See all the movie stars, musicians, authors, sports figures and other notable people whom we've recently lost.
I. M. Pei
I.M. Pei, the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, died May 16, 2019. Pei, shown in a March 1989 photo, was 102.
Tim Conway, the stellar second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, died May 14, 2019 after a long illness. Conway, shown in a February 1983 photo, was 85, according to his publicist.
Longtime NFL coach Gunther Cunningham, who emigrated from postwar Germany as a child and then dedicated his life to football, died May 11, 2019, after a brief illness. Cunningham, shown in an October 2000 photo, was 72.
Jenna Welch, the mother of former first lady Laura Bush, died May 10, 2019. Welch, shown in an April 2006 photo, was 99.
Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, died May 13, 2019. Day, shown in a January 1989 photo, was 97.
Peggy Lipton, a star of the groundbreaking late 1960s TV show "The Mod Squad" and the 1990s show "Twin Peaks," died May 12, 2019, of cancer. Lipton, shown in a 1968 photo with "Mod Squad" co-stars Michael Cole, left, and Clarence Williams III, was 72.
Jim Fowler, a naturalist who rose to fame on the long-running television program "Wild Kingdom" and who famously bantered with Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show," died May 8, 2019. Fowler, shown in a July 1998 photo, was 89.
Jean Vanier, a Canadian Catholic whose charity work helped improve conditions for the developmentally disabled in multiple countries over the past half-century, died May 7, 2019 of thyroid cancer. Vanier, shown in a 2014 photo, was 90.
John Lukacs, the Hungarian-born historian and iconoclast who brooded over the future of Western civilization, wrote a best-selling tribute to Winston Churchill, and produced a substantial and often despairing body of writings on the politics and culture of Europe and the United States, died May 6, 2019 of heart failure. Lukacs, shown in an October 2009 photo, was 95.
Louis "Lew" Fidler, a former New York city ccouncil member who was active for many years in Democratic politics, died May 5, 2019. Fidler, center, in a November 2013 photo, was 62.
Richard Brown, the Queens district attorney since 1991, died May 3, 2019 -- weeks before he was to resign early because of advancing Parkinson's disease. Brown, seen in a May 2017 photo, was 86.
John Starling, a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter who co-founded the Seldom Scene, a bluegrass group that in the 1970s helped define the expansive subgenre called "new grass," died May 2, 2019, of congestive heart failure. Starling, seen in a 2015 photo with singer Emmylou Harris, left, was 79.
Famed New York saloon owner Joe Healey, who turned Runyon's: A New York Saloon into the sports world's crossroads where players, umpires, writers, television executives, police and fans ritually congregated for nightly discourse that could last until nearly dawn, died April 30, 2019. Healy, shown in an undated photo, was 77.
Red Kelly, who won eight Stanley Cups during a stellar 20-season playing career, moonlighting as a member of Parliament as he won NHL championships with Toronto in the mid-1960s after starring in Detroit, died May 2, 2019. Kelly, shown in a 1962 file photo, was 91.
Peter Mayhew, the towering actor who donned a huge, furry costume to give life to the rugged-and-beloved character of Chewbacca in the original "Star Wars" trilogy and two other films, died April 30, 2019. Mayhew, right, shown in a 1978 photo with "Star Wars" castmates Harrison Ford, left, Anthony Daniels and Carrie Fisher, was 74.
Gino Marchetti, a Hall of Fame defensive end who helped the Baltimore Colts win consecutive NFL championships in the late 1950s, died April 29, 2019. Marchetti, shown in a July 1972 photo, was 92.
John Singleton, the filmmaker whose groundbreaking 1991 drama "Boyz N the Hood" made him the first back director to receive an Academy Award nomination, died April 29, 2019. Singleton, shown in a February 1997 photo, was 51.
Richard Lugar, the longtime Republican senator Indiana who helped start a program that destroyed thousands of former Soviet nuclear and chemical weapons after the Cold War ended -- then warned during a short-lived 1996 run for president about the danger of such devices falling into the hands of terrorists, died April 28, 2019. Lugar, shown in a January 2008 photo, was 87.
Ken Kercheval, who played perennial punching bag Cliff Barnes to Larry Hagman's scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing on the hit TV series "Dallas," died April 21, 2019. Kercheval, shown in a 1986 photo with co-star Victoria Principal, was 83.
Henry Bloch, who helped found tax preparation giant H&R Block, died April 23, 2019, of natural causes. Bloch, shown in a 1996 photo, was 96.
Steve Feica, a news director at AM radio stations in Connecticut in the 1970s who went on to a nearly 30-year career as a broadcast editor with The Associated Press, died April 19, 2019, of a suspected heart attack. Feica, shown in 1979, was 72.
New York City firefighter, Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, whose Defense Department hometown of record was Newark, Delaware, died with two other Marine reservists, when their convoy was hit on April 8, 2019, by a roadside bomb near the main U.S. base in Afghanistan.
Cartoonist Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of the Japanese megahit comic series Lupin III, died April 11, 2019 of pneumonia. Monkey Punch, whose real name is Kazuhiko Kato, was 81. He is shown in a June 2004 photo.
Worldwide paranormal investigator and author Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband inspired such frightening films as "The Conjuring" series and "The Amityville Horror," died April 18, 2019. Warren, seen in a June 2016 photo, was 92.
John W. McCord Jr.
James W. McCord Jr., a retired CIA employee who was convicted as a conspirator in the Watergate burglary and later linked the 1972 break-in to the White House in revelations that helped end the presidency of Richard M. Nixon, died almost two years ago, on June 15, 2017, of pancreatic cancer. His death was never announced. McCord, shown in a May 1973 photo, was 93.
America's first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights, died March 18, 2019, after a brief illness. Cobb, shown in a 1960 photo, was 88.
Former astronaut Owen Garriott, who flew on America's first space station, Skylab, and whose son followed him into orbit, died April 15, 2019. Garriott, shown in a 1973 photo, was 88.
Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly innocent, small-voiced Georgette on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, died April 12, 2019. Engel, left, shown in an August 1992 photo with Mary Tyler Moore, was 70.
John MacLeod, the longtime NBA coach who led the Phoenix Suns to the 1976 NBA Finals, died April 14, 2019. MacLeod, shown right, in a 2003 photo with Carmelo Anthony, was 81.
Bibi Andersson, a Swedish actress whose portrayals of chaste school girls, beguiling young women and tortured wives made her a muse and frequent collaborator of filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, most notably in "The Seventh Seal," "Wild Strawberries" and "Persona," died April 14, 2019. Andersson, shown in an October 1971 photo, was 83.
Mirjana Markovic, the widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, who was often dubbed Lady Macbeth of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband, died April 14, 2019. Markovic, shown in an October 1997 photo with Slobodan Milosevic, was 76.
David Thouless, a British-American physicist who shared the Nobel Prize for exploring strange states of matter and using a blend of physical theory and mathematical insight to create knowledge applicable in computers, electronics and materials science, died April 6, 2019. Thouless, shown in an undated photo, was 84.
Scott Sanderson, the righthander who helped the Chicago Cubs make two playoff appearances and was a member of four postseason teams during a 19-year career, died April 11, 2019. Sanderson, shown in a February 1984 photo, was 62.
Hall of Fame football player Forrest Gregg, who starred at tackle and guard for the mighty Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s, died April 12, 2019 from complications of Parkinson's disease. Gregg, shown in a November 2011 photo, was 85.
Jacob A. Stein, a Washington lawyer who participated in two of the most dramatic episodes of the modern U.S. presidency, winning the only high-profile acquittal in the Watergate affair and, later, helping obtain immunity for former White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky after her affair with President Bill Clinton, died April 3, 2019. Stein, shown in a 1998 photo, was 94.
Charles Van Doren
Charles Van Doren, the dashing young academic whose meteoric rise and fall as a corrupt game show contestant in the 1950s inspired the movie "Quiz Show" and served as a cautionary tale about the staged competitions of early television, died April 9, 2019, of natural causes. Van Doren, shown in a November 1959 photo, was 93.
Retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, the last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders who carried out the daring U.S. attack on Japan during World War II, died April 9, 2019. Cole, shown in an April 2013 photo, was 103.
Korean Air's chairman Cho Yang-ho, whose leadership included scandals such as his daughter's infamous incident of "nut rage," died April 8, 2019. Cho, shown in an April 2015 photo, was 70.
Seymour Cassel, the live-wire pillar of independent film known for his frequent collaborations with John Cassavetes and Wes Anderson, died April 7, 2019, following complications from Alzheimer's disease. Cassel, shown in a November 2008 photo, was 84.
Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings
Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, died April 6, 2019. Hollings, seen in a 1971 photo, was 97.
Joe Bellino, an all-purpose halfback for the Naval Academy who twice led the Midshipmen to victory over archrival Army and who won the 1960 Heisman Trophy as the top college football player in the country, died March 28, 2019. Bellino, shown in a December 1960 photo, was 81.
Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside his clothing store in south Los Angeles on March 31, 2019. Hussle, shown in a February 2019 photo, was 33.
Ken Gibson, who became the first black mayor of a major Northeast city when he ascended to power in riot-torn Newark almost five decades ago, died March 29, 2019. Gibson, shown in a January 1971 photo, was 86.
Linda Gregg, an award-winning poet, died March 20, 2019, of cancer. Gregg, shown in a September 2006 photo, was 76.
Pioneering Soviet-era cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky, who made the first of his three flights to space in 1963, died March 27, 2019. Bykovsky, left, shown in an August 1978 photo with German astronaut Sigmund Jaehn, was 84.
Michel Bacos, a French pilot who is remembered as a hero for his actions in the 1976 hijacking of an Air France plane to Uganda's Entebbe airport, died March 26, 2019. Bacos, center, shown in a July 1976 photo with his wife, was 95.
Scott Walker, the influential singer, songwriter and producer whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s included "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," died March 25, 2019. Walker, shown in a 1968 photo with singer Lulu, was 76.
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, who helped children discover the joys of reading with more than two dozen books in her Nate the Great series about a pancake-eating boy detective, died March 12, 2019, of respiratory failure. Sharmat, shown in a 2002 photo, was 90.
Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, died March 16, 2019. Dale, shown in a January 2010 photo, was 81.
Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking Princeton University economist who served as a top adviser in two Democratic administrations and was an authority on the labor market, died March 16, 2019. Krueger, left, shown in an August 2011 photo with President Barack Obama, was 58.
Former Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the Title IX federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died March 14, 2019. Bayh, shown in a 1975 photo, was 91.
Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music's most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," died March 11, 2019. Blaine, right, shown in a June 2008 photo with Don Randi, left, and Glen Campbell, was 90.
Brazilian striker Coutinho, a 1962 World Cup winner whom Pele considered his favorite attacking partner at Santos FC, died March 11, 2019. Coutinho, shown in a March 2015 photo, was 75.
Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women's pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, died March 8, 2019, of an apparent suicide. Catlin, shown in an August 2016 photo, was 23.
Julia Ruth Stevens
Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth and a decades-long champion of his legacy, died March 9, 2019. Stevens, shown in an October 1999 photo, was 102.
Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, the "Airwolf" television star whose sleek good looks belied a troubled personal life, died Feb. 10, 2019, of cardiac arrest. Vincent, shown in a September 1986 photo, was 73.
Robert DeProspero, a Secret Service agent who protected five presidents and retooled security standards after a would-be assassin shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, died March 4, 2019. DeProspero, center, shown with President Ronald Reagan in a May 1984 photo, was 80.
Ted Lindsay, the 5-foot-8, 160-pound tough guy who provided muscle and meanness on the Detroit Red Wings' famed "Production Line" of the 1950s, died March 4, 2019. Lindsay, shown in an April 1954 photo, was 93.
Luke Perry, "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Riverdale" actor, died March 4, 2019, after suffering a massive stroke last week. Perry, shown in an August 2018 photo, was 52.
Keith Flint, lead singer of influential British dance-electronic band The Prodigy, was found dead March 4, 2019, at his home near London. Flint, shown in a July 2015 photo, was 49..
Yannis Behrakis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, died March 2, 2019, of cancer. Behrakis, shown in a February 2011 photo, was 58.
Tony Pike, founder of the infamous Pikes Hotel on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza, died Feb. 23, 2019, of skin and prostate cancer. Pike, shown in an August 2015 photo, was 85.
Peter Tork, a talented singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose musical skills were often overshadowed by his role as the goofy, lovable bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, died Feb. 21, 2019, of adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer of the salivary glands. Tork, shown in an October 2006 file photo, was 77.
Actress Katherine Helmond, an Emmy-nominated actress who had notable roles on the sitcoms "Who's the Boss?" and "Soap," died Feb. 23, 2019, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Helmond, shown in a June 1988 photo, was 89. .
Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, always rejecting suggestions that his bop 'n' blues moonlighting lessened his stature, died Feb. 28, 2019. Previn, shown in a July 1984 photo, was 89.
Barry Kramer, who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and went on to a 30-year career at The Wall Street Journal, reporting from Asia and rising to deputy foreign editor, died Feb. 22, 2019, after a 20-year battle with cancer. Kramer, shown in a March 1967 photo, was 78.
Country vocalist Mac Wiseman, known for his high tenor and songs such as "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" and "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy," died Feb. 24, 2019. Wiseman, shown in an April 2014 photo, was 93.
North Carolina Democratic politician Frank Ballance, who served briefly in Congress and later went to federal prison for activities related to a charitable organization, died Feb. 22, 2019. Ballance, shown in a June 2003 photo, was 77.
Donald Keene, a longtime Columbia University professor who was a giant in the field of Japanese literature and translation, died Feb. 24, 2019. Keene, shown in a March 2012 photo, was 96.
Marella Agnelli, widow of Fiat tycoon Gianni Agnelli and a 20th-century symbol of elegance and beauty, died Feb. 23, 2019. Agnelli, shown in a 1988 photo with her husband, Gianni, was 91.
Director Stanley Donen, a giant of the Hollywood musical who through such classics as "Singin' in the Rain" and "Funny Face" helped create some of the most joyous sounds and images in movie history, died Feb. 21, 2019. Donen, shown in a March 1998 photo, was 94.
Wallace Smith Broecker, a scientist who raised early alarms about climate change and popularized the term "global warming," died Feb. 18, 2019. Broecker, shown in a November 2008 photo, was 87.
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the past 50 years, died Feb. 19, 2019. Lagerfeld, shown in a Feb. 2006 photo, was 85.
Patrick Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his long-shot bid to win the presidency and later distanced himself from Democrats, died Feb. 16, 2019, after suffering a stroke. Caddell, shown in a May 1983 photo, was 68.
Lee Radziwill, who parlayed her cachet as the younger sister of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis into a varied career as a fashion tastemaker, interior decorator, actress, princess and grande dame of cafe society on two continents, died Feb. 15, 2019. Radziwill, shown second from left, in a June 1961 photo with Jacqueline Kennedy, was 85.
Gene Littler, whose fluid swing carried him to 29 victories on the PGA Tour and a U.S. Open title at Oakland Hills, died Feb. 15, 2019. Littler, shown in a June 1961 photo, was 88.
Gordon Banks, who cemented his status as one of English soccer's most revered players by saving a header from Pele in the 1970 World Cup, died Feb. 12, 2019. Banks, shown in a July 2008 photo, was 81.
Christine Kay, a longtime New York Times editor who helped shape coverage of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, died Feb. 5, 2019, after a long struggle with cancer. She was 54.
Republican U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. of North Carolina, a once-fervent supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq who later became an equally outspoken critic of the war, died Feb. 10, 2019, on his 76th birthday. Jones is shown in a July 2005 photo.
Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history and a master of legislative deal-making who was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, died Feb. 7, 2019. Dingell, shown in a Dec. 2007 photo, was 92.
Frank Robinson, the only baseball player to earn the MVP award in both leagues and a Triple Crown winner, died Feb. 7, 2019. Robinson, shown in a May 2015 photo, was 83.
Albert Finney, the charismatic Academy Award-nominated British actor who starred in films from "Tom Jones" to "Skyfall," died Feb. 7, 2019, from a chest infection. Finney, shown in a 1985 photo, was 82.
Sanford Sylvan, a renowned baritone who originated the role of Chou En-lai in John Adams' 1987 opera "Nixon in China" and since 2012 was a vocal teacher at The Juilliard School, died Jan. 29, 2019. Sylvan, shown in an undated photo, was 65.
Kristoff St. John
Actor Kristoff St. John, best known as a longtime cast member of the CBS soap, "The Young and the Restless," was found dead at his home on Feb. 3, 2019. St. John, shown in a February 2013 photo, was 52.
Wade Wilson, the quarterback who led the Minnesota Vikings to an NFC Championship Game and coached the position with the Dallas Cowboys for more than a decade, died Feb. 1, 2019. Wilson, shown in a December photo, was 60.
Leonard Dinnerstein, a professor for more than 30 years at the University of Arizona, where he helped build the Judaic studies program, died Jan. 22, 2019. Dinnerstein, right, shown in a photo circa 1953 with classmates from the City College of New York, was 84.
Country Music Hall of Fame guitarist Harold Bradley, who played on hundreds of hit country records including "Crazy," ''King of the Road" and "Crying" and helped create "The Nashville Sound" with his brother Owen, died Jan. 31, 2019. Bradley, shown in a January 2010 photo, was 93.
Charles J. Hynes, a former prosecutor who tried to bring order to Brooklyn's wild streets during an era of racial strife and rampant crime, died Jan. 29, 2019. Hynes, shown in an August 1998 file photo, was 83.
James Ingram, the Grammy-winning singer who launched multiple hits on the R&B and pop charts and earned two Oscar nominations for his songwriting, died Jan. 29, 2019. Ingram, shown in a May 2011 photo, was 66.
Jonas Mekas the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, died Jan. 23, 2019. Mekas, shown in a June 2010 photo, was 96.
Peter Magowan, the lifelong Giants fan who formed the ownership group that kept the team in San Francisco with a sparkling waterfront ballpark, died Jan. 20, 2019, after a battle with cancer. Magowan, shown in a September 2007 photo, was 76.
Florence Knoll Bassett
Florence Knoll Bassett, an enormously influential architect and designer who changed the look and feel of corporate offices with "total design" concept through open door plans, spare, straight-edged desks and furnishings and a devotion to aesthetic simplicity, died Jan. 25, 2109. Knoll Bassett, second from left, with President George W. Bush, center, and some National Medal of Arts winners in 2003, was 101.
Oscar-winning composer and pianist Michel Legrand, whose hits included the score for the '60s romance "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" and who worked with some of biggest singers of the 20th century, died Jan. 26, 2019. Legrand, seen in a November 2005 photo, was 86.
Kaye Ballard, the boisterous comedian and singer who appeared in Broadway musicals and nightclubs from New York to Las Vegas and starred with Eve Arden in the 1960s TV sitcom "The Mothers-In-Law," died Jan. 21, 2019. Ballard, shown in a January 2013 photo, was 93.
Nathan Glazer, a prominent sociologist and public intellectual who assisted on a classic study of conformity, "The Lonely Crowd," and co-authored a groundbreaking document of nonconformity, "Beyond the Melting Pot," died Jan. 12, 2019. Glazer, shown in a March 2004 photo, was 95.
Tony Mendez, a former CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980 and was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the film "Argo," died Jan 12, 2019. Mendez, shown in an October 2012 photo, was 78.
Phil Masinga, the former South Africa and Leeds United striker who scored the goal that took his country to the World Cup for the first time, died Jan. 13, 2019, from a "cancer-related disease" just a month after being diagnosed. Masinga, shown in a May 1998 photo, was 49.
Carol Channing, the last of a generation of Broadway musical stars with oversized personalities and a trouper's dedication to touring America, died Jan. 15, 2019. Channing, shown in an April 1970 photo, was 97.
Jo Andres, a filmmaker and choreographer married to actor Steve Buscemi, has died. Andres, best known for her 1996 short film, "Black Kites," which won several film festival awards, was 64. Andres is shown with her husband, Steve Buscemi, in a June 2014 photo.
Mel Stottlemyre, the Yankees ace turned pitching coach, died Sunday of complications from multiple myeloma, an incurable bone marrow cancer. Stottlemyre, seen here June 2015, was 77.
Shirley Boone, a philanthropist, died Jan. 11, 2019. Boone, shown in an October 2014 with her husband, Pat Boone, was 84.
Jose Ramon Fernandez
José Ramón Fernández, a retired Cuban brigadier general who was key in forming the communist country's new army and commanded Cuban defenses at the Bay of Pigs, died Jan 6, 2019. Fernández, shown in a February 2017 photo, was 95.
Steven H. Pollard
FDNY firefighter Steven Pollard was killed in a fall from the Mill Basin Bridge in Brooklyn on Jan. 6, 2019. He was 30.
Christine McGuire, the oldest of the three McGuire Sisters, whose radio and television appearances and string of Top 20 hits in the 1950s made them one of the most popular female string groups of their time, died Dec. 28, 2018. McGuire, shown left with sisters Phyllis and Dorothy in a July 1997 photo, was 92.
Harold Brown, who as defense secretary in the Carter administration championed cutting-edge fighting technology during a tenure that included the failed rescue of hostages in Iran, died Jan. 4, 2019. Brown, shown in a Sept. 2004 photo, was 91.
Pegi Young, who with fellow musician and then-husband Neil Young helped found the Bridge School for children with speech and physical impairments, died Jan. 1, 2019, of cancer. Young, shown in an April 2015 photo, was 66.
Herb Kelleher, the co-founder and longtime leader of Southwest Airlines, died Jan. 3, 2019. Kelleher, shown in a May 2004 photo, was 87.
Bob Einstein, the veteran comedy writer and performer known for "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," ''Curb Your Enthusiasm" and his spoof daredevil character Super Dave Osborne, died Jan. 2, 2019. Einstein, shown in a Sept. 2009 photo, was 76.
Gene Okerlund, the iconic voice of a generation of professional wrestling fans and a member of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, died Jan. 2, 2019. Okerlund, shown in a 2006 photo, was 76.
Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing "Captain" of Captain & Tennille who teamed with then-wife Toni Tennille on such easy listening hits as "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Muskrat Love," died Jan. 2, 2019, of renal failure. Dragon, seen here with Toni in July 2005, was 76.
Former British Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown, who received a knighthood and was made a member of the House of Lords, died Dec. 22, 2018, after a short illness. Ashdown, shown in a Sept. 2012 photo, was 77.
Simcha Rotem, an Israeli Holocaust survivor who was among the last known Jewish fighters from the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, died Dec. 22, 2018. Rotem, shown in an April 2013 photo, was 94.
Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz
Saudi Arabian Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz, a senior member of the royal family who supported women's rights and once led a group of dissident princes, died Dec. 22, 2018. Prince Talal, shown in a Feb. 2010 photo, was 87.
Galt MacDermot, a composer who gave the Age of Aquarius its rock-and-roll soundtrack in the Broadway musical "Hair," wrote the score to a Tony-winning adaptation of "Two Gentlemen of Verona" and became a widely sampled staple of 1990s hip-hop, died Dec. 17, 2018. MacDermot, shown in a Sept. 1968 photo, was 89.
Rona Rimon, whose husband was killed in the 2003 Columbia space shuttle disaster and who later lost a son in a military plane crash, died Dec. 17, 2018, of pancreatic cancer. Ramon, shown in a Feb. 2003 photo, was 54.
Penny Marshall, who costarred on the 1970s and '80s sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" before directing hit movies including "Big" and "A League of Their Own," died Dec. 17, 2018, of complications from diabetes. Marshall, seen on Dec. 5, 2011, was 75.
Colin Kroll, founder of HQ Trivia and Vine, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday. Kroll, seen here Jan. 2014, died of a suspected drug overdose. He was 34.
John Curran, a former FBI agent who raised his family in Wantagh, died on Dec. 8 of cardiac arrest. Curran, seen here in 2007, was 91.
Actress and director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968's "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, died Nov. 3 of cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone cancer. Locke, seen here in a June 2005, was 74.
Pete Shelley, the singer-songwriter and co-founder of the punk band the Buzzcocks, died Dec. 6, 2018. Shelley, shown in a 1979 photo, was 63.
Ray Hill, a former Baptist evangelist and convicted cat burglar who galvanized the gay rights movement in Houston, helped organize the first gay march on Washington and drew on his own experience behind bars to host a radio call-in show for inmates and their families, died Nov. 24, 2018. Hill, shown in a June 1987 photo, was 78.
Albert Frere, the industrialist who became one of Belgium's richest people during more than half-century of dealmaking, died Dec. 3, 2018. Frere, shown in a May 2005 photo, was 92.
George H.W. Bush
George H.W. Bush, whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after one term, died Nov. 30, 2018. Bush, shown in a 1994 file photo, was 94.
Stephen Hillenburg, who used his dual loves of drawing and marine biology to spawn the absurd undersea world of "SpongeBob SquarePants," died Nov. 26, 2018 of Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as ALS. Hillenburg, shown in a November 2004 photo, was 57.
Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci, who won Oscars with "The Last Emperor" and whose erotic drama "Last Tango in Paris" enthralled and shocked the world, died Nov. 26, 2018, of cancer. Bertolucci, shown in an August 1997 photo, was 77.
Ricky Jay, a magician, historian of oddball entertainers and actor who appeared in "Boogie Nights" and other films, died Nov. 24, 2018. Jay, shown in a September 2012 photo, was 72.
Pablo Ferro, a Cuban-born artist who drew horror comics for Stan Lee in his youth and rose to become an innovative filmmaker on Madison Avenue and a renowned title designer in Hollywood, died Nov. 16, 2018. Ferro, shown in an August 2015 photo, was 83.
Zhores Medvedev, a scientist and one of the more prominent political dissidents in the former Soviet Union whose writings exposed quackery and fraud in Soviet scientific programs and led to his arrest and eventual exile from his homeland, died Nov. 15, 2018, of a heart attack. Medvedev, shown in a 1975 photo, was 93.
William Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men" and summed up the mystery of making a box-office hit by declaring "Nobody knows anything," died Nov. 16, 2018, of complications from colon cancer and pneumonia. Goldman, shown in an undated photo, was 87.
Kim Porter, Sean P. Diddy's former longtime girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, died Nov. 15, 2018. Porter, shown in a 2017 photo, was 47.
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as "Yesterday When I was Young" and "Honeymoon Feeling," died Nov. 15, 2018, of complications from pneumonia. Clark, shown in a 1970s photo, was 85.
Katherine MacGregor, who played petty, gossiping mother Harriet Oleson on TV's "Little House on the Prairie," died Nov. 13, 2018. MacGregor was 93.
Irvin Williams, whose horticulture career spanning the Kennedy to the George W. Bush administrations made him the longest-serving gardener in White House history and who was a key figure in the creation of the Rose Garden, died Nov. 7, 2018, of renal failure. Williams, shown in an April 2004 photo, was 92.
French composer Francis Lai, who won an Oscar for the iconic "Love Story" soundtrack, died Nov. 7, 2018. Lai, shown in a May 1981 photo, was 86.
Bernard Bragg, an actor who broadened the boundaries of the stage by co-founding the National Theatre of the Deaf, a pathbreaking company that provided a showcase for deaf performers such as himself and the elegant beauty of sign language, died Oct. 29, 2018. Bragg, shown in a 2010 photo, was 90.
Tony Joe White
Tony Joe White, the country bluesman and hit songwriter behind successes such as "Polk Salad Annie" and "Rainy Night in Georgia," died Oct. 24, 2018. White, shown in a July 2013 photo, was 75.
Richard Violette Jr.
Richard Violette Jr., a thoroughbred trainer who advocated tirelessly on behalf of racetrack backstretch workers and improved care for retired racehorses, died Oct. 21, 2018, of lung cancer. Violette, shown in an undated photo, was 65.
Wanda Ferragamo, who took over her husband's shoe-design and manufacturing business after his death and, with the help of her six children, expanded the company of Salvatore Ferragamo into a global fashion empire, died Oct. 19, 2018. Ferragamo, shown in a Feb. 2011 photo, was 96.
Ara Guler, an acclaimed Turkish journalist and photographer known as "the Eye of Istanbul" for his iconic black-and-white pictures of the city and its residents, died Oct. 17, 2018, of heart and respiratory failure. Guler, shown in an Aug. 2018 photo, was 90.
Raye Montague, a trailblazer from Arkansas who revolutionized the way the U.S. Navy designed ships, died Oct. 17, 2018, of congestive heart failure. Montague, shown in an April 2017 photo, was 83.
Paul G. Allen
Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist, technology investor and owner of several professional sports teams, died Oct. 15, 2018, of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Allen, left, shown in an undated photo with Bill Gates, was 65.
Robert Bausch, an acclaimed Virginia teacher and writer whose nine novels won praise for their subtle blending of humor with ominous threads of violence and family fault lines, died Oct. 9, 2018, of multiple myeloma. Bausch, left, shown with his twin brother Richard in a September 2002 photo, was 73.
Patrick Baumann, the secretary general of basketball's world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, died Sunday of a heart attack. Baumann, shown in a Sept. 2017 photo, was 51.
Roelof "Pik" Botha
Roelof "Pik" Botha, who spent decades at the center of South Africa's political and diplomatic life as the last foreign minister under apartheid rule and who later served in the cabinet of the country's first black president, Nelson Mandela, died Friday of heart disease. Boetha, seen here in November 1991, was 86.
Jim Taylor, a ferocious Hall of Fame fullback who embodied the Green Bay Packers' unstoppable ground game during the Vince Lombardi era and helped the team win four NFL titles and the first Super Bowl, died Saturday. Taylor, seen here circa 1965, was 83.
Geoff Emerick, who worked as recording engineer for the Beatles for many years and played an important role in the creation of "Revolver," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and other albums, died Oct. 2, 2018. Emerick, left, shown in a March 1968 photo with Ringo Starr, was 72.
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Do Muoi, who worked against the French colonial government and became a committed communist, died Oct. 1, 2018. Muoi, shown in a 1995 photo, was 101.
Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, jazz-tinged music influenced artists from Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton to the rock band Led Zeppelin, died Sept. 29, 2018, of complications from a stroke he suffered in 2003. Rush, seen in a 1986 photo, was 84.
Charles Aznavour, the French crooner and actor whose performing career spanned eight decades and who endeared himself to fans around the world with his versatile tenor, lush lyrics and kinetic stage presence, died Monday. Aznavour, shown in a Sept 2011 photo, was 94.
Marty Balin, a patron of the 1960s "San Francisco Sound" both as founder and lead singer of the Jefferson Airplane and co-owner of the club where the Airplane and other Bay Area bands performed, died Sept. 27. Balin, shown in a Sept. 1978 photo, was 76.