Celebrities We’ve Sadly Lost So Far In 2018

Celebrities We’ve Sadly Lost So Far In 2018

Through their music, their acting, and their
art, celebrities touch the lives of millions of people across the globe. They provide the soundtrack to all the major
moments of your life. So the loss of a beloved star can hit hard,
because their lives remind us of everything we love about our own lives. Join us as we celebrate the legacy of these
celebs we’ve sadly lost so far in 2018. Jerry Van Dyke The younger brother of TV legend Dick Van
Dyke, Jerry Van Dyke passed away January 5th, 2018 at 86 years old from heart failure. Jerry’s wife, Shirley Ann Jones, said Jerry’s
health had declined following a car accident in 2015. Jerry got his start with guest appearances
on The Dick Van Dyke Show and became a regular on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Judy Garland
Show as a comedian. Far from riding his big brother’s coattails,
Jerry was an Emmy nominated actor in his own right, earning four nods for his role of assistant
coach Luther Van Dam on Coach from 1989 to 1997. After Coach ended, Jerry made regular guest
appearances on television shows including My Name Is Earl, Yes Dear, Raising Hope, and
The Middle. Jason Wayne Miller “Watch out for Salami Sam!” Famous for playing Salami Sam in the 1995
cult classic film Heavyweights, Jason Wayne Miller passed away in his sleep on January
9th, 2018, at his home in Chicago. He was just 36 years old. Heavyweights writer and producer Judd Apatow
told Page Six “Being around Joe Miller was pure joy. We could not have loved spending time with
him more. He made everyone around him so happy. What a terrible loss.” Co-star Aaron Schwartz, who played Gerald
Garner in the film, added “Joe always brought the fun to the set. He was one of those people you always wanted
to be around. So sad. So young. Rest In Peace Joe.” Dolores O’Riordan The frontwoman of the The Cranberries, Dolores
O’Riordan passed away January 15th, 2018 at age 46. With one of the most unique voices in pop
music, O’Riordan helped The Cranberries become a worldwide sensation in the 90s with hits
like “Linger” and “Zombie.” After a highly publicized altercation at an
airport in 2014, O’Riordan was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and became an outspoken mental
health advocate. O’Riordan’s boyfriend of two years, musician
Olé Koretsky, wrote in a statement: “My friend, partner, and the love of my life
is gone. My heart is broken and it is beyond repair. Dolores is beautiful. […] The energy she continues to radiate
is undeniable. I am lost. I miss her so much.” Stephen Hawking World-famous theoretical physicist Stephen
Hawking passed away March 14th, 2018, at the age of 76. When Hawking was only 21 years old, he was
diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – better known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease
– and was given just two years to live. Instead, he became one of the most famous
scientists in modern history, and a pop culture mainstay. Hawking’s children issued a statement which
read in part, “His courage and persistence with his brilliance
and humor inspired people across the world. He once said, ‘It would not be much of a universe
if it wasn’t home to the people you love.’ We will miss you forever.” John Mahoney Best known for playing down-to-earth dad Martin
Crane on Frasier, John Mahoney passed away February 4th, 2018, while in hospice care. He was 77 years old. Mahoney was born in England and came to the
United States when he was 19. He taught English at Western Illinois University
before joining the Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble in his late 30s. “What do you think this means?” “DOG ARMY!” After appearing in films like Moonstruck and
Say Anything, Mahoney received a Screen Actors Guild Award, two Emmy nods, and two Golden
Globe nominations for his role as Frasier Crane’s blue-collar dad. Mahoney also won a Tony Award in 1986 for
his role in The House of Blue Leaves on Broadway. Mahoney never married and had no children,
but in a touching tribute, Frasier star Kelsey Grammer reflected, “He was my father, and I loved him.” Reg E. Cathey Veteran television actor Reg E. Cathey passed
away February 9th, 2018, at 59 years old after a battle with lung cancer. Cathey, who was famous for his rich, deep
voice, appeared in dozens of films and television shows, but is perhaps best known as Martin
Querns on Oz, and as reporter-turned-politician Norman Wilson on The Wire. He also won an Emmy in 2015 for his guest
spot on House of Cards, giving one of the shortest acceptance speeches of all time. “Thank you, I’m thrilled.” Marty Allen Legendary comedian Marty Allen passed away
from complications from pneumonia on February 12th, 2018. He was 95 years old. After serving in World War II, Allen’s comedy
career began in 1950. He rose to notoriety when he partnered with
Steve Rossi for the duo Allen & Rossi. The pair performed on The Ed Sullivan Show
a whopping 44 times, including the episode during which The Beatles made their U.S. TV
debut. “What do you do if a rhinoceros charges?” “Take away his credit card.” Allen made hundreds of television appearances
through the 1970s and 1980s, with credits ranging from game shows such as Hollywood
Squares to serious roles in daytime dramas such as The Big Valley. In 1984, Allen married Karon Blackwell, with
whom he performed a musical comedy act on tours throughout the United States for more
than 30 years, with his final performance coming on his 95th birthday in 2017. David Ogden Stiers Veteran stage, screen, and voice actor David
Ogden Stiers passed away on March 3rd, 2018 from bladder cancer. He was 75 years old. An Oregon native who studied acting at Juilliard,
Stiers earned two Emmy nominations for his most famous role as Major Winchester on M*A*S*H.
Later in his career, he became a voiceover specialist, appearing in several Disney classics,
including as the voice of Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, and Governor Ratcliffe in Pocahontas. Most recently, he voiced the character of
Mr. Maellard on The Regular Show from 2011 through 2016. His M*A*S*H co-star Loretta Swit said in a
statement, “He was an extraordinary person, a gifted
actor, phenomenal musician, and my sweet, dear shy friend. […] Working with him was an adventure. He was exceptional.” DuShon Monique Brown Chicago Fire star DuShon Monique Brown passed
away from sepsis on March 23rd, 2018 at just 49 years old. Brown starred on the series as Connie, the
no-nonsense assistant to Chief Boden. Previously, Brown was known for her recurring
role as Nurse Katie Welch on Prison Break. Chicago Fire executive producer Dick Wolf
said in a statement, “The Chicago Fire family is devastated to
lose one of its own. Our thoughts and prayers are with DuShon’s
family and we will all miss her.” Steven Bochco The legendary producer behind television series
such as Doogie Howser, M.D., NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, and Hill Street Blues, Steven Bochco
died April 1st, 2018 from leukemia. He was 74 years old. Over the course of Bochco’s career, he was
nominated for an incredible 30 Emmys, winning 10 of them. Director Steven Spielberg, who collaborated
with Bochco on the hit series Columbo, said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, “Steve was a friend and a colleague starting
with the first episode of Columbo in 1971 that he wrote and I directed. We have supported and inspired each other
ever since, and through many deep mutual friendships we have stayed connected for 47 years. I will miss Steve terribly.” R. Lee Ermey Best known for his Golden Globe-nominated
portrayal of drill gunnery sergeant “Gunny” Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket,
R. Lee Ermey passed away due to complications from pneumonia on April 15th, 2018. He was 74. Prior to becoming an actor, Ermey spent 11
years in the Marines, including 14 months in Vietnam. After retiring from the military in 1971,
he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and studied drama at the University of
Manila in the Philippines. Francis Ford Coppola was filming 1979’s Apocalypse
Now nearby at the time and cast Ermey as a helicopter pilot. Ermey’s career went on to span nearly 40 years,
with roles in films including Seven, Dead Man Walking, and as the toy soldiers’ Army
Sarge in the Toy Story franchise. “It has been an honor serving with you. Good luck folks” Harry Anderson Beloved Night Court star Harry Anderson passed
away in his sleep at 65 years old on April 16th, 2018. TMZ reported that Anderson’s wife, Elizabeth,
found him unresponsive in their home. She told emergency personnel that Anderson
had suffered from strokes and had battled the flu in the months leading up to his passing. In addition to starring as judge Harry Stone
on the NBC hit show, Anderson was also an accomplished comedian and magician. Anderson’s Night Court co-star John Larroquette
tweeted: “Out in the cosmos tonight, with his fedora
at a rakish angle and a ‘watch this’ wink to us, he’s coaxing whoever might be out there
with him: ‘Pick a card. Any card.'” Avicii Swedish DJ and producer Tim Bergling, better
known to fans as Avicii, took his own life on April 20th, 2018 at just 28 years old. The EDM superstar, born Tim Bergling, was
most famous for his hits “Levels,” “Wake Me Up,” “Hey Brother,” and “Fade Into Darkness.” Bergling suffered from serious medical issues
in the final years of his all-too-short life, including acute pancreatitis, which he attributed
to excessive drinking. As a result, the DJ reportedly quit drinking
entirely, but his health issues continued, and in 2014, he had his gallbladder and appendix
removed. By 2016, Avicii had retired from touring completely,
citing not just his physical, but also his mental health as reasons to step back from
live performances. He told The Hollywood Reporter, “It was something I had to do for my health. The scene was not for me. […] I’m more of an introverted person in
general. It was always very hard for me. I took on board too much negative energy.” Verne Troyer World famous for playing Mini-Me opposite
Mike Myers in the hit Austin Powers franchise, Verne Troyer passed away April 21st, 2018
at the age of 49. Troyer, who stood at 2 feet, 9 inches, was
born with achondroplasia dwarfism, which results in the formation of unusually small limbs. Myers said in a statement to the Hollywood
Reporter, “Verne was the consummate professional and
a beacon of positivity for those of us who had the honor of working with him. It is a sad day, but I hope he is in a better
place. He will be greatly missed.” Margot Kidder Famous for playing Lois Lane in 1978’s Superman
and its three sequels opposite Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder passed away on May 13th,
2018, at the age of 69. Over the course of her long career, Kidder
appeared in numerous film and television roles, and famously enjoyed an acclaimed off-Broadway
career. She also publicly struggled with bipolar disorder
for much of her life, becoming a mental health advocate after a highly publicized breakdown
in 1996, and later in life devoted herself to political activism and environmental causes. “What’s left out of the conversation of mental
health is that your brain is an organ of your body.” Kate Spade Born Katherine Noel Brosnahan, fashion designer
Kate Spade began as an editor at Mademoiselle and launched her handbag line with her husband
Andy from their New York City apartment in 1993. The award-winning brand expanded into housewares,
accessories, and stationery. She walked away from the company in 2006 to
focus on parenting her daughter Frances. On June 5th, 2018, she was found by a housekeeper
afterwards. She was 55 years old. Law enforcement sources said Kate left a heartbreaking
note for her daughter. Sources also told TMZ that her husband supposedly
wanted a divorce, which may have depressed Kate. The Spade family asked for privacy in a statement,
saying, “We are all devastated. […] We loved Kate dearly and will miss her
terribly.” Anthony Bourdain Chef, author, and television host Anthony
Bourdain, best known for his Emmy-winning shows No Reservations and Parts Unknown, was
found dead of an apparent suicide on June 8th. He was 61. CNN confirmed that Bourdain was in France
working on an upcoming episode of his hit series when friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert
found him in a hotel room. CNN issued a statement that said, in part, “His love of great adventure, new friends,
fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we
will miss him very much.” Bourdain built a name for himself as an outspoken
chef with a reformed bad-boy reputation someone who’d admitted to substance abuse
problems in the past, but had reportedly overcome his once-crippling addiction to become a highly
successful food and travel connoisseur and renowned journalist. When Parts Unknown received a Peabody Award
in 2013, the organization had this to say about Bourdain: “He’s irreverent, honest, curious, never condescending,
never obsequious … People open up to him and, in doing so, often reveal more about
their hometowns or homelands than a traditional reporter could hope to document.” In memoriam Sadly, these aren’t the only celebrities who
have left us in 2018. Here’s a look at some of the many stars who
enhanced our lives before leaving us all too soon. Jon Paul Steuer Donnelly Rhodes Denise LaSalle ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke Bobby Zarin Bob Smith Connie Sawyer Joel Taylor Dorothy Malone Fredo Santana Dennis Edwards Mickey Jones John Gavin Craig Mack Sammy Williams Seo Minwoo

100 thoughts to “Celebrities We’ve Sadly Lost So Far In 2018”

  1. Add Penny Marshall to the list. 12-17-18. 75 years old. She'll always be remembered for her role as Laverne DeFazio on Laverne & Shirley. She's now with Garry again. R.I.P.

  2. Stephen Hawking died years ago. His clone is what died. Check out old pics if you can find them and match them up. You decide. A lot of pics have been scrubbed so good luck.

  3. Let's honor the legacies of some dead celebrities and while we are add it let's place adds and monetize the video. So very mercenary!

  4. Anthony Bourdain supported the notion of all white people being bred out of the gene pool, so…

    I don't miss him at all.

  5. When Hawking died, my school had a memorial assembly. He had met our principal and touched her heart. He will be missed.

  6. Jonah neuman taught English at UC Berkeleyand Eugenia she left the chicken on farm in Ontario California because of his abuse but she left Alex there with him and took Lisa with her Lisa Denise Newman Mueller she's writing a book to I hope

  7. they killed anthony bourdain … just listen 2 what they say about him here.. he fought back depression and drug addiction, then he goes after the world with his great story telling … NO WAY! this great man on a great adventure called it quits..

  8. My fav celebs that have passed.

    1: steve Irwin
    2: robin Williams
    3: Cameron boyce
    4: Aretha Franklin
    5: whitney Whoston

    May they all rest im peace

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