• Eliot Asinof (1919-2008) - Writer - Author of the book "8 Men Out," which was made into the John Sayles film Eight Men Out, and the novel "Ten Second Jailbreak" which became the 1975 Charles Bronson film Breakout. He also appears in Eight Men Out and Sayles' Sunshine State. He died of complications of pneumonia June 10, in Hudson, New York. (NY Times)
  • Tim Russert (1950-2008) - News Commentator - Appears as himself in the documentaries Fahrenheit 9/11, Why We Fight, The Hunting of the President and Martial Law 9/11: Rise of the Police State. He died of a heart attack June 13, in Washington, D.C. (Washington Post)
  • Keith Best (1922/1923-2008) - Engineer - Built the titular bridge of The Bridge on the River Kwai. He died of cancer June 1, in York, England. (The Press)
  • Arthur Bloom (1920-2008) - Sound Technician - Sound recordist for Fame, Wall Street, Sophie's Choice, Brighton Beach Memoirs, The World According to Garp, Married to the Mob, One Trick Pony and the music documentary Festival. He was also a boom operator for The Warriors, Kramer vs. Kramer, Starting Over,The Prisoner of Second Avenue and The Boys in the Band. He died June 10. (Entertainment Insiders)
  • Algis Budrys (1934-2008) - Writer - Author of the novels "Master of the Hounds," which became the 1972 film To Kill a Clown, starring Alan Alda and Blythe Danner, and "Who?," which was made into a 1973 film of the same name (also known as Robo Man), starring Elliott Gould. He died of metastatic malignant melanoma June 9, in Evanston, Illinois. (Chicago Tribune)
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