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


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.