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.
Founding member of punk band The Buzzcocks Pete Shelley passed away on December 6, 2018 of an apparent heart attack. He was 63.
Aside from his time with the influential punk band, which he started in 1976, Shelley had also found some success as a solo musician.
Birthplace: Leigh, Eurasia, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, North West England, + more
Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer
Credits: Love You More, The Buzzcocks: Live in Concertsee more on Pete Shelley
America's Next Top Model contestant Jael Strauss passed away on December 4, 2018 after a short battle with breast cancer. She was 34. Strauss had only been diagnosed in October 2018, but the stage 4 cancer spread quickly.
Credits: America's Next Top Modelsee more on Jael Strauss
41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, passed away on November 30, 2018 at the age of 94. The former president passed in his Houston home after years of health issues, including a form of Parkinson's disease and an infection earlier in 2018.
Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, United States of America
Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Soldier, Entrepreneur
Medical Conditions: Goitre
Credits: Journeys with George, Being W, Pursuit of Equality, CBS News Special Report: Joint News Conferencesee more on George H. W. Bush
Famed magician Ricky Jay passed away on December 1, 2018 in his Los Angeles home. He was 72. Though he may have been best known for his magic skills, Jay was also an established actor, having appeared in various films and TV shows including Boogie Nights and Tomorrow Never Dies.
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Profession: Screenwriter, Author, Actor, Voice acting, Writer, + more
Credits: Boogie Nights, The Prestige, Deadwood, Magnolia, The Illusionist, + moresee more on Ricky Jay