Beyond the Spotlight: Remembering the Legacy of Celebrities Who Left Us in 2023

Shikhar Jauhari

Beyond the Spotlight Remembering the Legacy of Celebrities Who Left Us in 2023

In 2023, we lost several beloved celebrities, including actors and sports figures. All of these renowned people—from Tina Turner to James Ackland and Michael Gambon—were cherished and revered members of society who made an outlasting impression on their fans.

In this article, we will be talking about celebrities whose legacies live on though they’re no longer among us.

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Annie Wersching (January 29, 2023)

Annie Wersching

On January 29, 2023, Annie Wersching passed away at the age of 45. She was famous for her appearances as Renee Walker on 24, General Hospital’s Amelia Joffe, Julia Brasher on Bosch, Lily Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, and Leslie Dean on Marvel’s Runaways.

Lisa Loring (January 29, 2023)

Lisa Loring

During her gentle passing, Loring’s two kids held onto her hand. She portrayed Wednesday Addams on The Addams Family, a 1960s television series. Variety was informed of her demise by Vanessa Foumberg.

Cindy Williams (January 25, 2023)

Cindy Williams

Zak and Emily Hudson, Cindy’s children, stated to the family spokeswoman, Liza Crani, that their mother passed away on January 25, 2023. Cindy Williams age was 75. While Cindy’s portrayal as Shirley Feeney on Laverne & Shirley brought her the greatest fame, she was involved in other films and stage shows.

David Crosby (January 18, 2023)

David Crosby

Tragically, David Crosby, 81, a founding member of the iconic rock bands The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, has passed away. Chronic illnesses like hepatitis C, diabetes, and many heart attacks have plagued Crosby for a long time. Notwithstanding these setbacks, the seasoned musician’s creative output in the past few years has been remarkable.

Gina Lollobrigida (January 15, 2023)

Gina Lollobrigida

Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida, who was a major star in the ’50s and ’60s, has away at the age of 95. She shared the screen with several legendary performers, including Rock Hudson, Humphrey Bogart, and Errol Flynn. Not only that, but she could also sculpt and take photographs. Representing Italy in the European Parliament, she made a bid in 1999.

Yoshio Yoda (January 13, 2023)

Yoshio Yoda

On January 13, 2023, at the age of 88, Yoshio Yoda quietly departed this life in Fullerton, California. From 1962 until 1966, he was a cast member on the ABC comedy series McHale’s Navy, which was set during World War II and centered around a gang of quirky American sailors who befriend a charming Japanese prisoner of war named Fuji. He was in every one of the 138 episodes.

Al Brown (January 13, 2023)

Al Brown

On January 13, 2023, at the age of 83, Al Brown gently passed away. In addition to his parts in 12 Monkeys and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, he is most recognized for his five seasons of portraying Stan Valchek on HBO’s The Wire.

Lisa Marie Presley (January 12, 2023)

Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie Presley lived in Calabasas, California, and died of a heart attack on January 12th at the age of 54. Along with her mother, Priscilla, she went to the Golden Globes to see Austin Butler accept an award for his portrayal of her father.

Robbie Bachman (January 12, 2023)

Robbie Bachman

Jerry Bachman, 69, drummer for Bachman-Turner Overdrive, died on January 12th. Randy Bachman spread the word about this. He became famous in 1971 after joining Brave Belt, then called Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and playing drums on songs like “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and “Takin’ Care of Business.” It is interesting to know that he was a self-taught drummer.

Ben Masters (January 11, 2023)

Ben Masters

At the age of 75, Ben Masters passed away on January 11, 2023, as a result of complications caused by COVID-19. He has shared the stage alongside Ingrid Bergman and Meryl Streep in a number of shows, including Captain Brassbound’s Conversion on Broadway and The Cherry Orchard at Lincoln Center off-Broadway.

Jeff Beck (January 10, 2023)

Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck, a world-renowned guitarist whose exceptional talent earned him a place among the genre’s elite, died at the age of 78. After Beck led the Yardbirds into progressive music, he and young Rod Stewart formed their band. He also worked with vocalists such as Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, and Cyndi Lauper and made instrumental albums.

Earl Boen (January 05, 2023)

Earl Boen

Earl Boen, a veteran character actor best known for appearing in numerous TV shows and movies, including Terminator films, passed away recently at age 81 after recently being diagnosed with lung cancer. Boen first made his television debut in the 1970s with roles on shows such as Kojak, It’s a Living, and Wonder Woman, plus an ongoing role on Mama’s Family. Additionally, he voiced Nagilum in Star Trek: The Next Generation episode as well as various video game franchises such as Monkey Island and Call of Duty.

Fred White (January 01, 2023)

Fred White

Verdine White announced Fred White’s death on social media Tuesday morning; he was 67 years old. Fred was the drummer for the 1970s ensemble Earth Wind and Fire. “September” and “Shining Star” owe a great deal to White’s aggressive and tightly wound rhythms. He started playing drums when he was nine years old and has since performed with Donny Hathaway and other greats.


Burny Mattinson (February 27, 2023)

Burny Mattinson

At the Canyon Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canoga Park, Burny Mattinson passed away on February 27. Disney had employed him for the longest period as an animator, director, producer, and narrative artist. His 65+ year tenure with The Walt Disney Company was the source of the confirmation of this news.

Richard Belzer (February 19, 2023)

Richard Belzer

On February 19, 2023, Richard Belzer departed this life in France at the age of 78. Richard Belzer gained fame for his portrayal of the wisecracking investigator John Munch in the series “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Those he met through stand-up comedy will always remember the laughter he brought.

Barbara Bosson (February 18, 2023)

Barbara Bosson

Barbara Bosson passed away at the age of 83. She was most recognized for her Emmy nods as Fay Furillo, a divorcee, on the trailblazing NBC police drama Hill Street Blues. Jesse Bochco used social media to verify the report. After making her cinematic debut in Steve McQueen’s 1968 classic Bullitt, Bosson went on to star in NBC’s Richie Brockelman Private Eye, Hooperman Cop Rock, and ABC’s Murder One, where she had her first regular series role.

Stella Stevens (February 17, 2023)

Stella Stevens

Stella Stevens, 84 years old, passed away on Friday. She was a leading lady of the 1960s Hollywood bombshells, lending her seductive presence to films like The Nutty Professor, a Jerry Lewis Jekyll-and-Hyde comedy, and Too Late Blues, a John Cassavetes jazz/dramasthetic feature. She was declared dead by her son, Andrew Stevens.

Raquel Welch (February 15, 2023)

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch’s management said that the renowned 1960s actress passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning at the age of 82 after battling an illness. Welch was famed for her exotic performances. Odessa became famous for her brief but unforgettable part as the lead in the campy 1966 film One Million Years B.C., in which she wore a tight deerskin bikini and appeared bare-chested, becoming an immediate pin-up legend.

David “Trugoy the Dove” Jolicoeur (February 12, 2023)

David Trugoy the Dove Jolicoeur

David Jolicoeur, better known by his stage name Trugoy the Dove, was a member of the iconic hip-hop band De La Soul. He died away on February 12. His age was 54. He started Maseo with his Long Island high school pal Kelvin Mercer and Posdnuos with his Long Island mate Vincent Mason.

Austin Majors (February 11, 2023)

Austin Majors

The untimely death of 27-year-old Austin Majors (born Austin Setmajer-Raglin) from a fentanyl overdose occurred on February 11, as reported by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner. He was a highly accomplished student who was named Salutatorian upon graduation from high school. At the same time as he was actively involved in several philanthropic endeavors, he achieved the prestigious position of junior assistant scoutmaster at the tender age of fourteen and became an excellent Eagle Scout.

Hugh Hudson (February 10, 2023)

Hugh Hudson

Hugh Hudson, who was 86 years old when he gently passed away on February 10, 2023. His most famous work is the 1981 Oscar–winning film Chariots of Fire, which he directed. The film follows two British sprinters from different cultural and religious backgrounds as they compete in the 1924 Paris Olympics.

Burt Bacharach (February 08, 2023)

Burt Bacharach

According to his publicist, Burt Bacharach, who was 94 years old, died on February 8. His lovely melodies made him one of the most lasting voices in American pop music for decades. From Dionne Warwick and Tom Jones to symphonic pop that drew inspiration from Broadway and the Great American Songbook without eclipsing rock ‘n roll, Bacharach and Hal David worked closely together on music for a wide range of singers.


Ryuichi Sakamoto (March 28, 2023)

Ryuichi Sakamoto

On March 28, 2017, at the age of 71, composer Ryuichi Sakamoto went away. His work for films such as Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, and The Last Emperor was recognized with Oscar, Grammy, and BAFTA awards. From ethnomusicology to piano (as seen through John Cage’s views), he delved deeply into the world of music.

Nicholas Lloyd Webber (March 25, 2023)

Nicholas Lloyd

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s eldest son, Grammy-nominated composer Nick Lloyd Webber, passed away at the age of 43 from complications related to pneumonia and stomach cancer. He wrote the score for a number of musicals, including Fat Friends: The Musical(2017), The Last Bus(2021), and a stage adaption of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

Wayne Swinny (March 22, 2023)

Wayne Swinny

A cerebral hemorrhage took the life of Saliva resident Wayne Swinny on March 22, 2023. The 59-year-old Wayne Swinny was sent to the hospital after being found “in medical distress”; there, he suffered an irreversible brain hemorrhage. Their official Facebook page broke the news. Along with guitarist Chris D’Abaldo, bassist Dave Novotny, and vocalist Josey Scott, Swinny was a founding member of the band in 1996.

Gunter Nezhoda (March 21, 2023)

Gunter Nezhoda

The 67-year-old Gunter Nezhoda just passed away. He was well-known for his appearances on the A&E show Storage Wars and for running the Las Vegas thrift business Bargain Hunter with his family. Social media posts by Rene Nezhoda, who sent a personal video message, verified the news.

Peter Werner (March 21, 2023)

Peter Werner

In Wilmington, North Carolina, Werner died at the age of 76 on March 21, 2016, due to complications stemming from his ruptured aorta. With Master’s degrees in both education and documentary filmmaking, Peter got his start in the industry as a teacher and filmmaker. His mentor and subject for a PBS documentary biography was Frances Flaherty, the widow of Robert “the Father of Documentaries,” whom he met while teaching in Vermont.

Lance Reddick (March 17, 2023)

Lance Reddick

A representative for Lance Reddick announced that the actor, who had a quiet passing at home in Studio City at the age of 60, was recognized for his appearances in the John Wick film trilogy, as well as in the hit television programs The Wire and Fringe. On The Wire, Oz, and Bosch, Reddick portrayed Cedric Daniels, a Baltimore police officer and commissioner.

Bobby Caldwell (March 14, 2023)

Bobby Caldwell

At the age of 71, a famous crooner passed away on March 14th. He was known for his hits “What You Won’t Do for Love” (1978) and “Open Your Eyes” (1980). Caldwell began creating his smooth jazz portfolio when he was seventeen years old, influenced by artists like Nat King Cole. He became completely absorbed in the city’s pop, reggae, Latin, and Haitian music scenes.

Bert I. Gordon (March 08, 2023)

Bert I. Gordon

The groundbreaking filmmaker of B movies and drive-in classics, Bert I. Gordon, passed away on March 8, 2023, at the age of 100. He is famous for his work on monsters for films like King Dinosaur, The Cyclops, and Village of the Giants and for popularizing the use of rotating sets to stage several scenes. This technique was commonplace in 1950s and 1960s science fiction and horror films.

Ian Falconer (March 07, 2023)

Ian Falconer

Ian Falconer, 63 years old, passed away on March 7, 2023, in Rowayton, Connecticut. Although Falconer’s background is in theater design, and his work includes designing opera sets with David Hockney and numerous magazine covers, he is best known as the creator of the acclaimed children’s series Olivia. The series captivated readers for over twenty years, leading to seven sequels and numerous accolades, including the Caldecott Honor.

Gary Rossington (March 05, 2023)

Gary Rossington

Among the many things that brought fame to the 71-year-old Gary Rossington was his fiery slide guitar work on the Lynyrd Skynyrd song “Free Bird.” Rossington passed away on March 5, 2023. His perseverance and love of music allowed him to recover from the devastating effects of an aircraft disaster that killed several of his comrades.

Tom Sizemore (March 03, 2023)

Tom Sizemore

Tom Sizemore, 61, passed away on Sunday after a fight with substance misuse and legal issues. He was most renowned for his appearances in Saving Private Ryan, Heat, and Natural Born Killers, among others. Sizemore had been on life support since February 18th due to a brain aneurysm.

Wayne Shorter (March 02, 2023)

Wayne Shorter

The legendary jazz fusion musician Wayne Shorter was an inspiration to countless people with his blistering improvisations and deft handling of the tenor and soprano saxes. He was 89 years old when he died on Thursday in Los Angeles. Throughout his 60-year career, saxophonist and composer Lee Ritenour collaborated with legendary musicians such as Steely Dan, Carlos Santana, and Joni Mitchell, cementing his place in popular music.


Jerry Springer (April 27, 2023)

Jerry Springer

The renowned talk show presenter Jerry Springer passed away at the age of 79. His program, which he hosted for 30 years, was known for its combination of anarchy and entertainment as it explored the margins of American society. After its 1991 debut, Springer’s main program swiftly became a syndicated hit. Springer produced a theatrical play based on his life that went on for 609 performances before he quit the show in 1998 to pursue other interests.

Harry Belafonte (April 25, 2023)

Harry Belafonte

The 96-year-old actor and singer Harry Belafonte died at his Manhattan home of congestive heart failure. He was famous for worldwide classics, including “Day-O” (The Banana Boat Song), and won the Tony Award for acting. He was one of the first African American performers on Broadway and in a number of films, and despite his health concern, he remained committed to civil rights causes.

Moonbin (April 19, 2023)


After leaving an unforgettable impression on K-pop history, 25-year-old Moonbin passed away on April 19, 2023. A member of the popular boy band Astro and its offshoots Moonbin & Swanha, he was discovered dead at his Seoul residence. The news shocked admirers all across the world, even though nobody knew what killed him.

Keith Nale (April 18, 2023)

Keith Nale

Fans of the late Survivor participant Keith Nale flocked to social media after his death on April 18, 2023. Originating from Shreveport, Louisiana, she took part in Survivor: San Juan del Sur (2014) and Survivor: Cambodia (2015).

Mark Sheehan (April 14, 2023)

Mark Sheehan

April 14, 2023, was the day of Mark Sheehan’s death. He was 46 years old. In 2001, Sheehan, vocalist Danny O’Donoghue, and drummer Glen Power formed the Irish band The Script in Dublin. The Script went on to score multiple singles, including Breakeven and The Man Who Can’t Be Moved.

Elizabeth Hubbard (April 08, 2023)

Elizabeth Hubbard

After finishing her education at Radcliffe College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, Elizabeth Hubbard of New York City passed away on April 8, 2023. She first appeared on Broadway in a 1955 staging of the musical Three Penny Opera. Before obtaining her breakout role on The Doctors (1964), she played in programs like Guiding Light and Edge of Night.

Michael Lerner (April 08, 2023)

Michael Lerner

The 81-year-old actor Michael Lerner, who was famous for his parts in Godzilla, Elf, and Barton Fink, has died. His ‘The Goldbergs’ nephew Sam Lerner took to Instagram to confirm the news. An accomplished character actor, he was known for subtly bringing to life complex characters like Barton Fink’s Jack Lipnick (the 1991 film by the Coen brothers).


Sergio Calderón (May 31, 2023)

Sergio Calderón

At the age of 77, Sergio Calderon gently passed away on May 31. Notable appearances include Captain Vallenueva in Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End (2007) and Jose (also known as “Head on Stick”) from 1997’s Men in Black. His impressive film and television career began with 1970’s The Bridge in the Jungle.

Tina Turner (May 24, 2023)

Tina Turner

Turner had a lengthy and successful career—unlike most artists—built around her distinctive raspy voice and undeniable sexual attraction; she passed away at the age of 83. She is a rare breed among today’s music industry heavy hitters. With Private Dancer, she emerged victorious from her long period of pop obscurity and solidified her place as a great survivor of rock music. She also portrayed Acid Queen in Tommy, Pete Townshend’s rock opera, and was named an honoree by the Kennedy Center.

Ray Stevenson (May 21, 2023)

Ray Stevenson

Ray Stevenson, who was 58 years old when he died on May 21, 2023, was most recognized for his roles as Roman soldier Titus Pullo on HBO’s Rome series (2005–2007) and Blackbeard, the pirate on Starz’s Black Sails series (2011–2013). Following his breakout performance as King Arthur, he went on to guest star in other British television series, including Dalziel and Pascoe and Waking the Dead.

Jim Brown (May 18, 2023)

Jim Brown

According to his wife, Jim Brown, he died away at home in Los Angeles on May 18, 2023, at the age of 87. Brown was a remarkable multi-talented individual who achieved fame as an NFL record-breaker for nine years until his career abruptly ended in 1966 due to conflicts with civil rights and his aspirations in Hollywood.

Barry Newman (May 11, 2023)

Barry Newman

Barry Newman, at the age of 92, died on May 11, 2023. Plays like Mel Tolkin’s Maybe Tuesday followed his Broadway debut in Herman Wouk’s Nature’s Way. Acting roles in films like The Lawyer and TV programs like Petrocelli followed after he trained with Lee Strasberg.

Jacklyn Zeman (May 09, 2023)

Jacklyn Zeman

The family of Jacklyn Zeman has announced that she passed away on May 9, 2023. Her age was seventy-five. Her breakout role was as nurse Bobbie Spencer on General Hospital, an ABC daytime drama. Over 45 years, she appeared in more than 800 episodes as a regular cast member. She was nominated for four Daytime Emmys in all.

Gerald Castillo (May 04, 2023)

Gerald Castillo

Gerald Castillo, who was 90 years old, died away quietly on May 4th at his Houston home. Before obtaining a part in the CBS comedy The Jeffersons, his theatrical acting experience included Rita Moreno, Jeanne Crain, and James Broderick. It was during this time that co-star Sherman Hemsley urged him to explore acting in films and television. Aside from M*A*S*H, Castillo has appeared in Through Naked Eyes, Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection, and other movies and TV series.

Gordon Lightfoot (May 01, 2023)

Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot, a renowned Canadian singer-songwriter, passed away at the age of 84 in Toronto on Monday, according to officials. Lightfoot was famous for his folk-pop classics, such as If You Could Read My Mind and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Even though he was born and raised in Orillia, Ontario, Lightfoot’s songs transported many of his fans to faraway lands. He was nominated for five Grammys and won seventeen Junos, Canada’s music awards.


Alan Arkin (June 29, 2023)

Alan Arkin

In the past ten years, Arkin has been in both critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, like Sunshine Cleaning (starring Ben Affleck) and Argo, and more obscure features such as Little Miss Sunshine, Get Smart, and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. The Kominsky Method, a Netflix series, featured him as talent agent Michael Douglas. He died at the age of 89 on June 29th in his home in San Marcos, California.

Julian Sands (June 27, 2023)

Julian Sands

On January 13, the 65-year-old British actor was climbing Southern California’s Mount Baldy when he vanished. On June 27, 2023, recreational hikers found what were ultimately determined to be Sands’s human remains. Sands’ acting chops were well-known. Among his numerous film and television roles, he often played more experimental roles, such as the shape-shifting alien Yves Cloquet in David Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch and the spider expert Dr. Arachnophobia in the 1990 film Arachnophobia. He also appeared in 24 as terrorist Vladimir Bierko and in Smallville as Jor-El.

Nicolas Coster (June 26, 2023)

Nicolas Coster

At the age of 89, Nicolas Coster has gone away. He was most famous for his roles as Blair Warner’s father in The Facts of Life and an evasive lawyer in All My Children. In addition to his parts in Reds, All The President’s Men, and MacArthur, he appeared on Broadway as Markham in The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman.

Milton ‘Big Pokey’ Powell (June 18, 2023)

Milton 'Big Pokey' Powell

After fatally falling on stage during his concert on June 18th, 2023, Milton “Big Pokey” Powell passed away. The passing of this cherished member of the Screwed Up Click rap group and a much-loved local rapper has emptied our community of his music.

Glenda Jackson (June 15, 2023)

Glenda Jackson

The 23-year British lawmaker Glenda Jackson, who died quietly on June 15, rose from humble beginnings to become a top Hollywood actress and then served for 23 years. Her age was 87. The 1970 film “Women in Love” starring Gudrun Brangwen, who played a strong, flawed, and emotionally complex female lead, increased the political and social sensitivity of arthouse filmmaking.

Brett Hadley (June 14, 2023)

Brett Hadley

Brett Hadley was 92 years old when he died on June 14, 2023. He was most renowned for his role as Carl Williams on The Young and the Restless, a CBS soap opera, and for being the father of Paul Williams, played by Doug Davidson.

Cormac McCarthy (June 13, 2023)

Cormac McCarthy

Novels by McCarthy that explored epic themes of impending doom while challenging linguistic standards include Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, and No Country for Old Men. He was 89 years old when he passed away. Charles Joseph McCarthy Jr. was his birth name, but he changed it to Cormac, an ancient Irish surname.

Treat Williams (June 12, 2023)

Treat Williams

After a motorbike accident in Vermont on June 12, 2023, Treat Williams passed away at the age of 71. Williams had a long and fruitful career in film, and he appeared in a wide variety of films with LGBT themes or connections, including 1941 (Steven Spielberg), Prince of the City (Sidney Lumet), and Hair (Milos Forman). Furthermore, he was a regular cast member on Chicago Fire, Blue Bloods, and The Late Shift.

John Romita Sr. (June 12, 2023)

John Romita Sr.

Stan Lee, the artist responsible for creating the distinctive style of many Marvel characters, including Spider-Man, has died at the age of 93. In 1949, Romita kicked off his career by submitting drawings to the Famous Funnies anthology from Eastern Color Printing. He eventually moved on to Timely Comics, the imprint that Marvel would ultimately acquire.

Pat Robertson (June 08, 2023)

Pat Robertson

Christian Broadcasting Network founder Marion Gordon “Pat” Robertson reportedly passed away on the afternoon of June 8, 2023. He leaves behind a devoted family at the age of 93. With the help of his massive media empire and powerful alliance, Pat Robertson brought religion front and center in right-wing politics. He shocked everyone in 1988 by unexpectedly seeking the Republican presidential nomination; none thought he would win.

Pat Cooper (June 06, 2023)

Pat Cooper

Pat Cooper, at the age of ninety-three, died on June 6, 2023. A sharp, stinging sense of humor was Robert’s claim to fame. From Atlantic City to Las Vegas, he performed in nightclubs and was a regular guest on shows like Howard Stern and Ed Sullivan. He also opened for Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, and Sergio Franchi.

Anna Shay (June 05, 2023)

Anna Shay

On June 5, 2023, at the age of 62, Anna Shay was laid to rest. One of the most talked-about reality shows on Netflix recently included Aimee Shay, an heiress, and other affluent East and Southeast Asian Americans. Her family’s fortune was built upon the foundation of the defense contractor Pacific Architects and Engineers, which her father had founded. As a philanthropist, Aimee was also on the boards of the George Lopez Foundation and the Shay Foundations, which her late parents founded.


Angus Cloud (July 31, 2023)

Angus Cloud

The portrayal of Fezco in the HBO adolescent drama Euphoria catapulted Angus Cloud to stardom, and he tragically died away on July 31, 2023. He has also been in music videos for Noah Cyrus, Juice Wrld, and Becky G., in addition to appearing in North Hollywood and The Line, two independent films.

Carol Duvall (July 31, 2023)

Carol Duvall

Carol Duvall, 97 years old, passed away quietly on July 31st at an assisted living facility in Traverse City, Michigan. She was a familiar face on HGTV’s Crafts Channel. Carol Duvall’s 1951 television debut on WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids caused quite a stir. After that, she presented Living on WWJ in Detroit. She then co-hosted a program centered on crafts with Here’s Carol Duvall. From 1988 until 1994, she was the anchor of ABC’s Home Show.

Paul Reubens (July 30, 2023)

Paul Reubens

At the age of 70, Paul Reubens quietly died away on July 30. He was most famous for his roles as Pee-wee Herman in adult films and television. The Pee-wee Herman Show, a stage play that Reubens co-created, introduced audiences to the legendary character who would go on to feature in a number of television series and films, including the 1985 Tim Burton masterpiece Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.

Bo Goldman (July 25, 2023)

Bo Goldman

The 90-year-old screenwriter Bo Goldman, who was most recognized for his work on Melvin and Howard and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, has died. Goldman, a native New Yorker who served as an army officer in both world wars, first gained fame as a TV program producer on hit series like Playhouse 90.

Pamela Blair (July 23, 2023)

Pamela Blair

Pamela Blair passed away on July 23 in Mesa, Arizona, after a protracted battle with complications connected to her neurological disease. She gained fame as the lead in the Broadway musical A Chorus Line, which included a popular song about plastic surgery and the new curves that resulted from it.

Lelia Goldoni (July 22, 2023)

Lelia Goldoni

Tragically, Lelia Goldoni left this world on July 22, 2023. Growing up in Los Angeles, Lelia performed with Lester Horton’s interpretive dance company. After relocating to New York, she studied drama at the Shadows workshop with Burt Lane and Cassavetes, where she received a BAFTA nomination; Phil Rizzuto is her second cousin.

Tony Bennett (July 21, 2023)

Tony Bennett was one of the most influential figures in the development of the American Songbook, and his interpretations of classic songs have delighted listeners of all ages since the 1950s. He became one of the oldest performers to have an album debut at the top of the charts. He was 96 years old when he died on July 21, 2023, at his New York City residence.

Nick Benedict (July 14, 2023)

Nick Benedict

People who watch soap operas will always remember Nick Benedict for the impact he had on them. July 14, 2023, was the date of his death. The Young and the Restless, Dukes of Hazard, Hawaii Five-O, and others were among his many memorable television appearances. But from 1993 until 2001, he was a regular on Days of Our Lives as Curtis Reed, the character for which he is most known.

Josephine Chaplin (July 13, 2023)

Josephine Chaplin

Josephine Chaplin, 74 years old, died quietly in Paris on July 13, 2023. She was the daughter of silent film legend Charlie Chaplin and his fourth wife, Oona O’Neill. Some of her international cinema credits include “The Canterbury Tales” (1972) by Pier Paolo Pasolini and “L’odeur des Fauves” (1973) by Richard Balducci.

Carlin Glynn (July 13, 2023)

Carlin Glynn

At the age of 83, Carlin Glynn passed away on July 13th from complications related to illness and dementia. She was most famous for her Tony-winning performance as Mona Stanley in the original Broadway production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Brenda Baker, played by her character, was Molly Ringwald’s mother in Sixteen Candles and Three Days of the Condor, two of her many cinematic appearances.

George Tickner (July 05, 2023)

George Tickner

Neal Schon, a member of Journey’s original rhythm guitar lineup, has confirmed the news that George Tickner has died. As far as age goes, he was 76. In 1975, Tickner decided to get a medical degree, although he never really quit music. He and Journey bassist Ross Valory co-founded a recording studio, and he and Stevie Roseman (formerly of Journey) played in a one-off band called VTR.

Coco Lee (July 05, 2023)

Coco Lee

After 30 years in the music business, Coco Lee died on July 5, 2023, leaving an unforgettable impression in China and throughout the world. In addition to her roles as a judge on mainland Chinese reality competition series, she made history as the first Chinese American to perform at the Oscars. In addition to lending her voice to Disney’s Mandarin Mulan, her 1999 English album Just No Other Way peaked at No. 49 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs list.

Robert Lieberman (July 01, 2023)

Robert Lieberman

Robert Lieberman passed away on July 1, 2023, when he was 75 years old. Lieberman has an impressive resume that includes hits like Fire in the Sky (1993) and D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996). He was a trailblazer in the cinematic approach to television, and his first season episode of Thirtysomething is widely considered to have been the model for the show and one of the nineteen pilots that ultimately became a series.


Robert Klane (August 29, 2023)

Robert Klane

From renal failure, Robert Klane passed away in his Woodland Hills, California, home on August 29, 2023. This man was 81 years old. After gaining experience as a copywriter for a New York advertising agency, Klane wrote his first novel, The Horse Is Dead, which served as the basis for the film Where’s Poppa? He has contributed scripts to several shows, including “Every Little Crook and Nanny,” “Weekend at Bernie’s,” “Unfaithfully Yours,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Folks!”, “The Man With One Red Shoe,” and “National Lampoon’s European Vacation.”

Jamie Christopher (August 29, 2023)

Jamie Christopher

Christopher served as an indispensable first assistant director on a plethora of films over his lifetime, including all of the Harry Potter films, as well as several Star Wars and Marvel features. Coworkers greatly appreciated his close friendships with filmmakers such as Rian Johnson, James Gunn, and David Yates.

Bob Barker (August 26, 2023)

Bob Barker

The longest-running game show on television, The Price Is Right, was hosted for many years by Bob Barker, who died on August 26, 2023. Truth or Consequences and beauty pageants were also under his control. In a memorable cameo appearance, he and Adam Sandler fought over turf wars on the golf course in Happy Gilmore. Viewers are still taken aback by this scene even now!

Arleen Sorkin (August 24, 2023)

Arleen Sorkin

Calliope Jones of Days of Our Lives and Harley Quinn of Batman: The Animated Series were voiced by Arleen Sorkin, who died at the age of 67. Her spouse and two kids will be the ones to feel the loss of her. She went to Emerson College and has since written for Tiny Toon Adventures and Picture Perfect, in addition to appearing on Duet and Dream On.

Bray Wyatt (August 24, 2023)

Bray Wyatt

The 36-year-old Windham Rotunda, whose ring name was Bray Wyatt, has died. Bray Wyatt came from a long line of professional wrestlers; his uncle Blackjack Mulligan was one of three in his family to do so. His father, Mike Rotunda, brother Bo Dallas, and two uncles, Barry and Kendall Windham, all wrestled professionally.

Hersha Parady (August 23, 2023)

Hersha Parady

After a lengthy fight with a brain tumor, Hersha Parady, who was most recognized for her role as Little House on the Prairie’s Alice Garvey, passed away on August 23, 2023. Her professional acting career began in Cleveland, where she went on to star in Raw Courage, The Break, and Kenan & Kel before joining the cast of Little House on the Prairie.

Terry Funk (August 23, 2023)

Terry Funk

American wrestler Terry Funk was a legend. For over fifty years, he brought the spirit of Texas to audiences all over the world, from the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo to WrestleMania and beyond, all the while remaining true to the state’s identity. No one can dispute that he was one of his contemporaries’ most beloved performers of all time, even if he may be more famous than him.

Ray Hildebrand (August 18, 2023)

Ray Hildebrand

Raymond Hildebrand, who was 82 years old when he died on August 18, 2023, was a veteran. In addition to performing in churches, schools, prisons, and care centers on behalf of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, he has recorded over 500 songs and CDs. While attending Howard Payne College (now Howard Payne University) in Brownwood, Texas, Hildebrand and Jill Jackson crossed paths when a DJ offered them the opportunity to play live on air for charity events on KFKA-FM (formerly KFWA-AM). Thanks to this chance, “Hey Paula” shot up the Billboard Hot 100!

Nancy Frangione (August 18, 2023)

Nancy Frangione

After making her NBC soap opera debut in 1977 as Tara Martin, Frangione became recognized for her 1981–84 role as Cecile DePoulignac and returned to the character numerous times thereafter. She has a full resume that includes roles in CBS’s The Nanny (as Nanny Fine’s cousin Marsha Fine), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (as Karana), Matlock, Sharing Richard, and In Line of Duty (as a television movie). She passed away at the age of 70 in her home state of Massachusetts.

Darren Kent (August 11, 2023)

Darren Kent

After a long battle with osteoporosis, arthritis, and skin diseases, actor Darren Kent passed away on August 11, 2023, at the age of 36. He was a prominent actor who died after appearing in television shows like EastEnders and Game of Thrones. Joseph Jeremiah, a native of Essex, gained fame for his part in Kiefer Sutherland’s 2008 horror film Mirrors. He then appeared in the fourth season finale of Game of Thrones as a goat herder who is grieving the loss of her daughter after learning that her dragons were burnt.

Sixto Rodriguez (August 09, 2023)

Sixto Rodriguez

The remarkable life of Sixto Rodriguez, a singer from Detroit who was featured in the 2012 documentary Searching for Sugar Man, ended quietly on Wednesday morning at the age of 81. His family confirmed the news through his website. His LPs from the early 1970s did not do well in the United States. But even in Australia and South Africa during the Apartheid era, they were able to find listeners. His daughters say that right up to his death in 1991, he was modest and kind.

DJ Casper (August 07, 2023)

DJ Casper

After a courageous seven-year battle with illness, DJ Casper—real name Willie Perry Jr.—died. His song “Cha Cha Slide” is a wedding reception staple and a worldwide dance smash. Willie Perry Jr. passed away quietly at home at the age of 58. For his nephew’s aerobics class in 1998, he developed and arranged an instructive line dance tune; it became a worldwide smash in just two years.

William Friedkin (August 07, 2023)

William Friedkin

William Friedkin, director of the groundbreaking 1970s films The French Connection (a tense police thriller) and The Possession (a horror film about demonic possession), won an Oscar for both films. At the age of 87, The Exorcist passed away from pneumonia on August 7, 2023, in his residence in Los Angeles. His sons Cedric and Jack, as well as his wife Sherry Lansing, a former head of Paramount Studios, are among his survivors.

Mark Margolis (August 03, 2023)

Mark Margolis

Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul’s Hector Salamanca, played by Mark Margolis, passed away at the age of 83. Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg were Margolis’s first acting instructors. Performing in films such as Scarface, a gangster classic by Brian De Palma, and Ace Ventura, a comedy by Jim Carrey starring Jim Carrey, he quickly rose to fame on Broadway and in Hollywood.


Michael Gambon (September 28, 2023)

Michael Gambon

Micheal Gambon passed away on September 28, 2023, at the age of 82. He became famous for his role as Dumbledore in six Harry Potter films, although he had already established himself as a successful actor and theater performer. The stage work he did earn him two Olivier Awards and a Critics Circle Theatre Award. His film credits include Gosford Park (Robert Altman), The King’s Speech (Robert Redford), and Longitude (Robert Redford), among others. His performance as Lyndon B. Johnson in Path to War earned him an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination, respectively.

David McCallum (September 25, 2023)

David McCallum

David McCallum, who played Donald “Ducky” Mallard on NCIS and Illya Kuryakin on The Man from U.N.C.L.E., died on Monday in New York City of natural causes at the age of 90. He has guest-starred on shows including Mosquito Squadron, Sapphire and Steel, and The Outer Limits.

Nashawn Breedlove (September 24, 2023)

Nashawn Breedlove

According to PEOPLE, 46-year-old Nashawn Breedlove passed away suddenly while asleep. Breedlove played rapper Lotto in the 2002 film 8 Mile. The medical examiner in New Jersey has determined that his death was accidental. Fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl, cocaine, and ethanol were among the substances that contributed to his acute intoxication, according to his autopsy.

Billy Miller (September 15, 2023)

Billy Miller

Billy Miller passed away from natural causes on September 15, 2023. He was 43 years old. He first gained fame as All My Children’s Richie Novak and then as The Young and the Restless’ Billy Abbott. He has guest starred in American Sniper, Truth be Told, Ray Donovan, and Suits.

Gary Wright (September 04, 2023)

Gary Wright

Famous for his work on Love Is Alive and Dream Weaver, two classics from the 1970s, Gary Wright has passed away. Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease were his father’s diagnoses, according to TMZ, written by his son Justin Wright. He was eighty years old when he died.

Steve Harwell (September 04, 2023)

Steve Harwell

Manager Robert Hayes said Monday that Smash Mouth member Steve Harwell passed away at his home in Boise, Idaho. Harwell was 56 years old. The San Jose native Harwell and three pals started Fush Yu Mang in 1994. Before their 1997 first album, Fush Yu Mang included the hit single “Walkin’ on the Sun,” their song “Neuroux in the Alley” became a local radio favorite.

Marcia DeRousse (September 02, 2023)

Marcia DeRousse

At the age of 70, Marcia DeRousse passed away quietly on September 2, 2023, at her home. After making her cinematic debut in 1981’s Under the Rainbow, co-starring Billy Barty, she went on to star in Tiptoes and The Disappointments Room, directed by D.J. Caruso.


Matthew Perry (October 28, 2023)

Matthew Perry

The “Friends” actor Matthew Perry was found dead at his Los Angeles residence on October 28, 2023, after what appears to have been an accidental drowning. As an actor and a deeply involved member of the community, the actor was well beloved by his fans and other professionals. A number of his former co-stars took to social media after his death to express their condolences, including Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox.

Richard Moll (October 26, 2023)

Richard Moll

Famous California actor Charles Richard Moll had a stellar playing career and a huge net worth, which are testaments to his skill and the numerous unforgettable roles he played. His extraordinary wealth shows this. From 1984 to 1992, he was a household name because of his role as bailiff Bull Shannon on the NBC comedy Night Court. He was 80 years old when he died on October 26.

Richard Roundtree (October 24, 2023)

Richard Roundtree

The man recognized for his roles as private investigator John Shaft on Miami Vice and in films since 1987, Richard Roundtree, passed away on October 24, 2023, at home from pancreatic cancer. Roundtree had a fifty-year acting career that included over 150 film and television roles. Richard Roundtree “was truly a pioneer who revolutionized entertainment around the globe; his legacy will endure for generations to come,” according to a statement released by Artists & Representatives Agency in honor of Roundtree.

Louise Glück (October 13, 2023)

Louise Glück

Peacefully at home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Louise Gluck died on October 13 at the age of 80. Gluck was a valued professor and counselor to Yale students, and her intimate and frequently introspective poetry earned her the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature. Poems written by her utilized exact language that was both epoch-defining and relevant, and they centered on mothers and children in a fantastical world that drew from both myth and reality.

Terence Davies (October 07, 2023)

Terence Davies

On October 7, 2023, Terence Davies passed away. A famous British director, he made moving, poetic pictures that touched audiences deeply by relying on his experiences growing up in Liverpool’s working class. The director’s unique cinematic sense is on display in works like The Long Day Closes, Still Lives, and Distant Voices.

Dick Butkus (October 05, 2023)

Dick Butkus

Gentle death came to 85-year-old Dick Butkus on October 5, 2023. Frequently portrayed as the embodiment of the position, he was a top-tier middle linebacker in the NFL in an era when this particular position was one of its more glamorous ones. Films like The Longest Yard and Necessary Roughness, as well as TV series like My Two Dads and Hang Time, featured him as a prominent Miller Lite pitchman.


Jack Axelrod (November 28, 2023)

Jack Axelrod

General Hospital’s crime leader, Victor Jerome, and Grey’s Anatomy’s patient, Charlie Yost, were both played by the late Jack Axelrod, who died at the age of 93. He was born in Los Angeles and served as a corporal in the US Army in Germany. After that, he studied acting under Uta Hagen for six years. During that time, he appeared in both off-Broadway and Broadway productions of plays, including Macbeth, playing the role of Banquo.

Frances Sternhagen (November 27, 2023)

Frances Sternhagen

Actress Frances Sternhagen, who played Cheers’ Esther Clavin, died on November 27 at the age of 93. She attended Vassar College with a history concentration until a professor recommended, she try her hand at theater. She was born and reared in the nation’s capital. After that, she revived Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth for the stage and won Obie honors for The Admirable Bashville.

Marty Krofft (November 25, 2023)

Marty Krofft

Fox News Digital has confirmed with a spokesperson from Marty Krofft’s family that he passed away on November 25, 2023. The man was 86 years old. H.R. Pufnstuf and Land of the Lost, two of Krofft’s children’s television classics, were mainstays of the 1970s television landscape and remain beloved by viewers throughout the world. According to reports, after he passed away, his loved ones gathered around him.

Joss Ackland (November 19, 2023)

Joss Ackland

Actor Joss Ackland, who was 95 years old when he died peacefully on November 19th, was most recognized for his appearances in Lethal Weapon 2 and The Hunt for Red October. The Avengers (CBS, 1960s) and Passion of Mind (BBC, 1960), as well as the great films Hogfather and Shadowlands (based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels), featured Ackland, a talented TV actor who appeared in several of Britain’s most famous programs.

Ross McDonnell (November 17, 2023)

Ross McDonnell

When 44-year-old Ross McDonnell vanished, he was filming a documentary on faith healers. His demise occurred over seven days subsequent to its discovery on a seashore in Queens. Later, local police officers found his mutilated body there. Mr. McDonnell’s exceptional skills as a documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, and still photographer brought him widespread fame. In addition to being nominated for the prestigious Prix Pictet, he was honored with two Emmys.


Tom Wilkinson (December 30, 2023)

Tom Wilkinson

The Full Monty and Best Exotic Marigold Hotel star Tom Wilkinson passed away peacefully on December 30, 2023, at the age of 75, with his family at his side. He was nominated for Oscars for In the Bedroom and Shakespeare in Love and won a BAFTA for his performance in The Full Monty (1997), not to mention his starring roles in Rush Hour, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Grand Budapest Hotel.

Lee Sun-kyun (December 27, 2023)

Lee Sun-kyun

South Korean police announced Wednesday the death of actor Lee Sun-kyun, 48. His ability to move fluidly between big-budget features and indie flicks helped propel Lee to stardom over his more than 20-year career. He was in three films by Bong Joon-ho, one of which being Parasite, which made history as the first non-English language film to win the Best Picture Oscar. On top of that, he was a mainstay in both independent theatrical shows and high-profile TV series like Dr. Brain.

Kamar de los Reyes (December 24, 2023)

Kamar de los Reyes

On Christmas Eve, at the age of 56, Kamar de los Reyes died abruptly. Delos Reyes had a stellar career that included off-Broadway shows and guest appearances on hit TV shows, including SEAL Team, CSI: Miami, New York Undercover, Early Edition, and Law & Order. In the Call of Duty video game series, he also played the role of Raul Menendez.

Laura Lynch (December 22, 2023)

Laura Lynch

Tragically, 65-year-old Laura Lynch lost her life in an automobile accident that occurred in Texas on December 22, 2023. In 1989, Lynch, together with Robin Lynn Macy, Martie Erwin, and Emily Erwin, co-founded the country music band Dixie Chicks (now known as The Chicks). She played upright bass for four years before quitting in 1993, when Natalie Maines took over as lead singer.

James McCaffrey (December 17, 2023)

James McCaffrey

James McCaffrey succumbed to multiple myeloma, a deadly bone malignancy, on December 17th, 2023. His age was 65. After 35 years in the industry, McCaffrey has a laundry list of credits in video games and TV shows. He is best known for his seven seasons as Jimmy Keefe on Rescue Me, and his voice work as Max Payne in the Max Payne video game franchise.

Colin Burgess (December 22, 2023)

Colin Burgess

Among the early members of AC/DC who contributed to the band’s prominence was drummer Colin Burgess, who died at 77 years of age. Burgess played in AC/DC’s original lineup. He joined His Majesty and played in a number of different bands after his brief stint with AC/DC ended. In 1975, he returned to AC/DC for a short time to fill in for Rudd when he was out with an injury. In addition to his historical trilogy A Vision of Battlements and his many novels, Burgess also authored Nothing Like the Sun. A contemporary composer whose popularity is more in the bedroom than onstage is the hero of Byrne’s last lyric book.

Andre Braugher (December 11, 2023)

Andre Braugher

Famed actor Andre Braugher, who won an Emmy for his work on ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ and the current comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has passed away at the age of 61. His cause of death is still unknown, although a recent lung cancer diagnosis may have been an issue. Later in his career, Braugher starred in two CBS series, “Gideon’s Crossing” and “Hack,” and he won an Emmy for his role in the 2006 FX miniseries Thalgo. His performance in the TNT drama Men of a Certain Age also garnered him two further Emmy nominations.

Camden Toy (December 11, 2023)

Camden Toy

Camden Toy, who had been battling pancreatic cancer for two years before his death on December 11, 2023, at the age of 68, was most renowned for his roles as various supernatural beings and monsters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Dedicated actor who has been in a wide variety of films and television series.

Ryan O’Neal (December 08, 2023)

Ryan O'Neal

Ryan O’Neal’s son, Patrick O’Neal, announced his father’s death on December 08, 2023, at the age of 82 from congestive heart failure. Ryan was well-known for his appearances in Peyton Place on TV and Oscar-nominated films, including Love Story, Paper Moon, and Barry Lyndon in 1970. 

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