Celebrity Deaths November 2018
The two-time Grammy winner passed away on Nov. 2, 2018, at the age of 49. According to Hargrove’s manager, Larry Clothier, the cause of death was cardiac arrest. The jazz trumpeter’s career spanned over 30 years.
On Nov. 4, 2018, Miss America 1964 Donna Axum passed away due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. She was 76 years old. Axum was the first Arkansan to win the title.
The French composer passed away on Nov. 7, 2018, at the age of 86. Lai won an Oscar in 1971 for Best Original Music Score for the film “Love Story.”
“Wally” Triplett passed away at the age of 92 on Nov. 8, 2018. Triplett was one of the first African-Americans drafted into the NFL. He was the very first to take the field in a regular season game of the three African Americans selected in the 1949 draft.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 15, 2018
91-year-old actor James Greene passed away on Nov. 9, 2018. Greene, whose career spanned over 70 years, was most well known for his television role on “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd.” Greene’s more recent TV roles included “Parks and Recreation,” “Cold Case,” and “Modern Family,” as well as films such as “Patch Adams” and “Road to Perdition.”
Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee passed away Nov. 12, 2018. He was 95 years old. He is most well-known for creating Spider-Man, but Lee also created or co-created Daredevil, the Mighty Thor, the Avengers, and the X-Men among others. His daughter J.C. Lee said after her father’s passing, “My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man.”
So sad to hear of the passing of #KatherineMacGregor I watch #LittleHouseOnThePrairie all the time and NO one could have been Harriet Oleson except her. She was perfection. You loved to hate her as she coddled Nellie and put down poor Nels. What a great lady. #RIPMrsOleson pic.twitter.com/LpDrFxcRAC
— TalentlessMedia (@TalentlessCook) November 14, 2018
On Nov. 13, 2018, actress Katherine MacGregor passed away at the age of 93. MacGregor famously played Harriet Oleson on the popular television show “Little House on the Prairie.” She was remembered by her co-star Melissa Gilbert as being “outspoken and hilariously funny.”
“Hee Haw” star and Country Music Hall of Famer Roy Clark passed away on Nov. 15, 2018, at the age of 85. Clark’s publicist, Jeremy Westby, said the musician died of complications from pneumonia. Clark was the host or co-host of “Hee Haw” for show’s entire 24-year run.
Screenwriter and novelist William Goldman passed away Nov. 16, 2018. The Oscar winner was 87 years old. He was most well-known for his work on “All the President’s Men” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” Goldman also wrote “The Princess Bride” which he later adapted into a screenplay for the now-iconic film.
After battling stage IV cancer, the former LFO singer passed away on Nov. 21, 2018. He was 41 years of age. Pop group LFO rose to fame in the late ’90s and early ’00s for songs such as “Summer Girls” and “Every Other Time.”
Bernardo Bertolucci passed away at the age of 77 on Nov. 26, 2018. The Italian filmmaker won nine Oscars during his expansive career for such films as “The Last Emperor.” Bertolucci received a lifetime achievement award in 2007 from the Venice Film Festival.
The “SpongeBob SquarePants” creator passed away at the age of 57 on Nov. 26, 2018. Hillenburg passed away of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as ALS. According to Hillenburg’s death certificate, obtained by TMZ, his ashes were to be scattered at sea.
George H.W. Bush
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush passed away on Nov. 30, 2018, at the age of 94. Bush was the 41st president, serving from 1989 to 1993. Prior to his presidency, Bush was the vice president for eight years. Bush was married to his wife Barbara, who passed away in April 2018, for 73 years.
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