2021 Celebrity Death List

by crx_brett | created - 2 months ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public

This is a list of celebrities that passed away during 2021. List is in chronological order by the date of death and also gives age at time of death and their cause of death.

1. Paul Westphal

Actor | Space Jam

Paul Westphal was born on November 30, 1950 in Torrance, California, USA as Paul Douglas Westphal. He was an actor, known for Space Jam (1996), NBA on NBC (1990) and Forget Paris (1995). He was married to Cindy Lou Paden. He died on January 2, 2021 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

70, brain cancer

2. Barbara Shelley

Actress | Quatermass and the Pit

The sexy Barbara Shelley was born Barbara Kowin on February 13, 1932 in London, England. With her beautiful looks and stature, she worked as a model during her salad days. Her film career began in Italy in the mid-1950s in such tempting fare as New Moon (1955) and Nero's Mistress (1956), but when ...

88, health complications after recovering from COVID-19

3. Tanya Roberts

Actress | A View to a Kill

Tanya Roberts came from modest beginnings in the Bronx, New York, the younger daughter of a Jewish American pen salesman (Oscar Blum) and an English mother (Dorothy Smith), who divorced before she reached high school. Tanya dropped out of high school, got married and hitchhiked around the country ...

65, health complications after suffering from a UTI and developing sepsis

4. Gregory Sierra

Actor | The Towering Inferno

Lanky, balding, intense American character actor of Puerto Rican ancestry, born in New York's Spanish Harlem. Deserted by his parents, Sierra was brought up by an aunt in a rough, predominantly Irish neighbourhood from the age of six. Though briefly tempted by gang life as a teenager, he took up ...

83, liver and stomach cancer

5. Antonio Sabato

Actor | Grand Prix

Rugged Sicilian-born actor who came to international notice after playing Ferrari racing ace Nino Barlini in John Frankenheimer's high octane blockbuster Grand Prix (1966). His charismatic performance saw Sabato nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Most Promising Newcomer. During the 1970s, he ...

77, complications from COVID-19

6. Michael Apted

Director | Rome

Michael Apted was born on February 10, 1941 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England as Michael David Apted. He was a director and producer, known for Rome (2005), Enigma (2001) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). He was married to Paige Simpson, Dana Stevens and Jo Apted. He died on January 7, 2021 ...

79, undisclosed cause

7. Deezer D

Actor | Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Deezer D was born in 1965 in Los Angeles, California. He is not only an actor but a popular performer in the Christian and underground hip hop communities. His latest release is titled "Unpredictable". He also briefly hosted a Christian Rap radio show in Los Angeles on station 96.3 KFSG.

55, heart attack

8. Tommy Lasorda

Actor | Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco

Tommy Lasorda was one of the best managers in baseball until his retirement in July 1996. He was involved with the Los Angeles Dodgers for over 50 years. He managed the team from 1976 to 1996. He retired due to a heart attack. He thought being a manager would be too stressful.

93, sudden cardiac arrest (had suffered serious heart issues for two months preceding his death)

9. Marion Ramsey

Actress | Police Academy

Marion Ramsey was an American actress and singer from Philadelphia. She is primarily known for her role as the soft-spoken policewoman Laverne Hooks in the "Police Academy" film series (1984-1994). Hooks was depicted as a "diminutive, soft-spoken and unassertive woman" with a high-pitched voice. ...

73, undisclosed (though it was suspected she died from heart disease)

10. Steve Carver

Director | Lone Wolf McQuade

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Steve Carver received his first camera when he was eight years old. At 13 he began his formal education in photography, attending the High School of Music & Arts in Manhattan where he received training in art and music. Fascinated by techniques of creating imagery, he ...

75, heart attack brought on by COVID-19

11. John Reilly

Actor | General Hospital

John Reilly was born on November 11, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as John Henry Matthew Reilly. He was an actor, known for General Hospital (1963), Iron Man (1994) and Days of Our Lives (1965). He was married to Lily Beth (Liz) Janred and Donna Reilly . He died on January 9, 2021 in the USA.

86, heart attack

12. Siegfried Fischbacher

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

Siegfried Fischbacher was born on June 13, 1939 in Rosenheim, Germany. He was a producer and actor, known for Ocean's Eleven (2001), Vegas Vacation (1997) and Father of the Pride (2004). He died on January 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

81, pancreatic cancer

13. Peter Mark Richman

Actor | Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

This durable, granite-faced actor with the matching steel-edged voice was one of the most interesting and recognisable leads in 1950s and 1960s television. He was born Marvin Jack Richman in South Philadelphia to paper and roofing contractor Benjamin Richman and his wife Yetta Dora (née Peck), the ...

93, natural causes

14. Phil Spector

Soundtrack | Top Gun

Phil Spector was born on December 26, 1939 in The Bronx, New York, USA as Harvey Philip Spector. He is known for his work on Top Gun (1986), Mean Streets (1973) and Dirty Dancing (1987). He was married to Rachelle Marie Short , Janis Lynn Zavala, Ronnie Spector and Annette Lee Merar. He died on ...

81, complications from COVID-19

15. Don Sutton

Actor | Wonderbug

Don Sutton was born on April 2, 1945 in Clio, Alabama, USA as Donald Howard Sutton. He was an actor, known for Wonderbug (1976), Fantasy Island (1977) and The Krofft Supershow (1976). He was married to Mary Sutton and Patricia Luther. He died on January 19, 2021 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

75, kidney cancer

16. Mira Furlan

Actress | Babylon 5

A leading actress of theatre, film and TV in the former Yugoslavia, Mira Furlan emigrated to the U.S. with her husband, Goran Gajic, in November 1991, due to the intolerable political circumstances in her homeland. Ms. Furlan starred in the Warner Brothers TV series Babylon 5 (1993) as "Ambassador ...

65, complications from West Nile virus

17. Hank Aaron

Actor | MacGyver

Baseball's all-time home run king, Hank Aaron did more than hit home runs. Sure, Aaron led the National League (NL) four times, he also was a two-time batting champion and led the league in RBIs four times and runs scored three times. He won the NL's Most Valuable Player award in 1957 and has a ...

86, natural causes

18. Hal Holbrook

Actor | Into the Wild

Hal Holbrook was an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who was one of the great craftsmen of stage and screen. He was best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations. Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily ...

95, undisclosed illness (suspected of being cancer)

19. Larry King

Actor | Ghostbusters

Larry King was born on November 19, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Lawrence Harvey Zeiger. He was a producer and actor, known for Ghostbusters (1984), Bee Movie (2007) and Enemy of the State (1998). He was married to Shawn Ora Engemann, Julie Alexander, Sharon Lepore, Mickey ...

87, sepsis and renal disease complications after recovering from COVID-19

20. Trisha Noble

Actress | Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Patricia Ann Ruth Noble was born on February 3, 1944 in Sydney, New South Wales to a popular Australian theater family. Her father, Buster Noble, was a well-known comedian, singer and dancer, and her mother, Helen de Paul, was a noted choreographer and producer. At the age of six, Patsy Ann, as she...

76, mesothelioma

21. Bruce Kirby

Actor | The Muppet Movie

One of those hard-working supporting actors whose face you know but whose name might not ring any bells. Italian-American Bruce Kirby (real name Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu) was steadily employed--primarily on the small screen--to play a gallery of often likeable, mainly unimposing characters in a ...

95, natural causes

22. Cloris Leachman

Actress | The Last Picture Show

The legendary actress set a record when at age 82, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars (2005). Cloris Leachman was born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to Berkeley Claiborne "Buck" Leachman and the former Cloris Wallace. Her father's family owned a lumber company, Leachman Lumber Co. She ...

94, stroke

23. Cicely Tyson

Actress | The Help

Cicely Tyson was born in Harlem, New York City, where she was raised by her devoutly religious parents, from the Caribbean island of Nevis. Her mother, Theodosia, was a domestic, and her father, William Tyson, was a carpenter and painter. She was discovered by a fashion editor at Ebony magazine and...

96, complications due to a heart defect

24. John Chaney

Actor | He Got Game

John Chaney was born on January 21, 1932 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. He was an actor, known for He Got Game (1998), The Wise Old Owl and The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999). He was married to Jeanne Dixon. He died on January 29, 2021 in the USA.

89, undisclosed illness

25. Dustin Diamond

Actor | Saved by the Bell

Attended Zion Lutheran School in Anaheim, California. While in fifth grade, he portrayed 8th-grader Samuel "Screech" Powers in the television series Good Morning, Miss Bliss (1987), which evolved into Saved by the Bell (1989) and its various television movies and spin-offs. Also appeared in the ...

44, lung cancer

26. Christopher Plummer

Actor | Beginners

Legendary actor Christopher Plummer, perhaps Canada's greatest thespian, delivered outstanding performances as Sherlock Holmes in Murder by Decree (1979), the chilling villain in The Silent Partner (1978), the iconoclastic Mike Wallace in The Insider (1999), the empathetic psychiatrist in A ...

91, complications from a head injury sustained in a fall

27. Leon Spinks

Producer | Untitled Leon Spinks Project

Leon Spinks was born on July 11, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Untitled Leon Spinks Project, Risen (2010) and The Prize Fighter (2003). He was married to Brenda Glur, Betty Wilson and Nova Bush. He died on February 5, 2021 in Henderson, Nevada, USA.

67, prostate cancer

28. Mary Wilson

Actress | Golden Shoes

Mary Wilson, co-founder of The Supremes, helped garner an unequaled record of Number One Hits by a Female Group. Recording for Motown, Mary guided The Supremes into rock 'n roll history, turning her group into one of the three icons of the 1960's, alongside Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Mary has ...

76, hypertension and cardiovascular disease

29. Vincent Jackson

Self | The NFL on CBS

Vincent Jackson was born on January 14, 1983 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA as Vincent Terrell Jackson. He is known for his work on The NFL on CBS (1956), NFL Monday Night Football (1970) and NBC Sunday Night Football (2006). He was married to Lindsey VanDeweghe. He died on February 15, 2021 in...

38, unknown cause (suspected of being from health complications after years of alcohol abuse and possible CTE)

30. Rush Limbaugh

Self | Forget Paris

Rush Limbaugh was born on January 12, 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA as Rush Hudson Limbaugh III. He is known for his work on Forget Paris (1995), The ½ Hour News Hour (2007) and The Drew Carey Show (1995). He was married to Kathryn Rogers, Marta Maranda Fitzgerald, Michelle Sixta ...

70, lung cancer

31. Mark Morales

Soundtrack | Money Train

Mark Morales was born on February 19, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Mark Anthony Morales. He was an actor and composer, known for Money Train (1995), The Bling Ring (2013) and Disorderlies (1987). He died on February 18, 2021 in Miami, Florida, USA.

52, congestive heart failure

32. Geoffrey Scott

Actor | Hulk

Geoffrey Scott was born on February 22, 1942 in Hollywood, California, USA as Geoffrey Chase Scott. He was an actor, known for Hulk (2003), Dynasty (1981) and Dark Shadows: The Vampire Curse (1966). He was married to Cheri M. (Caruso) Carysfort and Carol Ann Englehart. He died on February 23, 2021 ...

79, Parkinson's disease

33. Irv Cross

Self | The NFL on CBS

Irv Cross was born on July 27, 1939 in Hammond, Indiana, USA as Irvin Acie Cross. He is known for his work on The NFL on CBS (1956), 1981 NFC Championship Game (1982) and 30 for 30 (2009). He was married to Elizabeth Tucker and Yvonne Hawkins. He died on February 28, 2021 in North Oaks, Minnesota, ...

81, heart disease

34. Roger Mudd

Writer | CBS Reports

Roger Mudd was born on February 9, 1928 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Roger Harrison Mudd. He was a writer and actor, known for CBS Reports (1959), Time Machine: True Stories of the NYPD (2000) and CBS Weekend News (1966). He was married to Emma Jeanne Spears. He died on March 9, 2021...

93, kidney failure

35. Marvelous Marvin Hagler

Actor | Indio

Marvelous Marvin Hagler was born on May 23, 1954 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Marvin Hagler. He was an actor, known for Indio (1989), Indio 2 - La rivolta (1991) and Across Red Nights (1991). He was married to Kay Guarrera and Bertha Walker. He died on March 13, 2021 in Bartlett, New Hampshire, ...

66, heart attack

36. Henry Darrow

Actor | The Hitcher

In the late 1960s, Henry Darrow was THE ultimate Latin heartthrob on television. With a smooth, ingratiating style and a killer smile that brightened up the small screen, he also hit a cultural acting landmark as the first Hispanic actor to portray Zorro on television.

He was born Enrique Tomás ...

87, natural causes

37. Yaphet Kotto

Actor | Alien

Physically imposing, intense Yaphet Kotto was one of the few actors of his generation to succeed in breaking racial stereotypes in Hollywood. He was born in Harlem, New York, the son of Gladys, a nurse and army officer, and Yaphet Kotto, a businessman-turned-construction worker. His father was a ...

81, undisclosed cause

38. Richard Gilliland

Actor | Airplane II: The Sequel

Richard Gilliland was born on January 23, 1950 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Richard Morris Gilliland. He was an actor, known for Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), Designing Women (1986) and CBS Summer Playhouse (1987). He was married to Jean Smart and Lindsay Harrison. He died on March 18, 2021 in ...

71, undisclosed illness

39. Elgin Baylor

Actor | Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Elgin Baylor (born September 16, 1934) is an American former basketball player, coach, and executive. He played 14 seasons as a small forward in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers, appearing in eight NBA Finals. Baylor was a gifted shooter, strong ...

86, natural causes

40. George Segal

Actor | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

George Segal was born on February 13, 1934 in New York City, New York, to Fannie Blanche (Bodkin) and George Segal Sr., a malt and hop agent. All of his grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants. After a stint in the military, he made his bones as a stage actor before being cast in his first ...

87. complications following heart bypass surgery

41. Jessica Walter

Actress | Arrested Development

Acclaimed actress Jessica Walter was born on January 31, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Esther (Groisser), a teacher, and David Walter (his original surname was Warshawsky), a musician who was a member of the NBC Symphony Orchestra and the NYC Ballet Orchestra. She was of Russian ...

80, natural causes

42. Lee Aaker

Actor | Hondo

As Rusty, the boy whose parents were killed by Native Americans, and who was subsequently adopted by a cavalry unit at Fort Apache on the popular adventure The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954), tyke actor Lee Aaker left a lasting mark in the early days of television, but he had in fact appeared in ...

77, stroke

43. John Paragon

Actor | Pee-wee's Playhouse

John Dixon Paragon was born in Alaska, but grew up and attended schools in Fort Collins, Colorado. He got his start in the Los Angeles-based improvisation group The Groundlings alongside Paul Reubens and Phil Hartman. John is best known for his work on children's show Pee-wee's Playhouse where he ...

66, heart disease and declining health brought on by chronic alcoholism

44. Walter Olkewicz

Actor | Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Walter Olkewicz was born on May 14, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), The Client (1994) and 1941 (1979). He died on April 6, 2021 in Reseda, California, USA.

72, multiple infections after complications from surgery

45. James Hampton

Actor | Teen Wolf

Raised in Dallas, Texas, James Hampton attended John H. Reagan Elementary, N.R. Crozier Technical High School and the University of North Texas (Theatre Arts Major). He studied acting with Michael Howard in New York and Leonard Nimoy in Los Angeles. He worked with Baruch Lumet at Knox Street ...

84, Parkinson's disease

46. Howard Weitzman

Actor | Thank You for Smoking

Howard Weitzman was born on September 21, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Thank You for Smoking (2005), Murder One (1995) and Murder in the First (2014). He was married to Margaret Weitzman and Stacey Winkler. He died on April 7, 2021 in Pacific Palisades, Los ...

81, unspecified cancer

47. Richard Rush

Director | The Stunt Man

Richard Rush was born on April 15, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and writer, known for The Stunt Man (1980), Color of Night (1994) and Freebie and the Bean (1974). He was married to Claude Rush. He died on April 8, 2021 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

91, unspecified health issues

48. DMX

Soundtrack | Exit Wounds

DMX was born on December 18, 1970 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA as Earl Simmons. He was an actor and composer, known for Exit Wounds (2001), Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) and Romeo Must Die (2000). He was married to Tashera Simmons. He died on April 9, 2021 in White Plains, New York.

50, heart attack

49. Prince Philip

The Good Life

Prince Phillip was born on 10 June 1921 as a Prince of Greece and Denmark. His family was deposed and he lived in France and finally went to boarding school in Gordonstoun in Scotland. Eventually he sent his boys there. When he was 18 he met 13 year old Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth, his third ...

99, natural causes

50. Bernie Madoff

Self | ABC Evening News

Bernie Madoff was born on April 29, 1938 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Bernard Lawrence Madoff. He was married to Ruth Madoff. He died on April 14, 2021 in Butner, North Carolina, USA.

82, kidney disease

51. Helen McCrory

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Award-winning actress Helen Elizabeth McCrory was born in London, England, to Welsh-born Anne (Morgans) and Scottish-born Iain McCrory, a diplomat from Glasgow. She trained at the Chang-Ren Nian. Helen began her career on stage in the UK, and won the Manchester Evening News' Best Actress Award for ...

52, breast cancer

52. Felix Silla

Actor | Spaceballs

Felix Silla was born on January 11, 1937 in a small village outside Rome, Lazio, Italy. Silla trained as a circus performer, came to the United States in 1955, and toured with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Show. His multiple talents -- as a bareback rider, trapeze artist and tumbler -- ...

84, pancreatic cancer

53. Walter Mondale

Self | The Reagan Presidency

Walter Mondale was born on January 5, 1928 in Ceylon, Minnesota, USA as Walter Frederick Mondale. He was an actor, known for The Reagan Presidency (2012), Not Necessarily the News (1982) and President in Waiting (2020). He was married to Joan Mondale. He died on April 19, 2021 in Minneapolis, ...

93, natural causes

54. Shock-G

Soundtrack | Free Guy

Jacobs spent most of his childhood moving around the East Coast with his family, eventually settling in Tampa, Florida. As a drummer he won the 1978 "Most Talented" trophy at Greco Junior High School, but after relocating to Queens, New York (as a result of his parents' divorce), he traded his ...

57, accidental drug overdose

55. Johnny Crawford

Actor | The Rifleman

Johnny Crawford was born on March 26, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA as John Ernest Crawford. He is known for his work on The Rifleman (1958), Hellboy (2004) and The Thirteenth Floor (1999). He was married to Charlotte Samco. He died on April 29, 2021 in Los Angeles.

75, Alzheimer's disease

56. Frank McRae

Actor | Loaded Weapon 1

African-American former NFL player, with plenty of height and built like an ox, Frank McRae scored over 40 film appearances predominantly as physically imposing men and authority figures, sometimes in quite comedic roles. McRae first came to attention playing a grinning jail inmate, "Reed ...

80, heart attack

57. Olympia Dukakis

Actress | Moonstruck

Long a vital, respected thespian of the classic and contemporary stage, this grand lady did not become a household name and sought-after film actress until age 56 when she turned in a glorious, Oscar-winning performance as Cher's sardonic mother in the romantic comedy Moonstruck (1987). Movie (and ...

89, undisclosed illness

58. Bobby Unser

Actor | Options

Part of the famed "First Family" of American auto racing, Bobby Unser, along with his younger brother Al, and nephew Al Jr., have won nine Indianapolis 500 races, a record unmatched by any other racing family. Unser got his start racing in the 1950s and has won several races on dirt track ovals, ...

87, natural causes

59. Chuck Hicks

Actor | Dick Tracy

Tall (6 ft 2"), brawny (220 pounds) American actor, stuntman and stunt coordinator, in films from 1952. From the time he attended school in Burbank, California, Chuck Hicks established a solid reputation as an all-round athlete, subsequently to become an alumnus of Loyola University (on a ...

94, complications from a stroke suffered 6 months prior

60. Tawny Kitaen

Actress | Bachelor Party

Tawny Kitaen was born on August 5, 1961 in San Diego, California, USA as Julie Kitaen. She was an actress and producer, known for Bachelor Party (1984), The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak (1984) and After Midnight (2014). She was married to Chuck Finley and David Coverdale. She ...

59, heart disease

61. Norman Lloyd

Actor | Dead Poets Society

Norman Lloyd was born Norman Perlmutter in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Sadie (Horowitz), a housewife and singer, and Max Perlmutter, a furniture store manager. His family was Jewish (from Hungary and Russia). He began his acting career in the theater, first "treading the boards" at Eva Le Gallienne...

106, natural causes

62. Charles Grodin

Actor | Midnight Run

Deadpan comedian Charles Sydney Grodin (originally Grodinsky) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania of Russian/Polish ancestry and raised in a Jewish orthodox home. He attended the University of Miami but dropped out, opting instead for the life of a struggling actor. The movie A Place in the Sun (...

86, multiple myeloma

63. Paul Mooney

Brewster's Millions

Paul Mooney was born on August 4, 1941 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA as Paul Gladney. He was a writer and actor, known for Brewster's Millions (1985), Pryor's Place (1984) and Bamboozled (2000). He was married to Yvonne Mooney. He died on May 19, 2021 in Oakland, California, USA.

79, heart attack

64. Romy Walthall

Actress | Face/Off

Romy Walthall was born on September 16, 1963 in Pasadena, Texas, USA. She was an actress and producer, known for Face/Off (1997), Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988) and Camp Nowhere (1994). She was married to Scott Krantz. She died on May 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

57, cardiac arrest

65. Samuel E. Wright

Actor | The Little Mermaid

Samuel E. Wright was born on November 20, 1946 in Camden, South Carolina, USA as Samuel Ernest Wright. He is known for his work on The Little Mermaid (1989), Dinosaur (2000) and Bird (1988). He was married to Amanda Wright. He died on May 24, 2021 in Montgomery, New York, USA.

74, prostate cancer

66. Robert Hogan

Actor | Species II

Prolific American supporting actor, a reliable presence in numerous classic prime-time TV shows for over half a century. One of three siblings, Hogan served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Upon his demobilisation he studied engineering at New York University, but an aptitude test suggested ...

87, pneumonia

67. Joe Lara

Actor | Doomsdayer

Joe Lara was born in San Diego, California. He was cast to play "Tarzan" in "Tarzan: The Epic Adventures" in the early 1990s. He worked in many countries, including South Africa, Bulgaria, and Russia. He co starred in many film to video projects that were filmed in Bulgaria, Russia, and Africa.

58, plane crash

68. Gavin MacLeod

Actor | Mary Tyler Moore

Gavin MacLeod's pleasing, agreeable manner on two hit TV series in the 70's and 80's belied a number of shady villains he portrayed in his early career. Born Allan George See in Mt. Kisco, New York, on February 28, 1931, and raised in Pleasantville, he was the son of Margaret (Shea) and George See,...

90, undisclosed illness

69. B.J. Thomas

Soundtrack | Spider-Man 2

B.J. Thomas was born on August 7, 1942 in Hugo, Oklahoma, USA as Billy Joe Thomas. B.J. was an actor, known for Spider-Man 2 (2004), Forrest Gump (1994) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003). B.J. was married to Gloria Richardson. B.J. died on May 29, 2021 in Arlington, Texas, USA.

78, lung cancer

70. F. Lee Bailey

Actor | Matt Houston

F. Lee Bailey was born on June 10, 1933 in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA as Francis Lee Bailey Jr. He was an actor, known for Matt Houston (1982), Spider-Man (1981) and Unsolved Mysteries (1987). He was married to Patricia Shiers, Lynda Hart, Froma Portney and Florence Gott. He died on June 3, 2021 ...

87, undisclosed illness

71. Ernie Lively

Actor | Turner & Hooch

Ernie Lively was born on January 29, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Ernest Wilson Brown Jr. He was an actor and producer, known for Turner & Hooch (1989), Passenger 57 (1992) and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992). He was married to Elaine Lively. He died on June 3, 2021 in Los Angeles, ...

74, cardiac complications

72. Clarence Williams III

Actor | The General's Daughter

Born on August 21, 1939, the son of a displaced musician, Harlem-born actor Clarence Williams III was raised by his musical grandparents, the legendary jazz and boogie-woogie composer/pianist Clarence Williams, who wrote such classics as "T'Aint Nobody's Business If I Do" and "Baby, Won't You ...

81, colon cancer

73. Jim Fassel

Self | NFL Monday Night Football

Jim Fassel was born on August 31, 1949 in Anaheim, California, USA as James Edward Fassel. He is known for his work on NFL Monday Night Football (1970), The NFL on NBC (1965) and The NFL on CBS (1956). He was married to Kitty James. He died on June 7, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

71, heart attack

74. Ned Beatty

Actor | Network

Stocky, genial-looking supporting actor Ned Beatty was once hailed by Daily Variety as the "busiest actor in Hollywood."

Ned Thomas Beatty was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Margaret (Fortney) and Charles William Beatty. He grew up fishing and working on farms. His hometown of St. Matthews, ...

83, natural causes

75. Frank Bonner

Actor | WKRP in Cincinnati

Frank Bonner was born on February 28, 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as Frank Woodrow Boers Jr. He was an actor and director, known for WKRP in Cincinnati (1978), Equinox (1970) and The New WKRP in Cincinnati (1991). He was married to Gayle Hardage, Catherine Sherwood, Lillian Garrett, Mary ...

79, Lewy body dementia

76. Michael Champion

Actor | Total Recall

Michael Champion was born on November 3, 1946 in Anderson, Indiana, USA as Michael Campbell. He was an actor, known for Total Recall (1990), Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and History of the World: Part I (1981). He died on June 16, 2021 in Casper, Wyoming, USA.

74, undisclosed cause

77. Joanne Linville

Actress | Star Trek

Joanne Linville made her mark on television from the 1950s-1980s, appearing in such respected anthology series as Studio One (1948), Kraft Theatre (1947) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), among others. While her film work consisted mainly of smaller character roles and she never had regular ...

93, undisclosed cause

78. Donald Rumsfeld

Writer | 4

Donald Rumsfeld was born on July 9, 1932 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Donald Henry Rumsfeld. He was a writer, known for 4 (2009), America's Newest Sweethearts and The Unknown Known (2013). He was married to Joyce Pierson. He died on June 29, 2021 in Taos, New Mexico, USA.

88, multiple myeloma

79. Richard Donner

Director | Superman

Richard Donner was born on April 24, 1930 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Richard Donald Schwartzberg. He was a director and producer, known for Superman (1978), Ladyhawke (1985) and Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (1980). He was married to Lauren Shuler Donner. He died on July 5,...

91, cardiopulmonary failure

80. William Smith

Actor | Conan the Barbarian

William Smith was probably best known for his portrayal as "Falconetti" in Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). He first came to the screen as a child actor in films such as Going My Way (1944) and The Song of Bernadette (1943), before entering the service during the Korean War, where his fluency in foreign ...

88, undisclosed cause

81. Robert Downey Sr.

Actor | To Live and Die in L.A.

Robert Downey Sr. served in the army, played minor-league baseball, was a Golden Gloves champion and off-off Broadway playwright, all before he was 22 years old.

Downey was born in New York City, New York, the son of Elizabeth (McLoughlin), a model, and Robert Elias, who worked in hotel/restaurant ...

85, Parkinson's disease

82. Charles Robinson

Actor | Night Court

In the late 1960s, Charlie attended, and was enrolled in, Studio 7, an acting school operated by Chris Wilson at the Houston Music Theatre. He stayed with Chris when the school was moved to another location in Southwest Houston where mainly children's theater was presented. Charlie was cast in a ...

75, glandular cancer

83. Biz Markie

Actor | Men in Black II

Biz Markie was born on April 8, 1964 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Marcel Theo Hall. He was an actor and composer, known for Men in Black II (2002), The Wackness (2008) and Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012). He was married to Tara. He died on July 16, 2021 in Baltimore, ...

57, rapidly declining health after a severe stroke and diabetic coma suffered 6 months prior

84. Jackie Mason

Actor | The Jerk

Jackie Mason was born on June 9, 1928 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA as Jacob Moshe Maza. He was an actor and writer, known for The Jerk (1979), History of the World: Part I (1981) and Caddyshack II (1988). He was married to Jyll Rosenfeld. He died on July 24, 2021 in Manhattan, New York City, New ...

93, undisclosed illness

85. Rick Aiello

Actor | Do the Right Thing

Rick Aiello was born on September 21, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Do the Right Thing (1989), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) and Sex and the City (2008). He was married to Arlene Ann Urichich. He died on July 26, 2021 in Warwick, New Jersey, USA.

65, pancreatic cancer

86. Joey Jordison

Soundtrack | Resident Evil

Joey Jordison was born on April 26, 1975 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Nathan Jonas Jordison. He was an actor and composer, known for Resident Evil (2002), Rollerball (2002) and Terminator 5: Smert Gollivuda (2004). He died on July 26, 2021 in Waukee, Iowa.

46, transverse myelitis

87. Dusty Hill

Soundtrack | Armageddon

Dusty Hill was born Joseph Michael Hill in Dallas, Texas and grew up in Lakewood, East Dallas. With his brother Rocky Hill and future fellow member Frank Beard, he began his career playing with local bands from Texas like the Warlocks, the Cellar Dwellers, and American Blues. Dusty then moved to ...

72, undisclosed cause (his health had steadily declined after suffering a broken hip after a fall in 2014)

88. Jay Pickett

Actor | Soda Springs

Jay Pickett was born on February 10, 1961 in Spokane, Washington, USA as Jay Harris Pickett. He was an actor and producer, known for Soda Springs (2012), Abandoned (2010) and Port Charles (1997). He was married to Elena Marie Bates. He died on July 30, 2021 in Oreana, Idaho, USA.

60, heart attack

89. Markie Post

Actress | There's Something About Mary

Markie Post grew up in Walnut Creek, California and started her career on films and TV shows, such as Card Sharks (1978) and "The New Card Sharks" (1986) and went on to even produce such projects as Double Dare (1976) and has made appearances on such television projects as 1st to Die (2003), E! ...

70, glandular cancer

90. Jane Withers

Actress | Giant

During the early times of the Depression when life was more famine than feast, child stars became the blue plate special of the day, served up by Hollywood to help nourish a nation besieged with troubles. Following 20th Century-Fox monumental success with Shirley Temple in the early 1930s, every ...

95, undisclosed cause

91. Dennis 'Dee Tee' Thomas

Soundtrack | 2 Fast 2 Furious

Dennis 'Dee Tee' Thomas was born on February 9, 1951 in Orlando, Florida, USA. He was an actor and composer, known for 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), The Nutty Professor (1996) and Nick of Time (1995). He was married to Phynjuar. He died on August 7, 2021 in Montclair, New Jersey, USA.

70, undisclosed cause

92. Alex Cord

Actor | Airwolf

Born Alexander Viespi, Jr. in Floral Park, New York in 1933, handsome, often mustachioed Alex Cord was stricken with polio at the age of 12. Confined to a hospital and iron lung for a long time, he overcame the illness after being sent to a Wyoming ranch for therapy. He soon regained his dream and ...

88, undisclosed cause

93. Patricia Hitchcock

Actress | Strangers on a Train

Patricia Alma Hitchcock was the only child of Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville. Her upbringing was 'English' and strict. Two years of boarding school from the age of eight was followed by relocation to the U.S. a year later when Hitch was contracted by David O. Selznick to direct Rebecca ...

93, natural causes

94. Tony Esposito

Self | 1971 Stanley Cup Finals

Tony Esposito was born on April 23, 1943 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada as Anthony James Esposito. He is known for his work on 1971 Stanley Cup Finals (1971), WGN Morning News (1994) and 1972 NHL All-Star Game (1972). He was married to Marylin. He died on August 10, 2021 in the USA.

78, pancreatic cancer

95. Eddie Paskey

Actor | Star Trek

Eddie Paskey was born on August 20, 1939 in Delaware, USA. He is known for his work on Star Trek (1966), Star Trek Phase II (2004) and Ben Casey (1961). He was married to Judy Paskey. He died on August 17, 2021 in the USA.

81, undisclosed cause

96. Shin'ichi Chiba

Actor | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Sonny Chiba was born as Sadao Maeda in Fukuoka, Japan on January 22, 1939. His father was a military test pilot. During his youth, he had an interest in both theater & gymnastics. He was talented enough to make the Japanese Olympic Team until a chronic back injury ended his career. However, he took...

82, complications from COVID-19 and pneumonia

97. Don Everly

Soundtrack | Tequila Sunrise

Don Everly was born on February 1, 1937 in Brownie, Kentucky, USA as Isaac Donald Everly. He was an actor, known for Tequila Sunrise (1988), Cairo Time (2009) and Get on the Bus (1996). He was married to Adela Garza, Karen Prettyman, Venetia Stevenson and Mary Sue Ingraham. He died on August 21, ...

84, undisclosed cause

98. Michael Nader

Actor | Dynasty

Michael Nader was born on February 19, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Michael Robert Nader. He was an actor, known for Dynasty (1981), Pajama Party (1964) and Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). He was married to Jody Lister, Beth Windsor and Robin Weiss. He died on August 23, 2021 in Lake Tahoe, ...

76, unspecified cancer

99. Charlie Watts

Music_department | Blue Ice

Charlie Watts was born on June 2, 1941 in Bloomsbury, London, England as Charles Robert Watts. He was an actor and producer, known for Blue Ice (1992), Shine a Light (2008) and Just a Kiss (2002). He was married to Shirley Ann Shepherd. He died on August 24, 2021 in London.

80, throat cancer

100. Ed Asner

Actor | Up

Edward Asner was born of Russian Jewish parentage in Kansas City, to Morris David Asner (founder and owner of the Kansas City-based Asner Iron & Metal Company) and his wife Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Seliger). After attending college, Ed worked various jobs, including in a steel mill, as a door-to-door ...

91, natural causes



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