Celebrity Deaths 2008


Suzanne Pleshette
January 19

Heath Ledger
January 22

Roy Scheider
February 10

Charlton Heston
April 5

Candace Rich
May 20

Bo Diddley
June 2

Jim McKay
June 7

Tim Russert
June 13

Estelle Getty
July 22

George Carlin
June 22

Bernie Mac
August 9

Isaac Hayes
August 10

Paul Newman
September 26

Bettie Page
December 11

Gone But Not Forgotten – 2008

January 15 – Brad Renfro, actor (Mark Shay in “The Client”) age 25

January 17 – Bobby Fischer, world class chess champion, age 64

January 18 – Lois Nettleton, actor (Evelyn in “Crossing Jordan”) age 80

January 19 – Suzanne Pleshette,actress (“Bob Newhart Show” and “Rome Adventure”), age 70

January 20 – John Stewart Musician,Songwriter (was a member of the Kingston Trio)

January 22 – Heath Ledger, actor (A Knight’s Tale” and “Brokeback Mountain”) age 28

January 26 – Christian Brando, son of actor Marlon Brando, age 49

February 1 – Shell Kepler, actress (Amy Vining on “General Hospital” ) age 49

February 2 – Barry Morse, actor (Lt. Philip Gerard on “The Fugitive”) age 89

February 5 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, taught transcendentalist meditation to the Beatles, age 96

February 10 – Roy Scheider, actor ( Police Chief Brodie in “Jaws”) age 75

February 12 – Van Johnson actor (major star at MGM during WWII and after)

February 13 – David Groh, actor (Rhoda’s hubby Joe, on “Rhoda”) age 68

February 27 – William F. Buckley, author and conservative commentator, age 82

February 28 – Mike Smith Musician (was the lead vovalist for The Dave Clark Five) age 64

March 18 – Arthur C. Clarke, writer (“2001: A Space Odyssey”) age 90

March 19 – Paul Scofield, actor (“A Man for All Seasons”) age 86

March 24 – Richard Widmark, actor (“How the West Was Won,” “Madigan” ) age 93

April 5 – Charlton Heston, actor (Moses in “The Ten Commandments”) age 84

April 18 – Joy Page, Actress (appeared in Casablanca as the newlywed) age 83

May 5- Jerry Wallace,1950’s Musician (1950’s country singer) age 79

May 8- Eddy Arnold, C&W Musician (baritone voice helped to create the Nashville sound) age 89

May 20-Candace “Candy” Rich, Writer, author, webmaster (created this web site!) age 58

May 24- Dick Martin,Comedian (developed Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In with Dan Rowan) age 86

May 26 – Sidney Pollock,Director (directed The Way We Were and many others) age 73

May 29- Harvey Korman,Actor (best known for his role on the Carol Burnett Show)age 81

June 2- Bo Diddley,musician (one of the founding fathers of “Rock & Roll”) age 79

June 7- Jim McKay,sportscaster (anchored ABC Wide World of Sports)

June 13 – Tim Russert, political journalist and host of NBC’s “Meet the Press”

June 17 – Cyd Charisse, Dancer – stylized dance on screen (performed with Fred Astaire & Gene Kelly)

June 22 – George Carlin, Comedian (best known for his use of off color language) age 71

July 4 – Sen. Jesse Helms, Politician, (5 term Senator from N Carolina and outspoken conserative) age 86

July 12 – Tony Snow,Reporter, Press Secretary (White House spokesman until cancer forced his retirement) age 53

July 22- Estelle Getty, actress (best known for her role on The Golden Girls) age 85

August 9 – Bernie Mac, Comedian (starred in his own sitcom titled The Bernie Mac Show) age 50

August 10- Isaac Hayes, Musician (famous for writing the musical theme to Shaft) age 65

August 18- Pervis Jackson, Musician (was the bass voice of the Spinners)) age 70

September 2 – Jerry Reed, Musician, Actor (co-starred in Smokey & the Bandit) age 71

September 15 – Richard Wright, Musician,(Pianist played with Pink Floyd) age 65

September 26- Paul Newman, Actor,race car driver, philanthropist (starred in 50 films best known for Butch Cassidy and the Sun Dance Kid) age 83

October 15- Edie Adams,Comedian/Actress ( known as the Pitch-girl for Muriel Cigars) age 81

October 17- Levi Stubbs,Singer ( front man for the Four Tops) age 72

October 19- Richard Blackwell, Fashion Critic (best known for his “Ten Worst Dressed Women” yearly list) age 86

October 24- Merl Saunders, Musician/Keyboardist (played with The Grateful Dead) age 74

October 25 – Estelle Reiner, Actress (Wife of Carl and Mother of Rob Reiner) age 94

December 1 – Paul Benedict, Actor (best known as the quirky neighbor on the Jeffersons), age 70

December 11 – Bettie Page, Model (sexy pin-up model and jungle photos) , age 85

December 25 – Eartha Kitt, Singer (smooth purrr like voice, sang Santa Baby and many others), age 81

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