- Most Recent Celebrity Deaths
- Tragic Events
- Celebrity Deaths in Activism
- Celebrity Deaths in Art
- Celebrity Deaths in Business
- Celebrity Deaths in Comedy
- Celebrity Deaths in Crime
- Celebrity Deaths in Education
- Celebrity Deaths in Fashion
- Celebrity Deaths in Journalism
- Celebrity Deaths in Law
- Celebrity Deaths in Literature
- Celebrity Deaths in Medicine
- Celebrity Deaths in Military
- Celebrity Deaths in Movies
- Celebrity Deaths in Music
- Celebrity Deaths in Politics
- Celebrity Deaths in Religion
- Celebrity Deaths in Science
- Celebrity Deaths in Sports
- Celebrity Deaths in Television
- Celebrity Deaths in Theater
- Celebrity Deaths of Oldest People
- Other Celebrity Deaths
Cecilia Hart, 68 (1948 - 2016)
Cecilia Hart, stage and screen actress and wife of actor James Earl Jones, died Sunday, October 16, 2016 after a yearlong battle with ovarian cancer in Westport, CT, according to multiple media sources. She was 68. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Kevin Meaney, 60 (1956 - 2016)
Kevin Meaney, stand-up comedian and actor, died at his home in Forestburgh, New York, Friday, October 21, 2016, according to multiple news sources. He was 60. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Gail Cogdill, 79 (1937 - 2016)
Gail Cogdill, former Detroit Lions wide receiver, died Thursday, October 20, in Spokane, Washington according to multiple news sources. He was 79. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)
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,...
Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)
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.
Richard Nicoll, 39 (2016)
Richard Nicoll, a British-born fashion designer, died Friday, Oct. 21, in Sydney, Australia, where he lived, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click...
Anthony Addabbo, 56 (1960 - 2016)
Anthony Addabbo, an actor known for roles on "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "Guiding Light," died Oct. 19, according to a colleague. He was 56. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click...
Phil Chess, 95 (1921 - 2016)
Phil Chess, who co-founded the legendary Chess Records label, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in Arizona, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Eddie Applegate, 81 (1935 - 2016)
Eddie Applegate, the actor who played Richard, the boyfriend of Patty, on "The Patty Duke Show," has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click...
Clyde Holloway, 72 (1943 - 2016)
Clyde C. Holloway, a former member of the U.S. Congress, died Oct. 16, 2016, at his home in Forest Hill, Louisiana, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com,...
Trinity Gay, 15 (2016)
Trinity Gay, the daughter of U.S. Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, has been fatally shot in Kentucky, according to multiple news reports. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Dennis Byrd, 50 (2016)
Former New York Jets defensive end Dennis Byrd has died in an auto accident at the age of 50, according to ESPN. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.
Patrick Macnee, 93 (1922 - 2015)
Patrick Macnee, who played a stylish secret agent on the 1960s television series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93. Macnee, who died Thursday of natural causes in Rancho Mirage, California,...
Massachusetts Plane Crash Victims (2015)
Three people died Sunday evening in Massachusetts after a small plane crashed into a single-family home, according to Massachusetts State Police. At about 6 p.m. Sunday, the small plane crashed into...
Marva Collins, 78 (1936 - 2015)
Marva Collins, the Chicago education pioneer who won praise for her innovative teaching approach at the West Side school she launched in 1975, died Wednesday of natural causes. She was 78. Her...
Don Featherstone, 79 (2015)
The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — The creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch, has died. Donald Featherstone was 79.Featherstone's wife, Nancy, told...
Sister Nirmala Joshi, 81 (2015)
The Associated PressKOLKATA, India (AP) — The Indian nun who replaced Mother Teresa as head of the Missionaries of Charity died early Tuesday, the organization said. Sister Nirmala Joshi was 81.Her...
Walter Scheib, 61 (1954 - 2015)
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Searchers have found the body of a former White House chef who had been missing for more than a week after going hiking in the New Mexico mountains, authorities said. The body...
Elson Floyd, 59 (2015)
The Associated PressPULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Elson Floyd, president of Washington State University, has died at 59 of complications from colon cancer.Floyd had been president since 2007 and went on...
Laura Myers, 53 (2015)
By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, The Associated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) — Laura Myers, a veteran Associated Press reporter and editor who led the news cooperative's coverage of foreign affairs as the country...
Ralph Roberts, 95 (1920 - 2015)
By TALI ARBEL, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Ralph Roberts, who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment companies, has died....
John David Crow, 79 (1935 - 2015)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - John David Crow, the bruising running back who won the 1957 Heisman Trophy with Texas A&M before a Pro Bowl career in the NFL, has died. He was 79. The university...