Celebrities we lost in 2018

While many people will greet 2018 with parties or other celebrations, New Year is also a time for reflection. Looking back over the course of the year, it’s natural to consider the best things of the year, but it’s also time to remember what we said goodbye to.

To quote Tony Stark from the Avengers: Endgame trailer, part of the journey is the end and in 2018 we came to the end with many familiar faces, bright lights and even some legends, which we will deeply miss even at the beginning of the new year.

From Stan Lee to Margot Kidder to Steve Ditko to Stephen Hawking and many others, here at ComicBook.com we take a moment to remember those we lost in 2018 and whose influence, contributions and creations will continue to shape the world for years to come .

Slide 1 of 23Jon Paul Steuer

Star Trek actor Jon Paul Steuer died on January 1, 2018 at the age of 33.

Steuer became famous by playing Worf’s son Alexander Rozhenko in a 1990 episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation titled “Reunion”. Her most prominent role came a couple of years later when she starred in 73 episodes of Grace Under Fire.

Slide 2 of 23Doreen Tracey
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One of the original mouseketeers on Disney Mickey Mouse ClubDoreen Tracey also died in January. He was 74 years old.

Tracey was born in London in 1943 to two American artists and the family returned to the United States shortly after Doreen was born. At the age of 12, in the year 1955, he became one of Disney’s first Mouseketeers Mickey Mouse Club, which aired for the first time on ABC.

The actor appeared on the Mickey Mouse Club for four years, and eventually appeared in Annette Funicello’s spin-off series, Annette. Work with the Mickey Mouse Club eventually got Tracey a role in Disney Westward Ho the Wagons!, released in 1956 and played by Fess Parker. Tracey appeared on various other TV shows before visiting American military bases in Thailand and southern Vietnam.

Slide 3 of 23Donnelly Rhodes
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Battlestar Galactica actor Donnelly Rhodes died in January at the age of 80.

The veteran TV actor, with over 100 acting credits in his name, will be recognized by most viewers as Syfy’s Dr. Sherman Cottle Battlestar Galactica series in 2004. Rhodes appeared in 36 episodes of the series, from 2004 to 2009.

Furthermore Battlestar GalacticaRhodes had a habit of appearing in many different shows that have become an integral part of the geek culture. The actor had small roles in Smallville, The X-Files, The Dead Zone, Pysch is Supernatural. It also appeared in 2010 Tron: Legacy. Her most recent role was in the 2016 Arrowverse crossover event, “Invasion!” where he played Agent Smith in two episodes.

Slide 4 of 23Peter Wyngarde

Peter Wyngarde, the actor known for the roles Jason King, Doctor who, is Flash Gordon, who disappeared in January. He was 90 years old.

In addition to his genre work, Wyngarde appeared in that of Robert Rossen Alexander the Great (played by Richard Burton) and Jack Clayton’s horror classic The innocent. Wyngarde (and Jason King) was a partial inspiration for the character of Austin Powers, a pasty of British spies from the 60s and 70s.

Wyngarde has an unexpected comic legacy thanks to the affection of John Byrne for the British TV series The Avengers: The X-Men villain Jason Wyngarde (Mastermind) was partly inspired by Jason King and Peter Wyngarde.

Slide 5 of 23Reg E. Cathey
reg and cathey luke cage final performance

Luke Cage actor Reg E. Gathey died in February. He was 59 years old.

The actor’s final performance as Luke Cage’s father in the second series of the Netflix series has been described as “magical” by Marvel.

“Everyone at Marvel Television is deeply saddened by the loss of Reg E. Cathey,” reads the note. “It has been an honor to work with him and get to know him. Our deepest condolences go to his family and friends. In Marvel Luke Cage season 2, Reg played James Lucas, Luke’s father. We were lucky to experience the magic that Reg was in his final performance. “

Slide 6 of 23David Ogden Stiers
David Ogden Stiers Star Trek The Next Generation

Star Trek actor David Ogden Stiers died in March at the age of 75.

Stiers played Dr. Timicin in Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 4 episode “Half a Life”, originally aired on May 6, 1991. Timicin was a scientist from Kaelon II. Kaelon’s culture established that, at a certain age, its citizens had to undergo Resolution, a form of ritual suicide that allowed older people to pass by to make room for young people to take charge.

Timicin’s participation in the Resolution was questioned when he boarded the Enterprise-D and fell in love with Deanna Troi’s mother, Lwaxana Troi, played by Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. “Half a Life” remains a highly appreciated episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation for her powerful emotional story that gave Barrett-Roddenberry an unusually serious material to work with as Lwaxana. He is also remembered for being a rare one Star Trek episode that focuses almost entirely on its guest stars and the brilliant performances of Stiers and Barrett-Roddenberry.

Stiers will remain best known for his role in MIXTURE, but his performance went on Star Trek: The Next Generation and his numerous voice actor roles for the animated productions of DC Comics and Disney will not soon be forgotten.

Slide 7 of 23Stephen Hawking
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The famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died in March at the age of 76.

While most of the world remembers Hawking for his work that changed science forever, Hawking was not just a brilliant mind. He was also an icon of pop culture all his own with Hawking appearing as himself in shows like The Big Bang theory, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Simpsons is Futurama. Hawking even fought Ant man star Paul Rudd in an epic quantum chess game in a promotional video for Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, his various appearances give a human face to serious science. Hawking not only brought humor to his appearances, but he also brought science to the common man by simply showing that even the brightest of us could have a sense of humor.

Slide 8 of 23Johnny Valiant

Johnny Valiant passed away in April at the age of 71.

Valiant, real name John L. Sullivan, began his wrestling career in a promotion of the Detroit area managed by The Shiek as a fighter and referee. He has worked as a midcard for the World Wide Wrestling Federation since 1969 and has gone on to win to become a tag team wrestler with “Handsome” Jimmy Valiant as Valiant Brothers. He won the WWF Tag Team Championship for the first time in 1974 and held it for over a year, then took home the gold in 1979 together with “Gentleman” Jerry Valiant with captain Lou Alabano as his manager.

Valiant moved on to work as a manager after his second title, first in the AWA and then in the WWF since 1985. His list of managed fighters includes Brutus Beefcake, Hulk Hogan, The Spiler, Greg Valentine, Dino Bravo, Demolition and The Destruction Crew. His managerial career took him to the first WrestleMania in 1985, where he was in the Beefcake corner while his client faced David Sammartino with the legendary Bruno Sammartino in his curve. The game ended in double disqualification in just under 12 minutes.

Slide 9 of 23Verne Troyer
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Powers of Austin star Verne Troyer passed away in April at the age of 49.

Troyer was born with a genetic disorder known as achondroplasia dwarfism and was recorded as one of the shortest men in the world at 2 feet-8 inches.

Raised in Michigan, Troyer said that his parents have always treated him like all his mid-sized siblings. He started his career as an actor in 1994 as a stunt double Children’s dayand continued to star in films like Jingle all the way, Men in black, Fear and delirium in Las Vegas, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and the second and third installments in Powers of Austin.

Slide 10 of 23Margot Kidder
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Lois Lane actress Margot Kidder passed away in May at the age of 69.

Kidder played Lois Lane in the original Superman: the movie released in 1978, starring Christopher Reeve and his subsequent sequels. He also starred as Kathy Lutz in the hit horror film The horror of Amityville. She also appeared alongside Reeve in Superman’s adaptation for the small screen Smallville like Bridgette Crosby.

Kidder appeared on Broadway in a production of The monologues of the vagina in 2002, and had roles in television series such as The word l is Law and order: special victims units. He also won an Emmy Award in 2015 for Best Performer in Children’s Programming for his role in The disturbing hour of R.L. Stine.

Slide 11 of 23Jerry Maren
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Jerry Maren, who played a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz, died in June at the age of 98.

Maren was the only actor who survived to play a Munchkin in the iconic 1939 film at the time of his death. He was a member of the Lollipop Guild in the film and it was in particular the Munchkin who presented Dorothy with a lollipop after her arrival in Oz.

His Wizard of Oz the role was his most famous appearance on the screen. However, he has made both accredited and uncredited appearances in numerous classic shows and films, including Seinfeld, TRON, The Beverly Hillbillies, Planet of the Apes, The Wild Wild West, Bewitched, Bob Hope’s show, Lidsville, The Twlight Zone is Space bales, among others.

Slide 12 of 23Eunice Gayson

Eunice Gayson, the actress who played the first Bond Girl, died in June at the age of 90.

Gayson played Sylvia Trench in two James Bond films – Dr. No is From Russia with love. She was already an established actress when she took on the role, after appearing in Frankenstein’s Revenge a few years earlier. Her portrayal of the mysterious woman set the tone for decades of spy thrillers, and set the pattern by which all future “Bond Girls” would model their characters later.

Slide 13 of 23Steve Ditko

Legendary comic book creator Steve Ditko, who co-created Spider-Man and Doctor Strange with Stan Lee, died in July at the age of 90.

Ditko is responsible for the imagination of Spider-Man’s iconic red and blue costume, as well as his signature webshooters. With Lee, Ditko has written enduring enemies such as the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Sandman and the Vulture, all of which have appeared in numerous Spider-Man films that have earned a total life of nearly $ 5 billion worldwide.

After the couple joined Fantastic Fantasy # 15, Spider-Man’s first appearance, a newly launched Marvel Comics turned the character into his book, The Amazing Spider-Man, which has published over 800 issues since its first issue in 1963.

Lee and Ditko then summoned the psychedelic fighter Doctor Stephen Strange in the pages of Strange Tales # 110. Doctor Strange made his big screen debut live in the 2016 Marvel Studios blockbuster which proved to be a worldwide success, with the character who will reappear in Thor: Ragnarok is Avengers: Infinity War, where Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) collaborated notoriously as they did so many times in the Marvel comics.

Slide 14 of 23Burt Reynolds
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Cultural icon Burt Reynolds, who starred in famous films like Liberation, Smokey and the Bandit, The Cannonball Run, is Boogie nights, who disappeared in September at the age of 82.

Reynolds began to become one of Hollywood’s best men in the late 1970s, when he became the number one attraction at the box office for five consecutive years. The actor became famous in the audience for his fun loving and good boy roles.

He was nominated for an Oscar in 1997 for his portrayal of the porn director Jack Horner in Paul Thomas Anderson Boogie nights. While Reynolds has lost the prize Good huntingRobin Williams brought home a Golden Globe.

Even in his older years, Reynolds continued his work in both film and television. The actor recently appeared in the independent film The last movie star, who told the story of an aging acting legend. Reynolds was currently shooting the next Quentin Tarantino movie, Once upon a time in Hollywood, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. That movie is slated to be released in 2019.

Slide 15 of 23Scott Wilson
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The walking dead star Scott Wilson passed away in October at the age of 76.

Wilson played the role of Hershel Greene The walking dead. His other recent roles include hostile, The OA, Damien, is Bosch. The 76-year-old actor’s résumé spans dozens of impressive roles, with the first release in 1967 In the heat of the night. However, he has long been known for his role in the 1980s The ninth configuration.

Slide 16 of 23Stan Lee
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Legendary comic book writer and publisher Stan Lee died in November at the age of 95.

Lee, the most famous figure in the American comics, began his career in the comics in the 1940s and is widely credited with having revolutionized the storytelling of superheroes by co-creating (largely with the late Jack Kirby) the Marvel Comics Universe in the 60s.

Lee has had a hand in creating Spider-Man, The Avengers, The X-Men and hundreds of other characters for Marvel and other publishers throughout his career. As the publisher’s face for decades, Lee has cultivated an image as the godfather of comics, and became the ambassador between comics and the outside world. As a result of his Marvel pedigree, Lee is also one of the best-grossing film producers of all time, having been retained as executive producer for the Marvel Studios and Fox and Sony films featuring Marvel characters.

Slide 17 of 23Ricky Jay
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Ricky Jay, a prolific actor and magician, died in November at the age of 72.

Born of Richard Jay Potash, Jay is believed to be the youngest magician to perform an act of complete magic on television, appearing in the 1950s program. Time for pets at the age of seven. Jay developed a passionate following of magical fans, performing prestige tricks that not even his contemporaries could understand.

Jay is also known for his extraordinary acting career, in which he played roles like Kurt Longjohn Boogie nights, Milton in The prestige, Burt Ramsey / Narrator in Magnoliaand appearances in several David Mamet films. He also worked as a magical consultant on a number of films and co-created a company called “Misleading Practices” which helped develop practical illusions for films such as Forest Gump is Congo.

Slide 18 of 23Stephen Hillenburg
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SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg died in November at the age of 57.

Hillenburg gained notoriety while working as a director Modern Rocko life. When the show’s last season came in 1995, Hillenburg was promoted to creative director.

From there, Hillenburg continued to create SpongeBob SquarePants for Nickelodeon, one of the most popular series in the history of the network. Broadcast for almost a decade, Sea sponge has just ended its eleventh season, with season 12 set for 2019.

Slide 19 of 23William Goldman
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William Goldman, author of The princess bride the book and screenplay died in November at the age of 87.

While that of Goldman The princess bride is probably the main work that will see fans mourning his loss, the Oscar-winning screenwriter had a rather prolific body of acclaimed screenplay work. His list of film credits includes Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid (which earned him the Oscar), All the men of the president, The ghost and the darkness, Stepford’s wives, A bridge too far, Maverick (1996), The general’s daughter, Dream Catcher is Misery – to name a few. Needless to say, he was a significant talent in multiple genres of cinematic storytelling, which we will miss.

Slide 20 of 23Ken Berry
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Movie and television star Ken Berry, known for a variety of projects including Herbie rides again is Mother’s family died in December. He was 85 years old.

Berry has had a long career as a beloved character in some of the classic TV shows, including Captain Wilton Parmenter Troop F, city councilor Sam Jones on The Andy Griffith Show spin-off Mayberry R.F.D.and the clumsy, affable Vinton Harper Mother’s family. He also had a small role in Batman’s new adventures as well as bigger roles in Disney Herbie rides again is The cat from space.

Slide 21 of 23Penny Marshall
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Actress and director Penny Marshall, famous for her role as Laverne on the beloved sitcom Laverne and Shirley, died in December at the age of 75.

Marshall has become famous for its starring performance Laverne and Shirley, where she starred for 178 episodes from 1976 to 1983. Actress Cindy Williams starred in the role of Shirley in 158 episodes of the series. It also appeared several episodes of The strange couple is Happy days.

In addition to his work on sitcoms, Marshall began working as a film director. After directing multiple TV episodes and the protagonist of Whoopi Goldberg Jumpin ‘Jack FlashMarshall led the beloved comedy Great, played by Tom Hanks. Not only was the film a hit with viewers, it also became a substantial financial hit. With GreatMarshall became the first woman to direct a film that grossed over $ 100 million at the box office.

Slide 22 of 23Sondra Locke
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Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke passed away in December at the age of 74.

Born Sandra Louise Smith, Locke entered the world of acting in 1967, when she won a talent search to star alongside Alan Arkin in The heart is a lone hunter. The film eventually garnered an Oscar nomination and a couple of Golden Globe nominations.

Locke has had a rather legendary filmography over the years, which has intertwined with Clint Eastwood since 1975. The couple had a romantic relationship, which led Locke to appear in the films alongside him for just a while. , apart from those of 1977 Shadow of Chikara.

Slide 23 of 23Steve Dash
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Actor Steve Dash, who played the adult Jason Voorhees Friday the 13th part 2, died in December at the age of 74.

While the audience never saw Dash’s face in the Friday 13 sequel, the film marks the first time we have seen Jason Voorhees as an assassin of the franchise, creating a new path for the future of the series.

The original film depicted a group of female students attempting to revive a closed summer camp, only to be picked up one by one by an unknown assassin. Eventually we learned that it was Ms. Voorhees, the mother of a boy who drowned in the lake, who killed potential advisers so that no future campers could die from negligence on their part.

Ms. Voorhees was killed in the film’s finale, with the sequel depicting an adult Jason chasing the woods with a canvas bag as a mask, likely to keep his facial disfigurements a secret for anyone he has met. It wasn’t until the third film that Jason earned his iconic hockey mask, establishing the character’s face indefinitely.


Notable deaths of 2018 – QNotes

By Lainey Millen, Staff Writer and David Aaron Moore, collaborator

The year 2018 saw many challenges and changes in the landscape of the LGBTQ and the allied environment. And among these changes were the deaths of several individuals who came from a cross section of society that contributed significantly to the world we live in.

From movie stars to activists, these eight LGBTQ journalists and allies were among many others whose lives ended on notice.

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Anthony Bourdain
World-renowned chef, CNN host

Anthony Bourdain was a CNN master chef, writer, narrator and correspondent. He was also a champion dedicated to LGBTQ rights. When a Colorado bakery refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, Bourdain signed a short discussion claiming that the pies were not protected by the first amendment and that the bakers had no constitutional right to discriminate against same-sex customers.

“Even if prepared by famous chefs, food maintains a clear purpose in addition to its expressive component: it is made to be eaten. For this reason, food products are not protected by the First Amendment. “

Bourdain, who struggled with a history of drug abuse and mental illness, committed suicide at the age of 61 on June 8 in France while on the spot for his CNN series “Parts Unknown”.

Angela Bowen
African American gay activist, dance teacher

Angela Bowen was an influential “dancer, dance teacher, scholar and passionate voice on lesbian, black and feminist issues” The New York Times reported on his death on July 12th.

This woman was an extraordinary talent who helped shape a plethora of young lives through the Bowen / Peters School of Dance located in New Haven, Conn. She ran the business with her then husband Ken Peters from 1963-1982. The students came from low-income houses and were inspired by the instructions as well as being told that they had value and beauty. Bowen’s marriage ended in divorce and subsequently went out as a lesbian.

Her life then took a different direction when she became a writer and rapporteur for equal rights and related issues and became active in social justice organizations such as the National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays among others.

owen received her master’s and doctorate degrees from Clark University in Massachusetts and then became a faculty member at California State University in Long Beach, where she taught English and studies on women, gender and sexuality. There it influenced another generation of students, the Times added.

In 2013, he married Jennifer Lynn Abod. By then, the couple had shared over 30 years together.

In recent years he suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, which contributed to his death.

David Buckel
LGBTQ rights lawyer, environmental activist

David Stroh Buckel was an environmental activist and an American human rights lawyer LGBTQ was senior legal adviser and director of the marriage project at Lambda Legal. The known clients he represented were: Jamie Nabozny (Nabozny v. Podlesny), on bullying and anti-gay abuse; Brandon Teena (transsexual assassinated and raped in Nebraska and inspired by the movie “Boys Don’t Cry), is the main lawyer in the management of Teena’s estate; and Lewis versus Harris, claiming that “civil union” has reduced gays to second-class status.

Buckel was highly respected by his colleagues and was one of the craftsmen of the marriage equality movement.

In addition to LGBTQ activism, Buckel has been extraordinarily involved in environmental protection, best known for his work in the composting sector, and has written a guide for those who lived in urban areas on the subject.

Earlier in his life, Buckel worked as a home health assistant.

He received his lawyer from Cornell Law School.

Buckel was married to Terry Kaelber.

In April, Buckel’s body was found burnt to death in Brooklyn, New York’s Prospect Park. Self-inflicted death was a cry against fossil fuels. He left a note to the police and sent a copy The New York Times where he said: “Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels and as a result many die of early deaths: my early death from fossil fuels reflects what we are doing to ourselves.” He carefully orchestrated his death, leaving relevant information nearby to facilitate identification of the body and apologized to the police for “the chaos”.

Kyle Dean
Gay porn star

Brandon Jason Chrisan, known in the gay porn industry as Kyle Dean, died in September. The actor, who worked for Corbin Fisher and GayHoopla’s gay adult studies, had taken fourth place in an adult physics competition and lived a historic life. He had previously been arrested on charges of violating probation, insulting the court, drug possession, and burglary. Chrisan liked football and joined a Pop Warner team. Two other young gay porn stars died during the summer – Tyler White and Dave Slick.

Aretha Franklin
Music icon

He was a musical and cultural icon of the 20th and 21st centuries. Her hits include “(You Make Me Feel Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “Chain Of Fools”, “Respect”, “Freeway Of Love”, “Jump To It” and “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) , “A duet that played with gay singer George Michael openly. Franklin has always supported LGBTQ, often performing in gay weddings and marveling at numerous imitations dragged down his career. A diva even in death, three open casket funerals were held for her in various places after her death. In each one she was dressed differently. Loved by the LGBTQ community, Franklin died of pancreatic cancer on August 17 at the age of 76.

Fashion designer

Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy, otherwise known simply as “Givenchy”, was a French designer who founded Givenchy ‘s house in 1952. He was famous for having designed most of Audrey Hepburn’s personal and professional wardrobes and clothing. for Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. He was nominated in the Best Dressed International Hall of Fame in 1970. Never one who hid his sexual orientation survived his partner Philippe Venet when he died of natural causes at the age of 96 on March 20.

Tab Hunter

As a young actor in the 1950s and 1960s, Tab Hunter starred in films and television, making a name for himself in acclaimed films such as “Damn Yankees”, “That Kind of Woman”, “They Came to Cordura” and the TV series ” The Tab Hunter Show. “
Although his openness to his sexual orientation influenced his career during the mid-1960s, he made regular television appearances during the 1970s and turned back in 1981 with a role in John Waters’ “Polyester”, playing the queen of Divine drag. He continued to work consistently and published an autobiography in 2005. Hunter died on 11 June at the age of 86 from cardiac arrest.

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Mathilde Krim
Pioneer of AIDS research

Dr Mathilde Krim, founding president of amfAR and inspirational leader in the fight against HIV / AIDS, fought against the stigma of the disease in her work.

He was among the first to recognize in the early 1980s that HIV / AIDS raised serious scientific and medical questions and that it had the potential to spread rapidly and sow the seeds of a deadly epidemic, shared by amfAR. She devoted herself to raising public awareness of AIDS and became personally active in AIDS research through her work with interferons – natural substances now used in the treatment of some viral and neoplastic diseases.

Krim dedicated his life to helping others after seeing a newsreel depicting survivors of Nazi concentration camps. He defined his life philosophy. She was a fierce opponent of prejudice and discrimination wherever she encountered them because of the experience lived by the Nazi survivors.

He received 16 honorary doctorates and other honors during his career, including that of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000.

Dick Leitsch
Pioneering gay rights activist

Richard Joseph Leitsch (aka Richard Valentine Leitsch) was a well-known LGBTQ rights activist during the rise of the movement in the 1960s. The Kentucky native was president of the Mattachine Society and conceptualized and led the “Sip-In” at the Julius’ Bar. The event was one of the first LGBTQ legal rights actions in U.S. history. Leitsch was also a gay journalist who retracted an account of the Stonewall clashes. The lawyer published his account in September 1969. On a lighter note, Bette Midler was the subject of an interview in the press, a first for the actress.

Leitsch had a long-term relationship with Timothy Schoffeld that lasted 17 years before Schoffeld’s death in the late 1980s after being diagnosed with AIDS. Leitsch died of liver cancer in June. Two months before his death, he donated his personal documents, along with those of the Mattachine Society, to the New York Public Library.

Jamel Myles
Gay youth

Jamel Myles became the news hub during 2018 when it was reported that the young man committed suicide after being bullied for being gay. The event occurred within a few weeks after exiting during the summer.

Jamel, who was a fourth-grade student in Denver, Colorado, hanged himself in his bedroom in August 2018. The constant provocation of his classmates became unbearable for him.

Her mother, Leia Pierce, is angry and blames the school for their failure to do more to help her son.

David Ogden Stiers

The star “M * A * S * H” came out late in life, at the age of 66. In an interview in 2009 he said: “I am [gay]. Very proud of it. “
Ogden Stiers joined the cast of “M * A * S * H” in 1977 as Charles Emerson Winchester III. In addition to acting on the sitcom, he voiced the characters of numerous Disney films.

A change in the political atmosphere in the United States prompted him to come out in 2009. “I would like to spend the twilight of my life being just who I am,” he said. “I could claim noble reasons as a result of advancing gay rights, but I have to admit that it is for much more selfish reasons. Now is the time when I want to find someone and I don’t want to force any potential partner to live a life of extreme discretion with me. “Stier passed away on March 3 from bladder cancer. He was 75 years old.

Joel Taylor
Reality TV star

Joel Taylor, a native of Oklahoma, best known for his work in the Discovery Channel series “Storm Chasers”, was a passenger on board a real Caribbean ship that had been chartered by the gay cruise manufacturer Atlantis Events at the time of his death in January. The cause of Taylor’s death was considered an accidental overdose.

The life of the reality star was interrupted by the party-packed cruise (culture is widespread among cruises of this nature), which was known for the use of party drugs and non-stop fun on board. Unfortunately, Taylor was brought back to his cabin by friends instead of the ship’s medical staff after he was made unconscious on the ship’s dance floor. At that time the ship was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Taylor had consumed a fatal mix of drugs, People the magazine reported. Ships often punish, detain and / or expel passengers seeking help for a drug overdose.

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Why is Roseanne Barr traveling to Israel in January?

Roseanne Barr at the Paley Center for Media in March 2018 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Image

On Monday, career comedian and Trump supporter Roseanne Barr announced that she will travel to Israel in January at the invitation of the country’s parliament. He is also (presumably) taking the trip because he has a personal desire to promote his “own knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history” and wants to verbally denounce “the insidious and anti-Semitic movement of the BDS”.

Barr may be genuinely curious about Israel’s history, but he also has a very concerted interest in rejuvenating his image which has everything to do with postulating himself as a measured and thoughtful public figure. Hardly anyone who has paid attention to her recently would call it one of these things, and Roseanne knows it.

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Barr, a fan of QAnon’s conspiracy theories and blaming her use of social media on Ambien, got into trouble. A racist tweet he wrote about Valerie Jarrett, former adviser to President Obama, led to the cancellation of his show this year, an ABC sitcom that bore his name (and which was probably lit by greenery primarily to increase the public with controversy and backlash).

In the midst of the fallout from Barr’s seriously offensive tweet, in which he wrote that Jarrett, who is black, was as if “the Muslim brotherhood and the planet of the apes had had a baby”, Roseanne claimed that she did not know Jarrett’s race identity and that the point he was trying to make was, in effect, anti-Semitism.

It’s a curious ass-covering technique, to be honest, to say that your retrograde claim about a black woman was actually a comment on the marginalization of the Jewish community, but Barr is nothing if not disconcerting. Now, she seems to double her insistence that her conservatism and Trump’s admiration do not exclude her from respecting “Israeli history”.

It is a universally recognized truth that Roseanne Barr’s spectacular plunge from grace (if she ever could claim grace in the first place) proved to be one of the most convoluted shows produced by Trump’s nightmare Era.

But this is the end of 2018, and just because Roseanne and her glitzy show were both considered “canceled” by left-wing media members, that doesn’t mean she disappeared from sight or totally lost her fan base. Instead, Barr went through some sort of career change. Like many others who share his conservative beliefs, Barr has become a kind of popular hero for members of sympathetic and authoritarian nationalist law. As long as someone is still paying attention to her, it looks like she will take it.

It is that tactic that appears to be at stake in agreeing to address the Israeli parliament. What will you say? We can only wait and hope that it is not terrible. And perhaps he will have fewer opportunities to enter the spotlight in the future.

Remembering the lives we lost in 2018

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Actor and heartbreaker of the 50s Tab Hunter he died earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of the film Collaborative)

Many acclaimed LGBTQ people died in 2018 due to the world of entertainment, sports, defense, business and beyond. They include:

Victor Salisbury, a real estate agent, banking analyst, gay rights advocate and resident in the D.C. area, died on January 4 at 66.

Eddie Weingart, a massager based on D.C. and gun violence activist died at the age of 39 on 11 January. After mass shooting in Newtown, in 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, he helped found the Project to end armed violence. In 2013, Weingart received the “Be the Change Award” award from the Washington Peace Center for his defense.

Dr. Mathilde Krim, a wealthy heterosexual scientist and pioneer in AIDS activism and research, died on January 15 at the age of 91. She was the founding president of amfAR, the AIDS Research Foundation. In 2000, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Dennis Peron who led an effort to legalize medical marijuana in California died on January 27 at the age of 71 in a San Francisco hospital.

Robert Pincus-Witten, renowned art critic, died on January 28 at 82 years after a long illness.

John MahoneyBritish-born actor, loved for his portrayal of Martin Crane, the father of the hit TV sitcom “Frasier”, died on February 3 at the age of 77. He has been nominated twice for an Emmy for his role in “Frasier”.

Judy Blame, the fashion designer, died at 58 years of cancer in London on February 20. There was a retrospective of Blame’s work at ICA in London in 2016.

David Ogden Stiers, who played the role of Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III in the famous TV show “MASH” died on March 3 at the age of 75. At the age of 66, he came out strange.

Barbara Wersba, an acclaimed lesbian author of books for young adults died at the age of 85 on February 18 in Englewood, New Jersey. She was among the first authors of YA to write about homosexual relationships.

Hubert de Givenchy, the famous French fashion designer who for decades has worn icons from Jacqueline Kennedy to Grace Kelley to Audrey Hepburn, died at the age of 91 on March 10.

Steve Elkins, founder and executive director of CAMP Rehoboth in Rehoboth Beach, Del., died at the age of 67 on March 15.

J.D. McClatchy, a Lambda Prize-winning poet, died at the age of 72 on April 10. He has authored eight collections of poems and several opera librettos, including “Our City” for Norn Rorem’s settings on the play by Thornton Wilder.

Jean McFaddin, who planned Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parades, Santaland at Christmas, spring flower shows and July 4thth fireworks in Manhattan for 24 years, who died on April 18.

Richard Peck, a gay author of stories of rape, suicide and other difficult topics for young readers, died on May 27 at the age of 84.

LGBTQ rights activist Connie Kurtz died at the age of 81 at his home in West Palm Beach, Florida. Kurtz and his wife Ruth Berman were plaintiffs in a lawsuit for the benefits of domestic partners for employees of the New York City school.

April 14 David BuckeL, a prominent 60-year-old LGBTQ human rights lawyer and environmental advocate, committed suicide by bathing with gas and setting himself on fire in Brooklyn, New York. His death was a political act of self-immolation.

Robert M. Higdon, a friend of President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan and director of fundraising for the Reagan Presidential Library, died at the age of 58 on June 19.

Dick Leitsch, a pioneering gay rights activist, died at the age of 83 on June 22 in Manhattan. In 1966, Leitsch led a protest when a bartender at Julius in New York’s West Village would not openly serve gay patrons.

Tab Hunter, a 1950s movie star died on July 8 at the age of 86. It was closed until it came out in its 2005 autobiography (written with Eddie Muller) “Tab Hunter Confidential”.

Tom Gallagher, the first foreign service officer who came out publicly as gay, died on July 8 at the age of 77. “I don’t want any of you … to take for granted what it took for people like Tom Gallagher who paved the way for all of you,” said Hillary Clinton in 2012 on 20th.th anniversary of GLIFAA, an organization of LGBT employees of the State Department.

Melanie Kaye / Kantrowitz, feminist, activist and author died on July 10 at the age of 72.

Gary Beach, an actor who won a Tony Award for his portrayal of director Roger De Bris in “The Producers”, died at the age of 70 on July 17th.

Charles Hamlen, the founder of Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS, died at the age of 75 on August 1. He founded the group, which later joined Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS in 1993, five years after his partner’s AIDS death in 1988.

John Glines, who won a Tony Award for producing the “Torch Song Trilogy” in 1983, died on August 8 at the age of 84. At Tonys, Glines thanked his lover Lawrence Lane. It is believed to have been the first time that someone at Tonys said he thanked his gay lover, the New York Times reported.

Vivian Matalon, who won a Tony Award for directing “Mornings at Seven” in 1980, died at the age of 88 on August 15.

Craig Zadan, who with his production partner Neil Meron, won the Oscar for best film for Chicago in 2003, died on August 21 at the age of 69. They produced “The Sound of Music” and other live musical awakenings for NBC.

Rev. Robert Wood, the first American clergy to support marriage equality and to urge churches to welcome gays, died on August 20 at the age of 95, according to Blade.

Lindsay Kemp, choreographer and teacher of David Bowie and Kate Bush, died at the age of 80 on August 24. Kemp and Bowie were lovers for a time.

Crime writer Amanda Kyle Williams she died at the age of 61 on August 31st. She is the author of the Keye Street series, whose titles include “The Stranger You Seek”.

Disability advocate and gay rights activist Janet Weinberg died on September 1 at the age of 63. He was a leader in LGBTQ rights groups, including the Center for Gay Men’s Health Crises.

Jeanne Ashworth, who won a bronze medal in the 500m race at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, died on October 4th at the age of 80 at his home in Wilmington, New York. She was one of the first women to compete in skating of speed at the Olympics.

Ruth Gates, an acclaimed coral reef biologist and marine environmentalist died at the age of 56 from brain cancer on October 25th. Gates supported the breeding of a “super coral” to resist the impact of climate change.

Maria Irene Fornés, a playwright who won eight Obie awards died at the age of 88 on October 30th. Acclaimed for her experimental work in the theater, she received an Obie for a career in 1982. “He didn’t mention an important American playwright, and it should be,” playwright Tony Kushner told the New York Times.

Ray Hill, a former Baptist evangelist and inmate who became an LGBT human rights activist in Houston and helped organize the first gay rights march in Washington died at the age of 78 on November 24. In the 1980s, he helped found Omega House for AIDS patients. Hill hosted a radio talk show for prisoners and their families.

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the cultural phenomenon “SpongeBob SquarePants” died at the age of 57 on 26 November. Hillenburg, who was straight, had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. “SpongeBob”, the animated adventures of a yellow marine creature, who lives in pineapple, which airs on Nickelodeon, has a large strange following.

Aretha Franklin, Burt Reynolds and more

For anyone who is a fan of movies or TV shows, one of the slackers of watching the Academy Awards is the part of the ceremony where they stop to remember the actors, actresses and directors who are no longer with us. No doubt there are those faces that light up and make you say, “Oh, I forgot he’s dead!” Yet despite the sadness of those moments, they also represent a wonderful opportunity to pay one last tribute to people who have meant so much to us over the years. And that’s certainly what we’re doing with this guide for those who died in 2018, including Burt Reynolds in Charlotte Rae, Penny Marshall, Stan Lee, David Ogden Stiers and Aretha Franklin, among others.

Please join us as we wish them all a last goodbye, finding some satisfaction in the fact that their work – and therefore their memories – will continue to live.

Just scroll down to see the stars we lost in 2018.

In Memoriam: Animation & VFX Greats We Lost in 2018

This year we have said goodbye to many talented men and women who have made the world a better place by working on some of our favorite short films, TV shows and films over the years. We honor their memory on these pages and thank them for leaving us with so many beautiful moments. A big thank you to Tom Sito, who produced a Afternoon of Remembrance animation every year to celebrate and honor the lives of those who have given so much to our community and the world in general. This year the event will take place on Saturday 8 February at noon at the 839 Guild Hall in Burbank.

Gerard Baldwin

Gerard Baldwin

Gerard Baldwin. Prolific writer, producer and educator, who has earned five Daytime Emmy nominations for The Smurfs series and various Smurfs Special. Other credits for television directing include Rocky and his friends, Linus! The lionhearted, Jungle George, Tiny Toon Adventures, Quick Draw McGraw, The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Jetsons, Muppet Babies, Aladdin is Rugrats. Died April 18, 89 years old.

Adam Burke. Animator who worked at Bluth, Blue Sky, Warner Bros, Disney and Pixar whose credits include Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, The iron giant, The incredibles movie, Auto 2 ,Toy Story 3, Up is WALLE. Deceased 7 October, 47 years old.

Frank Buxton

Frank Buxton

Frank Buxton. Writer, actor, producer and director. Best known for voicing Hal Seeger Batfink’s popular animated hero and his arch-enemy Hugo A-Go-Go. He also wrote and directed live shows like The strange couple, Happy days is Mork & Mindyand wrote, produced and directed Hot dog. Voice credits include periods of Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers, Garfield and Friends, New Dennis the Menace is The Garfield Show. Died on January 2, at the age of 87.

Joe Clokey. Producer and custodian of the Gumby empire created by his father, the late Art Clokey. Affectionately known as “Gumby’s little brother”, Joe was president of Premavision / Clokey Productions, the company behind the TV shows with Gumby, Pokey and Davey & Goliath. Died March 2, 56 years old.

Fred Crippen

Fred Crippen

Fred Crippen. Creator of Roger Ramjet, founder of Pantomime Pictures and animator of UPA. He has worked on numerous shows as a designer, director of the times, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Men in Black: The Series, Extreme ghost catchers is Godzilla: the series. Died March 22, aged 90.

Steve Ditko. The iconic cartoonist and co-creator with Stan Lee of characters like Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. He also created Squirrel Girl, Mr. A, Captain Atom and Question. Died on June 29, at the age of 90.

Edward Faigin. Animator and voice actor who worked at the credits of Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. include Rover Dangerfield, The Quackbusters of Daffy Duck, The night of the living duck is Looney’s movie, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny. Died March 6, 95 years old.

Ray Favata. New York-based animator and layout artist, whose credits include The Great Space Coaster, Doug, The story of Peter Rabbit is Bible for beginners: the Easter story. Died on October 20, 94 years old.

Pablo Ferro. Legendary Cuban graphic designer, who created the fundamental titles for classics such as Dr. Strangelove, Bullitt is Men in black. Died on November 18 at the age of 83.

Marcia Fertig. Animator at Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros, Ruby-Spears and Filmation. His credits include The fox and the hunting dog, Godzilla, He man is She-Ra. Died January 31, 98 years old.

Peter Firmin. Innovative British designer, illustrator and animator who co-founded Smallfilms and co-created popular children’s television programs Ivor the Engine, Bagpuss is The Clangers. Died on 1 July, 89 years old.

Audrey Geisel

Audrey Geisel

Audrey Geisel. Widow of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and executive producer of Horton hears a Who! (2008), The lorax (2012) e Dr. Seuss’ Grinch (2018). He also produced the Emmy nominated short film Daisy-Head Mayzie (1995). Died December 19, 97 years old.

Bruno Gaumetou. Animator and director of the French studio (Neomis Animation) and CEO (AGT Digital), whose credits include Babar, DuckTales: The Movie, TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop, Marsupilami, A silly movie is The illusionist (producer). Died in October, 59 years old.

Stephen Hillenburg

Stephen Hillenburg

Stephen Hillenburg. Nickelodeon writer, director, creator SpongeBob SquarePants, one of the most popular and influential animated shows of the past 20 years and its two spin-off features. Died November 26 at age 57.

Margot Kidder

Margot Kidder

Margot Kidder. Beloved actress who was considered the quintessential Lois Lane in Superman film (with Christopher Reeve). It was also Gaia’s voice (Captain Planet and the Planeteers) and Mistress Helga (AAAHH !!! Real monsters). Died May 18, 69 years old.

Gary Kurtz with Harrison Ford

Gary Kurtz with Harrison Ford

Gary Kurtz. Feature maker like Star Wars, The dark crystal, Return to Oz and animated titles like The thief and the shoemaker, The Jack Frost story is Friends and heroes. Died on September 23, at the age of 78.

Stan Lee

Stan Lee

Stan Lee. Legend of Marvel comics (editor, writer, editor) and co-creator of enduring characters such as Spider-Man, The X-Men, The Incredible Hulk and The Fantastic Four. Died on November 12, at the age of 95.

Carlos Lemos. Cartoonist and storyboard artist whose credits include animated TV series Fantastic Four, The true adventures of Jonny Quest, Iron man, Godzilla The Series is Men in Black: The Series. Died on March 16, at the age of 84.

Bud Luckey

Bud Luckey

Bud Luckey. Animator, voice actor and songwriter. Designed woody (Toy Story) and was the voice of Eeyore, agent Rick Dicker and Chuckles the Clown. He directed the short film nominated for an Oscar Boundin‘. Died on February 23, at the age of 84.

Don Lusk

Don Lusk

Don Lusk. The iconic Disney animator and Hanna-Barbera, who worked on classics like Bambi, Pinocchio, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady and the Vagabondo, The Sleeping Beauty is One hundred and one Dalmatian is Fantasy. His numerous animation and directing credits include Gay Purr-ee, Hey, here’s Yogi Bear, The new adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A boy named Charlie Brown, The Adventures of Gummi Bears, The thief and the shoemaker, Captain Planet and the Planeteers. He received Dayy Emmy for his work The Smurfs is A puppy called Scooby-Doo and a Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. Died December 30, 105 years old.

Michael Lyman. Director of the times on over 100 TV series including Adventure Time, impossible, Rugrats, The Griffins, King of the Hill, Godzilla: the series is She-Ra and the princesses of power. Deceased 6 October, 67 years old.

John Mahoney. Veteran character actor, known for playing dad Frasier, provided the general ‘s voice in The iron giant. Died on February 5, at the age of 77.

Roger Mainwood

Roger Mainwood

Roger Mainwood. British animator and director who brought several beloved Raymond Briggs classics to the screen. Worked on Heavy metals, The Snowman, When the wind blows is Santa Claus; he directed the TV series The world of Peter Rabbit, Stressed out Eric is Meg and Mog and the acclaimed film Ethel & Ernest. Died on October 5, at the age of 65.

Chuck McCann. Third generation interpreter and lifelong actor whose voice actors include G.i. Joe, The Smurfs, gummy bears, Tales of goslings (Duckworth, Burger Beagle), The new adventures of Winnie the Pooh, TaleSpin, The Powerpuff Girls is Adventure Time. Died April 8, aged 83.

Dave Michener. Writer, director and animation supervisor at Disney and various other studios. Direct Disney The great mouse detective and was a writer Oliver & Company, The fox and the hunting dog, The Rescuers is Robin Hood. Also worked on Winnie the Pooh is The Aristocats. Died on February 15, at the age of 85.

Jacques Muller

Jacques Muller

Jacques Muller. French animator who worked for Disney, Sullivan-Bluth, Amblimation, ILM and Warner Bros. Credits include Pound Puppies, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Video by Paula Abdul “Opposites Attract”, The Rescuers Down Under, Space jam, Little soldiers, The New Groove of the Emperor, By Sylvain Chomet The illusionist is The adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Died on November 4, at the age of 62.

David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers. MIXTURE stars best known for animation as Cogsworth’s voice in Disney The beauty and the Beastas well as roles in Pocahontas, Atlantis, Justice League, Winnie the Pooh is Regular show. Died on March 3, at the age of 75.

Fred Patten. Los Angeles writer, publisher and publicist. One of the first anime experts in the United States who adapted Tekkaman, the space knightand was story / script editor on The castle of Cagliostro, Barefoot Gen, Lupine III: Tales of the Wolf, 8-Man is Lupine III: The Mystery of Mamo. Died on November 12, at the age of 78.

Rick Reinert. Rick Reinert Productions longtime director, producer and owner. He worked at Disney TV and Bill Melendez Productions. Direct several Winnie the Pooh shorts e ABC Weekend Specials in the 80s, he was also an animation artist Mrs. Doubt and animation supervisor on It was my best birthday ever, Charlie Brown (1997). Died on November 7, at the age of 93 years.

Ring of Børge

Ring of Børge

Ring of Børge. Danish animator and director, best known for his work on Heavy metals (1981), the Oscar-winning short film Anna and Bella (1984) and Oscar nominee Oh my Darling (1978). He was also a comic book maker and a talented musician. Ring has also worked on dozens of films like The smurfs and the magic flute, we are back: a dinosaur story, Asterix in America, Lucky Luke: Ballad of the Daltons is Happily N’Ever After. Died December 27, 97 years old.

Momoko Sakura. Manga writer and illustrator, video game and character designer. Born Miki Miura in Shimizu, Japan, Sakura created the incredibly successful graphic novel and anime property Chibi Maruko-chan. Other noteworthy works include the surreal fantasy manga COJI-COJI. Died August 15, 53 years old.

Jon Schnepp

Jon Schnepp

Jon Schnepp. Producer, director, voice actor, editor, writer and animator. Written and directed Superman’s death lives: what happened and direct episodes of Metalocalypse is The Venture Bros. He was also an active animator Nerdland. Died July 19, 51 years old.

Marie Severin

Marie Severin

Marie Severin. Multifaceted and pioneering comic artist who designed most of the greatest heroes in Marvel comics and designed the first Spider-Woman. Among his most important works were series of Doctor Strange, The incredible Hulk is The submarine. Died on August 30, at the age of 89.

Steve Swaja. Prop designer in shows like Lazer Tag Academy, Centurions, ALFTails, Starcom: the US Space Force, G.i. Joe, James Bond Jr. is RoboCop: Alpha Commando. Died January 16, 89 years old.

Isao Takahata

Isao Takahata

Isao Takahata. Japanese animation director, writer and producer and co-founder of Studio Ghibli. Credits include Tomb of the fireflies, The story of Princess Kaguya, Just yesterday. Died on April 5, at the age of 82.

Will Vinton

Will Vinton

Will Vinton. Pioneer of the Oscar-winning stop-motion animation, coined the term claymation, founder of Will Vinton Studios. He oversaw the creation of Emmy-winning projects including The pajamas, A Christmas celebration of Claymation is An Easter Claymationand received Oscar nominations for Rip Van Winkle, The great cognito is The creation. Died on October 4, at the age of 70.

Scott Watson. Disney Imagineering CTO, which has obtained 45 patents, ranging from real-time rendering tools for CG to new approaches to themed vehicle design. He also helped develop a multi-screen interactive TV broadcasting system and helped produce some of the Disney theme park’s most popular attractions, including Indiana Jones Adventure and the Aladdin Magic Carpet Ride VR project. Died on August 12, at the age of 55.

Len Wein. Cartoonist and animation writer, best known for his creation Glutton is Swamp Thing (with Bernie Wrightson). He also wrote for TV shows like Batman: The Animated Series, Godzilla, X-Men, ReBoot is Ben 10: Alien Force. Died on October 10, 69 years old.

Doug Young. Prolific voice actor who was heard in many Hanna-Barbera cartoons between 1959 and around 1965. Better known as Doggie Daddy’s voice in Quick Draw McGraw series. Other credits include The Flintstones, The Huckleberry Hound Show is The Peter Potamus show. Died January 7, 98 years old.

it will be via deposits

Payment at source for the self-employed: this will be via deposits

The reform of the withholding tax applies to all taxpayers. Freelancers will be debited via monthly or quarterly installments.

All taxpayers are affected by the withholding tax. It will not be possible to levy income tax on the self-employed via a collector. Also, the self-employed will pay their income tax in installments. In January, the 2019 installments will be calculated on the 2017 income declared in spring 2018. The deposit will be taken by the administration from January 15 (monthly, spread over 12 months) or February 15 (quarterly) on the bank account.

In the event of a change in income, it will be possible to request a revision from the tax authorities during the year. In addition, the amount of the deposit will be updated each year in September. Important clarification: direct debit will not exempt self-employed persons from a declaration of income in the spring, in particular for tax credits.

what are the real estate arrangements?

Tax exemption: what are the real estate arrangements?

To reduce its tax bill, there are legal tax exemption mechanisms implemented by the State. Several real estate systems make it possible to reduce its tax burden. Linternaute.com presents the main ones.

Why not try to reduce your tax bill? The twists and turns of tax regulations legally reduce the bill, in particular by using real estate tax exemption mechanisms. Tax exemption means “no longer subscribing to tax certain products or services, certain contributions”. Through tax incentives, the State is trying to “direct” the behavior of investors towards the housing policy it wishes to pursue.

What is property tax exemption?

Property tax exemption is a set of legal measures which allow an investor to buy a property with the aim of renting it out, but above all to benefit from tax breaks. Pinel, Girardin, Malraux law … Real estate tax exemption is multifaceted. Each device is specific, and it is advisable to study them well before launching.

It is the most widely known real estate tax exemption law. The Pinel law – named after the former Minister of Housing Sylvia Pinel – set up in 2015 (following the Duflot scheme) allows an investor to benefit from a tax reduction on the condition of renting their accommodation for a period of ” at least 6 years. The objective is to encourage the creation of new housing and the renovation of old housing. The tax reduction provided for by law cannot be calculated beyond the following ceilings: maximum 300,000 euros per person per year, and 5,500 euros per m2 of living space.

Pinel Law
Eligible goods terms duration Tax benefit Deadline for investing
New housing – Housing in future state of completion Housing in a so-called “tense” area – rental in the tenant’s main residence – rent ceilings to be respected – resource ceilings not to be exceeded 6 years minimum rental is necessary to benefit from the device 12% for 6 years rental – 18% for 9 years rental – 21% for 12 years rental December 31, 2021 – The Pinel law was originally scheduled to end in December 2017.

The Malraux device which dates from 1962, the time of the former Minister of Culture of General de Gaulle, has been greatly reshaped since its creation. However, the spirit of the law has not changed. Objective: encourage the renovation of real estate that has a recognized historic character by granting a tax reduction. This measure is aimed at tax households with high incomes. Concretely, to benefit from the Malraux law, the property must be located within a specific geographical perimeter (which often corresponds to the historic center of cities). The renovation must also be validated by an architect from the Bâtiments de France.

Malraux law
Eligible goods terms duration Tax benefit Deadline for investing
Rehabilitated old housing Rental in the tenant’s main residence 9 years minimum rental are necessary to benefit from the system Tax reduction from 22 to 30%. No limits

The Girardin law is a device which dates from July 2003 and which aims to encourage investment in the overseas departments by granting a tax reduction to the buyer. The Girardin law is deployed in two parts: the financing of industrial equipment (Girardin industrial law) and investment in social housing (Girardin social law). In the industrial aspect, the tax reduction is not calculated on the amount of your investment but on the total amount of the equipment acquired for rental to an operator overseas. The social component aims to increase the rental of new housing to people on low incomes. The property must be leased six months after its acquisition.

Girardin law
Eligible goods terms duration Tax benefit Deadline for investing
Industrial equipment – new social housing or in future state of completion Overseas investment – rent ceilings to be respected for the rental of social housing – tenant resource ceilings not to be exceeded 5 years minimum rental of industrial equipment – 5 years minimum rental of social housing Up to 63% tax reduction (the Girardin is not subject to the global ceiling on tax loopholes of 10,000 euros). December 31, 2020 for Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion, Saint-Martin – December 31, 2025 for Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Saint-Barthélémy, Wallis and Futuna

The Censi-Bouvard law is a real estate tax exemption system that allows you to benefit from a tax reduction by investing in housing located in a service residence (student residences …) The tax reduction amounts to 11% of the amount of the investment and spans linearly over 9 years. The accommodation must be rented to a professional operator.

Censi-Bouvard Law
Eligible goods terms duration Tax benefit Deadline for investing
Housing in furnished residences, new, under construction or rehabilitated with service (student residences, nursing homes, senior residences) Ceiling of 300,000 euros (housing price) to calculate the tax reduction 9 years minimum rental furnished to a professional operator 11% of the amount of the investment in tax reduction December 31, 2018

Cynthia Nixon has lost the election, but still runs 2019 in New York

Cynthia Nixon may have lost Democratic primary due to incumbent governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), but that didn’t stop her from setting the agenda for the state.

Cuomo has unveiled his 2019 political agenda and looks vaguely familiar. In fact, it’s an almost mirror image of the platform Nixon campaigned on, including legalizing recreational marijuana, ending the cash bail, making Election Day a state party, and setting up a New York Green New Deal like that of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promoting at the United States Congress.

Even Nixon has noticed the similarities in Cuomo’s surprisingly progressive ideas and is taking imitation as a compliment. While Cuomo easily defeats her during the primary, Nixon says it was worth it. In a tweet, he said that Cuomo’s new leftist agenda shows that his campaign has been rewarded, even if he doesn’t live in the governor’s residence.

As Nixon said in his concession speech, “The blue wave is not only coming for the Republicans, it is also coming for the Democrats who behave like them.” I guess Cuomo decided to start acting like a Democrat instead.