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Stars We Lost In 2023

Stars Lost in 2023

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Gangsta Boo

(August 7, 1979 – January 1, 2023)

Former Three 6 Mafia member Gangsta Boo died on January 1 at just 43. The Memphis rapper, who was born Lola Chantrelle Mitchell, reportedly suffered a fatal drug overdose, but her official cause of death was not immediately confirmed. She rose to fame at just 14 years old and is best known for hits Where Dem Dollas At, Mafia, and was most recently featured on Latto‘s FTCU.

Fred White

(January 13, 1955 – January 1, 2023)

Fred White Dead 67
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Earth, Wind & Fire drummer Fred White died on January 1 at 67. His brother and bandmate Verdine White announced the news on Instagram, writing that he was “an amazing and talented family member.”

Ken Block

(November 21, 1967 – January 2, 2023)

Professional rally driver Ken Block died on January 2 in a snowmobile accident. He was 55. According to police, he was riding on a steep slope when his vehicle upended and landed on top of him. He suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Ken was famous for performing dangerous stunts, making him a YouTube sensation.

Elena Huelva

(DOB Unknown – January 3, 2023)

Influencer Elena Huelva Dies At 20 After Emotional Farewell Video To Fans
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Spanish influencer Elena Huelva passed away after a battle with cancer. She was only 20 years old. Her family shared the news with her followers on her IG Story, saying:

“Since this morning, Elena dances and looks down at you from her star. Thank you for everything.”


According to Jam Press, the social media star had a rare type of bone cancer called Ewing sarcoma since 2016. She documented her health journey on social media, earning one million followers.

Andrea Thompson

(January 6, 1960 – January 5, 2023)

Tristan Thompson's Mom Dead Suddenly
(c) Tristan Thompson/Khloé Kardashian/Instagram

Tristan Thompson‘s mother Andrea Thompson (lower inset) died after suffering a heart attack in her home on January 5.

Earl Boen

(August 8, 1941 – January 5, 2023)

Earl Boen, who starred in The Terminator, died on January 5, two months after he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. His daughter, Ruby Harbin, confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 81.

Adam Rich

(October 12, 1968 – January 7, 2023)

Adam Rich, best known for Eight Is Enough, was found dead at his Los Angeles home on January 7, according to TMZ. He was 54.

Jeff Beck

(June 24, 1944 – January 10, 2023)

Rock star Jeff Beck died at 78 on January 10. He was best known as one of the guitarists for the Yardbirds, replacing Eric Clapton. He went on to establish his own band, the Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart (who would soon become a solo star). In his later years, he spent time touring with Johnny Depp. His family took to social media to announce his death after a sudden sickness, writing:

“On behalf of his family, it is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of Jeff Beck’s passing. After suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis, he peacefully passed away yesterday. His family ask for privacy while they process this tremendous loss.”

Tatjana Patitz

(March 25, 1966 – January 11, 2023)

tatjana patitz dead at 56
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Tatjana Patitz, a top supermodel of the ’80s and ’90s, passed away in Santa Barbara, California at 56 on January 11 following a battle with breast cancer. As one of the original supermodels, the German starred alongside Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Cindy Crawford on the cover of British Vogue for the January issue in 1990. The cover became one of the most iconic and well-recognized fashion shoots of all time, with Tatjana going on a month later to cover American Vogue on her own.

Lisa Marie Presley

(February 1, 1968 – January 12, 2023)

Lisa Marie Presely Is In A Coma After Suffering Cardiac Arrest
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Elvis and Priscilla Presley‘s only daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, died shockingly on January 12 at just 54 years old. The star was rushed to the hospital after going into cardiac arrest at her Calabasas, California home. She later passed away at the hospital, and her mother tragically announced:

“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us.”

She leaves behind her 33-year-old daughter Riley Keough and 14-year-old twins Harper and Finley Lockwood. The singer/songwriter was laid to rest at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, alongside her father and son, Benjamin Keough.

Carole Cook

(January 14, 1924 – January 11, 2023)

Carole Cook Dead
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Acclaimed actress Carole Cook died of heart failure just three days before her birthday in Beverly Hills on January 11, according to her husband, Tom Troupe. Carole worked alongside her good friend Lucille Ball on over a dozen episodes of The Lucy Show before ultimately breaking off on her own for three turns on Broadway and roles in Sixteen Candles and The Incredible Mr. Limpet. On the small screen, she appeared in Maude, Dynasty, and Cagney & Lacey. She was 98.


(DOB Unknown – January 11, 2023)

TikTok Foodie Waffler69 Dead At 33
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Beloved TikTok foodie Waffler69, real name Taylor LeJeune, died at 33 years old on January 11. According to his brother Clayton via TMZ, it is believed he suffered a heart attack. After experiencing discomfort, he was rushed from his Louisiana home to a nearby hospital where he passed away. He was known for eating tons of fast food and other bizarre items on the social media platform.

Ben Masters

(May 6, 1947 – January 11, 2023)

Soap Opera Star Ben Masters Dead
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Ben Masters, an American actor best known for playing Julian Crane in the soap opera Passions, passed away on January 11. He was 75. According to his reps, Ben battled dementia for several years but COVID-19 was listed as his official cause of death. Throughout his impressive career, the actor also appeared on Broadway and had roles on the big screen in All That Jazz, Making Mr. Right, and Key Exchange.

Robbie Knievel

(May 7, 1962 – January 13, 2023)

Robbie Knievel Stars Lost
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Daredevil Robbie Knievel, a stunt performer famous for record-breaking motorcycle jumps and the son of Evel Keinevel, died on January 13 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 60.

Al Brown

(DOB Unknown – January 13, 2023)

Al Brown Dead At 83
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Al Brown died on January 13 in Las Vegas at 83. He was most famous for playing the menacing Baltimore Police Department commissioner Stan Valcheck on HBO‘s The Wire. He began his acting career after serving 29 years in the Air Force.

C.J. Harris

(January 28, 1991 – January 15, 2023)

American Idol Finalist CJ Harris Dead At 31
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American Idol star C.J. Harris, who made it into the top six during Season 13 in 2014, died on January 13. According to reports, he suffered a heart attack in Jasper, Alabama. He was just 31.

Gina Lollobrigida

(July 4, 1927 – January 16, 2023)

Gina Lollobrigida Dead At 95
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Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida died on January 16 at age 95. She was described as “the most beautiful woman in the world” after starring in Robert Z. Leonard‘s Italian-language film of the same name. Her other credits include Beat the Devil, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Crossed Swords. When her film career faded in the 1960s, she pivoted into photography and politics.

Van Conner

(March 17, 1967 – January 17, 2023)

Van Conner, the bassist and co-founder of the alternative rock band Screaming Trees, passed away on January 17 at 55. According to his brother Gary Lee, he died of pneumonia. Van co-founded the band alongside his brother, drummer Mark Pickerel, and vocalist Mark Lanegan, who died last year. They released several albums together, including tracks like Nearly Lost You, All I Know, and Clairvoyance, before splitting off to pursue solo careers.

Jay Briscoe

(January 25, 1984 – January 17, 2023)

Jay Briscoe Dead In Car Crash
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Pro wrestler Jay Briscoe, born Jamin Pugh, died in a car crash on January 19 at 38. He wrestled alongside his younger brother Mark Briscoe for Ring of Honor. The organization’s CEO Tony Khan shared:

“Sadly, Jamin Pugh has passed away. Known to fans as Jay Briscoe, he was a star in ROH for over 20 years, from the first show until today.
Jay and his brother Mark dominated ROH, reigning as champions to this day. We’ll do whatever we can to support his family. Rest In Peace Jamin”

David Crosby

(August 14, 1941 – January 18, 2023)

David Crosby Dead At 81

David Crosby, a legendary rock star who co-founded the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and The Byrds, died on January 18 at 81 years old. A cause of death was not revealed. The Grammy winner was famous for hits like Suite: Judy Blue Eyes and Marrakesh Express.

Anton Walkes

(February 8, 1997 – January 18, 2023)

Soccer Star Anton Walkes Dead At 25 In Boat Accident
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Anton Walkes, a defender for Charlotte Football Club, died on January 18. According to TMZ, the 25-year-old was hospitalized following a boat accident in Florida. He later succumbed to his injuries. CFC sporting director Zoran Krneta confirmed the news, writing:

“We are heartbroken from the loss of Anton Walkes, a truly incredible father, loving person, and outstanding human being. Anton embodied what it means to be a part of Charlotte Football Club and our entire community is grieving over this tragedy. The impact he made in the locker room and throughout Charlotte will never be forgotten. We are thinking of his lovely family during this time and will support them fully in every way imaginable.”

Jeremy Ruehlemann

(DOB Unknown – January 22, 2023)

Model Jeremy Ruehlemann Dead At 27 As Fashion World Mourns His Tragic Loss: 'Send Love To His Family'
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Supermodel Jeremy Ruehlemann died at 27 on January 22, according to his loved ones. His cause of death was not made public. The fashion world was in shock over the loss, with many fashion designers, stylists, models, and more grieving his untimely loss. Jeremy had walked for the likes of Christian Siriano and Nick Graham.

Randy Gonzalez

(DOB Unknown – January 25, 2023)

TikTok Father-Son Duo Enkyboys' Randy Gonzales Dead At 35
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Randy Gonzalez, who rose to fame alongside his 6-year-old son Brice as the duo Enkyboys, died after a battle with stage 4 colon cancer. Per TMZ, a source close to the family revealed he died on January 25 in hospice. He was just 35.

Cindy Williams

(August 22, 1947 – January 25, 2023)

Cindy William Stars Lost
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Cindy Williams, who starred as Shirley Feeney on the beloved sitcom Laverne & Shirley, sadly died on January 25. She was 75. According to her children, Zak and Emily Hudson, in a statement to People, she died peacefully following a brief illness. They shared:

“The passing of our kind, hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed. Knowing and loving her has been our joy and privilege. She was one of a kind, beautiful, generous and possessed a brilliant sense of humor and a glittering spirit that everyone loved.”

They continued:

“We have always been, and will remain, SO proud of her for many things… her lifelong mission to rescue animals, her prolific artistry, her faith, and most of all, her ability to make the world laugh! May that laughter continue in everyone, because she would want that. Thank you for loving our Mom, she loved you too.”

Jessie Lemonier

(January 31, 1997 – January 26, 2023)

NFL Linebacker Jessie Lemonier Dead At 25 Amid Girlfriend's Pregnancy With His Child
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The Detroit Lions linebacker Jessie Lemonier passed away on January 26. The NFL team confirmed the news but did not provide details.

He was just 25. Tragically, he and his girlfriend were expecting a child.

Lisa Loring

(February 16, 1958 – January 28, 2023)

Lisa Loring Dead
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This is sad timing. As Wednesday was taking off on Netflix, the former child star who played the original Wednesday Addams in 1960s sitcom The Addams Family, Lisa Loring, died on January 28. She was 64. According to her agent and friends, she died from a stroke caused by smoking and high blood pressure. She was also seen in The Girl From U.N.C.L.E., Fantasy Island, and As The World Turns.

Annie Wersching

(March 28, 1977 – January 29, 2023)

24 Actress Annie Wersching Dead At 45 Following Battle With Cancer

Actress Annie Wersching, who you may remember from 24, Bosch, and Runaways, passed away on January 29 at the age of 45. She had been battling cancer.

Burt Bacharach

(May 12, 1928 – February 8, 2023)

Burt Bacharach Dead At 94
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Legendary composer and songwriter Burt Bacharach died at 94 on February 8. Per his publicist via CBS News, he died at home in LA due to natural causes. Alongside his partner Hal David, he was known for composing classic songs like Walk on By, I Say a Little Prayer, and Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head. He also worked on film soundtracks for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, What’s New Pussycat?, and Arthur.


Cody Longo

(March 4, 1988 – February 8, 2023)

Days of Our Lives star Cody Longo found dead at 34
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Days of Our Lives alum Cody Longo passed away at just 34 years old on February 10. According to TMZ, he was found dead in bed at his home in Austin, Texas. While an official cause of death was not immediately released, his loved ones reportedly believe a possible relapse and alcoholism contributed to his passing, his representative, Alex Gittelson told the New York Times. Cody was also known for roles in Hollywood Heights, Nashville, and Make It or Break It.

Austin Majors

(November 23, 1995 – February 11, 2023)

Former NYPD Blue Child Star Austin Majors Found Dead At Los Angeles Homeless Shelter
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Austin Majors, the former child actor known for playing Dennis Franz‘s son in NYPD Blue, died on February 11 at just 27. He also created music under the name Pope. His real name was Austin Setmajer Raglin. According to reports, he died unexpectedly while staying at a homeless housing facility in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office later listed his death as “accidental” and noted “fentanyl toxicity” caused the premature loss.

Raquel Welch

(September 5, 1940 – February 15, 2023)

Actress & International Sex Symbol Raquel Welch Dead At 82
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Movie star and international sex symbol Raquel Welch died on February 15 at 82 years old. Family members told TMZ she died following a brief, undisclosed illness. No official cause of death was immediately provided. Raquel was famous for roles in Fantastic Voyage and One Million Years B.C. Years later, she was named one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History in an issue of Empire magazine and ranked No. 3 in Playboy‘s 100 Sexiest Stars of the 20th Century.

Stella Stevens

(October 1, 1938 – February 17, 2023)

Stella Stevens Dead At 84
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Stella Stevens, an actress and model from the ’60s, passed away at 84 years old on February 17. According to her son Andrew Stevens, she died in LA following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Her friend and manager, Maria Calabrese, told People:

“It was an honor and a privilege to have worked with Stella, who was one of the most wonderful and gifted people I have ever worked with.”

She continued:

“She was an amazing animal lover, horse wrangler, rock-and-roller, so ahead of her time and so much more than a sex symbol — which her adoring fans admired, respected, and understood. What a tremendous body of work and loss. The O.G. of badass women.”

You may remember Stella from films like Too Late Blues, Girls! Girls! Girls! (alongside Elvis Presley), The Nutty Professor, and The Silencers. She also starred in shows like Bonanza, The Love Boat, Hart to Hart, Fantasy Island, and Night Court. As a model, she appeared in Playboy several times.

Kyle Jacobs

(June 26, 1973 – February 17, 2023)

Kellie Pickler’s Husband Kyle Jacobs Celebrated Huge Career Milestone Day Before His Death

Country musician Kyle Jacobs died by suicide in Nashville, Tennessee on February 17. He was just 49 years old. According to the Metropolitan Nashville Police, he suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. They told Variety:

“Nashville’s Department of Emergency Communications received a 911 call at 1:21 p.m. Friday from a home on Sneed Road in the police department’s West Precinct. Officers and Nashville Fire Department personnel responded and located resident Kyle Jacobs, 49, deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in an upstairs bedroom/office. His death is being investigated as an apparent suicide.”

The heartbreaking message continued:

“Mr. Jacobs’ wife, Kellie Pickler, reported that she awoke a short time earlier, did not see her husband, and began looking for him. After she and her personal assistant were unable to open the door to the upstairs bedroom/office, the assistant telephoned 911.”


Barbara Bosson

(November 1, 1939 – February 18, 2023)

Actress Barbara Bosson died at 83 on February 18. She was best known for playing Fay Furillo on Hill Street Blues, a role that earned her five Emmy nominations. Her son Jesse Bochco confirmed the news on Instagram, sharing:

“More spirit and zest than you could shake a stick at. When she loved you, you felt it without a doubt. If she didn’t, you may well have also known that too. Forever in our hearts. I love you Mama. Barbara ‘Babs’ Bosson Bochco 1939-2023”

Jansen Panettiere

(September 25, 1994 – February 19, 2023)

Hayden Panettiere's Brother Jansen Was Popping Painkillers ‘Like Gumballs,’ Claim Insiders
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Jansen Panettiere, Hayden Panettiere‘s brother, died on February 19 at just 28. His official cause of death wasn’t immediately released. He was famous for roles on Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, such as appearing alongside his sister in the DCOM Tiger Cruise.

Richard Belzer

(August 4, 1944 – February 19, 2023)

Law & Order: SVU Star Richard Belzer Dead At 78
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Richard Belzer died on February 19 at 78. Former Late Show with David Letterman writer Bill Scheft confirmed the news in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, saying:

“He had lots of health issues, and his last words were, ‘F**k you, motherf**ker.’”

He was also known for roles in Law & Order: Trial by Jury, 30 Rock, The X-Files, Arrested Development, The Wire, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. He began his career by working as a warm-up act on Saturday Night Live and performing on the National Lampoon Radio Hour.

Ricou Browning

(February 16, 1930 – February 27, 2023)

Ricou Browning Dead
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Actor Ricou Browning died at his home in Miami, Florida on February 27. He was 93. He played the titular character in Creature From the Black Lagoon before co-creating and directing many episodes of Flipper.

Burny Mattinson

(May 13, 1935 – February 27, 2023)

Burny Mattinson Dead
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Burnett “Burny” Mattinson died on February 27 at 87. He was the longest-serving employee who worked as an animator, story artist, director, and producer at Walt Disney Animation for 70 years. He was involved in films from 1977’s The Rescuers to 2022’s Strange World. He was even the director of Mickey’s Christmas Carol. You can see some of his work (below):

Tom Sizemore

(November 29, 1961 – March 3, 2023)

Saving Private Ryan Actor Tom Sizemore Dead At 61 After Brain Aneurysm
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Black Hawk Down star Tom Sizemore died in his sleep at a hospital in Burbank, California following a brain aneurism on March 3. He was 61. Sizmore’s manager, Charles Lago, told Us Weekly:

“In the early hours of Saturday, February 18, 2023, Tom Sizemore collapsed at his Los Angeles home and was transported to a hospital by Paramedics. He was found to be suffering from a brain aneurism that occurred as a result of a stroke. Since that day, Tom has remained in critical condition, in a coma and in intensive care. Tom has remained in Intensive care since that day and not regained conciseness.”

Tom was also known for roles in Saving Private Ryan, Heat, Natural Born Killers, and Lucifer.

Gary Rossington

(December 4, 1951 – March 5, 2023)

Gary Rossington Dead
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Gary Rossington, The Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist and the last surviving member of the group, died at 71 on March 5. The band wrote in a statement on Facebook:

“It is with our deepest sympathy and sadness that we have to advise, that we lost our brother, friend, family member, songwriter and guitarist, Gary Rossington, today. Gary is now with his Skynyrd brothers and family in heaven and playing it pretty, like he always does. Please keep Dale, Mary, Annie and the entire Rossington family in your prayers and respect the family’s privacy at this difficult time.”

Chaim Topol

(September 9, 1935 – March 8, 2023)

Chaim Topol Dead At 87
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Chaim Topol is best known for portraying Tevye in the stage musical Fiddler on the Roof and the 1971 film adaptation. Sadly, he died on March 8 at his home in Tel Aviv, Israel. He was 87. His cause of death was not reported, but he was previously diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Robert Blake

(September 18, 1933 – March 9, 2023)

Robert Blake Dead
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Actor Robert Blake died from heart disease on March 9. He was 89. Aside from staring in Lost Highway, Baretta, and Cold Blood, he was also wrapped up in legal trouble. In 2004, the performer was on trial for the murder of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, and was acquitted of the charge. She was shot in 2001 in the back seat of her husband’s car after a date night. He maintained his innocence and claimed the murder occurred when he went into the restaurant to retrieve a gun he left behind.

Bobby Caldwell

(August 15, 1951 – March 14, 2023)

Bobby Caldwell, the voice behind the hit song What You Won’t Do For Love, died at 71 on March 14. His wife, Mary Caldwell, wrote on Twitter:

“Bobby passed away here at home. I held him tight in my arms as he left us. I am forever heartbroken. Thanks to all of you for your many prayers over the years.”

She went on to explain he had been experiencing years of health problems associated with taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, also known as being “floxed.” Per GoodRx, a side effect of the meds can negatively affect “tendons, muscles, heart and nerves.”

Lance Reddick

(June 7, 1962 – March 17, 2023)

Lance Reddick Dead 60
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Beloved character actor Lance Reddick passed away on March 17 at age 60. Per TMZ law enforcement sources, he was found in his Studio City home and the cause of death is believed to be natural.

You likely recognize him from John Wick as well as The Wire, Resident Evil, Bosch, Lost, Law & Order, and many other credits. In addition to John Wick Chapter 4, he will also appear in the upcoming Disney+ TV show adaptation of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, where he’ll be seen as Zeus, the father of the gods.

Paul Grant

(February 3, 1967 – March 20, 2023)

Paul Grant Stars Lost
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Paul Grant, best known for his roles as a goblin in Harry Potter and an Ewok in Star Wars, was declared brain dead after collapsing at a London train station on March 16. He was then pronounced dead on March 20, per Sky News. He was 56.

Darcelle XV

(November 16, 1930 – March 23, 2023)

Darcelle XV, known as the oldest working drag queen in America, died on March 23 at the age of 92. Loads of fans and RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants paid their respects to the icon, including Shangela who wrote on Instagram:

“I’ll never forget seeing her front row, tappin that foot while I twirled and death dropped for her enjoyment. This loss makes me think of so many amazing drag entertainers who in their own way helped influence the world of drag, but are no longer with us.”

Nicholas Lloyd Webber

(July 2, 1979 – March 25, 2023)

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Son Nicholas Dead At 43 -- Weeks After Composer Revealed Gastric Cancer Diagnosis
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Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s son Nicholas Lloyd Webber died at just 43 years old after battling gastric cancer for over a year. Nicholas famously followed in his father’s footsteps as a Grammy-nominated composer and record producer. His work included scoring on Gillies McKinnon‘s 2021 feature, The Last Bus.

Ron Faber

(February 16, 1933 – March 26, 2023)

Ron Faber Dead at 90
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Ron Faber, an actor from The Exorcist, died on March 26. He was 90 and passed away from lung cancer, per The Hollywood Reporter. Aside from the classic horror film, he also had roles in Navy SEALs, The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover, Soup for One, and in off-Broadway productions.

Judy Farrell

(May 11, 1938 – April 2, 2023)

Judy Farrell Died At 84
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Judy Farrell, known for her role as Nurse Able on M*A*S*H, died on April 2 after suffering a stroke nine days earlier. She was 84. Her other credits include Get Smart, The Partridge Family, Fame, and as a writer on the soap opera Port Charles.

Elizabeth Hubbard

(December 22, 1933 – April 8, 2023)

Actress Elizabeth Hubbard Dead

Daytime Emmy-winning soap opera star known for As the World Turns and The Doctors, Elizabeth Hubbard, died on April 8 at 89.

Michael Lerner

(June 22, 1941 – April 8, 2023)

Michael Lerner Dead
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Actor Michael Lerner passed away on April 8 at 81. His nephew, Sam, announced the sad news on Instagram, sharing:

“We lost a legend last night. It’s hard to put into words how brilliant my uncle Michael was, and how influential he was to me.”

Michael was known for roles in Barton Fink, for which he was nominated for an Oscar, Elf, Godzilla, Newsies, The Brady Bunch, M*A*S*H*, Law & Order: SVU, Glee, and others.

Anne Perry

(October 28, 1938 – April 10, 2023)

Anne Perry, the crime writer who was found guilty of murdering her friend’s mother at 15, died at the age of 84. Her agent told the New York Times that her health declined following a heart attack in December and she passed away in a Los Angeles hospital. Before her extensive career writing detective books, she was found guilty of murdering her BFF’s mom, Honorah Rieper, alongside her friend Pauline Parker in 1954. It wasn’t until 1994 that her past was revealed publicly and used as the basis of Heavenly Creatures.

Murray Melvin

(August 10, 1932 – April 14, 2023)

Murray Melvin Dead At 90
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The Phantom of the Opera star Murray Melvin died on April 14 at 90 years old. He also starred in A Taste of Honey, Torchwood, and Barry Lyndon. Per his rep to The Holllywood Reporter, he died at a hospital in London.

Esther Jenner

(May 15, 1926 – April 20, 2023)

Caitlyn Jenner‘s mother Esther Jenner died on April 20. The I Am Cait alum sadly announced:

“I am heartbroken to announce my mom passed away yesterday morning, peacefully. Losing a mother is unique in the sense that she is the only person that loved me my entire life. I will miss her tremendously. She was a few weeks shy of 97 and lived a full life. Love you mom.”

Barry Humphries

(February 17, 1934 – April 22, 2023)

Barry Humphries Dead at 86
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Barry Humphries, a comedic actor known for his drag persona Dame Edna Everage, died at 89 in Sydney, Australia on April 22. He passed away in a hospital after spending several days with complications following hip surgery. His family said in a statement to AP:

“He was completely himself until the very end, never losing his brilliant mind, his unique wit and generosity of spirit. With over 70 years on the stage, he was an entertainer to his core, touring up until the last year of his life and planning more shows that will sadly never be.”

He won a Tony Award in 2000 for his Broadway show Dame Edna: The Royal Tour.

Len Goodman

(April 25, 1944 – April 22, 2023)

Dancing With The Stars Judge Len Goodman Dead At 78
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Len Goodman, the longtime Dancing With The Stars judge, sadly passed on April 22 at 78. According to his manager, he was on hospice at his home in Kent, England, and had been battling bone cancer. Aside from DTWS, he was also a founding judge on the British competition series, Strictly Come Dancing. He turned to judge after his own successful career as a dancer.

Tori Bowie

(August 27, 1990 – April 23, 2023)

Olympian Tori Bowie's Shocking -- And Preventable -- Cause Of Death Revealed!
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Olympic gold medalist Tori Bowie died during childbirth in her Orlando, Florida home on April 23. She was just 32. The track and field athlete was tragically found dead when authorities performed a welfare check. An autopsy report viewed by the New York Times revealed she was eight months pregnant and in labor at the time of her death. Respiratory distress and eclampsia were listed as “possible complications.”

Tori competed at the Rio Olympics in 2016 and won a gold medal in the 4×100-meter relay, a silver medal in the 100 meters, and a bronze medal in the 200 meters. She was also a two-time NCAA Division I long jump champion in college at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Harry Belafonte

(March 1, 1927 – April 25, 2023)

Harry Belafonte Dead
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Singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte died at age 96 on April 25. He passed at his home due to congenital heart failure.

Jerry Springer

(February 13, 1944 – April 27, 2023)

Jerry Springer Dead At 79
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Jerry Springer passed away peacefully in his home in the Chicago area on April 27. He was 79. According to Jene Galvin, a lifelong friend and spokesman for the family, the cause was pancreatic cancer, per People, saying:

“Jerry’s ability to connect with people was at the heart of his success in everything he tried whether that was politics, broadcasting or just joking with people on the street who wanted a photo or a word. He’s irreplaceable and his loss hurts immensely, but memories of his intellect, heart and humor will live on.”

Jerry was a politician who ran a failed campaign for US Congress in 1970. He then became Cincinnati’s mayor for one term in 1997. He went on to have a hugely successful (though controversial) syndicated talk show, The Jerry Spring Show, which ran for 27 seasons. He also appeared on 3 seasons of Judge Jerry before making his final TV appearance during last season’s The Masked Singer as “The Beetle.” He leaves behind his daughter Katie Springer and his older sister Evelyn.

Jock Zonfrillo

(August 4, 1976 – April 30, 2023)

Jock Zonfrillo, a MasterChef Australia judge, died unexpectedly on April 30 at age 46. His family revealed the heartbreaking news in a statement:

“So many words can describe him, so many stories can be told, but at this time we’re too overwhelmed to put them into words. For those who crossed his path, became his mate, or were lucky enough to be his family, keep this proud Scot in your hearts when you have your next whisky.”

Eileen Saki

(November 18, 1943 – May 1, 2023)

Eileen Saki, the star of M.A.S.H., died on May 1 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 79. Her co-star Jeff Maxwell mourned her in a beautiful tribute, saying on Facebook:

“Our sweet Eileen. Our sassy Rosie. On behalf of her husband Bob, we extend sincere appreciation for the hundreds of M.A.S.H. fans who filled Eileen’s final days with peace, encouragement, and love. She read every email and responded to as many as she could. We will share more remembrances of Eileen Saki throughout the day. You are invited to do the same. Our sweet, sweet Eileen. How we love you. How we will miss you.”

Gerald Castillo

(December 23, 1932 – May 4, 2023)

Gerald Castillo Dead
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Gerald Castillo, an actor best known for his work on General Hospital and Saved by the Bell (where he played Mario Lopez’s on-screen father), died on May 4 at 90 years old. He died in his home in Houston, Texas, his wife Dayna Quinn-Castillo told The Hollywood Reporter. His first on-screen role was on The Jeffersons in 1978. He also starred on stage alongside stars Rita Moreno and Sherman Hemsley.

Jacklyn Zeman

(March 6, 1953 – May 10, 2023)

General Hospital Star Jacklyn Zeman Dead At 70 Years Old
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Actress Jacklyn Zeman sadly died at 70 years old on May 10. According to USA Today, her family confirmed she died after a short battle with cancer. She was a mainstay on General Hospital having played the iconic role of Bobbie Spencer for four decades.

Samantha Weinstein

(March 20, 1995 – May 14, 2023)

Samantha Weinstein Dead At 28
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Samantha Weinstein was a Canadian actress famous for starring in the 2013 Carrie remake and voicing many animated characters in shows like Dino Ranch, Kingdom Force, and D.N. Ace. She died at just 28 years old on May 14 following a battle with cancer.

Jim Brown

(February 17, 1936 – May 18, 2023)

Jim Brown Dead
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Multi-hyphenate talent Jim Brown died at age 87 on May 18. He began his career as an acclaimed football player before becoming a movie star and later a civil rights activist. His wife, Monique Brown, mourned his loss on the ‘gram, sharing:

“It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of my husband, Jim Brown. He passed peacefully last night at our LA home. To the world, he was an activist, actor, and football star. To our family, he was a loving and wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Our hearts are broken.”

Jim played for the Cleveland Browns and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971. He is in the conversation as one of the greatest football players ever. He left the field in 1966 and starred in 20 films, including The Dirty Dozen, Riot, and 100 Rifles. He often spoke out against racial injustice and founded the organization Amer-I-Can in the 80s to help young people in gangs reform their lives.

Ray Stevenson

(May 25, 1964 – May 21, 2023)

Ray Stevenson Dead At 58
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Irish actor Ray Stevenson sadly died on May 21 while in Italy. He was just 58. No cause of death was made available at the time of his death, but the Italian press reported he’d been taken to a local hospital on the island of Ischia. Ray was best known for roles in Punisher: War Zone, King Arthur, and Thor, among many other successful projects. His posthumous credits will include the upcoming projects Ahsoka, 1242: Gateway to the West, and Cassino in Ischia, per Variety.

Tina Turner

(November 26, 1939 – May 24, 2023)

Tina Turner’s Cause Of Death Revealed -- But What Led Up To It?
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Legendary singer Tina Turner passed away on May 24 at 83. According to her spokesperson, she died from natural causes after “a long illness” in her home in Küsnacht, Switzerland. Tina is survived by two children of her ex-husband Ike Turner‘s that she adopted and her husband Erwin Bach. The so-called Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll was best known for her hits The Best and What’s Love Got to Do With It.

Mike Batayeh

(December 27, 1970 – June 1, 2023)

Mike Batayeh Dead At 52
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Mike Batayeh, who played Dennis on Breaking Bad, died in his sleep of a heart attack on June 12, his family told the New York Post. He was just 52. His family mourned his loss in a statement to TMZ, expressing:

“He will be greatly missed by those who loved him and his great ability to bring laughter and joy to so many.”

That said, in an email to The Post, a rep for the Washtenaw County Medical Examiner’s Office revealed he died by “asphyxia hanging,” but they did not release any further details.

Anna Shay

(December 31, 1960 – June 5, 2023)

Anna Stay Dead After Stroke

The Bling Empire star Anna Shay unexpectedly passed away on June 5 after having a stroke. She was 62. Her family mourned her loss, sharing with the world via People:

“It saddens our hearts to announce that Anna Shay, a loving mother, grandmother, charismatic star, and our brightest ray of sunshine, has passed away at the early age of 62 from a stroke. Anna taught us many life lessons on how not to take life too seriously and to enjoy the finer things. Her impact on our lives will be forever missed but never forgotten.”


Pat Cooper

(July 31, 1929 – June 6, 2023)

Pat Cooper Dead At 93
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Iconic stand-up comedian Pat Cooper died on June 6 at the age of 93, his wife, Emily Connor, confirmed. Pat was most famous for his roles in Seinfeld, Analyze This, and the original Charlie’s Angels.

The Iron Sheik

(March 15, 1942 – June 7, 2023)

Iron Sheik Stars Lost
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The Iron Sheik, an Iranian-American professional wrestler, born Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, died at age 81 on June 7. A statement was posted to his Twitter account, reading:

“It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of The Iron Sheik, but we also take solace in knowing that he departed this world peacefully, leaving behind a legacy that will endure for generations to come.”

A specific cause of death was not shared. The athlete is best known for being the first Iranian champion in the WWE history after winning the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 1983.

Pat Robertson

(March 22, 1930 – June 8, 2023)

Raquel Leviss STILL In Mental Health Facility
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Pat Robertson died at 93 years old on June 8. He is credited as a religious broadcaster who turned a small Virginia station into the global Christian Broadcasting Network. The controversial conservative became known for his daily preachings on The 700 Club, where he’d often take aim at gay rights, feminism, abortion, and other social issues. He also tried to run for president and made religion a central part of the Republican Party.

Treat Williams

(December 1, 1951 – June 12, 2023)

Actor Treat Williams Dead At 71 After Vermont Motorcycle Crash
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Beloved actor Treat Williams sadly passed away on June 12 after he was killed in a motorcycle crash in Vermont. He was 71.

Treat had more than 120 acting credits to his name at the time of his death. He was most famous for Hair, Everwood, Chesapeake Shores, and Blue Bloods. Hallmark Channel, who worked closely with the star on several projects, said via ET:

“We are heartbroken over the passing of Treat Williams, a beloved member of our Hallmark family and an immense talent who captured the hearts of millions. It was a privilege to have worked with Treat, who brought to life so many memorable characters over the years. We will remember him for the joy he brought to our screens, and the legacy he leaves behind. We extend our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.”

Larry Myers Jr.

(DOB Unknown – June 13, 2023)

My 600-Lb. Life Star Larry Myers Jr. Dead At 49
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Larry Myers Jr., who appeared on season 10 of My 600-Lb Life in January 2022, sadly passed away in his Texas home on June 13. He was 49. His cousin, Todd Darell, told friends and fans on Facebook:

“Hey Facebook Family. It’s with great sorrow that we announce the passing of my dear cousin Larry Myers. Many of you know him as Mr. Buttermilk Biscuits. If you can help us we would greatly appreciate it. Larry has fought the good fight. He has overcome some of the biggest Challenges he has ever had to face. Rest well Junior, you will be missed. Thanks and blessings to all. Please keep our family in your prayers.”

No cause of death was provided.

Milton ‘Big Pokey’ Powell

(November 29, 1974 – June 18, 2023)

Rapper Big Pokey, born Milton Powell, died at age 45 on June 18 after he collapsed on stage during a performance in Texas. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. A message on his Instagram shared:

“He was well loved by his family, friends and loyal fans. In the coming days, we will release information about his celebration of life and how the public can pay their respects. We ask that you respect his family and their privacy during this difficult time.”

Big Pokey was a part of the Screwed Up Click rap collective. He released his first full-length album, Hardest Pit in the Litter, in 1999.

Julian Sands

(January 4, 1958 – January 2023)

Human Remains Discovered Near California Mountain Area Where Actor Julian Sands Disappeared 5 Months Ago
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Julian Sands was confirmed dead on June 27, five months after he went missing in California’s Mount Baldy area in January 2023. The actor was 65. He was known for projects A Room With A View, Warlock, and more.

Alan Arkin

(March 26, 1934 – June 29, 2023)

Little Miss Sunshine Star Alan Arkin Dead At 89
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Actor Alan Arkin died at age 89 on June 29. He was best known for his roles in Little Miss Sunshine, The Kominsky Method, Argo, and BoJack Horseman. Throughout his impressive career, he won an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Tony Award, and two SAG Awards. He was also up for six Emmys and four Oscars. Wow!

His three sons, Adam, Matthew, and Anthony, mourned his loss in a statement to People, saying:

“Our father was a uniquely talented force of nature, both as an artist and a man. A loving husband, father, grand and great grandfather, he was adored and will be deeply missed.”

Coco Lee

(January 17, 1975 – July 5, 2023)

Coco Lee Dead at 48
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CoCo Lee died at just 48 years old on July 5. Her sisters Carol and Nancy Lee broke the devastating news on IG, explaining the singer attempted suicide following years of depression. She was rushed to the hospital, but ultimately passed away after falling into a coma. So heartbreaking. The Chinese-American pop diva was best for her award-winning song A Love Before Time from the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and as the voice of Mulan in the Cantonese version of the Disney hit.

Jeffrey Carlson

(June 23, 1975 – July 6, 2023)

All My Children Alum Jeffrey Carlson Reportedly Dead At 48

Jeffrey Carlson died on July 6 at 48. He played a groundbreaking role on All My Children, playing British rock star Zarf who later came out as a transgender lesbian named Zoe. It marked the first time a transgender coming out story had been shown on a daytime drama and was a very powerful storyline ahead of its time. He was also known for Hitch, The Goat or Who is Sylvia?, and Taboo. A cause of death was not immediately released.

Andrea Evans

(June 18, 1957 – July 9, 2023)

One Life To Live Star Andrea Evans Dead At 66 After Breast Cancer Battle

One Life To Live star Andrea Evans died following a battle with breast cancer on July 9. She was 66. Andrea was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for playing the troubled teen Tina Lord on One Life To Live and for her work on the soap opera DeVanity. She was also beloved for parts in Passions, The Bay, and much more. She leaves behind her husband Stephen Rodriguez and their 19-year-old daughter Kylie.

Jane Birkin

(December 14, 1946 – July 16, 2023)

Jane Birkin, Actress & Singer Who Inspired The Iconic Hermès Bag, Dead At 76

Jane Birkin, the British singer, actress, and activist who inspired the Hermès bag of the same name, passed away at the age of 76. According to Le Parisien, she died at her home in Paris on July 16. A cause of death is currently unknown. Aside from her legacy in the fashion industry, Jane was also known in the music scene and for roles in films like Evil Under the Sun, Death on the Nile, and Boxes. She is survived by her two daughters, Charlotte and Lou. The star was also a mom to daughter Kate, who sadly died in 2013.

Tony Bennett

(August 3, 1926 – July 21, 2023)

Tony Bennett dead
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Tony Bennett died at the age of 96 on July 21. The iconic singer was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016, but he continued to perform (often alongside frequent collaborator Lady GaGa) through 2021.

Bo Goldman

(September 10, 1932 – July 25, 2023)

Screenwriter Bo Goldman Dead At 90
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Bo Goldman, the two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter behind One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Melvin and Howard, died on July 25. The 90-year-old’s cause of death was not specified.

Randy Meisner

(March 8, 1946 – July 26, 2023)

The Eagles' Randy Meisner Dead
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Randy Meisner, a founding member of the 70s rock band The Eagles, died on July 27. The band announced the loss on its website, saying he died at age 77 due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. They added off the bassist and singer:

“Randy was an integral part of the Eagles and instrumental in the early success of the band.”

Sinéad O’Connor

(December 8, 1966 – July 26, 2023)

Sinead OConnor Dead 56
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Popular Irish musician Sinéad O’Connor was found unresponsive in a south London home on July 26. She was 56. A cause of death was not immediately available. Sinéad rose to fame in the late ’80s, thanks to her emotional cover of Prince‘s Nothing Compares 2 U.

Paul Reubens

(August 27, 1952 – July 30, 2023)

Pee-Wee Herman Paul Reubens Dead At 70
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Paul Reubens, the actor known for his iconic character Pee-wee Herman, died on July 30 after a secret battle with cancer. He was 70. A statement shared to his IG account read:

“Last night we said farewell to Paul Reubens, an iconic American actor, comedian, writer and producer whose beloved character Pee-wee Herman delighted generations of children and adults with his positivity, whimsy and belief in the importance of kindness. Paul bravely and privately fought cancer for years with his trademark tenacity and wit. A gifted and prolific talent, he will forever live in the comedy pantheon and in our hearts as a treasured friend and man of remarkable character and generosity of spirit.”

The post also included a quote from Paul himself, saying:

“Please accept my apology for not going public with what I’ve been facing the past six years. I have always felt a huge amount of love and respect from my friends, fans and supporters. I have loved you all so much and enjoyed making art for you.”

Pee-wee began as a character during a stage show parodying children’s shows in the ’80s. It went on to become a hit HBO special and spawned the movie Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and an actual children’s show Pee-wee’s Playhouse. The series won 15 Emmy Awards.

Angus Cloud

(July 10, 1998 – July 31, 2023)

Euphoria Star Angus Cloud Dead 25
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Euphoria star Angus Cloud tragically died on July 31 at just 25 years old in Oakland, California. An official cause of death was not immediately released, but in a 911 call obtained by TMZ, his mother suspected it was a “possible overdose.” His family said he had been struggling with his mental health ahead of his death, sharing in a statement:

“It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today. As an artist, a friend, a brother and a son, Angus was special to all of us in so many ways.”

They added:

“Last week he buried his father and intensely struggled with this loss. The only comfort we have is knowing Angus is now reunited with his dad, who was his best friend. Angus was open about his battle with mental health and we hope that his passing can be a reminder to others that they are not alone and should not fight this on their own in silence. […] We hope the world remembers him for his humor, laughter and love for everyone. We ask for privacy at this time as we are still processing this devastating loss.”

Angus was scouted on the streets of New York City for the HBO hit, where he played the beloved drug dealer Fezco, who was very protective of Zendaya‘s Rue. Many of his co-stars paid tribute to him after the sudden loss.

Mark Margolis

(November 26, 1939 – August 3, 2023)

Mark Margolis Dead At 83
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Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul star Mark Margolis died in at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City at age 83 on August 3. His son, Morgan Margolis, announced the sad news.

He was most famous for playing Hector “Tío” Salamanca in both aforementioned series. In 2012, he was nominated for an Emmy for Breaking Bad — despite his character having barely any dialogue. His breakout role was in Scarface, and he went on to have roles in Black Swan, The Equalizer, American Horror Story: Asylum, and much more.

Bryan Randall

(DOB Unknown – August 5, 2023)

Star Magazine Sparks Outrage After Claiming Sandra Bullock & Her Late Boyfriend Bryan Randall BROKE UP In Latest Issue!
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Sandra Bullock‘s longtime boyfriend Bryan Randall passed away after a secret battle with ALS on August 5. He was 57. His family shared in a statement:

“Bryan chose early to keep his journey with ALS private and those of us who cared for him did our best to honor his request. We are immensely grateful to the tireless doctors who navigated the landscape of this illness with us and to the astounding nurses who became our roommates, often sacrificing their own families to be with ours.”

They continued:

“At this time we ask for privacy to grieve and to come to terms with the impossibility of saying goodbye to Bryan.”

It is believed The Lost City star put her Hollywood career on pause for the last year to care for Bryan, who was a photographer. He had one daughter from a previous relationship and also helped care for Sandra’s two adopted children.

Johnny Hardwick

(September 21, 1958 – August 8, 2023)

King Of The Hill's Dale, Johnny Hardwick, Dead At 64
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Voice actor Johnny Hardwick passed away on August 8 at his home in Austin, Texas. Austin Police Department officials found him while responding to a “Check Welfare Urgent call” and he was pronounced dead at the scene. A cause of death was not immediately released, but there was no reason to suspect foul play. He was 64. Johnny was best known for his role as Dale Gribble in the series King Of The Hill.

Clarence Avant

(February 25, 1931 – August 13, 2023)

Music Exec Clarence Avant's Wife Fatally Shot In Home Invasion Robbery
Clarence with his late wife Jacqueline Avant / (c) Adriana M. Barraza/WENN

Clarence Avant died on August 13 at 92. He was known as “the godfather of Black music” and played a large role in the careers of Bill Withers, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, and many more. President Barack Obama mourned his loss, writing:

“Clarence was part of a generation that served as a bridge from a time when there was very little opportunity for Black people to a time when doors began to open. He demanded the world make room, and he paved the way for the rest of us. Michelle and I will always be grateful for Clarence’s friendship and wise counsel.”


(July 12, 1973 – August 13, 2023)

Rapper Magoo Dead At 50
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Magoo, real name Melvin Barcliff, was best known for his collaborations with Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and Pharrell Williams. The rapper sadly died at age 50 on August 13, his wife Meco Barcliff told The New York Times.

Christopher Peluso

(July 1, 1983 – August 15, 2023)

Broadway Star Christopher Peluso Dead
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Christopher Peluso, a Broadway performer, died on August 15 at age 40, his family told Playbill. He was known for Assassins, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Mamma Mia!, and more. His death comes one year after he took a break from acting to seek mental health treatment for schizoaffective disorder. He leaves behind his wife, Jessica Gomes, and their two kids.

Ron Cephas Jones

(January 8, 1957 – August 19, 2023)

This Is Us Cast Mourns The Loss Of Co-Star Ron Cephas Jones: ‘One Of The Most Wonderful People The World Has Ever Seen’
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Ron Cephas Jones died at age 66 on August 19. His death was caused by a “long-standing pulmonary issue,” his rep announced. He was best known for his award-winning role in This Is Us plus Truth Be Told, Lukas Cage, Mr. Robot, The Holiday Calendar, and lots more. He is survived by his daughter Jasmine Cephas Jones.

Bray Wyatt

(May 23, 1987 – August 24, 2023)

Wrestler Bray Wyatt Dead At 36
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Bray Wyatt passed away on August 24. He was 36. WWE executive Paul “Triple H” Levesque sadly announced via X (Twitter):

“Just received a call from WWE Hall of Famer Mike Rotunda who informed us of the tragic news that our WWE family member for life Windham Rotunda — also known as Bray Wyatt — unexpectedly passed earlier today. Our thoughts are with his family and we ask that everyone respect their privacy at this time.”

Bray was an American professional wrestler best known for his work on WWE beginning in 2010. He had been dealing with an undisclosed health issue the last few months, per ESPN. No cause of death was given.

Arleen Sorkin

(October 14, 1955 – August 24, 2023)

Arleen Sorkin Dead
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Actress Arleen Sorkin died at age 67 on August 24. No cause of death was initially shared. She played Calliope Jones Bradford on Days of Our Lives, earning her two Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress. She was the inspiration behind and the first actress to voice Harley Quinn in Batman: The Animated Series.

Bob Barker

(December 12, 1923 – August 26, 2023)

Legendary The Price Is Right Host Bob Barker Dead At 99
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The longtime Price Is Right host Bob Barker passed away on August 26 at the age of 99. He died of natural causes, his reps confirmed to Us Weekly. According to TMZ, his death certificate stated that Alzheimer’s was the cause of death, even though his death came “years” after the disease started to advance in his body. He had not publicly addressed dealing with this before his death.

Jimmy Buffett

(December 25, 1946 – September 1, 2023)

Jimmy Buffett’s Cause Of Death Revealed
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Margaritaville singer Jimmy Buffett passed away on September 1 at 76 years old. He died “peacefully” surrounded by loved ones following a four-year battle with Merkel cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer. In addition to being a beloved musician (and earning two Grammy nominations), Jimmy was a businessman with successful ventures such as his restaurant chain Margaritaville.

Steve Harwell

(January 9, 1967 – September 4, 2023)

Smash Mouth Singer Steve Harwell Dead At 56 One Day After Hospice Care Reveal
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Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell died on August 4, just after it was announced he was in hospice care following a rapid decline in his health. Per TMZ, he passed away at his home in Boise, Idaho. He was 56. His manager Robert Hayes cited liver failure as the cause of death, adding in a statement to Rolling Stone:

“Steve Harwell was a true American Original. A larger-than-life character who shot up into the sky like a Roman candle. Steve should be remembered for his unwavering focus and impassioned determination to reach the heights of pop stardom. And the fact that he achieved this near-impossible goal with very limited musical experience makes his accomplishments all the more remarkable. His only tools were his irrepressible charm and charisma, his fearlessly reckless ambition, and his king-size cajones. Steve lived a 100 percent full-throttle life. Burning brightly across the universe before burning out.”


(June 8, 1996 – September 12, 2023)

Afrobeats Singer MohBad Dead At 27
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Twenty-seven-year-old Nigerian rapper MohBad died on September 12. A cause of death wasn’t announced, but a statement posted to his IG said:

“It is with profound sadness that we confirm the passing of Promise Oladimeji Aloba PK/A MohBad (Imole) today, the 12th of September, 2023. MohBad remained a shining light until the very end, and as we grieve the loss of the radiant talent he embodied, the family extends their gratitude for the outpouring of love and prayers. They kindly request that you continue to respect their privacy during this challenging period. Imole has found peace at last.”

The musician, born Promise Oladimeji Aloba, was a rising Afrobeats singer. He was known for hit songs Peace and Ask About Me.

Michael McGrath

(September 25, 1957 – September 14, 2023)

Michael McGrath Dead
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Broadway star Michael McGrath died on September 14 at age 65. He was an acclaimed actor who originated the role of Patsy in Spamalot. He was also in Nice Work If You Can Get It, which earned him a Tony award in 2012. Alongside his 30-year stage career, he was also in films like Changing Lanes, The Interpreter, and The Secret of the Kells.

Billy Miller

(September 17, 1979 – September 15, 2023)

Billy Miller’s Mother Reveals Soap Opera Star’s ‘Devastating’ Cause Of Death
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Soap opera star Billy Miller passed away on September 15 at age 43. An official cause of death was not shared. The General Hospital alum (who was also famous for All My Children and The Young and the Restless), had been suffering from manic depression as a result of a bipolar disorder diagnosis at the time of his death, per his mother. He was remembered fondly by co-stars and celebs, including Chrishell Stause.

Nic Kerdiles

(January 11, 1994 – September 23, 2023)

Savannah Chrisley’s Ex-Fiancé Nic Kerdiles Dead At 29
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Nic Kerdiles, the ex-fiancé of Savannah Chrisley, died on September 23 after a motorcycle accident. He was just 29. Nic and the Chrisley Knows Best star were engaged from 2018 to 2020. The former professional ice hockey player made several appearances on the family’s reality series.

David McCallum

(September 19, 1933 – September 25, 2023)

NCIS Star David McCallum Dead At 90

Scottish actor David McCallum died of natural causes at 90 on September 25. He was best known for his role on NCIS, where he played the beloved Chief Medical Examiner Donald “Ducky” Mallard. He was also on The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Sex and the City, Law & Order, The Great Escape, A Night to Remember, and more.

Michael Gambon

(October 19, 1940 – September 28, 2023)

Michael Gambon Dead At 82
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Michael Gambon — best known for playing Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter — died on September 28 due to pneumonia. He was 82.

He famously replaced the late Richard Harris in the wizard franchise. Before then, he was an accomplished theatrical performer. He is also known for many other film and TV roles, including The King’s Speech, earning him four BAFTA Awards, two SAG Awards, and two Emmy nominations. He leaves behind his wife Anne and son Fergus.

Dianne Feinstein

(June 22, 1933 – September 29, 2023)

US Senator From California Dianne Feinstein Dead At 90
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US Senator Dianne Feinstein, who represented California for decades, died on September 29. She was 90 years old.

She was the longest-serving female member of Congress at the time of her death. The Democrat was also previously the mayor of San Francisco. Through her work, she was a strong advocate for topics such as environmental protection, reproductive rights, and gun control. She was also known for often seeking common ground with Republicans.

President Joe Biden, who worked with her for years, called her “a pioneering American,” a “true trailblazer” and a “cherished friend.”

Terence Davies

(November 10, 1945 – October 7, 2023)

British Filmmaker Terence Davies Dead At 77
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British filmmaker Terence Davies died on October 7 at age 77. A statement shared to his IG account sadly revealed:

“It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Terence Davies, who died peacefully at home after a short illness, today on 7th October 2023.”

He is known for directing Benediction, A Quiet Passion, The House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea, and more.

Michael Chiarello

(January 26, 1962 – October 6, 2023)

Food Network Star Michael Chiarello Dead
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Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello died on October 7 at age 61, according to Variety. He reportedly suffered an acute allergic reaction that led to anaphylactic shock. The Food Network star won a Daytime Emmy for Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello in 2005. He also made appearances on The Next Iron Chef, Restaurant: Impossible, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, and Chopped.

Burt Young

(April 30, 1940 – October 8, 2023)

Rocky Star Burt Young Died At 83

Rocky star Burt Young died on October 8, per his manager. He was 83. Burt was a former boxer who found fame in Hollywood. He was best known for playing Rocky Balboa’s brother-in-law Paulie in the boxing franchise. He was also in M*A*S*H, Little House on the Prairie, Chinatown, Win Win, and more.

Sylvester Stallone honored his former co-star, writing:

“To my Dear Friend, BURT YOUNG, you were an incredible man and artist, I and the World will miss you very much…RIP”

Anthony Hickox

(January 30, 1959 – October 9, 2023)

Anthony Hickox, a British filmmaker best known for his work in the horror genre, died on October 9 at 64, per Deadline. As a director, his most famous credits include Waxwork and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth. He was also a producer, actor, and screenwriter who left behind his son Sasha.

Phyllis Coates

(January 15, 1927 – October 11, 2023)

Phyllis Coates, the very first actress to play Lois Lane on TV in Adventures of Superman, died on October 11 at 96. Her daughter, Laura, confirmed the loss to The Hollywood Reporter. A cause of death was not revealed.

Piper Laurie

(January 22, 1932 – October 14, 2023)

Piper Laurie Dead at 91
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Piper Laurie, a three-time Oscar nominee, died on October 14 at 91, per Variety. She snagged Academy Award nominees for her roles in The Hustler, Carrie, and Children of a Lesser God. She was also famous for Twin Peaks.


Suzanne Somers

(October 16, 1946 – October 15, 2023)

Three’s Company Star Suzanne Somers Dead At 76
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Suzanne Somers passed away on October 15 at 76 years old, just one day before her birthday. Her publicist, R. Couri Hay, shared a statement on behalf of her family, revealing “she survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years.” She was best known for roles in Three’s Company and Step By Step.

Haydn Gwynne

(October 5, 1957 – October 20, 2023)

Haydn Gwynne Of The Crowd Dead
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Actress Haydn Gwynne, who played Lady Susan Hussey on The Crown, died on October 20, soon after receiving a cancer diagnosis. She was 66. Her agent announced the sad passing in a statement to Variety, saying:

“It is with great sadness we are sharing with you that, following her recent diagnosis with cancer, the star of stage and screen Haydn Gwynne died in hospital in the small hours of Friday 20 October, surrounded by her beloved sons, close family and friends. We would like to thank the staff and teams at the Royal Marsden and Brompton Hospitals for their wonderful care over the last few weeks.”

She is also known for her roles in Drop the Dead Donkey, the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical, Beauty and the Beast, and The Windsors.

Cedric ‘Beastie’ Jones

(September 14, 1977 – October 16, 2023)

Chris Pratt's Friend & Co-Star Cedric Jones Dies Suddenly At 46
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Actor Cedric ‘Beastie’ Jones died on October 16 at 46. His company Beastie Boxing announced the sad news on Instagram. A cause of death wasn’t revealed. Beastie starred alongside his friend Chris Pratt in The Terminal List and The Magnificent Seven. He was also in the 2022 film Emancipation with Will Smith. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

Richard Roundtree

(July 9, 1942 – October 24, 2023)

Actor Richard Roundtree Dead
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Beloved actor Richard Roundtree passed away on October 24 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer, his representative told ABC News. He was 81. Richard was best known for Shaft, Se7en, George of the Jungle, Desperate Housewives, Alias, and Soul Food. He leaves behind his daughters Kelli, Nicole, Tayler, and Morgan and son John.

Richard Moll

(January 13, 1943 – October 26, 2023)

Night Court Star Richard Moll Dead At 80
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Actor Richard Moll died on October 26 at age 80. He was most famous for his role as bailiff Bull Shannon in Night Court. Other roles included The Flintstones, Jingle All The Way, Scary Movie 2, But I’m a Cheerleader, and so much more. He is survived by two children, an ex-wife, and two stepchildren.

Matthew Perry

(August 19, 1969 – October 28, 2023)

Friends Matthew Perry Dead 54
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Beloved Friends alum Matthew Perry shockingly died on October 28. According to initial TMZ reports, he was found unresponsive in the jacuzzi at his Los Angeles home after an apparent drowning due to a possible cardiac arrest, though the specific cause of death has not been confirmed. He was just 54.

Matthew had an extensive acting career but will go down in history as Chandler Bing on the fan-favorite sitcom Friends. After becoming the king of ’90s sarcasm from 1994 to 2004, he moved on to film roles like Fools Rush In, 17 Again, The Whole Nine Yards, and more.

He openly struggled with addiction problems on and off throughout the years, but in his 2022 memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, he got candid about his efforts to get sober and was said to be helping others recover at the time of his death. He will be greatly missed.

Tyler Christopher

(November 11, 1972 – October 31, 2023)

Soap Opera Star Tyler Christopher Dead At 50

Soap opera star Tyler Christopher died shockingly on October 31 at just 50. His General Hospital co-star Maurice Benard announced his death, writing on Instagram:

“Tyler passed away this morning following a cardiac event in his San Diego apartment.”

Tyler was best known for playing Nikolas Cassadine and Connor Bishop on General Hospital. He won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the show in 2016. He was also on Days of Our Lives, The Lying Game, and more.

Evan Ellingson

(July 1, 1988 – November 5, 2023)

Child Star Evan Ellingson Dead At 35
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Former child star Evan Ellingson was found dead at a residence in California on November 5. He was 35. The exact cause of death was not revealed. That said, his father told TMZ that he had struggled with drug addiction and was residing at a sober-living home, but that he was more recently in a better place.

The actor was best known for his role in My Sister’s Keeper but also had roles in shows like CSI: Miami, 24, and General Hospital. He hadn’t been on camera in over a decade. His My Sister’s Keeper co-star Abigail Breslin remembered him as a “kind, funny, and extremely talented human being.”


(DOB Unknown – November 7, 2023)

C-Knight of The Dove Shack Dead At 52
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Rapper C-Knight, real name Arnez Blount, died on November 7 after his family made the painful decision to take him off life support. He was just 54. His father previously told TMZ he was hospitalized in mid-October when his blood sugar reached a scary level, a result of his diabetes. While getting treatment at the hospital, he suffered a stroke and went into cardiac arrest. While he was resuscitated by doctors, he remained in an unresponsive state with no signs of recovery. So devastating.

C-Knight was best known for being one of the founding members of the Long Beach-based G-funk collective The Dove Shack. Along with members Bo-Roc and 2Scoops, he put out hits like Summertime in the LBC, This Is The Shack, and Smoke Out.

Brandi Mallory

(Date Unknown, 1983 – November 9, 2023)

Extreme Weight Loss Season 4 Standout Brandi Mallory Dead At 40
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Brandi Mallory, who starred on season four of ABC‘s Extreme Weight Loss in 2014, died at just 40 on November 9. A cause of death was not disclosed.

Rosalynn Carter

(August 18, 1927 – November 19, 2023)

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Dead At 96
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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter died on November 19 at age 96. President Jimmy Carter‘s wife of 77 years passed “peacefully” in her Georgia home, per the family’s foundation, The Carter Center. Her death came two days after she entered hospice following a dementia diagnosis in May. Jimmy paid tribute to his partner, saying:

“Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished. She gave me wise guidance and encouragement when I needed it. As long as Rosalynn was in the world, I always knew somebody loved and supported me.”

Alongside her husband, Rosalynn worked on world peace and human rights initiatives via her organization following his single term in the White House.

Jean Knight

(January 26, 1943 – November 22, 2023)

Singer Jean Knight died on November 22 at age 80 from natural causes, her publicist told TMZ. She was a popular American R&B and soul singer who began her career in the mid-1960s. Her hit single Mr. Big Stuff topped the charts for five weeks in 1971 and earned her a Grammy nomination for best female R&B vocal performance the following year.

Frances Sternhagen

(January 13, 1930 – November 27, 2023)

Frances Sternhagen, an acclaimed actress known for Cheers and Sex and the City, died on November 27 at 93. Her most iconic role was probably Bunny MacDougal, the mother of Trey (Kyle MacLachlan) AKA Charlotte’s mother-in-law, on SATC. Throughout her career, she also won two Tony Awards.

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Shane MacGowan

(December 25, 1957 – November 30, 2023)

The Pogues singer Shane MacGowan dead at 65
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Musician Shane MacGowan died on November 30. According to his wife, Victoria Mary Clarke, the 66-year-old passed from pneumonia in a Dublin, Ireland hospital. He had struggled with his health for several years. Shane was most well-known for being the frontman of The Pogues, which blended Irish folk music with punk.

See his wife’s heartfelt tribute (below):

Norman Lear

(July 27, 1922 – December 5, 2023)

Norman Lear Dead At 101

Revolutionary screenwriter and producer Norman Lear passed away at 101 on December 5. He was the man behind TV’s biggest hits, including All in the Family, The Jeffersons, One Day at a Time, Diff’rent Strokes, and the list goes on and on. Family spokesperson Lara Bergthold said in a statement that he died of natural causes at his home in LA.

Ellen Holly

(January 16, 1931 – December 6, 2023)

Soap Star Ellen Holly Dead At 92
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Ellen Holly paved the way for representation in television by becoming the first Black person to star in a soap opera for her trailblazing gig on One Life to Live. She became a household name while portraying Carla Benari, a role she’d play from 1968 to 1980 (and reprise from 1983 to 1985). Incredible!

She was also a Broadway performer and appeared in many other television shows. She also published an autobiography, One Life: The Autobiography of an African American Actress, in 1996. Sadly, Ellen passed on December 6 at age 92. Her publicist Cheryl L. Duncan told People she died in her sleep in the Bronx.

Keisha Nash Whitaker

(March 8, 1972 – December 7, 2023)

Forest Whitaker's Ex-Wife Dead 5 Years After Divorce
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Forest Whitaker‘s ex-wife Keisha Nash Whitaker died on December 7 at 51. A cause of death was not provided.

Ryan O’Neal

(April 20, 1941 – December 8, 2023)

Actor Ryan O'Neal Dead
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Ryan O’Neal, the popular actor from Love Story and Peyton Place, died on December 8. His son Patrick was the one to reveal the sad news, sharing:

“So this is the toughest thing I’ve ever had to say but here we go. My dad passed away peacefully today, with his loving team by his side supporting him and loving him as he would us.”

His cause of death has not been revealed. Per reports, Ryan dealt with many health problems, including getting diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012 and chronic leukemia in 2001. Ryan was life partners with the late Farrah Fawcett from 1979 to 1997 (and they reconnected between 2001 and 2009 when she died). Patrick reflected:

“Ryan never bragged, but he has bragging rights in Heaven. Especially when it comes to Farrah. Everyone had the poster, he had the real McCoy. And now they meet again.”

Ryan’s other credits include What’s Up, Doc?, Paper Moon (which he co-starred in with his daughter Tatum O’Neal), Barry Lyndon, and more. He was even nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in Love Story.

Anna ‘Chickadee’ Cardwell

(August 28, 1994 – December 9, 2023)

Anna Cardwell Dead At 29
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Mama June‘s daughter Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell died at 29 after a battle with stage 4 adrenal carcinoma. Her mother shared the heartbreaking news, telling followers:

“With the breaking heart, we are announcing that @annamarie35 is no longer with us. She passed away in my home last night peacefully at 11:12 PM. She gave one hell of a fight for 10 months she passed away with her family around her like she won’t and we will will be updating y’all with more information as we get it today. We love y’all and continued prayers and thoughts for our family doing this difficult time”

Her younger sister Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson also expressed:

“Watching my 29 year old sister this last year battle this horrible disease hasn’t been easy. Anna was a fighter & still is… […] We will all make sure your legacy lives on forever. And i promise to always make sure to celebrate our birthday like you never left! The sky looks a little bit different today. We will always love you Anna You hit me hard with his one Anna but i know your in a better place now and pain free forever!”

She leaves behind two daughters, Kaitlyn, 11, and Kylee, 8.

Andre Braugher

(July 1, 1962 – December 11, 2023)

Andre Braugher Dead
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Beloved actor Andre Braugher died on December 11. The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star had been battling a brief illness, per Deadline. Recall some of his best moments (below):

Jeffrey Foskett

(February 17, 1956 – December 11, 2023)

Beach Boys Musician Jeffrey Foskett Dead
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Jeffrey Foskett, best known as a touring and studio musician for Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, died on December 11 at 67 after a battle with stage 4 anaplastic thyroid cancer. The band’s frontman Brian paid tribute to the guitarist, sharing on Instagram:

“I’m so heartbroken that my dear friend Jeff Foskett has passed. Jeff was always there for me when we toured and we couldn’t have done it without him. Jeff was one of the most talented guys I ever knew. He was a great musical leader and guitarist and he could sing like an angel. I first met Jeff in 1976 when he knocked on my door in Bel Air and I invited him in, and we were friends ever since. I don’t know what else to say. Love and Mercy to Jeff’s family and friends, we will remember him forever.”


Kenny DeForest

(April 23, 1986 – December 13, 2023)

Comedian Kenny DeForest Dead at 37 After Bike Accident in NYC
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Comedian Kenny DeForest died at just 37 in an e-bike accident in New York City on December 13. He was best known for appearances on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Friends of the People, and HBO’s Crashing.

Laura Lynch

(November 18, 1958 – December 22, 2023)

Laura Lynch, a founding member of The Dixie Chicks, died on December 22 after a car accident in El Paso, Texas. She was 65. The singer joined Robin Lynn Macy, Martie Maguire, and Emily Strayer to make up the bluegrass-country band, which shorted it’s name to just The Chicks in 2020. Laura is survived by her husband, Mac Tull, and their daughter, Asia.

Bobbie Jean Carter

(January 12, 1982 – December 23, 2023)

Bobbie Jean Carter’s Daughter Living With Aunt After Her Mom’s Sudden Death
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Nick and Aaron Carter‘s sister Bobbie Jean Carter shockingly died on December 23. She was just 41 and was found unresponsive in the bathroom of her Florida home, the Hillsborough Sheriff’s department told People. The cause of death is not known at this time. Her mom, Jane Carter, confirmed the tragic news, telling TMZ:

“I am in shock from learning of the sudden death of my daughter, Bobbie Jean; and I will need time to process the terrible reality of this happening for the third time. When I am able to think clearly, I’ll release a fuller statement; but until then I would request to be left to grieve in private.”

She continued:

“[H]owever deeply a parent feels the loss of a child, the suffering of a young child at the loss of a parent must be much greater. So, I would ask the sympathetic to say a prayer for my precious eight year old granddaughter Bella, who previously lost her father and is now also left without her mother.”

While she stayed out of the spotlight in recent years, fans will remember Bobbie Jean from the family’s E! show, House of Carters. She was also a wardrobe stylist and makeup artist for her brother Aaron, who died last year of an overdose. Back in 2012, the siblings also lost sister Leslie Carter from an overdose. Per reports, Bobbie Jean had struggled with substance abuse in the past.

Kamar de los Reyes

(November 8, 1967 – December 24, 2023)

Kamar de los Reyes Stars Lost
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Beloved actor Kamar de los Reyes died on December 24 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 56. He is best known for playing Antonio Vega on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live, and the primary antagonist on the 2012 video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Most recently, he was in All American. Kamar leaves behind his wife, actress Sherri Saum, and three sons.

Lee Sun-kyun

(March 2, 1975 – December 27, 2023)

Parasite Actor Lee Sun-kyun Found Dead Amid South Korean Drug Use Investigation

Parasite star Lee Sun-kyun passed away on December 27 at just 48 amid a South Korean investigation into alleged drug use, something he had denied. Per reports, he was found dead in his car after his manager reported him missing. The cause of death was “presumed to be suicide,” authorities in Seoul said in a statement via CNN.

Aside from the aforementioned Oscar film, Lee was also known for Coffee Prince, Behind the White Tower, Pasta, My Mister, and more. He is survived by his wife, Jeon Hye-jin, and two sons.

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