11. Stan Lee
The co-creator of the Marvel Universe that we know and love passed away at 95 in November. He would have been 96 this past weekend.
12. Jimmy Wopo
The rising Pittsburgh rapper died in a shooting in his hometown. He was only 21.
13. Edwin Jackson
The Indianapolis Colts linebacker was killed in a car accident in February. He was 26.
14. Kevin “Lovebug Starski” Smith
A legendary emcee and DJ, Lovebug Starski was famously shouted out by The Notorious B.I.G. on his breakthrough single, “Juicy”. The DJ died in Las Vegas of an apparent heart attack. He was 57.
15. Joe Jackson
The patriarch of the Jackson family, Joseph Jackson was the driving force behind music’s most famous family, lionized in the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream. He died of pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles in June. He was 89.