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.

Vic Damone

Singer Vic Damone, known for
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." (Credit: Getty Images / Keystone / David Ashdown )

Jan Maxwell

Tony-winning actress Jan Maxwell died Sunday, Feb. 11,
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." (Credit: Getty Images / Michael N. Todaro)

Reg E. Cathey

Actor Reg E. Cathey, who played Freddy on
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." (Credit: Getty Images / Jason Kempin)

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John Gavin

The actor who peaked with roles in Douglas
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.
(Credit: Getty Images / Hulton Archive)

Lovebug Starski

Lovebug Starski, right, died after suffering a heart
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. (Credit: Getty Images for BET / Isaac Brekken )

Mickey Jones

Mickey Jones, whose resume as an actor stretched
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Rick Diamond)

John Mahoney

John Mahoney died on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018,
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter)

Louis Zorich

Tony Award-nominated actor Louis Zorich, who played the
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.
(Credit: Getty Images / Desiree Navarro)

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Mark Salling

"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. (Credit: Getty Images for Tinder / Tommaso Boddi)

Ursula K. Le Guin

Author Ursula K. Le Guin, whose most recent
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." (Credit: Marion Wood Kolisch)

Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker

The Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, an influential
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. (Credit: AP / Bebeto Matthews)

Keith Jackson

Legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson, the signature voice of
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." (Credit: Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez)

Rose Marie

New York City-born actress Rose Marie, known best
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez)

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Heather Menzies-Urich

Best known for her portrayal of Louisa von
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." (Credit: Getty Images / Paul Hawthorne)

Reggie Ossé

Reggie Ossé, the host of the
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. (Credit: Getty Images for Spotify / Jamie McCarthy)

Jim Nabors

Actor Jim Nabors died on Thursday, Nov. 30,
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Matthew Peyton)

Rance Howard

Actor Rance Howard (pictured, left) died Nov. 25,
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." (Credit: Getty Images / Valerie Macon)

David Cassidy

David Cassidy, the singer and actor who became
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Rick Diamond)

Della Reese

Singer Della Reese, who starred as Tess on
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Amanda Edwards)

Charles Manson

After spending nearly a half-century in prison, Charles
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. (Credit: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via Getty Images)

Malcolm Young

Rock star Malcolm Young, above, right, who founded
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Mazur)

Roy Halladay

Retired Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay, who
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Mitchell Leff)

Brad Bufanda

"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." (Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter)

Fats Domino

New Orleans pianist Fats Domino died at age
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Hulton Archive / Daily Express / Clive Limpkin)

Robert Guillaume

Emmy-winning actor Robert Guillaume died on Oct. 24,
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." (Credit: Getty Images )

Y.A. Tittle

Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle died on
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. (Credit: AP / NFL )

Chuck Low

Actor Chuck Low, a New York City native,
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." (Credit: Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival / Grant Lamos IV)

Tom Petty

Singer Tom Petty died on Monday, Oct. 2,
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Kevork Djansezian)

Monty Hall

Monty Hall, the popular
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. (Credit: Getty Images for the Pantages Theatre / Chelsea Lauren)

Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner, who built what became known as
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Central Press)

Jake LaMotta

Bronx-born boxer Jake LaMotta died Sept. 19, 2017,
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Keystone)

Harry Dean Stanton

Actor Harry Dean Stanton, whose screen credits include
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." (Credit: Getty Images / Michael Buckner)

Frank Vincent

"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." (Credit: Getty Images / Paul Hawthorne)

Edith Windsor

Edith Windsor, gay marriage pioneer and activist, died
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Bryan Bedder)

Walter Becker

Guitarist Walter Becker, who co-founded the influential jazz-rock
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." (Credit: Getty Images / Frazer Harrison)

Jay Thomas

Actor Jay Thomas, who had been fighting cancer,
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. (Credit: Getty Images for SiriusXM / Michael Loccisano)

Jerry Lewis

Comedic actor-filmmaker Jerry Lewis died Sunday at age
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. (Credit: Invision / Rich Fury)

Dick Gregory

A comedian who decried racism after becoming one
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. (Credit: Getty images / Jason Davis)

Glen Campbell

Country singer Glen Campbell died in Nashville on
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Kris Connor)

Sam Shepard

Actor and Pulitzer-winning playwright Sam Shepard died of
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Larry Busacca)

John Heard

Actor John Heard, whose lengthy career spanned film
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Mark Mainz)

Chester Bennington

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington died Thursday, July
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." (Credit: Getty Images for iHeartMedia / Rich Fury)

Martin Landau

Brooklyn native Martin Landau died July 15, 2017,
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. (Credit: Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival / Mike Coppola)

George A. Romero

George A. Romero, director of the 1968 horror
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter)

Nelsan Ellis

"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." (Credit: Getty Images / Michael Buckner)

Joan Lee

Joan Lee, wife of Marvel Comics' Stan Lee,
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. (Credit: Getty Images / Vince Bucci)

Michael Bond

British children's book author Michael Bond died on
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." (Credit: Getty Images )

Gabe Pressman

Gabe Pressman, a senior political correspondent with WNBC,
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. (Credit: Diane Bondareff)

Prodigy

Prodigy, of New York hip-hop group Mobb Deep,
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." (Credit: Getty Images / Bryan Bedder)

John G. Avildsen

Oscar-winning director John G. Avildsen, who led a
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. (Credit: Getty Images for SBIFF / Matt Winkelmeyer)
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