The Love Story actor died peacefully on Dec. 8, his son Patrick shared on Instagram. "My father Ryan O’Neal has always been my hero," he wrote. "I looked up to him and he was always bigger than life."
The death of the actress and producer, who was married to Forest Whitaker for 22 years before their 2018 divorce, was confirmed by her daugher True Whitaker on Dec. 7.
"Goodbye mommy. I love you 4ever and beyond," the 25-year-old wrote on her Instagram Story. "The most beautiful woman in the world... thank you for teaching me every single thing I know. I'll see you in my dreams and I'll feel you in my heart."
The Peaky Blinders actor and poet died at the age of 65 on Dec 7. after being diagnosed with a brain tumor eight weeks prior, a message shared to his Instagram account read."Through an amazing career including a huge a body of poems, literature, music, television and radio, Benjamin leaves us with a joyful and fantastic legacy," the post read. "Thank you for the love you have shown Professor Benjamin Zephaniah."
Andrea Fay Friedman
The breakthrough actress known for her role in Life Goes On, died at 53 on Dec. 3 from complications due to Alzheimer's.
Norman Lear, the legendary screenwriter and producer who created classic sitcoms including All in the Family, Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons, and Good Times, died at 101 on Dec. 5, his family confirmed.
The former First Lady and wife of President Jimmy Carter died Nov. 19. She was 96.
The Sopranos actress died Nov. 17 at age 89.
The former NFL player died at age 35, his family wrote on social media Nov. 13.
Kevin Turen, a producer whose work in television included HBO's Euphoria and The Idol, died at the age of 44.
The athlete, a first-round pick of the Oakland Raiders who spent nine seasons in the NFL, was killed in a car crash Nov. 11 in Houston. He was 33.
The former NFL player, who was an offensive guard for the Indianapolis Colts for two seasons, including when they won the 2007 Super Bowl, died at age 41, team owner Jim Irsay tweeted Nov. 8
The stuntman, who worked on films including Black Panther and Avengers: Endgame, died after being involved in a car crash that also claimed the lives of three of his kids.
The 29-year-old ice hockey player for British professional club Nottingham Panthers died after a "freak accident" during an Oct. 28 game, his team confirmed.
The Friends alum died Oct. 28. He was 54.
The Shaft star died Oct. 24 following a battle with pancreatic cancer, his manager Patrick McMinn of McMinn Management and Artists & Representatives Agency confirmed to NBC News. He was 81 years old.
The head coach of Georgetown University's women's basketball team died after a two-year battle with breast cancer, the school announced Oct. 23.
The actor, who played Paulie in the Rocky movies, died Oct. 8 in Los Angeles, his daughter Anne Morea Steingieser confirmed to The New York Times. He was 83 years old.
"To my Dear Friend, BURT YOUNG," Sylvester Stallone wrote in an Instagram tribute Oct. 18 alongside a throwback photo of the costars, "you were an incredible man's and artist, I and the World will miss you very much...RIP."
The Food Network star and celebrity chef died at a Napa, Calif. hospital days after he was admitted for an acute allergic reaction that had led to anaphylactic shock, his company, Gruppo Chiarello, said in an Oct. 7 statement.
The former Boston Red Sox knuckleballing pitcher, who in 2004 helped his team make it to the World Series and cinch their first championship in 86 years to break the "Curse of the Bambino," died Oct. 1 at age 57.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
The senator from California, who made history as the longest-serving woman in the United States senate, died at the age of 90.
The Harry Potter actor, who stepped into the role of Dumbledore in 2004, died at the age of 82, his family confirmed Sept. 28.
The NCIS star died of natural causes at the age of 90 on Sept. 25, according to NBC News.
The former pro hockey player and ex-fiancé of Savannah Chrisley died in a motorcycle crash in Nashville Sept. 23. He was 29.
The Los Angeles-based model was found dead inside her downtown apartment Sept. 10, authorities have confirmed. She was 32.