Dead Reckoning: Which Year Was the Worst for Celeb Deaths?

By the end of 2016, it felt as if everyone famous had died.

We lost an incredible number of A-listers, including, but not limited to, Carrie Fisher and her mom Debbie Reynolds, Muhammad Ali, Gene Wilder, David Bowie, Prince and George Michael.

It got me to thinking about clusters of death among the famous. There is a popular cliché that I despise, which goes, "They always die in threes!"

Sometimes, they die in twos. (Image via HBO)

Not being superstitious, I've never paid attention to this. But it is interesting to me to consider why some years seem to be more chock-full of famous departures than others; I think it must have to do with the ebb and flow of certain eras, and a perfect storm is brewed when a group of celebrities famous 40 or so years before naturally pass away around the same time some unfortunate newer names check out.

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I mention the 40-year mark because I think the other most catastrophic year for celeb deaths that comes to mind after 2016 is 1977, when we lost Maria Callas, Charlie Chaplin, Groucho Marx, Bing Crosby, Joan Crawford, Freddie Prinze and Elvis Presley, among many others.

At any rate, as you read on, you will see why I watched A Beautful Mind and thought the guy made total sense — I'm a tad obsessed with famous farewells, but ... aren't we all?

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Following are lists of celebs grouped by the years in which they died. I'm choosing 20 per year that are particularly noteworthy, and listing some follow-ups so you won't think I've callously forgotten them.

Please chime in with any major oversights — I tried to be as all-inclusive as possible.

1976

Florence Ballard (32)

Busby Berkeley (80)

Godfrey Cambridge (43)

Jack Cassidy (49)

Agatha Christie (85)

Lee J. Cobb (64)

Edith Evans (88)

Jean Gabin (72)

J. Paul Getty (83)

Howard Hughes (70)

Anissa Jones (18)

Fritz Lang (85)

Johnny Mercer (66)

Sal Mineo (37)

Man Ray (86)

Paul Robeson (Image via Janus Films)

Paul Robeson (77)

Rosalind Russell (69)

Luchino Visconti (69)

Mao Zedong (82)

Adolph Zukor (103)

Also still resting in peace: Richard Arlen (76), Richard J. Daley (74), Max Ernst (84), Percy Faith (67), Vince Guaraldi (43), Ted Mack (72), Barbara Nichols (46), Phil Ochs (35), Lily Pons (77), Alastair Sim (75), Sybil Thorndike (93), Dalton Trumbo (70)

1977

Eddie “Rochester” Anderson (71)

Marc Bolan (29)

Sebastian Cabot (59)

Maria Callas (53)

Charlie Chaplin (88)

Joan Crawford (approx. 73)

Joan Crawford, 1930s

Bing Crosby (74)

Peter Finch (60)

Jean Hagen (54)

Howard Hawks (81)

Diana Hyland (41)

Alfred Lunt (84)

Groucho Marx (86)

Zero Mostel (62)

Vladimir Nabokov (78)

Anaïs Nin (73)

Elvis Presley (42)

Freddie Prinze (22)

Roberto Rossellini (71)

Ethel Waters (80)

Also still resting in peace: Edith “Big Edie” Bouvier Beale (81), Steve Biko (30), Stephen Boyd (45), James M. Cain (85), William Castle (63), Ricardo Cortez (76), Andy Devine (71), Gary Gilmore (36), Allison Hayes (46), Nunnally Johnson (79), James Jones (55), Guy Lombardo (75), Gummo Marx (84), Alice Paul (92), William Powell (35),  Jacques Prévert (77), Alan Reed (69), Philip K. Wrigley (82)

1978

Edgar Bergen (75)

Charles Boyer (78)

John Cazale (42)

Bob Crane (49)

Bob Crane, 1969 (Image via CBS)

Ruth Etting (80)

Totie Fields (48)

Will Geer (76)

Hubert H. Humphrey (66)

Margaret Mead (76)

Golda Meir (80)

Harvey Milk (48) & George Moscone (49)

Keith Moon (32)

Pope John Paul I (65)

Louis Prima (67)

Norman Rockwell (84)

Robert Shaw (51)

Gene Tunney (81)

Karl Wallenda (73)

Ed Wood Jr. (54)

Gig Young (64)

Also still resting in peace: Michael Bates (57), Chris Bell (27), Carl Betz (56), Lyman Bostock (27), Maybelle Carter (69), Zara Cully (86), Dan Dailey (62), James Daly (59), Jim Jones (47), Walter Kiernan (75), John D. MacArthur (80), Robert Menzies (83), Aldo Moro (61), Jack Oakie (74), Blossom Rock (82), John D. Rockefeller III (71), Leo J. Ryan (53), Nancy Spungen (20), Karl Swenson (70), Jack L. Warner (86), Chill Wills (76), Harry Winston (82), Peggy Wood (86)

1979

Joan Blondell (73)

Sonia Delaunay (94)

Mamie Eisenhower (82)

Peggy Guggeheim (81)

Jack Haley (81)

Donny Hathaway (33)

Darla Hood (47)

Barbara Hutton (66)

Zeppo Marx (78)

Merle Oberon (68)

America's (first) sweetheart, Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford (87)

Jean Renoir (84)

Minnie Ripperton (31)

Nelson Rockefeller (70)

Richard Rodgers (77)

Jean Seberg (40)

Vivian Vance (70)

Sid Vicious (21)

John Wayne (72)

Darryl F. Zanuck (77)

Also still resting in peace: Dorothy Arzner (82), Lee Bowman (64), George Brent (75), Edgar Buchanan (76), Sara Carter (80), Ted Cassidy (46), Dolores Costello (75), John Diefenbaker (83), Ann Dvorak (68), Corinne Griffith (84), Jon Hall (64), Emmaline Henry (50), Conrad Hilton (91), Al Hodge (66), Claudia Jennings (29), Emmett Kelly Sr. (80), Josef Mengele (67), Lord Mountbatten (79), Thurman Munson (32), Clarence Muse (89), S.J. Perelman (75), Sally Rand (75), Nicholas Ray (67), Jack Soo (61), Hope Summers (83)

1980

Cecil Beaton (76)

Gower Champion (59)

Halston (1932—1990), Mikhail Baryshnikov (b. 1948), Liza Minnelli (b. 1946) & Gower Champion (1919—1980) in the '70s. (Image by Bob Deutsch)

Ian Curtis (23)

Tamara de Lempicka (81)

Jimmy Durante (86)

Alfred Hitchcock (80)

David Janssen (48)

John Lennon (40)

Steve McQueen (50)

Jesse Owens (66)

George Raft (79)

Col. Harland Sanders (90)

Jean-Paul Sartre (74)

Bon Scott (33)

Peter Sellers (54)

Shah of Iran (60)

Dorothy Stratten (20)

Billie Thomas aka Buckwheat (49)

Bobby Van (51)

Mae West (87)

Also still resting in peace: Joy Adamson (69), Jack Bailey (72), Raymond Bailey (75), Tony Beckley (50), Barbara Britton (60), Sammy Cahn (79), Wilhelmina Cooper (40), Lil Dagover (92), Ted DeVita (18), Karl Dönitz (89), Otto Frank (91), Jane Froman (72), Erich Fromm (79), Reginald Gardiner (77), Tim Hardin (39), Dick Haymes (61), Hattie Jacques (58), Miliza Korjus (71), Willard Libby (71), Barbara Loden (48), Strother Martin (61), Marshall McLuhan (69), Lewis Milestone (84), Henry Miller (88), Gail Patrick (69), Jean Piaget (84), Katherine Anne Porter (90), Rachel Roberts (53), Lillian Roth (69), Jay Silverheels aka Tonto (67), George Tobias (78), Raoul Walsh (93)

1981

Jack Albertson (74)

Nils Asther (84)

Hoagy Carmichael (82)

Harry Chapin (38)

Paddy Chayefsky (58)

Melvyn Douglas (80)

Chief Dan George (82)

Gloria Grahame (57)

Bill Haley (55)

Edith Head (83)

William Holden (63)

George Jessel (83)

Patsy Kelly (71)

Lotte Lenya (83)

Anita Loos (92)

Joe Louis (66)

Allen Ludden (63)

Bob Marley (36)

Anwar Sadat (62)

Natalie Wood, This Property Is Condemned, 1966 (GIF via Paramount)

Natalie Wood (43)

Also still resting in peace: Adele Astaire (84), Samuel Barber (70), Beulah Bondi (91), Richard Boone (63), Gen. Omar Bradley (88), René Clair (82), Jim Davis (71), Madge Evans (71), Terry Fox (22), Lola Lane (75), Ross Martin (61), Robert Montgomery (77), Arthur O'Connell (73), Bobby Sands (27), Vera-Ellen (60), William Wyler (79)

1982

John Belushi (33)

Ingrid Bergman (67)

Leonid Brezhnev (75)

John Cheever (70)

Philip K. Dick (53)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder (37)

Marty Feldman (48)

Henry Fonda (77)

Fernando Lamas (67)

Paul Lynde, 1976 (Image via ABC)

Paul Lynde (55)

Vic Morrow (53)

Satchel Paige (76)

Ayn Rand (77)

Randy Rhoads (25)

Marty Robbins (57)

Lee Strasberg (80)

Grace Kelly (52)

Bess Truman (97)

King Vidor (88)

Jack Webb (62)

Also still resting in peace: Brenda Benet (36), James Broderick (55), Victor Buono (43), Hans Conried (64), Tom Drake (64), Dominique Dunne (22), Dave Garroway (69), Lightnin' Hopkins (69), Patrick Magee (60), Thelonius Monk (64), Eleanor Powell (69), Joe E. Ross (68), Romy Schneider (43)

1983

George Balanchine (79)

Eubie Blake (96)

Bear Bryant (69)

Luis Buñuel (83)

Karen Carpenter (32)

Buster Crabbe (75)

George Cukor (83)

Dolores del Río (78)

Jack Dempsey (87)

Lynn Fontanne (95)

Arthur Godfrey (79)

Carolyn Jones (53)

David Niven (73)

Slim Pickens (64)

Ralph Richardson (80)

Jessica Savitch (36)

Norma Shearer (80)

Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard, 1950 (GIF via Paramount)

Gloria Swanson (84)

Muddy Waters (70)

Tennessee Williams (71)

Also still resting in peace: Robert Aldrich (65), Judy Canova (69), Jan Clayton (66), Michael Conrad (58), William Demarest (91), Faye Emerson (65), Pete Farndon (30), Buckminster Fuller (87), Christopher George (52), Joan Hackett (49), Harry James (67), Meyer Lansky (80), George Liberace (72), Mary Livingstone (78), Raymond Massey (86), Joan Miró (90), Vicki Morgan (30), Klaus Nomi (39), Mary Renault (78), Frank Reynolds (59), Dennis Wilson (39)

1984

Ansel Adams (82)

Richard Burton (58)

Truman Capote (59)

Jackie Coogan (69)

Count Basie (79)

Michel Foucault (57)

Indira Gandhi (66)

Marvin Gaye (44)

Janet Gaynor (77)

Lillian Hellman (79)

Jon-Erik Hexum in Voyagers! (Image via NBC)

Jon-Erik Hexum (26)

Alberta Hunter (89)

Andy Kaufman (35)

Ray Kroc (81)

James Mason (75)

Ethel Merman (76)

William Powell (91)

François Truffaut (52)

Johnny Weissmuller (79)

Jackie Wilson (49)

Also still resting in peace: Yuri Andropov (69), Jack Barry (66), Richard Basehart (70), Baby Stephanie Fae Beauclair (1 month, 1 day), Lucille Benson (69), Howard Culver (66), Richard Deacon (63), Diana Dors (52), Merie Earle (95), Jim Fixx (52), George Gallup (82), Peggy Ann Garner (52), Ed Gein (77), Ina Ray Hutton (67), Sam Jaffe (93), Sunny Johnson (30), Martin Luther King Sr. (84), Alfred A. Knopf Sr. (91), Peter Lawford (61), Edith Massey (66), Percy Mayfield (63), Mabel Mercer (84), Mary Miles Minter (82), Sam Peckinpah (59), Walter Pidgeon (87), Flora Robson (82), Irwin Shaw (71), Big Mama Thornton (57), David Vetter (12), Oskar Werner (61), Estelle Winwood (101)

1985

Anne Baxter (62)

James Beard (81)

Louise Brooks (78)

Yul Brynner (65)

Nicholas Colasanto (61)

Selma Diamond (64)

Stepin Fetchit (83)

Dian Fossey (53)

Ruth Gordon in Rosemary's Baby, 1968 (GIF via Paramount)

Ruth Gordon (85)

Margaret Hamilton (82)

Rock Hudson (59)

Roger Maris (51)

Ricky Nelson (45)

Michael Redgrave (77)

Nelson Riddle (64)

Simone Signoret (64)

Phil Silvers (74)

Gale Sondergaard (86)

Carol Wayne (42)

Orson Welles (70)

Also still resting in peace: Dawn Addams (54), Edward Andrews (70), Konstantin Chernenko (73), Ina Claire (91), Barbara Cowsill (56), Jackie Curtis (38), Jeanine Deckers (51) & Annie Pécher (40 or 41), Phil Foster (71), Chester Gould (84), Richard Haydn (80), Leatrice Joy (91), Kay Kyser (80), Lloyd Nolan (83), Edmond O'Brien (69), George O'Brien (86), Johnny Olson (75), J. Pat O'Malley (80), Frank Oppenheimer (72), Karen Ann Quinlan (31), George Savalas (60), Samantha Smith (13), Dolph Sweet (64), E.B. White (86), Grant Williams (53)

1986

Harold Arlen (81)

Desi Arnaz (69)

Desi Arnaz, 1950

James Cagney (86)

Scatman Crothers (76)

Jean Genet (75)

Cary Grant (82)

Christopher Isherwood (81)

Ted Knight (62)

Elsa Lanchester (84)

Alan Jay Lerner (67)

Christa McAuliffe (37)

Ray Milland (79)

Vincente Minnelli (83)

Georgia O'Keeffe (98)

Otto Preminger (80)

Donna Reed (64)

Wallis Simpson (89)

Kate Smith (79)

Rudy Vallee (84)

Keenan Wynn (70)

Also still resting in peace: Brian Aherne (83), Robert Alda (72), V.C. Andrews (63), Edith Atwater (74), Hermione Baddeley (79), Elisabeth Bergner (88), Adolph Caesar (52), Roy Cohn (59), Jerry Colonna (82), Broderick Crawford (74), Simone de Beauvoir (78), Leif Erickson (74), Paul Frees (66), Benny Goodman (77), Florence Halop (63), Sterling Hayden (70), Lloyd Haynes (52), Frank Herbert (65), Laura Z. Hobson (85),  L. Ron Hubbard (74), Jacob J. Javits (81), Robert La Tourneaux (45 or 46), Bessie Love (87), Helen Mack (72), Gordon MacRae (64), Bernard Malamud (71), Una Merkel (82), Anna Neagle (81), Tenzing Norgay (71), Lilli Palmer (71), Jerry Paris (60), Marlin Perkins (81), Helen Hooven Santmyer (90), Charles Starrett (82), Stephen Stucker (38), Blanche Sweet (90), Forrest Tucker (67), Sippie Wallace (88)

1987

Fred Astaire (88)

Mary Astor (81)

James Baldwin (63)

Ray Bolger (83)

Bob Fosse (60)

Jackie Gleason (70)

Lorne Greene (72)

Rita Hayworth (68)

Rita Hayworth, 1940s

John Huston (81)

Danny Kaye (76)

Liberace (67)

Clare Boothe Luce (84)

Lee Marvin (63)

Pola Negri (90)

Geraldine Page (62)

Robert Preston (68)

Dan Rowan (65)

Bayard Rustin (75)

Randolph Scott (89)

Andy Warhol (58)

Also still resting in peace: Madeleine Carroll (81), James Coco (56), Cathryn Damon (56), Casey Donovan (43), Richard Egan (65), Henry Ford II (70), Hermione Gingold (89), Woody Hayes (74), Woody Herman (74), Rudolph Hess (93), Madge Kennedy (96), Arthur Lake (81), Mervyn LeRoy (86), Primo Levi (67), Dean Paul Martin (35), Clara Peller (85), Alejandro Rey (57), Buddy Rich (69), Hayden Rorke (76), Dick Shawn (63), Douglas Sirk (89), David Susskind (66), Raquel Torres (78), Peter Tosh (42), Harold Washington (65), Glenway Wescott (85)

1988

Charles Addams (76)

Chet Baker (58)

Jean-Michel Basquiat (27)

John Carradine (82)

Raymond Carver (50)

Divine (42)

Divine in Pink Flamingos, 1972 (Image by Lawrence Irvine/Fine Line Features)

Wayland Flowers (48)

Andy Gibb (30)

Robert A. Heinlein (80)

John Holmes (43)

John Houseman (86)

Louis L'Amour (80)

Frederick Loewe (86)

Colleen Moore (88)

Nico (49)

Christina Onassis (37)

Roy Orbison (52)

Heather O'Rourke (12)

Adela Rogers St. Johns (94)

Sylvester (41)

Also still resting in peace: Hal Ashby (59), Judith Barsi (10), Brook Benton (56), Pappy Boyington (75), Billy Carter (51), Christopher Connelly (47), I.A.L. Diamond (67), Leonard Frey (49), Mildred Gillars (87), Bonita Granville (65), Trevor Howard (74), Jim Jordan (91), Joshua Logan (79), Pete Maravich (40), Alan Napier (85), Louise Nevelson (88), Anne Ramsey (59), Max Robinson (49), Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. (74), Valerie Solanas (52)

1989

Alvin Ailey (58)

Jim Backus (76)

Lucille Ball (77)

Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy, 1950s (GIF via CBS)

Frances Bavier (86)

Samuel Beckett (83)

Irving Berlin (101)

Amanda Blake (60)

Mel Blanc (81)

John Cassavetes (59)

Graham Chapman (48)

Salvador Dalí (84)

Bette Davis (81)

Daphne Du Maurier (81)

Christine Jorgensen (62)

Robert Mapplethorpe (42)

Laurence Olivier (82)

John Payne (77)

Gilda Radner (42)

Sugar Ray Robinson (67)

Rebecca Schaeffer (21)

Also still resting in peace: Lynn Bari (75), Ted Bundy (42), Merritt Butrick (29), Nicolae Ceaușescu (71), Maurice Evans (87), Hirohito (87), Abbie Hoffman (52), Vladimir Horowitz (86), Sergio Leone (60), Beatrice Lillie (94), Jock Mahoney (70), Silvana Mangano (59), Billy Martin (61), Huey Newton (47), Aileen Pringle (94), Steve Rubell (45), Andrei Sakharov (68), Woody Shaw (44), Billy Tipton (74), Lee Van Cleef (64), Jay Ward (69), Cornel Wilde (77)

1990

Eve Arden (82)

Pearl Bailey (72)

Leonard Bernstein (72)

Xavier Cugat (90)

Sammy Davis Jr. (64)

Sammy Davis Jr. (Image via sammydavis-jr.com)

Irene Dunne (91)

Erté (97)

Malcolm Forbes (70)

Greta Garbo (84)

Ava Gardner (67)

Paulette Goddard (79)

Halston (57)

Keith Haring (31)

Rex Harrison (82)

Jim Henson (53)

Mary Martin (76)

Johnnie Ray (63)

Barbara Stanwyck (82)

Sarah Vaughan (66)

Stevie Ray Vaughan (35)

Also still resting in peace: Madge Bellamy (90), Joan Bennett (80), Capucine (62), Stefano Casiraghi (30), Ian Charleson (40), Tom Clancy (66), Aaron Copland (90), Bill Cullen (70), Robert Cummings (80), Roald Dahl (74), Howard Duff (76), René Enriquez (56), Charles Farrell (88), Tom Fogerty (48), Jack Gilford (82), Rocky Graziano (71), Alan Hale Jr. (68), Robin Harris (36), Jill Ireland (54), Arthur Kennedy (75), Kiel Martin (46), Joel McCrea (84), Gary Merrill (74), Hermes Pan (80), Manuel Puig (57), Anne Revere (87), Martin Ritt (76), Craig Russell (42), Franklyn Seales (37), Del Shannon (55), Vic Tayback (60), Terry-Thomas (78), David White (74), Ryan White (18)

1991

Jean Arthur (90)

Peggy Ashcroft (83)

Frank Capra (94)

Bert Convy (57)

Brad Davis (41)

Miles Davis (65)

Colleen Dewhurst (67)

Margot Fonteyn (71)

Redd Foxx (68)

Martha Graham (96)

Michael Landon (54)

Keye Luke (86)

Fred MacMurray (83)

Freddie Mercury, 1970s

Freddie Mercury (45)

Yves Montand (70)

Gene Roddenberry (70)

Dr. Seuss (87)

Danny Thomas (79)

Gene Tierney (70)

Dottie West (58)

Also still resting in peace: Irwin Allen (75), Howard Ashman (40), Vilma Bánky (90), Klaus Barbie (77), Cool Papa Bell (87), Ralph Bellamy (87), Kimberly Bergalis (23), Lino Brocka (52), Coral Browne (77), Joan Caulfield (69), Oona O'Neill Chaplin (66), Leo Durocher (86), Tennessee Ernie Ford (72), James Franciscus (57), Serge Gainsbourg (62), Stan Getz (64), George Gobel (71), Red Grange (87), Graham Greene (86), Kevin Peter Hall (35), Wilfrid Hyde-White (87), Dean Jagger (87), Klaus Kinski (65), Nancy Kulp (69), Eva Le Gallienne (92), David Lean (83), Jacques Morali (44), Joseph Papp (70), Aldo Ray (64), Harry Reasoner (68), Lee Remick (55), Tony Richardson (63), Natalie Schafer (90), Isaac Bashevis Singer (88), Richard Speck (49), Tom of Finland (71)

1992

Roy Acuff (89)

Peter Allen (48)

Dana Andrews (83)

Isaac Asimov (72)

Shirley Booth (94)

Chuck Connors (71)

Sandy Dennis (54)

Marlene Dietrich (90)

Marlene Dietrich in Morocco, 1930 (Image via Paramount)

Denholm Elliott (70)

José Ferrer (80)

Alex Haley (70)

Benny Hill (68)

Sam Kinison (38)

Bert Parks (77)

Anthony Perkins (60)

Satyajit Ray (70)

Robert Reed (59)

Hal Roach (100)

Nancy Walker (69)

Mary Wells (49)

Also still resting in peace: Stella Adler (91), Judith Anderson (94), Freddie Bartholomew (67), Menachem Begin (78), Tina Chow (41), Frederick Combs (56), Mae Clarke (81), Vincent Gardenia (72), Mark Goodson (77), Paul Henreid (84), Sterling Holloway (87), John Ireland (78), Paul Jabara (44), Cleavon Little (53), Roger Miller (56), Jeff Porcaro (38), Keith Prentice (52), Sean Rowley (23), Sam Walton (74), David Wojnarowicz (37), Dick York (63)

1993

Don Ameche (85)

Marian Anderson (96)

Arthur Ashe (49)

Bill Bixby (59)

Raymond Burr (76)

Federico Fellini (73)

Lillian Gish (99)

Lillian Gish

Fred Gwynne (66)

Helen Hayes (92)

Audrey Hepburn (63)

Ruby Keeler (83)

Myrna Loy (88)

Thurgood Marshall (84)

George “Spanky” McFarland (64)

Pat Nixon (81)

Rudolf Nureyev (54)

River Phoenix (23)

Vincent Price (82)

Hervé Villechaize (50)

Frank Zappa (52)

Also still resting in peace: GG Allin (36), Leon Ames (91), André the Giant (46), Emile Ardolini (50), Anthony Burgess (76), Cantinflas (81), Cesar Chavez (66), Dorian Corey (approx. 56), Doris Duke (80), Pablo Escobar (44), William Golding (81), Stewart Granger (80), Moses Gunn (64), David Koresh (33), Brandon Lee (28), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (83), Garry Moore (78), Jean Negulesco (93), Kenneth Nelson (63), Norman Vincent Peale (95), Alexis Smith (72), Brandon Teena (21), Ann Todd (84), Sam Wanamaker (74)

1994

Cab Calloway (86)

John Candy (43)

John Candy in National Lampoon's Vacation, 1983 (Image via Warner Bros.)

Kurt Cobain (27)

William Conrad (73)

Joseph Cotten (88)

Peter Cushing (81)

Tom Ewell (85)

Raúl Juliá (54)

Burt Lancaster (80)

Mildred Natwick (89)

Harriet Nelson (85)

Richard M. Nixon (81)

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (64)

George Peppard (65)

Dack Rambo (52)

Martha Raye (78)

Cesar Romero (86)

Telly Savalas (72)

Dinah Shore (77)

Jessica Tandy (85)

Also still resting in peace: Claude Akins (67), Lina Basquette (87), Noah Beery Jr. (81), Sorrell Booke (64), Leigh Bowery (33), Rossano Brazzi (78), Charles Bukowski (73), Pat Buttram (78), Macdonald Carey (81), Jeffrey Dahmer (34), Betty Furness (78), John Wayne Gacy (52), Dedrick D. Gobert (22), Lewis Grizzard (47), Dan Hartman (43), Derek Jarman (52), Walter Lantz (94), Henry Mancini (70), Melina Mercouri (73), Priscilla Morrill (67), Anita Morris (50), Harry Nilsson (52), Patrick O'Neal (66), Tip O'Neill (81), Linus Pauling (93), Marlon Riggs (37), Gilbert Roland (88), Dick Sargent (64), Randy Shilts (42), Nicole Brown Simpson (35) & Ron Goldman (25), Lionel Stander (86), Joey Stefano (26), Woody Strode (80), Jule Styne (88), Danitra Vance (88), Tom Villard (40), Pedro Zamora (22)

1995

George Abbott (107)

Howard Cosell (77)

Eazy-E (30)

Eva Gabor (76)

Jerry Garcia (53)

Gale Gordon (89)

Patricia Highsmith (74)

Rose Kennedy (104)

Ida Lupino (77)

Louis Malle (63)

Mickey Mantle (63)

Dean Martin (78)

Butterfly McQueen (84)

Elizabeth Montgomery (62)

Ginger Rogers (83)

Roxie Roker (66)

Jonas Salk (80)

Selena

Selena (23)

Lana Turner (74)

Mary Wickes (85)

Also still resting in peace: Maxene Andrews (79), Ian Ballantine (79), Vivian Blaine (74), Cheyenne Brando (25), Warren E. Burger (87), Rosalind Cash (56), Peter Cook (57), Elisha Cook Jr. (91), Gary Crosby (62), Max Factor Jr. (91), Ed Flanders (60), Art Fleming (70), Alexander Godunov (45), Lita Grey (87), Harry Guardino (69), James Herriot (78), Phyllis Hyman (45), Burl Ives (85), Viveca Lindfors (74), Doug McClure (59), Jimmy McShane (37), Paul Monette (49), Madalyn Murray O'Hair (76), Donald Pleasence (75), Yitzhak Rabin (73), Orville Redenbacher (88), Charlie Rich (62), Bobby Riggs (77), Madge Sinclair (57), Grady Sutton (89), John Cameron Swayze (89), Jo Van Fleet (80), David Wayne (81), Wolfman Jack (57)

1996

Morey Amsterdam (87)

Martin Balsam (76)

Erma Bombeck (69)

George Burns (100)

Claudette Colbert (92)

Ella Fitzgerald (79)

Greer Garson (91)

Margaux Hemingway (42)

Gene Kelly (83)

Dorothy Lamour (81)

Timothy Leary (75)

Marcello Mastroianni (72)

Audrey Meadows (73)

Minnie Pearl (83)

Juliet Prowse (59)

JonBenét Ramsey (6)

Howard E. Rollins Jr. (46)

Tupac Shakur in Poetic Justice, 1993 (Image via Columbia)

Tupac Shakur (25)

McLean Stevenson (68)

Tiny Tim (64)

Also still resting in peace: Spiro Agnew (77), Lew Ayres (88), Saul Bass (75), Bibi Besch (54), Ted Bessell (61), Eva Cassidy (33), Ray Combs (40), Joanne Dru (74), Marguerite Duras (81), Herb Edelman (62), Vince Edwards (67), Minnesota Fats (82), Brigitte Helm (90), Dana Hill (32), Alger Hiss (92), Jimmy the Greek (77), Krzysztof Kieślowski (54), Lincoln Kirstein (88), Laura La Plante (91), Jonathan Larson (35), Guy Madison (74), François Mitterand (79), Greg Morris (62), Haing S. Ngor (55), Beryl Reid (77), Tommy Rettig (54), Carl Sagan (62), Joe Seneca (77), Toni Stone (75), Jo Van Fleet (80), Jack Weston (71)

1997

William S. Burroughs (83)

Jacques-Yves Cousteau (87)

Willem de Kooning (92)

John Denver (53)

Princess Diana (36) & Dodi Fayed (42)

Princess Diana

Jeane Dixon (93)

Chris Farley (33)

Allen Ginsberg (70)

Michael Hutchence (37)

Brian Keith (75)

Roy Lichtenstein (73)

Audra Lindley (79)

Burgess Meredith (89)

Toshirô Mifune (77)

Robert Mitchum (79)

The Notorious B.I.G. (24)

Red Skelton (84)

Jimmy Stewart (89)

Mother Teresa (87)

Gianni Versace (50)

Also still resting in peace: LaVern Baker (67), Sally Blane (87), Jeff Buckley (30), Andrew Cunanan (27), Billie Dove (94), David Doyle (67), Jolie Gabor (100), Magda Gabor (81), William Hickey (69), Ben Hogan (84), Richard Jaeckel (70), Stubby Kaye (79), Hiram Keller (52), Michael Kennedy (39), Charles Kuralt (62), Nicolette Larson (45), Anton LaVey (67), Jean Louis (89), James A. Michener (90), Joanna Moore (63), Laura Nyro (49), Pat Paulsen (69), Denver Pyle (77), Harold Robbins (81), Mike Royko (64), Betty Shabazz (63), Dawn Steel (51), Brandon Tartikoff (48), Jesse White (80), Coleman Young (79)

1998

Gene Autry (91)

Sonny Bono (62)

Lloyd Bridges (85)

Alice Faye (83)

Norman Fell (74)

Mary Frann (55)

Phil Hartman (49)

Akira Kurosawa (88)

Shari Lewis (65)

Jack Lord (77)

Roddy McDowall (70)

Maureen O'Sullivan (87)

Roy Rogers (86)

Esther Rolle (78)

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra (82)

Dr. Spock (94)

Flip Wilson (64)

Tammy Wynette (55)

Robert Young (91)

Henny Youngman (91)

Also still resting in peace: Bella Abzug (77), Binnie Barnes (95), Tom Bradley (80), Eldridge Cleaver (62), Falco (40), Barry Goldwater (89), Al Gore Sr. (68), Hurd Hatfield (81), Ted Hughes (68), Grandpa Jones (84), Jean Marais (84), E.G. Marshall (84), Jeanette Nolan (86), Alan J. Pakula (70), Richard Paul (58), Octavio Paz (84), Carl Perkins (65), Pol Pot (72), Mae Questel (89), Eddie Rabbitt (56), James Earl Ray (70), Jerome Robbins (79), Alan Shepard (74), Michelle Thomas (30), George Wallace (79), J.T. Walsh (54), Wendy O. Williams (48), Carl Wilson (51), Rita Zucca (approx. 85)

1999

Dirk Bogarde (78)

Wilt Chamberlain (63)

Joe DiMaggio (84)

Allen Funt (84)

Madeline Kahn (57)

Madeline Kahn

DeForest Kelley (79)

John F. Kennedy Jr. (38), Carolyn Bessette Kennedy (33) & Lauren Bessette (34)

Stanley Kubrick (70)

Victor Mature (86)

Curtis Mayfield (57)

Clayton Moore (85)

Charles Pierce (72)

Dana Plato (34)

Gene Rayburn (81)

Charles “Buddy Rogers” (94)

George C. Scott (71)

Sylvia Sidney (88)

Shel Silverstein (68)

Gene Siskel (53)

Dusty Springfield (59)

Also still resting in peace: Paul Bowles (88), Rory Calhoun (76), Peggy Cass (74), Iron Eyes Cody (94), Ellen Corby (87), Quentin Crisp (90), Mary Jane Croft (83), Faith Domergue (73-74, age is disputed), Rob Fisher (42), Sandra Gould (82), Huntz Hall (78), Joseph Heller (76), Shirley Hemphill (52), King Hussein (63), Henry Jones (86), Garson Kanin (86), Richard Kiley (76), Desmond Llewelyn (85), Moondog (83), Gary Morton (74), Anthony Newley (67), Mario Puzo (78), Oliver Reed (61), Ruth Roman (76), Lili St. Cyr (80), Payne Stewart (42), Susan Strasberg (60), David Strickland (29), Pee Wee Reese (81), Mel Tormé (73)

2000

Steve Allen (78)

Billy Barty (76)

Victor Borge (91)

Gwendolyn Brooks (83)

Barbara Cartland (98)

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (90)

John Gielgud (96)

Alec Guinness (86)

Doug Henning (52)

Hedy Lamarr (86)

Hedy Lamarr in Samson and Delilah, 1949 (Image via Paramount)

Meredith MacRae (56)

Nancy Marchand (71)

Walter Matthau (79)

Steve Reeves (74)

Jason Robards (78)

Charles M. Schulz (77)

Claire Trevor (90)

Jim Varney (50)

Gwen Verdon (75)

Loretta Young (87)

Also still resting in peace: Paul Bartel (61), Paul Cadmus (94), Vincent Canby (76), David Dukes (55), Richard Farnsworth (80), Edward Gorey (75), Ofra Haza (42), Joseph Heller (76), Werner Klemperer (80), Larry Linville (60), Julie London (74), Helen Martin (90), George Montgomery (84), Jean Peters (73), Tito Puente (77), Vicki Sue Robinson (45), Fran Ryan (83), Craig Stevens (81), Pierre Trudeau (80), Roger Vadim (72), Marie Windsor (80), Paula Yates (41)

2001

Aaliyah (22)

Aaliyah (Image via Blackground)

Imogene Coca (92)

Troy Donahue (65)

Morton Downey Jr. (68)

Dale Earnhardt (49)

Dale Evans (88)

Arlene Francis (93)

George Harrison (58)

Nigel Hawthorne (72)

Eileen Heckart (82)

Christopher Hewett (80)

Jack Lemmon (76)

Carroll O'Connor (76)

Anthony Quinn (86)

Joey Ramone (49)

Ann Sothern (92)

Kim Stanley (76)

Beatrice Straight (86)

Ray Walston (86)

Eudora Welty (92)

Also still resting peace: Douglas Adams (49), Jean-Pierre Aumont (90), Bonny Lee Bakley (44), Christiaan Barnard (78), Berry Berenson (53), Foster Brooks (89), Les Brown (88), Corinne Calvet (76), Michael Cuccione (16), Rosemary DeCamp (90), Kathleen Freeman (82), Jane Greer (76), Anne Haney (67), William Hanna (90), John Lee Hooker (approx. 88), Chandra Levy (25), Robert Ludlum (73), Dorothy McGuire (85), Gardner McKay (69), Timothy McVeigh (33), Lani O'Grady (46), Barbara Olson (45), John Phillips (65), Herbert Ross (74), Melanie Thornton (34), Deborah Walley (57)

2002

Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale (84)

Milton Berle (93)

Rosemary Clooney (74)

James Coburn (74)

Richard Harris (72)

Kim Hunter (79)

Waylon Jennings (79)

Ann Landers (83)

Peggy Lee (81)

Peggy Lee

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (30)

Linda Lovelace (53)

Princess Margaret (71)

Dudley Moore (66)

LaWanda Page (81)

The Queen Mother (101)

Rod Steiger (77)

Joe Strummer (50)

Robert Urich (55)

Ted Williams (83)

Billy Wilder (95)

Also still resting in peace: Roone Arledge (71), Bill Blass (79), Eddie Bracken (87), Josh Ryan Evans (20), John Frankenheimer (72), Cliff Gorman (65), John Gotti (61), Teresa Graves (54), Dolores Gray (78), Adolph Green (87), James Gregory (90), Carrie Hamilton (38), Lionel Hampton (94), Jonathan Harris (87), George Roy Hill (81), Adele Jergens (84), Chuck Jones (89), Katy Jurado (78), Hildegard Knef (76), Astrid Lindgren (94), Spike Milligan (83), George Nader (80), Bruce Paltrow (58), Herb Ritts (50), Harold Russell (88), Avery Schreiber (66), Sam Snead (89), Dave Thomas (69), Johnny Unitas (69), Aileen Wuornos (46)

2003

Charles Bronson (81)

Art Carney (85)

Nell Carter (54)

Johnny Cash (71)

June Carter Cash (73)

Richard Crenna (76)

Hume Cronyn (91)

Celia Cruz (77)

Buddy Ebsen (95)

Katharine Hepburn (96)

Katharine Hepburn in Sylvia Scarlett, 1935 (Image via RKO)

Gregory Hines (57)

Bob Hope (100)

Donald O'Connor (78)

Robert Palmer (54)

Gregory Peck (87)

John Ritter (54)

Fred (Mister) Rogers (74)

Nina Simone (70)

Robert Stack (84)

Barry White (58)

Also still resting in peace: Idi Amin (75-80, age disputed), Alan Bates (69), Fred Berry (52), Jonathan Brandis (27), David Brinkley (82), Horst Buchholz (69), Leslie Cheung (46), Jeanne Crain (78), Jack Elam (82), Maurice Gibb (53), Al Hirschfeld (99), Wendy Hiller (90), Michael Jeter (50), Gordon Jump (71), Madame Chiang Kai-shek (106), Robert Kardashian (59), Elia Kazan (94), Joan Kroc (75), Hope Lange (70), Little Eva (59), Dorothy Loudon (78), Suzy Parker (70), George Plimpton (76), Gene Anthony Ray (41), Madlyn Rhue (68), Leni Riefenstahl (101), Rod Roddy (66), John Schlesinger (77), Martha Scott (90), Willie Shoemaker (72), Penny Singleton (95), Florence Stanley (79), Lynne Thigpen (54), Leon Uris (78), Sheb Wooley (82), Warren Zevon (56)

2004

Yasser Arafat (75)

Richard Avedon (81)

Marlon Brando (80)

Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951 (Image via Warner Bros.)

Ray Charles (73)

Julia Child (91)

Rodney Dangerfield (82)

Rick James (56)

Bob Keeshan (76)

Janet Leigh (77)

Mercedes McCambridge (87)

Ann Miller (80)

Ol' Dirty Bastard (35)

Jerry Orbach (69)

Jack Paar (85)

Tony Randall (84)

Ronald Reagan (93)

Christopher Reeve (52)

Isabel Sanford (86)

Peter Ustinov (82)

Fay Wray (96)

Also still resting in peace: Acquanetta (83), Izora Armstead (62), John Drew Barrymore (72), Henri Cartier-Bresson (95), Lynn Cartwright (76), Cy Coleman (75), Skeeter Davis (72), Frances Dee (94), Eric Douglas (46), Mac Dre (34), Spalding Gray (62), Virginia Grey (87), Uta Hagen (84), Arthur Hailey (84), Julius Harris (81), J.J. Jackson (62), Howard Keel (85), Alan King (76), Stieg Larsson (50), Estée Lauder (95 or 97, disputed), Anna Lee (91), Billy May (87), Tug McGraw (59), Terry Melcher (62), Russ Meyer (82), Helmut Newton (83), Robert Pastorelli (49), Johnny Ramone (55), John Randolph (88), Eugene Roche (75), Pierre Salinger (79), Francesco Scavullo (82), Artie Shaw (94), Carrie Snodgress (58), Susan Sontag (71), Stephen Sprouse (50), Ray Stark (88), Mattie Stepanek (13), Jan Sterling (82), Pat Tillman (27), Theo Van Gogh (47), Reggie White (43), Paul Winfield (62)

2005

Don Adams (82)

Eddie Albert (99)

Anne Bancroft (73)

Barbara Bel Geddes (82)

Johnny Carson (79)

Johnny Carson (Image via NBC)

Ossie Davis (87)

Sandra Dee (62)

Bob Denver (70)

Peter Jennings (67)

Arthur Miller (89)

Pat Morita (73)

Sheree North (73)

Rosa Parks (92)

Pope John Paul II (84)

Richard Pryor (65)

Prince Rainier III (81)

Nipsey Russell (87)

Luther Vandross (54)

August Wilson (60)

Teresa Wright (86)

Also still resting in peace: Mason Adams (86), Saul Bellow (89), Lamont Bentley (31), Lloyd Bochner (81), Tommy Bond (79), Jocelyn Brando (86), Jim Capaldi (60), Shirley Chisholm (80), Johnnie Cochran (67), Barry Cowsill (50), Patrick Cranshaw (86), Constance Cummings (95), James Dougherty (84), Andrea Dworkin (58), John DeLorean (80), James Doohan (85), Ralph Edwards (92), Dana Elcar (77), King Fahd (84), John Fiedler (80), Geraldine Fitzgerald (91), Shelby Foote (88), Frank Gorshin (72), June Haver (79), Ruth Hussey (93), Rosemary Kennedy (86), Frances Langford (92), Eugene Lee (71), Sid Luft (89), Barney Martin (82), Virginia Mayo (84), Lon McCallister (82), Eugene McCarthy (89), Pat McCormick (78), Louis Nye (92), Dan O'Herlihy (85), Brock Peters (78), William Rehnquist (80), Charles Rocket (56), Maria Schell (79), Vincent Schiavelli (57), Terri Schiavo (41), Debralee Scott (52), Bobby Short (80), Simone Simon (94), John Spencer (58), Wendie Jo Sperber (47), Hunter S. Thompson (67), Ruth Warrick (88), William Westmoreland (91), Simon Wiesenthal (96), Robert Wise (91), Paul Winchell (82), Robert Wise (91)

2006

June Allyson (88)

Peter Boyle (71)

Ed Bradley (65)

James Brown (73)

Red Buttons (87)

Mike Douglas (86)

Gerald Ford (93)

Glenn Ford (90)

Steve Irwin (44)

Coretta Scott King (78)

Don Knotts (Image via CBS)

Don Knotts (81)

Al Lewis (82)

Jack Palance (87)

Lou Rawls (72)

Aaron Spelling (83)

Maureen Stapleton (80)

Jack Warden (85)

Dennis Weaver (81)

Shelley Winters (85)

Jane Wyatt (96)

Also still resting in peace: Edward Albert (55), Robert Altman (81), Joseph Barbera (95), Syd Barrett (60), Peter Benchley (65), Lloyd Bentsen (85), Octavia Butler (58), Ruth Brown (78), Oleg Cassini (92), Betty Comden (89), Franklin Cover (77), Mike Evans (57), Freddy Fender (69), Anthony Franciosa (77), Betty Friedan (85), Milton Friedman (94), Paul Gleason (67), Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez (80), Mickey Hargitay (80), Barnard Hughes (90), Saddam Hussein (69), Tony Jay (73), Bruno Kirby (57), Phyllis Kirk (79), Darren McGavin (83), Slobodan Milošević (64), Jan Murray (89), Fayard Nicholas (91), Willi Ninja (45), Anita O'Day (87), Buck Owens (76), Gordon Parks (93), Floyd Patterson (71), Chris Penn (40), Wilson Pickett (64), Augusto Pinochet (91), June Pointer (52), Billy Preston (59), Proof (32), Patsy Ramsey (49), Dana Reeve (44), Ann Richards (73), Kasey Rogers (80), Moira Shearer (80), Adrienne Shelly (40), Muriel Spark (88), Mickey Spillane (88), Robert Sterling (88), Alida Valli (84), Jack Wild (53)

2007

Ingmar Bergman (89)

Yvonne De Carlo (84)

Yvonne De Carlo

Alice Ghostley (84)

Merv Griffin (82)

Kitty Carlisle Hart (96)

Betty Hutton (86)

Lady Bird Johnson (94)

Deborah Kerr (86)

Evel Knievel (69)

Norman Mailer (84)

Marcel Marceau (84)

Tammy Faye (Bakker) Messner (65)

Luciano Pavarotti (71)

Tom Poston (85)

Charles Nelson Reilly (76)

Beverly Sills (78)

Anna Nicole Smith (39)

Brett Somers (83)

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (84)

Jane Wyman (90)

Also still resting in peace: Michelangelo Antonioni (94), Brooke Astor (105), Bruce Bennett (100), Benazir Bhutto (54), Big Moe (33), Joey Bishop (89), Roscoe Lee Browne (84), Carol Bruce (87), Art Buchwald (81), Ron Carey (71), Liz Claiborne (78), Laraine Day (87), Jerry Falwell (73), Gianfranco Ferré (62), Robert Goulet (73), George Grizzard (79), Leona Helmsley (87), Don Ho (76), Molly Ivins (62), Frankie Laine (93), Charles Lane (102), Madeleine L'Engle (88), Delbert Mann (87), Kerwin Mathews (81), Lois Maxwell (80), Barbara McNair (72), Barry Nelson (89), Carlo Ponti (94), Liz Renay (80), Ian Richardson (72), Phil Rizzuto (89), Gordon Scott (80), Sidney Sheldon (89), Tom Snyder (71), Ike Turner (76), Miyoshi Umeki (78), Porter Wagoner (80), Dick Wilson (91), Boris Yeltsin (76)

2008

George Carlin (71)

Cyd Charisse (86)

Arthur C. Clarke (90)

Michael Crichton (66)

Bo Diddley (79)

Bobby Fischer (64)

Estelle Getty (84)

Isaac Hayes (65)

Charlton Heston (84)

Van Johnson (92)

Eartha Kitt (81)

Harvey Korman (81)

Heath Ledger (28)

Bernie Mac (50)

Paul Newman (83)

Anita Page (98)

Bettie Page

Bettie Page (85)

Suzanne Pleshette (70)

Tim Russert (58)

Yma Sumac (85 or 86, disputed)

Also still resting in peace: Edie Adams (81), Majel Barrett (76), Paul Benedict (70), Richard Blackwell (86), Sam Bottoms (53), Christian Brando (49), William F. Buckley (82), Ruthie Cohen (78), W. Mark Felt aka Deep Throat (95), Mel Ferrer (90), Beverly Garland (82), Dody Goodman (93), Jesse Helms (86), Edmund Hillary (88), Evelyn Keyes (91), John Phillip Law (70), Dick Martin (86), Allan Melvin (84), Anthony Minghella (54), Lois Nettleton (80), Maila Nurmi aka Vampira (85), Odetta (77), Harold Pinter (78), Sydney Pollack (73), Robert Prosky (77), Jerry Reed (71), Estelle Reiner (94), Brad Renfro (25), Ann Savage (87), Roy Scheider (75), Paul Scofield (86), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (89), David Foster Wallace (46), Richard Widmark (93)

2009

Bea Arthur (86)

David Carradine (72)

Marilyn Chambers (56)

Walter Cronkite (92)

DJ AM (36)

Dom DeLuise (75)

Dominick Dunne (83)

Farrah Fawcett (62)

John Hughes (59)

Jennifer Jones (90)

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson (50)

Ted Kennedy (77)

Karl Malden (97)

Ed McMahon (86)

Ricardo Montalban (88)

Brittany Murphy (32)

Natasha Richardson (45)

Oral Roberts (91)

Gale Storm (87)

Patrick Swayze (57)

Also still resting in peace: Captain Lou Albano (76), Corazon Aquino (76), J.G. Ballard (78, Gene Barry (90), Betsy Blair (85), Philip Carey (83), Sydney Chaplin (80), Vic Chesnutt (45), Marc Christian (56), Dennis Cole (69), Altovise Davis (65), Roy Disney (79), Horton Foote (92), Stephen Gately (33), Larry Gelbart (81), Henry Gibson (73), Alaina Reed Hall (63), E. Lynn Harris (54), Paul Harvey (90), Don Hewitt (86), Pat Hingle (84), Connie Hines (78), Maurice Jarre (84), Eunice Shriver Kennedy (88), Danny La Rue (81), Frank McCourt (78), Patrick McGoohan (80), Robert Novak (78), Les Paul (94), Collin Wilcox Paxton (74), Irving Penn (92), Beverly Roberts (95), William Safire (79), Soupy Sales (83), Budd Schulberg (95), Ron Silver (62), Fred Travalena (66), Mary Travers (72), Michelle Triola (76), John Updike (76), James Whitmore (87), Edward Woodward (79), Jack Wrangler (62), Andrew Wyeth (91)

2010

Barbara Billingsley (94)

Tom Bosley (83)

Dixie Carter (70)

Jill Clayburgh (66)

Gary Coleman (42)

Tony Curtis (85)

Blake Edwards (88)

Eddie Fisher (82)

John Forsythe (92)

Bob Guccione (79)

Corey Haim (38)

Dennis Hopper (74)

Lena Horne (92)

Rue McClanahan on The Golden Girls (GIF via NBC)

Rue McClanahan (76)

Patricia Neal (84)

Leslie Nielsen (84)

Lynn Redgrave (67)

J.D. Salinger (91)

Jean Simmons (80)

Gloria Stuart (100)

Also still resting in peace: Sparky Anderson (76), Robert C. Byrd (92), Stephen J. Cannell (69), Rich Cronin (36), Robert Culp (79), Dino De Laurentiis (91), Ronnie James Dio (67), Bill Erwin (96), Jamie Gillis (66),  Harold Gould (86), Peter Graves (83), Kathryn Grayson (88), Alexander Haig (85), June Havoc (97), Dorothy Height (98), Cammie King (76), Steve Landesberg (74), Art Linkletter (97), James MacArthur (72), Simon MacCorkindale (58), Teena Marie (54), Nan Martin (82), Kevin McCarthy (96), Malcolm McLaren (64), Alexander McQueen (40), James Mitchell (89), Simon Monjack (40), Merlin Olsen (69), Baby Marie Osborne (99), Fess Parker (85), Arthur Penn (88), Dorothy Provine (75), Pernell Roberts (81), Zelda Rubinstein (76), Johnny Sheffield (79), George Steinbrenner (80), Joan Sutherland (83), Charlie Wilson (76), Lorene Yarnell (66)

2011

James Arness (88)

Jeff Conaway (60)

Jackie Cooper (88)

Peter Falk (83)

Geraldine Ferraro (75)

Betty Ford (93)

Anne Francis (80)

Joe Frazier (67)

Betty Garrett (91)

Farley Granger (85)

Steve Jobs (56)

Jack Kevorkian (83)

Jack LaLanne (96)

Harry Morgan (96)

Cliff Robertson (88)

Andy Rooney (92)

Jane Russell (89)

Sherwood Schwartz (94)

Elizabeth Taylor (79)

Amy Winehouse (27)

Amy Winehouse (Image via Island)

Also still resting in peace: Nickolas Ashford (70), Frances Bay (92), Doris Belack (85), Osama bin Laden (54), Charlie Callas (86), Linda Christian (87), Clarence Clemons (69), Nate Dogg (41), Muammar Gaddafi (68-71), Jill Haworth (65), Heavy D (44), Johannes Heesters (108), Christopher Hitchens (62), Dolores Hope (102), Barbara Kent (103), Kim Jong-Il (69), Judy Lewis (76), Sidney Lumet (86), Christopher Mayer (57), Anne McCaffrey (85), Sid Melton (94), Marian Mercer (75), Eleanor Mondale (51), Charles Napier (75), David Nelson (74), John Neville (86), Patrice O'Neal (41), Pete Postlethwaite (64), Ken Russell (84), Tura Satana (72), Jimmy Savile (84), Maria Schneider (58), Gil Scott-Heron (62), Bubba Smith (66), Barbara Stuart (81), Alan Sues (85), Sada Thompson (83), Cy Twombly (83), Margaret Whiting (86), Nicol Williamson (75), Googie Withers (94), Susannah York (72)

2012

Neil Armstrong (82)

Ernest Borgnine (95)

Ray Bradbury (91)

Dick Clark (82)

Phyllis Diller (95)

Michael Clarke Duncan (54)

Charles Durning (89)

Nora Ephron (71)

Andy Griffith (86)

Larry Hagman (81)

Sherman Hemsley (74)

Celeste Holm (95)

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston (48)

Davy Jones (66)

Jack Klugman (90)

Sally Ride (61)

Maurice Sendak (83)

Donna Summer (63)

Gore Vidal (86)

Mike Wallace (93)

Also still resting in peace: Eve Arnold (99), Turhan Bey (90), Maeve Binchy (73), Robert Bork (85), Andrew Breitbart (43), Helen Gurley Brown (90), Dave Brubeck (91), Frank Cady (96), Harry Carey Jr. (91), Janet Carroll (71), Gary Collins (74), Don Cornelius (75), Richard Dawson (79), Chad Everett (75), James Farentino (73), Jonathan Frid (87), Ben Gazzara (81), Robin Gibb (62), Don Grady (68), Marvin Hamlish (68), Robert Hegyes (60), Etta James (73), Kathryn Joosten (72), Alex Karras (77), Lila Kaye (82), Rodney King (47), Sylvia Kristel (60), Johnny Lewis (28), George Lindsey (83), Herbert Lom (95), Frederica Sagor Maas (111), Tony Martin (98), Trayvon Martin (17), George McGovern (90), Patricia Medina (92), Sun Myung Moon (92), Lupe Ontiveros (69), Ron Palillo (63), Joe Paterno (85), Deborah Raffin (59), Adrienne Rich (82), Jenni Rivera (43), Ann Rutherford (94), Norman Schwarzkopf (78), Tony Scott (68), Ravi Shankar (92), Arlen Specter (82), Phyllis Thaxter (92), Susan Tyrrell (67), Kitty Wells (92), Andy Williams (84), Yvette Wilson (48), William Windom (88), Adam Yauch aka MCA (47)

2013

James Avery (68)

Karen Black (74)

Eileen Brennan (80)

Dr. Joyce Brothers (85)

Deanna Durbin (91)

Robert Ebert (70)

Joan Fontaine (96)

Bonnie Franklin (69)

Annette Funicello (70)

James Gandolfini (51)

Julie Harris (87)

Nelson Mandela (95)

Cory Monteith (31)

Peter O'Toole (81)

Lou Reed (71)

Jean Stapleton (90)

Margaret Thatcher (87)

Paul Walker in Joyride, 2001 (Image via 20th Century Fox)

Paul Walker (40)

Esther Williams (91)

Jonathan Winters (87)

Also still resting in peace: Patty Andrews (94), Michael Ansara (91), Allan Arbus (95), Conrad Bain (89), Sylvia Browne (77), Dennis Burkley (67), J.J. Cale (74), Hugo Chavez (58), Tom Clancy (66), Van Cliburn (78), Jeanne Cooper (84), Phyllis Davis (73), Dennis Farina (69), Steve Forrest (87), David Frost (74), Eydie Gormé (84), Richard Griffiths (65), Richie Havens (72), George Jones (81), Mark Kamins (57), Lisa Robin Kelly (43), Ed Koch (88), Chris Kyle (38), Tom Laughlin (82), Elmore Leonard (87), Doris Lessing (94), Arthur Malet (85), Mindy McCready (37), Shirley Mitchell (94), Tommy Morrison (44), Tony Musante (77), Stan Musial (92), Rona Newton-John (70), Milo O'Shea (86), Patti Page (85), Eleanor Parker (91), Richard Ramirez (53), Harry Reems (65), Joseph Ruskin (89), Risë Stevens (99), Audrey Totter (95), Marcia Wallace (70), Ned Wertimer (89), Lee Thompson Young (29)

2014

Maya Angelou (86)

Lauren Bacall (89)

Sid Caesar (91)

Joe Cocker (70)

Ann B. Davis (88)

Ruby Dee (91)

James Garner (86)

Philip Seymour Hoffman (46)

Jan Hooks (57)

Bob Hoskins (71)

Casey Kasem (82)

Mike Nichols (83)

Luise Rainer (104)

Harold Ramis (69)

Joan Rivers (81)

Mickey Rooney (93)

Elaine Stritch (89)

Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple (85)

Eli Wallach (98)

Robin Williams (63)

Also still resting in peace: Mary Anderson (96), Richard Attenborough (90), Polly Bergen (84), David Brenner (78), Richard Bull (89), Mary Grace Canfield (89), Rubin “Hurricane” Carter (76), Phil Everly (74), Eileen Ford (92), Peaches Geldof (25), H.R. Giger (74), Bob Hastings (89), Edward Herrmann (71), Martha Hyer (89), P.D. James (94), Russell Johnson (89), Don Keefer (98), Richard Kiel (74), Frankie Knuckles (59), Cynthia Lynn (77), Sheila MacRae (92), Dave Madden (82), Paul Mazursky (84), Gabriel García Márquez (87), Arlene Martel (78), Denny Miller (80), Mary Ann Mobley (77), Juanita Moore (99), Bess Myerson (90), Ed Nelson (85), Kate O'Mara (74), Don Pardo (96), Elizabeth Peña (55), Fred Phelps (84), Marc Platt (100), James Rebhorn (65), Maximilian Schell (83), L'Wren Scott (49), Pete Seeger (94), Marian Seldes (86), Ariel Sharon (85), Marcia Strassman (66), Meshach Taylor (67), Misty Upham (32), Jerry Vale (83), Ralph Waite (85), Billie Whitelaw (82), Bobby Womack (70), Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (95)

2015

Yogi Berra (90)

Bobbi Kristina Brown (22)

Natalie Cole (65)

Jackie Collins (77)

Donna Douglas (82)

Anita Ekberg (83)

Frank Gifford (84)

Lesley Gore (68)

Dean Jones (84)

Louis Jourdan (93)

B.B. King (89)

Christopher Lee (93)

Robert Loggia (85)

Anne Meara (85)

Dickie Moore (89)

Leonard Nimoy (83)

Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O'Hara (95)

Lizabeth Scott (92)

Omar Sharif (83)

Dick Van Patten (86)

Also still resting in peace: Laura Antonelli (73), James Best (88), Theodore Bikel (91), Julian Bond (75), Malcolm Boyd (91), Judy Carne (76), Jack Carter (93), Ornette Coleman (85), Yvonne Craig (78), Wes Craven (76), Andraé Crouch (72), Suzanne Crough (52), Jean Darling (93), Manoel de Oliveira (106), E.L. Doctorow (84), Betsy Drake (92), Wayne Dyer (75), Richard Dysart (86), Elio Fiorucci (80), Günter Grass (87), Setsuko Hara (95), James Horner (61), Beth Howland (74), Marty Ingels (79), Saeed Jaffrey (86), Lemmy Kilmister (70), Ben E. King (76), Jack Larson (87), Meadowlark Lemon (83), Joan Leslie (90), Monica Lewis (93), Marjorie Lord (97), Patrick Macnee (93), Melissa Mathison (65), Albert Maysles (88), Rod McKuen (81), Jayne Meadows (95), Martin Milner (83), Al Molinaro (96), Taylor Negron (57), Jean Nidetch (91), Betsy Palmer (88), Greg Plitt (37), Roger Rees (71), Alex Rocco (79), Wayne Rogers (82), Sam Sarpong (40), Ninón Sevilla (93), Steve Strange (55), Rod Taylor (84), Fred Thompson (73), Mary Ellen Trainor (62), Lillian Vernon (88), Scott Weiland (48), Cathriona White (30), Elizabeth Wilson (94), Jason Wingreen (95), Holly Woodlawn (69)

2016

Muhammad Ali (74)

David Bowie (69)

Leonard Cohen (82)

Patty Duke (69)

Carrie Fisher (60)

Glenn Frey (67)

Zsa Zsa Gabor (99)

Ann Morgan Guilbert (87)

Merle Haggard (79)

Florence Henderson (82)

Garry Marshall (81)

George Michael (53)

Prince in Purple Rain (GIF via Warner Bros.)

Prince (57)

Nancy Reagan (94)

Debbie Reynolds (84)

Doris Roberts (90)

Garry Shandling (66)

Alan Thicke (69)

Elie Wiesel (87)

Gene Wilder (83)

Also still resting in peace: Edward Albee (88), René Angélil (73), Alexis Arquette (47), Kenny Baker (81), Big Ang (55), Peter Brown (80), Pete Burns (57), Fidel Castro (90), William Christopher (84), Chyna (46), Pat Conroy (70), Gloria DeHaven (91), Fyvush Finkel (93), Bernard Fox (89), Juan Gabriel (66), George Gaynes (98), David Gest (62), Ron Glass (71), John Glenn (95), Christina Grimmie (22), Dan Haggerty (73), Pat Harrington Jr. (86), Steven Hill (94), Ken Howard (71), David Huddleston (85), Gwen Ifill (61), Anne Jackson (90), Marvin Kaplan (89), George Kennedy (91), The Lady Chablis (59), Dick Latessa (87), Harper Lee (89), Joseph Mascolo (87), Noel Neill (95), Marni Nixon (86), James Noble (94), Hugh O'Brian (91), Arnold Palmer (87), Lou Pearlman (62), Shimon Peres (93), Jon Polito (65), Alan Rickman (69), Jack Riley (80), William Schallert (93), Morley Safer (84), Joe Santos (84), Barbara Tarbuck (74), Lupita Tovar (106), Denise Matthews aka Vanity (57), Robert Vaughn (83), Abe Vigoda (94), Janet Waldo (96), Maurice White (74), Van Williams (82), Anton Yelchin (27), Alan Young (96)

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