This year, we lost everyone from Hollywood greats to political giants. Ahead, we say goodbye to those who left a cultural mark.
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The singer and beach party film star died on April 8 at 70.
The Sopranos star died on June 19 at 51.
The American film critic died on April 4 at 70.
Lee Thompson Young
The actor and Disney Channel star died on Aug. 19 at 29.
The founding member and keyboardist for The Doors died on May 20 at 74.
The long-time White House correspondent died on July 20 at 92.
The actor known for his roles in Midnight Run and Get Shorty died on July 22 at 69.
The former British Prime Minister died on April 8 at 87.
The American singer-songwriter died on April 22 at 72.
Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly
The Kris Kross rapper (right) died on May 1 at 34.
The American comedian and actor died on April 11 at 87.
The American actress known for her role in Private Benjamin died on July 28 at 80.
The former South African president died on Dec. 5 at 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially divided South Africa.
The former New York mayor died on Feb. 1 at 88.
The Diff’rent Strokes actor died on Jan. 14 at 89.
The Central Park Zoo icon died on Aug. 27 at 27.
The Bachelor star died on Aug. 14 at 29.
The Bob Newhart Show star and voice of Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons died on Oct. 25 at 70.
The president of Venezuela died on March 5 at 58.
The Fast & Furious star died on Nov. 30 at 40.
The One Day at a Time actress died on March 1 at 69.
The All in the Family star died on May 31 at 90.
Dr. Joyce Brothers
The popular American psychologist died on May 13 at 85.
The Glee star died on July 13 at 31.
The musician and Velvet Underground frontman died on Oct. 27 at 71.
The eight-time Oscar nominee and Lawrence of Arabia star died on Dec. 14 at 81.
The Academy Award-winning actress and Hitchcock star died on Dec. 15 at 96.