Biography.com honors the lives of famous icons the world lost in 2015, including " Mr. Spock" Leonard Nimoy, baseball legend and poetic quipper Yogi Berra, blues legend B.B. King, Simpsons co-creator and philanthropist Sam Simon, singers Lesley Gore and Natalie Cole, Eight Is Enough dad Dick Van Patten, the real Beautiful Mind John Nash, civil rights activist Marva Collins, Stone Temple Pilots rocker Scott Weiland, and Sir Nicholas Winton, the British "Schindler" who saved the lives of over 600 people during the Holocaust, among them.
Yogi Berra is best known as a Yankees player who was widely considered one of the best catchers of all-time. Later in life, he managed the team, becoming only one of six managers to lead both National and American League teams to the World Series.
Amelia Boynton Robinson was a civil rights pioneer who championed voting rights for African Americans. She was brutally beaten for helping to lead a 1965 civil rights march, which became known as Bloody Sunday and drew national attention to the Civil Rights Movement. She was also the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama.