A tribute to those we lost in 2011, including the legendary Elizabeth Taylor, boxing giant Joe Frazier, tech visionary Steve Jobs, and the tragic and soulful Amy Winehouse. These four were a given for our video, but it was unavoidable to leave out a hundred others. Some will be honored in tributes during next year’s award shows, but below are a few more names of those who passed in 2011.
Who did we miss? Who would you like to honor and remember in your own life? Let us know on Twitter: #yearinreview
**UPDATE: You spoke, we listened. Click through the slideshow below for more farewells of 2011 as requested by Yahoo’s Twitter followers.
And here are a few more:
- Warren Christopher, 63rd Secretary of State
- Arch West, inventor of Doritos
- Maria Schneider, the French actress who played opposite Marlon Brando in the controversial 1972 film Last Tango in Paris
- Owsley Stanley, a sound engineer of many talents, including the construction of the “Wall of Sound,” audio equipment towering above touring musicians
- Bil Keane, cartoonist who drew the long-running newspaper comic, “The Family Circus”
- Lawrence Eagleburger, Secretary of State under President George H.W. Bush
- Harry Coover, inventor of Super Glue
- Frank DiLeo, music executive and Michael Jackson’s manager
- Hazel Dickens, American bluegrass singer and advocate for coal miners
- Gary Winick, independent film producer and director of the 2004 film 13 Going on 30
- Seve Ballesteros, Spanish professional golfer who won five major championships between 1979 and 1988
- Bill McKinney, who played a sadistic mountain man in the 1972 thriller Deliverance (you remember the line, right?)
- Karl Slover, who played one of the sleepy-head Munchkins in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz
Video produced by Jennie Josephson and Allison Louie Garcia. Post-production by Katie Best and John Adams. Graphics by Howard Kim and Todd Tanner for Yahoo! Studios.