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DEATH ROLL

DEATH  ROLL
                                              OF PEOPLE I’M FAMILIAR WITH  By George Daniel Summersell
1912
Wilber Wright-  45.  Typhoid.
1946
W. C.  Fields-  66.  Stomach hemorrhage from alcoholism.
1947
1948
Orville Wright-  76.  Heart attack while fixing a doorbell.
Babe Ruth (George Herman)-  53.  Cancer.
Billy “Froggy” Laughlin-  16.  Killed while riding a motor scooter.  A little rascal.
1949
Frank Morgan-  59.  Natural causes.  The wizard in The Wizard of Oz.
1950
Alan Hale, Sr.-  57.  Liver ailment and viral infection.
Al Jolson-  64.  Heart attack.
Edgar Rice Burroughs-  74.  Heart attack.  Created Tarzan.
George Bernard Shaw-  94.  After accident pruning an apple tree.
1951
Fanny Brice-  59.  Cerebral hemorrhage.  Vaudeville, radio, movies.  “Baby Snooks” character.
Sinclair Lewis-  65.  American novelist.
1952
Jerome “Curly” Lester Howard (Horwitz)-  48.  Stroke..  A Stooge.
Hattie McDaniel-  57.  Breast cancer.  Gone With the Wind.
1953
Hank Williams, Sr.-  29.  Unknown/mysterious circumstances/morphine injection/murder?
1954
1955
James Dean-  ~24.  Auto accident.
Samuel “Shemp” Howard (Horwitz)-  60.  Heart attack.  Another Stooge.
Albert Einstein-  76.  Aneurysm.
1956
Edward Arnold-  66.  Cerebral hemorrhage.
Bela Lugosi-  73.  Heart attack.
1957
Humphrey Bogart-  57.  Cancer.
Oliver Hardy-  65.  Stroke.
Laura Ingalls Wilder-  90.  Died peacefully in her sleep. Began writing the Little House books in her
                                                                                                 sixties.
George Cleveland-  70.  Heart attack.  Gramps on Lassie (Jeff’s Collie).
1958
Ronald Coleman-
1959
Lou Costello-  52.  Heart attack.
Errol Flynn-  50.  Heart attack.
Buddy Holly-  22.  Plane crash.
Ritchie Valens-  17.  Plane crash.
Big Bopper-  28.  Plane crash.
George Reeves-  45.  Gunshot ruled a suicide.  Superman.
Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer-  31.  Murdered.  Shot by business partner.  A Little Rascal.
Billie Holiday-  44.  Alcoholism.
1960
Ward Bond-  69.  Heart attack.  Wagon Train.
Clark Gable-  59.  Heart attack.  Gone With the Wind.
1961
Gary Cooper-  60.  Cancer.
Leonard “Chico” Marx-  74.  Heart attack.
Ernest Hemmingway-  61.  Suicide.  American novelist.
1962
Ernie Kovacs-  42.  Auto accident.
Charles Laughton-  ~63.  Gall bladder cancer.  English born American actor.
Marilyn Monroe-  ~36.  Drug overdose.  Possible suicide.
Eleanor Roosevelt-  78.  Tuberculosis.
Stu Sutcliffe-  21.  Cerebral hemorrhage.  The fifth Beatle.

1963
Patsy Cline-  30.  Plane crash.  American country music singer.
John F. Kennedy-  46.  Assassinated.
1964
Gracie Allen-  62.  Heart attack.  Burns and Allen.
William Bendix-  58.  Pneumonia.  The Life of Riley.
Eddie Cantor-  72.  Heart attack.
Allan Ladd-
Peter Lorre-  59.  Heart attack.
Arthur “Harpo” Marx-  75.  Surgical complications.
Herbert Hoover-  90.  31st American President.
Sam Cooke-  Justifiable homicide.
Cole Porter-  73.  Kidney failure.
1965
Nat King Cole-  45.  Cancer.
Judy Holliday-
Stan Laurel-  74.  Heart attack.
Sir Winston Churchill-  ~91.
T. S. Elliott-
Edward R. Murrow-  57.  Cancer.
Albert Schweitzer-  90.  French Protestant clergyman, philosopher, musicologist, medical missionary.
Ray Collins-  75.  Emphysema.  Perry Mason.
1966
Lenny Bruce-  Drug overdose.
Buster Keaton-  70.  Lung cancer.
Ed Wynn-  79.  Throat cancer.
Walt Disney-  65.  Cancer.  Apparently not frozen anywhere despite rumors.
William Frawley-  79.  Heart attack.  I Love Lucy.
1967
Woody Guthrie-  55.  Huntington’s disease.
Vivian leigh-  53.  Chronic tuberculosis.  Gone With the Wind.
Jane Mansfield-  Auto accident.
Basil Rathbone-  75.  Heart attack.  Sherlock Holmes movies.
Spencer Tracy-  67.  Heart attack.
Howard McNear-  63.  Stroke.  Floyd the barber on The Andy Griffith Show.
Otis Redding-  26.  Plane crash.
Hugo Gernsbeck-
Bert Lahr-  72.  Hemorrhage.  Played the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz.
1968
Helen Keller-  ~88.
John Steinbeck-  66.  Heart attack.
Martin Luther King, Jr.-  39.  Assassinated.
Bea Benaderet-  62.  Cancer.  The Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction.
Marion Lorne-  84.  Heart attack.  Played Aunt Clara on Bewitched.
1969
Judy Garland-  47.  Accidental barbiturate overdose.  The Wizard of Oz.
Sonja Henie-  57.  Cancer.  Won three Olympic gold medals in figure skating.
Jeffrey Hunter-  43.  Cerebral hemorrhage.  Captain Pike of the USS Enterprise in the first Star Trek pilot.
Boris Karloff-  81.  Emphysema.
Dwight D. Eisenhower-  78.  Heart failure.
Sharon Tate-  Murdered by the Charles Manson family.  Played secretary Janet Trego on The Beverly
                                                                                                   Hillbillies from 1963-65.
Rocky Marciano-
Willey Ley-  62.
Brian Jones-  26.  Drowned.  Member of The Rolling Stones.
Madge Blake-  69.  Heart attack.  Aunt Harriet on Batman.
1970
Frances Farmer-  56.  Cancer.
Jimi Hendrix-  27.  Choked to death on his vomit after overdosing on barbiturates.
Janis Joplin-  Drug overdose.
Billie Burke-  84.  After a long illness.  The good witch of the north in The Wizard of Oz.
John Scopes- Defendant in the “monkey trial”
Erle Stanley Gardner-  80.  Cancer.  Author of Perry Mason novels.
Ed Begley-  69.  Heart attack.
Charlie Ruggles-  83~84?  Cancer.
William Hopper-  55.  Pneumonia.  Played Paul Drake on Perry Mason.

1971
Louie Armstrong-  69.  Heart attack.
Jim Morrison-  Drug overdose.
Audie Murphy-
Michael Rennie-  Emphysema.  Day the Earth Stood Still.
John W. Campbell-
Harold Lloyd-  77.  Cancer.  Silent film star.
Duane Allman-  24.  Motorcycle accident.
1972
Dan Blocker-  43.  Heart attack.  Hoss Cartwright on  Bonanza.
Harry S Truman-  88.  Heart failure.
Dr. Louis S. B. Leakey-  69.  Heart attack.
J. Edgar Hoover-  77.  Heart attack.  Head of the FBI.
Jackie Robinson-  53.  Heart attack.
1973
Lou Chaney, Jr.-
Wally Cox-  48.  Heart attack.  Mr. Peepers.
Jim Croce-  30.  Plane crash.
Bobby Darin-  37.  Heart attack.
Veronica Lake-  50.  Acute renal failure brought on by hepatitis.
Bruce Lee-  Drug interaction leading to cerebral edema.
Edward G. Robinson-  73(79?).  Cancer.
Lyndon Johnson-  64.  Heart attack.
Irene Ryan-  70.  Stroke.  Granny on  The Beverly Hillbillies.
John Banner-  63.  Abdominal aneurysm..  Sgt. Shultz on Hogan’s Heroes.
Michael Dunn-  38.  Respiratory and heart ailments common to dwarfism.  Played Loveless on The Wild,
                                                                                                                                        Wild West
Stringbean(David Akeman)-  58.  Murdered.  Hee Haw.
1974
Bud Abbott-  78.  Cancer.  The comedy team of Abbott and Costello.
Jack Benny-  80.  Pancreatic cancer.
Duke Ellington-  75?  Cancer.
Cass Elliott-  32.  Heart attack.  Happened to be eating a ham sandwich at the time but did not choke on it  
                                           Member of The Mamas and the Pappas.
Joe Flynn-  49.  Drowned.  Binghamton on McHale’s Navy.
Richard Long-  57.  Heart attack.  The Big Valley, Nanny and the Professor.
Agnes Moorehead-  73.  Cancer.  Endora(Samantha’s mother) on  Bewitched.
Tex Ritter-  68.  Heart attack.  Father of John Ritter
Ed Sullivan-  73.  Cancer.  Hosted Toast of the Town(The Ed Sullivan Show) for 23 years.
Cliff “Charley Weaver” Arquette-  Hollywood Squares.  Grandfather of Rosanna, Patricia, David, et al... 
Ernest Truex-  82.  Heart attack.
Frank Sutton-  50.  Heart attack.  Sgt. Carter on  Gomer Pyle, USMC.
Ed Platt-  58.  Heart attack.  The Chief on  Get Smart.
Stafford Repp-  56.  Heart attack.  Chief O’Hara on  Batman.
Pamela Britton-  51.  Cancer.  Played Mrs. Brown on My Favorite Martian.
Frank McGee-  58.  Cancer.  Journalist.
1975
Ozzie Nelson-  68.  Cancer. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
Larry Fine-  73.  Stroke.  Another Stooge.
Moses “Moe” Harry Howard(Horwitz)-  78.  Lung cancer.  Still another Stooge.
Arthur Treacher-
Rod Serling-  50.  Heart attack.  The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery.
Rex Stout-  88.  Author of Nero Wolfe books.
Euell Gibbons-  Stomach cancer/heart attack.
James Blish-  54.  Science fiction writer.
John McGiver-  62.  Heart attack.  Character actor.
Hank Patterson-  86.  Pneumonia.  Mr. Ziffle on Green Acres.
1976
Jack Cassidy-  Fire.  Father of David and Sean
Lee J. Cobb-  64.  Heart attack.
Sal Mineo-
Agatha Christie-
Johnny Mercer-
Howard Hughes-  70.  Kidney failure.
Mary Anisa Jones-  18.  Drug overdose.  Buffy on  Family Affair.
Smokey the Bear-
Ray Teal-  74.  Natural causes.  Sheriff Roy Coffee on Bonanza.
1977
Andy Devine-  71.  Leukemia.
Peter Finch-  60.  Heart attack.
Julius “Groucho” Marx-  86.  Pneumonia.
Elvis Presley-  42.  Cardiac arrhythmia.
Sebastian Cabot-  59.  Stroke.  Mr. French on Family Affair.
Charles Chaplin-
Joan Crawford-  69.  Pancreatic cancer.
Bing Crosby-  74.  Heart attack.
Freddie Prinze-  22.  Suicide.  Chico and the Man.
Guy Lombardo-
Burt Mustin-  94.  Natural causes.
Gummo Marx-  84.  Cancer.  A Marx brother.
Jean Hagen-  54.  Cancer.  Make Room For Daddy (The Danny Thomas Show).
Ronnie van Zant-  29.  Plane crash.
1978
Edgar Bergan-  75.  Heart attack.  Ventriloquist.    Father of Candice.
Bob Crane-  49.  Murdered.  Hogan’s Heroes.
Totie Fields-  Diabetes.  Stand-up comic.
Frank Fontaine-  58.  Heart attack.  The Jackie Gleason Show.
Will Geer-  76.  Respiratory failure.  Grandfather on  The Waltons.
Gig Young-  60.  Suicide.
Carl Betz-  56.  Cancer.  Judd For the Defense, The Donna Reed Show.
James Daly-  Medical Center.  Father of Tyne and Tim.
Keith Moon-  Drug overdose.  The Who.
Morris the Cat(original)-  Suicide (just kidding).
Norman Rockwell-  84.  Emphysema.
1979
Edgar Buchanan-76.  Stroke.  Petticoat Junction.
Jack Haley-  80.  Heart attack.  The Wizard of Oz.
Mary Pickford-  87.  Stroke.
Jack Soo-  61.  Cancer.  Played detective Nick Yemana on Barney Miller.
Al Capp-  70.  Emphysema.
Zeppo Marx-  78.  Cancer.  A Marx brother.
Richard Rodgers-  77.
Darla Hood-  47.  Acute hepatitis contracted while in the hospital for a minor operation.  A Little Rascal.
Victor Killian-  The Fernwood flasher on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.
Joan Blondell-  70(73?)  Leukemia.  Here Come the Brides.  
Minnie Ripperton-  31.  Breast cancer. Had the hit song “Lovin’ You”.  Mother of Maya Rudolph.
Hope Sommers-  78.  Heart failure.
Ted Cassidy-  46.  Surgical complications.  Lurch on The Addams Family.  Also Thing.
Vivian Vance-  70.  Cancer.  I Love Lucy.
Jim Hutton-  45.  Cancer.  The Ellery Queen Mysteries.  Father of Timothy.
John Wayne-  72.  Cancer.
Sid Vicious-  21.  Drug overdose.
Arthur Fiedler-  84.  Surgical complications.
1980
Jimmy Durante-  86.  Pneumonia.
David Janssen-  49.  Heart attack.  The Fugitive, Harry O.
John Lennon-  40.  Murdered.
Steve McQueen-  50.  Cancer.  The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair.
Peter Sellers-  54.  Heart attack.  Pink Panther movies.
Milburn Stone-  75.  Heart attack.  Doc on Gunsmoke.
Mae West-  87.  Stroke.
Col. Harland Sanders-  90.  Cancer.  Created Kentucky Fried Chicken with his first social security check.
Joy Adamson-  69.  Murdered.  Born Free.
Alfred Hitchcock-  80.  Heart and renal failure.
Strother Martin-  61.  Heart attack.
George Pal-  72.  Special effects creator.
Jay Silverheels-  62.  Pneumonia and complications from strokes.  Played Tonto on The Lone Ranger.
Bobby Van-  47(49?).  Cancer.  Actor, comedian, dancer.
William “Buckwheat” Thomas-  49.  Heart attack.  Another Little Rascal.
Raymond Bailey-75.  Heart attack.  Mr. Drysdale on  The Beverly Hillbillies.
Victor Sen Yung-  65.  Gas leak.  Hop Sing on Bonanza.
1981
Jack Albertson-  74.  Cancer.  Chico and the Man.
Chief Dan George-  82.  Heart failure.
William Holden-  63.  A fall.
Ross Martin-  61.  Heart attack.  The Wild, Wild West.
Natalie Wood-  43.  Drowned.
Richard Boone-  63.  Cancer.  Have Gun, Will Travel.
Harry Chapin-  38.  Auto accident.  ‘Cats In the Cradle’.
Terry Fox-  22.  Cancer.  Attempted to run across Canada to raise money for research.
Joe Louis-  66.  Heart attack.
Lowell Thomas-  89.
Will Durant-  96.  History writer.
Bill Haley-  55.  Heart attack.
Bob Marley-  36.  Cancer.  Musician.
Alan Ludden-  63.  Cancer.  Hosted the game show Password.
1982
John Belushi-  33.  Drug overdose.  Saturday Night Live.
Ingrid Bergman-  67.  Breast cancer.
Victor Buono-  43.  Heart attack.
Hans Conried-  66.  Heart attack.
Marty Feldman-  48.  Heart attack.
Grace Kelly-  52.  Auto accident.
Fernando Lamas-  67.  Cancer.
Paul Lynde-  55.  Stroke/heart attack.  Uncle Arthur on Bewitched and the center square on Hollywood 
                                                                  Squares.
Marty Robbins-  57.  Surgical complications.  Singer.
Jack Webb-  62.  Heart attack.  Dragnet.
Hugh Beaumont-  73.  Heart attack.  Leave It To Beaver.
Vic Morrow-  51.  Accident while filming The Twilight Zone movie.  Father of Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Warren Oates-  52(53?).  Heart attack.
James Broderick-  55.  Cancer.  Father on the TV series Family..  Father of Mathew.
Dave Garroway-  69.  Suicide.  First host of The Today Show.
Rita Shaw-  69.  Natural causes.  Character actress.
Henry Fonda-  77.  Heart failure.
1983
Dennis Wilson-  39.  Drowned.  The Beach Boys.
Karen Carpenter-  32.  Heart failure due to anorexia nervosa and possible misuse of oil of ipecac.
Buster Crabbe-  75.  Heart attack.  Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers.
Arthur Godfrey-  79.  TV host.
Frank Reynolds-  59.  Cancer.
Tennessee Williams-  71.  Choked while drunk.  Playwright.
Gloria Swanson-  84.  Heart attack.
Michael Conrad-  58.  Cancer.  Hill Street Blues.
Indira Gandhi-  66.  Murdered.  1984?
Slim Pickens-  64.  Brain tumor.
Junior Samples-  56.  Heart attack.  Hee Haw.
Judy Canova-  66.
Jan Clayton-  66.  Cancer.  Lassie (Jeff’s Collie).
Jack Dempsey-  87.
Ira Gershwin-  86.
Carolyn Jones-  54.  Cancer.  Morticia on The Addams Family.
David Niven-  73.  ALS (Amyolateral sclerosis also known as Lou Gerrig’s disease).
Simon Oakland-  61(68?).  Long illness/cancer.  Kolchak: The Night Stalker.
Joan Hackett-  49.  Ovarian cancer.
Christopher George-  52.  Heart attack.  Married to Lynda Day George.
Jessica Savitch-  36.  Auto accident/drowning.  News anchor.
1984
Count Basie-  79.  Cancer.
Richard Burton-  58.  Brain hemorrhage.
Truman Capote-  59.  Alcoholism.
Jackie Coogan-  69.  Cardiac arrest.  Uncle Fester on The Addams Family.  The Coogan in the Coogan 
                                                              Law for kid actors.
David (The bubble Boy)-  12.  Immune disease.
Richard Deacon-  62.  Heart attack.  Cooley on  The Dick Van Dyke Show.
William Demarest-  91.  Heart attack.  My Three Sons.  1983?
James F. Fixx-  52.  Heart attack.
Sam Jaffe-  93.  Cancer.  Ben Casey.
Andy Kaufman-  35.  Lung cancer/quack medicine?  Taxi.
James Mason-  75.  Heart attack.
Ethel Merman-  76.  Cancer.
Walter Pidgeon-  87.  Strokes.
William Powell-  91.
Johnny Weissmuller-  79.  Stroke.  Tarzan.
Richard Basehart-  Stroke.  70.  Voyage To the Bottom of the Sea.
Yul Brenner-  65.  Lung cancer.  The Ten Commandments.  1985?
Rock Hudson-  59.  Aids.  McMillan & Wife.  1985?
Peter Lawford-  61.  Cirrhosis of the liver.
Johnny Olsen-  75.  Stroke.  Announcer for The Price Is Right.  1985?
Marvin Gaye-  44.  Murdered by his father.
Neil Hamilton-  85.  Asthma.  Commissioner Gordon on Batman.

1985
Dolph Sweet-  64.  Gimme a Break.
J. Pat O’Malley-  80.  Heart condition.
Eugene Ormandy-  85.
Phil Foster-  72.  Heart attack.  Laverne and Shirley.
Edward Andrews-  70.  Heart attack.
Karen Ann Quinlan-  31.  Pneumonia.  Woman whose ten year coma gave impetus to right-to-die debate.
Samantha Smith-  12.  Plane crash.  Little girl who wrote the Soviet leader asking why the U.S. and the       
                                    Soviet Union could not come to peaceful terms.
Ruth Gordon-  88.  Stroke.
Margaret Hamilton-  82.  Heart attack.  Wicked witch of the west in The Wizard of Oz.
Theodore Sturgeon-  67.  Science fiction writer.
Carol Wayne-  42.  Drowned.  Actress.  Tea Time Lady on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Orson Welles-  70.  Citizen Kane.  Heart attack.
Stepin’ Fetchit-  83.  Pneumonia and heart failure.
Phil Silvers-  73.  Heart attack.  Sgt. Bilko.
Keneen Wynn-  70.  Cancer.  (1986?)
Rick Nelson-  45.  Plane crash.  The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.  Father of Tracy Nelson and The 
                                                      Nelsons (Twin singers).
Selma Diamond-  64.  Lung cancer.  Night Court.
Rudd Weatherwax-  77.  Owner and trainer of Lassie.
Grant Williams-  54.  Peritonitis.  The Incredible Shrinking Man.
Dian Fossey-  53.  Murdered.  Zoologist.
Grayson Hall-  61.  Cancer.  Dr. Julia Hoffman on Dark Shadows.
George Savalas-  60.  Leukemia.  Kojak.
Anne Baxter-  62.  Stroke.

1986
James Cagney-  86.  Diabetes/heart attack.
Ted Knight-  62.  Kidney cancer.  The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Too Close For Comfort.
Robert Alda-  72.  Stroke.  Alan’s father.
Hershal Bernardi-  62.
Benny Goodman-  77.
Sterling Hayden-  70.
Frank Herbert-  65.  Pancreatic cancer  Science fiction writer.
Ray Milland-  78(79?).  Cancer.  Man With the X-Ray Eyes.
Marlin Perkins-  81.  Old age/cancer.  Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.
Kate Smith-  79.  Diabetes/respiratory arrest.
Rudy Vallee-  84.
Desi Arnaz-  69.  Lung cancer.  I Love Lucy.
Scatman Crothers-  76.  Cancer.
Cary Grant-  82.  Stroke.
Lloyd Haynes-  52.  Cancer.  Room 222.
Donna Reed-64.  Pancreatic cancer.  The Donna Reed Show.  It’s a Wonderful Life.
Leif Erickson-  74.  The High Chapparel.
Broderick Crawford-  74.
Georgia O’Keeffe-  98.
Jerry Paris-  60.  Cancer.  The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Forrest Tucker-  71.  Lung cancer.  F Troop, Dusty’s Trail
Keenan Wynn-  70.  Cancer.
Roger C. Carmel-  54.  Suicide.
1987
James Coco-  56.
Fred Astaire-  88.  Pneumonia.
Jackie Gleason-  71.  Colon and liver cancer.  The Honeymooners, The Jackie Gleason Show.
Will Sampson-  53.  Complications of lung and heart transplant surgery.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s 
                                                                                                                              Nest.
Hugh “Mr. Green Jeans” Brannum-  77.  Cancer.  Captain Kangaroo.
John Houston-
Lee Marvin-  63.  Heart attack.
Archie Campbell-  72.  Hee Haw.
Lorne Greene-  72.  Respiratory and cardiac arrest.  Ben Cartwright on Bonanza.
Dan Rowan-  65.  Cancer.  Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.
Bob Fosse-  60.  Heart attack.  Choreographer and director.
Mary Astor-  81.  Heart attack.
Buddy Rich-  69.  Cancer.  Drummer.
Ray Bolger-  83.  Cancer.  The scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.
Rita Hayworth-  68.  Alzheimer’s.
Danny Kaye-  74.  Hepatitis.
Liberace-  67.  Aids.
Alejandro Rey-  57.  Cancer.  The Flying Nun’s “boyfriend”.
Dick Shawn-  63.  Heart attack.
David Susskind-  66.  Heart attack.  Talk show host.
Andy Warhol-  58.  Complications following gall bladder surgery.  Pop artist.
Paul Butterfield-  44.  Harmonica player in a blues band in the sixties.
Elizabeth Hartman-  45.  Suicide.  A Patch of Blue.
Hayden Rorke-  76.  Stomach cancer.  Dr. Bellows on I Dream of Jeannie.
Harriet MacGibbon-  81.  Pulmonary and cardiac failure.  Mrs. Drysdale on The Beverly Hillbillies.    
                                                                      Granddaughter of Dr. Deming of the underground railroad.
Cathryn Damon-  56(53?).  Cancer.  Mary Campbell on Soap.
1988
Heather O’Rourke-  12.  Intestinal stenosis. (intestinal obstruction) Little blonde-haired girl in front of the 
                                            TV:  “They’re heeere!!”                          
Joe Besser-  80.  Heart failure.  A Stooge.
Andy Gibb-  30.  Heart inflammation/heart attack/drug use.
Robert A. Heinlein-  80.  Emphysema.
Louis L’Amour-  80.
Alan Napier-  85.  Stroke.  Alfred on Batman.
Barbara Woodhouse-
Charles Addams-  76.  Heart attack.  Addams Family cartoons.
John Houseman-  86.  Spinal cancer.
John Carridine-
Roy Orbison-  52.  Heart attack.
Christopher Connelly-  47.  Cancer.  Peyton Place, Paper Moon.
Max Robinson-  49.  Aids.  News anchor.
Wayland Flowers-  48.  Aids.  Ventriloquist with Madame puppet.
Anne Ramsey-  59.  Throat cancer.  Throw Mamma From the Train.
1989
Salvador Dali-  84.
Joe Raposo-  51.
Sugar Ray Robinson-  67.
Lucille Ball-  77.  After surgery. I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show (Here’s Lucy), 
Guy Williams-  65.  Aneurysm.  Zorro.  Father on Lost In Space.
Gilda Radner-42.  Ovarian cancer.  Saturday Night Live.
Fran Allison-81.  Kukla, Fran and Ollie.
Victor French-  54.  Lung cancer.  Little House On the Prairie, Carter Country.
Jim Backus-  76.  Pneumonia.  Gilligan’s Island.
Mel Blanc-  81.  Heart disease.
Laurence Olivier-  82.
Amanda Blake-  60.  Aids.  Miss Kitty on Gunsmoke.
Vic Perrin-  Control voice on The Outer Limits.
Irving Berlin-  101.  Old age/heart attack.
Secretariet-  19.
Graham Chapman-  48.  Cancer.  Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
Bette Davis-  81.  Breast cancer.  Some actress.
Sir Anthony Quayle-  76.  Cancer.
Francis Bavier-86(87?)  Lengthy illness/heart failure.  Aunt Bea on The Andy Griffith Show and 
                                                                                               Mayberry, RFD.
Lee Van Cleef-  64.  Heart attack.
Billy Martin-  61.
Merritt Butrick-  29.  Complications from AIDS.  Played Kirk’s son in Star Trek II and III.  Also starred
                                     in TV series Square Pegs.
Billy Curtis-
Rebecca Schaeffer-  21.  Stalker murder.  My Sister Sam.
1990
Alan Hale, Jr.-  71.  Cancer of the thymus.  The Skipper on Gilligan’s Island.
Terry-Thomas-  78.  Parkinson’s disease.
Barbara Stanwyck-  82.  Congestive heart failure.  The Big Valley.
Ava Gardner-  67.  Bronchial pneumonia.
Del Shannon-  50.  Suicide.
Ray Goulding-  68.  Kidney failure.  The comedy team of Bob and Ray.
Greta Garbo-  84.
Albert Salmi-  62.  Murder/suicide.  Murdered his wife then shot himself.
Sammy Davis, Jr.-  64.  Heart attack.
Jim Henson-  53.  Bacterial pneumonia.  The Muppet Show, Sesame Street.
Jill Ireland-  54.  Breast cancer.
Vic Tayback-  60.  Heart attack.  Alice
Jack Gilford-  81(82?).  Stomach cancer.  Cracker Jack commercials.
Barbara Cason-  It’s the Garry Shandling Show.
Irving Wallace-  74.
Bill Cullen-  70.  Cancer.  To Tell the Truth.
Howard Duff-  76.  Heart attack.
Bobby Day-
Pearl Bailey-  72.  Heart failure.
Douglas Edwards-  73.
Leonard Bernstein-  72.  Heart attack/pulmonary failure.
William Paley-  89.  Created the CBS broadcast network.
Mary Martin-  76.  Cancer.  Peter Pan.  Mother of Larry Hagman.
Eve Arden-  83.  Heart disease and cancer.
Norman Cousins-  75.  Heart attack.
Aaron Copeland-  90.  Alzheimer’s disease.  Music composer.
Bob Cummings-  82.  Kidney failure.
Susan Oliver-  53.  Cancer.  Vina in the first Star Trek pilot.  Jerry Lewis movies.
Edward Binns-  75(74?)  Heart attack.
Alan Napier-  86.  Age?  Year?
David White-  74.  Heart attack.  Larry Tate on Bewitched.
Stevie Ray Vaughn-35.  Helicopter crash.
Rusty Hamer-  42.  Suicide.  Played the son on Make Room For Daddy(The Danny Thomas Show).
Joan Bennett-  80.  Heart attack.  Dark Shadows.
Tom Fogerty-  48.  Aids.
1991
Nancy Culp-  69.  Cancer.  Jane Hathaway on The Beverly Hillbillies.
Danny Thomas-  79.  Heart attack.  Make Room For Daddy (The Danny Thomas Show).  Father of Marlo.
George Gobel-  71.  Complications after surgery.
Michael Landon-  54.  Pancreatic and liver cancer.  Bonanza, Little House On the Prairie, Highway To 
                                      Heaven.
Lee Remick-  55.  Cancer.
Harry Reasoner-  68.  Cancer.  Journalist.
Dottie West-  58.  Auto accident.
Redd Foxx-  68.  Heart attack.  Sanford and Son.
Tennessee Ernie Ford-  72.  Liver disease.
Gene Roddenbury-  70.  Cardiac arrest.  Created Star Trek.
Bert Convy-  57(58?).  Brain cancer.  Actor and TV game show host.
James Franciscus-  57.  Emphysema.(cancer?)  Longstreet.
Miles Davis-  65.  Pneumonia and stroke.
Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel-  87.  Cancer.
Irwin Allen-  75.  Heart attack.  Produced TV science fiction and theatrical disaster movies such as The 
                                                      Poseidon Adventure.
Fred MacMurray-  83.  Pneumonia.  My Three Sons.  The Absent-Minded Professor,  Son of Flubber.
Yves Montand-  70.  Heart attack.
Freddy Mercury-  45.  Aids.  Queen.
Ralph Bellamy-  87.
Ken Curtis-  74.  Natural causes.  Gunsmoke.
Keye Luke-  86.  Stroke.  Number one son in Charlie Chan movies.
Natalie Schafer-  90.  Cancer.  Gilligan’s Island.
Gene Tierney-  70.
1992
Jose Ferrer-  80.
Bert Parks-  77.  Cancer.
Alex Haley-  70.  Heart attack.  Author.
Dick York-  63.  Emphysema.  The first Darren on Bewitched.
Nancy Walker-  69.  Lung cancer.  McMillan & Wife, Rhoda.
Isaac Asimov-  72.  Heart and kidney failure/aids.  Author with almost 500 books published.
Sam Kinison-  38.  Motor vehicle crash.  Loud stand-up comic.
Neville Brand-  70-  Emphysema.
Benny Hill-  67.  Heart attack.  Comedian.
Marlene Dietrich-  90.  Kidney failure.
Robert Reed-  59.  Aids.  The Brady Bunch.
Lyle Alzado-  43.  Brain cancer(caused by aids/steroid abuse?)  Football player/actor.
Lawrence Welk-  89.  Pneumonia.
Eric Severeid-  79.  Stomach cancer.  TV journalist.
Anthony Perkins-  60.  Psycho.  Aids.
Hal Roach-  100.  Pneumonia.  Produced the Our Gang comedies from 1922 until 1944 later renamed The 
                                     Little Rascals for television.
Chuck Connors-  71.  Lung cancer.  The Riflemen, Branded.
Shirley Booth-  94.  Old age.  Hazel.  
Roger Miller-  56.  Throat cancer.
Robert Morley-  84.  Stroke.  British actor.
Marshall Thompson-  Daktari.
Roy Acuff-  89.  Heart failure.
Sterling Halloway-  87.  Cardiac arrest.  Voice of Winnie the Pooh.
Dana Andrews-  83.  Pneumonia.
Dame Judith Anderson-  93.  Pneumonia.
Vincent Gardenia-  70.  Heart attack.  All In the Family.
Sam Walton-  74.  Cancer.  Founder of Wal-Mart.
John Dehner-  76.  Emphysema and diabetes.
Cleavon Little-  53.  Colon cancer.  Blazing Saddles.
Skip Stephenson-  52.  Heart attack.  Real People.
Jack Kelly-  64.  Stroke.  Maverick.
1993
Dizzy Gillespie-  75.  Pancreatic cancer.  Jazz musician.
Sammy Cahn-  79.  Heart failure.
Audrey Hepburn-  63.  Colon cancer.
Andre’ the Giant-  46.  Heart attack.
Arthur Ashe-  49.  Aids.  Tennis player.
Lillian Gish-  99.  Natural causes/heart failure.
Helen Hayes-  92.  Congestive heart failure.  Mother of James MacArthur.
Conway Twitty-  59.  Abdominal aneurysm.
Ray Sharkey-  40.  Aids.
George “Spanky” McFarland-  64.  Heart attack.  A Little Rascal.
Fred Gwynne-  66.  Pancreatic cancer.  The Munsters.
Stuart Granger-
Herve Villechaize-  50.  Suicide.  Fantasy Island.
Raymond Burr-  76.  Kidney cancer(liver cancer?).  Perry Mason, Ironside.
Vincent Price-  82.  Lung cancer.
Bill Bixby-  59.  Cancer.  Diagnosed the same day and at the same hospital as Michael Landon.  My 
                                           Favorite Martian, Courtship of Eddie’s Father, The Incredible Hulk, 
                                             The Magician, Goodnight Beantown.
Frank Zappa-  52.  Prostate cancer.
Don Ameche-  85.  Prostate cancer.
Garry Moore-  78.  Emphysema.  Host of To Tell the Truth.
River Phoenix-  23.  Drug overdose.
Curly Joe DeRita-  83.  Pneumonia.  Last surviving of the “Three” Stooges.
Jim Valvano-  47.  Basketball coach and TV commentator.
Charles Aidman-  68.  Cancer.
James Millhollin-  77.  Cancer.
Janet Margolin-  50.  Ovarian cancer.  Planet Earth, Pray For the Wildcats.
1994
Cesar Romero-  86.  Blood clot.
Pat Buttram-  78.  Kidney failure.  Mr. Haney on  Green Acres.
Telly Savalas-  70.  Prostate cancer.  Kojak.
Claude Akins-  67.  Cancer.
Pierre Boulle-  81.  Wrote Planet of the Apes and  The Sound of Music.
Joseph Cotton-  88.  Pneumonia.
William Conrad-  73.  Cardiac arrest.  Cannon, Nero Wolfe.
Dinah Shore-  76.  Cancer.  Singer, actress, talk show host.
Hal Smith-  77.  Heart attack.  Otis on The Andy Griffith Show.
John Candy-  43.  Heart attack.  SCTV(Second City), Trains, Planes and Automobiles.
Walter Lantz-  93.  Created Woody Woodpecker.
George Peppard-  65.  Pneumonia/cancer.  Banacek, The A Team.
Jackie Kennedy Onasis-  64.  Non-hodgkins lymphoma.
Richard M. Nixon-  81.  Stroke.
Herbert Anderson-  77.  Stroke.  Father on Dennis the Menace.
Henry Mancini-  70.  Liver cancer.
Toonces (The Cat That Can Drive a Car)(Tyrone Fletcher)-  Saturday Night Live.
Cameron Mitchell-  75.  Lung cancer.  The High Chapparal.
Dick Sargent-  64.  Prostate cancer.  The second Darren on Bewitched.
Peter Cushing-  81.  Cancer.
Linus Pauling-  93.
Jessica Tandy-  85.  Ovarian cancer.  Driving Miss Daisy.
Patrick O’Neal-  67.  Cancer.
Jack Dodson-  63.  Heart attack.  Howard Sprague on The Andy Griffith Show.
Harriet Nelson-  85.  Congestive heart failure.  The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
Martha Raye-  78.  Pneumonia.
Burt Lancaster-  80.  Heart attack.
Raul Julia-  54.  Stroke/cancer.  The Addams Family, Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Noah Beery, Jr.-  81.  Complications of brain surgery.
Robert Lansing-  65.  Cancer.
Wilma Rudolph-
Carmen McRae-  74.  Jazz singer.
Cab Calloway-  86.  Stroke.
Fernando Rey-  76.
Bill Quinn-  81.  Natural causes.
Harry Nilsson-  52.  Heart attack.  Musician.
Sorrell Booke-  64.  Cancer.  The Dukes of Hazard.
Bill Hicks-  32.  Pancreatic cancer.  Comedian.
Priscilla Morrill-  66.  Kidney infection.  Played Lou Grants’ ex-wife on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
1995
Donald Pleasence-  75.  Heart failure.
Doug McClure-  59.  Lung cancer.  Barbary Coast.
Ed Flanders-  60.  Suicide.  St. Elsewhere.
Burl Ives-  85.  Cancer of the mouth.
Howard Cosell-  77.  Heart embolism.
Ginger Rogers-  83.  Congestive heart failure/diabetes.
Art Fleming-  70.  Pancreatic cancer.  Original host of Jeopardy.
Elizabeth Montgomery-  57.  Cancer.  Samantha on  Bewitched.
Elisha Cook, Jr.-  91.  Stroke.
Dr. Jonas Salk-  80.
Lana Turner-  75.  Cancer.
Wolfman Jack-  57.  Heart attack.
Gale Gordon-  89.  Cancer.  The Lucy Show (Here’s Lucy) 
Eva Gabor-  74.  Respiratory distress and other infections.  Green Acres.
Charlie Rich-  62.  Pulmonary embolism.  Country singer.
Ida Lapino-  77.
Jerry Garcia-  53.  Heart attack.  The Grateful Dead.
Micky Mantle-  63.  Cancer.
Orville Reddenbacker-  88.  Drowned in bathtub after heart attack.  Popcorn king.
Bobby Riggs-  77.  Prostate cancer.
Mary Wickes-  85.  After surgery.  Character actress.
Melvin(?) “Slappy” White-  74.  Heart attack.  Comedian.
Aneta Corsaut-  62.  Cancer.  Helen Crump on The Andy Griffith Show.
Butterfly McQueen-  84.  House fire.  Gone With the Wind.
Dean Martin-  78.  Acute respiratory failure/cancer.
Peter Cook-  57.  The Two of Us.
Roxie Roker-  66.  Cancer.  Played half of the biracial couple on The Jeffersons. Mother of Lenny Kravitz.
Frank Blair-  79.  Anchored the Today Show for 22 years.
George  Kirby-  71.  Comedian and singer.
1996
Gene Kelly-  83.  Stroke.  Dancer/actor/director
Audrey Meadows-  71.  Cancer.  Alice Kramden on The Honeymooners.
Martin Balsam-  76.  Heart attack.  Archie Bunker’s Place, Psycho.
McLean Stevenson-  66.  Cardiac arrest.  M*A*S*H, Hello, Larry.
Tommy Rettig-  54.  Heart attack.  Played Lassie’s second owner, Timmy on Lassie (Timmy and Lassie)
Minnie Pearl(Sarah Cannon)-  83.  Stroke.  Hee Haw.
George Burns-  100.  Burns and Allen.
Vince Edwards-  69.  Pancreatic cancer. TV doctor Ben Casey.
Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder-  76.  Heart failure.
Erma Bombeck-  69.  Kidney failure.
Jack Weston-  70.  Lymphoma.
Ray Combs-  40.  Suicide.  Second Family Feud host.
Ella Fitzgerald-  79.  Diabetes.
Margaux Hemmingway-  41.  Model and actress.  Older sister of Muriel and granddaughter of Ernest.
John Chancellor-  68.  Cancer.
Dana Hill- 32.  Complications from diabetes.(specifically she went into a coma and had a stroke).  The Two    
                                                                                                                                                                 of us
Greg Morris-  61.  Cancer.  Mission:  Impossible.
Bibi Besch-  56.  Cancer.  Played mother of Kirk’s son in Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan.  Real life mother of 
                                         actress Samantha Mathis.
Morey Amsterdam-  87.  Heart attack.  The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Ted Bessell-  61.  Aortic aneurysm.  Me and the Chimp, That Girl.
Tiny Tim(Herbert Khaury)-  63.  Heart attack.
Howard Rollins-  46.  Lymphoma.  In the Heat of the Night.
Carl Sagan-  62.  Pneumonia/cancer.
Mark Lenard-  72.  Cancer.  Here Come the Brides.  Also played Spock’s father on Star Trek.
1997
Jesse White-  79.  After surgery.  First Maytag repairman.
Don Porter-  84.  Played father of Gidget.
David Doyle-  67.  Heart attack.  Bosley on Charlie’s Angels.
Pat Paulsen-  69.  Brain and colon cancer.  The Smothers Brothers Show.
Richard Jaeckel-  70.  Cancer.  Baywatch.
Brian Keith-  75.  Suicide (after being bedridden with emphysema).  Family Affair.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau-  87.  Heart attack.
Robert Mitchum-  79.  Emphysema and lung cancer.
Jimmy Stewart-  89.  Cardiac arrest/blood clot.
Charles Kuralt-  62.  Lupus.
Princess Diana (Spencer?)-  36.  Car crash.
Mother Teresa-  87.  Heart attack.
Burgess Meredith-  89.  Alzheimer’s.    The Penguin on Batman.  The Rocky movies.
Red Skelton-  84.  Old age.
John Denver-  53.  Plane crash.
Chris Farley-  33.  Drug misuse and narrowed arteries.  Saturday Night Live.
Denver Pyle-  77.  Lung cancer.  The Doris Day Show.
Audra Lindley-  79.  Leukemia.  Played Mrs. Roper on Three’s Company and The Ropers.
Alvy Moore-  75.  Heart failure.  Hank Kimble on Green Acres.
Michael Hutchence-  37.  Suicide(hanging).  Lead singer of INXS.
Harry Blackstone, Jr.-  62.  Pancreatic cancer.  Magician.
Marjorie Reynolds-  79.  Heart failure.  Peg on  The Life of Riley.
Michael Stroka-  ~58.  Liver cancer.  Played Aristede on Dark Shadows.
Joanna Moore-  ~63.  Lung cancer.  Obscure actress.  First ex-wife of Ryan O’Neal.  Mother of Tatum.
James Komack-  67.  Heart attack.
Jeanne Dixon-  79.  Heart attack.  Didn’t foresee it coming.
1998
Sonny Bono-  Skied into a tree.  Cher’s husband.
Carl Perkins-  65.  Cancer/strokes.
Jack Lord-  77.  Heart failure.  Hawaii 5-O
Henny Youngman-  91.  Pneumonia.
Dr. Benjamin Spock-  94.  Heart disease.
Tammy Wynette-  55.  Probable blood clot/respiratory failure.
Frank Sinatra-  82.  Heart and kidney disease and bladder cancer.
Phil Hartman-  49.  Murdered.  Shot by his wife in his sleep who then killed herself.  Saturday Night Live,
                             Newsradio.
Maureen O’Sullivan-  87.  Heart attack.  Mother of actress Mia Farrow.  Jane in Tarzan movies.
Roy Rogers-  86.  Congestive heart failure.
Alan Shepherd-  74.
Robert Young-  91.  Respiratory failure.  Marcus Welby in Marcus Welby, M.D.  ABC’s first #1 rated 
                                                                       show for the year.
“Buffalo” Bob Smith-  80.  Cancer.  Hosted kids show The Howdy Doody Show.
Hugh Reilly-  ~82.  Emphysema.  Timmy’s father on Lassie(Timmy and Lassie)
Persis Khambatta-  47.  Cancer/heart attack.  Miss India.  Played Lt. Ilia(bald woman) in Star Trek: The 
                                                                                Motion Picture.
Mary Frann-  55.  Natural causes/heart failure.  Newhart.
Shari Lewis-  65.  Pneumonia/ovarian cancer.  Lambchop puppet.
Roddy McDowell-  70.  Cancer.  Planet of the Apes.
Esther Rolle-  78.  Diabetes.  Good Times.
Flip Wilson-  64.  Liver cancer.  The Flip Wilson Show.
Norman Fell-  74.  Cancer.  Three’s Company, The Ropers.
Louis M. “Grandpa” Jones-  84.  Stroke.  Hee  Haw.
Gene Autry-  91.  Cancer.
Lloyd Bridges-  85.  Old age.  Sea Hunt.  Father of Beau and Jeff.
Florence Griffith Joyner-  38.  Heart attack/seizure.  Sprinter at 1988 Olympics.  Three gold metals.
E. G. Marshall-  84.  Old age.
Linda Eastman McCartney-  56.  Cancer.
Wendy O. Williams-  48.  Suicide(shot herself).  Lead singer of The Plasmatics.
Carl Wilson-  51.  Lung cancer.  Lead guitarist of The Beach Boys.
Rob Pilatus-  33.  Drug overdose/possible suicide.  One half of the lip-synchers Milli Vanilli.
Eddie Rabbitt-  56.  Lung cancer.  “I Love a Rainy Night.”
Don Harrison-  61.  Cancer.  CNN anchor.
1999
Gene Siskel-  53.  Cancer/complications of brain surgery.  The movie review team of Siskel and Ebert.
Richard Kiley-  76.  Blood disorder.
Peggy Cass-  74.  Heart failure.  To Tell the Truth.
Joe DiMaggio-  84.  Lung cancer.
Anthony Newley-  67.  Renal cell cancer.
Ellen Corby-  87.  Natural causes.  Grandmother on The Waltons.
Oliver Reed-  61.  Heart attack.
Boxcar Willie (Lecil Travis Martin)-  67.  Leukemia.
Dana Plato-  Drug overdose ruled a suicide.  34.  Different Strokes.
Henry Jones-  86.  After a fall.
Mel Torme’-  73.  Stroke.
DeForest Kelley-  79.  Multiple causes/cancer.  Dr. McCoy on Star Trek.
Sylvia Sydney-  88.  Throat cancer.
Allen Funt-  84.  Stroke.  Candid Camera.
George C. Scott-  71.  Patton.  Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
Gene Rayburn-  81.  Heart disease.  The Match Game.
Madeline Kahn-  57.  Ovarian cancer.  Paper Moon, Clue, Young Frankenstein.
Clayton Moore-  85.  Heart attack.  The Lone Ranger.
Bill Wendell-  75.  Cancer.  Announcer for Late Night With David Letterman.
Bobby Troup-  80.  Heart attack.  Played Dr. Joe Early on Emergency.  Married to Julie London.
Oskie “Iron Eyes” Cody-  94.  Old age.
Joseph Heller-  76.  Heart attack.  Author of Catch-22.
Rory Calhoun-  76.  Diabetes and emphysema.
Wilt Chamberlain- 63.  Heart attack.
Sandra Gould-  73(82?).  Stroke.  The second Gladys Kravitz on Bewitched.
John F. Kennedy, Jr.-  38.  Plane crash.
Dusty Springfield-  59.  Breast cancer.
Hillary Brooke-  84.  Blood clot in the lung.  The Abbott and Costello Show.
Mary Jane Croft~83.  Old age.  Lucy’s second sidekick.
Senor Wences-  103.  Old age.  Hand puppets and voices on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Al Hirt-  76.  Liver failure.  Trumpeter.
2000
Doug Henning-  52.  Liver cancer.  Magician.
Jim Varney-  50.  Lung cancer.
Charles Schulz-  77.  Heart attack/colon cancer.  Peanuts.
Larry Linville-  60.  Pneumonia/lung cancer.  Frank Burns on  M*A*S*H.
Walter Mathau-  79.  Heart attack.
Richard Mulligan-  67.  Colon cancer.  Soap, Empty Nest.
Steve Allen-  78.  Auto accident/heart attack..  First host of the Tonight Show.
Werner Klemperer-  80.  Cancer.  Col. Klink on  Hogan’s Heroes.
Victor Borge’-  91.  Old age.  Comedian.
Billy Barty-  76.  Heart failure.  Little person.
Gail Fisher-  65.  Kidney failure.  Peggy on  Mannix.
Jason Robards-  78.  Cancer.
Julie London-  74.  Stroke.  Emergency.
Sir Alec Guinness-  86.  Liver cancer.
Fran Ryan-  73(83?).  Old age.  The second Mrs. Ziffle on Green Acres.
David Dukes-  55.  Heart attack.
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.-  90.  Old age.
Craig Stevens-  81.  Cancer.  Peter Gunn.
Steve Reeves-  74.  Lymphoma.  Mr. America and Mr. Universe.  Starred in Hercules movies.
Vicki Sue Robinson-  ~45.  Disco diva:  “Turn the Beat Around.”
Tito Puente-  77.  Surgical complications.
2001
Ray Walston-  86.  Lupus.  My Favorite Martian, Picket Fences.
Perry Como-  88.
Anthony Quinn-  86.  Pneumonia/respiratory complications/throat cancer.
Carrol O’Connor-  76.  Heart attack.  All In the Family (Archie Bunker‘s Place), In the Heat of the Night.
Jack Lemmon-  76.  Cancer.
Chet Atkins-  77.  Cancer.
Morton Downy, Jr.-  67.  Lung disease/cancer.
Edward Winter-  Parkinson’s disease.  Col. Flagg on M*A*S*H.
Imogene Coca-  92.  Old age.
Theodore Gottlieb (Brother Theodore)-
Lani O’Grady-  46.  Drug overdose.  Eldest daughter on  Eight Is Enough.
George Harrison-  58   Brain cancer. The Beatles.
Foster Brooks-  89.  Heart attack.
Fred De Cordova-  90.  Old age.  TV producer.
Lorenzo Music-  64.  Lung cancer.  Voice of Carlton the Doorman on Rhoda and Garfield the Cat.
Hank Ketchum-  81.  Heart disease.  Created Dennis the Menace.
Douglas Adams-  49.  Heart attack.
Whitman Mayo-  70.  Heart attack.  Grady on Sanford and Son.
Dale Evans-  88.
Rosemary DeCamp-  90.  Pneumonia.
Poul Anderson-  74.  Cancer.  Science fiction writer.
Eileen Heckart-  82.  Cancer.
Troy Donahue-  65.  Heart attack.
2002
Milton Berle-  93.  Cancer.
Dudley Moore-  66.  Progressive supranuclear palsy.
Avery Schreiber-  66.  Pneumonia/heart attack.  Comedy team of Burns & Schreiber.
Esther Lederer(Ann Landers)-  83.  Multiple myeloma (cancer).
Rusty Burrell-  The People’s Court.
Teresa Graves-  54.  House fire.  Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Get Christy Love.
Dennis Patrick-  84.  House fire.  Had been battling cancer.  Dark Shadows, Dallas.
James Coburn-  74.  Heart attack.
LaWanda Page-  81.  Complications from diabetes.  Sanford and Son.
Rod Steiger-  77.  Complications from gall bladder surgery/pneumonia.
Jack Weston-  70.  Lymphoma.
Ray Combs-  40.  Suicide.  Second Family Feud host.
Ella Fitzgerald-  79.  Diabetes.
Margaux Hemmingway-  41.  Model and actress.  Older sister of Muriel and granddaughter of Ernest.
John Chancellor-  68.  Cancer.
Dana Hill- 32.  Complications from diabetes.(specifically she went into a coma and had a stroke).  The Two    
                                                                                                                                                                 of us
Greg Morris-  61.  Cancer.  Mission:  Impossible.
Bibi Besch-  56.  Cancer.  Played mother of Kirk’s son in Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan.  Real life mother of 
                                         actress Samantha Mathis.
Morey Amsterdam-  87.  Heart attack.  The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Ted Bessell-  61.  Aortic aneurysm.  Me and the Chimp, That Girl.
Tiny Tim(Herbert Khaury)-  63.  Heart attack.
Howard Rollins-  46.  Lymphoma.  In the Heat of the Night.
Carl Sagan-  62.  Pneumonia/cancer.
Mark Lenard-  72.  Cancer.  Here Come the Brides.  Also played Spock’s father on Star Trek.
1997
Jesse White-  79.  After surgery.  First Maytag repairman.
Don Porter-  84.  Played father of Gidget.
David Doyle-  67.  Heart attack.  Bosley on Charlie’s Angels.
Pat Paulsen-  69.  Brain and colon cancer.  The Smothers Brothers Show.
Richard Jaeckel-  70.  Cancer.  Baywatch.
Brian Keith-  75.  Suicide (after being bedridden with emphysema).  Family Affair.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau-  87.  Heart attack.
Robert Mitchum-  79.  Emphysema and lung cancer.
Jimmy Stewart-  89.  Cardiac arrest/blood clot.
Charles Kuralt-  62.  Lupus.
Princess Diana (Spencer?)-  36.  Car crash.
Mother Teresa-  87.  Heart attack.
Burgess Meredith-  89.  Alzheimer’s.    The Penguin on Batman.  The Rocky movies.
Red Skelton-  84.  Old age.
John Denver-  53.  Plane crash.
Chris Farley-  33.  Drug misuse and narrowed arteries.  Saturday Night Live.
Denver Pyle-  77.  Lung cancer.  The Doris Day Show.
Audra Lindley-  79.  Leukemia.  Played Mrs. Roper on Three’s Company and The Ropers.
Alvy Moore-  75.  Heart failure.  Hank Kimble on Green Acres.
Michael Hutchence-  37.  Suicide(hanging).  Lead singer of INXS.
Harry Blackstone, Jr.-  62.  Pancreatic cancer.  Magician.
Marjorie Reynolds-  79.  Heart failure.  Peg on  The Life of Riley.
Michael Stroka-  ~58.  Liver cancer.  Played Aristede on Dark Shadows.
Joanna Moore-  ~63.  Lung cancer.  Obscure actress.  First ex-wife of Ryan O’Neal.  Mother of Tatum.
James Komack-  67.  Heart attack.
Jeanne Dixon-  79.  Heart attack.  Didn’t foresee it coming.
1998
Sonny Bono-  Skied into a tree.  Cher’s husband.
Carl Perkins-  65.  Cancer/strokes.
Jack Lord-  77.  Heart failure.  Hawaii 5-O
Henny Youngman-  91.  Pneumonia.
Dr. Benjamin Spock-  94.  Heart disease.
Tammy Wynette-  55.  Probable blood clot/respiratory failure.
Frank Sinatra-  82.  Heart and kidney disease and bladder cancer.
Phil Hartman-  49.  Murdered.  Shot by his wife in his sleep who then killed herself.  Saturday Night Live,
                             Newsradio.
Maureen O’Sullivan-  87.  Heart attack.  Mother of actress Mia Farrow.  Jane in Tarzan movies.
Roy Rogers-  86.  Congestive heart failure.
Alan Shepherd-  74.
Robert Young-  91.  Respiratory failure.  Marcus Welby in Marcus Welby, M.D.  ABC’s first #1 rated 
                                                                       show for the year.
“Buffalo” Bob Smith-  80.  Cancer.  Hosted kids show The Howdy Doody Show.
Hugh Reilly-  ~82.  Emphysema.  Timmy’s father on Lassie(Timmy and Lassie)
Persis Khambatta-  47.  Cancer/heart attack.  Miss India.  Played Lt. Ilia(bald woman) in Star Trek: The 
                                                                                Motion Picture.
Mary Frann-  55.  Natural causes/heart failure.  Newhart.
Shari Lewis-  65.  Pneumonia/ovarian cancer.  Lambchop puppet.
Roddy McDowell-  70.  Cancer.  Planet of the Apes.
Esther Rolle-  78.  Diabetes.  Good Times.
Flip Wilson-  64.  Liver cancer.  The Flip Wilson Show.
Norman Fell-  74.  Cancer.  Three’s Company, The Ropers.
Louis M. “Grandpa” Jones-  84.  Stroke.  Hee  Haw.
Gene Autry-  91.  Cancer.
Lloyd Bridges-  85.  Old age.  Sea Hunt.  Father of Beau and Jeff.
Florence Griffith Joyner-  38.  Heart attack/seizure.  Sprinter at 1988 Olympics.  Three gold metals.
E. G. Marshall-  84.  Old age.
Linda Eastman McCartney-  56.  Cancer.
Wendy O. Williams-  48.  Suicide(shot herself).  Lead singer of The Plasmatics.
Carl Wilson-  51.  Lung cancer.  Lead guitarist of The Beach Boys.
Rob Pilatus-  33.  Drug overdose/possible suicide.  One half of the lip-synchers Milli Vanilli.
Eddie Rabbitt-  56.  Lung cancer.  “I Love a Rainy Night.”
Don Harrison-  61.  Cancer.  CNN anchor.
1999
Gene Siskel-  53.  Cancer/complications of brain surgery.  The movie review team of Siskel and Ebert.
Richard Kiley-  76.  Blood disorder.
Peggy Cass-  74.  Heart failure.  To Tell the Truth.
Joe DiMaggio-  84.  Lung cancer.
Anthony Newley-  67.  Renal cell cancer.
Ellen Corby-  87.  Natural causes.  Grandmother on The Waltons.
Oliver Reed-  61.  Heart attack.
Boxcar Willie (Lecil Travis Martin)-  67.  Leukemia.
Dana Plato-  Drug overdose ruled a suicide.  34.  Different Strokes.
Henry Jones-  86.  After a fall.
Mel Torme’-  73.  Stroke.
DeForest Kelley-  79.  Multiple causes/cancer.  Dr. McCoy on Star Trek.
Sylvia Sydney-  88.  Throat cancer.
Allen Funt-  84.  Stroke.  Candid Camera.
George C. Scott-  71.  Patton.  Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
Gene Rayburn-  81.  Heart disease.  The Match Game.
Madeline Kahn-  57.  Ovarian cancer.  Paper Moon, Clue, Young Frankenstein.
Clayton Moore-  85.  Heart attack.  The Lone Ranger.
Bill Wendell-  75.  Cancer.  Announcer for Late Night With David Letterman.
Bobby Troup-  80.  Heart attack.  Played Dr. Joe Early on Emergency.  Married to Julie London.
Oskie “Iron Eyes” Cody-  94.  Old age.
Joseph Heller-  76.  Heart attack.  Author of Catch-22.
Rory Calhoun-  76.  Diabetes and emphysema.
Wilt Chamberlain- 63.  Heart attack.
Sandra Gould-  73(82?).  Stroke.  The second Gladys Kravitz on Bewitched.
John F. Kennedy, Jr.-  38.  Plane crash.
Dusty Springfield-  59.  Breast cancer.
Hillary Brooke-  84.  Blood clot in the lung.  The Abbott and Costello Show.
Mary Jane Croft~83.  Old age.  Lucy’s second sidekick.
Senor Wences-  103.  Old age.  Hand puppets and voices on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Al Hirt-  76.  Liver failure.  Trumpeter.
2000
Doug Henning-  52.  Liver cancer.  Magician.
Jim Varney-  50.  Lung cancer.
Charles Schulz-  77.  Heart attack/colon cancer.  Peanuts.
Larry Linville-  60.  Pneumonia/lung cancer.  Frank Burns on  M*A*S*H.
Walter Mathau-  79.  Heart attack.
Richard Mulligan-  67.  Colon cancer.  Soap, Empty Nest.
Steve Allen-  78.  Auto accident/heart attack..  First host of the Tonight Show.
Werner Klemperer-  80.  Cancer.  Col. Klink on  Hogan’s Heroes.
Victor Borge’-  91.  Old age.  Comedian.
Billy Barty-  76.  Heart failure.  Little person.
Gail Fisher-  65.  Kidney failure.  Peggy on  Mannix.
Jason Robards-  78.  Cancer.
Julie London-  74.  Stroke.  Emergency.
Sir Alec Guinness-  86.  Liver cancer.
Fran Ryan-  73(83?).  Old age.  The second Mrs. Ziffle on Green Acres.
David Dukes-  55.  Heart attack.
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.-  90.  Old age.
Craig Stevens-  81.  Cancer.  Peter Gunn.
Steve Reeves-  74.  Lymphoma.  Mr. America and Mr. Universe.  Starred in Hercules movies.
Vicki Sue Robinson-  ~45.  Disco diva:  “Turn the Beat Around.”
Tito Puente-  77.  Surgical complications.
2001
Ray Walston-  86.  Lupus.  My Favorite Martian, Picket Fences.
Perry Como-  88.
Anthony Quinn-  86.  Pneumonia/respiratory complications/throat cancer.
Carrol O’Connor-  76.  Heart attack.  All In the Family (Archie Bunker‘s Place), In the Heat of the Night.
Jack Lemmon-  76.  Cancer.
Chet Atkins-  77.  Cancer.
Morton Downy, Jr.-  67.  Lung disease/cancer.
Edward Winter-  Parkinson’s disease.  Col. Flagg on M*A*S*H.
Imogene Coca-  92.  Old age.
Theodore Gottlieb (Brother Theodore)-
Lani O’Grady-  46.  Drug overdose.  Eldest daughter on  Eight Is Enough.
George Harrison-  58   Brain cancer. The Beatles.
Foster Brooks-  89.  Heart attack.
Fred De Cordova-  90.  Old age.  TV producer.
Lorenzo Music-  64.  Lung cancer.  Voice of Carlton the Doorman on Rhoda and Garfield the Cat.
Hank Ketchum-  81.  Heart disease.  Created Dennis the Menace.
Douglas Adams-  49.  Heart attack.
Whitman Mayo-  70.  Heart attack.  Grady on Sanford and Son.
Dale Evans-  88.
Rosemary DeCamp-  90.  Pneumonia.
Poul Anderson-  74.  Cancer.  Science fiction writer.
Eileen Heckart-  82.  Cancer.
Troy Donahue-  65.  Heart attack.
2002
Milton Berle-  93.  Cancer.
Dudley Moore-  66.  Progressive supranuclear palsy.
Avery Schreiber-  66.  Pneumonia/heart attack.  Comedy team of Burns & Schreiber.
Esther Lederer(Ann Landers)-  83.  Multiple myeloma (cancer).
Rusty Burrell-  The People’s Court.
Teresa Graves-  54.  House fire.  Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Get Christy Love.
Dennis Patrick-  84.  House fire.  Had been battling cancer.  Dark Shadows, Dallas.
James Coburn-  74.  Heart attack.
LaWanda Page-  81.  Complications from diabetes.  Sanford and Son.
Rod Steiger-  77.  Complications from gall bladder surgery/pneumonia.
Robert Urich-  55.  Cancer.  Vegas, Spencer For Hire, S.W.A.T., The New Love Boat, Soap, Tabitha, ...
                                .....etc....
Stephen Jay Gould-  60.  Cancer.
Richard Harris-  72.  Hodgkin’s disease.
Rosemary Clooney-  74.  Lung cancer.  Aunt of George.
John Entwistle-  57.  Heart attack.  The Who.
Parley Baer-  88.  Stroke.
Joe Cobb-  85.  A Little Rascal.
Jeff Corey-  88.  Complications from a fall.
James Gregory-  90.  Undisclosed causes.  Inspector Lugar on Barney Miller.
Lionel Hampton-  94.  Complications of old age.(heart failure.)
Jonathon Harris-  87.  Blood clot in his heart while receiving therapy for a back problem.   Dr. Smith on 
                                      Lost In Space.
Howard K. Smith-  87.  Heart disease and pneumonia.
Tony Anholt-  61.  Brain tumor.  Space: 1999.
Whitney Blake-  76.  Lung cancer.  Hazel.  Created One Day At a Time.  Mother of Meredith Baxter.
Kim Hunter-  79.  Heart attack.
Don Chastain-  66.  Cancer. Cooley on As the World Turns.
Darwood Smith-  72.  Struck in head/hit by car.  Waldo in Our Gang (Little Rascals).
Jerry Sohl-  88.  Science fiction author.
Kam Fong-  84.  Lung cancer.  Hawaii 5-O.
2003
George Miller-  61.  Leukemia.  Stand up comic.
Michael Jeter-  50.  “Natural causes.”  He was HIV positive.  Evening Shade.
Graham Jarvis-  72.  Multiple myeloma.  Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.
June Carter Cash-  73.  Complications following heart surgery.
Robert Stack-  84.  Heart failure.  The Untouchables, The Name of the Game, Unsolved Mysteries.
David Brinkly-  82.  A fall.
Gregory Peck-  87.  To Kill a Mockingbird.
Katharine Hepburn-  96.
Buddy Hackett-  79.  Complications from diabetes.
Buddy Ebsen-  95.  Pneumonia.  The Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones.
Bob Hope-  100.  Just too damn old/pneumonia.
Gregory Hines-  57.  Bile duct cancer.
Charles Bronson-  81.  Pneumonia.
Warren Zevon-  56.  Mesothelioma (lung cancer, more or less).
Johnny Cash-  71.  Complications from diabetes.
John Ritter-  54.  Sudden dissection of the aorta.  The Waltons, Three’s Company, Hooperman, etc.
Nell Carter-  54.  Diabetes.  Gimme a Break.
Richard Crenna- 76.  Pancreatic cancer.
Maurice Gibb-  53.  Cardiac arrest during emergency surgery for a twisted small intestine.  The Bee Gees.
Fred Rogers-  74.  Stomach cancer.
Johnny Paycheck(Donald Lytle)-  64.  Asthma and emphysema.
Gordon Jump-  71.  Respiratory failure (pulmonary fibrosis).  WKRP In Cincinnati.  Also, the second 
                                  Maytag repairman.
Steve Young-  61.  Lung cancer.  CNN reporter.
Robert Palmer-  54.  Heart attack.
Little Eva(Eva Narcissus Boyd)-  59.  Cancer.
Stanley Fafara-  53.  Whitey on Leave It To Beaver.
Larry Hovis-  67.  Cancer.  Hogan’s Heroes, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Gomer Pyle, USMC.
Barry White-  58.  Stroke and kidney failure. 
Jack Elam-  84.  Unspecified illness/heart failure.
Fred Berry-  52.  Stroke.  Rerun on What’s Happening!.
Art Carney-  85.  Long illness.  Ed Norton on The Honeymooners.
Penny Singleton- 95.  Stroke.  Starred in 28 Blondie movies.
Terry Lester-  53.  Royce Keller on  As the World Turns.
Hope Lange-  70.  Intestinal infection(ischemic colittis)..  The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The New Dick Van 
                                                                                                   Dyke Show.
Madlyn Rhue-  68.  Multiple sclerosis.
Florence Stanley-  79.  Stroke.  Bernice Fish on Fish.
2004
Jack Paar-  85.  Long illness/stroke.  Host of The Tonight Show from 1957 to 1962.
Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo)-  76.
Spalding Gray-  62.  Probable suicide.  Actor, writer.
Paul Winfield-  62.  Julia, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
Robert Pastorelli-  49.  Drug overdose.  Murphy Brown.
J. J. Jackson-  62.  Heart attack.  Original MTV VJ.
Alistair Cooke-  95.  Broadcaster.  Host of Masterpiece Theater.
Jan Miner-  86.  Played Madge the manicurist in TV commercials:  “You’re soaking in it.”
Norris McWhirter-  78.  Heart attack.  Co-creator of The Guinness Book of World Records.
Peter Ustinov-  82.  Heart failure.
Carrie Snodgress-  57.  Heart failure.  Diary of a Mad Housewife.
James Hamner-  67.  Emphysema and heart ailments.  The model for Jim-Bob on The Waltons.
Alan  King-  76.  Lung cancer.  Comedian.
Tony Randall-  84.  Pneumonia.  Felix Unger on The Odd Couple.
Ronald Reagan-  93.  Pneumonia.
Ray Charles Robinson-  73.  Acute liver disease.  Georgia On My Mind.  Blind by age seven.
Marlon Brando-  80.
Isabel Sanford-  86.  “Weezy” on The Jeffersons and All In the Family.
Jerry Goldsmith-  75.  Cancer.  Film and TV music composer.
Rick James-  56.  “Super Freak”.
Francis Crick-  88.  Cancer.  Co-discoverer of DNA.
Fay Wray-  96.  King Kong.
Julia Child-  91.  Died in her sleep.  6’2” French chef.
Janet Leigh-  77.  Vascular disease.  Psycho.  Mother of Jamie Lee Curtis.
Rodney Dangerfield-  82.  Complications from heart surgery.  The comic and actor got no respect.
Christopher Reeve-  52.  Cardiac arrest.  Superman.
Howard Keel-  85.  Colon cancer.  Dallas.
Laura Branigan-  47.  Aneurysm.  Singer sang “Gloria”.
2005
Virginia Mayo- 84.  Pneumonia/heart failure. The Mayo has passed.
Johnny Carson- 79. Emphysema.  Hosted The Tonight Show Starring  Johnny Carson for almost thirty
                                                              years.
Ossie Davis-  87.  Evening Shade.
Sandra Dee-  63.  Kidney failure/throat cancer.  Gidget.
Barney Martin-  82.  Cancer.  Played  Jerry Seinfeld’s father on Seinfeld.
Pope John Paul II-  Septicemia and cardio failure.
Paul Henning-  93.  Created The Beverly Hillbillies.
Brian Kelly-  73.  Pneumonia.  Father on Flipper.
Debralee Scott-  52.  Welcome Back, Kotter, Mary Hartman’s sister on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.
Mitch Hedberg-  37.  Possible drug overdose.   Stand-up comic.
Frank Gorshin-  72.  Lung cancer/emphysema/pneumonia.  The Riddler on Batman.
Howard Morris-  85.  Hillbilly Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffeth Show.
Eddie Albert- 99.  Pneumonia.  Green Acres, Switch.
J. D. Cannon-  83.  McCloud’s boss on McCloud.
Anne Bancroft-  73.  Uterine cancer.  The Miracle Worker, The Graduate.
Dana Elcar-  77.  MacGyver’s boss on Macgyver.
Shana Alexander-  79.  Cancer.  Point-counterpoint on 60 Minutes.
Shelby Foote-  88.  Civil War historian.
Paul Winchell-  82.  Voice of Tigger in the Winnie the Pooh movies.
John Fiedler-  80.  Voice of Piglet in the Winnie the Pooh movies.
Kevin Hagen-  77.  Esophageal cancer.  Played Doc Baker on Little House On the Prairie.
James Doohan-  85.  Alzheimers’/Pneumonia.  Scotty on Star Trek.
Peter Jennings-  67.  Lung cancer.  ABC news anchorman.
Barbara Bel Geddes-  82.  Lung cancer.  Miss Ellie Ewing on Dallas.
Brock Peters-  78.  Pancreatic cancer.  To Kill a Mockingbird, Star Trek movies.
Bob Denver-  70.  Complications from treatment for cancer.  Gilligan’s Island, Dusty’s Trail, The Good 
                                                                                                       Guys, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.
Don Adams-  82.  Lung infection.  Maxwell Smart on Get Smart.
Nipsey Russell-  80.  Cancer.  Comedian.
Louis Nye-  92.  Cancer.  Played Sonny Drysdale on The Beverly Hillbilles.
Charles Rocket ( Claverie )-  56.  Suicide (slit own throat).  Comedian.  Saturday Night Live(1980-81
                                                                                                                                                     season)
Ralph Edwards-  92.  Heart failure.  This Is Your Life.
Pat Morita-  73.  Natural causes.  The Karate Kid movies, Arnold on Happy Days.
Wendie Jo Sperber-  47.  Breast cancer.  The Back To the Future movies, Bosom Buddies.
Richard Pryor-  65.  Heart attack.  Actor, comic.
Jack Colvin-  71.  Stroke.  Played McGee on The Incredible Hulk.
Skitch Henderson-  87.  First bandleader of The Tonight Show.
Michael Vale-  83.  Complications from diabetes.  Dunkin’ Donuts’ Fred the Baker: “Time to make the
                                                                                                  donuts!”
2006
Jean Byron-  80.  Played mother Natalie Lane on The Patty Duke Show.
Al Lewis-  82.  Failing health.  Played Grandpa Munster on The Munsters.
Coretta Scott King-  78.
Wendy Wasserstein-  55.  Lymphoma.  Playwright:  The Heidi Chronicles.
Chris Penn-  40.  Brother of Sean Penn.
Tony Franciosa-  77.  Stroke.  The Name of the Game.
Wilson Pickett-  64.  Heart attack.  Soul singer:  “In the Midnight Hour.”
Shelley Winters-  85.  Heart failure.  The Poseidon Adventure, Diary of Anne Frank, A Patch of Blue
Lou Rawls- 72.  Lung and brain cancer.  Soul Singer.
Vincent Schiavelli-  57.  Cancer.  One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.
Jack Anderson-  83.  Parkinson’s disease.  Journalist.
John Spencer-  58.  Heart attack.  West Wing.
Franklin Cover-  77.  The Jeffersons.
Peter Benchley-  65.  Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.  Author:  Jaws, The Deep.
Don Knots-  81.  The Andy Griffith Show, Three’s Company.
Darren McGavin-  85.  Natural causes.  Kolchak:  The Night Stalker, Mike Hammer.
Dennis Weaver-  81.  Cancer.  Gunsmoke, Gentle Ben, McCloud.
Jack Wild-  53.  Cancer.  Played Artful Dodger in the movie Oliver and Jimmy in H.R. Pufnstuf.
Dana Reeve-  44.  Cancer.  Activist, actress and widow of actor Christopher Reeve.
Maureen Stapleton-  80.  Pulmonary disease.  Actress.
Buck Owens-  76.  Heart attack.  Cohosted Hee Haw.
June Pointer-  52.  Cancer.  Youngest of The Pointer Sisters.
Louis Rukeyser-  73.  Multiple myeloma.  Host of PBS show Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser.  The Dow 
                                                                          went up 73 points the day he died.
Frankie Thomas-  85.  Stroke.  Played Tom Corbett in Tom Corbett, Space Cadet.
Lew Anderson- 84.  Cancer.  The last person and longest to play Clarabell the Clown on the TV series The 
                                                      Howdy Doody Show and the only one to ever speak when he said the final 
                                                              words of the show:  “Goodbye, kids.”
Paul Gleason-  67.  Cancer.  Played principal Vernon in The Breakfast Club.
Robert Sterling-  88.  Played George Kirby in the TV series Topper.
Billy Preston-  59.  Hypertension.  Singer/keyboardist.  “Will It Go Round In Circles.”
Robert Donner-  75.  Heart attack.  Played Exidor on Mork and Mindy.
Aaron Spelling-  83.  Stroke.  TV producer of Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Dynasty, Beverly Hills, 90210,
                                                          Charlie’s Angels,...etc
Jan Murray-  89.  Comedian and actor.  Hosted game shows  including Treasure Hunt.
Kasey Rogers-  80.  Appeared on Peyton Place .  Second actress to play Louise Tate on Bewitched.
Syd Barrett-  60.  Founding member, leader, guitarist and creative force of Pink Floyd.
June Allyson-  88.  Pulmonary respiratory failure.  Actress.  Adult diaper commercials.
Red Buttons-  87.  Vascular disease.  The Red Buttons Show.  The Poseidon Adventure.
Micky Spillane-  88.  Cancer.  Author of  Mike Hammer detective stories.
Jack Warden-  85.  Actor.
Mako-  72.  Cancer.  Actor.
Susan Butcher-  51.  Leukemia.  Four time winner of the  Idterod.
Mike Douglas-  81.  Singer, actor, talk show host.
Bruno Kirby-  57.  Leukemia  City Slickers, When Harry Met Sally, The Godfather, Part 2
Benjamin Hendrickson-  5?.  Suicide.  Played Chief of Police Hal Munson on As the World Turns.
Robert Altman-  81.  Complications from cancer.  Movie director.  M*A*S*H, Nashville.
Jack Palance-  87.  Natural causes.  City Slickers, Shane.
Ed Bradley-  65.  Cancer.  Journalist.  60 Minutes.
Arthur Hill-  84.  Alzheimer’s disease.  Owen Marshall:  Counselor at Law.
Jane Wyatt-  96.  In her sleep.  Father Knows Best.  Played Mr. Spock’s mother in an episode of Star Trek and 
                                                            the movie  Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
Phyllis Kirk-  79.  Aneurysm.  House of Wax, The Thin Man.
Freddy Fender-  69.  Cancer.  Country  & pop singer.  ‘Wasted Days and Wasted Nights’.
Edward Albert-  55.  Cancer.  Butterflies Are Free.  Son of Eddie Albert.
James Brown-  73.  Pnuemonia/congestive heart failure.  ‘The godfather of soul’, ‘The hardest working man in 
                                                                                                    show business’.
Mike Evans-  57.  Cancer.  Played Lionel Evans on The Jeffersons.
Glenn Ford-  90.  
Gerald Ford-  93.  38th U.S. President.

2007
Art Buchwald-  81.  Kidney failure.  Journalist.
Ron Carey-  71.  Stroke.  Played Officer Levitt on Barney Miller.
Yvonne DeCarlo-  84.  Played Lily Munster on The Munsters and Moses’ wife in The Ten 
                        Cammandments
Merv Griffin-  82.  Prostate cancer.  Talk show host, singer, actor, entrepreneur
Miyoshi Umeki-  78. Played Mrs. Livingston on The Courtship of Eddie’s Father
Luciano Pavarotti- 71. Pancreatic cancer.  Singer
Brett Somers- 83. Stomach and colon cancer.  Actress and comic. The Match Game
Tom Poston- 85. The Steve Allen Show, Newhart
Dabbs Greer- 90. Kidney and heart disease. Played Rev. Robert Alden on Little House On the Prarrie
Calvert “Larry ‘Bud’ Melman” DeForest- 85. 
Kitty Carlisle Hart- 96.  To Tell the Truth.
Tom Snyder- 71. Leukemia. The Tomorrow Show
Tommy Newsom- 78. Cancer. “Mr. Excitement”. Backup bandleader on The tonight Show Starring Johnny
                                                                                          Carson
Beverly Sills- 78. Lung cancer. “Queen of Opera”.
Dan Fogelberg-  56.  Cancer.  Singer/songwriter.
Ike Turner-  76.  Drug overdose.  Singer.
Evel Knievel-  69.  Slipped on a banana peel (just kidding).  Daredevil.
Dick Wilson-  91.  Mr. Whipple in Charmin TV commercials.
Norman Mailer-  84.  Kidney failure.  Author: "Naked and the Dead".
Robert Goulet-  73.  Pulmunary Fibrosis.  Theatre singer.
Porter Wagoner-  80.  Cancer.  Country music.  Hosted The Porter Wagoner Show for 20 years.
Chef Tell-  63.  Heart failure.
Joey Bishop-  89.  "The Rat Pack".  The Joey Bishop Show.
Marcel Marceau-  84.  Mime.
Anna Nicole Smith-  39.  Drug interaction/Overdose.  Goofball blonde.
Richard Jeni-  49.  Suicide.  Standup comic.
Johnny Hart-  76.  Stroke.  B.C. comic strip and wrote 'The Wizard of Id'.
Brant Parker-  86.  Alzheimer's disease.  Drew comic strip 'The Wizard of Id'.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.-  84.  Fall.  Author:  Breakfast of Champions, Slaughter House-Five.
Don Ho-  76.  Heart failure.  Hawaiian singer:  'Tiny Bubbles".
Charles Nelson Reilly-  76.  Pneumonia.  The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The Match Game.
Beverly Sills-  78.  Cancer.  Opera singer.
Charles Lane-  102.  Charactor actor.        ?
Lady Bird Johnson-  94.  Former First Lady.
Deborah Kerr-  86.  Parkinson's disease.  From Here To Eternity, The King and I.

2008
Eartha Kitt-  81. Cancer.  Catwoman #2 in original Batman TV series.
Majel Barrett-  76.  Cancer.  Played #1 in Star Trek pilot, nurse Christine Chapel in Star Trek TV series, 
                                                    Lwaxana Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series.
Van Johnson-  92.  Actor.
Beverly Garland-  82.  Actress.
Nina Foch-  84.  Myelodysplasia.  Actress.
Paul Benedict-  70.  Played Harry Bentley on The Jeffersons TV series.
Michael Crichton-  66.  Cancer.  Author of The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park.
Yma Sumac-  86.  Cancer.  Singer.  "Incan Princess".
Mr. Blackwell (Richard Seltzer)-  86.  Infection.  Fashion critic.
Paul Newman-  83.  Cancer.  Movies Cool Hand Luke, The Hustler, The Sting.
Richard Wright-  65.  Cancer.  Keyboardist and founding member of Pink Floyd.
Jerry Reed-  71.  Emphysema.  Country music singer & actor:  Smoky and the Bandit.
Isaac Hayes-  65.  Theme from "Shaft".
Bernie Mac-  50.  Pneumonia.  Comedian.
Estelle Getty-  84.  Played Sophia on The Golden Girls TV series.
Tony Snow-  53.  Cancer.  Journalist, White House Press Secretary.
Larry Harmon-  83.  Heart Failure.  Played Bozo the Clown.
Dody Goodman-  93.  Played Martha Shumway on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman TV series.
Lois Nettleton- 80.  Lung cancer.  Actress.
Maila 'Vampira' Nurmi-  86.  Natural causes.  Horror movie host.
George Carlin-  71.  Heart failure.  Actor, comic.
Tim Russert-  58.  Heart attack.  Journalist.
Jim McKay-  86.  Sports journalist.
Bo Didddley-  79.  Heart failure.  R & B music
Harvey Korman-  81.  Heart failure.  The Carol Burnette Show.
Earle Hagan-  88.  Composed theme music for The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Gomer
                                                           Pyle, USMC
Dick Martin-  86.  Respiratory failure.  Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.
Eddy Arnold-  89.  Country singer: 'Make the World Go Away'.
Charlton Heston-  84.  Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green.
Arthur C. Clarke-  90.  Author:  2001:  A Space Oddyssy.
Ivan Dixon-  76.  Hemorrhage.  Played Kinchloe on Hogan's Heroes.
Jeff Healey- 41.  Cancer.  Blind singer.  "Angel Eyes".
William F. Buckley, Jr.-  82.  Journalism.
David Groh-  68.  Cancer.  Played Rhoda's boy friend/husband on Rhoda.
Roy Scheider-  75.  Infection.  Jaws, The French Connection.
Barry Morse-  89.  Lt Philip Gerard in The Fugitive.  Also starred in Space: 1999.
Suzanne Pleshette-  70.  Respiratory failure.  Emily on The Bob Newhart Show.
Heath Ledger-  28.  Drug overdose.  A Knight's Tale.
Allan Melvin-  85.  Cancer.  Sam the butcher on The Brady Bunch, Sgt Hacker on Gomer Pyle, USMC, Barney Hefner on All In the Family.
Bobby Fischer-  64.  Chess Grandmaster.
Edmund Hillary-  88.  One of the first two men to climb Mt Everest.

2009
Dom DeLuise-  75.  Blazing Saddles, Silent Movie, The Cannonball Run
Bea Arthur-  86.  Cancer.  Maude, The Golden Girls
Dan Seals-  61.  Cancer.  Known as England Dan in England Dan & John Ford Coley music duo.
Natasha Richardson-  45.  Skiing accident.  Actress.  Daughter of Vanessa Redgrave.
Ron Silver-  62.  Cancer.  Actor.
Paul Harvey-  90.  Journalist.
Philip Jose' Farmer-  91.  SF writer.
James Whitmore-  87.  Cancer.  Them!, The Next Voice You Hear.
John Updyke-  76.  Cancer.  Author.
Andrew Wyeth-  91.  American painter: "Christina's World".
Ricardo Montalban-  88.  Khan in Star Trek, Mr. Roark on Fantasy Island.
Patrick McGoohan-  80.  Danger Man, Secret Agent Man, The Prisoner.
Dan Galloway-  71.  Stroke.  Det. Sgt. Ed Brown on Ironside.
Pat Hingle-  84.  Comissioner Gordan the the Batman movies.
David Carradine-  72.  Kung Fu
Ed McMahon-  86.  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Star Search, Bloopers, Blunders and Practical Jokes
Farrah Fawcett-  62.  Cancer.  Charlie's Angels
Michael Jackson-  50.  Medical Malpractice/manslaughter/stupidity?  Pop singer.
Gale Storm-  87.  actress
Fred Travalena-  Non-hodgkins lymphoma.  Impressionist.
Karl Malden-  97.  Natural causes.  Streets of San Francisco
Walter Cronkite-  92.  CBS anchor
Don Hewitt-  86.  Created 60 Minutes
Mary Travers- 72. Cancer.  Singer with Peter, Paul and Mary.  'Puff the Magic Dragon', 'Blowin' In the Wind', 'If I Had a Hammer'.
Henry Gibson-
Patrick Swayze-
Soupy Sales-  83.  Cancer.  Comic known for getting a pie in the face.
Carl Ballantine-  92.  McHale's Navy, Also comic as inept magician.
Ken Ober-  52.  Host of MTV quiz show Remote Control.
Edward Woodward-  79  The Equalizer.
Gene Barry-  90.  Bat Masterson, The Name of the Game.
Connie Hines-  78.  Played Carol Post on Mister Ed.
Brittany Murphy-  32.  Pneumonia.  Actress in movies including Clueless.

2010

Teddy Pendergrass-  59.  Singer: 'If You Don't Know Me By Now'.
Pernell Roberts-  81.  Cancer.  Played Adam Cartright on Bonanza and title charactor on Trapper John, MD.
Caroline McWilliams-  64.  Cancer.  Played Sally on Soap and Marcy Hill on Benson.
Merlin Olsen-  69.  Cancer.  Little House on the Prairie, Father Murphy.
Peter Graves-  83.  Heart attack.  Fury, Missioin:  Impossible.  The movie Airplane.  Brother of James Arness.
Fess Parker-  85.  Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Old Yeller.
Robert Culp-  79.  Heart attack.  I Spy.
John Forsythe-  92.  Bachelor Father, Dynasty, and the voice of Charlie in Charlie's Angels.
Dixie Carter-  70.  Cancer.  Designing Women.
Helen Wagner-  91.  Played Nancy Hughes on As the World Turns for a record 54 years.
Lynn Redgrave-  67.  Centennial.
Lena Horne-  92.  Singer: 'Stormy Weather'.
Art Linkletter-  97.  
Gary Coleman-  42.  Fall.  Played Arnold Jackson on Diff'rent Strokes.  "Watcha talking about, Willis?"
Dennis Hopper-  74.  Easy Rider.
Rue McClanahan-  76.  Stroke.  Maude, Mama's Family, The Golden Girls.
Mitch Miller-  99.  Bandleader.  'Sing Along Withe Mitch'.
Patricia Neal-  84.  Cancer.  The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Homecoming.
Edwin Newman-  91.  Pneumonia.  Newsman.
Kevin McCarthy-  96.  Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Tony Curtis-  85.  Cardiac arrest.  Some Like it Hot.  Father of Jamie Lee Curtis.
Johnny Sheffield-  79.  Heart attack.  Played Boy in the Tarzan movies.  Also played title charactor in the Bomba, the Jungle Boy movies.
Barbara Billingsley-  94.  Leave it To Beaver, Airplane! 
Tom Bosley-  83.  Played Howard Cunningham ( Mr. C ) on Happy Days. Also the title charactor on The Father Dowling Mysteries.
James MacArthur-  72  Hawaii 5-O.
Sparky Anderson-  76.  Alsheimer's.  Baseball manager.
Leslie Nielsen-  84.  Pneumonia.  Forbidden Planet, Airplane!, The Naked Gun.
Steve Landesberg-  65.  Cancer.  Paul Sand's 'Friends and Lovers'.  Played Detective Dietrich on Barney Miller.

2011

Anne Francis-  80.  Cancer.  Forbidden Planet.
Gerry Rafferty-  63.  Singer: 'Baker Street'.
David Nelson-  74.  Cancer.  Played himself in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
Don Kirshner-  76.  Heart failure.  Don Kirshner's Rock Concert.
Jack LaLanne-  96.  Pneumonia.  Fitness guru.
Charlie Callas-  86.  Comic.
Betty Garrett-  91.  Aortic aneurysm.  All in the Family, Laverne and Shirley.
Elizabeth Taylor-  79.  Heart failure.  National Velvet, Cleopatra.  Married eight times.
Grete Waitz-  57.  Cancer.  Won the New York City marathon nine times.  
Phoebe Snow-  58.  Cerebral hemorrhage.  Singer: 'Poetry Man'.
Jackie Cooper-  88.  In the Our Gang ( Little Rascals ) film shorts in the 1930's.  Played Perry White in the Superman movies.
Sada Thompson-  83.  Mother in Family.
Dana Wynter-  79.  Heart failure.  Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Jeff Conaway-  60.  Drug abuse.  Taxi.
James Arness-  88.  Played Marshall Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke for twenty years.  Brother of Peter Graves.
Clarence Clemmons-  69.  Stroke. Played saxophone in The E Street Band.
Peter Falk-  83.  Suffered from alzheimer's.  Columbo.  
Amy Winehouse-  27.  Singer.
Cliff Robertson-  88.  Won an Oscar for playing the title charactor in the movie Charly.








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Ronnie Shakes-  Heart attack.  Stand up comic.

LAST UPDATED:  11/3/2011

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