez remember him to be a “cool and calm” person, a “good friend”, with “animal sex appeal” and who was “passionate” about his craft.

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Sorely missed this Christmas

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This Dec. 24, we will do our very best to celebrate the salvific birth of Jesus Christ, but some now absent and relatively recently departed members of our “close-in” company will definitely be sorely missed.

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‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Peter O’Toole dead at 81

In this undated photo Actor Peter O'Toole is shown. O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died. He was 81. O'Toole's agent Steve Kenis said the actor died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.  AP FILE PHOTO

Stage and screen actor Peter O’Toole, known on the one hand for his starring role in “Lawrence of Arabia,” leading tribesmen in daring attacks across the desert wastes, and on the other for his headlong charges into drunken debauchery, died Saturday at age 81, following a long bout with illness.

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‘Windmills of Your Mind’ singer Noel Harrison dies

This is a March 22, 1959 file photo of British actor and musician Noel Harrison and his bride, Sara Tufnell, at the register office after their wedding at Caxton Hall, Westminster, London. Noel Harrison, who sang the Academy Award-winning ballad "The Windmills of Your Mind," has died at 79. Harrison's current wife, Lori Chapman, said Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, that he suffered a heart attack after a performance on Saturday in Devon, southwest England, and died later in a hospital.  AP Photo/PA

British actor and singer Noel Harrison, who recorded the Oscar-winning song “The Windmills of Your Mind,” has died at the age of 79, his wife said on Tuesday.

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Broadcaster David Frost dies

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Veteran broadcaster David Frost, who won fame around the world for his interview with former President Richard Nixon, has died, his family told the BBC. He was 74.

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‘Star Wars’ cinematographer Gilbert Taylor dies

Children look at Star Wars toys displayed during an exhibition at the Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris. AFP / FRED DUFOUR

The British Society of Cinematographers says “Star Wars” cinematographer Gilbert Taylor has died at age 99.

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Bravo, Behn!

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CERVANTES was progressive, articulate, brilliant.

Colleagues paid their final respects to director-actor-activist Behn Cervantes, who passed away after a valiant battle with diabetes on Thursday morning.

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Comedian Sammy Lagmay passes away

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Comedian Sammy Lagmay passed away on Wednesday afternoon due to complications brought about by diabetes, his sister Mylene Mariano told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

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Eddie Romero, 88

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Eddie Romero. FILE PHOTO

National Artist for Film Eddie Romero passed away at 9 p.m. Tuesday, son and fellow director Joey Romero said. He was 88.

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‘Archetypal villainess’ Bella Flores; 84

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Veteran character actress Bella Flores. FILE PHOTO

The Country has just lost “the archetypal Filipino villainess,” actress Boots Anson-Roa said of the death of veteran character actress Bella Flores on Sunday.

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Chi Cheng, former bassist for Deftones, dies at 42

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A candlelight vigil was planned Sunday in California for Chi Cheng, bassist for Grammy-winning rock band the Deftones, who died after struggling to recover from serious injuries suffered in a car crash more than four years ago.

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‘Homeland’ writer-producer Bromell dies at 65

his 2012 photo released by Showtime shows Henry Bromell, executive producer of the Showtime series "Homeland" is photographed on the set in Charlotte, N.C. Bromell's longtime agent and friend, Peter Benedek, said Bromell died Monday at a Los Angeles area hospital. He was 66. The cause of death may have been a heart attack, Benedek said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Showtime, Kent Smith)

Henry Bromell, an Emmy Award-winning executive producer for the TV series “Homeland,” has died, a representative said Tuesday. He was 65.

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