The New Year has begun with a series of celebrity deaths. This is the roughest start since 2016.
Mike Taylor: The “Beard Guy” from Walk Off the Earth died Saturday night/Sunday morning (Dec 29-30) in his sleep of natural causes.
Ray Sawyer: The eye patch dude from Dr. Hook died in Florida after a short illness on December 31. He was 81.
Shane Bisnett: The Nine Inch Nails bass player died of unknown causes on New Year’s Day. He was 31.
Mean Gene Okerlund: The famous wrestling announcer/host died January 2. He was 76.
Bob Einstein: Super Dave Osborne/Marty Funkhauser/Albert Brooks’ brother died January 2 at age 76.
Daryl Dragon: The captain of The Captain and Tenille died of renal failure January 2. He was 76.
Pegi Young: Musician and Neil Young’s ex-wife died January 2 of cancer.
Olivia Newton-John: NOT dead. She’s alive, although some Australian TV channels reported otherwise.