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A look at all the stars in movies, TV, music, sports and media we’ve lost this year

  • Mike Fenton  • 
    The “E.T.” and “Back to the Future” casting director died Jan. 1. He was 85 years old.

  • Joan Micklin Silver  • 
    The director best known for the films “Hester Street” and “Crossing Delancey” died Jan. 1 due to vascular dementia. She was 85.

  • Gerry Marsden  • 
    Gerry Marsden, lead singer of the British pop band Gerry and the Pacemakers, died Jan. 3 after an infection of the heart. He was 78.

  • Kerry Vincent  • 
    “Food Network Challenge” judge and cake designing expert Kerry Vincent passed away Jan. 4. She was 75 years old.

  • Barbara Shelley  • 

    “Dr. Who” actress and “Queen of Hammer” horror film star Barbara Shelley died Jan. 4. She was 88.

  • Tanya Roberts  • 
    Former Bond Girl and star of “A View to Kill,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “That 70s Show,” Tanya Roberts, was confirmed dead Jan. 5 after initial erroneous reports that she had passed away and then was still alive. Roberts died of a urinary tract infection that spread to other organs. She was 65 years old.

  • Eric Jerome Dickey  • 

    Renowned author Eric Jerome Dickey, whose 29 works included “Sister, Sister,” died Jan. 5 after a battle with cancer. He was 59. 

  • Neil Sheehan  • 

    Acclaimed journalist, Pentagon Papers leaker and Pulitzer Prize winner Neil Sheehan died Jan. 7 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. He was 84. 

  • Marion Ramsey  • 

    Marion Ramsey, best known for playing soft-spoken Officer Laverne Hooks in the “Police Academy” franchise, died on Jan. 7 in her Los Angeles home.

  • Dearon ” Deezer D” Thompson  • 

    Actor and rapper Deezer D died Jan. 8 at his home in Los Angeles. The former “ER” star was 55. 

  • Tommy Lasorda  • 

    Tommy Lasorda, who spent 71 seasons playing with and managing the Los Angeles Dodgers, died Jan. 8. He was 93. 

  • Dave Creek  • 

    Dave Creek, lead character designer who’d worked on FOX’s “Bob’s Burgers” show since it debuted in 2011, died Jan. 8 after a skydiving accident. He was 42. 

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  • Michael Apted • 

    Michael Apted, director of documentary films including “Up” and “The Coal Miner’s Daughter,” died Jan. 8. He was 79. 

  • John Reilly •

    “General Hospital” star and ” Beverly Hills 90210″ actor John Reilly died Jan. 10. He was 84 years old. 

  • Marsha Zazula •

    Marsha Zazula, co-founder of Megaforce Records, the record label that launched Metallica’s debut album and career, died Jan. 10. She was 68. 

  • Stacy Title •

    Stacy Title, director of films including “Let the Devil Wear Black,” “The Last Supper” and “The Bye Bye Man,” died Jan. 11 after a battle with ALS. She was 56. 

  • Sheldon Adelson •

    GOP financier and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson died Jan. 12. He was 87. 

  • Jessica Campbell •

    “Freaks and Geeks” and “Election” actress Jessica Campbell passed away unexpectedly Dec. 29, but her family announced her death Jan. 13. She was 38. 

  • Siegfried Fischbacher •

    The other half of legendary Las Vegas magic and animal act Siegfried & Roy died on Jan. 13 of pancreatic cancer, according to the Washington Post. He was 81.

     

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  • Angie Jakusz  •  Cassandra Anne “Angie” Jakusz, a former contestant on “Survivor: Palau,” who earned the nickname “No Fun Angie,” died on Jan. 8 after battling cancer. She was 40.

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  • Joanne Rogers  •  Acclaimed pianist and the widow of Fred Rogers, better known as beloved children’s TV host Mister Rogers, died on Jan. 14. She was 92. 

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  • Peter Mark Richman  •  The actor who appeared on numerous series, including “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Dynasty,” died on Jan. 14 at the age of 93.

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  • Sylvain Sylvain  •  The guitarist and founding member of the pioneering rock group New York Dolls died on Jan. 13 following a battle with cancer. He was 69.

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  • Philip J. Smith  •  The Tony Award winner, who led Broadway’s Shubert Organization for decades, died on Jan. 15 at age 89. His cause of death was complications from COVID-19, according to his daughters Linda Phillips and Jennifer Stein.

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  • Phil Spector • Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector died of natural causes in a prison hospital in Stockton, Ca. Jan. 17. He was 81. 

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  • David Richardson • Television writer David Richardson, who wrote on “The Simpsons” and “Two and a Half Men” died Jan. 18. He was 65. 

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  • Don Sutton • Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and former Los Angeles Dodger Don Sutton died Jan. 19 from natural causes. He was 75.

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  • Mira Furlan • Actress Mira Furlan, who starred on “Bablyon 5” and “Lost,” died Jan. 22 of complications from West Nile Virus. She was 65. 

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  • Hank Aaron • Baseball’s former home run king and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron died on Jan. 22. He was 86.

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  • Bob Avian • Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian died of cardiac arrest on Jan. 22. Avian worked on productions of including “Dreamgirls,” A Chorus Line,” and “Miss Saigon.” He was 83.

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  • Gregory Sierra • Actor Gregory Sierra’s death was reported on Jan. 22, and a family spokesperson said Sierra died earlier in the month after a battle with cancer. The “Barney Miller” and “Sanford and Son” actor was 83. 

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  • Larry King Legendary interviewer and newsman Larry King died on Jan. 23 after contracting COVID-19. King was 87. 

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  • Walter Bernstein • Oscar-nominated screenwriter Walter Bernstein, best known for his work “The Font,” died Jan. 23. He was 101 years old. 

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  • Perry Botkin Jr. • Composer Perry Botkin Jr., who created the theme for the soap opera “The Young and the Restless,” died Jan. 23. He was 87. 

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  • A look at all the stars in movies, TV, music, sports and media we’ve lost so far this year

    A look at all the stars in movies, TV, music, sports and media we’ve lost this year

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