'The Big Bang Theory': 4 Celebrities who made cameos but sadly are no more
Here is a list of celebrities who made appearances on 'The Big Bang Theory', but have passed away in recent years
After 11 successful seasons, the 'Big Bang Theory' is now nearing its end with the final 12th season. The longest running sitcom is loved by many, so much so, the fans are still trying to digest the fact that it is ending. Throughout the series, there were many celebrities who made an appearance on the show.
Charlie Sheen, Bill Gates and more recently Bob Newhart, are some of the stars who appeared on the show. Along with the above, there were other prominent stars who made cameo appearances on the show, and sadly, are no more.
Here is the list of celebrities who made an appearance on the show, but have passed away in recent years.
Starting off the with the most recent celebrity who passed away November 12, Stan Lee's appearance on the show was one of the most memorable episodes in the third season of TBBT. Lee appeared in the 16th episode of season 3, 'The Excelsior Acquisition'.
The well-known comic-book writer, editor, and publisher made his cameo when he came to Stuart's comic book store for a signing. Howard Wolowitz, Raj Koothrapali, and Leonard Hofstadter got to meet him at the signing and even go out for gelato with him. Sheldon Cooper, on the other hand, received a restraining order from Lee. He proudly hangs it next to the restraining order he received from Leonard Nimoy.
The next prominent star who made his appearance on the show and is no more was none other than British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who passed away on March 14, 2018. Hawking was a hero to Sheldon, Howard, Leonard, and Raj. Hawking made his appearance in the 21st episode of the fifth season, 'The Hawking Excitation.'
Hawking was going to Caltech to lecture for a few weeks and was on the lookout for an engineer to help maintain his wheelchair equipment. Howard was the chosen one and got an e-mail from Hawking's office. Sheldon also got to meet Hawking after his paper was given to him by Howard. Hawking also made an appearance on the 'The Extract Obliteration' is the sixth episode of season six.
But, in this episode, Hawking's cameo was just with his voice, when he agreed to join Sheldon for a game of 'Words With Friends'. His final appearance was on 'The Proposal Proposal' episode one of season 11. Hawking gives Sheldon advice about what kind of ring he should propose to Amy with.
Actor Adam West also made a cameo on the show. He passed away on June 9, 2017. The Batman actor made his appearance in 'The Celebration Experimentation' is the 17th episode of season 9. West attends Sheldon's birthday party after being invited by the rest of the guys. West called Sheldon Sherman and when he revealed he is available for other events Sheldon disappears into the restroom. Stuart described West as a diva in that episode. West passed away with Leukemia at age 88.
Carrie Fisher, who is known for her role as Princess Leia of the 'Star Wars Original Trilogy' breathed her last on December 27, 2016. She made her appearance in season 7. Fisher could be seen emerging out of her door holding a baseball bat in her hand when James Earl Jones and Sheldon rang her doorbell and ran away. And, after hearing the duo laugh, she goes back inside her house. Though it was a small cameo, it definitely is a memorable one.
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