Veteran character actor, best known for his role as Captain Frank McNeil on TV's Kojak, died of cardiac arrest. He was 90.
The Emmy-winning actor, best known for playing the caustic but beloved Colonel Potter who oversaw those lovable goofball doctors on CBS's M*A*S*H, passed away at age 96 after battling pneumonia.
Funnyman, best known for a slew of stand-up cable specials, passed away from complications of a stroke suffered in Oct. 2011. He was 41.
The Oscar-nominated director, whose films included Women in Love, Tommy and Altered States, died peacefully in his sleep following a series of strokes. He was 84.
Popular rapper, whose hits included "Nuttin' But Love" and "Now That We Found Love," died of as-yet unknown causes. He was 44.
The legendary 60 Minutes commentator died in a New York City hospital due to complications following minor surgery. He was 92.
The actor, who played bad boy Tommy Turner in all three Porky's movies, was found dead in Hawaii after apparently committing suicide. He was 56.
The actor, best known for playing Violet Beauregarde's father in the 1971 fantasy film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, passed away from cancer. He was 87.
The veteran director-producer who oversaw a record 14 Academy Award telecasts died at the age of 77.
The veteran actress, who, at one point in her career had appeared on more TV shows than any other woman, died at the age of 80. She had been hospitalized for several months. The former General Hospital star was also the wife of Art Modell, former owner of and president of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens.
The former bass player for Weezer was found dead in a Chicago hotel room. The 40-year-old musician played with the band from 1998 to 2001.
The character actor appeared in the Jonathan Demme-directed The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, as well as Rambo: First Blood Part II, Austin Powers and dozens of other films and TV shows. He had been in ill health for some time when he died Oct. 5 at a Bakersfield hospital at the age of 75.
The cofounder of Apple Computers, former head of Pixar Animation Studios and all-around technology game-changer died Oct. 5 after a seven-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56.
The R&B star, who had hits in the '80s with such songs as "Congratulations" and "I'll Be Good to You," was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room.
The singer, probably best known as the wife of the late comedian Bob Hope, died of natural causes. She was 102. Over the years, Hope performed with her husband in his vaudeville act, on his shows for U.S. troops and on his many television specials.
An original member of the cast of All My Children, Fickett, who died Sept. 8 at 83, was the first soap-opera star to win an acting Emmy, before soaps were relegated to the Daytime Emmys. She played Ruth Martin (and before that Ruth Brent), one of the most enduring residents of the fictional Pine Valley.
The Spartacus: Blood and Sand star died of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in Sydney, Australia. He was 39 years old. His wife, Vashti, issued a statement, calling Whitfield "a beautiful young warrior."
Veteran actor, who won an Oscar for his role as a mentally disabled man in 1968's Charly, passed away due to natural causes. He was 88. His other film credits included PT 109, in which he played a young John F. Kennedy. More recently, Robertson appeared as Tobey Maguire's Uncle Ben in Spider-Man.
The Treme actor's body was found floating in the Mississippi River in New Orleans. He was 45. Showers made appearances in Breaking Bad and The Vampire Diaries, and his movie credits include Traffic, I Love You Phillip Morris and The Tree of Life.
The rock 'n' roll songwriter behind "Stand by Me," "Hound Dog" and "Jail House Rock," died of cardiopulmonary failure. He was 78.
Half of the husband-and-wife songwriting team Ashford & Simpson, the Motown hitmaker's tunes included "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "I'm Every Woman." He died at 70 after a battle with throat cancer.
The 47-year-old estranged husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong was found dead after apparently committing suicide in his home. Taylor filed for divorce last month, and the couple were also the target of a $1.5 million lawsuit filed by a company claiming that Russell, a venture-capital exec, misappropriated investment funds.
The '80s metal rock icon and Warrant frontman was found dead in a Los Angeles area hotel room when the fire department responded to calls. No cause of death has been determined. He was 47.
The versatile actor, and son of Anthony Quinn, made his debut in 1986's Platoon and had recurring roles on such TV shows as 24, JAG and The Young and the Restless. He passed away at 48 of an apparent heart attack.