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Lemmy Kilmister (C), hard rock icon and longtime singer and bassist for the band Motorhead, died on December 28 after a "a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer," the band said in a statement. Kilmister, who was 70, reportedly died "at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Legendary Harlem Globetrotter, Meadowlark Lemon, shown in this December 5, 2015 photo with Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly in St. Louis, died at the age of 83 at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona his wife Cynthia reported on December 27, 2015. No cause of death has been given. Meadow Lemon III, who became known as the "Clown Prince of Basketball" joined the Harlem Globetrotters in 1954 and left in 1978. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. Lemon later became an ordained Christian minister and is survived by ten children. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo
Scott Weiland, the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, was found dead in his tour bus on the night of December 3. He was 48. Weiland's Facebook page announced his death but didn't disclose a cause. File photo by Michael Bush/UPI | License Photo
New Orleans singer and songwriter Allen Toussaint died on November 10 following a performance in Madrid. He was 77. The R&B legend was best known for hits like "Java", "Mother-in-Law", "I Like It Like That", "Fortune Teller", "Ride Your Pony" and "Get Out of My Life, Woman". Photo by A.J. Sisco/UPI | License Photo
Irish actress Maureen O'Hara died of natural causes on October 24. She was 95. The Oscar-winner was best known for her roles in films such as Jamaica Inn, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, How Green Was My Valley, The Spanish Main, Miracle on 34th Street, Rio Grande and Against All Flags. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
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British actress Judy Carne died at Northampton General Hospital on September 3 after a bout with pneumonia. She was 76. Carne was best known for her catchphrase "Sock It to Me" on the 1960s and '70s TV comedy series "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In." The actress appears pictured as Finch in the 1992 sitcom "Fair Exchange." Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
Actor Al Molinaro, of "Happy Days" fame, died in a California hospital on October 30. He was 96. His son said Molinaro had suffered from gallstones, but decided not to undergo surgery to treat the condition because of his age. The actor is also known for his roles in "Green Acres," "Get Smart," "Bewitched" and "That Girl." Photo courtesy of ABC Television
Cory Wells, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night, died unexpectedly on October 20, his band member Danny Hutton announced. He was 74. Wells, Hutton and Chuck Negron launched the band in the late 1960s and produced 21 Top 40 singles including "One" and "Joy To The World." File photo courtesy of Contemporary Public Relations via Wikipedia.
Comedian Marty Ingels died October 21 after suffering a stroke. He was 74. Ingels, who is best known for his roles in The Dick Van Dyke Show and Bewitched, is survived by his wife of 40 years, Shirley Jones. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Bruce Hyde, the actor best known for playing the role of Lt. Kevin Riley on the original Star Trekdied of throat cancer on October 13. He was 74. Hyde's other television credits include Dr. Kildare, That Girl and The Beverly Hillbillies. Photo courtesy of CBS/Star Trek/Youtube.
Actress Catherine E. Coulson, who was best known for playing Log Lady on David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, died of cancer on September 28. She was 71. Coulson was set to reprise her role in Showtime forthcoming revival of the acclaimed series. Coulson is pictured at the Twin Peaks - The Entire Mystery Blu-Ray/DVD Release Party And Screening at the Vista Theater on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif. Photo by Helga Esteb/Shutterstock.com
Erik Roner one of the stars of MTV's extreme sports program "Nitro Circus" died on September 28, 2015 during a skydiving stunt in Northern California. Roner and other skydivers were participating in the opening ceremony at a celebrity golf tournament in Squaw Valley. Witnesses told police they saw Roner crash into a tree as he attempted to land and died at the scene. Photo by Tate McDowell via Erik Roner/Facebook.
Yogi Berra, the beloved New York Yankees catcher known for his winning streak on the field and his unwitting witticisms, died on September 22, 2015. He was 90. File photo by Laura Cavanaugh/ UPI | License Photo
Ernie "Mr. Cub" Banks
Chicago Cubs Hall-of-Famer Ernest "Ernie" Banks nicknamed "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine," was an American professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball his entire career as a shortstop and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs between 1953 and 1971. He died Jan. 23, 2015, Chicago. File photo by Brian Kersey/UPI | License Photo
Horror master Wes Craven died of brain cancer on August 30th at the age of 76. The Ohio-born writer, director and producer is best known for his work on the Scream and Nightmare on Elm Street movie franchises. Craven (R) is pictured here with Musician Marilyn Manson (L) at the premiere of the motion picture thriller "Scream 4", on April 11, 2011. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo
Edena Hines, Morgan Freeman's step granddaughter, was stabbed to death in New York City on August 16. She was 33. Hines' body was discovered by authorities at about 3 a.m. in Manhattan and she was later pronounced dead at a hospital in Harlem. Freeman addressed the tragedy on Facebook, where he acknowledged "the tremendous outpouring of love and support [his] family has received regarding [her] tragic and senseless" death. Freeman and Hines appear pictured in 2005. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Julian Bond, a legendary civil rights revolutionary died at his home in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., after a brief illness on August 15. Bond, the Chairman of the National Association For the Advancement of Colored, is best known for his work as a civil rights advocates, but was also a writer, poet, television commentator, lecturer and college teacher. In recent years he also became an active supporter of same sex rights. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo
Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford died of natural causes at his Connecticut home on August 9. He was 84. Gifford, who led the New York Giants to the 1956 NFL championship, was the husband of talk show personality Kathie Lee Gifford, who is a host for NBC's "Today." Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo
WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper died at his Los Angeles home on July 31. Piper, whose real name was Roderick George Toombs, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma a decade ago. He was 61.
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Bobbi Kristina Brown
Bobbi Kristina Brown died on July 26, nearly six month after she was discovered unresponsive in the bathtub at her Georgia home. She was 22. Brown, an aspiring actress and singer, was the daughter of the late Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown. Brown had been under hospice care since mid-June and before that, she spent months in a medically induced coma in the hospital and then a rehab center. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg was found dead in his Gainesville, Fla. home on July 19. He was 28. Police said no evidence of foul play or suicide was discovered. Greenberg launched the popular music streaming service with Sam Tarantino and Andrés Barreto while he was a freshman at the University of Florida. Photo by Josh Greenberg/Facebook
Actress Amanda Peterson died suddenly on July 3 in her hometown of Greeley, Colorado. She was 43. Peterson is perhaps best known for playing Cindy Mancini in the 1987 romantic comedy Can't Buy Me Love opposite to Patrick Dempsey. Authorities are still investigating the cause of her death. Photo courtesy of Jim Peterson/Facebook
Actor Omar Sharif died of a heart attack in Cairo on July 10. He was 83. Sharif, best known for his role as Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by his son Omar Sharif Junior. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo
Dick Van Patten
Actor Dick Van Patten, best known for his role in the television series Eight is Enough, died on June 23 due to diabetes complications. He was 86. Van Patten began acting on Broadway at the age of 7 in Tapestry in Gray, and his television resume included roles in Happy Days, The Love Boat, Arrested Development, 7th Heaven and most recently Hot in Cleveland. Photo by Fred Prouser/UPI | License Photo
British actor Christopher Lee died at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on June 7 following weeks of treatment for respiratory problems and heart failure. He was 93. Lee, a World War II veteran, is best known for playing Count Dooku in the Star Wars films, the wizard Saruman in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit blockbusters, and Count Dracula in numerous Hammer Horror films in the 1950s and '60s. Photo by Paul Treadway/UPI | License Photo
Composer and saxsophonist Ornette Coleman died of cardiac arrest on June 11 in Manhattan. He was 85. Coleman is best known for his contributions to the free jazz movement in the 1960s and for wining the Pulitzer Prize for music in 2007. Photo by Phil McCarten/UPI | License Photo
Joseph "Beau" Biden III, former Delaware Attorney General, Iraq War veteran and son of Vice President Joe Biden, died on May 30 of brain cancer at age 46. Biden was first diagnosed in 2013 and underwent a successful treatment at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, before the cancer recurred in the spring on 2015. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo
Betsy Palmer, best known for her role as the murderous Mrs. Vorhees in the slasher flick Friday the 13th, died under hospice care on May 30. She was 88. Palmer's longtime manager, Brad Lemack, released a statement Saturday saying: "She was one of the most gracious, kind, generous and loving people I have ever known." Photo courtesy of Movie CLIP/Friday the 13th.
Actress and comedian Anne Meara died on May 24 at the age of 85. Her family confirmed the news to People magazine, but did not specify the cause. Meara was best known for her roles in Archie Bunker's Place and Alf. She is survived by her husband actor Jerry Stiller, her son actor Ben Stiller and her daughter actress Amy Stiller. Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI | License Photo
The singer-guitarist known as "The King of Blues," B.B. King, died at his Nevada home on May 14. He was 89. King, who began his musical career in the late 1940s, is considered a pioneer in the Blues genre -- and created a unique postwar sound mostly in front of all-black audience in the so-called Southern "chitlin circuit." Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI
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Grace Lee Whitney
Grace Lee Whitney, who played Yeoman Janice Rand on Star Trek: The Original Series, died on May 1 at the age of 85. Photo courtesy of CBS Studios Inc..
Ben E. King
Ben E. King, the R&B singer best known for singing and co-writing the hit single "Stand By Me" died of natural causes on April 30. He was 76. King came to fame with R&B vocal group the Drifters in the late 1950s and embarked on a solo career in 1960. Photo by Randy Miramontez / Shutterstock.com
Google executive Dan Fredinburg, the ex boyfriend of actress Sophia Bush, was killed on April 25 after in avalanche on Mount Everest. Fredinburg suffered a fatal head injury Saturday morning after an earthquake rocked Nepal, killing more than 3,800 people. He and Brush appear pictured at the Do Something Awards in Los Angeles on July 31, 2013. Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, a renowned English author of fantasy novels and comic books, died on March 12, 2015 eight years after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He was 66. Photo courtesy of Terry Pratchett/Facebook.
Percy Sledge, best known for recording the single "When a Man Loves a Woman" in 1966, died on April 14 at the age of 73. Sledge appears pictured at the 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Cermony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on March 14, 2005. Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI | License Photo
Leonard Nimoy, most known for his iconic role as Spock in the Star Trek television series and subsequent film franchise, died in Los Angeles on February 27 at the age of 83. Nimoy is pictured here with his wife Susan Bay in 2013. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo
French Olympic Gold Medalist, Camille Muffat, died in a helicopter crash in March while filming part of a French reality television program in Argentina. She was 25 years old. Muffat won Olympic gold in the 400-meter freestyle at the 2012 London Games.
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Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo (R) died on January 1, at the age of 82. Cuomo is pictured here celebrating after his son Andrew (L) is Re-elected as New York Governor on November 4, 2014. FULL STORY UPI/John Angelillo | License Photo
Anita Ekberg, best known for her role in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita died at the age of 83 on January 11th. Photo by UPI/David Silpa | License Photo
Actor, stand-up comedian, painter and writer Taylor Negron died on January 11 at the age of 57 after a long battle with cancer. Negron appeared on TV's Seinfeld, ER and Curb Your Enthusiasm, as well as in the movies Better Off Dead and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Photo by Joe Seer/Shutterstock.com
Veteran actor Edward Herrmann, 71, who played Richard Gilmore on television's Gilmore Girls, died December 31 in New York. Herrmann had been in treatment for brain cancer.
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Stuart Scott, a longtime anchor at ESPN, died January 4 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 49 years old.
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Actress Donna Douglas, best known for her role as Elly May Clampett in the Beverly Hillbillies television series, died on January 1, 2015 at the age of 81. In this undated handout from ABC Television, Donna Douglas is pictured on the set of "Go!!!," a special which explored the future fads of the modern generation and aired on April 23, 1967.
Australian-born actor Rod Taylor died of natural causes at the age of 84 on January 7. The film star was known for his work on the big screen in The Time Machine, The Birds (pictured) and Inglourious Basterds, as well as the TV shows Hong Kong, Bearcats!, The Oregon Trail, Masquerade and Outlaws. Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures/UPI
French actor Louis Jourdan, best known for his starring roles in 1958's Gigi, and Octopussy died on February 13 at the age of 93. Photo by UPI/File/Public Domain
Lesley Gore, the singer of the 1960s hit "It's My Party" and "You Don't Own Me" died on February 16 at the age of 68. Gore also appeared as a guest star on the show show "Batman". Photo courtesy of ABC Television
Actor Ben Woolf
Actor Ben Woolf, best known for his roles in "American Horror Story," died February 23 at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 34.
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