Best of 2008

Gone Too Soon: Stars We Lost in 2008

PEOPLE.com says goodbye to the celebs who left an indelible mark. By Cara Lynn Shultz

SUZANNE PLESHETTE

The whiskey-voiced actress – best-known as the wisecracking wife on '70s sitcom The Bob Newhart Showdied of respiratory failure at her Los Angeles home Jan. 19 at age 70. The actress – who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2006 – passed away just two weeks before she was due to get her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.