For the 28th 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:      
Loretta Lynn

29

Loretta Lynn · 88

April 14th, 1934 - October 4th, 2022


From 1963 to 1983, she made on average two albums a YEAR. Then one every 3 years until 2003. Then a bunch after that. No wonder she died.

Kenneth Starr

28

Kenneth Starr · 76

July 21st, 1946 - September 13th, 2022


You should only say good about the dead. Ken Starr is dead. Good.

Queen Elizabeth II

27

Queen Elizabeth II · 96

April 21st, 1926 - September 8th, 2022


This is where we write something nasty about the person who died.

Turns out, she was a terrible skateboarder.

Bernard Shaw

26

Bernard Shaw · 82

May 22nd, 1940 - September 7th, 2022


Breaking: Broadcaster Bernard Broken By Big Bad Bug.

Mikhail Gorbachev

25

Mikhail Gorbachev · 91

March 2nd, 1931 - August 30th, 2022


On the one hand, he won a Nobel Peach Prize, the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, and a Grammy with Bill Clinton. On the other hand, he didn't drink or smoke. So this is a tough one for us.

Anne Heche

24

Anne Heche · 53

May 25th, 1969 - August 12th, 2022


Almost survived six days, seven nights.

Olivia Newton-John

23

Olivia Newton-John · 73

September 26th, 1948 - August 8th, 2022


Look at me
I'm Sandra Dee
Dead as a
Doornail can be.

Vin Scully

22

Vin Scully · 94

November 29th, 1927 - August 2nd, 2022


And a very pleasant good evening to you, wherever you may be.

Bill Russell

21

Bill Russell · 88

February 12th, 1934 - July 31st, 2022


We don't care what anyone says - this guy was REALLY good at basketball.

Ayman al-Zawahiri

20

Ayman al-Zawahiri

July 30th, 2022


We really dug deep to find the nicest possible thing to say about this guy, so here it is:

He was a COMPLETE sack of SHIT.

Pat Carroll

19

Pat Carroll · 95

May 5th, 1927 - July 30th, 2022


She got canned from The Jetsons after one episode because she couldn't get the voice of Jane Jetson right. Wow.

Nichelle Nichols

18

Nichelle Nichols · 89

December 28th, 1932 - July 30th, 2022


Seriously? The best Star Trek could do was to have her answering the space phone?

Tony Dow

17

Tony Dow · 77

April 13th, 1945 - July 27th, 2022


Left it to Beaver.

Paul Sorvino

16

Paul Sorvino · 83

April 13th, 1939 - July 25th, 2022


He had a really good system for the garlic.

Ivana Trump

15

Ivana Trump · 73

February 20th, 1949 - July 14th, 2022


WRONG ONE.

Larry Storch

14

Larry Storch · 99

January 8th, 1923 - July 8th, 2022


Guess that F stood for "Finished".

James Caan

13

James Caan · 82

March 26th, 1940 - July 6th, 2022


People always remember him for The Godfather, but for us it will always be Undercover Grandpa. A true triumph of cinematic artwork.

Sonny Barger

12

Sonny Barger · 83

October 8th, 1938 - June 29th, 2022


Despite the fact that he was a founding member of Hell's Angels, spent a lot of time in prison for things like attempted murder, robbery and assault, and beat his wife and kid - this guy was pretty much a complete piece of garbage.

Ray Liotta

11

Ray Liotta · 67

December 18th, 1954 - May 26th, 2022


For as long as he could remember, he always wanted to be alive.

Roger Angell

10

Roger Angell · 101

September 19th, 1920 - May 20th, 2022


Gone for Good.

Naomi Judd

9

Naomi Judd · 76

January 11th, 1946 - April 30th, 2022


Nominated to the Country Music Hall of Fame the day AFTER she died. That's a new one. It's usually that kind of thing that ends up being the kiss of death.

Orrin Hatch

8

Orrin Hatch · 88

March 22nd, 1934 - April 23rd, 2022


Chair North.
A Rich Thorn.
Arron Hitch.

Sometimes when we can't think of a good obit for someone, we just come up with anagrams of the person's name.

Rat Rhonchi.
Ah, Rich Tron.

Now is one of those times.

Gilbert Gottfried

7

Gilbert Gottfried · 67

February 28th, 1955 - April 12th, 2022


Aside from having a REALLY annoying voice, he was...well....let us get back to you.

Bobby Rydell

6

Bobby Rydell · 79

April 26th, 1942 - April 5th, 2022


Bye bye, Bobby.

Madeleine Albright

5

Madeleine Albright · 84

May 15th, 1937 - March 23rd, 2022


First female Secretary of State, spoke 8 languages, and - we're not kidding here - could leg press 400 pounds. Also - dead.

Louie Anderson

4

Louie Anderson · 68

March 24th, 1953 - January 21st, 2022


Kicked the basket.

Meat Loaf

3

Meat Loaf · 74

September 27th, 1947 - January 20th, 2022


His name was Robert Pauls...wait. His name was MARVIN?

Bob Saget

2

Bob Saget · 65

May 17th, 1956 - January 9th, 2022


He went from Full House to raunchy stand up comedy. That is how you spell HERO.

Sidney Poitier

1

Sidney Poitier · 94

February 20th, 1927 - January 6th, 2022


Guess who's NOT coming to dinner?

 

 

Guess the Stiff!

Not a nice man.

(d) August 16th, 2003