Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Joseph Mascolo, 87 (1929 - 2016)

    Joseph Mascolo

    Joseph Mascolo, best known for portraying villainous Stefano DiMera on "Days of Our Lives," died Thursday, December 8, 2016, after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to Soap Opera Digest. He was 87. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Johannah Deakin, 43 (1973 - 2016)

    Johannah Deakin

    Johannah Deakin, mother of One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, died on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, following a battle with leukemia. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • John Glenn, 95 (1921 - 2016)

    John Glenn

    John Glenn, the NASA astronaut who was the first American to orbit the Earth and went on to serve in the U.S. Senate, has died at the age of 95, according to multiple news sources. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)

    Dr. James Jude

    The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.Peter Jude says his father died early Tuesday in Coral Gables after an extended illness. Jude says his father always wanted to help people, noting CPR has saved countless lives.In the late 1950s, the doctor and two electrical engineers,...

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  • Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)

    Red Lane

    Red Lane, a country music songwriter who wrote the Tammy Wynette hit "'Til I Get It Right," has died of cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 76. Lane, who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1993, wrote songs for many of country's biggest stars.

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