For the 27th 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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Ed Asner

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Ed Asner · 91

November 15th, 1929 - August 29th, 2021


Up, up and away.

Charlie Watts

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Charlie Watts · 80

June 2nd, 1941 - August 24th, 2021


After the Stones, his next band was "The A,B,C and D of Boogie Woogie". Really sorry we're going to miss that.

Don Everly

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Don Everly · 84

February 1st, 1937 - August 21st, 2021


Bye bye, love.

Donald Rumsfeld

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Donald Rumsfeld · 88

July 9th, 1932 - June 29th, 2021


He had a ton of military awards, AND had to resign in disgrace. A well rounded career, we say.

Ned Beatty

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Ned Beatty · 83

July 6th, 1937 - June 13th, 2021


That should put an end to all that squealing.

F. Lee Bailey

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F. Lee Bailey · 87

June 10th, 1933 - June 3rd, 2021


He defended a ton of murderers, got busted for drunk driving, was disbarred in multiple states, but hey - at least he was only married four times.

Gavin MacLeod

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Gavin MacLeod · 90

February 28th, 1931 - May 29th, 2021


Set sail.

John Warner

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John Warner · 94

February 18th, 1927 - May 25th, 2021


He was the 6th of Liz Taylor's 7 husbands. So, you know. Good job there.

Charles Grodin

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Charles Grodin · 86

April 21st, 1935 - May 18th, 2021


Heartbreaking.

Bobby Unser

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Bobby Unser · 87

February 20th, 1934 - May 2nd, 2021


Well, that should slow him down.

Olympia Dukakis

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Olympia Dukakis · 89

June 20th, 1931 - May 1st, 2021


She was in a ton of movies, which came as a huge shock to us, because we thought she was just married to that failed politician. Huh. Oh well.

Walter Mondale

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Walter Mondale · 93

January 5th, 1928 - April 19th, 2021


Imagine being MOST known for getting your ass kicked almost as bad as is POSSIBLE in a Presidential election. He had 13 electoral votes, for chrissakes. That's only 13 more than WE had.

Bernie Madoff

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Bernie Madoff · 82

April 29th, 1938 - April 14th, 2021


The thing about pyramids is that there’s *always* a little prick at the top.

Prince Philip

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Prince Philip · 99

June 10th, 1921 - April 9th, 2021


Well, well, well. Looks like QE2 is on the market again, fellas.

Beverly Cleary

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Beverly Cleary · 104

April 12th, 1916 - March 25th, 2021


She was a beloved author who inspired tens of millions of children to read. Her biggest scandal was - gasp! - marrying a Roman Catholic in 1940. YOU try to think of a witty obituary, smartass.

George Segal

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George Segal · 87

February 13th, 1934 - March 23rd, 2021


Yet another highly-acclaimed Jewish banjo-playing actor passes away.

Yaphet Kotto

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Yaphet Kotto · 81

November 15th, 1939 - March 15th, 2021


As Dr. Kananga, he had one of the best Bond villain deaths ever. In real life, probably less dramatic.

Roger Mudd

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Roger Mudd · 93

February 9th, 1928 - March 9th, 2021


His name is... well, you know.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti · 101

March 24th, 1919 - February 23rd, 2021


There once was a guy named Larry
Whose poetry game was hairy
Lived many years
Faced all his fears
And was only just recently buried

Rush Limbaugh

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Rush Limbaugh · 70

January 12th, 1951 - February 17th, 2021


Michael J. Fox is probably laughing his ASS off right now.

Larry Flynt

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Larry Flynt · 78

November 1st, 1942 - February 10th, 2021


He called himself a "smut peddler". He has a solid gold wheelchair, won a case in front of the US Supreme Court, found and then lost Jesus, and was depicted by Woody Harrelson in a movie about his life. Hero? You be the judge.

Marty Schottenheimer

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Marty Schottenheimer · 77

September 23rd, 1943 - February 8th, 2021


200 wins, no championships, not in the hall of fame. But you know, famous.

George Shultz

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George Shultz · 100

December 13th, 1920 - February 6th, 2021


His wife was married 3 times and all of her husbands died of cancer. Coincidence? Yeah, probably.

Leon Spinks

12

Leon Spinks · 67

July 11th, 1953 - February 5th, 2021


The only boxer to beat Ali in the ring for a championship, and undefeated lifetime worldwide against dentists.

Christopher Plummer

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Christopher Plummer · 91

December 13th, 1929 - February 5th, 2021


Plummer cracked.

Dustin Diamond

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Dustin Diamond · 44

January 7th, 1977 - February 1st, 2021


That should put an end to all that goddamned screeching.

Cicely Tyson

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Cicely Tyson · 96

December 19th, 1924 - January 28th, 2021


On a trip to a place WAY less bountiful.

Cloris Leachman

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Cloris Leachman · 94

April 30th, 1926 - January 27th, 2021


She posed nude on the cover of Alternative Medicine Digest in 1997. THAT'S why she was famous.

Hal Holbrook

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Hal Holbrook · 95

February 17th, 1925 - January 23rd, 2021


He was a great actor and in a lot of really shitty movies. Weird.

Larry King

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Larry King · 87

November 19th, 1933 - January 23rd, 2021


He was married 7 times to 6 different women. No wonder he died.

Henry Aaron

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Henry Aaron · 86

February 5th, 1934 - January 22nd, 2021


Hammered.

Phil Spector

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Phil Spector · 81

December 26th, 1939 - January 16th, 2021


Truly an incredible resume of musical accomplishments. It's just that pesky murder that always seems to steal the spotlight.

Siegfried Fischbacher

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Siegfried Fischbacher · 81

June 13th, 1939 - January 13th, 2021


Siegfried and Roy! Together again for an exclusive engagement!

Sheldon Adelson

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Sheldon Adelson · 87

August 4th, 1933 - January 11th, 2021


For a man that built casinos, worked with mobsters, fought against weed legalization and Internet gambling, and was the single biggest supporter of a twice-impeached President, you'd think he was a complete shitbag. Turns out, you'd be right.

Tommy Lasorda

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Tommy Lasorda · 93

September 22nd, 1927 - January 7th, 2021


Well, fuck. We always want someone solid to make fun of as the FIRST death of the year, and Tommy was NOT it. A baseball icon, an all-around good guy, and worst of all - NO scandals.

Sometimes running a deadpool sucks.

 

 

Guess the Stiff!

Dude goes down in a helicopter with his daughter and you came here to see what nasty thing we write about him? What is WRONG with you?

Just kidding. We couldn't think of anything.

(d) January 26th, 2020