EntertainmentCelebrities Stephen Hawking, Craig Mack, Hubert de Givenchy and other notable deaths By amNY.com staff Updated March 14, 2018 6:26 AM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email We remember them for their comedy routines — Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis — their shows — John Mahoney's patriarch on "Frasier," Mickey Jones' pot dealer on "Justified" — the characters they portrayed — Julius Caesar in "Spartacus" (John Gavin), Freddy on "House of Cards (Reg E. Cathey) — the films they helmed ("Rocky" director John Avildsen) — the music that will remain in rotation — Vic Damone, Malcolm Young, Walter Becker — and the sports they dominated on the field or behind the microphone — Giant Y.A. Tittle, Keith Jackson. Here are the actors, musicians, athletes, politicians and other well-known names we've recently said goodbye to. Stephen Hawking Photo Credit: Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize Foundation / Bryan Bedder Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking died on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at his home in Cambridge. He was 76. Hawking, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, when he was 21 years old, sought to understand some of the most complicated topics, including the origins of the universe and the mysteries of black holes. Craig Mack Photo Credit: WireImage / Johnny Nunez Rapper Craig Mack died Monday, March 12, 2018. He was 46. The "Flava in Ya Ear" rapper was among the first to sign with Bad Boy Records in the early '90s. The Long Island-born rapper died at his home in South Carolina. Hubert de Givenchy Photo Credit: Getty Images / Carlos Alvarez Designer Hubert de Givenchy, center, died Saturday, March 10, 2018, a representative for his fashion label confirmed to The New York Times. He was 91. The French fashion icon was known for dressing Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy, among other famous faces. Givenchy was behind the little black dress that has become iconic to "Breakfast at Tiffany's." David Ogden Stiers Photo Credit: Getty Images / Matt Winkelmeyer David Ogden Stiers, known for playing surgeon Maj. Charles Winchester III on "M.A.S.H.," died March 3 after battling bladder cancer, according to his talent agency. The Oregonian had more than 150 film and TV credits with voice acting roles in a number of Disney films, including in "Beauty and the Beast" as Cogsworth and characters in "Lilo & Stitch" and "Pocahontas." He also appeared on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" and in "Perry Mason" movies. He was 75. George Kaufman Photo Credit: Getty Images / Robin Marchant Chairman of Kaufman Astoria Studios George Kaufman died Feb. 20, 2018, his publicist said. He was 89 years old. Kaufman is credited with rejuvenating the neighborhood with the success of the historic production venue, the filming location for several NYC-set shows like "Orange is the New Black" and "Blue Bloods." "George was so much more than a real estate developer. He understood deep in his bones the importance of investing in New York's communities because they are the very foundation of the City's greatness," Hal Rosenbluth, the president and CEO of Kaufman Astoria Studios, said in a statement. Billy Graham Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mario Tama Evangelist Billy Graham, who counseled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years on the pulpit, died on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99, a spokesman said. According to his ministry, he preached to more people than anyone else in history, reaching hundreds of millions of people either in person or via TV and satellite links. Vic Damone Photo Credit: Getty Images / Keystone / David Ashdown Singer Vic Damone, known for "On the Street Where You Live," among other singles, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, his daughter told The Associated Press. He was 89. The legendary performer also had several TV and film credits, including "The Vic Damone Show," "Rich, Young and Pretty" and "Kismet." Jan Maxwell Photo Credit: Getty Images / Michael N. Todaro Tony-winning actress Jan Maxwell died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, after battling cancer, her son confirmed to Deadline. She was 61. Her theater roles included "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and "The Sound of Music." On TV, she had notable stints on "Law & Order," "The Good Wife" and "The Divide." Reg E. Cathey Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jason Kempin Actor Reg E. Cathey, who played Freddy on "House of Cards" and appeared in "The Wire," died at age 59 after reportedly battling cancer. "The Wire" creator David Simon first reported his death on Feb. 9, 2018. Cathey guest starred on numerous TV shows, but won an Emmy in 2015 for outstanding guest actor in a drama series for his work on Netflix's "House of Cards." John Gavin Photo Credit: Getty Images / Hulton Archive The actor who peaked with roles in Douglas Sirk's "Imitation of Life," Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" and the epic "Spartacus" died on the morning of Feb. 9, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 86. In addition to his acting career, he also served as president of the Screen Actors Guild in the early '70s and as U.S. ambassador to Mexico under Ronald Reagan. Lovebug Starski Photo Credit: Getty Images for BET / Isaac Brekken Lovebug Starski, right, died after suffering a heart attack in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, his manager confirmed. A native of the Bronx, along with Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash, Starski was a key member of the late 1970s scene that spawned hip-hop. Mickey Jones Photo Credit: Getty Images / Rick Diamond Mickey Jones, whose resume as an actor stretched back to the early 1970s, died on Feb. 7, 2018, at age 76, his rep confirmed to Deadline. You loved him as the pot dealer with a heart, Hot Rod Dunham, in "Justified," while your parents might remember him from the short-lived "Alice" spinoff "Flo." The character actor popped up in roles across film ("Sling Blade") and television ("Home Improvement"), as well as TV movies ("V"). Deadline reported that his death followed a long illness. John Mahoney Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter John Mahoney died on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, while in hospice care, his manager Paul Martino said. He was 77. The SAG Award-winning actor played "Frasier" dad Martin Crane on all 11 seasons of the NBC show from 1993 to 2004. Louis Zorich Photo Credit: Getty Images / Desiree Navarro Tony Award-nominated actor Louis Zorich, who played the father of Paul Reiser's character on NBC's "Mad About You," died on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at his Manhattan home. He was 93. While the majority of his roles on TV and film were of the character-actor kind, he also tackled big parts like King Lear and Agamemnon on stage. He is survived by his wife, fellow actor Olympia Dukakis, and other family members. Mark Salling Photo Credit: Getty Images for Tinder / Tommaso Boddi "Glee" actor Mark Salling died on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. He was 35. He appeared as Noah "Puck" Puckerman on all six seasons of the Fox series which aired its final episode in 2015. While the medical examiner had not officially released cause of death, TMZ reported Salling died of an apparent suicide. In December 2017, Salling had plead guilty to child pornography charges and was facing up to 7 years in prison. His sentencing was scheduled for March 7. Ursula K. Le Guin Photo Credit: Marion Wood Kolisch Author Ursula K. Le Guin, whose most recent book was "No Time to Spare," died on Jan. 23, 2018. She was 88. Le Guin was known best for her sci-fi and gender-bending tales, including her breakout 1969 novel "The Left Hand of Darkness." Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker Photo Credit: AP / Bebeto Matthews The Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, an influential figure in the civil rights movement and chief of staff to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died Jan. 23, 2018. He was 88. Keith Jackson Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez Legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson, the signature voice of college football for ABC, died on Jan. 12, 2018 at age 89. "For generations of fans, Keith was college football," said Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, which owns ABC, in a statement. "When you heard his voice, you knew it was a big game." Listeners could identify Jackson by his signature "Whoa, Nellie" call. Jackson is credited with nicknaming the Rose Bowl "The Granddaddy of Them All" and Michigan's stadium "The Big House." Rose Marie Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez New York City-born actress Rose Marie, known best for her role as Sally Rogers on "The Dick Van Dyke Show," died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. She was 94. The Emmy-nominated actress played Sally for five seasons, beginning in 1960. Her resume included a slew of other TV appearances, from "The Monkees" and "My Three Sons" to "Adam-12," "The Love Boat" and "Caroline in the City." Rose Marie, whose full name is Rose Marie Mazetta, is survived by her daughter, Georgiana Marie. Above, Rose Marie and comedian Carl Reiner attend a tribute to Reiner on April 5, 2008 in Culver City, Calif. Heather Menzies-Urich Photo Credit: Getty Images / Paul Hawthorne Best known for her portrayal of Louisa von Trapp, the second oldest daughter in the 1965 classic "The Sound of Music," Heather Menzies-Urich died on Dec. 24, 2017. The actress, and Robert Urich's widow, was 68. Ryan Urich told Variety that his mother had brain cancer. "She was not in any pain but, nearly four weeks after her diagnosis of terminal brain cancer, she had enough and took her last breath on this earth at 7:22 p.m." Reggie Ossé Photo Credit: Getty Images for Spotify / Jamie McCarthy Reggie Ossé, the host of the "Combat Jack Show" podcast, died on Dec. 20, 2017. The hip-hop lawyer, with high-profile clients including Jay-Z and Sean Combs, highlighted his love of the artistic side of music with his podcast, also a magnet for luminaries in rap. Ossé, 48, of Brooklyn, had battled colon cancer. Jim Nabors Photo Credit: Getty Images / Matthew Peyton Actor Jim Nabors died on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at the age of 87, his husband Stan Cadwallader said. The actor was known best for his recurring role on "The Andy Griffith Show" in the 1960s and later for "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." Nabors died "peacefully at his home" in Hawaii. Rance Howard Photo Credit: Getty Images / Valerie Macon Actor Rance Howard (pictured, left) died Nov. 25, 2017, at the age of 89, his son, director Ron Howard, announced on Twitter. He was 89. "He stood especially tall 4 his ability to balance ambition w/great personal integrity. A depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history. We love & miss U Dad," Howard wrote. Rance was known best for his roles in "Apollo 13" and "A Beautiful Mind." David Cassidy Photo Credit: Getty Images / Rick Diamond David Cassidy, the singer and actor who became a teen heartthrob after starring in "The Partridge Family" in the 1970s, died Nov. 21, 2017. He was 67. Cassidy had entered a Florida hospital for treatment of liver failure. Della Reese Photo Credit: Getty Images / Amanda Edwards Singer Della Reese, who starred as Tess on "Touched By an Angel," died on Nov. 19, 2017, her family confirmed. Reese was 86. She "passed away peacefully at her California home surrounded by love," her husband Franklin Lett and her family said in a statement. Charles Manson Photo Credit: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via Getty Images After spending nearly a half-century in prison, Charles Manson died of natural causes on Nov. 19, 2017, according to the California Department of Corrections. He was 83. Manson was known as the cult leader behind several killings in Southern California carried out by his followers in the '60s. Actress Sharon Tate, who was pregnant, was among his earliest victims. Malcolm Young Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Mazur Rock star Malcolm Young, above, right, who founded the Australian band AC/DC with his brother Angus, left, has died at age 64, the group announced in a Facebook post on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. The band, which was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, said, "With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band." The songwriter, backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist had dementia for several years. Roy Halladay Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mitchell Leff Retired Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay, who twice won the league's Cy Young Award and threw one of only two no-hitters in postseason history, died on Nov. 7, 2017, when his small plane crashed off the west coast of Florida. He was 40. Halladay pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies over a 15-year career. Brad Bufanda Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter "Veronica Mars" actor Brad Bufanda committed suicide on Nov. 1, 2017, in California, his manager Kirsten Solem said. He was 34. "We are completely devastated for he was an extremely talented young actor and wonderful, caring human being," Solem said in a statement. "He was reviving his career, having just completed two movies, and we are shocked and saddened by his passing. The family would appreciate privacy at this difficult time." Fats Domino Photo Credit: Getty Images / Hulton Archive / Daily Express / Clive Limpkin New Orleans pianist Fats Domino died at age 89, his family told WWL-TV on Oct. 25, 2017. The artist, whose full name was Antoine Dominique Domino Jr., was best-known for his hits "I'm Walkin'" (1957) and "Ain't That a Shame" (1955), among others. Robert Guillaume Photo Credit: Getty Images Emmy-winning actor Robert Guillaume died on Oct. 24, 2017, after battling prostate cancer, his wife said. He was 89. Guillaume was known best for his role in the '80s series "Benson." Y.A. Tittle Photo Credit: AP / NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle died on Oct. 8 at the age of 90. In the 1960s, he led the Giants to three division titles. Chuck Low Photo Credit: Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival / Grant Lamos IV Actor Chuck Low, a New York City native, died Sept. 18, 2017, Deadline reports, citing the New York Times. He was 89. Low, known best for his role of Morris "Morrie" Kessler in the 1990 film "Goodfellas," was a longtime pal of actor Robert De Niro. He also starred in the 1982 movie "The King of Comedy" and 1996's "Sleepers." Tom Petty Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevork Djansezian Singer Tom Petty died on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at age 66, his long-time manager, Tony Dimitriades, said in a statement. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office attributed his death to a "multisystem organ failure" brought on by an accidental overdose of seven medications, the agency said Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Petty was found unconscious at his home in Malibu in October and taken to UCLA Medical Center, but could not be revived, Dimitriades said. Monty Hall Photo Credit: Getty Images for the Pantages Theatre / Chelsea Lauren Monty Hall, the popular "Let's Make a Deal" game show host, died on Sept. 30, 2017, at age 96 at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., his son said. Richard Hall said his father likely died of heart failure. Hugh Hefner Photo Credit: Getty Images / Central Press Hugh Hefner, who built what became known as the popular Playboy empire after debuting the men's magazine in the 1950s, died Sept. 27, 2017, Playboy Enterprises said. He was 91. In this undated photo, Hefner and his girlfriend Barbi Benton are welcomed by "Bunny Girls" from the London Playboy Club, on their arrival at Heathrow Airport aboard his private DC 9 jetliner, which bears the Playboy logo. One Bunny Girl is wearing a Union Jack costume. Jake LaMotta Photo Credit: Getty Images / Keystone Bronx-born boxer Jake LaMotta died Sept. 19, 2017, one of his daughters, Christi LaMotta, announced. He was 95. LaMotta, "The Bronx Bull," was portrayed by Robert De Niro in the 1980 Martin Scorsese-directed city-set film "Raging Bull" focused on his time in the ring. According to TMZ, he died in a nursing home after suffering from pneumonia. Harry Dean Stanton Photo Credit: Getty Images / Michael Buckner Actor Harry Dean Stanton, whose screen credits include nearly 70 movies and TV shows, died Sept. 15, 2017, his agent said. He was 91. Stanton most recently appeared on TV in the David Lynch reboot of "Twin Peaks" and he'll appear in "Lucky," set for release Sept. 29. His early roles include 1979's "Alien" and 1984's "Paris, Texas" and "Repo Man." Frank Vincent Photo Credit: Getty Images / Paul Hawthorne "Sopranos" and "Goodfellas" actor Frank Vincent died on Sept. 13, 2017. He was 78. Vincent Pastore, who starred alongside him in the "Sopranos," announced his death on Facebook. According to a TMZ report, Vincent was undergoing heart surgery after suffering a heart attack and died due to complications. Vincent's other film credits include "Do the Right Thing," "Jungle Fever," "The Pope of Greenwich Village," "Wise Guys," "Night Falls on Manhattan" and "Shark Tale." Edith Windsor Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bryan Bedder Edith Windsor, gay marriage pioneer and activist, died on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, her wife said. She was 88. Windsor's successful challenge to a federal law that had defined marriage in the eyes of the U.S. government as between one man and one woman helped pave the way for gay marriage nationwide. Walter Becker Photo Credit: Getty Images / Frazer Harrison Guitarist Walter Becker, who co-founded the influential jazz-rock band Steely Dan with keyboardist Donald Fagen, died on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. He was 67. Born in New York City, Becker helped write such '70s hits as "Reelin' in the Years," "Do It Again," "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" and "Deacon Blues." Jay Thomas Photo Credit: Getty Images for SiriusXM / Michael Loccisano Actor Jay Thomas, who had been fighting cancer, died on Aug. 24, 2017, his agent confirmed to Variety. He was 69. Thomas was known best for his comedic roles in "Murphy Brown" and "Cheers," in which he played Rhea Perlman's husband, Eddie LeBec. Jerry Lewis Photo Credit: Invision / Rich Fury Comedic actor-filmmaker Jerry Lewis died Sunday at age 91. He died of natural causes in Las Vegas with his family by his side, his publicist said. Lewis was a polarizing figure in entertainment, embraced by the French as a visionary filmmaker, and lambasted by critics for his slip-and-fall comedy and tear-jerking telethon speeches. Dick Gregory Photo Credit: Getty images / Jason Davis A comedian who decried racism after becoming one of the first black comics to perform for white audiences, Gregory died on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Washington D.C., his son said. The 84-year-old died of heart failure at Sibley Memorial Hospital, according to his publicist. Glen Campbell Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kris Connor Country singer Glen Campbell died in Nashville on Aug. 8, 2017, at the age of 81, his publicist said. Campbell, who was known for hits including "Rhinestone Cowboy," had suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Sam Shepard Photo Credit: Getty Images / Larry Busacca Actor and Pulitzer-winning playwright Sam Shepard died of complications related to ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, on Thursday, July 27, 2017. He was 73. John Heard Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mark Mainz Actor John Heard, whose lengthy career spanned film and television, has died, aged 72, in Palo Alto, California. TMZ reports that Heard underwent back surgery on July 19. His turn as the father in "Home Alone" is among his most notable, though it has competition from Heard's roles in "Beaches," "Big," "The Trip to Bountiful" and many more. Chester Bennington Photo Credit: Getty Images for iHeartMedia / Rich Fury Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington died Thursday, July 20, 2017, the Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed. He was 41. According to The New York Times, his death is being investigated as a suicide. Bennington had been the band's vocalist since 1999. Linkin Park rose to fame in the early 2000s with hits like "Numb" and "In the End." The band was set to perform at Citi Field on July 28. The CEO of WB Records, Cameron Strang, said in a statement: "Chester Bennington was an artist of extraordinary talent and charisma, and a human being with a huge heart and a caring soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family, his band-mates and his many friends." Martin Landau Photo Credit: Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival / Mike Coppola Brooklyn native Martin Landau died July 15, 2017, at the age of 89, his publicist said. The Oscar-winning actor starred in the 1994 film "Ed Wood" and in the 1960s television series "Mission: Impossible." Landau started his career as a 17-year-old cartoonist at the New York Daily News. He graduated from Brooklyn's James Madison High School with the Class of 1946. George A. Romero Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter George A. Romero, director of the 1968 horror film "Night of the Living Dead," died July 16, 2017, according to his manager, Chris Roe. He was 77. According to Roe, Romero died after battling lung cancer. "Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero passed away on Sunday, July 16, listening to the score of 'The Quiet Man,' one of his all-time favorite films, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero at his side," Roe's statement to Deadline read. Nelsan Ellis Photo Credit: Getty Images / Michael Buckner "True Blood" actor Nelsan Ellis died July 8, 2017, HBO confirmed. The 39-year-old died due to complications from heart failure. "We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis," HBO said in a statement. "Nelsan was a long-time member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of 'True Blood.' Nelsan will be dearly missed by his fans and all of us at HBO." Known to fans as Lafayette Reynolds on the vampire series, Ellis also appeared in "The Help," "Elementary," "Get on Up," "Little Boxes" and "The Butler." Joan Lee Photo Credit: Getty Images / Vince Bucci Joan Lee, wife of Marvel Comics' Stan Lee, died on July 6, 2017, in Los Angeles after reportedly suffering a stroke earlier in the week. She was 93. The former British hat model was married to Lee for 69 years. The couple lived in New York City when Lee started working for Marvel Comics and moved to California in 1981. Michael Bond Photo Credit: Getty Images British children's book author Michael Bond died on June 27, 2017, his publisher HarperCollins UK said in a statement. He was 91. The creator of Paddington Bear children's book series died at home "following a short illness," the statement read. The official Paddington Twitter account released a video in tribute to Bond, writing, "Today is a very sad day. Michael Bond CBE will be missed by many." Gabe Pressman Photo Credit: Diane Bondareff Gabe Pressman, a senior political correspondent with WNBC, died June 23, 2017, according to the network. He was 93. The Bronx native was known as the "dean" of New York TV journalists with a career that spanned more than six decades. Pressman is seen here, moderating a 2002 gubernatorial debate between Carl McCall, left, and Tom Golisano, right. Prodigy Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bryan Bedder Prodigy, of New York hip-hop group Mobb Deep, died at age 42, his publicist confirmed on June 20, 2017. Prodigy was hospitalized "a few days ago in Vegas" after a performance due to "complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis," according to the statement. His cause of death is not yet known. Nas was among the first to react to the news on Instagram, writing "QB RIP King P. Prodigy 4 Ever." John G. Avildsen Photo Credit: Getty Images for SBIFF / Matt Winkelmeyer Oscar-winning director John G. Avildsen, who led a sweep of the 1977 Academy Awards (including nabbing a best director statue) with "Rocky," died on June 16, 2017. Also known for "The Karate Kid," Avildsen, Reuters reported, had been hospitalized at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with pancreatic cancer. He was 81. A.R. Gurney Photo Credit: Getty Images for American Theater / Craig Barritt Playwright and Pulizter Prize finalist A.R. Gurney died June 14, 2017 at his home in Manhattan. He was 86. Gurney was known for his captivating -- and mostly Off-Broadway -- plays such as "Love Letters," "The Dining Room" and "The Cocktail Hour." Adam West Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox / Getty Images Adam West, star of the 1960s "Batman" television series, has died. He was 88. A representative for the actor told Variety he died after battling leukemia. His family issued the following statement on Twitter: "Our beloved AW passed away last night. He was the greatest. We'll miss him like crazy. We know you'll miss him too - West Family" Glenne Headly Photo Credit: Getty Images / Evan Agostini Actress Glenne Headly died on June 9, 2017, at age 63. Roger Smith Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mike Coppola "77 Sunset Strip" actor Roger Smith, right, died on June 4, 2017. He was 84. According to the agent of his widow, actress Anne-Margret, Smith died after a long battle with a terminal illness. Gregg Allman Photo Credit: / Southern rock pioneer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band died at his home in Savannah, Georgia, on May 27, 2017, according to The New York Times. He was 69. Gregg played as the band's lead singer and keyboardist and has been credited for creating the Southern rock of the 1970s, combining genres like jazz, blues, country and rock, the Times writes. Roger Moore Photo Credit: Getty Images / Express / Larry Ellis Actor Roger Moore, best known for his role of Bond, James Bond, died on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, his family said on his Twitter account. "With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated," the tweet read. The 89-year-old died after suffering from cancer. Moore played the leading role in the Bond movies for 12 years. Roger Ailes Photo Credit: Fox News via Getty Images / Wesley Mann Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes died on May 18, 2017, Fox confirmed. He was 77. "I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning," his widow, Elizabeth Ailes, said in a statement to Fox. "Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many. He was also a patriot, profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise--and to give back." After 20 years with Fox News, Ailes resigned from his post amid sexual harassment allegations in July 2016. Chris Cornell Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter Chris Cornell, the frontman for hard rock bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave, died in Detroit on May 17, 2017, his rep said. He was 52. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office ruled his death a suicide. The rocker was known as the face of one of the leading bands in '80s and '90s grunge music. Brad Grey Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mike Coppola Brad Grey, the former CEO of Paramount Pictures, died of cancer on May 14, 2017. He was 59. Grey ran Paramount for 12 years until he stepped down in February, after the studio reported nearly $450 million in losses. Grey was also the co-founder of Plan B Entertainment, a film company he established with Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston in 2001. Powers Boothe Photo Credit: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown "Nashville" actor Powers Boothe, right, died on May 14, 2017, his rep confirmed. He was 68. You may also know Boothe for his role of Gideon Malick in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." His resume also includes stints in "Hatfields & McCoys," "Deadwood" and "24." According to his rep, Boothe died in his sleep from natural causes. Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin Photo Credit: Getty Images / Peter Kramer Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, the best friend and bodyguard of professional street skater Rob Dyrdek, left, and the co-star of MTV's "Rob & Big," died on May 9, 2017, his rep confirmed. He was 45. Boykin was Dyrdek's partner in crime during the show, which ran three seasons and ended in 2008. "We truly were brothers that lived an unexpected unforgettable adventure. I just can't fathom that it would end so suddenly. You will forever be in my heart," Dyrdek said in a statement. Jonathan Demme Photo Credit: Getty Images Oscar-winner Jonathan Demme died on April 26, 2017, according to his publicist, Annalee Paulo. He was 73. "The Silence of the Lambs" director, a native New Yorker, died in his apartment in Manhattan. Demme suffered from esophageal cancer, Paulo said in a statement. Erin Moran Photo Credit: Getty Images / Frazer Harrison "Happy Days" actress Erin Moran died in Indiana on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Moran, 56, most notably played Joanie Cunningham, the younger sister of Richie Cunningham (played by Ron Howard), on "Happy Days." She later went on to star in the spinoff "Joanie Loves Chachi." According to TMZ, the star likely died from cancer. Autopsy results reportedly revealed that Moran suffered from stage-four cancer, though the report did not specify what type. Cuba Gooding Sr. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Stephen Lovekin Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr., the father of Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr., was found dead April 20, 2017, in a car on a busy street in Los Angeles, authorities said. The coroner said the cause of death is under investigation, but drug paraphernalia and alcohol were found in the car. Gooding Sr., 72, was known best for the 1970s hit record, "Everybody Plays the Fool." Allan Holdsworth Photo Credit: Getty Images for NAMM / Jesse Grant Guitarist Allan Holdsworth died on April 16, 2017, according to a Facebook post by his daughter, Louise Holdsworth. He was 70. The British rock and jazz musician was best known for his work with the bands Soft Machine and Gong. Charlie Murphy Photo Credit: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown Comedian and actor Charlie Murphy, a Brooklyn native, died in his sleep at a New York City hospital on April 12, 2017, suffering from leukemia. He was 57. Murphy, whose younger brother is actor-comedian Eddie Murphy, was a cast member and sketch writer on Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show." John Warren Geils Jr. Photo Credit: Getty Images / John W. Ferguson John Warren Geils Jr., founder of The J. Geils Band, died in his Massachusetts home on April 11, 2017. He was 71. Geils Jr. was known for the '80s hits "Love Stinks" and "Centerfold." Don Rickles Don Rickles died as a result of kidney failure, his publicist said on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The Queens-born comedian was 90. Chuck Barris Photo Credit: Getty Images / Amanda Edwards Chuck Barris, a game show creator known for "The Dating Game," ''The Newlywed Game" and "The Gong Show," died on March 21, 2017. He was 87. According to his publicist, he died of natural causes at his home in Palisades in Rockland County. Barris was perhaps known best as the creator and face of "The Gong Show," which aired from 1976 to 1980. David Rockefeller Photo Credit: Getty Images / Brendan Smialowski Billionaire David Rockefeller, the onetime head of Chase Mahattan Corp. and the head of the famous Rockefeller family, did of congestive heart failure at his home in Pocantico Hills, New York, a spokesman said in a statement. He was 101. Jimmy Breslin Photo Credit: Alan Raia Jimmy Breslin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist, died on Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was 88. Breslin, of Queens, chronicled New York City for more than 60 years. Chuck Berry Photo Credit: Getty Images / Timothy Hiatt Rock 'n' roll songwriter and guitarist Chuck Berry died at age 90 on March 18, 2017, in his home in Missouri, St. Charles County police said. Berry was considered one of the founding fathers of rock 'n' roll. Robert Osborne Photo Credit: Reuters Robert Osborne, known best as the host of Turner Classic Movies, died on March 6, 2017. He was 84. TCM's general manager Jennifer Dorian released a statement saying, "Robert's contributions were fundamental in shaping TCM into what it is today and we owe him a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time." Tommy Page Photo Credit: Getty Images for Pandora / Araya Diaz Singer and music executive Tommy Page died on Friday, March 3, 2017, at the age of 46. Page's top hit featuring New Kids on the Block, "I'll Be Your Everything," topped music charts in the early '90s. While the cause of death is unclear, friends believe it was an apparent suicide, according to Billboard. Bill Paxton Photo Credit: Getty Images / Christopher Polk Emmy-winning actor Bill Paxton died at the age of 61 due to surgery complications, a family representative announced on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Alan Colmes Photo Credit: Getty Images / Peter Kramer Fox News host Alan Colmes died on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, after a brief illness. He was 66. Colmes co-hosted the long-running "Hannity and Colmes" with Sean Hannity. The program helped launch Fox News Channel in October 1996. Norma McCorvey Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Chris Kleponis Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling, died at age 69 on Feb. 18, 2017, Reuters reports. Al Jarreau Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mauricio Santana Jazz and R&B singer Al Jarreau, whose hits included "We're in This Love Together" and "Moonlighting," died on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. He was 76. Richard Hatch Photo Credit: Getty Images / Scott Gries Actor Richard Hatch died on Feb. 7, 2017, after a battle with pancreatic cancer, his manager confirmed. He was 71. Hatch was best known for his role of Captain Apollo in the original "Battlestar Galactica" series. He also starred in "All My Children" in 1971. Frank Pellegrino Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ethan Miller Actor Frank Pellegrino, with notable roles in "The Sopranos" and "Goodfellas," lost a battle with lung cancer on Feb. 1, 2017 at the age of 72. Pellegrino also co-owned the infamous Italian restaurant, Rao's, located in East Harlem. John Hurt Photo Credit: Getty Images / Zunino Celotto Oscar-nominated actor John Hurt, who starred in "The Elephant Man" and "Midnight Express," died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, a representative said on Jan. 28, 2017. Hurt, 77, was also known for his role of Mr. Ollivander in "Harry Potter." Mary Tyler Moore Photo Credit: Getty Images Emmy-winning actress Mary Tyler Moore died on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. Moore, a Brooklyn native, was known best for her roles in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Ordinary People" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show." She was 80. Miguel Ferrer Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez Actor Miguel Ferrer died on Jan. 19, 2017, at age 61, of cancer, Deadline has reported. Ferrer, the son of Rosemary Clooney (and, hence, a cousin of George Clooney), was known most recently for the role of Owen Granger on "NCIS: Los Angeles," though he was also beloved for playing FBI agent Albert Rosenfeld on "Twin Peaks," a character he reprised for the David Lynch-led reboot. His filmography includes "RoboCop," "The Man Who Wasn't There" and "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock." Eugene Cernan Photo Credit: Getty Images / AFP Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon, died at age 82, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration said on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Dick Gautier Photo Credit: Getty Images for Pantages Theatre / Angela Weiss "Get Smart" actor Dick Gautier died on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at age 85. Gautier was known for his role in Broadway's "Bye Bye Birdie," but also starred in the "Charlie's Angels" TV series and "Fun With Dick and Jane." William Peter Blatty Photo Credit: EPA / Jim Lo Scalzo New York City-native William Peter Blatty died on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. He was 89. Blatty, author of the 1970 novel "The Exorcist," was also the director of "The Ninth Configuration" and "The Exorcist III." William Christopher Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox Television William Christopher, far right, died on Dec. 31, 2016, at his home in Pasadena, Calif., according to his agent. He was 84. Christopher, who was best known for his role as Father Mulcahy in "M*A*S*H," was diagnosed with cancer about 18 months ago, his agent said. Debbie Reynolds Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ethan Miller Actress Debbie Reynolds died on Dec. 28, 2016, just one day after the death of her daughter, "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher. Reynolds, best known for her starring roles in "Singin' in the Rain" and "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," was 84. Family sources initially reported that Reynolds suffered a stroke. Carrie Fisher Photo Credit: Getty Images "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60 on Dec. 27, 2016, five days after she had a heart attack while in-flight. "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," family spokesman Simon Halls said in a statement. Ricky Harris Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jerod Harris Ricky Harris, the actor who starred in "Everyone Hates Chris" and "Heat," died on Dec. 26, 2016. He was 54. George Michael Photo Credit: Getty Images / Vittorio Zunino Celotto George Michael, the British pop singer who shot to fame in the 1980s with Wham!, died at his home in Oxfordshire, England, on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, his publicist said. He was 53. Zsa Zsa Gabor Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Kim Kulish Actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor died at the age of 99 on Dec. 18, 2016. Gabor was perhaps best known for her nine marriages throughout her life. Craig Sager Photo Credit: Getty Images Sports / Ezra Shaw Craig Sager, a television sports broadcaster known for wearing flamboyant outfits as he interviewed coaches and players during decades as an NBA sideline reporter, died on Dec. 15, 2016. He was 65. Alan Thicke Photo Credit: Getty Images The patriarch of "Growing Pains" -- and the real-life dad of singer Robin Thicke -- Alan Thicke died at age 69 on Dec. 13, 2016. John Glenn Photo Credit: Getty Images John Glenn, a former U.S. astronaut and senator, died on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. He was 95. Ron Glass Photo Credit: Getty Images Ron Glass, known for his breakout role in "Barney Miller," set in an NYPD station, died on Nov. 25, 2016, his rep confirmed. The actor, who also starred in "Firefly" as Shepherd Derrial Book, was 71. Florence Henderson Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Angela Weiss Florence Henderson, who played beloved mom Carol Brady on 1970s sitcom "The Brady Bunch," died on Nov. 24, 2016. She was 82. Her manager said she died with friends and family by her side but did not reveal a cause of death. Mose Allison Photo Credit: Newsday / Michael E. Ach Jazz pianist Mose Allison died Nov. 15, 2016, at the age of 89. The 1950s piano player's fame spiked in the '60s when he became known as a singer-songwriter. His songs were covered by many artists, including The Who, who recorded his "Parchman Farm," and Elvis Costello, who recorded "Everybody Cryin' Mercy." He was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Gwen Ifill Photo Credit: Getty Images / Don Emmert-Pool Journalist Gwen Ifill died of cancer on Nov. 14, 2016, at age 61, according to PBS. Ifill was the co-anchor of "PBS NewsHour" for more than a decade. "I am very sad to tell you that our dear friend and beloved colleague Gwen Ifill passed away today in hospice care in Washington," WETA chief Sharon Percy Rockefeller said in a memo. Leon Russell Photo Credit: Getty Images Leon Russell, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, died on Nov. 13, 2016, at age 74, a post on his website read. The artist wrote and performed the 1971 hit "A Song for You," and collaborated with numerous artists including the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan and Elton John. Robert Vaughn Photo Credit: Getty Images / Pascal Le Segretain The New York City-born actor Robert Vaughn died on Nov. 11 from leukemia, according to his manager. Though best known for playing Napoleon Solo in the '60s spy series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E," his television resume is a long read, including "The A Team," "Murder, She Wrote" and "One Life to Live." His filmic credits include the original "Magnificent Seven," "Bullitt" and, fondly for many Gen Xers, "Pootie Tang." Leonard Cohen Photo Credit: AFP / GettyImages / Nicholas Maeterlinck Songwriter Leonard Cohen began his storied career as a poet and novelist, transitioning to music in 1966 after moving to New York. "Hallelujah" may be his most well-known song, but even casual fans of his folk-infused rock know his "Suzanne," "Bird on a Wire" and "So Long, Marianne," among many others. Cohen died at age 82, per a statement posted on his Facebook page late on Nov. 10, 2016. Janet Reno Photo Credit: Getty Images / Tim Sloan Janet Reno, the first female attorney general, died at age 78 on Nov. 7, 2016. Reno served under former President Bill Clinton between 1993 and 2001. She died in Miami from complications of Parkinson's disease. Pete Burns Photo Credit: Getty Images Pete Burns, the frontman for '80s British pop band Dead or Alive, died of cardiac arrest on Oct. 24, 2016. He was 57. Burns, who was known for his androgynous look, performed hits including "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)." Arnold Palmer Photo Credit: Getty Images; Allsport Arnold Palmer was a golf great, a legend who dominated the sport and had fans who called themselves "Arnie's Army." He died on Sept. 25, 2016, at age 87. Pictured, Palmer swings during the British Open n St. Andrews, Scotland, in July 1978. Jose Fernandez Photo Credit: Getty Images / Rob Foldy Jose Fernandez, a pitcher for the Miami Marlins, died in a boat crash early morning on Sept. 25, 2016, at the age of 24. "The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the loss of Jose Fernandez," the Major League Baseball team said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time." Bill Nunn Photo Credit: Getty Images / Craig Barritt Actor Bill Nunn, who memorably portrayed Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's Brooklyn-centric "Do the Right Thing," died Sept. 24, 2016, at age 62. Nunn was also in Lee's "School Daze" and "Mo' Better Blues," and more recently played Robbie Robertson in "Spider-Man." Lee posted this remembrance on Instagram: "My dear friend, my dear Morehouse brother -- da great actor Bill Nunn as most of you know him as Radio Raheem passed away this morning in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Long live Bill Nunn. Radio Raheen is now resting in power. Radio Raheem will always be fighting da powers dat be. May God watch over Bill Nunn." Edward Albee Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jason Kempin Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, whose provocative and often brutal look at American life in works such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" earned him a reputation as one of the greatest American dramatists, died on Sept. 16, 2016, at his home in Montauk, New York, his personal assistant said. He was 88. Gene Wilder Photo Credit: Getty Images / Evan Agostini Gene Wilder, star of "Blazing Saddles" and "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," died on Aug. 29, 2016, his family said in a statement. He was 83. Wilder died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, according to the statement. Steven Hill Photo Credit: NBC / James Sorensen Steven Hill, who played District Attorney Adam Schiff on NBC's "Law & Order," died on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2016. Lou Pearlman Photo Credit: Getty Images / Lawrence Lucier Lou Pearlman, the creator of 'NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys, died at 62 on Aug. 19, 2016, in prison, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said. A cause of death was not immediately clear. Pearlman was serving a 25-year sentence for swindling banks and investors out of more than $300 million. Arthur Hiller Photo Credit: Getty Images / Stephen Shugerman Canadian film director Arthur Hiller died on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at age 92, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said. Hiller directed more than 30 films, including 1970's "Love Story" starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal. Kenny Baker Photo Credit: AFP Getty Images / Gabriel Bouys "Star Wars" actor Kenny Baker, who played the robot R2-D2 in six of the films, has died his family confirmed on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. He was 81, and had suffered from a long illness, a relative said. The photo is from May 25, 2007. David Huddleston Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bennett Raglin David Huddleston, the actor who played "The Big Lebowski," died on Aug. 2, 2016. The character actor was 85 and died of kidney and lung disease in Santa Fe, N.M. He was a guest star on several popular TV shows, including "Walker Texas Ranger," "Murder, She Wrote," "Gilmore Girls" and "The West Wing" and is well-known for his portrayal of the grandfather on "The Wonder Years." John Saunders Photo Credit: Getty Images / Neilson Barnard John Saunders, one of ESPN's most visible and well-liked on-air personalities, died on Aug. 10, 2016, at age 61. ESPN Network did not provide a cause of death. "He was one of the most significant and influential members of the ESPN family," ESPN president John Skipper said. Garry Marshall Photo Credit: Getty Images for TV Land / Joe Scarnici Garry Marshall, creator of "Happy Days and "The Odd Couple," died on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at the age of 81, according to a statement from his publicist. Marshall died from complications of pneumonia after a stroke, his representative told USA Today. He also directed "Pretty Woman" and "The Princess Diaries." Michael Cimino Photo Credit: Getty Images / Gareth Cattermole Michael Cimino, the Academy Award-winning director behind 1978's Vietnam War film "The Deer Hunter," died at age 77. The director of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Fremaux, tweeted the news on July 2, 2016. A New York City native, Cimino made eight movies during his film career, including 1980's "Heaven's Gate" and his debut, "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot," in 1974. Elie Wiesel Photo Credit: Getty Images A prolific author, Noble Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel was born in 1928 in Romania. He died at age 87 on July 2, 2016. Pat Summitt Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong Pat Summitt died on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the age of 64, the University of Tennessee said. She was the winningest coach in U.S. Division I college basketball history. Summitt, who coached the University of Tennessee's Lady Vols women's team, announced in August 2011 that she had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia. Bill Cunningham Photo Credit: Getty Images / Gareth Cattermole Bill Cunningham, a well-known New York Times fashion photographer, died at age 87, the newspaper said on Saturday, June 25, 2016. Cunningham, known for his shots of emerging trends on the streets of New York City, died after being hospitalized for a stroke, the newspaper said. He worked for the Times for nearly 40 years, operating "as a dedicated chronicler of fashion and as an unlikely cultural anthropologist," according to the newspaper. Anton Yelchin Photo Credit: Getty Images / Neilson Barnard Actor Anton Yelchin, who played Chekov in two "Star Trek" movies, was killed on June 19, 2016, when his car rolled and pinned him against a wall at his Los Angeles home, police said. He was 27. Christina Grimmie Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter Former "Voice" contestant Christina Grimmie was shot and killed while signing autographs at a concert in Orlando, Florida, on June 10, 2016, cops said. The gunman then killed himself, according to police. Gordie Howe Photo Credit: Getty Images / Richard Wolowicz Hockey legend Gordie Howe died at age 88, the Detroit Red Wings announced on Friday, June 10, 2016. The 23-time NHL All-Star led Detroit to four Stanley Cup titles before retiring in 1980. Muhammad Ali Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali died on Friday, June 3, 2016, at an undisclosed hospital in the Phoenix area. The self-proclaimed "Greatest of All Time" was 74 years old. Alan Young Photo Credit: Getty Images / John M. Heller Actor Alan Young, who played Wilbur Post opposite a talking horse on the 1960s sitcom "Mr. Ed," died on May 19, 2016. He was 96 years old. Young was among the stars of the 1961 film "The Time Machine," as well as the voice of animated character Scrooge McDuck. Morley Safer Photo Credit: Getty Images / Fernando Leon Morley Safer, former "60 Minutes" correspondent/co-host, died at age 84, CBS announced on Thursday, May 19, 2016. After joining "60 Minutes" in December 1970 in the show's third season, he retired just a week before his death. He was known for both celebrity interviews and investigative pieces on injustice and worldwide issues. Prince Photo Credit: Getty Images / Vince Bucci Prince, the singer and musician, died April 21, 2016, at age 57. His body was found at his Paisley Park studios, located in Chanhassen, Minn., the Carver County Sheriff's Office tweeted. Chyna Photo Credit: Getty Images Former professional wrestler and reality TV personality Chyna was found dead in her Los Angeles-area home on April 20, 2016, police said. She was 46 years old. Doris Roberts Photo Credit: Getty Images / Joe Scarnici Actress Doris Roberts, best known for her role as Marie Barone on the hit sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," died on April 17, 2016 at 90. She won five Emmys during her career, four of which were for her work on "Everybody Loves Raymond." Merle Haggard Photo Credit: Getty Images / Frazer Harrison Country music star Merle Haggard died on April 6, 2016 of pneumonia. Haggard, who passed away on his 79th birthday, was known for hits like "Mama Tried." Patty Duke Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter Patty Duke, who won an Oscar as a teenager for "The Miracle Worker," died at the age of 69 on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, of sepsis. The actress' long career included her own television show, "The Patty Duke Show," and the Neely O'Hara role in "The Valley of the Dolls." Earl Hamner Photo Credit: TNS Earl Hamner, the creator of TV's "The Waltons" and "Falcon Crest," died at age 92 on March 24, 2016. Garry Shandling Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez Comedian Garry Shandling, the star of HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show" and Showtime's "It's Garry Shandling's Show" has died at age 66. Shandling suffered an apparent heart attack, his publicist, Alan Nierob, told Reuters. Phife Dawg Photo Credit: Invision / Brian Ach Rapper Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest died early Wednesday morning, according to Rolling Stone. He was 45. Rob Ford Photo Credit: Getty Images Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, notorious for smoking crack while in office, died at the age of 46 on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, his office said. Ford had been struggling with cancer since September 2014 when the diagnosis forced him to end his re-election campaign for mayor. Frank Sinatra Jr. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Charley Gallay Frank Sinatra Jr., son of Frank Sinatra and a singer himself, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. His sister Nancy Sinatra announced he had died of cardiac arrest on her official Facebook page. He was 72. Keith Emerson Photo Credit: Getty Images / Frazer Harrison The founding member of prog rockers Emerson, Lake and Palmer has died at age 71. Per a statement from the band, Emerson died at home in Los Angeles. Sir George Martin Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter "Fifth Beatle" Sir George Martin died on March 8, 2016 at the age of 90. The wildly successful producer had more than 50 No. 1 hit records in the U.S. and Britain. Pictured: Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, Sir George Martin and producer Giles Martin accept the Best Compilation Soundtrack Album award for 'Love' onstage during the 50th annual Grammy awards on Feb.10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Nancy Reagan Photo Credit: Getty Images Former first lady Nancy Reagan died on March 6, 2016, at age 94. George Kennedy Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter Actor George Kennedy, who starred in "Cool Hand Luke" and "Airport," died at 91, media outlets reported on Feb. 29, 2016. Umberto Eco Photo Credit: EPA / Arno Burgi The Italian author Umberto Eco died on Feb. 19, 2016, at age 84. The European intellectual saw his acclaim move from academic circles to the world at large in 1980 with the success of his novel "The Name of the Rose." Harper Lee Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," died Feb. 19, 2016. She was 89. Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola Photo Credit: Getty Images / Robin Marchant "Mob Wives" star and Brooklyn native Angela Raiola, better known as "Big Ang," died on Feb. 18, 2016, after battling cancer. She was 55 years old. Antonin Scalia Photo Credit: EPA / Peter Foley Antonin Scalia, the conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice, died at age 79 on Feb. 13, 2016. According to the San Antonio News-Express, Scalia died of natural causes. Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, Scalia began serving the nation's top court in 1986. By amNY.com staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.