Tuesday, December 29, 2015

In remembrance...stars who passed away in 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, I thought I would remember some of the celebrities who passed away this year. 

Anita Ekberg
Anita Ekberg (actress), passed away on January 11, aged 83 years.

Christopher Lee, in the 1974 film, The Man With The Golden Gun
Christopher Lee (actor), passed away in June, aged 93 years.

Betsy Palmer
Betsy Palmer (actress), passed away in May, aged 88 years.

Dick Van Patten, most famous for his role in the television series, Eight Is Enough
Dick Van Patten (actor), passed away June 23, from diabetes complications. He was 86 years old.

Jackie Collins
Jackie Collins (writer and actress), passed away September 19 from breast cancer. She was 77 years old.

Errol Brown, from the group, Hot Chocolate
Errol Brown, lead singer of the group, Hot Chocolate, passed away May 6. He was 71 years old.

Donna Douglas, most famous for her role as Elly-May in the Beverly Hillbillies
Donna Douglas (actress), passed away January 1, aged 82 years.

James Horner
James Horner (composer), was killed in a plane crash in June. He was 61 years old.

Amanda Peterson (pictured with co-star Patrick Dempsey, from the film, Can't Buy Me Love)
Amanda Peterson (actress), passed away from a drug overdose in July. She was 43 years old.

Anne Meara with husband Jerry Stiller 
Anne Meara (actress), passed away in May. She was 85 years old.

B. B. King
B. B. King, blues legend, passed away May 14. He was 89 years old.

Rod Taylor, pictured with his The Birds co-star, Tippi Hedron. 
Rod Taylor (actor), passed away on January 7. He was 84 years old.

Christian Audigier
Ed Hardy designer, Christian Audigier, passed away from cancer. He was 57 years old.

Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson (actress), passed away in May. She was 94 years old.

Grace Lee Whitney
Grace Lee Whitney (actress), passed away in May. She was 85 years old.

Stone Temple Pilots' singer, Scott Weiland
Scott Weiland (singer with the Stone Temple Pilots), passed away, aged 48 years.

Wes Craven
Wes Craven (writer/director), passed away from brain cancer. He was 76 years old.

Leonard Nimoy, 'Dr. Spock', from Star Trek
Leonard Nimoy (actor), passed away on February 27. He was 83 years old.

Movita Castaneda (left) pictured with her one time husband, Marlon Brando. Also pictured is Debbie Reynolds (right)
Movita Castaneda (actress), passed away on February 12, aged 98 years.

Stevie Wright, lead singer with The Easybeats
Stevie Wright, lead singer of The Easybeats, passed away December 27. He was 68 years old.

Stand By Me singer, Ben E. King
Ben E. King (singer), passed away April 30. He was 76 years old.

Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra (baseball star), passed away September 22. He was 90 years old.

Maureen O'Hara from the 1955 movie, Lady Godiva of Coventry
Maureen O'Hara (actress), passed away October 24. She was 95 years old.

Al on the set of Happy Days
Al Molinaro (actor), passed away in October. He was 96 years old.

Lizabeth Scott
Lizabeth Scott (actress), passed away on January 31. She was 92 years old.

Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif (actor), passed away from a heart attack on July 10. He was 83 years old.

Yvonne Craig, Batgirl
Yvonne Craig (actress), passed away from cancer in August. She was 78 years old.

Lemmy Kilmister
Lemmy Kilmister, from the band Motörhead, passed away on December 28 from an aggressive form of cancer. He was 70 years old.