Hollywood has said goodbye to several beloved public figures and influential icons of culture. Click through the gallery for more on the lives and legacies of the stars we have recently lost.
The French actor, who stars in the upcoming Marvel series Moon Knight, died on Jan. 19 after a skiing accident the day prior, his family confirmed to AFP. He was 37. The actor was hospitalized Tuesday after suffering a head injury and did not recover. He was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Grenoble, France, following a collision on the slopes in the Savoie region of the country. In 2005, Ulliel won the first of his two César awards, the French equivalent of the Oscar, for his work in A Very Long Engagement. He won his second in 2017 for his performance in It's Only the End of the World. In addition to those projects, Ulliel was known for his roles as the young Hannibal Lecter in 2007's Hannibal Rising, and as fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic Saint Laurent. He was also the face of Chanel's fragrance, Bleu de Chanel. He is survived by his 6-year-old son, Orso, and his girlfriend, Gaelle Petri.
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The former Vogue editor and creative director died on Jan. 18 at a hospital in White Plains, New York. He was 73. Talley's vision helped transform Vogue in the '80s and '90s as he worked his way up at the magazine to eventually become news director, a position he held from 1983 until 1987, before taking on the role of Vogue's creative director in 1988. Talley later became editor-at-large at the magazine and worked on-and-off for Vogue until leaving the publication in 2013. Even after he left the company, Talley continued contributing to Vogue and appeared on several podcasts for the publication. Talley was not only seen as a fashion icon for his incomparable wears, but for the barriers he broke at the magazine and elsewhere on the world's runways by pushing top designers to have more black models in their shows. The fashion journalist also notably advised the Obama family during their time in the White House, where he introduced Michelle Obama to the Taiwanese-Canadian designer Jason Wu, who designed her inaugural gown.
The songwriter best known for being part of The Five Satins and its 1956 ballad "In the Still of the Night," died on Jan. 13, following a brief illness. He was 85. "Sadly the music world lost one of the greats yesterday as Fred Parris passed away after a brief illness," a statement posted to the group's Facebook page read. "Fred's classic song 'In the Still of the Night' has been recognized as one of the greatest love songs of all time and the number one requested song of the doo-wop era." The track was featured in the Dirty Dancing, The Irishman and The Buddy Holly Story, but the song, recorded in the basement of a Connecticut church, wasn't so popular upon its initial release. In fact, Parris, who was on military leave when he recorded the classic track, was back on active duty and in Japan by the time the song took off. According to Billboard, the song hit No. 3 on the R&B charts and No. 24 on the top charts. "In the Still of the Night" is also the only song to chart on Billboard's Hot 100 three separate times (1956, 1960, 1961).
The Bachelorette contestant -- who competed for Kaitlyn Bristowe's heart on season 11 of the ABC reality dating series -- died on Jan. 11. He was 34. His sister, Taylor Lulek, revealed the news in a Facebook post, alongside a photo of her and her brother as children. "It is with great sadness, to tell you that my family has lost my best friend and older brother Clint on the morning of January 11th," she wrote. "Please respect our family's privacy as we try to cope with this great loss."
The music icon died on Jan. 12, following a brief battle with cancer. She was 78. The news was confirmed by a statement from her family on her official website. Spector and her sister, Estelle Bennett, along with their cousin, Nedra Talley, formed the girl group The Ronettes in 1957. The group went on to record a number of big hits in the 1960s, including "Be My Baby," "The Best Part of Breakin' Up," "Baby I Love You," and "Walking in the Rain," among others. In 1967, The Ronettes broke up, while Spector changed her focus and embarked on a solo career. She released her first solo album, Siren, in 1980, which was followed by Unfinished Business (1987), Something's Gonna Happen (2003), The Last of the Rock Stars (2006) and English Heart (2016). She also released the EPs She Talks to Rainbows in 1999, and Best Christmas Ever in 2010. Spector released a memoir in 1990, Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts, and Madness, Or, My Life as a Fabulous Ronette, detailing her life in the public eye. She and her fellow Ronettes were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.
The celebrated comedian and sitcom star died on Jan. 9. He was 65. Saget was found unresponsive in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, one day after performing in Jacksonville to an arena crowd. While his cause of death was unknown, the Orange County Sheriff's Office stated that "detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use." Saget first gained fame in 1987 when he was cast to play Danny Tanner on the hit ABC sitcom Full House. He became an even more ingrained household name as the host of America's Funniest Home Videos beginning in 1989. Saget enjoyed a long and celebrated career as a stand-up comedian while working in film and television, both in front of and behind the camera. In 2005, he was cast to voice the narrator in the hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother, which ran for nine seasons. He is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and three daughters -- Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer -- from his previous marriage.
The award-winning lyricist with Oscars, GRAMMYs and Emmys to her name, died on Jan. 8 at her home in Los Angeles, with her husband and partner, Alan Bergman, and their daughter, Julie Bergman, by her side. She was 93. Bergman and her husband were a driving force in Hollywood, racking up 16 Academy Award nominations. They won three Oscars for the tracks "The Windmills of Your Mind" in The Thomas Crown Affair, "The Way We Were" in the Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford film that shared the same title, and the score to Streisand's Yentl. Marilyn was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980.
The Oscar-winning actor, writer, director and activist, died on Jan. 6. Clint Watson, press secretary for the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, confirmed Poitier's death to ET.
The film and TV icon made history in 1964 as the first Black actor, and the first Bahamian, to win an Oscar and Golden Globe in a leading role, which he earned for Lilies of the Field. He became one of Hollywood’s leading men starring in a heap of classic films including,To Sir With Love, Porgy and Bess, A Raisin in the Sun, In the Heat of the Night and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.
The Oscar-nominated director, critic and actor died at this home in Los Angeles on Jan. 6. He was 82. He was a two-time Academy Award nominee with a career that spanned over 60 years. Bogdanovich's second film, The Last Picture Show, earned eight Academy Award nominations, including nominations for directing and adapted screenplay for him personally. From there, he directed Hollywood classics such as Paper Moon, Saint Jack and Daisy Miller. His last director's credit came from 2014's She’s Funny That Way. As well as his accomplishments as a filmmaker and actor, Bogdonavich was also a celebrated author who penned 10 books, mostly related to filmmaking and media. He is survived by his two children, Sashy and Antonia.
The Korean actress, best known for her role on the Disney+ series Snowdrop, died on Jan. 5. She was 29. On Snowdrop, which also stars BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, Kim played Yeo Jungmin, a student activist who shares a dormitory with Jisoo’s character, Young-ro. Snowdrop was Kim’s final on-screen appearance before her death. Her other credits include films Memories and Kyungmi’s World as well as the drama series Human Luwak, Hi Bye, Mama! and Into the Ring.
Murley, who entertained the world of TikTok with her dancing and cooking videos, died at her home in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on Jan. 2. She was 36. Known by most as "Candi," Murley gained TikTok fame for cooking and dancing videos, occasionally taking to the app to sing as well. Her sister, Marsha McEvoy, shared a post about Murley's death, which she said was "very unexpected" and comes as a "massive shock" to their family. Murley had two TikTok accounts with a total of roughly 44,000 followers, but what she loved even more than entertaining her followers, according to McEvoy, was her son, Maxwell.