It's been almost 4 months, and in that time, all manner of famous persons have passed away and been noted online and in the news media. But one name that has meaning to Village of the Giants fans, may not have reached all corners of the internet.
I speak of Tim Rooney, the son of famous child star Mickey Rooney. On September 23, 2006, Tim's 5 year battle against dermatomyositis came to an end. Tim's career included appearances on television shows such as Adam-12, and Dragnet. During the last 2 decades, Tim was notable for going into voice-over work for television ads, as well as animated television shows, including Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Special thanks goes to Tim Brand, who sent me the following link. It gives some insight into Tim's career, as well as someone who knew him well: In Memoriam: Tim Rooney.