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Celebrity Deaths for 2018

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Following are celebrity deaths that occurred in 2018. Obviously, it is not an all-inclusive list and readers favorite celebrity may be missing. If so, please feel free to add their name in the comments sections.

  1. Abroms, Edward (82). Film editor. February 13.
  2. Adonis, Frank (83). Actor; “Goodfellas.’” December 26.
  3. Akiyama, Denis (66). Actor; “Johnny Mnemonic.” June 28.
  4. Allen, Marty (95). Comedian. February 12.
  5. Allen, Paul (65). Microsoft co-founder. October 15.
  6. Anderson, Harry (65). Actor; “Night Court.” April 16.
  7. Anspach, Susan (75). Actress; “Five Easy Pieces.” April 2.
  8. Audran, Stephane (85). French actress; “Babette’s Feast.” March 27.
  9. Avruch, Frank (89). Boston Television personality; “Bozo the Clown.” March 20.
  10. Aznavour, Charles (94). French Armenian singer. October 1.
  11. Balin, Marty (76). Musician; Jefferson Airplane. September 27.
  12. Barber, Ricardo (81). Cuban actor. December 17.
  13. Barlow, John Perry (70). Grateful Dead lyricist. February 7.
  14. Beach, Gary (70). Actor; “The Producers.” July 17.
  15. Bell, Art (72). Radio Host; “Coast to Coast AM.” April 13.
  16. Berry, Ken (85). Actor; “F-Troop,” Mama’s Family.” December 1.
  17. Bertolucci, Bernardo (77). Director; “The Last Emperor.” November 26.
  18. Blank, Mandy (42). Actress; “Spin City.” October 29.
  19. Bluiett, Hamiet (78). Baritone saxophonist. October 4.
  20. Bochco, Steven (74). Producer; “Hill Street Blues.” April 1.
  21. Bomberry, Tina Louise (52). Canadian actress; “North of 60.” February 10.
  22. Bonner, James “L.B.” (30). “My 600 lb Life” star. August 2.
  23. Bonnot, Francoise (78). Film editor; “Z,” “Missing.” June 2.
  24. Bosco, Philip (88). Actor; “Working Girl.” December 3.
  25. Bourdain, Anthony (61). Writer and chef. June 8.
  26. Boyd, Neal (42). Opera singer; “America’s Got Talent.” June 10.
  27. Bregman, Martin (92). Producer; “Scarface,” “Dog Day Afternoon.” June 16.
  28. Brown, Dushon Monique (49). Actress; “Chicago Fire.” March 23.
  29. Brown, Susan (86). Actress; “General Hospital.” August 31.
  30. Bulger, James ‘Whitey’ (89). Organized crime boss. October 30.
  31. Burrous, Chris (43). KTLA news reporter. December 27.
  32. Bush, Barbara (92). First Lady. April 17.
  33. Bush, George (94). 41st President of the United States. November 30.
  34. Butterworth, Donna (62). Child actress. March 6.
  35. Buxton, Frank (87). Writer, director; “The Odd Couple.” January 2.
  36. Campanella, Joseph (93). Actor; “The Bold Ones,” “Mannix.” May 16.
  37. Cappotelli, Matt (38). Wrestler; WWE’s reality show “Tough Enough.” June 29.
  38. Carey, Michele (75). Actress; “El Dorado,” “Live a Little, Love a Little.” November 21.
  39. Carlisle, Mary (104). Actress; “Tip-Off Girls.” August 1.
  40. Carrington, Deborah (58). Actress, stuntwoman; “Men in Black.” March 23.
  41. Cathey, Reg E. (59). Actor; “House of Cards.” February 9.
  42. Chambers, Emma (53). British actress; “Notting Hill.” February 21.
  43. Chow, Raymond (91), Co-founder of Hong Kong’s Golden Harvest. November 2.
  44. Clark, Roy (85). Country & Western singer. November 15.
  45. Clarke, ‘Fast’ Eddie (67). Guitarist; “Motorhead.” January 10.
  46. Clearwater, Eddy (83). Chicago bluesman. June 1.
  47. Cole, Olivia (75). Actress; “Roots.” January 19.
  48. Cosby, Ensa (44). Bill Cosby’s daughter. February 23.
  49. Cullen, Ann (90). Wife of Bill Cullen. July 21.
  50. Daily, Bill (91). Actor; “I Dream of Jeannie.” September 4.
  51. Damone, Vic (89). Singer. February 11.
  52. Dane, Hugh (75). Actor; “The Office.” May 16.
  53. De Givenchy, Hubert (91). French fashion designer; “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” March 10.
  54. Dillman, Bradford (87). Actor; “Sudden Impact.” January 16.
  55. Dix, Robert (83). Actor; “Forbidden Planet.” August 7.
  56. DJ Avicii [Tim Bergling] (28). Swedish musician and DJ. April 20.
  57. Dodd, Sir Ken (90). British comedian. March 11.
  58. Donat, Peter (90). Actor; “The X-Files.” September 10.
  59. Dorough, Bob (94). Jazz musician; “Schoolhouse Rock.” April 23.
  60. Dowdell, Robert (85). Actor; “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.” January 23.
  61. Dummar, Melvin E. (74). Actor; “Melvin and Howard.” December 9.
  62. Edwards, Dennis (74). Singer; “Temptations.” February 1.
  63. Edwards, Nokie (82). Lead guitarist; The Ventures. March 12.
  64. Ellison, Harlan (84). Science-fiction writer. June 27.
  65. Emerick, Geoff (72), Recording engineer for The Beatles. October 2.
  66. Ermey, R. Lee (74). Actor; “Mississippi Burning.” April 15.
  67. Fabray, Nanette (97). Actress; “Caesar’s Hour.” February 22.
  68. Falkholt, Jessica (29). Australian actress; “Home and Away.” January 17.
  69. Ferro, Paul (83). November 16.
  70. Fleming, Lisa (50). “My 600 lb. Life” star. August 23.
  71. Fontana, D.J. (87). Musician. June 13.
  72. Forman, Milos (86). Director; “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” April 13.
  73. Foy, Eddie III (83). Casting director. November 3.
  74. Frances, Cornelia (77). Australian actress; “Home and Away.” May 29.
  75. Franklin, Aretha (76). Singer; “Queen of Soul.” August 16.
  76. Fudge, Nicholas ‘Duffy’ (28). Reality television show “Wicked Tuna.” July 19.
  77. Gall, France (70). French pop singer. January 7.
  78. Gavin, John (86). Actor; “Spartacus.” February 9.
  79. Gayson, Eunice (90). Actress; First Bond-girl. June 8.
  80. Geisel, Audrey (97). Wife of Dr. Seuss. December 19.
  81. Genest, Rick (32). Model; Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” video. August 2.
  82. Gerron, Peggy Sue (78). Inspired Buddy Holly’s 1957 song “Peggy Sue.” October 1.
  83. Gidley, Pamela (52). Actress; “Twin Peaks.” April 16.
  84. Gilbert, Lewis (97). British film director; “Alfie.” February 23.
  85. Gillis, Ann (90). Child actress; “Tom Sawyer.” February 7.
  86. Gimbel, Norman (91). Lyricist; “Killing Me Softly with His Song.” December 19.
  87. Giuffre, Carlo (89). Italian actor. November 1.
  88. Goldman, William (87). Screenwriter; “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” November 16.
  89. Gordin, Alixe (96). Casting director; “Scarface,” “Klute.” November 28.
  90. Gordon, Lorraine (95). Owner New York’s Village Vanguard jazz club. June 9.
  91. Gradon, Sophie (32). British reality show “Love Island.” June 20.
  92. Graham, Rev. Billy (99). Evangelist. February 21.
  93. Grantham, Leslie (71). British actor; “Eastenders.” June 15.
  94. Hall, Rick (85). Record producer. January 2.
  95. Hargrove, Roy (49). Jazz musician. November 2.
  96. Harmon, Kristin (72). Actress; “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” April 27.
  97. Harris, Barbara (83). Actress; “Nashville,” “Family Plot.” August 21.
  98. Harrison, Richard (77). Patriarch on reality show “Pawn Stars.” June 25.
  99. Harvey, Larry (70). Founder of the Burning Man festival. April 4.
  100. Hawking, Stephen (76). Physicist. March 17.
  101. Hawkins, Edwin (74). Gospel singer; “Oh Happy Day.” January 15.
  102. Herbert, Oli (44). Guitarist; band All That Remains. October 16.
  103. Hillenburg, Stephen (57). Creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. November 26.
  104. Hodges, Chas (74). Musician; Chas & Dave. September 22.
  105. Hof, Dennis (72). Nevada brothel owner; “Cathouse” (HBO). October 16.
  106. Hunter, Tab (86). Actor; “Damn Yankees.” July 8.
  107. Hutchison, Scott (36). Musician; Frightened Rabbit. May 11.
  108. Jackson, Joe (89). Patriarch of the musical Jackson family. June 27.
  109. James, Jon (34). Canadian rapper. October 20.
  110. Janus, Jill (43). Lead singer heavy metal band Huntress. August 14.
  111. Jay, Ricky (70). Master magician. November 24.
  112. Jean, Gloria (92). Actress; “Never Give a Sucker an Even Break.” August 31.
  113. Johannsson, Johann (48). Composer; “The Theory of Everything.” February 9.
  114. Johnson, Georgann (91). “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.” June 4.
  115. Jones, Mickey (76). Actor; “Home Improvement.” February 7.
  116. Kapoor, Sridevi (54). Bollywood star. February 24.
  117. Karen, James (94). Actor; “Poltergeist.” October 23.
  118. Ketchum, Jack [Dallas Mayr] (71). Novelist; “The Girl Next Door.” January 24.
  119. Kidder, Margot (69). Actress; “Superman.” May 13.
  120. Kiki, Kirin (75). Japanese actress. September 15.
  121. King, Ed (68). Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist. August 22.
  122. King, Morgana (87). Actress, Jazz stylist; “The Godfather.” March 22.
  123. King, Wright (95). Actor; “Planet of the Apes.” November 25.
  124. Kirwan, Danny (68). Musician; guitarist Fleetwood Mac. June 8.
  125. Knox, Nick (60). Drummer for psychobilly band “The Cramps.” June 15.
  126. Kopelson, Arnold (83). Producer; “Platoon.” October 9.
  127. Krauthammer, Charles (68). Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist. June 21.
  128. Kuma (16). Dog actor; “An American Crime.” November 21.
  129. Kurtz, Gary (78). Producer; “Star Wars.” September 23.
  130. Landsberg, David (73). Actor, screenwriter; “CPO Sharkey.” August 5.
  131. Lane, Joy (90). Actress; “Our Gang Follies of 1936.” February 25.
  132. Lantree, Honey (75). Musician; The Honeycombs. December 23.
  133. Lanzmann, Claude (92). French director; “Shoah.” July 5.
  134. Lasalle, Denise (78). Singer and songwriter; “Trappe by a Thing Called Love.” January 8.
  135. Latham, Louise (95). Actress; “Marnie.” February 12.
  136. Lawford, Christopher (63). Actor, author; son of Peter Lawford. September 4.
  137. Le Guin, Ursula (88). Author; “The Left Hand of Darkness.” January 22.
  138. Leach, Robin (76). Entertainment news columnist. August 20.
  139. Lee, Stan (95). Creator of Spider-Man, Daredevil and X-Men. November 12.
  140. Lima, Devin (41). Singer; 90s band LFO. November 21.
  141. Locke, Sondra (74). Actress; “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.” November 3.
  142. Lockwood, Didier (62). French jazz violinist. February 17.
  143. Longmuir, Alan (70). Founding member of the Bay City Rollers. June 20.
  144. Lopez Jr., Carlos (35). Reality star on “Operation Repo.” June 24.
  145. Loud, William (97). Patriarch of first reality TV families “The Louds.” July 26.
  146. Lund, Deanna (81). Actress; “Land of the Giants.” June 22.
  147. Lynne, Dame Gillian (92). Ballerina. July 1.
  148. MacDermot, Galt (89). Composer; “Hair.” December 17.
  149. MacDonald, Mike (63). Canadian stand-up comedian. March 17.
  150. MacGregor, Katherine (93). Actress; “Little House on the Prairie.” November 13.
  151. Mahoney, John (77). Actor; “Frasier.” February 4.
  152. Malone, Dorothy (92). Actress; “Written on the Wind.” January 19.
  153. Mandan, Robert (86). Television actor; “Soap.” April 29.
  154. Mandela, Winnie (81). Wife of Nelson Mandela. April 2.
  155. Maren, Jerry (98). Actor; “The Wizard of Oz.” May 24.
  156. Marquez, Vanessa (49). Actress; “ER.” August 31.
  157. Marshall, Penny (75). Actress, director; “Laverne and Shirley.” December 18.
  158. Masekela, Hugh (78). South African jazz musician. January 23.
  159. Masterson, Peter (84). Writer; “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” December 18.
  160. Matthews, Al (75). Actor; “Aliens.” September 22.
  161. Maxwell, Jan (61). Actress. February 11.
  162. Maynard, Bill (89). British actor; “Heartbeat.” March 30.
  163. Mazzie, Marin (57). Broadway actress; “Ragtime.” September 13.
  164. McCain, John (81). U.S. Senator from Arizona. August 25.
  165. McCann, Chuck (83). Children’s Television Host, comedian. April 8.
  166. McCay, Peggy (90). Actress; “Days of Our Lives.” October 7.
  167. McClellan, Beverly (49). Contestant “The Voice.” October 30.
  168. McEveety, Vincent (88). Director; “The Untouchables.” May 19.
  169. McHenry, Lyric (26). Realty star; “EJNYC.” August 14.
  170. McLerie, Allyn Ann (91). Actress; “Where’s Charley.” May 21.
  171. Miller, Mac (26). Rapper and producer. September 7.
  172. Miller, Warren (93). Filmmaker. January 24.
  173. Mitchell, Arthur (84). Ballet dancer; Dance Theatre of Harlem. September 19.
  174. Mitchell, Laurie (90). Actress; “Queen of Outer Space.” September 20.
  175. Moffat, Donald (87). Actor; “The Thing.” December 20.
  176. Morison, Patricia (103). Actress; “Dressed to Kill.” May 20.
  177. Murphy, Geoff (80). Director; “The Quiet Earth.” December 3.
  178. Murphy, Matt ‘Guitar’ (88). Musician; “Blues Brothers Band.” June 15.
  179. Neilson, Annabelle (49). Star of Bravo realty show “Ladies of London.” July 12.
  180. Nelson, Miriam (98). Actress; “Duffy’s Tavern.” August 12.
  181. Neville, Charles (79). Saxophone player; Neville Bros. Band. April 26.
  182. Norden, Denis (96). TV host and comedy writer. September 19.
  183. Nuriddin, Jalal Mansur (74). “Grandfather of Rap.” June 4.
  184. O’Connor, Derrick (77). Actor; “Lethal Weapon 2.” June 29.
  185. O’Connor, Tim (90). Actor; “Peyton Place.” April 5.
  186. O’Neil, Kitty (72). Stuntwoman. November 2.
  187. O’Neill, Alan (47). Actor; “Sons of Anarchy.” June 6.
  188. O’Riordan, Dolores (46). Musician; The Cranberries. January 15.
  189. Odell, Jackson (20). Actor; “The Goldbergs.” June 8.
  190. Oh, Soon-Tek (85). Actor; “Mulan.” April 4.
  191. Olmi, Ermanno. Italian director; “The Tree of Wooden Clogs.” May 7.
  192. Osato, Sono (99). Ballet dancer: “On the Town.” December 26.
  193. Ouedraogo, Idrissa (64). African actor. February 18.
  194. Oz, Amos (79). Israeli writer. December 28.
  195. Painter, Blake (38). Reality show star “Deadliest Catch.” May 25.
  196. Parker, Frank (79). Actor; “Days of Our Lives.” September 16.
  197. Parton, Floyd (61). Songwriter; Dolly Parton’s brother. December 6.
  198. Paul, Vinnie (54). Drummer for heavy metal band “Pantera.” June 22.
  199. Pavone, Kyle (28). Singer; We Came as Romans. August 25.
  200. Perry, Roger (85). Actor; “Star Trek.” July 12.
  201. Phipps, William (96). Actor; “The War of the Worlds.” June 1.
  202. Pilon, Daniel (77). Canadian actor; “Dallas.” June 26.
  203. Porter, Jean (95). Actress; “Sweet Genevieve.” January 13.
  204. Porter, Kim (47). Model. November 15.
  205. Prophet, Ronnie (80). Country music singer. March 2.
  206. Quintana, Charlie (56). Punk drummer. March 15.
  207. Rae, Charlotte (92). Actress; “The Facts of Life.” August 5.
  208. Rain, Douglas (90). Voice of HAL- “2001: A Space Odyssey.” November 11.
  209. Rauch, Siegried (85). German actor; “Le Mans.” March 11.
  210. Reynolds, Burt (82). Actor; “Deliverance,” “The Longest Yard.” September 6.
  211. Rhodes, Donnelly (80). Canadian actor; “Battlestar Galactica.” January 8.
  212. Rissien, Pierre (81). French producer. May 6.
  213. Rodford, Jim (76). Bass guitarist; Zombies. January 20.
  214. Rodriguez, Kyrzayda (40). Style blogger. September 9.
  215. Roeg, Nicolas (90). Director; “The Man Who Fell to Earth.” November 23.
  216. Roth, Philip (85). Novelist; “Portnoy’s Complaint.” May 22.
  217. Rowland, Dave (74). Singer (Dave & Sugar). November 1.
  218. Rubenstein, Arthur (80). Composer; “War Games.” April 23.
  219. Russell, Barbara (85). Actress; “Day of the Dead.” August 25.
  220. Salling, Mark (35). Actor; “Glee.” January 30.
  221. Santana, Fredo (27). Rapper. January 19.
  222. Sawyer, Connie (105). Actress; “Oh God!” January 22.
  223. Schnepp, Jon (51). Director; “Metalocalypse.” July 19.
  224. Schultz, Ed (64). Political commentator. July 5.
  225. Scruggs, Randy (64). Musician. April 17.
  226. Shange, Ntozake (70). Poet and playwright. October 28.
  227. Shelley, Pete (63). Singer; punk rock band Buzzcocks. December 6.
  228. Shore, Mitzi (87). Comic; owner of the Comedy Store. April 11.
  229. Shreve, Anita (71). Novelist; “The Pilot’s Wife.” March 29.
  230. Simon, Neil (91). Playwright; “The Odd Couple.” August 26.
  231. Sinatra, Nancy (101). First wife of Frank Sinatra. July 13.
  232. Singletary, Daryle (46). Country music singer. February 12.
  233. Smith, Bob (59). Gay comedian. January 20.
  234. Smith, Chelsi (45). Miss Universe. September 8.
  235. Smith, Mark E. (60). Punk musician; The Fall. January 24.
  236. Smoke Dawg (21). Canadian rapper. June 30.
  237. Solomon, Russ (92). Founder Tower Records. March 4.
  238. Soto, Steve (54). Singer; founding member of the Adolescents. June 27.
  239. Sowle, Diana (88). Actress; “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” October 19.
  240. Spade, Kate (55). Iconic Designer. June 5.
  241. Staples, Yvonne (80). Singer; Staples Singers. April 10.
  242. Stefansson, Stefan Karl (43). Icelandic actor; “Lazy Town.” August 21.
  243. Steuer, Jon Paul (33). Actor, musician; “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” January 1.
  244. Stiers, David Ogden (75). Actor; “M*A*S*H.” March 3.
  245. Strauss, Jael (34). “America’s Next Top Model” contestant. December 4.
  246. Sung, Elizabeth (63). Actress; “The Young and the Restless.” May 22.
  247. Swift, Richard (41). Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter. July 3.
  248. Swofford, Ken (85). Actor; “Annie.” November 1.
  249. Takahata, Isao (82). Anime visionary; founder Studio Ghibli. April 5.
  250. Taylor, Cecil (89). Jazz pianist. April 5.
  251. Taylor, Delores (85). Actress; “Billy Jack.” March 23.
  252. Taylor, Joel (38). Meteorologist; “Storm Chasers.” January 23.
  253. Theilade, Nini (102). Ballet dancer; “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” February 13.
  254. Thomas, Ray (76). Musician; “Moody Blues.” January 4.
  255. Thorpe, Jerry (92). Producer; “Kung Fu.” September 25.
  256. Thyssen, Greta (90). Double for Marilyn Monroe. January 6.
  257. Tracey, Doreen (74). Actress; “Mouseketeers.” January 10.
  258. Troyer, Verne (49). Actor; “Austin Powers.” April 21.
  259. Vader [Leon White] (63). WWE and WCW legend. June 18.
  260. Van Dyke, Jerry (86). Actor; “Coach.” January 5.
  261. Varro, Micki (75). Actress, jazz singer; “The Champ.” January 16.
  262. Vasquez, Paul John (48). Actor; “Sons of Anarchy.” September 25.
  263. Vinton, Will (70). Master of Claymation (coined the term). October 4.
  264. Vogel, Jessica (34). “Hell’s Kitchen” contestant. July 30.
  265. Walker, Clint (90). Actor; “Cheyenne.” May 21.
  266. Walker, Mort (94). Comic strip writer; “Beetle Bailey.” January 27.
  267. Wells, Audrey (58). Director, screenwriter; “Under the Tuscan Sun.” October 4.
  268. Wendel, Elmarie (78). Actress; “3rd Rock from the Sun.” July 21.
  269. White, Lari (52). Singer-songwriter. January 23.
  270. Williams, Sammy (69). Actor; “A Chorus Line.” March 17.
  271. Willis, Eddie (82). Motown guitarist. August 20.
  272. Wilson, Nancy (81). Torch singer. December 13.
  273. Wilson, Scott (76). Actor; “The Walking Dead.” October 6.
  274. Witt, Paul Junger (77). Television producer; “The Golden Girls.” April 27.
  275. Wolders, Robert (81). Actor; “Laredo.” July 12.
  276. Wolfe, Tom (88). Author and journalist. May 14.
  277. Wyngarde, Peter (90). British actor; “Department S.” January 15.
  278. XXXTentacion [Jahseh Onfroy] (20). Rapper. June 18.
  279. Yarnall, Celeste (74). Actress; “Live a Little, Love a Little,” Star Trek.” October 7.
  280. Yong, Jin (94), Chinese martial arts novel grandmaster. October 30.
  281. Zadan, Craig (69). Producer; Academy Awards telecasts. August 20.
  282. Zarin, Bobby (71). Realty star; “Real Housewives of New York.” January 13.
  283. Zorich, Louis (93). Actor; “Mad About You.” January 30.


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