Category: In Memoriam

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Tom Petty Passed away

To write an obituary or something similar about an artist I never really listened to and don’t know much about is hard. Sure I’ve heard him over the years but it never really grabbed me. I was a metal head after all. I did enjoy The Travelling Wilburys though. So for me, Tom Petty was first at foremost one-fifth of the super-band also containing Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne. It’s unquestionable how...

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In Memoriam – Hasse Alfredsson 1931-2017

There’s few people in Swedish entertainment history that are better known than Hasse Alfredsson. I think he’s been loved by the people since the early 60’s when he collaborated with Tage Danielsson. This duo’s ideas and work has since then been somewhat of the basis of all Swedish comedy. They were the arch comedians of sorts. Of course there were people before them doing humor in Sweden but they were so productive and, I dare...

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Janne "Loffe" Carlsson died

Once again it’s time to take farewell of a person that’s been there all my life. An actor and musician that I loved for the personality he  oozed. There is no doubt in my mind that Janne Loffe Carlsson was a really nice man. I know that he lived not far away from where I was raised. But I never ran into him, it would have been quite possible of course. Janne Loffe Carlsson was...

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Tobe Hooper Died

Another childhood hero bites the dust. Aren’t we all getting old when one by one of you childhood heroes dies? It sure seems that way. I’ve seen a few film by Tobe Hooper over the years but now I realize that there weren’t that many of them. If you look at the filmography there is a handful few that really stick out, the rest are TV episodes and stuff like that. Some movie are awesome...

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Martin Landau passed away

My first Encounter with Martin Landau was probably the Sci-Fi show Space: 1999. Here in Sweden the show was aired as “Månbas Alpha” which translated means “Moon Base Alpha”. I don’t know which is the better title for the show but it really doesn’t matter. When the show was released in Sweden a few years ago I had very vague memories of it. I got the series though and I started to remember fragments of...

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George A. Romero died

Why is it that George A. Romero never was considered to be one of the great directors of our time? Sure, among fans of horror he was considered a God but I don’t think that general movie goers knew anything about him. Yet he almost single-handed created a whole sub-genre! The Zombie films wouldn’t have been what they are if it weren’t for his vision. What George A. Romero did was to take a creature...

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Michael Nyqvist dies

Last night I got the news about Michael Nyqvists passing away. I was shocked! I didn’t have a clue that he was sick or anything. When I read the papers today I learned that he kept his struggle with lung cancer a secret. Only a few of his closest friends and family knew that he had fought the decease for about a year. To be honest I wasn’t a big fan. Not to say that...

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Roger Moore passed away at age 89

When I grew up there was a constant debate on who was the “real” James Bond. At this time there were mainly two actors that had played the character. Roger Moore and Sean Connery. One of them was the “true” James Bond and the other was not. I was in Roger Moore’s team. Not necessarily because he was a better actor or anything but the movies were funnier. There were more humor in the Bond...

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In Memoriam: Gösta Ekman 1939-2017

Sad News indeed. To hear the one of your country most beloved actors has passed on is always depressing. Even more depressing is when it happens on April Fools Day. Not that anyone would make a joke about something like this but denial is in the human nature. The date certainly doesn’t make it easier. But I guess there’s no escape. Gösta Ekman is dead. Gösta Ekmans most famous quote must be “that he was...

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In Memoriam – Sven-Erik Magnusson – 1942-2017

I think Sven-Eriks Magnusson is most known for being the lead singer in Sven-Ingvars. I’m not sure if he’s known outside of Sweden at all. The genre “Dansband”, which he represents, is typically Swedish I think. The term refers to that people dance to the music and by that I mean dancing together two and two. I feel that I need to clarify this because you can dance to any music basically. Just different dances....