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.

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Shecky Greene

52

Shecky Greene · 97

April 8th, 1926 - December 31st, 2023


He was funny. Mostly because his name was actually Shecky.

Les McCann

51

Les McCann · 88

September 23rd, 1935 - December 29th, 2023


Les no more.

Gaston Glock

50

Gaston Glock · 94

July 19th, 1929 - December 27th, 2023


Bang! You're dead!

Tommy Smothers

49

Tommy Smothers · 86

February 2nd, 1937 - December 26th, 2023


Bald. Played guitar. Yo yo master. Quite the ladies man.

Ryan O'Neal

48

Ryan O'Neal · 82

April 20th, 1941 - December 8th, 2023


Tough call on his best film here. It was either Love Story or An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn. Thoughts?

Norman Lear

47

Norman Lear

December 5th, 2023


Yeah - he made over 100 shows, won a pile of awards and honors, but they did NOT name that jet after him. So, yeah.

Sandra Day O’Connor

46

Sandra Day O’Connor · 93

March 26th, 1930 - December 1st, 2023


First woman on the Supreme Court, and she was replaced with Samuel Alito. How's THAT for a kick in the pants?

Shane MacGowan

45

Shane MacGowan · 65

December 25th, 1957 - November 30th, 2023


And Irish singer with bad teeth. We got nothing here.

Henry Kissinger

44

Henry Kissinger · 100

May 27th, 1923 - November 29th, 2023


He was the guy who said "Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac". Good thing, too - because he's uglier than a mud fence.

Rosalyn Carter

43

Rosalyn Carter · 96

August 18th, 1927 - November 19th, 2023


She won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, is in the Women's Hall of Fame, won countless awards, and has four degrees. She was also married to some sort of politician.

Frank Borman

42

Frank Borman · 95

March 14th, 1928 - November 7th, 2023


First guy to fly around the moon. He was offered the job to actually LAND on the moon, but he turned it down. From where we sit, that's pretty badass.

Bobby Knight

41

Bobby Knight · 83

October 25th, 1940 - November 1st, 2023


Weird that he died of a heart attack. He was such a calm, collected guy.

Frank Howard

40

Frank Howard · 87

August 8th, 1936 - October 30th, 2023


The guy had nicknames like "Hondo", "the Washington Monument" and "the Capital Punisher". Pretty cool, considering he hurt is back on his first swing playing in the Japanese League. What a wuss.

Matthew Perry

39

Matthew Perry · 54

August 19th, 1969 - October 28th, 2023


Mental note: make sure you have Friends that know how to swim.

Richard Roundtree

38

Richard Roundtree · 81

July 9th, 1942 - October 24th, 2023


They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother
(Shut your mouth)
But I'm talkin' 'bout Shaft
(Then we can dig it)

Suzanne Somers

37

Suzanne Somers · 76

October 16th, 1946 - October 15th, 2023


We can all mourn the loss of her work with Thighmaster. You thought we forgot that? Come on.

Piper Laurie

36

Piper Laurie · 91

January 22nd, 1932 - October 14th, 2023


She may have been a child of a lesser God, but we really liked her twin peaks.

Burt Young

35

Burt Young · 83

April 30th, 1940 - October 8th, 2023


Yo.

Dick Butkus

34

Dick Butkus · 80

December 9th, 1942 - October 5th, 2023


Instead of us writing something funny here, just read his name a few times. There you go. All done.

Dianne Feinstein

33

Dianne Feinstein · 90

June 22nd, 1933 - September 29th, 2023


Tragically cut down in the prime of her political career. Sad.

Jimmy Buffett

32

Jimmy Buffett · 76

December 25th, 1946 - September 1st, 2023


Key South.

Mohammed al Fayed

31

Mohammed al Fayed · 90

January 27th, 1933 - August 30th, 2023


OK, OK. We get that he owned hotels and department stores and "football" clubs, but would anyone know this dud if it son wasn't with Diana? We say no. But here we are.

Bob Barker

30

Bob Barker · 99

December 12th, 1923 - August 26th, 2023


He was close to 100 - without going over.

Pee Wee Herman

29

Pee Wee Herman · 70

August 27th, 1952 - July 30th, 2023


Just basically an actor with no scandals at all that we can find. Wait - looking again.

Nope. No scandals. All good.

Sinead O'Connor

28

Sinead O'Connor · 56

December 8th, 1966 - July 26th, 2023


Now she really does compare to nothing.

Tony Bennett

27

Tony Bennett · 96

August 3rd, 1926 - July 21st, 2023


Wait, wait. You left your heart WHERE?

Alan Arkin

26

Alan Arkin · 89

March 26th, 1934 - June 30th, 2023


Ain't no sunshine when he's gone.

Glenda Jackson

25

Glenda Jackson · 87

May 9th, 1936 - June 15th, 2023


She won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, and didn't show to collect either time because she had other commitments. Wow.

Ted Kaczynski

24

Ted Kaczynski

June 10th, 2023


Invitations to the memorial service will be sent promptly by mail.

James Watt

23

James Watt · 85

January 31st, 1938 - June 8th, 2023


Secretary of the Interior. And kind of a dick.

Pat Robertson

22

Pat Robertson · 93

March 22nd, 1930 - June 8th, 2023


Looks like it's the 699 Club now.

The Iron Sheik

21

The Iron Sheik · 80

March 5th, 1943 - June 7th, 2023


The Rusty Sheik is more like it.

Roger Craig

20

Roger Craig · 93

February 17th, 1930 - June 4th, 2023


You know, usually, a guy involved in sports this long has something interesting that has happened to him at some point in his long life. Not this guy. Baseball. That's it.

Tina Turner

19

Tina Turner · 83

November 26th, 1939 - May 24th, 2023


What's life got to do with it?

Ed Ames

18

Ed Ames · 95

July 9th, 1927 - May 21st, 2023


Somebody better take another looketh at that cup.

Jim Brown

17

Jim Brown · 87

February 17th, 1936 - May 18th, 2023


Yeah, yeah - great football player. But basically a jerk in most all other respects.

So, you know.

Superstar Billy Graham

16

Superstar Billy Graham · 79

June 7th, 1943 - May 17th, 2023


Hre was a wrestler, with a name like a preacher, a beard like a biker, earrings like a socialite, and clothes like a circus clown. How do you not like this guy?

Doyle Brunson

15

Doyle Brunson · 89

August 10th, 1933 - May 14th, 2023


Folded.

Gordon Lightfoot

14

Gordon Lightfoot · 84

November 17th, 1938 - May 1st, 2023


"Ribbon of Darkness" or "Sundown". Take your pick.

Jerry Springer

13

Jerry Springer · 79

February 13th, 1944 - April 27th, 2023


We have the results of your autopsy here...

Harry Belafonte

12

Harry Belafonte · 96

March 1st, 1927 - April 25th, 2023


Great. Now we're going to have that "Day-O" song stuck in our heads all day.

Al Jaffee

11

Al Jaffee · 102

March 13th, 1921 - April 10th, 2023


Blech.

Bud Grant

10

Bud Grant · 95

May 20th, 1927 - March 11th, 2023


He was the first coach to lead a team to four Super Bowl appearances. And he lost all four! Hooray!

Robert Blake

9

Robert Blake · 89

September 18th, 1933 - March 9th, 2023


Say what you want, but the guy knew his way around a Baretta.

Tom Sizemore

8

Tom Sizemore · 61

September 29th, 1961 - March 3rd, 2023


White Tom Down.

Raquel Welch

7

Raquel Welch · 82

September 5th, 1940 - February 15th, 2023


She graduated with honors from high school, went to church every Sunday, and had an absolutely amazing rack.

Burt Bacharach

6

Burt Bacharach · 94

May 12th, 1928 - February 8th, 2023


"On his own"
"No more raindrops fallin on his head"

Your choice.

Pervez Musharraf

5

Pervez Musharraf · 79

August 11th, 1943 - February 5th, 2023


President of Pakistan who survived 14 assassination attempts. Beloved? No. Maybe not.

Bobby Hull

4

Bobby Hull · 84

January 3rd, 1939 - January 30th, 2023


Say what you want, but the guy had some jacked up teeth.

David Crosby

3

David Crosby · 81

August 14th, 1941 - January 19th, 2023


David Dead Eyes.

Gina Lollobrigida

2

Gina Lollobrigida · 95

July 4th, 1927 - January 16th, 2023


Quite apart from being a fairly prolific actress, she was also a pretty solid person, humanitarian, and not-so-full-of-herself socialite. Also: Great Rack.

Lisa Marie Presley

1

Lisa Marie Presley · 54

February 1st, 1968 - January 12th, 2023


Abused in her teens, father died from drug overdose when she was 9, married 4 times (once to Nic Cage), had 4 kids and an estate worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Hard to image how she died so young.

 

 

Guess the Stiff!

But only if you're comparing her to, like, the redwoods.

(d) August 12th, 2000