Deaths in Film & TV on June 16

  • 1778 Konrad Ekhof [Hans Konrad Dieterich Eckhof], German actor and director, dies at 57

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1959 George Reeves, actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), commits suicide by shooting himself in the head at 45

  • 1979 Nicholas Ray, American film director (b. 1911)
  • 1988 Miguel Piñero, Puerto Rican playwright, actor, and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. (b. 1946)
  • 1992 Joris Diels, Flemish actor and director (It's a Cruel World, Haagsche Comedy), dies at 89
  • 1994 Eileen Way, actress (Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings), dies at 82
  • 2006 Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (b. 1917)
  • 2007 Mikhail Kononov, Soviet actor (b. 1940)
  • 2017 Stephen Furst, American actor (Animal House, St. Elsewhere) dies from diabetes complications at 63
  • 2017 John G. Avildsen, American film director (Rocky, The Karate Kid), dies of cancer at 81