Best of 2011

A Farewell to the Stars We Lost This Year

From Elizabeth Taylor to Amy Winehouse, we pay tribute to the people whose lives touched us all

DAN WHELDON

The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner lost his life on Oct. 16, shortly after sustaining fatal injuries in a horrific 15-car crash at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. One of Indy Racing's most popular stars, the 33-year-old British driver attributed his success to his dedication, once saying “I put everything into my racing, and I expect the same back.” Leaving behind a wife and two young sons, fellow Indy car driver Dario Franchitti called his good friend Wheldon "such a good guy."