2018 Celebrity Deaths

We remember celebrities we've lost this year.
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Tuesday | 10.16.2018

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Died October 12

By: Legacy Staff

John Denver

John Denver's songs brought his listeners to the places he loved – the back roads of West Virginia in "Take Me Home, Country Roads," a simple farm in "Thank God

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Died October 9

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Oskar Schindler  (AP Photo/Peter Hillebrecht, file)

Oskar Schindler saved more than 1,000 lives in the Holocaust, undergoing a transformation from Nazi Party member to fearless crusader for Jewish lives

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Died October 11

By: Legacy Staff

Redd Foxx (Getty Images)

Redd Foxx was one of the kings of stand-up comedy in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, recording more than 50 comedy albums and becoming one of the first black comedia

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Died October 8

By: Legacy Staff

Fernando Lamas (Getty)

Fernando Lamas was a popular leading man of the 1950s, starring in films such as "Dangerous When Wet." We remember Lamas' life today as well as the lives of oth

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Died October 3

By: Legacy Staff

Janet Leigh (Getty Images/Silver Screen Collection)

Janet Leigh let out a scream like no other, and we'll never forget the way she deployed it in the Alfred Hitchcock classic "Psycho." We remember Leigh's life to

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Died September 30

By: Legacy Staff

James Dean (Getty/John Kobal Foundation)

James Dean became a legend of the silver screen on the strength of just three movies: "East of Eden," "Rebel Without a Cause," and "Giant." We remember Dean's l

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Died September 6

By: Legacy Staff

Luciano Pavarotti (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns)

Luciano Pavarotti was one of the most successful tenors in the history of opera, enjoying popularity in mainstream music and a level of notoriety outside of the

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Died August 27

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Brian Epstein (Photo by Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)

Paul McCartney said, "If anyone was the Fifth Beatle, it was Brian." We remember his life today as well as the lives of other notable people who died this day i

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Died September 14

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Patrick Swayze (Photo by Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)

Patrick Swayze was a classically trained dancer, and he danced his way into lots of hearts in "Dirty Dancing." We remember Swayze's life today as well as the li

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Died September 11

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New York Firefighters (Photo by Corazon Aguirre/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, four coordinated terrorist attacks on American soil took the lives of nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Cent

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Died September 2

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Bob Denver (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Bob Denver was an icon of 1960s television, thanks to his role as hapless sailor Gilligan on the classic sitcom "Gilligan's Island." We remember Denver's life t

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Died August 29

By: Legacy Staff

Gene Wilder (Getty/Silver Screen)

Gene Wilder was a comic acting genius. We remember Wilder's life today as well as the lives of other notable people who died this day in history

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Died October 4

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Janis Joplin (Photo by Paul Ryan/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Janis Joplin's big voice catapulted her to stardom in the 1960s with electrifying songs including "Piece of My Heart," "Me and Bobby McGee," and "Ball 'n' Chain

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Died September 25

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Arnold Palmer (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/WireImage)

Arnold Palmer was simply called "The King."  We remember his life today as well as the lives of other notable people who died this day in history

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Died September 10

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Jane Wyman (Photo by Jack Albin/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Jane Wyman's Hollywood career lasted over 60 years. We remember her life today as well as the lives of other notable people who died this day in history

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Died September 7

By: Legacy Staff

Keith Moon (Photo by George Wilkes/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Keith Moon, the drummer for The Who, was a brilliant percussionist as famous for his legendary behavior as his groundbreaking contributions to rock music

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Died September 4

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Joan Rivers was one of the most celebrated comedians of all time, one who paved the way for generations of female comedians to follow with her hilarious stand-u

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Died September 1

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Jerry Reed (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)

Jerry Reed, the musician behind hits such as "Guitar Man," "A Thing Called Love," and "East Bound and Down," was also the actor who brought gruff charm and swag