For the 26th 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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Jerry Walker

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Jerry Walker · 78

March 16th, 1942 - October 23rd, 2020


Mr. Nojangles.

James Randi

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James Randi · 92

August 7th, 1928 - October 20th, 2020


Abracadaver.

Roberta McCain

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Roberta McCain · 108

February 7th, 1912 - October 12th, 2020


Died at 108, outliving 2 of her 3 kids. Pretty badass, honestly.

Joe Morgan

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Joe Morgan · 77

September 19th, 1943 - October 11th, 2020


Considered the greatest second baseman of all time. Sorry. That's all we got. Sports figures with NO scandals are just impossible. The guy was even accused of being a drug mule, and that turned out to be completely false. If we come up with something, we'll let you know.

Whitey Ford

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Whitey Ford · 91

October 21st, 1928 - October 8th, 2020


The Chairman is as stiff as a board.

Eddie Van Halen

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Eddie Van Halen · 65

January 26th, 1955 - October 6th, 2020


Runnin' with the Devil.

Bob Gibson

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Bob Gibson · 84

November 9th, 1935 - October 2nd, 2020


"He'd knock down his own grandmother if she dared to challenge him," is actually a compliment for a pitcher. Few things are as boring here as scandal-free athletes.

Helen Reddy

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Helen Reddy · 78

October 25th, 1941 - September 29th, 2020


Not ready.

Jackie Stallone

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Jackie Stallone · 98

November 29th, 1921 - September 21st, 2020


Frank's finally going to have to move out.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg · 87

March 15th, 1933 - September 18th, 2020


We think we speak for most Americans when we say: FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUK!

Diana Rigg

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Diana Rigg · 82

July 20th, 1938 - September 10th, 2020


A Lannister always pays their debt, but a Tyrell pretty much always dies.

Lou Brock

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Lou Brock

September 6th, 2020


Stole home.

Mike Sexton

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Mike Sexton

September 6th, 2020


The Commissioner sat next to him at a charity poker tournament 6 years ago. He leaned over and asked him "Did you know what I was holding the last hand?" He said "I know what you're holding every hand. Maybe drink less." Kinda liked him.

Sumner Redstone

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Sumner Redstone · 97

May 27th, 1923 - August 11th, 2020


Lots of money, two ex-wives, a handful of kids, gave some money to charities, a lot to political campaigns, and tried to have a reporter from MTV killed. It's the resume of every rich guy in LA.

Wilford Brimley

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Wilford Brimley · 85

September 27th, 1934 - August 1st, 2020


Believe it or not, in 1985 he was 20 years younger than all the other actors in Cocoon.

Herman Cain

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Herman Cain · 74

December 13th, 1945 - July 30th, 2020


Crazy. He was completely healthy at a rally in Tulsa last month, and now he's dead of Covid. Hard to imagine.

Olivia de Havilland

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Olivia de Havilland · 104

July 1st, 1916 - July 26th, 2020


Do you know how many ways there are for deadpoolers to spell this name wrong? Well, we do. SO glad she's dead.

Lou Henson

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Lou Henson · 88

January 10th, 1932 - July 25th, 2020


Somehow the winningest basketball coach at Illinois made it through the Fame Committee. They probably thought he was the Muppets guy.

Regis Philbin

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Regis Philbin · 88

August 25th, 1931 - July 24th, 2020


Final answer?

John Lewis

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John Lewis · 80

February 21st, 1940 - July 17th, 2020


Talk about #BlackLivesMatter.

Charlie Daniels

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Charlie Daniels · 83

October 28th, 1936 - July 6th, 2020


How can you not respect the man that wrote the lyrics "Chicken in a bread pan pickin' out dough, Granny, does your dog bite? No child, no."?

Hugh Downs

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Hugh Downs · 99

February 14th, 1921 - July 1st, 2020


2020 86ed another 20/20

Carl Reiner

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Carl Reiner · 98

March 22nd, 1922 - June 29th, 2020


It looks like his autobiography "Too Busy To Die" will need to be published posthumously.

Ian Holm

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Ian Holm · 88

September 12th, 1931 - June 19th, 2020


In a hole in the ground there no longer lived a hobbit.

Vera Lynn

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Vera Lynn · 103

March 20th, 1917 - June 18th, 2020


Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?

Jean Kennedy Smith

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Jean Kennedy Smith · 92

February 20th, 1928 - June 18th, 2020


It seems like we have an endless supply of these.

Christo

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Christo · 84

June 13th, 1935 - May 31st, 2020


Wrapped up.

Fred Willard

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Fred Willard · 86

September 18th, 1933 - May 15th, 2020


He said he was born in 1939, but census records (and his daughter) say he was born in 1933. So your beloved comedian was a liar.

Jerry Stiller

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Jerry Stiller · 92

June 8th, 1927 - May 11th, 2020


The 2020 Airing of Grievances will not be postponed in his honor.

Little Richard

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Little Richard · 87

December 5th, 1932 - May 9th, 2020


From the early, early mornin' till the early, early night
The embalmer dealin' with this hairdo gonna say it still ain't right.

Roy Horn

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Roy Horn · 75

October 3rd, 1944 - May 8th, 2020


He always blamed himself for getting mauled onstage by a tiger. In his defense, everyone else blamed him, too.

Don Shula

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Don Shula · 90

January 4th, 1930 - May 4th, 2020


The old don now sleeps with the fishes.

Brian Dennehy

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Brian Dennehy · 81

July 9th, 1938 - April 15th, 2020


It is highly unlikely that Callahan Auto is going to recover from this.

Hank Steinbrenner

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Hank Steinbrenner · 63

April 2nd, 1957 - April 14th, 2020


Fortunate Son

Linda Tripp

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Linda Tripp · 70

November 24th, 1949 - April 8th, 2020


Remember when scandals were so much simpler?

John Prine

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John Prine · 73

October 10th, 1946 - April 7th, 2020


He won a lifetime achievement award and then died.

Honor Blackman

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Honor Blackman · 94

August 22nd, 1925 - April 5th, 2020


She was 94. Let’s be honest: The galore was gone.

Tom Dempsey

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Tom Dempsey · 73

January 12th, 1947 - April 4th, 2020


Even we have to tip our hat to an NFL placekicker born without toes.

Ira Einhorn

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Ira Einhorn · 79

May 15th, 1940 - April 3rd, 2020


The Unicorn Killer was the rare combo of convicted murderer and environmental activist.

Kenny Rogers

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Kenny Rogers · 81

August 21st, 1938 - March 20th, 2020


Not many people can write a hit song about gang rape.

Max von Sydow

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Max von Sydow · 90

April 10th, 1929 - March 8th, 2020


It takes some range to play Jesus Christ and Ming the Merciless.

Javier de Cuellar

16

Javier de Cuellar · 100

January 19th, 1920 - March 4th, 2020


He finally relinquished his grip on the coveted claim of being the oldest living former Peruvian prime minister.

James Lipton

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James Lipton · 93

September 19th, 1926 - March 2nd, 2020


The fact that he was a pimp in Paris for a time seems to have been overshadowed by his skill at interviewing actors.

Jack Welch

14

Jack Welch · 84

November 19th, 1935 - March 1st, 2020


Lights out.

Clive Cussler

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Clive Cussler · 88

July 15th, 1931 - February 26th, 2020


Check out his latest book "Decomposing Old White Guy".

Hosni Mubarak

12

Hosni Mubarak · 91

May 4th, 1928 - February 25th, 2020


Croak like an Egyptian.

Robert Conrad

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Robert Conrad · 89

March 1st, 1930 - February 8th, 2020


He recorded a song called Bye Bye Baby, acted in Wild Wild West and Baa Baa Black Sheep and is now busy working on his latest project, Bye Bye Bobby.

Orson Bean

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Orson Bean · 91

July 22nd, 1928 - February 7th, 2020


Planted.

Kirk Douglas

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Kirk Douglas · 103

December 9th, 1916 - February 5th, 2020


Now in a gunfight at the way, WAY less than OK Corral.

Mary Higgins Clark

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Mary Higgins Clark · 92

December 24th, 1927 - January 31st, 2020


The plot thins.

Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant · 41

August 23rd, 1978 - January 26th, 2020


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.

Terry Jones

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Terry Jones · 77

February 1st, 1942 - January 21st, 2020


Spammed.

Buck Henry

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Buck Henry · 89

December 9th, 1930 - January 8th, 2020


Say what you will about the guy who played the pedophile babysitter on SNL - we liked him.

Neil Peart

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Neil Peart · 67

September 12th, 1952 - January 7th, 2020


In no rush. At all.

Sam Wyche

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Sam Wyche · 75

January 5th, 1945 - January 5th, 2020


No huddle.

David Stern

2

David Stern · 77

September 22nd, 1942 - January 1st, 2020


NBA commish for 30 years and only had FOUR lockouts! Talk about your overachiever!

Don Larsen

1

Don Larsen · 90

August 7th, 1929 - January 1st, 2020


First stiff of the year, and it's a Yankee. 2020 is looking good already.

 

 

Guess the Stiff!

He hosted the Miss America pageant and then married a former Miss America. Sounds like a conflict of interest to us.

(d) October 13th, 2012