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- The final episode of Chrome Shelled Regios is dedicated to Tetsuya Koiso, a production coordinator at ZEXCS.
- The final episode credits of Hajime no Ippo: Rising dedicate the whole season to Kenji Utsumi and Ichirō Nagai, the respective voice actors for Kamogawa and Nekota. Utsumi passed away in June 2013, the series therefore having to cast another VA for Kamogawa, and Nagai in January 2014.
- The English dub of Wolf Children Ame and Yuki is dedicated to Jerry Russell, Nirasaki's voice actor, who died in September 2013.
- The English dub of Pokémon: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel is dedicated to Eric Medalle, an artist who designed many of the logos for the shows and games, who died in March 2016.
- Disney's dub of Kiki's Delivery Service is dedicated to Phil Hartman, the voice of Jiji, who was tragically murdered shortly before the film's release. GKIDS' reissue retains the dedication.
- Nozomi's third DVD boxset of Revolutionary Girl Utena is dedicated to Tomoko Kawakami, the voice of Utena, who had recently succumbed to ovarian cancer.
- Discotek's Blu-ray for Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro is dedicated to both Carl Macek and Kevin Seymour, the respective ADR directors of the two English dubs.
- The final issue of the Spider-Man miniseries "Chapter One" was dedicated to the memory of DeForest Kelley.
- The final issue of the "Supergirl from Krypton" arc was dedicated to the memory of Christopher Reeve.
- Issue 26 was dedicated to Jeph Loeb's son Sam, who died of cancer around the time of publishing. It featured a short story about about a young friend to Superboy that is also dying of cancer and was also named Sam.
- The 2011 special edition of The Crow was dedicated to Brandon Lee, much like the film adaptation.
- The Adventures of Superman #498, part of the overarching storyline in "The Death of Superman'' saga, was dedicated to Superman co-creator Joe Shuster.
- Chapter 16 of Ed, Edd, Eddy n Edna is dedicated to Michael Jackson, and as such, includes a parody of his famous Thriller.
- SWAG.MOV parodies this, dedicating to Lauren Faust, creator of the original show. Her final words: "My greatest dream is a world without Jews" (A Call-Back to his SONIC: Too Fast? video). Lauren herself tweeted about this:
Lauren: What?!?! I can't believe I was misquoted on my deathbed! I said booze! BOOZE! I'm a prohibitionist!
- Starting with the acknowldgement on Episode 9 of the Real Life passing of "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig in 2003, The JWL has had to memorialize the passings of many wrestling personalities, both those who were and weren't part of the series, sometimes many people on one episode.
- Lucky Star After Story has two examples so far. First, Chapter 29 was dedicated in memory of those who were killed in the Sandy Hook massacre. Second, Chapter 30 was dedicated to those who lost their lives and also to those who were injured in the Boston Marathon explosion as well as the Texas Fertilizer Explosion.
- Triumph Of The Retart is dedicated to a friend of Peter Guerin's who died of a congenital heart condition. In the MSTed version, the riffers go extremely easy on the dedication compared to the rest of the story.
- Bait and Switch features a brief mention of an Odyssey-class starship called the USS Valentine. This refers to Mark "h2orat" Valentine, a Star Trek Online dev and Foundry author who died of cancer in September 2013. See also the STO entry under Video Games.
- Magna Clades, from chapter 9 onwards, is dedicated to JewWario who killed himself while the author was working on chapter 9.
- Mugen Kagemaru wrote a My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic fanfic, whose title was in fact finalized as In Memoriam, in memory of his late grandparents, and added the late brother of fellow author Trinary when he read the latter's own memorial fic dedicated to his brother, to which Trinary himself did not object. The story can be read here.
- Episode 47 of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series was dedicated to voice actress Maddie Blaustein.
- An early episode ends with a spoofed memorial to Tristan's original voice, which had spontaneously changed (with everyone but Tristan noticing). This references the point in the English dub when Tristan gets a new voice actor who doesn't make him sound like Barney the Dinosaur. In the next episode, however, Yami plays Monster Reborn to resurrect Tristan's original voice, and life goes on.
- Naruto: The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show episode "ENNETHING NO JUTSU" was dedicated to wrestler Randy Savage.
- After the February 2015 death of Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek Online forums' fanfic community made the lead prompt for the March literary challenge a memorial to Nimoy, via his character Spock. One entry with its own page is "Flaihhsam s'Spahkh", telling the Romulan perspective on the loss of Spock.
- The History of Trunks Abridged was dedicated to Monty Oum, who had died from an allergic reaction after an undisclosed medical emergency.
- The Ninth Vanilla Level Design Contest for Super Mario World was dedicated to the memory of Nicholas "eXcavator" Arts, who made the Great Ice Ravine level, and passed away in November 2016.
Films — Animation
- Rise of the Guardians was dedicated to author William Joyce's late daughter Mary Katherine Joyce, "a guardian fierce and true".
- Finding Nemo was for Pixar animator Glenn McQueen.
- Cars and Corpse Bride for Joe Ranft.
- TMNT is dedicated to Mako Iwamatsu (who voiced Splinter) as he died shortly after finishing recording.
- Chicken Little was dedicated to longtime Disney storyman Joe Grant.
- Shrek 2 was dedicated to William Steig, the author of the original book.
- Brave was dedicated to Steve Jobs, co-founder of Pixar.
- The Polar Express was dedicated to actor Michael Jeter, who played Smokey and Steamer in the film.
- The Blu-Ray version of Fantasia 2000 includes a dedication to executive producer Roy E. Disney (who had lived to see the movie premiere in theaters, but died about 11 months before it came to Blu-Ray).
- The film of Teacher's Pet was dedicated to Hubcaps, creator Gary Baseman's dog and the inspiration for the television series, who died during production.
- At the very beginning of The Lion King, just right before the Walt Disney Pictures Vanity Plate appears, there is a brief dedication to Walt Disney Company president Frank Wells, who died in a helicopter crash. However, later versions of the film (like the 2003 Special Edition and 2011 3D edition) have the dedication at the end of the credits.
- Atlantis: The Lost Empire: "Remembering our friend Jim Varney." (who voiced Cookie the cook). This is actually the last film to ever star that actor.
- Disney's Beauty and the Beast contains possibly one of the loveliest dedications in Hollywood history at the end of its closing credits, in honor of lyricist Howard Ashman, who died of AIDS before the completion of the film: "To our friend Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul, we will be forever grateful." This dedication also appears in the packaging of the soundtrack album.
- The Transformers: The Movie is dedicated to Orson Welles, who voiced Unicron.
- SpongeBob SquarePants:
- Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa features the dedication, "To our friend Bernie Mac, thanks for all the laughter."
- Jetsons: The Movie was dedicated to George O'Hanlon and Mel Blanc, the respective voice actors for George Jetson and Mr. Spacely.
- Winnie-the-Pooh was dedicated to background painter Dan Read.
- The LEGO Movie was dedicated to executive producer Kathleen Flemming, who died in a serious accident while the film was being produced.
- When Disney Channel aired Who Framed Roger Rabbit in May 2014, they ran a dedication card reading "In Memory of Bob Hoskins (1942-2014) with art of a tearful Roger holding Eddie's hat and the caption on top that reads "So Long, Eddie!"
- When Disney Channel aired Aladdin in August 2014, they ran a dedication card reading "In Memory of Robin Williams, who made us laugh." The dedication was adorned by a drawing of Genie created by head animator Eric Goldberg. The Blu-ray bonus features "The Genie Outtakes" and "Genie 101" were also dedicated to Williams.
- Disney/Pixar's Inside Out was dedicated to Brian Smits, the software engineer at Pixar.
- Justice League: Doom was dedicated to writer Dwayne McDuffie, who died the year before the film came out, due to complications from open heart surgery following after completing the script.
- The Chipmunk Adventure was dedicated to Tiger Lilly, Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and Janice Karman's pet dog, who got hit by a car while the film was in production.
- Kung Fu Panda 3 was dedicated to Nancy Bernstein, executive of Dreamworks Animation, and producer of Rise of the Guardians, who died while Kung Fu Panda 3 was in production.
- Smurfs: The Lost Village was dedicated to Nine Culiford, the wife of The Smurfs creator Peyo, who passed during production.
- Tom and Jerry: Return to Oz was dedicated to the memory of Joe Alaskey, who voiced the Wizard of Oz, Butch, and Droopy in both this film and Tom and Jerry: The Wizard of Oz and passed away months before Tom and Jerry: Return to Oz came out.
- The Iron Giant has dedication notes to Susan L. Oslin, CGI Animator at Warner Bros. Animation and Ted Hughes, author of the original book The Iron Man, who died a year before the film's release.
- Tom and Jerry: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was dedicated to the memory of Gene Wilder, who played Willy Wonka in the original 1971 movie.
- Batman vs. Two-Face was dedicated to the memory of Adam West, who died a few months before its release.
- Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie was dedicated to Steve Viksten (a writer on the show and the voice of Oskar Kokoshka), Vincent Schiavelli (the voice of the Pigeon Man), and Kevin Iwani (an archive coordinator at Nickelodeon).
Films — Live-Action
- The movie version of The Great Escape is dedicated to "the fifty" — the 50 Real Life fugitives shot by the Gestapo.
- The last three films that legendary stunt man Dar Robinson worked on before his death (Cyclone, Lethal Weapon and Million Dollar Mystery) were all dedicated to his memory.
- Alive (1993), a dramatization of the crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, was dedicated to "the 29 who died on the mountain and the 16 who survived".
- Muppets/Jim Henson films:
- The Muppet Movie is dedicated to Edgar Bergen, one of Henson's biggest influences, who made a cameo in the film.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze is dedicated to the memory of Henson, being the last film he worked on. Henson's children were upset about the Henson dedication, claiming that Henson found (and would still find in the present day were he still alive) the action and violence of the overall TMNT franchise to be "excessive, pointless and not his style" and thus that he only did the first film's suits for the art.
- The Muppet Christmas Carol, the first Muppet film to come out after Henson's death, was also dedicated to him, as well as to Muppet performer Richard Hunt, who died during pre-production.
- Muppets Most Wanted is dedicated to Jerry Nelson (one of the original Muppet performers) and Jane Henson (Jim's wife).
- Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid was dedicated to legendary costume designer Edith Head, who worked on the film and died before it was released. The entire film itself is also something of a tribute to her, as it includes many clips from 1940s and '50s films, several of which feature her work.
- Paul Thomas Anderson did this a lot in his films:
- Boogie Nights was dedicated to actor Robert Ridgely (who played The Colonel James) and his father, television presenter Ernie Anderson, who both died before the film's release.
- Magnolia had "for fa and ea" listed at the end of the credits. FA stands for Fiona Apple, singer-songwriter and Anderson's girlfriend at the time, while EA stands for Ernie Anderson. Though Apple didn't die, Anderson did and his death served as an inspiration for the film.
- He dedicated There Will Be Blood to the memory of film director (and one of Anderson's biggest influences) Robert Altman, who passed a year before the film's release.
- Phantom Thread was dedicated to the memory of film director Jonathan Demme, who died during production. Like Altman, Demme is one of Anderson's biggest influences.
- Small Soldiers features a dedication to Phil Hartman after the closing credits, including an outtake along with the dedication.
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) featured a dedication reading simply "For Douglas."
- Contact features the dedication "For Carl" (who wrote the original novel and the screenplay) at the end of the film.
- UHF is dedicated to Trinidad Silva, who died in an auto accident before filming all his scenes as Raul.
- The Dark Knight: "In memory of our friends Heath Ledger & Conway Wickliffe" — Wickliffe was a special effects technician who was killed during filming. When Ledger died, Warner Bros. also dedicated their entire Dark Knight website to him with a splash page that featured a eulogy about his life.
- Superman Returns was dedicated to Christopher and Dana Reeve.
- The first Superman film was dedicated to cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth.
- Terminator Salvation was dedicated to Stan Winston.
- Stan Winston also shared an 'In Memoriam' with Michael Crichton (both died in 2008) after the last part of the 'Return to Jurassic Park' featurette series covering the making of all three (at the time) films, created for the Jurassic Park Trilogy boxed set.
- The American remake Godzilla has one for Tomoyuki Tanaka, the creator of Gojira.
- Iron Man 2 was dedicated to DJ Adam Goldsmith, aka DJ AM, who had a cameo in the film As Himself.
- Taxi Driver is dedicated to Bernard Herrmann.
- Obsession (his next-to-last score) and God Told Me To (which was to have been his next project) were also dedicated to him.
- In The Shawshank Redemption, right before the credits: "In memory of Allen Green."
- Blue Thunder is dedicated to Warren Oates, who passed away a month after filming.
- Post-theatrical release versions of Road to Perdition include a dedication to cinematographer Conrad L. Hall, who died after the film opened.
- Cliffhanger is dedicated to Sylvester Stallone's mountain climbing double Wolfgang Güllich (who ironically passed away in a road accident unconnected to the film) and Carolco head Mario Kassar's mother.
- Adaptation. is dedicated to Donald Kaufman, fictional character and a credited co-writer, who dies in the film.
- A.I.: Artificial Intelligence is dedicated to Stanley Kubrick, who began the project decades before Steven Spielberg completed it.
- The Crow simply has "For Brandon and Eliza".
- Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story was also dedicated to Brandon Lee, who died a few months prior to this film's release. Brandon had originally been offered the opportunity to play his father.
- City of Angels ends with "For Dawn", a reference to producer Dawn Steel (who originally optioned Wings of Desire for the United States).
- Street Fighter has a tribute for Raul Julia at the film's credits that said "For Raúl. Vaya con Dios" (translated to "Go with God" in Spanish).
- Gettysburg was dedicated to Richard Jordan, who played General Armistead, and died suddenly after filming, and to Mike Shaara, who wrote the novel the screenplay of the movie was based off of.
- Top Gun was dedicated to stunt pilot Art Scholl, who crashed and died while performing a flat spin near the end of the film.
- My Dog Skip was dedicated to Willie Morris, the author of the book it was based on. He died before it was released, but did live to see the finished product.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas! was dedicated to director Ron Howard's mother Jean Speegle Howard, "who loved Christmas the most".
- Almost Heroes is dedicated to Chris Farley.
- Brainstorm is dedicated to Natalie Wood.
- Canadian Bacon and Wagons East are dedicated to John Candy.
- Gladiator is dedicated to Oliver Reed.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is dedicated to Richard Harris, who played Dumbledore in both this and the previous film.
- Queen of the Damned is dedicated to Aaliyah.
- Twilight Zone: The Movie is dedicated to Vic Morrow, who was killed by a helicopter crash during filming.
- The Smurfs 2 is dedicated to Jonathan Winters, voice actor of the live-action Papa Smurf.
- The Great Race is dedicated to Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy.
- Get Smart: The Film of the Series was dedicated to Ed Platt, who portrayed The Chief in the series.
- Tomorrow Never Dies is dedicated to longtime Bond film producer Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli.
- Poltergeist III was dedicated to Heather O'Rourke, Carol Anne's actress, who died tragically and unexpectedly 4 months before the film's release.
- Billy Crystal's My Giant was dedicated to André the Giant, Crystal's co-star in The Princess Bride.
- John Carter, directed by Pixar veteran Andrew Stanton, was dedicated to Steve Jobs, co-founder of Pixar.
- Electric Dreams was dedicated to the memory of the Univac I (the first computer designed from the outset with buisness and administrative purposes). This film was made in 1984, the year that personal home computers really started to take off with the general public.
- Saving Mr. Banks is dedicated to Walt Disney's daughter Diane, who died about a month before its release.
- Holy Motors is dedicated to Russian actress Yekaterina Golubeva, the woman of director Carax’s life and the mother of his child. She tragically died in August 2011, right before the film went into production.
- Mulholland Dr. is dedicated to Jennifer Syme, who worked as an assistant to director David Lynch at the time. Syme died in a car crash in April 2001, before the movie was released.
- The Rocky series is dedicated to Jane Oliver, whom Stallone owes his career to.
- The Bourne Identity is dedicated to Robert Ludlum, creator of the Bourne series, and Claire Hammond, a colleague of director Doug Liman.
- Miracle was dedicated to Herb Brooks, the coach of the real 1980 US Olympic hockey team. He was a consultant for the film's production before he died in a car crash six months before the film was released. The film contains a dedication during the ending credits:
"He never saw it. He lived it."
- Fast and Furious 7 is dedicated to Paul Walker, who died in an auto accident in November 2013, while production was still underway.
- Matilda was dedicated to Mara Wilson's mother Suzie, who died of breast cancer during production.
- Gone Fishin' was dedicated to stuntwoman Janet Peters Wilder, who was killed in a boat stunt gone wrong.
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 was dedicated to Philip Seymour Hoffman.
- Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later, and Halloween: Resurrection were all dedicated to Donald Pleasence, who played Dr. Loomis and died in 1995.
- The 2003 live-action film adaptation of Holes was dedicated to Scott Plank, who died in 2002 following injuries from a car crash.
- Liar Liar was dedicated to Jason Bernard, who died of a heart attack in October 1996.
- Heisei Rider Vs Showa Rider Kamen Rider Wars Featuring Super Sentai has one dedicated to Tohru Hirayama (a key creative producer of Kamen Rider's Showa era, sticking around from the original series to Kamen Rider ZX) and Takao Nagaishi (a long-standing episode director for the first decade of the Heisei era), after the last scene of the ending credits.
- The extended edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is dedicated to Andrew Lesnie, Peter Jackson's cinematographer from The Lord of the Rings onward who died of a heart attack in April 27, 2015. The Blu-ray will feature a four minute long tribute to him as well. The film was also dedicated to Christopher Lee, who passed away on June 7, 2015, a mere two months after Andrew Lesnie did. In fact a special screening of all of the extended cuts of The Lord of the Rings planned for September 12, 2015, was set to be dedicated to him.
- Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures says "For Jim" at the beginning; that is producer Jim Booth, who died in early 1994 before the film was completed.
- A Bronx Tale was dedicated to Robert De Niro's father Robert De Niro, Sr.
- Jersey Girl. Before the end credits, a dedication appears to Kevin Smith's father, Donald E. Smith, who died before the film was released.
- Freeform did this when they broadcast both Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film adaptations:
- For two seperate broadcastings of the 2005 Tim Burton film, they ran a dedication card on February 2012 that reads In memory of David Kelly, who passed away from pneumonia, and another on in 2015 for Christopher Lee.
- For the broadcasting of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory on September 1, 2016, they paid tribute to Gene Wilder, who died on August 29, 2016, with the message: Thank you for your pure imagination! In loving Memory of Gene Wilder (1933-2016)
- The 2016 live-action adaptation of The BFG is dedicated to Melissa Mathison, the screenwriter and longtime collaborator of director Steven Spielberg. It was her last screenplay before her death in November 2015.
- The sequel to Alice in Wonderland (2010), Through the Looking-Glass, is dedicated to Alan Rickman, who voiced the Caterpillar. It was his last film appearance before his death in January 2016.
- The 2016 remake of The Jungle Book is dedicated to Garry Shandling (who voiced Ikki the porcupine) and Shawn Patterson.
- Star Trek:
- Star Trek (2009) has a dedication in its closing credits to Gene Roddenberry (the creator of the franchise, to whom Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is also dedicated) and Majel Barrett, his wife, who provided the voice of the ship's computer (among other things), and had recently recorded a cameo appearance in that role for the film when she died.
- Star Trek Beyond (2016) is dedicated to Leonard Nimoy, who'd last played Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness before his death in 2015, and Anton Yelchin, in his final appearance as Chekov before his death in June 2016, only a month before the film's release. Nimoy's death is integrated in the movie: his Spock died off-screen between the two movies, and Zachary Quinto's Spock learning this news is what kicks off his character arc for the movie.
- The 2016 Ghostbusters reboot is dedicated to Harold Ramis, who co-wrote the first two films and played Egon Spengler in both. A bust of Ramis appears in the film, and his son Daniel makes a brief appearance in one scene.
- The Other Sister was dedicated to Harvey Miller, who passed away in January 1999, just one month before the film's release.
- Saw III is dedicated to Gregg Hoffman, producer and one of the people who helped discover it. Dead Silence, made by creators of Saw, would also be dedicated to him.
- Kingsman: The Secret Service is dedicated to director Matthew Vaughn's late mother, "who taught [him] how a Kingsman should be".
- The 2016 romantic comedy The Matchbreaker was dedicated to star Christina Grimmie, who was murdered several months before the film's release, making this both her first and last movie appearance.
- Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome was dedicated to producer Byron Kennedy, who died in a helicopter accident while location scouting for the film.
- The Last Jedi is dedicated to Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the franchise and who passed about a year before the film's release.
- Game Shows:
- Wheel of Fortune: Pat Sajak made emotional tributes to both Jack Clark (in September 1988 with the syndicated version, and in early August 1988 on the daytime show) and Charlie O'Donnell (in November 2010) after their passings; both were longtime announcers closely tied to the show. Vanna White joined Sajak on the latter.
- The Price Is Right: Host Bob Barker announced the deaths of announcers Johnny Olson (in 1985, shortly after his death but before his last-aired episode) and Rod Roddy in October 2003. Both times, Barker remarked how much each announcer added to the show and that they would be missed.
- When the Australian version returned in 2012, Larry Emdur dedicated the first episode to former host Ian Turpie, who passed away just a few weeks before that series began production.
- Pyramid: Dick Clark briefly noted the passing of announcer Bob Clayton shortly after his passing in November 1979.
- The Hollywood Squares
- NBC daytime version: Peter Marshall paid tribute to semi-regular panelist Wally Cox, best known as the voice of Underdog, upon his 1973 death; and again in 1974 when Cliff Arquette, who played his Charley Weaver character on the show, passed away after a stroke.
- Tom Bergeron version: Twice, with tributes to Florence Griffith-Joyner (by Whoopi Goldberg, then producer and center square) during her week of shows early in the run; and when John Ritter (in 2003, by then-producer Henry Winkler).
- Let's Make a Deal: Wayne Brady paid tribute to co-creator and original host Monty Hall on the October 6, 2017 episode, which featured clips of Monty's sporadic appearances on the Brady-hosted revival and ended with a montage of pictures and clips from classic Deal.
- Family Challenge: The first Michael Burger episode paid tribute to the series' first host Ray Combs who committed suicide in 1996.
- Family Feud: A 2012 episode saw Steve Harvey giving out a moment of silence for original host Richard Dawson, who had died on June 2 (the same date that the above-mentioned Combs, who was also a former Feud host, committed suicide in 1996).
- Jeopardy!: Host Alex Trebek paid tribute to original host Art Fleming on a 1995 episode.
- Chico and the Man: On the first-aired episode following series star Freddie Prinze's death, a pre-taped comment from co-star Jack Albertson was played over the closing credits, thanking fans and viewers for their show of sympathy.
- An episode of Smallville was dedicated to the son of a producer, and he is called a true "Superboy".
- Another episode was dedicated to Christopher Reeve, who "made us believe a man could fly."
- Fame did one for Michael Thoma, who played Mr. Crandall. The episode was called "A Tough Act to Follow."
- Twice has an actor from The Wire died and had their character (a Baltimore Police officer) killed off in the show off-camera. The episode then depicts a Detective's wake; the departed is laid out on the Pool table at the local cop bar, with a beer in one hand and a cigar in the other, while his fellow policemen recount his finest moments and play Body of an American by The Pogues.
- The The Jim Henson Hour episode: Sesame Street 20 years.... And still counting! was dedication to the memory for the original Sesame Street composer, Joe Raposo.
- Erik Gates, a rocketry expert and honorary MythBuster, died unexpectedly in late 2009. The MythBusters episode that aired the next week had an "In Memory" graphic at the end of the credits.
- The October 13, 2010 episode was dedicated to Sanjay Singh, one of their regular EMTs, who had died the previous week. (Sanjay appeared in that episode, which was filmed several months before.)
- The West Wing: The first episode airing after John Spencer's death, "Running Mates" started with a tribute by Martin Sheen. But because they'd filmed ahead, Leo McGarry didn't die until several weeks later in "Election Day: Part II".
- Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Unification I" included a memorial title card for creator Gene Roddenberry.
- On Barney Miller, after Jack Soo (Yamana) died, they had a fourth-wall breaking episode where the cast showed their favorite Jack Soo moments.
- Titus had one after the death of the real-life Ken Titus.
- On The Daily Show, whenever a major celebrity/politician/author/etc. dies and Jon Stewart interviewed him/her in a past episode, the "Moment of Zen" segment that ends the program will be a clip of that interview instead of the usual clip of media idiocy, or another clip with them.
- The Scrubs episode "My Cake", which deals with the death of J.D.'s father, is dedicated to the late John Ritter, who played J.D.'s father on the show.
- So is an episode of 8 Simple Rules, which also deals with the death of the father character that Ritter portrayed.
- The Seinfeld episode "The Burning" is dedicated to Lloyd Bridges, who played elderly fitness nut Izzy Mandelbaum in two prior episodes.
- Power Rangers:
- The Power Rangers Zeo episode "It Came From Angel Grove" was dedicated to Carol Michelle Mickelson, a dying fan who got her wish to visit the Rangers on set granted one year prior.
- The Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue episode "The Fifth Crystal" was dedicated to Robert L. Manahan, the second voice actor of Zordon.
- The Power Rangers Time Force episode "Circuit Unsure" was dedicated in memory of actress Thuy Trang, who played Trini Kwan, the original Yellow Ranger.
- Sesame Street likes to take a picture/moment of silence approach. Honorees include director Jon Stone and actor Michael Jeter. And then there's Episode 1839, an episode-long tribute to actor Will Lee that also used the fact that The Character Died with Him as an oppurtunity to teach children about death in a mature manner, and episode 4411, a Halloween Episode-long tribute to Muppet performer Jerry Nelson by means of honoring his most prominent character, Count von Count.
- The 1989 special Sesame Street: 20 Years and Counting was dedicated to longtime series composer Joe Raposo and closed with a performance with his most famous song, "Sing".
- Episodes 1711 through 1715 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood ("Mister Rogers Talks about Sharing") are dedicated to longtime musical director Johnny Costa.
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- Episode 1610 ("Josephine the Short-Necked Giraffe") features a dedication to John Reardon, who passed away in 1988.
- The last episodes recorded by Bob Trow (who played himself, Robert Troll, Bob Dog, AND Harriet Elizabeth Cow) and "Chef" Don Brockett before their deaths were dedicated to their memories.
- Doctor Who:
- Third Doctor actor Jon Pertwee died between the American and UK broadcasts of the 1996 TV Movie. As a result, the UK broadcast had a dedication to Pertwee at the end. This dedication was included as an Easter Egg on the original 2001 DVD release of the movie... then removed from the 2010 Special Edition DVD.
- Christmas Episode "Voyage of the Damned" featured a card after the final scene reading "In Memory of Verity Lambert", who had died a month or two previously.
- The credits for Series 4 opener "Partners in Crime" featured the words "In Memory Of Howard Atfield", who was meant to reprise his role as Donna's father for the series. Unfortunately he was in ill health and died after his scenes in "Partners in Crime" were shot, and his character role was given to Bernard Cribbins' newspaper salesman in "Voyage of the Damned", who became Donna's grandfather and a key character in the final stretch of David Tennant's run on the show.
- "The Waters of Mars" has a dedication card reading "In Memory of Barry Letts", the show's producer during the near-entirety of Jon Pertwee's tenure and the guy responsible for casting Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, who died a month before broadcast, following the trailer for "The End of Time".
- Series 6 opener "The Impossible Astronaut" opens, rather than ends, with a dedication card to Sarah Jane Smith actress Elisabeth Sladen, who died 4 days before the episode's premiere. Opening the episode with the dedication helps in establishing the episode's darker Wham Episode tone compared to other season openers. A further long-lasting tribute occurred in 2012 with the introduction of companion Clara Oswald who, it was later confirmed, was named in honor of Elisabeth Clara Sladen.
- Though not a "in memory of" card, the episode "The Wedding of River Song" weaves, in a subtle but unmistakable way, a nod to the memory of Nicholas Courtney into the episode, and even manages to make it a plot point of sorts. The Doctor is on a "farewell tour", trying to postpone his rendezvous with his impending death in Utah as much as possible, and so he rings up the nursing home that Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart is at, hoping to share a drink or two with his old companion. A nurse tells the Doctor that the Brigadier had always spoken highly of him and requested that things be always ready if he ever decided to make a surprise visit to see the Brig — and that he had died a couple of months previous to the Doctor calling. This event is the one that finally spurs the Doctor to stop running and face his fate.
- The DVD editions of the classic series stories frequently include DVD Bonus Content tributes to figures related to them who recently died, such as a brief tribute to Anthony Ainley (the 1980s Master) as The Stinger of "The Keeper of Traken" and a 34-minute tribute featurette to Barry Letts on "The Dæmons".
- A memorable episode of The Cosby Show guest-starring The Muppets was dedicated to their creator Jim Henson in reruns (its premiere broadcast was before Henson's death).
- An episode of Angel was dedicated to Glenn Quinn, who played Doyle. Doyle had died in the first season, and Quinn died several years later, of an accidental drug overdose.
- Puppy Bowl VI was dedicated to the event's previous announcer Harry Kalas.
- Highlander. The second-season two-parter 'Unholy Alliance' had a dedication in the credits to Werner Stocker, the actor who played Duncan's 'mentor figure' Darius. Werner Stocker had died just as the last few episodes of the previous season were filmed.
- The opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics were dedicated to Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died in a practice run on the luge track hours before the start of the Olympics.
- Suddenly Susan did one after the death of David Strickland.
- An episode of The Amazing Race 16 was dedicated to the memory of He Pingping, the world's shortest man who was able to walk, who handed out clues to racers following one of the leg's Roadblocks. Pingping passed away a little more than a month before the episode's original broadcast.
- In the Stargate-verse, the character of General George Hammond, a regular during the first seven seasons of Stargate SG-1, died off-screen of a heart attack, referencing the fact that the actor who played him, Don S. Davis, died of a heart attack shortly before production the Stargate Atlantis series finale. As a result, in-universe Earth's newest battleship was named the George Hammond, mentioned at the end of Atlantis and first seen in the first episode of Stargate Universe. Out-of-universe, the Atlantis finale was dedicated to Don S. Davis, as was the 2009 re-cut of the SG-1 pilot.
- Cruelly played with at the end of every episode of the sketch comedy Human Giant, in which a faux-memoriam to a random, allegedly dead member of the show's real crew and staff (featuring the real face and name of a crew member) is interrupted by advertisements for non-existent Human Giant products.
- Supernatural dedicated their fourth season to Kim Manners, a director who died during the filming of that season. The title card appeared after the episode "Death Takes a Holiday," which was actually the fifteenth episode, but the first to air after his death.
- Also in the fourth season, the episode "Afterschool Special" was dedicated to Christopher F. Lima and Tim Loock, a rigging electrician and post production editor, respectively. With Manners's after the fact full season dedication, this episode was dedicated to three separate, unrelated people whose deaths had nothing to do with each other.
- "Book of the Damned" (season 10, ep 18) was dedicated to Jaap Broeker, who died on January 19, 2015 and was a stand-in for Jensen Ackles.
- The X-Files took their "In Memoriam" one step further. In February 2001, Leyla Harrison, a prominent X-Files fanfiction author, passed away from cancer. In her honor, Agent Leyla Harrison made her appearance in season eight's "Alone". The fictional Agent Harrison was quite a fan of Mulder and Scully's, spending much of her time at the FBI poring over their expense reports and during the entire episode, references previous cases the two had been on (while partnered with Agent Doggett) as possibilities for the creature they're hunting. In the end, she meets Mulder and Scully and is gifted with the keychain Mulder had given Scully for her birthday during season four. She also makes an appearance in season nine's "Scary Monsters".
- In a more traditional style, the 2008 movie "I Want to Believe" is dedicated to Randy Stone, who was the casting agent who cast the pilot episode of the show. He died in 2007.
- When the dog playing Buck needed to retire, Married... with Children dedicated his last episode to him. Of course, being a Bundy, even sweet doggy death doesn't give him any relief; he's reincarnated as their new dog.
- A 2011 episode of Have I Got News for You opened with a dedication to Big George, the composer of the theme song, who had died the week before.
- The December 19, 2011 episode of Next Great Baker was dedicated to contestant Wesley Durden. He had been eliminated in that episode, and died in October 2011 after filming was completed.
- The parent show, Cake Boss, dedicated one episode to Salvatore Picinich, a long-time friend and employee, after his death from cancer.
- In 2012, "The Map", an episode of The Middle that began with the Hecks coming back from Aunt Ginny's funeral, ended with an "in memoriam" to Frances Bay, who had played the character until she died the previous September.
- When Trevor Goddard, actor who played Mic Brumby, died in June 2003 the season 9 premiere episode "A Tangled Webb" part 2 ended with one of these showing a clip from "Life or Death" (5.13) of the JAG cast singing "Waltzing Matilda" as he left to return to Australia.
- The Castle episode "Punked" closed with a tribute version of the Stephen J. Cannell Productions Vanity Plate with the following message: "Stephen J. Cannell. Colleague, mentor, friend. We'll miss you, pal." (Also, the falling paper drifts off the screen instead of forming into the logo as usual.) Additionally within the show itself, Cannell's poker chair has become an Empty Chair Memorial.
- The Red Dwarf Series X episode "The Beginning" featured a picture/moment of silence dedication to production designer Peter Wragg, whose work included the design of the exterior model of the Red Dwarf ship.
- When the actor playing Compo on Last of the Summer Wine died a full three episodes were devoted to the character's death, funeral and memorial. He was replaced by Compo's previously unknown son, played by the actor's son.
- During Season 5 of Canada's Worst Driver, a contestant's brother-in-law was killed by a careless driver. The contestant was allowed to leave (though not graduate), and the episode ended with video clips of the other contestants talking about their own "failures to yield"note , a memorial card, and Silent Credits.
- Parodied on Real Time with Bill Maher with "A Farewell to Douchebags", a montage made after election cycles of unpopular politicians and political figures who fell from grace during that cycle.
- The first episode of the 1988-89 season of Wheel of Fortune had host Pat Sajak pay tribute to announcer Jack Clark, who died during the summer hiatus. Sajak would pay tribute to Clark's successor, Charlie O'Donnell, in a similar way after his death in 2010.
- After director Mark Corwin died during the summer hiatus, a tribute was edited into a summer rerun.
- Because of Cory Monteith's death in July 2013, the third episode of the 2013-14 season of Glee was dedicated to him, with his character Finn being killed off. The episode focused on Finn's loved ones remembering "The Quarterback". It also featured a dedication card and Silent Credits at the end.
- Saturday Night Live often pays tribute to deceased cast members and guest hosts.
- Gilda Radner had died the same day of the 1988-89 season finale, so instead of his planned monologue, host Steve Martin replayed a 1978 sketch featuring himself and Radner.
- When Rodney Dangerfield (who hosted a March 1980 episode) died in October 2004, that week's episode featured Darrell Hammond, who had impersonated Dangerfield in several previous sketches, performing a final standup routine at the Pearly Gates for St. Peter (Horatio Sanz), who solemnly remarked that he wanted to hear Dangerfield's jokes one last time before admitting him to Heaven. The screen cut to a still shot of Dangerfield with the caption "We'll miss you. Rodney Dangerfield 1921-2004".
- When George Carlin died in June 2008, rather than rerun a 2008 episode hosted by Ellen Page, the very first episode of SNL, which was hosted by Carlin, was aired instead.
- When David Bowie died in January 2016, former SNL member Fred Armisen appeared to do a speech about how he was moved by David Bowie's performance in SNL. Said performance was shown afterwards, followed by a painting of Bowie.
- A few months after Bowie's death, SNL paid tribute to Prince by airing a special episode containing all of his musical performances on the show, as well as some "Prince Show" sketches.
- When Carrie Fisher died in December 2016, the November 1978 episode she'd hosted was aired in January 2017.
- Many major awards ceremonies, such as the Academy Awards and the Emmy Awards, take a few minutes to present an "In Memoriam" montage acknowledging major film/TV/what-have-you personalities who died in the period between ceremonies. The Academy Awards have sadly become notorious for limiting the number of acknowledged personalities, omitting lesser-known but much-loved figures in favor of big names who have less-illustrious film resumes. (In 2010, for example, Michael Jackson made the montage, but Dom De Luise didn't, despite the latter having a much longer and more beloved cinematic resume.)
- A notable tribute appeared at the 2014 Academy Awards. Camera assistant Sarah Jones was hit by a train on set in February. At the Oscars in March, her name flashed onscreen after the proper segment had finished.
- Turner Classic Movies runs a touching "In Memoriam" montage between shows every December to acknowledge film-related personalities who passed away that year; it tends to run 5+ minutes due to its thorough approach — cult favorite figures and behind-the-camera talent such as special effects technicians and costume designers are afforded the same time and affection as A-list stars and directors.
- An episode of the documentary series Disney Family Album centered on voice actors was dedicated to Clarence Nash, the original voice of Donald Duck.
- Friends: The fourth season episode "The One with the Cat" was dedicated to series co-creator Martha Kauffman's mother, who passed away shortly before the episode aired.
- The season 11 finale of NCIS was dedicated in memory to Ralph Waite, who played Gibbs's father. Waite died in February 2014 and as such, the producers decided ultimately to have Jackson Gibbs pass away in show in the season finale "Honor Thy Father".
- In season 2 of the lush, 1906-set Spanish drama Gran Hotel, the new maître d'hotel, Ernesto, had only appeared in five episodes when, even as his character was making headway wooing the stiff head of housekeeping Angela, the actor, Juan Luis Galiardo, died unexpectedly. Remaining footage allowed him to appear briefly in two more episodes. These and two more following episodes were dedicated in his memory. Unusually, the dedication was positioned in place of the series title, over the beauty shot of the hotel at the end of the opening credits.
- The series finale of Parks and Recreation is dedicated to writer, actor and executive producer Harris Wittels, who tragically died on February 19, 2015, a few days before it aired, with a message at the end saying "We Love You, Harris. -The Parks Crew"
- The 2011 Christmas edition of Top of the Pops ended with a tribute to Jimmy Savile, who had died a few weeks earlier and was, at the time, still remembered as a much-loved entertainer. A year later, however, Savile had been exposed as a prolific sex offender, making the tribute appear in bad taste.
- The Monk season 7 debut was dedicated to Stanley Kamel, who played Monk's first shrink Dr. Charles Kroger. Kamel had died of a heart attack on April 8, 2008 during the season hiatus, and as such, the producers decided to have his character die offscreen of the same before the events of the season premiere "Mr. Monk Buys a House".
- The series finale of Justified has a dedication to Elmore Leonard, author of the story the series is adapted from.
- The first episode of Robot Wars Extreme (aired in October 2001) was dedicated to David Gribble— the teenage driver for the robot Pussycat— who was tragically killed in a motorbike accident shortly after filming his last appearances in Series 5 and Extreme 1.
- The "Animal Encounters" episode of World's Dumbest... ends with a joking tribute to the production assistant's dignity, while clips of him in various animal costumes play.
- The original airing of the Nova episode "To the Moon" (July 1999) was dedicated to Apollo 12 astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad, who appeared in the episode and who died in a motorcycle crash a few days before the episode was aired. The dedication does not appear on the DVD version.
- The Impractical Jokers episode "Snow Way Out" was dedicated to location manager Michael Raptis.
RIP Mishkeen. ????-2016. Adopt Don't Shop.
- "Vampire Weakened" was dedicated to Joe's dog Mishkeen, who appeared (along with his 3 other dogs) in a challenge in that episode.
- Frontline's first report of 2016, "Netanyahu at War", was dedicated to Millicent Bell, a journalist and recurring sponsor for both Frontline and another WGBH-produced documentary series, Nova, through the Millicent and Eugene Bell foundation, who had died a few months before.
- The Big Bang Theory:
- "The Septum Deviation" was dedicated to Carol Ann Susi, who played Howard's mom on the show.
- "The Colonization Application" was dedicated to Leonard Nimoy.
- Grease: Live!, which featured Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo, bears a dedication to her father, Greg Hudgens, who died of cancer before the premiere.
- NBC Sports dedicated their broadcast of the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Olympics to Jack O'Hara, "A colleague in sports broadcasting." O'Hara was the executive producer of ABC's Wide World of Sports, and died in the crash of TWA flight 800.
- In 2016, after the LaMia Flight 2933 air disaster that claimed the life of much of the Chapecoense soccer team and several sports journalists, FOX Sports Brazil aired a black screen with a scoreboard and the hashtag "#90MinutosDeSilencio" in place of what would've been the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana Final between Chapecoense and Atletico Nacional of Colombia. The broadcast included a tribute to the Fox Sports employees killed in the crash during halftime. The broadcast was bookended by the official World Feed opening to Copa Sudamericana television transmissions, which also ran in silence on both showings. The tribute was introduced by FOX Sports Brazil host João Guilherme, the only person to appear live on-camera during the show, as the "halftime" tribute was a pretaped montage.
- Fawlty Towers: After Andrew Sachs (Manuel) passed away in November 2016, the BBC reaired the episode "Communication Problems", with a dedication by John Cleese.
- Walt Disney Presents
- The show Disneyland Around the Seasons, which aired three days following the death of Walt Disney, initially opened with a tribute to Walt by Dick Van Dyke (who starred in Disney's Mary Poppins) and Chet Huntley (co-host of NBC's Huntley-Brinkley Report).
- The Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening ended with Michael Eisner paying tribute to Lucille Ball, who died three days before the broadcast.
- An episode of the Chopped All-Stars tournament of 2017 was dedicated to contestant and Growing Pains actor Alan Thicke.
- The final audition of Season 12 of America's Got Talent was Brandon Rogers, who was killed in a car accident a month before it aired. It was both preceded and followed by message cards dedicating the performance to him.
- The first episode of the third season of Night Court in 1985 ended with a dedication to Selma Diamond, who had passed away the previous summer after playing bailiff Selma Hacker in the first two seasons; a still photo of her was shown under the following dialogue:
Bull: Quite a story, huh?
Selma: [deadpan] I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me.
- The Son of the Beach Season 2 episode "Grand Prix" had one of comedian David Graf, who played the frenchman racer in the episode.
- Liv and Maddie: "Grandma-A-Rooney" featured guest star Patty Duke's final roles as Grandma Janice and Grand-Aunt Hillary before she passed away in March 2016. The Disney Channel would reair the episode in April, and a framed photo of Duke as Janice seen very visibly on a table in Aunt Dena's living room during the season 3 finale "Californi-A-Rooney".
- On their album Anchors Aweigh The Bouncing Souls had "Todd's Song", in which they sang: "I grab into my sixpack and raise a can to another fallen friend...With a heart so big that you can't hide you took the path of a slow suicide. And all those feelings that you had, they killed you from the inside...I can't say that I don't understand. I know you tried. I'll see you when we all come home."
- The Red Hot Chili Peppers have two songs, "Knock Me Down" (from Mother's Milk) and "My Lovely Man" (from Blood Sugar Sex Magic), that are tributes to their former guitarist Hillel Slovak, who died of a heroin overdose.
- AC/DC's Back in Black is dedicated to original vocalist Bon Scott, who died of alcohol poisoning prior to its recording. The album's title and iconic black cover are an allusion to the practice of wearing black in mourning.
- The lyrics for "Into the West," from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King were inspired by aspiring filmmaker and director Cameron Duncan, who had become friends with Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh and filmed an organ donation commercial for them. When the song received the Golden Globe for Best Original Song, Walsh dedicated the award to him; Duncan died of cancer at the age of 17, and some of his work can be seen on the extended editions of the LOTR DVDs.
- Tool's album Aenima is dedicated to the memory of their friend, comedian Bill Hicks, who is featured in a mural in the album's liner notes.
- The remaining members of Snot recorded a tribute album, Strait Up, in memory of their deceased vocalist, Lynn Strait. The album featured an extensive and substantial list of well known rock, punk and metal musicians.
- The name and title track of "We Are The Others", the third album by Dutch symphonic metal band, Delain, was dedicated to the memory of Sophie Lancaster, a British young woman fatally injured in a hate attack on herself and her boyfriend Robert Maltby, in Lancashire in 2007; it is believed the pair were targeted because of their gothic appearance.
I'm walking with Sophie tonight
She lives in the air that I breathe
I can't get it out of my mind
How you were left to bleed!
Was it how you dressed?
Or how you act?
I can't believe
How they could act so violently
Well we will not forget
- Rise Against wrote "Make It Stop (September's Children)" to honor the memories of all those who have died of bullying, be it homophobic or otherwise, even naming the gay teenagers who committed suicide in September 2010 during the bridge. The video makes this clear to those who didn't get it from just listening to the song.
- Dave Matthews Band dedicated their breakthrough album Under the Table and Dreaming to Dave's sister, Anne. She had been murdered by her husband a few months before the album's release.
- Their album Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King is dedicated to their late saxophonist LeRoi Moore.
- Elton John's "Empty Garden", which was written in memory of his good friend John Lennon.
- "Mighty K.C." by For Squirrels was a tribute to Kurt Cobain, but before their album was released, two band members (the lead singer and the bassist) and their manager were killed in a car accident. The music video for the song was a tribute to them instead.
- Likewise "Let Me In" by R.E.M. is also dedicated to/inspired by Cobain. The album it's found on, 1994's Monster, is also dedicated to late actor River Phoenix.
- Versailles' album Jubilee (and, more specifically, the song "Serenade" and its music video) was dedicated to their bassist Jasmine You, who passed away during the album's production. "Faith & Decision" off of their later album Holy Grail is another (much longer) tribute to him.
- The Rolling Stones' 1969 compilation Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) is dedicated to former member Brian Jones, who'd drowned earlier that year. The sleeve notes include an epitaph that Jones had composed himself:
When this you see, remember me
And bear me in your mind
Let all the world say what they may
Speak of me as you find
- Claude Debussy dedicated the second movement of "En blanc et noir," with its sombre opening evoking distant bugles and drums and a tumultuous middle section menacingly quoting "Ein feste burg," to Lieutenant Jacques Charlot, a friend killed in battle in World War I.
- KISS' Creatures Of The Night album was dedicated to Neil Bogart, the founder of their label Casablanca Records, who died during the recording sessions. Ten years later, Revenge was dedicated to their drummer Eric Carr, who died from cancer the previous year, with a song performed by the band called "Carr Jam '81" included on the album as a tribute.
- Igor Stravinsky's "In memoriam Dylan Thomas," a setting of Thomas's poem "Do not go gentle into that good night," was composed after the poet's death put an end to a planned collaboration with Stravinsky on a theatrical work.
- On Freak Out! (1966) by Frank Zappa the section "in memoriam Edgard Varèse''" during "The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet" is a homage to Zappa's main musical inspiration Edgard Varèse, who died a year earlier.
- "The Real Sugar" from Pocket Revolution by dEUS is an homage to Mark Sandman (Morphine), who became a personal friend of Tom Barman in the 1990s, but died unexpectedly from a heart attack during a concert.
- The members of My Chemical Romance created a song dedicated in memory of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen who committed suicide in 2014 due to her parents refusing to accept her. This is made even more heartfelt when you realize that the band broke up a year prior, but came together to help honor her.
- Metallica wrote the song "To Live is To Die" as a tribute to Cliff Burton, the band's original bassist who was killed in a bus accident.
- Nine Inch Nails's live album "And All That Could Have Been" is dedicated in the memory of Rodney Robertson, a studio intern that Trent Reznor befriended who was murdered in 2001.
- Heart's song "These Dreams" is dedicated to the memory of Sharon Hess, a good friend of Nancy Wilson.
- Visions Of Atlantis's album "Ethera" was dedicated to former vocalist Nicole Bogner, who died after fighting a severe disease over a long period of time in January 6, 2012.
- The Rush album Different Stages is dedicated "In loving memory of Jackie and Selena." Selena was drummer Neil Peart's daughter, who was killed in a car accident in 1997; Jackie was his wife, who died of cancer less than a year later.
- The Dream Academy's hit single "Life in a Northern Town" was intended as an elegy for Nick Drake.
- Radiohead's album A Moon Shaped Pool is dedicated to the memory of Scott Johnson, a roadie for the band who was killed in a stage collapse in 2012.
- In December 2016, Lambof God released an EP called "The Duke". The title track, along with the EP, is a tribute to longtime fan Wayne Ford, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010 and passed away in 2015. You can watch the story behind it here.
- [adult swim] often airs silent bumpers, in their usual "black and white" format, honoring figures who have made a significant impact on the lives of the staff or on pop culture in general, showing their names and the years they were alive. On rare occasions, more electorate dedications are shown.
- A 2011 bumper paid tribute to Steve Jobs by showing the cursive "Hello" from the 1984 unveiling of the Mac fading into a "Goodbye".
- A 2012 bumper paid tribute to Neil Armstrong by showing a photograph of him on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission with audio of his "One small step for man..." quote playing.
- Parodied with a 2013 bumper honoring Futurama following its second cancellation, showing both eras where it was on the air. Fittingly, reruns of show helped Adult Swim gain mainstream popularity during in its early years.
- A 2014 bumper paid tribute to Sherman Hemsley two years after he died.
"Sorry, we just found out. That shit sucks."
- In 2016, they did everything they could to honor one of the network's original driving forces, C. Martin Croker. This included the Toonami bit mentioned below, a re-airing of the first Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode, and a marathon stream of the show on the block's website.
- Parodied with a 2017 bumper that honored "The writing on Game of Thrones" following the controversial seventh season's finale.
- Cartoon Network:
- In 1995, the network aired a bumper honoring Friz Freleng.
- In the early 2000's, the network paid tribute to William Hanna and Chuck Jones with bumpers depicting lines being drawn and forming caricatures of the artists, followed by the caption "We will miss you". The 2002 Fancy Anvil Awards special also paid tribute to them, along with Jones' frequent collaborator, Maurice Noble.
- The weekend after Jones' death, all the shorts aired on The Looney Tunes Show were those he directed.
- Disney Channel:
- When The Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock were reran on The Disney Channel in 1990, The Disney Channel had a memorial bumper for Jim Henson to honor his life. Jerry Bishop (the original announcer for The Disney Channel) remembers him as "The Man behind the Muppets, The face behind the Fraggles".
- The weekend following the death of Robin Williams, Aladdin was shown on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior. Each airing ended with a special title card honoring Williams.
- Disney Channel showed Who Framed Roger Rabbit in honor of Bob Hoskins, complete with a similar end card.
- Turner Classic Movies has "TCM Remembers" bumpers that pay tribute to people in the movie business, from both sides of the camera, when they die, as well as a longer bumper at the end of the year recapping the deaths. They also hold marathons of movies those people were involved with in honor of them.
- PBS Kids Sprout sometimes holds marathons when somebody famous dies.
- NBC Saturday Mornings did a Camp Candy marathon in March 1994 to pay tribute to John Candy.
- In 2015, a couple days after Brazilian voice actor Caio Cesar was shot in the line of duty, several local TV stations reran productions featuring his voice. TV Cultura reran Rocket Power (he voiced Otto), Rede Record showed the Thunderbirds movie (he was in the supporting cast), Nick Jr. aired Dora the Explorer (he voiced Boots), and the Warner Channel aired The Green Mile (he had a bit part).
- The December 2012 software upgrade for Star Wars (Data East) is dedicated to Neil Falconer, who programmed the original software for the game.
- An Easter Egg in the Attract Mode for Jack*Bot shows that it is dedicated to Joe Joos Jr, who made several interesting pinball toys.
- The end of the credits for Tales from the Crypt reads "In Loving Memory of William Gaines". Bill Gaines was the publisher and co-editor of EC Comics, which originally published the Tales from the Crypt Comic Book.
- Data East's "Time Machine" has a tribute to pinball trailblazers Sam Stern and Harry Williams, who passed away shortly before the game was released.
"Dedicated to the memory of Sam Stern and Harry Williams. Friends, founders, and fathers."
- The Attract Mode for GoldenEye includes the message "Dedicated to the Memory of Jack Bushell."
- The traditional professional wrestling tribute to deceased wrestlers is the ringing of the bell ten times at the beginning of an event.
- WWE does this regularly. Depending on how "important" the dead guy is, it might just be an "In Memoriam" card at the beginning of the show or a fully produced Retrospective about their lives. And that's just for old guys. For Owen Hart, Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit they had full two-hour Kayfabe breaking tributes.
- After Road Warrior Hawk's death, The Dudley Boys won a tag match with the Road Warriors' old Finishing Move as a tribute. Announcer Jim Ross even finished calling the match with "God bless you, Hawk!".
- After Yokozuna's death, The Undertaker wore a Yokozuna shirt, which he revealed after defeating Val Venis on Raw. While opponents on-screen, they were best friends in real life.
- Triple H wore a black armband during a match in remembrance of "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig.
- CHIKARA named the tournament to crown the first ever CHIKARA Grand Champion the "12 Large Summit," after Larry Sweeney's Catch Phrase.
- The final episode of Fraggle Rock, "Change of Address" is dedicated to Don Sahlin, Jim Henson's chief puppet builder and designer, who had died five years before the series premiered.
- The series premiere of Dinosaurs began with a dedication to Jim Henson, who passed away while the show was still in development.
- Just a Minute has included tributes to each of its four original regular panellists following their deaths.
- The 5 May 1988 episode, the first to air after the death of Kenneth Williams a few weeks earlier (but which had been recorded before his death), was introduced by the Radio 4 continuity announcer as a tribute to his memory.
- Host Nicholas Parsons introduced the 1 March 1999 episode as a tribute to Derek Nimmo, who had died a few days before the episode aired; Nicholas noted that the episode's recording a few months earlier had been Derek's last professional appearance.
- A summer re-run of the 17 January 2000 episode was dedicated to the memory of Peter Jones, who had died earlier in the year and one of whose last professional appearances had been for the recording of the episode in question.
- At the end of the 27 July 2009 episode, Nicholas Parsons introduced an audio clip of Clement Freud, who had died the previous spring, speaking on the subject "How I hope my epitaph will read" from the 29 January 2001 episode as a tribute to his memory:
Clement Freud: I think just my name, the date of my death, and the words "Best before".note
- American Top 40: The June 21, 2014 show was dedicated to the memory of co-creator/original host Casey Kasem, who had died the previous weekend. Additionally, a two-hour special aired over the July 4 weekend, with tributes from many of the stars, his successors, his one-time rival Rick Dees and others about the influence of the show and how much they enjoyed listening to Casey each weekend. Also, tributes were aired during American Country Countdown and its rival program, Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 (with Kingsley reflecting on his working with Kasem during his days with American Country Countdown).
- Many times, a special segment would be aired when a prominent artist passed away. One of the earliest such tributes on AT40 was to Jim Croce, who died in a plane crash in 1973, and Kasem aired an extensive tribute a month later. Both American Country Countdown and Country Top 40 have done the same through the years, most recently with Merle Haggard.
- At least two Hero Games books (Lucha Libre Hero and the Hero 6th Edition Rules) are dedicated to Andy Mathews, Hero's late Art Director. The website for the Global Guardians PBEM Universe, in which Andy Mathews was one of the founding participants, carries the same dedication.
- The Magic: The Gathering card Timbermare was designed in honor of the memory of Marilyn "Mare" Wakefield, wife of pro Magic player Jamie Wakefield (who was well-known for playing green stompy decks that used cards like Timbermare). Marilyn loved horses.
- Cartoon Action Hour: Season 3 gives this to the late Lou Scheimer, head of Filmation.
- World War II Online has an ingame memorial that not only lists any deceased player, but also pinpoints the center of a town and is updated periodically.
- The game Burnout Revenge is dedicated to Dr Rabin Ezra, who wrote the Renderware Game Engine used by the Burnout series.
- Version 3.2 of NetHack is dedicated to Izchak Miller, a DevTeam founding member who, among other things, wrote much of the game's shopkeeper code. Also, every version starting with this one has included Izchak as the keeper of the only guaranteed shop in the game. To this day, it is considered extremely bad form to kill Izchak the Shopkeeper. Even in extinctionist games, where the goal is to kill every creature in the game 120 times.
- At the start of the credits roll in Left 4 Dead, the 'film' will be dedicated to any players who died during the finale.
- Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days was dedicated in the memory of Wayne Allwine, Mickey Mouse's previous voice actor, who died in May 2009, before the game's release.
- There is a tribute photo of Owen Hart shown at the end of the intro of WWF Attitude on the PlayStation and Nintendo 64 versions.
- In World of Warcraft, a few small dedications are scattered throughout the continents. Names include: Jesse Morale, Michael Koiter (Blizzard Entertainment employees), Anthony Ray Stark (a friend of an employee), and the discontinued Starcraft: Ghost game.
- Speaking of Koiter and Starcraft, the penultimate cutscene in the campaign mode of Wings of Liberty had one in the form of the dogtag that Jim Raynor picks up at a fallen Dominion Marine on Char.
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker's end credits included a statement that Peace Walker was made in the memory of Project Itoh, the author of Metal Gear Solid 4's novelization, who had died of cancer before the game's release.
- The first two DiRT games are dedicated to legendary driver Colin McRae, who was killed before the first game's release.
- Halo 4 is dedicated to Cade Ainsworth, a Halo fan who died of cancer on July 12, 2012.
- In Dungeons & Dragons Online there is a graveyard that contains a "memorial to a fallen hero", Gary Gygax. In true D&D fashion, a yearly event causes undead to spawn near here.
- Divekick features a tribute in the end credits to the memory to both the real life inspiration for the character Kenny, as well as Ryan Davis of Giant Bomb, though the latter is referred to as "Bryan Davis (San Francisco Resident)" in reference to the site's 2012 Game of the Year video.
- After Cryptic Studios video artist and Foundry author Mark "H2Orat" Valentine died of cancer in September 2013, Cryptic added a memorial to him to the Starfleet Academy map in Star Trek Online, and a group of veteran Foundry authors dedicated a collaborative mission series, Purity, to him.
- On March 5, 2015, Cryptic Studios added a memorial to Leonard Nimoy (who had reprized his role as Spock as a narrator for the Federation gameplay) by replacing a water fountain sculpture on Vulcan with a statue of Spock with the phrase "Live Long and Prosper", added a statue of him on New Romulus with the phrase "The Needs of the Many outweigh The Needs of the Few", placing memorials on Earth Spacedock, Qo'nos and New Romulus bearing the names of various Star Trek creators with the in-game model bearing Nimoy's name, along with DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Majel Barrett and Gene Roddenberry. The memorial is updated whenever a noted creator passes away.
- Saints Row IV has "Michael Clarke Duncan (RIP)" as the credit for for voice of Benjamin King before Terry Crews, who took over for him. He can also be heard along with the rest of the cast singing "Just A Friend" through the credits, and he sings alone at the end.
- Beyond: Two Souls is dedicated to the memory of Normand Corbeil, the composer of the game (as well as two other games by Quantic Dream) who died during its production.
- The final Mass Effect 3 DLC pack "Citadel" is dedicated to Robin Sachs, who voiced Zaeed Massani throughout the series. "Citadel" was the last role he ever recorded. Additionally, a special ME3 multiplayer event, "Operation Tribute", was held on the weekend immediately following Sachs' death, "in honor of fallen comrades". During the event, players were encouraged to kill enemies with Avenger rifles and Inferno Grenades — the Avenger being the model of Zaeed's beloved Jessie and Inferno Grenade being his loyalty power in Mass Effect 2.
- Both Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters and Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (due to being in separate continuities) are dedicated to Dan Johnson, a developer well known for his cameos in many games starting with Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! Dan passed away from bone cancer in late 2006.
- Amplitude is dedicated to Jam Master Jay from Run–D.M.C., whose song "King of Rock" is a playable track in the game. Jay had been murdered in 2002, months before the game's release.
- Shady's Poopong: 20th Annviersary Edition is dedicated to Tasha Bourne, a Platonic Life Partner of the game's creator and a tester on the first game, who died in 2008.
- Metroid Prime Trilogy added a dedication for Retro Studios senior engineer Mark-Haigh Hutchinson.
- The music test in Strife: Veteran Edition has one to Morey Goldstein, the game's composer, who passed away from a brain tumour in 2008.
- Donald Duck: Goin' Qu@ckers was dedicated to the memory of Disney Ducks Comic Universe contributor Carl Barks, who passed away the year the game was developed.
- Star Fox Zero has a touching example that fits the game's tone, as halfway through the credits appear the words: "This game is dedicated to our wingman who fell in battle," as a tribute to the former Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata.
- Satoru Iwata also gets a memorial in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the form of Satori Mountain, which is named after him. To make the connection clearer, a quest that takes place on the mountain is given by an NPC who greatly resembles him. A strange creature found on Satori Mountain called the Lord of the Mountain is indicated by flavour text to be a reincarnation of Iwata himself.
- Injustice 2 is dedicated to the memory of Miguel Parra, a Netherrealm Studios game engineer who died during the development of the game. He previously worked on the first Injustice game, as well as Mortal Kombat 2011 and Mortal Kombat X.
- The video RIP Edd Gould was dedicated to Eddsworld creator Edd Gould, who died in 2012 after a six-year battle with cancer.
- The REMASTERED version of the Death Battle between Boba Fett and Samus Aran was dedicated to the memory of Monty Oum, who died on Feburary 1, 2015 after being in a coma following an allergic reaction.
- The remake of Super Mario Bros. Z has its first ep dedicated to both Satoru Iwata and Monty Oum (The latter of which was inspired to make fan animation by the series's original run).
- The third Volume, which was created by Monty Oum and is now being continued by his colleagues at Rooster Teeth, opens with Ruby visiting her mother's grave and watching the sunset, with a flock of birds flying out towards it in the pattern of Monty's signature◊.
- The end credits for the finale of Volume 3 finishes up with this, to the closing lines of "Cold":
Monty Oum, 1981-2015. "We love you, Monty."
But your star's still in the sky
So I won't say goodbye
I don't have to say goodbye
- The Order of the Stick:
- Two Lumps is based on two real Russian Blue cats. Given the relative lifespans of cats vs humans, they've needed to run two memorial strips, one for "Snooch" and one for "Eben".
- Sugar Bits:
- One for DMajorBoss, who was a story editor for Bleedman's comics.
- Relatedly, the WWOEC Forum (to which DMajorBoss was a longtime contributor) maintained a tribute thread in his honor until the forum's shutdown.
- Platypus Comix sometimes has its banner updated with a dedication to a recently-deceased celebrity.
- Consolers did one for Satoru Iwata, president and CEO of Nintendo.
- Brawl in the Family:
- Sailor Moon Abridged Episode 29 is dedicated to Doodle the Hamster.
- The Nostalgia Critic has parodied this trope on multiple occasions, such as when the duck dies in the Saved by the Bell episode or when he does a dedication montage to his beard (after having had to shave it off in real life so that he could do his Joker bit).
- AMV Hell 5 was dedicated both to Ronnie James Dio and to AMV editor (and major AMV Hell 3 contributor) Justin "Roll the Stampede" Rollins, who had succumbed to cancer in between AMV Hells.
- Chewbot parodied this in Plague and Treachery on the Oregon Trail by releasing a music video dedicated to all the family members in the game that couldn't make it to see the new frontier.
- Decker: Episode 5 of Decker: Unclassified is dedicated to musicians who died in airplane disasters.
- The Youchew forums' 2008 Obituaries Collaboration
- Wrestlecrap maintains two parts of the site in memory to site co-founder Merle Vincent and professional wrestler John Tenta (a long-time collaborator to the site).
- The Spoony One dedicated his VCR Golf review to the memory everyone who donated copies of the game(s). He's implied to have killed them earlier in the episode. For sending copies of the games to him.
- A serious memoriam was dedicated to JewWario in his recent Lethal Games movie review.
- The Onion spoofed this with "Thanks for Dedicating That Mediocre Sitcom Episode to Me", which is "written" by a fictional crew member of the real life '90s sitcom Veronica's Closet. The gratitude is purely sarcastic, pointing up the unfortunate tendency of this trope to collide with Sturgeon's Law in terms of the quality of the actual work.
- New Grounds has an in memoriam to all the creators the site has lost. Unfortunately, it's grown considerably the past few years.
- Cracked: The 8 Bizarre Horrors Found in the Squarest Comic Book Ever by Seanbaby was a dedication to Archie Andrews, who died via Heroic Sacrifice towards the end of Life with Archie: The Married Life.
Seanbaby: As you might know, Archie Andrews recently died after 70 years of wholesome fun. It happened after he jumped in front of a bullet intended for Kevin Keller, newly elected senator and 50 percent of their world's gay population. Archie bled out a hero, but for a comic about well-mannered teens and sock hops, a homophobic political assassin was a pretty insane ending.
- Kurtjmac's Wink at the Moon, a Kerbal Space Program Let's Play video, is dedicated to Neil Armstrong. In it, Kurt sends a rocket to the Mun without any of his usual commentary and instead has wistful music playing. The video ends with the quotation, "...the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink."
- Two in the React series, for Pamela and Richard in "Elders React to Fifty Shades of Grey" and "Elders React to Men Giving Birth" respectively.
- One of Fark's most popular memes is Abe Vigoda's erroneous death report, often posted in celebrity death threads. On January 26, 2016, when Vigoda died for real, Fark made their banners black and white in his honor.
- The Atop the Fourth Wall review of the first issue of the 2001: A Space Odyssey comic was dedicated to Marcus Almand, a late friend of Lewis'.
- In the "Tales of Ba Sing Se" episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender, one segment of the episode centers around Iroh, who was voiced by Mako. However, Mako died shortly after the recording for the second season of Avatar was completed. So the Iroh segment of "Tales" carried a dedication to Mako at the end. Oh, did we mention the segment itself was about Iroh going to mourn his dead son on said son's birthday?
- And the credits of the Grand Finale was to the memory of Dante DiMartino, father of series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino. The similar names probably led more than a couple people to thinking that Mike himself died.
- The Powerpuff Girls episode "The City of Frownsville" ends with a dedication to the people who died in the tragedies at the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11th, 2001.
- The Simpsons often dedicates episodes to deceased Special Guests who lent a voice in the series. (Note that for some reason, the dedications tend to be missing - seemingly intentionally - from the copies of the episodes on the DVD boxsets.)
- "Trash of the Titans" (the show's 200th episode) was dedicated to Linda McCartney, who appeared alongside her husband Paul in "Lisa the Vegetarian".
- One of the most elaborate dedications was the reairing of "Do the Bartman" in honor of song-cowriter Michael Jackson (with a dedication card at the end), which appeared before a repeat of "Wedding for Disaster".
- "Mona Leaves-a", the episode that dealt with the death of Homer's mother, was dedicated to the late mothers of Dan Castellaneta and Harry Shearer.
- Similarly, "Clown in the Dumps", which dealt with the death of Krusty's father, was dedicated to Dan's late father.
- "Bart the Mother", which was the last episode to feature Troy McClure, was dedicated to Phil Hartman. (For some reason, this was missing from the British television airings.)
- Anne Bancroft died during the production of the season six DVD set, so its release of "Fear of Flying", in which Bancroft guest voiced Marge's psychiarist, has a new stinger tribute with words of acknowledgement and gratitude from then-showrunner David Mirkin. The tribute only appears when the episode is watched with the DVD Commentary turned on.
- "Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times" parodied the trope in its ending credits, dedicating the episode to everyone who died in the first six Star Wars movies, including Storm Troopers #5 and #22, "everyone on both Death Stars when they blew up", "whoever Jimmy Smits played"note and "unfortunately, not Jar-Jar Binks".
- "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" was dedicated to Michael P. Schoenbrun, executive in charge of production for Gracie Films.
- "Team Homer" is dedicated to Doris Grau. The episode featured her last performance as Lunchlady Doris.
- A worded tribute to her also appeared in Simpsons Comics #17.
- "Lost Verizon" featured a dedication to Paul Newman, who appeared as himself in "The Blunder Years".
- "Mother Simpson" is dedicated to Jackie Banks, an animation checker and scene planner.
- "Love Is A Many Strangled Thing" is dedicated to Elizabeth Taylor, who appeared as herself in "Krusty Gets Kancelled" and voiced Maggie in "Lisa's First Word".
- "Once Upon a Time in Springfield" is dedicated to Eartha Kitt, who makes a posthumous cameo in it.
- "Mommie Beerest" is dedicated to talk show host Johnny Carson, who appeared as himself in "Krusty Gets Kancelled".
- "Moonshine River" was dedicated to Andy Williams. It's worth noting that "Moon River" is Williams' Signature Song.
- "Dark Knight Court" was dedicated to guest star Janet Reno's brother Robert.
- "Sweet 'N Sour Marge" was dedicated to Ron Taylor, who provided the voice of Bleeding Gums Murphy in the earlier seasons.
- In honor of Marcia Wallace, who played Edna Krabappel, Fox reaired the episode "The Ned-liest Catch" before the premiere of "Four Regrettings and a Funeral", which opened with Bart writing "We'll really miss you, Mrs. K" during the chalkboard gag. A more traditional memory card appears at the end. Ten episodes later, "The Man Who Grew Too Much" ended with Ned Flanders mourning Krabappel.
- Not a traditional card, but a caricature of writer Don Payne can be seen as an angel in the Special Edition Title for "White Christmas Blues" (the last episode he wrote) next to an angel of Mrs. Krabappel.
- "A Test Before Trying" was dedicated to Huell Howser, who had appeared as himself in "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?".
- "Super Franchise Me" was dedicated to Jan Hooks, who had the recurring role of Apu's wife Manjula.
- "The Princess Guide" was dedicated to Leonard Nimoy, who appeared as himself in "Marge vs. the Monorail" and "The Springfield Files".
- "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love" was dedicated to George Harrison, who appeared as himself in "Homer's Barbershop Quartet".
- "Waiting for Duffman" was dedicated to series co-creator Sam Simon.
- "Love is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4" was dedicated to David Kavner, father of Julie Kavner.
- "The Old Man and the Key" was dedicated to Lawrence Tierney, who played Detective Don Brodka in "Marge Be Not Proud".
- "Springfield Splendor" was dedicated to Tom Petty.
- The Futurama movie Bender's Game, which involved an adventure in an alternate fantasy universe, was dedicated to Gary Gygax, who appeared in the first Anthology of Interest episode.
"Anyone wanna play Dungeons & Dragons for the next quadrillion years?"
- The episode "Naturama" was dedicated to Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island tortoise (the second segment featured a parody of him with Professor Farnsworth as "Lonesome Hubert").
- The Phineas and Ferb episode "The Chronicles of Meap" was in memory of "Movie Trailer Announcer Guy" Don LaFontaine.
- South Park had one for Mary Kay Bergman. The episode (a Christmas Episode) also featured, near the end, a shot of all the main characters she'd voiced, singing together.
- The episode that aired prior to that one, "Starvin' Marvin in Space" also had a dedication at the beginning of the episode.
- "The China Problem" was dedicated to Isaac Hayes, the former voice of Chef.
- The final episode of Moral Orel ends with a dedication to Tom Stamatopoulos, series creator Dino Stamatopoulos' father.
- As Told by Ginger's episode "No Hope for Courtney'' became re-written during production to have Ms. Gordon die in the story's canon, as a dedication to the character's actress Kathleen Freeman, who died of cancer during the making of the episode.
- The SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Karate Island" ended with a dedication to Master Udon's late voice actor, Pat Morita. Oddly enough, it's been removed from later airings in the US.
- The ending of the Superman: The Animated Series two-parter "Apokolips... Now!" features the Man of Steel standing at the grave of Inspector Dan Turpin before fading into a dedication to comics writer Jack Kirby, whom Turpin was created as an Expy of.
- A Blue's Clues episode focusing on a neighborhood festival was dedicated to Fred Rogers.
- American Dad! parodied this with a Brick Joke. First, Klaus is seen pretending the Smith family was on a DVD, and he's doing the commentary. This is forgotten until the final hobo-fight showdown, where he mentions one of the actors supposed to be in the scene had died beforehand, before apologizing for speaking over the funniest line in the entire episode (apparently). Then, just before the credits, we get a behind-the-scenes shot of Stan joking around with another actor, with 'In Memory' superimposed.
- A genuine one was done after "An Apocalypse to Remember" for Taylor Hall, a friend of Mike Barker's, who died in a car accident shortly before the episode premiered.
- "Bullocks to Stan" was dedicated to Trahn "Jimmy" Ng, a voice actor who was killed while driving to the set.
- Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up, a TV movie based on the show Stanley, was dedicated in memory of John Ritter, who voiced Stanley's Great-Uncle Stew.
- The Season 6 episode, "Crushed" ends with a dedication to Pat Harris, a friend and colleague of the episode's director, Greg Bailey.
- A Very Special Episode from the thirteenth season about the character Mrs. MacGrady getting cancer was dedicated to Leah Ryan, who had a hand in writing the episode. Additionally, the MacGrady character was referred to as Aunt Leah, even though a previous episode had established her first name as Sarah.
- The Season 19 episode "Brain Sees Stars" ends with a dedication to Walter Massey, the voice of Mr. Haney and Mr. Marco.
- The Season 19 finale, "The Last Day," is dedicated to Greg Kramer, who voiced Nemo. Nemo himself appears as an extra.
- The Family Guy episode "And Then There Were Fewer" included at the beginning a dedication to Seth MacFarlane's mother, Ann Perry MacFarlane, who died of cancer in July of 2010.
- And at the beginning of "Brian's Got A Brand New Bag", a dedication to Patrick Swayze was featured (his film Road House was an important part of the episode's plot).
- A dedication to musician Warren Luening appeared at the end of "Family Guy Viewer Mail #2".
- "Peter's Daughter" featured a dedication to Paul B. Sheridan, father of staff writer Chris Sheridan.
- A dual dedication for Phyllis Diller and Michael Clarke Duncan appeared at the end of "Ratings Guy" (But only on the first time the episode was showed. It has not been seen since the premiere).
- "Bookie of the Year" has a Cold Open with a dedication to Frank Sinatra Jr., whose death was announced over the preceding summer hiatus. He features heavily in a subplot, and appears as himself for the last time.
- "Passenger Fatty-Seven" was dedicated to Carrie Fisher, who had the recurring role of Angela, Peter's boss, until her sudden passing during the holiday hiatus in December 2016.
- After the death of beloved "Mayor" Adam West in June 2017, the episode "The Dating Game" was reaired with a dedication at the beginning. It's almost certain that he will get a proper send-off when the next season begins.
- The Ed, Edd n Eddy episode "Look Before you Ed" was for Paul Boyd (who directed the show's opening sequence).
- "Dim Lit Ed" was dedicated to Shawn "Wilfred" Godin.
- One episode of the animated series of ALF was dedicated to associate producer Vic Kephart.
- Transformers Prime
- The episode "Partners" was dedicated to Peter Cullen's older brother Larry, who was buried two days before broadcast.
- The episode "Synthesis" was dedicated to the memory of Armen Mirzaian, a storyboard artist for the show who was killed in a car accident about a month before the third season began airing.
- Some The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! episodes from the second season bear dedications to director, Boyd Kirkland (also the producer of X-Men: Evolution). "Michael Korvac", the first of these episodes, also calls Kirkland, "Friend, Father, Director, Avenger.", and closes with Silent Credits.
- Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island was dedicated to Don Messick, the original voice of Scooby-Doo.
- Alien Invaders was dedicated to Mary Kay Bergman, this being her last performance as Daphne.
- Cyber Chase was dedicated to co-creator William Hanna.
- Legend of the Vampire and Monster of Mexico were dedicated to H-B story artist Bob Onorato.
- Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! was dedicated to H-B artist Iwao Takamoto.
- The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse special "Choo Choo Express" was dedicated to Wayne Allwine, the previous voice of Mickey Mouse.
- Parodied in The Cleveland Show episode "Our Gang", when Cleveland realizes he only has ten minutes to save Junior from a drug gang, a member of his gang says he feels sorry for the loss of Junior. When Cleveland insists Junior's not dead, an "In loving memory" card comes up.
Cleveland: HE'S NOT DEAD YET!
- The Rugrats episode "Lady Luck" was dedicated to David Doyle, as it contained his last performance as Lou Pickles.
- "Psycho Angelica" has one for voice actor/production Andy Houts at the end.
- The TV special Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba-Dabba-Doo Celebration was dedicated to Daws Butler.
- The Looney Tunes short Daffy Duck for President was dedicated to Chuck Jones.
- The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie was dedicated to Chuck's wife Dorothy.
- From Hare to Eternity was dedicated to Friz Freleng.
- Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island was dedicated to Warner storyman John Dunn.
- The Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes "Bounty Hunters" and "The Lawless" were respectively dedicated to Akira Kurosawa (for "Bounty Hunters" is an homage to Seven Samurai) and Ian Abercrombie ("The Lawless" features his last voice performance as Palpatine recorded prior to his death).
- The Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode "Sharrock" was dedicated to the series' musical director Sonny Sharrock, who died shortly after the show's premiere. It ran with Silent Credits and a dedication card.
- Voice actor Len Carlson had two shows he worked on dedicate themselves to him after his death in January 2006; Atomic Betty (Where he was the voice of Minimus) and Cyber Chase (Where he was the voice of Buzz).
- The Grand Finale of Daria was dedicated to Kent Holaday, who was in charge of animation lip syncing on the show.
- Robot Chicken parodies the dedicated-to-the-memory-of trope with "In Memoriam".
- A straight example; the episode "Operation Rich in Spirit" is dedicated to Sam Loeb.
- Parodied in the Steven Universe episode "Say Uncle", which ends with "In Loving Memory of Pizza Steve" (Amethyst ate him earlier in the episode).
- Like Justice League: Doom, the final episode of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien was also dedicated to Dwayne McDuffie, who served as story editor of the series along with its predecessor Ben 10: Alien Force and died over a year before the show ended.
- The first episode "I, Duckman" was dedicated to Frank Zappa.
- The episode "Ajax and Ajaxer" was dedicated to Dana Hill, the former voice of Charles.
- The Back at the Barnyard episode, "Otis' Mom" was dedicated to Lee Paulsen, mother of voice actor Rob Paulsen.
- The Adventure Time episode "Shh!" was dedicated to animator Armen Mirzaian, who died in a car crash in 2013.
- Bob's Burgers
- "Crawl Space" was dedicated to Aron Abrams, a consulting producer who died on Christmas Day 2010.
- "The Frond Files" was dedicated to Oliver Miles Cross, a nephew of Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux, the writers of the episode.
- "Li'l Hard Dad" was dedicated to Gordon Kent, an animation timer.
- The TV movie The Flintstones: On the Rocks was dedicated to co-creator William Hanna and composer Hoyt Curtin.
- The Busy World Of Richard Scarry episode: A Trip to the Moon was dedicated to Richard Scarry when he died in 1994.
- Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale was dedicated to co-creator Joe Barbera.
- Toonami opened the September 24th, 2016 block with a skit where TOM receives a garbled transmission from Moltar, stating that he was returning to his home planet once and for all and declaring himself the better host. This was done in honor of C. Martin Croker, voice of Moltar and Zorak on Space Ghost Coast to Coast (as well as voicing Moltar in Toonami's earliest days), who had passed away one week before.
- The first season of Trollhunters is dedicated to Anton Yelchin, who died before release.
- The G.I. Joe: Renegades episode "Brothers of Light" was dedicated to the memory of lead character designer Clement Sauvé.
- The "Dragon Tales" special Let's Start A Band! was dedicated to Nina-Elias Bamberger, who had died shortly before the special was produced, the host of the special was also named Nina in her memory. The Season 3 episode To Fly With A New Friend was also dedicated in her memory.
- Tom and Jerry: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is dedicated to Gene Wilder (from the original 1971 movie).
- Trope Pantheons:
- The TV Tropes Pantheon tale The Friendship Asylum is dedicated to David Bowie. The tale features Jareth, who was played by the late singer in the cult classic Labyrinth, as a supporting character. Bowie passed away in January 2016 while the tale was being revised.
- Prequel tale Muse Hysteria is dedicated to Gene Wilder, best known as Willy Wonka, who makes a cameo appearance in the tale's second act. Wilder died in August 2016, almost nine months after Bowie.
- And then there is the Spiritual Sequel tale Diamond Adventure! The Dark Mystery, which is dedicated to Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher. They died a day apart in late December 2016, nearly a year after Bowie, and four months after Wilder.
- The TV Tropes page for Jonathan Frakes is dedicated to the memory of troper Danny Lilithborne. Frakes was one of his favorite actors and directors.