Some well-known people who have died recently.
- William Goldman, 1931-2018 American novelist, playwright and screenwriter.
- Stan Lee, 1922-2018 Legendary writer and creator of Marvel comics (Read Renee's tribute to Stan Lee: Excelsior!).
- Peter Peryer, 1941-2018 NZ photographer, one of the first five inaugural laureates of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand.
- Brian Priestley, 1926-2018 Christchurch journalist, media commentator and author.
- Nicolas Roeg, 1928-2018 Film director whose dazzling style was best seen in The man who fell to earth.
- Douglas Wright, 1956-2018 NZ dancer and choreographer.