Joanne Rogers, widow of TV icon Mr. Rogers, Magician Siegfried Fischbacher, Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda, actor Dearon "Deezer D" Thompson and actress Tanya Roberts are among the first famous people who have died in 2021.
Music producer Phil Spector (L), charged with fatally shooting actress Lana Clarkson, departs after appearing for a pretrial hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles, on October 27, 2005. Spector died of natural causes while incarcerated, for second-degree murder charges, on January 16 at the age of 81. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Tom Hanks (L and Joanne Rogers, widow of Mr. Rogers, shares a laugh at the Rally for Peace in Point State Park in Pittsburgh, on November 9, 2018. Rogers, who continued the work of supporting children and families following her husband's death, died on January 14 at the age of 92. Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI | License Photo
Siegfried Fischbacher (L) and Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, arrive at the premiere of the Beatles Love by Cirque du Soleil, at the Mirage in Las Vegas, on July 2, 2006. Siegfried, known as the magician in their act, died on January 14 following a battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 81. Photo by Roger Williams/UPI | License Photo
Tommy Lasorda throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 4 of the National League Championship Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, on October 15, 2013. The legendary Dodgers manager died on January 8 at age 93. Photo by Lori Shepler/UPI | License Photo
Dearon 'Deezer D' Thompson
Deezer D (R), greets St. Louis Cardinals fan Jon Kempker on the field, prior to a game with the New York Mets in St. Louis, on June 19, 1999. The actor, known for his role in "ER," died of a suspected heart attack on January 8 at age 55. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo
Tanya Roberts (L) and co-star Roger Moore discuss their James Bond film "A View to a Kill," at a press conference in San Francisco, on May 21, 1985. Roberts, known for roles as a Bond Girl and "That '70s Show," died on January 4 at age 65. Photo by Lloyd Francis/UPI | License Photo