In 2018 we have lost a lot celebrities that not only helped create creativity in the world but helped create freedom for all of us. Below are those that we lost in the past year, and we give each and every one of them our respects. Thank you.
Watch and listen to Keith Urban below as he performs hit songs from those who passed away in 2018 from the Nashville’s New Years Eve Bash from Monday night.
Roy Clark (April 15, 1933-November 15, 2018) – singer and musician that was best known for hosting country variety show, Hee Haw from 1969 to 1997.
Stan Lee (December 29, 1922-November 12, 2018) – comic book writer, editor, creator and publisher of the Marvel universe comic books from the 1940s to the 2010s.
Burt Reynolds (February 11, 1936-September 6, 2018) – actor, director and producer of over 60+ films including television series such as Gunsmoke and Hawk. Best known for his role as Bandit in ‘Smokey & The Bandit’
Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942-August 16, 2018) – singer and songwriter making her debut in the 1960’s with Atlantic Records. Best known hits include; ‘A Natural Woman’ and ‘Respect’.
Lee Ermey (March 24, 1944-April 15, 2018) – actor knwn for playing Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket earning him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor
Chuck McCann (September 2, 1934-April 8, 2018) – comedian, actor and voice actor for over 100+ films/series. McCann was best known for his work in Duck Tales, Adventure of Winnie The Pooh and Bonanza
Stephen Hawking (January 8, 1942-March 14, 2018) – theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and director of research at the University of Cambridge.
Mickey Jones (June 10, 1941-February 7, 2018) – drummer backing up acts such as Johnny Rivers, Kenny Rogers and Bob Dylan while also acting in such films/series as ‘Sling Blade’, ‘National Lampoons Vacation and Home Improvement.
Jim Rodford (July 7, 1941-January 20, 2018) – bass player for several British rock bands including The Animals, The Zombies and The Kinks
Dolores O’Riordan (September 6, 1971-January 15, 2018) – musician, singer and songwriter while being the vocalist for rock band The Cranberries from 1990 until her death
Doreen Tracey (April 13, 1943-January 10, 2018) – performer who appeared on the original Mickey Mouse Club television show from 1955-1958
Jerry Van Dyke (July 27, 1931-January 5, 2018) American actor and comedian, youner brother of Dick Van Dyke making his acting debut on The Dick Van Dyke Show and being known for his role in the series Coach.
Tony Joe White (July 23, 1943-October 24, 2018) – singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for his hit songs including ‘Polk Salad Annie’ and ‘Rainy Night in Georgia’
Celeste Yarnall (July 26, 1944-October 7, 2018) – primarily an actress from the 1960s and 1970s, she started her career on television. Yarnall is known for playing in the ‘Star Trek’ series.
Marty Balin (January 30, 1942 – September 27, 2018) – singer-songwriter and musician best known for being the founder of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.
John McCain (August 29, 1936-August 25, 2018) – American statesman and military officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from January 1987 until his death.
Ed King (September 14, 1949-August 22, 2018) – guitarist/bass player and one of the original members of the southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 until 1996
Margot Kidder (October 17, 1948-May 13, 2018) – actress known for her role as Lois Lane in the Superman films from the 1970s and 1980s
Barbara Bush (June 8, 1925-April 17, 2018) – former first lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993 as the wife of former 41st President of the United States George W. Bus
George H. W. Bush (June 12, 1924-November 30, 2018) – former 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993 while also serving as 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989
John Perry Barlon (October 3, 1947-February 7, 2018) – Grateful Dead lyricist from 1971 until 1995 as well as being an American poet and essayist.
Dennis Edwards (February 3, 1943-February 1, 2018) – soul and R&B singer best known as the frontman in The Temptations on Motown Records. Edwards joined The Temptations in 1968, replacing David Ruffin and sang with the group from 1968 to 1989.
Naomi Parker Fraley (August 26, 1921-January 20, 2018) – American war worker who was likely the model for the iconic “We Can Do It!” poster during World War II.
Eddie Clarke (October 5, 1950-January 10, 2018) – Better known as “Fast” Eddie, was an original member of the heavy metal band Motorhead
Penny Marshall (October 15, 1943-December 17, 2018) – actress best known for her role in the 1976 series ‘Laverne & Shirley while also being the director of films that include; ‘A League of Their Own’ and ‘Big’