For the 22nd 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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Garry Marshall

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Garry Marshall · 81

November 13th, 1934 - July 19th, 2016


Sunday, Monday Happy Days! Tuesday - Oh. Shit.

Elie Wiesel

37

Elie Wiesel · 87

September 30th, 1928 - July 2nd, 2016


Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, writer of 57 books. No scandals, affairs, controversies. We're going to pass on this one. You guys have fun with it.

Scotty Moore

36

Scotty Moore · 84

December 27th, 1931 - June 28th, 2016


He was Elvis Presley's guitarist. If right now you are thinking "Elvis had a guitarist?", then good. It's not just us.

Buddy Ryan

35

Buddy Ryan · 85

February 17th, 1931 - June 28th, 2016


As a coach for the Houston Oilers, he punched another coach in the jaw after a fumbled snap. Not sure where the nickname "Buddy" comes from though.

Ralph Stanley

34

Ralph Stanley · 89

February 25th, 1927 - June 23rd, 2016


The bluegrass legend is helping the green grass grow.

Gordie Howe

33

Gordie Howe · 88

March 31st, 1928 - June 10th, 2016


A stroke. That's howe.

Muhammad Ali

32

Muhammad Ali · 74

January 17th, 1942 - June 3rd, 2016


Floats like a butterfly, and, well, that's about it.

Mell Lazarus

31

Mell Lazarus · 89

May 3rd, 1927 - May 24th, 2016


He won the National Cartoonists Society Medal of Honor, which we assume means you got shot while drawing a cartoon or something. Too hungover to look it up. Lets go with that.

Alan Young

30

Alan Young · 96

November 19th, 1919 - May 19th, 2016


A corpse is a corpse, of course, of course, and no one can talk to a corpse of course.

Morley Safer

29

Morley Safer · 84

November 8th, 1931 - May 19th, 2016


Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick.

William Schallert

28

William Schallert · 93

July 6th, 1922 - May 8th, 2016


IMDB has him at 374 acting credits up until 2014, then NOTHING. Slacker.

Prince

27

Prince · 57

June 7th, 1958 - April 21st, 2016


Life is just a party, and parties weren't meant to last.

Chyna

26

Chyna · 45

December 27th, 1970 - April 20th, 2016


She wrestled chicks, filmed with dicks, and now she's on the river Styx.

Doris Roberts

25

Doris Roberts · 90

November 4th, 1925 - April 18th, 2016


Everybody mourns, Raymond.

David Gest

24

David Gest · 62

May 11th, 1953 - April 11th, 2016


Gest wrong.

Merle Haggard

23

Merle Haggard · 79

April 6th, 1937 - April 6th, 2016


The Okie from Muskogee has gone Croakie.

Patty Duke

22

Patty Duke · 69

December 14th, 1946 - March 29th, 2016


Her son was in Lord of the Rings, Goonies, and actually played the lead role in Rudy. Gotta be a bitch when your kid gets way better roles than you ever did.

Mother Angelica

21

Mother Angelica · 92

April 20th, 1923 - March 27th, 2016


She dedicated her life to serving the church, and in return had a stroke on Christmas Eve and died on Easter. Nice, God. Real nice.

Garry Shandling

20

Garry Shandling · 66

November 29th, 1949 - March 24th, 2016


We're not sure exactly what "shandling" is, but he's certainly not doing it any more.

Joe Garagiola

19

Joe Garagiola · 90

February 12th, 1926 - March 23rd, 2016


If you want to know how good a baseball player he was, just understand that he played for nine seasons on FOUR different teams. So, yeah. Not that good.

Rob Ford

18

Rob Ford · 46

May 28th, 1969 - March 22nd, 2016


Too bad. He seemed like a fun guy.

Gogi Grant

17

Gogi Grant · 91

September 20th, 1924 - March 10th, 2016


Wayward, and in the wind.

George Martin

16

George Martin · 90

January 3rd, 1926 - March 8th, 2016


He was called "The Fifth Beatle" by a lot of people. Not by any of the actual Beatles, mind you. But who cares about that?

Nancy Reagan

15

Nancy Reagan · 94

July 6th, 1921 - March 6th, 2016


Nighty night, mommy.

Bud Collins

14

Bud Collins

March 4th, 2016


Aaaaaaand, that's match.

George Kennedy

13

George Kennedy · 91

February 18th, 1925 - February 28th, 2016


Can't we go one year without a Kennedy dying?

Sonny James

12

Sonny James · 86

May 1st, 1929 - February 22nd, 2016


The gentleman has gone south.

Harper Lee

11

Harper Lee · 89

April 28th, 1926 - February 19th, 2016


She released her first book in 1960, and her second and last book in 2015. Talk about your workaholics.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

10

Boutros Boutros-Ghali · 93

November 14th, 1922 - February 16th, 2016


Boutros Boutros-Ghali, gee!
Was the sixth U.N. Secretary!

Vanity

9

Vanity · 57

January 4th, 1959 - February 15th, 2016


OK, so, six deadly sins.

Antonin Scalia

8

Antonin Scalia · 79

March 11th, 1936 - February 13th, 2016


The court has ruled 8-1 in favor of the plaintiff in the matter of Grim Reaper v. Antonin Scalia.

Paul Kantner

7

Paul Kantner · 74

March 17th, 1941 - January 28th, 2016


Guy was in a rock band for five decades, advocated the use of LSD and marijuana, opposed the use of cocaine and alcohol, and had 3 kids. Someone please send us an obit for this weirdo, please?

Abe Vigoda

6

Abe Vigoda · 94

February 24th, 1921 - January 26th, 2016


Go, Fish.

Glenn Frey

5

Glenn Frey · 67

November 6th, 1948 - January 18th, 2016


Looks like he checked out AND left.

Dan Haggerty

4

Dan Haggerty · 74

November 19th, 1941 - January 15th, 2016


Now it's just The Times of Grizzly Adams.

Monte Irvin

3

Monte Irvin · 96

February 25th, 1919 - January 11th, 2016


It's a dark day for the Irvin family.

David Bowie

2

David Bowie · 69

January 8th, 1947 - January 10th, 2016


Ground Control to Major Tom.
Hello? Tom?

Kitty Kallen

1

Kitty Kallen · 94

May 25th, 1921 - January 7th, 2016


Sit. Play dead. Good Kitty.

 
 

 

Guess the Stiff!

Wikipedia says, "In 1969 he recorded an album of sexually explicit material under the name 'Snatch and the Poontangs'." That's good enough for us.

(d) January 17th, 2012