Celebrity Deaths in 2021: 71 Famous Stars Who Died

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2021 was a year packed full of chaos. In the midst of it all, we lost some of the most remarkable people in the entertainment industry. These deaths leave a huge gap and it’s important to take a moment to recognize all whom we’ve lost.

Though the following list only begins to scratch the surface of the celebrities we lost in 2021, their deaths saddened us to our core.

71. Betty White (January 17, 1922 – December 31, 2021)

A pioneer of early television, Betty White had a successful career in Hollywood that spanned nearly eight decades.

She was best known for playing Sue Ann Nivens on the CBS sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rose Nylund on the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls, and Elka Ostrovsky on the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland.

Comedy icon Betty White died of natural causes at the age of 99Comedy icon Betty White died of natural causes at the age of 99 (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

Betty White was often referred to as the First Lady of Television, the First Lady of Game Shows, and the Queen of Comedy. She received eight Emmy Awards in various categories, three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Grammy Award. In 2018, she broke the longest TV career by a female entertainer in Guinness World Records.

She got divorced twice before reaching 30. Her last marriage was to Allen Ludden. They were married for 18 years until Allen died of stomach cancer.

Seventeen days before her 100th birthday, Betty White died of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles.

70. Rhonda Stubbins White (1961 – December 6, 2021)

Known for her long-standing role as Lady Vi on Days of Our Lives, Rhonda Stubbins White was a beloved actress and TV personality.

Her most recent work was on Tyler Perry’s Ruthless where she played a cult leader named Agnes. She died of ovarian cancer at 60 years old.

69. Antony Sher (June 14, 1949 – December 2, 2021)

Antony Sher studied at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to become an award-winning actor.

British actor, writer and theater director Antony Sher died from cancer at 72 years oldBritish actor, writer, and theater director Antony Sher died from cancer at 72 years old (Credit: Mega / WENN)

Sher married his husband, Gregory Doran, in 2015, but the pair had a civil partnership prior to this in 2005. They were still married when Sher passed from cancer at 72 years old.

68. William Norris (Around 1946- November 30, 2021)

Actor William “Bill” Norris might be most famous for being the first actor to play the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.

Not only did he act, but he was also a screenwriter and director. He succeeded in winning an Emmy along with other awards. He passed from heart complications at 75 years old.

67. Arlene Dahl (August 11, 1925 – November 29, 2021)

For Arlene Dahl, her love for acting started when she was in Elementary School. She acted in a lot of films (mostly in the ‘40s and ‘50s), musicals, and modeled in New York.

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She was married to her sixth husband, Marc Rosen, when she passed on November 29th at age 96.

66. Eddie Mekka (June 14, 1952 – November 27, 2021)

Eddie Mekka had a long and versatile acting career from Broadway to TV shows to movies. He received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in The Lieutenant on Broadway.

Known for his role as Carmine Ragusa on the hit television sitcom Laverne & Shirley, Eddie Mekka reportedly passed away peacefully at the age of 69Known for his role as Carmine Ragusa on the hit television sitcom Laverne & Shirley, Eddie Mekka reportedly passed away peacefully at the age of 69 (Credit: Judy Eddy / WENN)

He married twice, his first wife was DeLee Lively, and his second wife was Yvonne Marie Grace. He had one daughter.

65. Stephen Sondheim (March 22, 1930 – November 26, 2021)

Associated with having “reinvented the American musical,” Stephen Joshua Sondheim is also known as one of the most influential composers and lyricists that America has ever known.

While he had an abusive and challenging childhood, Stephen successfully channeled that energy into his music. Aside from writing lyrics, he enjoyed spending his time playing games and doing puzzles, which is probably how he got started creating crossword puzzles for New York magazine.

American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim died of cardiovascular disease at his home at the age of 91American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim died of cardiovascular disease at his home at the age of 91 (Credit: Mega / WENN)

He wrote lyrics for West Side Story, Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George, and Into the Woods along with music for films as well. He passed away at 91 years old.

64. Jay Jay Phillips (1991 – November 25, 2021)

Jay Jay Phillips was a contestant on Season 4 of America’s Got Talent as a keyboardist. At just 30 years old he contracted COVID-19 and passed away from it.

He was found by his girlfriend after passing peacefully in his sleep. Many took to Instagram to share their condolences and love for Phillips.

63. Joey Morgan (1993- November 21, 2021)

Perhaps most known for starring in Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse as Augie Foster, Joey Morgan passed away at only 28 years old.

The director of Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse shared on Twitter, “Joey Morgan came into my life nearly 9 years ago when I made Scouts. He was quiet, funny, intelligent, and thoughtful. And when the cameras rolled he was magnetic. He passed today and the news is heartbreaking. I am honored to have known him.”

Known for his role in Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Joey Morgan died unexpectedly at the age of 28 and no cause of death was revealedKnown for his role in Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Joey Morgan died unexpectedly at the age of 28 and no cause of death was revealed (Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Throughout his acting career, Joey also had roles in the indie film, Flower, along with Compadres, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, Camp Manna, Angie Tribeca, Max Reload and the Nether Blasters, an episode of Chicago Med, and Critters: A New Binge.

62. Burgess Gardner (April 12, 1936 – November 20, 2021)

Burgess Gardner studied music at Jackson State University and went on to be a jazz musician who played the trumpet for over 70 years! Then, he went to Roosevelt University and got a Master’s degree in music and taught music in classrooms.

He died of congestive heart failure at 85 years old. He once said that jazz “was a source of black pride” and “a uniquely American art form developed by black musicians and exported to the rest of the world.”

61. Stacey Pentland (1984 – November 18, 2021)

TikTok star, mother of four, and loving wife, Stacey Pentland, frequently shared about her struggle with Lymphoma on the popular app.

Stacey shared that she was in the prime of her health in 2020 when she felt pain in her back while mowing the lawn that led to a trip to the doctor for assessment.

TikTok star Stacey Pentland, who documented her battle against lymphoma on the platform, lost her battle against lymphomaTikTok star Stacey Pentland, who documented her battle against lymphoma on the platform, lost her battle against lymphoma (Credit: TikTok)

It was there she found out that she had rectal cancer that had spread to her whole body.

With over 200,000 TikTok followers, Stacey succeeded in her goal of making others feel less alone through her videos and thousands of people have commented on how she is so loved and missed.

60. Mick Rock (November 22, 1948 – November 18, 2021)

Mick Rock was known as “The Man Who Shot The 70s.” As a music photographer, he took photos of famous musicians like David Bowie, Lou Reed, and Queen, and he later photographed more recent celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, and more.

Legendary music photographer Mick Rock died at the age of 72 and his cause of death remains unknownLegendary music photographer Mick Rock died at the age of 72 and his cause of death remains unknown (Credit: Judy Eddy / WENN)

The legendary photographer and videographer, whose photos were on album covers and magazines, passed away at 72 years old.

His life will be forever preserved in the documentary of his life, SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock.

59. Young Dolph (July 27, 1985 – November 17, 2021)

Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. was known as the American rapper “Young Dolph.” Interestingly, it seems music runs in the family since his second cousin is the famous rapper Juice Wrld and his first cousin is rapper Key Glock.

Young Dolph made his first debut in 2008 with Paper Route Campaign and later formed his own record label.

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He continued producing music with this record label, Paper Route Empire until this year. Young Dolph was sadly shot and killed on November 17, 2021, outside a bakery in Memphis, TN.

He leaves behind two children and his partner, Mia Jaye.

58. Art LaFleur (September 9, 1943 – November 17, 2021)

You may know Art LaFleur from his iconic roles as Babe Ruth in The Sandlot or the Tooth Fairy in The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.

However, he played many roles throughout his acting career until he lost his over 10 year-long battle to atypical Parkinson’s disease.

Art LaFleur, known for his roles as Babe Ruth in The Sandlot or the Tooth Fairy in The Santa Clause movies, died after living for 10 years with Parkinson's diseaseArt LaFleur, known for his roles as Babe Ruth in The Sandlot or the Tooth Fairy in The Santa Clause movies, died after living for 10 years with Parkinson’s disease (Credit: Nikki Nelson / WENN)

Art married his wife Shelley LaFleur on September 4, 1981, and they were still together when he passed. Shelley referred to him as “the love of my life” in a tribute to him on social media.

57. Julia Kabance (August 10, 1910 – November 16, 2021)

Julia Kabance was the oldest living American female veteran of World War II and the oldest living member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. She passed away at the age of 111.

The oldest living American female veteran of World War II, Julia Kabance died at the age of 111 and credited independence as the reason for her long lifeThe oldest living American female veteran of World War II, Julia Kabance died at the age of 111 and credited independence as the reason for her long life (Credit: Smithsonian Magazine)

Although she was one of twelve children, she never married and never had children of her own. Julia previously said that she believed her independence contributed to her long life and stated that she “could do whatever I wanted.”

56. Jerry Johnson (December 3, 1943 – November 15, 2021)

Major League baseball player, Jerry Johnson, passed away in his sleep from a diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia and COPD.

In his baseball career, he played for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, and Toronto Blue Jays.

55. Heath Freeman (June 23, 1980 – November 14, 2021)

American actor and producer Heath Freeman reportedly passed away in his sleep at the age of 41 (although the cause of death is not yet known).

Best known for his role as Howard Epps in Bones, Heath Freeman died in his sleep at 41 years oldBest known for his role as Howard Epps in Bones, Heath Freeman died in his sleep at 41 years old (Credit: Avalon / WENN)

He made appearances on TV shows in the early 2000s but was most known for his role as serial killer Howard Epps on two seasons of Bones. He acted in a couple of movies still to be released that are currently in the post-production stage.

54. Sam Huff (October 4, 1934 – November 13, 2021)

Robert Lee “Sam” Huff was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). After attending college at West Virginia University, he played for the New York Giants and Washington Redskins.

Sadly, he was diagnosed with dementia in 2013 and lost his battle with the disease at the age of 87.

53. Graeme Edge (March 30, 1941 – November 11, 2021)

Graeme Edge was the drummer for the band The Moody Blues and also helped write lyrics and do spoken-word for some of their songs. They had a world tour in 1974 and were very successful.

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Edge was later inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sadly, Edge passed from metastatic cancer at 80 years old.

52. Jerry Douglas (May 28, 1956 – November 9, 2021)

Jerry Douglas guest-starred on plenty of TV shows, but he also had a long-standing role (over 30 years) on The Young and the Restless as John Abbott.

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He married his first wife, Arlene Martel, in 1962 and they had two children together along with a child from Arlene’s first marriage. He then married Kymberly Bankier in 1985 and they were still together when he passed on November 9th. They had one child.

51. Dean Stockwell (March 5, 1936 – November 7, 2021)

Dean Stockwell first appeared on Broadway when he was only 7 years old. He is well known for starring in Quantum Leap as well as acting in other TV shows and movies.

As an actor, he’s received Oscar and Emmy nominations along with other awards. He passed from natural causes at 85 years old.

50. Marilia Mendonca (July 22, 1995 – November 5, 2021)

Marilia Mendonca was a famous and beloved Brazilian country music singer. She has over 40 million followers on Instagram, over 8 million followers on Twitter, and over 20 million on YouTube.

She first released her music in 2015, even though she had been passionate about making music since she was 12 years old. Unfortunately, she died in a plane crash on her way to perform a concert. She leaves behind her 2-year-old son.

49. Sabah Fakhri (May 2, 1933 – November 2, 2021)

Sabah Fakhri was a legendary Syrian singer and was well-known for performing classic Arabic songs. His performances would last hours, one even went for 10 hours without a break! Additionally, he was Vice President of the Arab Artists Union.

He passed from natural causes on November 2nd at 88 years old.

48. Bettina Grossman (September 28, 1927 – November 2, 2021)

Known as the eccentric European artist who lived at the Chelsea Hotel for 50 years, Bettina Grossman filled her room up with art done by herself and other people. She was a recluse – or someone who avoided others and lived very independently.

She experienced a traumatic fire in the ’60s that destroyed a lot of her artwork and most likely led to her life of solitude. She passed away due to respiratory failure at 94 years old.

47. Mort Sahl (May 11, 1927 – October 26, 2021)

Mort Sahl was a beloved actor and comedian who passed peacefully at his home at 94 years old; his cause of death being “old age” with a net worth over 10 million.

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Mort will forever be remembered for his contribution to comedy and getting up on stage with just a newspaper to improvise with. Throughout his life, Mort remarried twice after his divorce from Sue Babior.

46. Huey Haha (July 15, 1999 – October 25, 2021)

TikTok star and Comedian Huey Ha’s (“Huey Haha”) videos got many people through tough times, and he was open about his struggles with mental health.

Huey Haha, who struggled with his mental health, was found dead by medics during an emergency call to his homeHuey Haha, who struggled with his mental health, was found dead by medics during an emergency call to his home (Credit: Huey Haha’s Instagram)

Huey had over 280,000 followers on Instagram, close to half a million subscribers on YouTube, and over 500,000 followers on TikTok.

Although his cause of death has not been publicly reported, those close to him say it was self-inflicted. He leaves behind a two-year-old daughter, Princess.

45. James Michael Tyler (May 28, 1962 – October 24, 2021)

James Michael Tyler appeared as the shy general manager, Gunther, of Central Perk on television’s Friends.

While we loved his shy and quirky character, Tyler also acted in several movies and television shows like Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Episodes.

Best known for his role as Gunther on the NBC sitcom Friends, American actor James Michael Tyler died from prostate cancerBest known for his role as Gunther on the NBC sitcom Friends, American actor James Michael Tyler died from prostate cancer (Credit: Lia Toby / WENN)

James was married to Barbara Chadsey in 1993, and although they had separated by 2003, he did not file for divorce until 2013.

His manager describes Tyler’s second wife, Jennifer Carno, whom James married in 2017, as “the love of his life, ever united in good times, in sickness, and for eternity.” He died peacefully at home from prostate cancer at age 59 and had an estimated net worth of $4 million.

44. Peter Scolari (September 12, 1955 – October 22, 2021)

A native New Yorker, actor Peter Scolari was seen in the show Bosom Buddies along with actor Tom Hanks before later being cast in the successful sitcom, Newhart, with television legend Bob Newhart.

He went on to win an Emmy in 2016 for his role in Girls on HBO. Later, he appeared in the show Gotham.

Tom Hanks (as Kip "Buffy" Wilson) and Peter Scolari (as Henry 'Hildegard' Desmond) in the American television sitcom Bosom BuddiesTom Hanks (as Kip “Buffy” Wilson) and Peter Scolari (as Henry ‘Hildegard’ Desmond) in the American television sitcom Bosom Buddies (Credit: NBC)

Peter was an avid juggling enthusiast and often fit in performances during talk show appearances.

Scolari was married a total of three times and has two children with his second wife. Following a two-year battle with leukemia, Peter Scolari died in October 2021 at age 66 with a net worth of $2 million dollars.

He is survived by his wife, actress Tracy Shayne, and four children, Nicholas, Joseph, Keaton, and Cali.

43. Willie Garson (February 20, 1964 – September 21, 2021)

Willie Garson is perhaps best known for his role on Sex and the City as Stanford Blatch. He also appeared on series like NYPD Blue and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He was never married; however, he did adopt his son, Nathan Garson.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Willie Garson filming "And Just Like That..." the follow-up series to "Sex and the City"Sarah Jessica Parker and Willie Garson filming “And Just Like That…” the follow-up series to “Sex and the City” on July 23, 2021, in New York City (Credit: MEGA / WENN)

Willie thrived on the small screen as well as in motion pictures. Some of his full-length feature films include Groundhog Day, Soapdish, The Rock, and Freaky Friday, as well as the continuation of the Sex in the City franchise.

Garson died at age 57 in September of 2021 from pancreatic cancer. At the time of his death, he had an estimated net worth of $5 million.

42. Norm Macdonald (October 17, 1959 – September 14, 2021)

Canadian funnyman, Norm Macdonald, got his start on stage at amateur night at the legendary comedy club, Yuk Yuk’s. While his first attempts bombed, he eventually worked up enough traction to land comedic writing gigs for shows like Roseanne and The Dennis Miller Show.

After being a staff writer at Saturday Night Live, he was tapped to host the Weekend Update news segment. Crowds enjoyed his deadpan delivery and controversial punchlines that took jabs at celebrities like Michael Jackson and O.J. Simpson.

However, network executives that maintained friendships with Norm’s targets were not pleased with the material. Macdonald and Don Ohlmeyer, the president of NBC’s West Coast Division, had a fairly open feud about his material and insubordination that eventually led to Norm’s release from the show.

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Shortly after his termination, Norm went on to appear in motion pictures like the comedies Dirty Work and Screwed. Macdonald never fully regained firm footing with NBC, but he did collaborate on projects with former SNL alumni and even had his own show, Norm (formerly The Norm Show).

Norm quietly shared his leukemia diagnosis with select friends and family and passed away in September of 2021. He was survived by his ex-wife and his 29-year-old son Dylan Macdonald. His estimated net worth was just below $3 million.

41. Michael K. Williams (November 22, 1966 – September 6, 2021)

Many remember Michael K. Williams from his character, Omar Little, in The Wire. He was even nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for the role.

What many don’t know is that Michael actually left a pharmaceuticals job to pursue a career in dance. The leap of faith landed him on tour with Madonna and George Michael.

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Michael’s iconic facial scar came from a bar fight in his twenties when he was slashed with a beer bottle. Little did he know that the scar would lead to modeling opportunities and acting alongside Tupac Shakur in Bullet (1996).

Tragically, Williams was found dead in September by his nephew. Toxicology reports show that he died from a combination of heroin, cocaine, fentanyl, and parafluorofentanyl, as an accidental overdose at age 54. The New York native is believed to have had a net worth of $5 million dollars at the time of his death.

40. Sarah Harding (November 17, 1981 – September 5, 2021)

English singer, Sarah Harding, rose to the top of the pop charts in the UK with the girl group Girls Aloud, which was formed by way of the reality show, Popstars: The Rivals.

In addition to her work with the group, Sarah also landed other television appearances both in television dramas and other reality shows, like Celebrity Big Brother 20. She also accepted work modeling for the lingerie brand Ultimo.

English singer Sarah Harding died from breast cancer that had advanced to "other parts" of her bodyEnglish singer Sarah Harding died from breast cancer that had advanced to “other parts” of her body (Credit: WENN)

In 2020, Ms. Harding shared her quickly spreading breast cancer diagnosis. By early 2021, she grimly shared that she “didn’t expect to see another Christmas,” and spent much of her final year with her mother while receiving treatment.

With an estimated net worth of approximately $9 million, she passed away in September of 2021, weeks shy of her 40th birthday.

39. Gregg Leakes (August 18, 1954 – September 1, 2021)

Known to most of the world as NeNe Leakes’s husband, Gregg Leakes was a successful businessman in the Atlanta area with a majority of his wealth coming from his real estate investments. NeNe’s over-the-top role on The Real Housewives of Atlanta thrust Mr. Leakes into the spotlight.

Amid NeNe’s tenure on RHOA, Gregg and NeNe divorced after 14 years of marriage in 2011. Only two years later, it was announced that the couple were again engaged to be married, which took place in 2013 and was filmed by Bravo as part of the special I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding.

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Leakes was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018, and while he went into remission briefly, the cancer had returned by 2021. Despite treatments, Gregg Leakes passed away at home on September 1, 2021. His estimated net worth at the time of his death was $4 million.

His wife, NeNe, spoke of a conversation she had with her late husband, “I told him I wouldn’t have chosen another husband other than him. I said, ‘I married you twice, crazy man.'”

38. Charlie Watts (June 2, 1941- August 24, 2021)

Charlie Watts was a musician who was world-renowned as the lead drummer of the Rolling Stones from 1963 until he passed away in 2021.

Charlie Watts was one of the only Rolling Stones members to perform on every one of their studio albums, gracing the tracks with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

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He was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. He is well known as one of the greatest drummers of all time.

Charlie Watts was married to Shirley Ann Shepherd, and they had one daughter together in 1968. Charlie and his wife married before the Rolling Stones ever got together and stayed together until he passed away.

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His cause of death has not been confirmed, though we know in 2004 he was diagnosed with throat cancer, and on August 5, 2021, he announced that he was not participating in a tour due to a heart procedure.

Charlie Watts passed away at the age of 80 on August 24, 2021. At the time of his death, his net worth was $250 million.

37. Sonny Chiba (January 22, 1939 – August 19, 2021)

Born in Fukuoka, Japan, Sonny Chiba was one of the pioneers in bringing martial arts to mainstream American cinema. Chiba actually went by several names throughout his career, seemingly rebranding himself as he grew into different roles.

His first starring role was in Invasion of the Neptune Men in 1961; however, he received much acclaim when his hit movie Gekitotsu!

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Satsujin Ken was rebranded to suit American audiences as The Street Fighter in 1974. Chiba has extensive screen credits and even opened a school for aspiring actors that wished to enter the martial arts genre.

He has one daughter from his first marriage and two sons from his second marriage. In August of 2021, Chiba died at age 82 from complications of COVID-19.

36. Jackie Mason (June 9, 1928- July 24, 2021)

Jackie Mason was a standup comedian and actor. Born as Yacov Moshe Hakohen Maza, e grew up in Wisconsin and was one of six children, in a strict Orthodox Jewish household. His family consisted of generations of rabbis.

Jackie was famous for his hilarious and sometimes controversial comedy. He married his wife Jyll Rosenfeld on August 14, 1991. At the time, she was his 37-year-old manager.

He also voiced The Simpsons character Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky, the father of Krusty the Clown, who appeared in 11 episodes until his 2014 death in the first episode of Season 26, “Clown in the Dumps.”

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Prior to this marriage, he impregnated Ginger Reiter, a writer, and she had his only child, Sheba Mason, who is now a comedian as well.

On July 24, 2021, Jackie Mason passed away. His cause of death was not released, but he had many health issues including inflammation of the lungs at the time of his death. He was 93 years old. At the time of his death, his net worth was $9 million.

35. Biz Markie (April 8, 1964 – July 16, 2021)

Biz Markie, born Marcel Theo Hall, was a rapper, DJ, and record producer.

Biz Markie was most well known for his top hit “Just a Friend”, which was dubbed one of the top 100 greatest hip hop songs of all time by VH1.

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Commonly known as the “Clown Prince of Hip Hop”, Biz Markie was married to Tara Hall. Though he never had any biological children, he was lovingly referred to as his stepdaughter’s father. He loved her as his own, as well as his niece.

On July 16, 2021, Biz Markie passed away after complications with diabetes. He’d gone into a rehabilitation facility in December 2020, after suffering from a stroke after a diabetic coma. At the time of his death, his net worth was between $1-$3 million.

34. Jeff LaBar (March 18, 1963- July 14, 2021)

Jeffrey Philip LaBar was a guitarist who played in the glam metal band Cinderella.

Jeff LaBar was born in Pennsylvania but grew up in Philadelphia. He married Gaile LaBar Bernhard and had one son with her. The couple divorced in 2007 and he later married Debinique LaBar.

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LaBar passed away on July 14, 2021. He was found unconscious in his Nashville home by his first wife, Gaile LaBar Bernhard. He was 58 at the time and the cause of his death is unknown. At the time of his death, his net worth was $3 million.

33. Robert Downey, Sr. (June 24, 1936 – July 7, 2021)

Father to actor Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Downey, Sr. was a Manhattan native that was known for his films in the 1960s.

He was a contributor to the Absurdist Movement, which featured films that were based around raging satire and oftentimes touted existential or anti-establishment themes. His films were often filmed on a scant budget, using what was considered inferior equipment of the day. The grainy 16mm films gained an underground following.

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Due to his shoestring budget, he would often cast family members in roles. In fact, actor and son, Robert Downey, Jr. made his film debut in his father’s movie, Pound. He also cast his daughter and his first wife made appearances. Downey eventually passed away at age 85 following a five-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.

32. Richard Donner (April 24, 1930- July 5, 2021)

Richard Donner was a filmmaker who was called “one of Hollywood’s most reliable makers of action Blockbusters” by Michael Barson, film historian.

Richard Donner was born in Bronx, New York, and served in the U.S. Navy as an aerial photographer after high school graduation. In 1986, he married Lauren Shuler, who was a film producer.

Richard Donner met his wife Lauren Schuler Donner in the early 1980s while making the 1985 American medieval dark fantasy film LadyhawkeRichard Donner met his wife Lauren Schuler Donner in the early 1980s while making the 1985 American medieval dark fantasy film Ladyhawke (Credit: Sheri Determan / WENN)

Together, the pair created Shuler-Donner Productions and created their legacy of films. They were best known for the X-Men franchises and Free Willy. The pair never had any children.

On July 5, 2021, at the age of 91, Richard Donner passed away in his home in California from cardiopulmonary failure. At the time of his death, his net worth was $100 million.

31. Stuart Damon (February 5, 1937 – June 29, 2021)

Stuart Damon was an actor who was well known for his role in General Hospital. His 30-year role as Dr. Alan Quartermaine won him an Emmy in 1999 and the hearts of many.

Stuart Damon was born in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants who fled the Bolshevik Revolution. He married Deirdre Ann Ottewill on March 12, 1961.

Pictured with Wendy Riche and Shelley Curtis, Stuart Damon and passed away after struggling with renal failurePictured with Wendy Riche and Shelley Curtis, Stuart Damon and passed away after struggling with renal failure (Credit: MEGA / WENN)

She was an actress, singer, and dancer. On Christmas in 2019, Deirdre passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. The couple had two children together.

On June 29, 2021, at the age of 84, Stuart Damon passed away from kidney failure. At the time of his death, his net worth was between $2-$4 million.

30. Johnny Solinger (August 7, 1965- June 26, 2021)

Johnny Preston Solinger was a singer/songwriter who was well known as being the lead vocalist of Skid Row for 16 years, from 1999 to 2015. After Skid Row, he has a brief country music solo career. His love for music never ended.

He married Paula Marcenaro in 2011. The couple never had any children, and she announced his death in 2021.

She told USA Today, “He passed yesterday while I was holding his hand.” (Willis). His death came a month after he announced that he was suffering from liver failure. He was 55 years old when he passed away.

Skid Row's lead vocalist John Preston Solinger died of liver failure at the age of 55Skid Row’s lead vocalist John Preston Solinger died of liver failure at the age of 55 (Credit: Aaron Gilbert / WENN)

“It is with a heavy heart I must let everyone know what’s going on with me and my health,” the singer wrote on Facebook about his health situation on May 8, 2021.

“I have been hospitalized for over the last month. I have been diagnosed with liver failure. And the prognosis is not so good. As with most musicians I do not have health insurance and it’s very difficult to get proper care without it.

His net worth at the time of his death is highly debated and is estimated to be somewhere between $2 and $15 million.

29. Ned Beatty (July 6, 1937 – June 13, 2021)

Ned Beatty holds long and diverse filmography credits. Many young filmgoers may recognize his voice as Lotso from Toy Story 3.

Ned remarked once of himself, “For people like me, there’s a lot of ‘I know you! I know you! What have I seen you in?’”

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Beatty has been in classics like Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), Deliverance (1972), and Prelude to a Kiss (1992).

He has appeared in over 160 feature-length films during his career and perhaps even more television appearances on shows including M*A*S*H, The Waltons, Roseanne, and Homicide: Life on the Street.

Ned married a total of four times and had eight children among his first three marriages. He died at home from natural causes at age 83 in June of 2021.

28. Clarence Williams III (August 21, 1939- June 4, 2021)

Clarence Williams III was an actor who starred in the popular police TV series The Mod Squad as well as many other important films such as Purple Rain, Tales from the Hood, and Reindeer Games.

In 1967, he married Gloria Foster, who he had worked with in the past on The Mod Squad and The Cool World. The pair filed for divorce in 1984 but left things on good terms.

Clarence Williams III died at his home in Los Angeles after a battle with colon cancerClarence Williams III died at his home in Los Angeles after a battle with colon cancer (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN)

They remained friends for the rest of their lives and Clarence Williams III was the one to announce Gloria’s death in 2001. They never had any children.

On June 4, 2021, at the age of 81, Clarence Williams III passed away from colon cancer. At the time of his death, his net worth was $2 million.

“When I was a kid growing up in NYC Clarence Williams III was a face on TV that I identified with and that inspired me. From the Mod Squad to Purple Rain and Sugar Hill, he always performed with dynamic energy. Rest in power, king,” Lenny Kravitz wrote on Twitter.

27. Ray MacDonnell (March 5, 1928- June 10, 2021)

Ray MacDonnell was best known for his role in All My Children, a soap opera that he starred in from its first day until its last. He graced televisions all over for forty years as Dr. Joe Martin and won a Daytime Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2004.

Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Ray MacDonnell had three children with his wife Patricia. He passed away on June 10, 2021, of natural causes at the age of 93.

Beloved actor Raymond MacDonnell, best known for his role as Dr. Joe Martin on the daytime soap opera All My Children, pictured with his on-screen wife Lee MeriwetherBeloved actor Raymond MacDonnell, best known for his role as Dr. Joe Martin on the daytime soap opera All My Children, pictured with his on-screen wife Lee Meriwether (Credit: MEGA / WENN)

At the time of his death, his net worth was $3 million.

26. Ernie Lively (January 29, 1947 – June 3, 2021)

With his wife, Elaine Lively, and his five children by his side, Ernie Lively passed away from cardiac complications in Los Angeles.

Blake Lively‘s father appeared in Passenger 57, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Turner & Hooch. He also played the father of a character played by his own real-life daughter, Blake, in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films.

Ernie Lively and his daughter Blake Lively at the premiere of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2"Ernie Lively and his daughter Blake Lively at the premiere of “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2” at the Ziegfeld Theatre on July 28, 2008, in New York City (Credit: Patricia Schlein / WENN)

Suffering a heart attack in November 2013, he was being treated with experimental stem-cell therapy to repair his heart.

Born Ernest Wilson Brown Jr. in Baltimore, Maryland, he married Elaine in 1979 and adopted her three children from her previous marriage to Ronnie Lively: Lori Lynn, Robyn Elaine, and Ronald Jason Lively.

Blake Lively with her mother Elaine (née McAlpin) and her father, Ernie Lively (né Ernest Wilson Brown Jr.)Blake Lively with her mother Elaine (née McAlpin) and her father, Ernie Lively (né Ernest Wilson Brown Jr.) at the ceremony in honor of Blake’s husband, Ryan Reynolds, when he received the 2,596th Walk of Fame star on December 15, 2016, in Hollywood, California (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

When marrying Elaine, he took her last name Lively, which was actually Elaine’s married surname from her first marriage.

Ernie and Elaine welcomed two children, Eric Lawrence and Blake Ellender, in July 1981 and August 1987.

25. Kevin Clark (December 3, 1988 – May 26, 2021)

Child actor, Kevin Clark, played alongside Jack Black as the drummer in the band School of Rock in the movie by the same name in 2003.

Little did most people know, Clark had actually been a percussionist for more than a decade at the time of filming. He continued to pursue a career in music rather than movies, collaborating in local bands in Chicago.

Kevin Clark, who played Freddy "Spazzy McGee" Jones (drums) in the 2003 film "School of Rock" with Jack Black, died in Chicago after getting struck by a car while riding his bicycleKevin Clark, who played Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones (drums) in the 2003 film “School of Rock” with Jack Black, died in Chicago after getting struck by a car while riding his bicycle (Credit: Paramount Pictures)

In May of 2021, Kevin Clark was riding home on his bicycle in the trendy Avondale neighborhood of Chicago during the early morning hours when he was struck and killed by a motorist. Clark was only 32 at the time.

24. Samuel Edward Wright (November 20, 1946 – May 24, 2021)

Known for voicing Sebastian the crab in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, he received a Tony Award nomination for his performance as the ill-fated Mufasa in the original Broadway production of The Lion King. Just 72 years old, he died from prostate cancer at his home in Walden, New York.

American actor and singer Samuel Edward Wright voiced Sebastian the crab in Disney’s animated classic The Little MermaidAmerican actor and singer Samuel Edward Wright voiced Sebastian the crab in Disney’s animated classic The Little Mermaid (Credit: Joseph Marzullo / WENN)

He portrayed as jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in the 1988 American biographical film Bird about jazz saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker (played by Forest Whitaker).

23. Mark York (November 27, 1965 – May 19, 2021)

Confined to a wheelchair due to an automobile accident in 1988, he is best known for his role as Billy Merchant in NBC’s The Office.

Making his first appearance in “The Injury,” the twelfth episode of the second season of the American comedy television series, the paraplegic actor did not allow his disability to prevent him from having “an outgoing, uplifting, positive attitude and personality.”

Mark York as property manager Billy Merchant in NBC's The OfficeMark York as property manager Billy Merchant in NBC’s The Office (Credit: NBC)

“He always tried to look at what he could accomplish and do, not what he couldn’t do,” his obituary said. “He had experienced many travel opportunities and many dreams for the future.”

The American actor, who died of natural causes, also had roles in CSI: NY, 8 Simple Rules, and the 2001 American science fiction drama film A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

22. Charles Sidney Grodin (April 21, 1935 – May 18, 2021)

Fondly remembered for his role as a short-tempered dad in the 1992 American family comedy film Beethoven, Charles Grodin also played Lenny Cantrow in Elaine May’s The Heartbreak Kid (1972) and supporting roles in the 1970 American black comedy war film Catch-22 and the 1978 American fantasy-comedy film Heaven Can Wait.

“A brilliant comedy actor,” tweeted Albert Brooks. “I had the wonderful experience of working with him in my first feature ‘Real Life’ and he was amazing. Rest In Peace, Chuck.”

Naomi Watts and Charles Grodin attend the opening night gala world premiere of "Captain Phillips"Naomi Watts and Charles Grodin attend the opening night gala world premiere of “Captain Phillips” during the 51st New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on September 27, 2013, in New York City Credit: PNP / WENN

“Chuck was as good a person as he was an actor,” Robert De Niro said in a statement. “‘Midnight Run’ was a great project to work on, and Chuck made it an even better one. He will be missed. I am very very sad to hear of his passing.”

With an estimated net worth of $12 million at the time of his death, he died at the age of 86 of bone marrow cancer at his home in Connecticut.

21. Tawny Kitaen (August 5, 1961 – May 7, 2021)

Tawny Kitaen was a model, actress, and television personality that was perhaps best known for her appearances in 80s hair band music videos and album covers. She first appeared on the cover of Ratt’s “Out of the Cellar” album in 1984.

Among one of the most famous videos was White Snake’s “Here I Go Again,” featuring Tawny sprawled across the hoods of muscle cars in 1987. Her fierce mane of red hair gave her a distinct look from stereotypical “hot blondes” that were featured in many videos.

Best known for her role in "Bachelor Party," 1980s rock music video star Tawny Kitaen Julie Ellen "Tawny" Kitaen died at her Newport Beach home on May 7, 2021, from a common type of heart diseaseBest known for her role in “Bachelor Party,” 1980s rock music video star Tawny Kitaen Julie Ellen “Tawny” Kitaen died at her Newport Beach home on May 7, 2021, from a common type of heart disease (Credit: Nicky Nelson / WENN)

In 1989, she went on to marry White Snake lead singer, David Coverdale. She also acted in several movies, including alongside Tom Hanks in Bachelor Party and Malibu.

She also made an appearance on television’s Seinfeld. Kitaen is also reported to have had a brief relationship with the title character Jerry Seinfeld. She later divorced and remarried major league pitcher Chuck Finley in 1991.

Her death was announced by her surviving husband and two children in May of 2021. It was determined that Kitaen had ultimately succumbed to a combination of heart disease and a mixture of prescription medications.

20. Alber Elbaz (June 12, 1961 – April 24, 2021)

Best known for his work at Yves Saint Laurent and Lanvin, the Israeli fashion designer died of Covid-19 at the age of 59.

“It was with shock and enormous sadness that I heard of Alber’s sudden passing. Alber had a richly deserved reputation as one of the industry’s brightest and most beloved figures,” Richemont chairman Johann Rupert said in a statement.

Alber Elbaz worked at Yves Saint Laurent from 1998 before starting a 14-year tenure as creative director at Lanvin in 2001Alber Elbaz worked at Yves Saint Laurent from 1998 before starting a 14-year tenure as creative director at Lanvin in 2001 (Credit: WENN)

“I was always taken by his intelligence, sensitivity, generosity, and unbridled creativity. He was a man of exceptional warmth and talent, and his singular vision, sense of beauty, and empathy leave an indelible impression,” the head of the luxury fashion company added.

19. Helen Elizabeth McCrory OBE (August 17, 1968 – April 16, 2021)

Best known for her role as Narcissa Malfoy in the final three Harry Potter films and Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders, Damian Lewis’s wife Helen McCrory died at the age of 52 after her battle with cancer.

Helen McCrory and her husband Damian Lewis attend the "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" UK PremiereHelen McCrory and her husband Damian Lewis attend the “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” UK Premiere at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 30, 2019, in London, England (Credit: WENN)

Meeting when they were performing in Five Gold Rings at London’s Almeida Theatre, Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory married on July 4, 2007.

They have two children, daughter Manon McCrory-Lewis, 14, and son Gulliver Lewis, 13. The couple had a combined net worth of $25 million at the time of her death.

“I’ve never known anyone so consciously spread happiness,” the Homeland actor wrote about his wife in The Sunday Times, adding that she “made their day better.”

Actor Damian Lewis and his pregnant girlfriend Helen McCroryActor Damian Lewis and his pregnant girlfriend Helen McCrory arrive at the European premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” at Odeon Leicester Square on July 3, 2006, in London, England (Credit: David Mepham / WENN)

“I’ve never known anyone able to enjoy life as much. Her ability to be in the present and enjoy the moment was inspirational. Nor was she interested in navel-gazing. No real self-interest in self-reflection; she believed in looking out, not in. Which is why she was able to turn her light so brightly on others,” Damian added.

18. Earl “DMX” Simmons (December 18, 1970 – April 9, 2021)

Best known for his album “…And Then There Was X,” which was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2001 Grammys, Earl Simmons was pronounced dead on April 9, 2021.

DMX, born Earl Simmons, died at White Plains Hospital in New York on April 9, 2021, after suffering a catastrophic cardiac arrest earlier in the monthDMX, born Earl Simmons, died at White Plains Hospital in New York on April 9, 2021, after suffering a catastrophic cardiac arrest earlier in the month (Credit: Adam Bielawski / WENN)

Known by his stage name DMX (“Dark Man X”), he suffered a drug overdose earlier in the month. Becoming addicted to crack cocaine when he was 14 years old, DMX had entered drug rehabilitation several times.

17. Paul Ritter (December 20, 1966 – April 5, 2021)

Most recently known for his role as deputy chief engineer Anatoly Dyatlov in the 2019 historical drama television miniseries Chernobyl, British actor Paul Ritter (born Simon Paul Adams) died of a brain tumor in his home, surrounded by his family, at the age of 54.

Also remembered for his role Eldred Worple in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” Guy Haines in the 2008 James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace,” and Martin Goodman in the Channel 4 comedy series “Friday Night Dinner,” he had an estimated net worth of $8 million at the time of his death.

Jessica Hynes and Paul Ritter attend the Broadway opening night of "The Norman Conquests"Jessica Hynes and Paul Ritter attend the Broadway opening night of “The Norman Conquests” at Circle In The Square Theatre on April 23, 2009, in New York City (Credit: Joseph Marzullo / WENN)

16. Jessica Walter (January 31, 1941 – March 24, 2021)

Best known for her role as the matriarch of the Bluth family on the sitcom Arrested Development, Emmy-winning actress Jessica Walter died in her sleep at age 80 at her home in Manhattan.

Jessica Walter was married to Tony Award-winning actor Ron Leibman from 1983 until his death in 2019Jessica Walter was married to Tony Award-winning actor Ron Leibman from 1983 until his death in 2019 (Credit: Joseph Marzullo / WENN)

Having an estimated net worth of $4 million at the time of her death, Jessica Walter also provided the voice of Malory Archer on the adult animated sitcom Archer (2009–20).

15. George Segal (February 13, 1934 – March 23, 2021)

Best known for his role as Nick in the 1966 American black comedy-drama film “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, based on Edward Albee’s acclaimed play, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance.

He also starred in films such as Ship of Fools (1965), King Rat (1965), The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967), Where’s Poppa? (1970), The Hot Rock (1972), Blume in Love (1973), A Touch of Class (1973), California Split (1974), For the Boys (1991), and Flirting with Disaster (1996).

Having a net worth of $10 million dollars at the time of his death, he’s also remembered for his comic roles as Jack Gallo on the sitcom television series Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003) and as Albert “Pops” Solomon on The Goldbergs (2013–2021).

Actors Wendie Malick, George Segal, Laura San Giacomo, and David Spade attend George Segal being honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of FameActors Wendie Malick, George Segal, Laura San Giacomo, and David Spade attend George Segal being honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 14, 2017, in Hollywood, California (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

George Segal passed away in Santa Rosa, California, at age 87 following complications from bypass surgery.

14. Jahmil French (July 29, 1991 – March 1, 2021)

Best known for his role as Dave Turner in the Canadian teen drama television series “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” Jahmil French also starred in Netflix’s “Soundtrack,” the Pop series “Let’s Get Physical,” and the film “Boost.”

“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of a dear friend and client Jahmil French,” his agent Gabrielle Kachman said in a statement. No details on the cause of death were made available.

Jahmil French visits Build to discuss the series "Soundtrack" Jahmil French visits Build to discuss the series “Soundtrack” at Build Studio on December 18, 2019, in New York City (Credit: WENN / Avalon)

“He will be remembered by many for his passion for the arts, his commitment to his craft, and his vibrant personality. I ask that you keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time,” Kachman added.

13. Mary Wilson (March 6, 1944 – February 8, 2021)

Best known as a founding member of The Supremes, the most successful Motown act of the 1960s known for hits such as Baby Love and You Can’t Hurry Love, Mary Wilson remained with the group until the American female singing group disbanded in 1977.

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The other original members were Florence Ballard, Diana Ross, and Betty McGlown. Dying at the age of 76 in her sleep from hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease at her home in Henderson, Nevada, Mary Wilson had a net worth of $8 million at the time of her death.

Mary Wilson attends T.J. Martell Foundation's 10th Annual LA Family DayMary Wilson attends T.J. Martell Foundation’s 10th Annual LA Family Day at The Grove on October 5, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Credit: Sheri Determan / WENN)

12. Christopher Plummer (December 13, 1929 – February 5, 2021)

The winner of an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a British Academy Film Award, the Canadian actor is best known for playing Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1965) opposite Julie Andrews.

Christopher Plummer also portrayed Arthur Case in the 2006 American heist thriller film Inside Man.

Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, and producer Brian GrazerJodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, and producer Brian Grazer on the set of Inside Man on December 6, 2005 (Credit: David Lee / WENN)

Married three times, he had a net worth of $20 million dollars at the time of his death. Some of his other high-profile films are The Man Who Would Be King (1975), David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), and All the Money in the World.

11. Dustin Diamond (January 7, 1977 – February 1, 2021)

Best known for his role as Samuel “Screech” Powers throughout the Saved by the Bell franchise, Dustin Neil Diamond died after a three-week fight with stage 4 small cell carcinoma.

Dustin Diamond as Zack Morris' (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) nerdy friend Samuel "Screech" Powers on Saved by the BellDustin Diamond as Zack Morris’ (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) nerdy friend Samuel “Screech” Powers on Saved by the Bell (Credit: NBC)

He was 44 and had a net worth of around $300,000 at the time of his death. Not finding success after the end of Saved by the Bell, he filed for bankruptcy in California in 2001 and released a sex tape titled “Screeched – Saved by the Smell” in 2006.

Dustin "Screech" Diamond and Frank Sorrentino attend a celebrity boxing matchDustin “Screech” Diamond and Frank Sorrentino attend a celebrity boxing match featuring Michael Lohan and Frank Sorrentino at The Ocean Manor on June 4, 2011, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Credit: Johnny Louis / WENN)

10. Sophie Xeon (September 17, 1986 – January 30, 2021)

Nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album for her debut album Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides in 2018, Scottish musician Sophie Xeon was a record producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ.

Mononymously known as Sophie, she died after falling from the rooftop of a three-story building while attempting to take a photograph of the full moon. No foul play was suspected in her death.

Record producer, DJ and singer Sophie (born Sophie Xeon) slipped and fell from the balcony of an apartment where she was stayingRecord producer, DJ and singer Sophie (born Sophie Xeon) slipped and fell from the balcony of an apartment where she was staying (Credit: WENN / Avalon)

“True to her spirituality she had climbed up to watch the full moon and accidentally slipped and fell,” a representative of the transgender musician said about her sudden death in Athens. “She will always be here with us.”

9. Cicely Tyson (December 19, 1924 – January 28, 2021)

The first African American woman to receive an honorary Oscar, she was also Oscar-nominated for her role as a sharecropper’s wife in the 1972 American DeLuxe Color drama film “Sounder.”

She won a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016, and touched TV viewers’ hearts in the 1974 American television film “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.”

Cicely Tyson (L) and fashion designer B. Michael attend the Television Academy's 25th Hall Of Fame Induction CeremonyCicely Tyson (L) and fashion designer B. Michael attend the Television Academy’s 25th Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Saban Media Center on January 28, 2020, in North Hollywood, California (Credit: WENN / Instar)

Also the winner of three Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award, she had a net worth of $10 million dollars at the time of her death. Cicely Tyson was 96 years old and no cause of the death was given.

8. Cloris Leachman (April 30, 1926 – January 27, 2021)

The winner of an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Daytime Emmy Award, American actress and comedian Cloris Leachman died of natural causes in Encinitas, California. She was 94.

American television sitcom The Facts of Life cast members Lisa Whelchel (as Blair Warner), George Clooney (as George Burnett), MacKenzie Astin (as Andy Moffet), Kim Fields (as Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey), seated, Mindy Cohn (as Natalie Green), Cloris Leachman (as Beverly Ann Stickle), Nancy McKeon (as Joanne "Jo" Polniaczek)American television sitcom The Facts of Life cast members Lisa Whelchel (as Blair Warner), George Clooney (as George Burnett), MacKenzie Astin (as Andy Moffet), Kim Fields (as Dorothy “Tootie” Ramsey), seated, Mindy Cohn (as Natalie Green), Cloris Leachman (as Beverly Ann Stickle), Nancy McKeon (as Joanne “Jo” Polniaczek) (Credit: NBC)

Born on April 30, 1926, in Des Moines, Iowa, she is best remembered for her roles as lonely housewife Ruth Popper in The Last Picture Show (1971), the delightfully neurotic Phyllis Lindstrom on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, Frau Blücher in Young Frankenstein (1974), and Madame Defarge in History of the World, Part I (1981).

Cloris Leachman with her daughter, actress Dinah Englund, at the 55th Annual ICG Publicists AwardsCloris Leachman with her daughter, actress Dinah Englund, at the 55th Annual ICG Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 2, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California (Credit: Sheri Determan / WENN)

In the early 2000s, she starred as Lois’s (Jane Kaczmarek) tyrannical mother Ida on Fox’s television sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle.” The multiple Emmy winner had a net worth of $10 million at the time of her death.

7. Mira Furlan (September 7, 1955 – January 20, 2021)

Best known for her roles as Delenn, the Minbari ambassador to Babylon 5, in the science fiction television series Babylon 5 (1993–1998), and as French woman Danielle Rousseau in Lost (2004–2010), Mira Furlan died at the age of 65 due to complications with West Nile Virus.

Photographed at the opening night of the Hollywood Film Festival at ArcLight Hollywood on September 24, 2015, in Hollywood, California, Croatian actress Mira Furlan died at her home in Los Angeles on January 20, 2021, due to complications with West Nile VirusPictured at the opening night of the Hollywood Film Festival at ArcLight Hollywood on September 24, 2015, in Hollywood, California, Croatian actress Mira Furlan died at her home in Los Angeles on January 20, 2021, due to complications with West Nile Virus (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN)

The Croatian actress and singer, who also starred as Ankica Vidmar in When Father Was Away on Business (1985) and as Mirza Alijagić in The Abandoned (2010), had a net worth of $3 million at the time of her death.

6. Joanne Rogers (March 9, 1928 – January 14, 2021)

Joanne Rogers, who was an accomplished pianist, died on January 14 at the age of 92. She was married to Fred Rogers, the creator of the preschool TV series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

She is survived by her sons, James and John, and three grandsons. Her estimated net worth was around $3 million at the time of her death.

5. Angie Jakusz (March 27, 1980 – January 8, 2021)

A contestant on season 10 of CBS Survivor, Angie Jakusz succumbed to a rare form of colorectal cancer on January 8. She was 40.

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At her death, she left behind her husband of nine years, Steven Calandra.

4. Marion Ramsey (May 10, 1947 – January 7, 2021)

The Police Academy star died on January 7 at the age of 73 after a short illness. She was best known for playing Officer Laverne Hooks in the Police Academy films.

Marion Ramsey is best known for her role as the soft-spoken Officer Laverne Hooks in the Police Academy filmsMarion Ramsey is best known for her role as the soft-spoken Officer Laverne Hooks in the Police Academy films (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

She had a net worth of approximately $1 million. No cause of death was given.

3. Tanya Roberts (October 15, 1955 – January 4, 2021)

Tanya, who was famous for her roles as a Bond Girl in 1985’s A View to Kill, as Julie Rogers in the Charlie’s Angels TV series, and as Midge in That ‘70s Show, died on January 4 at the age of 65.

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She was taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital and had been placed on a ventilator since Christmas Eve after collapsing at her home following a hike.

Tanya had a net worth of $10 million at the time of her death.

2. Barbara Shelley (February 13, 1932 – January 4, 2021)

Nicknamed the Queen of Hammer, Barbara Shelley was best known for appearing in horror movies produced by Hammer Films. She died on January 3 at the age of 88.

Her agent clarified in a statement that she didn’t die of COVID-19. “It wasn’t COVID that took her; she had underlying issues.”

Her estimated net worth was $1.2 million.

1. Kerry Vincent (June 1, 1945 – January 2, 2021)

A specialist cake designer and a judge on Food Network Challenge, Kerry Vincent died on January 2 at the age of 75 after losing her battle with an undisclosed illness. She is survived by her husband, Doug Vincent, founder of Angel Flight of Oklahoma.

Kerry Vincent died on January 2, 2021 after battling an undisclosed illnessKerry Vincent died on January 2, 2021, after battling an undisclosed illness (Credit: WENN)

Kerry had a net worth of $14 million at the time of her death.

The entertainment world has lost some magnificent people this year. May they all rest in peace and may their legacies live on.

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