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


In an eerie prediction two weeks before his death, the former Weezer guitarist Tweeted, "dreamt i died in chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). need to write my will today." On Oct. 8, the 40-year-old musician-turned-artist was found dead in a Chicago hotel room from an apparent drug overdose. Remembered by his alt-rock band mates as a "beautiful, creative, hilarious and sweet friend," the troubled musician played bass guitar with Weezer from 1998 to 2001.