Saying goodbye to Don Rickles, Chris Cornell, Adam West and more


Celebrity deaths for April-June


  • Don Rickles, 90, insult comic—kidney failure
  • Chelsea Brown, 69, actress, dancer Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In—dementia
  • Paul O’Neill, 61, founder of Trans-Siberian Orchestra—no cause given
  • Linda Hopkins, 92, gospel and blues singer—no cause given
  • J. Geils, 71, founder of the band behind 1980s hits “Freeze Frame” and “Centerfold”—natural causes
  • Dorothy Mengering, 95, David Letterman’s mom—natural causes
  • Charlie Murphy, 57, comedian, brother of Eddie Murphy—leukemia
  • Dan Rooney, 84, Pittsburgh Steelers NFL team owner—natural causes
  • Aaron Hernandez, 27, former New England Patriots player convicted of first-degree murder in 2015—found dead in his prison cell
  • Cuba Gooding, Sr, 72, singer “The Main Ingredient”—no cause given
  • Sandy Gallin, 76, talent manager—multiple myeloma
  • Erin Moran, 56, Happy Days TV star—cancer
    Jonathan Demme, 73, Oscar-winning director The Silence of the Lambs—esophageal cancer


  • Singer, songwriter Chris Cornell was best known as the lead vocalist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. He apparently took his own life in May.

    Mario Maglieri, 93, “King of the Sunset Strip,” ran Roxy, Whisky, Rainbow clubs—natural causes

  • Marilyn Lewis, 87, founder of Hamburger Hamlet and Kate Mantilini restaurants—no cause given
  • Michael Parks, 77, actor in Kill Bill and Tusk—no cause given
  • Stanley Weston, 84, inventor of G.I. Joe action figure—no cause given
  • Brad Grey, 59, former Paramount CEO—cancer
  • Powers Boothe, 68, character actor—natural causes
  • Chris Cornell, 52, Soundgarden singer—suicide
  • Roger Ailes, 77, Fox TV executive—complications of a fall
  • Roger Moore, 89, actor/James Bond star—cancer
  • Dina Merrill, 93, actress—Lewy Body dementia
  • Gregg Allman, 69, Southern rock musician; Allman Bros band—no cause given
  • Elena Verdugo, 92, actress, Marcus Welby, M.D.—no cause given


  • Roger Smith, 84, 77 Sunset Strip star, husband of Ann-Margret—no cause given
  • Adam West, 88, TV’s Batman—leukemia
  • Bill Dana, 92, comedian AKA “Jose Jimenez”—no cause given
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