In a casual conversation, no one likes the surprise of receiving unpleasant news about a beloved celebrity's passing. If you're having trouble keeping track of celebs who died in 2018, this list has you covered. With the ever-changing headlines, it is difficult to keep up with all the notable deaths. If you're tired of Googling "celebrities who died today," then you can simply use this list as a reference.
Famous deaths are always challenging for the public to handle, especially when a particularly respected celebrity passes. Musicians, artists, actors, activists, politicians, and other public figures do not live forever - and finding out about the latest celebrity death often feels incredibly painful. Reading up on recent deaths can help you process the passing of stars you admired.
This list of Hollywood deaths in 2018 will help commemorate those who are no longer with us. If you want to keep track of famous obituaries and who died recently, this is the place to do so.
Co-creator of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee passed away on November 12, 2018 at the age of 95. According to reports, Lee was taken to the hospital in the morning of November 12 where he later passed. Though no official cause was released, Lee had suffered from pneumonia earlier in the year, alongside other illnesses.
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Comic book creator, Editor, Television Show Host, Publisher, Business executive, + more
Credits: Iron Man, Spider-Man, Iron Man 3, Spider-Man 2see more on Stan Lee
Famous swamp rocker Tony Joe White passed away on October 24, 2018 at the age of 75 after suffering a heart attack. Throughout his decades-long career, starting in 1969, White released over 20 albums and was covered by a broad range of artists, including Elvis Presley. His most recent album was released just one month before his death.
Birthplace: USA, Oak Grove, Louisiana
Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer
Credits: Catch My Soul, Tony Joe White: In Concert: Ohne Filter, Soul on Fire, Tony Joe White: Live from Austin^! TXsee more on Tony Joe White
Long time actor James Karen, who's perhaps best known for his role of Frank on The Return of the Living Dead passed away on October 23, 2018. He was 94.
Aside from his aforementioned role as Frank, Karen also made appearances in a range of horror films, including Poltergeist, Invaders from Mars, and Piranha. Throughout his decades-long career, the beloved actor made over 200 appearances throughout TV and film.
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Credits: Poltergeist, Superman Returns, All the President's Men, Mulholland Drive, Any Given Sunday, + moresee more on James Karen
On October 16, 2018, Dennis Hof - a brothel owner who became a politician - was found dead at the Love Ranch in Crystal, NV. Hof was 72 years old.
Hof was set to run against Democrat Lesia Romanov for a seat in the Nevada state Assembly in District 36. Before his run in politics, Hof was best known as the owner of several legal brothels in Nevada, including the famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch. He starred in the HBO docuseries Cathouse, which chronicled the lives of the workers at the Ranch.
Authorities have not released a cause of death.
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
Profession: Businessperson, Pimp, Entrepreneur, Presenter, TV Personality
Credits: American Pimp, Cathouse: The Series, Cathouse, Howard Stern on Demandsee more on Dennis Hof