SPOILER ALERT: This list contains deaths up to December 2014. Stop reading if you haven’t gotten that far yet.
Shirley Temple (February 10)
In a tragic accident, the 85-year-old former child star and diplomat choked to death on the cherry in one of her signature cocktails.
Egon Spengler, Ph.D. (February 24)
After crossing the streams, the famed scientist and Ghostbuster will be continuing his research of the supernatural on the other side.
Fred Phelps (March 19)
Founder and pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church, Phelps led a lifelong campaign against the moral depravity that is homosexuality. We’re sure he’s rejoicing in the light of Christ right now.
Chad’s N64 (April 5)
Chad and his N64 were the catalyst of good times ever since he set it up in our Village C common room freshman year. Sadly, the aged console was unable to handle the epicness that went down in our Smash Bros. tournament.
Casey Kasem (June 15)
Looks like his lifelong addiction to dog food finally did old Shaggy in.
Brazil’s Soccer Dignity (July 8 )
If there were a sporting equivalent of watching an injured lamb get run down and eviscerated by a pack of hungry wolves, and then for those wolves to defile the carcass with excrement, it would be the Brazil-Germany World Cup semifinal match.
Robin Williams (August 11)
With the public’s attention focused on the contemporaneous death of Lauren Bacall, the famed actor and comedian’s passing received almost no media attention. Nanu nanu, old friend.
Larry’s Virginity (August 31)
You go, Larry! So what if it was to a horse?
Joan Rivers (September 4)
The chief of the Fashion Police was cut down in an exchange of fire with three German beachgoers who were wearing socks with sandals. And she was only two weeks from retiring and collecting her pension, too…
Marion Barry (November 23)
Love him, hate him—doesn’t matter. His life rights are up for grabs and we can’t wait to see how Hollywood runs with it.