Best known for her hit songs "Lovergirl" and "I'm a Sucker for Your Love," the Grammy-nominated R&B star—and onetime Rick James protégée—was 54 when she passed away in her Pasadena home, apparently of natural causes.
The writer-director best known for helming such classic films as Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Pink Panther died at the age of 88 of complications from pneumonia. Wife Julie Andrews was said to have been at his side when he passed away.
The Oscar-nominated Italian director of I Compagni and Casanova 70 leaped to his death from a fifth-floor window of a hospital in Rome, a few days after being admitted with what was determined to be a terminal illness. He was 95.
The Airplane! star, 84, passed away due to complications from pneumonia at a hospital near his Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home over Thanksgiving weekend.
The 11-year-old star of Broadway's The Lion King passed away after a long battle with leukemia, despite tireless campaigning for a bone marrow donor by inspired celebs Rihanna, Alicia Keys and 50 Cent.
The actress, best known as mob boss Johnny Sack's wife Ginny Sacramoni on The Sopranos, died of cancer. She was 46.
Best known for being on the receiving end of one of the tube's most famous catchphrases, "Book 'em Danno," the actor played Detective Danny "Danno" Williams opposite Jack Lords' Steve McGarrett in the original Hawaii Five-O. MacArthur passed away at his Florida home of natural causes. He was 72.
Pioneering Vaudevillian and longtime CBS News stage manager, who played Mr. Baxter on Captain Kangaroo from 1968-1978, becoming the first African-American cast member on the popular kids show, died after short illness. He was 92.
Seductive dancehall crooner who helped pioneer the loverock subgenre of reggae music in the late '70s and early '80s and scored a massive hit with "Night Nurse" died of lung cancer at age 59.
The veteran actor, best known for playing Mr. Cunningham on Happy Days, passed away from heart failure at the age of 83. Bosley also starred on Father Dowling Mysteries and had a recurring role on Murder, She Wrote.
The actress, affectionately known for her iconic role as Leave it to Beaver's quintessential 1950s mom June Cleaver, died at 94.
The movie legend, whose films included such classics as Some Like It Hot, The Defiant Ones and The Sweet Smell of Success, died of cardiac arrest. He was 85.
The actress, who began her career back in the 1930s, but was best known for her role as the older version of Kate Winslet's character Rose in 1997's Titanic, died at the age of 100. The performance earned her an Oscar nomination and the distinction of being the oldest acting nominee ever.
The 1950s-era hitmaker, whose smooth voice sold millions of records, died at 82 of complications following hip surgery. He was married five times, most notably to Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor and Connie Stevens. Survivors include his actress daughters, Carrie and Joely Fisher.
Canadian radio actress voiced the titular sleigh-guider in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the 1964 stop-motion animation classic still aired by CBS during the holidays. Richards died at 88 after a series of strokes.
Nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1951 for Death of a Salesman, the actor's real legacy falls to his role in the sci-fi classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers. He passed away at the age of 96.
The frontman for the '90s pop trio LFO, whose biggest hit was "Summer Girls," died on September 8 from leukemia. He was only 36 years old.
The character actor best known for his role as the spirit-communing interior decorator in Beetlejuice passed away at his Birmingham home at the age of 58. His cause of death was not immediately known, but it was believed the wheelchair-bound thesp hit his head in a fall.
The Golden Girls star, best known for her man-crazed retiree role as Blanche Devereaux on the beloved sitcom, suffered a "massive stroke" June 3; she was 76. Said her manager, "She had her family with her. She went in peace."
Diff'rent Strokes' breakout star (and future troubled child actor) succumbed to a brain hemorrhage May 28 at the age of 42. Coleman languished for two days before life support was terminated with family and friends by his side. Even in death, problems plagued him as people questioned whether his ex-wife had permission to pull the plug.
The legendary actor and Hollywood rebel died May 29 at his home in Venice, Calif., after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. He was 74.
The stage and screen actress, who rose to fame as the titular Georgy Girl in the 1960s, passed away May 2 after a battle with breast cancer. She was 67. "The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives," said, in part, a statement from her family.
The beloved southern belle, best known as Julia Sugarbaker on Designing Women, passed away April 10 at age 70. Her husband, Hal Holbrook, said in a statement, "This has been a terrible blow to our family."