Celebs We Have Lost in 2018 … So Far

A running list of the stars and noteworthy names we have lost in 2018 ...

Ben Agajanian, 98 (August 28, 1919—February 8, 2018) Celebrated NFL place-kicker

Lassie Lou Ahern, 97 (June 25, 1920—February 15, 2018) Child actor who appeared in The Call of the Wild (1923), Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927) and, later, Gaslight (1944); was one of the last 14 people left alive who ever appeared in a Silent Era silent film OBIT

Daniel Akaka, 93 (September 11, 1924-April 6, 2018) First U.S. senator of Native Hawaiian ancestry

Marty Allen, 95 (March 23, 1922—February 12, 2018) Bug-eyed half of Allen & Rossi comedy duo, ubiquitous TV presence OBIT

Michael Anderson, 98 (January 30, 1920—April 25, 2018) Director of Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and Logan's Run (1976)

Susan Anspach, 75 (November 23, 1942-April 2, 2018) Star of off-Broadway version of Hair (1967) and the films The Landlord (1970) and Five Easy Pieces (1970) OBIT

Robert Arthur, 89 (May 10, 1928—January 21, 2018) The Ed Sullivan Show (1952-1971) music director and coordinator; came up with "Let's Spend Some Time Together" lyric change for when the Rolling Stones performed

Davide Astori, 31 (January 7, 1987—March 4, 2018) Italian soccer star

Stephane Audran, 85 (November 2, 1932— March 27, 2018) French acting icon, star of the films The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) and Babette's Feast (1987)

Avicii aka Tim Bergling, 28 (September 8, 1989—April 20, 2018) Star DJ and producer OBIT

Frank Avruch, 89 (May 21, 1928— March 20, 2018) Boston-based Bozo the Clown who played the character from 1959-1970

Roger Bannister, 88 (March 23, 1929—March 3, 2018) First man to run a mile in under four minutes

John Perry Barlow, 70 (October 3, 1947—February 7, 2018) Internet pioneer and Grateful Dead lyricist, politico

Simon Shelton Barnes, (circa 1965—January 17, 2018) Second of two actors inside that purple, allegedly gay Tiny Winky Teletubby suit

Dorothy Barrett, 101 (February 28, 1917—March 8, 2018) Lifelong performer, movie bit player who appeared in The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Mildred Pierce (1945)

John Barton, 89 (November 26, 1928—January 18, 2018) British theatre director, co-founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company

Art Bell, 72 (June 17, 1945—April 13, 2018) Radio host specializing in the paranormal

Tom Benson, 90 (July 12, 1927—March 15, 2018) New Orleans Saints owner

Judy Blame, 58 (February 12, 1960—February 20, 2018) London fashion stylist

Steven Bochco, 74 (December 16, 1943— April 1, 2018) Creator of Hill Street Blues (1981-1987), L.A. Law (1986-1994), Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989-1993), and NYPD Blue (1993-2005),

Paul Bocuse, 91 (February 11, 1926—January 20, 2018) Celebrated French chef

Tina Louise Bomberry, 52 (circa 1965—February 10, 2018) Star of CBC series North of 60 (1992-1997)

DuShon Monique Brown, 49 (November 30, 1968—March 23, 2018) Chicago Fire (2012-2018) actress

Linda Brown, 76 (circa 1941—circa March 2018) Woman who, as a child, was at the center of the Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas lawsuit in 1951; SCOTUS overturned "separate but equal" due to this case in 1954

Kendall Carly Browne, 99 (circa 1918—January 26, 2018) Early-TV hostess, receptionist for Zeppo Marx (1901-1979), actor in such films as Dreamscape (1984) and Pineapple Express (2008), and mother of TV actor Bart Braverman (b. 1946)

Gary Burden, 84 (May 23, 1933—March 7, 2018) Designer of iconic album covers for acts like Doors

Barbara Bush, 92 (June 8, 1925—April 17, 2018) Former First Lady of the United States, wife of former POTUS George H.W. Bush (b. 1924), matriarch of a political dynasty that includes former POTUS George W. Bush (b. 1946) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (b. 1953)

Bucky Bush aka William H.T. Bush, 79 (July 14, 1938—February 28, 2018) Wealthy investor, brother of George H.W. Bush (b. 1924), uncle of George W. Bush (b. 1946) and Jeb Bush (b. 1953), etc.

Don Bustany, 89 (August 10, 1928—April 23, 2018) Co-creator of American Top 40 (1970-present)

Rasual Butler, 38 (May 23, 1979—January 31, 2018) Former NBA player

Donna Butterworth, 62 (February 23, 1956—March 6, 2018) Child actor in Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

Frank Buxton, 87 (February 13, 1930—January 2, 2018) The Odd Couple (1973-1975) and Happy Days (1974-1976) director, voice of Batfink (1966)

Brendan T. Byrne, 93 (April 1, 1924—January 4, 2018) Former New Jersey governor

Joseph Campanella, 93 (November 21, 1924—May 16, 2018) Prolific character actor nominated for a Tony for A Gift of Time (1962), and known on TV for Mannix (1967-1972), One Day at a Time (1976-1982), and The Bold and the Beautiful (1996-2005); was a love interest to Mary Tyler Moore (1936-2017) on Mary Tyler Moore (1973) and Bea Arthur (1922-2009) on a well-remembered episode of The Golden Girls (1987), and was Barbara Stanwyck's (1907-1990) final leading man, on The Colbys (1985-1986)

Floyd Carter Sr., 95 (circa 1922—March 8, 2018) One of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen

Carlos Carvalho, 49 (April 20, 1968—May 4, 2018) Documentary filmmaker

Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart, 68 (September 1, 1949—February 1, 2018) "Fidelito," the nuclear physicist who was the eldest so of Fidel Castro (1926-2016)

Reg E. Cathey, 59 (August 18, 1958—February 9, 2018) Emmy-winning House of Cards (2013-2016) and Oz (2000-2003) star

Emma Chambers, 53 (March 11, 1964—February 21, 2018) Comic actress from Notting Hill (1999)

"Fast" Eddie Clarke, 67 (October 5, 1950—January 10, 2018) Last surviving founding member of Motörhead

Joe Clokey, 56 (November 28, 1961—March 2, 2018) Caretaker of the Gumby brand

Anne V. Coates, 92 (December 12, 1925—May 8, 2018) Oscar-winning film editor who worked on everything from The Red Shoes (1948) to Lawrence of Arabia (1962) to Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

Olivia Cole, 75 (November 26, 1942—January 19, 2018) Actor in Roots (1977) and Backstairs at the White House (1979)

John Coleman, 83 (October 15, 1934—January 20, 2018) Weather Channel co-founder, climate-change denier

Ensa Cosby, 44 (April 1973—February 23, 2018) Daughter and defender of Bill Cosby (b. 1937)

Steve Coy, 56 (March 9, 1962—April 4, 2018) Drummer for '80s group Dead or Alive

Barry Crimmins, 64 (July 3, 1953—February 28, 2018) Comic, child sex abuse activist

Philip D'Antoni, 89 (February 19, 1929—April 15, 2018) Oscar-winning producer of The French Connection (1971)

Vic Damone, 89 (June 12, 1928—February 11, 2018) Legendary crooner

Raymond Danowski, 74 (September 10, 1943—February 2, 2018) Stockpiler of poetry who held the largest private library of 20th-century English-language verse

Paul De Meo, 64 (June 4, 1953—February 26, 2018) Screenwriter of The Flash (1990) and The Rocketeer (1991)

Max Desfor, 104 (November 8, 1913—February 19, 2018) Associated Press photographer who captured indelible mid-century images, including of the Korean War

Bradford Dillman, 87 (April 14, 1930—January 16, 2018) First Edmund Tyrone in Long Day's Journey into Night (1956), star of Compulsion (1959), J.J. in The Way We Were (1973), prolific TV actor

Ken Dodd, 90 (November 8, 1927—March 11, 2018) Madcap British comedian famous for the tagline, "How tickled I am!"

Bob Dorough, 94 (December 12, 1923—April 23, 2018) Schoolhouse Rock (1973-1985) musician

Robert Dowdell, 85 (March 10, 1932—January 23, 2018) Chip Morton on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964-1968)

Woody Durham, 76 (August 8, 1941—March 7, 2018) The Voice of the Tarheels, play-by-play radio announcer

Dennis Edwards, 74 (February 3, 1943—February 2, 2018) Lead singer of the Temptations

Nokie Edwards, 82 (May 9, 1935—March 12, 2018) Guitarist for the Ventures

Steve Elkins, ? (?—March 15, 2018) CAMP Rehoboth founder

R. Lee Ermey, 74 (March 24, 1944—April 15, 2018) Vicious drill sergeant from Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Nanette Fabray, 97 (October 27, 1920—February 22, 2018) Tony and Emmy winner, appeared in the films The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) and The Band Wagon (1955), and on TV's Caesar's Hour (1955) and One Day at a Time (1979-1984) OBIT

Ronald R. Fieve, 87 (March 5, 1930—January 2, 2018) Psychiatrist who pioneered use of lithium for anxiety and mood disorders

Milos Forman, 86 (February 18, 1932—April 13, 2018) Oscar-winning director of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Ragtime (1981), Amadeus (1984) and The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) OBIT

Naomi Parker Fraley, 96 (August 26, 1921—January 20, 1918) Inspiraton for Rosie the Riveter

Eugene Francis, 100 (August 28, 1917—April 10, 2018) Algy in four East Side Kids flicks of the '40s, founding board member of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, philantropist

Tito Francona, 84 (November 4, 1933—February 13, 2018) All-Star Major Leaguer

Joe Frank, 79 (August 19, 1938—January 15, 2018) Radio humorist

Joel Freeman, 95 (June 12, 1922—January 21, 2018) Producer of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968), Shaft (1971) and Love at First Bite (1979)

France Gall, 70 (October 9, 1947—January 7, 2018) French Eurovision perormer and pop star

Oscar Gamble, 68 (December 20, 1949—January 31, 2018) Pro baseball player famous for his afro

Sean Garrison, 80 (October 19, 1937—March 2, 2018) Star of the series Dundee and the Culhane (1967)

John Gavin, 86 (April 8, 1931—February 9, 2018) Star of such flms as Imitation of Life (1959), Spartacus (1960) and Psycho (1960), U.S. Ambassador to Mexico (1981-1986), SAG president (1971-1973)

Sonia Gechtoff, 91 (September 25, 1926—February 1, 2018) Abstract expressionist painter

Michael Gershman, 73 (June 17, 1944—March 10, 2018) Choreographer who also directed episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2001)

Pamela Gidley, 52 (June 11, 1965—April 16, 2018) Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) actress

Lewis Gilbert, 97 (March 6, 1920—February 23, 2018) Director of Alfie (1966) and three James Bond flicks: You Only Live Twice (1967), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979)

Gillis with Tommy Kelly (1925-2016) in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & with Alan Gifford (1911-1989) in 2001: A Space Odyssey (Images via UA & MGM)

Ann Gillis, 90 (February 12, 1927—January 31, 2018) Love interest in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938), voice of Faline in Bambi (1942), bit player in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Hubert de Givenchy, 91 (February 20, 1927—March 10, 2018) Famed French fashion designer behind the House of Givenchy  who worked with Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) and Jackie Kennedy (1929-1994), among many others; man behind the "little black dress"

David Goodall, 104 (April 4, 1914—May 10, 2018) Australian botanist who ended his life via assisted suicide in Switzerland

Billy Graham, 99 (November 7, 1918—February 21, 2018) Evangelist, friend of presidents

Josh Greenfeld, 90 (February 27, 1928—May 11, 2018) Oscar-nominated screenwriter for Harry and Tonto (1974)

Kenneth Haigh, 86 or 88 (March 25, 1929 or 1931—February 4, 2018) Britain's "angry young man" actor who starred in Look Back in Anger (1956) and in such films as Cleopatra (1963) and A Hard Day's Night (1964)

Rick Hall, 85 (January 31, 1932—January 2, 2018) Producer known for the Muscle Shoals Sound, subject of 2013 Muscle Shoals doc

Jack Hamilton, 79 (December 25, 1938—February 22, 2018) Major League pitcher known for a devastating pitch that injured up-and-comer Tony Conigliaro (1945-1990)

Stephen Hawking, 76 (January 8, 1942—March 13, 2018) Legendary theoretical physicist, subject of the 2014 film The Theory of Everything : OBIT

Carole Hart, 74 (April 30, 1943—January 5, 2018) Free to Be You and Me (1972) producer

Larry Harvey, 70 (January 11, 1948—April 28, 2018) Burning Man founder

Mary Hatcher, 88 (June 6, 1929—April 3, 2018) Paramount player and Broadway actress, star of The Big Wheel (1949) and Holiday in Havana (1949)

Anna Mae Hays, 97 (February 16, 1920—January 8, 2018) First female U.S. military general

Delvonn Heckard, 47 (circa 1970—February 16, 2018) One of the men who accused, and later sued, former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (b. 1955) of sexually abusing him as a teenager

Cynthia Heimel, 70 (July 13, 1947—February 25, 2018) Author of Sex Tips for Girls (1983) and If You Leave Me, Can I Come, Too? (1995)

Billy Herrington, 48 (July 14, 1969—March 3, 2018) Bodybuilder, gay-porn actor and Japanese meme icon OBIT

H. Wayne Huizenga, 80 (December 29, 1937—March 22, 2018) Blockbuster chain founder

Jon Huntsman Sr., 80 (June 21, 1937—February 2, 2018) Utah businessman, philanthropist, father of politico Jon Huntsman Jr. (b. 1960)

Scott Hutchison, 36 (November 20, 1981—May 9/10, 2018) Frightened Rabbit founding member

Keith Jackson, 89 (October 18, 1928—January 12, 2018) Folksy American sportscaster famous for, "Whoa, Nellie!"

Boyd Jarvis, 59 (circa 1958—February 16, 2018) House-music DJ, producer

Gertrude Jeannette, 103 (November 28, 1914—April 4, 2018) Pioneering African-American actress, playwright, and the first female cabbie to be licensed in NYC

Dick Jefferson, 63 (September 26, 1954—May 4, 2018) Award-winning gay journalist who sued CBS for firing him in the wake of an anti-gay assault OBIT

Johann Johannsson, 48 (September 19, 1969—February 9, 2018) Sicario (2015) composer

Mickey Jones, 76 (June 10, 1941—February 7, 2018) Character actor from Home Improvement (1991-1999), Sling Blade (1996) and Justified (2011-2014)

Kevin Kamenetz, 60 (November 26, 1957—May 10, 2018) Democratic politician from Maryland, gubernatorial candidate

Ingvar Kamprad, 91 (March 30, 1926—January 27, 2018) Ikea founder

Sridevi Kapoor, 54 (1963—February 24, 2018) Bollywood superstar, actor in 300 films

Margot Kidder, 69 (October 17, 1948—May 13, 2018) Lois Lane in Superman (1978), as well as a leading lady in the films Sisters (1973), The Amityville Horror (1979), and many more; mental health activist OBIT

Ruth Ann Koesun, 89 (May 15, 1928—February 1, 2018) American Ballet Theater dancer

Dr. Mathilde Krim, 91 (July 9, 1926—January 15, 2018) Leading AIDS activist and founding chairman of amfAR, host of the party at which Kennedy (1917-1963) and Monroe (1926-1962) were photographed together OBIT

Leah LaBelle, 31 (September 8, 1986—January 31, 2018) American Idol (2004) contestant

Adrián Lamo, 37 (February 20, 1981—March 14) Former government worker who turned Chelsea Manning in for leaking

Brian Lancaster, 43 (circa 1975—March 30, 2018) Star of MTV's Road Rules (1999)

Denise LaSalle, 78 (July 6, 1939—January 8, 2018) Raunchy R&B singer

Louise Latham, 95 (September 23, 1922—February 12, 2018) Marnie (1964) character actress who appearing in countless TV series and films

Sean Lavery, 61 (August 16, 1956—February 26, 2018) Acclaimed New York City Ballet dancer who retired in the '80s due to a spinal tumor and who was later mentioned in the sex-abuse scandal at the company that felled Peter Martins

Ursula K. Le Guin, 88 (October 21, 1929—January 22, 2018) Writer who had been considered the greatest living science fiction novelist

Gerson & Judith Leiber, 96 & 97 (November 12, 1921—April 28, 2018 &  January 11, 1921—April 28, 2018) Modernist painter and his handbag-designing wife, who died of heart attacks within hours of each other

Julius Lester, 78 (January 27, 1939—January 18, 2018) Academic writer on controversial topics, including race and Judaism

Andy Lewis, 92 (August 5, 1925—February 28, 2018) TV and movie screenwriter nominated for the Oscar for writing Klute (1971)

Bud Luckey, 83 (July 28, 1934—February 23, 2018) Designer of Woody in Toy Story (1995)

Craig Mack, 47 (May 10, 1970—March 12, 2018) '90s rapper famous for 1994's "Flava in Ya Ear"

John Mahoney, 77 (June 20, 1940—February 4, 2018) Tony winner, Martin Crane on Frasier (1993-2004)

Howard G. Malley, 72 (April 26, 1945—March 30, 2018) One of the "We Are the World' (1984) producers

Dorothy Malone, 93 (January 30, 1924—January 19, 2018) Oscar winner for Written on the Wind (1955, pictured above), star of TV's Peyton Place (1964-1968), lesbian murderess in Basic Instinct (1992) OBIT

Robert Mann, 97 (July 19, 1920—January 1, 2018) Founding first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet

From Doctor Zhivago (MGM)

Terence Marsh, 86 (November 14, 1931—January 9, 2018) Art director on Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Oliver! (1968), Absence of Malice (1981) and The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Hugh Masekela, 78 (April 4, 1939—January 23, 2018) South African trumpeter and activist

Jan Maxwell, 61 (November 20, 1956—February 11, 2018) Five-time Tony nominee who was nominated in all four possible acting categories (lead and featured, plays and musicals)

Peter Mayle, 78 (June 14, 1939—January 18, 2018) Author of A Year in Provence (1989)

Bill Maynard, 89 (October 8, 1928—March 30, 2018) English actor known for the series Heartbeat (1992-2002)

Chuck McCann, 83 (September 2, 1934—April 8, 2018) Prolific TV actor, kids' TV host, actor in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)

Mike McDonald, 63 (June 21, 1954—March 17, 2018) Canadian stand-up comic

Rick McKay, 62 (August 30, 1955—approx. January 29, 2018) Documentary filmmaker behind Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003)

Matthew Mellon, 53 (January 28, 1964—April 16, 2018) Billionaire, GOP Finance Chairman of New York state

Benjamin Melniker, 104 (May 25, 1913—February 26, 2018) Prolific producer of many Batman projects and films from 1979 on

Jill Messick, 50 (July 27, 1967—February 7, 2018) Former manager of Rose McGowan (b. 1973) accused of not intervening when her client was allegedly raped by Harvey Weinstein (b. 1952)

Dave Michener, 85 (November 5, 1932—February 15, 2018) Animator on Sleeping Beauty (1959), One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), Mary Poppins (1964), The Jungle Book (1967), and many other Disney films

Joseph Wayne Miller, 36 (December 18, 1981—January 9, 2018) Heavyweights (1995) child actor

Warren Miller, 93 (October 15, 1924—January 24, 2018) Legendary outdoor filmmker

Zell Miller, 86 (February 24, 1932—March 23, 2018) Democratic lieutenant governor and U.S. senator from Georgia who in 2004 famously spoke at the Republican National Convention

Minwoo aka Seo Min-woo, 33 (February 8, 1985—March 25, 2018) Lead singer of K-Pop group 100%

Thomas S. Monson, 90 (August 21, 1927—January 2, 2018) President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Ken Moody, 57 (February 14, 1961—April 1, 2018) Muse of Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989)

Wally Moon, 87 (April 3, 1930—February 9, 2018) Former MLB player for the Dodgers

John Morris, 91 (October 18, 1926—January 25, 2018) Composer on Mel Brooks (b. 1926) movies

Odvar Nordli, 90 (November 3, 1927—January 9, 2018) Former Norwegian PM

Tim O'Connor, 90 (July 3, 1927—April 5, 2018) Prolific TV actor noted for turns on Peyton Place (1964-1968) and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979-1981)

Bill O'Hare, 88 (February 5, 1930—April 2, 2018) Longtime PR man who worked on Doctor Zhivago (1965) and 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) campaigns

Soon-Tek Oh, 85 (June 29, 1932—April 4, 2018) Actor in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and in Pacific Overtures (1976) on Broadway, voice of Fa Zhou in Mulan (1998)

Ermanno Olmi, 86 (July 24, 1931—May 5, 2018) Director of Il Posto (1961) and the Palme d'Or-winning The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)

Dolores O'Riordan, 46 (September 6, 1971—January 15, 2018) Lead singer of the Cranberries, famous for "Linger" (1993) and "Zombie" (1994) OBIT

Idrissa Ouedraogo, 64 (January 21, 1954—February 18, 2018) African filmmaker of such films as Tilai (1990)

Nicanor Parra, 103 (September 5, 1914—January 23, 2018) Chilean poet, mathematician and physicist.

Robert Pincus-Witten, 82 (April 5, 1935—January 28, 2018) Art critic and art historian

Porter (R) with Shirley Temple (1928-2014) in That Hagen Girl (1947)

Jean Porter (December 8, 1922—January 13, 2018) Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944) actress, wife of blacklisted director Edward Dmytryk (1908-1999), who served prison time for contempt and then named names in order to revive his career

Peter Preston, (May 23, 1938—January 6, 2018) Former editor of The Guardian

Ronnie Prophet, 80 (December 26, 1937—March 2, 2018) Canadian musician and comic, hosted his own TV show on CBC (1974)

Qini, 68 (September 23, 1949—February 27, 2018) Spanish soccer player once kidnapped at gunpoint

Tom Rapp, 70 (March 8, 1947—February 11, 2018) Lead singer of the band Pearls Before Swine

Siegfried Rauch, 85 (April 2, 1932—March 11, 2018) German actor known for 1971's Le Mans

Barbara Dodd Remsen, 88 (January 1, 1930—March 8, 2018) Actress and prominent casting director

Donnelly Rhodes, 80 (December 4, 1937—January 8, 2018) Canadian early-TV actor, later famous on Soap (1978-1981), Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009) and The Flash (2016) OBIT

Pierre Rissient, 81 (August 4, 1936—May 6, 2018) Acclaimed French director and producer

Jim Rodford, 76 (July 7, 1941—January 20, 2018) Bassist for the Kinks and the Zombies, founding member of Argent

María Rubio, 83 (September 20, 1934—March 1, 2018) Mexican actress especially famous for her work in telenovelas

Mark Salling, 35 (August 17, 1982—January 30, 2018) Former Glee (2009-2015) star caught with child pornography OBIT

Bruno Sammartino, 82 (October 6, 1935—April 18, 2018) Wrestling great

Connie Sawyer, 105 (November 27, 1912—January 21, 2017) Oldest working actor at the time of her death, pioneering female stand-up comic, longtime TV bit player OBIT

Bob Scheerer, 89 (December 28, 1928—March 3, 2018) Actor in Broadway shows like The Boy Friend (1954); prolific director of TV specials including A Happening in Central Park (1968) and If They Could See Me Now (1974) and as well as episodic TV; director of the film How to Beat the High Cost of Living (1980)

Harvey Schmidt, 88 (September 12, 1929—February 28, 2018) Composer of The Fantasticks (1960), which ran Off-Broadway from 1960-2002, and 2006-2017

Allison Shearmur, 54 (October 23, 1963—January 19, 2018) Movie studio executive associated with the The Hunger Games and later Star Wars franchises

Mitzi Shore, 87 (July 25, 1930—April 11, 2018) Founder of The Comedy Store, mother of Pauly Shore (b. 1968)

Anita Shreve, 71 (October 7, 1946—March 29, 2018) Author of The Pilot's Wife (1998)

Daryle Singletary, 46 (March 10, 1971—February 12, 2018) Country singer

Louise Slaughter, 88 (August 14, 1929—March 16, 2018) Trailblazing Democratic representative for New York's 25th congressional district (1987-2018)

Bob Smith, 59 (December 24, 1958—January 20, 2018) Groundbreaking gay comic OBIT

Mark E. Smith, 60 (March 5, 1957—January 24, 2018) Lead singer of the Fall

Russ Solomon, 92 (circa 1925—March 4, 2018) Founder of Tower Records

Yvonne Staples, 80 (October 23, 1937—April 10, 2018) Member of the Staple Singers

John "Jabo" Starks, 79 (October 26, 1938—May 1, 2018) Drummer for James Brown (1933-2006)

Lovebug Starski, 57 (May 16, 1960—February 8, 2018) Hip-hop pioneer who may have invented the term "hip-hop," creating the opening lines of 1979's "Rapper's Delight"

Rusty Staub, 73 (April 1, 1944—March 29, 2018) Mets legend who had more than 2,700 hits and 292 home runs in his MLB career

David Ogden Stiers, 75 (October 31, 1942—March 3, 2018) Winchester on M*A*S*H (1977-1983), narrator of Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Jon Paul Steuer, 33 (March 27, 1984—January 1, 2018) Grace Under Fire (1993-1996) child actor

Ezra Swerdlow, 64 (1954—January 23, 2018) Producer of The First Wives Club (1996) and Zombieland (2009)

Oleg Tabakov, 82 (August 17, 1935—March 12, 2018) Russian actor and theater director

Isao Takahata, 82 (October 29, 1935—April 5, 2018) Japanese film director and animator

Delores Taylor, 85 (September 27, 1932—March 23, 2018) Independent producer and actress known for the 1970s Billy Jack films

Joel Taylor, 38 (January 6, 1980—January 23, 2018) Star of reality series Storm Chasers (2007-2010)

Eugene V. Thaw, 90 (October 27, 1927—January 3, 2018) Influential art dealer

Nini Theilade, 102 (June 15, 1915—February 13, 2018) Danish ballet dancer who appeared in 1935's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Ray Thomas, 76 (December 29, 1941—January 4, 2018) Moody Blues singer, flautist and composer

Greta Thyssen, 90 (March 30, 1928—January 6, 2018) Blonde, Danish B-movie bombshell and star of The Three Stooges final short, Sappy Bull Fighters (1959)

Pat Torpey, 64 (December 13, 1953—February 7, 2018) Drummer for and founding member of Mr. Big

David Toschi, 86 (July 11, 1931—January 6, 2018) Zodiac Killer detective

Doreen Tracey, 74 (April 3, 1943—January 10, 2018) Original Mouseketeer

Verne Troyer, 49 (January 1, 1969—April 21, 2018) Mini-Me from Austin Powers movies

Harry J. Ufland, 81 (March 12, 1936—March 2, 2018) Producer who frequently collaborated with Martin Scorsese (b. 1942)

Jerry Van Dyke, 86 (July 27, 1931—January 5, 2018) Coach (1989-1997) actor, younger brother of kk Van Dyke (b. 1925) OBIT

Micki Varro (June 19, 1942—January 16, 2018) Jazz singer, actor from The Champ (1979)

Marlene VerPlanck, 84 (November 11, 1933—January 14, 2018) Jazz and jingle singer

Karin von Aroldingen, 76 (September 9, 1941—January 5, 2018) New York City Ballet ballerina

Roger Vorce, 88 (circa 1930—April 30, 2018) Co-founder of APA, onetime agent to Johnny Cash (1932-2003), The Doors, Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002), Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992), Ginger Rogers (1911-1995), Peggy Lee (1920-2002) and Harry Belafonte (b. 1927)

Mort Walker, 94 (September 3, 1923—January 27, 2018) Beetle Bailey cartoonist

Jo Jo White, 71 (November 16, 1946—January 16, 2018) Basketball Hall of Famer

Wesla Whitfield, 70 (September 15, 1947—February 9, 2018) Singer of standards

Kate Wilhelm, 89 (June 8, 1928—March 8, 2018) Science fiction author

Dick Williams, 91 (June 7, 1926—April 5, 2018) Williams Brothers Quartet singer, nightclub performer

Sammy Williams, 69 (November 13, 1948—March 17, 2018) Tony-winning A Chorus Line (1975) performer

Hugh Wilson, 74 (August 21, 1943—January 14, 2018) Creator of WKRP in Cincinnati (1978-1982), director of The First Wives Club (1996)

Paul Junger Witt, 77 (March 20, 1941—April 27, 2018) Producer of The Partridge Family (1970-1974), Brian's Song (1971), The Golden Girls (1985-1992), Dead Poets Society (1989), and Blossom (1990-1995); husband of writer Susan Harris (b. 1940)

Tom Wolfe, 88 (March 2, 1930—May 14, 2018) Journalist, author of The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987)

Ralph Woolsey, 104 (January 1, 1914—March 23, 2018) Emmy-winning cinematographer who worked on Batman (1966)

A scene from South, aired November 24, 1959 (Image via ITV)

Peter Wyngarde, 90 (August 23, 1927—January 15, 2018) Appeared in the UK TV movie South (1959) as a gay man, the earliest known TV drama with an overtly gay theme anywhere in the world, starred on British espionage series Department S (1969-1970) and Jason King (1971-1972), and in films like Flash Gordon (1980)

Cyrus Yavneh, 76 (1942—January 25, 2018) Producer of It's Pat: The Movie (1994) and Supernatural (2005-2008)

John Young, 87 (September 24, 1930—January 5, 2018) Only astronaut to have flown on the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs, ninth of 12 people ever to have set foot on the moon

Bobby Zarin, 71 (March 29, 1946—January 13, 2018) Husband of reality-TV star Jill Zarin (b. 1963)

Louis Zorich, 93 (February 12, 1924—January 30, 2018) Broadway actor, Paul Reiser's (b. 1957) dad on Mad About You (1993-1999), husband of Olympia Dukakis (b. 1931)

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