For the 29th 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:      
Pope Benedict XVI

40

Pope Benedict XVI · 95

April 16th, 1927 - December 31st, 2022


He was a really good Pope - as far as ex-Nazi child beaters go.

Barbara Walters

39

Barbara Walters · 93

September 25th, 1929 - December 30th, 2022


She dated Alan Greenspan. Jesus, Barb.

PELE

38

PELE · 82

October 23rd, 1940 - December 29th, 2022


Yeah, he was great and everything, but soccer still sucks.

Kirstie Alley

37

Kirstie Alley

December 5th, 2022


Cheers.

Jiang Zemin

36

Jiang Zemin · 96

August 17th, 1926 - November 30th, 2022


Dude was the President of China for 10 years, and the only unscrupulous thing we can find is that he married his cousin? What a rip off.

Irene Cara

35

Irene Cara · 63

March 18th, 1959 - November 25th, 2022


What a feeling!

Robert Clary

34

Robert Clary · 96

March 1st, 1926 - November 16th, 2022


He went from being in an actual concentration camp to being in Hogan's Heroes. Talk about commitment to the role.

Gallagher

33

Gallagher · 76

July 24th, 1946 - November 11th, 2022


Dead-o-matic.

Jerry Lee Lewis

32

Jerry Lee Lewis · 87

September 29th, 1935 - October 28th, 2022


If you can dig out a good obit for a guy who had one hit song and married a 13 year old, please do let us know.

Angela Lansbury

31

Angela Lansbury · 96

October 16th, 1925 - October 11th, 2022


Died in her sleep, she wrote.

Loretta Lynn

30

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

29

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

28

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

27

Bernard Shaw · 82

May 22nd, 1940 - September 7th, 2022


Breaking: Broadcaster Bernard Broken By Big Bad Bug.

Mikhail Gorbachev

26

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

25

Anne Heche · 53

May 25th, 1969 - August 12th, 2022


Almost survived six days, seven nights.

Olivia Newton-John

24

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

23

Vin Scully · 94

November 29th, 1927 - August 2nd, 2022


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

Bill Russell

22

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

21

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.

Nichelle Nichols

20

Nichelle Nichols · 89

December 28th, 1932 - July 30th, 2022


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

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.

Tony Dow

18

Tony Dow · 77

April 13th, 1945 - July 27th, 2022


Left it to Beaver.

Paul Sorvino

17

Paul Sorvino · 83

April 13th, 1939 - July 25th, 2022


He had a really good system for the garlic.

Ivana Trump

16

Ivana Trump · 73

February 20th, 1949 - July 14th, 2022


WRONG ONE.

Larry Storch

15

Larry Storch · 99

January 8th, 1923 - July 8th, 2022


Guess that F stood for "Finished".

James Caan

14

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

13

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

12

Ray Liotta · 67

December 18th, 1954 - May 26th, 2022


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

Roger Angell

11

Roger Angell · 101

September 19th, 1920 - May 20th, 2022


Gone for Good.

Naomi Judd

10

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

9

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

8

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

7

Bobby Rydell · 79

April 26th, 1942 - April 5th, 2022


Bye bye, Bobby.

Madeleine Albright

6

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

5

Louie Anderson · 68

March 24th, 1953 - January 21st, 2022


Kicked the basket.

Meat Loaf

4

Meat Loaf · 74

September 27th, 1947 - January 20th, 2022


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

Bob Saget

3

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.

Dwayne Hickman

2

Dwayne Hickman · 87

May 18th, 1934 - January 9th, 2022


Actor. Did some stuff. NO idea how the Fame Committee made this guy a celeb. Oh well.

Sidney Poitier

1

Sidney Poitier · 94

February 20th, 1927 - January 6th, 2022


Guess who's NOT coming to dinner?

 

 

Guess the Stiff!

Conspiracy theorists are already working to connect the dots between Susan (who onced played Anne Frank on Broadway), her acting coach father Lee (a known Communist and a pretty creepy little guy), her close friend and occasional lesbian partner Marilyn (who was personally murdered by JFK), and Bill Clinton.

(d) January 21st, 1999