Top 10 Celebrities Who Died in 2018

The Top Ten

1 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.

2 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 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 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.

5 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.

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

6 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 Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (January 23, 1998 - June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

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

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

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.

You will be missed bro

8 Ray Thomas

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

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.

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

Founding member of The Moody Blues

9 "Fast" Eddie Clarke

Guitarist for Motörhead

10 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 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.

I refuse to accept this one right now.

I miss you bro

Excelsior. Indeed Stan. Excelsior indeed.

12 John McCain John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) was an American politician and military officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from January 1987 until his death. He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee ...read more.

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

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

13 Jerry Van Dyke

Actor starring in shows like My Mother the Car and Coach

14 Stefan Karl Stefansson Stefan Karl Stefansson (July 10, 1975 - August 21, 2018) was an Icelandic actor and singer who was best known for playing Robbie Rotten on the kids' show LazyTown.

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

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
19 John Young

NASA Astronaut who flew on the first manned Gemini mission

20 Anthony Bourdain
21 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.

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

22 Denise LaSalle

Blues singer, known as "Queen of the Blues"

23 Joe Jackson
24 Jean Porter

Actress, appeared in over 30 MGM movies

25 Jessica Falkholt

An Australian Actress who was only 29. RIP

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