Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2021 (Photos)

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Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2021 (Photos)

A look at all the stars in movies, TV, music, sports and media we’ve lost this year

Mike Fenton
The “E.T.” and “Back to the Future” casting director died Jan. 1. He was 85 years old.

Joan Micklin Silver
The director known for acclaimed films “Hester Street” and “Crossing Delancey” died Jan. 1 due to vascular dementia. She was 85.

Gerry Marsden
Gerry Marsden, lead signer of the British pop band Gerry and the Pacemakers, died Jan. 3 after an infection of the heart. He was 78.

Kerry Vincent
“Food Network Challenge” judge and cake designing expert Kerry Vincent passed away Jan. 4. She was 75 years old.

Tanya Roberts
Former Bond Girl and star of “A View to Kill” and “That 70s Show” Tanya Roberts was confirmed dead Jan. 5 after initial misleading reports that she had passed away, then was still alive. Roberts died of a urinary tract infection that spread to other organs, and she was 65 years old.

Siegfried Fischbacher

The other half of legendary Las Vegas magic and animal act Siegfried & Roy died on Jan. 13 of pancreatic cancer, according to the Washington Post. He was 81.

Angie Jakusz

Cassandra Anne “Angie” Jakusz, a former contestant on “Survivor: Palau” who earned the nickname “No Fun Angie,” died on Jan. 8 after battling cancer. She was 40 years old.

Joanne Rogers

Acclaimed pianist and the widow to Fred Rogers, better known as beloved children’s TV host Mister Rogers, died on Jan. 14. She was 92.

Peter Mark Richman

The actor who appeared on series including “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Dynasty,” died on Jan. 14 at the age of 93.

Sylvain Sylvain

The guitarist who was a founding member of the pioneering rock group New York Dolls died on Jan. 13 following a battle with cancer. He was 69.

Philip J. Smith

The Tony Award winner who led Broadway’s Shubert Organization for decades died on Jan. 15 at age 89. His cause of death was complications from COVID-19, according to his daughters Linda Phillips and Jennifer Stein.

Hilton Valentine

The founding member of the band The Animals died on Jan. 29 at age 77. He helped bring the band to stardom with the hit “House of the Rising Sun.”

Sophie Xeon

The Grammy-nominated musician, producer, and DJ died on Jan. 30 at age 34 after an accidental fall in Greece.

Allan Burns

Burns co-created the hit television series “The Munsters” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and created animations for cartoon classics like “Rocky and Bullwinkle” and “Dudley Do-Right.” He died on Jan. 31 at age 85.

Marc Wilmore

The brother of Larry Wilmore and a writer “F is for Family,” “In Living Color,” and “The Simpsons” died on Jan. 31 at age 57 of complications from COVID.

Jamie Tarses

Tarses, the former ABC president who made history as the first woman to run a broadcast television network from 1996 to 1999, died on Feb. 1 at age 56 after suffering complications from a cardiac event last fall.

Dustin Diamond

The former child star, best known for his iconic role as Samuel “Screech” Powers on the sitcom “Saved By The Bell” died on Feb. 1 at age 44 from cancer.

Lance Waldroup

Walrdoup, one of the stars of Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners” show, died unexpectedly March 4. He was 30 years old.

Michael Wolf Snyder

The 35-year-old sound director, best known for his work on Nomadland, died from suicide March 1st.

Tony Hendra

The British satirist and star of “This Is Spinal Tap” died on March 5 at age 79 from Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Michael Stanley

The Cleveland-based singer and radio personality died on March 6th at age 72. Stanley died in his sleep after losing a battle with lung cancer.

Mark Wilson

The ’60’s tv magician best known for the series “Magic Land of Allakazam” died March 8. He was 91.

Roger Mudd

The longtime CBS and NBC News correspondent died March 9 at age 93. Mudd died due to complications from kidney failure.

Cliff Simon

The actor best known for playing Ba’al on “Stargate SG-1” died March 11 at age 58 in an accident while kitesurfing.

‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler

The boxing legend died March 13 at age 66. A cause of death was not immediately known.

James Levine

The longtime Metropolitan Opera conductor died March 17 at age 77. The famed conductor led more than 2,500 performances.

Jeffery M. Hayes

Hayes, a veteran TV producer who oversaw productions of “MacGyver” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” died March 9 at age 68 at his home in Los Angeles. His illness was not related to COVID.

Elgin Baylor

The legendary Los Angeles Lakers star and former general manager for the Los Angeles Clippers died March 22 at age 86 of natural causes.

Katherine Diaz

Diaz, a 22-year-old Olympic hopeful, was struck by lightning in a freak accident and died on March 22 at age 22.

Ronnee Sass

Sass, a veteran publicist working for Warner Bros., died March 23 after a lengthy battle with leukemia. She was 72 years old.

George Segal

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” actor George Segal died March 23 after complications from a bypass surgery. He was 87 years old.

Houston Tumlin

“Talladega Nights” actor Houston Tumlin died by suicide March 24. He was 28 years old.

Bertrand Tavernier

French director, screenwriter and film critic Bertrand Tavernier, known for films including “‘Round Midnight” and “A Sunday in the Country,” died March 25. He was 79.

Richard Gilliland

The veteran character actor known for his work “Designing Women” and “Airplane II: The Sequel” died March 25 at the age of 71.

Jessica Walter

Best known for playing matriarch Lucille Bluth on “Arrested Development” and for her role on “Archer,” Bluth died March 25 at age 80.

Craig ‘Mums’ Grant

Mums, who appeared on all of HBO’s “Oz” from 1997-2003, died March 25 at the age of 53.

Larry McMurtry

The author of “Lonesome Dove” and screenwriter of “Brokeback Mountain” died March 26 at age 84.

Beverly Cleary

The popular children’s book author of “Ramona Quimby” and “The Mouse and the Motorcycle,” died March 26 at 104.

G Gordon Liddy

The Watergate scandal operative died March 30 at his home in Virginia. He was 90.

Linda Torres

The “Big Ang” reality star died April 3 from COVID-19 at the age of 67.

BB Dickerson

The bassit and vocalist for the funk rock band War died April 4 from an undisclosed illness. He was 71.

Gloria Henry

Henry, who played Alice Mitchell on “Dennis The Menace” died April 4 at age 98.

Paul Ritter

The actor, best known for his roles in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and “Cherynobl” died April 6 from a brain tumor. He was 54.

Alcee Hastings

The Civil Rights pioneer and Florida Congressman died April 6 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 84.

Mark Elliot

The renowned voiceover actor for Disney movie trailers and other promotional videos died at 81 after suffering two heart attacks.

Midwin Charles

The CNN and MSNBC legal analyst died April 6 at age 47. No cause of death was given.

Howard Weitzman

The powerful Hollywood lawyer whose clients included O.J. Simpson and Michael Jackson died of cancer on April 8 at the age of 81.

James Hampton

The actor, best known for his roles in “The Longest Yard” and “F Troop,” died from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. He was 84.

Quindon Tarver

Best known for performing Prince’s “When Doves Cry” in 1996’s “Romeo and Juliet,” died April 1 in a car accident. He was 38.

Anne Beatts

The original “Saturday Night Live” writer and creator of the hit show “Square Pegs” died April 8 at the age of 74.

Prince Philip

The longest serving royal in history died April 9 at age 99 after battling an array of health issues.

DMX

The legendary rapper, best known for his hit “Party Up (Up In Here) died on April 9 at age 50 of a heart attack.

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