HERE is a month-to-month break­down of other celebri­ties who passed away in 2018.


Orig­i­nal Mouseke­teer DOREEN TRACEY, 74, died of pneu­mo­nia Jan. 10, after a twoyear can­cer bat­tle.

Leg­endary broad­caster KEITH JACK­SON, the voice of col­lege foot­ball for ABC, died Jan. 12, at age 89. He was known for his sig­na­ture “Whoa, Nel­lie!” call.

Lead singer of the smash-hit rock­ers The Cran­ber­ries, DOLORES O’RIORDAN, 46, was found dead in the bath­tub of her Lon­don ho­tel room Jan. 15. The ac­ci­den­tal drown­ing was due to al­co­hol in­tox­i­ca­tion.

On Jan. 30, just weeks be­fore he was to be sen­tenced on kid­die porn charges, former Glee star MARK SALLING, 35, hanged him­self in a re­mote area of Big Tu­junga Canyon, Calif., a few miles from his home.

Tony Award–nom­i­nated ac­tor LOUIS ZORICH — the fa­ther of Paul Reiser’s char­ac­ter on NBC’s Mad About You — passed away Jan. 30, at his Man­hat­tan home. The hus­band of ac­tress Olympia Dukakis was 93.


I Let Her Lie coun­try singer DARYLE SIN­GLE­TARY, 46, died sud­denly Feb. 12, at his home in Le­banon, Tenn. His fam­ily said the death was caused by a blood clot.

Psy­cho and Spar­ta­cus star JOHN GAVIN, 86, lost his bat­tle with leukemia Feb. 9, at his home in Bev­erly Hills. He served as U.S. am­bas­sador to Mex­ico un­der Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Rea­gan from 1981 to 1986. Ac­tor REG E. CATHEY, who won an Emmy for his role as Freddy on House of Cards, died of lung can­cer at his home in New York Feb. 9. He was 59.

Com­pli­ca­tions of res­pi­ra­tory fail­ure took the life of leg­endary crooner VIC DAMONE, 89, in Mi­ami Beach, Fla., on Feb. 11.

Five-time Tony nom­i­nee JAN MAXWELL lost her bat­tle with can­cer on Feb. 11. The 61-yearold ac­tress also ap­peared in such TV se­ries as Law & Or­der and Gos­sip Girl.

The fi­nal cur­tain fell for pneu­mo­nia-stricken co­me­dian MARTY ALLEN in Las Ve­gas Feb. 12. One half of the Allen & Rossi com­edy duo, he was 95.

Tony and Emmy win­ner NANETTE FABRAY, 97, passed away from nat­u­ral causes Feb. 22, at her home in Pa­los Verdes, Calif. She played TV moth­ers three times — Bon­nie Franklin’s on One Day at a Time, Mary Tyler Moore’s on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Shel­ley Fabares’ on Coach.


De­signer HU­BERT DE GIVENCHY, 91, who dressed Au­drey Hep­burn, Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy Onas­sis, died in his sleep in France on March 10.

Rap­per CRAIG MACK passed away from heart fail­ure at his home in South Carolina on March 12. The Flava in Ya Ear star was 46.

Award-win­ning physi­cist STEPHEN HAWK­ING, di­ag­nosed with amy­otrophic lat­eral sclero­sis, or ALS, at 21, died March 14, at his home in Cam­bridge, Eng­land. He was 76. He made sev­eral guest ap­pear­ances on CBS’ hit se­ries The Big Bang The­ory.

The laugh­ter stopped for TV’s Bozo the Clown, FRANK AVRUCH, at his Bos­ton home on March 20. The 89-year-old suc­cumbed to heart dis­ease.


TV pro­ducer STEVEN BOCHCO, a ten-time Emmy win­ner who bat­tled a rare form of leukemia, broke ground with such TV dra­mas as Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and NYPD Blue. Bochco, 74, who also de­vel­oped Doo­gie Howser, M.D., died April 1, in Pa­cific Pal­isades, Calif.

Czech-born movie di­rec­tor MILOŠ FOR­MAN, best known for his Os­car-win­ning clas­sics One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, died in a hospi­tal near his War­ren, Conn., home on April 13, after a brief ill­ness. He was 86.

Former U.S. Ma­rine and Hol­ly­wood ac­tor R. LEE ERMEY,

74, suc­cumbed to com­pli­ca­tions of pneu­mo­nia in Santa Mon­ica, Calif., on April 15. He is best re­mem­bered as Gun­nery Sgt. Hart­man in Stan­ley Kubrick’s 1987 drama Full Me­tal Jacket.

Grammy-win­ning coun­try star RANDY SCRUGGS passed away after a brief ill­ness April 17. The Nashville-based mu­si­cian-song­writer was 64.

Grammy-nom­i­nated DJpro­ducer AVICII, known for in­ter­na­tional hits like Wake Me Up, com­mit­ted sui­cide in

Mus­cat, Oman, on April 20. The 28-year-old Swedish mu­si­cian, real name Tim Ber­gling, re­port­edly used bro­ken glass to cut him­self, caus­ing mas­sive bleed­ing.


Best-selling au­thor TOM WOLFE — whose nov­els in­clude The Right Stuff and The Bon­fire of the Van­i­ties — died May 14, aged 88. He’d been hos­pi­tal­ized in Man­hat­tan with an in­fec­tion.

A week later, au­thor PHILIP

ROTH, who won the Pulitzer Prize for 1997’s Amer­i­can Pas­toral, passed away from con­ges­tive heart fail­ure in New York City May 22. He was 85. JERRY MAREN, the last liv­ing Munchkin from 1939’s The Wiz­ard of Oz, died May 24, at 98. The three-foot-four ac­tor spent his last days in a San Diego nurs­ing home.

Astro­naut ALAN BEAN, 86, who be­came an ac­com­plished artist after he re­tired, passed away in a Hous­ton hospi­tal May 26, two weeks after fall­ing ill while trav­el­ing in In­di­ana. He walked on the moon in 1969 dur­ing the Apollo 12 mis­sion and com­manded a crew on the Sky­lab space sta­tion in 1973.


The body of Sons of An­ar­chy’s ALAN O’NEILL, 47, was found at his Burbank, Calif., home June 6, after he fell while drunk.

Celebrity chef AN­THONY BOUR­DAIN was in Kay­sers­berg-Vig­no­ble, France, June 8, work­ing on his award-win­ning CNN se­ries, Parts Un­known, when he hanged him­self in his ho­tel room us­ing his bathrobe belt. He was 61.

Amer­ica’s Got Ta­lent sea­son three win­ner NEAL BOYD was found un­re­spon­sive by his mother at her Sike­ston, Mo., home on June 10. The opera singer, 42, died of heart fail­ure.

Fash­ion de­signer KATE SPADE, 55, was found dead in her Man­hat­tan apart­ment June 5. The sis­ter-in-law of ac­tor-co­me­dian David Spade com­mit­ted sui­cide by hang­ing. JACK­SON ODELL, 20, who ap­peared on iCarly and The Gold­bergs, lost his life June 8, after ac­ci­den­tally over­dos­ing on heroin and co­caine at a Tarzana, Calif., sober liv­ing fa­cil­ity.

Rap­per XXXTENTA­CION, 20 — real name JAHSEH ONFROY

— was shot dead in an ap­par­ent rob­bery out­side a mo­tor­cy­cle and boat dealer in Deer­field Beach, Fla., on June 18. Four men have been charged with first de­gree mur­der.

Pulitzer Prize win­ner and con­ser­va­tive po­lit­i­cal com­men­ta­tor CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER died of in­testi­nal can­cer, at an At­lanta hospi­tal June 21. He was 68.

Pawn Stars’ RICHARD HAR­RI­SON, 77, lost his bat­tle with Parkin­son’s dis­ease June 25. Nick­named “Old Man,” the co-owner of the Gold & Sil­ver Pawn Shop passed away in Las Ve­gas.

Comic book artist STEVE DITKO, 90, co-cre­ator of such leg­endary char­ac­ters as Spi­derMan and Doc­tor Strange, was found dead of a heart at­tack in his Man­hat­tan home June 29.


Damn Yan­kees heart­throb TAB HUNTER died from a heart at­tack on July 8, three days be­fore his 87th birth­day. After a life­time of pub­licly dat­ing Hol­ly­wood beau­ties, Tab came out of the closet in 2005. NANCY BARBATO SI­NA­TRA, Ol’ Blue Eyes’ first wife and mother of his three chil­dren, Nancy, 78, Frank Jr., who died in 2016, and 70-year-old Tina, passed away in Los An­ge­les July 13 at age 101.


Celebrity jour­nal­ist ROBIN LEACH, best known for his TV se­ries Life­styles of the Rich and Fa­mous, died in Las Ve­gas Aug. 24, five days be­fore his 77th birth­day. He suf­fered a fa­tal stroke Aug 20.

The fi­nal cur­tain fell for NEIL SI­MON, one of Broad­way’s top hit­mak­ers, on Aug. 26, in a New York hospi­tal. The 91-year-old, whose suc­cesses in­cluded The Odd Cou­ple, The Good­bye Girl and Lost in Yonkers, was bat­tling pneu­mo­nia.

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