Celebri­ties we lost in 2018

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Penny Mar­shall died of com­pli­ca­tions from di­a­betes at her home in Cal­i­for­nia on Dec. 18. She was 75. Penny was a force in Hol­ly­wood af­ter be­com­ing a house­hold name thanks to her work on "Lav­erne & Shirley." She later be­came a re­spected di­rec­tor, lead­ing films such as "Big" and "A League of Their Own." Burt Reynolds, 82, died on Sept. 6 at Jupiter Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Florida, his man­ager con­firmed to mul­ti­ple me­dia out­lets. TMZ re­ported that the charis­matic col­lege ath­lete­turned-ac­tor known for his smol­der­ing sex ap­peal and pop­u­lar films in­clud­ing "De­liv­er­ance," "Smokey and the Ban­dit," "Can­non­ball Run" and "Boo­gie Nights" was rushed to the hos­pi­tal af­ter go­ing into car­diac ar­rest.

Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H. W. Bush died on Nov. 30 at age 94. Be­fore he was the 41st pres­i­dent of the United States, he was a World War II naval avi­a­tor, a Texas oil­man, U.S. con­gress­man, am­bas­sador to the United Na­tions and, in the '80s, the vice pres­i­dent of the coun­try un­der Pres­i­dent Ronald Rea­gan. The Re­pub­li­can -- who was the long­est lived U.S. pres­i­dent in his­tory -- passed away seven months af­ter his beloved wife of 73 years, Bar­bara Bush.

On June 8 at age 61, An­thony Bour­dain -- the star of CNN's "Parts Un­known" -- took his own life in his ho­tel room in the French vil­lage of Kay­sers­berg, leav­ing fans around the world heart­bro­ken. The beloved TV host, au­thor and chef had be­come a per­sonal hero to many who dreamed of trav­el­ing the globe, try­ing new foods and liv­ing a life some­where off the beaten path.

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin -- one of the most re­spected and cel­e­brated mu­si­cal artists of all time -- died on Aug. 16 at her home in Detroit, where she was re­ceiv­ing hos­pice care in the fi­nal days of a long bat­tle with ad­vanced pan­cre­atic can­cer of the neu­roen­docrine type. She was 76.

Rap­per Mac Miller was found dead at his home in Los An­ge­les' San Fer­nando Val­ley around noon on Sept. 7. He was 26. TMZ re­ported that Mac (real name: Mal­colm McCormick) died from an ac­ci­den­tal over­dose. The coro­ner's of­fice later con­firmed that the mu­si­cian died from mixed drug toxicity -- a lethal mix of fen­tanyl, co­caine and al­co­hol.

On Dec. 4 -- just two months af­ter "Amer­ica's Next Top Model" Sea­son 8 con­tes­tant Jael Strauss was di­ag­nosed with in­cur­able stage 4 breast can­cer -- she died from the dis­ease. She was 34.

Ac­tor Ken Berry -- who's best known for his work on "The Andy Griffith Show" and spin-off "May­berry, R.F.D." as well as "F Troop" and "Mama's Fam­ily" (pic­tured) -- died on Dec. 1 at age 85 fol­low­ing a se­ries of heart is­sues, his ex-wife, ac­tress Jackie Joseph-Lawrence, con­firmed to TMZ. Os­car-win­ning di­rec­tor and writer Bernardo

Bertolucci, the man be­hind clas­sics such as "The Last Em­peror" and "Last Tango in Paris," died at his home in Rome on Nov. 26 fol­low­ing a can­cer bat­tle. He was 77.

LFO mem­ber Devin Lima died on Nov. 21 fol­low­ing a year­long bat­tle with Stage 4 can­cer, TMZ re­ported. He was 41. In 2017, doc­tors dis­cov­ered a foot­ball-sized tu­mor on the singer's adrenal gland.

Kim Porter, a for­mer model and mother of four -- she had one child with R&B singer Al B. Sure and three with mu­sic mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, with whom she was still close -was found dead in her home in the Los An­ge­les sub­urb of Toluca Lake, Cal­i­for­nia, on Nov. 15. She was 47.

Stan Lee passed away at age of 95 on Nov. 12. The ac­claimed Mar­vel comic book writer and cre­ator be­hind Spi­der­Man, The Avengers and more was brought by am­bu­lance from his home to Los An­ge­les' Cedars-Si­nai Med­i­cal Cen­ter, where he later died.

Ac­tress Son­dra Locke passed away in Los An­ge­les on Nov. 3 af­ter go­ing into car­diac ar­rest stem­ming from bone and breast can­cer. She was 74.

Master ma­gi­cian, writer and ac­tor Ricky Jay died in Los An­ge­les of nat­u­ral causes on Nov. 24, his man­ager con­firmed to Va­ri­ety. The 72-year-old was per­haps best known for his work in "Dead­wood," "Boo­gie Nights" and "To­mor­row Never Dies" and as the nar­ra­tor in "Mag­no­lia."

Ir­ish mu­si­cian Dolores O'Rior­dan, best known as the front­woman of the in­die rock band the Cran­ber­ries, was found dead in her Lon­don ho­tel room on Jan. 15. The 46-year-old singer was in the UK to record a cover of her hit 1994 song "Zom­bie."

"Glee" star Mark Salling took his own life on Jan. 30 at age 35. At the time of his death, the trou­bled ac­tor was await­ing sen­tenc­ing af­ter plead­ing guilty to pos­ses­sion of child pornog­ra­phy. Mark hung him­self near a se­cluded riverbed not far from his Los An­ge­les-area home.

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