Famous people who passed away in 2018 Part 3

A lot of Hollywood stars passed away in 2018, and even though their funeral service and burial were not made public, we still extend our condolences to their family and friends. Here is the third part of the list of stars that we lost in 2018:

Burt Reynolds

Reynolds, whose studliness, swagger and snappy patter have helped set TV and movie fans’ pulses racing for nearly half a century, died on Sept. 6. He was 82.

John McCain

Sen. John McCain, the former POW and outspoken Republican politician nicknamed The Maverick for being unafraid to disagree with fellow members of his party, died on Aug. 25 at the age of 81.

Neil Simon

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose Broadway and screen hits earned him more combined Tony and Oscar nominations than any other writer died on Aug. 26 at a Manhattan hospital, he was 91. Simon died from pneumonia, his friend Bill Evans, director of media relations at the Shubert Organization production company, told the newspaper.

Robin Leach

Robin Leach, the host of the hit ’80s show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, died on Aug. 23 after suffering a stroke, where Leach worked as a celebrity columnist. His death comes less than a week before his 77th birthday.

Ed King

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King died at the age of 68 on Aug. 22 at his home in Nashville.

Stefan Karl Stefansson

LazyTown actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson has passed away after a two-year battle with bile duct cancer, he was 43. Stefánsson, who starred as Robbie Rotten in the Nick Jr. series from 2002-14, died at 8:10 a.m. PT on Aug. 21 in Iceland.

Barbara Harris

Harris, the actress who starred in the 1976 film Freaky Friday, has died. She was 83. Harris died on Aug. 21 from lung cancer in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her close friend Charna Halpern, who co-founded the iO Theater in Chicago, confirmed the news on Facebook.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, the self-taught piano prodigy, vocalist and songwriter who first conquered the charts in the late ’60s and never relinquished her throne, died on Aug. 16, her publicist confirmed to the Associated Press. She was 76. The Queen of Soul had struggled with her health for years. A source told earlier that week that Franklin had taken a turn for the worse and that her death was “imminent.”

Jill Janus

Jill Janus, the lead singer of the rock bank Huntress, died by suicide on Aug. 14. She was 43. Janus’ band confirmed the news on their Facebook page on Aug. 16 in which they wrote she “took her own life outside of Portland, Oregon.”

Morgana King

News of The Godfather star’s passing broke on Aug. 14 but the actress died on March 22 in Palm Springs, California, at the age of 87. The star had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer.

Jim Neidhart

Total Divas star Natalya Neidhart’s father has died. WWE legend Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart’s death was announced on Aug. 13 by his friend B Brian Blair. He was 63.

Joel Robuchon

French chef Joel Robuchon, who holds the record for most Michelin stars in the world, has died at age 73. Robuchon, whose globe-encircling operations include restaurants in New York, Montreal and Las Vegas, died in Geneva, Switzerland on Aug. 6 of cancer. He had been diagnosed with a pancreatic tumor over a year earlier.

Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae, best known as wise and lovable house mother Mrs. Garrett on Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life, died Aug. 5 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 92. Rae revealed she’d been diagnosed with bone cancer at the end of April 2017.

Jessica Vogel

Jessica Vogel, a New Jersey chef who appeared on Hell’s KitchenandCutthroat Kitchen, died on July 30. She was 34. The chef’s fiancé, John Michael Keyser said that she was being treated for the inflammatory bowel disease colitis at a hospital in southern New Jersey when “her heart gave out.” She is survived by her mother, Donna Bruchmann, her father, Mark Vogel, and her sister, Caitlin Johnstone, according to an obituary published in the Star Ledger on August 1.

Brian Lawler

Lawler, the son of WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler, was found hanging in his cell at the Hardeman County Jail on July 29, TBI said in a statement. An investigation is underway, though authorities do not suspect foul play, according to TBI.

Nicholas Fudge

Nicholas “Duffy” Fudge, a cast member on National Geographic Channel’s Wicked Tuna, has died. He was 28. The series announced the sad news alongside a photo of Fudge in a tweet on its official Twitter account July 22.

Elmarie Wendel

On July 21, Wendel’s daughter J.C. confirmed that her mother, who has best known for her role as landlord Mrs. Mamie Dubcek on the hit television show 3rd Rock from the Sun, had passed away.

Annabelle Neilson

Neilson, a star of Bravo’s reality show Ladies of London, died in mid-July. She was 49. The details of her death are not available at this time. In addition to being a reality star, Neilson worked as a model before her death, and was close friends with supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, as well as the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen, whose suicide in 2010 absolutely devastated her.

Tab Hunter

Hollywood heartthrob Tab Hunter, who gained fame for his chiseled looks in the 1950s and later came out in 2005 after decades of silence, died in Santa Monica on July 8. He was 86.

Richard Swift

Producer and singer-songwriter Richard Swift, a member of The Black Keys, has died, his bandmate Dan Auerbach confirmed on social media on July 3. He was 41.

Alan Longmuir

Bay City Rollers musician and co-founder Alan Longmuir died on July 2. He was 70.

Joe Jackson

The music manager and father of 11, died early on June 27, he was 89. The Jackson family patriarch had been battling terminal pancreatic cancer and was “not doing well” as of late.