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Famous Faces Who Passed Away in December 2018


Celebrity Deaths December 2018

Ken Berry

On Dec. 1, 2018, actor Ken Berry passed away at the age of 85. Berry was best known for his role on “F Troop.” He also made notable appearances on the “Andy Griffith Show,” “Mayberry R.F.D.” and “Mama’s Family.”

Cycling commentator Paul Sherwen
Cycling commentator Paul Sherwen looks on during stage five of the 2013 Tour Down Under on Jan. 26, 2013, in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk / Getty Images)
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Paul Sherwen

The former cyclist and renowned commentator passed away on Dec. 2, 2018, at the age of 62. Sherwen is widely credited for introducing the sport to English-speaking fans, having voiced the Tour de France and other major cycling events for 33 years.

Philip Bosco

Tony-winning actor, Philip Bosco, passed away on Dec. 3, 2018, at the age of 88. Bosco won a Tony for his 1989 performance in “Lend Me a Tenor,” however, he was also a familiar face of television and movies. He appeared in such films as “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “Three Men and a Baby,” “Trading Places” and “The First Wives Club.”

Recording artisit Nancy Wilson
Recording artist Nancy Wilson performs during the Thelonious Monk Jazz Tribute Concert For Herbie Hancock at the Kodak Theatre on Oct. 28, 2007, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)

Nancy Wilson

Legendary jazz singer Nancy Wilson passed away at the age of 81 on Dec. 13, 2018. The Grammy-winning recording artist released more than 70 albums during her career. Her biggest hit was “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am” released in 1964.

Actress Penny Marshall poses on arrival for the film premiere of 'New Year's Eve'
Actress Penny Marshall poses on arrival for the film premiere of ‘New Year’s Eve’ at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood on Dec. 5, 2011. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images)
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Penny Marshall

The director and actress famously known for her role as “Laverne” in “Laverne & Shirley” passed away on Dec. 17 at the age of 75. It was the film “Big” starring Tom Hanks that catapulted Marshall’s directing career. She was the first woman in history to direct a film that grossed over $100 million.

Audrey Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss
Audrey Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss creator Theodore Geisel, poses with the Cat in the Hat at a ceremony honoring the late children’s book author with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 11, 2004, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci / Getty Images)

Audrey Geisel

The 97-year-old widow of Dr. Seuss passed away on Dec. 19, 2018. After her husband’s passing in 1991, Geisel made it her mission to protect her husband’s legacy and works so that children could enjoy them for generations to come.

Frank Adonis

“Goodfellas” actor Frank Adonis passed away on Dec. 26, 2018, at the age of 83. Adonis famously played the role of Anthony Stabile in the 1990 film. He was also known for his roles in “Raging Bull,” “Casino” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.”

Christine McGuire

Christine McGuire, the oldest of the three McGuire Sisters, passed away on Dec. 28, 2018, at the age of 92. The McGuire Sisters had a string of Top 20 hits making them one of the most popular female string groups in the 1950s.

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Keeley is a former contributor to The Western Journal.
Keeley is a former contributor to The Western Journal.