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Friday, June 1, 2018

2018


JERRY VAN DYKE - January 5

Actor. comedian, musician.
Co-starred on Coach.
(Age: 86.)
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DAN GURNEY - January 14

Race car driver (1960s).
(Age: 86.)
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HUGH WILSON - January 14

(Same day as Dan Gurney.)
TV producer who created WKRP Cincinati.
(Age: 74.)
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BRADFORD DILLMAN - January 16

Actor.
(Age: 87.)
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DOROTHY MALONE - January 19

Actress.
(Age: 93.)
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URSULA LE GUIN - January 22

Sci-Fi fantasy writer.
(Age: 88.)
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MORT WALKER - January 27

Syndicated comic strip artist (Hi And Lois).
(Age: 94.)
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JOHN MAHONEY - February 4

TV actor. (Played the dad on Frasier.)
(Age: 77.)
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JOHN GAVIN - February 9

One of the kings of cheesy moEvangelist. vies.
(Age: 86.)
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VIC DAMONE - February 11

Singer and actor.
(Age: 89.)
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BILLY GRAHAM - February 21

No relation to Billy Sunday.
Evangelist.
(Age: 99.)
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NANETTE FABRAY - February 22

(Day after Billy Graham.)
No, no, Nanette - you will not continue living.
Actress.
(Age: 97.)
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DAVID OGDEN STIERS - March 3

Actor. (Played snooty Charles on MASH.)
(Age: 75.)
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STEPHEN HAWKING - March 14

Theoretical physicist and cosmologist. (Astronomy stuff.)
(Age: 76.)
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STEVEN BOCHCO - April 1

TV producer.
Happy April Fools Day - you're dead!
(Age: 74.)
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CHUCK MCCANN - April 8

Comedy actor.
(Age: 83.)
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MILOS FORMAN - April 13

Film director.
(Age: 86.)
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HARRY ANDERSON - April 16

TV actor. A recurring role on Cheers led to starring in Night Court, and Dave's World.
(Age: 65.)
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BARBARA BUSH - April 17

(Day after Harry Anderson.)
Former First Lady of the United States (George Bush Sr.).
(Age: 92.)
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VERNE TROYER - April 21

Comedy actor.
(Age: 49.)
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GEORGE DEUKMEJIAN - May 8

Politician. (35th Governor of California
January 8, 1979 – January 3, 1983).
(Age: 89.)
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MARGOT KIDDER - May 13

Actress.
(Age: 69.)
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TOM WOLFE - May 14

(Day after Margot Kidder.)
Author and journalist.
(Age: 88.)
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JOSEPH CAMPANELLA - May 16

Actor.
(Age: 93.)
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CLINT WALKER - May 21

Actor and star of the classic 1950s TV western Cheyenne.
(Age: 90.)
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PHILIP ROTH - May 22

(Day after Clint Walker.)
Author who wrote Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy's
Complaint, and several other best-sellers.
(Age: 85.)
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D.J. FONTANA - June 13

Musician best known as the drummer
for Elvis Presley for 14 years.
(Age: 87.)
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HARLAN ELLISON - June 28

Writer and social critic, whose works include The Glass Teat.
(Age: 84.)
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STEVE DITKO - June 29

(Day after Harlan Ellison.)
Comic-book artist and writer.
Co-created with Stan Lee the characters
Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and many
1950s classic monster characters.
Also worked for Charlton and DC.
(Age: 90.)
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TAB HUNTER - July 8

Actor and singer.
(Age: 86.)
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CHARLOTTE RAE - August 5

Actress who starred in TV's The Facts Of Life.
(Age: 92.)
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ARETHA FRANKLIN - August 16

The Queen Of Soul.
Singer of many Motown hits, including the classic Respect.
(Age: 76.)
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BARBARA HARRIS - August 21

Actress. ( A Thousand Clowns, The North Avenue Irregulars,
Plaza Suite, Nashville, Movie Movie, Family Plot,
Freaky Friday, and Peggy Sue Got Married.)
(Age: 83.)
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ROBIN LEACH - August 24

TV host of The Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous.
(Age: 76.)
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JOHN MCCAIN - August 25

(Day after Robin Leach.)
Senator and former Presidential candidate.
(Age: 81.)
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NEIL SIMON - August 26

(Day after John McCain.)
Playright whose work included The Odd Couple.
(Age: 91.)
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WILL JORDAN - September 6

Actor and celebrity impressionist, mainly known for his
steller performances as TV variety show host Ed Sullivan.
(Age: 91. C.O.D.: Stroke.)
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BURT REYNOLDS - September 6

(Same day as Will Jordan.)
Actor who starred in many 1970s and '80s hit films,
notably Deliverance, Canonball Run,
and Smokey And The Bandit.
(Age: 82. C.O.D.: Heart attack.)
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PETER DONAT - September 10

(No relation to Robert Donat, star of Goodbye Mr. Chips.)
This actor's resume includs The Godfather: Part II,
The China Syndrome, and The X-Files.
(Age: 90.)
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MARTY BALIN - September 27

Rock musician and singer (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship).
(Age: 76. C.O.D.: Unknown causes.)
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OTIS RUSH - September 29

Great blues guitarist and singer ("All Your Love,"
"I Can't Quit You Baby," and "Double Trouble").
(Age: 83. C.O.D.: Stroke.)
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CHARLES AZNAVOUR - October 1

French-Armenian singer ("La Bohème", "She"),
lyricist and actor (Shoot the Piano Player).
(Age: 94. C.O.D.: Lung trouble.)
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JAMES KAREN - October 23

Great character actor (All The President's Men, Poltergeist,
The Return Of The Living Dead, Invaders From Mars [remake]).
(Age: 94. C.O.D.: Heart attack.)
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= WELL, THAT'S ALL FOR THIS YEAR, FOLKS!
BUT STAY TUNED - THE GRIM REAPER
AIN'T DONE WITH THOSE CELEBS YET!
MEANWHILE, AT THE UPPER RIGHT, CHECK OUT
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FROM PAST YEARS! ENJOY! =



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