Celebrity Deaths

Jack LaLanne, Dead at 96

In MemoriumJack LaLanne was 96. He was a fitness, exercise, nutritional expert, and motivational speaker who had been called "the godfather of fitness".

I remember him best from his Power Juicer infomercials.



Roy Hartsfield, Dead at 85

In MemoriumRoy Hartsfield was 85. He was the first manager of our Toronto Blue Jays, compiling a record of 166-318 (.343) in 484 games.


John Dye, Dead at 47

In MemoriumJohn Dye was 47. He's best known for playing Andrew on the television series "Touched by an Angel."


Gerry Rafferty, Dead at 63

In MemoriumGerry Rafferty was 63. He was the singer best known for hit tracks Stuck in the Middle With You and Baker Street.


Anne Francis, Dead at 80

In MemoriumAnne Francis was 80. She was the love interest in the 1950s science-fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" and later was a sexy private eye in "Honey West" on TV.


Pete Postlethwaite, Dead at 64

In MemoriumPete Postlethwaite was 64. He was the Oscar-nominated actor who starred in "Inception" and "The Usual Suspects."


Bobby Farrell, Dead at 61

In MemoriumBobby Farrell was 61. He was the charismatic frontman of Boney M.


Teena Marie, Dead at 54

In MemoriumTeena Marie was 54. She made history as Motown's first white act but developed a lasting legacy with her silky soul pipes and with hits like "Lovergirl," "Square Biz," and "Fire and Desire" with mentor Rick James. I know her song "Ooo La La La" best from it being sampled in the Fugees' "Fu-Gee-La".


Steve Landesberg, Dead at 74

In MemoriumSteve Landesberg was 74. He was best known for his role as a cerebral detective on the TV sitcom "Barney Miller."


Blake Edwards, Dead at 88

In MemoriumBlake Edwards was 88. He was a writer and director who became a Hollywood master of screwball farces and rude comedies like “Victor/Victoria” and the “Pink Panther” movies.



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