See all the movie stars, musicians, authors, sports figures and other notable people whom we've recently lost.
Larry Cohen, the maverick B-movie director of cult horror films "It's Alive" and "God Told Me To," died March 23, 2019. Cohen, shown in an Oct. 2006 photo with his wife Cynthia, was 77.
Rafi Eitan, a legendary Israeli Mossad spy who led the capture of Adolf Eichmann, died March 23, 2019. Eitan, shown in a 2006 photo, was 92.
Chuck Harmon, the Cincinnati Red's first African-American player, died March 19, 2019. Harmon, shown in an April 2014 photo, was 94.
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.
Andre Williams, an R&B singer and songwriter who co-wrote "Shake a Tail Feather" and performed across musical genres, died March 17, 2019. Williams, shown in an undated photo, was 82.
Johnny "Lam" Jones
Johnny "Lam" Jones, a former Olympic gold medal sprinter whose electrifying speed and receiving ability prompted the Jets to make a blockbuster move to take him second overall in the 1980 draft, died March 15, 2019, after a long battle with myeloma cancer. Jones (No. 80), shown in a November 1980 photo, was 60.
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.
Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, died Sept. 19, 2018. Mitchell, shown in a 1963 photo, was 84.
Clay Riddell, the billionaire oilman and co-owner of the NHL's Calgary Flames, died Sept. 22, 2018. Riddell, shown, left, with Miikka Kiprusoff in a Feb. 2012 photo, was 81.
Peter Donat, the Canadian actor who played agent Fox Mulder's father in "The X-Files" and had roles in TV shows, films and onstage, died Sept. 10, 2018 of complications from diabetes. Donat, shown in an undated photo, was 90.
Actress and soprano Marin Mazzie, a three-time Tony Award nominee known for powerhouse Broadway performances in "Ragtime," ''Passion" and "Kiss Me, Kate," died Sept. 13, 2018, following a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. Mazzie, shown in a June 2014 photo, was 57.
Algerian singer Rachid Taha, who thrillingly blended Arabic music with rock and techno and at times wore blue contact lenses to protest anti-Arab prejudice in his adoptive France, died Sept. 12, 2018 of a heart attack. Taha, shown in a 2007 photo, was 59.
Burt Reynolds, the film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in "Deliverance" and "Boogie Nights," and commercial hits such as "Smokey and the Bandit" and for an active off-screen love life that included relationships with Loni Anderson and Sally Field, died Sept. 6, 2018. Reynolds, shown in a circa 1975 photo, was 82.
Author and actor Christopher Kennedy Lawford, who was born into political and Hollywood royalty, sank into substance abuse and addiction and rose to become a well-known advocate for sobriety and recovery, died Sept. 4, 2018 of a heart attack. Lawford, seen in a Nov. 16, 2005 photo, was 63.
Jazz pianist and composer Randy Weston, who was among the most prominent ambassadors for traditional African music in the United States, died Sept. 2, 2018. Weston, shown in a Nov. 2006 photo, was 92.
Marie Severin, one of the first women to become a major comic-book illustrator and who helped produce "Dr. Strange," "The Incredible Hulk" and other classic works for Marvel Comics, died Aug. 29, 2018 from a hemorrhagic stroke at a hospice facility in Massapequa. Severin, shown in an undated photo, was 89.
Iosif Kobzon, an iconic Russian crooner and political figure dubbed "the Soviet Sinatra" for his decades-long career, died Aug. 30, 2018. Kobzon, shown in an Oct. 2017 photo, was 80.
George Walker, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer in music, died Aug. 23, 2018. Walker, shown in an undated photo, was 96.
Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits including "The Odd Couple," ''Barefoot in the Park" and his "Brighton Beach" trilogy, dominated Broadway for decades, died Aug. 26, 2018, of complications from pneumonia. Simon, seen here in December 2012, was 91.
Princeton Lyman, a career diplomat who served as U.S. ambassador to Nigeria and later to South Africa, where he helped engineer the transition from the country's apartheid era of white supremacy to a multiracial, democratically elected government in the 1990s, died Aug. 24, 2018, of lung cancer. Lyman, shown in a March 2011 photo, was 82.
Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Aug. 25, 2018, after battling brain cancer for more than a year. McCain, shown in a September 2008 photo, was 81.
Robin Leach, whose voice crystallized the opulent 1980s on TV's "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," died Aug. 24, 2018. Leach, shown in a 2003 photo, was 76.
Producer Craig Zadan, known for his work on NBC's live musicals, the Academy Awards, and films including "Chicago," died Aug. 20, 2018, of complications following shoulder replacement surgery. Zadan, shown in an October 2007 photo, was 69.
Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, died Aug. 18, 2018. Annan, seen in a Dec. 11, 2017 photo, was 80.
Bui Tin, a decorated North Vietnamese war hero who defected from the communist regime and became one of its most vocal and influential critics, died Aug. 11, 2018. Tin, seen in a May 3, 2000 photo, was 90.
Aretha Franklin performs at the "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" concert during the Tribeca Film Festival at Radio City Music Hall on April 19, 2017.
Morgana King, a boldly original jazz singer with a four-octave voice and dramatic stage presence who was perhaps better known for portraying Marlon Brando's wife in the first two Godfather movies, died March 22, 2018. King, shown in a 1965 photo, was 87.
Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart
Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, died Aug. 13, 2018, from an injury when he fell at home and hit his head . He was 63.
Alan Rabinowitz, a zoologist who overcame a debilitating stutter to become a powerful voice for leopards, jaguars and other wildcats threatened by humans, died Aug. 5, 2018, of cancer. Rabinowitz, shown in a May 2004 photo, was 64.
Actor, screenwriter and producer David Landsberg, formerly of Massapequa, died Aug. 5, 2018 following complications from surgery for esophageal cancer. Landsberg, shown in an undated photo, was 73.
Nicholas Bett, a Kenyan runner who won the 2015 world championship title in the 400-meter hurdles, was killed in an early-morning car crash on Aug. 8, 2018. Bett, seen in August 2015, was 28.
Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle died Aug. 8, 2018 after a long struggle with cancer. Lyle, shown in a November 2013 photo, was 36.
Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and caring housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life," died Aug. 5, 2018. Rae, seen in a February 2016 photo, was 92.
Michael A. Sheehan, who led counterterrorism efforts around the globe with the United Nations, State Department and New York City Police Department, and later, as a top Defense Department official, directed the country's Special Forces units and drone programs, died July 30, 2018 of multiple myeloma. Sheehan, shown in a July 2010 photo, was 63.
Rick "Zombie Boy" Genest
Model Rick Genest, also known as Zombie Boy and famous for his tattoos, died on Aug. 1, 2018. Genest appeared in the Lady Gaga music video for "Born This Way" in 2011. Dulcedo Management, which represented him, confirmed his death on its Facebook page on Thursday but gave no further details immediately. Genest, shown in a February 2013 photo, was 32.
Josip Peruzovic, the former pro wrestler known for playing beloved villain Nikolai Volkoff, died July 29, 2018. Peruzovic, shown in a March 2017 photo, was 70.
RAF Veteran World War II pilot Mary Ellis, who delivered spitfires and bombers to the front line during the war as a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary, died July 25, 2018. Ellis, shown in an August 2015 photo, was 101.
Rene Portland, who built Penn State into a women's basketball powerhouse during a 27-year tenure, died July 22, 2018, after a three-year fight with cancer. Portland, shown in a December 1994 photo, was 65.
Jonathan Gold, who became the first restaurant critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, died July 21, 2018, after being diagnosed earlier that month with pancreatic cancer. Gold, shown in January 2015, was 57.
Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano, who spent one season as Jets offensive coordinator during the Rex Ryan era, died July 22, 2018. Sparano, shown in a September 2012 photo, was 56.
Ann Hopkins, who won a major Supreme Court workplace-discrimination case stemming from her denial of promotion at a large accounting firm and whose case formed the basis of later gender-discrimination rulings, died June 23, 2018, of acute sensory peripheral neuronopathy, a fast-developing nerve disorder of unknown origin. Hopkins, shown in a 1989 photo, was 74.
Gary Beach, a Broadway and TV veteran whose portrayal of a truly terrible theater director in Mel Brooks' monster hit "The Producers" won him a Tony Award in 2001, died July 17, 2018. Beach, shown in a December 2005 photo, was 70.
Henry Morgenthau III, a TV producer and documentarian who helped shape public television in its early days and provided a forum for the nation's civil rights conversation in the 1960s, died July 11, 2018, from aortic stenosis. Morgenthau, seen in February 2017, was 101.
Milton Edgerton, who was widely recognized as one of the most daring and influential plastic surgeons in America, the former director of plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins and the University of Virginia, died in May 17, 2018. Edgerton, shown in an undated photo, was 96.
Retired NHL goaltender Ray Emery, who helped the Ottawa Senators reach the final in 2007 and won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013, drowned July 15, 2018, in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. Emery, shown in a June 2013 photo, was 35.
Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob for millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees" and received new attention decades later when he revealed that he was gay, died July 8, 2018, of a blood clot in his leg that caused cardiac arrest. Hunter, shown in a photo circa 1960, was 86.
Harlan Ellison, the prolific, pugnacious author of "A Boy and His Dog," and countless other stories that blasted society with their nightmarish, sometimes dark humorous scenarios, died June 27, 2018. Ellison, shown in a Nov. 1991 photo, was 84.
David Goldblatt, a South African photographer who for decades chronicled the harsh fallout of white minority rule in his country, died June 25, 2018. Goldblatt, shown in a Jan. 2011 photo, was 87.
Dan Ingram, the beloved disc jockey and voice of New York radio during a five-decade run, died June 24, 2018. Ingram, shown in a June 2003 photo, was 83.