Celebrity Deaths 2019: Stars Who We’ve Lost
Deaths are always challenging to handle, and it gets even harder if its someone we looked up to and had an impact in our life. 2018 was a rough year as we had mourned the untimely passing of stars like Stan Lee, Mac Miller, Aretha Franklin, 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 are remembering the celebrities, who sadly passed away in 2019.
Daryl Dragon (76)
Born: August 27, 1942
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
American actor and comedian, Bob Einstein passed away on January 2 due to Leukemia. The 76-year-old was best known for his role of Super Dave Osborne.
Carol Channing (97)
Born: January 31, 1921
American Tony Award winning singer, Carol Channing passed away on January 15 of natural causes. The 97 years old singer was best known for starring in movies like Thoroughly Modern Millie, The First Traveling Saleslady and Skidoo.
Kristoff St. John (52)
Born: July 15, 1966
Emmy award winning actor Kristoff St. John passed away on February 3 due to hypertrophic heart failure at the age of 52. He was best known for his role in soap operas like Generations and The Young and the Restless.
Albert Finney (82)
Born: May 9, 1936
English actor, Albert Finney passed away on February 7 due to chest infections at the age of 82. Finney was best known for his roles in movies like Tom Jones, Erin Brockovich, The Bourne Legacy and Skyfall.
Karl Lagerfeld (85)
Born: September 10, 1933
German fashion mogul, Karl Lagerfeld passed away February 19 after losing his battle to Pancreatic cancer. He was 85 year old.
Keith Flint (49)
Born: September 17, 1969
English musician, Keith Flint passed away on March 4 due to suicide by hanging. Keith, 49, was best known as a vocalist and dancer of electro-dance group, The Prodigy.
Luke Perry (52)
Born: October 11, 1966
90s heartthrob, Luke Perry passed away on March 4 of complications of a stroke at the age of 52. Perry was best known for appearing in TV show, Beverly Hills, 90210.
Dick Dale (81)
Born: May 4, 1937
Better known as “The King of the Surf Guitar,” Dick Dale passed away on March 16 at the age of 81. Dale had been going under kidney and heart treatment prior to his death.
Nipsey Hussle (33)
Born: August 15, 1985
West coast rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed on March 31, at the age of 33. Nipsey was best known for his albums and community activism.
Seymour Cassel (84)
Born: January 22, 1935
American actor Seymour Cassel passed away on April 7 due to Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 84. Seymour had appeared in more than 200 movies in a career that spanned over 50 years.
Georgia Engel (70)
Born: July 28, 1948
American actress, Georgia Engel passed away on April 12 of natural causes. The 70 year old actress was best known for her roles in shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Everybody Loves Raymond.
Peter Mayhew (74)
Born: May 19, 1944
English-American actor Peter Mayhew passed away at the age of 70 on April 30 due to heart attack. He was best known for his roles of Chewbacca in Star Wars movie series.
Doris Day (97)
Born: April 3, 1922
American singer and actress, Doris Day passed away on May 13 at the age of 97 due to pneumonia. Doris was best known for her show, The Doris Day Show.
Tim Conway (85)
Born: December 15, 1933
American actor and comedian Tim Conway passed away on May 14 from complications of pressure hydrocephalus at the age of 85. He was best known for his roles in shows like McHale’s Navy, The Tim Conway Show, and The Carol Burnett Show.
Dr. John (77)
Born: November 20, 1941
American singer-songwriter, Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. better known as Dr. John passed away on June 6 due to a heart attack at the age of 77. He was best known for his hit single, Right Place, Wrong Time.
Beth Chapman (51)
Born: October 29, 1967
American reality star and bounty hunter, Beth Chapman passed away on June 26, after she lost her battle to cancer at the age of 51. She was best known appearing in TV program, Dog the Bounty Hunter.
Russi Taylor (75)
Born: May 4, 1944
American voice actor, Russi Taylor passed away on July 26 after losing her battle with colon cancer at the age of 75. She was best known as the voice of Minnie Mouse.
Toni Morrison (88)
Born: February 18, 1931
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
American actor and Broadway star, Valerie Harper passed away on August 30 after losing her battle with cancer at the age of 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
American professional racer and reality star, Jessi Combs passed away in a car crash on August 27 at the age of 39. She was best known for appearing in shows like Overhaulin‘ and Mythbusters.
Eddie Money (70)
Born: March 21, 1949
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
American singer/songwriter, Ric Ocsasek passed away on September 15 at the age of 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
American business tycoon, Barron Hilton passed away on September 19 of natural causes at the age of 91. He is best known as the president and chief executive officer of Hilton Hotels Corporation.
Karel Gott (80)
Born: July 14, 1939
Czech painter and recording artist, Karel Gott passed away on October 1 after losing the battle with cancer at the age of 80.
Diahann Carroll (84)
Born: July 17, 1935
American singer and stage actor, Diahann Carroll passed away on October 4 after losing her battle with breast cancer at the age of 84. She was the first African American woman to win a Tony Awards.
Robert Forster (78)
Born: July 13, 1941
American actor, Robert Forster passed away on October 11, at the age of 78 from brain cancer. He is best known for appearing in movies like Jackie Brown, Olympus Has Fallen, and The Black Hole.
John Whitherspoon (77)
Born: January 27, 1942
American comedian and actor, John Witherspoon passed away on October 29 of a heart attack at the age of 77. He was best known for his role as Willie Jones in Friday movie series.
Goo Hara (28)
Born: January 13, 1991
South Korean pop-star Goo Hara, better known as Hara passed away on November 24 at the age of 28 due to suicide. She was best known for her single Midnight Queen and Wild.
Jonathan Miller (85)
Born: 21 July 1934
English theater actor and director, Sir Jonathan Miller passed away on November 27 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s at the age of 85. He is best known for his role in play Beyond the Fringe.
Shelley Morrison (83)
Born: October 26, 1936
American actress Shelly Morrison passed away on December 1 due to heart failure at the age of 83. She was best known for her roles in TV series, Will and Grace and The Flying Nun.
Ron Leibman (82)
Born: October 11, 1937
American actor, Ron Leibman passed away on December 6 from complications of pneumonia at the age of 82. He was best known for playing Dr. Leonard Green in Friends.
Juice Wrld (21)
Born: December 2, 1998
American rapper, Juice Wrld passed away on December 8 from seizure induced by substance intoxication at the age of 21. He was best known for his single All Girls Are the Same and Lucid Dreams.
The world lost true gems this year. Rest In Peace all the departed souls.