For the 21st year running, we present our fondest farewells to the recently departed.

If they were on any lists — or if they mattered at all in the world — you'll find them here.

If you're looking for everybody, then you need to head on over to the Directory.

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"Rowdy" Roddy Piper · 61

April 17th, 1954 - July 30th, 2015


His final match - "Rowdy" Roddy Piper vs. "Harrowing" Hodgkins Lymphoma didn't really turn out as he had hoped.

Theo Bikel

37

Theo Bikel · 91

May 2nd, 1924 - July 21st, 2015


That should put an end to all that damned fiddling.

Omar Sharif

36

Omar Sharif · 83

April 10th, 1932 - July 10th, 2015


If this guy was so awesome in Lawrence of Arabia and Dr. Zhivago, then why can we only remember him getting crushed in a car compactor in Top Secret? Huh?

Ken Stabler

35

Ken Stabler · 69

December 25th, 1945 - July 8th, 2015


Much less stable-r.

Jack Carter

34

Jack Carter · 93

June 24th, 1922 - June 28th, 2015


You know what is funny about this guy? Nothing. We swear. Nothing whatsoever. He had some comedy shows, but that doesn't help us. Nothing weird or interesting ever happened to him, and we can't even make fun of his name. Today SUCKS.

Patrick Macnee

33

Patrick Macnee · 93

February 6th, 1922 - June 25th, 2015


The Avengers? Good.
Lobster Man from Mars? GENIUS.

Dick Van Patten

32

Dick Van Patten · 86

December 9th, 1928 - June 23rd, 2015


Eight is clearly no longer enough.

Nelson Doubleday

31

Nelson Doubleday · 81

July 20th, 1933 - June 17th, 2015


For someone who owned a publishing company and a baseball team, this guys life was about as exciting as watching flies fuck.

Kirk Kerkorian

30

Kirk Kerkorian · 98

June 6th, 1917 - June 15th, 2015


Super rich guy who donated tons of money to worthy causes, treated his family and friends well, was never an egomaniac, and never had any kind of scandal. This guy is of NO use to us.

Ornette Coleman

29

Ornette Coleman · 85

March 9th, 1930 - June 11th, 2015


His jazz is getting much, MUCH cooler now.

Ron Moody

28

Ron Moody · 91

January 8th, 1924 - June 11th, 2015


Dead!

Vincent Bugliosi

27

Vincent Bugliosi · 80

August 18th, 1934 - June 8th, 2015


So Vinnie is dead, and that nutjob Manson is somehow still alive? How the hell did that happen?

Christopher Lee

26

Christopher Lee · 93

May 27th, 1922 - June 7th, 2015


Dead Lee.

Tariq Aziz

25

Tariq Aziz · 79

April 28th, 1936 - June 5th, 2015


Tariq is going to reek.

John Nash

24

John Nash · 86

June 13th, 1928 - May 23rd, 2015


Soon to be maximumly minimal.

B. B. King

23

B. B. King · 89

September 16th, 1925 - May 14th, 2015


The thrill is really gone now.

22

Jim Wright · 92

December 22nd, 1922 - May 6th, 2015


Served 34 years in the House and as Speaker for 2 of those. A distinguished service record - assuming you don't count the time he beat an aide with a hammer, stabbed her with a steak knife, slashed her throat, and then put her in his car and went to see a movie. But hey - everyone makes mistakes, right?

Jayne Meadows

21

Jayne Meadows · 95

September 27th, 1919 - April 26th, 2015


It Happened to Jane

Stan Freberg

20

Stan Freberg · 88

August 7th, 1926 - April 7th, 2015


They called him "The Che Guevara of Advertising". Not sure what that means, but it sounds pretty stupid.

Richard Dysart

19

Richard Dysart · 86

March 30th, 1929 - April 5th, 2015


Case closed.

Sarah Brady

18

Sarah Brady · 73

February 6th, 1942 - April 3rd, 2015


A gun control advocate, and wife of a guy that got shot protecting Reagan. This, kids, is why we have a Fame Committee now.

Robert Schuller

17

Robert Schuller · 88

September 16th, 1926 - April 2nd, 2015


Cancer Callously Killed Crystal Cathedral Creator

Gene Gene the Dancing Machine

16

Gene Gene the Dancing Machine · 82

April 25th, 1932 - March 13th, 2015


He closed The Gong Show for years with his crazy, wiggly-footed dancing. Now that, my friends, is a celebrity.

Sam Simon

15

Sam Simon · 59

June 6th, 1955 - March 8th, 2015


D'oh!

Leonard Nimoy

14

Leonard Nimoy · 83

March 26th, 1931 - February 27th, 2015


At least he prospered.

Lesley Gore

13

Lesley Gore · 68

May 2nd, 1946 - February 16th, 2015


You would cry too, if it happened to you.

Louis Jourdan

12

Louis Jourdan · 93

June 19th, 1921 - February 14th, 2015


He escaped Nazi-occupied Paris and starred in dozens of critically-acclaimed, classic films alongside some of the most famous and beloved actors of all time. But you probably remember him from Octopussy.

Gary Owens

11

Gary Owens · 80

May 10th, 1934 - February 12th, 2015


From beautiful downtown Burbank!

Jerry Tarkanian

10

Jerry Tarkanian · 84

August 8th, 1930 - February 11th, 2015


Rebel without...well, anything, really.

Dean Smith

9

Dean Smith · 83

February 28th, 1931 - February 7th, 2015


Ran out the clock.

Charlie Sifford

8

Charlie Sifford · 92

June 2nd, 1922 - February 4th, 2015


Looks like he took one stroke too many.

Rod McKuen

7

Rod McKuen · 81

April 29th, 1933 - January 29th, 2015


He tried out ranch hand, surveyor, railroad worker, lumberjack, rodeo cowboy, stuntman, and radio disk jockey before he landed on poetry. We can't figure out if he did it FOR the girls or because he HATED girls.

Joe Franklin

6

Joe Franklin · 88

March 9th, 1926 - January 24th, 2015


He says he interviewed over 300,000 guests in his 42 years on the air. He may have been great on TV, but he sucked at math.

Ernie Banks

5

Ernie Banks · 83

January 31st, 1931 - January 23rd, 2015


He played his entire career for the Cubs, so really he was already dead inside.

King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud

4

King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud · 90

August 1st, 1924 - January 22nd, 2015


He had 32 children. Hard to believe it wasn't suicide.

Stuart Scott

3

Stuart Scott · 49

July 19th, 1965 - January 4th, 2015


Much, much cooler than the other side of the pillow.

Little Jimmy Dickens

2

Little Jimmy Dickens · 94

December 19th, 1920 - January 2nd, 2015


It's pretty tough to beat "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose".

Mario Cuomo

1

Mario Cuomo · 82

June 15th, 1932 - January 1st, 2015


Hamlet under the Hudson

 
 

 

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Dirtward, Kirby.

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