For the 20th 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.

Choose any date combination:      
Rubin

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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter · 76

May 6th, 1937 - April 20th, 2014


Today's forecast: 0% chance of hurricane.

Gabriel Marquez

23

Gabriel Marquez · 87

March 6th, 1927 - April 17th, 2014


Even more solitude!

John Pinette

22

John Pinette · 50

March 23rd, 1964 - April 6th, 2014


(Insert Pine Joke Here)

Mickey Rooney

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Mickey Rooney · 93

September 23rd, 1920 - April 6th, 2014


The Commissioner met him on New Years Eve 1999 in Palm Springs. It went like this: Commish: Hello Mr. Rooney - great show. Rooney: Who are you? Commish: The brother in law of your band leader. Rooney: Oh. And he walked away.

Charles Keating

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Charles Keating · 90

December 4th, 1923 - March 31st, 2014


The S&L scandal was bad, but what makes this guy a REAL asshole was when he tried to mess with pornography. Rip off all the people you want, but keep the hell away from our porn.

Lawrence Walsh

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Lawrence Walsh · 102

January 8th, 1912 - March 19th, 2014


Lawyer.

Fred Phelps

18

Fred Phelps · 84

November 13th, 1929 - March 19th, 2014


If there is a God, it's a safe bet that Fred will be taking it in the ass for all of eternity.

Sam Lacey

17

Sam Lacey · 65

March 28th, 1948 - March 15th, 2014


Slay Came.

William Clay Ford Sr.

16

William Clay Ford Sr. · 88

March 14th, 1925 - March 9th, 2014


Lions fans are mourning the loss of a great leader. There are 3 lies in that sentence. See if you can find them.

Harold Ramis

15

Harold Ramis · 69

November 21st, 1944 - February 24th, 2014


NOW who are you gonna call?

Maria von Trapp

14

Maria von Trapp · 99

September 28th, 1914 - February 18th, 2014


The hills have finally shut up.

Ralph Waite

13

Ralph Waite · 85

June 22nd, 1928 - February 13th, 2014


Good night John Boy. Good night Elizabeth. Good night Daddy. Daddy? Daddy?

Sid Caesar

12

Sid Caesar · 91

September 8th, 1922 - February 12th, 2014


Sid Seizure.

Shirley Temple

11

Shirley Temple · 85

April 23rd, 1928 - February 10th, 2014


Somewhat slightly less bright eyes.

Ralph Kiner

10

Ralph Kiner · 91

October 27th, 1922 - February 6th, 2014


Just one of those Kiner days.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Philip Seymour Hoffman · 46

July 23rd, 1967 - February 2nd, 2014


Kaput-e.

Maximilian Schell

8

Maximilian Schell · 83

December 8th, 1930 - February 1st, 2014


Maxed out.

Pete Seeger

7

Pete Seeger · 94

May 3rd, 1919 - January 27th, 2014


Where have all the folkies gone?

Claudio Abbado

6

Claudio Abbado · 80

June 26th, 1933 - January 20th, 2014


Never heard of him? How have you not heard of him? He won the Grand cross of the L├ęgion d'honneur, Bundesverdienstkreuz for chrissakes. Try reading the paper every once in a while. Sheesh.

Dave Madden

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Dave Madden · 82

December 17th, 1931 - January 16th, 2014


Played the manager of The Partridge Family, then a diner patron on Alice. We thought he was either a football guy or someone to do with women's shoes. Either way - somehow he's a celebrity.

Russell Johnson

4

Russell Johnson · 89

November 10th, 1924 - January 16th, 2014


And now we'll never know the answer to the question that only the Professor can answer. Ginger? Or Mary Ann?

Ariel Sharon

3

Ariel Sharon · 85

February 26th, 1928 - January 11th, 2014


An Israeli general who has GIRL names for both his first AND last names. Pussy.

Run Run Shaw

2

Run Run Shaw · 106

November 23rd, 1907 - January 6th, 2014


Done done.

Phil Everly

1

Phil Everly · 74

January 19th, 1939 - January 3rd, 2014


Hello, emptiness.

 
 

 

The boy-genius who gave the world ALF. Bon voyage, B.T.

Brandon Tartikoff, (d) August 27th, 1997