Remembering "Frasier" star John Mahoney, The Cranberries' frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan, Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld and more musicians, actors, icons and other notable people we've had to say goodbye to this year.
British actor Sam Beazley who starred in Harry Potter dies aged 101
Sam Beazley, born in Kensington, has died aged 101 at his home in London He died in his sleep and his death was announced in a newspaper this week He played Professor Everard in the fifth Harry Potter film and also had roles in Johnny English and Bridget Jones' Diary Before he took to the screen he had a successful stage career in the 1930s Harry Potter actor Sam Beazley, who played Professor Everard in the Order of the Phoenix, has died aged 101.
Adam West, TV's Batman, dies aged 88 after short battle with leukemia
Actor Adam West who portrayed Batman in the classic 1960s television series, died Friday night in Los Angeles. The actor passed away after a short battle with leukemia and was surrounded by his wife, Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
He died of complications from esophageal cancer, according to a statement from his publicist. Demme won acclaim as the director of "Philadelphia," the 1993 drama starring Tom Hanks as a lawyer battling AIDS, and "Beloved," the 1998 Oprah Winfrey movie based on Toni Morrison's bestseller about a 19th century slave haunted by the ghost of her daughter.
Murphy achieved fame as a recurring performer on Chappelle's Show , particularly in the Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories sketches. In these, Murphy recounts his misadventures as part of his brother Eddie's entourage, including encounters with various celebrities such as Rick James and Prince.
Tom Cruise 's mother -- who in recent years had battled health issues -- died in her sleep. The former special education teacher was the driving force behind Tom's pursuit of acting. He frequently credited her for inspiring him. She died last week and a service was already held ...
Al Jarreau -- one of the most legendary singers of all time -- has died. The 7-time GRAMMY winner passed Sunday, according to his website. Al's been in the hospital, and also retired recently due to exhaustion. He passed away in the hospital to due to an undisclosed illness.