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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Saddam Hussein

99

Saddam Hussein · 69

April 28th, 1937 - December 29th, 2006


Typical. As his final act on Earth, this asshole completely fucks dead pool players all over the world.

Jared Nathan

98

Jared Nathan · 21

August 10th, 1985 - December 28th, 2006


Bubye, frubiend!

Gerald Ford

97

Gerald Ford · 93

July 14th, 1913 - December 26th, 2006


Our long national nightmare is over.

James Brown

96

James Brown · 73

May 5th, 1933 - December 25th, 2006


Papa's in a brand new bag.

Joe Barbera

95

Joe Barbera · 95

March 24th, 1911 - December 18th, 2006


OK - lets get this out of the way right now: Betty was WAY hotter than Wilma. End of discussion.

Ahmet Ertegun

94

Ahmet Ertegun · 83

July 31st, 1923 - December 14th, 2006


Urgent: Heat me.

Lamar Hunt

93

Lamar Hunt · 74

August 2nd, 1932 - December 13th, 2006


The Hunt is over.

Peter Boyle

92

Peter Boyle · 71

October 18th, 1935 - December 12th, 2006


Tryin' mighty hard to look like Gary Cooper.

Ellis Rubin

91

Ellis Rubin · 81

June 20th, 1925 - December 12th, 2006


Lawyer.

Augusto Pinochet

90

Augusto Pinochet · 91

November 25th, 1915 - December 10th, 2006


Chile con karma.

Jeane Kirkpatrick

89

Jeane Kirkpatrick · 80

November 19th, 1926 - December 7th, 2006


Bedwetter.

Anita O'Day

88

Anita O'Day · 87

October 18th, 1919 - November 23rd, 2006


G'night.

Robert Altman

87

Robert Altman · 81

February 20th, 1925 - November 21st, 2006


R*I*P

Ruth Brown

86

Ruth Brown · 78

January 12th, 1928 - November 17th, 2006


Brown is the new black.

Bo Schembechler

85

Bo Schembechler · 77

April 1st, 1929 - November 17th, 2006


Bo don't know nothin'.

Milton Friedman

84

Milton Friedman · 94

July 31st, 1912 - November 16th, 2006


For Milt, there's no breakfast, lunch or dinner, free or otherwise.

Jack Palance

83

Jack Palance · 87

February 18th, 1919 - November 10th, 2006


Believe it ... or not!

Ed Bradley

82

Ed Bradley · 65

June 23rd, 1941 - November 9th, 2006


Realy b ded.

Johnny Sain

81

Johnny Sain · 89

September 25th, 1917 - November 7th, 2006


Finished second in MVP voting to Stan Musial. Sucks to be Johnny.

Willie Pep

80

Willie Pep · 84

September 19th, 1922 - November 5th, 2006


Well, that doesn't quite work anymore.

William Styron

79

William Styron · 81

June 11th, 1925 - November 1st, 2006


Lying down in darkness.

P.W. Botha

78

P.W. Botha · 90

January 12th, 1916 - October 31st, 2006


P.U.

Red Auerbach

77

Red Auerbach · 89

September 20th, 1917 - October 28th, 2006


We're smoking a big, fat cigar right now in his honor.

Joe Niekro

76

Joe Niekro · 61

November 7th, 1944 - October 27th, 2006


Brother to Hall Of Fame inductee Phil Niekro, Joe put together a lengthy and successful career of his own by perfecting a knuckleball and learning how to cheat.

Trevor Berbick

75

Trevor Berbick · 52

August 1st, 1954 - October 27th, 2006


What's a Berbick?

Arthur Hill

74

Arthur Hill · 84

August 1st, 1922 - October 22nd, 2006


Owen Marshall: Counselor at rest.

Jane Wyatt

73

Jane Wyatt · 96

August 12th, 1910 - October 20th, 2006


Mother knows death.

Freddy Fender

72

Freddy Fender · 69

June 4th, 1937 - October 14th, 2006


Wasted days and wasted nights.

Buck O'Neil

71

Buck O'Neil · 94

November 13th, 1911 - October 6th, 2006


Buck stops here.

Byron Nelson

70

Byron Nelson · 94

February 4th, 1912 - September 26th, 2006


Classic.

Pat Lawford

69

Pat Lawford · 82

May 6th, 1924 - September 17th, 2006


And remember, folks, it's only mid-September — just imagine the kind of crap that'll be showing up here come Christmas.

Oriana Fallaci

68

Oriana Fallaci · 77

June 29th, 1929 - September 15th, 2006


There's a blowjob joke here somewhere, we just know it ....

Ann Richards

67

Ann Richards · 73

September 1st, 1933 - September 13th, 2006


Surely you've heard of the best little whorehouse in Texas ...? She ran the place.

Pat Corley

66

Pat Corley · 76

June 1st, 1930 - September 11th, 2006


He was the guy who owned the bar on Murphy Brown. What do you mean you've never heard of him?

Patty Berg

65

Patty Berg · 88

February 13th, 1918 - September 10th, 2006


On ice.

Robert Earl Jones

64

Robert Earl Jones · 95

February 3rd, 1911 - September 7th, 2006


Blue Lying Lips.

Steve Irwin

63

Steve Irwin · 44

February 22nd, 1962 - September 4th, 2006


Crikey, what a schmuck.

Bob Mathias

62

Bob Mathias · 75

November 17th, 1930 - September 2nd, 2006


Y'know, it used to be a big deal, but is there anybody left in the world who even knows what the hell a decathlon is?

Glenn Ford

61

Glenn Ford · 90

May 1st, 1916 - August 30th, 2006


Ditto.

Jon Dough

60

Jon Dough · 43

November 12th, 1962 - August 27th, 2006


One of the great names in porn has done his last double-penetration guy-on-girl-on-guy scene.

Maynard Ferguson

59

Maynard Ferguson · 78

May 4th, 1928 - August 23rd, 2006


Not gonna fly now.

Bruno Kirby

58

Bruno Kirby · 57

April 28th, 1949 - August 14th, 2006


And if you doOOoo .... And if you doOOoo ....

Mike Douglas

57

Mike Douglas · 81

August 11th, 1925 - August 11th, 2006


What a freak!

Arthur Lee

56

Arthur Lee · 61

March 7th, 1945 - August 3rd, 2006


Seven and seven isn't.

Floyd Dixon

55

Floyd Dixon · 77

February 8th, 1929 - July 26th, 2006


Apparently, Mayberry's lovable barber was a pretty good piano player, back in the day.

Jack Warden

54

Jack Warden

July 19th, 2006


He knew where the fuck Miami Beach was, dummy.

Mickey Spillane

53

Mickey Spillane · 88

March 9th, 1918 - July 17th, 2006


She read his mind and her face grew sad, sadder than anything he had ever seen and she turned her eyes on him and he could see clear through them into the goodness of her soul and he knew she wasn't a blackmailer and his first impression had been right; she was a girl who had come face to face with fate and had lost, but in losing hadn't lost all, for there was the light of holiness in her face that time when he was her friend, when he thought that a look like that belonged only in a church when you were praying or getting married or something, a light that was there now for him to see while she played a song that told him he was her friend and she was his, a friendship that was more than that, it was a trust and he believed it. What a sap.

Red Buttons

52

Red Buttons · 87

February 5th, 1919 - July 13th, 2006


Red enjoyed a long and illustrious career in Hollywood, but he is perhaps best remembered for his compelling performance in the role of Jiggs Quealy in the 1985 TV movie Reunion At Fairborough. Or, perhaps not.

Barnard Hughes

51

Barnard Hughes · 90

July 16th, 1915 - July 11th, 2006


According to his son, Hughes changed the "e" in his first name to an "a" on the advice of a numerologist. Meanwhile, back on planet Earth ....

June Allyson

50

June Allyson · 88

October 7th, 1917 - July 8th, 2006


Don't let that "nice girl" routine fool you, she was a ballbuster.

Syd Barrett

49

Syd Barrett · 60

January 6th, 1946 - July 7th, 2006


... with a guy like this?

Kenneth Lay

48

Kenneth Lay · 64

April 15th, 1942 - July 5th, 2006


Down the tubes - just like fucking ENRON.

Jan Murray

47

Jan Murray · 89

October 4th, 1916 - July 2nd, 2006


The Chabad Telethon will never be the same.

Patsy Ramsey

46

Patsy Ramsey · 49

December 29th, 1956 - June 24th, 2006


There goes her shot at Mother Of The Year honors.

Aaron Spelling

45

Aaron Spelling · 83

April 22nd, 1923 - June 23rd, 2006


Our very special thanks to the man who brought Tori into the world.

Everett Marshall

44

Everett Marshall · 67

January 12th, 1939 - June 20th, 2006


Not part of the plan.

Abu al-Zarqawi

43

Abu al-Zarqawi · 39

October 30th, 1966 - June 8th, 2006


Sadly, we bid farewell to Al-Qaeda's popular night club entertainer and game show host.

Billy Preston

42

Billy Preston · 59

September 2nd, 1946 - June 6th, 2006


Nothing from nothing leaves nothing.

Craig Heyward

41

Craig Heyward · 39

September 26th, 1966 - May 27th, 2006


Clank!

Desmond Dekker

40

Desmond Dekker · 64

July 16th, 1941 - May 25th, 2006


Sooner or later, that's what getting up every day and slaving for bread'll do to you.

Lloyd Bentsen

39

Lloyd Bentsen · 77

February 11th, 1929 - May 23rd, 2006


You wouldn't know it to look at him, but this guy was a billion laughs. He fucked a goat once.

Stanley Kunitz

38

Stanley Kunitz · 100

July 29th, 1905 - May 14th, 2006


Or, as he was known in the poetry world, Stan "The Man" Kunitz.

Floyd Patterson

37

Floyd Patterson · 71

January 4th, 1935 - May 11th, 2006


Apparently, Mayberry's lovable barber was a pretty good boxer, back in the day.

Earl Woods

36

Earl Woods · 74

March 5th, 1932 - May 3rd, 2006


If he only coulds.

Louis Rukeyser

35

Louis Rukeyser · 73

January 30th, 1933 - May 2nd, 2006


Take that, Economy Boy!

John Galbraith

34

John Galbraith · 97

October 15th, 1908 - April 29th, 2006


Too many names, not enough working organs.

Steve Howe

33

Steve Howe · 48

March 10th, 1958 - April 28th, 2006


The coke addict pitcher, not the shitty guitar player.

William Coffin

32

William Coffin · 81

June 1st, 1924 - April 12th, 2006


This one's pretty obvious, isn't it?

June Pointer

31

June Pointer · 52

November 30th, 1953 - April 11th, 2006


No, she can't can't.

Gene Pitney

30

Gene Pitney · 66

February 17th, 1940 - April 5th, 2006


How can we keep love alive?
How can anything survive,
When these little minds tear you in two?
What's a town without Pitney gonna do?

Caspar Weinberger

29

Caspar Weinberger · 88

August 18th, 1917 - March 28th, 2006


The friendly spook.

Lyn Nofziger

28

Lyn Nofziger · 81

June 8th, 1924 - March 27th, 2006


Lying frozen.

Buck Owens

27

Buck Owens · 76

August 12th, 1929 - March 25th, 2006


Hee Haw!

Ray Meyer

26

Ray Meyer · 92

December 18th, 1913 - March 17th, 2006


DeCeased.

Oleg Cassini

25

Oleg Cassini · 92

April 11th, 1913 - March 17th, 2006


Choked on the cosmic weenie.

Maureen Stapleton

24

Maureen Stapleton · 80

June 21st, 1925 - March 13th, 2006


No, not the Dingbat, the other one.

Bernie 'Boom Boom' Geoffrion

23

Bernie 'Boom Boom' Geoffrion · 75

February 14th, 1931 - March 11th, 2006


Out go the lights.

Slobodan Milosevic

22

Slobodan Milosevic · 64

August 20th, 1941 - March 11th, 2006


Not a very nice man.

John Profumo

21

John Profumo · 91

January 30th, 1915 - March 9th, 2006


Some British guy who diddled a Russian, or something. Look it up.

Gordon Parks

20

Gordon Parks · 93

November 30th, 1912 - March 7th, 2006


And we're betting he stays put, too.

Dana Reeve

19

Dana Reeve · 44

March 17th, 1961 - March 6th, 2006


Yeah, right. Hey, how 'bout you come up with something funny here.

Kirby Puckett

18

Kirby Puckett · 45

March 14th, 1960 - March 6th, 2006


That's just Kirby being Kirby.

Jack Wild

17

Jack Wild · 53

September 30th, 1952 - March 1st, 2006


So, did Witchiepoo get the flute, or what?

Otis Chandler

16

Otis Chandler · 78

November 23rd, 1927 - February 27th, 2006


Where else but in L.A. could a major metropolitan newspaper be successfully run for decades by the town drunk?

Darren McGavin

15

Darren McGavin · 83

May 7th, 1922 - February 25th, 2006


Put the Hammer down.

Dennis Weaver

14

Dennis Weaver · 81

June 4th, 1924 - February 24th, 2006


And McCloud used to take her to swing parties out on the high chaparral.

Don Knotts

13

Don Knotts · 81

July 21st, 1924 - February 24th, 2006


You don't even want to know what Mr. Furley did to that poor girl.

Curt Gowdy

12

Curt Gowdy · 86

July 31st, 1919 - February 20th, 2006


Curt nailed her in one of the dugouts at Fenway.

Freddie Laker

11

Freddie Laker · 83

August 6th, 1922 - February 9th, 2006


He started an airline and named it after himself. What a pompous dickweed.

Betty Friedan

10

Betty Friedan · 85

February 4th, 1921 - February 4th, 2006


Betty did her at a Tupperware party back in '79.

Al Lewis

9

Al Lewis · 82

April 30th, 1923 - February 3rd, 2006


Yep, even Grandpa boned Shelley Winters.

Wendy Wasserstein

8

Wendy Wasserstein · 55

October 18th, 1950 - January 30th, 2006


An uncommon woman, to be sure. Nonetheless, she's toast.

Coretta King

7

Coretta King · 78

April 27th, 1927 - January 30th, 2006


Aside from being an icon of the Civil Rights movement, she's also the only person on this page who was not, at one time or another, romantically linked to Shelley Winters.

Chris Penn

6

Chris Penn · 40

October 10th, 1965 - January 24th, 2006


Is it irony that he died accidentally at 40, and that his last role was in a film called The Darwin Awards? We're just asking.

Tony Franciosa

5

Tony Franciosa · 77

October 25th, 1928 - January 19th, 2006


Game over.

Wilson Pickett

4

Wilson Pickett · 64

March 18th, 1941 - January 19th, 2006


Ow! You know, I don't feel alright?
Huh! Feel pretty bad, y'all!

Shelley Winters

3

Shelley Winters · 85

August 18th, 1920 - January 14th, 2006


She once said, "Now that I'm over sixty, I'm veering toward respectability." She finally crashed right into it.

Jack Snow

2

Jack Snow · 62

January 25th, 1943 - January 9th, 2006


Went deep.

Lou Rawls

1

Lou Rawls · 72

December 1st, 1933 - January 6th, 2006


Just like a natural man.

 

 

Guess the Stiff!

Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets. Gwen, on the other hand, is toast.

(d) October 18th, 2000