Celebs We’ve Lost in 2019 … So Far

Following is a list of the celebrated figures we've lost in 2019.

Each name is followed by the deceased's age, birth and death dates, and a description.

Nehanda Abiodun, 68 (June 29, 1950-January 30, 2019) Radical black revolutionary charged in he deadly Brink's robbery of 1981 who fled to Havana

Theo Adam, 92 (August 1, 1926-January 10, 2019) German bass-baritone considered one of the last century's greatest interpreters of Wagner (1813-1883)

Adams & Ricou Browning (b. 1930) explore the shape of water (GIF via GIPHY)

Julie Adams, 92 (October 17, 1926-February 3, 2019) Iconic starlet from Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) who also had memorable roles on the soap opera Capitol (1984-1986) and Murder, She Wrote (1987-1993)

Marella Agnelli, 91 (May 4, 1927-February 23, 2019) Italian princess and socialite

Zhores Alferov, 88 (March 15, 1930-March 1, 2019) Nobel Prize-winning specialist in laser technology

Fatima Ali, 29 (April 9, 1989-January 25, 2019) Season 15 Top Chef contestant

Jed Allan, 84 (March 1, 1935-March 9, 2019) Longtime soap star and cast member of Beverly Hills, 90210 (1994-1999)

The actress butted heads with Anita Ekberg (1931-2015)

Chelo Alonso, 85 (April 10, 1933-February 20, 2019) Cuban-Mexican bombshell who danced with the Folies Bergère and appeared in such films as Goliath and the Barbarians (1959) and Son of Samson (1960)

Jo Andres, 64 (May 21, 1954-January 6, 2019) Visual artist, wife of Steve Buscemi (b. 1957)

Diana Athill, 101 (December 21, 1917-January 24, 2019) British editor, novelist and memoirist who worked with such literary luminaries as Philip Roth (1933-2018), John Updike (1932-2009), Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), Norman Mailer (1923-2007), Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) and Margaret Atwood (b. 1939); wrote the highly regarded memoirs Instead of a Letter (1963), After a Funeral (1986) and more

Russell Baker, 93 (August 14, 1925-January 21, 2019) Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist famous for hosting PBS's Masterpiece Theatre (1993-2004)

Kindling around (Image via Ballantine)

Betty Ballantine, 99 (September 25, 1919-February 12, 2019) The woman who, with her husband Ian Ballantine (1916-1995), revolutionized reading with the introduction of cheap paperback books

One sweet Kaye (Image via NBC)

Kaye Ballard, 93 (November 20, 1925-January 21, 2019) Larger than life star of stage and screen who was a regular on The Mothers-in-Law (1967-1969)

Kevin Barnett, 32 (circa 1986-January 22, 2019) Actor, writer and podcast co-host who co-created and was featured on the TV series Rel

Sam Bass, 57 (November 20, 1961-February 16, 2019) Official painter of NASCAR cars

Florence Knoll Bassett, 101 (May 24, 1917-January 25, 2019) Pioneering designer and businesswoman considered the architect of the modern American office, co-owner of Knoll, Inc., whose commissioned replicas of the cyclone table and Barcelona chair brought the innovative designs into the mainstream

Birch Bayh, 91 (January 22, 1928-March 14, 2019) Democratic U.S. senator from Indiana who was influential in securing the vote for 18-year-olds and protection from discrimination in employment for women

Theodore Bayless, 87 (April 14, 1931-February 10, 2019) The man who discovered methods of coping with lactose and gluten intolerance

Steve Bean, 58 (April 27, 1960-January 21, 2019) Actor on shows like Ray Donovan (2016) who wrote about his battle with nose cancer

Andrew Berends, 46 (circa 1972-March 3, 2019) Filmmaker of Delta Boys (2012) who provided additional cinematography on the Oscar-winning doc Free Solo (2018)

Mario Bertoncini, 86 (September 27, 1932-January 19, 2019) Italian composer and pianist

Nita Bieber, 92 (July 18, 1926-February 4, 2019) Three Stooges actress, dancer

Hal Blaine, 90 (February 5, 1929-March 11, 2019) Legendary rock drummer who may have performed on more #1 hits than any other musician and with more classic artists that any other; responsible for the iconic opening of "Be My Baby" (1964)

He was the Walrus. (Image via Hannscription.a-Barbera)

Bradley Bolke, 93 (October 1, 1925-January 15, 2019) Actor who voiced Nikita Khruschchev (1894-1971) on the classic comedy album The First Family (1962), Chumley the walrus on Tennessee Tuxedo (1963-1966), Jangle Bells on The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

Annalise Braakensiek, 46 (December 9, 1972-circa January 6, 2019) Australian model and actress

Harold Bradley, (January 2, 1926-January 31, 2019) Prolific guitarist and "Nashville studio master"

Higher heights (Image via AP)

Don Bragg, 83 (May 15, 1935-September 16, 2019) Olympic pole-vaulting champ

Mark Bramble, 68 (December 7, 1950-February 20, 2019) Tony-nominated librettist of 42nd Street (1980) and Barnum (1980)

Larry Brand, 69 (December 16, 1949-February 9, 2019) Indie filmmaker who wrote and directed for Roger Corman (b. 1926)

Wallace Broecker, 87 (November 29, 1931-February 18, 2019) One of the first scientists to warn of climate change, and the man who popularized the phrase "global warming"

Harold Brown, 91 (September 19, 1927-January 4, 2019) Secretary of Defense under Jimmy Carter (b. 1924)

John Carl Buechler, 66 (June 18, 1952-March 18, 2019) Horror makeup artist and director of such films as Troll (1986)

King Kong Bundy, 61 (November 7, 1957-March 4, 2019) WWF wrestling star

Frank Busseri, 85 (circa 1933-January 28, 2019) Manager and member of the Four Lads vocal group behind the hit "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" (1953) OBIT

Brian Butterick aka Hattie Hathaway (circa 1956-January 30, 2019) NYC drag scene who played a pivotal role in the arts scene

Marge Callaghan, 97 (December 23, 1921-January 11, 2019) All-American Girls Pro Baseball League player from 1944-1951; her and her sister reportedly inspired the core rivalry in A League of Their Own (1992)

Justin Carter, 35 (circa 1983-March 16, 2019) Country singer

Joe Casely-Hayford, 62 (May 24, 1956-January 3, 2019) Iconoclastic fashion designer

Sue Casey, 92 (April 8, 1926-February 21, 2019) "The World's Most Beautiful Extra," who appeared in about 85 films between 1945-2002

Kelly Catlin, 23 (November 3, 1995-March 8, 2019) Olympic track cyclist

Walter Chandoha, 98 (November 30, 1920-January 11, 2019) Cat photographer

"Raspberries!" (Image via Universal)

Carol Channing, 97 (January 31, 1921-January 15, 2019) Broadway legend who originated the roles of Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949) and Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! (1964), and was Oscar-nominated as Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

Sylvia Chase, 80 (February 23, 1938-January 3, 2019) Pioneering TV newswoman

Vivian Cherry, 98 (July 27, 1920-March 4, 2019) Street photographer who specialized in social injustice

Dick Churchill, 99 (January 21, 1920-February 12, 2019) Last survivor of the Allied soldiers who broke free from a Nazi P.O.W. camp as chronicled in The Great Escape (1963)

Jean Cinander, 96 (August 9, 1922-February 5, 2019) Star of the 1945-1946 Broadway comedy Dream Girl, widow of producer Robert A. Cinander (1924-1982)

Stay strong! (Image via Twitter)

Ed Corney, 85 (November 9, 1933-January 1, 2019) Bodybuilding great

Douglas Costle, 79 (July 27, 1939-January 13, 2019) Man who helped create the EPA, and then ran it

John Coughlin, 33 (December 1, 1985-January 18, 2019) U.S. figure skater who was a Pairs champ

William J. Creber, 87 (July 26, 1931-March 7, 2019) Three-time Oscar nominee who was production designer on The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and The Towering Inferno (1974)

Mungau Dain, 24 (circa 1994-January 5, 2019) Tribal villager who starred in the Oscar-nominated Tanna (2015)

Dick Dale, 81 (May 4, 1937-March 16, 2019) Influential King of Surf Guitar

Alice Dye, 91 (February 19, 1927-February 1, 2019) Golf course designer

Andy de Groat, 71 (November 1947-January 10, 2019) Innovative downtown NYC choreographer

John Dingell, 92 (July 8, 1926-February 7, 2019) Longest-serving member of Congress (59 years) in history, representing Michigan until 2015

Donen (L) & longtime collaborator (and future frenemy) Gene Kelly (R) (Image via handout)

Stanley Donen, 84 (April 13, 1924-February 21, 2019) Choreographer and the last great director of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Co-director of On the Town (1949), Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Pajama Game (1957) and Damn Yankees! (1958); director of Royal Wedding (1951), Fearless Fagan (1952), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), Funny Face (1957), Indiscreet (1958), Charade (1963), Arabesque (1966) and Bedazzled (1967) OBIT

Lorna Doom, 61 (circa 1957-January 16, 2019) Germs bassist

Dragon's lady (Image via Capitol)

Daryl Dragon, 76 (August 27, 1942-January 2, 2019) The Captain of The Captain & Tennille fame, son of Carmen Dragon (1914-1984) OBIT

Albert J. Dunlap, 81 (July 26, 1937-January 25, 2019) Corporate exec known for "turnaround" management that included mass layoffs to save dying companies; known as "Chainsaw Al"

Candice Earley, 68 (August 18, 1950-January 31, 2019) Broadway actress who went on to star on All My Children from 1976-1992

Bob Einstein, 76 (November 20, 1942-January 2, 2019) Emmy-winning comedy writer who created and starred in the Super Dave series and spin-offs (1987 on), appeared as Marty Funkhauser on Curb Your Enthusiasm (2004-2017) and was the older brother of Albert Brooks (b. 1947) OBIT

Ethel Ennis, 86 (November 28, 1932-February 17, 2019) Baltimore's First Lady of Jazz, a '50s and '60s recording artist who walked away from fame in favor of a quieter life

Erdman (L) with Brando (1924-2004) — two Men (Image via U.A.)

Richard Erdman, 93 (June 1, 1925-March 16, 2019) Actor in The Men (1950), Cry Danger (1951), Stalag 17 (1953), the "A Kind of Stopwatch" episode of The Twilight Zone (1963), a classic Cheers episode about Cliff's mom (1986) and TV's Community (2009-2015)

William Esper, 86 (circa 1932-January 26, 2019) Prominent acting teacher for more than 50 years

Jean Fairfax, 98 (October 20, 1920-February 12, 2019) Leader in integrating U.S. public schools

Bibi Ferreira, 96 (June 1, 1922-February 13, 2019) Brazilian theater legend

Keith Flint, 49 (September 17, 1969-March 4, 2019) Frontman of The Prodigy and his own band Flint

Jean Ann Ford, 71 (circa 1947-January 17, 2019) Benefit Cosmetics co-founder

Hugh Fordin, 83 (December 17, 1935-February 26, 2019) Founder of original cast recording specialty business DRG Records

Frawley's freewheelin' actors (GIF via GIPHY)

James Frawley, 82 (September 29, 1936-January 22, 2019) Director of the TV series The Monkees (1966-1968) and other shows, plus The Muppet Movie (1979)

Take off your leather pants and jacket. (Image via Films & Filming)

Gillian Freeman, 89 (December 5, 1929-February 23, 2019) Author of groundbreaking gay-themed novel The Leather Boys (1961), adapted into the 1964 film of the same title

Janice Freeman, 33 (circa 1985-March 3, 2019) The Voice (2017) contestant

Damn. (Image via Cheaters)

Clark Gable III, 30 (September 20, 1988-February 22, 2019) Grandson of legend Clark Gable (1901-1960) who was an entrepreneur and host of the hidden-camera reality show Cheaters (2012-2013)

Fernando Gaitan, 58 (November 9, 1960-January 29, 2019) Creator of Yo soy Betty la fea telenovela (1999-2001)

There were angels on the streets of Berlin. (GIF via GIPHY)

Bruno Ganz, 77 (March 22, 1941-February 15, 2019) Swiss actor of dozens of German-language films, most famous as the angel Damiel in Wings of Desire (1987) and Faraway, So Close! (1993) and as Hitler (1889-1945) in Downfall (2004) OBIT

J.D. Gibbs, 49 (February 21, 1969-January 14, 2019) NASCAR figure

Michael Gielen, 91 (July 20, 1927-March 8, 2019) German maestro

Merwin Goldsmith, 81 (August 7, 1937-January 21, 2019) Actor who played a judge on Law & Order (1993-2005), appeared on Broadway a dozen times, and acted in Off-Broadway's After-Play (1995)

Julia Grant, 64 (1954-January 2, 2019) Transgender pioneer who came to prominence on the 1979 BBC doc A Change of Sex

Dame Felicity Barbara Hill (December 12, 1915-January 30, 2019) Women's Auxiliary Air Force officer in WWII

John Hunter Gray, 84 (circa 1934-January 7, 2019) Community organizer formerly known as John Salter who is pictured in an iconic photo of people being doused with condiments at a Woolworth's sit-in to protest racial segregation

W.E.B. Griffin, 89 (November 10, 1929-February 12, 2019) Prolific (150+ books) author of swashbuckling, military and police exploits

Jean Guillou, 88 (April 18, 1930-January 26, 2019) French composer and pianist

Bonnie Guitar, 95 (March 25, 1923-January 12, 2019) Country singer and guitarist known for the hit "Dark Moon" (1957), and for her business acumen in music

Ralph Hall, 95 (May 3, 1923-March 7, 2019) Oldest person to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives

Hammer time (Image via video still)

Barbara Hammer, 79 (May 15, 1939-March 16, 2019) Celebrated experimental lesbian photographer and filmmaker of dozens of works on film (Super 8, 16mm) and video, including Dyketactics (1974)

Jeffrey Hart, 88 (February 24, 1930-February 17, 2019) Prominent right-wing thinker and literary expert who later endorsed Democratic POTUS nominees

Friend of Popeye (Image via KTLA)

Tom Hatten, 92 (November 14, 1926-March 16, 2019) Longtime KTLA host of such shows as The Adventures of Popeye (1956-1964) and Popeye and His Friends (1976-1988) OBIT

Marian Sulzberger Heiskell, 100 (December 31, 1918-March 14, 2019) New York City civic leader and philanthropist

Helmond's performance was a stretch. (GIF via GIPHY)

Katherine Helmond, 89 (July 5, 1929-February 23, 2019) Star of Soap (1977-1981), Who's the Boss? (1984-1992) and such films as Brazil (1985)

Del Henney, 83 (July 24, 1935-January 14, 2019) Character actor who appeared in Straw Dogs (1971)

Mitzi Hoag, 86 (September 25, 1932-February 26, 2019) Essie on Here Come the Brides (1968) and Natalie's mother on three episodes of The Facts of Life (1982-1985)

All you do to me is Talk Talk ... (GIF via GIPHY)

Mark Hollis, 64 (-circa February 25, 2019) Reclusive lead singer of British pop group Talk Talk

David Horowitz, 81 (June 30, 1937-February 14, 2019) Emmy-winning "Fight Back!" news segment host and consumer advocate

Harry Hughes, 92 (November 13, 1925-March 13, 2019) Democratic Governor of Maryland (1978-1986)

Ron Hutchinson, 67 (August 30, 1951-February 2, 2019) Restorer of early sound films

Edith Iglauer, 101 (March 10, 1917-February 13, 2019) American journalist and so-called "bard of Canada"

Rachel Ingalls, 78 (May 13, 1940-March 6, 2019) Author of the 1982 novella Mrs. Caliban, which was rediscovered in 2017 — just as she discovered she had terminal myeloma

The "Yah Mo B There" singer crossed over in a big way. (Image via Varesa Sarabande)

James Ingram, 66 (February 16, 1952-January 29, 2019) Grammy-winning R&B artist with eight Top 40 hits that include the #1 smashes "Baby, Come to Me" (with Patti Austin, b. 1950; 1983) and "I Don't Have the Heart" (1990) and the #2 hit "Somewhere Out There" (with Linda Ronstadt, b. 1946) from An American Tail (1986)

Randy Jackson, 93 (February 10, 1926-March 20, 2019) Last Brooklyn Dodger to hit a homer

Dan Jenkins, 90 (December 2, 1928-March 7, 2019) Sportswriter, especially in the field of golf

Walter Jones, 76 (February 10, 1943-February 10, 2019) 12-term congressman from North Carolina who voted for the Iraq War and helped push the term "freedom fries" to scold France for opposing the War, and later changed his mind

Ron Joyce, 88 (October 19, 1930-January 31, 2019) Former cop who helped champion Tim Horton's throughout Canada

Christine Kay, 54 (December 16, 1964-February 5, 2019) New York Times editor who worked on its 9/11 series "Portraits of Grief"

Herb Kelleher, 87 (March 12, 1931-January 3, 2019) Southwest Airlines billionaire

Marlen Khutsiev, 93 (October 4, 1925-March 19, 2019) Russian director of I Am Twenty (1965)

Ms. King with Bob Dylan (b. 1941), who called her his favorite duet partner (Image via video still)

Clydie King, 75 (August 21, 1943-January 7, 2019) Famed backup singer for the Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd, among many others

Christopher Knopf, 91 (December 20, 1927-February 13, 2019) Emperor of the North (1973) screenwriter, former WGA West president, first to hear Gene Roddenberry's (1921-1991) pitch for Star Trek (1966-1969)

Paul Koslo, 74 (June 27, 1944-January 9, 2019) Character actor who specialized in villains, but made an impression in The Omega Man (1971)

Alan B. Krueger, 58 (September 17, 1960-March 16, 2019) Economic advisor to two Democratic presidents

Marie Kyselkova, 83 (August 20, 1935-January 21, 2019) Czech actress

Cool cat (GIF via GIPHY)

Karl Lagerfeld, 85 (September 10, 1933-February 19, 2019) Outspoken, iconic fashion designer associated with Chloé, Fendi and especially Chanel who also ran his own brand and was known for his dark shades, ponytail and omnipresent fan; also, famously, the "parent" of cat Choupette

Lyndon LaRouche, 96 (September 8, 1922-February 12, 2019) Perennial presidential candidate with far-right and far-left leanings who embraced conspiracy theories

Mable Lee, 97 (August 2, 1921-February 7, 2019) Dancer who was queen of the "soundies" — short, musical movies shown on coin-operated jukeboxes of the '40s

Michel Legrand, 86 (February 24, 1932-January 26, 2019) Pianist and composer of scores for French New Wave films, Oscar winner for the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" from The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) and for the scores of Summer of '42 (1971) and Yentl (1983)

Andrew Ley, approx. 30 (circa 1980s-January 2019) Actor from Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds (2006)

Ted Lindsay, 93 (July 29, 1925-March 3, 2019) Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Black Hawks NHL Hall of Famer

Wilma Lipp, 93 (April 26, 1925-January 26, 2019) Austrian operatic soprano

Barbara Low, 98 (March 23, 1920-January 10, 2019) Scientist whose 1940s research led to advances in antibiotics

Ross Lowell, 92 (July 10, 1926-January 10, 2019) Oscar-winning filmmaker who invented gaffer tape and lighting clamp systems

Dusan Makavejev, 86 (October 13, 1932-January 25, 2019) Controversial Yugoslavian director of 1981's Montenegro

John Mason, 91 (March 30, 1927-January 20, 2019) Artist noted for his work in ceramics and wall reliefs

Dorothy Masuka, 83 (September 3, 1935-February 23, 2019) South African singer and activist

Sharon Bottoms Mattes, 48 (February 20, 1970-January 21, 2019) Central figure in 1993 court case that saw her lose custody of her son to her mother, simply because she was in a lesbian relationship, a decision upheld in 1996 by the Virginia Supreme Court

Elly Mayday, 30 (April 15, 1988-March 1, 2019) Body-positive model

Charles McCarry, 88 (June 14, 1930-February 26, 2019) Former C.I.A. officers who turned to writing espionage novels, among them The Tears of Autumn (1974)

Patrick McCarthy, 67 (June 6, 1951-February 28, 2019) Impeccably groomed chairman and editorial director of Fairchild, known for Women's Wear Daily and W

Andrew McCullough, 94 (September 7, 1924-January 22, 2019) Prolific Golden Age TV director

James R. McManus, 84 (September 10, 1934-February 4, 2019) Major Democratic Party figure whose family ran Hell's Kitchen, New York City, politics from the late 1890s

Jonas Mekas, 96 (December 24, 1922-January 23, 2019) Avant-garde director of The Brig (1964)

Tony Mendez, 78 (November 15, 1940-January 19, 2019) CIA operative portrayed by Ben Affleck (b. 1972) in Oscar-winning film Argo (2012)

"The Kiss" (Image by Alfred Eisenstaedt)

George Mendonsa, 95 (February 19, 1923-February 17, 2019) Sailor photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898-1995) kissing a nurse (Greta Zimmer Friedman, 1924-2016) in Times Square celebrating V-J Day in 1945

Jerry Merryman, 86 (June 17, 1932-February 27, 2019) Co-inventor of the pocket calculator

W. S. Merwin, 91 (September 30, 1927-March 15, 2019) U.S. poet laureate (2010-2011), Pulitzer Prize winner, National Book Award winner

There was a real Gremlin in his cab!!! (Image via Warner Bros.)

Dick Miller, 90 (December 25, 1928-January 2019) Longtime screen after known for A Bucket of Blood (1959), Piranha (1978), The Howling (1981) and Gremlins (1984)

Ron Miller, 85 (April 17, 1933-February 9, 2019) Walt Disney's (1901-1966) son-in-law who oversaw the creation of Touchstone Pictures and Disney Channel, and whose stewardship of the Disney brand led to the release of less G-rated fare

Sean Milliken, 29 (circa 1989-February 17, 2019) My 600-Lb. Life (2016) reality-TV star

Stefanos Miltsakakis, 59 (March 8, 1959-January 10, 2019) Muscleman and MMA fighter who debuted as an actor in Weekend at Bernie's (1989) and appeared in several Jean-Claude Van Damme (b. 1960) flicks

Pedro Morales, 76 (October 22, 1942-February 11, 2019) Hall of Fame pro wrestler who won the triple crown of wrestling titles in the '70s and '80s

George Morfogen, 86 (March 30, 1933-March 8, 2019) Longtime theater actor who appeared in multiple Peter Bogdanovich (b. 1939) films and on Oz (1997-2003)

Moritz, who practiced law later, rarely played her actual IQ

Louisa Moritz, 72 (September 25, 1946-circa January 25 2019) Blonde bombshell noted for jiggly roles on Love, American Style (1971) and Happy Days (1974), and in the films One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Next (1975) and The Last American Virgin (1982); was one of Bill Cosby's (b. 1937) dozens of accusers

Walter H. Munk, 101 (October 19, 1917-February 8, 2019) Oceanographer renowned for forecasting waves and seeking global warming signs

Toni Myers, 75 (September 29, 1943-February 18, 2019) Director of IMAX film A Beautiful Planet (2016)

He's gone home. (Image via Bowman)

Don Newcombe, 92 (June 14, 1926-February 19, 2019) Dodger who was the first outstanding black pitcher in the Major Leagues

Don Nice, 86 (June 26, 1932-March 4, 2019) Pop artist

Edward Nixon, 88 (May 3, 1930-February 27, 2019) Last surviving brother of Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994)

J.H. Kwabena Nketia, 97 (June 22, 1921-March 13, 2019) Ghanaian musicologist and composer who specialized in African musical traditions

Ken Nordine, 98 (April 13, 1920-February 16, 2019) Voice artist renowned for Word Jazz albums

Blake W. Nordstrom, 58 (October 4, 1960-January 2, 2019) Scion of the Nordstrom retail empire

Matti Nykänen, 55 (July 17, 1963-February 3, 2019) Finnish skier

"Mean" Gene Okerlund, 76 (December 19, 1942-January 2, 2019) WWE Hall of Famer and longtime interviewer

Mary Oliver, 83 (September 10, 1935-January 17, 2019) National Book Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer acknowledged to have been America's best-selling poet

The couple was together for a quarter-century. (Image via video still)

Diane Olson, 65 (b. circa 1953-January 16, 2019) Marriage-equality activist who, with Robin Tyler (b. circa 1943), became the first same-sex couple legally married in L.A. in 2008

Norman Orentreich, 96 (December 26, 1922-January 23, 2019) Hair-transplant pioneer

Aloysius Pang, 28 (August 24, 1990-January 24, 2019) Singaporean star of Young & Fabulous (2016)

Is there a Doctor in the house? (Image via movie still)

Muriel Pavlow, 97 (June 27, 1921-January 19, 2019) British stage actress who played Ophelia in a 1947 telecast of Hamlet Part 1 and became a heroine in such films as Paradise (1952), Doctor in the House (1954; first of the Doctor series), Reach for the Sky (1956), Doctor at Large (1957) and Murder She Said (1961)

Alan R. Pearlman, 93 (June 7, 1925-January 6, 2019) Synthesizer pioneer

François Perrot, 94 (February 26, 1924-January 20, 2019) French actor

Dylan McKay's best James Dean (1931-1955) stare (Image via FOX)

Luke Perry, 52 (October 11, 1966-March 4, 2019) Teen-heartthrob star of Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000) who also starred in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) movie and on the series Oz (2001-2002) and Riverdale (2016-2019) OBIT

Carmine Persico, 85 (August 8, 1933-March 7, 2019) Colombo crime family boss

Jake Phelps, 56 (September 24, 1962-March 14, 2019) Thrasher editor

Rosamunde Pilcher, 94 (September 22, 1924-February 6, 2019) British writer of such novels as The Shell Seekers (1987)

André Previn, 89 (April 6, 1929-February 28, 2019) Four-time Oscar-winning, 10-time Grammy-winning composer OBIT

Raymond K. Price Jr., 88 (May 6, 1930-February 14, 2019) Speechwriter for Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994)

Fresh-faced young bohemian princess (GIF via GIPHY)

Lee Radziwiłł, 85 (March 3, 1933-February 15, 2019) American socialite, sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994) OBIT

Jim Raman, 42 (June 28, 1976-March 11, 2019) The Amazing Race (2014) reality star

Don Reynolds, 81 (May 29, 1937-January 9, 2019) Child actor in westerns who was often billed as "Little Brown Jug"

John Richardson 95 (February 6, 1924-March 12, 2019) Art historian, curator, artist and dealer who devoted 25+ years to a four-volume book on Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), and died while still at work on Volume 4; known as a legendary raconteur

Meshulam Riklis, 95 (December 2, 1923-January 25, 2019) Businessman and producer who bought Pia Zadora (b. 1953) her Golden Globe, forever tarring the organization's credibility; infamously bought and tore down the historic Pickfair Mansion in 1988

Frank Robinson, 83 (August 31, 1935-February 7, 2019) Legendary baseball slugger, first black manager in Major League Baseball

Kevin Roche, 96 (June 14, 1922-March 1, 2019) World-renowned modernist architect

Margo Rodriguez, 89 (April 6, 1929-January 28, 2019) One half of Augie & Margo, husband-and-wife mambo team

Theodore Isaac Rubin, 95 (April 11, 1923-February 16, 2019) Psychoanalyst whose Jordi, Lisa and David novel (1960) became the popular film David and Lisa (1962)

Greg Rudloff, 63 (November 2, 1955-January 6, 2019) Three-time Oscar-winning sound mixer

Robert Ryman, 88 (May 30, 1930-February 8, 2019) Artist known for minimalist approach and embrace of white

Soap gets in your eyes (Image via head shot)

Kristoff St. John, 52 (July 15, 1966-February 3, 2019) Longtime soap actor on The Young & the Restless (1991-2019) OBIT

Shelly Saltman, 87 (August 17, 1931-February 16, 2019) Sports event promoter involved with the famous "Battle of the Sexes" tennis showdown and many premier boxing matches

Jeraldine Saunders, 96 (September 3, 1923-February 25, 2019) Creator of The Love Boat (1977-1986, many specials)

Linda Sawyer, 57 (August 11, 1961-February 10, 2019) Veteran MTV and HBO producer, host of iHeartRadio's Sleuth: True Crime in Real Time (2018-2019)

Carolee Scheemann, 79 (October 12, 1939-March 6, 2019) Influential feminist performance artist

Anne Firor Scott, 97 (April 24, 1921-February 5, 2019) Women's history scholar, recipient of the National Humanities Medal

Lisa Seagram, 82 (July 7, 1936-February 1, 2019) Edythe Brewster on The Beverly Hillbillies (1965-1966) and Lila on Batman (1967)

Shane in her heyday (Image via Ron Scribner Agency)

Jackie Shane, 78 (May 15, 1940-February 2019) Trans soul pioneer OBIT

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, 90 (November 12, 1928-March 12, 2019) Author of — beginning in 1972 — dozens of books in the Nate the Great series

Sidney Sheinberg, 84 (January 14, 1935-March 7, 2019) Universal exec who mentored Steven Spielberg (b. 1946)

A Star Trek is born (Image via TV still)

W. Morgan Sheppard, 86 (August 24, 1932-January 6, 2019) Star Trek (1989, 1999) and Doctor Who (2011) actor

Lisa Sheridan, 44 (December 5, 1974-February 25, 2019) TV actress who appeared on Invasion (2005-2006)

Al Silverman, 92 (April 12, 1926-March 10, 2019) Magazine editor and publishing exec who co-wrote I Am Third (1970), a Gale Sayers (b. 1943) memoir that was adapted into the popular TV movie Brian's Song (1971)

Babs Simpson, 105 (April 9, 1913-January 7, 2019) Vogue tastemaker

Babs made her time on the planet count for trans people. (Image via head sho)

Barbara "Babs" Siperstein, 76 (November 20, 1942-February 3, 2019) Trans activist who was the first trans DNC member; died two days after the law bearing her name (allowing trans people to change their gender on their birth certificates without proof of surgery)

Joe Sirola, 89 (October 7, 1929-February 10, 2019) Tony-winning producer, longtime actor known as "the King of Voice-Overs"

Alexis Smirnoff, 71 (February 9, 1947-January 5, 2019) Canadian pro wrestler

Dave Smith, 78 (October 13, 1940-February 15, 2019) Founder of Walt Disney Archives

Donald Smith, 94 (June 19, 1924-January 30, 2019) Anti-abortion activist whose The Silent Scream (1994) galvanized the movement

Helen "Gig" Smith, 97 (January 5, 1922-January 17, 2019) All-American Girls Pro Baseball League player

JoJo Smith, 80 (July 20, 1938-January 22, 2019) Saturday Night Fever (1977) dance consultant

Rosemarie & Robert (Image by Frank Worth)

Rosemarie Bowe Stack, 86 (September 17, 1932-January 20, 2019) Actress, widow of Robert Stack (1919-2003)

Jacqueline Steiner, 94 (September 11, 1924-January 25, 2019) Folk singer most famous for co-writing the song "M.T.A." (1949; famously recorded by the Kingston Trio in 1959)

Brody Stevens, 48 (May 22, 1970-February 22, 2019) Stand-up comic

Julia Ruth Stevens, 102 (July 7, 1916-March 9, 2019) Babe Ruth's (1895-1948) daughter

Mel Stottlemyre, 77 (November 13, 1941-January 13, 2019) Former New York Yankees player, pitching coach

Ssssssso talented! (Image via Make-Up Artist Magazine)

Dan Striepeke, 88 (October 8, 1930-January 2019) Oscar-winning makeup artist on such films as Planet of the Apes (1968), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Hello, Dolly! (1969), Sssssss (1973), Forrest Gump (1994), Cast Away (2000) and Saving Private Ryan (1998)

William Swan, 90 (February 6, 1928-January 20, 2019) Longtime TV and movie actor who appeared in The Parallax View (1974)

Clive Swift, 82 (February 9, 1936-February 1, 2019) English actor best known for Keeping Up Appearances (1990-1995) and The Old Guys (2009-2010)

Sanford Sylvan, 65 (December 19, 1953-January 29, 2019) Operatic baritone

"Aren't you Rita Lawson's boy, Rollo? Just wait till Rita hears about this — it's gona break her heart!" (Image via NBC)

Nathaniel Taylor, 80 (March 31, 1938-February 27, 2019) Rollo on Sanford and Son (1972-1977)

Mike Thalassitis, 26 (January 19, 1993-March 15, 2019) Love Island (2017) reality star

Johnny Thompson, 84 (July 27, 1934-March 9, 2019) Magician and magic historian

Mel A. Tomlinson, 65 (January 3, 1954-February 5, 2019) Ballet star who danced with the Dance Theater of Harlem, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the New York City Ballet

Hey, hey ... (GIF via GIPHY)

Peter Tork, 77 (February 13, 1942-February 21, 2019) Offbeat bassist for the Monkees

Brandon Truaxe, 40 (circa 1978—circa January 21, 2019) Former CEO of Deciem skincare company, whose The Ordinary line was a huge seller

Tomi Ungerer, 87 (November 28, 1931-February 8, 2019) Acclaimed illustrator of children's books, protest paraphernalia and erotica

Mark Urman, 66 (circa 1952-January 12, 2019) ThinkFilm and Paladin Films exec who also ran PR on such Oscar-worthy films as Gods and Monsters (1998) and Monster's Ball (2001)

Andy Vajna, 74 (August 1, 1944-January 20, 2019) Producer of Rambo (1982) and Evita (1996)

William Van Alstyne, 84 (February 8, 1934-January 29, 2019) Constitutional scholar

Lotte van der Zee, 20 (February 21, 1999-March 6, 2019) Former Miss Teen Universe

Rita Vidaurri, 94 (May 22, 1924-January 16, 2019) Latin American ranchera singer of the '40s and '50s who quit at her peak, then returned to her career in her late seventies

One of the screen's best-looking guys (Image via headshot)

Jan-Michael Vincent, 74 (July 15, 1944-February 10, 2019) Troubled actor who earned Golden Globe nominations for Going Home (1971) and The Winds of War (1983), headlined the Disney flick The World's Greatest Athlete (1973) and the racy romance Buster and Billie (1974), and scored with hit movies and TV series such as The Mechanic (1972), White Line Fever (1975), Big Wednesday (1978), Hooper (1978) and his show Airwolf (1984-1987) OBIT

Art for the young (Images via book covers)

Jan Wahl, 87 (April 1, 1933-January 29, 2019) Children's book author whose work was illustrated by Maurice Sendak (1928-2012), Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Edward Gorey (1925-2000) and Wil Clay (1938-2011)

Warren & her famous first (Images via headshot/Bantam)

Patricia Nell Warren, 82 (June 15, 1936-February 9, 2019) Lesbian author whose 10 million-selling The Front Runner (1974) was the first gay-themed novel on The New York Times Best Seller List OBIT

Guy Webster, 79 (September 14, 1939-February 5, 2019) Prominent album cover designer for such acts as the Doors, the Mamas and the Papas and the Rolling Stones

Ken Welch, 92 (February 4, 1926-January 26, 2019) Emmy-winning composer known for his work with Carol Burnett (b. 1933)

Lamia al-Gailani Werr, 80 (March 8, 1938-January 18, 2019) Pioneering Iraqi female archaeologist

Dr. Doris Wethers, 91 (December 14, 1927-January 28, 2019) Sickle cell anemia advocate and researcher

Margaret "Wiggie" Wigiser, 94 (December 17, 1924-January 19, 2019) All-American Girls Pro Baseball League player from 1944-1946

Andre Williams, 82 (November 1, 1936-March 17, 2019) R&B singer whose sing-talking style in the '50s prefigured rap

Mac Wiseman, 93 (May 23, 1925-February 23, 2019) Bluegrass star

Harris Wofford, 92 (April 9, 1925-January 21, 2019) Democratic U.S. senator from Pennsylvania who advocated for volunteerism, was considered as Bill Clinton's (b. 1946) running mate in 1992

Perry Wolff, 97 (June 12, 1921-February 17, 2019) TV documentarian who produced A Tour of the White House (1962) and many other groundbreaking, Emmy-winning specials

Morgan Woodward, 93 (September 16, 1925-February 22, 2019) Longtime character actor who played Punk Anderson on Dallas (1980-1987) OBIT

Lili Wronker, 94 (May 5, 1924-January 10, 2019) Calligrapher and illustrator

Lester Wunderman, 98 (June 22, 1920-January 9, 2019) The so-called Father of Direct Marketing

Body beautiful (Images via movie stills/various)

Paul Wynter, 83 (October 28, 1935-January 14, 2019) Bodybuilder who was named Mr. Universe in 1960 and 1966, and who appeared in numberous Italian sword-and-sandal flicks in the '60s

Izzy Young, 90 (March 26, 1928-February 4, 2019) Folk music figure who owned the Folklore Center in NYC's Greenwich Village

Pegi Young, 66 (December 1, 1952-January 1, 2019) Musician and ex-wife of Neil Young (b. 1945)

Reggie Young, 82 (December 12, 1936-January 17, 2019) Perhaps the most famous studio guitarist of all time

Hilde Zadek, 101 (December 15, 1917-February 21, 2019) Viennese opera star

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