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It’s been a long, sad year so far in terms of the lost of beloved celebrity figures in the realms of TV, movies, and music, and the year is only three months old. We’ve already said goodbye to David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey, Douglas Slocombe, George Martin, George Kennedy, Larry Drake, and Ken Howard, and now Garry Shandling has joined them in the afterlife. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Shandling passed away this afternoon at the age of 66 after being taken to a Los Angeles hospital following a medical emergency. Although the exact details of Shandling’s untimely demise are unknown, one thing’s for sure, the comedian and actor is being remember with incredible fondness for his talent and influence tonight. (more…)

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In the upcoming sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the cast is packed with many familiar faces from previous Marvel movies: Scarlett Johannson (Black Widow), Colbie Smulders (Maria Hill) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) being three. But who else might show up?

How about the Congressional scourge of Tony Stark’s life, Senator Stern? After giving Stark and Rhodey honors at the end of Iron Man 2, we haven’t heard much of Stern, who’s played by Garry Shandling, but it looks like he’s up for a reprise in The Winter Solider. Here’s a set pic from a Tumblr user called Gundamdick, who snapped this image from the Washington D.C. set of The Winter Soldier:

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And who’s that Stern is hugging warmly? None other than S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Jasper Sitwell (Thor, The Avengers, Item 47) played by Maximiliano Hern├índez. But why are Stern and Sitwell so chummy, and what does any of this have to do with The Winter Soldier‘s plot? Stay tuned for more information as it leaks.

Source: Screen Rant