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

Denis Akiyama, 66 (May 28, 1952—June 28, 2018) Johnny Mnemonic (1995) and Pixels (2015) actor

Flo Allen, 88 (circa 1930—August 21, 2018) Hollywood agent/manager to stars from Rock Hudson (1925-1985) to Denzel Washington (b. 1954), and who as a tennis coach worked with Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957) and Lauren Bacall (1924-2014), Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003), and many more; also worked as David O. Selznick's (1902-1965) private secretary, and was tight with Walter Matthau (1920-2000) and other Golden Agers

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

Paul Allen, 65 (January 21, 1953—October 15, 2018) Microsoft co-founder who the year of his death was estimated to be in the Top 50 richest human beings alive

Dave Anderson, 89 (May 6, 1929—October 4, 2018) Pulitzer Prize-winning sports columnist

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

Stanley Anderson, 78 (October 23, 1939—June 24, 2018) Longtime film and TV actor, George Carey on The Drew Carey Show (1995-2004, 10 episodes)

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

Neil Argo, 71 (May 28, 1947—August 2, 2018) Composer for Wild America (1982-1984) and such TV theme songs as Dynasty (1981-1989)

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

Alexander Askoldov, 85 (June 17, 1932—May 21, 2018) Filmmaker of the repressed film The Commissar (1967)

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

Charles Aznavour, 94 (May 22, 1924—October 1, 2018) Legendary French-Armenian singer who performed for over 70 years

Marty Balin, 76 (January 30, 1942—September 27, 2018) Co-founding member of Jefferson Airplane, on-and-off member of Jefferson Starship and solo singer who sang on such hits as "Volunteers" (1969), "Miracles" (1975), "With Your Love" (1976), "Count on Me" (1978), "Runaway" (1978), and "Hearts" (1981) OBIT

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

Nina Baym, 82 (June 14, 1936—June 15, 2018) Feminist scholar

Beach recreated his role in the 2005 The Producers film (Image via Universal)

Gary Beach, 70 (October 10, 1947—July 17, 2018) Tony-winning star of The Producers (2001)

Alan Bean, 86 (March 15, 1932—May 26, 2018) Fourth man to walk on the moon, one of only 12 human beings ever to have done so; last survivor of Apollo 12

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

Patricia Benoit, 91 (February 21, 1927—August 6, 2018) Mister Peepers (1952-1954) star

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

Freda Black, 57 (November 11, 1960—July 2018) Prosecutor in the 2001 North Carolina killing profiled on episodes of The Staircase (2004; 2013; 2018)

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

Andre Blay, 81 (July 27, 1937—August 24, 2018) Merchandising wiz and so-called "Father of Home Video" who came up with the idea of marketing Hollywood movies on videocassettes

Paul Bloch, 78 (circa 1940—May 25, 2018) Longtime damage-control publicist

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

Henri Bollinger, 89 (August 9, 1929— August 27, 2018) Longtime celebrity publicist

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

James L.B. Bonner, 30 (November 19, 1987—August 2, 2018) My 600-Lb. Life (2018) star

Anthony Bourdain, 61 (June 25, 1956—June 8, 2018) Celebrated chef, host of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005-2012) and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013-2018)

Neal Boyd, 42 (November 18, 1975—June 10, 2018) America's Got Talent (2008) winner, failed Republican politico from Missouri

Martin Bregman, 92 (May 18, 1926—June 16, 2018) Producer of Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and Scarface (1983), among many others

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

Susan Brown, 86 (May 4, 1932—August 31, 2018) Longtime General Hospital (1979-2004) actress

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)

Maria Bueno, 78 (October 11, 1939—June 6, 2018) Brazilian tennis star

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)

Matt Cappotelli, 38 (November 12, 1979—June 29, 2018) WWE star

Mary Carlisle's heart-shaped face (GIF via MGM)

Mary Carlisle, 104-106 (February 3, 1912 or 1914— August 1, 2018) WAMPAS Baby Star of 1932 who made her (silent!) debut in 1923 before working steadily as an actress for MGM and others beginning in 1930. Last surviving Grand Hotel (1932) cast member. OBIT

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

John Carter, 95 (September 22, 1922—August 13, 2018) Pioneering black film editor

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)

Barry Chuckle aka Barry Elliott, 73 (December 24, 1944—August 5, 2018) One half of the U.K. comedy act the Chuckle Brothers

Georges Emmanuel Clancier, 104 (May 3, 1914—July 4, 2018) French novelist, poet, and journalist

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

Leo J. Clarke, 60 (circa 1958—August 27, 2018) TV producer of Dog with a Blog (2012-2015)

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)

Shelly Cohen, 84 (November 8, 1933—July 25, 2018) The Tonight Show (1962-1992) assistant musical director

James Colby, 56(September 20, 1961—February 23, 2018) Actor who played Burleson on Empire (2017-2018)

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

Ms. Colombia, 64 (circa 1954—October 3, 2018) Jackson Heights, New York, genderqueer personality

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

Adrian Cronauer, 79 (September 8, 1938—July 18, 2018) Inspiration for Good Morning, Vietman (1987)

Daily (R) with Larry Hagman (1931-2012) on I Dream of Jeannie (GIF via GIPHY)

Bill Daily, 91 (August 30, 1927—September 4, 2018) Popular sitcom actor on I Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970), The Bob Newhart Show (1972-1978) and ALF (1987-1989)

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

Hugh Dane, 75 (October 21, 1942—May 16, 2018) The Office (2005-2013) actor

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)

Dick Delson, 81 (July, 18, 1936—June 17, 2018) Veteran Hollywood PR guy

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

Richard DeVos, 92 (March 4, 1926—September 6, 2018) Billionaire co-founder of Amway, major conservative donor

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

Steve Ditko, 90 (November 2, 1927—circa June 27, 2018) Comic book artist who co-created Spider-Man and Doctor Strange

Robert Dix, 83 (May 8, 1935—August 6, 2018) Star of Forbidden Planet (1956) and a host of B movies

Eurydice Dixon, 22 (circa 1996—June 12, 2018) Rising-star stand-up comic raped and murdered in Australia on her way back home from a gig

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

Peter Donat, 90 (January 20, 1928—September 10, 2018) Stage actor who also appeared in The Godfather Part II (1974), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) and as Agent Mulder's father on TV's The X Files (1995-1999)

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

Frank Doubleday, 73 (January 28, 1945—March 3, 2018) Escape from New York (1981) actor

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

Stan Dragoti, 85 (October 4, 1932) Director of Love at First Bite (1979) and Mr. Mom (1983), co-creator of the "I Love New York" PR campaign

David Douglas Duncan, 102 (January 23, 1916—June 7, 2018) Life Magazine photographer

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

Jack C. Edwards with Eleanor Boardman (1898-1991) in So This Is Marriage? (1924), the last copy of which was lost in 1965 (Image via MGM)

Jack C. Edwards, 97 (September 26, 1920—July 16, 2018) Silent Era baby and toddler actor, played young Harold Lloyd (1893-1971) in Grandma's Boy (1922)

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

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

Harlan Ellison, 84 (May 27, 1934—June 28, 2018) Legendary sci-fi and fantasy writer of  the novella A Boy and His Dog (1969) and screenwriter of the Star Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever" (1967)

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

She was smokin'. (GIF via GIPHY)

Fenella Fielding, 90 (November 17, 1927—September 11, 2018) Actress in two Carry On films (1961 & 1966), memoirist behind Do You Mind If I Smoke? (2017)

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

Ruth Finley, 98 (January 14, 1920—August 25, 2018) Godmother of New York Fashion Week

Peter Firman, 89 (December 11, 1928—July 1, 2018) English puppet maker and artist

Lisa Fleming, 50 (circa 1968—August 23, 2018) My 600-Lb. Life (2018) star

D.J. Fontana, 87 (March 15, 1931—June 13, 2018) Drummer for Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

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

Charlotte Fox, 61 (May 10, 1957—May 24, 2018) Trailblazing mountain-climber

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

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So many people have seemed to commit suicide this year in the news, but unfortunately for our NYCB/SAB family, it has just hit close to home. I think I can easily say for anyone that knew Peter Frame, we all felt how enormously big his heart was. He cared so much about each and every dancer that went through the school, and continued to provide the same concern and love every time you crossed paths with him after you entered the company. He was just one of those people who upon passing in the street or at the school immediately made you feel safe, your heart softened and opened up, and you accepted his big hugs and interest in your life with absolute pleasure. I mean just seeing him and having a casual quick conversation could change the mood of your day for the better. His passing has made me think a lot of Albert Evans, they were both people who made you feel special on a daily basis, and they are tragically both gone too soon. It was an honor to know Peter and be his friend, and I will always remember how his kind and generous spirit lifted us all up everyday, and hopefully we can all continue to pay it forward and lift each other up in his remembrance. What an example of how we should brighten and support each other’s lives. It is incredibly tragic that his life ended in this way, and I’m just so sad he was struggling, and that we all had no idea. If you are struggling please reach out and don’t suffer alone. 1-800-273-8255 24/7 Suicide Hotline #rip #peterframe #principaldancer #gentlesoul

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Peter Frame, 61 (April 16, 1957—August 30, 2018) NYC Ballet principal, ballet teacher

Cornelia Frances, 77 (April 7, 1941—May 29, 2018) Australian soap actress

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

She was the Queen! (GIF via GIPHY)

Aretha Franklin, 76 (March 25, 1942—August 16, 2018) Undisputed Queen of Soul, a cultural icon who changed popular music forever OBIT

Liz Fraser, 88 (August 14, 1930—September 6, 2018) Actress renowned for ditzy-blonde roles, especially in several Carry On films (1961-1975)

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)

Gary Friedrich, 75 (August 21, 1943—August 29, 2018) Ghost Rider (beginning 1972) co-creator

Nicholas "Duffy" Fudge, 28 (August 1, 1989—July 19, 2018) Wicked Tuna (2017) cast member

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

Tom Gallagher, 77 (September 11, 1940—July 8, 2018) First U.S. Foreign Service worker to come out as gay, in the '70s; became a gay activist and later re-entered the Service

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)

Eunice Gayson, 90 (March 17, 1928—June 8, 2018) First Bond girl, as seen in Dr. No (1962) and From Russia with Love (1964)

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

Rick Genest, 32 (August 7, 1985—August 1, 2018) So-called Zombie Boy, who was covered in skeletal and insect tattoos and who was featured prominently in Lady Gaga's (b. 1986) "Born This Way" (2011) music video

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)

James Gips, 72 (April 3, 1946— June 10, 2018) Specialist in the field of computer sciences, extended computer use to the disabled

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"

John Glines, 84 (October 11, 1933—August 8, 2018) Tony-winning producer of Torch Song Trilogy (1982) who became the first to thank his same-sex partner on an awards telecast OBIT

Jonathan Gold, 57 (July 28, 1960—July 21, 2018) Food writer

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

Richard Goodwin, 86 (December 7, 1931—May 20, 2018) Presidential speechwriter and author

Lorraine Gordon, 95 (October 15, 1922—June 7, 2018) Owner and operator of NYC's Village Vanguard

Barbara Gould, 81 (December 14, 1936—August 31, 2018) Model who didn't need a million to look like a million

Sophie Gradon, 32 (October 25, 1985—June 20, 2018) Miss Great Britain 2009 and reality star on Love Island (2016)

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)

Elena Gremina, (November 20, 1956—May 16, 2018) Moscow theater rebel, along with her husband Mikhail Ugarov (1956—2018)

Doug Grindstaff, 87 (April 6, 1931—July 23, 2018) Star Trek (1966-1969) sound-effects wiz

Harry Gulkin, 90 (November 14, 1927—July 23, 2018) Canadian film producer revealed to be actress/director Sarah Polley's (b. 1979) biological dad in 2012

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)

Carol Hall, 82 (April 3, 1936—October 11, 2018) Composer and lyricist of Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1978)

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)

Barbara Harris, 83 (July 25, 1935—August 21, 2018) Second City cofounder, Tony Winner, star of Nashville (1975), Freaky Friday (1976), Family Plot (1976), The North Avenue Irregulars (1979), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), and Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Richard Benjamin Harrison (March 4, 1941—June 25, 2018) "The Old Man" on Pawn Stars (2009-2018)

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

Shinobu Hashimoto, 100 (April 18, 1918—July 19, 2018) Acclaimed Japanese producer, director, and screenwriter

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)

Geoffrey Hayes, 76 (March 13, 1942) Thames TV host of Rainbow (1974-1993)

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

Heath's career ran from 1948-2011. (Image via IDW Publishing)

Russ Heath, 91 (September 29, 1926—August 23, 2018) Comic-book artist who inspired Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)

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)

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Ty Henderson, 71 (September 1, 1946—August 5, 2018) Longtime TV actor known for Room 222 (1973-1974) and Space Academy (1977)

Oli Herbert, 44 (circa 1974—October 17, 2018) All That Remains lead guitarist

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

Lydia Clarke Heston, 95 (April 14, 1923—September 3, 2018) The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) actress, photographer, widow of Charlton Heston (1923-2008)

William Hobbs, 79 (January 29, 1939—July 10, 2018) Stuntman, stuntmaster, fight coordinator on Flash Gordon (1980), Brazil (1985), Robin Hood (1991), Rob Roy (1995), and many others

Dennis Hof, 72 (October 14, 1946—October 16, 2018) Right-wing brothel owner, Nevada state assembly candidate and star of  the HBO series Cathouse (2005-2008)

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

Tab Hunter, 86 (July 11, 1931—July 8, 2018) Fifties heartthrob who scored hits with films like Island of Desire (1952), Track of the Cat (1955), Battle Cry (1955), The Sea Chase (1955), the 1958 screen adaptation of Damn Yankees, and That Kind of Woman (1959) before career-reviving spoofs Polyester (1981), Grease 2 (1982) and Lust in the Dust (1985), singer of #1 pop hit "Young Love" (1957), subject of the 2015 doc Tab Hunter Confidential OBIT

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

Robert Indiana, 89 (September 13, 1928—May 19, 2018) L-O-V-E artist

Joe Jackson, 89 (July 26, 1928—June 27, 2018) Father and manager of the 10 Jackson musicians, including superstars Michael (1958-2009) and Janet (b. 1966)

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

Gloria Jean, 92 (April 14, 1926—August 31, 2018) Singing child and teen star of the '30s and '40s

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

George Jensen, 87 (June 24, 1930—May 25, 2018) Oscar-nominated visual effects artist, illustrator, and art director with credits on such films as Close Ecounters o the Third Kind (1977) and Return of the Jedi (1983)

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

Georgann Johnson, 91 (August 15, 1926—June 4, 2018) Series regular on Mister Peepers (1952-1953), cast member of Midnight Cowboy (1969), memorable mom on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993-1997)

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

Kim Jong-pil, 92 (1926—June 23, 2018) Two-time South Korean P.M.

Murray Jordan, 81 (October 5, 1936—July 1, 2018) Cops (1989-2010) producer

Will Jordan, 91 (July 27, 1927—September 6, 2018) Actor, stand-up comic, impressionist, appeared as Ed Sullivan (1901-1974) in Billy Joel's (b. 1949) "Tell Her About It" (1983) music video

Tessa Jowell, 70 (September 17, 1947—May 12, 2018) British Labour politician

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

Kirin Kiki, 75 (January 15, 1943—September 15, 2018) Japanese actress in such films as Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2008) and this year's Shoplifters

Diana King, 92 (September 2, 1927—June 15, 2018) Dyslexia expert

Morgana King, 87 (June 4, 1930—March 22, 2018) Jazz singer and Don Corleone's wife in The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Michael Kirwan, 64 (December 27, 1953—May 26, 2018) Gay erotic artist OBIT

Richard Kline, 91 (November 15, 1926—August 7, 2018) Cinematographer who worked on Camelot (1967)

Robbie Knott, 73 (circa 1945—June 29, 2018) Special effects expert on such films as The Muppet Movie (1979)

Iosif Kobzon, 80 (September 11, 1937—August 30, 2018) Russian crooner and Putin (b. 1952) supporter

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

Koko, 46 (July 4, 1971—June 19, 2018) Gorilla known for adopting pets and using a form of sign language

Charles Krauthammer, 68 (March 13, 1950—June 21, 2018) Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative writer and Fox News commentator

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

Connie Kurtz, 81(July 19, 1936—May 27, 2018) Longtime lesbian activist

Gary Kurtz, 78 (July 27, 1940—September 23, 2018) Star Wars (1977) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980) producer

Vincenzo Labella, 93 (1925—July 28, 2018) Producer of the epic miniseries Jesus of Nazareth (1977), Marco Polo (1982), A.D. (1985), and others

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)

Landsberg, a not-living doll & Don Rickles (1926-2017) (Courtesy of Landsberg Family)

David Landsberg, 73 (September 3, 1944—August 5, 2018) The quintessential nerd on a host of TV episodes, including as Recruit Skolick on C.P.O. Sharkey (1976-1978)

Claude Lanzmann, 92 (November 27, 1924—July 5, 2018) French filmmaker and journalist who directed the documentary Shoah (1985)

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

Christopher Laword, 63 (March 29, 1955—September 4, 2018) Son of Peter Lawford (1923-1984) and Pat Kennedy Lawford (1924-2006), nephew of JFK (1917-1963)

Brian Christopher Lawler, 46 (January 10, 1972—July 29, 2018) WWE star

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

Robin Leach, 76 (August 29, 1941—August 24, 2018) Celebrity host of Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous (1984-1995)

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

Dick Leitsch, 83 (May 11, 1935—June 22, 2018) Gay-rights pioneer behind the "sip-in" at NYC gay bar Julius in the '60s

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)

Bernard Lewis, 101 (May 31, 1916—May 19, 2018) Oriental studies expert, political commentator

Jeff Loeffelholz, ? (?—June 29, 2018) Longtime cast member of Chicago on Broadway

Alan Longmuir, 70 (June 20, 1948—July 1, 2018) Founding member of the Bay City Rollers

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

Gillian Lynne, 92 (February 20, 1926—July 1, 2018) Ballerina, actress, and choreographer of Cats (1981) and The Phantom of the Opera (1986)

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 Mandan, 86 (February 2, 1932—April 29, 2018) Soap (1977-1981) and Three's a Crowd (1984-1985)

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

He represented the Lollipop Guild ... (GIF via MGM)

Jerry Maren, 98 (January 24, 1920—May 2018) Last surviving adult Munchkin from The Wizard of Oz (1939) OBIT

Vanessa Marquez, 49 (December 21, 1968—August 31, 2018) ER (1994-1997) actress  OBIT

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)

Dewey complexion (Image via PR still)

Dewey Martin, 94 (December 8, 1923—April 9, 2018) Hunky leading man and supporting player who starred in The Thing from Another World (1951), The Big Sky (1952), and the "I Shot an Arrow into the Air" episode (1960) of The Twilight Zone

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

Joseph Masterof, 98 (December 11, 1919—September 28, 2018) Tony-winning Cabaret (1966) librettist

Barbara Mastroianni, 66 (December 2, 1951—October 11, 2018) Costume designer, daughter of Marcello Mastroianni (1924-1996)

Got that?! (GIF via 20th Century Fox)

Al Matthews, 75 (November 21, 1942—September 23, 2018) Real-life Vietnam sergeant memorable in tough-guy military roles, such as in Aliens (1986)

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)

Marin Mazzie, 57 (October 9, 1960—September 13, 2018) Broadway musical star who originated the role of Clara in Passion (1994)

A memorable moment of political bravery (GIF via GIPHY)

Sen. John R. McCain, 81 (August 29, 1936—August 25, 2018) Longtime U.S. senator from Arizona, decorated war hero, failed 2008 Republican Party presidential nominee OBIT

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

Peggy McCay, 90 (November 3, 1927—October 7, 2018) Longtime Days of Our Lives (1983-2017) actress, The Andy Griffith Show (1963) actress

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

Lyric McHenry, 26 (August 6, 1992—August 14, 2018) EJNYC (2016) reality star

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

"Gosh, almighty! You're the prettiest thing I've ever seen!" From Calamity Jane

Allyn Ann McLerie, 91 (December 1, 1926—May 21, 2018) Widow of actor George Gaynes (1917-2016) and Broadway actress of the '40s, '50s, and '60s; appeared in Calamity Jane (1953), Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954), and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969); was the mom on The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987-1991) OBIT

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

Albert Millaire, 83 (January 18, 1935—August 15, 2018) Canadian actor and theater director

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

Miller was the ex-BF of singer Ariana Grande (b. 1993)(GIF via GIPHY)

Mac Miller, 26 (January 19, 1992—September 7, 2018) Rapper and record producer

Susan Miller, 98 (March 13, 1920—August 26, 2018) Nightclub singer and actress from Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)

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%

Walter Mischel, 88 (February 22, 1930—September 12, 2018) Self-control expert who created the Marshmellow Test

As an actress, Mitchell was sometimes green (Image via Layton Film Productions)

Laurie Mitchell, 90 (July 14, 1928—September 20, 2018) B-movie blonde bombshell who appeared in Queen of Outer Space (1958) and snagged a small role in Some Like It Hot (1959)

Moshé Mizrahi, 86 (September 5, 1931—August 3, 2018) Israeli film director

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

Liliane Montevecchi, 85 (October 13, 1932—June 29, 2018) MGM contract player, star of Nine (1982) on Broadway

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

Malcolm Morley, 86 (June 7, 1931—June 1, 2018) Photorealist artist

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

Robby Muller, 78 (July 4, 2018) Renowned cinematographer for Wim Wenders (b. 1945), Lars von Trier (b. 1956), Alex Cox (b. 1954), William Friedkin (b. 1935) and Barbet Schroeder (b. 1941)

Thad Mumford, 67 (February 8, 1951—September 6, 2018) Trailblazing, Emmy-winning black TV writer and producer who worked on The Electric Company (1977,) M*A*S*H (1981-1983), The Cosby Show (1986) and more

Kira Muratova, 83 (November 5, 1934—June 6, 2018) Ukrainian director

Matt "Guitar" Murphy, 88 (1929—June 15, 2018) Blues Brothers guitarist

Brian Murray, 80 (September 10, 1937—August 21, 2018) Broadway actor known for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1968) and The Crucible (2002)

Miriam Nelson, 98 (September 21, 1919—August 12, 2018) Hollywood and Broadway choreographer and dancer who made appearances in such classic movies as Double Indemnity (1944), Cover Girl (1944), The Jolson Story (1946) and Pillow Talk (1959)

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

Winston Ntshona, 76 (October 6, 1941—August 2, 2008) Tony-winning South African playwright and actor who appeared in the film A Dry White Season (1989)

Denis Norden, 96 (February 6, 1922—September 19, 2018) British comedy writer and TV host

Russell Nype, 98 (April 26, 1920—May 27, 2018) Star of Broadway's Call Me Madam (1950)

Derrick O'Connor, 77 (January 3, 1941—June 29, 2018) Character actor who was the Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) villain

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)

Jackson Odell, 20 (July 2, 1997—June 8, 2018) Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011) actor, songwriter OBIT

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)

Alan O'Neill, 47 (circa 1971—June 6, 2018) Fair City (2006-2012) and Sons of Anarchy (2013-2014) actor

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)

Blake Painer, 38 (circa 1980—circa May 26, 2018) The Deadliest Catch (2006-2007) captain

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

Rebecca Parris, 66 (December 28, 1951—June 17, 2018) Jazz singer

Vinnie Paul, 54 (March 11, 1964—June 22, 2018) Co-founding drummer of metal band Pantera

Kyle Pavone, 28 (circa 1990—August 25, 2018) Lead singer of We Came as Romans

William Phipps 96 (February 4, 1922—June 1, 2018) Voice of Prince Charming in Cinderella (1950), star of Five (1951), actor in The War of the Worlds (1953) and actor in/one of the producers of Sordid Lives (2000) OBIT

Daniel Pilon, 77 (November 13, 1940—June 26, 2018) Soap opera and TV actor

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

Joe Pintauro, 87 (November 22, 1930—May 29, 2018) Men's Lives (1992) playwright who wrote about AIDS and his former life as a priest

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)

John Putnam, 82 (July 2, 1936—September 9, 2018) NYC maritime historian who impersonated Herman Melville (1819-1891) for decades

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

Master of acting with her eyes (GIF via NBC)

Charlotte Rae, 92 (April 22, 1926—August 5, 2018) Mrs. Garrett on Diff'rent Strokes (1978-1979) and The Facts of Life (1979-1986; 2001) OBIT

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

Anthony Ray, 80 (November 24, 1937—June 29, 2018) Son of director Nicholas Ray (1911-1979) who married his stepmother, actress Gloria Grahame (1923-1981), and who went on to act in Shadows (1958) and produce An Unmarried Woman (1978), the latter of which netted him an Oscar nomination

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

Reynolds died just before filming scenes for Quentin Tarantino's (b. 1963) Charles Manson (1934-2017) drama.(GIF via GIPHY)

Burt Reynolds, 82 (February 11, 1936—September 6, 2018) Top box-office draw of the '70s, star of Deliverance (1972), The Longest Yard (1974), the Smokey and the Bandit films (1977-1983), Semi-Tough (1977), Hooper (1978), the Cannonball Run films (1980-1984), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), and Boogie Nights (1997); star of TV's Gunsmoke (1962-1965) and Evening Shade (1990-1994); famous for nude centerfold in Cosmopolitan (1972) and relationships with wives Judy Carne () and Loni Anderson (), and girlfriends Dinah Shore () and Sally Field ()

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

Tom Rickman, 78 (circa 1940—September 3, 2018) Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) screenwriter

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

Roger Robinson, 78 (May, 2, 1940—September 26, 2018) Tony-winning actor from Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Joël Robuchon, 73 (April 7, 1945—August 6, 2018) French chef and restaurateur

Reno Roop, 80 (December 19, 1937—August 31, 2018) Veteran Broadway actor who starred in the 1999 The Sound of Music revival

Jeb Rosebrook, 83 (June 11, 1935—August 31, 2018) Screenwriter of rodeo classic Junior Bonner (1972) and Disney's The Black Hole (1979)

Donald Ross, 75 (June 18, 1942—June 1, 2018) Writer, widower of Patti Deutsch (1943-2017) OBIT

Philip Roth, 85 (March 19, 1933—May 22, 2018) Acclaimed and honored (National Book Award, Pulitzer Prize, National Humanities Medal) novelist and essayist, writer of Goodbye, Columbus (1959); Portnoy's Complaint (1969); American Pastoral (1997); and many othersa OBIT

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

Madonna (b. 1958) enjoyed NYE with the singing legend. (Image via Instagram)

Celeste Rodrigues, 95 (March 14, 1923—August 1, 2018) Portuguese fado singer

Dovey Johnson Roundtree, 104 () Civil rights activist and attorney whose 1955 victory in the first bus-desegregation case before the ICC resulted in a condemnation of "separate but equal" transportation

Glen Roven, 61 (July 13, 1957—July 25, 2018) Emmy-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and producer.

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

Stephen Saban, 72 (1945—June 26 or 27, 2018) NYC nightlife columnist and co-founder of Details Magazine

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

Billy Sammeth, 66 (December 3, 1951—June 18, 2018) Manager of Cher (b. 1946), Joan Rivers (1933-2014), and many more

Ron Satloff, 79 (October 27, 1938—July 2, 2018) Prolific episodic TV director, director of eight Perry Mason TV movies

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

Red Schoendienst, 95 (February 2, 1923—June 5, 2018) St. Louis Cardinals player, oldest living Baseball Hall of Famer

Ed Schultz, 64 (January 27, 1954—July 5, 2018) Former MSNBC and podcast host known for his bombastic style

Marie Severin, 89 (August 21, 1929—August 30, 2018) Marvel Comics artist

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)

The Odd Couple has become one of the most famous plays, movies and TV series of all time (GIF via GIPHY)

Neil Simon, 91 (July 4, 1927—August 26, 2018) Legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning TV, movie and most memorably theater writer who won an Emmy for Your Show of Shows (1955-1959); won three Tonys while creating such classic plays as Barefoot in the Park (1963), The Odd Couple (1965), The Sunshine Boys (1972), Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983), and Lost in Yonkers (1991); and earned four Oscar nominations for his movie work, which included such original scripts as those for The Goodbye Girl (1977) and Seems Like Old Times (1980)

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

Jonathan Skow, 55 (December 22, 1962—October 12, 2018) Mr. Turk designer

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

Dave Slick, 26 (circa 1992—June 8, 2018) Gay-porn actor

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

Chelsi Smith, 45 (August 23, 1973—September 8, 2018) Former Miss USA and Miss Universe

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

Ellie Soutter, 18 (July 25, 2000—July 25, 2018) Olympic-bound snowboarder

Kate Spade, 55, (December 24, 1962—June 5, 2018) Handbag and womenswear designer

Tony Sparano, 56 (October 7, 1961—July 22, 2018) Vikings line coach

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

Steven Hilliard Stern, 80 (November 1, 1937—June 27, 2018) Director of The Devil and Max Devlin (1981) and Mazes and Monsters (1982)

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

David Stevens, 77 (December 22, 1940—July 17, 2018) Screenwriter of Breaker Morant (1980) and The Sum of Us (1994)

Yvonne Suhor, 56 (November 29, 1961—September 27, 2018) The Young Riders (1989-1992) actress

Elizabeth Sung, 63 (October 14, 1954—May 22, 2018) The Young and the Restless (1994-1996)

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

Richard Swift, 41 (March 16, 1977—July 3, 2018) Singer and multi-instrumentalist who toured with the Black Keys and was a member of the Arcs and the Shins

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

Rachid Taha, 59 (September 18, 1958—September 12, 2018) French rock star who became a voice for immigrants of North Africa and the Middle East

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)

Paul Taylor, 88 (July 29, 1930—August 28, 2018) Modern dance pioneer

Ronnie Taylor, 93 (October 27, 1924—August 3, 2018) Acclaimed cinematographer who captured the Oscar for Gandhi (1982)

Denis Ten, 25 (June 13, 1993—July 19, 2018) Olympic figure skater

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

Jerry Thorpe, 92 (1926—September 25, 2018) Kung Fu (1972) producer/director

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

Craig Turner, 59 (August 29, 1958—July 3, 2018) Tina Turner's (b. 1939) son, a musician

Yale Udoff, 83 (circa 1935—July 19, 2018) Bad Timing (1980) screenwriter

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

Mikhail Ugarov, (January 23, 1956—April 1, 2018) Moscow theater rebel, along with his wife Elene Gremina (1956—2018)

Edward Uspensky, 80 (December 22, 1937—August 14, 2018) Creator of Soviet-era cartoons

Richard Valeriani, 85 (August 29, 1932—June 18, 2018) NBC correspondent

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)

Paul John Vasquez, 48 (July 11, 1970—September 24, 2018) Sons of Anarchy (2011) actor

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

Chuck Vinci, 85 (February 28, 1933—June 13, 2018) Olympic weight lifter

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)

Clint Walker, 90 (May 30, 1927—May 21, 2018) Hunky star of TV's Cheyenne (1955-1963) who also memorably appeared on a two-episode arc of The Lucy Show (1965-1966)

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

Frances Walker-Slocum, 94 (March 6, 1924—June 9, 2018) First black female tensured professor at Oberlin, pioneering pianist and teacher

Susan Watanabe, 49 (October 20, 1968—August 26, 2018) TV writer, social activist

Louise Watson, 98 (November 22, 1919—June 5, 2018) One of the Watsons who appeared in 1,000+ Silent Era and sound shorts and films, including the Our Gang comedies; one of the last dozen or so surviving actors to have appeared in a Silent Era film of any kind OBIT

Fredd Wayne, 93 (October 17, 1924—August 27, 2018) Actor known for his portrayal of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) on the stage and TV, including on Bewitched (1966); appeared in the 1961 "Twenty-Two" episode of The Twilight Zone

Janet Weinberg, 63 (April 3, 1955—September 1, 2018) LGBTQ and disabilities advocate, top GMHC fundraiser

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)

Robert Wolders, 81 (September 28, 1936—July 12, 2018) Beau Geste (1966) actor who was married to Merle Oberon (1911-1979) and had long relationships with Leslie Caron (b. 1931), Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993), and Shirlee Fonda (b.1932)

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

Gerry Woolery, 73 (circa 1945—May 10, 2018) The Duck Factory (1984) animator

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

Jimmy Wopo, 21 (January 13, 1997—June 18, 2018) Rapper

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)

XXXTentacion, 20 (circa 1998—June 18, 2018) Rapper

David Yallop, 81 (January 27, 1937—August 23, 2018) Conspiracy-theorist journalist notorious for In God's Name: An Investigation into the Murder of Pope John Paul I (1984)

Celeste Yarnall, 74 () '60s actress who played the title role in the cult classic Eve (1968)

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

Jack N. Young, 91 (September 25, 1926—September 12, 2018) Stuntman who doubled for Clark Gable (1901-1960)

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

Hairspray Live, one of Zadan's best (GIF via NBC)

Craig Zadan, 69 (April 15, 1949—August 20, 2018) Prolific movie, TV and Broadway producer behind the film Footloose (1984), several Oscars telecasts and most of the live musicals on TV of the past five years OBIT

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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