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George Miller Celebrates Late ‘Mad Max’ Icon Hugh Keays-Byrne, Ponders ‘Furiosa’ Film Tribute

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“There are those people who completely fill the world when you’re with them. He was certainly one of those,” George Miller told IndieWire’s Eric Kohn about the late actor Hugh Keays-Byrne hours after his passing. Keays-Byrne, the Australian actor best known for playing the villain characters in two “Mad Max” movies, died December 2 at the age of 73. Miller cast the actor to play the evil Toecutter opposite Mel Gibson in the original 1979 “Mad Max” movie, then cast him again to play the villainous Immortan Joe in the 2015 sequel “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

As Miller told IndieWire, the two collaborators’ paths crossed thanks to Keays-Byrne’s association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. The actor was touring the world as part of the ensemble of Peter Brook’s stage production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and landed in Australia for his final shows.

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Eddie Van Halen, Pop Smoke, Naya Rivera, Little Richard & More Appear in 2020 ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Cover Tribute

British artist Chris Barker’s annual Beatles-style tribute to lost celebs includes some of 2020’s biggest losses, including Little Richard, George Floyd, Bill Withers, Pop Smoke, soccer legend Diego Maradona, Chadwick Boseman and Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Barker — who has been meticulously crafting his homage to the infamous cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Bandsince 2016 as a tribute to dearly departed pop culture icons and newsmakers — said his initial idea was to start with a blank slate in January and just add faces as the year went on.

That approach would have simply meant swapping out some images for more prominent ones as the year went on for a more “interactive” art project (see the final image below). But as this annus horribilis just kept getting more and more horribilis, he was glad he didn’t switch up his style. “Early

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George Lucas, Mark Hamill and More Pay Tribute to David Prowse

After news broke Sunday morning that David Prowse — the actor behind Darth Vader’s armor in the original “Star Wars” trilogy — had died, members of the franchise came together to honor him.

Prowse died on Saturday at age 85 after suffering from an illness. Though James Earl Jones voiced the famous villain in “Star Wars,” Prowse was the physical actor who portrayed Darth Vader.

In a post on StarWars.com, creator George Lucas wrote a touching tribute to Prowse.

“David brought a physicality to Darth Vader that was essential for the character,” Lucas said. “He made Vader leap off the page and on to the big screen, with an imposing stature and movement performance to match the intensity and undercurrent of Vader’s presence. David was up for anything and contributed to the success of what would become a memorable, tragic figure. May he rest in peace.”

Mark Hamill, who shared

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Newspaper front pages pay tribute to Maradona

The 60-year-old died in Buenos Aires on Thursday (AEDT), two weeks after being discharged from hospital having undergone a routine operation for a subdural haematoma.

After that news was announced by the Argentine Football Association, tributes flooded in for the Napoli great and on Thursday news of his death made front and back pages all over the planet.

Here is a collection of headlines on the day after Maradona’s death.

In his home country, the newspaper Cronica superimposed Maradona atop the World Cup trophy, back turned and walking away, under the headline “Adios” (goodbye).

Clarin ran a picture of Maradona holding the World Cup aloft, with the words “Conmocion mundial: murio Diego Maradona” (World upheaval: Diego Maradona dies).

Uruguayan outlet El Observador went with “A que planeta te fuiste” (Which planet did you go to?), in reference to his otherworldly talent.

El Pais, a

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Fans Think Ariana Grande Hid a Secret Tribute to Mac Miller on “Positions”

Ariana Grande has been known to leave hidden messages in her songs and videos, and her clever clue placement often leads fans down a rabbit hole of theories. Her latest album, Positions, is no exception — and some fans are convinced they spotted what seems to be a subtle tribute to Ariana’s late ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, who passed away in September 2018.

As noted by TikTok user @maraleebell, if you listen closely during the title track, you can hear a crickets sound effect right after Ari sings the word “heaven.”

“But,” Maralee says in the video, “That’s not the only time crickets are featured on the album. We hear them one other time in a very specific place.” Sure enough, if you turn on “Just Like Magic,” you’ll hear the crickets again just as Ari finishes up the line “take my pen and write some love letters to heaven.”

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Soccer Legend Diego Maradona Dead at 60: Celebs Pay Tribute

Celebs, fans and colleagues are mourning Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, who has died at age 60.

The athlete, a former captain for the country’s national team who is considered one of the game’s best players of all time, died of a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, two weeks after being released from a hospital in Buenos Aires following brain surgery, ESPN reported. Following news of Maradona’s death, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez declared three days of national mourning.

“You took us to the highest place in the world,” the country’s leader tweeted in Spanish, alongside a photo of the two hugging. “You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of all. Thanks for existing, Diego. We are going to miss you the rest of our lives.”

Maradona’s career peaked in 1986, when he helped Argentina’s national soccer team win the World Cup, beating England. However, his career

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Mammoth WVH’s Eddie Van Halen Tribute ‘Distance’ Debuts Atop Rock Charts: ‘I Just Wish He Was Here to See It’

“Distance” also bows at No. 9 on the likewise multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs tally and opens at Nos. 1 and 2 on the Hard Rock Digital Song Sales and Rock Digital Song Sales rankings, respectively.

“I am beyond humbled by the response to ‘Distance,'” Wolfgang, who also wrote the song, tells Billboard. “I can’t believe that it’s appearing on all of these charts so soon after release. The fact that so many have embraced the song and video shows how much we have in common in the love and respect we have for my father. I just wish he was here to see it. Thank you so much to everyone who’s listening and also to my whole team who has worked so hard to make this a reality.”

While the song’s music video, which features home movies and video footage of the father and son together, drove

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Listen To DaBaby’s New Tribute Project For His Late Brother

DaBaby reflects on his late older brother Glenn Johnson on his  just-released new project, My Brother’s Keeper (Long Live G).

The Charlotte rapper announced he’d be dropping his album today (Nov. 20) on Wednesday and shared the official cover artwork and a minute snippet of the title track. In the song, DaBaby reminisces about time he spent with his brother, who passed away at age 34 earlier this month.

“Though you was the oldest so you got it worst / You was the oldest so you got it first,” DaBaby raps on the track. “I was the baby so I got it easy … Feel like a prisoner of my mind, no one to talk to / Never let depression go unchecked, that shit’ll cost you.”

RELATED: DaBaby Opens Up About Mental Health After Brother’s Death

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Johnson was found dead in a parking lot on Nov.

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DaBaby Previews Tribute Song To Late Brother

DaBaby is releasing a new song in tribute to his late brother, Glenn Johnson, on Friday.

On Nov. 18, the rapper shared a minute-long snippet of a track called “My Brother’s Keeper” on Instagram that acts as a tribute for Glenn Johnson, his older brother who committed suicide earlier this month.

RELATED: DaBaby Partners With Nonprofit To Get North Carolina Voters To The Polls

The cover art for the song showcases the two siblings as children. 

In the song, DaBaby talks about how he’s been feeling since his brother died. “I been hurt, ain’t got no feelings since we lost you/ Feel like a prisoner of my mind, no one to talk to,” he raps. “Never let depression go unchecked, that sh*t will cost you/ Baby bro is going to walk down on any n**** that crossed you.”

RELATED: DaBaby Opens Up About Mental Health After Brother’s Death

DaBaby’s

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AC/DC Returns With ‘Power Up,’ A Tribute To Malcolm Young : NPR

AC/DC, left to right: Cliff Williams, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Brian Johnson, Stevie Young.

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AC/DC, left to right: Cliff Williams, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Brian Johnson, Stevie Young.

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AC/DC’s latest album, Power Up, was released Friday. It’s a tribute to the band’s late co-founder, Malcolm Young. But it’s also a big comeback.

On its last tour, only a few years ago, things weren’t looking good for the group. Malcolm was too ill to perform. Singer Brian Johnson was losing his hearing and had to leave the tour midway through. And bassist Cliff Williams retired afterward. Some thought AC/DC was over — but not Malcolm’s brother, guitarist Angus Young.

“No, I was just concentrating on doing what’s there in front of me,” Young says. “In my head I always knew, there’ll

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