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"Since tonight is a celebration of the work and accomplishments of our community in this past year, it is only fitting then that we celebrate those we've lost, who've dedicated their lives to their crafts, both in front of and behind the camera. Through their immeasurable contributions, each of them left an individual and indelible mark that shared and informed us. They've touched our hearts, they've made us smile, and became dear friends, who we will always remain hopelessly devoted to."
John Travolta, 2023 Academy Awardsnote 

Memorials to the dead are common in most human cultures. When the dead are connected with a TV show or movie, you'll sometimes see this: a final tribute to that person as part of the show.

For a true In Memoriam, there is a direct connection between dedicatee and the show, book or film being dedicated to their memory. There are a great number of books dedicated to the last astronauts of the space shuttle named Challenger or the emergency personnel who died when the twin towers of the World Trade Center in the city of New York in the state of New York collapsed. Unless the book is about them, those would fall under the larger Dedication trope.

It is a Celebrity Elegy when done through song or poetry for a famous person. For more musical examples, see Grief Song. Fanbases may turn to Death Fic. A Memorial Character is a character based on or named after a deceased person, as a way of immortalizing them.

This is related to Meaningful Funeral, which memorializes a character from the show. They can overlap when a show is based on Real Life. Needless to say, such memorials can become awkward, or even tone-deaf in hindsight if the deceased is posthumously accused of misconduct.

Televised award shows often include an Obituary Montage to honor those in their field who died in the past year. Also see Special Thanks (where the credits acknowledge loved ones and friends of the production crew who weren't directly involved with the production and in most cases are still alive at the time of release) and Posthumous Credit (where the deceased actually contributed to the work prior to their death and have their part acknowledged in the credits, which in many circumstances will overlap with this trope). Might be combined with a Really Dead Montage if The Character Died with Him.

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    Anime & Manga 
  • 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 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.
  • Early airings of Robot Carnival contained one for the English dub's principal female voice actor Lisa Michelson, who was killed in a car crash the same year of the anime's 1991 North American premiere. The 2015 Discotek reissue retains the dedication, but is relegated to a simple mention in the new English ending credits.
  • 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 succumbed to ovarian cancer.
  • Lupin III:
    • Discotek's Blu-ray for The Castle of Cagliostro is dedicated to both Carl Macek and Kevin Seymour, the respective ADR directors of the two English dubs.
    • The First was dedicated to Lupin creator Monkey Punch, who died before the film's debut.
    • The Discotek 2022 Blu-Ray release of The Mystery of Mamo is dedicated to William Ross (Goemon in the Toho/Frontier Enterprises dub), William Dufris (Lupin in the Manga UK dub), Robert Axelrod (Mamo in the Streamline Pictures dub), series creator Monkey Punch, and the character designer for Part I and Cagliostro, Yasuo Otsuka.
  • Due to the untimely death of Hiromi Tsuru (Bulma's original Japanese voice actress) from aortic dissection, a memorial of her was aired after the broadcast of Episode 116 of Dragon Ball Super in Japan.
  • One week after Momoko Sakura, the creator of Chibi Maruko-chan, passed away due to breast cancer, a memorial tribute of her aired after the anime episode.
  • The last episode of Banana Fish is dedicated to Dino "Papa" Golzine's Japanese voice actor, Unshō Ishizuka, who passed away in August 2018, while the show was still ongoing.
  • Due to the Kisugi sisters guest appearance in City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes note , the movie's end credits feature a dedication in memory of Rui Kisugi's original voice actress, Toshiko Fujita, who was unable to reprise her role as she was very ill during the movie's production and died before it was released. note 
  • Nippon TV aired Grave of the Fireflies in memory of its' director Isao Takahata on April 13, 2018 following his passing eight days prior.
  • In the Italian dub of Digimon Frontier, episode 10 ends with a dedication to Maurizio Romano, Agunimon's first voice actor who died during production, as that was the last episode he was in.
  • On May 17, 2020, Sazae-san reran an episode focusing on Masuo shortly after his second voice actor, Hiroshi Masuoka, passed away.
  • The end of the 15th episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! GO RUSH!! pays tribute to the late Kazuki Takahashi, creator of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, airing on the same week as that of his passing.
  • The English dub of Pokémon Journeys: The Series dedicated episode 93 to Billy Kametz, who passed away after recording it. Fittingly, it was his character Ren's Day in the Limelight.

    Comic Books 
  • The final issue of the Spider-Man miniseries "Chapter One" was dedicated to DeForest Kelley.
  • Superman:
    • The final issue of the The Supergirl from Krypton (2004) arc was dedicated to Christopher Reeve.
    • Superman/Batman 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 Adventures of Superman #498, part of the overarching storyline in "The Death of Superman'' saga, was dedicated to Superman co-creator Joe Shuster.
  • The 2011 special edition of The Crow was dedicated to Brandon Lee, much like the film adaptation.
  • After Stan Lee passed away, all of Marvel Comics' lineup released in January 2019 featured dedications to him with the usual titles being featured on the bottom of the cover instead. There are no advertisements on the back cover, the front page of each issue featured a sketch portrait of him, and the inside back cover featured an excerpt from his old "Stan's Soapbox" column. All of their comics since his passing have also continued to feature excerpts from "Stan's Soapbox." DC published tributes "from the Distinguished Competition" in its comics.
  • Some covers of Marvel Comics published in September 2020 bore a dedication banner to Chadwick Boseman, the Black Panther star who died of colon cancer the month prior.
  • The Milestone Celebration Marvel Comics #1000 featured an in memoriam page based off the famous ending page of The Death Of Captain Marvel with all the creatives the company had lost over the years, with Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and Steve Ditko's names at the very top in larger print.
  • The third issue of the War and Peace miniseries of Dreamwave's Transformers: Generation One comic was dedicated to Robert Stack, who voiced Ultra Magnus in The Transformers: The Movie and passed away a month before the issue was published.
  • The third issue of Transformers: Sector 7, a comic book tie-in to Transformers: Dark of the Moon, was dedicated to the memory of movie director Arthur Penn. The issue's story had Bonnie and Clyde involved, the dedication most likely being a nod to Penn's Bonnie and Clyde movie.
  • The second issue of G.I. Joe (Devil's Due) was dedicated to the casualties of 9/11.
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (IDW):
    • Issue 210 had a dedication to comic artist Jeremy Dale, who worked on comics that were included with the figures of the 25th anniversary relaunch of the G.I. Joe toyline and had passed away two months before the issue was published.
    • Issue 215 is dedicated to the memory of Herb Trimpe, who was an artist for the original Marvel Comics Real American Hero series and, like Jeremy Dale, had died two months before the issue dedicated to him was published. Series writer Larry Hama and series illustrator S.L. Gallant both voiced their admiration for Trimpe and how much they'd miss him.
    • Issue 287 is dedicated to Robert Prupis, a World War II veteran and Hasbro employee who helped create the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline and passed away two months before the issue was published.
  • The tenth issue of Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, much like issue 215 of the IDW Real American Hero comic, featured a dedication to noted G.I. Joe comic artist Herb Trimpe, whose death happened eight months before the issue was originally published.
  • Wonder Woman: Black and Gold: Kurt Busiek's story in issue #4 has a tribute to artist John Paul Leon, who had died earlier in 2021.
  • The Space Ghost Issue of Scooby-Doo! Team-Up is dedicated to C. Martin Crocker, who provided the voice of Zorak on Space Ghost Coast to Coast.
  • Many DC Comics titles released in the last week of December 2022 carried a dedication page to Kevin Conroy, the long time voice of Batman, showing a pensive Bruce Wayne holding the cowl, and quotes from Paul Dini and Alan Burnett.

    Fan Works 
  • Chapter 16 of Ed, Edd, Eddy n Edna is dedicated to Michael Jackson, and as such, includes a parody of his famous Thriller. The name of the chapter (as listed on Fanfiction Dot Net) is also the name of an Annoying Orange Halloween Episode which also parodied Jackson's Thriller. This came first though.
  • 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 acknowledgement 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.
  • the revision of Chapter 3 of Power Rangers AVX was dedicated to the author’s friend, who had died months before the revision was made. He had only just found about her death from another friend’s In Memoriam commemorating what would’ve been her birthday.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged:
  • The NUMB3RS story Sanctuary is dedicated to the author's cat, Sam, who had died at the age of 14.
  • 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.
  • The House fanfic "Invasion of the Cuddy Snatchers" was dedicated to the memory of Kevin McCarthy, the star of the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants fanfic Mortal Man was written in memory of Mermaid Man's voice actor, Ernest Borgnine. The fanfic revolves around SpongeBob coming to terms with Mermaid Man's death.
  • The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Fan Animation Luna's Determination is in memoriam of the author of the original song MelodicPony, Dyani-yahto, and King Mars.
  • The Green Glade, a one-shot fic of The Black Cauldron, was written in memory of Susan Sheridan, the voice actress of Princess Eilonwy, who passed away only nine days before the fic was published.
  • Macintyre, Cuccolover and The One developed "The Fate of Termina" video based on the script developed by Vortexxy Gaming, who had disappeared and reportedly passed away in a car accident sometime during 2016.
  • A few days after Stan Lee's passing, the Marvel Cinematic Universe fanfic Dial publishes Chapter 54, which has The Cameo of Stan Lee showing his wife Joan around the multiverse.
  • Amazing Fantasy is dedicated to Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, whose passing in 2018 spurred the author to spin this idea into a full story.
  • The Batman fic Angel of the Bat is dedicated to the writer's dog Sadie.
  • Chapter 11 of Infinity Train: Blossoming Trail is dedicated to the author's grandmother, who passed on before the chapter was published, with the author explaining the main characters having dim sum for brunch was one of the author's fondest memories and regrets not being able to see her in person — as the grandmother lived in California and the author in Myanmar — within the past three years.
  • The end credits of the TS!Underswap demo include a tribute to Offtopic, a late friend of Team Switched. They requested that people making a Let's Play of the game show the credits in full, in part to honor Offtopic's memory.
  • Vs Sonic.exe: A picture accessible in the sound test menu pays tribute to Divide, an artist for the mod who died shortly before Version 2's release. Divide's name also gets highlighted in yellow during the opening credits of the mod.
  • The Loud House: Revamped: If the chapter involves a character played by a deceased person, expect one at the end of the chapter.
  • If You Cant Beat Em Eat Em:
    • Chapter 19 "Nutshots and Nu-Metal" was given a retroactive dedication shortly after the suicide of Chester Bennington, whose music had been featured throughout the story.
    • The last chapter ends with a dedication to Robin Williams and 2 close friends.
  • Several stories in the Infinity Crisis multiverse carry dedications:
    • Infinity Crisis: The Inhumans was dedicated to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (creators of the Inhumans) as well as John Broome and Gil Kane (creators of the Green Lantern Corps). The Inhumans are the central characters, and a side character gets a Green Lantern Corps ring in the story.
    • Infinity Crisis: Starman's Holiday is dedicated to Tom Lyle (the co-creator of the Will Payton Starman). That Starman is the central character of the one-shot.
    • National Stride: An Infinity Crisis Fourth of July Story is dedicated to Jerry Siegel. Several characters he co-created appear in the story.
    • Infinity Crisis Aftermath: A Batfamily Christmas is dedicated to the author's grandfather, as his passing inspired the story.

    Films — Animation 
  • Rise of the Guardians was dedicated to author William Joyce's late daughter Mary Katherine Joyce, "a guardian fierce and true", who died from a brain tumour in 2010.
  • Finding Nemo was for Pixar animator Glenn McQueen who died of melanoma in October 2002.
  • Cars and Corpse Bride were for Joe Ranft who was killed in a car wreck in August 2005.
  • TMNT is dedicated to Mako Iwamatsu (who voiced Splinter) as he died shortly after finishing recording, as well as to stuntman German Cheung.
  • Chicken Little and Up were dedicated to longtime Disney storyman Joe Grant.
  • Shrek 2 was dedicated to William Steig, the author of the original book the series was based on.
  • 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 original theatrical and VHS release of The Lion King (1994), 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 about two months before the film's release. However, later versions of the film (like the 2003 Platinum Edition, the 2011 Diamond Edition and the 2017 Signature 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. Howard Ashman 1950-1991" 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, "For our friend Bernie Mac, thanks for all the laughter.", Mac having voiced Alex's father Zuba in the film.
  • Jetsons: The Movie was dedicated to George O'Hanlon and Mel Blanc, the respective voice actors for George Jetson and Mr. Spacely. Both actually died before completing their work for the movie, and sound-alike Jeff Bergman filled in their remaining lines. Additionally, at the very end of the film's end credits, you can hear Astro saying "I love you, George!" as a final send off to O'Hanlon.
  • Winnie the Pooh (2011) was dedicated to background painter Dan Read.
  • The LEGO Movie was dedicated to executive producer Kathleen Fleming, who died in a serious accident while the film was being produced.
    • The sequel is dedicated to writer-producer (and co-director of the first film) Christopher Miller's mother, who died in December 2018.
  • 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 a 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.
  • 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 after he completed the script.
  • The Chipmunk Adventure was dedicated to Tiger Lilly, Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and Janice Karman's pet dog, who was fatally 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 widow of The Smurfs creator Peyo, who passed during production.
  • The Iron Giant has dedication notes to Ted Hughes, author of the original book The Iron Man, who succumbed to colorectal cancer, and Susan Bird (director Brad Bird's sister), who was killed by her estranged husband before the film's release. A small dedication also appears for clean-up animator Allison Sgrol.
  • Tom and Jerry:
  • Scooby-Doo Direct-to-Video Film Series:
  • 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 Mr. Bailey), and Kevin Iwani (an archive coordinator at Nickelodeon).
  • Incredibles 2 was dedicated to Bud Luckey, a Pixar artist who made contributions to every feature since Toy Story, and was the voice of Rick Dicker in the original film.
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse honors Steve Ditko and Stan Lee, the artist and writer who created Spider-Man, both of whom died in the film's year of release, 2018.
  • Toy Story:
    • The original Toy Story features a small tribute to animator Ken Willard, who died shortly before the film's release.
    • Toy Story 4 was dedicated to Don Rickles (the voice of Mr. Potato Head, who died before he could record any dialogue) and Adam Burke (a Pixar animator who died of lung cancer the previous year). The Italian dub also adds a homage to Fabrizio Frizzi, Woody's original voice actor who died a year before the movie's release.
      In memory of Don Rickles (1926-2017). Thank you for bringing your voice, humor, and spirit to Toy Story. We are eternally grateful.
  • Spies in Disguise was dedicated to Joe Kwong, who was a rigging artist for the film's production company Blue Sky Studios.
  • The credits to Over the Moon open with a dedication to Audrey Wells, who wrote the screenplay.
  • Robots was dedicated to David Boyd Brown, who died two years before the film hit theaters. Brown was the co-founder and CEO of Blue Sky Studios, this film's production company.
  • The Brazilian Portuguese dub of Dog Gone Trouble was dedicated to two of its voice actors, Dario de Castro and Ana Lucia Menezes, both of whom died one month before the film's premiere.
  • Alpha and Omega was dedicated to Dennis Hopper, who lent his voice to Tony, one of the wolves. Hopper died a few months before the movie was released.
  • Clifford's Really Big Movie was dedicated to John Ritter, who voiced Clifford in both this film and the 2000 PBS Kids animated series. Ritter had recorded all of his dialogue for the film at the time of his death on September 11, 2003, from an aortic dissection; the film was released posthumously.
  • The Amazing Maurice ends with the words "GNU Terry Pratchett", which is the standard way for Discworld fans to memorialise Sir Terry, based on a scene in Going Postal.
  • Rio has a dedication to Carlos Saldanha's mother.
    • The sequel Rio 2 is dedicated to Presley, a Spix's Macaw from Colorado.
  • Big Hero 6 has "Thanks Andy, we miss you!" at the end of the credits for Andy Jones, a friend of one of the crew members at Disney.
  • For the ending credits of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, right under "Nintendo President: Shuntaro Furukawa" is "Former Nintendo President: Satoru Iwata."

  • Isaac Asimov:
  • Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly ended (both the novel and film version) with a list of names of those that Dick had lost to drug usage - including himself, as his pancreas was irreparably damaged by that point.
    In memoriam. These were comrades whom I had; there are no better. They remain in my mind, and the enemy will never be forgiven. The "enemy" was their mistake in playing. Let them play again, in some other way, and let them be happy. - Philip K. Dick
  • Raising Steam is dedicated to the fathers of Terry Pratchett and his assistant Rob Wilkins; "both fine engineers who taught their sons to be curious". The spin-off Mrs. Bradshaw's Handbook has an in-universe dedication to Mrs. Bradshaw's husband and Dick Simnel's father; "early departures on this particular journey".
  • The fourth Welcome To Wonderland book, "Beach Battle Blowout", is dedicated to Chris Grabenstein's father, Thomas Aloysius Grabenstein.
  • Love Anthony begins with "For Tracey. In memory of Larry."

  • [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. It was well-deserved, as 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:
  • Disney Channel:
  • Nickelodeon:
    • In 1989, Nick aired a bumper honoring Mel Blanc, "who, for more than fifty years, let the Looney Tunes do the talking."
    • In 2012, Nick paid tribute to Ernest Borgnine by airing a marathon of SpongeBob SquarePants episodes prominently featuring Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.
    • Not long after SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg's death from ALS on November 26, 2018, Nick aired a montage honoring him, thanking him for "making every day the Best Day Ever." between a memorial marathon of the show's first three seasons. An extended version of the montage was later uploaded to Nickelodeon's official YouTube channel (eventually moved to SpongeBob's official YouTube channel). They also aired an all-day marathon the weekend after his death to commemorate him. For the week of August 17, 2020, the network ran SpongeBob almost all afternoon (only stopping for The Loud House and its spinoff The Casagrandes) from Monday to Friday in memory of Stephen, as that Friday would have been his 59th birthday. The Saturday after that, there was a nearly all-day marathon in his memory until 6PM that night.
    • Another SpongeBob marathon on June 5, 2020, which was originally supposed to promote a new special, wound up being this when "Band Geeks" played twice to honor the passing of Bob Kulick, who wrote a stock music library track that became famous through its' use in that episode, "Sweet Victory".
  • 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.
    • Every December, they run a touching "TCM Remembers" montage between shows 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. Very often, someone dies after the clipreel is released, and unlike the Academy Awards they recut the whole thing to include those people if possible. If not, they just go to the next year (this happened with Eartha Kitt, for instance).note 
  • PBS Kids Sprout sometimes holds marathons when somebody famous dies.
  • After the passing of Fred Rogers (of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood fame) in late Feburary 2003, PBS North Carolina (at the time known as UNC-TV) aired a memorial tribute that featured Mr. McFeely and the network's Kangaroo mascot Read-A-Roo watching one of Rogers' speeches.
    Your support of UNC-TV has an impact... beyond what you watch.
  • NBC ran a Camp Candy marathon in March 1994 to pay tribute to John Candy.
  • In 2015, a couple days after Brazilian voice actor turned policeman 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).
  • ABC will occasionally play short bumpers to pay tribute to network stars, like Happy Days's Erin Moran in 2017 and sports broadcaster Keith Jackson in 2018.
    • At the end of 2017 and just before airing their annual "The Year" retrospective, ABC aired a new special called "The Year: In Memoriam". It featured interviews with current personalities sharing opinions and stories about icons we lost in 2017 (Tracy Morgan talking about Don Rickles, Darius Rucker on Tom Petty, etc.) and a clip montage of ones they missed at the end. They repeated this in 2018 (two honorees being President Bush Sr. and his wife Barbara), but apparently dropped the concept in 2019.
    • Following the death of Chadwick Boseman on August 28, 2020, ABC pre-empted its Sunday night Game Show block to show Black Panther (2018) without commercials, followed by an ABC News tribute special.
  • In late 2016, Logo aired bumpers in memory of George Michael, Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, who all died within days of one another.
    • In 2018, they also ran a marathon of The Facts of Life in honor of Charlotte Rae, as well as having a memorial bumper that said "Thank you for teaching us The Facts of Life".
  • On June 25, 2009, WGN showed bumpers in honor of Farrah Fawcett, who died of cancer that day and with a memory card of her with the statement "Forever An Angel".
    • WGN also showed bumpers for The Bozo Show in 2001 when actor Roy Brown (who played Kookie the Chef) died in Januaray 2001. The montage ended with a photo of him as Kookie the Chef and a caption comes up that read "Thanks, Roy! We will miss you!"
  • CBC aired a bumper for fellow Canadian actor Alan Thicke, who passed away around Christmastime 2016.
  • On April 21, 2018, Laff TV held an "All Rise for Harry" marathon of Night Court in honor of star Harry Anderson, who died earlier in the week of the flu at the age of 65.
  • When Syfy launched back in September 1992, they displayed a title card that dedicated the channel to the memory of Gene Roddenberry and Isaac Asimov.
  • On December 23, 2018, a Laverne & Shirley marathon was held on MeTV to honor Penny Marshall, who had died a few days prior. The episodes that were run were picked by her in an interview in 2015.
  • In February 2021, both E! Network and METV paid tribute to Dustin Diamond, who died of cancer that month. The former network have a weekend-long Saved by the Bell marathon intercut with interviews with him and a memorial screenshot while the latter network aired six episodes starring Screech with their own memorial bumper for Diamond.
  • Given how famous Betty White was, several networks altered their schedule during the first week of 2022 to pay tribute to her:
    • On January 1-2, 2022, TV Land aired an all-weekend marathon of The Golden Girls to honor the passing of Betty White mostly consisting of episodes featuring White's character Rose. As this was a last-minute schedule change, it didn't show up on most TV guides. They also ran a marathon on the day that would have been her 100th birthday.
    • The weekend of Betty White's passing, CMT aired a marathon of The Golden Girls episodes focusing on Rose. A bumper aired between episodes mourning White and sending wishes to her family, friends, and fans.
    • On January 8, 2022, Game Show Network and Buzzr both aired marathons of Match Game episodes starring Betty White.
    • Decades aired a marathon of The Mary Tyler Moore Show on January 8, 2022, preceeded by Betty White's roast of Dean Martin.
    • Local channel DTC3 aired a marathon of Life with Elizabeth and Date with the Angels on January 8, 2022.
    • The Film Detective channel showed a marathon of her first sitcom, Life with Elizabeth, on January 17th, which would have been her 100th birthday.
    • Hallmark Channel showed an all-day marathon of The Golden Girls on the day that would have been her 100th birthday, January 17th.
    • Google honored Betty White on her 100th birthday by showing rose petals, the years she was born and died, and the message "Thank you for being a friend".
  • MeTV moved up its addition of Full House from February to January to honor the passing of Bob Saget.

  • 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."
  • While Avengers: Infinity Quest doesn't have a formal dedication, it does contain a tribute to Chadwick Aaron Boseman, who played Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and died not long before the game was revealed. After all of the regular high scores in the Attract Mode, the last listing is simply "Black Panther: CAB." Notably, it's the only high score that can never be replaced.
  • Godzilla (Stern): The various high scores in Attract Mode include a permanent listing for a "Code Champion," whose initials are "LFS." This is a tribute to longtime pinball coder Lyman F. Sheats; it was added in version .90, which was released almost a week after he passed away.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • The traditional professional wrestling tribute to deceased wrestlers is the ringing of the bell ten times at the beginning of an event.
  • In 1999, the Funk brothers dedicated a match at the FMW Judgment Day to Bruiser Brody.
  • 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. Benoit's was an unfortunate example, as it aired moments before it emerged that his death was a murder-suicide involving his wife and son.
    • 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.
    • Another contentious example was their 2017 tribute to Jimmy Snuka; Snuka had narrowly avoided prosecution for the death of his girlfriend Nancy Argentino in 1983, having been declared unfit to stand trial due to health issues, and the charges were dismissed. Even though evidence had pointed to Snuka not just having killed Nancy but abusing her before hand, and the company considered him an Unperson like Benoit during his arrest, suspending his legends contract and removing him from the Hall of Fame, the WWE decided to honor Snuka as a hero with a glowing tribute video package, a move that was considered tone deaf and hypocritical by many considering how quickly the promotion had worked to wash its hands of Benoit nearly a decade earlier.
    • 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 Catchphrase.
  • The Revived FMW's 2016 Snow Thawing Carnival became a tribute to Hayabusa after he was found dead in his home during it.
  • Mephisto wore the mask of the deceased Arkangel de la Muerte for his match during the June 15th 2018 CMLL Super Viernes.
  • The December 30th, 2020 episode of AEW Dynamite was dedicated to Mr. Brodie Lee, the Exalted One of The Dark Order. Every member of the Dark Order got wins under their belt, with a dream team match booked by his son, Brodie Jr., as the main event. At the end of the show, they retired the then-current TNT Championship belt (which Brodie had held until his last match), giving it to Brodie Jr. and declaring him TNT Champion for life.
  • WWE would also pay tribute to Mr. Brodie Lee, known in WWE as (Luke) Harper, in various ways:
    • On the December 29th, 2020 episode of Raw, Drew McIntyre opened the show with "It's Monday. You know what that means?" before replying to himself with "Yeah yeah! It's time for Monday Night Raw!" Both "Yeah yeah!" and "It's (name of day). You know what that means?" were Harper's Catchphrases, "Yeah yeah!" while in the ring, and "It's (name of day). You know what that means?" while on Twitter.

    Puppet Shows 
  • The Bear in the Big Blue House episode "Big Blue Home of the Brave" was dedicated to Dean Brent McCune Jr., a young fan who had died of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
  • 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.
  • The Noddy Shop: When Sean McCann died, Joseph Marshall, who later uploaded the entire series with creator Rick Siggelkow's permission, uploaded the official music video of "Thank You For Being You", the song from the Season 1 finale "Noah's Leaving".
  • Sesame Street:
    • Honorees from different episodes include director Jon Stone and actor Michael Jeter.
    • There's Episode 1839, an episode-long tribute to actor Will Lee, who played Mr. Hooper, that also used the fact that The Character Died with Him as an opportunity 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".
    • Episode 5005 (also known as "Mick and The Good Fit") ends with a dedication to Caroll Spinney, who had passed away a week prior, that read "Thank you for bringing so much life to Big Bird and Oscar. We'll miss you, Caroll". The documentary 50 Years & Still Sunny! was also dedicated to Spinney and Sesame Workshop executive Bobbi English.
    • Episode 5306 ("Bert's Bike Day with Luis") ends with a dedication to Emilio Delgado, who played Luis on the show. The main story is a repeat of a season 45 story that heavily featured the character, and one segment is a song sung by the character.

  • 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 
  • The February 1, 2019 edition of The News Quiz started with a brief tribute to Jeremy Hardy before the program proper started, as he'd died between the it being recorded and broadcast. Miles Jupp, who gave the tribute, was clearly trying to hold back tears.
  • 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.
  • The first episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1978) Hexagonal Phase is dedicated to Susan Sheridan, the original Trillian.
  • The April 21, 2018 episode of Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me is dedicated to announcer Carl Kasell.
  • On the weekend of Kevin Meaney's death in October 2016, Sirius XM station Raw Dog Comedy played a marathon of several of his routines during the evening hours.
  • Sirius XM's Disney Hits station began playing "Kiss The Girl" and "Under The Sea" more frequently after Samuel E. Wright's death. It got to the point where the former song became the 11th most played song over the course of a 30-day period.
    • The same thing happened when Pat Carroll died, except the song played was "Poor Unfortunate Souls". The song would play 15 times the week after her passing to honor her (most frequently-aired songs on the channel play 13 times a week), making it the most-played song that week.

  • In the National Football League, teams sometimes wear patches to honor owners, players, or other people associated with them.
    • After the September 11th attacks in 2001, every team wore a patch to honor the lives lost, with the New York Jets and New York Giants wearing an additional patch to honor the first responders.
    • In the 2015 season, the New York Giants wore patches honoring Ann Mara, matriarch to the Mara family owning the team, and a #16 decal to honor Frank Gifford, who played for the team from 1952 to 1960 and from 1962 to 1964.
    • In the 2018 season, the Seattle Seahawks wore "PGA" patches to honor team owner Paul Allen.
  • In some team or contact sports (usually American-style football), a rare yet extremely touching form of remembrance is the sports equivalent of a "missing man" tribute, where if a player has died, their position on the field will be empty for one play.
    • Nebraska Cornhuskers punter Sam Foltz was killed in a car accident prior to their September 3, 2016, game against the Fresno State Bulldogs. Nebraska's first punt attempt of the game, therefore, had no punter. The play clock expired creating a delay of game penalty, which Fresno State declined.
    • Sean Taylor, the free safety for the Washington Redskins (now Washington Commanders), was shot and killed in a home invasion on November 27, 2007. In their next game on December 2 against the Buffalo Bills, Washington's first defensive play only had ten men on the field, with the free safety position empty.
  • Following the death of Kobe Bryant in January 2020, multiple teams paid tribute by deliberately earning a 24-second shot clock violation and an 8-second backcourt violation - reflecting Bryant's jersey numbers. The first Clippers and Lakers games after his death also featured extended tributes to Bryant.
  • When golfer Payne Stewart died in a plane crash after his Learjet's pressurization system failed and everyone on board passed out from hypoxia, several PGA golfers at the 2000 US Open in Pebble Beach paid tribute by doing their own version of a 21-gun salute- they hit 21 golf balls into the ocean.

    Tabletop Games 

  • Avenue Q features a fictionalized version of former child actor Gary Coleman. When the real Coleman died from an epidural hematoma in May 2010 at the age of 42, that evening's performances of the show by the off-Broadway cast at New York's New World Stages and the national touring cast in Dallas were dedicated to his memory.
  • My Sister Eileen is dedicated to the Real Life Eileen, Eileen McKenney West, who died with her husband in a car accident around the time the play opened in New York City.
  • In September 2018, Cirque du Soleil aerialist twins Andi and Kevin Atherton incorporated their duo straps act into VOLTA in memory of fellow aerialist Yann Arnaud, who fell to his death during a performance in Tampa in March of that year.

    Theme Parks 
  • Disney Theme Parks:
    • Walt Disney World itself was this for Walt Disney, who passed away while his "Florida project" was still in the planning stage. In fact, it was Roy O. Disney's idea to put his brother's first name in what was then called Disney World so that everyone would know whose idea it all was. There is also a tribute to Walt in the resort's dedication plaque in the Magic Kingdom:
      "Walt Disney World is a tribute to the philosophy and life of Walter Elias Disney, and to the talents, the dedication, and the loyalty of the entire Disney organization that made Walt Disney's dream come true."
    • During the opening ceremony for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland, Harrison Ford paid tribute to Peter Mayhew (the original performer for Chewbacca) by saying "Peter, this one's for you" as he helped power up the Millennium Falcon.
    • Since Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway is Russi Taylor's final performance as Minnie Mouse, the song "Nothing Can Stop us Now" was dedicated to her after the ride's opening in early 2020. Russi was able to record all of her lines before her passing in the summer of 2019.
  • Universal Parks & Resorts:
    • The Pantages Theatre at Universal Studios Florida features two windows with their own tribute. One of the windows pay tribute to six victimsnote  of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting who were past and present employees of Universal. The other window honors Blaine Kern, head of the Mardi Gras float maker Kern Studios whose work was used at both the genuine New Orleans parades and at the Mardi Gras celebrations at Universal.
    • After Robbie Coltrane passed away, a bundle of roses was laid next to the Hagrid animatronic on Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

  • Beanie Babies: The Beanie Baby Ariel was dedicated to Ariel Glaser, a young girl who died on August 12, 1988 of complications from AIDS.

    Web Animation 
  • The video RIP Edd Gould was dedicated to Eddsworld creator Edd Gould, who died in 2012 after a six-year battle with cancer.
  • Episode 2 of Red vs. Blue Season 11 was dedicated to David Dreger, an RT Community member who had been found dead after having been missing for half a month. Episode 20 of Season 13 had a minor one mentioning Monty Oum as a "Very Special Thanks" as he got his start at Rooster Teeth doing the first major animations for RvB before moving on to a certain series listed below.
  • The REMASTERED version of the DEATH BATTLE! between Boba Fett and Samus Aran was dedicated to the memory of Monty Oumnote , who died on Feburary 1, 2015 after being in a coma following an allergic reaction.
  • Episode 1 of the Super Mario Bros. Z reboot is dedicated to both Satoru Iwata and Monty Oum, the latter of which was inspired to make fan animation by the series's original run.
  • RWBY:
    • The third Volume, which was created by Monty Oum and later 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 sixth volume repeated this with the song Indomitable, dedicated entirely to Monty's memory.
      There's a light that shines,
      And its power is mine,
      Though the body's weak and breakable
      The spirit is indomitable.''
    • The Volume 7 finale "The Enemy of Trust" aired on the fifth anniversary of Monty's death. A dedication was once again included in the end credits, this time with the message "We still love you, Monty."
  • An atypically serious episode of The Misadventures of R2 and Miku ends with both a completely serious PSA about suicide and a tribute to Donny Hathaway and Chester Bennington (both musicians who took their own lives).
  • The 30 Second Bunnies Theatre's re-enactment of When Harry Met Sally... was dedicated to Nora Ephron, the screenwriter of the original film, and Carrie Fisher, who played Marie in said original film, as well as Princess Leia in Star Wars. The Bunnies had re-enacted the first movie in that franchise one decade earlier.
  • DaThings' YouTube Poop Total Dryland (based on Total Drama Island) was dedicated to Chris Schaffer & Patrick Phyrillas of Schaffrillas Productions, both of whom had died in a car accident.

  • 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".
  • Batman: Wayne Family Adventures: The "Home Alone" strip is prefaced with a dedication to the memory of Kevin Conroy, who died six days before its release.
  • Brawl in the Family:
  • Consolers did one for Satoru Iwata, president and CEO of Nintendo.
  • Erma: The final 13 Days of Erma-ween 2020 sketch is dedicated to Brandon's grandfather Jim who passed just as he was finishing inking the image.
  • The Order of the Stick:
    • The comic has two pages for Dave Arneson and Gary Gygax, the co-creators of Dungeons & Dragons.
    • A subtle one: a side character in one of the storylines is named Wrecan, after the respected forum member of the webcomic. He makes some references to the real person, but if you don't know the context, you can easily miss them.
  • Platypus Comix sometimes has its banner updated with a dedication to a recently-deceased celebrity.
  • Sugar Bits:
  • The Whiteboard posted this strip in the wake of Bob Gurnsey's passing, as a means to thank the inventor of paintball.
    Doc: Indirectly, I owe him for what I am today, and that's not the sort of debt that is easily repaid. Rest in Peace, Bob. And thanks.
  • xkcd: Strip #2293 is a strip dedicated to John Conway, the creator of Conway's Game of Life who had recently passed away. It features an animated single-panel strip where a stick-man dissolves in the style of Conway's Game of Life into a "glider" that floats off.

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    Web Video 
  • The British Railway Stories: At the start of the episode "Hawk The Hunter", there's a message stating that the episode is dedicated to the memory of Oliver Postgate.
  • Chuggaaconroy's Stingers at the end of the final episodes of his LPs are usually comedic, but the one at the end of his Super Mario Galaxy 2 playthrough is one of these for his pet rabbit Pippi, who passed away less than a month before the series started.
  • 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.
  • The 2019 web film, Baby Lamb & Friends: The Movie, was dedicated to Fred Rogers, Wayne Allwine, & Russi Taylor.
  • Sailor Moon Abridged Episode 29 is dedicated to Doodle the Hamster.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series:
    • Episode 47 was dedicated to Maddie Blaustein, the voice of Solomon Muto in the original anime.
    • 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.
  • 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).
    • He also did a serious tribute video to Roger Ebert after he died.
    • The clipless review of Rogue One was dedicated to Carrie Fisher, who had died earlier that week. Critic reads a Princess Leia comic book in The Stinger.
    • He dedicated his review of The Nutcracker in 3D to his mother, replaying her cameo in his The Christmas Tree review of her talking about how people should do nice things for people who are lonely or sad in the Christmas season. The episode also revealed he had gone the entire year without dropping an F-bomb in a Nostalgia Critic video, a self-imposed challenge partly inspired by how much his mother disliked swearing in his videos.
  • The Spoony One dedicated his VCR Golf review to the memory of 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.
  • 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."
  • 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 Lovhaug's.
  • Game Grumps:
    • The first video of the Intellivision series is dedicated to fan Ryan Mitchell, who had been put on hospice care due to complications from cystic fibrosis. He passed away the day after the video was uploaded.
    • The existential Game Grumps Animated (or rather, Game Grumps Puppeteered) video "Fleeting Beauty" is dedicated to frequent GG Animated contributor Steve Dorian, a.k.a. LemonyFresh, who had then-recently passed away. It shows some footage of Dorian's animations near the end.
  • After the suicide of Justin "JewWario" Carmichal, several tributes were made, including Kaylyn Saucedo making Farewell, FamiKamen Rider, Lewis Lovhaug moving up a review of Gameboy #3 from when it was original scheduled, and Lovhaug and Bennett White keeping hats in honor of Carmichal. Naturally, when it came out during #ChangeTheChannel that Carmichal was a sexual predator, Creator Backlash resulted, with Saucedo (who composed the Google document at the heart of #ChangeTheChannel) and Lovhaug editing the descriptions of the YouTube uploads of Farewell, FamiKamen Rider and the Gameboy #3 review respectively to note that they no longer reflect their views of Carmichal, disabled comments on them, and are only keeping the videos up for historical purposes (and in Saucedo's case, feeling it wouldn't be fair to the other people who worked on Farewell, FamiKamen Rider). Additionally, Lovhaug and White have ditched the JewWario hats.
  • 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.
  • That Long-Haired Creepy Guy's review of the X-Men: The Animated Series two-parter "Storm Front" opened with a dedication to both Norm Spencer (who voiced Cyclops in the show) and Chadwick Boseman, both of whom died within days of each other.
  • The Unlucky Tug's Thomas & Friends seasons 14 & 15 retrospective is dedicated to Peter, a young fan of his channel who requested the video, and died due to complications during heart surgery before it was made.
  • Honest Trailers: The Honest Game Trailers episode on Godfall begins with a tribute to Brad Venable, one of the narrators for the Game Trailers side of the channel, who died a week before the episode aired.


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