For the 30th 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

44

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

43

Barbara Walters · 93

September 25th, 1929 - December 30th, 2022


She dated Alan Greenspan. Jesus, Barb.

PELE

42

PELE · 82

October 23rd, 1940 - December 29th, 2022


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

Kirstie Alley

41

Kirstie Alley

December 5th, 2022


Cheers.

Jiang Zemin

40

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

39

Irene Cara · 63

March 18th, 1959 - November 25th, 2022


What a feeling!

Robert Clary

38

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

37

Gallagher · 76

July 24th, 1946 - November 11th, 2022


Dead-o-matic.

Jerry Lee Lewis

36

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

35

Angela Lansbury · 96

October 16th, 1925 - October 11th, 2022


Died in her sleep, she wrote.

Loretta Lynn

34

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.

Kitten Natividad

33

Kitten Natividad · 74

February 13th, 1948 - September 24th, 2022


Vital stats for this exotic dancer:

44 inch bust

That's as far as we got.

Louise Fletcher

32

Louise Fletcher · 88

July 22nd, 1934 - September 23rd, 2022


Medication time!

Kenneth Starr

31

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

30

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

29

Bernard Shaw · 82

May 22nd, 1940 - September 7th, 2022


Breaking: Broadcaster Bernard Broken By Big Bad Bug.

Mikhail Gorbachev

28

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

27

Anne Heche · 53

May 25th, 1969 - August 12th, 2022


Almost survived six days, seven nights.

Olivia Newton-John

26

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

25

Vin Scully · 94

November 29th, 1927 - August 2nd, 2022


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

Bill Russell

24

Bill Russell · 88

February 12th, 1934 - July 31st, 2022


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

Pat Carroll

23

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

22

Nichelle Nichols · 89

December 28th, 1932 - July 30th, 2022


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

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.

Tony Dow

20

Tony Dow · 77

April 13th, 1945 - July 27th, 2022


Left it to Beaver.

Paul Sorvino

19

Paul Sorvino · 83

April 13th, 1939 - July 25th, 2022


He had a really good system for the garlic.

Ivana Trump

18

Ivana Trump · 73

February 20th, 1949 - July 14th, 2022


WRONG ONE.

Larry Storch

17

Larry Storch · 99

January 8th, 1923 - July 8th, 2022


Guess that F stood for "Finished".

James Caan

16

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

15

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.

Ronnie Hawkins

14

Ronnie Hawkins · 87

January 10th, 1935 - May 29th, 2022


Rompin Ronnie is a rompin no more.

Ray Liotta

13

Ray Liotta · 67

December 18th, 1954 - May 26th, 2022


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

Roger Angell

12

Roger Angell · 101

September 19th, 1920 - May 20th, 2022


Gone for Good.

Mickey Gilley

11

Mickey Gilley · 86

March 9th, 1936 - May 7th, 2022


In a room full of roses.

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?

Dwayne Hickman

3

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.

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!

Nice rack.

(d) March 11th, 2007