Remembering Norm Macdonald, Michael K. Williams and More Celebrities Who Died in 2021: Photo Gallery

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The end of any year is good cause for us to look back at those we lost, and in the world of entertainment, there was a lot of heartbreak, as valuable and important voices went silent.

The list of those who passed away in 2021 includes beloved TV stars like Michael K. Williams, Willie Garson, and Ed Asner, the respected directors of Lethal Weapon and Big Little Lies, and great writers such as Larry McMurtry and Joan Didion.

Below, see their photos along with the many other artists whose contributions to film and television will not be forgotten anytime soon. (You can also see a gallery of musicians we lost in 2021 here.)

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Siegfried & Roy

Siegfried & Roy, photo via Getty

Siegfried Fischbacher, 81 (January 13th)
Siegfried of Vegas act Siegfried and Roy

Larry King
Larry King

Larry King in Larry King Live: Disaster in the Gulf Telethon (CNN)

Larry King, 87 (January 23rd)
Television and radio host

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hal holbrook rip obituary mark twain deep throat into the wild actor cause of death dead

Hal Holbrook on Later with Bob Costas (NBC)

Hal Holbrook, 95 (January 23rd)
Actor, All the President’s Men, Into the Wild, Lincoln

Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman, 94 (January 27th)
Actor, The Last Picture Show, Young Frankenstein

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Cicely Tyson dead rip obituary Remembering Norm Macdonald, Michael K. Williams and More Celebrities Who Died in 2021: Photo Gallery

Cicely Tyson, photo via Television Academy

Cicely Tyson, 96 (January 28th)
Actor, The Trip to Bountiful, Fried Green Tomatoes

Dustin Diamond in Saved By the Bell
Dustin Diamond in Saved By the Bell

Dustin Diamond in Saved By the Bell (NBC Universal)

Dustin Diamond, 44 (February 1st)
Actor, Saved by the Bell

Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer, 91 (February 5th)
Actor, The Sound of Music, Beginners

Yaphet Kotto Alien
Yaphet Kotto Alien

Yaphet Kotto in Alien (20th Century Fox)

Yaphet Kotto, 81 (March 15th)
Actor, Alien, Homicide: Life on the Street

George Segal
George Segal

George Segal

George Segal, 87 (March 23rd)
Actor, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Goldbergs

Jessica Walter as Lucille Bluth
Jessica Walter as Lucille Bluth

Jessica Walter as Lucille Bluth, photo via IFC

Jessica Walter, 80 (March 24th)
Actor, Arrested Development, Archer, Play Misty for Me

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Craig muMs Grant in Oz

Craig “muMs” Grant in Oz (HBO)

Craig “muMs” Grant, 52 (March 24th)
Actor and poet, Oz, She’s Gotta Have It

Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry, photo by Diana Walker/Getty Images

Larry McMurtry, 84 (March 25th)
Writer, The Last Picture Show, Lonesome Dove, Brokeback Mountain

Helen McCrory death
Helen McCrory death

Helen McCrory in Peaky Blinders (BBC Studios)

Helen McCrory, 52 (April 16th)
Actor, Peaky Blinders, the Harry Potter films

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olympia dukakis tales from the city

Olympia Dukakis in Tales From the City (Working Title Films)

Olympia Dukakis, 89 (May 1st)
Actor, Moonstruck, Steel Magnolias, Tales From the City

Charles Grodin SNL
Charles Grodin SNL

Charles Grodin, photo courtesy of NBC

Charles Grodin, 86 (May 18th)
Actor, The Heartbreak Kid, Midnight Run, Dave

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paul mooney dead obituary death rip getty images johnny nunez wireimage

Paul Mooney, photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage via Getty

Paul Mooney, 79 (May 19th)
Actor and comedian, The Buddy Holly Story, Bamboozled

Kevin Clark School of Rock
Kevin Clark School of Rock

Kevin Clark as Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones in School of Rock (Paramount)

Kevin Clark, 32 (May 26th)
Actor, School of Rock

Clarence Williams III Twin Peaks
Clarence Williams III Twin Peaks

Clarence Williams III in Twin Peaks (ABC)

Clarence Williams III, 81 (June 4th)
Actor, Purple Rain, Twin Peaks

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ned beatty dead obituary

Ned Beatty, photo courtesy of Everett Collection

Ned Beatty, 83 (June 13th)
Actor, Network, Deliverance

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richard donner superman dead death obituary

Richard Donner, photo via Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI

Richard Donner, 91 (July 5th)
Director, Superman, Lethal Weapon, The Goonies

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robert downey sr jr dad actor filmmaker dead died obituray

Robert Downey Sr., photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Robert Downey Sr., 85 (July 7th)
Actor and director, Putney Swope, Boogie Nights, To Live and Die In L.A.

JACKIE MASON in "Much Ado About Everything," at Wilshire Theatre on 7/30/02.
JACKIE MASON in "Much Ado About Everything," at Wilshire Theatre on 7/30/02.

Jackie Mason, photo by Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Jackie Mason, 93 (July 24th)
Comedian and actor, The Simpsons, The Jerk

Trevor Moore (Comedy Central)
Trevor Moore (Comedy Central)

Trevor Moore, photo courtesy of Comedy Central

Trevor Moore, 41 (August 7th)
Comedian, Whitest Kids U’ Know

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rip sonny chiba kill bill fast and furious dead cause of death covid-19

Sonny Chiba in Kill Bill Volume 1 (Miramax)

Sonny Chiba, 82 (August 19th)
Actor, The Street Fighter, Kill Bill

Ed Asner death
Ed Asner death

Ed Asner, photo by Barry King/FilmMagic

Ed Asner, 91 (August 29th)
Actor, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Up

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michael k williams cause of death accidental drug overdose

Michael K. Williams, photo by David Livingston/Getty Images

Michael K. Williams, 54 (September 6th)
Actor, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, Lovecraft Country

Norm Macdonald
Norm Macdonald

Norm Macdonald, photo courtesy of NBC

Norm Macdonald, 61 (September 14th)
Comedian and actor, Saturday Night Live, Dirty Work

Melvin Van Peebles
Melvin Van Peebles

Melvin Van Peebles, photo by Pix/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Melvin Van Peebles, 89 (September 21st)
Director, writer, and actor, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, Terminal Velocity

Willie Garson
Willie Garson

Willie Garson in …And Just Like That (HBO Max)

Willie Garson, 57 (September 21st)
Actor, Sex and the City, White Collar, John From Cincinnati

Roger Michell
Roger Michell

Roger Michell, photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images

Roger Michell, 65 (September 22nd)
Director, Notting Hill, My Cousin Rachel

Granville Adams
Granville Adams

Granville Adams in Oz (HBO)

Granville Adams, 58 (October 10th)
Actor, Oz, Homicide: Life on the Street, Empire

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rip peter scolari obituary cause of death bosom buddies girls newhart

Peter Scolari, photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage. via Getty Images

Peter Scolari, 66 (October 22nd)
Actor, Newhart, Bosom Buddies, Girls

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james michael taylor cancer gunther friends barista

James Michael Tyler in Friends (NBC)

James Michael Tyler, 59 (October 24nd)
Actor, Friends, Episodes

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peter aykroyd rip dead snl dan saturday night live cause of death

Peter Aykroyd in Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Peter Aykroyd, 65 (November 6th)
Comedian and actor, Saturday Night Live, Coneheads, Nothing But Trouble

Dean Stockwell Blue Velvet
Dean Stockwell Blue Velvet

Dean Stockwell in Blue Velvet (De Laurentiis Entertainment Group)

Dean Stockwell, 85 (November 7th)
Actor, Quantum Leap, Blue Velvet, Battlestar Galactica

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dominic orlando dead at 57

Dominic Orlando (Playwrights’ Center)

Dominic Orlando, 57 (November 17th)
Writer, Mindhunter, The OA

Lou Cutell in Seinfeld
Lou Cutell in Seinfeld

Lou Cutell in Seinfeld (NBC)

Lou Cutell, 91 (November 21st)
Actor, Seinfeld

Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim

Photo by Douglas Elbinger/Getty Images

Stephen Sondheim, 91 (November 26th)
Broadway composer and lyricist, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Dick Tracy

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jonshel alexander shot and killed beasts of the southern wildjonshel alexander shot and killed beasts of the southern wild

Jonshel Alexander (left) and Quvenzhané Wallis, photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images for Fox Searchlight Pictures

Jonshel Alexander, 22 (November 27th)
Actor, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Martha De Laurentiis
Martha De Laurentiis

Martha De Laurentiis, photo by Vladimir SmirnovTASS via Getty Images)

Martha De Laurentiis, 67 (December 4th)
Film producer, Breakdown, Hannibal, U-571

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Lina Wertmüller italian filmmaker dead at 93

Lina Wertmüller, photo via Wikimedia Commons

Lina Wertmüller, 93 (December 9th)
Director, Seven Beauties, Swept Away

Anne Rice
Anne Rice

Anne Rice, photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images

Anne Rice, 80 (December 11th)
Author, The Vampire Chronicles

Joan Didion
Joan Didion

Joan Didion, photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Joan Didion, 87 (December 23)
Writer, Play It As It Lays, A Star Is Born

Jean-Marc Vallée
Jean-Marc Vallée

Jean-Marc Vallée, photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Jean-Marc Vallée, 58 (December 25th)
Director, Dallas Buyers Club, Big Little Lies, Sharp Objects

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