Friday, December 31, 2021


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 2021, we have also lost...


Lee Aaker (The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, High Noon, more)

Peter {Brother of Dan} Ackroyd (Saturday Night Life, Nothing But Trouble, more)

Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, and SO much more)

Padmanabhan Balachandran (Gandhi, other works)

Ned Beatty (credits too numerous to mention)

Actor/director Frank Bonner (WKRP In Cincinnati, Just the 10 of Us, City Guys, more)

Johnny Briggs (Coronation Street, Man About The House, more)

Dieter Brummer (Home and Away, Neighbours)

John Challis (a lot of European work)

Actor-martial artist Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba (Kill Bill, Tokyo Drift, more)

Kevin Clark (School of Rock)

Don Collier (The High Chaparral and many other westerns)

Alex Cord (TV version of Airwolf, more)

Johnny Crawford (an original Mouseketeer, The Rifleman, more)

Lou Cutell (a very long career)

Stuart Damon (General Hospital, Port Charles, other credits)

Henry Darrow (The High Chaparral, Zorro, more)

Dustin Diamond (Screech in the Saved By The Bell franchise)

Jerry Douglas (The Young and the Restless, the original Untouchables, more)

Body builder turned actor Dave Draper (various TV and movie appearances in the late 1960s)

Actor/director Robert Downey SENIOR (numerous credits, father of Robert Downey Junior)

Mark Eden (Coronation Street, Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time, more)

Harry Fielder (a lot of British television and movies)

David Fox (When Night Is Falling, Nothing Sacred, more)

Jahmil French (Degrassi: The Next Generation, At First Light, more)

Robert Fyfe (Last of the Summer Wine, Cloud Atlas, more)

Willie Garson (Sex and the City and Stargate franchises, numerous other shows and movies)

Jaime Garza (The Falcon and the Snowman, 1982’s Missing, more)

Nicholas Georglade (TV’s original Untouchables, more)

Richard Gilliland (credits too numerous to mention)

Charles Grodin (numerous credits)

James Hampton (F Troop, Teen Wolf, other works)

Comedic actor Tony Hendra (This Is Spinal Tap, more)

Jack Hedley (James Bond’s For Your Eyes Only, Lawrence of Arabia, more)

Gavan O’Herlihy (the missing Chuck Cunningham from Happy Days, Willow, other works)

Tom Hickey (My Left Foot, High Spirits, more)

Robert Hogan (numerous credits)

Hal Holbrook (way too many credits to list!)

Bernard Holley (a long career on British television/stage/screen)

Alan Igbon (Coronation Street, The Front Line, more)

Singer/actor Alvin Ing (Stir Crazy, The Final Countdown, more)

Ravil Isyanov (James Bond’s Golden Eye, JAG, NCIS, more)

Nathan Jung (numerous credits since the 1960s)

Bruce Kirby (Stand By Me, LA Law, more)

Tommy Kirk (numerous Disney productions, other productions through early 1970s)

Yaphet Kotto (James Bond’s Live and Let Die, Alien, Homicide: Life on the Street, more)

Art LaFleur (The Sandlot, Field of Dreams, more)

Joe Lara (Tarzan franchise, other works)

Richard Lee-Sung (M*A*S*H, the original Kung Fu, many other TV appearances)

Norman Lloyd (St. Elsewhere, Dead Poets Society, more)

Ray MacDonnell (All My Children, The Jack Benny Program, other credits)

Gavin MacLeod (McHale’s Navy, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Love Boat, more)

Frank McRae (James Bond’s License to Kill, Last Action Hero, more)

Eddie Mekka (Laverne and Shirley, Beaches, more)

Child actor Matthew Mindler (various roles before graduating high school)

Actor/comedian/writer Paul Mooney (numerous credits)

Frankie Mossman (2010 version of Spartacus, more)

Walter Olkewicz (Twin Peaks, Grace Under Fire, Seinfeld, other works)

Actor/writer John Paragon (Pee Wee’s Playhouse, numerous other projects)

Eddie Paskey (the original Star Trek and a lot of other 1960’s television)

Rod Perry (original SWAT, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, more)

Christopher Pennock (original Dark Shadows, original Melrose Place, more)

Jay Pickett (General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, more)

Ronald Pickup (Darkest Hour, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, more)

Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music and numerous other credits)

John Reilly (various soap operas, other works)

John Richardson (She, 1 Million Years BC, more)

Peter Mark Richman (original Dynasty, Friday the 13th Part 8, more)

Paul Ritter (James Bond’s Quantum of Solace, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, other works)

Charlie Robinson (Night Court, Sugar Hill, Buffalo Bill, more)

Clifford Rose (Work Is A 4 Letter Word, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, more)

Actor/stuntman Roy Scammell (Alien, Willow, Flash Gordon, more)

Renato Scarpa (Don’t Look Now, The Talented Mister Ripley, more)

Peter Scolari (Bosom Buddies, Newhart, more)

Geoffrey Scott (original versions of Dark Shadows and Dynasty, more)

George Segal (credits too numerous to mention)

Tony Selby (BBC’s Avengers, East Enders, Doctor Who, more)

Anupam Shyam (Slumdog Millionaire, much more)

Gregory Sierra (Barney Miller, Sanford and Son, more)

Felix Silla with a fan, circa 2012.
Actor/stuntman Felix Silla (originated Cousin Itt on The Addams Family and Twiki on Buck Rogers, much more)

Cliff Simon (the Stargate franchise, more)

Joseph Siravo (The Sopranos, American Crime Story, more)

William Smith (various TV and movie roles)

Dean Stockwell (a long career including Anchors Aweigh and Quantum Leap)

Dearon “Deezer D” Thompson (ER, CB4, more)

Houston Tumlin (Talagdega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby)

James Michael Tyler (Friends, other works)

Kim Tyler (TV version of Please Don’t Eat The Daisies, more)

Michael Tylo (Lonesome Dove, Zorro, various soap operas, other productions)

Chick Vennera (various TV, movie and voice acting roles)

Peter Vere-Jones (The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Xena: Warrior Princess, more)

Clarence Williams III (The Mod Squad, Purple Rain, more)

Michael K. Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, more)

Samuel E. Wright (numerous credits, including voicing Sebastian the Crab)



Lisa Banes (Gone Girl, Cocktails, Young Guns, more)

Jessica Campbell (Election, Dad’s Day, more)

Joanna Cameron (The Secrets of Isis, other works)

Model/actress Mary Collinson (numerous credits)

Actress turned Cosmetics Executive Arlene Dahl (numerous credits)

Former Miss America and actress (Winged Victory, The Jolson Story, more) Jo-Carroll Dennison.

Suzzanne Douglas (The Parent ‘Hood, When They See Us, more)

Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck, Steel Magnolias, more)

Myra Frances (Survivors, Doctor Who, more)

Mira Furlan (Babylon 5, other shows)

Arlene Golonka (numerous comedies of the 1960s and 70s)

Desiree Gould (many film, TV and stage credits)

Jean Hale (TV’s Batman, In Like Flint, much more)

Haya Harareet (Ben Hur)

Singer (Girls Aloud) Actress (Saint Trinian’s films, more) Sarah Harding.

Billie Hayes (H. R. Pufnstuf, Lil’ Abner, numerous other credits)

Damaris Hayman (numerous BBC shows)

Gloria Henry (TV’s Dennis the Menace, other works)

Patricia Hitchcock (many credits and daughter of director Alfred)

Sally Ann Howes (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, lots of TV and stage productions)

Tawny Kitaen (numerous credits)

Jackie Lane (Dodo on Doctor Who, other credits)

Cloris Leachman (credits too numerous to mention)

Joanne Linville (numerous credits)

Betty Lynn (wide career from 1948 to 1986)

Jeanette Maus (Charm City Kings, Your Sister’s Sister, more)

Actress/playwright Robbie McCauley (numerous credits)

Helen McCrory (The Queen, Harry Potter franchise, more)

Nicola Pagett (The Viking Queen, Anne of a 1000 Days, more)

Markie Post (The Fall Guy, Night Court, more)

Jane Powell (many TV, Stage, and Screen roles)

Marion Ramsey (Police Academy franchise, more)

Tanya Roberts (original Charlie’s Angels, Sheena, That 70’s Show, more)

Barbara Shelley (Doctor Who, various Hammer Studio movies, more)

Dorothy Steel (Black Panther, Jumanji: The Next Level, more)

Martha Stewart (Doll Face, Surf Party, more)

Una Stubbs (numerous credits throughout a long career)

Cicely Tyson (credits too numerous to mention)

Mary Ward (various programs)

Jessica Walter (credits too numerous to mention)

Joan Weldon (Them!, various stage productions, more)

Sunni Wells (numerous credits and one of Bill Cosby’s many accusers)

Winter🐬 (A Dolphin’s Tale)

Betty White (The Mary Tyler Moor Show, The Golden Girls, MUCH more)

Jane Withers (MANY credits but perhaps best known as Josephine the Plumber)



Legendary baseball⚾ player and Home Run King (until the record is LEGITIMATELY broken) Hank Aaron.

Martial artist🥋 and stunt coordinator Brad Allan (Rush Hour 2, Solo, more)

Former professional baseball players Tom Acker, Ed Armbrister, Joe Beckwith, Hy Cohen, Billy Conigliaro, Dewey LaMarr Hoyt, Grant Jackson, Doug Jones, Julio Lugo, Mike Marshall, Juan Pizarro, Mike Sadek, Orville “Coot” Veal and Wayne Terwilliger.

Former professional football🏈 players Fred Arbanas and Greg Clark.

Professional basketball🏀 legend Elgin Baylor.

Former professional baseball player and coach Mike Bell.

Former professional football player turned actor/singer Harold Bradley, Junior (Barabbas, more)

Track and field🏃 athlete Cameron Burrell.

Former professional baseball player and manager Del Crandall has passed away.

Former professional football player and sports broadcaster Irv Cross.

Former professional hockey🏒 players Ray Cullen, Gilles Lupien, and Bobby Schmautz.

Former professional football player turned actor Mike Henry (Tarzan franchise, Smokey and the Bandit franchise, more)

Former professional football players Claude Crabb, Leslie “Speedy” Duncan, Geno Hayes, Carlos Joseph, Darrius Johnson, Tony Jones, Pete Lammons, Tim Lester, Mike Lucci, and Dick Witcher.

Noted Sports reporter Jeff Dickerson.

Famed snowboarder🏂 Marko Grilc.

Motorcross🏍 racer Rene Hofer.

Noted marathon runner Dick Hoyt.

Motor sports broadcaster Bob Jenkins.

Former professional baseball player and Minor League Manager Ron Johnson.

Football Hall of Famers Bill Glass, Leroy Keyes and Charlie Krueger.

Stuntman Remy Julienne (James Bond movies, The Da Vinci Code, others)

Baseball legend Tommy Lasorda.

Famed former professional basketball player/coach Bobby Leonard.

Famed, former professional football player William “Red” Mack.

Professional football legend John Madden.

Famed motorcycle racer Dick Mann.

Former professional football player Tom Matte (Baltimore Colts)

Former professional basketball player Eric Mobley.

Former professional football player Bob Newland.

Professional golfer🏌 Lonnie Nielsen.

Former professional football player/coach/executive Steve Ortmayer.

Former professional football player and state Senator Robert A. Pascal.

Former professional football player and coach John Pease.

Olympic cyclist🚴 Olivia Podmore.

Former professional baseball players Ken Reitz, J. R. Richard and Rennie Stennett.

Former professional football player, coach and executive Floyd Reese.

Former professional baseball player (California Angels, Boston Red Sox) and sports announcer Jerry Remy.

Former European professional football🏉 player and manager Ian St. John.

Boxing Legend🥊 Leon Spinks.

Baseball Hall of Fame member Don Sutton.

Former professional football player and sports executive Ted Thompson.

Former professional football players and coaches Rusty Tillman and Bill Young.

Famed professional race car drivers🏎 Bobby Unser and Bobby Unser, Junior.

Former professional baseball player and manager Bill Virdon.

Professional basketball player/coach Paul Westphal.

Former professional wrestler🤼 “Wild” Bill White.

Former professional baseball player and coach Stan Williams.

Former professional football players Fred Wyant and Roger Zatkoff.



Voice Actor Jack Angel (Hanna Barbera, Disney, Pixar, and more)

Director Michael Apted (James Bond’s The World Is Not Enough, Gorillas In The Mist, much more)

Autumn “the Puppy”, resident Free Choice E-zine comedienne.

Broadway choreographer/producer Bob Avian (Dream Girls, A Chorus Line, more)

Voice Actor Christopher Ayres (Dragon Ball, One Piece, more)

Writer Robert Baker (Doctor Who, Wallace & Gromit, more and co-creator of K-9)

Poet/writer/pianist Bruce Berger.

Comedy writer Anne Beatts (Square Pegs, National Lampoon, more)

TV director Charles Beeson (numerous credits)

Composer/songwriter Leslie Bricusse (numerous credits over a long career)

TV writer/producer Allan Burns (The Munsters, Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, more)

Author Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar, more)

Author/screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere (The Unbearable Lightness of Being)

Director Steve Carver (Big Bad Mama, Capone, more)

Author Beverly Cleary (credits too numerous to mention)

Blues singer/song writer Willie Cobbs (♫You Don’t Love Me♫, more)

Special effects artist Richard Conway (The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Brazil, more)

Writer, director, producer, actor John Cornell; long time creative associate of Paul Hogan.

TV producer Douglas S. Cramer (original versions of Wonder Woman, Dynasty, Love Boat, and more)

Animator Dave Creek (Bob’s Burgers, Central Park, more)

Producer Peter S. Davis (Highlander franchise, others)

Rapper Prince Markie Dee.

TV/movie producer Martha De Laurentiis (numerous credits)

Noted movie makeup artist Giannetto De Rossi (original Dune, more)

Author Joan Didion (The Year of Magical Thinking, 1976 version of A Star Is Born, more)

Director Richard Donner (Superman 1 and 2.1-The Donner Cut, X-15, a lot of classic television and much more)

Author Eric Jerome Dickey (Milk in My Coffee, Liar’s Game, more)

Legendary casting director Mike Fenton (credits too numerous to mention)

Noted New Pulp author Derrick Ferguson (Dillion, more).

Beat Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Coney Island of the Mind, Her, more)

Designer Robert Fletcher (Star Trek franchise, much more)

Pulitzer prize winning journalist Lucinda Franks.

Documentary maker Leon Gast (When We Were Kings, The Grateful Dead Movie, more)

Singer/songwriter/poet/actor George Gerdes (credits too numerous to mention)

Children’s author/teacher Patricia Reilly Giff (numerous titles)

Hasbro Executive and Film Producer Brian Goldner (Transformers and GI Joe franchises)

Author Kathleen Ann Goonan (Queen City Jazz, War Time, more)

Writer/artist Jean Graton (most known for Michael Valiant)

Columnist Paul Greenberg.

Folk singer/songwriter Nanci Griffith (“Love at the Five and Dime”, “Other Voices, Other Rooms” more)

Movie producer Alberto Grimaldi (Last Tango In Paris, Gangs of New York, more)

Author James Gunn (multiple credits)

Noted author/journalist Leon Hale.

Make up artist and film director Robert Green Hall.

Country music legend Tom T. Hall (numerous classics and other achievements)

Famed stuntman Bob Herron (over a 60 year career)

Famous painter Stephen Hickman.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins (numerous credits)

Writer and noted Mad magazine contributor Frank Jacobs.

Famed Watercolorist Philip Jamison.

Author Norton Juster (The Phantom Tollbooth, The Dot and The Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics, more)

Writer David Anthony Kraft (DC, Marvel, independent projects/publishers)

Anime/manga artist Osamu Kobayashi (numerous credits)

Photographer/activist Kay Lahusen.

Historian Christopher Lee (This Sceptered Isle)

Comic book artist John Paul Leon (drew for DC, Marvel, Wildstorm)

Comic book artist Steve Lightle (various DC and Marvel characters/titles)

Songwriter Marilyn McLeod (contributed songs to many Motown acts)

Author Jason Matthews (Red Sparrow, more)

Manga creator Kentaro Miura (Berserker, more)

John McAfee of computer fame.

Author Larry McMurtry (credits too numerous to mention)

Jazz composer/arranger Sammy Nestico (worked for Count Basie, numerous other acts and accomplishments)

Author William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run, others)

Singer/songwriter Jamie O’Hara (♫Grandpa♫, ♫Older Women♫)

Novelist Gary Paulsen.

The multi-talented Trevor Peacock (various stage productions, The Vicar of Dibley, Fred Claus, wrote ♫Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter♫, more)

Historical author and biographer John Pearson (books on Ian Fleming, royalty, and other subjects)

Famed TV entrepreneur Ron Popeli.

Author Anne Rice (numerous horror novels)

Television writer/producer David Richardson (The Simpsons, 2 and a Half Men, more)

Investigative journalist James Ridgeway.

Comic book artist Robson Rocha (lots of DC Comics work)

Song writer/actor Mario Roccuzzo (a long, 50+ years career)

Noted puppeteer/writer Steve Sherman (Jack Kirby Studios, Filmation, more)

Director Joan Micklin Silver (Hester Street, Between the Lines, more)

Broadcaster and voice actor (lots of animation work) Paul Soles.

Famed composer Stephen Sondheim (credits too numerous to mention)

Music producer (and convicted murderer) Phil “The Wall of Sound” Spector.

Famed casting director Lynn Stalmaster (credits too numerous to mention)

Music producer Chucky Thompson (Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Bilge, more)

Artist Frank Thorne (Red Sonja, numerous other works)

Film maker Stacy Title (2003 revival attempt of The Lone Ranger, Let The Devil Wear Black, more)

Chef Kerry Vincent (The Food Network)

Director Norman J. Warren (various horror films)

Music producer Tommy West (worked for Jim Croce and others)

Singer/songwriter Chuck E. Weiss.

Comedic screenwriter Marc Wilmore (In Living Color, The Simpsons, more)



Former Motown artist turned preacher and social activist Carl Bean.

Billy Brown of Alaskan Bush People.

Actor (Bret Maverick), singer/songwriter (♫Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys♫, more) Ed Bruce.

Singer James Burke of The Five Stairsteps.

Rockabilly singer Sanford Clark (♫The Fool♫, ♫Houston♫, more)

Sarah Dash of The LaBelles (♫Lady Marmalade♫, more)

Country singer Taylor Dee.

Singer John Davis (half of the REAL Milli Vanilli)

Grammy winning rapper DMX (Earl Simmons)

Voice actor Mark Elliot (much Disney work)

Don Everly of the Everly Brothers (“Cathy’s Clown”, much more)

International tenor Sabah Fakhri.

Entertainer Vincente “Chente” Fernandez (Gomez) (numerous credits/achievements)

Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried and Roy.

Singer/songwriter Margo Guryan (♫Sunday Mornin’♫, ♫Take A Picture♫, more)

Announcer Alan Kalter (The Late Show with David Letterman)

Commentator” Rush Limbaugh.

Famous talk show personality Larry King.

Anita Lane of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Joe Long of The Four Seasons.

Hip Hop artist/actor (Men In Black 2) Biz Markie.

Singer/songwriter/record producer Andrea Martin (“Before You Walk Out of My Life”, “Don’t Let Go”, more)

Comedy legend Jackie Mason.

Comedian Norm MacDonald (Saturday Night Live, his own series, and other shows)

Comedian Trevor Moore.

Internet Media personality Adam Perkins.

Singer Lloyd Price (♫Stagger Lee♫, ♫Personality♫, more)

Rapper Black Rob (aka Robert Ross)

Singer Jimmie Rodgers (♫Honeycomb♫, ♫Kisses Sweeter Than Wine♫, more)

Mrs. Joanne Rogers of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.

Gil Saunders of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.

Famed TV Weatherman Willard Scott, also accredited with creating the Ronald McDonald character.

Singer B. J. Thomas (♫Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head♫ and many more hits)

Bunny Wailer (aka Neville Livingston) of Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Singer/songwriter Jim Weatherly (“Midnight Train To Georgia”, “Neither One Of Us”, more)

Mary Wilson of the Supremes.

Reggae singer U-Roy (Ewart Beckford)

Singer/comedian Rusty Warren (numerous credits)

Radio Personality Fez Whatley.

Musician/producer Sophie Xeon.

Rapper Young Dolph (aka Adolph Thornton, Junior)

Wanda Young of the Marvelettes.



2014 Physics Nobel Prize winner Isamu Akasaki.

April the Giraffe.🦒

Famed attorney F. Lee Bailey.

Champ Biden, White House canine.

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins.

Former Congressman and World War 2 veteran Bob Dole.

South African politician and 1993 Nobel Peace Prize winner F. W. de Klerk.

Reporter Peter R. de Vries.

Artist and civil rights activist Jimmie Durham.

Human rights activist Felicia Elizondo.

Everyone we have lost to COVID in 2021.

Publisher Larry Flynt.

Hester Ford, the oldest living American at the time.

Freddy, the world’s tallest dog of current record.

Former Miss Spain and Miss Europe Maruja Garcia.

The innocent victims of the “Astroworld Concert” tragedy November 5, 2021.

The innocent victims of the March 16, 2021 mass shooting in Atlanta, Georgia (USA).

The innocent victims of a shooting at a birthday party May 9.

The innocent victims of an attack on Capital Hill April 2.

The senseless, innocent deaths during a CHRISTMAS PARADE November 21, 2021!

The innocent lives lost in the paths of Hurricanes Claudette, Elsa, and Ida

The innocent victims of a Denver, Colorado (USA) grocery store shooting March 22.

The innocent lives lost during the devastating storms of December 11, 2021.

The innocent victims of the European floods.

The innocent lives lost during the Florida apartment building COLLAPSE June 24.

The innocent victim of a shooting spree at a grocery store September 23, 2021.

The innocent lives lost during the August 14 Haitian Earthquake.

The innocent victims of a high school shooting November 30, 2021.

The innocent lives lost at an Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) Fed Ex facility April 15.

The innocent victims of a senseless shooting at a Northern California USA rail yard May 26.

The innocent victims—including a 9 year old boy!—of the Orange, California (USA) mass shooting March 31.

The innocent victims of the 2021 Pacific Northwest heatwave.

The innocent lives lost from the Taliban’s suicide bomber August 26.

The innocent victims of the Tennessee flooding August 21.

The innocent victims of Typhoon Rai.

The innocent victims of a Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA shooting March 26.

The innocent victims of an apartment complex shooting in West Jefferson, Ohio, USA May 25.

Kabang the Dog.

King of the Zulus Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu.

Former North Korean Vice President Kim Yong-ju.

Journalist Mitchell Krauss (CBS News Middle East correspondent)

Noted con man Bernie Madoff.

Former Argentine President Carlos Menem.

Assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise.

Walter Mondale, President Jimmy Carter’s Vice President-among other political achievements.

Famed military officer Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Civil Rights advocate Bob Moses.

Journalist Roger Mudd.

Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape.

Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

United States’ General Colin Powell, former Secretary of State.

Former US Senator Harry Reid.

Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense under then President George W. Bush.

The 7 year old victim of a Chicago, Illinois (USA) drive by shooting April 18.

Frank Shankwitz, co-founder of the Make A Wish Foundation.

Cosmonaut Vladimir Shatalov (Soyuz Missions 4, 8, and 10)

Famed reporter Neil Sheehan (Vietnam War, Pentagon Papers, more)

Security Guard Brian Sicknick, who lost his life defending the US Capitol Hill January 6, 2021.

Brayden Smith, Alex Trebek’s last Jeopardy! Champion.

Noted humanitarian Bishop Desmond Tutu.

Brian Urquhart, an early member of the United Nations.

Daunte Wright of Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA) April 11.

House of Representatives member Ron Wright of Texas.



Jay Black, founding member of Jay and the Americans.

Jazz band leader/trombonist Chris Barber.

Bass guitarist🎸 Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus; Beck, Bogert and Appice)

Charles Conner (Drummer for Sam Cooke, Little Richard, others)

Jazz pianist Chick Corea.

Bluegrass banjo🪕 player J. D. Crowe.

Paul Cotton, lead guitarist for Poco.

B. B. Dickerson, co-founder of War.

The Moody Blues drummer🥁 and co-founder Graeme Edge.

Pee Wee Ellis, Jazz saxophonist🎷 and James Brown’s music coordinator.

Jazz pianist/songwriter Dave Frishberg (many songs, including notable contributions to Schoolhouse Rock!)

Keyboardist George Frayne IV (Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen)

Saxophonist Grady Gaines, active since the 1950s.

Jazz trumpet🎺 player Burgess Gardner.

Drummer Jerry Granelli of the Vince Guaraldi Trio.

Jazz great Barry Harris.

Dusty Hill of Z Z Top.

Billie Hinsche (Dino, Desi and Billie; The Beach Boys)

John Hutchinson, former guitarist for David Bowie.

Joe Long, Bassist for The Four Seasons.

Don Maddox of The Maddox Brothers and Rose🌹.

Drummer Kenny Malone (Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, and more)

Mike Mitchell, lead guitarist for The Kingsmen.

The Monkees, circa 1986
Paddy Moloney, co-founder of The Chieftains.

Music video pioneer Michael Nesmith of The Monkees.

Mike Renzi, famed pianist and one time musical director of Sesame Street.

Johnny Solinger of Skid Row.

Avaunt garde Pop Artist Sophie.

Robbie Steinhardt, violinist for Kansas.

Pianist Gene Taylor (Canned Heat, Fabulous Thunderbirds, more)

Dennis Thomas, saxophonist for Kool and the Gang.

Guitarist Hilton Valentine of The Animals.

Leo van de Ketterji of Shocking Blue (♫Venus♫, more)

Reggae bassist Robbie Shakespeare.

Joe Siracusa, drummer for Spike Jones and His City Slickers.

Ronnie Tutt (drummer for Elvis, Jerry Garcia, Neil Diamond, and others)

Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones original drummer.

Ronnie Wilson, founding member of The Gap Band.


Suicide bombers, terrorists-foreign and domestic, 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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