For the 23rd 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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Eileen Heckart

98

Eileen Heckart · 82

March 29th, 1919 - December 31st, 2001


Butterflies are free ... and so is she.

Nigel Hawthorne

97

Nigel Hawthorne · 72

April 5th, 1929 - December 26th, 2001


Don't bother making plans for Nigel.

Harvey Martin

96

Harvey Martin · 51

November 16th, 1950 - December 24th, 2001


Personal foul .... Roughing the pancreas .... Defense, number 79 ....

Lance Loud

95

Lance Loud · 50

June 26th, 1951 - December 23rd, 2001


An American fatality.

Dick Schaap

94

Dick Schaap · 67

September 27th, 1934 - December 21st, 2001


This means that without Vitale, ESPN would be completely Dickless.

Foster Brooks

93

Foster Brooks · 89

May 11th, 1912 - December 20th, 2001


No need to embalm this one.

Stuart Adamson

92

Stuart Adamson · 43

April 11th, 1958 - December 17th, 2001


He couldn't stay here with every single hope he had shattered.

Rufus Thomas

91

Rufus Thomas · 84

March 27th, 1917 - December 15th, 2001


He continues his seemingly endless string of R&B dance classics with "The Extra-Funky Chicken."

John Knowles

90

John Knowles · 75

September 16th, 1926 - November 29th, 2001


A separated piece.

George Harrison

89

George Harrison · 58

February 25th, 1943 - November 29th, 2001


All things must pass.

O.C. Smith

88

O.C. Smith · 69

June 21st, 1932 - November 23rd, 2001


Just for your information, O.C., God DID make the little green apples, it rains in Indianapolis all the fucking time, and you're dead.

Bo Belinsky

87

Bo Belinsky · 64

December 7th, 1936 - November 23rd, 2001


While others like to point out that Bo threw the West Coast's first major league no-hitter in '62, we think the most impressive accomplishment of his rookie season was the four-bagger of Ann-Margret, Connie Stevens, Tina Louise and Mamie Van Doren. Talk about your role models ....

Mary Ash

86

Mary Ash · 83

May 12th, 1918 - November 22nd, 2001


Well, pretty much, yeah.

Ken Kesey

85

Ken Kesey · 66

September 17th, 1935 - November 10th, 2001


One flew east, one flew west, and one succumbed to liver cancer.

Juan Bosch

84

Juan Bosch · 92

June 30th, 1909 - November 1st, 2001


Dominican Republic guy. I don't know if he was any good, but that place sure does make some good underwear.

Herbert Ross

83

Herbert Ross · 74

May 13th, 1927 - October 9th, 2001


He directed The Sunshine Boys in '75, and Footloose in '84.
What the hell happened in between there?

Herbert Block

82

Herbert Block · 91

October 13th, 1909 - October 7th, 2001


Deaduck.

Mike Mansfield

81

Mike Mansfield · 98

March 16th, 1903 - October 5th, 2001


And with the Eight Is Enough reunion no longer a possibility, Mike throws in the towel.

Emilie Schindler

80

Emilie Schindler · 93

October 22nd, 1907 - October 5th, 2001


Cross her off the list.

Lani O'Grady

79

Lani O'Grady · 46

October 2nd, 1954 - September 25th, 2001


Looks like seven's gonna have to be enough.

78

Isaac Stern

September 22nd, 2001


Nighty-night, fiddle boy.

77

Samuel Arkoff

September 16th, 2001


Tonight's feature, "How To Stuff A Wood Bikini," or, "The Day The B-Movie Producer's Heart Stood Still."

76

Fred De Cordova

September 15th, 2001


How dead is he?

Dorothy McGuire

75

Dorothy McGuire · 85

June 14th, 1916 - September 13th, 2001


A tree grows in Brooklyn, and an actress dies in L.A.

Justin Wilson

74

Justin Wilson · 87

April 24th, 1914 - September 6th, 2001


He daid, lahk a boiled squirrel, we gair-awn-tee!

Henry Nasiff

73

Henry Nasiff · 39

April 20th, 1962 - September 4th, 2001


He had the body of a dwarf, but the talent of a midget.

Pauline Kael

72

Pauline Kael · 82

June 19th, 1919 - September 3rd, 2001


Flopping around on her four-poster bed like a trout in a rowboat, she finally kicked the proverbial bucket, going tits-up with all the panache and sophistication of a can of yams.

Christiaan Barnard

71

Christiaan Barnard · 78

November 8th, 1922 - September 2nd, 2001


The internationally renowned heart specialist, famed for performing the first successful heart transplant, died of an asthma attack, thereby negating any opportunity for a worthwhile blurb, the thoughtless prick.

Troy Donahue

70

Troy Donahue · 65

January 27th, 1936 - September 2nd, 2001


His new exchange? Turfside 6.

Aaliyah

69

Aaliyah · 22

January 16th, 1979 - August 25th, 2001


If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again, unless you happen to have been in a Cessna, in which case, never mind.

Jane Greer

68

Jane Greer

August 24th, 2001


Out of the present.

Betty Everett

67

Betty Everett · 61

November 23rd, 1939 - August 19th, 2001


Shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop, she's in the ground (that's where she is).

Earl Anthony

66

Earl Anthony · 63

April 27th, 1938 - August 14th, 2001


Square Earl has picked up his last split.

Lou Boudreau

65

Lou Boudreau · 84

July 17th, 1917 - August 10th, 2001


He be dead.

64

Maureen Reagan

August 8th, 2001


Ol' Shit-for-brains is going to be the last one left, isn't he?

63

Lorenzo Music

August 4th, 2001


Hello, this is Carlton your doornail.

Christopher Hewett

62

Christopher Hewett · 80

April 5th, 1921 - August 3rd, 2001


That will be all, Belvedere.

Ron Townson

61

Ron Townson · 68

January 20th, 1933 - August 2nd, 2001


One less man to pick up after.

60

Eudora Welty

July 23rd, 2001


Undeliverable. The authoress has permanent fatal errors.

Frances Horwich

59

Frances Horwich · 94

July 16th, 1907 - July 22nd, 2001


Ding dong, Horwich is dead.

Gunther Gebel-Williams

58

Gunther Gebel-Williams

July 19th, 2001


Lions and Tigers and Brain Tumors! Oh my!

57

Mimi Farina

July 18th, 2001


Never mind the bread

Katharine Graham

56

Katharine Graham · 84

June 16th, 1917 - July 17th, 2001


Looks like she got her tit caught in that big, fat wringer.

55

Fred Neil

July 7th, 2001


Everybody's talkin' at him, but he can't hear a word they're sayin'.

54

Ernie K-Doe

July 5th, 2001


The self-proclaimed Emperor of the World joins his mother-in-law down below. Burn, K-Doe, burn.

53

Mordecai Richler

July 2nd, 2001


As the author of the novel "The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz," he can bear only the smallest fraction of responsibility for the career of Richard Dreyfuss. Still, it's enough for us to say "Good riddance, you yutz."

Chet Atkins

52

Chet Atkins · 77

June 20th, 1924 - June 30th, 2001


Finger pickin' dead.

51

Mortimer Adler

June 28th, 2001


Eventually, he would be known as the world's highest-paid philosopher, but Mort got his start as the guy in the Bazooka Joe comics with the turtleneck over his face. No, really.

Tove Jansson

50

Tove Jansson · 86

August 9th, 1914 - June 27th, 2001


Moominsnoozer.

Jack Lemmon

49

Jack Lemmon · 76

February 8th, 1925 - June 27th, 2001


Lemmon drops.

John Lee Hooker

48

John Lee Hooker · 83

August 22nd, 1917 - June 21st, 2001


Boom, boom, boom, thud.

Carroll O'Connor

47

Carroll O'Connor · 76

August 2nd, 1924 - June 21st, 2001


Bunkered.

Timothy McVeigh

46

Timothy McVeigh

June 11th, 2001


Until his execution, he was officially recognized as the Most Universally Despised Human (MUDH), a position previously held by O.J. Simpson and Saddam Hussein.
Hmmmm ... wonder who it is now ....

John Hartford

45

John Hartford · 63

December 30th, 1937 - June 4th, 2001


O brother, where art thou?

Anthony Quinn

44

Anthony Quinn · 86

April 21st, 1915 - June 3rd, 2001


He was reported to have fathered at least 13 children, the last at age 81. Can I get some help from the congregation?
Come on without ... come on within ...
You'll not see nothin' like the mighty Quinn.

43

Imogene Coca

June 2nd, 2001


It's about time.

42

Hank Ketcham

June 1st, 2001


He based his world-famous comic strip on the antics of his real-life son, who remains a menace long after changing his surname to Rodman.

Arlene Francis

41

Arlene Francis · 93

October 20th, 1907 - May 31st, 2001


Is she buried in a breadbox?

Victor Kiam

40

Victor Kiam · 74

December 7th, 1926 - May 27th, 2001


This is the guy who liked Remington shavers so much, he bought the company. Of course, he also bought the Patriots.

Whitman Mayo

39

Whitman Mayo · 70

November 15th, 1930 - May 22nd, 2001


Here's proof that appearances can be deceiving. On Sanford And Son, he looked like a complete idiot, and yet, there's that clinic ....

Jason Miller

38

Jason Miller · 62

April 22nd, 1939 - May 13th, 2001


Exorcise this, punk!

Top Jimmy

37

Top Jimmy · 47

May 1st, 1954 - May 13th, 2001


Cooked.

36

Simon Raven

May 12th, 2001


Nevermore.

35

Perry Como

May 12th, 2001


How can they tell?

Douglas Adams

34

Douglas Adams · 51

March 11th, 1950 - May 11th, 2001


So long, and thanks for all the fish.

33

Boozoo Chavis

May 5th, 2001


Best known for the '54 classic "Paper In My Shoe," and now working on the follow-up, "Dirt On My Head."

32

Cliff Hillegass

May 5th, 2001


He was born. He created Cliffs Notes. He died.

Billy Higgins

31

Billy Higgins · 64

October 11th, 1936 - May 3rd, 2001


He's doing that real slow shuffle.

Happy Hairston

30

Happy Hairston · 58

May 31st, 1942 - May 1st, 2001


His given name was Harold, and he's now known as "Somewhat Less Than Thrilled" Hairston.

Chandra Levy

29

Chandra Levy · 24

April 14th, 1977 - May 1st, 2001


Do you really care? Really? Why?

Joey Ramone

28

Joey Ramone · 49

May 19th, 1951 - April 15th, 2001


Sedated enough for ya, Joey?

Harry Secombe

27

Harry Secombe · 79

September 8th, 1921 - April 11th, 2001


Goon, but not forgotten.

Willie Stargell

26

Willie Stargell · 61

March 6th, 1940 - April 9th, 2001


He's still cooler than Mark McGwire will ever be.

25

Brother Theodore

April 5th, 2001


Legend has it that he bought his way out of Dachau and was brought to the U.S. with the help of Albert Einstein. Hey, even geniuses make mistakes.

Ed Roth

24

Ed Roth · 69

March 4th, 1932 - April 4th, 2001


Rat Fink Lives!
Ed, on the other hand, does not.

William Hanna

23

William Hanna · 90

July 14th, 1910 - March 22nd, 2001


Billy's got it better than a millionaire;

that's because he isn't even vaguely aware..

Norma Macmillan

22

Norma Macmillan · 79

September 15th, 1921 - March 21st, 2001


The voice of Sweet Polly Purebread is toast.

John Phillips

21

John Phillips · 65

August 30th, 1935 - March 18th, 2001


Now he's in the ground, and his eyes are gray.

Ann Sothern

20

Ann Sothern · 92

January 22nd, 1909 - March 15th, 2001


My mother the corpse.

Morton Downey

19

Morton Downey · 57

December 9th, 1943 - March 12th, 2001


Maybe those skinheads finally got him ....

Harold Stassen

18

Harold Stassen · 93

April 13th, 1907 - March 4th, 2001


Some may see it as desperation, but after nine unsuccessful Presidential campaigns, Harold's going for the sympathy vote.

Glenn Hughes

17

Glenn Hughes · 50

July 18th, 1950 - March 4th, 2001


It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A,
until you come down with A-I-D-S.

Bill Rigney

16

Bill Rigney · 83

January 29th, 1918 - February 20th, 2001


He's with the angels now, which is very similar to being with the Angels, except the uniforms aren't as bad.

Stanley Kramer

15

Stanley Kramer · 87

September 29th, 1913 - February 19th, 2001


He was an old, old, old, old man.

Balthasar Klossowski de Rola

14

Balthasar Klossowski de Rola · 92

February 29th, 1908 - February 18th, 2001


Left us.

Dale Earnhardt

13

Dale Earnhardt · 49

April 29th, 1951 - February 18th, 2001


What?! No airbag!??!

Eddie Mathews

12

Eddie Mathews · 69

October 13th, 1931 - February 18th, 2001


From the hot corner to a cold, wooden box.

William Masters

11

William Masters · 85

December 27th, 1915 - February 16th, 2001


Good riddance, pervo.

Abraham Beame

10

Abraham Beame · 94

March 20th, 1906 - February 10th, 2001


GOD TO MAYOR: DROP DEAD.

R.J. Rushdoony

9

R.J. Rushdoony · 84

April 25th, 1916 - February 8th, 2001


The call him "The Father of Christian Homeschooling". Wow. Bitchin.

Anne Lindbergh

8

Anne Lindbergh · 94

June 22nd, 1906 - February 7th, 2001


Now it can finally be revealed that Charles was nothing more than a bed-wetting coward, and "Kiss-My-Fanny" Annie did all the flying.

Dale Evans

7

Dale Evans · 88

October 31st, 1912 - February 7th, 2001


Oh, look ... they meet again.

Al McGuire

6

Al McGuire · 72

September 7th, 1928 - January 26th, 2001


Coach McGuire demonstrates his unshakable faith in the zone defense known as "the box and one."

Tommie Agee

5

Tommie Agee · 58

August 9th, 1942 - January 22nd, 2001


Tommie no agee no more.

Gregory Corso

4

Gregory Corso · 70

March 26th, 1930 - January 17th, 2001


There once was a poet named Corso
who had a bad gland in his torso.
But, before cancer nailed him,
beat critics once hailed him
as, like, Kerouac, only more so.

William Hewlett

3

William Hewlett · 87

May 20th, 1913 - January 12th, 2001


He's cleared his cache for the last time.

Les Brown

2

Les Brown · 88

March 14th, 1912 - January 4th, 2001


More gray.

Ray Walston

1

Ray Walston · 86

November 2nd, 1914 - January 1st, 2001


Our favorite Martian has left the planet.

 

 

Guess the Stiff!

Deadski.

(d) July 7th, 2014