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14+ Celebrities We Lost In 2019

It's never easy when someone dies.

From Karl Lagerfeld to Cameron Boyce and Luke Perry, we're paying our respects to the 14+ celebrities we've lost in 2019.

Luke Perry

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The world was deeply saddened when the actor of Beverly Hills: 90210 and Riverdale fame passed away suddenly from a stroke in March.

"He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, stepfather Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends," said his publicist in a statement.

Beth Chapman

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After a long battle with throat cancer, the star of Dog The Bounty Hunter passed away while on vacation in Hawaii on June 26.

She had been surrounded by family, including her husband of nearly 30 years, Duane "Dog" Chapman.

Cameron Boyce

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The 20-year-old actor passed away suddenly on July 6 as the result of a medical condition. This later turned out to be epilepsy.

He was known for his role on the Disney Channel series Jessie, as well as Cruella de Vil’s son Carlos in the TV-movie series, The Descendants.

Laurel Griggs


The talented actress who made her mark on Broadway and Hollywood at such a young age sadly passed away on November 5. She was 13.

Her cause of death was later revealed to be due to complications from an asthma attack.

Carl Ruiz

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The Food Network star, also known as Carl "The Cuban" Ruiz, passed from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease on September 4.

Guy Fieri, host of Guy's Grocery Games where Carl regularly appeared as a judge, wrote that he was "heartbroken" from Carl's death.

Emily Hartridge

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The popular YouTube personality passed away from an electric scooter collision in London back in July. She was 35.

The horrific crash, which deeply affected the star's friends, family, and fans, was Britain's first fatal e-scooter crash.

Gloria Vanderbilt

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The fashion icon and mother of CNN's Anderson Cooper passed away in June from an advanced form of stomach cancer.

She had been diagnosed with it just a month before her passing.

"Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms," Cooper wrote in a statement.

Mary Duggar

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Grandma Duggar from 19 Kids and Counting died on June 9 from accidental drowning.

“Duggar slipped and fell into the pool and drowned,” the coroner told People.

"Her daughter Deanna discovered her body and alerted authorities, who pronounced her dead at the scene.”

Jessi Combs

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The TV personality and professional racer who was known as the “fastest woman on four wheels,” died doing what she loved to do.

She had been attempting to beat her own land-speed record in a jet-car when the car crashed. Her team member, Terry Madden, announced the sad news.

Peggy Lipton

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After battling cancer, the actress who is best known from The Mod Squad and the original Twin Peaks, died on May 11 at the age of 72.

She's survived by her daughters, Rashida and Kidada Jones who released a statement to honor their mother, calling her "a beacon of light."

Nipsey Hussle

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The music world was devastated when rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside his Marathon Clothing store, in Los Angeles on March 31.

So many celebs, such as John Legend, Drake, and Rihanna, took to social media to mourn his passing.

Stefanie Sherk

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The Canadian actress and model, married to Oscar nominee Demián Bichir, passed away on April 20 at the age of 43.

Her death was later ruled to be a suicide by drowning. "It has been the saddest and toughest time of our lives and we don’t know how much time it will take for us to overcome this pain,” Bichir wrote on Instagram.

Karl Lagerfeld

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The world-renowned fashioned designer, best known for serving as the Creative Director for Chanel, sadly passed away on February 19 from pancreatic cancer. He was 85.

Georgia Engel


The gentle-voiced Emmy-nominated Mary Tyler Moore Show and Everybody Loves Raymond actress passed away at the age of 70.

The cause of her death was undetermined since Engel, a Christian Scientist, did not consult doctors.

Grumpy Cat

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A celebrity in her own right, the beloved Grumpy Cat (real name: Tardar Sauce) passed away from complications stemming from a urinary tract infection on May 14.

She was 7.

Brian Tarantina

Police found the actor, best known for playing Bootsy on Gilmore Girls and his role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, unresponsive in his home earlier this month.

It was later revealed by his publicist that he passed due to "complications from a severe health crisis he experienced a few months ago."

K-Pop star Sulli

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The K-Pop singer, who was part of the band f(x), was found dead in her home on October 25.

Her death was found to be a suicide. Since other K-Pop suicides, it's prompted a conversation about the dangers of being a K-Pop idol.

John Clarke


Clarke will always be known for his long career on television. He was one of the original cast members on Days Of Our Lives, after all.

Sadly, he passed away on October 16 due to complications from pneumonia.

William Wintersole


Another soap opera star to pass away in 2019 was William Wintersole. He had been part of Young and the Restless and General Hospital.

Fans can at least take comfort in the fact that he died peacefully, according to his daughter who made the sad announcement on Facebook.

John Witherspoon

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The actor and comedian passed away with no known cause at the age of 77.

“It is with deep sadness we have to tweet this, but our husband and father John Witherspoon has passed away,” the Witherspoon’s family announced on Twitter back in October.

Robert Forester


The Oscar-nominated actor who starred in over 100 films passed away from brain cancer at the age of 78.

He was best known for his roles in Breaking Bad and Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown.

Rip Taylor

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The world got a little darker when comedian Rip Taylor, also known as "King of Confetti," died from a seizure in October.

He was a larger-than-life personality who has appeared on several TV shows, including The Gong Show.

Denise Nickersom

After suffering a severe stroke, the actress best known for playing Violet Beauregarde in 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, passed away.

She was 62.

Rudi Boesch

Fans of the reality TV show Survivor were saddened by the news that the former contestant and fan-favorite had passed away from a long battle with Alzheimer's at 91.

Bob Kingsley

Just a week after the radio personality announced he would be taking time away from his radio show, Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, to treat his bladder cancer, he passed away.

He was 80.

Linda Porter

She was the beloved actress known for her roles on Gilmore Girls, Twin Peaks, and Superstore.

Sadly, she died at the age of 86 after battling cancer.

David Koch

While Koch's health began declining in 2018, it wouldn't be until August 28 that he died from "various illnesses at the age of 79.

He was known for being a billionaire, worth $50 billion, and a philanthropist to boot.

Joshua Lee Rosbach

A father should never have to bury their child, but tragically that was the case for Below Deck captain, Captain Lee.

He and his wife laid their 42-year-old son to rest after he passed away from an overdose.

Patrick Day

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The boxer was just 27 when he died playing the sport he loved.

He had experienced a traumatic brain injury during his USBA super welterweight title fight in October.

Rob Garrison


The Cobra Kai member from The Karate Kid sadly passed away at the age of 59 after spending a month in the hospital due to kidney and liver failure.

Martin Charnin

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The creator of the musical Annie may be gone but never forgotten.

He was at home when he suffered a heart attack, according to his daughter.