Celebrities that Died in 2018

The Top Ten

1 Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking Stephen William Hawking (January 8, 1942 - March 14, 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.

He was such a mastermind. It's so upsetting that he's gone.

RIP, we miss you! - Swiftdawn

2 Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister.

RIP girl. We will RESPECT you forever.

3 Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds (February 11, 1936 - September 6, 2018) was an American actor, director and producer. He has starred in many films, such as Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit and Boogie Nights, in which he was nominated for his first Academy Award.
4 Avicii Avicii Tim Bergling (September 8, 1989 - April 20, 2018), better known by his stage name Avicii, was a Swedish electronic musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. He is best regarded for his work in Electronic Music during the 2010s in which his works have charted among the Top 40 Radio and for his influence ...read more.

He was my friend's friend, I met him and then when he died, I did the best Cheerleading I've ever done because I was listening to "Wake me up" and dedicated it to him. - Swiftdawn

5 Dolores O'Riordan Dolores O'Riordan Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan was an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. She was the vocalist for rock band The Cranberries from 1990 until their break-up in 2003, later reuniting with her band in 2009, which she led until her death in 2018.

Lead singer of the Cranberries

Not a fan of The Cranberries, but RIP. - Croy987

What? She wasn't very old... R.I.P. - Metal_Treasure

6 Stephen Hillenburg Stephen Hillenburg Stephen McDannell Hillenburg was an American cartoonist, animator, director, producer, writer, voice actor, and marine biologist who was best known for creating the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. He also contributed to Rocko's Modern Life as a director and producer. ...read more.
7 XXXTentacion XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (born January 23, 1998), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

You will be missed bro

Dude saved 5 million people from depression. But he died in the outside but not in the inside.

Even if you didn't like his music, you still gotta realize that he died at only 20 and that's something tragic.

Best person with the best music. He will be missed

I'm sorry but this statement is absurd. It's sad to hear he died so young, but to say he was anything resembling of a decent human being is a major stretch. He was emotionally manipulative and quite violent. He had potential to change, but he didn't.

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8 Ray Thomas

If TopTenners counted as celebrities, the creator of this list would rightfully be here. - 445956

Most have heard his flute solo on Nights In White Satin. Too few are familiar with his name and other musical talents. - Billyv

Founding member of The Moody Blues

Even though he missed the ceremony, at least he survived long enough to get the news that the Moody Blues made it into the RockNRoll HOF.

Thanks for pointing that out. I was only thinking he'd miss the induction; I hope he was aware of the recognition. - Billyv

9 "Fast" Eddie Clarke

Guitarist for Motörhead

10 Mac Miller Mac Miller Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), best known by his stage name Mac Miller, was an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. Miller died of an apparent drug overdose on September 7, 2018.

The Contenders

11 Jerry Van Dyke

Actor starring in shows like My Mother the Car and Coach

12 John McCain John McCain John Sidney McCain III was an American politician and military officer who served as a United States senator from Arizona from January 1987 until his death.

He was one of the only republicans that was actually decent. I'm sad he died. - Solacress

Four days before his next birthday (82nd). That's tragic. - Cesium

He Died! Sad.

13 Stan Lee Stan Lee Stan Lee (December 28, 1922-November 12, 2018) was a comic-book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. He is best regarded as an influential figure for the comic book industry and general entertainment.

Excelsior. Indeed Stan. Excelsior indeed. - iliekpiez

I refuse to accept this one right now. - Cesium

I miss you bro - Pinkfire23

14 Stefan Karl Stefansson Stefan Karl Stefansson

HIGHER. Make this one higher, he is Number One after all! - Cesium

15 Donnelly Rhodes

Actor who played Dutch Leitner on Soap

16 Milos Forman
17 Doreen Tracey

Actress who starred regularly on Mickey Mouse Club (1955-58)

18 Daniel Küblböck Daniel Küblböck
19 John Young

NASA Astronaut who flew on the first manned Gemini mission

20 Denise LaSalle

Blues singer, known as "Queen of the Blues"

21 Anthony Bourdain
22 George H. W. Bush George H. W. Bush George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 - November 30, 2018) was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States under Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1989.

Age 94.

NOOO! WHY?! HE DIED LAST MONTH! WHY DID HE DIE?!?! (I know he died at age 94.)

23 Jean Porter

Actress, appeared in over 30 MGM movies

24 Jessica Falkholt

An Australian Actress who was only 29. RIP - 445956

25 Ute Bock

Ute Bock was an Austrian activist who helped migrants and aslyum seekers to get a worthy and humane treatment, organized peaceful protest music festivals and devoted her life and money to help people no one else wanted to help. And in my personal opinion, this woman would have deserved the peace nobel prize. - Martin_Canine

26 Joe Jackson
27 Kofi Annan
28 Marty Balin

Defiantly for me personally anyways, the saddest celebrity death this year.

Of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.

29 Claire Wineland
30 TotalBiscuit TotalBiscuit

The greatest man in gaming.

31 Dan Gurney

Race car driver, won races in the Formula One, Indy Car, NASCAR, Can-Am, and Trans-Am Series

32 Jo Jo White

I thought it said Jo Jo Siwa

Legendary basketball player.

33 Dennis Edwards

Lead singer of the Temptations; he put current singers to shame.

34 Fredo Santana

Rapper, now a member of the 27 club.

35 Simon Shelton

Actor in Teletubbies

36 John Mahoney

Played Martin Crane in Frasier

37 Ursula K. Le Guin Ursula K. Le Guin
38 Barbara Bush Barbara Bush
39 Erin Popovich
40 Margot Kidder
41 Tom Wolfe
42 Demba Nabé

One of the three vocalists of the successful German dancehall band Seeed. The group received both critical acclaim and commercial success. Their song "Ding" and the album "Next! " left a big legacy in German 2000s music, in 2012 they continued that success. They planned to go on tour soon and several shows were sold out in 30 minutes.

Nabé died at age 46. Circumstances of his death aren't known yet. - Martin_Canine

43 Montserrat Caballé

Oct 6. RIP.
She had a great voice - Metal_Treasure

44 Vinnie Paul Vinnie Paul Vincent Paul Abbott, better known as "Vinnie Paul" (March 11, 1964 - June 22nd, 2018) was an American professional drummer and producer. Alongside his late brother Dimebag Darrell, he co-founded the Heavy Metal Bands Pantera and Damageplan, with whom he would find success with in the former. After the ...read more.
45 Jerry Maren Jerry Maren

Oof the final Munchkin of Wizard of Oz. And he had a cool role as a lollipop guild boy. 😥 - Cesium

46 Ken Berry
47 Pete Shelley

Lead singer of the Buzzcocks

48 Richard Harrison Richard Harrison
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