Ah, the obligatory death reel. That melancholy time when America sheds a single, perfect tear and reflects on the untimely passing of countless people we didn't realize made it past the ninety-nineties to begin with. Alot of big luminaries this year, from Betty Comden to Don Knotts to Robert Altman. Depending on your perspective it was either a very good year or a very bad year for celebrity deaths. So pour out a little liquor, home-slices, for the brothers and sisters who ain't here.