Top 10 Saddest Deaths of 2021

The Top Ten
1 Betty White Betty White Ludden (January 17, 1922 - December 31, 2021), known professionally as Betty White, was an American actress, animal rights activist, author, comedian, radio host, singer, and television personality.

The longest-served actress & personality on TV (75+ years), the oldest SNL performer (88+ years), the oldest comedian, the oldest actress away from retirement & the most trusted human in America. She was the real golden girl. She wasn't very young like some of the others, but just 18 days away from turning 100. R.I.P. to the queen of TV (1922-2021).

RIP to the remaining golden girl, who was an icon in television, as well as a very talented, kindhearted person. We will always remember the laughs she brought us, and all the wonderful things she done.

This wonderful woman was just a few weeks away from turning 100. May you always stay golden in heaven.

She is almost 100 years old, she shall be in Heaven.

2 Larry King Larry King (1933 - 2021) was an American television and radio host, whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards.

He was the G.O.A.T. interviewer in the history of pop culture as well as the longest serving talk host for a single TV series. He was 87 & it's assumed he lost his battle to COVID-19. R.I.P. to the king of interviews.

He must have lived a long, healthy life!

3 George Segal
4 Sabine Schmitz
5 Charlie Watts Charles Robert "Charlie" Watts was an English drummer, best known as a member of the Rolling Stones. Originally trained as a graphic artist, he started playing drums in London’s rhythm and blues clubs, where he met Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards.

The drummer of the Rolling Stones passed away on August 24th after a tour pull out. He was 80. R.I.P.

RIP Charlie Watts. The least flashy, but one of the greatest drummers of all time.

6 Christopher Plummer Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer CC (December 13, 1929 – February 5, 2021) was a Canadian actor. His career spanned seven decades, gaining him recognition for his performances in film, stage, and television. He received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award nomination―making him one of few recipients of the "Triple Crown of Acting" to also acquire a Grammy nomination. He made his Broadway debut in 1954 and continued to act in leading roles on stage, playing Cyrano de Bergerac in Cyrano (1974), Iago in Othello, as well as playing the titular roles in Hamlet at Elsinore (1964), Macbeth, King Lear, and Barrymore. Plummer ...read more.

A true legend.

7 Prince Philip

RIP you were a life saver to England.

8 Michael Collins

One of the Apollo 11 astronauts, Michael was the one who stayed in orbit as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin asked on the moon in 1969.

9 Carlos do Carmo

The founder of the Fado subgenre in jazz passed away on New Year's Day from natural causes due to lung aneurysm. He was 81. R.I.P.

10 John Madden

The man the Madden stadium was named in honor of just passed away halfway between Christmas & New Year's Eve. R.I.P.

The Contenders
11 Liam Reilly
12 Cloris Leachman Cloris Leachman was an American actress and comedian. In a career spanning nearly eight decades she has won eight Primetime Emmy Awards, a Daytime Emmy Award, and an Academy Award for her role in The Last Picture Show.

1 of the best & longest served actresses & comedians of all time. She had COVID-19 the year before what would've marked 80 years on the spotlight. R.I.P.

She looked pretty in one of her photos in the 1950's!

She was a hero to me. I'll never forget her.

I'm sad! She died at 94! RIP Cloris (1926-2021)

13 Nikki Grahame

Popular actress & model Nikki Grahame, known for competing on Big Brother UK, just passed away on April 9th the same day Prince Philip & DMX did. Not to mention she was 1 of the shortest models in the U.S. (at roughly 5'1"). She was 38. R.I.P.

14 Eric Carle

1 of the G.O.A.T. childrens' book illustrators & authors. He wrote books like the Grouchy Ladybug, the Very Hungry Caterpillar & many more. He passed away from kidney failure aged 91. R.I.P. Eric Carle 1920-2021.

15 Dusty Hill Joseph Michael "Dusty" Hill (May 19, 1949 - July 27, 2021) was the bassist, keyboardist, and co-vocalist with the American rock group ZZ Top. He died on July 27, 2021 at the age of 72.

He was a legend for rock. R.I.P.

16 Shani Mahadevappa
17 Beverly Cleary Beverly Atlee Cleary (April 12, 1916 - March 26, 2021) was an American writer of children's and young adult fiction. One of America's most successful authors, 91 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide since her first book was published in 1950. Some of Cleary's best known characters are Henry Huggins and his dog Ribsy, Ramona Quimby and Beezus Quimby, and Ralph S. Mouse.

I still have pretty much all of her books, some even original prints from when they were made.

18 Cicely Tyson
19 Michael Apted
20 Don Salls
21 Desmond Tutu
22 DMX Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX and Dark Man X, was an American rapper and actor. He was born on December 18, 1970. He passed away on April 9th, 2021 after suffering a heart attack.

1 of the original rappers Dark Man X or DMX passed away from a heart attack due to a history of drug overdose. He was 50. R.I.P.

I like his Party up in here!

23 Mike Reese

The congressman of Pennsylvania passed away on January 3rd, 2021. R.I.P. Mike Reese.

24 Yaphet Kotto
25 Biz Markie

The clown prince of hip hop. A legend we'll never forget. R.I.P.

I really miss this guy. Hope he shoots up to #1

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