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Following is a comprehensive list of the celebrated figures we lost in 2021. I will update it as 2021 deaths are reported into 2022.

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

Who did I miss?

Read 'em and weep ...

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Lee Aaker, 77 (September 25, 1943-April 1, 2021) Rusty on TV's The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954-1959) OBIT

GiphyMove over, Babe! (GIF via GIPHY)

Hank Aaron, 86 (February 5, 1934-January 22, 2021) All-time great baseball player who held the MLB record for career home runs for 33 years OBITS

Khalid bin Abdullah, 83 (circa 1937-January 11, 2021) Saudi prince, racehorse owner OBIT

Bob Abernethy, 93 (November 5, 1927-May 2, 2021) NBC News correspondent who was the Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly host on PBS for 20 years OBIT

Virgil Abloh, 41 (September 30, 1980-November 28, 2021) Louis Vuitton menwear A.D., CEO of Off-White OBIT

Ralph E. Ablon, 105 (October 26, 2016-November 2, 2021) Corporate conglomerate pioneer OBIT

Granville Adams, 58 (circa 1963-October 10, 2021) Oz (1997-2003) actor OBIT

Jean-Pierre Adams, 73 (March 10, 1948-Septemer 6, 2021) French soccer star who existed for 39 years in a coma OBIT

Sheldon Adelson, 87 (August 4, 1933-January 11, 2021) One of the Top 10 richest men in the world, a self-made casino magnate who poured money into right-wing causes and politicos, most impactfully Donald Trump (b. 1946) OBIT

Diane Adler, 97 (March 31, 1923-April 22, 2021) Pioneering film editor of The Rockford Files (1975-1979) and other TV series and movies OBIT

Etel Adnan, 96 (February 24, 1925-November 14, 2021) Lebanese-American author of Sitt Marie Rose (1978) OBIT

Adolfo, 98 (February 15, 1923-November 27, 2021) Internationally famed fashion designer OBIT

Edwin E. Aguilar, 46 (circa 1974-April 10, 2021) Longtime The Simpsons (1998-2021) animator OBIT

Mary V. Ahern, 98 (October 15, 1922-May 1, 2021) Early-TV producer on Omnibus (1952-1961) who was later the first director of the Paley Center for Media OBIT

Rick Aiello, 65 (September 21, 1955-July 26, 2021) Actor who was the son of Danny Aiello (1933-2019) OBIT

Todd Akin, 74 (July 5, 1947-October 3, 2021) Missouri Republican whose Senate bid in 2012 cratered over dismissive comments about rape OBIT

Rodney Alcala, 77 (August 23, 1943-July 24, 2021) So-called Dating Game Killer (who appeared on the game show in 1978), who was on Death Row for killing at least 10 women and children in the 1970s OBIT

Jonshel Alexander, 22 (circa 1999-November 27, 2021) Nonactor who was cast in, and acclaimed for her work in, the film Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) OBIT

Joe Allen, 87 (February 20, 1933-February 7, 2021) Manhattan restaurateur whose Joe Allen and Orso are staples, including with theater stars OBIT

Keith Allison, 79 (August 26, 1942-November 17, 2021) Member of Paul Revere & the Raiders OBIT

Josep Almudéver, 101 (July 30, 1919-May 23, 2021) Last surviving International Brigades veteran of Spain's Civil War OBIT

Robert A. Altman, 73 (February 23, 1947-February 3, 2021) Washington insider embroiled in a banking scandal who re-invented himself as a co-founder of the billion-dollar ZeniMax video game corporation; married to Lynda Carter (b. 1951) OBIT

Robert Altman, 76 (October 20, 1944-September 24, 2021) Counterculture photographer OBIT

Ernest Angley, 99 (August 9, 1921-May 7, 2021) Televangelist and faith healer later hit with sexual-abuse allegations OBIT

Joan Walsh Anglund, 95 (January 3, 1926-March 9, 2021) Prolific children's book author of such works as A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You (1958) OBIT

Ole Anthony, 82 (October 3, 1938-April 16, 2021) Former Republican operative who became the scourge of televangelist fraudsters OBIT

Nikolai Antoshkin, 78 (December 19, 1942-January 17, 2021) Russian commander who helped stop the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster OBIT

Billy Apple, 85 (December 31, 1935-September 6, 2021) Pop and conceptual artist OBIT

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Michael Apted, 79 (February 10, 1941-January 2021) Director of the innovative Up series of documentaries (1977-2019), and of films as varied as Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), Nell (1994) and The World Is Not Enough (1999) OBIT

Benigno Aquino III, 61 (February 8, 1960-June 17, 2021) Former president (2010-2016) of the Philippines OBIT

Tony Armatrading, 59 (circa 1961-May 10, 2021) Notting Hill (1999) actor, brother of singer Joan Armatrading (b. 1950) OBIT 

John Artis, 75 (October 15, 1946-November 7, 2021) Man convicted — and exonerated — alongside Rubin “Hurricane” Carter OBIT

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Ed Asner, 91 (November 15, 1929-August 29, 2021) Emmy-winning star of Mary Tyler Moore (1970-1977), Lou Grant (1977-1982), Rich Man, Poor, Man (1976) and Roots (1977) who also made a huge impression in the 2009 Best Picture nominee Up OBIT

Robina Asti, 99 (April 7, 1921-March 12, 2021) Trans veteran who became the oldest working flight instructor OBIT

Jackie Avant, 81 (circa 1940-December 1, 2021) Philanthropist who was the wife of legendary music exec Clarence Avant (b. 1931) OBIT

Bob Avian, 83 (December 26, 1937-January 21, 2021) Accomplished Broadway choreographer and co-choreographer of such shows as A Chorus Line (1975), Miss Saigon (1991) and Sunset Boulevard (1994) OBIT

Chris Ayres, (May 16, 1965-October 18, 2021) Voice actor known for Japanese anime OBIT

Eve Babitz, 78 (May 13, 1943-December 17, 2021) Hedonistic chronicler of L.A. life OBIT

Jean-Pierre Bacri, 69 (May 24, 1951-January 18, 2021) French actor and screenwriter who appeared in Subway (1985) OBIT

F. Lee Bailey, 87 (June 10, 1933-June 3, 2021) Famed defense lawyer for such notorious figures as Patty Hearst (b. 1954) and O.J. Simpson (b. 1947) OBIT

Frederick Baldwin, 92 (January 25, 1929-December 15, 2021) Photographer of nature, the Civil Rights Movement and poverty OBIT

Carmen Balthrop, 73 (May 14, 1948-September 5, 2021) Soprano who sang in Treemonisha (1975) on Broadway OBIT

Lisa Banes, 65 (July 9, 1955-June 14, 2021) New York stage actress seen in such films as Cocktail (1988) and Gone Girl (2014) OBIT

Anthony Barajas, 19 (circa 2002-July 31, 2021) TikTok star OBIT

David Barclay, 86 (October 27, 1934-January 10, 2021) Reclusive British billionaire whose media empire included The Daily Telegraph OBIT

Renie Bardeau, 86 (circa 1934-January 4, 2021) Iconic photographer of all things Disneyland OBIT

Pilar Bardem, 82 (March 14, 1939-July 17, 2021) Actress and mother of Oscar winner Javier Bardem (b. 1969) OBIT

Richard Baron, 98 (April 4, 1923-May 6, 2021) Publisher of Dial Press who put countless hot-button authors in print OBIT

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Claudia Barrett, 91 (November 3, 1929-April 30, 2021) Damsel-in-distress star of no-budget crap classic Robot Monster (1953) OBIT

Bart the Bear II, 21 (circa 2000-circa November 20, 2021) Trained bear featured in such films as Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) and Into the Wild (2007) OBIT

Franco Battiato, 76 (March 23, 1945-May 18, 2021) Prominent Italian singers-songwriter, painter and director OBIT

Jean Bayless, 88 (circa 1932-February 5, 2021) West End star who was Maria in the original London production of The Sound of Music (1960) OBIT

Elgin Baylor, 86 (September 16, 1934-March 22, 2021) NBA Hall of Famer OBIT

Mary Catherine Bateson, 81 (December 8, 1939-January 2, 2021) Cultural anthropologist who was the daughter — and a subject — of Margaret Mead (1901-1978) OBIT

Dr. Aaron T. Beck, 100 (July 17, 1921-November 1, 2021) Developer of cognitive therapy OBIT

Archbishop Carl Bean, 77 (May 26, 1944-September 7, 2021) Early force in the LGBTQ church movement and in the fight against AIDS who was noted for his 1977 Motown single “I Was Born This Way” OBIT

Anne Beatts, 74 (February 25, 1947-April 7, 2021) Trailblazing writer at SNL (1976-1980) and creator of Square Pegs (1982-19830 OBIT

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Ned Beatty, 83 (July 6, 1937-June 13, 2021) Oscar-nominated, Emmy-nominated, prolific actor especially known for the films Deliverance (1972), Network (1976), and the first two Superman films (1978 & 1980) OBIT

Bill Beebe, 94 (circa 1927-October 24, 2021) L.A. Times photographer noted for an iconic beach snap of JFK (1917-1963) OBIT

Sharon Begley, 64 (June 14, 1956-January 16, 2021) Pre-eminent science writer for Newsweek OBIT

Joseph Behar, 94 (September 30, 1926-June 26, 2021) Longtime, Daytime Emmy-winning director of soaps and game shows OBIT

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Jean-Paul Belmondo, 88 (April 9, 1933-September 6, 2021) French New Wave film icon, star of films from Breathless (1960) to That Man from Rio (1964) to his Cesar-winning Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté (1989) to his final film, A Man and His Dog (2008) OBIT

Fran Bennett (August 14, 1937-September 12, 2021) Booming-voiced veteran actress and coach who played Mother Jefferson on Live in Front of a Studio Audience (2019) OBIT

Joan Benny, 86 (June 17, 1934-June 10, 2021) Daughter of Jack Benny (1894-1974) and Mary Livingstone (1905-1983) who kept their memories alive via her writings OBIT

Byron Berline, 77 (July 6, 1944-July 10, 2021) Bluegrass fiddler OBIT

Walter Bernstein, 101 (August 20, 1919-January 22, 2021) Blacklisted screenwriter who was Oscar-nominated for writing The Front (1976) OBIT

Ben Best, 46 (September 13, 1974-September 12, 2021) Co-creator of the HBO series Eastbound & Down (2009-2013) who also acted on the show OBIT

Kamla Bhasin, 75 (April 24, 1946-September 25, 2021) First-wave South Asian feminist OBIT

Stu Billett, 85 (circa 1936-October 22, 2021) Veteran TV producer and creator of The People's Court (1981-1993; 1997-present) OBIT

Florence Birdwell, 96 (September 3, 1924-February 15, 2021) Singing teacher to Broadway stars OBIT

Arthur T. Birsh, 88 (October 6, 1932-April 14, 2021) Longtime publisher of Playbill OBIT

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Val Bisoglio, 95 (May 7, 1926-October 18, 2021) Character actor from Quincy, M.E. (1976-1983) and Saturday Night Fever (1977) OBIT

Laszlo Bito, 87 (September 7, 1934-November 14, 2021) Hungarian Research scientist who discovered a treatment for glaucoma and became a revered novelist and outspoken campaigner for human rights and free speech in his home country OBIT

Black Rob, 52 (July 12, 1969-April 17, 2021) Bad Boy rapper known for the hit “Whoa!” (2000) OBIT

Jay Black, 82 (November 2, 1928-October 22, 2021) Lead singer of Jay and the Americans during the band's most successful '60s years OBIT

Timuel Black, 102 (December 7, 1918-October 13, 2021) Chicago social justice strategist who mentored Barack Obama (b. 1961) and was involved in the early Civil Rights Movement OBIT

Bruce Blackburn, 82 (June 2, 1938-February 1, 2021) Designer of the NASA logo OBIT

Lionel Blair, 92 (December 12, 1928-November 4, 2021) British entertainer OBIT

Marie-Claire Blais, 82 (October 5, 1939-November 30, 2021) French-Canadian novelist OBIT

S. Prestley Blake, 106 (November 26, 1914-February 11, 2021) Co-founder, in 1935, of an ice cream shop that would balloon into the Friendly's restaurant chain OBIT

Mary Bloom, 81 (August 15, 1940-September 28, 2021) Westminster Kennel Club show photographer OBIT

Robert Bly, 94 (December 23, 1926-November 21, 2021) Antiwar poet who launched a men's movement with his 1990 best seller Iron John: A Book About Men OBIT

Sherwood L. Boehlert, 84 (September 28, 1936-September 21, 2021) Twelve-term (1983-2007) moderate Republican congressman from New York OBIT

Grichka Bogdanoff, 72 (August 29, 1949-December 28, 2021) One of the eccentric French twins who were TV presenters, and who were famous for their body-dysmorphic facial transformations — Igor died January 3, 2022 OBIT

Tim Bogert, 76 (August 27, 1944-January 13, 2021) Member of Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and supergroup Beck, Bogert & Appice OBIT

Gottfried Böhm, 101 (January 23, 1920-June 9, 2021) Architect who worked in Brutalist concrete designs OBIT

Enrique Bolaños, 93 (May 13, 1928-June 14, 2021) Former president (2002-2007) of Nicaragua OBIT

Christian Boltanski, 76 (September 6, 1944-July 14, 2021) Creator of grandiose art installations OBIT

Pat Bond, 94 (May 24, 1926-February 13, 2021) The granddaddy of BDSM and kink culture OBIT

Bob Bondurant, 88 (April 27, 1933-November 12, 2021) Racecar driver and driving coach to the stars OBIT

Frank Bonner, 79 (February 28, 1942-June 16, 2021) Memorably smarmy, igoted blowhard Herb Tarlek — the ultimate plaid boy — on WKRP in Cincinnati (1978-1982) and The New WKRP in Cincinnati (1991-1993) OBIT

Martin Bookspan, 94 (July 30, 1926-April 29, 2021) Longtime Live from Lincoln Center (1976-2006) announcer OBIT

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Duke Booty, 69 (-January 13, 2021) Rapper whose The Message (1982), recorded by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, began rap's migration from escapism to documenting urban life OBIT

Harold Bornstein, 73 (March 3, 1947-January 8, 2021) The personal doc who dubiously proclaimed Donald Trump (b. 1946) the picture of health via a widely derided letter that he later admitted had been dictated by Trump himself OBIT

Perry Botkin Jr., 87 (-January 18, 2021) TV composer of themes for The Young and the Restless (1973-present), Happy Days (1974-1984), Mork and Mindy (1978-1982), and the smash hit “Nadia's Theme” (1977) OBIT

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 84 (March 2, 1937-September 17, 2021) Algeria's longest-serving (1999-2019) president OBIT

Bobby Bowden, 91 (November 8, 1929-August 8, 2021) Former Seminoles coach OBIT

John Bowman, 64 (circa 1957-December 28, 2021) Emmy winner known for his writing duties on In Living Color (1992-1993) and producing TV OBIT

Charles Boyer, 86 (circa 1934-February 8, 2021) Disneyland's most famous on-site artist and master illustrator OBIT

Jerry Brandt, 82 (January 29, 1938-January 16, 2021) Owner of onetime phenomenally popular NYC clubs the Electric Circus and the Ritz OBIT

Harry Brant, 24 (1996-January 17, 2021) Socialite son of model Stephanie Seymour (b. 1968) and billionaire Peter M. Brant (b. 1947) OBIT

Colt Brennan, 37 (August 16, 1983-May 11, 2021) Former star quarterback for the University of Hawaii OBIT

Terry Brennan, 93 (June 11, 1928-September 7, 2021) Former Notre Dame football coach OBIT

Lee Breuer, 83 (February 6, 1937-January 3, 2021) Cofounder of the Mabou Mines theater company, writer of Broadway Pulitzer Prize finalist The Gospel at Colonus (1983) OBIT

Shane Briant, 74 (August 17, 1946-May 27, 2021) English actor and author known for his roles in Hammer movies OBIT

Leslie Bricusse, 90 (January 29, 1931-October 19, 2021) Oscar-winning songwriter known for such hits as “What Kind of Fool Am I?” (1962), “Talk to the Animals” (1967) and “Candy Man” (1971),  OBIT

Johnny Briggs, 85 (September 5, 1935-February 28, 2021) Coronation Street (1974-2006) actor OBIT

Harry Bring, 77 (circa 1943-February 16, 2021) The X-Files (2000-2002) producer OBIT

Eli Broad, 87 (June 6, 1933-April 28, 2021) Businessman who spent part of his fortune to reshape Los Angeles as a cultural capital OBIT

Thomas Brock, 94 (September 10, 1926-April 4, 2021) Man who discovered heat-resistant bacteria at Yellowstone National Park, which in turn led to the development of the COVID-19 test in 2020 OBIT

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Steve Bronski, 61 (February 7, 1960-circa December 9, 2021) C0-founding member of British synthpop group Bronski Beat, famed for the gay-themed song “Smalltown Boy” (1984) OBIT

Brick Bronsky, 57 (April 18, 1964-August 23, 2021) Wrestler-turned-Troma actor OBIT

Andrew Brooks, 51 (February 10, 1969-January 23, 2021) Helped develop the first COVID-19 spit test OBIT

Alice Clark Brown, 68 (August 22, 1952-June 6, 2021) First Black showgirl in the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus (1971-1974) OBIT

Billy Brown, 68 (circa 1962-February 7, 2021) Alaskan Bush People (2014-2019) reality actor OBIT

Bobby Brown, 96 (October 25, 1924-March 25, 2021) Yankee infielder who played in four World Series championships then left to become a cardiologist before returning as American League president OBIT

H. Jackson Brown Jr., 81 (March 14, 1940-November 30, 2021) Author of Life's Little Instruction Book (1991) OBIT

Lisa Brown, 67 (August 2, 1954-November 24, 2021) Soap actress on The Guiding Light (1980-2009) and As the World Turns (1985-2006) who also appeared in 42nd Street on Broadway (1980) OBIT

Roger Brown, 84 (May 1, 1937-September 17, 2021) L.A. Rams Pro Bowl defensive tackle OBIT

Robert Bruce, 62 (circa 1959-circa December 22, 2021) Appeared on reality series  Comic Book Men (2012-2018) OBIT

Dieter Brummer, 45 (May 5, 1976-July 24, 2021) Star of Australian soaps OBIT

Joseph “Taheim” Bryan, 50 (circa 1971-August 19, 2021) Writer and producer on the 2020 film Equal Standard OBIT

Viktor Bryukhanov, 85 (December 1, 1935-October 13, 2021) Man blamed for the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster OBIT

Peter Buck, 90 (December 19, 1930-November 18, 2021) Co-founder of Subway OBIT

Richard Buckley, 72 (1948-Sepember 19, 2021) Veteran fashion editor, husband of designer Tom Ford (b. 1961) OBIT

Ed Bullins, 86 (July 7, 1935-November 13, 2021) Playwright of the Black Arts Movement of the '60s and '70s OBIT

Allan Burns, 85 (May 18, 1935-January 30, 2021) TV producer and screen writer who co-created and wrote for The Munsters (1964-1966), Mary Tyler Moore (1970-1977) and Rhoda (1974-1978) OBIT

Karla Burns, 66 (December 24, 1954-June 4, 2021) Olivier-winning (in 1991) actress known for her interpretation of Queenie in Show Boat (Broadway, 1983) who later fought to regain her voice when it was lost due to surgery OBIT

Sunday Burquest, 50 (circa 1970-April 18, 2021) Season 33 (2016) Survivor contestant OBIT

Jonathan Bush, 89 (May 6, 1931-May 5, 2021) Financier, younger brother of George H.W. Bush (1924-2018) OBIT

George Butler, 78 (October 12, 1943-October 21, 2021) Pumping Iron (1977) documentarian OBIT

Nancy Cain, 81 (June 3, 1940-August 22, 2021) Member of Videofreex, a group that captured breaking news regarding social justice on portable video cameras in the '60s and '70s OBIT

Robert Calasso, 80 (May 30, 1941-July 28, 2021) Italian publisher, translator and writer OBIT

Coronji Calhoun, 30 (1991-October 31, 2021) Former child actor seen in Monster's Ball (2001) OBIT

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JoAnna Cameron, 70 (September 20, 1951-October 15, 2021) Actress who played the title role on Isis (1975-1977), the first American series with a female superhero as its star OBIT

Lorli von Trapp Campbell, 90 (May 14, 1931-October 17, 2021) Second daughter of Maria von Trapp (1905-1987) OBIT

Mario Camus, 86 (April 20, 1935-September 18, 2021) Spanish director of such films as the Golden Bear-winning La Colmena OBIT

Dennis Caplinger, 58 (May 10, 1963-August 14, 2021) Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist OBIT

Charles Cappleman, 95 (July 30, 1926-December 5, 2021) CBS Television City engineering guru who modernized daytime programming, bringing the first videotape recorders to CBS and worked on early TV shows OBIT

John “Bud” Cardos, 91 (December 20, 1929-March 4, 2021) Animal wrangler and stuntman in exploitation flicks who directed The Red, White and Black (1970) and Kingdom of the Spiders (1977), among others OBIT

Gordon Carey, 89 (January 7, 1932-November 27, 2021) White civil rights worker involved in lunch-counter sit-ins and Freedom Rides OBIT

Eric Carle, 91 (June 25, 1929-May 23, 2021) Author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969) OBIT

Linda Carlson, 76 (May 12, 1945-October 26, 2021) Bev Dutton on TV's Newhart (1985-1987) OBIT

Ralph Carmichael, 94 (May 27, 1927-October 18, 2021) Prolific composer with credits including I Love Lucy (1951) and the original The Blob (1958) OBIT

Raffaella Carrà, 78 (June 18, 1943-July 5, 2021) Italian singer and entertainment icon known for her 1978 disco hit “Do It, Do It Again” OBIT

Jean-Claude Carrière, 89 (September 17, 1931-February 8, 2021) Prolific, Oscar-nominated, Oscar-winning screenwriter who was then also awarded an honorary Oscar following a career including such films as Belle de Jour (1967), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) and The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) OBIT

Dick Carson, 92 (June 4, 1929-December 19, 2021) Brother of Johnny Carson (1925-2005) and former TV director OBIT

Rosalind Cartwright, 98 (December 30 1922-January 15, 2021) Sleep disorder researcher OBIT

Marianne Carus, 92 (June 16, 1928-March 3, 2021) Founder of the children's magazine Cricket (1973-present) OBIT

Steve Carver, 75 (April 5, 1945-January 8, 2021) Director of such action films as The Arena (1974), An Eye for an Eye (1981) and Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) OBIT

Rev. W. Sterling Cary, 94 (August 10, 1927-November 14, 2021) Influential Black liberation theology pastor OBIT

Nino-Castelnuovo-boycultureHis face was music for the eyes. (GIF via GIPHY)

Nino Castelnuovo, 84 (October 28, 1936-September 6, 2021) Star of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) OBIT

Raymond Cauchetier, 101 (January 10, 1920-February 22, 2021) French photographer who captured the making of some of the most important New Wave films of the '60s OBIT

Raymond Cavaleri, 74 (January 17, 1947-July 19, 2021) Former child actor who became an acting agent OBIT

James Cayne, 87 (February 14, 1934-December 28, 2021) Ran Bear Stearns until its crash OBIT

Malcolm Cecil, 84 (January 9, 1937-March 28, 2021) Pioneering synth producer OBIT

Ben Chafin, 60 (May 18, 1960-January 1, 2021) Georgia state senator OBIT

John Challis, 79 (August 16, 1942-September 19, 2021) English actor in over 30 episodes of the long-running sitcom Only Fools and Horses (1981-2003) OBIT

Michael Champion, 74 (November 3, 1946-June 16, 2021) Beverly Hills Cop (1984) actor OBIT

John Chaney, 89 (January 21, 1932-January 29, 2021) Legendary Temple University (1982-2006) basketball coach OBIT

Midwin Charles, 47 (July 17, 1973-April 6, 2021) Legal analyst frequently seen on CNN, MSNBC, HLN and Bloomberg TV OBIT

Nadia Chaudhri, 43 (January 25, 1978-October 5, 2021) Neuroscientist who documented the end of her life as she succumbed to ovarian cancer OBIT

Nai-Ni Chen, 62 (October 31, 1959-December 12, 2021) Founder of the dance company that bore her name (1988) OBIT

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Sonny Chiba, 82 (January 22, 1939-August 19, 2021) Japanese action hero known for The Street Fighter (1974) and Kill Bill (2003) OBIT

Purnell Choppin, 91 (July 4, 1929-July 3, 2021) Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientist whose work on how viruses multiply laid the groundwork for the COVID-19 fight OBIT

Roy Christopher, 85 (December 27, 1935-February 2, 2021) TV production designer and art director OBIT

David Chute, 71 (March 11, 1950-November 8, 2021) Film critic and writer OBIT

Kevin Clark, 32 (December 3, 1988-May 26, 2021) Actor from School of Rock (2003) OBIT

Ramsey Clark, 93 (December 18, 1947-April 9, 2021) AG (1967-1969 following a year as acting AG) in the Johnson Administration OBIT

John Clem Clarke, 83 (June 6, 1937-June 5, 2021) Pop artist OBIT

Beezus-ramona-boycultureSisters just don't understand. (Image via William Morrow & Co.)

Beverly Cleary, 104 (April 12, 1916-March 25, 2021) Beloved author of the children's books Henry Huggins (1950), Beezus and Ramona (1955), Ramona and Her Mother (1979) and many more OBIT

Maureen Cleave, 87 (October 20, 1934-November 6, 2021) Pop journalist who was interviewing the Beatles when John Lennon (1940-1980) said the band was “more popular than Jesus” OBIT

Max Cleland, 79 (August 24, 1942-November 9, 2021) Senator from Georgia (1996-2002) felled by a grotesque attack ad linking him to terrorism — in spite of his having left three limbs on the battlefield in Vietnam OBIT

Chuck Close, 81 (July 5, 1940-August 18, 2021) Renowned Photorealist painter, including of 1968's Big Self-Portrait OBIT

Bill Clotworthy, 95 (January 13, 1928-August 19, 2021) SNL's longtime standards and practices censor OBIT

Angelo Codevilla, 78 (May 25, 1943-September 20, 2021) Hawkish conservative theorist whose beliefs gave rise to the Tea Party and Trumpism  OBIT

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Robert Cohan, 95 (March 26, 1925-January 13, 2021) Dancer and choreographer who established the London Contemporary Dance Group aka London Contemporary Dance Theater in the UK OBIT

Gianluigi Colalucci, 91 (December 24, 1929-March 28, 2021) Restorer of the Sistine Chapel OBIT

Don Collier, 92 (October 17, 1928-September 13, 2021) Star of TV's The High Chaparral (1967-1971) OBIT

Michael Collins, 90 (October 31, 1930-April 28, 2021) Apollo 11 astronaut OBIT

Pat Collins, 88 (April 3, 1932-March 21, 2021) Tony-winning lighting designer OBIT

Harry Colomby, 92 (August 20, 1929-December 25, 2021) Manager of Thelonius Monk () OBIT

Freddie Combs, 49 (September 30, 1971-September 10, 2021) Ton of Love (2010) reality star and The X Factor competitor (2012) OBIT

Billy Conigliaro, 73 (August 15, 1947-February 10, 2021) Red Sox star OBIT

Charles Connor, 86 (January 14, 1935-July 31, 2021) Drummer for Little Richard (1932-2020) and Sam Cooke (1931-1964) OBIT

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Michael Constantine, 94 (May 22, 1927-August 31, 2021) Emmy-winning veteran of the series Room 222 (1969-1974) who played the dad in My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), its TV-series spin-off My Big Fat Greek Life (2003) and the film's 2016 sequel OBIT

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Rajie Cook, 90 (July 6, 1930-February 6, 2021) Co-creator of the pictogram symbols used in public spaces OBIT

Barbara Campbell Cooke, 85 (circa 1935-April 2021) Widow of Sam Cooke (1931-1964) OBIT

Charles Coolidge, 99 (August 4, 1921-April 6, 2021) WWII hero OBIT

Floyd Cooper, 65 (January 8, 1956-July 15, 2021) Illustrator of Black children's books OBIT

Gary Corbett, 62 (circa late July 1958-July 14, 2021) KISS and Cinderella touring keyboardist who co-wrote Cyndi Lauper's (b. 1953) hit “She-Bop” (1983) OBIT

Alex Cord, 88 (May 3, 1933-August 9, 2021) Airwolf (1984-1986) actor OBIT

Chick Corea, 79 (June 12, 1941-February 9, 2021) Celebrated jazz-rock fusion musician acclaimed as a jazz pianist OBIT

Jill Corey, 85 (September 30, 1935-April 3, 2021) Torch singer whose stardom took hold in the '50s, when she was a teen OBIT

John Cornell, 80 (February 2, 1941-July 23, 2021) Australian actor, producer, director and Oscar-nominated screenwriter known for his long association with Paul Hogan (b. 1939) OBIT

Diego Cortez, 74 (September 30, 1946-June 21, 2021) NYC scene-maker in the worlds of art and music who curated a 1981 show featuring future superstar Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) OBIT

Paul Cotton, 78 (February 26, 1943-July 31, 2021) Member of the country-rock band Poco OBIT

Jack Couffer, 96 (December 7, 1924-July 30, 2021) Oscar-nominated Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973) cinematographer OBIT

Erik Cowie, 52 or 53 (circa 1969-September 3, 2021) Tiger King reality star OBIT

Douglas Cramer, 89 (August 22, 1931-June 4, 2021) Producer of such TV hits as The Love Boat (1977-1986 + TV movies) and Dynasty (1981-1989), noted art collector OBIT

Del Crandall, 91 (March 5, 1930-May 5, 2021) All-star Braves catcher OBIT

Johnny Crawford, 75 (March 26, 1946-April 29, 2021) Original Mouseketeer of 1955, and star of TV's The Rifleman (1958-1963) OBIT

Dave Creek, 42 (circa 1988-January 7, 2021) Lead character designer on Bob's Burgers (2011-2018) OBIT

Sandie Crisp, 61 (January 13, 1960-January 27, 2021) Trans actress and model known as the Goddess Bunny OBIT

Christina Crosby, 67 (September 2, 1953-January 5, 2021) Feminist scholar who wrote the disability memoir A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain (2016) OBIT

Irv Cross, 81 (July 27, 1939-February 28, 2021) First Black network TV sports analyst OBIT

Leonard Crow Dog, 78 (August 18, 1942-June 5, 2021) Spiritual leader at Wounded Knee OBIT

J.D. Crowe, 84 (August 27, 1937-December 24, 2021) Grammy-winning banjo player OBIT

Paul Crutzen, 87 (December 3, 1933-January 28, 2021) Dutch atmospheric chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1995) for his work on the ozone layer/climate change OBIT

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, 87 (September 29, 1934-October 20, 2021) Psychologist who popularized the concept of focused contentment, or “flow” OBIT

Curley Culp, 75 (March 10, 1946-November 27, 2021) Hall of Famer who played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers OBIT

Sam Cunningham, 70 (August 15, 1950-September 7, 2021) USC running back who helped to integrate the sport of football OBIT

Stefan Cush, 60 (circa 1960-February 4, 2021) One of the lead vocalists with the folk-punk outfit The Men They Couldn't Hang OBIT

Delores Custer, 79 (November 11, 1941-August 18, 2021) Famed food stylist OBIT

Lou Cutell, 91 (October 6, 1930-November 22, 2021) The Assman on a 1995 Seinfeld episode, playwright of Viagara Falls (2010 off-Broadway) OBIT

Arlene-dahl-boycultureEarth mother (Image via 20th Century Fox)

Arlene Dahl, 96 (August 11, 1925-November 29, 2021) Flame-haired MGM star who appeared in such films as Slightly Scarlet (1956) and Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) ahead of a career in beauty; mother of Lorenzo Lamas (b. 1958) OBIT

Deezer D, 55 (March 10, 1965-2021) Longtime ER (1994-2009) actor, rapper OBIT

Jacques d'Amboise, 86 (July 28, 1934-May 2, 2021) New York City Ballet star OBIT

Stuart-damon-born--to-succeed-soap-opera-digest-boyculturePrince of Port Charles (Image via Soap Opera Digest)

Stuart Damon, 84 (February 5, 1937-June 29, 2021) Longtime General Hospital cast member (1977-2008; 2011; 2013) also known for his work on Broadway, on London's West End, in the British series The Champions (1968-1969) and Space: 1999 (1975-1977) and as Prince Charming in the phenomenally popular 1965 TV remake of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella OBIT

Henry Darrow, 87 (September 15, 1933-March 14, 2021) Actor on The High Chaparral (1967-1971) and Zorro and Son (1983) OBIT

Sarah Dash, 76 (August 18, 1945-September 20, 2021) Founding member of Labelle OBIT

Nickolas Davatzes, 79 (March 14, 1942-August 21, 2021) Instrumental force in the creation of both A&E and the History Channel OBIT

Bill Davis, 92 (July 30, 1929-August 8, 2021) Former Ontario premier (1971-1985) OBIT

Bill C. Davis, 69 (August 24, 1951-February 26, 2021) Playwright of Mass Appeal (1980), which was adapted into the 1984 film OBIT

John-davis-milli-vanilli-boycultureGirl, we knew what was true. (Image via family photo)

John Davis, 66 (August 31, 1954-May 24, 2021) One of the real voices behind Milli Vanilli OBIT

Madeline Davis, 80 (July 7, 1940-April 28, 2021) First out gay woman to speak at a major party's national convention, at the DNC, in 1972 OBIT

Peter S. Davis, 79 (circa 1941-February 21, 2021) Producer of such films as Highlander (1986) OBIT 

Rennie Davis, 80 (May 23, 1940-February 2, 2021) One of the Chicago 7 anti-war activists OBIT

Ruth Dayan, 103 (March 6, 1917-February 5, 2021) Matriarch of the Maskit fashion brand OBIT

Lois De Banzie, 90 (May 4, 1930-April 3, 2021) Broadway actress known for her Tony-nominated performance in Morning's at Seven (1980) and her work in the film Annie (1982) OBIT

Idris Déby, 68 (1952-April 20, 2021) Autocratic leader of Chad OBIT

Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, 84 (August 31, 1936-July 25, 2021) Portuguese national hero OBIT

F.W. de Klerk, 85 (March 18, 1936-November 11, 2021) Last president of South Africa (1989-1994)  during apartheid OBIT

Martha De Laurentiis, 67 (July 10, 1954-December 4, 2021) TV producer OBIT

Tony De Marco, 89 (January 14, 1932-October 11, 2021) Welterweight fighter OBIT

Ronald DeFeo, 69 (September 26, 1951-March 12, 2021) Killer who inspired The Amityville Horror (1977) OBIT

Nathalie Delon, 79 (August 1, 1941-January 21, 2021) French actress in such films as Le Samourai (1967) OBIT

Don Demeter, 86 (June 25, 1935-November 29, 2021) 1959 Dodger who was unable to live up to his hype following a wrist injury OBIT

Jo-Carroll Dennison, 97 (December 16, 1923-October 18, 2021) Oldest surviving Miss America (1942) remembered for being a popular WWII pinup, smalltime acting roles and — as an early feminist — objecting to wearing a swimsuit during her reign OBIT

David H. DePatie, 91 (December 24, 1929-September 23, 2021) Part of DePatie Freleng Enterprises of Pink Panther (1969-1978) cartoon series fame OBIT

Myron Dewey, 49 (July 16, 1972-September 26, 2021) Co-director of Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock (2017) and footage of demonstrations over the Dakota Access Pipeline OBIT

Arturo Di Modica, 80 (January 26, 1941-February 19, 2021) Sculptor behind Manhattan's famous Charging Bull OBIT

Dustin Diamond, 44 (January 7, 1977-February 1, 2021) Screech on Good Morning, Miss Bliss (1988-1989) and Saved by the Bell (1989-1992, plus various incarnations) OBIT

Eric Jerome Dickey, 59 (July 7, 1961-January 3, 2021) Best-selling novelist with dozens of works to his credit, including Milk in My Coffee (1998) OBIT

Joan-didion-play-it-as-it-lays-book-obituary-boycultureLet her tell you what she means ... (Image via Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Joan Didion, 87 (December 5, 1934-December 23, 2021) California writer acclaimed for her novels Play It as It Lays (1970) and A Book of Common Prayer (1977), as well as her many personalized essays and the National Book Award-winning memoir The Year of Magical Thinking (2005), adapted for the stage in 2007; co-screenwriter of The Panic in Needle Park (1971), A Star Is Born (1976) and True Confessions (1981) OBIT

DMX, 50 (December 18, 1970-April 9, 2021) Rap legend OBIT

Aleksander Doba, 74 (September 9, 1946-February 22, 2021) He kayaked across the Atlantic at age 70 OBIT

Alix Dobkin, 80 (August 16, 1940-May 19, 2021) Lesbian singer and activist famous for posing in a THE FUTURE IS FEMALE T-shirt in a 1975 image by photographer Liza Cowan (b. circa 1941) OBIT

Lloyd Dobyns Jr., 85 (March 12, 1936-August 22, 2021) NBC News correspondent OBIT

Dottie Dodgion, 91 (September 23, 1929-September 17, 2021) Rare high-profile woman drummer of the '50s and '60s OBIT

Bob-dole-boycultureNot in Kansas anymore. (Image via Dole for Senate Committee)

Bob Dole, 98 (July 22, 1928-December 5, 2021) Longtime U.S. senator (1968-1996), VP running mate of Gerald Ford (1913-2006) in 1976, GOP presidential nominee in 1996 OBIT

Ron Dominguez, 85 (August 10, 1935-January 1, 2021) Disney Legend who had been an Executive Vice President of Attractions and at various times supervised Frontierland and Tomorrowland, among other duties OBIT

Tim Donnelly, 77 (September 3, 1944-September 17, 2021) Chet Kelly on Emergency! (1972-1978) OBIT

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Richard Donner, 91 (April 24, 1930-July 5, 2021) Prolific and popular director of such classic hits as The Omen (1976), Superman (1978), The Goonies (1985) and the Lethal Weapon series (1985-1998); on early TV, he directed the “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” episode of The Twilight Zone (1963) OBIT

Raymond Donovan, 90 (August 31, 1930-June 2, 2021) Scandal-plagued Reagan Administration Secretary of Labor who quit in disgrace OBIT

Chun Doo-hwan, 90 (January 18, 1931-November 16, 2021) Iron-fisted military dictator of South Korea (1979-1988) OBIT

Renée Dorléac aka Renée Simonot, 109 (September 10, 1911-July 11, 2021) Actress, voice-over artist, mother of Catherine Deneuve (b. 1943), Françoise Dorléac (1942-1967) and Sylvie Dorléac (b. 1946) OBIT

Anne Douglas, 102 (April 23, 1919-April 29, 2021) Philanthropist widow of Kirk Douglas (1916-2020) OBIT

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Jerry Douglas, 84 (November 15, 1935-January 9, 2021) Gay-porn director of films from 1973-2007 who also directed the gay play Tubstrip (1973) and the movie Score (1974) OBIT

Jerry Douglas, 85 (November 12, 1932-November 9, 2021) Longtime star of The Young and the Restless (1982-2016) OBIT

Suzzane Douglas, 64 (April 12, 1957-July 6, 2021) Star of the sitcom The Parent 'Hood (1995-1999) OBIT

Robert Downey Sr., 85 (June 24, 1936-July 7, 2021) Influential filmmaker behind the lauded indie Putney Swope (1969), father of Robert Downey Jr. (b.) OBIT

Drakeo the Ruler, 28 (December 1, 1993-December 18, 2021) West Coast rapper OBIT

Dave-draper-mr-america-shirtless-muscles-boycultureStrong cover image (Image via Mr. America)

Dave Draper, 79 (April 16, 1942-November 30, 2021) The Blond Bomber of bodybuilding, he was Mr. America (1965) and Mr. Universe (1966), and appeared on TV and in such films as Don't Make Waves (1967) OBIT

Patricia Driscoll, 93 (December 17, 1927-June 12, 2021) BBC presenter and actress OBIT

Pete du Pont, 86 (January 22, 1935-May 8, 2021) Wealthy scion who was a two-term Delaware governor (1976-1984) and ran for president  in 1988 OBIT

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Olympia Dukakis, 89 (June 20, 1931-May 1, 2021) Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning actress for Moonstruck (1987) also widely recognized as Anna Madrigal in the Tales of the City franchise (1993-2019), for Steel Magnolias (1989) and for a prolific stage career OBIT

Patrick Dupond, 61 (March 14, 1959-March 5, 2021) Parisian ballet star OBIT

Dianne Durham, 52 (June 17, 1968-February 4, 2021) First Black gymnast to win U.S. women's title OBIT

Jimmie Durham, 81 (July 10, 1940-November 17, 2021) Sculptor of indigenous themes OBIT

David Dushman, 98 (April 1, 1923-June 5, 2021) Soviet soldier who was the last surviving liberator of Auschwitz OBIT

Tumblr_3c7ef916812f69115f1dc4606c76ed2a_002aed93_500... I could eat. (GIF via GIPHY)

Marilyn Eastman, 87 (December 17, 1933-August 22, 2021) Financier-turned-actress who appeared in the horror classic Night of the Living Dead (1968) OBIT

Carol Easton, 87 (September 27, 1933-June 17, 2021) Esteemed biographer OBIT

Mark Eaton, 64 (January 24, 1957-May 28, 2021) Former Utah Jazz star OBIT

Clarissa Eden, 101 (June 28, 1920-November 15, 2021) Iconoclastic niece of Winston Churchill (1874-1965), widow of PM Anthony Eden (1897-1977) OBIT

Mark Eden, 92 (February 14, 1928-January 1, 2021) Villain on the UK soap Coronation Street (1986-1989) OBIT

Graeme Edge, 80 (March 30, 1941-November 11, 2021) Moody Blues drummer, songwriter, co-founder OBIT

Edwin Edwards, 93 (August 7, 1927-July 12, 2021) Colorful, criminal governor of Louisiana OBIT

Lois Ehlert, 86 (November 9, 1934-May 25, 2021) Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (1989) children's author OBIT

Lars Eighner, 73 (November 25, 1948-December 23, 2021) Author of the acclaimed memoir about homelessness Travels with Lizbeth (1993) OBIT

Carola Eisenberg, 103 (September 15, 1917-March 11, 2021) Co-founder of Physicians for Human Rights OBIT

Alber Elbaz, 59 (June 12, 1961-April 24, 2021) Moroccan-born Israeli designer at Lanvin who had just launched his own brand  OBIT

Lee Elder, 87 (July 14, 1934-November 28, 2021) Golfer who, at 40, became the first Black man to take part in the Masters tournament OBIT

Mark Elliott, 81 (September 23, 1939-April 3, 2021) Longtime voice of Disney and other movie trailers OBIT

Nancy Bush Ellis, 94 (February 4, 1926-January 10, 2021) Sister and aunt of presidents OBIT

Pee Wee Ellis, 80 (April 21, 1941-September 23, 2021) Worked with James Brown (1933-2006) and Van Morrison (b. 1945) blending various musical forms with jazz and pop OBIT

Robert Ellison, 89 (May 14, 1932-July 9, 2021) Ceramics collector, Met benefactor OBIT

Violetta Elvin, 97 (November 3, 1923-May 27, 2021) Bolshoi Ballet and Royal Ballet star OBIT

Les Emmerson, 77 (September 17, 1944-December 10, 2021) Member of Five Man Electrical Band OBIT

Michael Enzi, 77 (February 1, 1944-July 26, 2021) Long-serving (1996-2021) senator from Wyoming OBIT

John Erman, 85 (August 3, 1935-June 25, 2021) Emmy-winning TV producer-director OBIT

Richard R. Ernst, 87 (August 14, 1933-June 4, 2021) Nobel Prize winner whose work led to MRI technology OBIT

Barbara Ess, 76 (April 4, 1944-March 4, 2021) Pinhole-camera artist OBIT

Deon Estus, 65 (July 4, 1956-October 11, 2021) Longtime bass player for Wham! and for George Michael (1963-2016) OBIT

Dick Evans, 86 (January 23, 1935-October 2, 2021) TV actor remembered for his 1965 stint on Peyton Place OBIT

Lee Evans, 74 (February 25, 1947-April 18, 2021) One of the Black athletes who raised his fist against racism at the 1968 Summer Games OBIT

Fccf2841600bb50d18d479bb7d203478In sync (GIF via GIPHY)

Don Everly, 84 (February 1, 1937-August 21, 2021) Groundbreaking musician who, with his late brother Phil, was a member of the Everly Brothers, rock 'n' roll architects behind such hits as “Bye Bye Love” (1957), “Wake Up Little Susie” (1957), “All I Have to Do Is Dream” (1958) and “Cathy's Clown” (1960) OBIT

Sabah Fakhri, 88 (May 2, 1933-November 2, 2021) Legendary Syrian singer OBIT

Bob Fass, 87 (June 29, 1933-April 24, 2021) Underground radio pioneer OBIT

Jim Fassel, 71 (August 31, 1949-June 7, 2021) Celebrated Giants Super Bowl coach OBIT

Gerald Feil, 87 (circa 1933-February 9, 2021) Cinematographer of such films as Lord of the Flies (1963) OBIT

Anne Feeney, 69 (July 1, 1951-February 3, 2021) Folk singer OBIT

Richard Feigen, 90 (August 8, 1930-January 29, 2021) Prominent art collector, gallerist OBIT

George Ferencz, 74 (February 3, 1947-September 14, 2021) Longtime Broadway director known for his innovations in staging OBIT

Graeme Ferguson, 91 (October 27, 1929-May 8, 2021) Imax co-founder OBIT

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 101 (March 24, 1919-February 22, 2021) Owner of the fabled San Francisco bookstore City Lights bookstore, and poet who mentored the Beats OBIT

Benedict J. Fernandez, 84 (April 5, 1936-January 31, 2021) Photojournalist who captured much of the Civil Rights Movement OBIT

Vicentefernandez-chenteEnd of an era (GIF via GIPHY)

Vicente Fernández, 81 (February 17, 1940-December 12, 2021) Icon of Mexican music and film OBIT

Heidi Ferrer, 50 (May 28, 1970-May 26, 2021) TV writer on such shows as Dawson's Creek (1999) OBIT

Delia Fiallo, 96 (July 4, 1924-June 29, 2021) Considered the mother of telenovelas OBIT

June Finch, 81 (June 13, 1940-June 18, 2021) Virtuoso dance teacher OBIT

David Finn, 100 (August 30, 1921-October 18, 2021) Co-founder of the pre-eminent PR firm Ruder & Finn OBIT

Siegfried-roy-program-boycultureThe original Tiger Kings (Image via Frontier)

Siegfried Fischbacher, 81 (June 13, 1939-January 14, 2021) One half of the flamboyant, big cat-taming Vegas duo Siegfried & Roy OBIT

Maj. Ian Fishback, 42 (January 19, 1979-November 19, 2021) Whistleblower who exposed prisoner beatings by U.S. troops in Iraq OBIT

Louise Fishman, 82 (January 14, 1939-July 26, 2021) Abstract Expressionist painter OBIT

Ricarlo Flanagan, 40 (circa 1980-October 9 or 10, 2021) Stand-up comic who appeared on Shameless (2017) OBIT

Robert Fletcher, 98 (August 23, 1922-April 5, 2021) Designer of the Klingon and Vulcan Star Trek costumes OBIT

Carlisle Floyd, 95 (June 11, 1926-September 30, 2021) Composter-librettist OBIT

Jerry-falwell-hustler-larry-flyntThe mother of all smack-downs. (Image via Hustler)

Larry Flynt, 78 (November 1, 1942-February 10, 2021) Free-speech activist who became a millionaire many times over publishing the outrageous — but not obscene — Hustler Magazine OBIT

Bernette Ford, 70 (June 30, 1950-June 20, 2021) Publishing executive, editor and author of children's books like 1990's Bright Eyes, Brown Skin OBIT

Glen Ford, 71 (November 5, 1949-July 28, 2021) Progressive journalist OBIT

Arthur Forrest, 95 (1926-October 25, 2021) Three-time Emmy-winning TV director OBIT

George Forss, 80 (May 4, 1941-July 17, 2021) NYC photographer discovered late in life OBIT

Helen Fortunoff, 88 (March 2, 1933-November 8, 2021) Executive in the gem industry OBIT

Sonny Fox, 95 (June 17, 1925-January 24, 2021) Host of game show  The $64,000 Challenge (1956) and the children's show Wonderama (1959-1967) OBIT

Fanne Foxe, 84 (February 14, 1936-February 10, 2021) Stripper embroiled in one of the biggest sex scandals in D.C. in the '70s OBIT

Carla Fracci, 84 (November 6, 1931-May 27, 2021) Major 20th-century dance figure known for her killer lead in Giselle OBIT

Dan Frank, 67 (March 27, 1954-May 24, 2021) Editorial director at Pantheon Books OBIT

Lucinda Franks, 74 (July 16, 1946-May 5, 2021) Investigative journalist who became the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting OBIT

George Frayne aka Commander Cody, 77 (July 19, 1944-September 26, 2021) Lost Planet Airmen singer OBIT

Bill Freehan, 79 (November 29, 1941-August 19, 2021) All-Star catcher for the Detroit Tigers OBIT

Cliff Freeman, 80 (February 14, 1941-September 5, 2021) Adman behind “Where's the Beef?” OBIT

Heath Freeman, 41 (June 23, 1980-November 14, 2021) Bones (2005-2007) actor OBIT

Nelson Freire, 77 (October 18, 1944-November 1, 2021) Piano virtuoso OBIT

Arthur French, 89 (November 6, 1931-July 24, 2021) Negro Ensemble Company actor OBIT

XnclDave, the social climber (GIF via GIPHY)

Jahmil French, 29 (July 29, 1992-March 1, 2021) Star of Degrassi: The Next Generation (2009-2013) OBIT

John Frey, 62 (April 30, 1958-January 23, 2021) Actor/director/screenwriter known for the film Cabaret Maxime (2018) OBIT

Ava Ostern Fries, 87 (circa 1934-October 2, 2021) Producer of Troop Beverly Hills (1989) who was also the film's inspiration; wife of Charles Charles W. Fries (1928-2021) OBIT

Charles W. Fries, 92 (September 30, 1928-April 22, 2021) TV producer known as the Godfather of the Television Movie OBIT

James F. Fries, 83 (August 25, 1938-November 7, 2021) Philosophical medical researcher focused on enhancing healthspan over lifespan OBIT

Dave Frishberg, 88 (March 23, 1933-November 17, 2021) Songwriter known for wordplay and for his Schoolhouse Rock (1975) tunes OBIT

Mira Furlan, 65 (September 7, 1955-January 20, 2021) Babylon 5 (1993-1998) actress OBIT

Rezo Gabriadze, 84 (June 29, 1936-June 6, 2021) Master puppeteer OBIT

John Gabriel, 90 (May 25, 1931-June 11, 2021) Ryan's Hope (1975-1989) actor, TV producer OBIT

Martha Lou Gadsden, 91 (March 20, 1930-April 1, 2021) Charleston, South Carolina, soul-food matriarch behind Martha Lou's Kitchen OBIT

Ted Gardner, 74 (circa 1947-December 28, 2021) Cofounder of Lollapalooza, manager for Jane's Addiction OBIT

Jimmy Garrett, 67 (September 23, 1954-September 17, 2021) Former child actor who played Jerry Carmichael, Lucy's son, on The Lucy Show (1962-1965) OBIT

Willie Garson, 57 (February 20, 1964-September 21, 2021) Stanford Blatch on Sex and the City (1998-2004, films in 2008 & 2010, series sequel And Just Like That ... in 2021) OBIT

Alexander Garvin, 80 (March 8, 1941-December 17, 2021) City planner who directed the WTC rebuilding OBIT

Leon Gast, 85 (circa 1936-March 8, 2021) Oscar-winning When We Were Kings (1996) documentarian OBIT

Sally Miller Gearhart, 90 (April 15, 1931-July 14, 2021) Influential lesbian separatist and activist who was also a widely read sci-fi author OBIT

Charlene Gehm, 69 (December 14, 1951-January 10, 2021) Dancer with the Joffrey Ballet OBIT

Larry-gelman-boycultureAn actor of great character (Image via video still)

Larry Gelman, 90 (N0vember 3, 1930-June 7, 2021) Nerdy character actor on TV's The Odd Couple (1970-1974) among many other shows and movies OBIT

Mat George, 26 (May 14, 1995-July 17, 2021) Host of the podcast She Rates Dogs OBIT

Nicholas Georgiade, 88 (March 25, 1933-December 19, 2021) Rico Rossi on The Untouchables (1959-1963) OBIT 

George Gerdes, 72 (February 23, 1948-January 1, 2021) Singer-songwriter who became a character actor OBIT

Brigitte Gerney, 85 (March 14, 1936-June 11, 2021) NYC woman pinned by a collapsed crane for hours in 1985 OBIT

Charles Geschke, 81 (September 11, 1939-April 16, 2021) Co-founder of Adobe, developer of PDFs OBIT

Margaret Giannini, 100 (May 27, 1921-November 22, 2021) Champion of people with disabilities OBIT

Rod Gilbert, 80 (July 1, 1941-August 22, 2021) NHL star player for the New York Rangers OBIT

Bob Gill, 90 (January 17, 1931-November 9, 2021) Designer known for his mastery of the visual pun OBIT

Richard Gilliland, 71 (January 23, 1950-March 18, 2021) Designing Women (1986-1991) actor who was married to Jean Smart (b. 1951) OBIT

Milton Moses Ginsberg, 85 (September 22, 1935-May 23, 2021) Writer-director of such films as Coming Apart (1969) and The Werewolf of Washington (1973) OBIT

Mark Glaze, 51 (October 21, 1970-October 31, 2021) Influential gun-control advocate, former executive director of Everytown for Gun Safety OBIT

Fuller Goldsmith, 17 (October 9, 2003-October 6, 2021) Chopped Junior (2017) winner OBIT

Arlene Golonka, 85 (January 23, 1936-May 31, 2021) Stage, movie and TV actress remembered for her voice work on the comedy album You Don't Have to Be Jewish comedy album (1965), her stint on Mayberry R.F.D. (1968-1971) and many TV guest spots OBIT

Ari-Gold-boycultureAll of his records were Gold records. (Images via video stills)

Ari Gold, 47 (February 11, 1974-February 14, 2021) NYC-based dance-music artist OBIT

Brian Goldner, 58 (April 21, 1963-October 12, 2021) CEO of Hasbro OBIT

Pedro Gomez, 58 (August 20, 1962-February 7, 2021) Longtime ESPN correspondent OBIT

Noah Gordon, 95 (November 11, 1926-November 22, 2021) Novelist whose The Rabbi (1965) was a U.S. best seller, and whose other works were popular in Europe OBIT

Peter Gotti, 81 (October 15, 1939-February 25, 2021) Brother of Gambino crime boss John Gotti (1940-2002) OBIT

Phyllis Gould, 99 (1921-July 20, 2021) WWII defense-plant worker who fought for recognition of her fellow Rosie the Riveters OBIT

Mary Grady, 96 (circa 1924-January 7, 2021) Longtime talent agent to a slew of the most successful child actors of the past 60 years, and the mother of the late My Three Sons star Don Grady (1944-2012) and Eight Is Enough star Lani O'Grady (1954-2001) OBIT

Nikki Graham, 38 (April 28, 1992-April 9, 2021) Big Brother UK (2006) reality actor who had published books about battling anorexia OBIT

Almudena Grandes, 61 (May 7, 1960-November 27, 2021) Spanish novelist OBIT

Craig muMs Grant, 52 (December 18, 1968-March 24, 2021) Poet and Oz (1997-2003) actor OBIT

Playbill-boycultureGrant was the first Black woman to write the music and lyrics for a Broadway show — and its director was the first Black woman to direct one (Image via Playbill)

Micki Grant, 92 (June 30, 1929-August 21, 2021) Writer and star of the Black musical review Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope (1972), soap star who on Another World (1965-1972) was the first Black woman for whom a storyline was dedicated on any soap on U.S. TV OBIT

Mudcat Grant, 85 (August 13, 1935-June 11, 2021) First Black 20-game winner in the American League OBIT

Saginaw Grant, 85 (July 20, 1936-July 28, 2021) Native American actor known for the TV show Harts of the West (1993-1994) and the film The Lone Ranger (2013) OBIT

Mike Gravel, 91 (May 13, 1930-June 26, 2021) Two-term (1968-1980) Democratic Alaskan senator OBIT

Jimmy Greaves, 81 (February 20, 1940-September 19, 2021) English soccer star OBIT

Eloise Greenfield, 92 (May 17, 1929-August 5, 2021) Author of books to enlighten Black children on history OBIT

Alison Greenspan, 48 (circa 1973-June 27, 2021) Executive producer of the films The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 & 2 (2005 & 2008) and the TV series For Life (2020-2021) OBIT

Nanci Griffith, 68 (July 6, 1953-August 13, 2021) Singer-songwriter who won the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for Other Voices, Other Rooms OBIT

Alberto Grimaldi, 95 (March 28, 1925-January 23, 2021) Prolific Italian film producer, whose work included The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) and Gangs of New York (2002) OBIT

Jane Brown Grimes, 80 (January 20, 1941-November 2, 2021) Top tennis executive OBIT

Charles-Grodin-boyculture-gr8erdaysHe played the original put-out white guy. (Images via movie stills)

Charles Grodin, 86 (April 21, 1935-May 18, 2021) Deadpan-comic actor who appeared in the Broadway hit Same Time, Next Year (1975); in such films as Rosemary's Baby (1968), Catch-22 (1970), The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Heaven Can Wait (1978), Seems Like Old Times (1980), The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981), The Great Muppet Caper (1981), Ishtar (1987),  Midnight Run (1988), Beethoven (1992), Dave (1993), Beethoven's 2nd (1993) and While We're Young (2015); on TV; and who was a talk show host (1995-1998), 60 Minutes II co-host (2000) and the author of several memoirs OBIT

Anna Gross, 68 (October 25, 1952-July 23, 2021) Film exec who worked on such films as Tootsie (1982) OBIT

Bettina Grossman, 94 (September 28, 1927-November 2, 2021) Abstract artist discovered late in life OBIT

Sally Grossman, 81 (August 22, 1939-March 11, 2021) Immortal part of a Bob Dylan (b. 1941) album cover for Bringing It All Back Home (1965) OBIT

Edita Gruberova, 74 (December 23, 1946-October 18, 2021) Coloratura soprano OBIT

Maria Guarnaschelli, 79 (April 18, 1941-February 6, 2021) Book editor remembered for a slew of cookbooks, including — in 1997 — presiding over a major revision of Joy of Cooking OBIT

Iohan Gueorguiev, 33 (January 20, 1988-August 19, 2021) The so-called “Bike Wanderer,” who documented his global travels OBIT

David-gulpilil-boycultureHis name was Gulpilil (Image via New Zealand International Film Festival)

David Gulpilil, 68 (July 1, 1953-November 29, 2021) Indigenous Australian actor seen in Walkabout (1971), Storm Boy (1976), Crocodile Dundee (1986) and Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) and was known as “a titanic force in Australian cinema” OBIT

Gary Gunas, 73 (circa 1947-February 22, 2021) Broadway executive producer of shows from Jekyll & Hyde (1990) to The Who's Tommy (1993) OBIT

Margo Guryan, 84 (September 20, 1937-November 8, 2021) Artist remembered for her 1968 album Take a Picture — which did not earn a following for 30 years OBIT

Paulo Gustavo, 42 (October 30, 1978-May 4, 2021) Beloved Brazilian drag comedian OBIT

Abimael Guzmán, 86 (December 3, 1934-September 11, 2021) Leader of Peru's brutal Shining Path insurgents OBIT

Joseph Gwangwa, 83 (October 19, 1937-January 24, 2021) South African trombonist and vocalist who had been a prominent anti-apartheid activist OBIT

Marvelous Marvin Hagler, 66 (May 23, 1954-March 13, 2021) Celebrated middleweight champ who quit when he lost a fight in a decision he found to be unfair OBIT

Bernard Haitink, 92 (March 4, 1929-October 21, 2021) Maestro known for his direct musical interpretations OBIT

Jean Hale, 82 (December 27, 1938-August 3, 2021) TV actress remembered as Polly on Batman (1967) and for her role in In Like Flint (1967) OBIT

Tiffini Hale, 46 (July 30, 1975-December 25, 2021) Appeared on The All New Mickey Mouse Club for 40+ episodes (1989-1995) OBIT

Cleve Hall, 61 (June 22, 1959-March 31, 2021) Well-known movie makeup artist on such films as Ghoulies (1984), Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) and Troll (1986) OBIT

Tom T. Hall, 85 (May 25, 1936-August 20, 2021) Country music's “Storyteller” singer-songwriter, perhaps best known for the hit Jeannie C. Riley (b. 1945) single “Harper Valley P.T.A.” (1968) OBIT

Hash Halper, 41 (April 21, 1980-June 11, 2021) NYC street artist known for his hearts OBIT

Kathleen Ham, 73 (April 9, 1947-January 20, 2021) Rape victim whose case — tried twice — helped revolutionize and modernize the handling of sexual-assault cases in New York OBIT

Richard Hammer, 93 (March 22, 1928-October 17, 2021) Chronicler of the Vietnam War OBIT

Wynn Hammer, 97 (March 6, 1924-May 2, 2021) Well-known movie-set still photographer OBIT

James Hampton, 84 (July 9, 1936-April 7, 2021) Character actor who played clueless and bumbling to a T on F Troop (1965-1967), The Doris Day Show (1968-1971) and the movie Teen Wolf (1985) OBIT

Slide Hampton, 89 (April 21, 1932-November 20, 2021) Multi-instrumentalist who was a leading jazz figure OBIT

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Bridget Hanley, 80 (February 3, 1941-December 15, 2021) Candy Pruitt on Here Come the Brides (1968-1970) OBIT

Arnold Hano, 99 (March 2, 1922-October 24, 2021) Author of 1954's A Day in the Bleachers OBIT

Haya Harareet, 89 (September 20, 1931-February 3, 2021) Israeli actress best known for Ben-Hur (1959) OBIT

Darlene Hard, 85 (January 6, 1936-December 2, 2021) Top tennis star before the pro era OBIT

Sarah Harding, 39 (November 17, 1981-September 5, 2021) Member of English girl group Girls Aloud OBIT

Cynthia Hargrave, 63 (June 12, 1957-June 9, 2021) Producer of Bottle Rocket (1993) OBIT

Marie Harmon, 97 (October 21, 1923-January 25, 2021) Western actress in Republic Pictures films who was the mother of rocker Cherie Currie (b. 1959) OBIT

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Al Harrington, 85 (December 12, 1935-September 21, 2021) Samoan-American actor famous in Hawaii for his dance revue, and for roles on Hawaii Five-O (1969-1975) and its reboot (2011-2018) OBIT

Cynthia Harris, 87 (August 9, 1934-October 3, 2021) Stage and screen actress remembered for Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978) and playing Sylvia Buchwald on Mad About You (1993-1999; 2019) OBIT

Deshayla Harris, 28 (circa 1992-March 26, 2021) Reality-TV actor OBIT

Lee Hart, 85 (February 20, 1936-April 9, 2021) Wife of ex-Sen. Gary Hart (b. 1936) OBIT

Alcee Hastings, 84 (September 5, 1936-April 6, 2021) Longtime (1992-2021) Democratic representative from Florida OBIT

Gustave M. Hauser, 91 (September 3, 1929-February 14, 2021) Pioneer of cable TV OBIT

Ira Hawkins, (October 19, 1944-November 2021) Stage actor most recently seen in the film Swan Song (2021) OBIT

Roger Hawkins, 75 (October 16, 1945--May 20, 2021) Drummer on hits by Wilson Pickett, the Staple Singers and more OBIT

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Billie Hayes, 96 (August 5, 1924-April 29, 2021) Mammy Yokum in the Broadway (1956), movie (1959) and TV versions of L'il Abner; Witchiepoo on H.R. Pufnstuf (1969); Weenie the Genie on Lidsville (1971-1972) OBIT

Jimmy Hayes, 31 (November 21, 1989-August 23, 2021) Former Bruins hockey player OBIT

Patricia Healey, 85 (circa 1935-February 4, 2021) Actress in such films as The White Bus (1964) and Wuthering Heights (1968) who was married to Engelbert Humperdinck (b. 1936) for nearly 60 years OBIT

Jack Hedley, 92 (October 28, 1930-December 11, 2021) British TV star who also appeared in such films as Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and For Your Eyes Only (1981) OBIT

Don Heffington, 70 (December 20, 1950-March 24, 2021) Lone Justice drummer OBIT

Jerome Hellman, 92 (September 4, 1928-May 26, 2021) Oscar-winning producer of Midnight Cowboy (1969) OBIT

Monte Hellman, 91 (July 12, 1929-April 20, 2021) Director of the counterculture classic film Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) OBIT

Tony Hendra, 79 (July 10, 1941-March 4, 2021) Humorist known for editing gigs at National Lampoon and Spy, and whose spiritual memoir Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul (2004) inspired his daughter to accuse him of having molested her OBIT

Gloria Henry, 98 (April 2, 1923-April 3, 2021) B-movie star remembered as mom Alice Mitchell on TV's Dennis the Menace (1959-1963) OBIT

Martha Henry, 83 (February 17, 1938-October 21, 2021) One of Canada's leading actresses of the stage OBIT

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Mike Henry, 84 (August 15, 1936-January 8, 2021) Former football star who became known for playing Tarzan in a series of films (1966-1968), and dim-witted Junior in the three Smokey and the Bandit features (1977-1983) OBIT

Robert Hershon, 84 (May 28, 1936-March 20, 2021) Poet who founded Hanging Loose Press OBIT

Antony Hewish, 97 (May 11, 1924-September 13, 2021) Nobel Prize-winning astronomer whose work led to the discovery of pulsars OBIT

Philip B. Heymann, 89 (October 30, 1932-November 30, 2021) Watergate and Abscam prosecutor OBIT

Dave Hickey, 82 (December 5, 1938-November 12, 2021) Iconoclastic art critic OBIT

Skilyr Hicks, 23 (circa 1998-December 6, 2021) America's Got Talent (2013) contestant OBIT

Fernando Hidalgo, 78 (circa 1942-February 16, 2021) TV host and comic who wrote, directed, produced and starred in the 2019 comedy Ernesto's Manifesto OBIT

Charles Hill, 73 (May 22, 1947-February 20, 2021) Detective who, in the '90s, helped recover the stolen masterpiece The Scream OBIT

Dusty Hill, 72 (May 19, 1949-July 27/28, 2021) ZZ Top Bassist OBIT

Ron Hill, 82 (September 25, 1938-May 23, 2021) Record-setting marathoner OBIT

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Bill Hinsche, 70 (June 29, 1951-November 20, 2021) One-third of the '60s teenybopper group Dino, Desi & Billy OBIT

Lucía Hiriart, 98 (December 10, 1923-December 16, 2021) Powerful wife of Augusto Pinochet (1915-2006) OBIT

Hiro, 90 (November 3, 1930-August 15, 2021) Surrealist fashion photographer OBIT

Jason Hitch, 45 (circa 1976-December 14, 2021) 90 Day Fiancé (2014) reality actor OBIT

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Patricia Hitchcock, 93 (July 7, 1928-August 9, 2021) Daughter of Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) who appeared in his films Stage Fright (1950), Strangers on a Train (1951) and Psycho (1960), plus 10 episodes of his series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1960) OBIT

Basil Hoffman, 83 (January 18, 1938-September 17, 2021) Veteran character actor who was Ed Greenglass on Hill Street Blues (1984-1985) OBIT

Robert Hogan, 87 (September 28, 1933-May 28, 2021) Prolific TV actor (Hogan's Heroes was named for him) also known for such stage performances as Never the Sinner (1998) and A Few Good Men (1999) OBIT

Raimund Hoghe, 72 (May 12, 1949-May 14, 2021) Choreographer who leaned into, rather than working around, his spinal deformity OBIT

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Hal Holbrook, 95 (February 17, 1925-January 23, 2021) Actor famed for his one-man show Mark Twain Tonight!, performed continuously from 1954-2017, including in a Tony-winning trio of Broadway runs; winner of five Emmys, and known for such TV projects as The Glass Menagerie (1966), The Bold Ones: The Senator (1971), That Certain Summer (1972), Pueblo (1974), Sandburg's Lincoln (1976), Designing Women (1986-1989) and Evening Shade (1990-1994), and for films like The Group (1966), All the President's Men (1976), The Firm (1993) and Into the Wild (2007, Oscar nomination) OBIT

Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, 98 (October 2, 1922-March 6, 2021) Founder of the National Museum of Women in the Arts OBIT

Robert Hollander, 87 (July 31, 1933-April 20, 2021) Translator and digitizer of literature and commentary OBIT

George Holliday, 61 (circa 1960-September 19, 2021) Man who shot the video of the Rodney King (1965-2012) beating OBIT

Linwood Holton, 98 (September 21, 1923-October 28) Virginia's first Republican governor in almost 100 years (1970-1977) who later became disgruntled with the GOP OBIT

bell hooks, 69 (September 25, 1952-December 14, 2021) Pioneering intersectional scholar and author of such books as Ain't I a Woman? Black Women and Feminism (1981) OBIT

John Hora, 80 (February 16, 1940-February 9, 2021) Cinematographer of Gremlins (1984) OBIT

Roy Horan aka Sandy Horan aka Roy Haron, 71 (January 1, 1950-October 12, 2021) Actor from Game of Death II (1981), father of actress Celina Jade (b. 1985) OBIT

James Hormel, 88 (January 1, 1933-August 13, 2021) Longtime San Francisco LGBTQ activist and philanthropist, co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign and first out gay ambassador in U.S. history (to Luxembourg, 1999-2001) OBIT

Mike Howe, 55 (August 21, 1965-July 26, 2021) Metal Church singer OBIT

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Sally Ann Howes, 91 (July 20, 1930-December 19, 2021) Beloved British actress-singer of the stage, radio, TV and films, most notably as the lead in the 1968 musical-fantasy Chitty Chitty Bang Bang OBIT

LaMarr Hoyt, 66 (January 1, 1955-November 28, 2021) 1983 Cy Young Award winner OBIT

Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, 62 (circa 1959-December 16, 2021) Co-founder of the Roots OBIT

Sam Huff, 87 (October 4, 1934-November 13, 2021) Hall of Fame linebacker OBIT

Gareth Hughes, 41 (August 28, 1979-July 30, 2021) Emmy-winning sports producer OBIT

Millie Hughes-Fulford, 75 (December 21, 1945-February 2, 2021) NASA's first female payload specialist OBIT

Claude Humphrey, 77 (June 29, 1944-December 3, 2021) Falcons Hall of Famer OBIT

Paul Huntley, 88 (July 2, 1933-July 9, 2021) Premier wigmaker, with credits including for Patti LuPone (b. 1949) in Evita on Broadway (1979), in the movie (1982) and Broadway musical (2018) Tootsie and for Glenn Close's (b. 1947) Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians (1996) OBIT

Lisabeth Hush, 86 (November 3, 1934-February 19, 2021) Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) actress OBIT

Ibrahim Idris, 60 (circa 1960-February 10, 2021) One of the original Guantanamo Bay detainees OBIT

Tunch Ilkin, 63 (September 23, 1957-September 4, 2021) Two-time Pro Bowl tackle and team captain for the Pittsburgh Steelers OBIT

Alvin Ing, 91 (May 26, 1932-July 31, 2021) Pioneering Asian American actor on Broadway and TV OBIT

Ralph Irizarry, 67 (July 18, 1954-September 5, 2021) Latin-music percussionist OBIT

Shirley Fry Irvin, 94 (June 30, 1927-July 13, 2021) Tennis star of the '40s and '50s OBIT

Johnny Isakson, 76 (December 28, 1944-December 19, 2021) Longtime (2005-2019) Georgia senator OBIT

Ravil Isyanov, 59 (August 20, 1962-September 29, 2021) Russian-born actor who appeared on NCIS: Los Angeles (2013-2021) OBIT

Paul Jackson, 73 (March 28, 1947-March 18, 2021) Funk bassist OBIT

Stonewall Jackson, 89 (November 6, 1932-December 4, 2021) Longtime Grand Ole Opry member OBIT

Vincent Jackson, 38 (January 14, 1983-February 15, 2021) Former NFL wide receiver with the Chargers and the Buccaneers OBIT

Hugh Newell Jacobsen, 91 (March 11, 1929-March 4, 2021) Modernist architect OBIT

Flory Jagoda, 97 (December 21, 1923-January 29, 2021) Keeper of the Sephardic music tradition OBIT

Angie Jakusz, 40 (March 27, 1980-January 2021) “No Fun Angie” on Season 10 of Survivor (2005) OBIT

Sondra James, 82 (July 21, 1939-September 12, 2021) Character actress and voice coach who appeared in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and other Coen Brothers films OBIT

Carol Jarecki, 86 (February 13, 1935-June 13, 2021) Renowned chess referee OBIT

Anthony “A.J.” Johnson, 55 (circa 1966-September 2021) Actor from Friday (1995) OBIT

Geoffrey Johnson, 91 (June 23, 1930-November 26, 2021) Tony-winning casting director of Cats (1982), Les Misérables (1987) and Phantom of the Opera (1988) who started as an actor, as in Broadway's Saint Joan (1956), and also repped Noël Coward (1899-1973) from 1961-1973 OBIT

Howard Johnson, 79 (August 7, 1941-January 10, 2021) Jazz tuba player OBIT

Jeff Johnson, 58 (circa 1963-September 8, 2021) Reptile dealer seen briefly on Tiger King (2020) OBIT

Nathan Johnson, 96 (April 9, 1925-November 5, 2021) Modernist architect of Black churches OBIT

Amy Johnston, 66 (September 22, 1954-March 17, 2021) Actress in The Buddy Holly Story (1978) OBIT

Don Jones, 83 (circa 1938-August 10, 2021) Writer-director of such low-budget flicks as Schoolgirls in Chains (1973) and Sweater Girls (1978) OBIT

Reggie Jones, 93 (April 8, 1927-January 30, 2021) Lifeguard whose tenure lasted some 64 years OBIT

Robert C. Jones, 85 (March 30, 1936-February 2, 2021) Oscar-winning Coming Home (1978) screenwriter OBIT

Sam Jones, 88 (June 24, 1933-December 30, 2021) Basketball Hall of Famer OBIT

Trevor Jones, 34 (July 4, 1987-October 9, 2021) Millionaire Matchmaker (2015) contestant OBIT

Fred Jordan, 95 (November 9, 1925-April 19, 2021) Grove Press publisher who challenged censors, publishing controversial works by 20th century neo-greats OBIT

Vernon Jordan, 85 (August 15, 1935-March 1, 2021) Civil rights leader, longtime D.C. power broker OBIT

Joey Jordison, 46 (April 26, 1975-July 26, 2021) Slipknot drummer OBIT

T.B. Joshua, 57 (June 12, 1963-June 5, 2021) Nigerian mega-church pastor who scammed people into believing he could cure Ebola and COVID-19 OBIT

Rémy Julienne, 90 (April 17, 1930-January 21, 2021) Stunt man in James Bond films OBIT

George Jung, 78 (August 6, 1942-May 5, 2021) Famous cocaine smuggler immortalized in the movie Blow (2001) OBIT

Nathan Jung, 74 (November 29, 1946-April 24, 2021) Actor who played Genghis Khan (1162-1227) in the 1969 Star Trek episode “The Savage Curtain” OBIT

Jerry Juroe, 98 (September 19, 1923-September 30, 2021) The very first publicist for the James Bond film franchise OBIT

Norton Juster, 91 (June 2, 1929-March 8, 2021) Author of The Phantom Tollbooth (1961) OBIT

Yoram Kahana, 82 (January 1, 1939-June 15, 2021) Longtime respected HFPA member OBIT

Bernie Kahn, 90 (April 26, 1930-April 21, 2021) Prolific TV producer and writer on such shows as Get Smart (1966) and Bewitched (1967-1972) OBIT

Maki Kaji, 69 (October 8, 1951-August 10, 2021) So-called “Godfather of Sudoku” OBIT

Irma Kalish, 96 (October 6, 1924-September 3, 2021) One of the first women TV producers, who wrote for such iconic shows as I Dream of Jeannie (1965), That Girl (1967) and All in the Family (1971 & 1973) OBIT

Alan Kalter, 78 (March 21, 1943-2021) Late Show with David Letterman (1995-2015) announcer OBIT

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Nick Kamen, 59 (April 15, 1962-May 4, 2021) Buffalo boy model, Levi's 501 jeans ad star and pop singer known for the tunes “Each Time You Break My Heart” (1986) with Madonna (b. 1958) and “I Promised Myself” (1990) OBIT

Daniel Kaminsky, 42 (1979-April 23, 2021) Internet-security researcher who discovered a fundamental flaw in the Internet that would allow coders to hack sites, steal from banks and/or shut down the entire Web OBIT

Kangol Kidd, 55 (August 10, 1966-December 18, 2021) UTFO member and key contributor to the memorable 1984 single “Roxanne, Roxanne” OBIT

Sayaka Kanda, 35 (October 1, 1986-December 18, 2021) Voice-over actress and singer who did the Japanese version of Frozen (2013)  OBIT

Barbara Kannapell, 83 (September 14, 1937-August 11, 2021) World-famous deaf activist OBIT

Fernando Karadima, 90 (August 6, 1930-July 25, 2021) Scandal-plagued, defrocked Chilean priest accused of sexual abuse OBIT

Kenneth Kaunda, 97 (April 28, 1924-June 17, 2021) Zambia's first president (1964-1991) OBIT

Lubomir Kavalek, 77 (August 9, 1943-January 18, 2021) Chess grandmaster OBIT

Edward Keating, 65 (March 4, 1956-September 26, 2021) New York Times photographer who captured countless 9/11 images by any means necessary, helping win the paper a Pulitzer in the process before leaving the paper over an ethics complaint OBIT

Petr Kellner, 56 (May 20, 1964-March 27, 2021) Czech Republic's richest man, with a net worth north of $17B OBIT

Paul Kellogg, 84 (March 11, 1937-April 28, 2021) Head of the New York City Opera OBIT

Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, 75 (March 4, 1946-July 23, 2021) Rock journalist known for her “marriage of sorts” to The Doors' Jim Morrison (1943-1971) OBIT

Derek Khan, 63 (August 21, 1957-February 15, 2021) Architect of the ghetto fabulous look who fell from grace in a scandal that sent him to prison OBIT

Tran Thien Khiem, 95 (April 2, 1975-June 23, 2021) A power in South Vietnam in the '60s and '70s OBIT

Sibongile Khumalo, 63 (September 24, 1957-January 28, 2021) South Africa's first lady of song OBIT

Richard K. Kim, 76 (November 14, 1944-April 3, 2021) Pioneering Korean-American prosecutor OBIT

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Larry King, 87 (November 19, 1933-January 23, 2021) Broadcast legend known for his knack for celebrity interviews OBIT

Thomas Kinsella, 93 (May 4, 1928-December 22, 2021) Irish poet OBIT

Bruce Kirby, 95 (April 28, 1925-January 24, 2021) Longtime character actor identified with his role as Sgt. George Kramer on Columbo (1973-1995) OBIT

Bruce Kirby, 92 (January 2, 1929-July 19, 2021) Sailboat designer OBIT

Richard H. Kirk, 65 (March 21, 1956-September 21, 2021) Founding member of music pioneers Cabaret Voltaire OBIT

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Tommy Kirk, 79 (December 10, 1941-September 28, 2021) Onetime Disney star attraction who appeared as a TV Hardy Boy (1956-1957) and in such films as Old Yeller (1957), The Shaggy Dog (1959), Swiss Family Robinson (1960), The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) Escapade in Florence (1962), Savage Sam (1963), The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964) and Pajama Party (1964) OBIT

Lois Kirschenbaum, 88 (November 21, 1932-March 27, 2021) Ultimate opera superfan OBIT

Walter Kissinger, 96 (June 21, 1924-May 3, 2021) Businessman and philanthropist, brother of Henry Kissinger (b. 1923) OBIT

Tawny Kitaen, 59 (August 5, 1961-May 7, 2021) Prominent '80s music-video vixen, Bachelor Party (1984) actress OBIT

Matiss Kivlenieks, 24 (August 26, 1996-July 4, 2021) NHL player for the Columbus Blue Jackets OBIT

Reuben Klamer, 99 (June 20, 1922-September 14, 2021) Inventor of toys and games, including the Game of Life OBIT

Steven Mark Klein, 70 (December 16, 1950-October 25, 2021) Fashion archivist OBIT

Greg Knapp, 58 (March 5, 1963-July 22, 2021) Jets assistant coach OBIT

Bob Koester, 88 (October 30, 1932-May 12, 2021) Revered jazz figure who owned Delmark Records OBIT

John Konrads, 78 (May 21, 1942-April 25, 2021) Australian Olympian swimmer OBIT

Harry Kooperstein, 79 (April 11, 1941-March 30, 2021) Seventeen-time local Emmy winner for fare like Live from the Hollywood Bowl (1990s) OBIT

Arthur Kopit, 83 (May 10, 1937-April 2, 2021) Theatrical writer known for his avant-garde works like Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad (1962); a three-time Tony nominee, including for and the book of the musical Nine (1982) OBIT

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Yaphet Kotto, 81 (November 15, 1939-March 15, 2021) Trailblazing actor known for Live and Let Die (1973), Alien (1979) and TV's Homicide: Life on the Street (1993-2000) OBIT

Pamela Kraft, 77 (October 31, 1943-March 14, 2021) Central art-world figure who became a self-styled champion of the rights of Indigenous peoples OBIT

Ken Kragen, 85 (November 24, 1936-December 14, 2021) Producer, manager, organizer of “We Are the World” (1985) and “Hands Across America” (1986) OBIT

Gina Krasley, 30 (circa 1991-August 1, 2021) Reality star of My 600-lb. Life (2020) OBIT

Mitchell Krauss, 90 (September 17, 1930-January 27, 2021) Middle East correspondent for CBS News who survived the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadar (1918-1981) OBIT

Otto Dov Kulka, 87 (April 16, 1933-January 29, 2021) Israeli Holocaust historian OBIT

Dilip Kumar, 98 (December 11, 1922-July 7, 2021) One of India's greatest film stars OBIT

Jeff LaBar, 58 (March 18, 1963-July 14, 2021) Cinderella rocker OBIT

Art LaFleur, 78 (September 9, 1943-November 18, 2021) Actor from The Sandlot (1993), The Santa Clause 2 (2003) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) OBIT

Kay Tobin Lahusen, 91 (January 5, 1930-May 26, 2021) Early gay rights activist whose photography helped capture the movement OBIT

Penelope Laingen, 89 (December 1, 1931-April 3, 2021) Wife of an American hostage in Iran who launched the yellow-ribbon campaign OBIT

Rick Laird, 80 (February 5, 1941-July 4, 2021) Bassist for Mahavishnu Orchestra and Return to Forever OBIT

Marcus Lamb, 64 (October 7, 1957-November 30, 2021) Christian broadcaster who launched the Daystar Television Network and was a noted anti-vaxxer OBIT

Ray Lambert, 100 (1920-April 9, 2021) D-Day hero OBIT

Richard Lamm, 85 (-July 29, 2021) Colorado state legislator (1966-1974) who fought for abortion rights and served as Colorado's governor (1975-1987) OBIT

Pete Lammons, 77 (October 20, 1943-April 29, 2021) Football player who helped the Jets in their '69 Super Bowl win OBIT

Dave Lampert, 90 (circa 1930-June 24, 2021) Inventor of the Sybian sex aid of the '80s OBIT

Anita Lane, 61 (March 18, 1960-circa April 29, 2021) Collaborator and former girlfriend of Nick Cave (b. 1957) OBIT

Jackie Lane, 79 (July 10, 1941-June 23, 2021) Dodo on Doctor Who (1966) OBIT

Tommy Lane, 83 (December 17, 1937-November 29, 2021) Shaft (1971) actor OBIT

John Langley, 78 (June 1, 1943-June 26, 2021) Creator of long-running show Cops (1989-2018) OBIT

Gwen Shamblin Lara, 66 (February 1955-May 29, 2021) Controversial weight-loss guru and religious cult leader OBIT

Joe Lara, 58 (October 2, 1962-May 29, 2021) Titular Tarzan on TV's syndicated Tarzan: The Epic Adventures (1996-1997), married to controversial weight-loss guru and cult leader Gwen Shamblin Lara (1955-2021) OBIT

Allan Larson, 80s (circa 1930-December 31, 2021) Father of playwright Jonathan Larson (1960-1996) OBIT

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Tommy Lasorda, 93 (September 22, 1927-January 7, 2021) Dodger icon OBIT; his widow, Jo Lasorda, died at 91 on September 20, 2021

Jay Last, 92 (October 18, 1929-November 11, 2021) Silicon Valley co-founder OBIT

Michael Laughlin, 82 (1938-October 27, 2021) Producer of the cult classic Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) OBIT

Henry “Nacho” Laun, 54 (circa 1966-April 2020) Appeared on the reality series Wahlburgers (2014-2015) OBIT

Elliot Lawrence, 96 (February 14, 1925-July 2, 2021) Award-winning conductor of the Tony Awards orchestra OBIT

Mal Z. Lawrence, 88 (September 2, 1932-August 30, 2021) Catskills comic who crossed over to Broadway — and beyond OBIT

Stephen Lawrence, 82 (September 5, 1939-December 30, 2021) Prolific composer who worked on Sesame Street for over 30 years and on the classic album Free to Be You and Me (1972) OBIT

Barry Le Va, 79 (December 28, 1941-January 24, 2021) Sculptor whose art resided on the floor OBIT

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Cloris Leachman, 94 (April 30, 1926-January 26, 2021) Oscar-winning and record-setting Emmy-winning actress (22 nominations, 8 wins, 1 honor, 1 Daytime Emmy win) whose career stretched back to 1948, including As You Like It (Broadway, 1950), South Pacific (Broadway, 1951), the films Kiss Me Deadly (1955), The Last Picture Show (1971), Young Frankenstein (1974) and High Anxiety (1977), and TV work including Lassie (1957-1958), The Twilight Zone (“It's a Good Life” episode, 1961), Mary Tyler Moore & Phyllis (1970-1977), The Facts of Life (1986-1988), Malcolm in the Middle (2001-2006), Dancing with the Stars (2008-2009) and Raising Hope (2010-2014) OBIT

Gregg Leakes, 66 (August 18, 1954-September 1, 2021) Reality-TV star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta (2008-2019) OBIT

David Leckie, 70 (May 4, 1951-July 20, 2021) Australian TV exec OBIT

Corky Lee, 73 (September 5, 1947-January 27, 2021) Photographer whose life mission was to restore Asian-Americans' contributions to the historical record, and to document daily life OBIT

Carl Levin, 87 (June 28, 1934-July 29, 2021) Long-serving (1979-2015) senator from Michigan OBIT

James Levine, 77 (June 23, 1943-March 9, 2021) Former Metropolitan Opera conductor whose legendary career was ended amid multiple sexual harassment allegations OBIT

Jerry Lewis, 86 (October 21, 1934-July 15, 2021) Longtime (1978-2013) Republican congressman from California OBIT

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Reg Lewis, 85 (January 23, 1936-February 14, 2021) Iconic bodybuilder who held the Mr. America, among many other, titles and in 1957 was Mr. Universe-Tall OBIT

G. Gordon Liddy, 90 (November 30, 1930-March 30, 2021) Watergate mastermind and far-right radio host OBIT

Mimi Levin Lieber, 93 (March 22, 1928-October 16, 2021) Pioneer in the fine art of the focus group OBIT

David Lightfoot, 61 (circa 1960-June 13, 2021) Australian film producer OBIT

Rush Limbaugh, 70 (January 12, 1951-February 17, 2021) Shameless right-wing radio provocateur who, from behind his giant cigar, had his hate-filled observations lucratively amplified across the country and the world, shaping the GOP for generations in the process OBIT

Jon Lindbergh, 88 (August 16, 1932-July 29, 2021) Charles Lindbergh's (1902-1974) other son, who grew up to be an explorer of the sea OBIT

Gunnel Lindblom, 89 (December 18, 1931-January 24, 2021) Actress in such films as The Seventh Seal (1957) and Wild Strawberries (1957) OBIT

Richard Lindheim, 81 (circa 1939-January 18, 2021) Veteran TV producer who co-created The Equalizer (1985-1989) OBIT

Joanne Linville, 93 (January 15, 1928-June 20, 1921) Twilight Zone (1961) veteran who played an iron-willed Romulan commander on a 1968 Star Trek episode OBIT

Barbara J. Litrell, 77 (February 4, 1944-July 4, 2021) Publisher of such women's magazines as McCall's, Working Mother and Working Woman OBIT

Christopher Little, 79 (October 10, 1941-January 7, 2021) Literary agent who championed the Harry Potter books beginning in 1995 OBIT

Floyd Little, 78 (July 4, 1942-January 1, 2021) Denver Broncos star known as “The Franchise” OBIT

Leon Litwack, 91 (December 2, 1929-August 5, 2021) Leather-jacketed UC Berkeley professor whose work focused on the Black experience OBIT

Hung Liu, 73 (February 17, 1948-August 7, 2021) Chinese artist who blended photo-based realism with political messaging OBIT

Robert F. Liu, 94 (circa 1926-January 10, 2021) Noted TV cinematographer OBIT

Ernie Lively, 74 (January 29, 1947-June 3, 2021) Actor in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 (2005) & 2 (2008), father of actors Eric (b. 1981) and Blake Lively (b. 1987) OBIT

Norman Lloyd SaboteurHung out to dry in Saboteur (Image via Universal)

Norman Lloyd, 106 (November 8, 1914-May 11, 2021) Stage actor in the '30s who collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), acting in Saboteur (1942) and Spellbound (1945), and directing The Alfred Hitchcock Hour in the '50s and '60s; later had a long-running hit with St. Elsewhere (1982-1988), and appeared in popular and/or acclaimed films as diverse as The Southerner (1945), Limelight (1952), Dead Poets Society (1989), The Age of Innocence (1993) and Trainwreck (2015) OBIT

Sean Lock, 58 (April 22, 1963-August 18, 2021) English comic known for the shows 8 Out of 10 Cats (2012-2021) OBIT

Gerald Locklin, 79 (February 17, 1941-January 17, 2021) One of the defining voices of the West Coast literary movement OBIT

Janice Long, 66 (April 5, 1955-December 25, 2021) BBC presenter from 1982 on, Live Aid presenter (1985) and Top of the Pops host (1983-1988) OBIT

Yolanda López, 78 (November 1, 1942-September 3, 2021) Painter known for her triptych reimagining the Virgin of Guadalupe OBIT

James W. Loewen, 79 (February 6, 1942-August 19, 2021) Author of the provocative book Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong (1995) OBIT

Sylvère Lotringer, 83 (October 15, 1938-November 8, 2021) French avant-garde philosopher OBIT

Pat-loud-boyculturePat with her Loud son, Lance (Image via family photo)

Patricia Loud, 94 (October 4, 1926-January 10, 2021) Matriarch on TV's first reality series, An American Family (1973) OBIT

Michelangelo Lovelace, 60 (June 15, 1960-May 26, 2021) Cleveland artist who captured the Black experience OBIT

Bernard Lown, 99 (June 7, 1921-February 16, 2021) Inventor of the first effective heart defibrillator, Nobel Peace Prize winner for his work against nuclear war OBIT

Alvin Lucier, 90 (May 14, 1931-December 1, 2021) Experimental composer OBIT

William Lucking, 80 (June 17, 1941-October 18, 2021) Sons of Anarchy (2008-2011) actor OBIT

Christa Ludwig, 93 (March 16, 1928-April 24, 2021) Acclaimed mezzo-soprano known for her interpretations of many iconic roles OBIT

Patricia Lynch, 82 (March 5, 1938-February 3, 2021) Investigative reporter who specialized in cults OBIT

Betty-lynn-thelma-lou-andy-griffith-show-mayberry-boycultureShe was one of the last regulars ofThe Andy Griffith Show. (Image via head shot)

Betty Lynn, 95 (August 29, 1926-October 16, 2021) Barney Fife's patient sweetheart Thelma Lou on The Andy Griffith Show (1961-1966) and the TV movie Return to Mayberry (1986) OBIT

Lyn Macdonald, 91 (May 31, 1929-March 1, 2021) Recorder of the voices of 600+ WWI vets in books OBIT

Norm Macdonald, 61 (October 17, 1959-September 14, 2021) SNL (1993-1998) alum OBIT

Ray MacDonnell, 93 (March 5, 1928-June 10, 2021) All My Children (1970-2009; 2011; 2013) actor OBIT

Joyce MacKenzie, 95 (October 13, 1925-June 10, 2021) Jane in the 1953 Tarzan movie Tarzan and the She-Devil OBIT

GiphyCaptain of your heart (GIF via GIPHY)

Gavin MacLeod, 90 (February 28, 1931-May 29, 2021) Longtime TV actor known for McHale's Navy (1962-1964), Mary Tyler Moore (1970-1977) and The Love Boat (1977-1987) OBIT

John Madden, 85 (April 10, 1936-December 28, 2021) Super Bowl-winning Oakland Raiders coach-turned-broadcast legend OBIT

Don Maddox, 98 (December 7, 1922-September 12, 2021) Last surviving member of the pioneering family band the Maddox Brothers & Rose OBIT

Bernie Madoff, 82 (April 29, 1938-April 14, 2021) The mastermind behind the largest Ponzi scheme (nearly $65B) in history OBIT

John Magufuli, 61 (October 29, 1959-March 17, 2021) Tanzanian president who mocked COVID-19 vaccines OBIT

Janet Malcolm, 86 (July 8, 1934-June 16, 2021) New Yorker journalist OBIT

Mona Malm, 85 (January 24, 1935-January 12, 2021) Swedish actress known for such films as Fanny and Alexander (1982) and The Best Intentions (1992) OBIT

Ginny Mancini, 97 (July 25, 1924-November 1, 2021) Philanthropist, singer and widow of Henry Mancini (1924-1994) OBIT

Cecilia Mangini, 93 (July 31, 1927-January 21, 2021) Pioneer Italian documentary filmmaker, frequent collaborator with Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) OBIT

Ng Man-tat, 69 (January 2, 1952-February 27, 2021) Hong Kong comic actor in such films as Shaolin Soccer (2001) OBIT

Rose Lee Maphis, 98 (December 29, 1922-October 26, 2021) Early C&W singing star OBIT

Lee Maracle, 71 (July 2, 1950-November 11, 2021) Foundational Indigenous author OBIT

Neil Marcus, 67 (January 3, 1954-November 17, 2021) Artist whose work was said to illuminate disability OBIT

Philip Margo, 79 (April 1, 1942-November 13, 2021) Baritone of the Tokens who sang “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” (1961) OBIT

Carlos Marín, 53 (October 13, 1968-December 19, 2021) Member of pop-opera group Il Divo OBIT

Biz-markie-warner-bros-just-a-friend-boycultureWhat would you do if he sang out of tune? (Image via Warner Bros.)

Biz Markie, 57 (April 8, 1964-July 16, 2021) The “Clown Prince of Hip-Hop” and non-singer of the hit rap song “Just a Friend” (1989) OBIT

Martin Markinson, 89 (December 23, 1931-January 7, 2021) Theater owner and producer who brought Torch Song Trilogy (1982) and On Your Feet (2015) to Broadway OBIT

Margaret Maron, 82 (August 25, 1938-February 23, 2021) Crime-fiction writer OBIT

Gerry Marsden, 78 (September 24, 1942-January 3, 2021) Lead singer of the British Invasion group Gerry and the Pacemakers, the makers of such hits as the football anthem “You'll Never Walk Alone” (1963 UK) and “Ferry Cross the Mersey” (1964 UK) OBIT

Owen Marsh, 90 (May 29, 1930-January 10, 2021) Noted camera operator on Ben-Hur (1959), How the West Was Won (1962) and The Towering Inferno (1974) OBIT

Mike Marshall, 78 (January 15, 1943-June 2, 2021) First relief pitcher to win the Cy Young Award OBIT

Andrea Martin, 49 (April 14, 1972-September 27, 2021) R&B songwriter for Monica, Toni Braxton and En Vogue OBIT

John C. Martin, 69 (May 7, 1951-March 30, 2021) Chemist who ran Gilead Sciences, leading it to become an innovator of HIV and hepatitis C treatments OBIT

Elizabeth “Betita” Martínez, 95 (December 12, 1925-June 29, 2021) Prolific author and voice of the Chicana movement OBIT

Eugenio Martinez, 98 (July 7, 1922-January 30, 2021) Last surviving Watergate burglar, the only man other than Nixon (1913-1994) himself to receive a pardon in the crime OBIT

Pat Martino, 77 (August 25, 1944-November 1, 2021) Jazz guitarist who overcame amnesia OBIT

Ruth Marx, 85 (circa 1936-August 24, 2021) Mother of Richard Marx (b. 1963), known for singing classic TV jingles for Quasar, Chicken of the Sea and others OBIT

Hara Masato, 89 (1931-March 17, 2021) Leading Japanese film producer known for Ran (1985) and Ringu (1998) OBIT

Jackie-mason-handout-boycultureThe world according to him (Image via handout)

Jackie Mason, 93 (June 9, 1928-July 24, 2021) Borscht Belt comic known for his complaint comedy and, later, his slurs against a Black mayor and the first Black president, and his support of Donald Trump (b. 1946) OBIT

Tom Matte, 82 (June 14, 1939-November 2, 2021) Baltimore Colts player OBIT

Jason Matthews, 69 (September 17, 1951-April 28, 2021) CIA operative-turned-novelist OBIT

Ian Matos, 32 (April 24, 1989-December 21, 2021) Gay Brazilian Olympic diver OBIT

Jeanette Maus, 39 (circa 1981-January 24, 2021) Actress in My Effortless Brilliance (2008) and Your Sister's Sister (2011) OBIT

Petra Mayer, 46 (November 30, 1974-November 13, 2021) NPR books editor OBIT

Friederike Mayröcker, 96 (December 20, 1924-June 4, 2021) German poet OBIT

John McAfee, 75 (September 18, 1945-June 23, 2021) Inventor of anti-virus software who became a conspiracy theorist and criminal OBIT

Linda McAlister, 82 (October 10, 1939-November 9, 2021) Philosopher who founded the feminist journal Hypatia (1989) OBIT

Shirley McBay, 86 (May 4, 1935-November 27, 2021) Pioneering Black female mathematician OBIT

David McCabe, 80 (November 14, 1940-February 26, 2021) Photographer who followed Andy Warhol (1928-1987) for a year, starting in 1964, thereby capturing the genesis of the Warhol brand OBIT

Amadeus-gr8erdaysShe rocked Amadeus. (Image via Broadhurst Theatre)

Liz McCann, 90 (March 29, 1931-September 9, 2021) Tony-winning producer of more than 60 plays, including Dracula (1977), The Elephant Man (1979), Amadeus (1981), A View from the Bridge (1998), Hair (2009) OBIT

Keith McCants, 53 (April 19, 1968-September 2, 2021) Former NFL star whose spiral into addiction and homelessness became a cautionary tale OBIT

Jessica McClintock, 90 (June 19, 1930-February 16, 2021) Designer known for her granny dresses in satin and lace OBIT

Bill McCreary, 87 (August 8, 1933-April 4, 2021) Trailblazing Black TV journalist OBIT

Helen McCrory, 52 (August 17, 1958-April 16, 2021) Acclaimed English stage actress known for her work on the series Peaky Blinders (2013-2019) and in three Harry Potter films (2009-2011) OBIT

Allan McDonald, 83 (July 9, 1937-March 6, 2021) Engineer who tried in vain to abort the disastrous 1985 Challenger launch OBIT

Clarence McDonald, 76 (circa 1945-July 21, 2021) Grammy-winning keyboard player and producer OBIT

George McDonald, 76 (April 28, 1944-January 26, 2021) Wall Streeter who founded the Doe Fund to help the impoverished OBIT

Biff McGuire, 94 (October 25, 1926-April 1, 2021) Two-time Tony Nominee who appeared in over 20 Broadway productions, beginning in 1944 OBIT

Ellen McIlwaine, 75 (October 1, 1945-June 23, 2021) Slide guitarist and acclaimed singer-songwriter OBIT

Les-mckeown-gay-boycultureBye-bye, baby! (Image via pinup)

Les McKeown, 65 (November 12, 1955-April 20, 2021) Lead singer of the Bay City Rollers OBIT

Larry McMurtry, 84 (June 3, 1936-March 25, 2021) Popular novelist known for such works as The Last Picture Show (1966), Terms of Endearment (1975), Lonesome Dove (1985) and Texasville (1987), Oscar winner for co-writing the adapted screenplay for Brokeback Mountain (2005) OBIT

Robin McNamara, 74 (May 5, 1947-October 21, 2021) One of the stars of Hair (1969-1971), whose 1970 tune “Lay a Little Lovin' on Me” was a #11 hit OBIT

Frank McRae, 80 (circa 1941-April 29, 2021) Former NFL player who appeared in such films as License to Kill (1989) and The Last Action Hero (1993) OBIT

Carrie Meeks, 95 (April 29, 1926-November 28, 2021) Five-term Florida congresswoman who was the first Black person to represent her state in the House since Reconstruction OBIT

Ved Mehta, 86 (March 21, 1934-January 9, 2021) Celebrated New Yorker writer OBIT

Carmine-boxes-squiggyYou know, he went from rags to riches. (GIF via GIPHY)

Eddie Mekka, 69 (June 14, 1952-November 27, 2021) Carmine Ragusa on Laverne & Shirley (1976-1983), a Tony nominee for The Lieutenant (1975) and a dance partner of Madonna's (b. 1958) in A League of Their Own (1992) OBIT

Tony Mendez, 76 (March 27, 1995-July 29, 2021) Longtime “cue-card boy” for David Letterman (b. 1947) OBIT

María Mendiola, 69 (April 4, 1952-September 11, 2021) One half of the Spanish duo Baccara of “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie” (1977) fame OBIT

Marília Mendonça, 26 (July 22, 1995-November 5, 2021) Brazilian pop singer who became a social media sensation OBIT

Carlos Menem, 90 (July 2, 1930-February 14, 2021) Flashy, Peronist leader of Argentina from 1989-1999 OBIT

Bhaskar Menon, 86 (May 29, 1934-March 4, 2021) President of Capitol Records who oversaw the release of Pink Floyd's mammoth The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) OBIT

Vladimir Menshov, 81 (September 17, 1939-July 5, 2021) Russian filmmaker who won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980) OBIT

G.W. Mercier, 66 (July 20, 1954-March 11, 2021) Tony-nominated set and costume designer OBIT

Art-metrano-boycultureThe Art of living (Images via ABC, Warner Bros. & Instagram)

Art Metrano, 84 (September 22, 1936-September 8, 2021) Stand-up comic celebrated for his “bad magician” act, countless episodic-TV appearances and two Police Academy films (1985 & 1986) OBIT

Bruce Meyers, 94 (March 12, 1926-February 19, 2021) Inventor of the Meyers Manx dune buggy OBIT

Roger Michell, 65 (June 5, 1956-September 22, 2021) Director of Persuasion (1995) and Notting Hill (1999) OBIT

Allen Midgette, 82 (February 2, 1939-June 16, 2021) Man who successfully faked being Andy Warhol (1928-1987) on a 1967 lecture tour OBIT

Diana Millay, 85 (June 7, 1935-January 8, 2021) Broadway and TV actress best known for her work on Dark Shadows (1966-1969) and in its 1971 spin-off feature film Night of Dark Shadows, and for the soap Secret Storm (1971) OBIT

Milva, 81 (July 17, 1939-April 24, 2021) Prolific, beloved Italian singer OBIT

Matthew Mindler, 19 (November 23, 2001-August 28, 2021) Former child actor seen in Our Idiot Brother (2011) OBIT

Ruth Ann Minner, 86 (January 17, 1935-November 4, 2021) First woman governor of Delaware () OBIT

David Mintz, 89 (June 8, 1931-February 24, 2021) Creator of tofutti OBIT

Grace Mirabella, 92 (June 10, 1929-December 23, 2021) EIC of Vogue for 17 years (1971-1988) and founder of Mirabella Magazine (1989-2000) OBIT

Janice Mirikitani, 80 (February 5, 1941-July 29, 2021) San Francisco's poet laureate, activist on behalf of marginalized people OBIT

Mike Mitchell, 65 (circa 1956-July 23, 2021) Bodybuilder and Mr. Universe who acted in such films as Braveheart (1995) and Gladiator (2000) OBIT

Chi Modu, 54 (July 7, 1966-May 19, 2021) Premier hip-hop photographer of the '90s OBIT

Paddy Moloney, 83 (August 1, 1938-October 11, 2021) Frontman of the Chieftains OBIT

Walter-mondale-jimmy-carter-boycultureFritz the 'crat (Image via Jimmy Carter Campaign Committee)

Walter Mondale, 93 (January 5, 1928-April 19, 2021) Liberal lion who was U.S. VP from 1977-1981, and who lost the 1984 presidential election to Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) OBIT

Paul Mooney, 79 (August 4, 1941-May 19, 2021) Comic and writer who worked with Richard Pryor (1940-2005) OBIT

Jovita Moore, 53 (October 4, 1968-October 28, 2021) Popular Atlanta TV news anchor OBIT

Kaycee Moore, 77 (February 24, 1944-August 13) Actress in such films as Killer of Sheep (1978) OBIT

Tom Moore, 100 (April 30, 1920-February 2, 2021) WWII vet who, as Captain Tom, inspired (and earned a knighthood in) the UK with his 100 laps to raise money for COVID-19 relief — and who died of the virus OBIT

Trevor Moore, 41 (April 4, 1980-August 6, 2021) The Whitest Kids You Know sketch troupe founder OBIT

Tom Morey, 86 (August 15, 1935-October 14, 2021) Inventor of the Boogie Board OBIT

Joey Morgan, 28 (circa 1993-November 21, 2021) Actor seen in Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) OBIT

Charles R. Morris, 82 (October 23, 1939-December 13, 2021) Economics author OBIT

Bob Moses, 86 (January 23, 1935-July 25, 2021) Crusader for civil rights and math education OBIT

Francis Frankie Mossman, 33 (April 14, 1988-August 14, 2021) New Zealand-born actor on the series Spartacus (2012) and The Horizon (2013-2017) OBIT

George Mraz, 77 (September 9, 1944-September 16, 2021) Jazz bassist OBIT

John Muckler, 86 (April 13, 1934-January 4, 2021) One of the architects of the Edmonton Oilers' five Stanley Cup championships OBIT

Roger Mudd, 93 (February 9, 1928-March 9, 2021) Venerated newsman famous for his 1979 interview with Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (1932-2009), in which he asked, “Why do you want to be president?” OBIT

Alan Robert Murray, 66 (circa 1954-February 24, 2021) Oscar-winning sound editor OBIT

Helen Murray, 98 (February 20, 1923-May 1, 2021) Chemist who developed the test for diabetes OBIT

Michael-nader-gidget-sally-field-gr8erdaysNader with Sally Field (b. 1946) on Gidget (Image via ABC)

Michael Nader, 76 (February 18, 1945-August 23, 2021) Actor from AIP films and the TV shows Gidget (1965-1966), Bare Essence (1983), Dynasty (1983-1989) and All My Children (1991-1999; 2001; 2013) OBIT

Gary B. Nash, 88 (July 27, 1933-July 29, 2021) Controversial historian who argued that the teaching of history should move away from the “great man” approach OBIT

Marcia Nasatir, 95 (May 8, 1926-August 3, 2021) Pioneering film executive who, as Hollywood's first-ever woman VP Production, worked on such classics as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Rocky (1976) and Carrie (1976) OBIT

Ei-ichi Negishi, 85 (July 14, 1935-June 6, 2021) 2010 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry OBIT

David Negron Sr., 85 (December 24, 1925-October 12, 2021) Movie illustrator and storyboard artist for such films as Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Ghostbusters (1984) OBIT

Manuel Neri, 91 (April 12, 1930-October 18, 2021) Figurative sculptor OBIT

Michael Nesmith, 78 (December 30, 1942-December 10, 2021) Musical-visionary member of the Monkees who created classic country rock with the First National Band and became a music-video pioneer with Elephant Parts (1980); his Michael Nesmith's Television Parts (1985) introduced the likes of Jerry Seinfeld (b. 1954) and Whoopi Goldberg (b. 1955) to the world OBIT

June Newton, 97 (June 3, 1923-April 9, 2021) Photographer who was the wife — and muse — of Helmut Newton (1920-2004) OBIT

Ivy Nicholson, 88 (February 22, 1933-October 25, 2021) Fashion model and Warhol superstar OBIT

Trisha Noble, 76 (February 3, 1944-January 23, 2021) Australian singer-actress who appeared on American TV in the '70s and '80s and for her small role in Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith (2005) OBIT

William F. Nolan, 93 (March 6, 1928-July 15, 2021) Sci-fi author of such books as his 1967 novel Logan's Run, co-written with George Clayton Johnson (1929-2015) OBIT

Greg Noll, 84 (February 11, 1937-June 28, 2021) The so-called “Babe Ruth of surfing” OBIT

Mick Norcross, 57 (circa 1963-January 21, 2021) Appeared on the UK reality series The Only Way Is Essex (2011-2013; 2014) OBIT

Pete Noyes, 90 (circa 1930-February 1, 2021) Peabody-winning TV news anchor who inspired the Lou Grant character OBIT

Denis O'Brien, 80 (circa 1941-December 3, 2021) Co-producer of Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) and Shanghai Surprise (1986) OBIT

Erin O'Brien, 87 (January 17, 1934-May 20, 2021) Recording artist and actress who appeared in such films as Onionhead (1958), on TV shows like the 77 Sunset Strip pilot (1958) and frequently on The Tonight Show OBIT

Patrick O'Connell, 67 (April 12, 1953-March 23, 2021) Founding director of Visual AIDS who launched many AIDS-awareness campaigns, including the red ribbon OBIT

Tom O'Connor, 81 (October 31, 1939-July 18, 2021) English presenter and comedian OBIT

Denis O'Dell, 98 (circa 1923-December 31, 2021) Producer of such Beatles projects as A Hard Day's Night (1964) OBIT

Gavan O'Herlihy, 70 (April 29, 1954-November 9, 2021) Chuck on 9 episodes of Happy Days (1974) OBIT

Ruth Olay, 97 (July 1, 1924-September 3, 2021) Secretary who gave up her typewriter for an acclaimed career as a jazz singer OBIT

Earl Old Person, 92 (April 15, 1929-October 13, 2021) Chief of the Blackfeet Nation OBIT

Rev. C. Herbert Oliver, 96 (February 28, 1925-November 30, 2021) Civil rights activist OBIT

Walter-olkewicz-seinfeld-boycultureCable ace (Image via video still)

Walter Olkewicz, 72 (May 14, 1948-April 6, 2021) Veteran character actor memorable on Grace Under Fire (1993-1996), Twin Peaks (1990; movie in 1992; and 2017) and on Seinfeld (1996) OBIT

Serge Onik, 33 (circa 1988-August, 2021) So You Think You Can Dance (2014) alum OBIT

Sarah Onyango Obama, 99 (circa 1920-March 29, 2021) Kenyan stepgrandmother of Barack Obama (b. 1961) OBIT

Henry Orenstein, 98 (October 13, 1923-December 14, 2021) Holocaust survivor who launched a toy company in the '50s and persuaded Hasbro to start the Transformers OBIT

Dominic Orlando, 57 (circa 1964-November 17, 2021) Writer on such shows as Mindhunter (2017) OBIT 

Paul Orndorff aka Mr. Wonderful, 71 (October 29, 1949-July 12, 2021) Famed pro wrestler OBIT

Dianna Ortiz, 62 (September 2, 1958-February 19, 2021) American nun tortured in Guatemala OBIT

Paul Oscher, 74 (February 26, 1947-April 18, 20201) Blues musician in Muddy Waters's (1913-1983) band OBIT

Lou Ottens, 94 (June 21, 1926-March 6, 2021) Co-creator of the audio cassette and co-developer of the compact disc OBIT

Johnny Pacheco, 85 (March 25, 1935-February 15, 2021) Bandleader who co-founded Fania Records, which popularized salsa music internationally OBIT

Nicola Pagett, 75 (June 15, 1945-March 3, 2021) Actress from Upstairs, Downstairs (1971-1973) OBIT

Luis Palau, 86 (November 27, 1934-March 11, 2021) The so-called Billy Graham of Latin America OBIT

Jack Palladino, 76 (July 9, 1944-February 1, 2021) Infamous P.I. for scorched-earth A-listers OBIT

Peter Palmer, 90 (September 20, 1931-September 21, 2021) Star of L'il Abner on Broadway (1956) and in the movies (1959) OBIT

John Paragon, 66 (December 9, 1954-April 3, 2021) Jambi the Genie and also Pterri the pterodactyl on Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986-1990) OBIT

Juliette Paskowitz, 89 (circa 1931-May 3, 2021) Matriarch of the First Family of Surfing OBIT

John M. Patterson, 99 (September 27, 1921-June 4, 2021) Former governor of Alabama who embraced segregation and the Klan OBIT

Budge Patty, 97 (February 11, 1924-October 4, 2021) Tennis champ of the '50s OBIT

William H. Pauley III, 68 (August 14, 1952-July 6, 2021) Judge who sentenced Michael Cohen (b. 1966) to three years in prison for breaking campaign finance laws on behalf of his client Donald Trump (b. 1946) OBIT

Gary Paulsen, 82 (May 17, 1939-October 13, 2021) YA author of such books as Hatchet (1987) OBIT

Mike Pearl, 77 (July 8, 1943-March 1, 2021) Innovate TV sports producer, multiple Emmy winner OBIT

Ruth Pearl, 85 (November 11, 1935-July 20, 2021) Mother of Daniel Pearl (1963-2002), journalist murdered by Muslim terrorists OBIT

Chris Pearson, 25 (circa 1996-October 10, 2021) Ex on the Beach (2018) reality-TV personality OBIT

Sharon Kay Penman, 75 (August 13, 1945-January 22, 2021) Novelist of medieval epics OBIT

Christopher Pennock, 76 (June 7, 1944-February 12, 2021) Actor known as Gabriel Collins on Dark Shadows (1970-1971) OBIT

Clare Peploe, 79 (October 20, 1941-June 24, 2021) Film director wife of Bernardo Bertolucci (1941-2018) noted for her work on such films as Triumph of Love (2001) OBIT

Sunil Perera, 68 (September 14, 1952-September 6, 2021) So-called “King of Sri Lankan Baila Music” OBIT

Elsa Peretti, 80 (May 1, 1940-March 18, 2021) Model and iconic jewelry designer OBIT

Lee “Scratch” Perry, 85 (March 20, 1936-August 29, 2021) Legendary reggae producer OBIT

Lenka Peterson, 95 (October 16, 1925-September 24, 2021) Movie and TV actress Tony-nominated for 1984's Quilters OBIT

Wayne Peterson, 93 (September 3, 1927-April 7, 2021) Pulitzer Prize-winning composer whose 1992 win was controversial after a panel chose him over the artist a three-member panel of experts had coronated OBIT

Prince Philip, 99 (June 10, 1921-April 9, 2021) Husband of Queen Elizabeth for more than 70 years OBIT

Jay Jay Phillips, 30 (circa 1991-circa December 30, 2021) Two-time America's Got Talent (2009 & 2017) contestant OBIT

Jay Pickett, 60 (February 10, 1961-July 30, 2021) Longtime soap opera actor, including on Port Charles (1997-2003) OBIT

Ronald Pickup, 80 (June 7 1940-February 24, 2021) British stage actor also renowned for TV and film roles, including in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) and its 2016 sequel OBIT

Marc Pilcher, 53 (1968-October 3, 2021) Emmy-winning (on September 11, 2021) Bridgerton (2020-2021) makeup designer OBIT

Jerry Pinkney, 81 (December 22, 1939-October 20, 2021) Acclaimed children's illustrator noted for the diversity of his work, especially the 1996 Little Black Sambo (1899) reboot Sam and the Tigers, written by Julius Lester (1939-2018) OBIT

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Christopher Plummer, 91 (December 13, 1929-February 5, 2021) Iconic stage actor with two Tonys under his belt who became a silver-screen legend for The Sound of Music (1965), also appearing in such films as The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Beginners (2010, Oscar), All the Money in the World (2017) and Knives Out (2019) OBIT

More relevant in 2021 than it was in 1965, only 20 years after WWII. pic.twitter.com/eKtPNUqlPT

— Matthew Rettenmund (@mattrett) February 5, 2021

Sharon Pollock, 85 (April 19, 1936-April 22, 2021) Canadian playwright OBIT

Boys in the Sand articleThe reviews were orgasmic! (Image via Matthew Rettenmund Archive)

Wakefield Poole, 85 (February 24, 1936-October 29, 2021) Trailblazing gay-porn director of the smash crossover hit Boys in the Sand (1971) OBIT

Dee Pop, 65 (March 14, 1956-October 9, 2021) Avant-garde musician OBIT

Ron Popeil, 86 (May 3, 1935-July 28, 2021) Creator of some of the most ubiquitous infomercials and commercials in TV history, including for the Veg-O-Matic, the Inside-the-Shell Egg Scrambler and Mr. Microphone OBIT

Bob Porter, 80 (June 20, 1940-April 10, 2021) Jazz producer, broadcaster OBIT

1JVK8The Post beautiful girl in the world ... (GIF via GIPHY)

Markie Post, 70 (November 5, 1950-August 7, 2021) Actress remembered for The Fall Guy (1982-1985) and Night Court (1984-1992) OBIT

Anthony Powell, 85 (June 2, 1935-April 16, 2021) Three-time Oscar-winning costume designer OBIT

Boyculture-Colin_Powell_Official_Secretary_StateThe moderate Republican endorsed three Democratic POTUS nominees — then became an Independent. (Image via official portrait)

Colin Powell, 84 (April 5, 1937-October 18, 2021) Trailblazing four-star general and former Secretary of State (2001-2004) known for being outspoken politically and for his self-admitted ill-advised U.N. speech that helped lead the U.S. into the Iraq War OBIT

Tumblr_a94c5090a6982f2a20e026642187f800_a638a28e_500Hollywood royalty (GIF via GIPHY)

Jane Powell, 92 (April 1, 1929-September 16, 2021) Golden Age of Hollywood operatic soprano remembered for Royal Wedding (1951) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) OBIT

Ricky Powell, 59 (November 20, 1961-February 1, 2021) Hip-hop and downtown photographer OBIT

Tamara Press, 83 (May 10, 1937-April 26, 2021) Soviet shot-putter and discus thrower who won three Olympic gold medals but whose accomplishments were besmirched by questions surrounding her gender OBIT

Lloyd Price, 88 (March 9, 1933-May 3, 2021) Known as “Mr. Personality” — after a 1959 smash — an influential musician whose “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” (1952) was a crossover hit that prefigured rock 'n' roll OBIT

Lithofayne-pridgon-jimi-hendrix-boycultureThe original Foxy Lady (Image via Estate of Lithofayne Pridgon)

Lithofayne Pridgon, 80 (1940-April 22, 2021) Music-scene figure and likely inspiration for Jimi Hendrix's (1942-1970) “Foxy Lady” (1967) OBIT

James Prigoff, 93 (October 29, 1927-April 21, 2021) Documenter of street art OBIT

Mariano Puig, 93 (December 8, 1927-April 13, 2021) CEO of Puig, which he turned into an international fashion house OBIT

Prince Markie Dee, 52 (February 19, 1968-February 18, 2021) Founding member of rap group the Fat Boys OBIT

Robert Quackenbush, 91 (July 23, 1929-May 17, 2021) Writer of animal-themed detective stories OBIT

Carmel Quinn, 95 (July 31, 1925-March 6, 2021) Irish singer-storyteller popular on TV and at venues including Carnegie Hall OBIT

Albert J. Raboteau, 78 (September 4, 1943-September 18, 2021) Black religious studies scholar OBIT

Marion Ramsey, 73 (May 10, 1947-January 7, 2021) Officer Laverne Hooks in the Police Academy movies (1984-1989) OBIT

Benita Raphan, 58 (November 5, 1962-January 10, 2021) Experimental short-filmmaker OBIT

Joel Rapp, 87 (May 22, 1933-September 15, 2021) Writer on such classic sitcoms as The Donna Reed Show (1964-1965) and Gilligan's Island (1964) who turned to gardening as “Mr. Mother Earth, Plant Man to the Stars” on TV's Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1990s) OBIT

Danny Ray, 85 (circa 1935-February 3, 2021) Legendary performer James Brown's (1933-2006) capeman OBIT

Allan Rechtschaffen, 93 (December 8, 1927-November 29, 2021) Sleep researcher OBIT

Freddie Redd, 92 (May 29, 1928-March 17, 2021) Jazz pianist and composer OBIT

Juli Reding, 85 (November 28, 1935-September 16, 2021) Star of the horror favorite Tormented (1960) OBIT

Butch Reed, 66 (July 11, 1954-February 5, 2021) WWE and WCW wrestling legend OBIT

William H. Regnery II, 80 (February 25, 1941-July 2, 2021) Reclusive heir who bankrolled the modern alt-right/white supremacy movement OBIT

Peter Rehberg, 53 (June 29, 1968-July 22, 2021) Major figure in the world of experimental music OBIT

Harry Reid, 82 (December 2, 1939-December 28, 2021) Former Senate Majority Leader behind massive Democratic victories OBIT

Dan Reilly, 83 (January 28, 1938-December 30, 2021) The original “Mr. Met” OBIT

John Reilly, 84 (November 11, 1936-January 9, 2021) Longtime soap star, known for General Hospital (1984-1995; 2013), Passions (2000-2008) and Beverly Hills, 90210 (1996-1998) OBIT

Winfred Rembert, 75 (November 22, 1945-March 31, 2021) Lynching survivor who became a renowned artist, working with leather as his medium OBIT

Jerry Remy, 68 (November 8, 1952-October 30, 2021) Boston Red Sox player and broadcaster OBIT

Paige Rense, 90 (May 4, 1929-January 1, 2021) Editor of Architectural Digest OBIT

Steve Restivo, 81 (circa 1940-November 5, 2021) Actor with a spotty 40-year TV and film career who was noted for formerly co-owned Vitello's, an Italian restaurant near the site where Bonny Lee Bakley (1956-2001) was murdered OBIT

Ray Reyes, 51 (March 13, 1970-April 30, 2021) Member of Menudo OBIT

Jonathan Reynolds, 79 (February 13, 1942-October 27, 2021) Playwright, screenwriter and food columnist OBIT

Rickie Lee Reynolds, 72 (circa 1949-September 5, 2021) Guitarist for southern-rock group Black Oak Arkansas OBIT

George Rhoads, 95 (January 27, 1926-July 9, 2021) Designer of whimsical machines involving balls OBIT

Deborah Rhode, 68 (January 29, 1952-January 8, 2021) Stanford professor who pushed for an overhaul of the legal profession OBIT

Anthony Rhulen, 51 (September 27, 1969-January 15, 2021) Producer of The Butterfly Effect (2004) OBIT

J.R. Richard, 71 (March 7, 1950-August 4, 2021) Astros pitcher who was a force in the '70s OBIT

John-richardson-boyculture-one-million-years-bc-lgHeart-pelt performances: Richardson with Raquel (Image via 20th Century Fox)

John Richardson, 86 (January 19, 1934-January 5, 2021) British actor who appeared in One Million Years B.C. (1966) OBIT

Peter Mark Richman, 93 (April 16, 1927-January 14, 2021) Longtime TV, movie and stage actor with Three's Company (1978-1979) and Dynasty (1981-1984) among his most popular credits, as well as the classic Twilight Zone episode “The Fear” (1964) OBIT

Barbara Rickles, 84 (circa 1936-March 14, 2021) Widow of Don Rickles (1926-2017) and frequent target of his humor OBIT

Sam Riddle, 85 (December 12, 1937-September 27, 2021) KHJ DL who produced and narrated Star Search (1983-1986) and was the first to intro Ike (1931-2007) & Tina Turner (b. 1939) on TV (1965) OBIT

James Ridgeway, 84 (November 1, 1936-February 13, 2021) Investigative reporter with a string of high-profile exposés under his belt OBIT

Alex-riley-helix-studios-gay-porn-dead-obituary-boycultureToo young to die (Image via Helix Studios)

Alex Riley, 22 (1998-May 10, 2021) Twink porn star of Helix Studios OBIT

Robert Ringwald, 80 (November 26, 1940-August 3, 2021) Jazz pianist, father of Molly Ringwald (b. 1968) OBIT

Rudy Riska, 85 (August 22, 1936-September 12, 2021) Oversaw the handing out of the Heisman Trophy OBIT

Paul Ritter, 54 (December 20, 1966-April 5, 2021) Actor known for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Chernobyl (2019) OBIT

Sophie Rivera, 82 (June 17, 1938-May 22, 2021) Street photographer of Latin NYC OBIT

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Tanya Roberts, 65 (October 15, 1955-January 4, 2021) Star of the films Tourist Trap (1979), The Beastmaster (1982), Sheena (1984) and A View to a Kill (1985) also known as Julie Rogers on Charlie's Angels (1980-1981) and as Midge Pinciotti on That '70s Show (1998-2004) OBIT

Jeanne Robertson, 77 (September 21, 1943-August 21, 2021) Former Miss America contestant who became a humorist and public speaker OBIT

Leslie Robertson, 92 (February 12, 1928-February 11, 2021) Structural engineer of the World Trade Center OBIT

Larry Robins, 75 (circa 1945-January 23, 2021) Music manager, producer of Netflix's Sex/Life (2021) OBIT

Charlie Robinson, 75 (November 9, 1945-July 12, 2021) Star of TV's Night Court (1984-1992) OBIT

Eddie Robinson, 100 (December 15, 1920-October 4, 2021) Power-hitting All-Star first baseman for the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees who went on to become a scout, coach and exec in the majors OBIT

Richard Robinson, 84 (May 15, 1937-June 5, 2021) Turned Scholastic into the definitive publisher of children's books OBIT

James Rocchi, 53 (circa 1968-November 28, 2021) Former movie critic who pushed back against the corporatization of film journalism OBIT

Mick Rock, 72 (November 21, 1948-November 18, 2021) Iconic rock photographer OBIT

Robert Rodan, 83 (January 30, 1938-March 25, 2021) Adam the monster on Dark Shadows (1968) OBIT

Jimmie Rodgers, 87 (September 18, 1933-January 18, 2021) Smooth pop and country singer of the #1 hit “Honeycomb” (1957) OBIT

Buddy Roemer, 77 (October 4, 1943-May 17, 2021) Democratic governor of Louisiana (1986-1991) who lost badly when he switched parties and ran for re-election OBIT

Roberto Roena, 81 (January 16, 1940-September 23, 2021) Salsa percussionist and bandleader OBIT

Joanne Rogers, 92 (March 9 1928-January 14, 2021) Widow of Fred “Mr. Rogers” Rogers (1928-2003) OBIT

Richard Rogers, 88 (July 23, 1933-December 18, 2021) Pompidou Center architect OBIT

Brian Rohan, 84 (July 24, 1936-March 30, 2021) San Francisco's so-called “dope lawyer ”to the stars in the '60s OBIT

Gianna Rolandi, 68 (August 16, 1952-June 20, 2o21) Soprano who sang at Chicago's Lyric Opera and at the New York Opera OBIT

Elaine Romagnoli, 79 (April 22, 1942-October 28, 2021) Lesbian nightlife fixture who created NYC's the Cubby Hole and other bars OBIT

Jeanine Ann Roose, 84 (October 24, 1937-December 31, 2021) Young Violet in It's a Wonderful Life (1946) OBIT

Aaron Rose, 84 (March 22, 1936-February 7, 2021) Photographer who worked in secret, creating singular prints using unique materials and paper, and whose work was finally discovered and exhibited in the '90s OBIT

Naomi Rosenblum, 96 (January 16, 1925-February 19, 2021) Photography historian OBIT

Harry M. Rosenfeld, 91 (August 12, 1929-July 16, 2021) Washington Post assistant managing editor who assigned Woodward (b. 1943) & Bernstein (b. 1944) to cover Watergate (1972-1974) OBIT

Max Rosenthal, 95 (circa 1926-June 26, 2021) Recurring character on Everybody Loves Raymond (2002-2004) who was the father of its creator OBIT

Lee Ross, 78 (August 25, 1942-May 14, 2021) Expert on disagreement OBIT

Marcia Ross, 83 (September 2, 1938-October 5, 2021) Hollywood art consultant and collector married OBIT

Mark Roth, 70 (April 10, 1951-November 26, 2021) Explosively talented bowling pro OBIT

Giuseppe Rotunno, 97 (March 19, 1923-February 7, 2021) Oscar-nominated cinematographer renowned for his work with Federico Fellini (1920-1993) on such films as Fellini Satyricon (1969), and who also counted All That Jazz (1979) and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) among his successes OBIT

Reynold Ruffins, 90 (August 5, 1930-July 11, 2021) Legendary Push Pin Studios graphic artist, and one of the forefathers of pomo advertising OBIT

Donald Rumsfeld, 88 (July 9, 1932-June 29, 2021) Former Secretary of Defense (1975-1977; 2001-2006), including during the Iraq War, of which he was a chief architect OBIT

Richard Rush, 91 (April 15, 1929-April 8, 2021) Writer-director of the Oscar-nominated The Stunt Man (1980) OBIT

Michael Rutter, 88 (August 15, 1933-October 23, 2021) Pioneering child psychiatrist OBIT

Will Ryan, 72 (November 13, 1939-November 19, 2021) Veteran voice actor, including as Peg-Leg Pete in the Oscar-nominated shorts Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) and Get a Horse! (2013) OBIT

Frederic Rzewski, 83 (April 13, 1938-June 26, 2021) Politically motivated pianist OBIT

Antonio Sabàto Sr., 77 (April 2, 1943-January 6, 2021) Grand Prix (1966) and One Dollar Too Many (1968) actor, father of the model and actor Antonio Sabàto Jr. (b. 1972) OBIT

Robert Sacchi, 89 (March 27, 1932-June 23, 2021) Actor known for his striking resemblance to Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957), as in The Man with Bogart's Face (1980) OBIT

Jehan Sadat, 87 (August 29, 1933-July 9, 2021) Widow of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (1918-1981) OBIT

Mort Sahl, 94 (May 11, 1927-October 26, 2021) Legendary, and legendarily iconoclastic, stand-up comic and satirist OBIT

Margo St. James, 83 (September 12, 1937-January 11, 2021) Founder of COYOTE, an advocacy group for sex workers OBIT

Takao Saito, 84 (November 3, 1936-September 24, 2021) Creator of the manga Golgo 13 OBIT

Gabriel Salazar, 19 (circa 2002-September 26, 2021) TikTok star OBIT

Carmen Salinas, 82 (October 5, 1939-December 9, 2021) Popular telenovela and film actress from Mexico OBIT

Jay Sandrich, 89 (February 24, 1932-September 22, 2021) Legendary, Emmy-winning sitcom director famed for his work on Mary Tyler Moore (1970-1977), The Cosby Show (1984-1992) and The Golden Girls (1985-1987) OBIT

Jeffrey Sanker, 65 (December 2, 1955-June 4, 2021) Gay circuit party impresario OBIT

Gira Sarabhai, 97 (December 11, 1923-July 15, 2021esigner who shaped the postcolonial design tradition of India OBIT

Myriam Sarachik, 88 (August 8, 1933-October 7, 2021) Physicist who researched magnetism OBIT

Phil Saviano, 69 (June 23, 1952-November 28, 2021) Survivor of clergy sex abuse who helped The Boston Globe blow the lid off of the Catholic Church's systemic cover-up of pedophilia; was played by actor Neal Huff (no b. information) in the Oscar-winning film Spotlight (2015) OBIT

Camille Saviola, 71 (July 16, 1950-October 28, 2021) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1996) actress, Turtle's mom on Entourage (2006-2009) OBIT

Liam Scarlett, 35 (April 8, 1986-April 16, 2021) Wunderkind choreographer whose career was torpedoed by sexual-impropriety allegations OBIT

Phil Schapp, 70 (April 8, 1951-September 7, 2021) Grammy-winning jazz DJ and music historian OBIT

Paul Scheidler, 93 (September 7, 1927-January 18, 2021) So-called Godfather of the Anti-Abortion Movement OBIT

Clayton Schenkelberg, 103 (October 17, 1917-April 14, 2021) Believed to have been the oldest survivor of the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack OBIT

Robert Schiffman, 86 (February 11, 1935-September 4, 2021) Microwave guru OBIT

Herb Schlosser, 95 (April 21, 1926-August 6, 2021) Top NBC executive behind Saturday Night Live (1975-present) OBIT

Al Schmitt, 91 (April 17, 1930-April 26, 2021) Grammy-winning recording engineer OBIT

Sabine Schmitz, 51 (May 14, 1969-March 16, 2021) Racing driver, TV personality OBIT

Pilar Schneider, 91 (circa 1929-January 10, 2021) Mother of Rob Schneider (b. 1963) who appeared in many of his films OBIT

Howard Schnellenberger, 87 (March 16, 1934-March 27, 2021) Legendary college coach OBIT

Allon Schoener, 95 (January 1, 1926-April 8, 2021) Curator of the controversial Harlem on My Mind Met exhibit (1969) OBIT

Chris Schultz, 61 (February 16, 1960-March 4, 2021) Former Dallas Cowboys lineman and TV sports analyst OBIT

Arturo Schwarz, 97 (February 3, 1924-June 23, 2021) Egyptian refugee whose association with Surrealist and Dadaist masters led to his massive, priceless art collection OBIT

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Peter Scolari, 66 (September 12, 1955-October 22, 2021) Actor from Bosom Buddies (1980-1982), Newhart (1984-1990) and Girls (2012-2017) OBIT

Geoffrey-scott-shirtless-boycultureHis Dynasty tennis pro was a love. (Image via video still)

Geoffrey Scott, 79 (February 22, 1942-February 23, 2021) Actor on Dark Shadows (1970) and Dynasty (1982-1984) who was also in over 100 commercials OBIT

Monster Kody Scott, 57 (November 1963-circa June 7, 2021) Notorious gang-banger who became a motivational speaker OBIT

Willard Scott, 83 (March 7, 1934-September 4, 2021) Longtime Today show weatherman (1980-2015) and the original Ronald McDonald in national TV ads (1963-1966) OBIT

Marty Scottenheimer, 77 (September 23, 2943-February 8, 2021) Eighth-winningest NFL coach in history OBIT

Fred Segal, 87 (May 5, 1925-February 26, 2021) L.A. retailer synonymous with the city's fashion OBIT

Larry Sellers, 72 (October 2, 1949-December 8, 2021) Actor who played Cloud Dancing on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993-1998) OBIT

Gilbert Seltzer, 106 (October 11, 1914-August 14, 2021) One of the last of a secret Army unit that, during WWII, tricked the Germans with inflatable tanks, fake airplanes and decoy radio transmissions OBIT

Eva Sereny, 86 (May 19, 1935-May 25, 2021) Photographer noted for her unguarded images of celebrities OBIT

Jakucho Setouchi, 99 (May 15, 1922-November 9, 2021) Buddhist priest and author of more than 400 novels OBIT

Col. Dave Severance, 102 (February 4, 1919-August 2, 2021) Commander at the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima OBIT

Malikah Shabazz, 56 (September 30, 1965-November 22, 2021) The youngest child, along with twin Malaak Shabazz (b. 1965), of Malcolm X (1925-1965) and Betty Shabazz (1934-1997) OBIT

Menelik Shabazz, 67 (circa 1954-June 28, 2021) British filmmaker on Black themes OBIT

Robbie Shakespeare, 68 (September 27, 1953-December 8, 2021) Influential reggae producer OBIT

Edward D. Shames, 99 (June 13, 1922-December 3, 2021) Last surviving Band of Brothers officer OBIT

Danny Shanahan, 64 (July 11, 1956-July 5, 2021) Absurdist New Yorker cartoonist whose career ended with a child-porn possession charge OBIT

Frank Shankwitz, 77 (March 8, 1943-January 24, 2021) Motorcycle cop who co-founded Make-A-Wish OBIT

Carl Shapiro, 108 (February 15, 1913-March 7, 2021) One of the biggest Bernie Madoff (b. 1938) investors OBIT

Cheyann Shaw, 27 (January 14, 1993-January 4, 2021) Fitness influencer who documented a long battle with ovarian cancer OBIT

Ryan Shea, 30s (circa 1990-February 19, 2021) NYC-based entertainment and bear-culture journalist OBIT

Neil Sheehan, 84 (October 27, 1935-January 7, 2021) Author of the National Book Award-winning, Pulitzer Prize-winning book A Bright Shining Lie (1988) who obtained the Pentagon Papers for The New York Times OBIT

Barbara-shelley-hammer-gr8erdaysBite me! (Image via Hammer)

Barbara Shelley, 88 (February 13, 1932-2021) Hammer horror queen who starred in their cult films The Gorgon (1964), Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966), Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966) and Quartermass and the Pit (1967), as well as in the horror classic Village of the Damned (1960) OBIT

Joanne Shenandoah, 64 (June 23, 1957-November 22, 2021) Grammy-winning Native American musician OBIT

Antony Sher, 72 (June 14, 1949-December 2, 2021) Acclaimed Shakespearean stage actor OBIT

Neal Sher, 74 (August 29, 1947-October 3, 2021) Top U.S. Nazi hunter OBIT

Bonnie Sherk, 76 (May 18, 1945-August 8, 2021) Landscape and conceptual artist OBIT

Norm Sherry, 89 (July 16, 1931-March 8, 2021) Hall of Fame pitcher remembered for his advice to Sandy Koufax (b. 1935) that led to his sensational career OBIT

Martin Sherwin, 84 (July 2, 1937-October 6, 2021) Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) OBIT

Toko Shinoda, 107 (March 28, 1913-March 1, 2021) One of the most important Japanese artists of the last century, she combined calligraphy with abstract expressionism OBIT

Shock G, 57 (August 25, 1963-April 22, 2021) Frontman of Digital Underground, whose “The Humpty Dance” was a smash in 1989 OBIT

Sidharth Shukla, 40 (December 12, 1980-September 2, 2021) Bollywood TV star OBIT

George P. Shultz, 100 (December 13, 1920-February 6, 2021) Longtime GOP operative who served under every Republican president since Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), and who served as Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) OBIT

Jan Shutan, 88 (November 5, 1932-October 7, 2021) Lt. Mira Romaine on Star Trek (1969) OBIT

Gregory-sierra-gr8erdays-boyculturePencil pusher (Image via ABC)

Gregory Sierra, 83 (January 25, 1937-January 4, 2021) Julio on Sanford and Son (1972-1975), Det. Sgt. Chano Amengual on Barney Miller (1975-1976) and an actor who appeared in Orson Welles's (1915-1985) The Other Side of the Wind (released 2018) OBIT

Felix Silla, 84 (January 11, 1937-April 16, 2021) Cousin Itt on 031760cec9ca3913dc008538fc1be9b6ef912672 The Addams Family (1965-1966) OBIT

Spencer Silver, 80 (February 6, 1941-May 8, 2021) Inventor of Post-it notes OBIT

Stuart Silver, 84 (May 4, 1937-May 6, 2021) Designer of blockbuster museum exhibitions OBIT

Cliff Simon, 58 (September 7, 1962-March 9, 2021) Actor from Stargate SG-1 (2001-2007) OBIT

Clive Sinclair, 81 (July 30, 1940-September 16, 2021) Inventor of the Sinclair Personal Computer OBIT

Joseph Siravo, 66 (February 12, 1957 -April 11, 2021) The Sopranos (1999-2007) actor who played Tony's father, Johnny Boy, in flashbacks OBIT

Patrick Sky, 80 (October 2, 1940-May 26, 2021) Greenwich Village folk singer of the '60s OBIT

Brayden Smith, 24 (circa 1996-February 5, 2021) Jeopardy! champ OBIT

Melissa Yandell Smith, 64 (June 8, 1957-September 7, 2021) Actress who made her big-screen debut in Nomadland (2020) OBIT

Philip J. Smith, 89 (July 29, 1931-January 15, 2021) Longtime CEO of the Shubert Organization OBIT

Sekou Smith, 48 (May 15, 1972-January 26, 2021) NBA reporter OBIT

Steve Smith, 57 (August 30, 1964-November 20, 2021) Former Raiders fullback OBIT

Wilbur Smith, 88 (January 9, 1933-November 13, 2021) Novelist of such South Africa-based fare as When the Lion Feeds (1964) OBIT

Laredo-william-smithHis career spanned from 1942-2020. (Image via NBC)

William Smith, 88 (March 24, 1933-July 5, 2021) Child extra, physique model, the last TV Marlboro Man and the star of such fare as TV's Laredo (1965-1967), Batman (1968) and Rich Man, Poor Man (1976, sequel 1976-1977), and the films Darker Than Amber (1970), Any Which Way You Can (1980) and Conan the Barbarian (1982) OBIT

Ilona Royce Smithkin, 101 (March 27, 1920-August 1, 2021) Late-in-life fashion muse OBIT

Johnny Solinger, 55 (August 7, 1965-June 26, 2021) Former Skid Row (1999-2015) singer OBIT

Leonard Soloway, 93 (circa 1928-December 11, 2021) Broadway producer of more than 50 shows OBIT

Michael Somare, 84 (April 9, 1936-February 19, 2021) Papua New Guinea's first PM (1975-1980; 1982-1985; 2002-2011) OBIT

Boyculture-sondheim-stephen-signed-newsweek-magazine-1973-353328In good Company (Image via Newsweek)

Stephen Sondheim, 91 (March 22, 1930-November 26, 2021) Legendary Broadway composer and playwright who wrote the lyrics for West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959) and created the smash comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), the beloved flop Anyone Can Whistle (1964), and boundaries-smashing musicals including Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Pacific Overtures (1976), Sweeney Todd (1979), Merrily We Roll Along(1981), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Into the Woods (1987), Assassins (1990) and Passion (1994); Oscar winner for 1990's “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)” from Dick Tracy OBIT

Joseph Sonnabend, 88 (January 6, 1933-January 24, 2021) One of the first doctors to recognize what would come to be called AIDS as it tore through the gay community, one of three co-founders of the AIDS Medical Foundation in 1983 OBIT

SOPHIE, 34 (September 17, 1986-January 30, 2021) Trailblazing electronic-music artist, co-writer of Madonna's (b. 1958) “Bitch I'm Madonna” (2015) OBIT

Arne Sorenson, 62 (October 13, 1958-February 15, 2021) Marriott CEO OBIT

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Phil Spector, 81 (December 26, 1939-January 16, 2021) Auteur songwriter and producer whose “Wall of Sound” changed pop history, and whose work with the Crystals, the Ronettes, Ike & Tina Turner, the Beatles (group and solo) and many others became some of music's most famous hits; legendarily volatile and abusive, he was convicted of murder in 2009 OBIT

Carl Spielvogel, 92 (December 27, 1928-April 21, 2021) Newspaper columnist who became one of the most powerful ad execs in history OBIT

Leon Spinks, 67 (July 11, 1953-February 5, 2021) Former heavyweight boxing champ OBIT

John Shelby Spong, 90 (June 16, 1931-September 12, 2021) Pushed for women clergy and acceptance of same-sex marriage in the Episcopal Church OBIT

Nick Springer, 35 (June 9, 1985-April 14, 2021) Paralympic gold medalist OBIT

Arthur Staats, 97 (January 17, 1924-April 26, 2021) Behavioral psychologist who created the time out OBIT

Lynn Stalmaster, 93 (November 17, 1927-2021) Casting director who was given an honorary Oscar for his career, which lasted from 1955-2017 OBIT

Michael Stanley, 72 (March 25, 1948-March 4, 2021) Cleveland rocker and radio star OBIT

Pervis Staples, 85 (November 18, 1935-May 6, 1985) Member of the Staple Singers OBIT

Dorothy Steel, 95 (1926-October 15, 2021) Black Panther (2018) actress OBIT

Zena Stein, 99 (July 7, 1922-November 7 2021) Researcher who championed women's health OBIT

Robby Steinhardt, 71 (May 25, 1950-July 17, 2021) Founding member of the rock band Kansas OBIT

Jim Steinman, 73 (November 1, 1947-April 19, 2021) Composer-lyricist behind Meat Loaf's (b. 1947) Bat Out of Hell (1977) album, and who co-wrote the West End musical Whistle Down the Wind (1996) OBIT

Rennie Stennett, 72 (April 5, 1949-May 17, 2021) Part of pro baseball's first all-POC lineup (1971) and who had seven hits in a single game OBIT

Aaron Stern, 96 (March 26, 1925-April 13, 2021) Psychiatrist who led Hollywood's Classification and Rating Administration of the Motion Picture Association of America, which replaced the Hays Code and forced films to adhere to strict ratings guidelines OBIT

Adlai Stevenson III, 90 (October 10, 1930-September 6, 2021) Senator from Illinois (1970-1981), son of Adlai Stevenson II (1900-1965), two-time presidential contender OBIT

Gordon Stewart, 79 (July 6, 1941-January 4, 2021) Found of Sandals Resorts International OBIT

Martha Stewart, 98 (October 7, 1922-February 17, 2021) Actress from such films as Daisy Kenyon (1947) and In a Lonely Place (1951) OBIT

Arlene Pieper Stine, 90 (March 18, 1930-February 11, 2021) First woman to complete a sanctioned marathon in the U.S., the 1959 Pikes Peak Marathon, a record she didn't know she'd set for 50 years OBIT

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Dean Stockwell, 85 (March 5, 1936-November 7, 2021) Emmy- and Oscar-nominated Hollywood actor with a 70-year career that included the films Anchors Aweigh (1945), Gentleman's Agreement (1947), The Boy with Green Hair (1948), Compulsion (1959), Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962), Paris, Texas (1984), Blue Velvet (1986) and Married to the Mob (1988), plus the long-running TV hit Quantum Leap (1989-1993) OBIT

Richard Stolley, 92 (October 3, 1928-June 16, 2021) Founding editor of People Magazine (1974) and acquirer of the famed Zapruder film (1963) OBIT

Barbara Stone, 87 (November 20, 1933-April 26, 2021) Stewart Models modeling agent in the '60s and '70s for supermodels OBIT

Tempest Storm, 92 (February 29, 1928-April 20, 2021) Voluptuous burlesque legend who headlined in Las Vegas from 1951-1989, performing her final strip at age 82, and appearing in the 1955 cheesecake classic Teaserama OBIT

Franz Streitwieser, 82 (September 16, 1939-November 8, 2021) Trumpet maestro OBIT

Una Stubbs, 84 (May 1, 1937-August 12, 2021) English TV actress with a 60-year career who capped it off as Mrs. Hudson on Sherlock (2010-2017) OBIT

La-chica-que-limpia-germina-boycultureThe producer was cleaning up in the Latin American market. (Image via Germina)

Paola Suárez, 41 (circa 1980-July 25, 2021) Producer of Argentina mob drama La Chica que limpia (2017-2018) OBIT

Don Sutton, 75 (April 2, 1945-January 18, 2021) Hall-of-Fame pitcher OBIT

Evgeny Sveshnikov, 71 (February 11, 1950-August 18, 2021) Chess grandmaster and theorist OBIT

John J. Sweeney, 86 (May 5, 1934-February 2, 2021) New York union researcher who became a force in the AFL-CIO OBIT

Roh Tae-woo, 88 (December 4, 1932-October 26, 2021) South Korean leader (1988-1993) who was its last military-backed president OBIT

Joe Tait, 83 (May 15, 1937-March 10, 2021) Broadcaster known as the voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers OBIT

Marjorie Tallchief, 95 (October 19, 1926-November 30, 2021) Acclaimed Paris Opera Ballet dancer OBIT

Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, 85 (October 31, 1935-September 20, 2021) Egyptian general who led his country during the 2011 Arab Spring uprising OBIT

Bernard Tapie, 78 (January 26, 1943-October 3, 2021) Flamboyant French actor, politician and business magnate OBIT

Mari Tarocsik, 85 (November 23, 1935-April 16, 2021) Iconic Hungarian actress OBIT

Jamie Tarses, 56 (March 16, 1964-February 1, 2021) Boundary-shattering female exec who at 32 became the first woman president of a major network's entertainment division (ABC) before flaming out after an unflattering story belittled her abilities OBIT

Quindon Tarver, 38 (August 4, 1982-April 1, 2021) Former child performer seen and heard in Romeo + Juliet (1996) OBIT

Greg Tate, 64 (circa 1957-December 2021) Groundbreaking cultural critic and co-founder of the Black Rock Coalition who was the author of Flyboy in the Buttermilk (1992) OBIT

Bertrand Tavernier, 79 (April 25, 1941-March 25, 2021) French filmmaker OBIT

Ashley Gerren Taylor, 30 (July 6, 1990-April 11, 2021) Baldwin Hills (2007-2009) reality actor OBIT

Kent Taylor, 65 (September 27, 1955-March 18, 2021) Founder and CEO of Texas Roadhouse restaurants OBIT

Lil Terselius, 76 (November 5, 1944-October 26, 2021) Swedish actress OBIT

Wayne Terwilliger, 95 (June 27, 1925-February 3, 2021) Longtime minor and major-league player and coach OBIT

Mary Alice Thach, 78 (July 6, 1943-December 28, 2021) Publisher who won pardon for the Wilmington Ten OBIT

Mikis Theodorakis, 96 (July 29, 1925-September 2, 2021) Prolific Greek composer known for his work on Zorba the Greek (1964) OBIT

Wayne Thiebaud, 101 (November 15, 1920-December 25, 2021) Painter of Americana OBIT

BJ-Thomas-boycultureHis performance of the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid song helped it win an Oscar. (Image via Scepter Records)

B.J. Thomas, 78 (August 7, 1942-May 29, 2021) Singer of such hits as “Hooked on a Feeling” (1968) and “Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head” (1969) OBIT

Demaryius Thomas, 33 (December 25, 1987-December 9, 2021) Former NFL wide receiver for the Broncos OBIT

Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, 70 (February 9, 1951-August 7, 2021) Founding member of Kool & the Gang OBIT

Franklin A. Thomas, 87 (May 27, 1934-December 22, 2021) First Black person to run a major American philanthropic organization, the Ford Foundation OBIT

John Ashton Thomas, 60 (March 28, 1961-October 4, 2021) English composter, conductor, arranger, orchestrator who worked on Black Panther's (2018) Oscar-winning score OBIT

Chucky Thompson, 53 (July 12, 1968-August 9, 2021) Hip-hop producer OBIT

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Pam Thompson, 84 (circa 1937-July 9, 2021) Sidekick in the Great Tomsoni and Company magic act and longtime magic-community icon OBIT

Sue Thompson, 96 (July 19, 1925-September 23, 2021) “Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)” (1961) singer OBIT

Lucille Times, 100 (April 22, 1921-August 16, 2021) Woman who inspired the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott of 1955 OBIT

Mick Tingelhoff, 81 (May 22, 1940-September 11, 2021) Minnesota Vikings Hall of Famer OBIT

Marie Tippit, 92 (circa 1928-March 2, 2021) Widow of the Dallas cop killed by Lee Harvey Oswald (1939-1963) shortly after he assassinated JFK (1917-1963) OBIT

Stacy Title, 56 (February 21, 1964-January 11, 2021) Film producer nominated for an Oscar for the short Down on the Waterfront (1994) and who directed The Last Supper (1995) and The Bye Bye Man (2017) OBIT

Caroline Todd aka Carolyn Watjen, 86 (November 13, 1934-August 28, 2021) One half of the mystery-writing duo (with her son) known as Charles Todd OBIT

Ruthie Tompson, 111 (July 22, 1910-October 10, 2021) Legendary animator who worked for Disney, contributing to films from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) to The Rescuers (1975) OBIT

Linda Torres, 67 (June 29, 1953-April 1, 2021) Reality actor known for Big Ang (2012) OBIT

Tony Trabert, 90 (August 30, 1930-February 3, 2021) Two-time #1 in men's tennis OBIT

Brian Travers, 62 (February 7, 1959-August 22, 2021) Founding member of UB40 OBIT

Rosalie Trombley, 82 (September 18, 1939-November 23, 2021) CKLW music director in Detroit who furthered the careers of many household-name rock acts OBIT

Richard Trumka, 72 (July 24, 1949-August 5, 2021) A.F.L.-C.I.O. head OBIT

Kim Tschang-Yeul, 91 (December 24, 1929-January 5, 2021) South Korean painter of luminous water droplets OBIT

Sunao Tsuboi, 96 (May 5, 1925-October 24, 2021) Hiroshima survivor who made the opposition of nuclear weapons his life's mission OBIT

Houston Tumlin, 28 (December 27, 1992-March 23, 2021) Former child actor who appeared in Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby (2006) OBIT

Billy Turner, 81 (February 29, 1940-December 31, 2021) Trainer of Seattle Slew OBIT

Ronnie Tutt, 83 (March 12, 1938-October 16, 2021) Legendary drummer who played with Elvis Presley (1935-1977) and other greats OBIT

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Desmond Tutu, 90 (October 7, 1931-December 26, 2021) Powerful presence on behalf of nonviolence in the South African anti-apartheid movement who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 OBIT

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James Michael Tyler, 59 (May 28, 1962-October 24, 2021) Gunther on 150 episodes of Friends (1994-2004) OBIT

Michael Tylo, 73 (October 16, 1948-September 28, 2021) Soap opera actor OBIT

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Cicely Tyson, 96 (December 19, 1924-January 28, 2021) Stereotype-shattering icon and woman of many firsts, 17 Cicely Tyson Timeshe studied at the Actors Studio in the '40s; modeled for Ebony and Jet in the '50s and '60s, helping to popularize Black hairstyles and fashions; was in the original company of off-Broadway smash The Blacks (1961-1962) and won the Tony at 88 for The Trip to Bountiful (2013); first Black actor to star on a dramatic series with TV's East Side/West Side (1963-1964), three-time Emmy winner whose other TV highlights include The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974), Roots (1977), King (1978) and How to Get Away with Murder (2015-2020); Oscar nomination for Sounder (1972) and other film successes with Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), The Help (2011) and others; honorary Oscar recipient, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient OBIT

Pearl Tytell, 104 (August 29, 1917-September 26, 2021) Forensic document examiner OBIT

Masayuki Uemura, 78 (June 20, 1943-December 9, 2021) Designed first Nintendo console OBIT

Daffney “Scream Queen” Unger aka Shannon Spruill, 46 (July 17, 1975-September 2, 2021) Pro wrestler OBIT

Al Unser, 82 (May 29, 1939-December 9, 2021) One of only four drivers to win the Indy 500 OBIT

Bobby Unser, 87 (February 20, 1934-May 2, 2021) Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner OBIT

Kaari Upson, 51 (April 22, 1970-August 18, 2021) Sculptural conceptual artist whose The Larry Project (2007) installation obsessively documented a part-fact, part-fictional life story of a neighbor of her mother's who had abandoned his Playboy Mansion-lite home OBIT

Brian Urquhart, 101 (February 28, 1919-January 1, 2021) Creator and director of UN peacekeeping operations OBIT

Andrew Vachss, 79 (October 19, 1942-November 23, 2021) Crime-fiction writer whose advocacy on behalf of children directly led to the National Child Protection Act of 1993 OBIT

Hilton Valentine, 77 (May 21, 1943-January 29, 2021) Guitarist for the Animals OBIT

Phil Valentine, 61 (September 9, 1959-August 21, 2021) Right-wing host and vaccine skeptic OBIT

Jean-Marc Vallée, 58 (March 9, 1963-December 26, 2021) Director of Dallas Buyers Club (2013) and Season 1 of Big Little Lies (2017) OBIT

Ernst van de Wetering, 83 (March 9, 1938-August 11, 2021) Leading authority on the work of Rembrandt (1606-1669) OBIT

Paul Van Doren, 90 (June 12, 1930-May 6, 2021) Co-founder of Vans shoes OBIT

Buddy Van Horn, 92 (August 20, 1929-May 11, 2021) Clint Eastwood's (b. 1930) stunt double, actor in High Plains Drifter (1983), director of Any Which Way You Can (1980) and The Dead Pool (1988) OBIT

Sweet-sweetbacks-baad-asssss-song-melvin-van-peebles-boycultureBlaxploitation icon (Image via Yeah, Inc.)

Melvin Van Peebles, 89 (August 21, 1932-September 21, 2021) Godfather of Black Cinema who directed the phenomenal hit Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971) OBIT

William vanden Heuvel, 91 (April 14, 1930-June 15, 2021) Lawyer who advised Bobby Kennedy (1925-1968), ran Jimmy Carter's (b. 1924) New York campaign and was head of NYC's Corrections Board OBIT

Carmen Vázquez, 72 (January 13, 1949-January 27, 2021) LGBTQ rights activist OBIT

Martinus J.G. Veltman, 89 (June 27, 1931-January 4, 2021) Dutch theoretical physicist OBIT

Chick Vennera, 74 (March 27, 1947-July 7, 2021) Voice actor remembered for his scene-stealing disco moves in Thank God It's Friday (1978) and as Enrique Mas on The Golden Girls (1989) OBIT

Johnny Ventura, 81 (March 8 1940-July 28, 2021) The so-called “Elvis of Merengue” OBIT

John Veronis, 93 (March 6, 1928-June 24, 2021) Co-founder of Psychology Today (1967-present), broker of mega-bucks media transactions OBIT

Alberto Vilar, 80 (October 4, 1940-Sepember 5, 2021) Arts patron who became a fraudster OBIT

Kerry Vincent, 75 (circa 1945-January 2, 2021) Celebrated cake artist, judge on the Food Network's Food Network Challenge (2006-2012) OBIT

Bill Virdon, 90 (June 9, 1931-November 23, 2021) Former player who became a manager for four different MLB teams OBIT

Stephen Vizinczey, 88 (May 12, 1933-August 18, 2021) Author of the novel In Praise of Older Women: The Amorous Recollections of Andras Vajda (1965) OBIT

David Von Ancken, 56 (December 5, 1964-July 26, 2021) Episodic-TV director, director of the film Seraphim Falls (2006) OBIT

Elfrida von Nardroff, 96 (July 3, 1925-November 11, 2021) Won more money ($220,500) on Twenty-One (1958) than any other contestant — but it was rigged OBIT

Emi Wada, 84 (March 18, 1937-November 13, 2021) Oscar-winning costume designer noted for Ran (1985) OBIT

Frank Wada 99 (July 23, 1921-June 14, 2021) Nisei WWII veteran OBIT

Alma Wahlberg, 78 (May 6, 1942-April 18, 2021) Mother of Mark (b. 1971) and Donnie Wahlberg (b. 1969) who had appeared on episodes of their reality series Wahlburgers (2014-2019) OBIT

Bunny Wailer, 73 (April 10, 1947-March 2, 2021) Last surviving member of the Wailers OBIT

Jeff Wald, 77 (1944-November 12, 2021) Flamboyant producer and manager for such entities as Helen Reddy (1941-2020), his ex-wife; and Sylvester Stallone (b. 1946) OBIT

Judy Wald, 96 (August 21, 1924-February 12, 2021) Madison Avenue headhunter during its '50s and '60s golden era OBIT

Yuval Waldman, 74 (December 21, 1946-February 1, 2021) Violinist and conductor OBIT

Lance Waldroup, 30 (November 3, 1990-February 25, 2021) Moonshiners (2012-2018) reality actor OBIT

Clara Lamore Walker, 94 (July 2, 1926-April 2, 2021) Stymied swimming Olympian who quit the sport, only to triumph in it again in her fifties OBIT

Murray Walker, 97 (October 10, 1923-March 13, 2021) Formula One broadcaster OBIT

Carla Wallenda, 85 (February 13, 1936-March 6, 2021) Last of her generation of Flying Wallendas OBIT

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Jessica Walter, 80 (January 31, 1941-March 24, 2021) An Emmy winner, this prolific stage, film and especially TV actress was best known for her Golden Globe-nominated turn as a stalker in the thriller Play Misty for Me (1971) and as Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development (2003-2006; 2013; 2018-2019) OBIT

Romy Windsor aka Romy Walthall, 57 (September 16, 1963-May 19, 2021) Murder One (1996) actress OBIT

Joe Walton, 85 (December 15, 1935-August 15, 2021) NFL player who was a star for the New York Giants, coached the New York Jets OBIT

Douglas Turner Ward, 90 (May 5, 1930-February 20, 2021) Pioneer in Black theater OBIT

Ed Ward, 72 (November 2, 1948-May 3, 2021) Tough rock critic at Crawdaddy, Rolling Stone, Creem and The Austin-American Statesman OBIT

John Warner, 94 (February 18, 1927-May 25, 2021) Longtime Republican senator from Virginia (1978-2008) who was married to Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) from 1976-1982 OBIT

Peter Warner, 90 (February 22, 1931-April 13, 2021) Sailor who discovered an island with six shipwrecked Tongan boys in 1966 OBIT

Jim Warren, 85 (July 20, 1936-November 24, 2021) Early computing enthusiast OBIT

Rusty-warren--songs-for-sinners--knockers-upHer jokes were on you ... (Image via Jasmine)

Rusty Warren, 91 (March 20, 1930-May 25, 2021) Nightclub performer known for her raciness OBIT

Joan Washington, 60s (December 21, 1950-September 2, 2021) Dialect coach, wife of actor Richard E. Grant (b. 1957) OBIT

Sheila Washington, 61 (January 27, 1960-January 29, 2021) Woman whose work helped exonerate the Scottsboro Boys, nine young Black men falsely accused of raping two white women in 1931 OBIT

Charlie Watts, 80 (June 2, 1941-August 24, 2021) Legendary drummer with the Rolling Stones for 58 years from 1963 until his death OBIT

Jim Weatherly, 77 (March 17, 1943-February 3, 2021) Songwriter behind “Midnight Train to Georgia” (1973) OBIT

Eugene Webb, 102 (November 18, 1918-April 5, 2021) Harlem real estate broker whose business was the largest Black-owned firm of its kind in the U.S. OBIT

Damon Weaver, 23 (circa 1998-May 1, 2021) Student reporter who interviewed President Barack Obama (b. 1961) at age 11, making him the youngest person ever to interview a sitting president OBIT

Helen Weaver, 89 (June 18, 1931-April 13, 2021) Translator who had an affair with Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) and whose memoir The Awakener: A Memoir of Kerouac and the Fifties was a hit in 2009 OBIT

Gil Wechsler, 79 (February 5, 1942-July 9, 2021) First resident lighting designer at the Metropolitan Opera OBIT

Sarah Weddington, 76 (February 5, 1945-December 26, 2021) Lawyer who successfully argued Roe v. Wade before the SCOTUS in 1971 and 1972 OBIT

George Wein, 95 (October 3, 1925-September 13, 2021) Newport Jazz Festival creator OBIT

Lawrence Weiner, 79 (February 10, 1942-December 2, 2021) Conceptual artist who worked with language OBIT

Steven Weinberg, 88 (May 3, 1933-July 23, 2021) Nobel Prize winner for physics OBIT

Jack B. Weinstein, 99 (August 10, 1921-June 15, 2021) Chief Judge of the Eastern District of New York (2011-2020) known for eschewing robes in favor of wearing a suit, and for his perceived activist streak OBIT

Ronald Weinstein, (November 20, 1938-December 3, 2021) Telepathology pioneer OBIT

Sylvia Weinstock, 91 (January 28, 1930-November 22, 2021) Cake decorator  to the stars who was known as “the da Vinci of wedding cakes” OBIT

Ellen Havre Weis, 64 (May 14, 1957-July 27, 2021) Founder of the Museum of Modern Mythology OBIT

Chuck E. Weiss, 76 (circa 1945-July 20, 2021) Musician who performed with his band the Goddamn Liars, and who persuaded Johnny Depp (b. 1963) to revive the Central as the Viper Room in L.A.; inspiration for Rickie Lee Jones (b. 1954) hit “Chuck E.'s in Love” (1979) OBIT

Sabine Weiss, 97 (July 23, 1924-December 28, 2021) Famed street photographer OBIT

Howard Weitzman, 81 (September 21, 1939-April 7, 2021) Heavy-duty lawyer who repped Michael Jackson (1958-2009), O.J. Simpson (b. 1947), Marlon Brando (1924-2004) and more OBIT

Joan Weldon, 90 (August 5, 1930-February 11, 2021) Singer and actress who appeared in the sci-fi classic Them! (1954) OBIT

Sunni Welles, 72 (circa 1949-August 9, 2021) Singer, actress and Cosby (b. 1937) accuser OBIT

Kariamu Welsh, 72 (September 22, 1949-October 12, 2021) African dance studies pioneer OBIT

Lina-wertmuller-screengrab-boycultureA video grab of the venerable director being Oscar-honored for her life's work in 2019 (Image via video still)

Lina Wertmüller, 93 (August 14, 1928-December 9, 2021) Italian director whose Seven Beauties (1975) earned her the history-making distinction of becoming the first woman nominated as Best Director at the Oscars OBIT

Tommy West, 78 (August 17, 1942-May 2, 2021) Producer of such songs as Jim Croce's (1943-1973) “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” (1973) OBIT

Eleanor Torrey West, 108 (January 17, 1913-January 17, 2021) Pioneer conservationist OBIT

Kurt Westergaard, 86 (July 13, 1935-July 14, 2021) Cartoonist whose Muhammad caricature sparked outrage — and murder — in Denmark and Paris OBIT

W. Galen Weston, 80 (October 29, 1940-April 12, 2021) Transformative CEO of George Weston Ltd. OBIT

Paul Westphal, 70 (November 30, 1950-January 2, 2021) Basketball Hall of Famer who was both a Celtics player and coach OBIT

Diane Weyermann, 66 (circa 1955-October 14, 2021) Film exec noted for docs like An Inconvenient Truth (2006) OBIT

Betty-white-golden-girls-nbc-rip-obituary-dead-death-99-boycultureA Rose by any other name ... (Image via NBC)

Betty White, 99 (January 17, 1922-December 31, 2021) Absolute TV legend whose career in the medium stretched back to a 1939 experimental broadcast. Famed for her work as an early-TV host and on Life with Elizabeth (1952-1955), Mary Tyler Moore (1973-1977), The Golden Girls (1985-1992) and Hot in Cleveland (2010-2015), among many other TV series, and in such films as Advise & Consent (1962) and The Proposal (2009) OBIT

Martha White, 99 (circa 1922-June 5, 2021) Black activist whose refusal to give up her bus seat reserved for whites helped launch the 1953 bus boycotts in Louisiana OBIT

Rhonda Stubbins White, 60 (circa 1961-December 6, 2021) Star of TV's Ruthless (2020-2021) OBIT

Thea White, 81 (June 16, 1940-July 30, 2021) Voice actress, including on Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999-2002) OBIT

George Whitmore, 89 (1931-January 1, 2021) Famed El Capitan mountain climber OBIT

Marie Wilcox, 87 (November 24, 1933-September 25, 2021) Saved Wukchumni from becoming an extinct language OBIT

Patricia Wilde, 93 (July 16, 1928-July 17, 2021) Top New York City Ballet ballerina OBIT

Wilder-moreno-chakiris-boycultureWilder (L) ad-libbed, “I know you do!”

Yvonne Wilder, 84 (September 21, 1937-November 24, 2021) Consuelo in West Side Story (1961) and one half of the '60s comedy duo Wilder & Colvin who was later a regular on the series Operation Petticoat (1977-1978) OBIT

William T. Wiley, 83 (October 21, 1937-April 25, 2021) Funk-art pioneer OBIT

Bergen Williams, 62 (-July 20, 2021) Soap actress known as Alice Gunderson on General Hospital (2002-2015) OBIT

Cara Williams, 96 (June 29, 1925-December 9, 2021) Oscar nominee for The Defiant Ones (1958), star of TV's Pete and Gladys (1960-1962) and The Cara Williams Show (1964-1965) OBIT

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Clarence Williams III, 81 (August 21, 1939-June 4, 2021) Star of The Mod Squad (1968-1973) and Purple Rain (1984) OBIT

Michael K. Williams, 54 (November 22, 1966-September 6, 2021) Emmy-nominated star of The Wire (2002-2008), Boardwalk Empire (2010-2014), Bessie (2015), The Night Of (2017), When They See Us (2019) and Lovecraft Country (2020) OBIT

Peter Williams, 69 (March 18, 1952-August 19, 2021) Painter of the Black experience OBIT

Stan Williams, 84 (September 14, 1936-February 20, 2021) All-Star Dodgers pitcher OBIT

Marc Wilmore, 57 (May 4, 1963-January 30, 2021) TV writer known for In Living Color (1992-1993) OBIT

E.O. Wilson, 92 (June 10, 1929-December 26, 2021) Father of biodiversity OBIT

Mark Wilson, 91 (April 11, 1929-January 19, 2021) Influential magician known for the show The Magic Land of Allakazam (1960-1964) OBIT

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Mary Wilson, 76 (March 6, 1944-February 8, 2021) The only Supreme who was with the group from day one (1961) through the bitter end (1977) OBIT

Terence Wilson, 64 (June 24, 1957-November 6, 2021) Member of UB40 OBIT

Ronnie Wilson, 73 (1948-November 2, 2021) Founding member of the Gap Band OBIT

S. Clay Wilson, 79 (July 25, 1941-February 7, 2021) Underground cartoonist OBIT

Willie Winfield, 91 (August 24, 1929-July 27, 2021) Doo-wop singer OBIT

Winter, 16 (2005-November 11, 2021) Prosthetic-powered Dolphin from Dolphin Tale (2011) OBIT

Suzette Winter, 90 (January 19, 1931-December 1, 2021) Biographer of stars from Hollywood's heyday OBIT

Karl Wirsum, 81 (September 27, 1939-May 6, 2021) Eclectic Chicago artist OBIT

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Jane Withers, 95 (April 12, 1926-August 7, 2021) Eternally optimistic child star of such '30s features as Bright Eyes (1934) who was later featured in Giant (1956) and as TV's long-running Comet pitchwoman Josephine the Plumber OBIT

Zachary Wohlman aka Kid Yamaka, 32 (May 23, 1988-February 14, 2021) Boxer who was the subject of the ESPN+ documentary Why We Fight OBIT

Daniel Wolf, 65 (March 29, 1955-January 25, 2021) Via the J. Paul Getty Museum, he jump-started interest in the collecting of photography when he helped the institution acquire some 25,000 of the rarest photos ever taken OBIT

Lester L. Wolff, 102 (January 4, 1919-May 11, 2021) Influential former Democratic congressman from New York (1965-1981) OBIT

Bill Wright, 84 (April 4,1 936-February 19, 2021) First Black golfer to win a U.S. Golf Association event OBIT

Ron Wright, 67 (April 8, 1953-February 7, 2021) Texas Republican congresman who had railed against COVID-19 efforts before dying of the virus OBIT

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Samuel E. Wright, 72 (November 20, 1948-May 24, 2021) Broadway actor Tony-nominated as Mufasa for The Lion King (1997) who was also the voice of Sebastian in The Little Mermaid (1989), in which he sang the Oscar-nominated “Kiss the Girl” and the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea” OBIT

May Wynn, 93 (January 8, 1928-March 22, 2021) Actress who played a nightclub singer in The Caine Mutiny (1953) OBIT

Saadi Yacef, 93 (January 20, 1928-September 10, 2021) Algerian revolutionary who played himself in the 1966 film The Battle of Algiers OBIT

Ahmed Zaki Yamani, 90 (June 30, 1930-February 22, 2021) Former Saudi Arabian oil minister OBIT

Walter Yetnikoff, 87 (August 11, 1933-August 8, 2021) Former CBS Records president who claimed to be the catalyst for breaking early MTV's color barrier OBIT

Cho Yong-gi, 85 (February 14, 1936-September 14, 2021) Scandal-tainted founder of largest Christian church in South Korea OBIT

Song Yoo-jung, 26 (June 8, 1994-January 23, 2021) South Korean TV actress OBIT

Donald York, 73 (June 19, 1947-June 3, 2021) Child prodigy who became Paul Taylor Company musical director OBIT

Mark York, 55 (circa 1965-May 19, 2021) Actor who played a paraplegic recurring character on The Office (2005-2008) OBIT

Peggy York, 80 (August 4, 1941-October 17, 2021) Groundbreaking female cop whose life story inspired Cagney & Lacey (1981-1988) OBIT

Al Young, 81 (May 31, 1939-April 17, 2021) Novelist and poet who was California's poet laureate OBIT

John Sacret Young, 75 (May 24, 1946-June 3, 2021) Co-creator of China Beach (1988-1991) OBIT

Rusty Young, 75 (February 23, 1946-April 14, 2021) Country-rock pioneer OBIT

Wanda Young, 78 (August 9, 1943-December 15, 2021) Member of the Marvelettes OBIT

Young Dolph, 36 (July 27, 1985-November 17, 2021) Memphis rapper OBIT

Adam Zagajewski, 75 (June 21, 1945-March 21, 2021) Dissident Polish poet who became a renowned teacher OBIT

Ardeshir Zahedi, 93 (October 16,1928-November 18, 2021) Iranian diplomat and playboy known for his A-list parties OBIT

Fred Zalokar, 61 (circa 1960-July 17ish, 2021) Marathoner, mountain climber OBIT

Bobby Zarem, 84 (September 30, 1936-September 26, 2021) Famed celebrity publicist OBIT

Marsha Zazula, 68 (April 21, 1958-January 10, 2021) Co-founder of Megaforce Records, which released the first Metallica album (1983) OBIT

Peter Zinovieff, 88 (January 26, 1933-June 23, 2021) Synth pioneer OBIT

Shirley Zussman, 107 (July 23, 1914-December 4, 2021) Longtime sexologist OBIT

Goodwill Zwelithini ka Bhekuzulu, 72 (July 14, 1948-March 12, 2021) King of the Zulu nation OBIT

Teresa Zylis-Gara, 91 (January 23, 1930-August 28, 2021) Acclaimed soprano OBIT

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