Celebrity Obituaries

"Warrior" James Brian Hellwig Championship Wrestler
06/16/1959 - 04/08/2014

Warrior (born James Brian Hellwig; June 16, 1959 – April 8, 2014) was an American professional wrestler, who most famously wrestled under the ring name The Ultimate Warrior. He was best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation...

Mickey Rooney Iconic film and Television Star from 1920's-2010
09/23/1920 - 04/06/2014

Mickey Rooney age 93 died April 6, 2014 surrounded by his family at his home in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. He was an Icon of the American Film Industry and Television plus his career spanned from his early childhood to his final...

Hobie Alter Surfer and Sailboat Designer
10/31/1933 - 03/29/2014

Hobie Alter, the man who probably did more than anyone else to help usher surfing from the balsa to the foam and fiberglass era, died Saturday, at the age of 80. A true waterman, Alter competed successfully in the Makaha International Surf...

Ralph Wilson
10/17/1918 - 03/25/2014

Ralph Wilson, who founded the Buffalo Bills as an original member of the American Football League in 1960 and saw them go to four Super Bowls as the only owner in the team’s history, died on Tuesday at his home in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich. He...

James Rebhorn Character Actor
09/01/1948 - 03/21/2014

Actor James Rebhorn, seen most recently in turns on “White Collar” and as the father of Claire Danes’ character Carrie Mathison on “Homeland,” died Friday. He was 65.
Along with his supporting role on the Showtime CIA hit, he recently...

Gary Bettenhausen Indianapolis 500 Race Car Driver
11/18/1941 - 03/16/2014

Gary Bettenhausen age 72 died March 16, 2014 in Monrovia, Indiana his native town where he was born on November 18, 1941.
He started in the Indianapolis 500 21 times with a best finish of 3rd in 1980. He was the son of Tony Bettenhausen Sr...

David Norris Brenner Comedian
02/04/1936 - 03/15/2014

David Norris Brenner age 78 of Manhattan, New York died March 15, 2014 in his home of cancer. He was an American comedian, actor and author.
He was born in Philadelphia on Feb. 4, 1936. After high school he served in the U.S.Army for two...

Quentin Elias Model Actor Singer w Alliage
05/10/1974 - 02/27/2014

Quentin Elias (10 May 1974 – 27 February 2014) was a French singer, actor, and model. Of Algerian heritage, he was the former lead singer for French boy band Alliage from 1996 to 1999. After his departure from the group, he relocated to New York...

Harold Ramis of "Ghostbusters" fame
11/21/1944 - 02/24/2014

Harold Ramis age 69 of “Ghostbusters” fame died in Chicago on February 24, 2014 of an infection complicated his autoimmune disease vasculitis.
He was an American actor, director, and writer, specializing in comedy. His best-known film...

Bob Casale
01/02/1952 - 02/17/2014

Bob Casale, the guitarist for Devo, best known for the 1980 hit "Whip It," died of heart failure, his brother and band member Gerald Casale said Tuesday. He was 61.

The Devo founding member said in a statement that his younger...

Ralph Waite Actor on The Waltons
06/22/1928 - 02/13/2014

Ralph Waite, a Palm Desert resident known for his role as John Walton Sr. on the 1970s TV series “The Waltons” has died.

Waite, 85, died at his Palm Desert home Thursday at about 11 a.m.

Preece, who spent a lot of time with Waite...

Sid Caesar
09/08/1922 - 02/12/2014

Sid Caesar, whose clever, anarchic comedy on such programs as "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour" helped define the 1950s "Golden Age of Television," has died. He was 91. Born Sept 8, 1922 in Yonkers New...

Shirley Temple Black Depression Era Movie Star
04/23/1928 - 02/10/2014

Shirley Temple Black, who lifted America's spirits as a bright-eyed, dimpled child movie star during the Great Depression and later became a U.S. diplomat, died late on Monday evening at the age of 85, a family spokeswoman said in a...

Betty Moffitt
05/26/1922 - 02/07/2014

Betty Moffitt, the mother of tennis great Billie Jean King and former major league pitcher Randy Moffitt, died Friday in Prescott, Ariz. She was 91.

She died at home with her children by her side, King's publicist told The Associated...

Pete Seeger Iconic American Folk Singer and Activist
05/03/1919 - 01/27/2014

Pete Seeger age 94 of Beacon, N.Y. died on January 27, 2014 of natural causes in New York City. He was an American folk singer. He was a fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940’s, with a string of hits as a member of The Weavers, and notably...

Luis Ávalos El actor "The Electric Company"
09/02/1946 - 01/22/2014

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Luis Avalos died Wednesday at age 67. His death was confirmed by Gabriel Reyes Latin Times , a close friend of the artist.
Avalos, who was born on September 2, 1946 was best known for his work on the children'...

Larry Melvin Speakes White House Press Secretary for Reagan
09/13/1939 - 01/10/2014

Larry Melvin Speakes age 74 died January 10, 2014 in Cleveland, Mississippi. He was the acting press spokesman for the White House under President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1987.
He was born in Cleveland, Mississippi on September 13,...

Ariel Sharon the former Prime Minister of Israel
02/08/1928 - 01/11/2014

Ariel Sharon the former Prime Minister of Israel died January 11, 2014 at Sheba Medical Center outside of Tel Aviv after declining health due to a stroke he suffered in January of 2006. He was born on February 8, 1928. He served as the 11th Prime...

Carmen Margarita Zapata
07/25/1927 - 01/05/2014

Carmen Margarita Zapata age 86 died January 5, 2014 due to heat complications in Van Nuys, California. She was born in New York City to a Mexican father and an Argentine mother. She was an Emmy-nominated actress who started a foundation to...

Phillip “Phil” Everly of The Everly Brothers
01/19/1939 - 01/03/2014

Phillip “Phil” Everly died January 3, 2014 from COPD in Burbank, California. He was born Januray 19, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois to Issac (a musician) and Margaret.
A family friend Chet Atkins became a champion of the Everly Brothers and...

James Avery Actor on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
11/27/1945 - 12/31/2013

James Avery age 68 died December 31, 2013 due to complications from heart surgery in Glendale, California.. He was born on November 27, 1945 in Pughsville, Virginia. He was a Navy Vet of the Vietnam War. He was the uncle Philip Banks on the TV...

Andy Granatelli Race Car Driver owner of STP
03/18/1923 - 12/29/2013

Andy Granatelli age 90 died December 29, 2013 in Santa Barbara, California.
He took the brand STP and made it into a success and building race cars for the Indianapolis 500 that won in 1969 in 1973.
He was born on March 18, 1923 in...

Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland Actress Joan Fontaine
10/22/1917 - 12/15/2013

Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland died December 15, 2013 at her home Villa Fontana at the age of 96. She was known professionally as Joan Fontaine and was a British American Actress. She and her older sister actress Olivia de Havilland were born in...

Thomas Robert “Tom” Laughlin Actor, Screenwriter, Educator, Author
08/10/1931 - 12/12/2013

Thomas Robert “Tom” Laughlin age 82 died December 12, 2013 in his home in Thousand Oaks, California, He was an American actor, director, screenwriter, author, educator and political activist.
He was best known for his series of Billy Jack...

Peter O’Toole Academy Award Nominated Actor
08/02/1932 - 12/14/2013

Peter O’Toole age 81 died Saturday December 14, 2013 in Wellington England after a long illness. He was Irish born and English educated actor attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and worked as a Shakespearean actor at the Bristol Old Vic...