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Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Eugene "Gene" Cernan, 82 (1934 - 2017)

    Eugene "Gene" Cernan

    Eugene "Gene" Cernan, the NASA astronaut who was the last person to walk on the Moon, died Monday, according to NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs. Cernan was 82. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Tommy Allsup, 85 (1931 - 2017)

    Tommy Allsup

    Tommy Allsup, the guitarist who avoided the Buddy Holly plane crash by losing a coin flip, died Jan. 11, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Dick Gautier, 85 (1931 - 2017)

    Dick Gautier

    Dick Gautier, the comedic actor who played Hymie the Robot on "Get Smart," died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Arcadia, California, after a long illness, according to The Hollywood Reporter. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)

    Dr. James Jude

    The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.Peter Jude says his father died early Tuesday in Coral Gables after an extended illness. Jude says his father always wanted to help people, noting CPR has saved countless lives.In the late 1950s, the doctor and two electrical engineers,...

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  • Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)

    Red Lane

    Red Lane, a country music songwriter who wrote the Tammy Wynette hit "'Til I Get It Right," has died of cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 76. Lane, who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1993, wrote songs for many of country's biggest stars.

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