Celebrities that Died in 2018


The Top Ten

1 Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking Stephen William Hawking (January 8, 1942 - March 13, 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.

One of the smartest minds of the modern day. Rest in peace. - CloudInvasion

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

RIP, we miss you! - Swiftdawn

2 Dolores O'Riordan Dolores O'Riordan

Lead singer of the Cranberries - naFrovivuS

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

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

3 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.
4 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 - naFrovivuS

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

5 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.
6 Jerry Van Dyke

Actor starring in shows like My Mother the Car and Coach - naFrovivuS

7 "Fast" Eddie Clarke

Guitarist for Motörhead - naFrovivuS

8 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

9 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.

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. - isaaonrtdmtr

Not sad. - iliekpiez

I would if he wasn't so horrible. I mean his music perfectly showed that. I can feel no remorse whatsoever for XXX - iliekpiez

10 Stephen Hillenburg Stephen Hillenburg Stephen McDannell Hillenburg is an American marine biologist, cartoonist, animator, director, producer, writer, and voice actor, who is best known for creating the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

The Newcomers

? Pete Shelley

Lead singer of the Buzzcocks

? Ken Berry

The Contenders

11 Donnelly Rhodes

Actor who played Dutch Leitner on Soap - naFrovivuS

12 Doreen Tracey

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

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 John Young

NASA Astronaut who flew on the first manned Gemini mission - naFrovivuS

15 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.
16 John McCain John McCain

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.

17 Denise LaSalle

Blues singer, known as "Queen of the Blues" - naFrovivuS

18 Milos Forman
19 Jean Porter

Actress, appeared in over 30 MGM movies - naFrovivuS

20 Stefan Karl Stefansson

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

21 Daniel Küblböck Daniel Küblböck
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 Dan Gurney

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

24 Jessica Falkholt

An Australian Actress who was only 29. RIP - 445956

25 Anthony Bourdain
26 Joe Jackson

The father of the pop king Michael Jackson. - CloudInvasion

27 Marty Balin

Defiantly for me personally anyways, the saddest celebrity death this year. - RogerWatersfan1999

Of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.

28 Jo Jo White

Legendary basketball player.

I thought it said Jo Jo Siwa

29 Dennis Edwards

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

30 Fredo Santana

Rapper, now a member of the 27 club.

31 Simon Shelton

Actor in Teletubbies

32 John Mahoney

Played Martin Crane in Frasier

33 Ursula K. Le Guin Ursula K. Le Guin
34 Barbara Bush
35 Erin Popovich
36 Margot Kidder
37 Tom Wolfe
38 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

39 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

40 Kofi Annan
41 Montserrat Caballé

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

42 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.
43 Jerry Maren Jerry Maren

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

44 Claire Wineland
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2. Jerry Van Dyke
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