The faces we see on the screen often become like a family. So when we lose them through natural or unexpected death, it really is a tragedy.
Although barely half a year has passed, the death has already affected so many sports, television and music stars alike.
It is important to reflect on the positive impact that these stars had on our lives and on the lives of others, because even if they are gone, they are not lost from our memory.
Doris Day was an adored actress and singer in the 1950s and 1960s. Some of her most famous works include Pillow Talk, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Calamity Jane, and Love me or Leave Me. Miss Day passed away on May 13 at the age of 97 from natural causes. Her girl-next-door image of her, as well as her animal activism work with the Doris Day Animal League, will always be remembered.
This social media-loving cat, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, died at age 7 on May 14. This adorable cat rose to fame 7 years ago when a photo of him was shared on Reddit in 2012. His owner captioned it “Meet Grumpy Cat” and the image has since gone viral. His meme-loving face was all over social media and even appeared on the front of a New York Times magazine. It just goes to show that the celebrities we love come in all shapes and sizes.
There is no way to forget Peter Mayhew; both for his world-renowned role as Han Solo’s sidekick, Chewbacca, in the Star Wars saga and for his incredible 7-foot-3-inch stature. There is no way not to miss someone as unique and talented as Mayhew. Mayhew was 74 years old and died on April 30; a date that Star Wars fans will never forget.
Luke Perry aka Dylan McKay from the TV series beverly hills 90210, lost his life unexpectedly on March 4 when he suffered a massive stroke. She was 52 years old. The teenage heartthrob will be missed in the hearts of many, and Leonardo DiCaprio seeks to honor Perry’s kind soul as he prepares to play the role of McKay in the new film. 90210.
One of the most recent and tragic deaths of 2019 was that of Disney-Channel star Cameron Boyce. He died on July 6, at the age of 20, due to a seizure in his sleep due to an ongoing medical condition. His mother has shared that Cameron will always be remembered as the kind, loving and fun spirit that he always was.
Gloria was a talented woman who considered herself an actress, fashion designer, artist, and author. However, she was born directly into her fame, into one of the wealthiest families in America. The Vanderbilt name became commonly associated with her jean empire, and later Gloria stayed in the spotlight with the television fame of her son, Anderson Cooper. Gloria Vanderbilt died on June 17 at the age of 95. She lived a full and successful life that she continues to live, especially through her family.
This famous actor made his presence in some of the most famous movies of all time, including Murder she wrote, the money pit, and Starsky and Hutch, as well as The Godfather Part II and third Caridi died on May 28 at the age of 83. Her presence on the big screen will be forever missed.
Niki Lauda was a world famous auto racing champion who had won Formula One three times in his life. Lauda passed away on May 21 at the age of 70. His tenacity will always be remembered, especially for his participation in the 1976 world championships. During this time, Lauda suffered horrific burns in a crash at the German Grand Prix, but after a brief recovery, he returned to the race, only to be beaten. narrowly by James Hunt. His strength and passion for the sport are truly admirable.
Tim Conway will always be remembered for his incredible ability to turn the co-stars of The Carol Burnett Show roll with laughter He was witty, funny, but it wasn’t until his appearances on The Steve Allen Show and McHale’s Navy which became world famous. Conway also made several television guest appearances, such as on 30 rockand Sponge Bob Square Pants. In fact, he received an Emmy for his role in 30 rock. Tim Conway died on May 14 at the age of 85, but the soul of him who makes him laugh will always love.
These are just a few of the faces we’ve lost in 2019, and like everyone else, their memories will live on on screen and in our hearts.