In Memoriam: TV Stars Who Died in 2018

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June Whitfield
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June Whitfield


Cause of death: TBD

Famous for: Her role on the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. She was also made a Dame and OBE.

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Donald Moffat


Cause of death: Complications from a stroke

Famous for: Rem in the CBS science-fiction series Logan’s Run and Dr. Marcus Polk in the ABC soap opera One Life to Live

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Philip Bosco


Cause of death: Unknown

Famous for: Recurring roles in the ‘Law & Order’ franchise, ‘Damages,’ and his roles in films like ‘It Takes Two,’ ‘Working Girl’ and ‘First Wives Club’

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Ken Berry


Cause of death: Unknown

Famous for: His portrayal of Capt. Wilton Parmenter on the ’60s comedy series F Troop

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Stephen Hillenburg


Cause of death: ALS

Famous for: Creator, director, writer and producer of the animated TV series SpongeBob SquarePants

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Roy Clark


Cause of death: Complications from pneumonia.

Famous for: A country music artist and the host of Hee Haw

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Stan Lee


Cause of death: TBA

Famous for: Writing, editing, and publisher of iconic Marvel Comics characters such as iconic characters as Spider-Man, X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and The Fantastic Four.

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Beverly McClellan


Cause of death: Cancer

Famous for: McClellan was the third runner-up on the first season of The Voice. She was a part of Christina Aguilera’s team.

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Scott Wilson


Cause of death: Complications from leukemia

Famous for: His role as Hershel Greene on The Walking Dead

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Frank Parker


Cause of death: Complications of Parkinson’s disease and dementia

Famous for: Playing Grandpa Shawn Brady on Days of Our Lives

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Paul John Vasquez


Cause of death: Apparent heart attack

Famous for: Roles on Sons of Anarchy, How I Met Your Mother, and ER

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Peter Donat


Cause of death: Complications from diabetes

Famous for: He played played Agent Mulder’s father on The X-Files

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Bill Daily


Cause of death: N/A

Famous for: Playing wacky, affable sidekicks/neighbors in TV classics like I Dream of Jeannie and The Bob Newhart Show.

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Burt Reynolds


Cause of death: Heart attack

Famous for: His work in movies such as Smokey and the Bandit and Boogie Nights and TV shows like Gunsmoke and Evening Shade.

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Susan Brown


Cause of death: N/A

Famous for: Playing Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin on General Hospital

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Vanessa Marquez


Cause of death: Shot by police

Famous for: Her role as Nurse Wendy Goldman on ER

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Robin Leach


Cause of death: Stroke

Famous for: Hosting the docuseries Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

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Barbara Harris


Cause of death: Lung cancer

Famous for: Roles on Naked and Channing. She also won a Tony award for The Apple Tree, starred in the original Freaky Friday movie, and was a Second City alum.

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Charlotte Rae


Cause of death: Undisclosed

Famous for: The role of Edna Garrett in The Facts of Life

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Jessica Vogel


Cause of death: Complications from colitis

Famous for: Competed on Season 12 of Hell’s Kitchen

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Josip Peruzovic aka Nikolai Volkoff


Cause of death: Heart condition

Famous for: Former WWE star

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Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge


Cause of death: Not released yet

Famous for: Role on Nat Geo’s Wicked Tuna which premiered in 2012

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Annabelle Neilson


Cause of death: Not confirmed

Famous for: Model, socialite and star of the Bravo reality show Ladies of London. Also was muse for fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

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Tab Hunter


Cause of death: Blood clot that caused cardiac arrest

Famous for: Roles on The Love Boat, Hawaii Five-0, and his own talk show called the The Tab Hunter Show on NBC.


Matt Cappotelli


Cause of death: Brain cancer

Famous for: Former WWE wrestler and co-winner of WWE ‘Tough Enough III’

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Deanne Lund


Cause of death: Pancreatic cancer

Famous for: Starring in the 1960s ABC series Land of the Giants


Carlos Lopez Jr.


Cause of death: Apparent suicide

Famous for: Reality series Operation Repo


Richard Harrison (far right)


Cause of death: Parkinson’s Disease

Famous for: “The Old Man” on History’s Pawn Stars.

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Neal E. Boyd


Cause of death: Organ failure

Famous for: Winning Season 3 of America’s Got Talent

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Jackson Odell


Cause of death: Unknown

Famous for: A recurring role as popular student Ari Caldwell on ‘The Goldbergs,’ as well as small roles in ‘Modern Family’ and ‘iCarly.’

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Alan O’Neill


Cause of death: Unknown

Famous for: His role in ‘Sons of Anarchy’ as Hugh.

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Anthony Bourdain


Cause of death: Apparent suicide

Famous for: His travel food shows Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005-2012) and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013-2018).

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Robert Mandan


Cause of death: A long illness

Famous for: Playing Chester Tate on Soap from 1977-1981.

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Blake Painter


Cause of death: Unknown

Famous for: Captain on Seasons 2 and 3 of Deadliest Catch

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Clint Walker


Cause of death: Congestive heart failure

Famous for: Starring as cowboy Cheyenne Bodie in the ABC/WB series Cheyenne from 1955 to 1963.

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Joseph Campanella


Cause of death: Unknown

Famous for: 1967-75 CBS cop drama Mannix and soaps such as Days of Our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful. He also had roles on The Practice and Dallas.

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Margot Kidder


Cause of death: Unknown

Famous for: Starring opposite Christopher Reeve as Lois Lane in 1978’s Superman and guest star roles on Brothers & Sisters and Smallville.

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Pamela Gidley


Cause of death: Unknown

Famous for: Her role as Teresa Banks in the Twin Peaks’ prequel, Fire Walk With Me.

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Verne Troyer


Cause of death: Unknown

Famous for: Playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movie franchise, but also TV gigs on Boston Public, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Celebrity Big Brother, and more.


Harry Anderson


Cause of death: Unknown

Famous for: His Emmy-nominated role as Judge Harry T on ‘Night Court’ and con man/magician Harry “The Hat” Gitties on ‘Cheers.’

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R. Lee Ermey


Cause of death: Complications of pneumonia

Famous for: His role as a drill sergeant in Full Metal Jacket. His TV guest roles include SVU, Spongebob Squarepants, HouseThe X-Files .


Tim O’Connor


Cause of death: Unknown

Famous for: Peyton Place, All in the Family, Star Trek: The Next Generation

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Chuck McCann


Cause of death: Congestive heart failure

Famous for: Comedian, voiceover performer and TV host. Had his own show The Chuck McCann Show which premiered in 1963.


Brian Lancaster


Cause of death: Unknown

Famous for: Was on Season 7 of MTV’s reality series Road Rules

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Steven Bochco


Cause of death: Leukemia

Famous for: Multiple Emmy-winner and co-creator/producer of and L.A. Law

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Debbie Lee Carrington


Cause of death: Unknown

Famous for: Known for her roles on Total Recall and Star Wars.


DuShon Monique Brown


Cause of death: Unknown

Famous for: Nurse Katie Welch on Fox’s Prison Break and Connie on NBC’s Chicago Fire


Nanette Fabray


Cause of death: Natural causes

Famous for: Emmy and Tony-award winner. Known as the TV mom on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and One Day at a Time. Also played opposite Sid Caesar on Caesar’s Hour.

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Billy Graham


Cause of death: In his last years, Graham dealt with prostate cancer, hydrocephalus (a buildup of fluid in the brain) and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Famous for: Counseled a dozen U.S. Presidents and he preached around the world, reaching up to 215 million people in 185 different countries.

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Marty Allen


Cause of death: Complications from pneumonia

Famous for: His stand-up and regular appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson and The Merv Griffin Show. He was nicknamed ‘The Darling of Daytime TV’ for his game show appearance and made-for-TV movie roles.

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Reg E. Cathey


Cause of death: Lung cancer

Famous for: His roles on The Wire and House of Cards, for which he won an Emmy.

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Mickey Jones


Cause of death: Unknown long illness

Famous for: Pete Bilker on Home Improvement, Rodney “Hot Rod” Dunham on Justified

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John Mahoney


Cause of death: Brain disease, lung cancer and seizures

Famous for: Playing fathers on Frasier and Say Anything

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Jerry Van Dyke


Cause of death: Heart failure

Famous for: Roles on The Dick Van Dyke Show and Coach

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Olivia Cole


Cause of death: Heart attack

Famous for: Her role on Roots

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Bobby Zarin


Cause of death: Cancer

Famous for: His role on The Real Housewives of New York City

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Simon Shelton


Cause of death: Hyperthermia

Famous for: His role on Teletubbies

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Joel Taylor


Cause of death: Overdose

Famous for: His role on Storm Chasers

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Mark Salling


Cause of death: Asphyxia by hanging

Famous for: His role on Glee

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We’re not far into 2018, but we’ve already lost a number of our most beloved TV stars.

Though their lives have ended, their legacies certainly have not. Audiences can still enjoy their TV projects, so a little part of them will be forever remembered and appreciated.

Click through the gallery above for all of the small-screen celebs who have left us so far this year.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “help” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to