Thursday, December 31, 2020


While best and worst of everything lists are compiled by others as another year draws to a close, The Free Choice E-zine continues it annual tradition of pausing to briefly look back and remember those that are sadly no longer with us.

Unfortunately we cannot post the whole list; but amongst the innocents who died needlessly at the hands of others; our family, friends, and loved ones; as well as those within law enforcement, medical/emergency services, and the military personnel who lost their lives helping and/or protecting others during 2020, we have also lost...

Raymond Allen (Good Times, Sanford and Son)
Bobby Ball (Last of the Summer Wine, more)
Orson Bean (credits too numerous to mention)
Bert Belasco (Let’s Stay Together, more)
Jay Benedict (Aliens, The Dark Knight Rises)
Warren Berlinger (Cannonball Run, The World According to Garp, more)
Mark Blum (Desperately Seeking Susan, Crocodile Dundee)
Roscoe Born (credits too numerous to mention)
Chadwick Boseman (Marvel Films’ Black Panther, 42)
Jeremy Bulloch (the Star Wars and James Bond franchises, Doctor Who, more)
Thomas Jefferson Byrd (various Spike Lee movies, more)
Hugh Keays-Byrne (the Mad Max franchise, Farscape, more)
Edd Byrnes (77 Sunset Strip, Grease 1)
Earl Cameron (Doctor Who, The Prisoner, Pool of London, etc)
Brent Carver (credits too numerous to mention)
Anthony Chisholm (numerous stage, screen and TV productions)
Lawrence Clayton (The Color Purple, Dream Girls, more)
Robert Conrad (Hawaiian Eye, The Wild, Wild, West; Baa Baa Black Sheep)
Kevin Conway (credits too numerous to mention)
Ben Cooper (numerous TV and movie westerns)
Broadway actor Nick Cordero (Rock of Ages, A Bronx Tale)
Sir Sean Connery (James Bond franchise, Darby O’Gill, and so much more)
Caesar Cordova (Scarface, Carlito’s Way, more)
Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire, 2009 Star Trek movie, First Knight, more)
Marcus D’Amico (Tales of the City, Angels in America, more)
Jason Davis (Recess, Beverly Hills Ninja)
Brian Dennehy (Cocoon franchise, Tommy Boy, etc.)
Dimitri Diatchenko (Chernobyl Diaries)
Malcolm Dixon (Time Bandits, Return of the Jedi)
Kevin Dobson (Kojak, Knots Landing, 1976 version of Midway)
Kirk Douglas (credits too numerous to mention)
James Drury (The Virginian)
Voice actor William Dufris (Lupin the Third, Patlabor, Bob the Builder, Venus Wars)
Gene Dynarski (Seinfeld, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
John Ericson (various movies and TV series)
Sergio Fantoni (Von Ryan’s Express, What Did You Do In The War Daddy?)
Derek Fowlds (Yes Minister)
Allan Garfield (The Conversation, Beverly Hills Cop 2)
Danny Goldman (The Smurfs, MASH, Young Frankenstein)
Alan Harris (Star Wars: A New Hope through Return of the Jedi)
Eddie Hassell (The Kids Are All Right, Surface, more)
Opera singer/actor Claude Heater (Ben-Hur)
Actor/screenwriter Buck Henry (Get Smart, The Graduate, Heaven Can Wait)
Richard Herd (credits too numerous to mention)
Dan Hicks (original Darkman)
Sir Ian Holm (Alien, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, much more)
Actor/director Robert Hossein (Les Miserables, The Scarlet Lady, more)
Roy Hudd (Coronation Street)
Andrew Jack (Star Wars franchise)
Anthony James (High Plains Drifter, Unforgiven, etc)
Olympic athlete turned actor Rafer Johnson (None But The Brave, James Bonds’ License To Kill, more)
Patrick Jordan (The Pink Panther Strikes Again, Star Wars 4: A New Hope)
John Karlen (the original Dark Shadows, Cagney & Lacey)
Stan Kirsch (Highlander franchise)
Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi)
David L. Lander (Laverne and Shirley, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, numerous other works)
Wrestler/actor Stevie Lee.
Boris Leskin (Men in Black 1, Vampire’s Kiss)
Johnny Leeze (Emmerdale, Coronation Street, more)
Tom Lester (Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, Benji)
Rodney Litchfield (Testimony, Coronation Street, more)
Writer/Actor/Producer James Lipton (credits too numerous to mention)
Sam Lloyd (Scrubs, etc.)
Professional wrestler turned actor Tom Lister, Junior (Friday, The Fifth Element, more)
Michael Lonsdale (The Day of the Jackal, Remains of the Day, more)
Vincent Marzello (The Witches, Never Say Never Again)
Stage and Voice Actor Rick May (Starfox franchise, Imagination Theatre)
Michael Medwin (credits too numerous to mention)
Clark Middleton (Twin Peaks, The Blacklist, more)
Haruma Miura (Attack on Titan)
Voice actor Kirby Morrow (Inuyasha, Dragon Ball Z, more)
Bruce Myers (The Unbearable Lightness of Being)
Actor turned police officer Ken Osmond (Leave It To Beaver franchise)
Aubert Pallascio (Kidnapping of the President, Punisher: War Zone)
Geoffrey Palmer (As Time Goes By, more)
David Prowse (the Star Wars franchise, A Clockwork Orange)
Leslie Randall (Billy Liar, Emmerdale)
Allan Rich (credits too numerous to mention)
Michel Robin (The Triplets of Belleville, Farewell My Queen, more)
Maurice Roëves (Escape to Victory, 1992 version of Last of the Mohicans)
Reni Santoni (Enter Laughing, Dirty Harry)
John Saxon (credits too numerous to mention)
Tony Scannell (1980’s version of Flash Gordon)
David Schramm (Wings)
Actor/comedian John Sessions (Stella Street, British Whose Line Is It Anyway?, more)
Actor/dancer Shabba Doo (Breakin’ 1 and 2, numerous live performances)
Voice actor Norm Spencer (credits too numerous to mention)
Max von Sydow (credits too numerous to mention)
Lyle Waggoner (The Carol Burnett Show, 1970s TV Wonder Woman)
Stuart Whitman (credits too numerous to mention)
Logan Williams (The Flash)
Voice/actor Mel Winkler (credits too numerous to mention)


Neda Arnerić (Shaft in Africa, The End of the War)
Carol Arthur (Blazing Saddles, numerous other credits)
Sei Ashina (Silk, Kamui Gaiden-The Lone Ninja, more)
Honor Blackman (British Avengers, James Bond’s Goldfinger)
Betty Bobbitt (the Crocodile Dundee franchise, Prisoner in Cell Block H, more)
Silvana Bosi (The Talented Mister Ripley)
Zoe Caldwell (credits too numerous to mention)
Diana Serra Cary (known as Baby Peggy in the silent film era)
Caroline Cellier (This Beast Must Die, A Thousand Billion Dollars, more)
Marge Champion (Show Boat, artist model for Disney’s Snow White and Pinocchio’s Blue Fairy, more)
Lynn Cohen (the Broadway stage, Sex and the City, various other TV shows)
Faith Dane (Gypsy)
Ja’Net DuBois (Good Times, The PJs)
Marj Dusay (Guiding Light, The Facts of Life)
Conchata Ferrell (2 and a half Men, LA Law, much more)
Lee Fierro (the Jaws franchise)
Rhonda Fleming (Inferno, Serpent of the Nile, much more)
Jill Gascoine (The Gentle Touch, C.A.T.S. Eyes)
Mary Pat Gleason (Guiding Light, Mom, etc)
Galyn Görg (Robocop 2, Point Break, Twin Peaks)
Singer/actress Juilette Greco (The Sun Also Rises, Night of the Generals, more)
Screen Legend Olivia de Havilland (Adventures of Robin Hood, Gone With The Wind, and much more)
Hilary Heath (various film roles)
Paula Kelly (Soylent Green, Night Court, much more)
Comedienne Brandis Kemp (Fridays, After MASH)
Rosalind Knight (the Carry On franchise, Tom Jones, more)
Shirley Knight (The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Sweet Bird of Youth, etc)
Rebecca Luker (revivals of Show Boat, The Music Man, much more)
Linda Manz (Days of Heaven, The Wanderers, more)
Armelia McQueen (various stage, film, and TV productions)
Monique Mercure (The Red Violin)
Norma Michaels (credits too numerous to mention)
Film/stage actress Doreen Montalvo (numerous credits)
Kellye Nakahara (MASH, Clue-the movie)
Lori Nelson (credits too numerous to mention)
Taryn Power (1975's The Count of Monte Cristo, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger)
Kelly Preston (Jerry Maguire, Twins, more)
Kay Purcell (Emmerdale, Waterloo Road, more)
Elsa Raven (Back to the Future, Amen, Wiseguy, more
Natalie Desselle Reid (Eve, the Madea franchise, more)
Broadway and movie actress Ann Reinking (Chicago, Annie, All That Jazz, more)
Dame Diana Rigg (TV’s The Avengers, James Bond’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, much more!)
Naya Rivera (Glee)
Michelle Rossignol (Beyond 40, You)
Carol Sutton (The Help, Lovecraft Country, more)
Yuko Takeuchi (Miss Sherlock, Flash Forward)
Pamela Tiffin (State Fair, Harper, more)
Mary Twala (Sarafina, Life Above All)
Nikita Pearl Waligwa (Queen of Katwe)
Dawn Wells (Gilligan’s Island, Return to Boggy Creek, numerous guest appearances on other shows)
Joy Westmore (Neighbours, more)
Dame Barbara Windsor (East Enders, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, more)


🏈Former professional football player Herb Adderly.
⛸Olympic Figure Skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya.
🤼Professional wrestler known as Animal of the Road Warriors (Joseph Laurinaitis)
Professional football player Bob Atkins.
Football player turned actor (MASH) Timothy Brown.
⚾Former professional baseball player Frank Bolling.
Baseball legend Lou Brock.
🏀Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and the rest of the innocent victims of a helicopter crash January 26.
Former professional football players Reche Caldwell and Paul Crane.
Football’s Hall of Fame member Fred Dean.
Former athlete and professional football player Fred DeBernardi.
Former professional baseball player turned coach Billy DeMars.
Former professional basketball player Terry Duerod.
Former baseball player Ed Farmer.
Famed wrestling announcer Howard Finkel.
Baseball Hall of Famer Whitey Ford.
Professional wrestler Shad Gaspard.
Baseball pitching legend and Hall of Famer Bob Gibson.
Former professional baseball player Bill Gilbreth.
Professional football Hall of Fame member Kevin Greene.
Former professional football player Bill Groman.
Professional wrestler James Harris (Kamala the Ugandan Giant)
Professional football players Mario Henderson and Paul Hornung.
🏄Surfing Champ Derek Ho.
Professional wrestler Jonathan Huber.
Former professional baseball player and manager Eddie Kasko.
Former professional baseball player “Sweet” Lou Johnson.
Former professional wrestler Rocky Johnson, father of wrestler/actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Former Olympian, professional basketball player and coach K. C. Jones.
Detroit Tigers’ legend Al Kaline.
Former professional basketball player Eugene “Goo” Kennedy.
Matt Keough of the Oakland A’s.
Former professional basketball player Earnest Killum.
Former baseball pitcher Don Larsen (New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants)
Former professional football player Dave Lewis.
Professional baseball legend Mike McCormick.
Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan.
Former professional baseball player Roger Moret.
Former professional football player Kyle Morrell and Jake Scott.
🏀Curly Neal of the Harlem Globetrotters.
Legendary baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro.
Former football player and coach Markus Paul.
Former professional football player Ray Perkins.
Hall of Fame professional football player Loyd Phillips.
⚾The real life Mary Pratt (A League of Their Own)
Former professional basketball player Cliff Robinson.
Former professional football player Gale Sayers (Brian’s Song)
Former professional basketball player Bruce Seals.
Baseball Hall of Fame member Tom Seaver.
Football legend Don Shula.
Famous professional basketball player/coach Jerry Sloan.
Former Olympian Steve Smith.
🏇1968 Olympic Equestrian Barry Sonshine.
Former Major League Baseball Pitcher Ed Sprague, Senior (Oakland A’s, Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds)
Hank Steinbrenner (co-owner of the New York Yankees)
🏀Indiana Pacers founder Mike Storen.
Former professional football players Jerry Sturm and Leo Sugar.
Former professional baseball player Antonio Taylor.
Former football player/coach John Teerlinck.
Former professional basketball player and coach John Thompson.
Former professional basketball player, coach, and executive Wes Unseld.
Former professional baseball player Claudell Washington.
Former baseball player Bob Watson.
Professional athlete (football and basketball) Rod Widby.
Former professional football players Larry and Robert Wilson.
Former baseball player Jimmy “The Toy Cannon” Wynn.


Artist/animator Kelly Asbury.
Author/journalist Anthony Bailey.
Classic Doctor Who writer Pip Baker (no relation to Tom or Colin)
Famed photographer Peter Beard.
TV producer Lee Phillip Bell (The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless)
Artist Allen Bellman.
Noted typeface developer Ed Benguiat.
Broadway producer Roger Berlind (Rex, Amadeus, Sophisticated Ladies, more)
Screenwriter William Blinn (created Starsky and Hutch, Purple Rain, more)
Noted science fiction author Ben Bova (credits too numerous to mention)
Author Rachel Caine (various works under her own name and aliases)
The artist Christo (Christo Vladimirov Javacheff)
Author Mary Higgins Clark.
Movie prop/set designer Ron Cobb (The Star Wars and Back to the Future franchises, more)
Author Joanna Cole (The Magic School Bus series)
Artist Richard Corben (credits too numerous to mention)
Producer Stuart Cornfeld (Dodgeball, Tropic Thunder, Zoolander)
David Cornwell, better known as novelist John le Carre (the George Smiley series, other works)
Animator Douglas Crane (Hanna-Barbera Studios, Terrytoons, Filmation, much more)
Author/adventurer Clive Cussler (credits too numerous to mention)
Artist/animator Nick Cuti (E-man, Moon Child)
Poet Bruce Dawe.
Artistic scholar David Driskell.
Cinematographer Allen Daviau (ET, Empire of the Sun, etc)
Animator Gene Deitch (early 1960s Tom and Jerry, Tom Terrific)
Artist Mort Drucker (DC Comics, Mad magazine, and much more)
Screenwriter Harriet Frank, Junior (Hud, Norma Rae)
Author/screenwriter Bruce Jay Friedman (Splash, Doctor Detroit, Stir Crazy)
Screenwriter/producer David Giler (The Money Pit, Alien, more)
Artist Juan Gimenez (Heavy Metal)
Animator Mark Glamack (credits too numerous to mention)
Composer Billy Goldenberg (various TV shows and movies)
Author Terry Goodkind (The Sword of Truth series, other works)
Film maker Stuart Gordon (Honey I Shrunk the Kids/Blew Up the Kid, Space Truckers)
Author James E. Gunn (credits too numerous to mention)
Screenwriter Sir Ronald Harwood (The Pianist, The Dresser, more)
Video game creator/programmer Kazuhisa Hashimoto.
Writer Silvio Horta (Ugly Betty, Jake 2.0)
Grant Imahara (technical work on the Matrix and Star Wars franchises, consulting expert on Myth Busters)
Comic book/animation artist Jim Janes (Legion of Superheroes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, more)
Noted journalist Gordon Joseloff (CBS)
Country music singer-songwriter Hal Ketchum (numerous credits)
Writer Lenard Lakofka (Dungeons and Dungeons franchise)
Art director/designer Peter Lamont (James Bond in Goldfinger, Aliens, Titanic, more)
Author Richard A. Lupoff (Space War Blues, The Comic Book Killer, more)
Alison Lurie (War Between the Tates, Love and Friendship, more)
Author Roger Kahn (The Boys of Summer)
Songwriter Al Kasha (♫There’s Got To Be A Morning After♫, ♫We May Never Love Like This Again♫, more)
Author Donna Kauffman.
Cinematographer Gary B. Kibbe (Escape from LA, Robocop 3)
Journalist/lyricist (Les Miserables) Herbert Kretzmer.
Cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado (Mafalda)
William Link (writer, co-creator of Columbo, Mannix, Murder She Wrote, more)
Screenwriter Kurt Luedtke (Out of Africa, Absence of Malice, etc)
Disney artist/designer Sue Nichols Maciorowski (various Disney movies)
Composer Johnny Mandel (MASH theme, ♫The Shadow of Your Smile♫, etc)
Artist Frank McLaughlin (credits too numerous to mention)
Playwright Terrence McNally (Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider- woman)
Director Alan Metter (Back to School, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, others)
TV producer Thomas Miller (Full House, Perfect Strangers, etc.)
Disc Jockey/movie producer Erick Morillo.
Composer Ennio Morricone (The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly; numerous others)
Director George Ogilivie (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome)
Writer/editor Dennis O’Neil (credits too numerous to mention)
Film director Sir Alan Parker (Midnight Express, Pink Floyd: The Wall, others)
Writer Martin Pasko (credits too numerous to mention)
Songwriter Ray Pennington (“I’m a Ramblin’ Man”, more)
Author Charles Portis (True Grit, Gringos)
Composer William Pursell (♫Our Winter Love♫, more)
Comedy Legend Carl Reiner (Your Show of Shows, The Dick Van Dyke Show, more)
Mike Resnick (Goddess of Ganymede, Stalking the Unicorn)
TV producer Gene Reynolds (MASH, Lou Grant, etc)
TV Producer Daisha Riley (Good Morning America)
TV writer Adele Rose (Coronation Street and other BBC dramas)
Animator Joe Ruby (co-created Scooby-Doo and other credits too numerous to mention)
Artist/painter John A. Ruthven.
Film director Joel Schumacher (numerous movies)
Songwriter Billy Joe Shaver (“Honky Tonk Heroes”, “Georgia on a Fast Train”, more)
Film director Lynn Shelton (Your Sister's Sister, Hump Day)
TV producer Fred Silverman.
Legendary comic book artist Joe Sinnott (credits too numerous to mention)
Herbert F. Solow, the TV executive responsible for getting Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Mannix, and more on the air.
Comedian Jerry Stiller (credits too numerous to mention)
Journalist Gerald Stone (60 Minutes)
Animator Ann Sullivan (Lion King, The Little Mermaid)
Fashion designer Kenzo Takada.
Christopher Tolkien, son and overseer of J. R. R. Tolkien’s literary legacy.
Movie art director Alan Tomkins (The Empire Strikes Back, Saving Private Ryan, more)
Noted journalist Seymour Topping (The New York Times)
Animator Tuck Tucker (Spongebob Squarepants, Hey Arnold!, more)
Artist Albert Uderzo (Asterix)
Comedian Fred Willard (credits too numerous to mention)
Writer David Wise (lots of television credits)
Noted photographer Baron Wolman.


Singer Len Barry (♫1-2-3♫, ♫The Bristol Stomp♫, more)
Blues singer Frank Bey.
Singer/songwriter Johnny Bush (♫Whiskey River♫)
YouTube star Landon Clifford.
Singer/songwriter/actor Mac Davis (♫It’s Hard to be Humble♫, “In the Ghetto”, North Dallas 40, more)
Tommy DeVito of The Four Seasons.
Singer Pau Donés of Jarabe de Palo.
Singer/songwriter Judy Dyble (member of Fairport Convention and Trader Horne)
Singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle.
Model Nina Griscom.
Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy.
Long time game show host Tom Kennedy (numerous credits)
Terry Jones of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
Musician/songwriter Stan Kesler (“I Forgot to Remember to Forget”, more)
The Dixie Crush’s singer Lindsey Lagestee.
Comedian Eddie Large.
Singer/actor Trini(dad) Lopez III (♫Lemon Tree♫, The Dirty Dozen)
Dame Vera Lynn, famous singer/songwriter of World War 2.
Singer Benny Mardones (♫Into the Night♫)
Barbara Martin of the Supremes.
Blues singer Kim Massie.
Reality TV personality Nick McGlashan (Deadliest Catch)
Singer Phyllis McGuire of The McGuire Sisters (♫Sincerely♫, ♫Picnic♫, more)
Singer/actor Johnny Nash (♫I Can See Clearly Now♫, ♫The Mighty Hercules theme♫, more and various acting roles)
Country music singer/songwriter K. T. Oslin (credits too numerous to list all)
Singer Robert Parker (♫Barefootin’♫)
Television personality Regis Philbin (Live with Regis and…, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?)
Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters.
Country Music Legend Charley Pride (credits too numerous to mention)
Stage magician and skeptic James Randi.
Singer/actress Helen Reddy (♫I Am Woman♫, Pete’s Dragon, more)
Harold Reid of the Statler Brothers.
Deckhand Mahlon Reyes (Deadliest Catch)
Comedian Dudley Riggs (Brave New Workshop)
Singer/songwriter/actor Kenny Rogers (The First Edition, solo act, TV/movies)
Rapper Tray Savage.
Early disc jockey Robin Seymour.Model/talk show host B. Smith.
Country singer Doug Supernaw (♫I Don’t Call Him Daddy♫, ♫Reno♫, more)
Legendary TV personality Alex Trebek (Jeopardy!, Concentration, more)
Rapper TY (Benedict Chijioke)
Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner.
Singer Ricky Valance (♫Tell Laura I Love Her♫)
Bruce Williamson of the Temptations.
Singer Betty Wright (♫Clean Up Woman♫, ♫Tonight Is The Night♫)


Journalist Bobbi Battista.
Jacob Blake.
Lucille Bridges, mother of Civil Rights Activist Ruby Bridges.
Rayshard Brooks.
The innocent victims of the Canadian mass shooting in April.
The innocent victims who have lost their lives during all the wildfires of this past year.
Astronaut Gerald Carr (Skylab 4)
Leanza Cornett, 1993’s Miss America.
😷Everyone who lost their life from COVID-19/Coronavirus, including Li Wenliang, the man who tried to warn the world about the situation.
The innocent victims of Cyclone Harold.
The innocent lives lost during the bomb cyclone known as Storm Dennis.
Eswantini’s Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini.
Journalist Hugh Downs.
Physicist and mathematician Freeman Dyson.
The innocent lives lost from the Easter tornado storms in America.
George Floyd.
Amber Lee Friis, New Zealand's representative in the 2018 Miss Universe contest.
Sincere Gaston and Mekhi James of Chicago.
1971 Miss America and pioneering female sports caster Phyllis George.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Milton Glaser, who developed the I💗NY slogan and co-founded 
The New Yorker magazine.
Anne Glenn, disability rights activist and wife of astronaut/Senator John Glenn.
School teacher Harriet Glickman, who convinced Charles Schulz to integrate Peanuts.
The innocent victims of Hurricanes Delta, Eta, Laura, Marco, Zeta and all other storms.
1998 Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume.
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali.
Katherine Johnson, a “hidden figure” of NASA.
Photographer Astrid Kirchherr.
Russell A. Kirsch, inventor of the pixel.Former Nobel Physics Prize winner Masatoshi Koshiba.
Journalist Jim Lehrer.
Civil Rights leader/activist John R. Lewis.
Civil Rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery.
Lupo the Royal Dog.
LGBTQ Civil Rights Pioneer Phyllis Lyon.
Roberta McCain (mother of former Senator John McCain)
Journalist Maria Mercader (CBS)
Ann Mitchell, noted World War 2 decoder.
Former Nobel Prize winner Mario Molina.
Former Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Sir Mekere Morauta.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Robert Murray, the coal tycoon who ironically hated its safety protocols.
The innocent victims in the senseless nightclub shooting July 5.
Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza.
The innocent lives lost during the crash of Pakistan International Airlines Flight 8303 May 22.
The Parisian bus driver who was just trying to do his job.
The innocent protesters who died during the Jacob Blake unrest, victims of a teenage killer!
Former Ghana President Jerry Rawlings.
Journalist Monica Roberts.
Charity fund raiser Travis Roy.
Daniel Salas, innocent victim of an intentional home invasion.
Saturn the alligator.
Reese Schonfeld, former president/founder of CNN and fonder of the Food Network.
Former FBI Director William Sessions.
Matty Simmons, co-founder of the National Lampoon and Diners Club Card.
Herb Stempel, the man who exposed quiz show cheating in the 1950s.
The innocent victims of the March 2-3 Tennessee Tornadoes.
Robert Trump, youngest brother of Donald.
The innocent victims of Typhoon Vamco.
Rosiland Walter, the original Rosie the Riveter.
Everyone onboard Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 January 8.
The innocent victim of the senseless shooting spree in Washington, DC August 9.
2009 Economics Nobel Prize winner Oliver E. Williamson.
Alfred Worden of Apollo 15.
Famous aviator Chuck Yeager.


Rapper Lexii Alijai.
Singer/songwriter Bob Andy (aka Keith Anderson)
Drummer Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot, others)
Malik B(aset) of The Roots.
Ronald Bell of Kool and the Gang.
Singer/songwriter Charlie Daniels (♫The Devil Went Down To Georgia♫)
Musician Spencer Davis (♫Gimme Some Lovin’♫)
Country singer/songwriter Joe Diffie (♫Third Rock From The Sun♫)
Musician Jon Gibson.
Famed violinist Ivry Gitlis.
Singer/songwriter/musician Peter Green, co-founder of Fleetwood Mac.
West Texas music pioneer Tommy Hancock.
Music composer Katsuhisa Hattori.
Saxophonist Jimmy Heath of the Heath Brothers.
Reggae musician/pioneer Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert.
Brian Howe of Bad Company.
Drummer Leo Kerslake.
Tony Lewis of The Outfield.
Songwriter Bill Martin (♫Puppet on a String♫)
Musician/songwriter Alan Merrill (created ♫I Love Rock and Roll♫)
Musician Moraes Moreira (Novos Baianos)
Neil Peart, drummer/songwriter for Rush.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer “Little Richard” Penniman (credits too numerous to mention)
Poignant singer/songwriter John Prine.
Saxophonist Alto Reed (Bob Seger, Little Feat, Grand Funk Railroad)
Musician/songwriter Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, ♫That Thing You Do♫)
Bob Shane of the Kingston Trio.
Guitarist Jack Sherman (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Bassist Jason Slater (Third Eye Blind, others)
Bassist Mark Stone of Van Halen.
Rocker Eddie Van Halen.
Country singer Jerry Jeff Walker (♫Mr. Bo Jangles♫, ♫It’s About Time♫, more)
Musician Eric Weissberg (♫Dueling Banjos♫)
Leslie West (a member of multiple groups)
Singer/songwriter Bill Withers (♫Lean On Me♫, ♫Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone♫)


Suicide bombers, terrorists, and anyone else who would take another’s life without moral and/or legal justification.
NOTE: All categories and the names within them are alphabetical to the best of our human ability, except the last one.

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