Every year we bid goodbye to many stars who we grew up idolizing. Though many famous celebrities have left the world, their legacies live on and continue to inspire and delight us. 2018 has been a rough ride. We’ve lost some of our best known and well-loved figures from George H.W. Bush to Stephen Hawking and Aretha Franklin to Burt Reynolds. Today we bring a list of celebrities we have sadly lost in 2018, who will be remembered for generations to come.


Big screen stars we lost in 2018

1. Tab Hunter (86)

Young Tab Hunter with a wide smile on his face

Born: July 11, 1931

Known for: American Actor (The Burning Hills)

Died: July 8, 2018

Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest 

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2. Verne Troyer (49)

Verne Troyer

Born: January 1, 1969

Known for: American Actor (Austin Powers) 

Died: April 21, 2018

Cause of Death: Alcohol Poisoning

3. Stan Lee (95)

Stan Lee waving his hand

Born: December 28, 1922

Known for: American comic book writer

Died: November 12, 2018

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

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4. Burt Reynolds (82)

Burt Reynolds wearing a hat

Born: February 11, 1936

Known for: American Actor (Smokey and the Bandit)

Died: September 6, 2018

Cause of Death: Heart Attack

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5. Margot Kidder (69)

Margot Kidder posing for a photo wearing a blue superman sweater.

Born: October 17, 1948

Known for: American Actress (Superman film series)

Died: May 13, 2018

Cause of Death: Suicide by alcohol and drug overdose

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6. R. Lee Ermey (74)

R. Lee Ermey is puffing his cigarette

Born: March 24, 1944

Known for: American Actor (Full Metal Jacket)

Died: April 15, 2018

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

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Stars we lost from music industry in 2018

1. Avicii (28)

Black and white image of Avicii performing. He is wearing a white cap

Born: 8 September 1989

Known for: Swedish Musician and DJ

Died: 20 April 2018

Cause of Death: Suicide

2. Aretha Franklin (76)

Aretha Franklin is holding a mic in her hand

Born: March 25, 1942

Known for: American Musician known as “Queen of Soul”

Died: August 16, 2018

Cause of Death: Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor

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3. XXXTentacion (20)

XXXTentacion is wearing a white hi-neck and jeans jacket

Born: January 23, 1998

Known for: American Rapper

Died: June 18, 2018

Cause of Death: Gunned Down

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4. Mac Miller (26)

Mac Miller wearing a grey shirt

Born: January 19, 1992

Known for: American Rapper

Died: September 7, 2018

Cause of Death: Drug Overdose

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5. Nancy Wilson (81)

Nancy holding a grammy awards

Born: February 20, 1937

Known for: American Jazz Singer

Died: December 13, 2018

Cause of Death: Kidney Cancer

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6. Dolores O’Riordan (46)

Dolores O'Riordan performing at a stage

Born: 6 September 1971

Known for: Irish Singer (The Cranberries)

Died: 15 January 2018

Cause of Death: Alcohol Intoxication (Drowning)

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7. Vinnie Paul (54)

Vinnie Paul performing. He is holding drumsticks in his hand

Born: March 11, 1964

Known for: American Drummer & Founder of Pantera

Died: June 22, 2018

Cause of Death: Coronary Artery Disease

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Small screen stars we lost in 2018

1. Penny Marshall (75)

Penny Marshall smiling. She is wearing red specs

Born: October 15, 1943

Known for: American Actress (Laverne & Shirley)

Died: December 17, 2018

Cause of Death: Diabetes Complications

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2. Paul John Vasquez (48)

Paul John Vasquez posing for a photo wearing a sweat shirt. He is wearing a cup in her hand

Born: July 11, 1970

Known for: American Actor (Sons of Anarchy)

Died: September 24, 2018

Cause of Death: Heart Attack

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3. Richard “Old Man” Harrison (77)

Richard Harrison is posing on a chair resting his left hand on a motorcycle helmet. In the background rests a classic motorbike. Richard is facing straight to the camera. He looks dashing in his all-black apparel.

Born: March 4, 1941

Known for: American Reality Star (Pawn Stars)

Died: June 25, 2018

Cause of Death: Parkinson’s disease

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4. David Ogden Stiers (75)

David Ogden Stiers posing for a photo.

Born: October 31, 1942

Known for: American Actor ( M*A*S*H)

Died: March 3, 2018

Cause of Death: Bladder Cancer

5. Reg E. Cathey (59)

Reg E. Cathey smiling

Born: August 18, 1958

Known for: American Actor (The Wire)

Died: February 9, 2018

Cause of Death: Lung Cancer

6. Anthony Bourdain (61)

Anthony Bourdain with a plate with boar's head in one hand and he is drinking wine.

Born: June 25, 1956

Known for: American Celebrity Chef

Died: June 8, 2018

Cause of Death: Suicide

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