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.

Choose any date combination:      
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!

His yellow bird has flown.

(d) February 24th, 2002