In Memoriam

Graeme Gibson

Dennis Minty

The late author and Canadian literature champion was a shining example of kindness, thoughtfulness and political passion Read more


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DC Berman

Brilliantly sardonic, darkly funny and endlessly quotable – he was the indie rock poet of the people Read more


Toni Morrison

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In bringing her imaginative powers to bear on an art that for so long marginalized Black presence, the great American novelist transformed modern literature Read more


The artist, curator and trailblazing Queen West gallerist created the world she wanted to live in Read more

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Beloved Toronto theatre critic and champion of diversity always greeted you with an enormous smile Read more


Longtime activist was a fearless and compassionate advocate for medical cannabis patients. Read more

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For over 30 years, as a host on Edge 102.1 and Indie88 and with his Nu Music Nites at the Horseshoe, Dave Bookman, aka Bookie, has been crucial for discovering new music in Toronto. Read more


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Guntar Kravis

After performing with Queer Songbook Orchestra in 2016, the late Canadian author became a friend and my bridge to a queer past Read more


John Singleton

George Pimentel

The 51-year-old writer/director was taken off life support nearly two weeks after suffering a stroke Read more

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His gift was his music, his burden was his mental illness and poverty in a city where those left to fend for themselves and don't cut it are out of luck Read more


Agnès Varda

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Few filmmakers are as personal and as open as the French New Wave pioneer, and you can feel it in everything she did Read more

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Scott Walker


The experimental singer and composer pushed the limits of what was possible for a single musician to do given time and fortitude Read more


Luke Perry

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In an era of examining toxic masculinity, Luke Perry's archetypal TV bad boy from Beverly Hills, 90210 is a worthy one to revisit Read more

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Canadian artists and activists were among the notables who passed away in 2018 Read more


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The beloved star of Laverne & Shirley became the first woman director to break $100 million at the U.S. box office with Big Read more

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Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks was vague about his sexuality, but he expertly articulated queer desire and complex human connection, all in perfectly crafted pop songs. Read more


The comic book icon is dead at 95, leaving a legacy of characters who dominate American entertainment Read more

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Christian Weber

Mac Miller has died at the age of 26 of an apparent overdose, cutting his promising career frustratingly short. Read more


Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, crossed over audiences while always staying true to her musical vision and her politics. Read more


The Toronto hip-hop producer, a member of influential production trio Da Grassroots, died last month at age 47 Read more