A look at all the stars in movies, TV, music, sports and media we've lost this year
Mike Fenton •
The "E.T." and "Back to the Future" casting director died Jan. 1
. He was 85 years old.
Joan Micklin Silver •
The director best known for the films "Hester Street" and "Crossing Delancey" died Jan. 1
due to vascular dementia. She was 85.
Gerry Marsden •
Gerry Marsden, lead singer of the British pop band Gerry and the Pacemakers, died Jan. 3
after an infection of the heart. He was 78.
Kerry Vincent •
"Food Network Challenge" judge and cake designing expert Kerry Vincent passed away
Jan. 4. She was 75 years old.
Barbara Shelley •
"Dr. Who" actress and "Queen of Hammer" horror film star Barbara Shelley died Jan. 4
. She was 88.
Tanya Roberts •
Former Bond Girl and star of "A View to Kill," "Charlie's Angels" and "That 70s Show," Tanya Roberts, was confirmed dead Jan. 5
after initial erroneous reports that she had passed away and then was still alive. Roberts died of a urinary tract infection that spread to other organs. She was 65 years old.
Eric Jerome Dickey •
Renowned author Eric Jerome Dickey, whose 29 works included "Sister, Sister," died Jan. 5
after a battle with cancer. He was 59.
Neil Sheehan •
Acclaimed journalist, Pentagon Papers leaker and Pulitzer Prize winner Neil Sheehan died Jan. 7
from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He was 84.
Marion Ramsey • Marion Ramsey
, best known for playing soft-spoken Officer Laverne Hooks in the "Police Academy" franchise, died on Jan. 7 in her Los Angeles home.
Dearon " Deezer D" Thompson •
Actor and rapper Deezer D died Jan. 8
at his home in Los Angeles. The former "ER" star was 55.
Tommy Lasorda •
Tommy Lasorda, who spent 71 seasons playing with and managing the Los Angeles Dodgers, died Jan. 8
. He was 93.
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Dave Creek •
Lead character designer who'd worked on FOX's "Bob's Burgers" show since it debuted in 2011, died Jan. 8
after a skydiving accident. He was 42.
Michael Apted •
Michael Apted, director of documentary films including "Up" and "The Coal Miner's Daughter," died Jan. 8.
He was 79.
John Reilly •
"General Hospital" star and " Beverly Hills 90210" actor John Reilly died Jan. 10
. He was 84 years old.
Marsha Zazula •
Marsha Zazula, co-founder of Megaforce Records, the record label that launched Metallica's debut album and career, died Jan. 10
. She was 68.
Stacy Title •
Stacy Title, director of films including "Let the Devil Wear Black," "The Last Supper" and "The Bye Bye Man," died Jan. 11
after a battle with ALS. She was 56.
Sheldon Adelson •
GOP financier and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson died Jan. 12
. He was 87.
Jessica Campbell •
"Freaks and Geeks" and "Election" actress Jessica Campbell passed away unexpectedly Dec. 29, but her family announced her death Jan. 13
. She was 38.
Siegfried Fischbacher •
The other half of legendary Las Vegas magic and animal act Siegfried & Roy died on Jan. 13
of pancreatic cancer, according to the Washington Post
. He was 81.
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Angie Jakusz •
Cassandra Anne “Angie” Jakusz, a former contestant on “Survivor: Palau," who earned the nickname "No Fun Angie," died on Jan. 8
after battling cancer. She was 40.
Joanne Rogers •
Acclaimed pianist and the widow of Fred Rogers, better known as beloved children’s TV host Mister Rogers, died on Jan. 14
. She was 92.
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Peter Mark Richman •
The actor who appeared on numerous series, including “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Dynasty,” died on Jan. 14
at the age of 93.
Sylvain Sylvain •
The guitarist and founding member of the pioneering rock group New York Dolls died on Jan. 13
following a battle with cancer. He was 69.
Philip J. Smith •
The Tony Award winner, who led Broadway’s Shubert Organization for decades, died on Jan. 15 at age 89
. His cause of death was complications from COVID-19, according to his daughters Linda Phillips and Jennifer Stein.
Phil Spector •
Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector died of natural causes in a prison hospital in Stockton, Ca. Jan. 17
. He was 81.
David Richardson •
Television writer David Richardson, who wrote on "The Simpsons" and "Two and a Half Men" died Jan. 18.
He was 65.
Don Sutton •
Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and former Los Angeles Dodger Don Sutton died Jan. 19
from natural causes. He was 75.
• Actress Mira Furlan, who starred on "Bablyon 5" and "Lost," died Jan. 22
of complications from West Nile Virus. She was 65.
• Baseball's former home run king and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron died on Jan. 22
. He was 86.
• Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian died
of cardiac arrest on Jan. 22. Avian worked on productions of including "Dreamgirls," A Chorus Line," and "Miss Saigon." He was 83.
• Actor Gregory Sierra's death was reported on Jan. 22, and a family spokesperson said Sierra died earlier in the month
after a battle with cancer. The "Barney Miller" and "Sanford and Son" actor was 83.
Legendary interviewer and newsman Larry King died on Jan. 23
after contracting COVID-19. King was 87.
• Oscar-nominated screenwriter Walter Bernstein, best known for his work "The Font," died Jan. 23
. He was 101 years old.
Perry Botkin Jr. •
Composer Perry Botkin Jr., who created the theme for the soap opera "The Young and the Restless," died Jan. 23
. He was 87.
• Character actor Bruce Kirby, who starred in acclaimed films including "The Godfather" and "Crash," died Jan. 26
. He was 95 years old.
• Award-winning NBA writer and NBA TV correspondent Sekou Smith passed away Jan. 26
. He was 48 years old.
• "Young Frankenstein" and "Phyllis" star Cloris Leachman died of natural causes
in her sleep Jan. 27. She was 94.
• Sonny Fox, former host of the 1950s children's show "Wonderama," died of COVID-19
complications Jan. 28. He was 95.
• Actress Cicely Tyson, whose career on stage and screen spanned over 60 years, died Jan. 28
. She was 96.
• Rapper and educator Duke Bootee (real name Edward Gernel Feltcher), died at his home
in Georgia Jan. 29 from heart failure. He was 69.
Hilton Valentine • The founding member of the band The Animals died on Jan. 29 at age 77. He helped bring the band to stardom with the hit "House of the Rising Sun."
• The Grammy-nominated musician, producer, and DJ died Jan. 30
at age 34 after an accidental fall in Greece.
• Burns co-created the hit television series "The Munsters" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and created animations for cartoon classics like "Rocky and Bullwinkle" and "Dudley Do-Right." He died on Jan. 31
at age 85.
• The brother of Larry Wilmore and a writer "F is for Family," "In Living Color," and "The Simpsons" died Jan. 31
at age 57 of complications from COVID.
• Tarses, the former ABC president who made history as the first woman to run a broadcast television network from 1996 to 1999, died Feb. 1
at age 56 after suffering complications from a cardiac event last fall.
• The former child star, best known for his iconic role as Samuel "Screech" Powers on the sitcom "Saved By The Bell" died Feb. 1
at age 44 from cancer.
Ricky Powell •
Hip-hop and street photographer, and honorary "fourth Beastie Boy" Ricky Powell
died Feb. 1. He was 59.
• Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Hal Holbrook, best known for playing Deep Throat in "All the President's Men," died Feb. 1
. He was 95 years old.
• Private detective Jack Palladino, who worked for clients including Bill Clinton, R. Kelly and Harvey Weinstein, died in an attack
in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco Feb. 2. He was 76 .
• "Sound of Music" and "Beginnings" star Christopher Plummer died after falling and suffering a blow to the head Feb. 5
. He was 91.
Leon Spinks Jr.
• Olympic gold medalist boxer Leon Spinks Jr. died Feb. 6
after a battle with multiple cancers. He was 67.
George Shultz •
The former Secretary of State to Ronald Reagan died Feb. 7
. He was 100 years old.
Pedro Gomez •
Longtime ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez died Feb. 7
. He was 58.
Billy Brown •
The patriarch of the Brown family which starred on the Discovery show "Alaskan Bush People" died Feb. 8
after a seizure. He was 68.
Jean-Claude Carriere •
Screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, known for his films including "Belle de Jour" and an adaptation of Milan Kundera's novel "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," died Feb. 8
. He was 89.
• Singer Mary Wilson, who co-founded the Supremes in 1961, died Feb. 9
. She was 76.
• Schottenheimer -- who coached the Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Cleveland Browns and Washington teams -- died of complications from Alzheimer's Feb. 9
. He was 77.
• Hustler Magazine founder and publisher Larry Flynt died Feb. 10
. He was 78.
• NBC News reporter Katherine Creag died suddenly Feb. 11.
She was 47.
• 23-time Grammy Award-winning Jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea died of cancer
Feb. 11. He was 79.
• Five-time "Jeopardy" champion Brayden smith died unexpectedly
Feb. 5. He was 24.
• Casting director Lynn Stalmaster, who cast more than 400 films and TV shows and was the first casting director to receive an Academy Award, died Feb. 12
. He was 93 years old.
• Dominican Salsa music bandleader and co-founder of Fania Records Johnny Pacheco, died Feb. 15
. He was 85.
• Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, whose self-titled show ran for over 30 years on 600 radio stations, died Feb. 17
of advanced lung cancer. He was 70.
• Television producer Harry Bring, whose notable shows include "Criminal Minds," "X-Files" and "Army Wives," died Feb. 18
. He was 77.
Prince Markie Dee
• Music producer, rapper and actor Mark Morales -- better known as Prince Markie Dee -- died Feb. 18
. The Fat Boys' co-founder was 52 years old.
Martha Ruth Stewart
• Actress and singer Martha Ruth Stewart, who starred with Humphrey Bogart in "In a Lonely Place," died Feb. 22
. She was 98 years old.
• Author and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who owned San Francisco's City Light Books and once stood trial for publishing Allen Ginsberg's beat poetry epic "Howl," died Feb. 23
. He was 101 years old.
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Peter S. Davis
• Producer Peter S. Davis, who worked on the "Highlander" series, died Feb. 23
. He was 79.
Alan Robert Murray
• Sound editor Alan Robert Murray, who won Oscars for his work on "American Sniper" and "Joker," died Feb. 25
. He was 66 years old.
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• L.A. fashion icon Fred Segal, whose retail store in West Hollywood has been a city mainstay since 1961, died Feb. 26
after suffering a stroke. He was 87 years old.
• Former NFL player and CBS Sports commentator Irv Cross died Feb. 28
. Cross was a broadcaster for 23 years and was 81 when he died.
Vernon Jordan •
Jordan, a civil rights activist and advisor to former president Bill Clinton, died March 2
. He was 85.
• Actor Jahmil French, who starred in "Degrassi: The Next Generation" and "Soundtrack," died March 2
. He was 29.
• "Dynasty" and "Dark Shadows" actor Geoffrey Scott died March 3
of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 79.
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• Humiston, a partner at the Agency for Performing Arts, died of a sudden stroke March 4
. He was 48.
Lance Waldroup •
Walrdoup, one of the stars of Discovery Channel's "Moonshiners" show, died unexpectedly
March 4. He was 30 years old.
Michael Wolf Snyder
• The 35-year-old sound director, best known for his work on "Nomadland," died by suicide
• The British satirist and star of "This Is Spinal Tap" died on March 5
at age 79 from Lou Gehrig's disease.
• The Cleveland-based singer and radio personality died on March 6
at age 72. Stanley died in his sleep after losing a battle with lung cancer.
• The '60's tv magician best known for the series "Magic Land of Allakazam" died March 8
. He was 91.
• Director Leon Gast, who worked on the Oscar-winning documentary "When We Were Kings," died March 8
following a long illness. He was 85.
• Author Norton Juster, who wrote acclaimed novels such as "The Phantom Tollbooth" and "The Dot and Line," died March 9
. He was 91 years old.
• The longtime CBS and NBC News correspondent died March 9
at age 93. Mudd died due to complications from kidney failure.
• The actor best known for playing Ba'al on "Stargate SG-1" died March 11
at age 58 in an accident while kitesurfing.
'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler
• The boxing legend died March 13
at age 66. A cause of death was not immediately known.
• The longtime Metropolitan Opera conductor died March 17
at age 77. The famed conductor led more than 2,500 performances.
Jeffery M. Hayes
• Hayes, a veteran TV producer who oversaw productions of "MacGyver" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" died March 9
at age 68 at his home in Los Angeles. His illness was not related to COVID.
• The legendary Los Angeles Lakers star and former general manager for the Los Angeles Clippers died March 22
at age 86 of natural causes.
Katherine Diaz •
Diaz, a 22-year-old Olympic hopeful, was struck by lightning in a freak accident and died March 22
at age 22.
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• Sass, a veteran publicist working for Warner Bros., died March 23
after a lengthy battle with leukemia. She was 72 years old.
• "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" actor George Segal died March 23
after complications from a bypass surgery. He was 87 years old.
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• "Talladega Nights" actor Houston Tumlin died by suicide
March 24. He was 28 years old.
• French director, screenwriter and film critic Bertrand Tavernier, known for films including "'Round Midnight" and "A Sunday in the Country," died March 25
. He was 79.
Richard Gilliland • The veteran character actor known for his work "Designing Women" and "Airplane II: The Sequel" died March 25 at the age of 71.
Jessica Walter • Best known for playing matriarch Lucille Bluth on "Arrested Development" and for her role on "Archer," Bluth died March 25 at age 80.
Craig 'Mums' Grant • Mums, who appeared on all of HBO's "Oz" from 1997-2003, died March 25 at the age of 53.
Larry McMurtry • The author of "Lonesome Dove" and screenwriter of "Brokeback Mountain" died March 26 at age 84.
Beverly Cleary • The popular children's book author of "Ramona Quimby" and "The Mouse and the Motorcycle," died March 26 at 104.
G Gordon Liddy • The Watergate scandal operative died March 30 at his home in Virginia. He was 90.
Linda Torres • The "Big Ang" reality star died April 3 from COVID-19 at the age of 67.
BB Dickerson • The bassist and vocalist for the funk rock band War died April 4 from an undisclosed illness. He was 71.
Gloria Henry • Henry, who played Alice Mitchell on "Dennis The Menace" died April 4 at age 98.
Paul Ritter • The actor, best known for his roles in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Cherynobl" died April 6 from a brain tumor. He was 54.
Alcee Hastings • The Civil Rights pioneer and Florida Congressman died April 6 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 84.
Mark Elliot • The renowned voiceover actor for Disney movie trailers and other promotional videos died at 81 after suffering two heart attacks.
Midwin Charles • The CNN and MSNBC legal analyst died April 6 at age 47. No cause of death was given.
Howard Weitzman • The powerful Hollywood lawyer whose clients included O.J. Simpson and Michael Jackson died of cancer on April 8 at the age of 81.
James Hampton • The actor, best known for his roles in "The Longest Yard" and "F Troop," died from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He was 84.
Quindon Tarver • Best known for performing Prince's "When Doves Cry" in 1996's "Romeo and Juliet," died April 1 in a car accident. He was 38.
Anne Beatts • The original "Saturday Night Live" writer and creator of the hit show "Square Pegs" died April 8 at the age of 74.
Prince Philip • The longest serving royal in history died April 9 at age 99 after battling an array of health issues.
DMX • The legendary rapper, best known for his hit "Party Up (Up In Here) died on April 9 at age 50 of a heart attack.