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 British actor, known for his work on a number of iconic British TV shows, has died. His death was announced on Dec. 26. He was 78. News of Greif's death was first shared by his agency, Michelle Braidman Associates, who took to social media to share a tribute to the veteran actor. "With great sadness we announce the death of our wonderful client Stephen Greif," the agency shared. "His extensive career included numerous roles on screen and stage, including at the National Theatre, RSC and in the West End. We will miss him dearly and our thoughts are with his family and friends." Greif began acting in TV movies in 1970, and worked steadily throughout his career. His biggest roles came in the classic British sci-fi series Blake's 7, in which he played Space Commander Travis, as well as Citizen Smith, in which he played Harry Fenning. The veteran film and TV actor appeared in hundreds of projects over his five-decade career, with notable appearances in shows and films including, Casanova, Shoot on Sight, The Merchant of Venice, D is for Detroit, The Upside of Anger, Boogie Woogie, Only When I Laugh, Howard's Way, Spooks, Silent Witness, Waking the Dead, The Alienist, Doctors and New Tricks. His most recent credit came with his role as Speaker of the House Sir Bernard Weatherill in season 4 of The Crown.
The acclaimed songwriter, producer and music arranger died on Dec. 17, in Bellingham, Washington. He was 79. "Thom Bell left an indelible and everlasting mark on the history of popular music," Bell's attorney shared in a statement confirming the artist's death to Billboard. "But even more so, he will be remembered by all who knew him as a kind and loving friend and family man. The music world has truly lost one of the greats." Bell is best known for developing and pioneering the so-called Philadelphia soul sound, collaborating with the Delfonics, Stylistics, and Spinners. Teaming up with Linda Creed in the early 1970s, Bell and Creed became a formidable songwriting duo and co-wrote a slew of hits including "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)," "You Make Me Feel Brand New," "Betcha by Golly, Wow," "You Are Everything," and countless others. Bell went on to win a GRAMMY Award in 1975 for Best Producer of the Year, and in 2006 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Then, in 2016, he was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Bell is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and his six children -- Royal, Troy, Tia, Mark, Cybell and Christopher.
The British director, known for directing Get Carter, Flash Gordon, Croupier and more, , died at his home in Dorset, England, on Dec. 17. He was 90. Hodges' longtime friend, Mike Kaplan, confirmed his death to ET calling the late director "a great friend and a great filmmaker." Born in Bristol, England in 1932, Hodges first became an accountant before doing his required military service by serving on a British minesweeper. He began his career in show business as a teleprompter operator for British television. Landing work on ABC’s Armchair Theatre, Hodges rose quickly to become a producer and director, entering the international film scene with 1971's Get Carter. He went on to make a bevy of films, including 1980's sci-fi cult classic Flash Gordon. Additional credits include 1999's Croupier, and 2003's I'll Sleep When I'm Dead. He also wrote plays including Soft Shoe Shuffle, and Shooting Stars & Other Heavenly Pursuits, as well as the radio play King Trash. Additionally, Hodges was an author, publishing his first novel, Watching the Wheels Come Off in 2010. He is survived by his wife, Carol Laws, his sons Ben and Jake Hodges, and five grandchildren, Marlon, Honey, Orson, Michael and Gabriel.
The lead singer of the punk-ska band The Specials died on Dec. 18, after a brief illness. He was 63. "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing, following a brief illness, of Terry, our beautiful friend, brother and one of the most brilliant singers, songwriters and lyricists this country has ever produced," the band wrote on Twitter when announcing the news of his death. Hall was one of the founding members of the punk-ska group, which came to prominence in the late 1970s with their debut single "Gangsters," off of their self-titled debut album. This album also included a few of the band's biggest hits, including "A Message to You Rudy" and "Too Much Too Young." Hall and The Specials are also known for their songs "Ghost Town," "Do Nothing" and "Stereotype." In the early '80s, Hall left The Specials, along with fellow bandmates Lynval Golding and Neville Staple, and they formed the band Fun Boy Three. Hall also later fronted the bands The Colourfield and Vegas, among others, before reforming with The Specials in 2008. Hall is survived by his wife, Lindy Heymann, and their son, as well as two children from a previous marriage.
Stephen 'tWitch' Boss
The celebrated DJ and TV personality died from suicide on Dec. 13. He was 40. He was known for his role as the house DJ for Ellen from 2014 until the end of the series in 2022. In 2020, Ellen DeGeneres made him an executive producer, and at the start of each episode, tWitch would get the audience pumped up with his dance moves. The world was introduced to the performer in 2008, when he became the runner-up on So You Think You Can Dance. He also appeared on the big screen alongside Channing Tatum in Magic Mike: XXL. He is survived by his wife of nine years, Allison Holker, and their three children -- 14-year-old Weslie, 6-year-old Maddox and 3-year-old Zaia.
The Emmy-winning Cheers alum died on Dec. 5. She was 71. According to a statement penned by Alley's children, True, 30 and Lillie, 28, and released on her official social media accounts, the actress died following a short battle with cancer. Per Alley's family, she was surrounded by her closest family as she fought the disease -- only recently discovered. Alley rose to fame in 1987 when she starred as Rebecca Howe on NBC's Cheers. She earned a Golden Globe for best actress and an Emmy for outstanding lead actress for the role in 1991. She would receive her second Emmy for her portrayal of Sally Goodson in David's Mother in 1994. In addition to Cheers, Alley also appeared on Veronica's Closet, Fat Actress, Kirstie and Scream Queens, with big screen credits that include Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Summer School, Look Who's Talking, It Takes Two and Drop Dead Gorgeous. Alley is survived by her two children and her grandson, Waylon.
Brad William Henke
The actor and former NFL pro died on Nov. 29. He was 56. Henke is perhaps best remembered for playing corrections officer Desi Piscatella on Orange Is the New Black. The role earned him a SAG Award, along with his castmates, in 2017, for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series. He also delivered a memorable performance playing Coover Bennett, one of the main antagonists in the second season of Justified. Additional notable film and TV roles include Dexter, October Road, Lost, The Chicago Code, The Bridge, Sneaky Pete, Manhunt and The Stand, among countless others. Before his career in acting, Henke played college football at the University of Arizona. In 1990, he played with the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV, where they faced off against the San Francisco 49ers. He is survived by his wife, Sonja Henke, as well as his stepson, his stepdaughter, and a grandchild.
The Fleetwood Mac singer and keyboardist died on Nov. 30, following a short illness. She was 79. McVie joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970, playing alongside her ex-husband John McVie as well as Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood. McVie spoke about her health last year in an interview with Rolling Stone, while discussing the possibility of another Fleetwood Mac reunion tour. "I'm in quite bad health. I've got a chronic back problem which debilitates me. I stand up to play the piano, so I don't know if I could actually physically do it. What's that saying? The mind is willing, but the flesh is weak," she shared. "I'm quite happy being at home. I don't know if I ever want to tour again. It's bloody hard work… I'll just leave it open and say that we might."
The actress and singer -- who co-wrote the hit track for the 1983 dance film Flashdance that earned her Oscar and GRAMMY wins -- died on Nov. 25. She was 63. Cara, who also earned fame for her role as Coco Hernandez in the 1980 film Fame and for playing the title character in the 1976 musical Sparkle, co-wrote the hit track "Flashdance... What a Feeling." As Coco Hernandez in Fame, Cara performed "Out Here on My Own" as well as the title track. The two singles became instant hits, and they were also nominated for Academy Awards for Best Original Song. The title track took home the Oscar. Cara's other credits include performing on the Broadway shows The Me Nobody Knows and Via Galactica. The New York City native also earned roles in television with appearances in Love of Life and Roots: The Next Generations. Some of her other film credits include Aaron Loves Angela, Killing 'em Softly, and Sister, Sister.
The singer and younger brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter died on Nov. 5. He was 34. Aaron was found dead in his bathtub at his home in Lancaster, California. Aaron began performing in the second grade, and By age 10, Aaron released his self-titled debut album, which sold more than nine million copies. Upon the release of his triple-platinum sophomore album, Aaron’s Party, the young singer hit the road with the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears. In 2000, Aaron released the album, Oh Aaron, and made his Broadway debut the following year. Aaron's career changed directions after his fourth studio album, Another Earthquake!, ended up being far less successful than its predecessors, and marked his final studio album under Jive Records. As his music career slowed down, Aaron turned back to acting. In 2006, the "Hard to Love" singer and his siblings landed the E! reality show House of Carters, which aired for only eight episodes. Aaron's adult life was marred by controversy and a battle with addiction and substance abuse, as well as several high-profile controversies and feuds with his family and various romantic partners. Aaron's death comes less than a year after he and his ex, Melanie Martin, welcomed a baby boy. The couple split one week after Martin gave birth, and she eventually requested a restraining order against him after an alleged physical altercation. The last several years proved to be a trying time for Aaron, who went public about being diagnosed with multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety and manic depression in September 2019. Due to his mental health struggles, Aaron went on to cancel several multiple tour dates. Prior to his death, Aaron -- who had publicly celebrated his sobriety -- had plans to tour again, and released the single "Pyro" in September 2019. He is survived by his son, as well as his mother, Jane, and siblings, Nick, Angel and B.J.
On Nov. 1, the Migos rapper died after a shooting took place at Billiards Bowling Alley in Houston, Texas. He was 28.
Takeoff, whose real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, was the youngest member of Migos. Quavo, whose real name is Quavious Keyate Marshall, was his uncle, and Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, was his cousin.
The longtime drummer for the punk band Dead Kennedys, who worked briefly with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, has died. He was 63. The Dead Kennedys confirmed the news of his death in a tribute post on Instagram, stating that police believe he died following an accidental fall. "Dead Kennedys' drummer D.H. Peligro (Darren Henley) passed away in his Los Angeles home yesterday, October 28th," the post read. "Police on the scene stated that he died from trauma to the head caused by an accidental fall. Arrangements are pending and will be announced in the coming days." Peligro joined the Dead Kennedys in 1981, replacing the band's original drummer. As a member of the band, Peligro played on their albums Plastic Surgery Disasters, Frankenchrist, and Bedtime for Democracy, among others. The group broke up in 1986 but reunited -- sans their original frontman -- in 2001. In the years after they reformed, Peligro performed on the band's subsequent albums, DMPO's on Broadway, Mutiny on the Bay, The Early Years Live, Live at the Deaf Club, and Milking the Sacred Cow.
The celebrated actor and comedian died on Oct. 24, after a car accident in Hollywood, California. He was 67. Jordan was driving Monday morning when it's suspected he had a medical emergency and crashed into the side of the building. In 2006, Jordan won an Emmy for his role as Beverley Leslie on Will & Grace. Throughout his career, he also appeared on shows including Boston Legal, Reba, Desperate Housewives, American Horror Story and Call Me Kat, the latter of which marks his latest role. On the film side, Jordan had roles in The Help and Sordid Lives. Jordan was also a theater actor, having appeared in My Trip Down the Pink Carpet and The Lucky Guy. His shocking death was met with an outpouring of tributes, condolences and memories shared by his famous friends and fans.
The "Gangsta's Paradise" rapper died of cardiac arrest on Sept. 28. He was 59. After entering the L.A. rap scene in the '80s, Coolio, who was born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., came to fame in 1995 when he recorded "Gangsta's Paradise" for Dangerous Minds. The track earned the rapper a GRAMMY. His other hit tracks include "Fantastic Voyage," "C U When U Get There" and "1-2-3-4 (Sumpin' New)." Coolio was also an actor, having appeared in All That, Martin, The Nanny and Charmed. He is survived by his 10 children.
The beloved actress -- who won an Academy Award in 1976 for Best Actress for her portrayal of Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest -- died at her home in the south of France on Sept. 23. She was 88. Not only did her performance as Nurse Ratched garner her an Oscar, Fletcher would go on to etch her name in Hollywood lore after being named in the "100 years... 100 Heroes & Villains" list by the American Film Institute, coming in as the fifth greatest villain in film history. Fletcher's TV credits also included Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Shameless. She also earned Emmy nominations for her roles in Picket Fences (1996) and Joan of Arcadia (2004). She'd go on to films such as The Cheap Detective, Natural Enemies, Cruel Intentions, Exorcist II: The Heretic and Firestarter, which featured a young Drew Barrymore. Fletcher was married to Jerry Bick, a literary agent turned producer, from 1959 to 1978. He died in 2004. Fletcher is survived by her sons John Dashiell Bick and Andrew Wilson Bick.
Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty the Queen, who held the distinction of being the United Kingdom's longest-reigning monarch, died on Sept. 8. She was 96. "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon," Buckingham Palace announced in a statement. The queen's family, including her four children, Prince Charles, the new King, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, grandchildren Prince William and Prince Harry, and several other members of the royal family, all traveled to Balmoral Castle in Scotland amid the news of her declining health. Her Majesty is survived by her children, along with eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
The South African model and actress who made a splash in the Palm d'Or-winning Triangle of Sadness at this year's Cannes Film Festival, died on Aug. 29, from an unexpected and sudden illness. She was 32. The up-and-coming star had scored her first big screen lead role with Triangle of Sadness, appearing opposite Woody Harrelson in the film about a wrecked cruise ship and its passengers. Prior to that, she was known for playing Syonide on The CW series, Black Lightning. She is survived by her fiancé, Luke Volker.
The actress -- best known for her roles in Six Days, Seven Nights, Volcano, Wag the Dog and 1998's remake of Psycho -- died on Aug. 14 when she was taken off life support more than a week after her fiery car crash in Los Angeles on Aug. 5. She was 53. , Heche crashed her blue Mini Cooper into a home around 11 a.m. PT in the Mar Vista neighborhood of L.A. Fifty-nine firefighters rescued Heche from the crash that ignited a house fire. She was rushed to a nearby hospital with severe burns and later declared braindead. Heche's passing was met with an outpouring of tributes and messages from her famous friends and her family. She is survived by two sons -- 20-year-old Homer, from her marriage to Coleman Laffoon, and 13-year-old Atlas, from her relationship with actor James Tupper.
The famed German writer-director -- best known for his films Das Boot, The Perfect Storm, In the Line of Fire and Air Force One -- died on Aug. 12. He was 81. The filmmaker died at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Petersen had a storied career in Hollywood and global film markets. His 1981 World War II blockbuster, Das Boot, garnered him two Academy Award nominations. Additional films included the fantasy classic The NeverEnding Story, the sci-fi epic Enemy Mine, the nightmarish plague tale Outbreak, 2000's The Perfect Storm, based on real events, 2004's period action blockbuster Troy, and 2006's Poseidon -- a loose remake of the 1972 disaster flick The Poseidon Adventure. In 2016, after a 10-year hiatus from directing, Petersen got behind a camera once more for his first feature-length German-language film since Das Boot, the heist comedy Vier Gegen die Bank. He is survived by his wife, Maria, whom he wed in 1978, his son, Daniel, from his first marriage, and two grandchildren.
The celebrated singer, actress and philanthropist died on Aug. 8, after a battle with breast cancer. She was 73. Her husband, John Easterling, broke the news of her passing Monday morning in a heartfelt tribute shared to Instagram, writing alongside a photo of the actress, "Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends... Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer. Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the @onjfoundation. Olivia is survived by her husband John Easterling; daughter Chloe Lattanzi; sister Sarah Newton-John; brother Toby Newton-John; nieces and nephews Tottie, Fiona and Brett Goldsmith; Emerson, Charlie, Zac, Jeremy, Randall, and Pierz Newton-John; Jude Newton-Stock, Layla Lee; Kira and Tasha Edelstein; and Brin and Valerie Hall." The four-time GRAMMY winner is best remembered for her iconic performances in Grease (1971) and Xanadu (1980) and her best-selling song "Physical," as well as founding the Olivia Newton-John Foundation and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia.
The beloved actress, best known for her groundbreaking role as Lt. Nyota Uhura on Star Trek, died on July 30. She was 89. Nichols broke barriers as one of the first Black women to play the lead role in a television series. The actress made her debut on the series in 1966, as one of the bridge crew members on the USS Enterprise, alongside William Shatner, who famously played Captain Kirk. During her time on the series, Nichols made history and inspired other black actors to join the series in future seasons and iterations. In the episode "Plato's Stepchildren" Nichols and Kirk’s characters kissed, while under mind control, marking the first interracial kiss lip-to-lip on American television. Following her role, in the 70s Nichols was employed by NASA to help encourage women and African Americans to become astronauts. Nichols is survived by her son, Kyle Johnson.
The Emmy-Award-winning screen star, stage star and voice actress died on July 30. She was 95. Carroll was perhaps best known to contemporary audiences as the voice of the evil sea witch Ursula in Disney's animated classic The Little Mermaid. However, the celebrated comedian had a long and impressive career on stage and screen for decades. She won an Emmy Award in 1954 for her work on the series Caesar's Hour. She gained early fame for her performances in numerous megahit variety TV shows such as The Steve Allen Show, The Danny Kaye Show, The Carol Burnett Show and several others. She also had notable roles in The Danny Thomas Show, Laverne & Shirley and ER, to name just a few. In the 1980s, Carroll shifted gears and transitioned her career into voice acting for several iconic animated shows and films. Arguably her career-defining performance came in 1989, when she voiced Ursula in The Little Mermaid, and delivered on the most iconic songs in the Disney songbook, "Poor Unfortunate Souls." She is survived by her daughters, Kerry Karsian and Tara Karsian, and granddaughter Evan Karsian-McCormick.
The celebrated actor died on July 25. He was 83. His publicist, Roger Neal, announced that the actor died with his wife, Dee Dee Sorvino, by his side. Sorvino died from natural causes and had dealt with health issues over the past few years. Sorvino started his career as an advertising copywriter, before attending the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and deciding to go into theater. He made his Broadway debut in Bajour in 1964. Six years later, he appeared in his first film, Where's Poppa?. Throughout his career he appeared in such films as Goodfellas, Nixon, Dick Tracy, The Rocketeer, For the Love of Money, Reds, Oh God, and A Touch of Class, among many others. Sorvino is survived by his wife, his three adult children -- Mira, Amanda and Michael -- and five grandchildren.
The British actor, known for his work in such films as Titanic and The Omen, died on July 24. He was 80. In a statement to the BBC, the actor’s family confirmed that he died at the Denville Hall care community for people in the entertainment industry. Early in his career, Warner made a name for himself in the Royal Shakespeare Company's productions of Henry VI and Hamlet. In 1981, Warner won an Emmy for his work in the show Masada. The veteran actor was also nominated for a BAFTA. Warner’s long list of credits also includes the films Mary Poppins Returns, Thirty Nine Steps and Time Bandits. Warner also lent his voice to a host of animated series including Batman: The Animated Series, Iron Man, and Spider-Man: The Animated Series. Warner is survived by his partner, Lisa Bowerman, and his son, Luke, and daughter-in-law, Sarah, good friend, Jane Spencer, and his first wife, Harriet Evans.
The former model and mother of three died at her New York City home on July 14. She was 73. Her death was first confirmed by her ex-husband, former President Donald Trump, who wrote on social media, "I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City. She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life." Ivana and Donald, who married in 1977 and divorced in 1992, shared three children together -- Donald Jr., 44, Ivanka, 40, and Eric, 38 -- and 10 grandchildren.
The Oscar and Emmy-nominated actor -- known for his roles in The Godfather, Misery, Brian’s Song, Elf and countless other films -- died on July 6. He was 82. His career began in off-Broadway productions before making it to Broadway in Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole. Caan’s first TV appearance was on Naked City, which led to multiple small roles on the likes of Route 66, The Untouchables, The Doctors and the Nurses, Death Valley Days and Dr. Kildare. In 1963, Caan made his film debut in the romantic comedy Irma la Douce. A year later, Caan landed his breakout role in the thriller Lady in a Cage. In 1971, Caan earned his first and only Emmy nomination for his leading role in the highly acclaimed TV film Brian’s Song, and the following year he co-starred in The Godfather, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He continued acting in countless films and TV series until his death. Caan is survived by five children and four grandchildren.
The renowned veteran musician and celebrated keyboardist died on June 19, after a battle with cancer. He was 70. The news of his death was confirmed to Rolling Stone by his son, Matt, who shared, "He was loved by his family so much. His family was with him throughout the entire time of his illness. He was a lovely father. He gave me music in my life." Tuggle, a journeyman keyboardist who performed with several iconic groups, is best known for his 20-year tenure with Fleetwood Mac. He was also a longtime member of the David Lee Roth Band, joining in the mid '80s and playing with the group until 1994, before briefly rejoining in 1997. He also co-wrote the band's hit single "Just Like Paradise." Throughout his career, Tuggle also collaborated with Jimmy Page, Rick Springfield, Steppenwolf, and many other celebrated artists and bands. Tuggle is survived by his children -- son Matt and daughter Michelle.
Philip Baker Hall
The celebrated character actor died on June 12. He was 90. Hall began his career in the New York theater scene. In 1970, Hall made his film debut with an uncredited role in Zabriskie Point. He went on to build a successful television career, appearing on shows including M*A*S*H, Cheers, The West Wing, Monk, Miami Vice, BoJack Horseman, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Modern Family. On the film side, Hall, who starred in many Paul Thomas Anderson films, appeared on the big screen in such movies as Magnolia, Say Anything, Boogie Nights, Air Force One and Argo. His most recent role came in 2020, when he played Zelman Katz on the Netflix series Messiah. He is survived by his wife, his four daughters, as well as four grandchildren.
Andy Fletcher, a founding member of Depeche Mode died on May 26. He was 60. "We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member, and bandmate Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher," the band wrote of the late keyboardist. "Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh, or a cold pint. Our hearts are with his family, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy in this difficult time," the band concluded. Fletcher, a five-time GRAMMY nominee with Depeche Mode, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, alongside Gahan and Gore, in 2020.
Ray Liotta, best known for portraying the real-life mobster Henry Hill in the Martin Scorsese-directed film Goodfellas -- died May 26. He was 67. ET has learned Liotta passed away in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming Dangerous Waters. The cause of death at this time is not known and the circumstances surrounding his death are also unclear. Liotta deftly portrayed Hill in the 1990 gangster film that would go on to earn six Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, with Joe Pesci winning the film's only Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Liotta first earned acclaim for his role as Ray Sinclair in the 1986 film Something Wild, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Prior to Goodfellas, Liotta also co-starred alongside Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams playing the role of baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson. Most recently, Liotta appeared in The Many Saints of Newark, Marriage Story and No Sudden Move. He also appeared on Jennifer Lopez's TV show, Shades of Blue, which ended after three seasons. Liotta is survived by his daughter, Karsen and his fiancée Jacy Nittolo.
The actor -- best known for his work in TV dramas including The Mentalist, Bosch: Legacy, and 9-1-1: Lone Star -- died on May 19 after a battle with cancer. He was 60. Zderko's publicist, Peter Scott, confirmed the news to ET, sharing, "John battled cancer throughout the years, but despite his health challenges he remained steadfast to his acting goals, always reaching for the next rung on the ladder. He was a good communicator and goal oriented, taking his career opportunities seriously and treating those around him with respect. As his manager, I appreciated his fearless approach to his craft. My heart goes out to his loved ones. I am sure that the fire he brought to his acting was merely an extension of who he was in all of his relationships with friends and family."
The veteran character actor died in Los Angeles on May 5. He was 67. Bridget Everett, the late actor's Somebody Somewhere co-star, announced the news on Instagram, writing, "A beloved character actor, his love of his hometown of Chicago and his family were the cornerstones of his life... Mike, a devoted husband, is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn, his sister Mary Ann Hagerty, her wife Kathleen O’Rourke, and their daughter Meg. He will be sorely missed." Hagerty was best known for his recurring role as Mr. Treeger on Friends. Throughout his career, he also appeared on series including Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Glee, Grey's Anatomy and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. His most recent role was on Somebody Somewhere, Everett's HBO Max series, on which he played her father.
The veteran TV actor died on April 29, at his home in Santa Monica, California. He was 83. His life partner, Michele Roberge, told The New York Times that the actor died following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Birney was best known for his roles on St. Elsewhere and Bridget Loves Bernie. Meredith Baxter was Birney's co-star on the latter TV series, and was married to the actor from 1974 to 1989. The pair shared three kids, Mollie, 37, Peter, 37, and Kate, 47. Birney also appeared on several other shows including The Adams Chronicles, Hawaii Five-O, The Love Boat, Glitter and Murder, She Wrote. He was last seen on an episode of Without a Trace in 2007. Throughout his career, Birney also appeared on Broadway, acting in shows such as Amadeus, The Miser and Benefactors.
The beloved country singer died in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 30 – one day before she and daughter Wynonna Judd were set to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She was 76. Naomi made up one-half of the GRAMMY-winning country duo The Judds, alongside Wynonna -- and was mother actress Ashley Judd as well. On Saturday, Ashley took to Instagram to confirm the news with a statement. "Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness," the statement read. "We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory." The devastating news came just weeks after The Judds made their triumphant TV return at the CMT Music Awards, where Naomi and Wynonna performed together for their first televised number in over 20 years. The Judds had also recently just announced a tour set to kick off this fall. It would have been the duo's first tour together in over a decade. She is survived by her daughters and her husband of 32 years, Larry Strickland.
The actor -- known for his work on Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Mad Men -- died after a "short illness. He was 90. The news of Morse's death was confirmed to ABC on Wednesday night by his son, Charlie. On Thursday morning, writer and producer Larry Karaszewski also released a statement on Twitter paying tribute to Morse. "My good pal Bobby Morse has passed away at age 90," Karaszewski wrote. "A huge talent and a beautiful spirit. Sending love to his son Charlie and daughter Allyn. Had so much fun hanging with Bobby over the years - filming People v OJ and hosting so many screenings (How To Succeed, Loved One, That’s Life)."
The beloved comedian and actor died of Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia due to Myotonic Dystrophy type II on April 12. He was 67. "We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness," the comic's family shared in a statement posted to Twitter. "In addition to being the true iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children. Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert's honor. Love, the Gottfried family." Gottfried is perhaps best known for his long career in stand-up comedy, as well as voicing the sinister parrot Iago in Disney's Aladdin. He is also known for his roles in the '90s films Problem Child and Problem Child 2, and was also the voice of the Aflac Duck until 2011. Gottfried is survived by his wife of 15 years, Dara Kravitz, and his two children, Lily Aster Gottfried and Max Aaron Gottfried.
The Seinfeld and Toy Story star died of natural causes in Palm Desert, California, on April 2. She was 93. "It is with the greatest remorse and sadness to announce that Estelle Harris has passed on this evening at 6:25pm,” her son, Glen Harris, said in a statement to ET “Her kindness, passion, sensitivity, humor, empathy and love were practically unrivaled, and she will be terribly missed by all those who knew her." One of Harris' most notable roles was as George Costanza's mother, Estelle Costanza, on the hit sitcom Seinfeld. She was also the voice of Mrs. Potato Head in the Toy Story franchise. Harris also had the recurring role of Muriel on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, in addition to roles in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Futurama, iCarly, Phil of the Future, Kim Possible, The Proud Family, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Wild Thornberrys, Star Trek: Voyager, Night Court and many more.
The celebrity makeup artist and cosmetics mogul died on March 30. He was 27. His family confirmed the news in a statement to ET, sharing, ""AJ Crimson was a makeup industry leader that set a standard of beauty that was elevated, beautiful, and accessible to people of all color. We as a family are heartbroken and devastated by his passing, but thankful for the lessons that he laid on each of us with his truth, directness, and leadership. We thank you all for your kind words, tweets, and posts, as AJ was an inspiration to us as much as he was a bright light to the rest of the world," they continued. "There are no words that can sum up his whole. Until we meet again!" Crimson started his own beauty line in 2012, beginning with a line of lipstick and glosses before expanding rapidly. The artist counted multiple big celebs among his list of clientele, including Hilary Duff, Regina King, Keyshia Cole, Fergie, Christina Milian, Missy Elliott, Angela Bassett, Raven-Symoné and many others.
The Wanted singer died on March 30, with family by his side. He was 33. Parker was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in 2020. His wife, Kelsey Hardwick, shared the sad news on Instagram, writing, "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with all of his family by his side," she wrote. "Our hearts are broken. Tom was the centre of our world and we can't imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence. We are truly thankful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we all unite to ensure Tom's light continues to shine for his beautiful children. Thank you to everyone who has supported in his care throughout, he fought until the very end. I'm forever proud of you." arker was a dad to two kids, 2-year-old daughter Aurelia and 1-year-old son Bodhi.
The Foo Fighters drummer died on March 25 at his hotel room in the town of Chapinero in Bogotá, Colombia. He was 50. The celebrated band were in the midst of a South American tour, and were set to headline the Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogotá the night of Hawkins' death. Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding his passing. Hawkins joined Foo Fighters in March 1997, replacing the band’s original drummer, William Goldsmith. Together, the band recorded eight studio albums, the most recent being 2021’s Medicine at Midnight. Hawkins also launched the group Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders as a side project in 2006, and the band released three albums. Another group formed by Hawkins in 2021 – which included famed rockers Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney – is set to drop its debut EP, Intakes & Outtakes, later this year. Hawkins is survived by his wife, Alison, and their three children -- Oliver, Annabelle and Everleigh.
The first woman to become the United States secretary of state, died on March 23. She was 84. Her death was confirmed on social media in a statement from her family. "We are heartbroken to announce that Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, the 64th U.S. Secretary of State and the first woman to hold that position, passed away earlier today," read the statement shared on Wednesday. "The cause was cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends. We have lost a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend." Albright was a force to be reckoned with when she worked under President Bill Clinton's administration. She was Clinton's secretary of state from 1997 to 2001 after previously serving as his U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 1993 to 1997.
The longtime ESPN NFL reporter -- known to his colleagues as "The Professor" for his deep knowledge of the game -- died on March 18. He was 67. Clayton's friend and colleague Chris Mortensen announced the news, sharing, "His wife Pat and sister Amy were at his side and communicated earlier he passed away peacefully after a brief illness." Clayton covered the Seahawks for years, and most recently covered Russell Wilson's trade to the Denver Broncos. Clayton's storied career spanned more than four decades covering the NFL. He covered the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL for the Pittsburgh Press in the 1970s as a teenager. He'd go on to cover the Seahawks for the Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune before ESPN hired him as an NFL insider in 1995. Most recently, Clayton was the host of The John Clayton Weekends show on Seattle Sports 710 radio, and he spent five seasons as a sideline reporter for the Seattle Seahawks Radio Network. Clayton won the prestigious Dick McCann Award in 2007, which is bestowed annually by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) "for long and distinguished reporting on professional football." Clayton was also the 19th president of the PFWA and a longtime member of the Board of Selectors for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife and sister.
The Oscar-winning actor died of natural causes, surrounded by family, on March 13. He was 71. Hurt made his big screen debut in the cult classic psychological horror masterpiece Altered States in 1980. Throughout his career, Hurt racked up over 100 acting credits to his name, and carved out niche playing commanding and often malicious or duplicitous authority figures. Hurt was nominated for an Oscar in three consecutive years, beginning in 1985 for his part in Kiss of the Spider Woman -- for which he won the award -- and again in 1986 and 1987 for Children of a Lesser God and Broadcast News. He was nominated once again in 2006 for his role in A History of Violence. One of his most high-profile recent roles comes as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in which he played Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross in The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and End Game, as well as Black Widow. Additional acclaimed film credits include Body Heat, Dark City, The Big Chill, Until the End of the World, and many others. He is survived by his four children.
The veteran character actor died on Feb. 27, after a battle with cancer. He was 65. Eisenberg is best known for playing Defense Attorney Roger Kressler on Law & Order: SVU. His most recent role came as Detective Hauser in the acclaimed miniseries Mare of Easttown, as well as a recurring role as Lou Rabinowitz on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Additional TV credits include The Night Of, Little Voice, Person of Interest, The Black Donnellys, The Plot Against America, The Blacklist, Elementary, Bull, White Collar, The Good Wife, Madam Secretary, 30 Rock, The Big C, and New Amsterdam, to name just a few. Eisenberg also had a substantial career as a character actor on the big screen with memorable roles in Million Dollar Baby, Flags of Our Fathers, Flags of Our Fathers. He also acted in Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center, Limitless, Primary Colors, A Civil Action and many more. Eisenberg is survived by his wife, Patricia, and his son, Lino.
The acclaimed rock vocalist, best known for founding the proto-grunge band Screaming Trees and his work as one of the members of Queens of the Stoneage, died on Feb. 22. He was 57. The news was shared in a statement posted to his Twitter account, which read, "Our beloved friend Mark Lanegan passed away this morning at his home in Killarney, Ireland. A beloved singer, songwriter, author and musician he was 57 and is survived by his wife Shelley." Lanegan's music career began in 1984 with his band Screaming Trees, which released seven studio albums before splitting up in 2000. Lanegan then embarked on a well-received solo career, which included eleven solo albums.
The actress, known for her roles in Empire, General Hospital, and Selena: The Series, was found dead on Feb. 18, days after being reported missing. She was 43. A cause of death for the actress was not immediately known and will be determined by the coroner. In her career, Pearlman held roles on General Hospital and Chicago Justice. In addition, Pearlman's acting credits include roles on Sneaky Pete, American Housewife, Vicious, The Purge anthology series and BET+'s The Ms. Pat Show.
The celebrated American journalist, political writer and satirist died on Feb. 15, following a battle with lung cancer. He was 74. The conservative-leaning humorist and political journalist's accomplished career began in 1973, when he began writing for National Lampoon. O'Rourke later served as the foreign-affairs desk chief at Rolling Stone from the early '80s until 2001. During his time at the publication, he covered several military actions including the Gulf War, and penned two New York Times bestselling books, Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance. Over the course of his career, O'Rourke penned 16 books about politics and American culture, and penned countless articles. He was also a frequent guest on the NPR topical game show Wait...Wait Don't Tell Me. O'Rourke is survived by his wife, Tina, and their three children -- daughters Elizabeth and Olivia and son Clifford.
The acclaimed director and producer, responsible for some of the most beloved comedies of all time, died in his sleep at his home in Montecito, California, on Feb. 12, while surrounded by family. He was 75. One of Reitman's first big successes came in 1978 with the raunchy college comedy National Lampoon's Animal House, which he produced. The film became a comedy classic, and led to Reitman helming Meatballs in 1979, where he directed Bill Murray in his first leading role. Reitman and Murray would go on to work together again in 1981 on Stripes before teaming up for the beloved comedy horror Ghostbusters in 1984. Ghostbusters would go on to establish a franchise, with a sequel Reitman directed in 1989, followed by animated television shows, video games, a reboot/sequel -- directed by Paul Feig and executive produced by Reitman -- in 2016. The long-awaited follow-up, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, was released last year and was helmed by his son, four-time Oscar nominee Jason Reitman. Reitmans's additional directorial credits include Twins (1988), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Dave (1993), Junior (1994), Evolution (2001), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), the romantic comedy No Strings Attached (2011), among others. His final directorial effort came in 2014, with the sports drama Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner.
The funk singer and ex-wife of Miles Davis died on Feb. 8 in Homestead, Pennsylvania. She was 77. Davis graduated from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and went on to work as a model, appearing in Glamour and Seventeen, and working for designers including Halston and Betsey Johnson. She married Miles Davis, nearly two decades her senior, in 1968. They divorced the following year. Davis recorded most of her music catalogue between 1964 and 1975, releasing her self-titled debut album in 1973. She was known for songs including 1973's "If I'm in Luck I Might Get Picked Up" and 1975's "Shut Off the Lights. Davis' music was featured in television series such as Orange Is the New Black, Girlboss, Mixed-ish and High Fidelity. She was the subject of a 2017 documentary film, Betty: They Say I'm Different.
The Miss USA 2019 winner died on Jan. 30, after falling from a high floor of her New York City apartment. She was 30. Kryst's family released a statement to Extra, remembering her life and legacy. "She cared, she loved, she laughed and she shined. Cheslie embodied love and served others, whether through her work as an attorney fighting for social justice, as Miss USA and as a host on Extra. But most importantly, as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor and colleague," the statement shared. "We know her impact will live on." Kryst was born in Jackson, Michigan, and went on to graduate with honors from the University of South Carolina. She later graduated with degrees from the Darla Moore School of Business and Wake Forest University School of Law. She was crowned Miss USA in 2019, and used her platform as the winner to speak out on social justice issues and bring light to causes that she felt passionate about.
The actor and comedian, best known for playing disc jockey Dr. Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati, died Jan. 29, from complications of colon surgery. He was 81. Hesseman was beloved for his role as Dr. Johnny Fever on the CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, which revolved around the staff of a struggling fictional radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio. The series, which premiered in 1978 and aired for four seasons until 1982, received 10 Emmy Award nominations -- Hesseman received two nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1980 and 1981 -- and won a Humanitas Prize. Hesseman also played the lead role of history teacher Charlie Moore on Head of the Class from 1986 to 1990. His other memorable roles included playing Sam Royer on the last two seasons of One Day at a Time, and his role as Captain Pete Lassard in the 1985 comedy Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment. Hesseman is survived by his wife, actress Caroline Ducrocq.
The iconic French fashion designer and perfume creator died on Jan. 23. He was 73. Born Manfred Thierry Mugler, the Strasbourg-bred designer began crafting clothing in 1970s but it wasn't until the '80s and '90s that he became an internationally recognized designer, creating clothing for Demi Moore in films like Indecent Proposal and on the red carpet for Sharon Stone, David Bowie, George Michael and more, with Tyra Banks and Cindy Crawford among the top models of the time to wear his looks on the runway. Mugler left fashion in 2003, but still collaborated with celebs and even launched his own beauty line that has since released a host of fragrances, including Angel and Alien. In recent years, stars like Kim Kardashian, Cardi B, Beyoncé, Robin Wright, Nicole Kidman, Lady Gaga, Megan Fox and Miley Cyrus have all rocked his ensembles.
The comedian and actor died due to complications from blood cancer on Jan. 21. He was 68. His rep, Glenn Schwartz, told ET that Anderson died "peacefully" in Las Vegas. Anderson is best known for his role as Maurice in Coming to America and Coming 2 America, as well as the role of Christine Baskets on the series Baskets, which earned him an Emmy. Anderson also had roles on the shows Search Party, Young Sheldon, Touched by an Angel, Chicago Hope, and Grace Under Fire, as well as a memorable cameo in the hit 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off. He's also the author of bestselling books Dear Dad -- Letters From an Adult Child, Goodbye Jumbo... Hello Cruel World, The F Word, How to Survive Your Family, and Hey Mom. He is survived by his two sisters, Lisa and Shanna Anderson.
The legendary musician died in Nashville, Tennessee, on Jan. 20. He was 74. Meat Loaf's manager, Michael Greene, confirmed the news on Facebook the day after his death. Meat Loaf's album, Bat Out of Hell, is one of the top selling records of all time. His best known song is "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)," which marked his only single to top the Billboard 100 chart and earn him a GRAMMY in 1994. The artist -- whose real name was Marvin Lee Aday -- also appeared in several television shows and films, including the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fight Club and Wayne's World. The musician had acknowledged in the past that physical problems had affected his ability to perform. In 2016, Meat Loaf collapsed at a concert in Canada and was admitted to the hospital. The cause was dehydration, a spokesperson said at the time. In November 2021, Meat Loaf posted on Facebook that he'd had four back surgeries and planned to be back in the studio in 2022. Meat Loaf is survived by his wife, Deborah Gillespie, and daughters Pearl and Amanda Aday from his previous marriage.
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.
The voice actor, and the original voice of Charlie Brown, died on Jan 18. He was 65. Robbins (real name Louis G. Nanasi) started his career as the beloved cartoon character in the '60s. He voiced Charlie Brown in the holiday classics A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown as well as in the feature film A Boy Named Charlie Brown. In addition to lending his voice to the iconic Peanuts character, Robbins' other credits included Blondie, The Munsters, Get Smart and My Three Sons. He quit acting in 1972, and struggled with mental health issues throughout his life, which lead to multiple legal issues and run-ins with the law.
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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 actress, known for her roles in films during the blaxploitation era in the '70s, died on Jan. 14. She was 76. Speed was best known for her starring role as the title character in the 1974 horror film Abby, which was about a woman who is possessed by an African sex spirit. Other memorable movies she starred in include 1973's The Mack and 1974's Black Samson. Speed is survived by her grandson, Marc Speed, and her sister, Barbara Morrison.
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.