IN MEMORIAM: Celebrities and notable figures who have passed away recently

This Aug. 8, 2009 file photo shows actor-singer David Cassidy arriving at the ABC Disney Summer press tour party in Pasadena, Calif. (KGO-TV)
Charles Manson, escorted by police in December 1969 (left) and in an Aug. 17, 2017 prison photo. (AP Photos/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
Actress Della Reese arrives for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Sunday, March 8, 1998, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Country singer and writer Mel Tillis died Nov. 19, 2017 at the age of 85. (Mark Zaleski, File/AP Photo)
Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, has died at age 64. Young, along with his brother Angus, founded the Australian rock band in 1972. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
Lil Peep, whose real name was Gustav Ahr, has died at age 21. The rapper gained a cult following and was known for his emotional, downtrodden lyrics. (Edward Berthelot /Getty Images)
Roy Halladay, two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher, has died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, Nov. 7. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo)
Actor Brad Bufanda, shown here in 2004, has died at age 34. He was known for shows like ''Veronica Mars'' and films like ''A Cinderella Story.'' (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
New Orleans music legend Fats Domino died October 24, 2017 at age 89. He is best remembered for songs such as ''Ain't That a Shame'' and ''Blueberry Hill.'' (AP Photo/Doug Parker)
Actor Robert Guillaume poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Guillaume, who won Emmy Awards for his roles on "€Soap€" and "€Benson,"€ died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at age 89. (Chris Martinez/AP Images)
Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle has died at the age of 90. Tittle was the NFL MVP in 1963. (Dozier Mobley/AP)
Comedian Ralphie May has died of cardiac arrest, according to his manager. He was 45 years old. (Gary Miller/Getty Images)
Musician Tom Petty's death was announced Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. He was 66. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images for ABA)
Playboy founder and editor in chief Hugh Hefner receives kisses from Playboy playmates in Cannes, France, Friday, May 14, 1999 during the 52nd Cannes Film Festival. (AP)
Boxer Jake LaMotta is seen at the "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" event on Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 in New York. (Donald Traill/Invision/AP)
Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry performs during the 29th Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala on May 5, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Stephen J. Cohen/Getty)
Guitarist Walter Beckers of Steely Dan performs on stage during their Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour at Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay on April 19, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Daniel Knighton/Getty)
Actor Jay Thomas attends The Cinema Society & Montblanc screening of IFC Films' "Hateship Loveship" at Museum of Modern Art on April 8, 2014 in New York City. (Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Comedian Jerry Lewis passed away on August 20, 2017. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Dick Gregory, seen in 2012. (Matt Sayles/Invision)
Actor and writer Joe Bologna passed away August 13, 2017 at age 82. (Ryan Miller/Invision/AP)
Glen Campbell, American rock and country music singer, musician, songwriter, television host and actor, died August 8, 2017 at age 81. (Matt Sayles)
Barbara Cook, the Broadway icon best known for her Tony-winning performance as Marian the Librarian in ''The Music Man,'' died August 8, 2017 at age 89. (Julie Jacobson/AP Photo)
Original Godzilla suit actor Haruo Nakajima died August 7, 2017, at age 88. (Junji Kurokawa/AP Photo)
Robert Hardy, a British actor best known in America for playing Cornelius Fudge in the ''Harry Potter'' films, died August 3, 2017 at age 91. (Mike Marsland/WireImage via Getty)
Sam Shepard poses for a portrait in New York, Thursday, Sept, 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Legendary Disney Imagineer Martin A. "Marty" Sklar passed away in his Hollywood Hills home on Thursday. He was 83 (Walt Disney Company)
Barbara Sinatra at the National Italian American Foundation's 33rd Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Actor John Heard arrives at Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Producers Peer Group celebration of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011.
Chester Bennington, singer for Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday, July 20. (Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Martin Landau arrives at a screening for Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" in London on Oct. 10, 2012. (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
George Romero, best known as director of "Night of the Living Dead," pictured on Jan. 21, 2008 at a film festival in Park City Utah. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
An exile Tibetan holds a portrait of the Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo behind bars during a street protest Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Ashwini Bhatia)
Nelsan Ellis, an actor known for his role in the hit HBO series ''True Blood,'' has died at age 39. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
In this Thursday, June 5, 2008 file photo, British author Michael Bond sits with a Paddington Bear toy during an interview with The Associated Press in London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
Michael Nyqvist, star of the original "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," has died after a year-old battle with cancer at the age of 56. (Matt Sayles/AP Photo)
Mobb Deep's Prodigy poses for a photo, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Stephen Furst, the actor best known for playing Flounder in ''Animal House,'' passed away from complications from diabetes. He was 63. (Red McLendon/AP Photo)
FILE- In this Nov. 17, 2012 file photo, Adam West arrives at Variety Power of Comedy at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Former reality show contestant Danny Dias, who was on MTV's ''Road Rules,'' died at age 34. (Carley Margolis/FilmMagic via Getty)
Frank Deford, a sportswriter who wrote for Sports Illustrated and other notable publications, died May 28, 2017. He was 78. (Susan Regan/AP)
Gregg Allman, a musician who was best known for being one of the founders of the Allman Brothers band, died May 27, 2017. He was 69. (Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Jim Bunning, former U.S. Senator and the first baseball player to pitch a perfect game in National League history, died May 26, 2017. He was 85. (Mike Groll/AP)
Dina Merrill, an award-winning actress known for movies like "The Player" and "Operation Petticoat," died May 22, 2017. (Evan Agostini/AP)
Former General Manuel Antonio Noriega speaking to the press in Panama in a May 1989 file photo. (AP Photo)
Jerry Perenchio, the former chairman of Univision, has died at age 86.
Roger Moore, the British actor best known for playing James Bond, passed away on May 23, 2017 at age 89. (Fabian Bimmer/AP Photo)
Roger Ailes, former CEO of Fox News who left amid sexual harassment allegations, has died at age 77. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
In this July 29, 2015 photo, Chris Cornell poses for a portrait to promote his latest album, "Higher Truth," at The Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, Calif. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)
Actor Powers Boothe, attending a panel for the show "Nashville" on July 27, 2012 in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)
Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin, known for starring in the series "Rob & Big," died of a heart attack on May 9, 2017. He was 45. (Andrew Estey/Invision/AP)
Jonathan Demme attends the premiere of "Song One" hosted by The Cinema Society and Tod's at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Erin Moran, star of sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," died on April 22, 2017, at age 56. (Matt Sayles/AP Images)
Cuba Gooding Sr., lead vocalist of The Main Ingredient, and father of Oscar winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., in Bridgetown, Barbados, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999. (AP Photo/Chris Brandis)
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez looks back during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (Nancy Lane/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)
Comedian Charlie Murphy, best known for his appearances on ''Chappelle's Show'' and for being Eddie Murphy's brother, died of leukemia on April 12, 2017. He was 57. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Musician John Warren Geils Jr., founder of the J. Geils Band. (Getty Images)
Paul O'Neill of Trans-Siberian Orchestra was found dead in his room by hotel staff at a Tampa Embassy Suites late Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)
In this April 28, 2012 file photo, Don Rickles appears onstage at The 2012 Comedy Awards in New York. The Friars Club is honoring Rickles with a lifetime achievement award. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
CIRCA 1978: (L-R) Tom Scholz, Sib Hashian, Brad Delp, Barry Goudreau and Fran Sheehan of the rock group 'Boston' perform onstage in circa 1978. (Photo by Ron Pownall/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Chuck Barris, the TV host and producer whose shows included ''The Gong Show'' and ''The Dating Game,'' died March 21, 2017. He was 87. (Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo)
David Rockefeller, billionaire philanthropist, who was the last of his generation in the Rockefeller family died, Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/D. Pickoff, File)
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90 on March 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
Legendary blues harmonica player James Cotton has died at the age of 81 on March 16, 2017. (Ebet Roberts/Redferns/Getty Images)
Robert Osborne, film historian and host for Turner Classic Movies, has died. He was 84. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Tommy Page, a music industry executive and former pop star known for the 1990 hit ''I'll Be Your Everything,'' was found dead on March 3, 2017. He was 46. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Bill Paxton, an actor known for films like ''Aliens,'' ''Titanic'' and ''Apollo 13,'' died at age 61, his family announced on Feb. 26, 2017. (Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
''The People's Court'' judge Joseph Wapner died Feb. 26, 2017 at age 97. (Galbraith/AP Photo)
Alan Colmes, television host and political commentator, has died. He was 66. (Ilya S. Savenok/Getty)
Seven-time Grammy winner and jazz legend Al Jarreau died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. He was 76. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Actor Richard Hatch, best known for his roles on ''Battlestar Galactica'' and ''All My Children,'' died Feb. 7, 2017. He was 71. (Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)
Frank Pellegrino, an actor known for his role on ''The Sopranos'' and a New York City restaurateur, died Jan. 31, 2017. He was 72. (Robin Platzer/Contributor/Getty Images)
Bassist and singer John Wetton, known for bands such as Asia and King Crimson, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, according to his website. He was 67. (Jason DeCrow/AP Photo)
Actor John Hurt, a British actor whose decades in film included roles in ''Alien'' and the ''Harry Potter'' series, died Jan. 25, 2017. He was 77. (Alessandra Tarantino, File/AP Photo)
Mary Tyler Moore, the actress best known for her '70s sitcom ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show,'' passed away at age 80. (Chris Carlson/AP Photo)
Actor Miguel Ferrer, known for his role on ''NCIS: Los Angeles,'' died on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at age 61. (Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)
Former NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, known as the last man to walk on the moon, died Jan. 16, 2017 at the age of 82. (Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty Images)
Former pro wrestler Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka died Jan. 15, 2017 at the age of 73. (Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
William Peter Blatty, author of "The Exorcist," died on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at the age of 89. (George Napolitano/Getty Images)
William Christopher, an actor best known for his role as Father John Mulcahy on the hit TV show 'M*A*S*H,' died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, best known for starring in "Singin' in the Rain," died on Dec. 28, 2016, just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, died Dec. 27, 2016 at the age of 60. (Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
Barbara Tarbuck, 'General Hospital' and 'American Horror Story' actress, died Dec. 26, 2016 at age 74. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment/AP Images)
Ricky Harris, a comedian and actor known for his recurring role on the sitcom ''Everybody Hates Chris,'' died Dec. 26, 2016. He was 54. (Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
British singer George Michael, best known for pop hits "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" and "Careless Whisper," passed away in his home on Dec. 25, 2016.
A 1978 portrait of Hungarian-born American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, who died at age 99 on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. (AP/Anonymous)
Dr. Henry Heimlich, who created the life-saving Heimlich maneuver for choking victims, died at age 96 on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
Craig Sager, the longtime sports reporter, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 15 after battling acute myeloid leukemia. He was 65. (David Banks/AP)
Bernard Fox, Welsh actor known for playing Dr. Bombay on 'Bewitched' and Colonel Crittendon on 'Hogan's Heroes,' passed away on Dec. 14. He was 89. (CBS via Getty Images)
Canadian actor, songwriter and television host Alan Thicke, famous for playing Jason Seaver on ABC's 'Growing Pains,' died on Dec. 13. He was 69. (Katy Winn/Invision/AP)
Iconic NASA astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at age 95. (AP Photo)
Peter Vaughan, the British actor known for his role in "Game of Thrones," passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at 93. (Dave Hogan/Getty)
Keo Woolford, an actor best known for playing James Chang in the reboot of ''Hawaii Five-0,'' died Monday, Nov. 28 at age 49 after a stroke. (Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
Fidel Castro, former head of the Cuban government, passed away on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. He was 90. (Javier Galeano/AP)
Ron Glass, the character actor best known for his roles in ''Barney Miller'' and ''Firefly,'' died Nov. 25 at age 71. (Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)
Florence Henderson, an actress best known for playing the matriarch on ''The Brady Bunch,'' died Nov. 24, 2016. She was 82. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Gwen Ifill, a journalist best known as a co-anchor for PBS NewsHour, has died at the age of 61. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
Leon Russell, a singer, producer and member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame known for songs like ''Tight Rope'' and ''A Song for You,'' died Nov. 13, 2016. He was 74. (Sue Ogrocki/AP Photo)
Robert Vaughn, the star of the popular television series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," died Friday, November 11, 2016. He was 83. (AP Photo)
Influential singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away on Nov. 10, 2016. He was 82. (Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as the Attorney General of the United States, died Monday, November 7, 2016. She was 78. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Pete Burns, lead singer of the '80s British new wave band Dead or Alive, passed away from a heart attack on October 24, 2016. He was 57. (C Brandon/Redferns/Getty)
Bobby Vee, the pop singer known for 1960s hits like "Take Good Care of My Baby," died Oct. 24, 2016. He was 73. (Jeff Baenen/AP Photo)
Agnes Nixon, creator of television shows like "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," passed away on September 28, 2016. She was 93. (Chris Pizzello/AP)
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres, a Nobel prize-winning leader noted for his efforts to bring about peace, died September 28, 2016 at age 93. (Dan Balilty, File/AP Photo)
Golfing legend Arnold Palmer died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Pittsburgh. He was 87. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Florida Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boat crash Sunday, September 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
"Sound of Music actress Charmian Carr is seen in undated photos provided by the Carr family.
Alexis Arquette, an actress in the Arquette acting family whose sex reassignment surgery was documented in a 2007 film, died Sept. 11, 2016, at age 47. (Matt Sayles/AP Photo)
Bobby Chacon, an International Boxing Hall of Famer and featherweight champion, died on Sept. 7, 2016. He was 64. (AP Photo/Walt Zeboski)
Television and film actor Jon Polito, known for his roles in Coen brothers films like ''The Big Lebowski,'' died on Sep. 2. He was 65. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Dr. Joy Browne, a psychologist known for her syndicated TV and radio shows, died Aug. 27, 2016 at age 71. (Deborah Feingold/Corbis via Getty Images)
Actor Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks comedies, has died at age 83, his family announced, Monday, August 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Legendary Mexican singer Juan Gabriel died at his Santa Monica home on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Steven Hill, an actor best known for starring in ''Law & Order'' and ''Mission Impossible,'' died August 23, 2016 at age 94. (Photo by Anacleto Rapping/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
FILE - In this May 17, 2005 file photo, 3 Doors Down members, Matt Roberts, left, and Brad Arnold arrive at the BMI Pop Music Awards. Roberts died in Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
FILE- In this June 27, 2007, file photo Lou Pearlman poses outside his office's at Church Street Station in Orlando, Fla. (John Raoux, File)
Jack Riley, who played a counseling client on "The Bob Newhart Show" and voiced a character on Nickelodeon's "Rugrats," died Friday, August 19, 2016 at the age of 80. (Dan Steinberg, File/AP Photo)
Kenny Baker,, the actor best known for R2-D2 in the ''Star Wars'' films, was found dead in his home on August 13, 2016. He was 81. (Reed Saxon/AP Photo)
John Saunders, a longtime ESPN host, has died at age 61, ESPN announced on August 10. ( Robin Marchant/Getty Images for ESPN)
David Huddleston, star of "The Big Lebowski," dies at age 85. (Amy Graves/WireImage/Getty Images)
Garry Marshall, creator of "Happy Days" and director of "Pretty Woman," died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at age 81. (Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Elie Wiesel, a Nobel laureate who penned the book "Night" about his experience in a Nazi concentration camp, died July 2, 2016, at age 87. (Mary Altaffer)
Scotty Moore, a pioneering rock guitarist who played on Elvis Presley hits like "Hound Dog," died June 28, 2016, at age 84. (Judi Bottoni, File/AP Photo)
Buddy Ryan, an NFL coach and defensive coordinator whose teams included the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears and New York Jets, has died at age 82. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)
Pat Summitt, the Tennessee women's college basketball legend who was the winningest coach in Division I history, died June 28, 2016. She was 64. (Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)
American bluegrass artist Ralph Stanley, among of the first six artists inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, passed away June 23, 2016. He was 89. (Ed Rode/AP)
Anton Yelchin, a charismatic and rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, died at the age of 27 on June 19, his publicist confirmed. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Ann Morgan Guilbert, best known for playing Millie on ''The Dick Van Dyke Show,'' passed away from cancer on June 14, 2016. She was 87. (Randall Michelson/WireImage)
Janet Waldo, best known as the voice of Judy Jetson on the hit cartoon show "The Jetsons," died Sunday, June 12, 2016. She was 96. (John Heller/WireImage/Getty)
Gordie Howe, former Detroit Red Wings player and Hockey Hall of Famer, died at age 88, the Red Wings confirmed on June 10, 2016. (Dawn Villella/AP Photo)
Professional mixed martial artist Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice, died June 6, 2016. He was 42. (Matt Sayles/AP Photo)
Muhammad Ali, former professional boxer and often considered one of the greatest athletes in history, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (Ed Reinke/AP)
Beth Howland, the actress best known for her role as Vera Louise Gorman on ''Alice,'' died Dec. 31, 2015 at age 74. Her family announced it in May 2016. (Doug Pizac, File/AP Photo)
Actor Alan Young, star of the TV series "Mr. Ed" and voice of the Disney character Scrooge McDuck, died May 19, 2016 at the age of 96. (Ron Galella/WireImage)
Morley Safer of ''60 Minutes'' has died at age 84, the show confirmed. (Charles Sykes/Invision for The Hollywood Reporter/AP Images)
Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter Guy Clark died May 17, 2016 at age 74. (Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
Emilio Navaira, known as the king of Tejano music, died May 16, 2016. He was 53. (Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo, File)
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