We’ve already had to say goodbye to some big names this year in the worlds of entertainment and beyond.
Scroll through the gallery below to see the musicians, celebrities and other cultural figures we’ve lost so far in 2023.
Guitar icon and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee as a solo artist and as a member of the Yardbirds. He is one of the most influential guitar players of all time.
Gangsta Boo of Three 6 Mafia. Starting her career at age 14, she became a popular collaborator. She has worked with a number of artists, including Eminem and OutKast.
Singer/songwriter and only child Elvis and Priscilla Presley. Her debut album, 'To Whom It May Concern,' was released in 2003.
Co-founding member/drummer and co-founding member/guitarist and vocalist for Bachman-Turner Overdrive both passed away this year. BTO's hits included "Let It Ride," "Takin' Care Of Business" and "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet."
Singer-songwriter best known for his work with the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young). He's a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. He also released a number of solo albums in the years leading up to his passing.
Green was the drummer for Modest Mouse. He was a founding member of the group. He left in 2003, but returned shortly after.
Founding member of the Pointer Sisters. She was also the lead singer on many of their other hits, including "Yes We Can Can", "Fire", "Slow Hand", and "I'm So Excited."
In February 1964, he photographed the Beatles' immortal performance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.' He was also a staff photographer for LIFE magazine.
“Father of Instant Replay” in the NFL. In 2022, McNally became the first NFL game official to be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Child star on ‘Eight Is Enough.' He was often referred to as "America's Little Brother" at the time. He also guested on other shows including 'The Six-Million Dollar Man' and 'CHIPS.'
Actress, photojournalist and politician. She was a sex symbol during the "Golden Age Of Hollywood."
"Diamond" of conservative media personalities "Diamond and Silk." They were frequent contributors to conservative news outlet Newsmax.
Former head of Volkswagen. The company helped popularize the VW Beetle.
Actress best known for playing Shirley Feeney in the 1970s sitcom 'Laverne & Shirley.' The show was a spinoff from 'Happy Days.'
Legendary songwriter who wrote hits for Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Jackie DeShannon, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield and more. His hits included "This Guy's in Love with You," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," and "(They Long to Be) Close to You."
Actress and iconic sex symbol of the 1960s. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical or Comedy in 1974 for her performance in 'The Three Musketeers.'
One-third of the influential hip-hop group De La Soul. They reissued their incredibly influential catalog months after his passing.
Songwriter and husband of country singer Kellie Pickler.
Actor of stage, screen and television. Best known for playing Jim Dial on the hit CBS sitcom 'Murphy Brown.'
Confectioner best known for inventing Peeps.
Hockey Hall of Famer best known for his 15 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks. Known as "The Golden Jet," he is regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time.
Co-creator of 'Sesame Street'
Iconic Philadelphia DJ, "The Geator with the Heater" and "The Big Boss with the Hot Sauce."
Songwriter and guitarist from influential punk band Television.
Actress best known for playing Wednesday Addams on ABC's 'The Addams Family' from 1964-1966.
Actor and singer/songwriter best known for his roles on 'Hollywood Heights' and 'Days of Our Lives.'
MLB All-Star and two-time World Series Champion that went on to be a Hall of Fame broadcaster.
Noted superfan of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show.'
Renowned stand-up comedian and actor best known for playing Det. John Munch on 'Homicide: Life on the Street' and 'Law & Order: SVU.'
Guitarist and last surviving original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Actor best known for his roles on HBO's 'The Wire' and the 'John Wick' movie franchise.
Founding member and guitarist for Saliva.
Procol Harum lyricist. Notably wrote the lyrics to "A Whiter Shade of Pale."
Iconic record executive who co-founded Sire Records and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Music promoter, wife of John Lydon (Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten) and mother to Arianna Forster (Ari Up from The Slits.)
Iconic character actor best known for his roles in the films 'Barton Fink,' 'Elf' and 'Newsies.'
Famed British designer known as "The Mother of the Miniskirt."
Author of the 2005 memoir 'Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classic Music,' which was later adapted into an award-winning series for Amazon.
Australian actor best known as the personality of Dame Edna Everage.
Renown British dance champion who was a longtime judge on ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars.'
Legendary singer/actor who was also an integral figure in the civil rights movement.
Former politician turned notorious talk show host of 'The Jerry Springer Show.'
Bassist of The Smiths.
Legendary Canadian singer-songwriter/folk icon.
Legendary NFL fullback, actor and civil rights activist whose reputation would be impacted following accusations of abuse towards women.
Lyricist for legendary rock band Cream.
Actor best known for roles in “Punisher: War Zone,” “King Arthur” and the “Thor” films.
Queen of Rock & Roll. An icon, a legend and forever the moment.
Legendary wrestler. Currently making the afterlife humble.
Acclaimed Academy Award-winning actor.
Iconic pop singer whose career spanned eight decades.
Acclaimed Irish singer best known for her moving cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U" and who was chastised for telling the truth about the Catholic Church.
Founding member of the legendary band, Eagles.
Renown actress and inspiration behind the iconic Hermès Birkin bag.
Legendary basketball star. Two-time Olympic gold medalist, three-time WNBA All-Star.