In Memoriam: People We’ve Lost In 2018


Mark E. Smith


Mark E. Smith of English post-punk band The Fall died on January 24th, 2018. He was 60 years old. He died after a battle with lung cancer.

Olivia Cole

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Olivia Cole died on January 19th, 2018 at the age of 75 from a heart attack.


Joel Taylor

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Joel Taylor (pictured in the red shirt), who starred on Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers, died on January 23rd, 2018 at the age of 38. It was revealed that the cause of death was a drug overdose.

Hugh Masekela

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Hugh Masekela died on January 23rd, 2018 at the age of 78 after a battle with prostate cancer.


Simon Shelton Barnes


Simon Shelton Barnes, best known for being the original actor of Tinky Winky on the Teletubbies TV show, died on January 17th, 2018 at the age of 52. He apparently died from hypothermia.

Connie Sawyer


Connie Sawyer died at the age of 105 on January 21st, 2018 of a heart attack.

Naomi Parker Fraley


Naomi Parker Fraley, best known for her role as the iconic Rosie the Riveter during World War II, died at the age of 96 on January 20th, 2018. She had been battling cancer.

Jerry Van Dyke

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Jerry Van Dyke died at the age of 86 on January 19th, 2018. His health had been deteriorating over the years after a car accident back in 2015.

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