Famosos que perdimos en 2019

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El mundo del entretenimiento comenzó 2019 de manera triste. Tres estrellas fallecieron el segundo día del año: el ícono de lucha libre «Mean» Gene Okerlund, Frenar su entusiasmoBob Einstein, y Daryl Dragon, la mitad del grupo musical Captain and Tennille. Más tarde ese mes, el mundo perdió El mejor chef la estrella Fatima Ali después de una desgarradora batalla contra el cáncer y también la leyenda de Broadway Carol Channing, quien interpretó el papel principal en ¡Hola muñequita! y se convirtió en una dama destacada en cine y televisión. Y, a principios de marzo, el mundo se vio obligado a decir adiós a Beverly Hills, 90210 estrella Luke Perry.

Estos talentosos artistas y nombres familiares dejaron una marca indeleble en el mundo, ya sea a través de la actuación, el atletismo, la cocina, la comedia, la música o simplemente charlas de alta calidad. Dediquemos un momento a honrar a las estrellas que perdimos en 2019 y a revisar sus increíbles contribuciones a las artes creativas.

‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund

'Mean' Gene Okerlund

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El icónico entrevistador de la WWE «Mean» Gene Okerlund murió a los 75 años el 2 de enero de 2019. Okerlund había estado sufriendo problemas de salud durante años y se sometió a tres trasplantes de riñón, según ESPN. Okerlund era famoso por sus promociones de lucha libre de insultos para la WWE, que alcanzó su punto máximo en la década de 1980 con estrellas como Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant y Randy «Macho Man» Savage. A mediados de los 90, Okerlund hizo la transición a WCW. Su última aparición importante en la lucha fue el 22 de enero de 2018, por el 25 aniversario de Monday Night Raw.

La comunidad de luchadores estaba desconsolada por la muerte de Okerlund. CEO de WWE Vince McMahon tuiteó, «Era imposible no esbozar una sonrisa cada vez que ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund entraba a una habitación. Era la voz detrás de muchos de los momentos más icónicos y entretenidos de la WWE, y la familia de la WWE lo extrañará inmensamente».

El famoso luchador «Stone Cold» Steve Austin dijo esto sobre Okerlund en Gorjeo: «Como entrevistador, presentador, locutor o presentador, era intocable. Simplemente el mejor. Totalmente profesional con ingenio rápido, sarcasmo, humor y esa voz dorada».

Daryl Dragon

La portada del álbum Capitán y Tennille

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Daryl Dragon del dúo musical The Captain y Tennille murieron el 2 de enero de 2019. El «Captain» tenía 76 años. Dragon nació en una familia musical. Su padre fue un director y compositor ganador de un Oscar, y su madre era una cantante que trabajó con Bing Crosby, según El reportero de Hollywood. Dragon fue entrenado de manera clásica y actuó con The Beach Boys antes de alcanzar la fama con su esposa, Toni Tennille, en la década de 1970. Los mayores éxitos de Captain y Tennille fueron su versión de «Love Will Keep Us Together» de Neil Sedaka y el éxito número 1 «Do That to Me One More Time».

Dragon y Tennille se casaron en 1975 y se divorciaron en 2014. Después de su muerte, Tennille reveló detalles preocupantes sobre la vida privada del cantante. De acuerdo a Más cerca semanal, «Descubrió que tenía síntomas de Parkinson, incluidos temblores exacerbados por la ansiedad y el TEPT después de [allegedly] fue golpeado desde los 4 años por su famoso padre, el líder de la banda Carmen Dragon «. Tennille dijo que se mudó a Arizona alrededor de 2016 para ayudar a cuidar a Dragon. Según los informes, eso significaba» despedir ayudantes de salud en el hogar que, según dijo, lo mantenían drogado por la noche, encontrando un nuevo lugar para vivir con mejor cuidado y visitarlo regularmente. «Ella estaba a su lado cuando él pasó.» Era un hombre brillante «, dijo,» y lo amé con todo mi corazón «.

Bob Einstein

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Frenar su entusiasmo La estrella Bob Einstein murió el 2 de enero de 2019, después de una batalla contra el cáncer, informó Fox News. Tenía 76 años de edad. Einstein inicialmente planeó buscar publicidad como carrera, pero fue descubierto por el actor y comediante Tom Smothers mientras actuaba en un programa de acceso público como un favor a un amigo. Condujo a una carrera lucrativa de escritura de comedia y actuación, y Einstein ganó su primer Emmy en 1969 por The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. En 1979, Einstein creó el personaje tonto Super Dave Osborne, quien apareció en varios cortos y series durante tres décadas. Los New York Times describió a Osborne como «algo así como un personaje de dibujos animados: una parodia ingeniosa e inexpresiva de especialistas como Evel Knievel».

En 2004, Einstein debutó en Frenar su entusiasmo como Marty Funkhouser, el amigo «perpetuamente enfurecido» de Larry David. «Nunca había visto a un actor disfrutar de un papel como Bob interpretó a Marty Funkhouser en ‘Curb'», dijo David (a través de Los New York Times) «No había nadie como él, como nos dijo una y otra vez».

Carol Channing

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La leyenda de Broadway Carol Channing murió el 15 de enero de 2019, justo antes de cumplir 98 años. Channing fue mejor conocida por su interpretación en Broadway de Dolly Gallagher Levi en ¡Hola muñequita! De acuerdo a Programa, ella desempeñó ese papel tres veces por separado en 30 años y ganó un Tony por el papel en 1964.

Channing se convirtió en una estrella de teatro con su papel ganador de Tony de Lorelei Lee en Los caballeros prefieren rubias en 1949, pero fue reemplazado por la adaptación cinematográfica de 1953 con Marilyn Monroe, informó Programa. Hizo su marca en la pantalla grande interpretando a la cantante del club nocturno Muzzy Van Hossmere en la década de 1967 Millie completamente moderno – Fue nominada para un Oscar y un Globo de Oro por ese papel. Más tarde se convirtió en un elemento básico de la televisión, apareciendo en todo, desde programas de juegos hasta Tocado por un ángel a Hombre de familia. Channing fue incluido en el American Theatre Hall of Fame y recibió los Lifetime Achievement Awards de Tonys y Drama Critics Circle.

Channing se casó cuatro veces, pero su boda final en 2003 pudo haber tenido la historia más dulce. De acuerdo a El reportero de Hollywood, «En sus memorias de 2002, Solo suerte, supongo, Channing reflexionó sobre su primer amor en la escuela secundaria Aptos en San Francisco, diciendo: «Estaba tan enamorado de Harry [Kulijian] No pude dejar de abrazarlo. Un amigo en común que leyó el libro instó a la recién viuda Kullijian … a llamar a Channing. Se comprometieron dos semanas después de su reunión y se casaron tres meses después «. Estuvieron juntos hasta su muerte en 2011.

Fatima Ali

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El mejor chef La estrella Fátima Ali murió el 25 de enero de 2019 a los 29 años después de luchar contra una forma rara de cáncer de hueso. El chef de la ciudad de Nueva York apareció en la decimoquinta temporada del exitoso programa de televisión Bravo. En octubre de 2018, Ali escribió un ensayo desgarrador en Buen provecho revelando que solo le quedaba un año de vida. Durante ese tiempo, ella buscó su lista de deseos, que incluía conocer a Ellen DeGeneres y viajar por el mundo para cenar en restaurantes de renombre.

Recordó una cena particularmente especial en un ensayo posterior para la revista culinaria. El gerente de un restaurante había «hecho una réplica de mi puesto de comida, VanPakistan, en la cocina. Hasta el mantel. Hasta el tipo de dispensador de servilletas que tenía. El chef hizo los kebabs Seekh más deliciosos y derretidos en la boca Lo he probado alguna vez, con pan plano y cebollas en escabeche y chutney verde que habían hecho solo para mí. Mi madre estaba llorando, llorando. Mi hermano mayor estaba llorando. Todos se estaban abrazando «.

En noviembre de 2018, ella escribió (a través de Buen provecho), «Hay días que tengo un miedo excepcional. Hay días que me siento solo y lloro, porque no quiero hacerlo frente a mi familia. Y hay otros días en que todos nos sentamos y lloramos juntos». , porque es algo aterrador. Pero al mismo tiempo, no puedes dejar que ese miedo te paralice. Es más difícil ser miserable que ser feliz «.

Katherine Helmond

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Katherine Helmond murió a los 89 años el 23 de febrero de 2019 de complicaciones de Alzheimer, Los New York Times reportado. La nativa de Texas comenzó su carrera en los escenarios locales. Después de mudarse a la ciudad de Nueva York, Helmond y sus amigos «dirigieron un teatro de verano en Catskills» y representaron obras de teatro. Helmond finalmente consiguió partes en Broadway, obteniendo una nominación a Tony por su papel en El gran dios Brown. Pronto, se mudó a Los Ángeles y trabajó en televisión en El show de Bob Newhart antes de obtener su papel de Jessica Tate en Jabón en 1977, por el cual ganó un Globo de Oro y fue nominada a cuatro premios Emmy.

Después Jabón, Helmond interpretó a la descarada Mona en ¿Quién es el jefe? de 1984 a 1992, seguido de un papel recurrente en Entrenador desde 1995 hasta 1997, luego un turno nominado al Emmy como Lois Whelan en Todo el mundo quiere a Raymond de 1996 a 2004. El trabajo más reciente de Helmond incluyó un papel en Sangre verdadera en 2011, expresando a Lizzie en Disney’s Carros franquicia, y Frank y Ava (2019)

Helmond es sobrevivido por su esposo David Christian, quien contó El reportero de Hollywood, «Ella fue el amor de mi vida. Pasamos 57 años hermosos, maravillosos y amorosos juntos, lo que atesoraré por siempre. He estado con Katherine desde que tenía 19 años. La noche que murió, vi que la luna estaba exactamente medio lleno, tal como lo estoy ahora … la mitad de lo que he sido toda mi vida adulta «.

Lisa Sheridan

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La actriz Lisa Sheridan murió el 25 de febrero de 2019 en su casa de Nueva Orleans, Luisiana. Ella tenía 44 años. Sheridan trabajó constantemente, principalmente en televisión, desde fines de la década de 1990 hasta su fallecimiento prematuro. Su papel principal fue como Vivian Winters en Legado en 1998, luego como Chloe Tanner en FreakyLinks en 2000. Sheridan tuvo papeles en CSI, CSI Miami y CSI: NYy NCIS. Sus papeles principales fueron en Invasión en 2005 y Oficial en 2007. En 2014, interpretó a Rebecca en Alto y prendido fuego, y su papel más reciente fue en thriller independiente Naturaleza extraña (2018) Anteriormente estuvo comprometida con el actor Ron Livingston, según Personas, pero nunca se casaron.

La causa de la muerte de Sheridan era desconocida, dijo su gerente Fox News, pero dijo que su familia negó con vehemencia cualquier posibilidad de suicidio. Rumores de que el Detener y prender fuego La estrella puede haberse quitado la vida posiblemente fue generada por un tributo de Instagram de su amigo, el director Michael Dunaway. Escribió en parte: «Estoy tratando de consolarme al saber que sus luchas, dolor y pena son ‘al fin y al final detrás de usted'».

Janice Freeman

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La voz La cantante Janice Freeman murió el 2 de marzo de 2019. Tenía solo 33 años.

La familia de Freeman dijo en un comunicado que sufría de un coágulo de sangre que viajaba a su corazón, así como de neumonía en el momento de su fallecimiento. Según los informes, estaba en su casa en West Covina, California, cuando dijo que no podía respirar. Su esposo le practicó RCP hasta que llegaron los paramédicos; fue declarada muerta en un hospital local. Freeman sufrió varios otros problemas médicos importantes a lo largo de su vida, incluida la enfermedad autoinmune, el lupus y el cáncer cervical.

Freeman estuvo en el Equipo Miley durante su tiempo en La voz en 2017 y se mantuvo en contacto con Miley Cyrus después de ser eliminada del top 11. Estaban tan cerca, de hecho, que Freeman revelado que Cyrus pagó el alquiler por seis meses y la ayudó a encontrar un lugar para vivir. El tiempo de Freeman en el programa se centró en su deseo de construir estabilidad para su familia, así como en la superación del cáncer de cuello uterino en 2012.

Cyrus honró a Freeman en Instagram, escribiendo: «Ya no soy tu entrenador, nunca fui … TÚ me enseñaste constantemente. Has sido mi entrenador sobre cómo amar, cómo perseverar, cómo luchar por lo que yo querer y nunca dejar que incluso mi propio cuerpo se interponga en el camino. Cualquier cosa es posible si se hace con fe. Tú eres mi mundo. Nunca te olvidaré ni dejaré de amarte «.

Keith Flint

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Keith Flint, líder de la banda electrónica The Prodigy, fue encontrado muerto a los 49 años el 4 de marzo de 2019. El guardián informó que la policía estaba realizando un control de bienestar del cantante cuando encontraron su cuerpo. La policía le dijo al medio que la muerte de Flint «no fue tratada como sospechosa». El cofundador de Prodigy, Liam Howlett, declaró en el Instagram de la banda que Flint se había suicidado.

Flint fue sincero sobre su batalla contra la adicción, y cómo una pelea con la banda lo ayudó a limpiar antes de su reunión de 2009. «Me metí en coca cola, hierba, bebí mucho», dijo Flint Los tiempos (vía El espejo) «Esto me hizo solitario, aburrido y superficial. Alinearía filas de píldoras y las tomaría y las tomaría, y perdería la cuenta de cuántas hasta que me desmaye». Según los informes, Flint dijo en la misma entrevista que se había sentido suicida en el pasado.

En los años previos a su muerte, Flint desaceleró sus formas de carga dura. Después de casarse con su esposa, la DJ japonesa Mayumi Kai, según los informes, se retiró a «una vida tranquila en el país», donde «dirigió un pub rural elegante» y pasó su tiempo libre haciendo ejercicio. Sobre el cambio de ritmo, dijo Flint (por El espejo), «Es muy aburrido y muy poco rockero hablar de eso». The Prodigy lanzó su álbum No turistas en noviembre de 2018, y estaban listos para comenzar su primera gira por los EE. UU. en más de 10 años en mayo de 2019.

Luke Perry

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Luke Perry falleció el 4 de marzo de 2019. TMZ informó que el Beverly Hills, 90210 y Riverdale Star sufrió un derrame cerebral masivo días antes. Los médicos habían sedado al actor con la esperanza de que su cerebro se recuperara, pero Perry sufrió trágicamente demasiado daño. Según los informes, estaba rodeado de seres queridos en el momento de su muerte. Tenía 52 años de edad.

Nacido Coy Luther Perry III, el papel principal del nativo de Mansfield, Ohio fue como Dylan McKay en 90210 en 1990. Tuvo papeles protagónicos en el original Buffy la caza vampiros película (1992) y El quinto elemento (1997) Después de su 90210 apogeo, Perry trabajó constantemente en Hollywood, más recientemente como el padre de Archie Andrews, Fred, en Riverdale. Según los informes, también filmó escenas para la película de asesinatos de Manson de Quentin Tarantino de 2019 Érase una vez en Hollywood como Scott Lancer.

El accidente cerebrovascular de Perry no fue el único problema de salud que había sufrido a lo largo de los años: en 2017, Perry reveló a Fox News que le habían extirpado tumores precancerosos después de una colonoscopia. Después de su experiencia, se convirtió en un defensor de la conciencia del cáncer colorrectal.

Aunque Perry no siempre estaba ansioso por discutir su papel icónico como el niño rico y melancólico Dylan McKay, una vez admitió (a través de El reportero de Hollywood), «Me vincularé con él hasta que muera, pero en realidad está bien. Creé a Dylan McKay. Él es mío».

Jan-Michael Vincent

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Airwolf La estrella Jan-Michael Vincent murió el 10 de febrero de 2019 a los 73 años, pero su fallecimiento no se informó hasta casi un mes después, según TMZ. Según los informes, fue hospitalizado en Carolina del Norte cuando murió de un paro cardíaco. Vincent fue una vez el actor mejor pagado de la televisión, depositando $ 200,000 por episodio como piloto de helicóptero en el éxito de CBS Airwolf en la década de 1980. Desafortunadamente, su estrella se quemó rápidamente debido a su presunto abuso de sustancias. De acuerdo a Los New York Times«Era conocido por abusar del alcohol y la cocaína y fue acusado de meterse en peleas en bares; evitó por poco la cárcel en 1986 al ingresar a un programa de rehabilitación de drogas de un mes de duración después de romper la libertad condicional relacionada con una condena anterior por conducir ebrio». Según los informes, en 1996, se rompió el cuello y se dañó las cuerdas vocales después de chocar por la parte trasera del auto de su novia, y en 2012, tuvo que amputar parte de su pierna debido a una infección. El dijo 20/20 (mediante el NYT) en 2000 que estaba «aguantando [his] nudillos blancos «a su sobriedad.

A pesar de sus dificultades, Vincent trabajó de manera bastante constante durante casi 30 años, con papeles en series de televisión que incluyen Humo de pistola y Bonanza y películas como 1978 Tonelero y 1981 País duro. Su papel más reciente fue en 2002. Chico blanco.

Freeda Foreman

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Freeda Foreman, hija de la leyenda del boxeo George Foreman, murió el 9 de marzo de 2019 en su casa cerca de Houston, Texas. Ella tenía 42 años. TMZ informó que Freeda se suicidó colgando. Un desconsolado George honró a su hija en Twitter: «Primer domingo de 42 años sin mi Freeda. Ahora está con su creador» (a través de Página seis)

Al igual que su padre, Freeda tuvo una carrera en el ring, aunque la suya fue mucho más breve. De acuerdo a Entretenimiento esta noche, ganó sus primeros cinco partidos en 2000 pero se retiró después de su primera derrota en 2001. «He estado en el boxeo desde que vine a este mundo», dijo Freeda Las noticias de Greenville. «Cualquier cosa que sea fuerte y dura, es lo que quiero hacer. Es algo que siempre me ha encantado». George inicialmente desaprobó los esfuerzos de boxeo de su hija y, según los informes, le ofreció dinero para renunciar al esfuerzo «Le pedí a Freeda que no lo hiciera, pero creo que mi madre hizo lo mismo conmigo hace más de 33 años», dijo (a través de Las noticias de Greenville)

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Richard Erdman

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Richard Erdman murió a los 93 años el 16 de marzo de 2019. Erdman, actor de carácter de toda la vida, atrapó el error de actuación cuando se mudó a Hollywood desde Colorado como estudiante de secundaria, Variedad reportado. La carrera de Erdman abarcó unos 70 años y más de 100 obras, comenzando con cortometrajes en la década de 1940 y ramificándose en la televisión en la década de 1950, con apariciones en Alfred Hitchcock presenta y Hacer espacio para papi así como un papel recurrente en ¿Dónde está Raymond? Tuvo papeles memorables en La zona del crepusculo, Perry Mason, santos y pecadores, The Tab Hunter Show y Lou Grant. Erdman fue un prolífico actor de doblaje, aportando sus pipas para todo, desde Popeye e hijo a Scooby-Doo y Scrappy Doo a Los Pitufos.

Su papel más reciente fue el de Leonard, un estudiante anciano, en Comunidad de 2009 a 2015. Su coprotagonista Yvette Nicole Brown le rindió homenaje en Twitter, escritura, «Sabía que el día que tendríamos que despedirnos de este hombre encantador llegaría antes de lo que cualquiera de nosotros estaría listo. Pero saber eso no lo hace más fácil. #RichardErdman estaba ALEGRÍA caminando. Cualquiera que lo haya visto en @ CommunityTV [gleefully] robando cada escena en la que estuvo sabe que es verdad «.

Denise DuBarry Hay

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La actriz Denise DuBarry Hay falleció el 23 de marzo de 2019, a la edad de 63 años. DuBarry Hay sufrió de un hongo mortal, dijo su esposo, Bill Hay. EE.UU. Hoy en día. La actriz comenzó en series de televisión populares como Papas fritas, El barco del amor y Escuadrón de ovejas negras así como la película nominada al Oscar Estando allí (1979)

Cuando no estaba actuando, DuBarry Hay era una inteligente empresaria. De acuerdo a Fecha límite, cofundó la compañía de marketing Thane International en 1990 y fue nombrada Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year en 1998. La compañía comenzó después de que DuBarry Hay produjera un infomercial para «Play the Piano Overnight», que según los informes condujo a toda una «Música Serie de la noche a la mañana para la marca. También se desempeñó como fundadora y presidenta del grupo Palm Springs Women in Film and Television. DuBarry Hay continuó actuando, apareciendo en 2017 ¡Hazlo o muere! y Caminar a las vegas en 2019

Yoji Harada

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Ex Tinta de Miami La estrella y tatuador japonés Yoji Harada murió el 27 de marzo de 2019 a los 46 años. De acuerdo a Entintado revista, estaba en Holanda cuando falleció, después de haber abierto una tienda de tatuajes en Amsterdam alrededor de 2011. En el momento de su muerte, también tenía una línea de camisetas, Ruthless and Toothless, con Tinta de Miami coprotagonista Darren Brass.

Harada, según los informes, nació en Tokio, se mudó a Chicago en 1998 y luego aterrizó en la ciudad de Nueva York. «Harada actuó en la banda de punk ‘Big Deal’, antes de mudarse a Miami para ser aprendiz de Ami James», informó el mag. De 2005 a 2008, Harada protagonizó junto a James en la tienda de tatuajes Love Hate en Florida. Harada hizo olas en Tinta de Miami durante su viaje de aprendiz a artista de pleno derecho. En un momento, sus colegas lo obligaron a caminar en sus boxers desde el barrio de Little Havana de la ciudad hasta South Beach para completar su «iniciación» con la tienda. También transmitió su lucha con el equilibrio entre el trabajo y la vida en la serie de la realidad, y su esposa, Bridget, reveló en un episodio que el negocio del tatuaje se interpuso en su relación. Se divorciaron en 2009.

James lanzó un GoFundMe para la hija de Harada, Sidney, después del fallecimiento de Harada.

Nipsey Hussle

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El rapero Nipsey Hussle (nombre real Ermias Asghedom) murió el 31 de marzo de 2019. Tenía solo 33 años. El artista «Hussle & Motivate», nominado al Grammy, estaba fuera de su tienda de ropa en el centro de Los Ángeles cuando Eric Holder, de 29 años, supuestamente lo mató a tiros. De acuerdo con la Los Angeles Times, la policía afirmó que Holder tuvo una venganza personal con Hussle por algún tiempo; Según los informes, los hombres tuvieron una discusión unas horas antes del tiroteo.

Se celebró un memorial para el rapero en el Staples Center de Los Ángeles, con la participación de celebridades como Beyoncé y Jay-Z. Snoop Dogg, la novia de Hussle, Lauren London, el ministro de la Nación del Islam Louis Farrakhan y otros pronunciaron discursos en su memoria. Incluso el ex presidente Barack Obama escribió un letra recordando la dedicación de Hussle para mejorar su vecindario Crenshaw. Durante el memorial, Stevie Wonder actuó, diciéndole a la multitud: «Estoy feliz de que en su corta vida haya podido motivar a la gente. Y espero que te motive a decir:» Suficiente gente siendo asesinada por armas y violencia «. Espero que no solo hablemos de eso. Espero que lo haremos «.

En su elogio, Londres usó las propias palabras de Hussle para conmemorarlo: «… siempre solía decir esto: ‘El juego te va a poner a prueba, pero nunca se retira, mantente 10 dedos abajo. No depende de ti, está en ti y lo que hay en ti no se lo pueden quitar. Él está en todos nosotros «.

Lotte Van Der Zee

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La modelo holandesa y ex Miss Teenager Universe Lotte Van Der Zee murió el 6 de marzo de 2019, revelaron sus padres en su cuenta de Instagram. Van Der Zee, quien ganó el título de Miss Teenager Universe en 2017, sufrió un ataque cardíaco durante un viaje de esquí con su familia en Austria y murió dos semanas después. Personas reportado. De acuerdo a ¡MI! Noticias, comenzó a sentirse mal una tarde, «sufrió un paro cardíaco repentino» y «cayó en coma». Recientemente había celebrado su vigésimo cumpleaños.

«Comenzó con sus riñones. Luego la sometieron a diálisis renal, lo que la mantuvo con vida», dijo la madre de Van Der Zee a un periódico holandés. The Evening Standard) que la familia se enfrentó a la difícil decisión de despedirse. «Los últimos días los órganos de Lotte comenzaron a desaparecer, mientras que no se midió más actividad cerebral», dijo. Finalmente, «quedó claro en [March 6] que no estaría bien, la sacaron de la máquina. Lotte ha tenido que soportar mucho en los últimos días. No queríamos más sufrimiento «.

Nadja Regin

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La chica Bond Nadja Regin murió el 6 de abril de 2019 a los 87 años. Regin nació en Serbia y estudió en Belgrado antes de convertirse en actriz. Variedad reportado. Comenzó su carrera en películas y programas de televisión británicos con papeles en El Santo y Edgar Wallace Mysteries. Ella era más famosa por sus papeles como Bond Girls Bonita en la década de 1964. Dedo de oro y la niña de Kerim en 1963 A Rusia con amor. En ambas películas, protagonizó junto a Sean Connery (ver aquí con Regin), quien interpretó al Agente 007.

Regin parecía haber dejado de actuar en 1968 después de protagonizar Comedia Playhouse. En la década de 1970, seleccionó guiones para las producciones de Rank Film y Hammer, y en la década de 1980, se convirtió en editora, cofundadora de Honeyglen Publishing, informó Variedad. Su amor por la palabra escrita no terminó allí: en 2016, Regin publicó su propia novela ambientada en Europa después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Las víctimas y los tontos, bajo su nombre completo, Nadja Podergin.

John Singleton

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El director John Singleton falleció el 29 de abril de 2019 con solo 51 años después de sufrir un derrame cerebral masivo unas dos semanas antes, según Variedad. El medio también informó que Singleton era el más joven y el primer nominado al Oscar al mejor director afroamericano cuando recibió el visto bueno de solo 24 años por su aclamada película. chavales en el barrio (1991) También es conocido por ayudar Justicia poética (1993), la nueva versión de Eje (2000) 2 Rápido 2 Furioso (2003), y el icónico video musical de Michael Jackson para «Remember The Time», protagonizado por Eddie Murphy, Iman y Magic Johnson. Recientemente se desempeñó como productor ejecutivo de la serie FX. Nevada y dirigido American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson en 2016

Homenajes para el difunto director de todos, desde el recién ganado ganador del Oscar Spike Lee, hasta Jordan Peelea ex Presidente Barack Obamay la colaboradora frecuente de Singleton, Regina King. La hija de Singleton, Justice, su viva imagen, honró a su padre en Instagram y prometió continuar su legado, escribiendo: «Quiero [to] proporcionar lo que ya no puede. Soy su nave y él es mi capitán. Compartiré muchas de sus esperanzas y sueños. Los trataré como lo hizo, con golpes de puño y risas. Deseo sinceramente que tenga más tiempo, pero lo que hizo aquí es eterno y dentro de mí. Siempre seré Justicia, su carita «.

Peter Mayhew

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El actor inglés-estadounidense Peter Mayhew, conocido y querido por interpretar a Chewbacca en el Guerra de las Galaxias franquicia, falleció el 30 de abril de 2019, rodeado de su familia y seres queridos en su casa de Texas. Tenía 74 años de edad. No se ha revelado ninguna causa de muerte al momento de escribir esto, pero El reportero de Hollywood Afirmó que Mayhew se sometió a una cirugía de columna para mejorar su movilidad en 2015.

Mayhew tenía partes mordidas y era un hospital a tiempo completo antes de convertirse en el copiloto peludo que todos conocemos y amamos, según THR. Mayhew fue elegido para el papel de Chewbacca después de que el actor David Prowse rechazara el papel a favor de interpretar a Darth Vader en el original Guerra de las Galaxias, NPR reportado. Según los informes, el director George Lucas eligió a Mayhew por su altura de 7’2 «. Apareció en Guerra de las Galaxias episodios IV, V, VI y III, así como varios especiales y episodios de invitados de televisión como el amado Wookiee. Su aparición más reciente como Chewbacca fue en Star Wars Episodio VII: El Despertar de la Fuerza. Después de pasar el testigo a Joonas Suotamo, trabajó como «consultor de Chewbacca» en The Last Jedi.

Lucas resumió a Mayhew como la verdadera personificación de su personaje peludo en pantalla. «Peter fue un hombre maravilloso», dijo Lucas en un comunicado (a través de THR) «Era lo más cercano que un ser humano podría ser a un wookiee: gran corazón, naturaleza gentil … y aprendí a dejarlo siempre ganar. Era un buen amigo y me entristece su muerte».

Peggy Lipton

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La modelo y actriz Peggy Lipton falleció el 11 de mayo de 2019. Tenía 72 años. Lipton fue madre de sus hijas Kidada y Rashida Jones con su ex esposo, el pionero de la música Quincy Jones. Rashida y Kidada dijeron en un comunicado a Los Angeles Times«Hizo su viaje pacíficamente con sus hijas y sobrinas a su lado». Continuaron, «Nos sentimos muy afortunados por cada momento que pasamos con ella», y agregaron: «No podemos expresar todos nuestros sentimientos en palabras en este momento, pero diremos: Peggy fue y siempre será nuestro faro de luz, tanto en este mundo como más allá. Ella siempre será parte de nosotros «.

Lipton comenzó su carrera de modelo cuando tenía solo 15 años. Fue aclamada por su trabajo de actuación como Julie Barnes en The Mod Squad de 1968 a 1973, ganó cuatro nominaciones al Emmy y ganó un Globo de Oro por el papel en 1971. También fue cantante y lanzó un álbum homónimo en 1968 (a través de Variedad)

Se casó con Quincy Jones en 1974, luego tomó papeles más pequeños y mordió partes periódicamente. Después de divorciarse de Jones en 1989, Lipton volvió a la pantalla chica cuando Norma Jennings en Picos gemelos, un papel que retomó en 2017. Además de Picos gemelos, Lipton también apareció en la serie de la hija Rashida Angie Tribeca, apropiadamente como la madre del personaje titular de Rashida.

Doris Day

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La legendaria cantante y actriz Doris Day falleció el 13 de mayo de 2019, según lo informado por CNN. Ella tenía 97 años.

Day nació Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff en Cincinnati, Ohio. Comenzó a cantar cuando era adolescente, cambiando su apellido a Day cuando comenzó a escuchar radio.

Comenzó a actuar en musicales en la década de 1940, haciendo su debut como Georgia Garrett en la década de 1948. Romance en alta mar. En la década de 1950, se convirtió en un nombre familiar como la chica virginal de Estados Unidos al lado, con Calamity Jane (1953), según se informa, es su proyecto favorito a lo largo de su carrera. También protagonizó Alfred Hitchcock’s El hombre que sabía demasiado (1956), para la cual grabó lo que se convirtió en su canción ganadora del Oscar, «Que Será, Será». Tres años más tarde, ella coprotagonizó junto a su viejo amigo Rock Hudson en Charla de almohada, por la cual fue nominada al Oscar a la mejor actriz.

Desafortunadamente, la vida personal de Day no fue tan ideal como los amores que compartió en la pantalla. Day, quien recibió a su hijo Terry a los 19 años, se casó cuatro veces, y tres matrimonios terminaron en divorcio. Su tercer esposo, Martin Melcher, también fue su manager. Cuando él murió, ella estaba endeudada y demandaría a su socio comercial por fraude (a través de Los Angeles Times) El hijo de Day luego murió de melanoma en 2004, Personas informó, devastándola.

Day era una activista de animales y era dueña de un hotel que aceptaba perros en Carmel, California, y comenzó su propia fundación dedicada a la esterilización, castración y rescate de animales.

Tim Conway

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La leyenda de la comedia Tim Conway murió el 14 de mayo de 2019. Tenía 85 años. El gran salto de Conway fue en el papel del Alférez Charles Parker en La marina de McHale, seguido de su propio programa homónimo, y luego su aclamado papel en El show de Carol Burnett. Ganó un Globo de Oro y cuatro Premios Emmy por su trabajo en este último, así como dos Emmy más por sus apariciones especiales en Entrenador y 30 rocas. De acuerdo a Los New York Times«Los espectadores más jóvenes pueden conocer mejor al Sr. Conway como Dorf, un personaje diminuto con acento del Sr. Tudball que aparece en una serie de películas cortas que escribió». También expresó Barnacle Boy en Bob Esponja Pantalones Cuadrados, inculcando efectivamente su legado a través de varias generaciones. Conway fue más feliz en papeles secundarios, contando al Archivo de televisión estadounidense en 2004: «Prefiero quedarme en segundo plano y hacer pequeñas cosas divertidas que estar a la cabeza de la clase».

En agosto de 2018 La explosión informó que Conway estaba confinado en una silla de ruedas y luchando contra la demencia. Su esposa, Charlene, y su hija Kelly (de su primera esposa, Mary Anne Dalton) lucharon en la corte sobre quién debería ser su conservador. Después de su fallecimiento, Carol Burnett le dijo Fox News, «Estoy desconsolado. Era uno en un millón, no solo como un brillante comediante sino como un ser humano amoroso. Aprecio los tiempos que tuvimos juntos tanto en la pantalla como fuera de él. Estará en mi corazón para siempre. «

Gato gruñón

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Grumpy Cat hizo el mundo tan miserable como parecía cuando falleció el 14 de mayo de 2019. Nombre real Tardar Sauce, Grumpy cat tenía 7 años cuando murió. Sus dueños anunciaron el Gorjeo que Grumpy Cat sufrió complicaciones por una infección del tracto urinario y que el tratamiento de los mejores profesionales veterinarios no pudo salvarla.

Grumpy Cat se convirtió en una sensación en 2012, cuando el hermano de su dueño publicó una foto de ella en Reddit. De acuerdo a CNN, Tardar Sauce tenía enanismo felino, lo que probablemente le causó una expresión claramente curmudgeonly y tamaño pequeño. Su fama viral la convirtió en una sensación de redes sociales y comerciales, con aproximadamente 1,6 millones de seguidores en Twitter, 8,5 millones de seguidores en Facebook, 2,4 millones de seguidores en Instagram. Ella protagonizó un especial navideño (con la voz de la actriz Aubrey Plaza, que llamó a Tardar Sauce su espíritu animal), un acuerdo de patrocinio de Friskies, numerosas apariciones en televisión y una gran cantidad de productos con su adorable imagen de mal humor.

Ashley Massaro

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La ex estrella de la WWE Ashley Massaro murió el 16 de mayo de 2019, solo 10 días antes de cumplir 40 años, TMZ reportado. Massaro ganó la WWE 2005 «Raw Diva Search», obteniendo un contrato de $ 250,000. En 2007, se enfrentó a Melina en el Campeonato Femenino de la WWE en WrestleMania, apareció en la portada de Playboyy compitió en Sobreviviente: China. Ella dejó la WWE en 2008, regresando al negocio con un atuendo de lucha más pequeño en 2017.

La explosión informó «murió después de aparentemente quitarse la vida». Ella había sido abierta durante mucho tiempo sobre sus luchas con la salud mental. Antes de su fallecimiento, Massaro fue uno de los 60 luchadores que participaron en una demanda colectiva contra la WWE por presuntamente no proteger su talento de los riesgos de CTE (encefalopatía traumática crónica) y TBI (lesión cerebral traumática). Según los informes, Massaro atribuyó sus episodios de depresión al trauma en la cabeza que sufrió durante su carrera de lucha libre y afirmó que la WWE «utilizó los narcóticos como una herramienta para permitirnos a mí y a otros luchadores realizar nuestras heridas». The organization reportedly did pay for her to go to rehab for her addiction to painkillers. The suit was dismissed in 2018, but an appeal is ongoing at the time of this writing. The WWE claimed Massaro apologized for filing the suit, but Massaro’s attorney told the New York Post he wasn’t aware of any such apology.

Daniel Wright

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El gran perdedor contestant Daniel Wright passed away on May 26, 2019. He was just 30 years old. Wright appeared on the NBC reality weight loss series in its seventh and eighth seasons, starting when he was just 19. Wright’s wellness journey was derailed when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in October 2017. He fought the disease bravely, even returning to work before a relapse in December 2018, according to Personas. His wife, fellow El perdedor más grande contestant Rebecca Meyer Wright, indicated that he was not doing well on a GoFundMe page shortly before his death.

Several of Wright’s fellow El perdedor más grande contestants honored him after his passing, with Danny Cahill posting a particularly moving tribute. «Daniel’s light has always been one of grace, encouragement, wisdom, love and honor throughout the time I have known him,» Cahill wrote on Facebook. «And I can honestly say that because of him I am a better man. He showed me (by example – not by telling me) how to care for others in a different way, and I thank God for being able to know this man for the 10 years I have known him.»

​Gloria Vanderbilt

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Gloria Vanderbilt died at 95 on June 17, 2019, her son Anderson Cooper confirmed to CNN. Born Gloria Laura Madeleine Sophie Vanderbilt in 1924, Vanderbilt was at the center of a custody battle dubbed «The Trial of the Century» after her father’s death when she was 18 months old. Vanderbilt’s aunt won custody of her after Vanderbilt’s mother squandered much of her trust fund.

Gloria modeled in her teens, according to El reportero de Hollywood, and romanced older men, including Errol Flynn and Howard Hughes before marrying Hollywood agent Pat DeCicco. They divorced after four years; Gloria later accused DeCicco of abuse. She married conductor Leopold Stokowski in 1945, sharing sons Stanley and Christopher before splitting 10 years later. She then dated Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando before marrying director Sidney Lumet in 1956. They divorced in 1963, and she married her final husband, writer Wyatt Cooper, with whom she shared sons Anderson and Carter. Wyatt died in 1978, and Carter died by suicide a decade later.

In addition to being a tabloid staple, Gloria was an artist and fashion designer. Her signature denim made her a household name for a new generation. Anderson recalled, «If you were around in early 1980s it was pretty hard to miss the jeans she helped create, but that was her public face — the one she learned to hide behind as a child. Her private self, her real self — that was more fascinating and more lovely than anything she showed the public.»

Beth Chapman

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Dog The Bounty Hunter star Beth Chapman, wife of Duane «Dog» Chapman, died on June 26, 2019. She was 51 years old and had been battling throat cancer. Duane revealed the news on Gorjeo: «It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.» TMZ reported that Beth’s family was by her side at the time of her passing.

Beth met Duane after she was arrested for allegedly shoplifting some lemons (The whole thing was a misunderstanding.) She has joked that she stalked him into submission by getting a job in a bail office and writing «bad bail» to spend time with him. «And it worked,» she said in an A&E video. The pair had a tumultuous relationship for years, but by 1997, they were committed to one another. After welcoming daughter Bonnie Jo and son Garry, and starring on their A&E reality series beginning in 2003, they wed in 2006. Beth continued to share her life with her fans throughout her cancer battle, calling it a «test of faith» as she sought alternative treatments.

«This is my ultimate lesson,» she told Personas. «And it will either be taught to me or to you. And I am fine with taking the hit for everyone else. Because I think I know another guy who did the same thing.»

Etika

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YouTube star Daniel Desmond «Etika» Amofah was found dead in New York City’s East River on June 25, 2019. The video game vlogger had reportedly gone missing days earlier after posting what appeared to be a suicidal message on his channel, reported CNN. He was 29 years old.

According to CNN, the YouTube star’s primary channel was deactivated in October 2018 after pornography was allegedly uploaded to the account; he later started a secondary channel. Etika’s fans have petitioned to get his channel restored after his passing. De acuerdo a The Washington Post, Etika’s behavior was increasingly erratic leading up to his disappearance. In April 2019, he reportedly alarmed followers with a seemingly suicidal tweet, but later assured his fans that he was okay. That same month, he reportedly livestreamed an encounter with police who had shown up at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y. to check on his welfare.

Aunque su relación con las plataformas y comunidades en línea fue ciertamente conflictiva, los fanáticos han inundado Twitter con mensajes de dolor y apoyo. «Etika fue un pilar de las comunidades Smash, Nintendo, YouTube, juegos y deportes electrónicos. Etika será recordada como un buen hombre». tuiteó Consultor de esports Rod Breslau.

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

Billy Drago

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Character actor and master movie villain Billy Drago died June 24, 2019 after suffering a stroke, Variedad reportado. He was 73. Drago was reportedly born William Eugene Burrows, Jr., in Hugoton, Kan., to an actor-director father and a mother reportedly of Romany origin and whose last name he adopted as his stage name. He began work as a stuntman, then graduated to acting roles in more than 100 movies, making a name for himself as a notable villain. He’s well known for playing Mafia henchman Frank Nitti in Los Intocables, landing roles in multiple Chuck Norris projects, mastering the part of the Demon of Fear Barbas on the Charmed TV series, and giving audiences the creeps as Papa Jupiter in The Hills have Eyes. Drago also appeared in the music video for Michael Jackson’s 2001 hit «You Rock My World.»

One of his first films was playing a shady deputy opposite Clint Eastwood in Pale Rider. «You can’t get much better than being killed by Clint Eastwood in a Western,» Drago reportedly said in an interview published by The Void magazine in 2011. «I’ve killed great people and been killed by great people!»

One of his sons, Darren Burrows, is also an actor and starred in Northern Exposure.

Ross Perot

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H. Ross Perot, a billionaire businessman who ran for president twice as an independent, died July 9, 2019, The Dallas Morning News reportado. He was 89. Known simply as Ross Perot, he was born and raised in Texas and served in the Navy before becoming a salesman for IBM. He left IBM in 1962 to found Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in 1962, followed by Perot Systems, Inc. in 1988. Perot’s son, Ross Perot, Jr., succeeded him as CEO before selling the company to Dell in 2009 for a whopping $3.9 billion.

Perot ran for president in 1992 as an independent against incumbent President George H.W. Bush and then-Democratic nominee Bill Clinton. Perot used more than $12 million of his own money for his campaign. Though he didn’t win any electoral college votes, he earned 18.9 percent of the popular vote and was famously impersonated on Sábado noche en directoDana Carvey. The real Ross ran again in 1996 against then-incumbent President Bill Clinton and Republican nominee Bob Dole, but he only received 8 percent of the popular vote his second time around. Though he never ran for public office again, he did endorse George W. Bush for president in 2000.

The father of five children with wife Margot Birmingham, he dedicated the later years of his life to philanthropic efforts. In 2008, his children donated $50 million to help fund a science museum named in his honor in Dallas.

Rasgar rasgado

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Elmore Rual «Rip» Torn died July 9, 2019 at 88 years old. The character actor had a whopping 200 credits to his name, beginning on Broadway in the 1950s and earning a Tony Award nomination for his role in Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth in 1959. One of Torn’s most iconic performances was in the Norman Mailer 1970 docudrama Maidstone, when Torn reportedly attacked Mailer with a hammer during a scene. A scripted fight supposedly became a real one — and the raw footage was included in the final film.

Torn earned an Oscar nod for best supporting actor in 1983’s Cross Creek. One of his most popular roles was as producer Artie on El show de Larry Sanders in the 1990s, which earned him six Emmy nominations and one win for best supporting actor. He was also celebrated for his role as Zed, chief of a top secret alien-hunting group in 1997’s Hombres de negro and for his comedic performance as Patches O’Houlihan in Dodgeball in 2004.

Emily Hartridge

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YouTube vlogger Emily Hartridge died on July 12, 2019 at 35 years old when her electric scooter collided with a truck in London. Hartridge’s Instagram account posted a statement confirming her passing on July 13. In a heartwrenching turn, the clip that would become Hartridge’s final YouTube video was published July 8 — and it featured her receiving scooters for her birthday. El guardián reported that Hartridge’s fatal scooter crash was the first on record in the U.K.

Hartridge initially gained popularity for her «10 Reasons Why» video series, which featured provocative titles like «You shouldn’t get married…..10 Reasons Why,» «You Should Date a Cougar….10 Reasons Why» and «Boobs are AWESOME … 10 Reasons Why.» Within the last few years, she gained prominence as a fitness vlogger and influencer with her «Think Outside the Gym» series. Her most recent uploads focused on love and relationships, including her own romance with Jacob Hazell, who posted a heartbreaking video after her death.

Rutger Hauer

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Veteran actor Rutger Hauer died at his Netherlands home on July 19, 2019 after a short illness, Variedad reportado. He was 75 years old. Hauer was best known for his role of Roy Batty, a homicidal replicant in Cazarecompensas (1982), though he made a name for himself nearly a decade earlier with a role in the Best Foreign Film Oscar nominee Turkish Delight (1973). After several Dutch films, Hauer broke out stateside as a baddie in Sylvester Stallone’s Nighthawks (1981). Siguiendo Nighthawks (1981), Hauer took on a string of action roles for the next decade.

Though mostly known, at least initially, for action roles, Hauer was a horror figure as well. He starred as Lothos, the ultimate non-Dracula baddie in the original horror-comedy Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1991), as Van Helsing in Dracula 3D (2012), fairy prince Niall Brigant on HBO’s vampire drama, True Blood (2013 – 2014), and in the exorcism thriller The Rite (2011). Hauer’s most recent projects included The Sisters Brothers (2018) and the TV series Porters.(2017 – 2019).

Though Hauer was a workhorse, he chose his projects carefully. Le explico a El reportero de Hollywood in February 2018 that he wasn’t too interested in modern blockbusters. «The eye of the director and the point of view of the filmmaker has suffered [in big films] in the past decades,» he said. «I look for hard balls. And I don’t see much balls in most films today.»

Peter Fonda

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Peter Fonda died on Aug. 16, 2018 at 79 years old after a battle with lung cancer, Variedad reportado. Fonda was an iconic on-screen biker, beginning with the Hell’s Angels opus Wild Angels (1966), starring alongside Bruce Dern and Nancy Sinatra. Then came the The Trip (1967), followed by his star turn in Jinete facil (1969), which he co-wrote with Dennis Hopper and author Terry Southern. Fonda earned a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for Jinete facil, though he and Hopper reportedly feuded for years over who came up with the idea. His most notable roles in the 1970s included parts in Futureworld (1976) and Wanda Nevada (1979), in which he co-starred with a young Brooke Shields and his father, Henry Fonda, marking their only shared screen time during their lifetimes. He later appeared with his daughter, Bridget Fonda, in Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993).

After a series of cameos and bit parts, Peter Fonda returned to the big time in John Carpenter’s blockbuster Escape From L.A. (1996) with Kurt Russell, followed by Ulee’s Gold (1997), for which he was nominated for a 1998 Best Actor Oscar. He continued acting throughout his life, both in film and TV (often as a biker), guest-starring in CSI: NY y Hawaii Five-O. Peter’s superstar sister, Jane Fonda, said in a statement, «I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing.»

Jessi Combs

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Mythbusters star and professional speed demon Jessi Combs died at age 39 on Aug. 27, 2019 in the Alvord Desert in Oregon. Combs was attempting to break her own record for land speed in a 52,000 horsepower jet-powered car when she suffered a fatal crash, the New York Post reportado. Combs «held the title of ‘fastest woman on four wheels’ after breaking 398 miles per hour» in 2013, Jalopnik informes. Days before the crash, Combs tuiteó a photo of the jet-car hybrid.

There was more to Combs than speed. She was also a skilled metal worker, fabricator, and builder. She also represented the American Welding Society. According to her official bio, Combs got her start on television as a guest fabricator on Overhaulin‘ before becoming the host of Xtreme 4×4. She suffered an «unexplainable» accident in 2007 after a piece of machinery fell on her. While it was expected that she’d be wheelchair-bound for life following the horrifying incident, she made a complete recovery. She went on to appear in various shows including 2 Guys Garage before becoming a frequent guest host of Mythbusters in 2009, followed by a staple of the Velocity Channel.

In a statement to Jalopnik, Combs’ family called her «a role model for young Girls, and Women around the world,» adding that she «was one of the rare dreamers with the bravery to turn those possibilities into reality, and she left this earth driving faster than any other woman in history.»

Valerie Harper

Valerie Harper, who played Rhoda Morgenstern on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda"Monica Schipper/Getty Images

Valerie Harper died on Aug. 30, 2019, her family revealed to ABC 7. The late actress was 80 years old and had battled cancer for several years before her passing.

After rising to notoriety on The Mary Tyler Moore Show as the titular character’s best friend, Rhoda Morgenstern, she later starred on the spin-off, Rhoda, and ultimately won four Emmy Awards for her portrayal of the character. Her next series, Valerie, lasted two seasons before she was fired due to a failed contract negotiation, which led Harper to sue for wrongful termination (via Personas) Though NBC counter-sued for libel, she won some damages in the case.

Harper married twice: first to Richard Schaal from 1964 to 1978, then to fitness instructor Tony Cacciotti from 1987 until her death. She and Cacciotti share a daughter named Christina. After being treated for lung cancer in 2009, Harper revealed she was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis — a rare form of brain cancer — in 2013, and announced that she had just three months to live. She beat the odds for a time, later telling Personas that she was at peace with her mortality. «I am not banking on anything, really, because we shouldn’t,» Harper said. «We don’t know what’s around the corner. I think you just take each day and get the best out of it and do what you can and have fun.»

Kylie Rae Harris

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Country singer Kylie Rae Harris died on Sept. 4, 2019. She was just 30 years old. De acuerdo a Cartelera, the «What the Heart Wants» songstress was involved in a three-vehicle crash near Taos, N.M. While another party was unharmed, the Associated Press reports that a 16-year-old girl was also killed in the accident. Alcohol is suspected as a cause in the crash, though authorities did not reveal which party was suspected to be drinking.

Hours before Harris’ passing, she revealed on her Instagram Story that she used to frequent the northern New Mexico town with her father and sisters because her grandparents had lived there — but added that only one surviving uncle remained out of all of them. «Driving these roads today — I’ve been driving for 12 hours — you would think that’s so exhausting and boring,» she wrote (via Personas), adding, «And remembering my place in the back seat, and I started getting really sad.»

A GoFundMe page has been established to pay for Harris’ funeral costs and to support her six-year-old daughter, Corbie.

Eddie Money

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Singer Eddie Money, famous for «Two Tickets to Paradise» and «Take Me Home Tonight,» died on Sept. 13, 2019. He was 70 years old. The crooner had recently been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. On the morning of his death, his family told Variedad, «It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband and father. We cannot imagine our world without him. We are grateful that he will live on forever through his music.»

Money, born Edward Joseph Mahoney in Brooklyn, was an NYPD officer before moving to California, where he linked up with legendary producer Bill Graham. His first hit was 1978’s «Baby Hold On,» while «Take Me Home Tonight,» featuring Ronnie Spector reprising her hit «Be My Baby,» peaked at No. 4. In April 2018, Money and his family appeared in the AXS TV reality series Real Money.

During the 1980s, Money struggled with addiction and alcohol abuse, but got sober, which he told Los Angeles Times was «boring.» Still, he maintained a sense of humor about his life and career, telling the outlet, «I don’t go for this Hollywood crap. I can sample it but I don’t fall into it. I don’t go to Rod Stewart parties. I don’t come down to L.A. for the Grammys. I’m not into fancy cars. I drive a 1974 Mercedes that I bought from my lawyer. It’s a piece of junk. I’m trying to sell it to my Iranian dentist.»

Ric Ocasek

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The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek died on Sept. 15, 2019. He was 75 years old. Ocasek’s estranged wife, former supermodel Paulina Porizkova, reportedly found him unresponsive in bed in their New York City home, TMZ reported, where he was pronounced dead at the scene. In May 2018, Porizkova announced that she and Ocasek had separated a year earlier after 28 years of marriage. Por EW, the couple met on the set of The Cars’ video for «Drive» in 1984 and share two children.

Ocasek was responsible for The Cars’ biggest hits, including smash singles from their self-titled 1978 debut album like «Just What I Needed,» «My Best Friend’s Girl» and «Good Times Roll,» as well as several solo albums and a slew of behind-the-scenes production. El reportero de Hollywood notes that The Cars’ smash «You Might Think» beat out Michael Jackson’s «Thriller» for the inaugural Video of the Year award at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1984.

Ocasek and The Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. He told Piedra rodante that the honor was a «good cap on the bottle» of his music career with the band, explaining, «It is a lifetime. I had three families during that time. They are like lives that go by and millions of people and things and artists and writers and business people and fans. … It’s a lot of stuff. It’s been a pretty eventful life, I can say.»

Suzanne Whang

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Ex House Hunters host Suzanne Whang died at 56 on Sept. 17, 2019. Whang battled breast cancer for 13 years. Her longtime partner, Jeff Vezain, wrote on Facebook, «A lifetime of love, adventure, humor and bliss now lives in our memories. … Suzanne breathed her last breath here at home, as I knelt beside her and caressed her.»

Whang battled breast cancer for 13 years, with what Vezain says was «courage, humor, determination and optimism. She was immensely encouraged by the love of her family, friends and those she had yet to meet.» Whang chronicled her cancer battle on social media with a series of candid and at times darkly funny posts.

In addition to her hosting stint on the popular HGTV show, Whang was a producer, radio host, writer and even an ordained minister, TMZ informes. She was also an actress, appearing in TV shows like Las Vegas, Dexter, Mentes criminales, Arrested Development, Kingdom, The Micky Hospital General.

Aron Eisenberg

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine star Aron Eisenberg died at 50 on Sept. 21, 2019. Eisenberg suffered from kidney issues for his entire life, TMZ informes. Born with just one kidney, Eisenberg was placed on dialysis at age 14. He underwent his first kidney transplant at 17, then another when he was 46. The 5’0″ actor’s kidney issues stunted his growth.

Eisenberg was best known for DS9, but he also appeared in Star Trek: Renegades y Star Trek: Voyager, as well as Blade Of Honor, The Secret World Of Alex Macky Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989).

Upon Eisenberg’s death, it was revealed he was married. «We didn’t officially announce that we had eloped on Dec. 28, 2018,» his widow Malissa Lango wrote on Facebook. «We were hoping to have a big shindig in celebration of our nuptials, but had to wait to save up the money.» She added, «There will never be another light like Aron’s. The beauty that he was and the legacy he leaves behind is beyond words. I love him dearly and will miss him eternally. At the moment I’m not sure how to do life without him.»

Sid Haig

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Actor Sid Haig, who’s best known for portraying the iconic horror character Captain Spaulding in his frequent collaborations with director Rob Zombie, died on Sept. 21, 2019, due to complications from a lung infection, according to Variedad. He was 80.

«My light, my heart, my true love, my King, the other half of my soul, Sidney, passed from this realm on to the next. He has returned to the Universe, a shining star in her heavens,» Haig’s wife posted to Instagram. «He was my angel, my husband, my best friend and always will be. He adored his family, his friends and his fans. This came as a shock to all of us.»

In a career that spanned over five decades, Haig appeared in almost every classic television show and genre movie you can imagine. Just take a look at a few of his IMBd credits: hombre murciélago (the television show), Star Trek (the original), Here’s Lucy (with Lucille Ball), THX 1138 (George Lucas’ first film), Diamonds Are Forever (a James Bond flick), Fantasy Island, Coffy, Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol 2, and the 2015 instant horror-western classic Hueso Tomahawk.

Rip Taylor

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Actor and comedian Rip Taylor died on Oct. 6, 2019, in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s ICU after suffering a seizure the week before, CNN informes. He was 84. Known for his over-the-top personality, costumes, and signature handlebar mustache, Taylor was a veteran of the Korean War before entering show business. During the ’70s, he was a staple celebrity guest on game shows like Hollywood Squares, The Gong Showy The Match Game.

During a 2011 interview (per El reportero de Hollywood), Taylor explained that he earned his nickname, «King of Confetti,» entirely by accident. «I was dying like hell on Merv Griffin’s show. The jokes were dumb, and I tore the 5 by 8 cards, threw them up in the air, and it became confetti,» he said. «I knocked over his desk, walked up the aisle, went to Sardi’s, and said, ‘Well, that’s the end of my television career.’ I went home that night. Their switchboard had lit up. They said, ‘Get the guy that went crazy!’ And that is how the confetti started.» This launched Taylor’s famous gag that he would perform for the rest of his career.

«The greatest joy he had in life was the result of making others laugh. He didn’t have an easy childhood,» Taylor’s publicist, Harlan Boll, released in a statement to CNN following Taylor’s passing. «Abused and bullied, he said he discovered early, that they weren’t hitting you if they were laughing.»

Robert Hunter

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Grateful Dead collaborator Robert Hunter passed away on Sept. 23, 2019. He was 78 years old. Piedra rodante reported that no cause of death was revealed, but a rep confirmed that Hunter died at his home «surrounded by love,» holding his wife Maureen’s hand.

Hunter was the legendary jam band’s lyricist for hits including «Dark Star,» «China Cat Sunflower,» «Uncle John’s Band,» «Box of Rain,» «Scarlet Begonias,» and «Touch of Gray.» Hunter first met Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia in 1961 at a local California production of Damn Yankees. They eventually bonded over losing their fathers at a young age (Garcia’s father had died, while Hunter’s parents were divorced).

Hunter, who once described using LSD as «a romping good time,» recalled his experiences both with drugs and with the Dead to Piedra rodante, explaining the origins of one track in particular that spawned when a stranger offered him a substance in Golden Gate State Park. «I don’t remember if I took it or not, but I said, ‘I’m writing the second verse for the song called ‘Dark Star’ for the Grateful Dead — remember that.’ I had a prescience about the whole thing at that point. Once I started believing in that band, I thought, ‘We’re going to go the distance.'»

After Garcia’s death in 1995, Hunter continued writing, most famously with Bob Dylan, and continued touring and performing as recently as 2013, when he admitted he had to raise money for medical bills for a spinal abscess.

Robert Forster

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Robert Forster died on Oct. 11, 2019. He was 78 years old. The actor’s rep told El reportero de Hollywood that Forster passed away at his home following a battle with brain cancer. Forster had more misses than hits early in his career, which began in the 1970s. Of his career struggle, he told The Chicago Tribune in 2018, «Every time it reached a lower level I thought I could tolerate, it dropped some more, and then some more. Near the end I had no agent, no manager, no lawyer, no nothing. I was taking whatever fell through the cracks.»

Director Quentin Tarantino was a longtime fan of Forster, who he brought in to audition for Reservoir Dogs. The part eventually went to Laurence Tierney, but Tarantino brought Forster back for Jackie Brown, writing the part of Max Cherry specifically for him. «That’s when I said to him, ‘I’m sure they’re not going to let you hire me,'» Forster recalled to Fandor. «[Tarantino] said, ‘I hire anybody I want.’ And that’s when I realized I was going to get another shot at a career.»

Después Jackie Brown, Forster enjoyed a renaissance. His most recent work in the Hacerse malo película El Camino, reprising his role as Ed Galbraith aka The Disappearer, premiered the day he died.

Sulli

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K-pop star Sulli was found dead in her Seongnam, South Korea home on Oct. 14, 2019. She was just 25 years old. Police told El guardián that the singer, a former member of the K-pop group f(x), is suspected to have taken her own life, but Noticias AP also concurrently reported that «police did not find a suicide note.»

Sulli had a history of depression and emotional distress. She took a hiatus from her K-pop group in July 2014, before quitting the group entirely in 2015 to focus on acting and her solo K-pop career. In 2018, she revealed on a talk show that she suffered from panic disorders from a young age, explaining, «Even close people left me. I was hurt by them and felt there was nobody who understands me, which made me fall apart.»

De acuerdo a AP News, Sulli «was known for her feminist voice and outspokenness,» which «was rare among female entertainers in deeply conservative South Korea.» This apparent openness led to Sulli becoming a somewhat controversial figure in K-pop. As a result, she also suffered from online bullying for things as innocuous as kissing her best friend at a birthday party. Los New York Times reported that Sulli’s fans have now claimed that cyberbullying «affected her mental health,» however, the investigation into what led to her death is still ongoing, as of this writing.

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

Stephen Moore

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Actor Stephen Moore died on Oct. 4, 2019 at 81 years old. Moore was best known for The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy series, in which he starred as a paranoid android named Marvin. His voice appeared in the radio series, as well as the TV show, audio books and other recordings, El guardián informes. Variedad reports that his character inspired the Radiohead smash «Paranoid Android» in 1997.

In addition to his voice work for Hitchhiker’s Guide and other radio plays and programs, Moore also appeared in Doctor Who in 2010 as Eldane, the leader of the Silurians, as well as in British sketch show Harry Enfield And Chums in 1997. In the 1980s, he starred in U.K. series Solo y Small World. Moore was also an accomplished stage actor, starring in productions of Duodécima noche, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like Ity The Merry Wives Of Windsor. He was honored with a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1983 for his work in The Doll’s House.

Producer Dirk Maggs tuiteó a tribute to his late friend, who he called «a fine actor» and «a lovely man.» He continued, «Our thoughts are with his family and our memories of him will always make us smile.» Moore is survived by his five children.

Bill Macy

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Actor Bill Macy died on Oct. 17, 2019 at 97 years old, Los New York Times reportado. Macy was best known for his role as Bea Arthur’s husband, Walter Findlay, on Maude from 1972 to 1978. In an interview with Shout! Factory TV Macy recalled one episode that «really affected» him. In particular, it was once since from the episode in which Walter was depicted as having a drinking problem and struck Maude in the face. «When I hit her on camera … I — it was how I felt,» Macy said, as he choked up describing his emotional performance. «Even just the memory of it [is painful]. Both of us spoke about it, and [Arthur] said, ‘Don’t hit her in the ear, but use this part of the face,'» he added, pointing to his cheek.

The Times additionally reported that Macy was born Wolf Marvin Garber in Revere, Mass., before a neighbor convinced his parents to «Americanize» his first name. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York, and served in the Army when he graduated high school. He later drove a taxi for years before achieving success first onstage in a series of Off-Broadway plays, then onscreen. Aside from Maude, Macy is likely best remembered for his small but crucial role in The Jerk, in which he helps Steve Martin’s character get rich.

Robert Evans

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Legendary producer Robert Evans died on Oct. 26, 2019, Variedad reportado. He was 89 years old. Evans began his illustrious Hollywood career as an actor before becoming the head of Paramount Pictures — with zero previous production experience — in the 1960s. His first production was the classic Chinatown, followed by more hits like Urban Cowboy y Marathon Man. Other wins on his resume include The Godfather, Love Story, y Rosemary’s Baby, however, Evans also produced some duds, like the 1974 version of El gran Gatsby.

Evans’ real life was almost as dramatic as the movies he shepherded. He was married seven times, most famously to actress Ali McGraw, who left him for her Steve McQueen, her co-star in 1972’s The Getaway. Evans was convicted of cocaine possession in the 1980s, and in 1998, he suffered a stroke that left an entire side of his body paralyzed, but he was able to eventually make a complete recovery thanks to a lot of therapy. He was also one of the boldfaced names mentioned in Heidi Fleiss’ infamous little black book of johns. Evans’ persona was so storied that it inspired the animated Comedy Central series Kid Notorious. Evans’ pal Dustin Hoffman even reportedly based his idiosyncratic performance in Wag The Dog on Evans.

Evans perhaps summed up his outsized life best in his infamous memoir The Kid Stays in the Picture, writing, «There are three sides to every story: yours … mine … and the truth. No one is lying.»

John Witherspoon

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Comedian and actor John Witherspoon died on Oct. 29, 2019 at 77 years old, his son Anunciado on Twitter. As of this writing, Witherspoon’s cause of death has not yet been revealed. The Detroit native began his career in standup comedy before transitioning to a colorful career in television and film. His best known roles include «Pops» on The Wayans Bros. as the father to titular stars Marlon and Shawn Wayans, and Willie Jones in the viernes franchise, in which he played star Ice Cube’s father. Witherspoon was reportedly slated to reprise his role as Jones in the upcoming Last Friday installment, which is still in pre-production as of press time. Witherspoon also appeared in Soul Plane, and provided voiceover work for The Boondocks y Proud Family. He boasted a whopping 84 acting credits in his career.

Comedian Mike Epps, who appeared with Witherspoon in Next Friday, expressed his heartbreak on Instagram and reminisced about Witherspoon calming him down on his first day on the set, while Marlon Wayans echoed Epps’ angst, writing that that whenever he misses Witherspoon he’ll toss on an episode of The Wayans Bros. Ice Cube perhaps summed up the consensus of Witherspoon’s peers the best, simply tuiteando, «I’m devastated over the passing of John Witherspoon. Life won’t be as funny without him.»

Laurel Griggs

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The lights on the Great White Way got tragically dimmer when Broadway and budding screen actress Laurel Griggs passed away on Nov. 5, 2019. She was 13 years old. The starlet’s family told Página seis that Griggs suffered a massive asthma attack. She was hospitalized, but doctors were unable to save her.

Griggs got her big break at just six years old when she starred in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof on Broadway alongside Scarlett Johansson. Afterward, she played Ivanka in the musical Once, maintaining the role for 17 months, the longest in the play’s history, per Young Broadway. Griggs extended her stage success to the small and silver screens, appearing in numerous commercials and providing voiceover work for animated series Bubble Guppies. Griggs appeared on Sábado noche en directo twice in 2017, once in a memorable Christmas sketch with Kate McKinnon, and in another sketch spoofing the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards orange carpet with Natalie Portman. She also had a role in Louie, and played Evelyn’s daughter in Woody Allen’s Cafe Society with the likes of Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg.

Griggs lived in New York City with her parents, where she attended public school, and supported many charities, including Broadway Cares, where she helped fundraise for HIV and AIDS awareness and treatment.

Jane Galloway Heitz

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Actress Jane Galloway Heitz died at a hospital in Highland Park, Ill. on Nov. 13, 2019. She was 78 years old, and suffered from congestive heart failure, her daughter confirmed to El reportero de Hollywood. Alegría fans will recognize Galloway Heitz as Glee Club instructor Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison)’s inspiration and predecessor. A photo of Galloway Heitz is visible in a trophy case in the school on the show, though the actress only appeared on the show in the flesh twice.

Galloway Heitz was a talent manager as well as an actress. While getting started in her own acting career in Chicago, she boasted other future stars, including Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Richard Kind, and Eric Stonestreet, who frequently credited her with his casting on Modern Family, on her management roster. Galloway Heitz sold her management agency in 1997, and went on to do theater, appearing in The Straight Story with Sissy Spacek, as well as small screen shows including ER, Grey’s Anatomy, Monje, Prison Break, Without A Trace, Desvergonzado y The Big Bang Theory.

Goo Hara

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28-year-old K-Pop star Goo Hara was found dead on Nov. 24, 2019. She was a member of the group Kara. As of this writing, no cause of death has been officially reported, but Lee Yong-pyo, commissioner of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, told the press (via South China Morning Post), «A handwritten note that was pessimistic about her life was found on a living room table.»

All KPop reported that Hara filed a lawsuit against her ex, former South Korean international soccer star Choi Jong-bum, for allegedly threatening to release explicit footage of them from when they were together. He denied the allegations but was found guilty of property damages, physical assault, threatening, and unnecessary force in the case, but not of sexual assault. In September 2018, it was reported that he planned to appeal the decision; de acuerdo a Newsweek, Hara’s fans have been slamming Jong-bum on social media and blaming him for her death.

CNN reported that Hara was hospitalized in May after being found unconscious in her home following a cryptic message on Instagram. She later apologized for alarming her fans and loved ones and threatened to sue over malicious comments that surfaced afterward and reportedly said in a statement, «I’m recovering. Many things overlapped and I had been suffering. But I’ll steel myself and work to show you my healthy self.» Hara’s death is the latest in a tragic string of K-Pop artists gone too soon, leading many to question the industry’s pressures on its stars.

Godfrey Gao

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Actor and model Godfrey Gao died on Nov. 27, 2019 at just 35 years old. Gao collapsed on the set of a game show called Chase Me in China, Women’s Wear Daily reportado. His management team said in a statement, «In the early hours of Nov. 27, our beloved Godfrey collapsed while filming on set. Unfortunately following three hours of medical rescue efforts, he left us. We are very shocked and saddened and even until now find it impossible to accept.» The cause of Gao’s collapse is unclear and no further medical details were provided as of press time.

Taiwan-born Gao made his debut in 2007 series Bullfighting, and was best known for his role in the 2013 film The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones. His most recent roles were in The Jade Pendant as Tom and Shanghai Fortress as Yang Jiannan. His other credits include Momo Love, Never Give Up Dodo, God of War Zhao Yun y Remembering Lichuan. In 2011, Gao became Louis Vuitton’s first Asian model, which, according to Women’s Wear Daily, was his «big career break.»

Por Los New York Times, Gao had a huge presence on the Chinese social media site Weibo with «more than 5.7 million followers.» In the wake of his death, users flooded the platform with complaints about alleged safety issues on Chase Me, which the outlet described as a show that «invites actors as well as ordinary people to compete in variety of sports challenges, often to the point of exhaustion.»

​Shelley Morrison

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Shelley Morrison, who was best known for starring as Karen’s beloved and long-suffering maid, Rosario, on Voluntad y gracia, died of heart failure following a short illness on Dec. 1, 2019. She was 83 years old.

De acuerdo con la Associated Press, the character of Rosario was only supposed to appear in a single episode — but was such a hit that she appeared in every season of the show’s original run. Morrison (real name Rachel Mitrani) stated before her passing: «Rosario is one of my all-time favorite characters. She reminds me a lot of my own mother, who loved animals and children, but she would not suffer fools. It is very significant to me that we were able to show an older, Hispanic woman who is bright and smart and can hold her own.» Her husband of 40 years, Walter Dominguez, also stated that playing Rosario was a source of great pride for Morrison due to Voluntad y gracia‘s focus on LGBTQ+ representation.

Born and raised to Spanish-born parents in Bronx, N.Y., Morrison spoke mostly Spanish growing up, and, as a result, played predominantly (though not exclusively) Hispanic and Latina roles once dipping her toe into Hollywood waters. In addition to Voluntad y gracia, Morrison’s acting career spanned nearly 50 years with appearances in numerous other high-profile projects, including The Flying Nun, Troop Beverly Hills, Fools Rush In, Funny Girly How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life, in which she held her own alongside Dean Martin.

Cha In-Ha

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Cha In-Ha, a South Korean actor, was found dead in his Seoul home on Dec. 3, 2019. He was just 27 years old. In-Ha’s cause of death remains unknown to the public at the time of this writing; Yahoo! Noticias reported that In-Ha’s manager found his body, and that police are still investigating his passing. In-Ha’s management team said in a statement, «We’re sincerely hurt that we’re sending this sad news to the people who have given Cha In-ha so much love and supported him until now.» The statement also urged fans to refrain from speculation and rumors and to allow his loved ones to mourn his loss privately.

Born Lee Jae-Ho, In-Ha only recently rose to prominence in the South Korean entertainment industry. De acuerdo a Variedad, In-Ha was part of the Fantagio acting group Surprise U. He appeared in The Banker, Miss Independent Ji Eun 2, and in the MBC drama television series Love With Flaws that premiered just a week ago, Los New York Times reportado. In his last Instagram post before his passing, In-Ha can been seen in a black leather jacket, drinking from a white mug with the caption [translated to English], «Everybody watch out.»

Robert Walker Jr.

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Actor Robert Walker, Jr. passed away on Dec. 5, 2019 at 79 years old, according to El reportero de Hollywood. Walker was the son of Strangers On A Train star Robert Walker and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Jones. Jones and Walker Sr. divorced when Walker Jr. was three years old; Jones remarried to Oscar-winning producer and screenwriter David O. Selznick.

Walker Jr. was best known for a memorable turn in the Star Trek episode «Charlie X.» Walker Jr., then 26, starred as a 17-year-old with «strange powers» after being the sole survivor of a ship crash. He also starred in Ensign Pulver, Young Billy Young, y The Hook, with appearances in los ángeles de Charlie, CHiPs, Columbo y Murder, She Wrote.

Despite being born into Hollywood stardom, Walker Jr.’s life wasn’t entirely charmed and was marked by two tragedies: Walker Sr. died in 1951 at just 32 years old, reportedly from a rumored deadly mix of alcohol and sedatives; Walker Jr.’s half-sister Mary Jennifer Selznick died by suicide in 1976 at just 21 years old.

«Bob always beat to his own drum and stayed true to himself in all of his endeavors,» his wife Dawn said in a statement. «Although an accomplished actor, his true art was living fully. He was a photographer, drummer, raconteur and gallery owner. His love of the ocean kept him in Malibu, and he had great tales of his adventures paddling to Catalina from there. Bob had a constant interest in developing his internal martial arts practice.»

Ron Leibman

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Ron Leibman died on Dec. 6, 2019 at 82 years old. Leibman was a staple of New York City theater who transitioned to steady work as a character actor. One of his breakout roles was in Slaughterhouse-Five in 1972, followed by The Super Cops in 1974, and as Martin Kazinsky in Kaz, which he also co-wrote and for which he won an Emmy — just weeks before the show was canceled. In 1981, he starred alongside George Hamilton in Zorro: The Gay Blade, and he later starred in C.P.W., Pacific Stationy Holding The Baby. He also appeared in Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, The Sopranos, and did voiceover work for Archer with his wife Jessica Walter.

Still, Leibman was most famous for playing Rachel Green’s father on Amigos, although he initially rejected the part because he’d never seen the show. Le explico a El A.V. Club in 2011, «It sounded stupid to me, so I turned it down,» he said, adding that his daughter convinced him to take the role. He agreed to do one episode so his daughter could meet the cast. «So I did, and had a very nice time, and they asked me back, and my daughter did get to meet those kids, so I was a big hero in the house,» he recalled. «It’s amazing, the power of the tube. I’ve done all this body of work, and they say, ‘Oh yes, Rachel’s father.’ I go, ‘Give me a break.'»

Rene Auberjonois

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Rene Auberjonois, a prolific character actor with a career spanning more than four decades, died on Dec. 8, 2019 from lung cancer, CNN reportado. He was 79 years old.

Auberjonois starred as Clayton Runymede Endicott III in Benson, as well as Odo, Curzon Dax and Douglas Pabst on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Paul Lewiston on Boston Legal, Judge Jackson Keeler on Judging Amy and Walter Nowack on Madam Secretary. He was also an accomplished voice actor, with credits including Chef Louis in Disney’s The Little Mermaid and numerous TV credits, including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Archer, Liga de la Justicia, The Legend Of Tarzan, Richie Rich, Johnny Quest, y Batman: The Animated Series, among many others. He made appearances in movies including MASH, The Patriot, Burning Down The House, King Kongy Batman Forever.

Auberjonois began his career on the stage, winning a Tony Award in 1970 for his work in Coco, a play about legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel. He was nominated for three more Tony Awards throughout his career. He was also nominated for an outstanding supporting actor Emmy in 1984 for Benson, as well as for outstanding guest actor in a drama series for The Practice in 2001.

Auberjonois’ son described the actor as a «proud progressive» and noted his work with Doctors Without Borders, while Star Trek star George Takei llamado Auberjonois «a wonderful, caring and intelligent man.»

Jugo WRLD

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Juice Wrld died on Dec. 8, 2019. He was just 21 years old, and reportedly on his way to a birthday party in his honor. Juice (real name Jarad Anthony Higgins) was conscious when transported to a hospital where he passed away following a seizure and cardiac arrest at Chicago’s Midway airport, TMZ reportado. His official cause of death remains unknown, as of this writing.

De acuerdo a The Chicago Tribune, when Higgins went into cardiac arrest, his girlfriend informed a law enforcement agent that he «takes Percocet and has a drug problem.» At that point, two doses of Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, were administered while an ambulance was en route.

TMZ reported that 70 pounds of marijuana and a bottle of codeine cough syrup were found on the private jet Higgins and his crew used the day of his death. Two of Juice’s security guards on the flight were arrested and charged with misdemeanor gun violations. los New York Post additionally reported that the guards had a «conceal and carry permit» in Illinois, which doesn’t extend to allowing firearms in the airport.

Some of Juice’s final moments were captured on video, with footage of him goofing around with pals on what would be his last flight. For what it’s worth, codeine cough syrup is a main ingredient in «lean,» a substance Juice referenced in the tragically prophetic «Lean Wit Me»: «Lean with me, pop with me / Get high with me if you rock with me / Smoke with me, drink with me / F**ked up liver with some bad kidneys / Told her if I die I’ma die young«.

Marie Frederiksson

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Roxette singer Marie Frederiksson died on Dec. 10, 2019 after a 17-year battle with brain cancer. Frederiksson was 61 years old.

The Swedish-born singer joined forces with Roxette partner Per Gessle in 1986. Roxette’s hit «The Look» snagged the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in 1989, but it was their megasmash «Must Have Been Love» that launched them into the pop stratosphere, thanks in large part to its use in Mujer guapa. (The song had such staying power it was also featured 20 years later in the romantic comedy Long Shot, featuring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron.) Their hits «Joyride» and «Listen to Your Heart» cemented their pop icon status, and seven of their 10 albums went platinum worldwide, according to Los New York Times.

Frederiksson recorded three solo albums following her 2002 brain tumor diagnosis. She started doing live shows with Gessle again in 2008 until her doctors advised her to stop in 2016, per the BBC.

Gessle said in a statement, «Time goes by so quickly. It’s not that long ago we spent days and nights in my tiny apartment in Halmstad, listening to music we loved, sharing impossible dream. And what a dream we eventually got to share!» He continued, «You were an outstanding musician, a master of the voice, an amazing performer. Thanks for painting my black and white songs in the most beautiful colours. You were the most wonderful friend for over 40 years.» Frederiksson is survived by her husband, Mikael Boylos, and two children.

Philip McKeon

Philip McKeon

Philip McKeon, who starred on Alicia as a child, died on Dec. 11, 2019 at 55 years old. Personas reports that McKeon suffered a longtime (though unspecified) illness before his passing. McKeon, brother of Facts Of Life actress Nancy McKeon, starred on the sitcom based on Martin Scorsese’s film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore alongside Linda Lavin from 1976 through 1985.

Después Alicia ended, McKeon continued acting in bit parts and small roles through 1994, per IMDb. He eventually quit acting entirely and worked for KFWB Los Angeles’ News 98 for a decade. He then moved to Wimberly, Texas, «to be closer to family,» per Personas.

McKeon’s co-stars paid tribute to him after his passing. Lavin reminisced to Personas in a statement, «Philip was the endearing, loving boy, always willing and eager to connect with others. Although we were performing a show, the dynamic of creating that relationship made our connection very real and deep. He taught me how to be a good mom, just by being the wondrous boy he was.» Charlie Sheen, who appeared in a 1986 episode of Amazing Stories with McKeon, also tipped his hat to his late colleague in a Pío, calling him a «perfect gentleman» and «an ebullient spirit.»

Jack Burns

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Actor and ballet dancer Jack Burns was tragically found dead at just 14 years old on Dec. 1, 2019, Metro reportado. No cause of death has yet been revealed, though his heartbreaking passing is reportedly not being treated as suspicious as of press time.

Burns, a Scotland-born dance prodigy dubbed «the next Billy Elliott,» made appearances in U.K. series In Plain Sight and miniseries One Of Us (originally titled Retribution) in 2016, Personas reportado. Earlier reports misidentified Burns as his younger brother, Rory, who played a young Roger Wakefield on Outlander from 2014 to 2016

Burns was reportedly a student at elite performing arts schools in the U.K., including the U.K. Theatre School Performing Arts Academy, St. Columba’s School and The Elite Academy of Dance. The Elite Academy of Dance said in a statement on Facebook, «Jack was an inspiration to everyone at Elite and touched the hearts of everyone who had the pleasure of working and dancing with him since 2012.»

Danny Aiello

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Danny Aiello died on Dec. 12, 2019, TMZ informes. Aiello was reportedly being treated at a New Jersey medical center «for a sudden illness» and passed away after «he suffered an infection related to his treatment,» though neither the illness nor the infection were specified as of press time. He was 86 years old.

Aiello’s breakout role was in 1973 alongside Robert De Niro in Bang The Drum Slowly, followed by a star turn in The Godfather: Part II as Tony Rosato. He was nominated for a Golden Globe and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Brooklyn pizza shop owner Sal Fragione in Spike Lee’s 1989 smash Hacer lo correcto. He also appeared in Moonstruck, Hudson’s Hawky Jacob’s Ladder.

In addition to big screen work, Aiello was a staple on television and the stage, but his rise to success came after a life of poverty and hardship, and he turned to crime temporarily to support his family before becoming an actor at 35 years old. «I never killed anybody or sold drugs, but that’s about all I didn’t do,» he admitted to Personas in 1990. Aiello’s grit eventually made him one of Hollywood’s highest-paid character actors. «I never felt intimidated,» he quipped. «Hell, I’ve been shot at, nearly had my ear cut off in a fight. I’ve broken into other people’s houses. You learn to throw yourself out there. The worst they can do to you is say no. I can live with that.»

Chuy Bravo

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Chuy Bravo, Chelsea Handler’s beloved sidekick on Chelsea últimamente, died on Dec. 15, 2019, from a heart attack during a hospitalization in Mexico City to treat a gastrointestinal hemorrhage, TMZ reportado. Bravo, born Jesus Melgoza, was 63 years old. According to a statement from his rep to CNN, his family is understandably «devastated as they cope with his sudden loss.» A funeral was held for Bravo in Mexico with a later memorial service to be scheduled in Los Angeles.

The 4’3″ comedian and actor, who was born with dwarfism and was a prostate cancer survivor and recovering alcoholic (via Latina), was most famous for his work with Handler. However, his work in Hollywood extended beyond her stage. Bravo immigrated to the United States when he was 15 years old and reportedly visited the set of Three Amigos, which sparked an interest in showbiz. He later appeared in films like Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End, The Honeymooners, and more.

Handler posted a heartfelt tribute to her late friend on Instagram, writing in part, «I loved this nugget in a big way, and I took great pleasure in how many people loved him as much as I did and do.» Alongside a collage of photos of the two, she added, «@chuybravo gave us so much laughter and I’ll never forget the sound of his laughter coming from his office into mine. Or his ‘business calls’ with his ‘business manager,’ or his shoe rack with all his children-sized shoes.»

Don Imus

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Radio legend Don Imus died at 79 on Dec. 27, 2019, TMZ reportado. Imus was one of radio’s first shock jocks, and his legacy is a mixed one. His humor could at times be sharp and cutting, and it was often also off-color and bigoted (Per the New York Post, Imus implied that athletes he didn’t respect were homosexuals, and frequently derided sportscaster Len Berman as «Lenny the Jew»).

Imus’ most infamous remark was about the 2007 Rutgers University women’s basketball team, which he referred to as «nappy headed h**s.» The outrage went nationwide, and he was let go from his time slot. He eventually got hired for ABC Radio. In March 2018, he admitted to CBS News, «The Rutgers thing I regret … ‘cause I knew better.»

Imus began his career in radio as a means to get airplay for his own fledgling music. He started as a DJ in California, then moved to WNBC Radio in New York. Imus In The Morning became syndicated through 100 radio stations. Imus was also known for charity work, including his «Imus Ranch» program, which served as summer camps for children with cancer.

A year before his death, Imus told CBS News that retirement was tough. «I always had it in my head that I was talking to one person,» he said. «I felt that when I walked in there and sat down and turned the mic on, that I was talking to you. I’m gonna miss that.»

Sue Lyon

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Actress Sue Lyon died on Dec. 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, Los New York Times reportado. She was 73 years old. A friend told the outlet that Lyon «had been in declining health for some time» prior to her passing, but no cause of death has yet been reported.

Iowa-raised Lyon started out as a model. She only had two acting credits when Stanley Kubrick cast her as Dolores Haze in Lolita. Lyon was just 14 years old when she beat out 800 other aspiring starlets for the role of the 15-year-old «nymphet» who drives pedophile Humbert Humbert mad in the film based on the Vladimir Nabokov novel. (In the novel, Dolores Haze is 12, but her age was changed in the movie adaptation to comply with regulations.) The film quickly came under fire for its portrayal of pedophilia and its marketing, which featured a bikini-clad Lyon wearing Haze’s infamous red heart-shaped sunglasses and sucking on a lollipop.

Lyon went on to star in several more films, including Night Of The Iguana, 7 Women, Evel Knievel, Four Rode Out y Alligator. She was married five times and blamed her second marriage to Cotton Adamson — a convicted murderer at the time of their romance — for curbing her acting career. She quit acting by her fourth marriage to radio engineer Richard Rudman, and told The Pittsburgh Press she wanted to go into teaching. Lyon is survived by her daughter Nona from her second husband, football coach and photographer Roland Harrison.

Bill and Joe Smith

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Joe and Bill Smith of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding were found dead on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. The twins were just 32 years old and reportedly died by suicide via hanging, El sol reportado. Their cousin, Phoebe Charleen Smith, told El Telégrafo that the young men formed a suicide pact after Joe was diagnosed with cancer. «Joey had cancer, and Billy told him, ‘I’d never be able to live without you.’ Joey told the family he got the all-clear after chemo two months ago, but we don’t know if that’s true now,» she said.

She added that the men «went missing» and that Joey’s phone was turned off. Eventually the family found a note from the men saying «they wanted it like this, and we would find them in the woods where they played with the family years ago.» Their uncle discovered their bodies in a forest near their grandmother’s home.

The Smiths were members of a Romani family featured in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding in 2013. They’d recently established a landscaping business. Just weeks before their tragic deaths they were seen on a video at a wedding appearing cheerful, singing and dancing. Una fuente dijo El Telégrafo, «The boys seemed happy to everyone that saw them. The closer family were concerned that they were battling depression, but they were very good at hiding it. They were happy-go-lucky, but it shows you cannot always see what hides behind a smile. The family knew they were not right, but never ever expected them to do this.»

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

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