These are the dead from this Samhain to last, and you can read more about them -- along with a few other posts about death -- in my Moment of Silence tag.
Zilpha Keatley Snyder has passed away. She wrote many books for young adults, often speculative fiction. Below the Root, And All Between, and Until the Celebration were among my favorites.
Robin Williams has passed away. Nanoo, nanoo!
Casey Kasem has passed away. I knew him as the voice of Shaggy in Scooby-Doo, Robin in Super Friends, and Mark in Battle of the Planets. For a lot of us, he was an iconic voice of childhood and will be deeply missed.
Sparky T. Rabbit has passed to the Summerlands. I got to meet him at the Pagan Leaders Summit. Cool dude.
Famous poet Maya Angelou has passed away.
Farley Mowat has passed away. He was a brilliant writer and naturalist.
Actress Shirley Temple has passed away. She gave us some adorable movies, and a terrific cocktail. She will be missed.
Arthur Rankin Jr. has passed away. A talented animator, he is best known for creating Christmas specials such as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" along with "The Hobbit" and "ThunderCats." He will be deeply missed.
Pete Seeger has passed away. He was a famous folk singer and activist.
Charlie Hill has passed away. He was a famous Native American comedian. I found him through his protegees, tracking backwards; this guy is behind the entire NA humor field and invented a lot of the jokes that tribal people tell. He was truly touched by Coyote, and they are doubtless sitting at a campfire together now, laughing at each other's turd jokes.
Master animator Frederic Back has passed away. He did two of my all-time favorite animations, "Crac" (aka "The Rocking Chair Cartoon") and "The Man Who Planted Trees." He will be sorely missed.
Bring out your dead! Speak of those who have gone beyond, that they may be remembered.