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  • Jay Adams: Born: 1961-02-03 - Died: 2014-08-14
    Jay Adams was an American skateboarder, though of as one of if not the most influential of all time. He was part of the legendary Z-Boys skating group, and was the subject of the much-acclaimed 2011 documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys and the subsequent dramatization of his story, 2005’s Lords of Dogtown.
    Rik Mayall: Born: 1958-03-07 - Died: 2014-06-09
    Richard “Rik” Mayall was a comedian, writer, and actor. He was known for a comedy partnership with Adrian “Ade” Edmondson as well as Drop Dead Fred (he was Fred) and numerous other projects.
    Tim Wilson: Born: 1961-08-05 - Died: 2014-02-26
    Tim Wilson was a stand-up comedian and country music artist. He combined both professions in his act, and put out numerous comedy albums, and often made appearances on John Boy and Billy, Big D and Bubba and Bob and Tom Show.
    Paco de Lucia: Born: 1947-12-21 - Died: 2014-02-26
    Paco de Lucia, 66, was a famous Spanish guitarist. He is credited with bringing the flamenco guitar to the forefront of popular culture. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with other well known musicians, like Eric Clapton and Chick Corea.
    Nelson Frazier, Jr.: Born: 1971-02-14 - Died: 2014-02-18
    Nelson Frazier, Jr. was a professional wrestler best known for his appearances in the WWE. Frazier was known by several different personas during his WWE career, including King Mabel, Viscera, and Big Daddy V. Frazier also appeared on TNA and various independent wrestling leagues between his time in the WWE.
    John Henson: Born: 1965-04-25 - Died: 2014-02-14
    John Henson was a famous puppeteer and son of legendary puppeteer Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets. He’s best known for performing the character “Sweetums” during the 90s.
    Roy Garber: Born: Unkonwn - Died: 2014-01-17
    Roy Garber was an independent trucker best known for appearing on the A&E reality show Shipping Wars. Garber appeared on the show’s first five seasons before his death.
    Rynn Berry: Born: 1945 - Died: 2014-01-09
    Rynn Berry, 68, was a vegan book author that penned books on vegetarian lifestyles in New York City. His most famous work – The Vegan Guide to New York City – made him a well-known name among vegetarian circles. This success led to him becoming an international speaker on the history of vegetarianism. His last […]
    David Frost: Born: 1939-04-07 - Died: 2013-08-31
    David Frost was a journalist, writer, comedian and game show host. His biggest claim to fame was interviewing Richard Nixon for a series that would go on to become the basis for the play and film Frost/Nixon.
    Pat Summerall: Born: 1930-05-10 - Died: 2013-04-16
    Pat Summerall, 82, was a sportscaster famous for working with Tom Brookshier and John Madden on NFL telecasts. Summerall began his career in football with the University of Arkansas, and then moved to the NFL as a placekicker for the Detroit Lions. He was hired by CBS Sports in 1962 as an NFL commentar. He […]