Best of 2009

Tributes: The Stars We Lost This Year

From Patrick Swayze to Natasha Richardson, we say goodbye to the smiles and voices who left their mark onscreen and off


The beloved pro-wrestling figure – who appeared as Cyndi Lauper's father in the video for "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" – was 75 when he died on Oct. 14. The star, who helped launch pro wrestling into national prominence, had suffered heart attacks previously.