For the 24th 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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Stephen Hawking


Stephen Hawking · 76

January 8th, 1942 - March 13th, 2018

Say what you want about that crazy wheelchair and weird robot voice - this guy got ALL the chicks.

Roger Bannister


Roger Bannister · 88

March 23rd, 1929 - March 3rd, 2018

It took considerably longer than four minutes to think of this obituary.

Nanette Fabray


Nanette Fabray · 97

October 27th, 1920 - February 22nd, 2018

There are few things less inspiring than scandal-free elderly celebrities.

Billy Graham


Billy Graham · 99

November 7th, 1918 - February 21st, 2018

He's number 7 on Gallup's List of the Most Admired People of the 20th Century - one spot ahead of the Pope. That's gotta piss SOMEBODY off.

Marty Allen


Marty Allen · 95

March 23rd, 1922 - February 12th, 2018

Most people know him as "The Darling of Daytime TV", but fewer people know him by his other nickname - "The Freak with the Weird Hairdo".

Vic Damone


Vic Damone · 89

June 12th, 1928 - February 11th, 2018

Tzena, Tzena, Tzena.

John Gavin


John Gavin · 86

April 8th, 1931 - February 9th, 2018

His first big break was Imitation of Life. So, um, yeah.

Wally Moon


Wally Moon · 87

April 3rd, 1930 - February 9th, 2018

He batted left-handed and threw right-handed - which explains why he didn't have a free hand to take care of that uni-brow.

John Mahoney


John Mahoney · 77

June 20th, 1940 - February 5th, 2018

Good. Now we can finally throw out that stupid chair.

Ursula LeGuin


Ursula LeGuin · 88

October 21st, 1929 - January 22nd, 2018

She was made famous in 2000, back when we thought that just letting anyone submit anything that anyone anywhere had ever heard of, ever. Yeah. We stopped doing that.

Connie Sawyer


Connie Sawyer · 105

November 27th, 1912 - January 20th, 2018

They called her "The Clown Princess of Comedy". Yeah. She was hysterical.

Keith Jackson


Keith Jackson · 89

October 18th, 1928 - January 13th, 2018

Something about Nellie goes here. Hey Nellie? Go Nellie? Run, nellie, run? Something like that.

Doug Harvey


Doug Harvey · 87

March 13th, 1930 - January 13th, 2018

He was a silver-haired MLB umpire -- nicknamed "God" -- from the days when the Fame Committee was comprised nearly entirely of total dorks.

Jerry Van Dyke


Jerry Van Dyke · 86

July 27th, 1931 - January 5th, 2018

Tough life when you always have to play second fiddle to a Dick.



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Now, how are we supposed to improve on that?

(d) September 21st, 2007