Deaths are always challenging to handle, and it gets even harder if it’s someone we looked up to. And had an impact on our life. 2018 was a rough year as we had mourned the untimely passing of stars like Stan Lee, Mac Miller, Aretha Franklin, and George HW Bush, among many others. The grief continued in 2019 as well. 

Each year, we bid goodbye to numerous stars, who are remembered for their music, the roles they portrayed, their service to the nation or their activism, and more. Today, we remember the celebrities who sadly passed away in 2019.

Daryl Dragon (76)

Born: August 27, 1942

Daryl Dragon

American musician Daryl Dragon passed away on January 2 due to Kidney failure at the age of 76. He was best known as “Captain” from the musical duo Captain & Tennille.

Bob Einstein (76)

Born: November 20, 1942

Bob Einstein

American actor and comedian Bob Einstein passed away on January 2 due to Leukemia. Einstein’s fans mostly knew the 76-year-old actor for his role as Super Dave Osborne.

Carol Channing (97)

Born: January 31, 1921

Carol Channing

American Tony Award-winning singer Carol Channing passed away on January 15 of natural causes. Her fans knew the 97 years old singer for starring in movies like Thoroughly Modern Millie, The First Traveling Saleslady, and Skidoo.

Kristoff St. John (52)

Born: July 15, 1966

Kristoff St. John

Emmy award-winning actor Kristoff St. John passed away on February 3 due to hypertrophic heart failure at 52. What’s more, most of his fans knew him for his role in soap operas like Generations and The Young and the Restless.

Albert Finney (82)

Born: May 9, 1936

Albert Finney

English actor Albert Finney passed away on February 7 due to chest infections at the age of 82. Finney, best remembered for his roles in movies like Tom Jones, Erin Brockovich, The Bourne Legacy, and Skyfall.

Karl Lagerfeld (85)

Born: September 10, 1933

Karl Lagerfeld

German fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld passed away on February 19 after losing his battle to Pancreatic cancer. He was 85 years old.

Keith Flint (49)

Born: September 17, 1969

Keith Flint

English musician Keith Flint passed away on March 4 due to suicide by hanging. Keith died at the age of 49. Moreover, most of his fans knew him as a vocalist and dancer of The Prodigy’s electro-dance group.

Luke Perry (52)

Born: October 11, 1966

Luke Perry

90s heartthrob Luke Perry passed away on March 4 of complications of a stroke at 52. Perry’s fans mostly remember him for appearing in TV show, Beverly Hills, 90210.

Dick Dale (81)

Born: May 4, 1937

Dick Dale

Better known as “The King of the Surf Guitar,” Dick Dale passed away on March 16 at 81. Dale had been going under kidney and heart treatment before his death.

Nipsey Hussle (33)

Born: August 15, 1985

Nipsey Hussle

West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed on March 31, at the age of 33. Nipsey’s fans always remember him for his albums and community activism.

Seymour Cassel (84)

Born: January 22, 1935

Seymour Cassel

American actor Seymour Cassel passed away on April 7 due to Alzheimer’s disease at 84. Seymour had appeared in more than 200 movies in a career that spanned over 50 years.

Georgia Engel (70)

Born: July 28, 1948

Georgia Engel

American actress Georgia Engel passed away on April 12 of natural causes. The 70-year-old actress’s fans remember her roles in shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Everybody Loves Raymond.

Peter Mayhew (74)

Born: May 19, 1944

Peter Mayhew

English-American actor Peter Mayhew passed away at age 70 on April 30 due to a heart attack. The public remembers him for his role as Chewbacca in the Star Wars movie series.

Doris Day (97)

Born: April 3, 1922

Doris Day

American singer and actress Doris Day passed away on May 13 at 97 due to pneumonia. Many fans remember Doris for her show, The Doris Day Show.

Tim Conway (85)

Born: December 15, 1933

Tim Conway

American actor and comedian Tim Conway passed away on May 14 from complications of pressure hydrocephalus at the age of 85. His fans knew him for his roles in McHale’s Navy, The Tim Conway Show, and The Carol Burnett Show.

Dr. John (77)

Born: November 20, 1941

Malcolm John Rebennack Jr

American singer-songwriter Malcolm John Rebennack Jr., better known as Dr. John, passed away on June 6 due to a heart attack at 77. He was best known for his hit single, Right Place, Wrong Time.

Beth Chapman (51)

Born: October 29, 1967

Beth Chapman

The American reality star and bounty hunter Beth Chapman passed away on June 26, after losing her battle to cancer at the age of 51. She was best known appearing in the TV program Dog the Bounty Hunter.

Russi Taylor (75)

Born: May 4, 1944

Russi Taylor

American voice actor Russi Taylor passed away on July 26 after losing her battle with colon cancer at 75. She was best known as the voice of Minnie Mouse.

Toni Morrison (88)

Born: February 18, 1931

Toni Morrison

American author and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison passed away on August 5 at the age of 88 due to complications of pneumonia. She is best known for writing books like The Bluest Eye,  Beloved, and Home.

Valerie Harper (80)

Born: August 22, 1939

Valerie Harper

American actor and Broadway star Valerie Harper passed away on August 30 after losing her battle with cancer at 80. She was best known for appearing in movies and films like Chapter Two, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Rhoda.

Jessi Combs (39) 

Born: July 27, 1980

Jessi Combs

American professional racer and reality star Jessi Combs passed away in a car crash on August 27 at 39. She was best known for appearing in shows like Overhaulin’ and Mythbusters.

Eddie Money (70)

Born: March 21, 1949

Eddie Money

American rockstar Eddie Money passed away on September 13 due to complications of cancer at the age of 70. He is best known for his songs like Baby Hold On, Two Tickets to Paradise, Think I’m In Love, and The Love in Your Eyes.

Ric Ocasek (75)

Born: March 23, 1944

Ric Ocasek

American singer/songwriter Ric Ocasek passed away on September 15 at 75 of natural causes. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band, The Cars.

Barron Hilton (91)

Born: October 23, 1927

Barron Hilton

American business tycoon Barron Hilton passed away on September 19 of natural causes at the age of 91. Most people knew him as the president and chief executive officer of Hilton Hotels Corporation.

Karel Gott (80)

Born: July 14, 1939

Karel Gott

Czech painter and recording artist Karel Gott passed away on October 1 after losing the battle with cancer at 80.

Diahann Carroll (84)

Born: July 17, 1935

Diahann Carroll

American singer and stage actor Diahann Carroll passed away on October 4 after losing her battle with breast cancer at 84. She was the first African American woman to win a Tony Award.

Robert Forster (78)

Born: July 13, 1941

Robert Forster

American actor Robert Forster passed away on October 11, at the age of 78, from brain cancer. Fans best remember him appearing in movies like Jackie Brown, Olympus Has Fallen, and The Black Hole.

John Witherspoon (77)

Born: January 27, 1942

American comedian and Star John Witherspoon passed away on October 29 with a heart attack at 77. Moreover, most of his fans knew him as Willie Jones in the Friday movie series.

Goo Hara (28)

Born: January 13, 1991

Goo Hara

South Korean pop-star Goo Hara, better known as Hara, passed away on November 24 at 28 due to suicide. Her fans best knew her for the single Midnight Queen and Wild.

Jonathan Miller (85)

Born: July 21, 1934

Jonathan Miller

English theater star and director Sir Jonathan Miller passed away on November 27 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s at 85. He is best known for his role in the play Beyond the Fringe.

Shelley Morrison (83)

Born: October 26, 1936

Shelley Morrison

American Star Shelly Morrison passed away on December 1 due to heart failure at the age of 83. She remains known for her roles in the TV series Will and Grace and The Flying Nun.

Ron Leibman (82)

Born: October 11, 1937

Ron Leibman

American Star Ron Leibman passed away on December 6 from complications of pneumonia at the age of 82. Most people know him for playing Dr. Leonard Green in Friends.

Juice Wrld (21)

Born: December 2, 1998

Juice Wrld

American rapper Juice Wrld passed away on December 8 from seizure-induced substance intoxication at the age of 21. Furthermore, his fans knew him from his single All Girls Are the Same and Lucid Dreams.

The world lost true gems this year. Rest In Peace, all the departed souls.