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Remembering Those We Said Goodbye to in 2014

We’ve lost so many this year who were giants in their fields and simply made our lives richer. On this last day in 2014, we bid farewell to them and remember the defining moments they shared with all of us.

Nightly News Remembers Those We Said Goodbye to in 2014 4:33

Lauren Bacall – Actress, 89, September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014

James Garner – Actor, 86, April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014

Eli Wallach – Actor, 98, December 7, 1915 – June 24, 2014

Shirley Temple Black – Actress/Ambassador, 85, April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014

Mickey Rooney – Actor, 93, September 23, 1920 –April 6, 2014

Sid Caesar – Comedian, 91, September 8, 1922 –February 12, 2014

David Brenner – Comedian, 78, February 4, 1936 – March 15, 2014

Joan Rivers – Comedian, 81, June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014

Oscar de la Renta – Fashion Designer, 82, July 22, 1932 – October 20, 2014

Eileen Ford – Modeling Agency Executive, 92, March 25, 1922 – July 9, 2014

Joe Cocker – Singer, 70, May 20, 1944 – December 22, 2014

Pete Seeger – Singer/Activist, 94, May 3, 1919 - January 27, 2014

Maya Angelou – Author, 86, April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014

Louis Zamperini – War Hero/Olympian, 97, January 26, 1917 – July 2, 2014

Ruby Dee – Actress, 91, October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter – Boxer, 76, May 6, 1937 – April 20, 2014

Tony Gwynn – Baseball Player, 54, May 9, 1960 – June 16, 2014

Don Zimmer – Baseball Player/Coach, 83, January 17, 1931– June 4, 2014

Ralph Kiner – Baseball Player/Announcer, 91, October 27, 1922 – February 6, 2014

Casey Kasem – Radio Personality, 82, April 27, 1932 - June 15, 2014

Bobby Womack – Musician, 70, March 4, 1944 - June 27, 2014

Jerry Vale – Singer, 83, July 8, 1930 – May 18, 2014

Bob Crewe – Music Producer, 83, November 12, 1930 – September 11, 2014

James Rebhorn – Actor, 65, September 1, 1948 – March 21, 2014

Harold Ramis – Actor/Director, 69, November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014

Bob Hoskins – Actor, 71, October 26, 1942 – April 29, 2014

Elaine Stritch – Actress, 89, February 2, 1925 - July 17, 2014

Don Pardo – Radio & Television Announcer, 96, February 22, 1918 – August 18, 2014

Jan Hooks – Actress/Comedian, 57, April 23, 1957 – October 9, 2014

Ann B. Davis – Actress, 88, May 3, 1926 – June 1, 2014

James Brady – Former White House Press Secretary, 73, August 29, 1940 – August 4, 2014

Ben Bradlee – Journalist, 93, August 26, 1921 – October 21, 2014

Garrick Utley – Television Journalist, 74, November 19, 1939 – February 20, 2014

Gabriel García Márquez – Author, 87, March 6, 1927 – April 17, 2014

Thomas Menino – Former Mayor of Boston, 71, December 27, 1942 – October 30, 2014

Phil Everly – Singer, 74, January 19, 1939 - January 3, 2014

Gerry Goffin – Lyricist, 75, February 11, 1939 – June 19, 2014

Mike Nichols – Director, 83, November 6, 1931 – November 19, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman – Actor, 46, July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014

Robin Williams – Actor/Comedian, 63, July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014