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

PATRICE O'NEAL

Known for his confrontational stand-up routines and appearances on Arrested Development and The Office, the 6-foot., 5-inch O'Neal made his last TV appearance at September's Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. On Nov. 28, the Boston comic passed away at the age of 41 after a diabetes-related stroke. "I will forever be inspired by his nobility, his grace and his epic talent," Sheen wrote in a tribute to O'Neal.