DeCarlo, who was best known as the singer of the 1960s hit “Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)”, died on June 28 following a battle with cancer. He was 75.
The creator of Paddington Bear died on June 28 at age 91 following a short illness. “He will be forever remembered for his creation of the iconic Paddington, with his duffle coat and wellington boots, which touched my own heart as a child and will live on in the hearts of future generations.”
Nyqvist, who played publisher Mikael Blomkvist in the original Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo films, died following a battle with lung cancer on June 27th at age 56.
Roger LaVerne Smith) was an American television and film actor, producer and screenwriter. He starred in the television detective series 77 Sunset Strip and in the comedy series Mister Roberts. Smith went on to manage the career of Ann-Margret, his wife of 50 years. Smith died June 4 at 84.
Peter Sallis was an English actor, known for his work on British television. He was the voice of Wallace in the Academy Award-honored Wallace and Gromit. Sallis died on June 2nd. He was 96.
The New York rapper, who along with Havoc comprised the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, died June 20 at the age of 42.
John G. Avildsen
Avildsen, who won an Oscar for directing Sylvester Stallone in the original Rocky and also made Ralph Macchio a star with ‘The Karate Kid‘ died on June 16 at age 81 following complications due to pancreatic cancer.
The actor, best known for playing Flounder in ‘Animal House’ and also for his role on ’80s television classic ‘St. Elsewhere’ died at age 63 on June 16.
West, who played ‘Batman’ on the campy, classic 1966-68 TV series (and in the feature film version of the show that was released in 1966 as well), died on June 9 at age 88. The Hollywood legend also provided memorable voice contributions to ‘Family Guy’ among other shows.
The Emmy-nominated actress died on June 8 at age 62. Best known for major films like ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, ‘Dick Tracy ‘, and ‘Mr. Holland’s Opus’ , Headly got her start on the stage as an originating member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. In recent years, she won acclaim for her supporting role on HBO’s hit limited series ‘The Night Of‘.