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1920

Peter Jones

(Died: 10 Apr 2000)

Aged 79
Peter Geoffrey Francis Jones was an English actor, screenwriter and broadcaster.

He was the voice of The Book in the original radio series of Douglas AdamsHitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The creators had wanted someone with a "Peter Jonesy sort of voice" and after several rejections asked Jones himself. He reprised the role for the LP and the TV series. Jones narrated Douglas Adams's later radio series Last Chance to See, in a style similar to the earlier series.
1974

Jason Mewes

Age 44
Jason Edward Mewes is an American television and film actor, film producer and internet radio show host. He has played Jay, the vocal half of the duo Jay and Silent Bob, in longtime friend Kevin Smith's films.


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1946

Mark Metcalf

Age 72
Mark Metcalf is an American television and film actor known for playing the role of the villain or antagonist. He is best known for playing the role of The Maestro on two episodes of the sitcom Seinfeld as well as for his recurring role as The Master on the supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off series Angel.
1952

Douglas Adams

(Died: 11 May 2001)

Aged 49
Douglas Noel Adams was an English author. Adams was author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams's contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy's Hall of Fame.
1963

Alex Kingston

Age 55
Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston is an English actress. Kingston became noted for her television work in both Britain and America in the 1990s, including her portrayal of the title role in the British miniseries The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996) and her regular role as Dr. Elizabeth Corday in the NBC medical drama ER(1997–2004). Later credits include the recurring role of River Song in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (2008–2015), Mrs. Bennet in the ITV1 period-drama fantasy Lost in Austen (2008) and Dinah Drake Lance in The CW's Superhero fiction drama series Arrow (2013–2016).
1981

David Anders

Age 37
David Anders Holt, known professionally as David Anders, is an American television and stage actor. He is best known for his roles as Julian Sark on Alias, as Adam Monroe on Heroes, as John Gilbert in the TV series The Vampire Diaries, as Victor Frankenstein / Dr. Whale on ABC's Once Upon a Time, and as Blaine "DeBeers" McDonough on iZombie.
1982

Thora Birch

Age 36
Thora Birch is an American actress. She made her film debut in Purple People Eater (1988), for which she won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Under Nine Years of Age, and rose to early prominence as a child star with her performances in films such as All I Want for Christmas (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Hocus Pocus (1993), Monkey Trouble (1994), Now and Then (1995) and Alaska (1996).


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