Celebrity deaths 2019: Marie Fredriksson, Shelley Morrison, Nipsey Hussle, and other artists who left us this year
Be it their music, stellar acting, or ability to engage us in virtual conversation, here's an ode to the most cherished artistes the entertainment industry has lost in 2019
Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson died at the age of 61. The Swedish popstar, who starred in the band with Per Gessle in 1986, died on December 9 after suffering from a long-term illness.
She was best known for her Roxette hits 'It Must Have Been Love', 'Joyride', 'Listen To Your Heart' and 'The Look'.
Actor Rene Auberjonois died on December 8 aged 79 after suffering from metastatic lung cancer.
Aubjernonois appeared in a variety of well-known roles during his career. He portrayed shapeshifter Odo in Stark Trek: Deep Space Nine, Father Mulcahy in M.A.S.H., the Chef in Disney's The Little Mermaid and Paul Lewiston in legal comedy-drama Boston Legal.
The actress passed away on December 1 from heart failure at the age of 83. Morrison was best known for her role as Rosario Salazar in ‘Will & Grace’, the maid to no-nonsense Salvadoran maid to socialite Karen Walker, played by Megan Mullally, in the original run of the sitcom on NBC from 1999 to 2006. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Walter Dominguez, and their six adopted children.
Choi Jin-ri or Sulli, was a South Korean actress, singer, and model, best known as brand ambassador for Estee Lauder. She committed suicide on October 14, 2019, at the age of 25.
Robert Forster was an American actor, known for his roles ‘Medium Cool’, ‘The Delta Force’, and ‘Jackie Brown’, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He died from brain cancer on October 11, 2019, at the age of 78.
Larry Junstorm was an American bassist, best known for being in the rock band .38 Special from 1977 until 2014, and he was also one of the founding members of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. He died on October 6, 2019, at the age of 70.
She was a celebrated African-American singer and actress, mostly known for her film and TV roles like ‘Julia’, ‘The Hollywood Palace’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ etc. She passed away on October 4, 2019, due to a relapse of breast cancer at the age of 84.
Legendary rock and jazz drummer, best known as a member of seminal rock/blues supergroup Cream passed away on October 6, 2019, due to serious heart issues at the age of 80.
Leader of the Muffs, the funky pop-punk singer, guitarist, and songwriter who played with the Pandoras, the Beards, and the Pixies, passed away on October 2, 2019, from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), at the age of 56.
American actor Rob Garrison is best known for his role as Tommy in the 1984 film ‘The Karate Kid’, and a special appearance in ‘Cobra Kai’(2019), died on September 27, 2019, at the age of 59.
Linda Porter was an American character actress, who appeared in numerous feature films, television programs, advertisements and music videos and is known for ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Dude! Where’s My Car?’ She died on September 25, 2019, of cancer, at the age 86.
Suzanne Whang was an American television host, comedian, radio host, author, minister, writer, producer, and political activist. She died of breast cancer, on September 17, 2019, at the age of 56.
Brian D. Turk is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Gabriel in the award-winning HBO television series ‘Carnivàle’. He died on September 13, 2019, of cancer, at the age of 49.
Ric Ocasek was the lead singer and songwriter for new wave/AOR legends the Cars, as well as a solo artist and producer for numerous alternative bands. He died on September 15, 2019, of heart diseases, at the age of 75.
American rock musician and singer–songwriter Eddie Money is known for popular songs like songs including "Baby Hold On", "Two Tickets to Paradise", "Think I'm in Love", "Shakin” etc. He died of heart failure, on September 13, 2019, at the age of 70.
American songwriter, vocal producer and arranger, LaShawn Ameen Daniels was known for his songwriting credits on songs by A-list artists like Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Michael Jackson etc. He died on September 3, 2019, at the age of 41.
Kylie Rae Harris
Kylie Rae Harris was an American country singer-songwriter from Texas. She died at the age of 30, on September 4, 2019, from a car crash.
Carol Lynley was an American actress and child model, known for her roles in the films The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and Blue Denim. She died on September 3, 2019 from a heart attack, at the age of 77.
Valerie Kathryn Harper was an American Broadway actress and is known for ‘Charlie’s Angels’, ‘Hawaii-O-Five’, etc. She died on September 3, 2019, from a heart attack, at the age of 77.
Peter Henry Fonda was an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He was the son of Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda. He died on August 16, 2019, from lung cancer, at the age of 79.
Also known as Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison, Toni was an American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. She died on August 5, 2019 of pneumonia, at the age of 88.
Rutger Oelsen Hauer was a Dutch actor, writer, and environmentalist. He was recognized in Hollywood movies like ‘Blade Runner’, ‘Nighthawks’, ‘Batman Begins’, ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ etc. He died on July 19, 2019, of general illness, at the age of 75.
Denise was an American actress was known for her role of Violet Beauregarde in ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’, ‘Dark Shadows’, ‘Lolita, My Love’ among others. She died on July 10, 2019, from a prolonged effect of a stroke at the age of 62.
Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn Jr. was an American actor and voice actor, recognized for his work in ‘Cross Creek’, ‘Men In Black’, ‘Men In Black II’, voice for Disney’s ‘Hercules’ etc. He died on July 9, 2019, at the age of 88.
Actor and voice artist, Cameron was known for his debut movie ‘Mirrors’, ‘Eagle Eye’, ‘Grown Ups’, ‘Grown Ups 2’, and Disney Channel’s ‘Jessie’. The young actor died due to complications of epilepsy on July 6, 2019, at the age of 20.
Mary Leona Duggar was known for her appearance in television shows like ‘19 Kids & Counting’ and ‘Counting On’. She died on July 4, 2019, at the age of 78. She died of accidental drowning after she slipped and fell into the pool. Grandma Duggar is survived by her daughter Deanna, her son, Jim Bob and 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Grandma Duggar had been on the TLC shows, 19 Kids & Counting and Counting On with her family for over 15 years.
Duane 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' Chapman's wife, Beth Chapman was an actress and producer, known for Corner Gas (2004), Dog the Bounty Hunter (2003) and Dog's Most Wanted (2019). She died on June 26, 2019. She passed away after battling cancer at the age of 51. Beth was hospitalized and was placed in a medically-induced coma after suffering breathing problems. Beth had been fighting stage 4 throat cancer for several months after she relapsed in November 2018, eventually announcing that she was stopping chemotherapy to explore alternative treatments.
Gloria was a celebrated American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress, and socialite. She died of stomach cancer on June 17, 2019, at the age of 95. The intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer. Vanderbilt was a talented painter and collagist who also acted on the stage ("The Time of Your Life" on Broadway) and television ("Playhouse 90," ''Studio One," ''Kraft Theater," ''U.S. Steel Hour"). Vanderbilt wrote several books, including the 2004 chronicle of her love life: 'It Seemed Important at the Time: A Romance Memoir,' which drops such names as Errol Flynn, whom she dated as a teenager; Frank Sinatra, for whom she left Stokowski; Marlon Brando and Howard Hughes.
Gian Franco Corsi Zeffirelli was an Italian director of operas, movies, and television shows, recognized for some of his works like ‘The Taming of The Shrew’, ‘Jesus of Nazareth’. He was also honored British Knighthood. He died on June 15, 2019, at the age of 96.
Dr. John/ Mac Rebennack
Better known by his stage name, Dr. John, Mac was an American singer and songwriter who achieved a top-10 hit single with "Right Place, Wrong Time" in 1973, and known for albums like ‘Babylon’, ‘Sun, Moon & Herbs’, ‘Dr. John’s Gumbo’. He died of a heart attack on June 6, 2019, at the age of 77. He had not been seen in public much since late 2017 when he canceled several gigs. He had been resting at his New Orleans area home.
Carmine Caridi was an American television and film actor known for his roles in cult movies like ‘Godfather II’, ‘Godfather III’, ‘Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park’, ‘Rudy’ and more. He died in a coma on May 28, 2019, at the age of 85. The actor is also known for being expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2004 for copyright infringement after he was accused of leaking screeners. “I sent [them] to people, besides my brother and sister, who couldn’t afford them,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. "While exonerated by police and the FBI, Carmine was always deeply saddened by what had transpired," Caridi's rep had made a statement.
Ashley Massaro was an American professional wrestler, reality television contestant, television host, model, and radio personality, best known for her time with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). She died on May 15, 2019, at the age of 39. She was reportedly found hanging in her home in Suffolk County, New York on May 16, 2019. Massaro began her career in 2005 and was known for her win at WWE's Raw Diva Search the same year and her high-profile match against Melina at Wrestlemania 23 in 2007. The wrestling superstar also participated in 'Survivor: China', however, she was soon voted out in the second episode in 2007. Although Massaro left wrestling in 2008, she eventually made a comeback with another pro-company in 2017.
Thomas Daniel "Tim" Conway was an American actor, comedian, writer, and director known for ‘The Steve Allen Show’, ‘McHale’s Navy’, etc. and won six Primetime Emmy Awards. He died of normal pressure hydrocephalus on May 14, 2019, at the age of 85.
Tardar Sauce, nicknamed Grumpy Cat, was an American Internet celebrity cat, known for her permanently grumpy facial appearance and had appeared in ad campaigns for Friskies and Honey Nut Cheerios and numerous television shows. She died on May 14, 2019, at the age of 7.
Isaac Kappy was an actor and writer, known for his work in ‘Thor’, ‘Fanboys’, and ‘Terminator Salvation’. He committed suicide and died on May 13, 2019, at the age of 42.
Celebrated post-war American actress, singer, and animal rights activist, Doris was known for her roles in iconic movies like ‘Romance on the High Seas’, ‘Calamity Jane’, ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’, and ‘Pillow Talk’ among others. She died of pneumonia on May 13, 2019, at the age of 97.
Peggy was an America actress, singer, and model, best known for her role in ‘The Mod Squad’ and ‘Twin Peaks’. She died of cancer on May 11, 2019, at the age of 72. Lipton played one of a trio of Los Angeles undercover "hippie cops" on "The Mod Squad," which aired on ABC. Lipton was nominated for Emmys and won a Golden Globe in 1971 for her performance. The show addressed issues such as the Vietnam War, drugs and domestic violence.
Peter William Mayhew was an English-American actor, best known for portraying Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series. He died of a heart attack on April 30, 2019, at the age of 74. He put his heart and soul into the role of Chewbacca and it showed in every frame of the films, from his knock-kneed running, firing his bowcaster from the hip, his bright blue eyes, down to each subtle movement of his head and mouth. The London native played Chewbacca in Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983), Revenge of the Sith (2005) and The Force Awakens (2015).
John was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor, best known as the first African American to be nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards. He died from a stroke on April 28, 2019, at the age of 51. Singleton released the incendiary Boyz n the Hood in 1991 and its portrayal of gang violence and the drug epidemic made a huge impact. It made stars out of lead actors Cuba Gooding Jr and Ice Cube and cemented Singleton as the leader of a new generation of African American filmmakers. He was only 24 when he was nominated for best director and best original screenplay Oscars.
Larry "Flash" Jenkins was an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter, known for his work in numerous series, including M.A.S.H., The White Shadow ‘Bay City Blues’, ‘Finder of Lost Loves’, ‘Ferris Bueller's Day Off’ etc. He died on April 25, from a heart attack, at the age of 63. As a producer and director, Jenkins' credits include gospel films such as Marriage Vows and House of Grace. He also operated two of his own production companies called Flashworks Productions and Gold Coast Productions.
Ken was an American actor, best known for his role as Cliff Barnes on the television series Dallas and its 2012 revival, and movies like ‘F.I.S.T’. He died of lung cancer on April 21, at the age of 83.
Steven Aaron Golin was an American film, television producer, and the founder and CEO of Anonymous Content LLP. He died of bone cancer on April 21, 2019, at the age of 64.
Stefanie was a Canadian actress best known for her work in ‘Valentine’s Day’, ‘Big Day’, and ‘Crash Landing’. She committed suicide on April 20, 2019, at the age of 36.
Lorraine Warren, the paranormal investigator who is portrayed by Vera Farmiga in 'The Conjuring' series passed away at the age of 92. Warren, along with her husband Ed, was well known for investigating some of the most famous paranormal cases including the Amityville Horror hauntings and the Annabelle doll. Their decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband inspired hit horror movies including the 'The Conjuring' franchise and 'The Amityville Horror.' Lorraine's passing was confirmed on Facebook by her grandson, who wrote on April 19; "Last night my grandmother, Lorraine Warren, quietly and peacefully left us to join her beloved Ed.
The T2 Trainspotting star and former boxer died at the age of 42, following a shooting near his home in Edinburgh, Scotland on April 17. Welsh appeared as the kingpin Doyle in Danny Boyle’s 2017 sequel to his classic 1996 film 'Trainspotting,' and that was his first professional acting role. Besides acting, he ran charity projects for young adults to help them stay fit and out of trouble through his Holyrood Boxing Gym. “His death is being treated as suspicious and inquiries are continuing,” the Edinburgh Police Divison shared in a statement on Facebook.
The 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' star died on April 12 at the age of 70. The actress, known for her high-pitched and sweet voice, began her acting career with a role in 'Hello, Dolly!' on Broadway in 1969 and moved on to bag a number of roles on the small screen. “Georgia was one of a kind and the absolute best,” Betty White, who starred alongside Engel told the New York Times following Engel’s death. Prior to her death, Engel had appeared in 'The Office' (2012) and 'Two and a Half Men' (2012) and appeared as Mamie in 'Hot in Cleveland.' (2012-15).
Charles Van Doren
The 1950s quiz show scandal figure died at the age of 93 on April 9 in a retirement center near his home in Canaan, Connecticut. During the heydays of the quiz TV shows, Charles Van Doren was an ultimate hero. A Columbia University English instructor belonging to a prominent literary family, Van Doren easily ousted his opponent by deftly nailing all the right answers on a TV show, until later, it was proven that the show was rigged and he knew all the answers beforehand.
Seymour was an American actor who appeared in over 200 movies and television shows, and was a pioneer of independent movies ‘Valentino’, ‘Johnny Be Good’, ‘Indecent Proposal’, etc. He died of Alzheimer’s disease on April 7, 2019, at the age of 84.
The British child star, best known for her roles on BBC network shows 'Absolutely Fabulous' and 'Millie In between,' died on April 7 at the age of 16.
“Mya-Lecia was a much-loved part of the BBC Children’s family, and a hugely talented actress, singer and dancer. We will miss her enormously and we are sure that you will want to join us in sending all our love to her family and friends,” the network said of the rising star. According to BBC News, Naylor’s agents, A&J Management, said the young actress died after she collapsed, but the cause of death remains unclear.
Serbian actress Nadja was best known for being the ‘Bond Girl’ in two consecutive James Bond movies, ‘From Russia With Love’ and ‘Goldfinger’. She died on April 6, 2019, at the age of 87.
The Grammy-nominated rapper was shot to death on March 31. He was 33 years old and was standing right in front of his clothing store, the Marathon Clothing Company, in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The 'Hussle & Motivate' musician died after being shot on the street. He was an L.A. native and is believed to have ties to the Crips gang, of which he spoke in a 2010 interview with Complex, NBC News notes. The rapper’s debut album, 'Victory Lap' was nominated for best rap album at the Grammy Awards in February. He is survived by his daughter Emani from a previous relationship and son two-year-old Kross with his girlfriend, actress Lauren London, 34.
Agnés Varda whose films were essential in creating France’s New Wave cinema died on March 28. The 90-year-old, who received an Honorary Oscar in November 2017 from Angelina Jolie, died from cancer. Her most recent project, a documentary 'Faces Places', was nominated for an Oscar in 2017, making her the oldest working director ever nominated. The Belgian-born director, photographer and documentary maker’s career spanned over six decades.
Noel Scott Engel in 1943 in Ohio, became Scott Walker, the musician whose career stretched from British pop sensation to avant-garde pioneer, died on March 22. The lead singer of the American pop trio Walker Brothers death was announced by his record label, 4AD, according to a statement.
The country singer was fatally shot with a gun that was being used as a prop on the set of a music video in Texas. The 35-year-old is survived by his two daughters, Dixie and Kaylee. Justin Carter. His mother Cindy McClellan told Fox News that Carter was filming a music video in Houston on March 16 when a gun in his pocket "went off and caught my son in the corner of his eye."
King Kong Bundy
Christopher Alan Pallies, better known by his ring name, King Kong Bundy was an American professional wrestler, actor and stand-up comedian, who appeared in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He died of diabetes, on Mar 4, 2019, at the age of 63. Stomping into WWE rings in 1984, the Atlantic City monster made an impact by destroying opponents with his Avalanche Splash. The awesomeness of Bundy's power was fully displayed at 1985's inaugural WrestleMania, where the titan disposed of his opponent, Special Delivery Jones, in nine short seconds. Bundy took a hiatus from WWE in the late '80s, before returning in 1994 as a member of The Million Dollar Man's Million Dollar Corporation. Setting his sights on The Undertaker, Bundy stepped into the ring with The Deadman at WrestleMania XI. King Kong Bundy exited WWE shortly after this loss, but the big man will always be remembered as one of the most unique and devastating individuals to ever set foot in the ring.
'Riverdale' and 'Beverly Hills, 90210' star Luke Perry, who was hospitalized after suffering a severe stroke, passed away March 4 morning at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, California. The 52-year-old was rushed to the hospital after suffering a stroke while at his California home the week before. May of his co-workers and fans poured in with messages of love and great stories about his sensitivity and healthy attitude towards fame and celebrity.
The iconic frontman of electronic music band The Prodigy, Keith Flint, was found dead in his home on Monday, March 4, at the age of 49 with bandmates confirming he took his own life. When paramedics arrived on the scene, they did their best to revive him but he was pronounced dead.
'The Voice' artist Janice Freeman, who reportedly died at the age of 33 years on Saturday, March 2, was suffering from an extreme case of pneumonia and a blood clot that traveled to her heart. Among the millions that poured in with condolences was her coach on 'The Voice,' and a close personal friend Miley Cyrus, who vowed to look out for her family when she is not around.
Lisa Sheridan was an American actress known for her role as Chloe Tanner on ‘FreakyLinks’, Larkin Groves on ‘Invasion’ and Vivian Winters in ‘Legacy’, and also appeared in three episodes of ‘CSI: Miami’. She died of chronic alcoholism on February 25, 2019, at the age of 44.
Peter Halsten Thorkelson, better known as Peter Tork, was an American musician, composer and actor, best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of The Monkees, and later as a solo folk and blues artist. He died of cancer on February 21, 2019, at the age of 77.
Steven James Brody or professionally known as Brody Stevens, was an American stand-up comedian and actor, who starred in the Comedy Central reality series Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!, and appeared in small roles in movies like ‘The Hangover’ and ‘Due Date’. He died on February 22 at the age of 48. The Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner’s office ruled the death a suicide. Stevens, who in the years before his death went by the name Steven Brody Stevens, also hosted audio and video podcasts.
Fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85 years, on February 19, a couple of weeks after it was reported that he missed two of Chanel's haute couture shows which took place in Paris in January. The fashion explained his absence at the shows with the statement, "Fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85 years, on February 19, a couple of weeks after it was reported that he missed two of Chanel's haute couture shows which took place in Paris in January. According to reports, Lagerfeld, best known as the creative director of Chanel, had presided over the Chanel house for more than three decades and produced up to eight collections in a year."
Lagerfeld, best known as the creative director of Chanel, had presided over the Chanel house for more than three decades and produced up to eight collections in a year.
Swiss actor, Bruna Ganz was known for his highly acclaimed portrayal of Adolf Hitler in the Oscar-nominated film ‘Downfall’, along with his work in ‘The Manchurian Candidate’, ‘The Reader’, etc. He died of cancer on February 16, 2019, at the age of 77.
Carmen Antimo Argenziano was an American actor appeared in over 50 movies and around 100 television movies or episodes, best known for playing Jacob Carter on ‘Stargate SG-1’, recurring roles on ‘Booker’, ‘L.A. Law’, ‘Melrose Place’, and ‘The Young and the Restless’. He died on February 10, 2019, at the age of 75.
Jan Michael Vincent
Jan Michael Vincent was an American actor, best known for having played helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the television series ‘Airwolf’, and movies like ‘Big Wednesday’ and ‘The Winds of War’. He died of cardiac arrest on February 10, 2019, at the age of 74.
Actor Albert Finney, who was one of the most reputed lead actors of 1960s and was part of Britain's early 60s new wave cinema died on February 7 aged 82. His family announced that the actor suffered from a short illness. The actor had revealed in 2011 that he was suffering from kidney cancer.
Julie Adams was an American actress, primarily known for her role in ‘Murder, She Wrote’, and numerous television guest roles including ‘Bend of the River’ and ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’. She died on February 3, 2019 at the age of 92.
Kristoff St. John
'The Young and the Restless' star was found dead in his home on February 3. St. John was 52 years old and he had lost his son, Julian St. John, five years ago when he committed suicide in a mental health facility in Long Beach, California.
The screen actor, best known for his role as Murray Futterman in the 1984 classic horror film 'Gremlins', died on January 30 at the age of 90. With a career spanning more than 60 years, Miller made hundreds of on-screen appearances including 'A Bucket of Blood', 'The Burbs', 'Fame' and 'The Terminator.' He also served in the United States Navy.
The Grammy Award-winning singer who launched multiple hits on R&B and pop charts and earned two Oscar nominations for his songwriting died at age 66 on January 29. His longtime friend, Debbie Allen, confirmed the news on social media. "I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir," she wrote. "He will always be cherished, loved and remembered for his genius, his love of family and his humanity. I am blessed to have been so close. We will forever speak his name." He reportedly died from brain cancer.
The 'Top Chef' alum died on January 25, after a lengthy battle with terminal bone cancer. She was 29 years old. Padma Lakshmi mourned the death of the former contestant, who appeared on season 15 of the series. In her essay, she wrote; "I first got to know Fatima through her food. I was hard on her — not with my judging but with the tenor of my feedback. Not only did I think she could take it, but I knew she wanted me to give it to her straight. I could feel how focused she was. I challenged her openly to do better because I knew she could. I saw my younger self in Fatima."
Singer-comedienne Kaye Ballard, who starred alongside Eve Arden in the 1960s sitcom 'The Mothers-in-Law' died at age 93 on January 21 at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, after a battle with kidney cancer. She was 93 and throughout her long successful career she appeared on several Broadway musicals, films and TV shows including 'The Doris Day Show' and 'What a Dummy', 'The Girl Most Likely', 'Cinderella' and 'Freaky Friday'.
Carol Channing, the musical stage personality who immortalized the characters of Lorelei Lee in 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' and Dolly Gallagher Levi in 'Hello, Dolly!' died of natural causes on January 15. She was 97 years old. "Saying goodbye is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, but I know that when I feel those uncontrollable urges to laugh at everything and/or nothing at all, it will be because she is with me, tickling my funny bone," her publicist and friend, B. Harlan Boll, said in a statement.
The actress and assistant director passed away on January 11 at the age of 84 after suffering from congestive heart failure. The actress, who appeared on an episode of 'Captain Nice' in 1967, was a philanthropist and the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone. She was surrounded by her four daughters, Cherry, Lindy, Debby, and Laury, who sang to her, at the time of her death.
'The One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest' actress died of natural causes at age of 72 on January 4. Moritz was also known for her work in 'Love,' 'American Style,' 'Match Game,' and 'The Incredible Hulk.'
Daryl Frank Dragon was an American musician and songwriter, known as Captain from the pop musical duo Captain & Tennille. He died on January 2, 2019, from kidney failure at the age of 76.
Better known by his ring name "Mean", Gene Okerlund, was an American professional wrestling interviewer, announcer and television host, and best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. He died from a fall, on January 2, 2019, at the age of 76.
The comedian, popularly known for playing Marty Funkhouser on HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' died on January 2 at the age of 76. The creator of the character of Super Dave Osborne was diagnosed with cancer shortly before his demise.