Celebs we lost in 2021

A huge number of famous faces have passed away this year

Reuben Klamer (died September 14th, aged 99)

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Reuben Klamer, the creator and designer of the modern version of the classic Milton Bradley board game The Game of Life, passed away on September 14th at age 99. Klamer was also the inventor of the original Fisher-Price Preschool Trainer Skates, the Art Linkletter Hoop, Gaylord the Walking Dog, Moon Rocks, Dolly Darlings, Erector-Constructor Sets, and Busy Blocks and Zoo-It-Yourself.

Aside from being a toy designer, Klamer also worked as special effects and props designer on a few TV shows, including NBC’s spy fiction series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and the classic Star Trek TV series. Klamer notably developed the phaser rifle used in the first Star Trek installments.