Joan Rivers, Legendary Comedian, Dead at 81 Joan Rivers, the sharp-tongued comedian whose unvarnished sense of humor drew criticism as well as laughs for decades, died Sept. 4 at age 81. She had previously been placed in a medically induced coma.
Robin Williams, a legendary actor and stand-up comedian, died at 63. Initial reports from the Marin County coroner say his Aug. 11 death is likely "suicide due to asphyxia."
Joe Cocker, Grammy-Winning Musician, Dead at 70.
The legendary singer-songwriter, who famously covered The Beatles "With a Little Help From My Friends," died in December after succumbing to a years long battle with lung cancer.
The great Lauren Bacall, who gave new meaning to the word sultry, became a screen legend in films like "To Have and Have Not," "The Big Sleep" and "Key Largo." Her marriage to Humphrey Bogart made the couple Hollywood royalty in the golden age of movies, the 1940s. She was awarded an Oscar in 2009 for her contribution, and died on August 12.
Saul Zaentz, ‘English Patient’ Producer, Dead at 92 The legendary Hollywood producer of “The English Patient,” “Amadeus” and other landmark films, died Jan. 3 from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 92 years old.
Mickey Rooney, an Iconic Stage, Television and Film Star, Dead at 93 The Emmy and honorary Oscar recipient became a Hollywood staple after he began acting as a child in 1926 and never stopped. The "Black Stallion" star died in April at 93.
John Pinette, a Stand-Up Comedian and Actor, Dead at 50 The comic was found dead in a Pittsburgh hotel room on April 6. It is believed the actor, recognizable for getting mugged in the "Seinfeld" series finale, suffered from a pulmonary embolism.
DJ Frankie Knuckles, A.K.A. the “Godfather of House,” Dead at 59 The influential DJ who helped popularize the “House” music genre throughout the US and abroad died from complications with diabetes on March 31 at age 59.
Luise Rainer, First to Win Consecutive Oscars, Dead at 104
Two-time Oscar winner Luise Rainer died Tuesday, Dec. 30 from pneumonia. She took home the top actress trophies in 1936 and 1937 for her roles on "The Great Ziegfeld" and "The Good Earth," respectively. She was 104.
Kate O'Mara, "Dynasty" Star, Dead at 74 O'Mara, who played Joan Collins’ sister on the hit ABC series “Dynasty” and starred in the BBC's "Doctor Who," died March 30 in the United Kingdom at age 74.
James Rebhorn, Veteran Character Actor, Dead at 65 The character actor who appeared in over a hundred film and TV projects, including "Independence Day" and "Meet the Parents," most recently starred in Showtime series "Homeland" before dying from melanoma complications on March 21 at age 65.
Harold Ramis, Hollywood Comedy Icon, Dead at 69 The actor, writer, director and producer helped shape American comedy as head writer for "Second City Television (SCTV)" before writing or directing comedy classics including "Stripes," "Ghostbusters" and "Groundhog Day." He died Feb. 24 due to complications from auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis.
Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers Dead at 74 Everly, who rose to musical fame with his brother Don in the duo the Everly Brothers, died Jan. 3 in Burbank, Calif. He was 74.
‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Star James Avery Dead at 68 Avery, who played stern father “Uncle” Philip Banks on the sitcom, died of complications from open heart surgery in Glendale, California. He was 68.
Bob Grant, Conservative Radio Pioneer, Dead at 84 Talk radio host Bob Grant is recognized as the veteran of the “conservative” and “confrontational” talk radio format. He died after a short illness, a representative from New York radio station WABC told TheWrap. He was 84.
Juanita Moore, ‘Imitation of Life’ Star, Dead at 99 Moore, whose performance in “Imitation of Life” made her only the fifth African-American Academy Award nominee, died Jan. 1. She reportedly collapsed in her Los Angeles home and died of natural causes. She was 99.
Roy Garber, A&E’s ‘Shipping Wars’ Star, Dead at 49 “Shipping Wars” star Roy Garber has died from a heart attack. He was rushed to a Texas hospital after suffering from a heart attack and died shortly after. Individuals close to the family said that he had suffered from a heart condition for some time. He had starred on “Shipping Wars,” since it debuted in Jan. 2012 and he owned and operated Arbie’s Team Transport out of New Hampshire with his son, Travis. He was 49.
'Partridge Family' Star Dave Madden Dead at 82 Actor played long-suffering band manager Reuben Kincaid on the 1970s sitcom
Anna Gordy Gaye, Songwriter and Marvin Gaye’s Ex-Wife, Dead at 92 She died on Friday (Jan. 31) at her Los Angeles home. She passed away from natural causes, the family's publicist said.The songwriter and businesswoman was married to Gaye from 1964 to 1977 and helped compose two songs on Gaye’s classic album “What’s Going On.” She was also the inspiration for his hit “Pride and Joy.”
Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell dead at 83 Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, who won an Academy Award for his role as a German defense attorney in the 1961 film "Judgment at Nuremberg," has died at the age of 83.
The Vienna-born actor died overnight at a clinic in Innsbruck, his agent told the Austria Press Agency on Saturday (Feb. 1).
Schell starred on stage and screen on both sides of the Atlantic after growing up in Switzerland, where his family settled to escape the Nazis after Germany's 1938 annexation of Austria.
Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in Manhattan Apartment He was a Best Actor Oscar winner for "Capote" in 2005, and was nominated three times as Best Supporting Actor.
‘Little House on the Prairie’ Actor Richard Bull Dead at 89 Bull, who played shopkeeper Nels Oleson on the classic family drama, died on Feb. 3 is survived by wife Barbara Collentine. The cause of death is unknown.
The actor played Nels Oleson on the NBC series – which ran from 1974 to 1983 — and recurred in “Little House” specials in following years. Prior to his stint on that show, Bull played Doc on the ABC series “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.”
Bull was a fixture as a character actor in TV movies and miniseries throughout the 1980s, and most recently appeared on the Starz political drama “Boss.”
Ralph Kiner, New York Mets Broadcaster and Pittsburgh Pirates Hall-of-Fame Player, Dead at 91 The Hall-of-Fame Pittsburgh Pirates Player joined the New York Mets as broadcaster in 1962, the team's inception year. He stayed on until 2006.
Kiner died Feb. 6 of natural causes.
Shirley Temple, Iconic Child Actress, Dead at 85 Shirley Temple Black, the 1930s child star who delighted generations of film lovers with her cherubic looks, trademark curls and precocious singing and dancing, died at the age of 85 on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Sid Caesar, Pioneer of American Comedy, Dead at 91 Sid Caesar, the writer, actor and all-around showman who profoundly influenced American comedy from the early days of television and beyond, died at the age of 91 on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Born Isaac Sidney Caesar, the actor was best known TV series “Your Show of Shows” and “Caesar’s Hour.” He also memorably played Coach Calhoun in the movie “Grease.”
Charlotte Dawson, Former 'Australia's Top Model' Judge, Dead at 47 Australian TV personality and former model, Charlotte Dawson, was found dead of apparent suicide in her Sydney apartment on Saturday, Feb. 22. She was 47-years-old.
Dawson’s body was found at around 11:20 a.m. in her apartment. The residence was scheduled to go up for auction at noon. A Morton and Morton real estate agent found the body when he arrived to inspect the property ahead of the auction. Police confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances to the death.
Maria Von Trapp, Whose Family Inspired ‘Sound of Music,’ Dead at 99 Maria Agatha Franziska Gobertina von Trapp, whose family inspired the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music,” died Saturday, Feb. 22. She was 99 years old.
The last survivor of the von Trapp brothers and sisters died in her sleep at her home in Vermont, Marianne Dorfer, a family friend who runs the von Trapp Villa Hotel, confirmed
Ann B. Davis, ‘Brady Bunch's’ Alice, Dead at 88 Ann B. Davis, who was best known for playing Alice Nelson on the hit ABC series “The Brady Bunch” died Sunday, June 1 in San Antonio, Texas.
Davis fell and hit her head in her bathroom on Saturday morning and suffered grave injuries. She was taken to a hospital where she died a day later, her agent Robert Malcolm told TheWrap.
Casey Kasem, Iconic Radio Personality, Dead at 82 Legendary radio icon Casey Kasem, who became a household name as DJ of “American Top 40” countdown and the voice of Scooby Doo, died Sunday, April 27 after a long illness. He was 82.
Mack Newberry, Veteran Entertainment Publicist, Dead at 89 Former broadcaster and entertainment publicist, Mack Newberry, died at his home in St. Augustine, Fla. on Friday, Aug. 8 of natural causes. He was 89.
Diem Brown, MTV's ‘Real World/Road Rules’ Star, Dead at 32
MTV reality star and entertainment reporter Diem Brown died on Friday, Nov. 14 after a long struggle with cancer. She was 32.
Nadia Bronson, Former Head of Universal International Marketing, Dead at 67
Nadia Bronson, former president of international theatrical marketing and distribution at Universal, died on Friday, Nov. 14 after battling cancer. She was 67.
Christine Cavanaugh, Voice of ‘Rugrats’ Character Chuckie, Dead at 51
The voice actress who memorably played Chuckie on "Rugrats," Babe in the film "Babe," Marty on "The Critic" and Gosalyn Mallard on "Darkwing Duck" died on Dec. 22, from causes not yet known. She was 51.
Veteran movie and television puppeteer and celebrated Los Angeles marionette theater owner, Bob Baker, died on Friday, Nov. 28 of natural causes. He was 90 years old.
David Ryall, ‘Harry Potter’s’ Elphias Doge, Dead at 79Veteran asdaBritish actor, who starred in “The Elephant Man,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1″ and “Around the World in 80 Days," died on Christmas at the age of 79.
Edward Herrmann, ‘Lost Boys’ Villain, Dead at 71
"Gilmore Girls" star Edward Herrmann died in late December, after a battle with brain cancer. The Emmy and Tony winner famously starred on "Gilmore Girls" and in "The Lost Boys," among many others. He was 71.