Celebrities that Died in 2018


The Top Ten

1 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

2 Jerry Van Dyke

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

3 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

4 Donnelly Rhodes

Actor who played Dutch Leitner on Soap - naFrovivuS

5 "Fast" Eddie Clarke

Guitarist for Motörhead - naFrovivuS

6 Doreen Tracey

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

7 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

8 John Young

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

9 Denise LaSalle

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

10 Jean Porter

Actress, appeared in over 30 MGM movies - naFrovivuS

The Contenders

11 Dan Gurney

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

12 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.

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

13 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

14 Jessica Falkholt

An Australian Actress who was only 29. RIP - 445956

15 Joe Jackson

The father of the pop king Michael Jackson. - CloudInvasion

16 Jo Jo White

Legendary basketball player.

I thought it said Jo Jo Siwa - AnnieCallie

17 Dennis Edwards

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

18 Fredo Santana

Rapper, now a member of the 27 club.

19 Simon Shelton

Actor in Teletubbies

20 John Mahoney

Played Martin Crane in Frasier

21 Ursula K. Le Guin Ursula K. Le Guin
22 Barbara Bush
23 Milos Forman
24 Erin Popovich
25 Margot Kidder
26 Tom Wolfe
27 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

28 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

29 Anthony Bourdain
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