The actor, who is perhaps best known for his role as Richard Gilmore on Gilmore Girls, died on New Year's Eve at the age of 71.
The executive producer of hit reality series such as Extreme Makeover and Dating Naked died suddenly on Dec. 29 while vacationing with his family on Maui. He was 61.
The voice behind Chuckie on Rugrats passed away at 51.
The German-born star, one of only a handful of people to win consecutive acting Academy Awards, died Dec. 30. She was 104 years old.
The British star, who began his onscreen acting career in the late '60s, died on Christmas Day 2014. He played the wizard Elphias Doge in the 2010 film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, the second-to-last movie in the hit eight-part series.
The British singer passed away at 70 after a battle with lung cancer.
The creator of the beloved Clifford the Big Red Dog children's book series, which was also adapted for TV and film, died on Dec. 12 at age 86.
The former child star, known for playing Pugsley on the 1964-1966 sitcom The Addams Family, died of a reported heart attack on Dec. 7. He was 59.
The Rolling Stones saxophonist passed away at the age of 70. His bandmates said in a statement, "The Rolling Stones are devastated by the loss of their very dear friend and legendary saxophone player, Bobby Keys. Bobby made a unique musical contribution to the band since the 1960s. He will be greatly missed."
The former cast member of MTV's The Real World: New Orleans and The Challenge was found dead inside a home in Wisconsin on Thanksgiving 2014. He was 28.
Diane Sawyer's husband, who was one of a handful of people to win an Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy, died suddenly Nov. 19. He was 83.
The Motown singer, whose hits included "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold On to My Love," died Nov. 17 in a Las Vegas hospital. No cause of death was immediately announced. He was 78.
Brown, who found fame via MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge, lost her long battle with cancer in early November. She was 32.
The British actor who worked on A Clockwork Orange and Dalziel and Pascoe passed away Nov. 12 from an illness.
The actress, who played the role of Mrs. Wolowitz or Howard's mother on The Big Bang Theory, died after an aggressive battle with cancer. She was 62.
The member of Sugarhill Gang, who helped create the hit single "Rapper's Delight," passed away in November due to cancer.
The terminally ill cancer patient, who publicly shared her plans to end her life on her own terms thanks to Oregon's Death With Dignity Act, died peacefully Nov. 1. She was 29.
The former lead singer of the California industrial metal band Static-X died Nov. 1 at 48.
The veteran Hollywood actress passed away Oct. 13 in New York. Her most recent role was in the Emmy-nominated series, House of Cards. She was 61.
The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, 22, and his girlfriend were killed in a tragic car accident in the Dominican Republic.
The actress died at age 66 after battling breast cancer. Strassman played Gabe Kaplan's wife on the show Welcome Back Kotter and Diane Szalinski in the film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
The former bassist and vocalist of the '60s rock supergroup Cream died at age 71 on Oct. 25.
The fashion design legend, who dressed countless celebrities for the red carpet and was a favorite of a number of first ladies starting with Jacqueline Kennedy, died Oct. 20 at 82.
The actress known for her roles in The Incredibles, Lone Star and Jacob's Ladder passed away Oct. 14 in Los Angeles. Peña is believed to have died of natural causes after a brief illness.