We bid farewell to screen legends, music icons, and acclaimed figures in the world of art, journalism, and politics in 2018. From “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin to “Maverick” Senator John McCain, the list of famous faces is diverse and their contributions are immense.
Among the departed are Marvel comics legend Stan Lee, House of Cards Emmy-winner Reg E. Cathey, rapper Craig Mack, fashion designer Kate Spade, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, and many more.
Join us as we take a look at these artists’ early works — Did you know Chicago Fire star DuShon Monique Brown worked as a school counselor and actor John Gavin served in the Korean war? We’ll reflect on their history-making performances, discuss the circumstances surrounding their deaths, and hear what their colleagues had to say about their loss and about the legacies they’ve left behind.
The circumstances surrounding these stars’ deaths are diverse, and tragically, some took their own lives. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the nearest emergency service.
Here are the stars we’ve said goodbye to this year.