By: JD Hardin

It’s been a long roller coaster of a year, but it’s almost over. Nerds the world over have lost a lot this year. From Jason Wingreen, the voice of Boba Fett, to Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia herself. Brace yourself, below is a partial list of those we’ve lost this year.

Jason Wingreen – Voice of Star Wars’ Boba Fett Dies at 95
Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond Dead at 85
David Bowie – Legendary Entertainer Passes Away From Cancer at 69
Alan Rickman – ‘Harry Potter’ Actor Passes Away at 69
‘Grizzly Adams’ Star Dan Haggerty Dead at 74
Glenn Frey – Eagles Guitarist Passes Away at 67
Abe Vigoda – ‘The Godfather’ Actor Dies at 94
Jefferson Airplane’s Signe Toly Anderson Died the Same Day as Paul Kantner

Joe Alaskey – Famous Looney Tunes Voice Actor Dies at Age 63
Dave Mirra – BMX Star Dies of Apparent Suicide at 41
Katie May – Model & ‘Queen of Snapchat’ Dies at 34
George Gaynes – ‘Police Academy’ Actor Dies at 98
Harper Lee – ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Author Dies at 89
Tony Burton – ‘Rocky’ Actor Dies at 78
George Kennedy – ‘Cool Hand Luke’ Actor Dies at 91

Larry Drake – ‘L.A. Law’ Actor Dies at 66
Ken Howard – ’30 Rock’ Actor & SAG-AFTRA President at 71
Garry Shandling – ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Actor Dies at 66
David Smyrl – ‘Sesame Street’ Actor Dies at 80
Patty Duke – Oscar Winning Actress Dies at 69

Doris Roberts Dead – ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ & ‘Grandma’s Boy’ Actress Passes Away at 90
WWE Wrestler Joanie ‘Chyna’ Laurer Dead at 45
Prince – Legendary Singer Dies at 57
Billy Paul – ‘Me and Mrs. Jones’ Philly Soul Singer Passes Away at 80
John Berry – Original Beastie Boys Member Dies at 52
Alan Young – ‘Mr. Ed’ Star Dies at 96
Muhammad Ali – Boxing Legend Dies at 74
Kimbo Slice – MMA Fighter Dies at 42
Gordie Howe – Canadian Hockey Legend Dies At 88
Christina Grimmie – at 22 After Concert Shooting, Rep Confirms
Michu Meszaros – ‘Alf’ Star Dies at 76
Ron Lester – ‘Varsity Blues’ Billy Bob Actor Dies at 45
Anton Yelchin – ‘Star Trek’ Star Dead After Freak Accident
Miss Cleo – TV Psychic Dies After Cancer Battle at 53
David Huddleston – ‘Big Lebowski’ Actor Dies at 85
Kenny Baker – ‘Star Wars’ Actor Behind R2-D2 Dies at 83
Matt Roberts – 3 Doors Down Ex-Guitarist Dies at 38
Gene Wilder – ‘Willy Wonka’ Actor Dies at 83

Jon Polito – Coen Brothers Movie Actor Dies at 65
Kim McGuire – ‘Cry Baby’ Actress Dead at 60
Charmian Carr – ‘Sound of Music’ Actress Dead at 73
Shawty Lo – Rapper Killed in Car Accident at Age 40
Bill Nunn – ‘Do the Right Thing’ Actor Dies at 62
Gary Glasberg – ‘NCIS’ Showrunner Dead at 50
Tommy Ford – ‘Martin’ Actor Dies at Age 52
Dylan Rieder – Pro Skateboard Dead at 28
Kevin Meaney – Veteran Stand-Up Comedian Dies at 60
Steve Dillon – Comic Book Artist & ‘Preacher’ Creator Dies at 54
Leonard Cohen – ‘Hallelujah’ Singer & Poet Dies at 82
Robert Vaughn – ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E’ Star Dies at 83
Leon Russell  – Famed Rocker Passes Away at 74
Florence Henderson Dead – ‘Brady Bunch’ Mom Dies at 82
Ron Glass – ‘Barney Miller’ Star Dies at 71
Alice Drummond – Character Actress Passes Away at 88
Peter Vaughan – ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Passes Away at 93
John Glenn – NASA Astronaut & Former Senator Dies At 95
Alan Thicke – ‘Growing Pains’ Actor Dies at 69
Bernard Fox – ‘Bewitched’ Actor  Dead at 89
Zsa Zsa Gabor – Hungarian Actress Dead at 99
Dick Latessa – ‘Hairspray’ Actor Dies at 87
George Michael – Musician at 53 – RIP
Ricky Harris – Comedian Passes Away at 54
Tricia Lynn McCauley Dead – ‘Step Up’ Actress Allegedly Murdered in Carjacking
Carrie Fisher Dead – Legendary ‘Star Wars’ Actress Passes Away at Age 60