Throughout 2021, we will continue to update this IN MEMORIAM photo gallery with major celebrity deaths from film, television, theater and music. The first major entertainment figures to be honored in the 2021 gallery are talk show host Larry King, Emmy and Tony winner Hal Holbrook, Oscar and Emmy winner Cloris Leachman, Emmy winner Cicely Tyson and Oscar/Tony/Emmy winner Christopher Plummer.
The previous year of 2020 suffered many losses, including:
Actors Chadwick Boseman, two-time Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, Oscar champ Sean Connery and honorary Oscar recipient Kirk Douglas
TV legends Carl Reiner, Diana Rigg, Jim Lehrer, Hugh Downs, Gene Reynolds, Alex Trebek and Regis Philbin.
Grammy champs John Prine and Kenny Rogers, plus Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Eddie Van Halen, Little Richard, Bill Withers and Neil Peart, plus Country Music pioneers Charlie Daniels and Charley Pride