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Sep 23 2020
Celebs We Have Lost in 2020 — So Far Comments (0)

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Following is a comprehensive list of the celebrated figures we've lost in 2020 — so far. The post will be updated throughout the year.

Each name is followed by the deceased figure's age at the time of death, birth and death dates, and a description.

Who did I miss?

Read 'em and weep ...

GiphyKobe Bryant's death is likely to be one of the year's most-talked-about (GIF via GIPHY)

Bess Abell, 87 (June 2, 1933-October 9, 2020) Social secretary in the Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) White House OBIT

India Adams, 93 (March 5, 1927-April 25, 2020) MGM musical performer who dubbed for Cyd Charisse (1922-2008) in 1953's The Band Wagon and for Joan Crawford (circa 1904-1977) in 1953's Torch Song OBIT

Barney Ales, 85 (May 13, 1934-April 17, 2020) Legendary Motown exec OBIT

Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, 20 (January 1, 2000-July 17, 2020) Russian-Australian Olympic figure skater OBIT

Lexii Alijai, 21 (February 19, 1998-January 1, 2020) Rising hip-hop star who released the albums Joseph's Coat (2015) and Growing Pains (2017) as a teen OBIT

Frances Allen, 88 (August 4, 1932-August 4, 2020) One of the few women in the computer industry at the beginning of the business OBIT

TenorAunt Esther's husband was always well-oiled. (GIF via GIPHY)

Raymond Allen, 91 (March 5, 1929-August 10, 2020) Woody on Sanford and Son (1974-1977), Ned the Wino on Good Times (1974-1977) and Merl the Earl on Starsky & Hutch (1976-1978) OBIT

Tony Allen, 79 (August 12, 1940-April 30, 2020) Afrobeat innovator OBIT

Emma Amos, 83 (March 16, 1937-May 21, 2020) Painter of bold and colorful scenes of black life OBIT

Bless-me-ultima-rudolfo-anaya-book-boyculture#blessed (Image via Warner Books)

Rudolfo Anaya, 82 (October 30, 1937-July 5, 2020) One of the fathers of Chicago lit, author of Bless Me, Ultima (1972) OBIT

Harry Anderson, 98 (June 2, 1921-May 11, 2020) So-called “MVP of American sailing” OBIT

Philip W. Anderson, 96 (December 13, 1923-March 29, 2020) Nobel Laureate in physics OBIT

John Andretti, (March 12, 1963-January 30, 2020) NASCAR driver, nephew of Mario Andretti (b. 1940) OBIT

Johnny Antonelli, 89 (April 12, 1930-February 28, 2020) Onetime star pitcher for the Giants OBIT

Xana Antunes, 55 (May 17, 1964-January 27, 2020) Business journalist who was editor of The New York Post (1999-2001) and ran the site Quartz OBIT

Richard Anuszkiewicz, 89 (May 23, 1930-May 19, 2020) Artist famous for his optical-illusion work OBIT

Takuo Aoyagi, 84 (February 14, 1936-April 18, 2020) Inventor of the pulse oximeter OBIT

Arnold Aronson, 85 (January 14, 1935-January 28, 2020) Business manager who revitalized Saks in the '80s OBIT

Sei Ashina, 36 (November 22, 1983-September 14, 2020) Japanese actress OBIT

Sebastian-athie-boycultureO11CE upon a time ... (Image via Instagram)

Sebastián Athey, 24 (July 26, 1995-July 2020) Disney Channel Latin America star of O11CE (2017-2020) OBIT

Luis Eduardo Aute, 76 (September 13, 1943-April 4, 2020) Spanish singer-songwriter; also an accomplished fine artist OBIT

William Bailey, 89 (November 17, 1930-April 13, 2020) Modernist figurative painter OBIT

Bernard Bailyn, 97 (September 10, 1922-August 7, 2020) Award-winning author on the topic of early America OBIT

Bruce Baillie, 88 (September 24, 1931-April 10, 2020) '60s avant-garde filmmaker OBIT

Deirdre Bair, 84 (June 21, 1935-April 17, 2020) Biographer of Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) and Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) OBIT

John Baldessari, 88 (June 17, 1931-January 2, 2020) “Influential conceptual artist who helped transform Los Angeles into a global art capital through his witty image-making and decades of teaching” OBIT

Nina Balducci, 91 (July 2, 1928-April 12, 2020) Overseer of NYC-institution grocery Balducci's OBIT

Frankie Banali, 68 (November 14, 1951-August 20, 2020) Quiet Riot drummer OBIT

Sally Banes, 69 (October 9, 1950-June 14, 2020) Dance historian and critic OBIT

Dana Baratta, 59 (1961-October 18, 2020) Writer and producer on Private Practice (2009-2010) OBIT

Mercedes Barcha, 87 (November 6, 1932-August 15, 2020) Wife and muse of Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014) OBIT

Stephen Barnes, 61 (November 5, 1958-October 2, 2020) NYC-area personal injury lawyer who was ubiquitous in TV spots OBIT

Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr, 39 (July 7, 1980-June 16, 2020) Wife of Rep. Andy Barr (R-Kentucky) OBIT

Joseph Bartscherer, 65 (August 30, 1954-August 13, 2020) Conceptual photographer OBIT

Anne Hendricks Bass, 78 (October 19, 1941-April 1, 2020) Arts patron OBIT

Bobbie Battista, 67 (July 23, 1952-March 3, 2020) Former CNN anchor OBIT

Gay-judge-deborah-batts-obituary-lgbt-lgbtq-lesbian-boycultureShe'll be the judge of that — and was. (Image via video still)

Deborah Batts, 72 (February 3, 2020) First openly LGBTQ federal judge OBIT

Orson Bean, 91 (July 22, 1928-February 7, 2020) Comic actor famed for talk show and game show appearances, regular on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993-1999), married to The Wonder Years (1988-1993) actress Alley Mills (b. 1951), father-in-law of Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012) OBIT

Peter Beard, 82 (January 22, 1938-circa March 31, 2020) Famed wildlife photographer with wild personal life of his own OBIT

Roger Beatty, 87 (January 24, 1933-April 6, 2020) Five-time Emmy-winning writer of The Carol Burnett Show OBIT

Robert Bechtle, 88 (May 14, 1932-September 24, 2020) Photo-surrealist painter of suburbia OBIT

Guy Bedos, 85 (June 15, 1934-May 28, 2020) French satirist OBIT

Greta Beer, 98 (June 25, 1921-January 23, 2020) Jewish woman who became the face of Holocaust survivors' families trying to force Swiss banks to produce money in hidden accounts for decades after WWII; her advocacy directly led to a 1998 $1.25 billion-dollar settlement by the banks OBIT

Lee Phillip Bell, 91 (June 9, 1928-February 25, 2020) Co-creator of The Young and the Restless (1973-present) and The Bold and the Beautiful (1987-present) OBIT

Ronald “Khalis” Bell, 68 (November 1, 1951-September 9, 2020) Founding member of Kool & the Gang who co-wrote their biggest hits, including “Celebration” (1980) OBIT

Lina Ben Mhenni, 36 (May 22, 1983-January 27, 2020) Blogger who exposed violence by the government during the 2010-2011 uprising in Tunisia OBIT

Jay Benedict, 68 (April 11, 1951-April 4, 2020) Aliens (1986) actor OBIT

Ed Benguiat, 92 (October 27, 1927-October 15, 2020) Graphic designer and master typographer OBIT

Julie Bennett, 88 (January 24, 1932-March 31, 2020) Voice actress behind Cindy Bear (among many others) on The Yogi Bear Show (1961-1962) and in many future Yogi Bear projects through 1988; aka Marianne Daniels, a personal manager for nearly 30 years OBIT

Ben Benson, 89 (February 14, 1931-April 29, 2020) Owner of Ben Benson's steakhouse OBIT

Maurice Berger, 63 (May 22, 1956-March 23, 2020) Art historian and curator OBIT

A4c81a6f4dd9bdc92e5b3a02e184ca2cHer acting was Bad. (GIF via GIPHY)

Brigid Berlin, 80 (September 6, 1939-) Socialite-turned-Warhol superstar who appeared in the films and Chelsea Girls (1966) and Bad (1977) OBIT

Frederic Berman, 92 (March 7, 1927-January 19, 2020) Key player behind the NYC rent-stabilization laws OBIT

Kenneth Bernard, 90 (May 7, 1930-August 9, 2020) Avant-garde playwright OBIT

Beryl Bernay, 94 (March 2, 1926-March 29, 2020) Multi-hyphenate professional who worked as an actress, photographer and kiddie-TV host OBIT

Byron Reckful Bernstein, 31 (circa 1989-July 2020) Twitch streamer OBIT

Joni Berry, 89 (December 30, 1930-June 28, 2020) Longtime head of the Professional Dancers Society OBIT

Salome Bey, 86 (October 10, 1933-August 8, 2020) Canada's First Lady of the Blues, a singer, actress and playwright OBIT

Frank Bielec, 72 (September 24, 1947-May 15, 2020) Trading Spaces (2000-2008; 2018-2019) designer OBIT

Steve Bing, 55 (March 31, 1965-June 22, 2020) Heir to the Bing real estate fortune who financed The Polar Express (2004) and was a major donor to progressive causes OBIT

Howard Binkley, 64 (July 25, 1956-August 14, 2020) Tony-winning lighting designer OBIT

Royana Black, 47 (March 1, 1973-July 14, 2020) Former child actress from Broadway's Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983) and the short-lived TV series Raising Miranda (1988) OBIT

Tumblr_pqbvc5FbTD1wg78ifo3_500Her name was Pussy Galore. (GIF via GIPHY)

Honor Blackman, 94 (August 22, 1925-April 5, 2020) Cathy Gale on The Avengers (1962-1964) and the iconic Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964), she was also a longtime stage star whose 1964 single with Patrick Macnee (1922-2015) hit the Top 10 in 1990 OBIT

Else Blangsted, 99 (May 22, 1920-May 1, 2020) “Queen of the Music Editors” in Hollywood who worked on Cactus Flower (1969), The Front (1976), Goin' South (1978), The Electric Horseman (1979), Meatballs (1979), And Justice for All (1979), The Great Santini (1979), Absence of Malice (1981), Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981), Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982), Six Weeks (1982), All of Me (1984), A Soldier's Story (1984), Racing With the Moon (1984), Under the Volcano (1984), The Goonies (1985), Children of a Lesser God (1986), The Milagro Beanfield War (1988), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), A Dry White Season (1989) and The Bonfire of the Vanities (2000) OBIT

Mark-blue-madonna-dss-boycultureBlum's Danceteria moment with Madonna (Image via MGM/Orion)

Mark Blum, 69 (May 14, 1950-March 25, 2020) Longtime stage actor memorable as hot-tub salesman Gary Glass in the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan OBIT

Karen Blumenthal, 61 (March 18, 1959-May 18, 2020) Financial journalist who became a YA author OBIT

William Bogert, 83 (January 25, 1936-January 12, 2020) Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and WarGames (1983) actor who also starred on the notably bad/beloved TV series Small Wonder (1985-1989) OBIT

Henrietta Boggs, 102 (May 6, 1918-September 9, 2020) American woman who became the first lady of Costa Rica, pushing for women's and minorities' rights OBIT

Hamilton Bohannon, 78 (March 7, 1942-April 24, 2020) Disco drummer and bandleader OBIT

Eavan Boland, 75 (September 24, 1944-April 27, 2020) Irish poet OBIT

Roscoe Born, 69 (November 24, 1950-March 3, 2020) Longtime soap actor OBIT

Lucia Bosé, 89 (January 28, 1931-March 23, 2020) Italian actress most famous for her work with Federico Fellini (1920-1993) and other directing icons; mother of singer Miguel Bosé (b. 1956) OBIT

347511c067c5d2b61d9d752ddf1fbd24Wakanda Forever (GIF via GIPHY)

Chadwick Boseman, 43 (November 29, 1977-August 28, 2020) T'Challa in the blockbusters Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019); actor in such films as 42 (2014), Marshall (2017) and Da 5 Bloods (2020) OBIT

Patricia Bosworth, 86 (April 24, 1933-April 2, 2020) Former actress who became a highly regarded memoirist biographer, including the books Montgomery Clift: A Biography (1978), Diane Arbus: A Biography (1984; became the 2006 film Fur), Marlon Brando (2001) and Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman (2011) OBIT

Alexei Botyan, 103 (February 10, 1917-February 13, 2020) WWII Soviet spy whose role in saving Krakow from destruction by the Nazis has been debated for decades OBIT

Gladys Bourdain, 85 (October 19, 1934-January 10, 2020) New York Times copy editor who assisted her son Anthony Bourdain (1956-2018) in getting a tell-all article published in The  New Yorker (1999), jump-starting his dazzling career OBIT

Gregory Tyree Boyce, 30 (December 5, 1989-May 13, 2020) Actor seen in Twilight (2008) OBIT

Alan S. Boyd, 98 (July 20, 1922-October 18, 2020) America's first-ever Transportation Chief OBIT

Kamau Brathwaite, 89 (May 11, 1930-February 4, 2020) Caribbean lyrical poet OBIT

Julian Bream, 87 (July 15, 1933-August 14, 2020) Guitar and lute maestro OBIT

Ricardo Brennand, 92 (May 27, 1927-April 25, 2020) Brazilian businessman famous for his massive collection of antique weapons, art and artifacts from his country's past OBIT

Claire Bretécher, 79 (April 17, 1940-February 10, 2020) Satirical cartoonist OBIT

Wilford-brimley-cocoon-2-boycultureIn Cocoon: The Return with Maureen Stapleton (1925-2006) (Image via TriStar)

Wilford Brimley, 85 (September 27, 1934- August 1, 2020) Longtime character actor, star of Cocoon (1985) and Cocoon: The Return (1988), pitchman for Quaker Oats and Liberty Mutual OBIT

Lorenzo Brino, 21 (September 21, 1998-March 9, 2020) 7th Heaven (1999-2007) actor OBIT

Harry Britt, 82 (June 8, 1938-June 24, 2020) San Francisco supervisor who took over for Harvey Milk (1930-1978) and became a lifelong gay activist OBIT

Carol Brock, 97 (December 14, 1923-July 27, 2020) Food writer who founded Les Dames d'Escoffier, a society for women in the male-dominated work of cooking fine OBIT

Lou-brock-boycultureHe was in the pros for 19 years. (Image via Topps)

Lou Brock, 81 (June 18, 1939-September 6, 2020) Cardinals legend OBIT

Molly Brodak, 39 (March 29, 1980-March 8, 2020) Poet and memoirist, author of Bandit (2016) OBIT

Tim Brooke-Taylor, 79 (July 17, 1940-April 12, 2020) Original member of the UK sketch show The Goodies (1970) OBIT

Brother Ah, 86 (May 21, 1934-May 31, 2020) Jazz legend OBIT

Lillian Brown, 106 (August 8, 1914-September 13, 2020) Makeup artist to nine U.S. presidents OBIT

Timmy Brown, 82 (May 24, 1937-April 11, 2020) Philadelphia Eagles player who acted in M*A*S*H* (1970) and Nashville (1975) OBIT

Timothy Ray Brown, 54 (March 11, 1966-September 30, 2020) First patient said to be cured of HIV OBIT

Robby/Robbie Browne, 72 (March 11, 1948-April 11, 2020) Real estate broker and Toys for Tots philanthropist OBIT

Joseph L. Bruno, 91 (April 8, 1929-October 6, 2020) New York State Republican majority leader for 13 years OBIT

Gianna-Kobe-Bryant-selfie-boycultureA tragic loss (Image via selfie)

Gianna Bryant, 13 (May 1, 2006-January 26, 2020) Daughter of Lakers icon Kobe Bryant OBIT

Kobe Bryant, 41 (August 23, 1978-January 26, 2020) Lakers icon who played with the team for 20 years (retiring in 2016) and became widely seen as one of the sport's all-time greats; he was an Oscar winner for the animated short Dear Basketball (2018) OBIT

Nelson Bryant, 96 (April 22, 1923-January 11, 2020) New York Times outdoors columnist OBIT

Jaroslava Brychtova, 95 (July 18, 1924-April 8, 2020) Sculptor of monumental glass art OBIT

Pat Brymer, 70 (March 17, 1950-April 12, 2020) Puppeteer on Caddyshack (1980) and the man behind an updated Lamb Chop for Shari Lewis (1933-1998) OBIT

Dan Budnik, 87 (May 20, 1933-August 14, 2020) Photographer whose images of the Civil Rights Movement were profound OBIT

Doris Buffett, 92 (February 12, 1928-August 6, 2020) Philanthropist who once said of her kid brother Warren Buffett that he “loves to make money ... and I love to give it away!” OBIT

Zev Buffman, 89 (October 11, 1930-March 31, 2020) Prominent Broadway producer who brought Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) to the Great White Way in The Little Foxes (1981) OBIT

E. Margaret Burbidge, 100 (August 12, 1919-April 5, 2020) Innovative astronomer OBIT

Wilhelm Burmann, 80 (April 3, 1939-March 30, 2020) Ballet master OBIT

Jack Burns, 86 (November 15, 1933-January 26, 2020) Deputy Ferguson on The Andy Griffith Show (1965-1966), comedy writer with George Carlin (1937-2008), co-creator/writer of The Muppet Show (1976-1979) and writer of The Muppet Movie (1979) OBIT

Harold Burson, 98 (February 15, 1921-January 10, 2020) P.R. giant who worked on the Tylenol-poisoning case and an Indian gas leak; named the 20th century's most influential P.R. figure OBIT

Betty Bushman, 89 (March 10, 1931-September 3, 2020) An early — and brief — female voice in baseball, who announced 15 games during the Kansas City Athletics' '64 season OBIT

Deidre Davis Butler, 64 (September 26, 1955-August 7, 2020) Disability-rights activist OBIT

Angela Buxton, 85 (August 16, 1934-August 14, 2020) Tennis pro who, as a Jew, faced ostracism from the sport — so she teamed up as a doubles player with Black athlete Althea Gibson (1927-2003) OBIT

Betsy Byars, 91 (August 7, 1928-February 26, 2020) Award-winning author of children's books OBIT

Thomas Jefferson Byrd, 70 (June 25, 1950-October 3, 2020) Tony-nominated actor known for many appearances in Spike Lee (b. 1957) Joints OBIT

Lloyd Cafe Cadena, 26 (September 22, 1993-September 4, 2020) YouTuber with 5.29 million subscribers OBIT

Zoe Caldwell, 86 (September 14, 1933-February 16, 2020) Four-time Tony-winning actress known for her work onstage in Slapstick Tragedy (1966), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1968), Medea (1982) and Master Class (1996) OBIT

R.D. Call, (February 16, 1950-February 27, 2020) Actor in the films of Walter Hill (b. 1942) OBIT

John-Callahan-all-my-children-boycultureAbandon all soap, ye who enter here (Image via ABC)

John Callahan, 66 (1992-2005) Longtime soap actor best known as Edmund Grey on All My Children (1992-2005) OBIT

Rafael Callejas, 76 (November 14, 1943-April 4, 2020) Ex-president of the Honduras who had been convicted of taking bribes while heading the Honduran soccer federation OBIT

Earl Cameron, 102 (August 8, 1917-July 3, 2020) Britain's first-ever Black leading man in a mainstream film (1951's Pool of London), a long-surviving Doctor Who (1966) vet who also appeared in Thunderball (1965) and Inception (2010) OBIT

Don-campbell-locking-boycultureDancing king (Image via flyer)

Don Campbell, 69 (January 8, 1951-March 30, 2020) Hip-hop dancer who originated the Campbellock aka locking OBIT

Arianne Caoili, 33 (December 22, 1986-March 30, 2020) Chess master OBIT

Frieda Rapoport Caplan, 96 (August 10, 1923-January 18, 2020) Food distributor who helped introduced exotic fruits (kiwi) and vegetables (Jerusalem artichokes, enoki mushrooms) to American consumers OBIT

Ralph Caplan, 95 (January 4, 1925-June 4, 2020) Writer, editor, consultant, critic OBIT

Jimmy Capps, 81 (May 25, 1939-June 1, 2020) Guitarist and member of the Grand Ole Opray's house band for over half a century OBIT

Ernesto Cardenal, 95 (January 20, 1925-March 1, 2020) Nicaraguan poet and revolutionary OBIT

Floyd Cardoz, 59 (October 2, 1960-March 24, 2020) International restaurateur and Top Chef Masters (2011) winner OBIT

Rene Carpenter, 92 (April 12, 1928-July 24, 2020) Last surviving member of the Mercury 7 couples, an astronaut's wife (she was wed to Scott Carpenter, 1925-2013) who redefined that station's image OBIT

David Carter, 67 (December 2, 1952-May 1, 2020) Historian who delved into the Stonewall Riots in Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution (2004), in part helping to get the site designated a historic landmark OBIT

Steve Carter, 90 (November 7, 1929-September 15, 2020) Award-winning Black playwright OBIT

Brent Carver, 68 (November 17, 1951-August 4, 2020) Tony-winning actor from Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993) OBIT

Baby-peggy-boyculturePeggy and most of her films are no more. (GIF via GIPHY)

Diana Serra Cary, 101 (October 29, 1918-February 24, 2020) The last surviving star of the Silent Era, one of that period's biggest child stars, and an actress who earned the modern-day equivalent of a $60-million fortune before her family squandered it; later an author of such indispensable histories as What Ever Happened to Baby Peggy: The Autobiography of Hollywood's Pioneer Child Star (1996) OBIT

Nedda Casei, 87 (September 9, 1932-January 20, 2020) Mezzo-soprano turned labor leader OBIT

Steve Cash, 40 (December 14, 1979-April 16, 2020) YouTuber who created the Talking Kitty Cat series OBIT

Daniel Cauchy, 90 (March 13, 1930-May 7, 2020) French actor and producer OBIT

Ray Cave, 91 (May 27, 1929-August 17, 2020) Game-changing Time Magazine editor OBIT

Johni Cerny, 76 (August 27, 1943-February 19, 2020) Leading genealogist OBIT

Irena Chalmers, 84 (June 5, 1935-April 4, 2020) Author of short, single-subject cookbooks that preceded the speciality cooking craze; discovered numerous household-name chefs OBIT

Anne Cox Chambers, 100 (December 1, 1919-January 31, 2020) Heiress to the Cox Enterprises media fortune, former U.S. ambassador to Belgium, attended the 1939 world premiere of Gone with the Wind in Atlanta OBIT

Marge-Champion-Fantasia-gr8erdfaysA dance princess (Images by Matthew Rettenmund & via video still)

Marge Champion, 101 (September 2, 1919-October 21, 2020) Famed dancer and choreographer who with husband Gower Champion (1919-1980) comprised TV's first famous dance duo, and who posed as a live-action model for the titular beauty in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and other Disney classics OBIT

Michael Chapman, 84 (November 21, 1935-) Cinematographer on Taxi Driver (1976) and Raging Bull (1980) OBIT

Jack Charlton, 85 (May 8, 1935-July 10, 2020) English and Irish soccer star OBIT

Tony Charmoli, 99 (June 11, 1921-August 7, 2020) Choreographer of all of Mitzi Gaynor's (b. 1931) TV specials, and who worked with everyone from Bob Hope (1903-2003) to Shirley MacLaine (b. 1934) OBIT

Óscar Chávez, 85 (March 20, 1935-April 30, 2020) Mexican protest singer OBIT

Stanley Chera, 77 (October 22, 1942-April 11, 2020) NYC real estate developer OBIT

Anthony Chisholm, 77 (April 9, 1943-October 16, 2020) Actor acclaimed for his work in August Wilson (1945-2005) roles OBIT

Ranjit Chowdhry, 64 (September 19, 1955-April 15, 2020) Feature-film and TV actor known as Vikram on The Office (2007) OBIT

Ash-christian-boycultureHis last IG post expressed optimism. (Images via Instagram & Regent)

Ash Christian, 35 (January 16, 1985-August 14, 2020) Gay filmmaker who directed, wrote and starred in Fat Girls (2006) and was a fixture on the indie scene OBIT

Christo, 84 (June 13, 1935-May 31, 2020) High-concept environmental artist OBIT

George Christy, 93 (May 14, 1927-August 11, 2020) Gossip columnist for The Hollywood Reporter for 26 years (1976-2001); he resigned in disgrace over favors he took in exchange for positive coverage, as well as health coverage he received for films in which he did not act OBIT

Chynna, 25 (August 19, 1994-April 8, 2020) Model who became a rapper OBIT

Mary-Higgins-Clark-Stranger-Is-Watching-boycultureKiller author (Simon & Schuster)

Mary Higgins Clark, 92 (December 24, 1927-January 31, 2020) “Queen of Suspense,” first author to ink a $10M+ contract, writer of over 50 best-selling novels OBIT

Landon Clifford, 19 (February 17, 2001-August 18, 2020) YouTuber star of Cam&Fam (2017-2020) OBIT

Henry Cobb, 93 (April 8, 1926-March 2, 2020) Architect of Boston's Hancock Tower OBIT

Jimmy Cobb, 91 (January 20, 1929-May 24, 2020) Drummer for Miles Davis (1926-1991) OBIT

Ron Cobb, 83 (September 21, 1937-September 21, 2020) Sci-fi design pioneer OBIT

Tom Coburn, 72 (March 14, 1948-March 28, 2020) Ultraconservative congressman (1995-2001) and senator (2005-2015) from Oklahoma OBIT

Jean-Laurent Cochet, 85 (January 28, 1935-April 6, 2020) French actor who became famous as an acting coach OBIT

Michael Cogswell, 66 (September 30, 1953-April 20, 2020) Preserved the physical and musical legacy of Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) OBIT

Bernard Cohen, 86 (January 17, 1934-October 12, 2020) Lawyer who brought Loving v. Virginia before the SCOTUS OBIT

Lynn Cohen, 86 (August 10, 1933-February 14, 2020) Veteran stage actress best known as Magda on Sex and the City (2000-2004) OBIT

Stanley Cohen, 97 (November 17, 1922-February 5, 2020) Biochemist who shared the 1986 Nobel Prize OBIT

Eduardo Cojuangco, 85 (June 10, 1935-June 16, 2020) Right-wing Filipino billionaire OBIT

Freddy Cole, 88 (October 15, 1931-June 27, 2020) Singer, brother of Nat King Cole (1919-1965) OBIT

Joanna Cole, 75 (August 11, 1944-July 12, 2020) Author of The Magic School Bus (beginning 1986) book series OBIT

Daisy Coleman, 23 (March 30, 1997-August 4, 2020) Rape survivor seen in the doc Audrie & Daisy (2016) OBIT

Quinn Coleman, 31 (circa 1989-August 16, 2020) Capitol Records A&R director, DJ, son of BET's Debra Lee (b. 1954) OBIT

Troy Collings, 33 (circa 1986-circa March 1, 2020) Tour guide who took tourists to forbidden places, including North Korea OBIT

Forrest Compton, 94 (September 15, 1925-April 5, 2020) Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964-1969) actor, The Edge of Night (1971-1984) star OBIT

Robert-conrad-shirtless-boycultureJim body (Image via video still)

Robert Conrad, (March 31, 1934-February 8, 2020) Relentlessly fit star of TV's The Wild Wild West (1965-1969) OBIT

John Horton Conway, 82 (December 26, 1937-April 12, 2020) “The Magical Genius of Math” OBIT

Kevin Conway, 77 (May 29, 1942-February 5, 2020) Off-Broadway, Broadway, TV and movie actor from Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) and Paradise Alley (1978) OBIT

Ben-cooper-obit-gr8erdays-boycultureOne of Hollywood's only western actors who was a legit quick-draw shooter. (Image via Republic)

Ben Cooper (September 30, 1933-February 24, 2020) Western actor known for his character's lynching in Johnny Guitar (1954) OBIT

Anton Coppola, 102 (March 21, 1917-March 9, 2020) Composer and maestro OBIT

Nick-cordero-boycultureCordero with his wife, Amanda Kloots; his COVID-19 battle gripped the country. (Image via selfie)

Nick Cordero, 41 (September 17 1978-July 5, 2020) Broadway star of such shows as Bullets Over Broadway (2014) OBIT

Caesar Cordova, (May 16, 1936-August 26, 2020) Character actor in such films as Scarface (1983) OBIT

Cis Corman 93 (May 12, 1926-April 27, 2020) The woman Barbra Streisand (b. 1942) considered a surrogate mother, and who was the longtime director of Streisand's production company; famed casting director on such films as The Deer Hunter (1978), Raging Bull (1980) and The King of Comedy (1982) OBIT

Gene Corman, 93 (September 24, 1927-September 28, 2020) Longtime movie producer who won an Emmy for producing A Woman Called Golda (1982); brother of Roger Corman (b. 1926) OBIT

Joe Coulombe, 89 (June 3, 1930-February 28, 2020) Trader Joe's founder OBIT

Gary Cowling, 58 (November 4, 1961-August 17, 2020) Comedic actor who co-produced and appeared in the Web series Hustling (2011-2014) OBIT

George Coyne, 87 (January 19, 1933-February 11, 2020) Vatican astronomer OBIT

Marvin Creamer, 104 (January 24, 1916-August 12, 2020) First man to sail around the world without the use of navigational instruments OBIT

Paul Crifo, 98 (1922-September 22, 2020) Designer of such iconic film posters as those for In the Heat of the Night (1967), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) and Urban Cowboy (1980) OBIT

Linda Cristal, 89 (February 23, 1931-June 27, 2020) Glamorous star of TV's The High Chaparral (1967-1971) OBIT

Cristina, 61 (January 2, 1959-April 1, 2020) aka Cristina Monet-Palacio aka Cristina Monet Zilkha, deadpan No Wave singer behind the songs “Disco Clone” (1978), “Is That All There Is?” (1980) and “Ticket to the Tropics” (1984) OBIT

Ben Cross, 72 (December 16, 1947-August 18, 2020) Star of Chariots of Fire (1981) OBIT

Stanley Crouch, 74 (December 14, 1945-September 16, 2020) Prolific essayist who helped found Jazz at Lincoln Center OBIT

Mart Crowley, 84 (August 21, 1935-March 8, 2020) Playwright of The Boys in the Band (1968 off-Broadway; 1970 movie; 2018 Broadway) OBIT

Lester Crystal, 85 (September 13, 1934-June 24, 2020) Executive producer of PBS's NewsHour (1993-2005) OBIT

Frances Cuka, 83 (August 21, 1936-February 16, 2020) British stage and screen star OBIT

Elizabeth Cullinan, 86 (June 7, 1933-January 26, 2020) Irish-American writer known for her well-observed short fiction OBIT

Connie Culp, 57 (March 26, 1963-July 29, 2020) First face-transplant patient in the U.S. OBIT

Clive Cussler, 88 (July 15, 1931-February 24, 2020) Best-selling author whose literary and real-life exploits made him a star OBIT

Steve Dalkowski, 80 (June 3, 1939-April 19, 2020) Model for the pitcher in 1988's Bull Durham OBIT

Faith-dane-mazeppa-gr8erdays-boycultureYou gotta have Faith. (Image via video still)

Faith Dane, 96 (circa 1924-April 2020) Dancer and actress who was Mazeppa in the film version of Gypsy (1962) and never made another movie, but because an activist for D.C. statehood and a mayoral candidate OBIT

Jean Daniel, 99 (July 21, 1920-February 19, 2020) French journalist and humanitarian OBIT

Charlie Daniels, 83 (October 28, 1936-July 6, 2020) Country-music performer most famous for “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” (1979) OBIT

Allen Daviau, 77 (June 14, 1942-April 15, 2020) Five-time Oscar nominee for cinematography who worked on E.T the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), The Color Purple (1985), Empire of the Sun (1987) and Van Helsing (2004) OBIT

Jason Davis, 35 (October 14, 1984-February 16, 2020) Actor and high-profile addiction advocate who was the grandson of Hollywood's powerful Davis family OBIT

Mac-davis-gr8erdaysHooked on classics (Image via Casablanca Records)

Mac Davis, 78 (January 21, 1942-September 29, 2020) Songwriter of the '60s classics “In the Ghetto” and “A Little Less Conversation,” both covered by Elvis Presley (1935-1977), and an ACM Entertainer of the Year (1974) in his own right with such hits as “Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me” (#1, 1972) and “It's Hard to Be Humble” (#43, 1980); also an actor in such films as North Dallas Forty (1979) OBIT

Spencer Davis, 81 (July 17, 1939-October 19, 2020) Founder of the Spencer Davis Group, known for such hits as “Gimme Some Lovin” (1966) and for launching the career of Steve Winwood (b. 1948) OBIT

Willie Davis, 85 (July 24, 1934-April 15, 2020) Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer OBIT

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, 100 (January 19, 1920-March 4, 2020) Former U.N. secretary general with a record of brokering peace deals OBIT

Terry-decarlo-gay-activist-porn-dead-boyculturePorn-again activist, center (Image via Catalina)

Terry DeCarlo, 57 (circa 1962-January 27, 2020) Gay-porn actor who became an LGBTQ activist, taking on a national leadership role in the aftermath of the 2016 Pulse massacre OBIT

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Olivia de Havilland, 104 (July 1, 1916-July 25, 2020) Enduring Annex - Flynn  Errol (Adventures of Robin Hood  The)_NRFPT_09Hollywood star of the '30s and beyond who was the second-to-last surviving credited Gone with the Wind (1939) cast member and had been the oldest living Oscar nominee and winner; star of such films as A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), Captain Blood (1935), Anthony Adverse (1936), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), To Each His Own (Oscar, 1946), The Snake Pit (1948), The Heiress (Oscar, 1949), Light in the Piazza (1962), Lady in a Cage (1964), Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), Airport '77 (1977), The Swarm (1978) and her feature-film swan song, The Fifth Musketeer (1979); also an occasional presence on TV, she starred in The Screaming Woman (1972), Roots: The Next Generations (1979), North and South: Book II (1986), and her final acting project, The Woman He Loved (1988); author of the memoir Every Frenchman Has One (1962); recipient of the U.S. National Medal of Arts, French Legion of Honor and, at 100, England's oldest-ever recipient of the title Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire OBIT

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Gene Deitch, 95 (August 8, 1924-April 16, 2020) Oscar-winning animator (for Munro, Best Animated Short Film of 1960) and filmmaker OBIT

Suzy Delair, 102 (December 31, 1917-March 15, 2020) French chanteuse who acted in the last Laurel & Hardy film OBIT

Louis Delsarte, 75 (September 1, 1944-May 2, 2020) Muralist of the black experience OBIT

Dr. William Dement, 91 (July 29, 1928-June 17, 2020) Sleep-disorder researcher who created the worlds first successful sleep clinic OBIT

William DeMora, 85 (October 22, 1934-September 21, 2020) Costume designer and art director known for his work with Bette Midler (b. 1945) OBIT

Holy_schnikes_tommy_boyTaking a break from drama (Image via Paramount)

Brian Dennehy, 81 (July 9, 1938-April 15, 2020) Two-time Tony winner — for Death of a Salesman (2000; also a Golden Globe for televised version) and Long Day's Journey Into Night (2003) — and six-time Emmy nominee known for such films as First Blood (1981), Cocoon (1985) and Tommy Boy (1995) OBIT

Merlin_171130548_20bec395-eee6-4688-96f8-55ca8b119d35-jumboWitch is your favorite (Image via Prentice-Hall)

Tomie dePaola, 85 (September 15, 1934-March 31, 2020) Prolific author and illustrator who wrote/illustrated 270+ books, including Strega Nona (1975) OBIT

Chi Chi DeVayne, 34 (circa 1986-August 20, 2020) Season 8 RuPaul's Drag Race contestant OBIT

Tommy De Vito, 92 (June 19, 1928-September 21, 2020) Founding member of the Four Seasons OBIT

Robb Forman Dew, 73 (October 26, 1946-May 22, 2020) Novelist behind the family-centered works Dale Loves Sophie to Death (1981), The Time of Her Life (1984) and Fortunate Lives (1992) OBIT

Hester Diamond, 91 (December 10, 1928-January 23, 2020) Self-taught art expert and collector famed for her Modernist collection — and for forsaking it in favor of Old Masters OBIT

Dimitri Diatchenko, 52 (April 11, 1968-April 24, 2020) Chernobyl Diaries (2012) actor OBIT

Manu Dibango, 86 (February 10, 1934-March 24, 2020) African musician whose “Soul Makossa” (1972) was an early disco hit OBIT

Christopher Dickey, 68 (August 31, 1951-July 16, 2020) Foreign correspondent and memoirist OBIT

Joe Diffie, 61 (December 28, 1958-March 29, 2020) Country hitmaker throughout the '90s OBIT

Bobby Digital, 59 (March 11, 1961-May 21, 2020) Reggae producer OBIT

Arthur Dignam, 80 (September 9, 1939-May 9, 2020) Australian actor who appeared in Moulin Rouge! (2001) OBIT

Nancy Dine, 83 (March 7, 1937-September 6, 2020) Art-world doyenne whose 1995 film about her husband Jim Dine (b. 1935), Jim Dine: A Self-Portrait on the Walls, earned her an Oscar nomination OBIT

Joyce Dinkins, 89 (December 22, 1930-October 11, 2020) Former first lady of NYC OBIT

Malcolm Dixon, 86 or 66 (circa 1934 or circa 1954-April 9, 2020) Actor known for Time Bandits (1981) OBIT

Thich Quang Do, 91 (November 27, 1928-February 22, 2020) Buddhist anti-Communist activist OBIT

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Kevin Dobson, 77 (March 18, 1943-September 7, 2020) Hunky actor on Kojak (1973-1978) and Knots Landing (1982-1993) OBIT

Norma Doggett, 94 (August 3, 1925-May 4, 2020) Broadway actress, Martha in the 1954 film version of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers OBIT

Chris Doleman, 58 (October 16, 1961-January 28, 2020) Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings OBIT

Elsa Dorfman, 83 (April 26, 1937-May 30, 2020) Photographer adept at cranking out art with her 200-lb. Polaroid OBIT

GiphyAFI's #17-ranked male screen legend of all time (GIF via GIPHY)

Kirk Douglas, 103 (December 9, 1916-February 5, 2020) Golden Age of Hollywood superstar, three-time Oscar nominee, and honorary Oscar recipient known for The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), Out of the Past (1947), Champion (1949); A Letter to Three Wives (1949), Young Man with a Horn (1950), Detective Story (1951), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952; Oscar nomination), The Juggler (1953), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), Lust for Life(1956; Oscar nomination), Paths of Glory (1957), The Vikings (1958), Spartacus (1960), Lonely Are the Brave (1962), Is Paris Burning? (1966), The Arrangement (1969), Tough Guys (1986) and more; father of Michael Douglas (b. 1944) OBIT

Shirley Douglas, 86 (April 2, 1934-April 5, 2020) Mother of Kiefer Sutherland (b. 1966), an actress who appeared in such films as Lolita (1962) and Dead Ringers (1988) OBIT

Kaye Dowd, 96 (April 11, 1924-April 18, 2020) Actress from An Angel Comes to Brooklyn (1945) OBIT

Hugh Downs, 99 (February 14, 1921-July 1, 2020) Prolific TV host of everything from Concentration (1958-1969) to Today (1962-1971) to 20/20 (1978-1999) OBIT

John Driscoll, 70 (October 28, 1949-April 10, 2020) Art scholar, dealer and collector, especially of pottery OBIT

David Driskell, 88 (June 7, 1931-April 1, 2020) Artist and champion of African-American art OBIT

Mort-Drucker-Mad-boycultureDrawn to his work (Image via Mad Magazine)

Mort Drucker, 91 (March 22, 1929-April 9, 2020) Legendary illustrator whose work with Mad Magazine parodied anything, everything, anyone and everyone OBIT

James Drury, 85 (April 18, 1934-April 6, 2020) Star of TV's long-running The Virginian (1962-1971) OBIT

Jeanne Evert Dubin, 62 (October 5, 1957-February 20, 2020) Tennis pro OBIT

Georges Duboeuf, 86 (April 14, 1933-January 4, 2020) Creator of the Beaujolais Nouveau craze OBIT

Ja'Net DuBois, approx. 81-87(circa 1932/1938-February 18, 2020) Willona on Good Times (1974-1979), co-writer and performer of the theme song from The Jeffersons (1975-1985) OBIT

Marj-dusay-star-trek-boycultureSpock-tacular appearance (Image via CBS)

Duch, 77 (November 17, 1942-September 2, 2020) Most notorious Khmer Rouge killer OBIT

Marj Dusay, 83 (February 20, 1936-January 28, 2020) Prolific soap and episodic-TV actress who stole Spock's brain on a 1968 episode of Star Trek OBIT

Jim Dwyer, 63 (March 4, 1957-October 8, 2020) Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist OBIT

Doriot Anthony Dwyer, 98 (March 6, 1922-March 14, 2020) Flutist OBIT

Judy Dyble, 71 (February 13, 1949-July 12, 2020) Folk singer OBIT

Pat Dye, 80 (November 6, 1939-June 1, 2020) Football coach who revived Auburn U's program OBIT

Pete Dye, 94 (December 29, 1925-January 9, 2020) The so-called “Picasso of Golf Course Design” OBIT

Gene Dynarski, 86 (September 13, 1933-February 27, 2020) Character actor who appeared in everything from Duel (1971) to a memorable Seinfeld episode (1997) OBIT

Freeman Dyson, 96 (December 15, 1923-February 28, 2020) Expert on subatomic physics, climate-change denier OBIT

Justin Townes Earle, 38 (January 4, 1982-August 20, 2020) Singer-songwriter OBIT

Bernard J. Ebbers, 78 (August 27, 1941-February 2, 2020) Former WorldCom chieff who spent 12 years in prison for his part in an $11 billion-dollar fraud scheme OBIT

Alexis Eddy, 23 (March 28, 1996-January 9, 2020) Are You the One? (2017) reality contestant OBIT

Christiane Eda-Pierre, 88 (March 24, 1932-September 6, 2020) Martinique-born soprano who became one of France's first internationally famous Black opera stars OBIT

Grace Edwards, 87 (January 3, 1933-February 25, 2020) Harlem mystery writer OBIT

Ira Einhorn, 79 (May 15, 1940-April 3, 2020) Counterculture guru and peace advocate who murdered his girlfriend and fled to Sweden —but was eventually convicted of the crime OBIT

Ragaa el-Gedawy, 85 (September 6, 1934-July 5, 2020) One of Egypt's most beloved leading ladies OBIT

Rosalind Elias, 90 (March 13, 1930-May 3, 2020) Mezzo-soprano OBIT

Tony Elliott, 73 (January 7, 1947) Creator of the Time Out empire OBIT

Per Olov Enquist, 85 (September 23, 1934-April 25, 2020) Acclaimed Swedish novelist OBIT

Jean Erdman, 104 (February 20, 2016-May 4, 2020) Modern dance legend OBIT

John-ericson-boycultureJohn Ericson, at the peak of his John Ericson-ness (Image via movie still)

John Ericson, 93 (September 25, 1926-May 3, 2020) Handsome German-American actor who appeared in Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) and Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), and who was the sidekick on TV's Honey West (1965-1966) OBIT

Harold Evans, 92 (June 28, 1928-September 23, 2020) Literary luminary and publisher of Random House OBIT

Charles Evers, 97 (September 11, 1922-July 22, 2020) Brother of the infamously murdered Megar Evers (1925-1963), he helped transform Mississippi politics as a mayor OBIT

Matthew Faber, (circa 1972-March 28, 2020) Actor from Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) and Palindromes (2004) OBIT

Nikolai Fadeyechev, 87 (January 27, 1933-June 23, 2020) Bolshoi dancer OBIT

Barry Farber, 90 (May 5, 1930-May 6, 2020) Conservative radio host OBIT

Paul Farnes, 101 (July 16, 1918-January 28, 2020) Last surviving Royal Air Force airman present at the 1940 Battle of Britain OBIT

Sophia Farrar, 92 (January 11, 1928-August 28, 2020) Queens neighbor and consoler of a dying Kitty Genovese (1935-1964), the young woman whose rape and murder became an NYC legend OBIT

Melinda O. Fee, 77 (October 7, 1942-March 24, 2020) Days of Our Lives (1981-1982) actress OBIT

Edward Feightner, 100 (October 14, 1919-April 1, 2020) WWII ace OBIT

Del Pitt Feldman, 90 (February 23, 1929-January 14, 2020) Designer who helped to popularize crocheting in the '70s OBIT

Andrew J. Fenady, 91 (October 4, 1928-April 16, 2020) Co-creator of the TV series The Rebel (1959-1961), producer of the TV series Branded (1965-1966), screenwriter of Terror in the Wax Museum (1973) OBIT

Tony Fernandez, 57 (June 30, 1962-February 16, 2020) All-Star shortstop who played 17 seasons of pro ball and was on the 1993 Toronto Blue Jays World Series-winning team OBIT

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Conchata Ferrell, 77 (March 28, 1943-October 12, 2020) Stage, TV and movie star best remembered for the series Hot l Baltimore (1975), L.A. Law (1988-1992) and Two and a Half Men (2003-2015) OBIT

Richard Fielder, 95 (circa 1925-July 22, 2020) Longtime TV scribe who wrote on such shows as Marcus Welby, M.D. (1973-1976) and The Waltons (1973) OBIT

Lee-Fierro-boyculture-JawsHer son was fish food. (Image via Universal)

Lee Fierro, 91 (February 13, 1929-April 5, 2020) Mrs. Kintner in Jaws (1975) and Jaws: The Revenge (1987) OBIT

Ed Filipowski, 58 (June 27, 1961-January 10, 2020) Pioneering fashion publicist OBIT

Howard Finkel, 69 (June 7, 1950-April 16, 2020) Legendary WWE ring announcer OBIT

Marian Finucane, 69 (February 21, 1950-January 2, 2020) Controversial voice on Irish radio OBIT

James Fisher, 89 (circa 1930-April 3, 2020) Motown, ASCAP exec OBIT

Caroline Flack, 40 (November 9, 1979-February 15, 2020) Controversial reality-TV star in the UK who had hosted Love Island (2015-2019), among many other shows OBIT

Leon Fleisher, 92 (July 23, 1928-August 2, 2020) Two-handed, then one-handed, then two-handed pianist OBIT

TenorThe camera loved her. (GIF via GIPHY)

Rhonda Fleming, 97 (August 10, 1923-October 14, 2020) Flame-haired Queen of Technicolor who appeared in such films as Spellbound (1945), Out of the Past (1947) and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) OBIT

George-floydHis daughter said, “My daddy changed the world!” (Image via selfie)

George Floyd, 46 (circa 1974-May 25, 2020) Black man killed by a white cop with assistance from three other cops following a nonviolent offense; his death kicked off a tumultuous period of protest in the U.S. and internationally, and made Black Lives Matter mainstream overnight OBIT

Rubem Fonseca, 94 (May 11, 1925-April 15, 2020) Brazilian literary giant OBIT

Wayne Fontana, 74 (October 28, 1945-August 6, 2020) Lead singer of the Mindbenders and solo artist OBIT

Robert Ford Jr., 70 (June 30, 1949-May 19, 2020) Journalist instrumental during the rise of hip-hop OBIT

Whitey Ford, 91 (October 21, 1928-October 8, 2020) Beloved Yankees pitcher and Hall of Famer OBIT

Nick Apollo Forte, 81 (June 14, 1938-February 25, 2020) Cabaret and cruise-ship entertainer who played Lou Canova in Broadway Danny Rose (1984) OBIT

Paul Fortune, 69 (September 5, 1950-June 15, 2020) Interior designer to the stars OBIT

Harriet Frank Jr., 96 (March 2, 1923-January 28, 2020) Formed, with husband Irving Ravetch (1920-2010), one of the most successful screenwriting teams in movie history, including The Long, Hot Summer (1958), The Sound and the Fury (1959), Hud (1963), Norma Rae (1979), Murphy's Romance (1985) and Stanley & Iris (1990) OBIT

William Frankland, 108 (March 19, 1912-April 2, 2020) One of the last century's most recognized allergists, and one of the oldest working scientists at the time of his death OBIT

Joe Franzese, 103 (February 6, 1917-February 24, 2020) The #2 in the Colombo crime organization, a cunning killer and a mobster known for partying with Hollywood royalty OBIT

Bruce Fretts, 54 (March 20, 1966-July 3, 2020) Longtime Entertainment Weekly film critic, entertainment journalist OBIT

Bruce Jay Friedman, 90 (April 26, 1930-June 3, 2020) Novelist, short story writer, playwright and screenwriter (of Stir Crazy (1980) and Splash (1984)] OBIT

Dr. Richard Friedman, 79 (January 20, 1940-March 31, 2020) Debunked the myth that homosexuality can be cured OBIT

Eddie Gale, 78 (August 15, 1941-July 10, 2020) Jazz trumpeter OBIT

Fred the Godson, 41 (February 22, 1979-April 23, 2020) Bronx rapper OBIT

Danny Goldman (October 30, 1939-April 12, 2020) Actor known for M*A*S*H (1970) and Young Frankenstein (1974) OBIT

Gerald Freedman, 92 (June 25, 1927-March 17, 2020) Prolific stage director OBIT

Mirella Freni, 84 (February 27, 1935-February 9, 2020) “Matchless Italian prima donna” OBIT

Thomas Freeman, 100 (June 27, 1919-June 6, 2020) Debate coach OBIT

Paul Fusco, 89 (August 2, 1930-July 15, 2020) Photographer famous for his images shot aboard Bobby Kennedy's (1925-1968) funeral train in 1968 OBIT

Jim Frey, 88 (May 26, 1931-April 12, 2020) Kansas City Royals and Chicago Cubs manager OBIT

Dario Gabbai, 97 (September 2, 1922-March 25, 2020) One of the last Sonderkommandos — Jews forced to escort their own kind to the gas chambers, and who then dragged their bodies to crematoriums OBIT

Allen Garfield, 80 (November 22, 1939-April 7, 2020) Character actor who appeared in The Conversation (1974) and Nashville (1975) OBIT

Jill Gascoine, 83 (April 11, 1937-April 28, 2020) First woman to star in a British TV cop drama OBIT

Bill Gates Sr., 94 (November 30, 1925-September 14, 2020) Father of Bill Gates (b. 1955) who helped direct his charity OBIT

Betty Pat Gatlif, 89 (August 31, 1930-January 5, 2020) Forensic sculptor who aided authorities by reconstructing the faces of anonymous murder victims OBIT

Lee Gelber, 81 (February 8, 1938-January 19, 2020) New York's King of Tour Guides OBIT

Henry Geller, 96 (February 15, 1924-April 7, 2020) Man who helped get cigarette ads off TV OBIT

Phyllis-george-boycultureBy George, I think she got it! (Image via video still)

Phyllis George, 70 (June 25, 1949-May 14, 2020) Miss America 1971, and in 1974 the first woman sportscaster for a major network (CBS); her short tenure on The CBS Morning News (1985) was widely derided OBIT

Bernard Gersten, 97 (January 30, 1923-April 27, 2020) Producer and administrator prominent within Lincoln Center Theatre OBIT

Ann Getty, 79 (March 11, 1941-September 14, 2020) Publisher, author, designer and philanthropist OBIT

Bob Gibson, 84 (November 9, 1935-October 2, 2020) Famed Cardinals pitcher OBIT

Hutton Gibson, 101 (August 26, 1918-May 11, 2020) Anti-Semitic, anti-Vatican extremist father of Mel Gibson (b. 1956) OBIT

Craig Gilbert, 94 (August 13, 1925-April 10, 2020) Creator of the first-ever reality series, An American Family (1973); though a filmmaker with other docs under his belt, the ensuing controversy led him to quit making movies OBIT

Andy Gill, 64 (January 1, 1956-February 1, 2020) Founding member and guitarist for the British band Gang of Four OBIT

Bettina Gilois, 58 (July 9, 1961-July 5, 2020) Emmy-nominated Bessie (2015) writer OBIT

Juan Giménez, 76 (November 16, 1943-April 2, 2020) Metabarons comic-book artist OBIT

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87 (March 15, 1933-September 18, 2020) The second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, a liberal lioness who voted for women's rights, LGBTQ rights, the ACA and other progressive causes, and who became an unlikely pop cultural icon OBIT

Tina Girouard, 73 (May 26, 1946-April 21, 2020) Downtown New York artist and founder of the artist-run restaurant Food OBIT

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Milton Glaser, 91 (June 26, 1929-June 26, 2020) Designer of I ♥ NY (1977) and co-founder of New York Magazine (1968) OBIT

David Glass, 84 (September 2, 1935-January 9, 2020) Walmart exec and Kansas City Royals Owner OBIT

Boyculture-Mary-Pat-Gleason-Death-1-1She had turned her bipolar disorder into a one-woman show. (Image via Facebook)

Mary Pat Gleason, 70 (February 23, 1950-June 2, 2020) TV actress and Daytime Emmy winner known for Guilding Light (1983) and Mom (2014-2019) OBIT

Annie Glenn, 100 (February 17, 1920-May 19, 2020) Widow of former astronaut Sen. John Glenn (1921-2016), champion of those with speech disorders OBIT

Members-only-ad-boycultureIt was the epitome of cool in the '80s. (Image via Members Only)

Harriet Glickman 93 (November 17, 1926-March 27, 2020) At her urging, Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000) added a black character (Franklin Armstrong) to Peanuts OBIT

Jesse Goins, 60 (circa 1960-August 18, 2020) Reality actor seen on both incarnations of Gold Rush (2019-2020) OBIT

Billy Goldenberg, 84 (February 10, 1936-August 5, 2020) Composer on the TV films Duel (1971) and Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975) OBIT

Danny Goldman, (October 30, 1939-April 12, 2020) Actor from Young Frankenstein (1974) who voiced Brainy Smurf OBIT

Herb Goldsmith, 92 (September 3, 1927-February 22, 2020) Men's clothing entrepreneur behind the Members Only jacket craze OBIT

Terry Goodkind, 72 (January 11, 1948-September 17, 2020) Author of the Sword of Truth fantasy series (1994-2018) OBIT

Joyce Gordon, 90 (March 25, 1929-February 28, 2020) First female SAG president, known in the '50s as “the Girl with the Glasses” for unapologetically wearing her spectacles on TV; was also the woman who told us in the '80s and '90s that “the number you have reached is no longer in service” OBIT

Nick Gordon, 30 (October 24, 1995-January 1, 2020) Abusive ex-fiancé of Bobbi Kristina Brown (1993-2015), the daughter of Whitney Houston (1963-2012); he had been found liable in Brown's death to the tune of $36 million in 2016 OBIT

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Stuart Gordon, 72 (August 11, 1947-March 24, 2020) Director of 1985's cult-fave horror flick Re-Animator OBIT

Robert Gore, 83 (April 15, 1937-September 17, 2020) Inventor of Gore-Tex OBIT

Galyn Görg, 55 (July 15, 1964-July 14, 2020) Actress who appeared on a memorable episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1996) OBIT

Slade Gorton, 92 (January 8, 1928-August 19, 2020) Moderate Republican senator (1981-1987; 1989-2001) OBIT

Earl S. Graves Sr., 85 (January 9, 1935-April 6, 2020) Black Enterprise Magazine founder OBIT

Peter Green, 73 (October 29, 1946-July 24, 2020) Founder of Fleetwood Mac, guitar prodigy OBIT

Daniel S. Greenberg, 88 (May 5, 1931-March 9, 2020) Iconoclastic journalist OBIT

Dave Greenfield, 71 (March 29, 1949-May 3, 2020) Keyboardist of the Stranglers OBIT

Ann Grifalconi, 90 (September 22, 1929-February 19, 2020) Children's book author of such classics as The Village of Round and Square Houses (1986) OBIT

Maggie Griffin, 99 (June 10, 1920-March 17, 2020) Mother of Kathy Griffin (b. 1960) and a reality star in her own right OBIT

Henry Grimes, 84 (November 3, 1935-April 15, 2020) Jazz double bassist, violinist and poet who vanished in 1970, leading to the presumption he was dead, only to return to prominence beginning in 2002 OBIT

Nina Griscom, 65 (May 8, 1954-January 25, 2020) Model and '80s “It” girl OBIT

Winston Groom, 77 (March 23, 1943-September 17, 2020) Novelist whose 1986 book Forrest Gump became the 1994 Oscar winner OBIT

Steve Grossman, 69 (January 18, 1951-August 13, 2020) Jazz saxophonist OBIT

Sonny Grosso, 89 (July 21, 1930-January 22, 2020) Cop who, with his partner, broke the heroin case that inspired The French Connection (1971) OBIT

Cady Groves, 30 (July 30, 1989-May 2, 2020) Country singer OBIT

Onaje Allan Gumbs, 70 (September 3, 1949-April 6, 2020) Pianist, composer and arranger OBIT

Tyler Gwozdz, 29 (circa 1990-January 22, 2020) Contestant on The Bachelorette (2019) OBIT

Harry Hains, 27 (December 4, 1992-January 7, 2020) Model, singer and actor who appeared on American Horror Story: Hotel (2015) and who was the son of actress Jane Badler (b. 1953) OBIT

Pete Hamill, 85 (June 24, 1935-August 7, 2020) Legendary New York newsman OBIT

Catherine Hamlin, 96 (January 24, 1924-March 18, 2020) Pioneering doctor in childbirth injuries OBIT

Roy Hammond, 81 (August 3, 1939-September 16, 2020) Writer and producer of “Impeach the President” by the Honey Drippers (1973), which as been widely sampled and is credited with changing the sound of rap OBIT

Wynn Handman, 97 (May 19, 1922-April 11, 2020) Acclaimed NYC acting teacher and producer OBIT

Terry Hands, 79 (January 9, 1941-February 4, 2020) Royal Shakespeare Company director who was with the company 1966-1990, and who directed Cyrano de Bergerac (1984), Much Ado About Nothing (1984) and the notorious flop musical Carrie (1988) on Broadway OBIT

Richard L. Hanna, 69 (January 25, 1951-March 15, 2020) Moderate Republican congressman who defied Trump (b. 1946) OBIT

Andre Harrell, 59 (Sepember 26, 1960-May 7, 2020) Founder of Uptown Records OBIT

Lynn Harrell, 76 (January 30, 1944-April 27, 2020) Acclaimed cellist OBIT

Barbara Harris, 89 (June 12, 1930-March 13, 2020) First woman ordained an Episcopal bishop OBIT

Harry Harrison, 89 (September 20, 1930-January 28, 2020) “Morning Mayor of New York” DJ OBIT

Mary-Hartline-Super-Circus-ABC_boycultureTV's first bombshell (Image via ABC)

Mary Hartline, 92 (October 29, 1927-August 12, 2020) Hostess and bandleader on early-TV kids' show Super Circus (1949-1955) and Princess Mary's Castle (1957-1958); an early sex symbol of the TV medium, she appeared on programs from 1946-1958 OBIT

Ronald Harwood, 85 (November 9, 1934-September 8, 2020) Screenwriter of The Pianist (2002) OBIT

Kazuhisa Hashimoto, 61 (November 15, 1958-February 24, 2020) Creator of the Konami Code video game cheat OBIT

James Hatch, 91 (October 25, 1928-February 14, 2020) Archivist of black theater OBIT

Dale Hawerchuk, 57 (April 4, 1963-August 18, 2020) Winnipeg Jets Hockey Hall of Famer OBIT

Claude Heater, 92 (October 25, 1927-May 28, 2020) Opera singer who played Jesus — his face unseen — in Ben-Hur (1959) OBIT

Hilary Heath, 74 (May 6, 1945-early April 2020 ) Witchfinder General (1968) actress OBIT

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Jimmy Heath, 93 (October 25, 1926-January 19, 2020) Jazz saxophonist and composer OBIT

William Helmreich, 74 (August 25, 1945-March 29, 2020) Man who walked every block in New York City, memorializing it in the book The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City (2013) OBIT

James S. Henerson, 84 (February 16, 1936-June 18, 2020) Bewitched (1966-1968) and I Dream of Jeannie (1967-1970) TV writer OBIT

Vic Henley, 57 (circa 1972-April 6, 2020) Comic and frequent Opie and Anthony radio show guest OBIT

Buck Henry, 89 (December 9, 1930-January 8, 2020) Iconic comic writer nominated for the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Graduate (1967) and for Best Director for Heaven Can Wait (1978; co-director), early-TV comedy writer, frequent host of Saturday Night Live OBIT

Richard-herd-gr8erdays“My name is ... Tanya.” (Image via NBC)

Richard Herd, 87 (September 26, 1932-May 26, 2020) Longtime character actor, including as Mr. Wilhelm on Seinfeld (1995-1998) OBIT

Matt Herron, 89 (August 3, 1931-August 7, 2020) Magazine photojournalist who captured the civil rights movement OBIT

Michael Hertz, 87 (August 1, 1932-February 18, 2020) The man whose firm devised NYC's ubiquitous subway maps OBIT

Dan Hicks, 68 (1951-2020) Evil Dead II (1987) star OBIT

“Mad Mike” Hoare, 100 (March 17, 1919-February 2, 2020) Irish soldier of fortune who led white forces in African wars OBIT

Charles Hobson, 83 (June 23, 1936-February 13, 2020) Emmy winner who hosted the black-centric series Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant (1968-1970) and Like It Is (1968-2011) OBIT

Ash-alien-ian-holm-boyculturePeople lost their heads over his acting. (Image via 20th Century Fox)

Sir Ian Holm, 88 (September 12, 1931-June 19, 2020) Shakespearean stage actor who won the Tony for Harold Pinter's (1930-2008) The Homecoming (1967) and acted in such diverse films as Alien (1979), Chariots of Fire (1981) and several Lord of the Rings movies (2001-2012; as Bilbo Baggins) OBIT

Kit Hood, 76 (1943-January 20, 2020) Co-creator of the DeGrassi TV franchise (1979-2019, various incarnations) OBIT

S. Roger Horchow, 91 (July 3, 1928-May 2, 2020) Two-time Tony-winning producer OBIT

Roy Horn, 75 (October 3, 1944-May 8, 2020) One half of the legendary big-cat-training duo of Siegfried & Roy OBIT

Oleh Hornykiewicz, 93 (November 17, 1926-May 26, 2020) Discovered an effective Parkinson's treatment OBIT

Screen Shot 2020-01-08 at 11.11.07 AMHorta drew from his gay, Cuban roots to make Ugly Betty about being yourself. (Image via video still)

Silvio Horta, 45 (August 14, 1974-January 7, 2020) Showrunner and co-writer of the series Ugly Betty (2006-2010) OBIT

A.E. Hotchner, 102 (June 28, 1917-February 15, 2020) Novelist, memoirist, playwright, biographer and philanthropist who was close with both Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) and Paul Newman (1925-2008) OBIT

Amory Houghton Jr., 93 (August 7, 1926-March 4, 2020) Longtime moderate Republican congressman (1986-2005) from New York who, as an heir and former boss at Corning Glass Works, was one of the wealthiest people ever elected to the House of Representatives OBIT

Jan Howard, 91 (March 13, 1929-March 28, 2020) Country singer and Grand Ole Opry member OBIT

Nexhmije Hoxha, 99 (February 8, 1921-February 26, 2020) Wife of Communist Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha (1908-1985) who, with him, ordered the execution of dissidents and the isolation of their state during their bloody, decades-long, brutal regime OBIT

Alien Huang, 36 (November 28, 1983-September 16, 2020) Taiwanese actor, singer and model OBIT

Keith Hufnagel, 46 (January 21, 1974-September 24, 2020) Skateboarding pro and entrepreneur OBIT

Mike Hughes, 64 (circa 1955-February 22, 2020) Daredevil and flat-Earther OBIT

John Hume, 83 (January 18, 1937-August 3, 2020) Nobel Peace Prize winner for his work in Norther Ireland OBIT

Peter Hunt, 81 (December 16, 1938-May 3, 2020) Director of the Broadway hit 1776 (1969) OBIT

Luchita Hurtado, 99 (November 28, 1920-August 13, 2020) Artist whose work exploded into popularity in her nineties OBIT

Ahmed Ismail Hussein, 91 (April 15, 1928-April 7, 2020) Somalian oud player OBIT

Motoko Fujishiro Huthwaite, 92 (August 24, 1927-May 4, 2020) Last of the Monuments Women of WWII who preserved cultural treastured and other artworks during and after WWII OBIT

TenorImahara was the MythBusters human guinea pig. (GIF via GIPHY)

Grant Imahara, 49 (October 23, 1970-July 13, 2020) Robotics and electrical engineering whiz best known as a host of MythBusters (2005-2014), who also worked with Lucasfilm on Star Wars prequels and other films in the '90s and '00s OBIT

Oh In-Hye, 36 (January 4, 1984-September 14, 2020) South Korean actres OBIT

Todd-Irvin-boycultureStruck a pose (Image via GQ)

Todd Irvin, 66 (circa 1953-January 15, 2020) Top male model in the '80s OBIT

Andrew Jack, 76 (January 28, 1944-March 31, 2020) Dialect coach on Star Wars films (2015-2018) OBIT

Milos Jakes, 97 (August 12, 1922-circa July 15, 2020) Czech Communist leader OBIT

Anthony James, 77 (July 22, 1942-May 26, 2020) Actor who appeared in the Oscar winners In the Heat of the Night (1967) and Unforgiven (1992), and who was the world's creepiest chauffeur in the Burnt Offerings (1976) OBIT

Leila Janah, 37 (October 9, 1982-January 24, 2020) Entrepreneur known for advocacy of the impoverished OBIT

Lucy Jarvis, 102 (June 23, 1917-January 26, 2020) TV producer who gained access to the Soviet Union and China for Cold War-era stories OBIT

Zizi Jeanmaire, 96 (April 29, 1924-July 17, 2020) Husky-voiced chanteuse, actress and ballet dancer OBIT

J. Seward Johnson Jr., 89 (April 16, 1930-March 10, 2020) Hyper-real sculptor OBIT

Katherine Johnson, 101 (August 26, 1918-February 24, 2020) Trailblazing NASA mathematician portrayed in the hit movie Hidden Figures (2016), Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient OBIT

Louis Johnson, 90 (March 19, 1930-March 31, 2020) Broadway, film and opera choreographer and dancer OBIT

Screen Shot 2020-01-16 at 4.58.38 PMHe was cookin' The Rock (Image via WWE)

Rocky Johnson, 75 (August 24, 1944-January 15, 2020) Pro wrestler known as “Soul Man” who was the father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (b. 1972) OBIT

Sam Johnson, 89 (October 11, 1930-May 27, 2020) Vietnam War vet who was a POW for nearly seven years, and later served Texas in the House of Representatives for 28 OBIT

Jay Johnstone, 74 (November 20, 1945-September 26, 2020) Major Leaguer known for his pranks OBIT

Nathaniel R. Jones, 93 (May 13, 1926-January 26, 2020) Civil rights movement legal counsel OBIT

Terry Jones, 77 (February 1, 1942-January 21, 2020) Founding member of the Monty Python comedy team OBIT

Pavle Jovanovic, 43 (January 11, 1977-May 3, 2020) Former U.S. Olympic bobsledder OBIT

Stephen Joyce, (February 15, 1932-January 23, 2020) Grandson/last surviving direct descendant of James Joyce (1882-1941), who managed his grandfather's literary estate OBIT

Roger Kahn, 92 (October 31, 1927-February 6, 2020) Author of 1972's The Boys of Summer OBIT

Wolf Kahn, 92 (October 4, 1927-March 15, 2020) Landscape painter OBIT

Al Kaline, 85 (December 19, 1934-April 6, 2020) Detroit Tigers power hitter OBIT

Kamala the Ugandan Giant, 70 (May 28, 1950-August 9, 2020) Pro wrestler born James Harris OBIT

Nishikant Kamat, 50 (June 17, 1970-August 17, 2020) Popular Bollywood actor and director OBIT

Irving Kanarek, 100 (May 12, 1920-September 2, 2020) Lawyer who defended Charles Manson (1934-2017) OBIT

Stanislaw Kania, 92 (March 8, 1927-March 3, 2020) Polish Solidarity leader OBIT

Mory Kante, 70 (March 29, 1950-May 22, 2020) Million-selling African singer OBIT

Rishi Kapoor, 67 (September 4, 1952-April 30, 2020) One of India's most popular stars OBIT

John-Karlen-Dark-ShadowsDark, and handsome (Image via ABC)

John Karlen, 86 (May 28, 1933-January 22, 2020) Actor who played multiple roles on Dark Shadows (1966-1971) and won the Emmy for his work on Cagney & Lacey (1982-1988) OBIT

Paul Kasmin, 60 (February 19, 1960-March 23, 2020) NYC gallerist OBIT

Thomas Kawasaki, 95 (February 27, 1925-June 5, 2020) Doctor who identified the heart-inflammation disease that is currently affection children with COVID-19 ... and he IDed it in 1967 OBIT

Michael Keenan, 80 (December 12, 1939-April 30, 2020) Picket Fences (1992-1993) actor OBIT

Jack Kehoe, 85 (November 21, 1934-January 14, 2020) Character actor known for The Sting (1973), Serpico (1973) and Car Wash (1976) OBIT

Paula-kelly-soylent-green-boycultureShe was good ... people!!! (Image via MGM)

Paula Kelly, 77 (October 21, 1942-February 8, 2020) Dancer and actress known for such stage successes as Something More! (1964), Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope (1971) and Sophisticated Ladies (1981); the films Sweet Charity (1969) and Soylent Green (1973; pictured); Emmy-nominated appearances on Night Court (1984) and The Women of Brewster Place (1989); a memorable spot on The Golden Girls (1987); and a groundbreaking full-frontal photo spread in Playboy (1969) OBIT

Brandis Kemp, 76 (February 1, 1944-July 4, 2020) Actress from Fridays (1980-1982) and AfterMASH (1983-1985) OBIT

Randall Kenan, 57 (March 12, 1963-August 28, 2020) Writer on the Black gay experience whose Let the Dead Bury Their Dead (1992) was a New York Times Notable Book OBIT

Tom_Kennedy-password-boycultureHe was my Password Plus-one! (Image via video still)

Tom Kennedy, 93 (February 26, 1927-October 7, 2020) Longtime game show host of such programs as You Don't Say! (1963-1969), Name That Tune (1974-1981) and Password Plus (1980-1982) OBIT

Benjamin Keough, 27 (October 21, 1992-July 12, 2020) Son of Lisa Marie Presley (b. 1968), grandson of Elvis (1935-1977) and Priscilla Presley (b. 1945) OBIT

Sol Kerzner, 84 (August 23, 1935-March 20, 2020) Controversial South African casino tycon OBIT

Irrfan-khan-boyculture"I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go." — Irrfan Khan (Image via movie still)

Irrfan Khan, 53 (January 7, 1967-April 29, 2020) Bollywood acting icon who appeared in such films as Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Life of Pi (2012) and Jurassic World (2015) OBIT

Saroj Khan, 71 (November 22, 1948-July 3, 2020) Legendary Bollywood choreographer OBIT

Gary B. Kibbe, 79 (January 9, 1941-March 9, 2020) Cinematographer OBIT

Jim Kiick, 73 (August 9, 1946-June 20, 2020) Super Bowl-winning Dolphins player OBIT

Hana Kimura, 22 (September 3, 1997-May 23, 2020) Japanese pro wrestler and reality-TV star OBIT

James King, 49 (circa 1969-April 3, 2020) My 600-Lb. Life (2017) reality star OBIT

Astrid Kirchherr, 81 (May 20, 1938-May 12, 2020) Photographer whose stark B&W images of the Beatles helped establish their mystique OBIT

Stan Kirsch, 51 (July 15, 1968-January 11, 2020) Highlander (1992-1998) actor OBIT

Peter Kirstein, 86 (June 20, 1933-January 8, 2020) Father of the European Internet OBIT

Ruth Kluger, 88 (October 30, 1931-October 5, 2020) Author of Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered (2001) OBIT

Shirley-knight-as-good-as-it-gets-boycultureAs good as it got — Knight with Helen Hunt (b. 1963) (Image via Sony)

Shirley Knight, 83 (July 5, 1936-April 22, 2020) Acclaimed actress nominated for the Oscar for The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) and Sweet Bird of Youth (1962), for eight Emmys (winning three), and two Tonys (winning one); she was well-known in a variety of other film roles, including Petulia (1968), Endless Love (1981), As Good as It Gets (1997) and Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2008) OBIT

Frederick Koch, 86 (August 26, 1933-February 12, 2020) The eldest of the ultra-rich, ultra-political, ultra-charitable Koch brothers — and the most private; a collector, he was said to own Marie Antoinette's (1755-1793) canopied bed OBIT

Alice Koller, 94 (September 13, 1925-July 21, 2020) Feminist writer of An Unknown Woman (1982) OBIT

Lee Konitz, 92 (October 13, 1927-April 15, 2020) Pioneering jazz saxophonist OBIT

Nick Kotz, 87 (September 16, 1932-April 26, 2020) Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author OBIT

Ivan Kral, 71 (May 12, 1948-February 2, 2020) Underground rocker OBIT

Larry-kramer-boycultureThe loudest voice has been silenced. (Image via video still)

Larry Kramer, 84 (June 25, 1935-May 27, 2020) Premier AIDS activist, Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Women in Love (1968), author of Faggots (1978), playwright of The Normal Heart (1985) OBIT

Marsha Kramer, 74 (June 19, 1945-January 23, 2020) Margaret on Modern Family (2013-2020) OBIT

Steve Kreinberg, 73 (April 23, 1946-March 30, 2020) Co-creator of Herman's Head (1991-1994) OBIT

Herbert Kretzmer, 95 (October 5, 1925-October 14, 2020) Theater critic and lyricist of Les Misérables (1985) fame OBIT

Madeline Kripke, 76 (September 9, 1943-April 25, 2020) Collector of some 20,000 books, mostly lexicographic in nature OBIT

Egil Krogh, 80 (August 3, 1939-January 18, 2020) Aide to Nixon (1913-1994) who authorized the burglary of Daniel Ellsberg's (b. 1931) psychiatrist's office OBIT

Gerald S. Krone, 86 (February 25, 1933-February 20, 2020) Negro Ensemble Company founder OBIT

Bob Kulick, 70 (January 16, 1950-May 2020) KISS guitarist OBIT

Edith Kunhardt, 82 (September 30, 1937-January 2, 2020) Author of sequels to her mother's iconic children's book Pat the Bunny (1940), as well as of the searing memoir I'll Love You Forever, Anyway (1995) OBIT

Gray Kunz, 65 (February 24, 1955-March 5, 2020) Four-star chef OBIT

Joel Jay Kupperman, 83 (May 18, 1936-April 8, 2020) Star of radio's and TV's Quiz Kids (1943-1953), who became both famous and infamous across America as a brainy child OBIT

Shin Kyuk-ho, 98 (1921-January 19, 2020) Chewing-gum tycoon OBIT

Lady-red-couture-boycultureShe loved life and helped others see it was worth living. (Image via video still)

Lady Red Couture aka Kareemia Baines, 43 (circa 1977-July 25, 2020) Hey Qween! (2014-2020) sidekick, trans activist OBIT

John Lafia, 63 (April 2, 1957-April 29, 2020) Co-screenwriter of Child's Play (1988) and Child's Play 2 (1990), the latter of which he also directed OBIT

Nakotah LaRance, 30 (August 23, 1989-July 12, 2020) Acclaimed hoop dancer OBIT

Don Larsen, 90 (August 7, 1929-January 1, 2020) Only pitcher to throw a no-hitter in World Series history, on October 8, 1956 OBIT

Dieter Laser, 78 (February 17, 1942-February 29, 2020) Star of The Human Centipede (2009) OBIT

Joe Laurinaitis, 60 (September 12, 1960-September 22, 2020) Tag-team wrestler known as Animal OBIT

Philip Leder, 85 (November 19, 1934-February 2, 2020) Scientist who helped crack the genetic code, and who discovered a genetic cause of cancer OBIT

Jim Lehrer, 85 (May 19, 1934-January 23, 2020) Longtime presidential debate moderator who for 36 years co-hosted PBS NewsHour (and all its incarnation) OBIT

Tom-lester-eb-dawson-green-acres-obit-gr8erdaysYokel talent (Image via CBS)

Tom Lester, 81 (September 23, 1938-April 20, 2020) Eb Dawson on Green Acres (1965-1971) OBIT

Mary Kay Letourneau, 58 (January 30, 1962-July 6, 2020) Rapist teacher whose case fascinated America OBIT

Kenneth Lewes, 76 (June 8, 1943-April 17, 2020) Challenged psychiatry's homophobic views on homosexuality OBIT

Bobby Lewis, 95 (February 9, 1925-April 28, 2020) “Tossin' and Turnin'” (1960) singer OBIT

John-lewis-boycultureThe last great civil rights icon (Image via official portrait)

Rep. John Lewis, 80 (February 21, 1940-July 17, 2020) Original Freedom Rider and civil rights icon, longtime congressman representating Georgia's 5th district OBIT

Tony Lewis, 62 (December 21, 1957-October 19, 2020) Lead singer of The Outfield, known for the #6 hit Your Love” (1986) OBIT

Christian Liaigre, 77 (August 10, 1943-September 2, 2020) Minimalist interior designer OBIT

Yu Lihua, 90 (November 28, 1929-April 30, 2020) Novelist who depicted the Chinese immigrant experience OBIT

Lil Marlo, 30 (circa 1990-July 12, 2020) 2 the Hard Way” (2017) rapper OBIT

Eduard Limonov, 77 (February 23, 1943-March 17, 2020) Russian writer OBIT

Buzzy Linhart, 76 (March 3, 1943-February 13, 2020) Singer-songwriter behind, among others, Bette Midler's (b. 1945) signature “(You Got to Have) Friends” OBIT

Kristin Linklater, 84 (April 22, 1936-June 5, 2020 Acclaimed voice coach OBIT

Margo Lion, 75 (October 13, 1944-January 24, 2020) Theater producer behind Jelly's Last Jam (1993) and Hairspray (2002) on Broadway OBIT

Charles Lippincott, 80 (October 28, 1939-May 19, 2020) Star Wars (1977) PR mastermind OBIT

James Lipton, 93 (September 19, 1926-March 2, 2020) Creator and host (1994-2018) of Inside the Actors Studio (1994-present) OBIT

Little Richard, 87 (December 5, 1932-May 9, 2020) The “Architect of Rock 'n' Roll,” who was openly gay before most, and who retreated into the closet off and on throughout his career; an influence on innumerable other acts and a direct precursor to everyone from David Bowie to Prince to RuPaul, his classic hits include “Tutti Frutti” (1955), “Long Tall Sally” (1956), “Rip It Up” (1956), “Jenny, Jenny” (1957), “Keep A-Knockin'” (1957), “Good Golly, Miss Molly” (1958) and “Great Gosh A'Mighty (It's a Matter of Time)” (1986) OBIT

Sam Lloyd, 56 (November 12, 1963-April 30, 2020) Scrubs (2001-2009) actor OBIT

Edith Raymond Locke, 99 (August 3, 1921-August 23, 2020) Mademoiselle editor in the '70s OBIT

John Loengard, 85 (September 5, 1934-May 24, 2020) Photographer of renowned portraits of the Beatles (in the pool) and more for Life OBIT

Giuseppi Logan, 84 (May 22, 1935-April 17, 2020) Alto saxophonist who created in the '60s, vanished from the scene, and made a comeback OBIT

Tom-LongHis death followed a struggle with multiple myeloma. (Image via Palace Films)

Tom Long, 51 (circa 1968-January 4, 2020) Australian actor OBIT

Mike Longo, 83 (March 19, 1937-March 22, 2020) Jazz pianist and composer OBIT

Michael Lonsdale, 89 (May 24, 1931-September 21, 2020) Actor most famous as Drax in Moonraker (1979) OBIT

Robert Loomis, 93 (August 24, 1926-April 19, 2020) Random House editor OBIT

Trini-lopez-ken-berry-boycultureThe singer and (inset) the actor, with Jim Hutton (1934-1979) & Ken Berry (1933-2018) (Images via Reprise & Disney)

Trini López, 83 (May 15, 1937-August 11, 2020) Mexican-American guitarist and singer whose “If I Had a Hammer” was a smash in 1963 OBIT

Iris Love, 86 (August 1, 1933-April 17, 2020) “Archaeologist in a Miniskirt,” dog breeder OBIT

Rev. Joseph, E. Lowery, 98 (October 6, 1921-March 27, 2020) Iconic civil rights leader OBIT

Walter Lure, 71 (April 22, 1949-August 21, 2020) Guitarist for the punk band the Heartbreakers OBIT

Vera Lynn, 103 (March 20, 1917-June 18, 2020) England's WWII sweetheart singer, whose “We'll Meet Again” (1939) became a unifying anthem OBIT

Phyllis Lyon, 95 (November 10, 1924-April 9, 2020) The face of gay marriage OBIT

Aurlus Mabele, 66 (October 24, 1953-March 19, 2020) King of soukous music OBIT

Sirio Maccioni, 88 (April 5, 1932-April 20, 2020) Le Cirque restaurateur OBIT

Bonnie MacLean, 80 (December 28, 1939-February 4, 2020) Psychedelic poster artist OBIT

John Macurdy, 91 (March 18, 1929-May 7, 2020) Opera bass OBIT

Angela Madsen, 60 (May 10, 1960-June 21, 2020) Paralympian rower OBIT

Derek Mahon, 78 (November 23, 1941-October 1, 2020) Popular Irish poet OBIT

John Mahon, 82 (February 3, 1938-May 3, 2020) Veteran character actor seen in The Exorcist (1973), One False Move (1992) and more OBIT

Johnny Majors, 85 (May 21, 1935-June 3, 2020) Former football star who became a winning coach for Pittsburgh and Tennessee teams OBIT

Seamus Mallon, 83 (August 17, 1936-January 24, 2020) Advocate for peace in Northern Ireland OBIT

Lynn Evans Mand, 95 (May 2, 1924-February 6, 2020) Leader singer of the Chordettes, whose “Mr. Sandman (1954) was a #1 hit OBIT

Johnny Mandel, 94 (November 23, 1925-June 29, 2020) Movie-score composer who wrote “Suicide Is Painless,” made famous in M*A*S*H (1970) OBIT

Loring Mandel, 91 (May 5, 1928-March 24, 2020) Two-time Emmy winner who adapted Advise & Consent for the Broadway stage in 1960 OBIT

Ruth B. Mandel, 81 (August 29, 1938-April 11, 2020) Voyage of the Damned survivor who became a voice for women in politics OBIT

Zindzi Mandela, 59 (December 23, 1960-July 13, 2020) South African activist and dignitary; daughter of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936-2018) OBIT

Ray Mantilla, 85 (June 22, 1934-March 21, 2020) Bandleader and percussionist OBIT

Linda-ManzOut of the Blue was exactly what Manz's impact was like — as was her departure from Hollywood. (Image via Les Productions Karim)

Linda Manz, 58 (August 20, 1961-August 14, 2020) Androgynous actress who captivated in Days of Heaven (1978), The Wanderers (1979) and Out of the Blue (1980) OBIT

Anne Marion, 81 (November 10, 1938-February 11, 2020) Texas heiress and arts patron OBIT

Jeremy Marre, 76 (October 7, 1943-March 15, 2020) Music documentarian OBIT

Ellis Marsalis, 86 (November 14, 1934-April 1, 2020) Jazz pianist, father of Branford (b. 1960) and Wynton (b. 1961) OBIT

Juan Marsé, 87 (January  8, 1933-July 18, 2020) “The reference writer of the anti-Franco movement” OBIT

Tonie Marshall, 68 (November 29, 1951-March 12, 2020) French filmmaker who directed Venus Beauty Institute (1999) OBIT

Anthony Martignetti, 63 (July 7, 1957-August 23, 2020) He found fame as the Italian boy who was the star of a 1969 Prince spaghetti commercial in which his “mother” (Mary Fiumara, 1927-2016) cried out, “Anthony! Anthony!” OBIT

Henry Martin, 94 (July 15, 1925-June 30, 2020) New Yorker cartoonist OBIT

Vincent Marzello, 68 (July 4, 1951-March 31, 2020) The Witches (1990) actor OBIT

Fat Chew Matsuda, 71 (April 11, 1949-July 24, 2020) Social worker who became the director of the Museum of Chinese in America OBIT

Bert May, 95 (October 5, 1924-April 2, 2020) Dancer in a number of the great musicals of Old Hollywood NO OBIT AVAILABLE

Phill May, 75 (November 9, 1944-May 15, 2020) British rocker OBIT

Alice Mayhew, 87 (June 14, 1932-February 4, 2020) Simon & Schuster editor of such classics as All the President's Men (1974) OBIT

Lyle Mays, 66 (November 27, 1953-February 10, 2020) Keyboardist for the Pat Metheny Group OBIT

Frank Mazura, 95 (April 12, 1924-January 23, 2020) Austrian bass-baritone opera singer OBIT

Lorenza Mazzetti, 92 (July 26, 1927-January 4, 2020) Writer of the novel Il Cielo Cade (1961), based on her WWII experiences, who became an influential filmmaker of the British New Wave, as well as a painter OBIT

Guess-how-much-i-love-you-boycultureThis much? (Image via Walker Books)

Sam McBratney, 77 (March 1, 1943-September 18, 2020) Author of the children's classic Guess How Much I Love You (1994) OBIT

Roberta Wright McCain, 108 (February 7, 1912-October 12, 2020) McCain family matriarch OBIT

Michael McCaskey, 76 (December 11, 1943-May 16, 2020) Business professor who ran the Chicago Bears during their '80s glory years OBIT

Michael McClure, 87 (October 20, 1932-May 4, 2020) Helped usher in the Beat Movement OBIT

John McCormack, 61 (April 13, 1959-May 18, 2020) Longtime off-Broadway artistic director OBIT

Mike McCormick, 81 (September 29, 1938-June 13, 2020) Cy Young Award-winning pitcher OBIT

Dave McCoy, 104 (August 24, 1915-February 8, 2020) Ski-industry pioneer and founder of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area OBIT

Helen McGehee, 98 (May 10, 1921-April 9, 2020) Dancer with the Graham troupe from the '40s on OBIT

Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, 40 & Giden McKean, 8 (birthdates unclear-April 2, 2020) Granddaughter of RFK (1925-1968) and her son OBIT

Ron-mclarty-boycultureFamiliar face (Image via video still)

Ron McLarty, 72 (April 26, 1947-February 8, 2020) Prolific character actor seen in such films as The Flamingo Kid (1984), Heartburn (1986) and St. Vincent (2014), and on TV's Spenser for Hire (1985-1988), Cop Rock (1990) and Law & Order (as Judge Wright, 6 episodes, 1991-2008); a leading audiobooks narrator, his debut novel The Memory of Running (2004) was sold and became a hit when Stephen King (b. 1947) praised it OBIT

Terrence McNally, 81 (November 3, 1938-March 24, 2020) Tony-winning legend of Broadway behind the shows Next (1969), Bad Habits (1974), The Ritz (1975), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (1982), The Lisbon Traviata (1989), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1992), Love! Valour! Compassion! (1994), Master Class (1995), Ragtime (1996), Corpus Christi (1998), The Full Monty (2000), The Visit (2001, 2015 Broadway) Some Men (2006), Catch Me If You Can (2011), Mothers and Sons (2014) and Anastasia (2016), among many others; won the Emmy for Andre's Mother (1990) OBIT

Armelia McQueen, 68 (January 6, 1952-October 3, 2020) Star of Broadway's Ain't Misbehavin' (1978-1982) who appeared in the movie Ghost (1990) OBIT

Francis Megahy, 85 (circa 1937-May 1, 2020) British writer, director and documentarian OBIT

Dawn Mello, 88 (October 5, 1931-February 16, 2020) Trailblazing female retail queen who revived the fortunes of Bergdorf Goodman and Gucci in the '80s OBIT

Leïla Menchari, 93 (September 1927-April 4, 2020) Hermès window dresser extraordinaire OBIT

Roberto Faraone Mennella, 48 (September 25, 1971-June 4, 2020) Jeweler to the stars OBIT

Jiri Menzel, 82 (February 23, 1938-September 5, 2020) Oscar-winning Czech director of Closely Watched Trains (1966) OBIT

Monique Mercure, 89 (November 14, 1930-May 16, 2020) Palme d'Or-winning actress from J.A. Martin photographe (1977) OBIT

Alan Merrill, 69 (February 19, 1951-March 29, 2020) Founding member of the groups Arrows and Runner, co-writer of the all-time classic “I Love Rock 'N' Roll” (1975), which became a #1 smash for Joan Jett & the Blackhearts in 1982 OBIT

Mady Mesplé, 89 (March 7, 1931-May 30, 2020) French soprano OBIT

Alan Metter, 77 (December 19, 1942-June 7, 2020) Director of such films as Back to School (1986) OBIT

Norma Michaels, 96 (circa 1924-January 11, 2020) Comic character actress from Easy A (2010) who also played the character Josephine opposite Jerry Stiller (1927-2020) OBIT

Michou, 88 (June 1931-January 26, 2020) The so-called Blue Prince of Montmartre, flamboyant owner of France's most famous drag cabaret — Chez Michou— for over 50 years and one of the country's first and most prominent openly gay cultural figures OBIT

Clark Middleton, 63 (April 13, 1957-October 4, 2020) The Blacklist (2014-2020) actor OBIT

Stacey Milbern, 33 (May 19, 1987-May 19, 2020) Queer disability advocate OBIT

Thomas L. Miller, 79 (August 31, 1940-April 5, 2020) Legendary producer of Family Matters (1989-1998) and both Full House (1987-1995) and Fuller House (2016-2019), who was involved in the development and/or production of many other iconic series, and who cast Henry Winkler (b. 1945) as The Fonz on Happy Days (1974-1984) OBIT

Hagen Mills, 29 (circa 1992-May 19, 2020) Actor who appeared on Baskets (2016) OBIT

Jane Milmore, 64 (March 25, 1955-February 4, 2020) Emmy-nominated TVwriter and producer OBIT

Rafael Cancel Miranda, 89 (July 18, 1940-March 2, 2020) Gunman who was the last survivor on thte March 1, 1954, attack on the Capitol to draw attention to independence for Puerto Rico OBIT

Bobby Mitchell, 84 (June 6, 1935-April 5, 2020) First black star of the Redskins and an eventual National Football Hall of Famer OBIT

Haruma Miura, 30 (April 5, 1990-July 18, 2020) Japanese actor OBIT

Benjamin Mkapa, 81 (November 12, 1938-July 24, 2020) Ex-president of Tanzania (1995-2005) OBIT

Santu Mofokeng, 63 (October 19, 1956-January 26, 2020) Photographer of apartheid OBIT

Daniel arap Moi, 95 (Septemer 2, 1924-February 4, 2020) Former Kenya ruler OBIT

Doreen Montalvo, 56 (November 15, 1963-October 16, 2020) Broadway actress last seen in Mrs. Doubtfire (2019) OBIT

Julius Montgomery, 90 (May 20, 1929-January 22, 2020) First black professional at Cape Canaveral OBIT

Moraes Moreira, 72 (July 8, 1947-April 13, 2020) Brazilian songwriter OBIT

Joe Morgan, 77 (September 19, 1943-October 11, 2020) Hall of Fame second baseman who later became a famed TV sports commentator OBIT

Ennio Morricone, 91 (November 10, 1928-July 3, 2020) Film-score composer who worked on over 500 films, most famously A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966); won his first-ever competitive Oscar for scoring The Hateful Eight (2015) OBIT

Sylvia Jukes Morris, 84 (May 24, 1935-January 5, 2020) Biographer of Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987) OBIT

Bobby Morrow, 84 (October 15, 1935-May 30, 2020) Gold-medal-winning sprinter OBIT

Margaret Morton, 71 (October 16, 1948-June 27, 2020) Photographer known for her documentation of homeless encampments OBIT

Stirling Moss, 90 (September 17, 1929-April 12, 2020) One of history's greatest racecar drivers OBIT

Hosni Mubarak, 91 (May 4, 1928-February 25, 2020) Egyptian ruler ousted during the Arab Spring OBIT

Lisel Mueller, 96 (February 8, 1924-February 21, 2020) Pulitzer-winning poet OBIT

Jack “Murph the Surf” Murphy, 83 (May 26, 1937-September 12, 2020) Heist mastermind who stole the Star of India OBIT

John Murray, 92 (June 8, 1927-March 24, 2020) Doctor who was a leading lung expert OBIT

Bruce Myers, 78 (April 12, 1942-April 15, 2020) Stage actor with a long career and famously mellifluous voice OBIT

Kellye-and-hawkeye-boycultureThe nurse who couldn't seem to catch Hawkeye's eye (Image via CBS)

Kellye Nakahara Wallett, 72 (circa 1947-February 16, 2020) Lt. Nurse Kellye Yamato on M*A*S*H (1973-1983) OBIT

Johnny Nash, 80 (August 19, 1940-October 6, 2020) Singer of the smash hit “I Can See Clearly Now” (1972) OBIT

Fred “Curly” Neal, 77 (May 19, 1942-March 26, 2020) Harlem Globetrotters player (1963-1985) known for his bald head who appeared with the team in animated form, on TV shows and in thousands of games around the world OBIT

Barbara Neely, 78 (November 30, 1941-March 2, 2020) Author of the groundbreaking mystery Blanche on the Lam (1992) OBIT

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Lori Nelson, 87 (August 15, 1933-August 23, 2020) Star of Revenge of the Creature (1955) OBIT

Claudette Nevins, 82 (April 10, 1937-February 20, 2020) Star of the original production of Plaza Suite (1968) on Broadway OBIT

Lennie Niehaus, 90 (June 11, 1929-May 28, 2020) Alto saxophonist and frequent Clint Eastwood (b. 1930) contributor OBIT

Rafael Gómez Nieto, 99 (January 21, 1921-March 31, 2020) A Spanish Civil War veteran who became the last surviving member of the French unit that entered Paris during its liberation in 1944 OBIT

Ken Nightingall, 92 (circa 1927-May 19, 2020) Pink-Shorts Boom Guy of Star Wars set (1977) OBIT

Louis Nirenberg, 94 (February 28, 1925-January 26, 2020) Renowned, award-winning mathematician OBIT

Pierre Nkurunziza, 55 (December 18, 1964-June 8, 2020) Iron-fisted President of Burundi OBIT

Margaret Nolan, 76 (October 29, 1943-October 5, 2020) Actress immortalized in gold paint in the opening credits of the James Bond flick Goldfinger (1964) OBIT 

Katsuya Nomura, 84 (June 29, 1935-February 11, 2020) Japanese baseball legend OBIT

Gene Norman, 85 (February 14, 1935-August 30, 2020) Preservationist of Broadway theaters OBIT

Zoe Dell Lantis Nutter (June 14, 1915-April 22, 2020) Dancer, actress and model who became a marketer, philanthropist and commercial pilot OBIT

Nobuhiko Obayashi, 82 (January 9, 1938-April 10, 2020) Japanese film director best remembered for his 1977 debut House, a comic horror flick about schoolgirl-eating ... furniture OBIT

Charles O'Brien, 86 (December 20, 1933-February 13, 2020) Close associate of Jimmy Hoffa (1913-circa 1975) long suspected of having something to do with his disappearance OBIT

George Ogilvie, 89 (March 5, 1931-April 5, 2020) Co-director of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) OBIT

Kumiko Okae, 63 (August 23, 1956-April 23, 2020) Voice-over actress OBIT

David Olney, 71 (March 23, 1948-January 18, 2020) Revered folk singer-singwriter OBIT

Paul O'Neill, 84 (December 4, 1935-April 18, 2020) Secretary of the Treasury who clashed with George W. Bush (b. 1946) OBIT

Ronan O'Rahilly, 79 (May 21, 1940-April 20, 2020) Pirate radio pioneer OBIT

Ernie Orsatti, 80 (February 13, 1949-September 12, 2020) Stuntman who took that incredible fall in The Poseidon Adventure (1972) OBIT

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Ken Osmond, 76 (June 7, 1943-May 18, 2020) Eddie Haskell on Leave It to Beaver (1957-1963) and The New Leave It to Beaver (1983-1989) OBIT

Rajendra Pachauri, 79 (August 20, 1940-February 13, 2020) Nobel winner in the field of global warming OBIT

Paulinho Paiakan, 67 (circa 1953-June 17, 2020) Indigenous defender of Brazil's rainforest OBIT

Martin Pasko, 65 (August 4, 1954-May 10, 2020) Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) writer OBIT

Ivan Passer, 86 (July 10, 1933-January 9, 2020) Czech New Wave film director of such American features as Cutter's Way (1981) and Creator (1985) OBIT

Richard Passman, 94 (June 30, 1925-April 1, 2020) Space-age engineer who worked on spy satellites, long-range missiles and supersonic planes OBIT

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Scott Patric, approx. 50s (circa 1965-January 9, 2020) Celebrity makeup artist who was the lead, on-camera artist on Project Runway All Stars (2012-2017) OBIT

Carol Paumgarten, 76 (June 11, 1944-September 24, 2020) Steps on Broadway owner OBIT

Krzysztof Penderecki, 86 (November 23, 1933-March 29, 2020) Polish composer whose modernist pieces were used in The Exorcist (1973) and The Shining (1980) OBIT

Neil Peart, 67 (September 12, 1952-January 7, 2020) “Pyrotechnical” drummer, considered one of the best percussionists of all time, and lyricist in the rock trio Rush (1974-2015) OBIT

Beverly Pepper, 97 (December 20, 1922-February 5, 2020) Sculptor who worked on a grand scale OBIT

George Perles, 85 (July 16, 1934-January 2, 2020) Coach of two Big Ten titles and a Rose Bowl win for Michigan State University OBIT

Ethan Peters, 17 (circa 2003-September 6, 2020) Ethan Is Supreme social media star OBIT

John Pfahl, 81 (February 17, 1939-April 15, 2020) Photographer known for manipulating images manually, with objects, prior to the advent of Photoshop OBIT

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Regis Philbin, 88 (August 25, 1931-July 24, 2020) Longtime TV personality known for hosting Live! (1985-2011) and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999-2009) OBIT

Katherine W. Phillips, 47 (March 4, 1972-January 15, 2020) Educator and business school professor who studied and taught diversity OBIT

Don Piccard, 94 (January 13, 1926-September 13, 2020) Record-setting balloonist OBIT

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Michel Piccoli, 94 (December 27, 1925-May 18, 2020) Prolific French actor who starred in such films as Contempt (1963) and Belle de Jour (1967) OBIT

Lawrence Pierce, 95 (December 31, 1924-February 5, 2020) Judge who voided a New York law banning the sale of birth-control products to minors OBIT

Bucky Pizzarelli, 94 (January 9, 1926-April 1, 2020) Jazz guitarist who for years until 1972 was with the Tonight Show band OBIT

Norman Platnick, 68 (December 30, 1951-April 8, 2020) World-renowned arachnid specialist OBIT

Bonnie Pointer, 69 (July 11, 1950-June 8, 2020) Founding member of the Pointer Sisters, longtime solo singer behind the 1979 disco hit “Heaven Must Have Sent You” OBIT

Jason Polan, 37 (July 17, 1982-January 27, 2020) Offbeat NYC artist who was a speed sketcher; his 2015 book included portraits of over 30,000 New Yorkers OBIT

Leslie Pope, 65 (June 2, 1954-May 6, 2020) Oscar-nominated set decorator OBIT

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Peggy Pope, 91 (May 15, 1929-May 27, 2020) Longtime stage and character actress known for her &lquo;atta girl!&rqduo; lines in 9 to 5 (1980) OBIT

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, 70 (February 22, 1950-March 14, 2020) Leader of the bands Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, underwent surgery to merge identities with her wife OBIT

Charles Portis, 86 (December 28, 1933-February 17, 2020) True-Grit-Signet-Charles-Portis-boyculturePR-shy True Grit (1968 novel; adapted into the 1969 film) author OBIT

Margarita Pracatan, 89 (June 11, 1931-June 23, 2020) Cuban novelty singer who wowed The Clive James Show audiences in the '90s OBIT

Frank Press, 95 (December 4, 1924-January 29, 2020) Leading voice in governmental science policy in the '70s OBIT

Kelly Preston, 57 (October 13, 1962-July 12, 2020) Actress wife of John Travolta (b. 1954) known for performances on TV and in films since 1980, including Christine (1983), Mischief (1985), SpaceCamp (1986), Twins (1988), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Jerry Maguire (1996), What a Girl Wants (2003) and The Last Song (2010); she had worked with her husband on The Experts (1989), Battlefield Earth (2000), Old Dogs (2009), The Last Song (2010), and Gotti (2018) OBIT

George Preti, 75 (October 7, 1944-March 3, 2020) Studied bodily odors as disease indicators OBIT

Luther Price, 58 (January 26, 1962-June 13, 2020) Experimental artist OBIT

John Prine, 73 (October 10, 1946-April 7, 2020) Gifted and influential country-folk singer-songwriter OBIT

Sultan Qaboos, 79 (November 18, 1940-January 11, 2020) Longest-serving Arab ruler who transformed Oman into a developed nation OBIT

Quino, 88 (July 17, 1932-September 30, 2020) Creator of the beloved Mafalda (1964) character OBIT

Pete Rademacher, 91 (November 20, 1928-June 4, 2020) 1956 Olympic boxing champ OBIT

Kevin Rafferty, 74 (May 25, 1947-July 2, 2020) Co-director of Atomic Cafe (1982) OBIT

Tom Railsback, 87 (January 22, 1922-January 20, 2020) Moderate Republican congressman from Illinois who forged a compromise on two articles of impeachment that passed the House Judiciary Committe in 1974 OBIT

Sushant Singh Rajput, 34 (January 21, 1986-June 14, 2020) Popular Bollywood actor OBIT

Tommy Rall, 90 (December 27, 1929-October 6, 2020) Veteran Broadway dancer seen in the films Funny Girl (1968) and Pennies from Heaven (1981) OBIT

Gita Ramjee, 63 (April 8, 1956-March 31, 2020) Leading AIDS researcher OBIT

John E. Randall, 95 (May 22, 1924-April 26, 2020) World-famous and prolific icthyologist OBIT

James Randi, 92 (August 7, 1928-October 20, 2020) Formerly the magician known as the Amazing Randi, a famous debunker of all things mystical OBIT

Jean Raspail, 94 (July 5, 1925-June 14, 2020) Extremist whose racist novel The Camp of the Saints (1973) has been embraced by white supremacists OBIT

Rev. Georg Ratzinger, 96 (January 15, 1924-July 1, 2020) Choirmaster, papal brother OBIT

Bill Ray, 83 (February 16, 1936-January 9, 2020) Photographer famous for his images of Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) singing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” OBIT

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Helen Reddy, 78 (October 25, 1941-September 29, 2020) Australian singer who shot to fame with the #1 feminist anthem “I Am Woman” (1972), and who hit the top of the U.S. charts two more times, with “Delta Dawn” (1973) and “Angie Baby” (1974); her acting career included a Golden Globe-nominated, and Airplane! (1980)-spoofed, dramatic turn in Airport '75 (1975) as well as the lead in the Disney film Pete's Dragon (1977) OBIT

James Redford, 58 (May 5, 1962-October 16, 2020) Filmmaker who was the son of Robert Redford (b. 1936) OBIT

Marge Redmond, 95 (December 14, 1924-February 10, 2020) Sister Jacqueline on The Flying Nun (1967-1970) and Sarah Tucker in '70s Cool Whip commercials OBIT

Sumner Redstone, 97 (May 27, 1923-August 11, 2020) Billionaire and media mogul who held dominion over CBS and Viacom OBIT

Chris Reed, 30 (July 7, 1989-March 14, 2020) Olympic ice dancer OBIT

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Joel M. Reed, 86 (December 29, 1933-April 14, 2020) Horror-exploitation director of such films as Blood Sucking Freaks (1976) OBIT

Harold Reid, 80 (August 21, 1939-April 24, 2020) Statler Brothers bass singer OBIT

Carolyn Reidy, 71 (May 2, 1949-May 12, 2020) Simon & Schuster publisher OBIT

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Carl Reiner, 98 (March 20, 1922-June 29, 2020) Comedy legend known for his work on Your Show of Shows (1950-1954) and Caesar's Hour (1954-1957), for creating and appearing in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966) and for his direction of such movies as Where's Poppa? (1970), Oh, God! (1977), The Jerk (1979) and All of Me (1984) OBIT

Barbara Remington, 90 (June 23, 1929-January 23, 2020) Illustrator of the most recognizable Tolkien (1892-1973) books OBIT

Gene Reynolds, 96 (April 4, 1923-February 3, 2020) Emmy-winning director-producer behind the TV series M*A*S*H (1972-1983) and Lou Grant (1977-1982) OBIT

Emitt Rhodes, 70 (February 25, 1950-July 19, 2020) Rock singer-songwriter of the early '70s who gave it all up and then re-emerged in the '10s OBIT

Allan Rich, 94 (February 8, 1926-August 22, 2020) Longtime character actor Blacklisted before becoming known for such films as Serpico (1973), as an acting coach, and as a driving force behind the rediscovery of George Hurrell's (1904-1992) Old Hollywood portraiture OBIT

Henri Richard, 84 (February 29, 1936-March 6, 2020) Montreal Canadien Hall of Famer OBIT

Robert Richardson, 86 (June 14, 1934-June 16, 2020) Literary biographer OBIT

Marga Richter, 93 (October 21, 1926-June 25, 2020) Prolific composer OBIT

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Diana Rigg, 82 (July 20, 1938-September 10, 2020) Iconic stage, film and TV star known as sexy Emma Peel on The Avengers (1965-1968), Bond's only wife in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Arlena in Evil Under the Sun (1982), the Tony-winning lead of Medea (1990s) on the stage and the Queen of Thorns on Game of Thrones (2013-2017), among many others OBIT

Nicholas Rinaldi, 86 (April 2, 1934-May 27, 2020) Author of the novels Bridge Fall Down (1985), The Jukebox Queen of Malta (1999), Between Two Rivers (2004) and more OBIT

Naya-rivera-boycultureHer role on Glee made her an LGBTQ icon. (Image via FOX)

Naya Rivera, 33 (January 12, 1987-July 8, 2020) Actress on The Royal Family (1991-1992) famous for her work on Glee (2009-2015) OBIT

David Roback, 61 (April 4, 1958-February 25, 2020) One of the founders of Mazzy Star OBIT

Martha Rocha, 87 (September 19, 1932-July 4, 2020) Brazilian Miss Universe contestant who came in second — but was it because of her rounder figure? OBIT

Suellen Rocca, 76 (October 2, 1943) Chicago artist who was a founding member of the art group the Hairy Who OBIT

Claudio Roditi, 73 (May 28, 1946-January 17, 2020) Brazilian-born lyrical jazz trumpeter OBIT

Diane Rodriguez, 68 (June 22, 1951-April 10, 2020) NEA National Council of the Arts appointee who was an actress, director, playwright and producer OBIT

Maurice Roëves, 83 (March 19, 1937-July 15, 2020) Actor known for The Last of the Mohicans (1992) OBIT

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Kenny Rogers, 81 (August 21, 1938-March 20, 2020) Country-music icon behind 16 #1 country hits, and such crossover successes as the singles “Lucille” (1977), “The Gambler” (1978), “She Believes in Me” (1979), “You Decorated My Life” (1979), “Coward of the County” (1979), “Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer” with Kim Carnes (1980), “Lady” (1980), “Love Will Turn You Around” (1982), “We've Got Tonight” with Sheena Easton (1983), “Islands in the Stream” (1983), “This Woman” (1987), “What About Me?” with Kim Carnes & James Ingram (1984) and “Make No Mistake, She's Mine” (1987); actor in a string of The Gambler-themed TV movies from 1980 on; businessman behind Gambler Sprint cards and Kenny Rogers roasters OBIT

Joel Rogosin, 87 (October 30, 1932-April 21, 2020) TV producer of such fare as The Virginian (10 episodes, 1964-1969) OBIT

Cecilia Romo, 74 (December 5, 1945-August 30, 2020) Slapstick Mexican actress OBIT

Wallace Roney, 59 (May 25, 1960-March 31, 2020) Jazz trumpet virtuoso OBIT

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Annie Ross, 89 (July 25, 1930-July 21, 2020) Member of the vocal group Lambert, Hendricks and Ross most famous for her rendition of Twisted (1952); she re-invented herself as an actress on the stage and in such films as Yanks (1979), Superman III (1983), Throw Momma from the Train (1987) and Short Cuts (1993) and went on to re-launch as a cabaret singer OBIT

Ashley “Miss Minnie Ross,” 34 (circa 1985-April 27, 2020) Reality star on Lifetime's Little Women (2016-2020) OBIT

Elinor Ross, 93 (August 1, 1926-March 6, 2020) Met soprano OBIT

Sergio Rossi, 84 (1935-April 2, 2020) Italian shoe designer OBIT

Susan Rothenberg, 75 (January 20, 1945-May 18, 2020) Acclaimed figurative painter OBIT

Marvyn Roy, 95 (April 1, 1925-July 1, 2020) Magician known as “Mr. Electric” OBIT

Tumblr_static_tumblr_static_8srbguxs6qcco0408c8w00kck_640Those meddling kids! (GIF via GIPHY)

Joe Ruby, 87 (March 30, 1933-August 27, 2020) Co-creator of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (1969-1970) OBIT

Robert Ryland, 100 (June 16, 1920-August 2, 2020) First Black pro tennis player OBIT

Doug Sanders, 86 (July 24, 1933-April 12, 2020) Golf legend known as the Peacock of the Fairways OBIT

Jorge Santana, 68 (June 13, 1951-May 14, 2020) Latin-rock guitarist OBIT

Nello Santi, 88 (September 22, 1931-February 6, 2020) Italian opera conductor OBIT

Arlene Saunders, 89 (October 5, 1930-April 17, 2020) Opera singer who worked in New York and Hamburg OBIT

Nancy Saunders, 94 (June 29, 1925-June 13, 2020) Cover model and actress who body-doubled for Rita Hayworth (1918-1987) NO OBIT AVAILABLE

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John Saxon, 83 (August 5, 1935-July 25, 2020) Tough-guy actor of such films as Rock, Pretty Baby! (1956), The Appaloosa (1966), Enter the Dragon (1973) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) who also appeared on TV's The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969-1972), Dynasty (1982-1984) and Falcon Crest (1982-1989) OBIT

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Gale Sayers, 77 (May 30, 1943-September 22, 2020) Astonishingly agile and quick Bears football star who entered pop culture history when his friendship with the doomed Brian Piccolo (1943-1970) led to his being played by Billy Dee Williams (b. 1937) in the immensely popular TV movie Brian's Song (1971) OBIT

Murray Schisgal, 93 (November 25, 1926-October 1, 2020) Playwright and the co-screenwriter of Tootsie (1982) OBIT

Adam Schlesinger, 52 (October 31, 1967-April 1, 2020) Musician with Fountains of Wayne and Emmy-winning songwriter for TV's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015-2019) OBIT

Florian Schneider, 73 (April 7, 1947-circa April 10, 2020) Member of Kraftwerk OBIT

Patricia Reed Scott, 86 (March 1, 1934-May 23, 2020) Under two mayors, she established NYC as Hollywood East for TV and movie production; ex-wife of George C. Scott (1927-1999) OBIT

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David Schramm, 73 (August 14, 1946-March 28, 2020) Roy Biggins on TV's Wings (1990-1997) OBIT

Joel-schumacher-lost-boys-boycultureSchumacher with 1 Jason and 2 Coreys (Image via Warner Bros.)

Joel Schumacher, 80 (August 29, 1939-June 22, 2020) Stylist on Sleeper and The Last of Sheila (1973), writer of Car Wash and Sparkle (1976), and the director and sometimes writer of such films as The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981), St. Elmo's Fire (1985), The Lost Boys (1987), Flatliners (1990), Falling Down (1993), The Client (1994), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997), Tigerland (2000), Phone Booth (2002) and The Phantom of the Opera (2004) OBIT

Gil Schwartz, 68 (May 20, 1951-May 2, 2020) CBS spokesman who wrote for Esquire and Fortune as the acid-tongued Stanley Bing OBIT

Ronald Schwary, 76 (May 23, 1944-July 2, 2020) Oscar-winning Ordinary People (1980) producer OBIT

Esther Scott, 66 (April 13, 1953-February 14, 2020) Boyz n the Hood (1991) actress OBIT

Jacqueline Scott (June 25, 1931-July 23, 2020) Longtime TV actress who appeared in the horror movie Macabre (1958) OBIT

Roger Scruton, 75 (February 7, 1944-January 13, 2020) Outspoken British conservative columnist OBIT

John Sears, 79 (July 3, 1940-March 26, 2020) Republican strategist who some had once thought was Deep Throat OBIT

Tom-seaver-sears-ad-boycultureStee-rike-ing suits! (Image via Sears)

Tom Seaver, 75 (November 17, 1944-August 31, 2020) “Tom Terrific,” the so-called greatest Mets player of all time OBIT

Luis Sepúlveda, 70 (October 4, 1949-April 16, 2020) Chilean author of The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (1988) OBIT

Peter Serkin, 72 (July 24, 1947-February 1, 2020) Prominent pianist OBIT

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Carol Serling, 91 (circa 1928-January 9, 2020) Widow of The Twilight Zone's (1959-1964) Rod Serling (1924-1975), she established an archive of his work, consulted on Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) and had production credits on Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics (1994) and on the CBS All Access revival of The Twilight Zone (2019-2020) OBIT

William S. Sessions, 90 (May 27, 1930-June 12, 2020) FBI director (1987-1993) who opened the doors to more POC in the bureau, first FBI chief to be fired OBIT

Joyce Sevilla, 47 (December 27, 1972-January 29, 2020) Longtime entertainment publicist OBIT

Mike Sexton, 72 (September 22, 1947-September 6, 2020) World Poker Tour commentator OBIT

Joseph Shabalala, 78 (August 28, 1941-January 11, 2020) Founding member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo OBIT

Eddie Shack, 83 (February 11, 1937-July 25, 2020) Maple Leafs wing OBIT

Mohammad Reza Shahjarian, 80 (September 23, 1940-October 8, 2020) Classical Persian musician, Iranian dissident OBIT

Bob Shane, 85 (February 1, 1934-January 26, 2020) Last of the original Kingston Trio members OBIT

Bob Shanks, 88 (October 8, 1932-October 12, 2020) TV exec who helped create Good Morning America (1975-present) and 20/20 (1978-present) OBIT

Mal Sharpe, 83 (April 2, 1936-March 10, 2020) Street prankster OBIT

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Gail Sheehy, 83 (November 27, 1936-August 24, 2020) Journalist whose 1972 piece on Grey Gardens spawned the documentary, and author of the 10 million-selling self-help book Passages (1976) OBIT

Lynn Shelton, 54 (August 27, 1965-May 16, 2020) Acclaimed director and comic writer behind such films as Humpday (2009), Your Sister's Sister (2011) and Sword of Trust (2019) OBIT

Ken Shimura, 70 (February 20, 1950-March 29, 2020) Household-name comic in Japan OBIT

Joe Shishido, 86 (December 6, 1933-January 21, 2020) Star of Japanese Yakuza films OBIT

John Shrapnel, 77 (April 27, 1942-February 14, 2020) British stage and screen star OBIT

Don Shula, 90 (January 4, 1930-May 4, 2020) NFL's winningest head coach OBIT

Claire Shulman, 94 (February 23, 1926-August 16, 2020) First woman borough president of Queens OBIT

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Geno Silva, 72 (January 20, 1948-May 9, 2020) Scarface (1983) villain OBIT

Bernice Silver, 106 (October 7, 1913-April 18, 2020) Puppeteer OBIT

Fred Silverman, 82 (September 13, 1937-January 30, 2020) TV exec whose decisions brought Scooby-Doo (beginning in 1969), All in the Family (1971-1979), The Waltons (1972-1981), Charlie's Angels (1976-1981) and the miniseries Roots (1977) to fruition OBIT

Matty Simmons, 93 (October 3, 1926-April 29, 2020) Helped launch National Lampoon and was a motivating force behind the 1978 film National Lampoon's Animal House OBIT

Lisa Simone, 85 (1935-May 6, 2020) Miss France 1957 who starred in exactly one film, The Giant Gila Monster (1959) OBIT

S. Fred Singer, 95 (September 27, 1924-April 6, 2020) Leading climate-change denialist OBIT

Maj Sjowall, 84 (September 25, 1935-April 29, 2020) Co-author of Martin Beck books OBIT

Victor Skrebneski, 90 (1929-April 4, 2020) Legendary Chicago photographer known for his high-drama fashion work, Estée Lauder campaigns and Chicago International Film Festival posters OBIT

Jerry Sloan, 78 (March 28, 1942-May 22, 2020) Hall of Fame NBAer and coach OBIT

Millie Small, 73 (October 6, 1946-May 5, 2020) “My Boy Lollipop” (1964) singer OBIT

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B. Smith, 70 (August 24, 1949-February 22, 2020) Model turned lifestyle guru and restaurateur OBIT

Cathy Smith, 73 (April 25, 1947-August 18, 2020) Backup singer who inspired Gordon Lightfoot's (b. 1938) 1974 single “Sundown,” and who administered the speedball that killed John Belushi (1949-1982), for which she served time in prison after being excoriated in the media OBIT

Jean Kennedy Smith, 92 (February 20, 1928-June 17, 2020) Last surviving JFK (1917-1963) sibling, helped forge peace in Northern Ireland OBIT

Kirk Smith, 73 (January 19, 1947-June 15, 2020) Leading environmental researcher OBIT

Pop Smoke, 20 (July 20, 1999-February 19, 2020) Rapper OBIT

Troy Sneed, 52 (December 14, 1967-April 27, 2020) Grammy-nominated gospel singer OBIT

Brent Snowcroft, 95 (March 19, 1925-August 6, 2020) Foreign policy expert who advised two Republican presidents OBIT

Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, 62 (March 11 1957-January 3, 2020) Second-in-command in Iran, a terrorist spymaster OBIT

Soraya Santiago Solla, 72 (December 6, 1947-September 22, 2020) First person in Puerto Rico to come out as having had SRS, and the first to legally change her gender on her birth certificate OBIT

Phyllis Somerville, 76 (December 12, 1943-July 16, 2020) Stage actress known for To Kill a Mockingbird (2018) and for such TV appearances as on The Big C (2010) OBIT

Keith Sonnier, 78 (July 31, 1941-July 18, 2020) Sculptor in neon OBIT


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Growth spurt (Image via Hair Club for Men)

Sy Sperling, 78 (June 25, 1941-February 19, 2020) He was not only the Hair Club president, but also a client OBIT

Ola Mae Spinks, 106 (May 15, 1914-June 16, 2020) Librarian who preserved slave interviews OBIT

Jackie Stallone, 98 (November 29, 1921-September 21, 2020) Mother of Sylvester (b. 1946) and Frank Stallone (b. 1950), celebrity astrologer OBIT

Pete Stark, 88 (November 11, 1931-January 24, 2020) Former Rep. Pete Stark, who served California as a Democrat in the House of Representatives for 40 years; a prominent fighter for health care, in 2007 he was nearly censured for criticizing President Bush (b. 1946) as a man sending members of the military to Iraq “to get their heads blown off for the president’s amusement,” and adding, “I respect neither the commander in chief who keeps them in harm’s way nor the chicken-hawks in Congress who vote to deny children health care.” OBIT

Hank Steinbrenner, 63 (April 2, 1957-April 14, 2020) New York Yankees heir OBIT

George Steiner, 90 (April 23, 1929-February 3, 2020) Essayist, fiction writer and prolific literary critic OBIT

Herb Stempel, 93 (December 19, 1926-April 7, 2020) 1950s quiz-show scandal whistleblower OBIT

Aimee-stephens-transgender-supreme-court-boycultureShe sued so that we can work. (Image via GoFundMe)

Aimee Stephens, 59 (December 7, 1960-May 12, 2020) Plaintiff in LGBTQ civil rights case (against R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes) concerning unfair termination that was heard by the Supreme Court in 2019 and that will be decided in 2020 OBIT

David Stern, 77 (September 22, 1942-January 1, 2020) Former NBA commissioner who served exactly 30 years in the position, until 2014 OBIT

Hellmut Stern, 91 (May 21, 1928-March 21, 2020) Violinist who escaped the Nazis, then returned to join the Berlin Philharmonic OBIT

Anne Stevenson, 87 (January 3, 1933-September 14, 2020) Poet whose book on Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) caused controversy OBIT

Faith Stewart-Gordon, 88 (May 14, 1932-October 9, 2020) Doyenne of NYC's Russian Tea Room OBIT

MJ8L4fxSerenity never! (GIF via GIPHY)

Jerry Stiller, 92 (June 8, 1927-May 11, 2020) One half of the classic comedy duo Stiller and Meara with his wife Anne Meara (1929-2015), Frank Costanza on Seinfeld (1993-1998) and Arthur Spooner on The King of Queens (1998-2007) OBIT

Elly Stone, 93 (May 30, 1927-June 11, 2020) Part of the Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris revue (1968) OBIT

Ann Sullivan, 91 (circa 1929-April 13, 2020) Disney animator who worked on The Little Mermaid (1989) and The Lion King (1994), among many others OBIT

Eddie Sutton, 84 (October 12, 1936-May 23, 2020) Winning basketball coach OBIT

Harland Svare, 89 (November 15, 1930-April 4, 2020) Giants linebacker and head coach OBIT

Darius Swann, 95 (November 26, 1924-March 8, 2020) Plaintiff in the landmark 1971 busing case Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, in which busing was upheld as a means of integrating public schools OBIT

Eva Szekely, 92 (April 3, 1927-February 29, 2020) Holocaust survivor who won a gold medal in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 1952 Olympic Games OBIT

Ronald Tackmann, 66 (October 1, 1953-June 13, 2020) Lifelong prisoner who became an acclaimed painter and sculptor OBIT

Yūko Takeuchi, 40 (April 1, 1980-September 27, 2020) Japanese actress, star of Miss Sherlock (2018) OBIT

Thérèse Tanguay-Dion aka Maman Dion, 92 (March 20, 1927-January 17, 2020) Mother and stage mother of Céline Dion (b. 1968), CEO of food line (Pâtés de Maman Dion), cooking show host OBIT

Tony Tanner, 88 (July 27, 1932-September 8, 2020) Actor, director and choreographer Tony-nominated twice for 1982's Broadway production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat OBIT

Edward Tarr, 83 (June 15, 1936-March 24, 2020) Trumpeter OBIT

Eric Taylor, 70 (September 25, 1949-March 9, 2020) Poetic singer-songwriter OBIT

Anthony Terlato, 86 (May 11, 1934-June 28, 2020) The importer who brought pinot grigio to the U.S. OBIT

Larry Tesler, 74 (April 24, 1945-February 17, 2020) American computer scientist in the field of human-computer interaction who created cut, copy and paste OBIT

Guy Thomas, 66 (circa 1954-July 10, 2020) Screenwriter of such films as Wholly Moses! (1980) and The Magic of Belle Isle (2012) OBIT

Kurt Thomas, 64 (March 29, 1956-June 5, 2020) Trailblazing gymnast who was the first American man to win a world championship in his sport, and who acted in the camp classic Gymkata (1985) OBIT

Dyanne-thorne-she-wolf-ilsa-boycultureUnsurprisingly, this won't be in your Netflix queue. (Image via Cambist Films)

Dyanne Thorne, 83 (October 14, 1936-January 28, 2020) Sexploitation star of an X-rated Pinocchio (1971) and a series of films kicked off by She Wolf of the SS (1975) OBIT

Danny Tidwell, 35 (circa 1984-March 6, 2020) Finalist on So You Think You Can Dance? (2007) OBIT

Frederick C. Tillis, 90 (January 5, 1930-May 3, 2020) Jazz composer OBIT

Tobi Tobias, 81 (September 12, 1938-February 13, 2020) Longtime dance critic OBIT

Christopher Tolkien, 95 (November 21, 1924-January 15, 2020) Son of J.R.R. Tolkein (1892-1973) who became the guardian of his father's literary legacy, including authorizing the posthumous publication of The Silmarillion (1977) OBIT

Ann E. Todd, 88 (August 26, 1931-February 7, 2020) '30s and '40s child actor who appeared in Intermezzo (1939), Destry Rides Again (1939), Blood and Sand (1941), How Green Was My Valley (1941) and more OBIT

Moussa Traore, 83 (September 25, 1936-September 2020) Longtime (1968-1990) Mali president OBIT

Ghyslain Tremblay, 68 (April 29, 1951-April 7, 2020) Canadian L'Amour qui tue (1991) actor OBIT

Charles Trimble, 84 (March 12, 1935-March 2, 2020) Advocate for Native American rights OBIT

Linda Tripp, 70 (November 24, 1949-April 8, 2020) Clinton-Lewinsky whistleblower OBIT

Pierre Troisgros, 92 (September 3, 1928-September 23, 2020) Renowned French restaurateur OBIT

Chris-trousdale-dream-street-shirtless-boycultureHe was your sugar rush. (Image by Anthony Cutajar)

Chris Trousdale, 34 (June 11, 1985-June 2, 2020) Lead singer of 1999-2002 boy band Dream Street, star of the teen romantic comedy The Biggest Fan (2002) OBIT

Barry Tuckwell, 88 (March 5, 1931-January 17, 2020) French horn virtuoso OBIT

Alan Turner, 76 (July 6, 1943-February 8, 2020) Eclectic artist with Surrealist and Expressionist leanings OBIT

John Turner, 91 (June 7, 1929-September 19, 2020) Former PM of Canada, long a political force to be reckoned with in the country OBIT

Saul Turteltaub, 87 (May 15, 1932-April 9, 2020) Prolific TV writer and producer who worked on The Carol Burnett Show (1967-1968), That Girl (1969-1971), Sanford and Son (1974-1977), What's Happening!! (1976-1979) and more OBIT

Ty, 47 (August 17, 1972-May 7, 2020) British rapper OBIT

Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr., 95 (January 3, 1925-September 26, 2020) One of the last surviving grandsons of President James Tyler's (1790-1862), who represented — thanks to longevity and late-in-life paternities — an incredible living link to stories of the early days of the U.S., the Civil War and a plethora of historical figures OBIT

McCoy Tyner, 81 (December 11, 1938-March 6, 2020) Jazz pianist OBIT

Albert Uderzo, 92 (April 25, 1927-March 24, 2020) French illustrator and comic book artist who in 1959 became the artist behind Astérix and was its writer from 1977-2009 OBIT

Ulay, 76 (November 30, 1943-March 2, 2020) Performance artist famed for collaborations with Marina Abramovic (b. 1946) OBIT

Wes Unseld, 74 (March 14, 1946-June 2, 2020) NBA Hall of Famer OBIT

Jack Van Impe, 88 (February 9, 1931-January 18, 2020) Televangelist OBIT

Leonardo Villar, 96 (July 25, 1923-July 3, 2020) Longtime Brazilian actor OBIT

Henry van Ameringen, 89 (October 19, 1930-September 9, 2020) Fragrance heir who became one of the first out gay philanthropists to fund LGBTQ and AIDS causes OBIT

Van-halen-pi-pinup-shirtless-boycultureHot for guitarist (Image via 16 Magazine)

Eddie Van Halen, 65 (January 26, 1955-October 6, 2020) Guitar god whose band Van Halen rocked across the decades, from 1972 on, delivering such hits as “You Really Got Me” (1978), “Runnin' with the Devil” (1978), “(Oh) Pretty Woman” (1982), “Jump” (1983), “Panama” (1984) and “Why Can't This Be Love” (1986) OBIT

MV5BY2I4MGFkOGUtNjRkZC00OGNmLTlmNDEtYWYwYmYxODI1NGFkXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMjUyNDk2ODc@._V1_In bed with Frankenstein (Image via movie still)

Monique van Vooren, 92 (March 25, 1927-January 28, 2020) Actress in Andy Warhol's Frankenstein (1973), novelist, socialite OBIT

Paul Vasquez, 57 (circa 1962-May 9, 2020) The viral “Double Rainbow Guy” OBIT

Jhon Jairo Velásquez, 57 (April 15, 1962-February 6, 2020) Former drug kingpin henchman who turned memories of his life of crime into a YouTube and book career OBIT 

C.T. Vivian, 95 (July 30, 1924-July 17, 2020) Nonviolence advocate and longtime Civil Rights icon OBIT

Max-von-Sydow-Seventh-Seal-gr8erdaysYour move (Image via AB Svensk Filmindustri)

Max von Sydow, 90 (April 10, 1929-March 8, 2020) Legend and two-time Oscar nominee of Swedish, Danish and American film, known for his long association with Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007); appeared in such films as The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), The Virgin Spring (1960), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Hawaii (1966), The Emigrants (1971), The Exorcist (1973), Three Days of the Condor (1975), Flash Gordon (1980), Conan the Barbarian (1982), Strange Brew (1983), Never Say Never Again (1983), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Pelle the Conqueror (1987), Awakenings (1990), Hamsun (1996), Snow Falling on Cedars (1999), Minority Report (2002), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), Shutter Island (2010), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and on such TV series as Game of Thrones (2016) OBIT

Lyle-waggoner-carol-burnett-wonder-woman-boycultureHe sparkled (GIF via GIPHY)

Lyle Waggoner, 84 (April 13, 1935-March 17, 2020) Star of The Carol Burnett Show (1967-1974) and TV's Wonder Woman (1975-1979), first celebrity centerfold in the premier issue of Playgirl (1973), founder of Star Waggons, a custom trailer outfit servicing Hollywood shoots OBIT

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, 15 (circa 2004-February 16, 2020) Actress in the 2016 Disney movie Queen of Katwe OBIT

George Herbert Walker III, 88 (March 16, 1931-January 18, 2020) Ambassador, cousin of both Bush presidents OBIT

Erin Wall, 44 (November 4, 1975-October 8, 2020) Acclaimed soprano OBIT

Giles Walker, 74 (circa 1946-March 23, 2020) Canadian director of the film Princes of Exile (1990) OBIT

Jack Wallace, 86 (August 10, 1933-April 16, 2020) Chicago actor known for Death Wish (1974) OBIT

Rosalind P. Walter, 95 (June 24, 1924-March 4, 2020) She was the first Rosie the Riveter, inspiring the popular WWII song after she began working on an assembly line OBIT

Midge Ware, 92 (October 20, 1927-June 3, 2020) Popular '40s and '50s model (she was Miss No-Cal)/actress who was featured in The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951) OBIT

Claudell Washington, 65 (August 31, 1954-June 10, 2020) Former rookie sensation for the Oakland A's OBIT

Tetsuya Watari, 78 (December 28, 1941-August 10, 2020) Prolific Japanese actor known for Yakuza Graveyard (1976) and Night Trains of the Stars (1996) OBIT

Jas Waters, 39 (October 21, 1980-June 10, 2020) This Is Us (2017-2018) writer OBIT

Bob Watson, 74 (April 10, 1946-May 14, 2020) Former MLB player who in 1994 became baseball's first black GM OBIT

Brad Watson, 64 (July 24, 1955-July 8, 2020) Acclaimed novelist and short story writer OBIT

Andrew Weatherall, 56 (April 6, 1963-February 17, 2020) DJ and record producer OBIT

Charles Webb, 81 (June 9, 1939-June 16, 2020) Author of the novel The Graduate (1963) OBIT

Idelle Weber, 88 (March 12, 1932-March 23, 2020) A rare female component of the Pop Art movement, she was known for silhouettes OBIT

Steve Weber, 76 (June 22, 1943-February 7, 2020) Founder of the Holy Modal Rounders folk group OBIT

Albert K. Webster, 82 (October 14, 1937-April 3, 2020) Managing director of the New York Philharmonic OBIT

Everton Weekes, 95 (February 26, 1925-July 1, 2020) Barbadian cricket star who broke the sport's color barrier OBIT

Eric Weissberg, 80 (August 16, 1939-March 22, 2020) Multi-instrumentalist behind “Dueling Banjos” (1973) OBIT

Jack Welch, 84 (November 19, 1935-March 1, 2020) Former G.E. chief OBIT

Ian Whitcomb, 78 (July 10, 1941-April 19, 2020) Rocker who became a celebrated historian OBIT

Jon Whiteley, 75 (February 19, 1945-May 19, 2020) Former child actor who received an honorary juvenile Oscar for his performance in The Kidnappers (1953) OBIT

Stuart Whitman, 92 (February 1, 1928-March 16, 2020) Oscar nominee for The Mark (1961) and star of such films as The Decks Ran Red (1958), The Sound and the Fury (1959), Murder, Inc. (1960), The Comancheros (1961), The Longest Day (1962) and the camp classic Day of the Lepus (1972) OBIT

Jack Whittaker, 72 (1947-June 2020) Very unlucky Powerball winner OBIT

June Willenz, 95 (December 17, 1924-May 3, 2020) Advocate for women in the military OBIT

Anigif_sub-buzz-11233-1506537493-6Be Best! (GIF via GIPHY)

Fred Willard, 86 (September 18, 1939-May 15, 2020) Comic actor remembered for such TV shows as Fernwood 2 Night (1977), America 2-Night (1978), Real People (1979; 1981-1983), Roseanne (1995-1997), Everybody Loves Raymond (2003-2005) and Modern Family (2009-2020), and for the mockumentaries This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), For Your Consideration (2006) and Mascots (2016) OBIT

Betty Williams, 76 (May 22, 1943-March 17, 2020) Northern Ireland's 1976 Nobel Peace Prize winner OBIT

Logan Williams, 16 (April 9, 2004-April 2, 2020) Actor on The Flash (2014-2015) OBIT

Bruce Williamson, 49 (circa 1971-September 6, 2020) Former Temptations singer OBIT

Hal Willner, 64 (April 6, 1956-April 6, 2020) Tribute-album producer, longtime SNL sketch-music producer (1981-2020) OBIT

Wes-Wilson-art-poster-boycultureMind-blowing work (Image by Wes Wilson)

Wes Wilson, 82 (July 15, 1937-January 24, 2020) Pioneer in psychedelic art and posters OBIT

Mari Winsor, 70 (March 11, 1950-April 28, 2020) Famed Pilates instructor OBIT

Bill Withers, 81 (July 4, 1938-March 30, 2020) Three-time Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who wrote and sang such classic hits as “Ain't No Sunshine” (1971), “Lean on Mev (1972) and “Lovely Day” (1977) OBIT

Kent Lon Wokeford, 92 (January 23, 1928-October 10, 2020) Legendary director of photography OBIT

William Wolf, 94 (circa 1925-March 28, 2020) Theater critic and onetime Drama Desk president OBIT

Linda Wolfe, 87 (November 15, 1932-February 22, 2020) True-crime writer OBIT

Park Won-soon, 64 (March 26, 1956-July 9, 2020) Scandal-plagued mayor of Seoul who had been the longest-serving in that position OBIT

Vicki Wood, 101 (March 15, 1919-June 5, 2020) Trailblazing race car driver OBIT

Willie Wood, 83 (December 23, 1936-February 3, 2020) Former star defensive back for the Green Bay Packers OBIT

Mona Foot drag queen COVID19 coronavirus boycultureFoot fetish (Image via HX)

Nashom Wooden, 50 (circa 1969-March 2020) NYC musician and former drag queen Mona Foot OBIT

Morgan Wootten, 88 (April 21, 1931-January 21, 2020) Acclaimed high school basketball coach OBIT

Alfred M. Worden, 88 (February 7, 1932-March 18, 2020) Astronaut who orbited the moon OBIT

Betty Wright, 66 (December 21, 1953-May 10, 2020) Influential soul and R&B singer of hits like “Clean Up Woman” (1971) OBIT

Mickey Wright, 85 (February 14, 1935-February 17, 2020) Legendary female golf pro who won over 80 LPGA tourneys OBIT

Rhona Wurtele, 97 (January 21, 1922-January 17, 2020) One of the identical Wurtele twins (with sister Rhoda, still living) aka “the Flying Twins,” who competed as part of Canada's Alpine skiing team at the 1948 Winter Olympics OBIT

Prrozac-Nation-boycultureGen X lament (Image via Houghton Mifflin)

Elizabeth Wurtzel, 52 (July 31, 1967-January 7, 2020) Author of the memoir Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America (1994), which opened a dialogue about depression and influenced contemporary writing with its confessional tone OBIT

Sam Wyche, 74 (January 5, 1945-January 2, 2020) Former Bengals coach OBIT

Betsy Wyeth, 98 (September 26, 1921-April 21, 2020) Widow, collaborator and muse of painter Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) OBIT 

Kansai Yamamoto, 76 (February 8, 1944-July 21, 2020) Flamboyant celebrity designer who helped define the Ziggy Stardust look OBIT

Linda Yang, 83 (February 20, 1937-April 20, 2020) Longtime gardening columnist OBIT

Boris Yaro, 81 (April 19, 1938-March 11, 2020) Photographer of the most famous photo of Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968) as he died OBIT

Yohan, 28 (circa 1992-June 16, 2020) Member of K-pop band TST OBIT

Jack Youngerman, 93 (March 25, 1926-February 19, 2020) Abstract artist OBIT

Alexander Zale, 89 (March 18, 1931-August 28, 2020) New York stage actor OBIT

Dana Zatopkova, 97 (September 19, 1922-March 13, 2020) Gold medal-winning javelin thrower OBIT

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