As we look back on 2021, we can’t help but think of all the TV greats who have left us.
In the past 12 months, several legends have come to life on the small screen, including seven-time Emmy winner Ed Asner – the most honored male performer in Primetime Emmy Awards history. We also said goodbye to colleagues Mary Tyler Moore vets Cloris Leachman — who by eight Emmys equates Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the most awarded performer in Emmy history — and Gavin MacLeod.
Other Emmy winners we’ve lost in the past year include Cicely Tyson, Christopher Plummer, Hal Holbrook, Peter Scolari, and Jessica Walter. We also say goodbye to titans like Larry King and Willard Scott; soap mainstays Stuart Damon (General Hospital) and Jerry Douglas (The young and the restless); and sitcom stars Dustin Diamond (Saved by the bell), Markie Post (Nachthof) and George Segal (Shoot me, the Goldbergs).
Our In Memoriam Collection also includes: Saturday Night Live‘s Norm Macdonald, Sex and the city‘s Willie Garson and The wireMichael K. Williams – who completely caught us all by surprise – as well as several game show participants and reality TV stars.
Browse the attached gallery – or click here for direct access – to read our memories, then leave a comment with your own fond memories of the celebrities who have passed away for 2021.