Wallace was best known for voicing Enda Krabappel on the long-running animated series and playing Carol Kester on ‘The Bob Newhart Show’.
Clancy’s publisher confirmed to the NY Times that the author died last night in a Baltimore hospital.
"It always tickled me that even though we were different species. He was my best friend. Duck left me today but I forgive him” - Sarah Silverman on WhoSay
The official report from the coroner stated the actor “died of a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol.”
‘Glee' - “Don't Stop Believin”
I was driving my mom’s car coming back from drinks with a dear friend when another friend sent a text, “What is this Cory Monetith chatter?” And at first i didn’t think it was anything terrible. And then it was something terrible.
I’ve gotten a lot of texts in the last hour or so, which is weird because I didn’t actually know Cory. I never interviewed him, although I’d pitched it a while ago and it kept falling through, probably at first because of scheduling and later, I think, the substance abuse problem that made him less inclined to do non-required interviews. Who knows. I’ve heard from others what a nice person he was, and always enjoyed the interviews of him I did read or watch.
I know a lot of friends have reached out to me because for them I’m the first person they think of when they think of Glee, because they know I’ll be writing about it in some form in the future, that it will affect my professional life in some way. And when we see a tragedy we reach out to our closest touchstone and make sure we’re still okay. I’m writing a little, because I am a writer and I do that, and this is how I process. As a writer I always had that thought of, “what will happen when one of this cast dies” and had always thought of it as something far off, years and years from now, after long careers, and we’d look back fondly at the people who shaped this special show and exhale. It wasn’t supposed to be something like this, and my heart aches for everyone this touches. Stay safe, and make sure your loved ones know they are loved.
And so he met me in New York. And he pulled up in his car and we pulled around the corner and he parked there. And you know, suddenly I’m in a “Sopranos” episode. And I - I said, first of all, do you want to go back in? No. I’m done. I said, OK. They’ve offered me the chance to go back in. He goes, really? I said, yeah, in your role. And he just started laughing at me. Just started laughing. And he goes, you should do it because I want to see what you do in such a such a speech, because I hated that speech. I said, OK. If I have your permission I’ll do it, but I don’t want to screw the friendship up. And he couldn’t have been nicer and more supportive and actually came to see it and, you know, was very nice about it.
And then we did it a year later. We did it in LA. We brought the original Broadway cast back. And I was sincerely, genuinely very happy to go back to the other role and I felt like I - that’s the role I owned. Doing Jim’s role, I felt like I was renting it. I really did. I may have done it differently, but I certainly didn’t improve on what he did, that’s for sure.
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James Gandolfini accepting his Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama 1999
"I don’t know what I’m doing here."
RIP James Gandolfini. One of our most gifted actors, taken way too soon. There will never be another character, nor a more nuanced performance on television, than his Tony Soprano. Cut to black. Thanks for your gift, James.
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