In Memoriam — The People We Lost In 2019

Though they are gone, they will never be forgotten!


Bill Macy

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Bill Macy / Facebook

Best known for his role as Walter on Maude, Bill Macy died at the age of 79.

John Clarke

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John Clarke / NBC

Star of Days of Our Lives, John Clarke, died at the age of 88. He died due to complications of pneumonia.


John Witherspoon

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John Witherspoon / Twitter

Actor John Witherspoon, best known for the comedy Friday, died at the age of 77.

Maria Perego

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Maria and Topo Gigio / Facebook

She created the puppet Topo Gigio in the late ’50s and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. She died at the age of 95 years old.


Laurel Griggs

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Laurel Griggs / Instagram

Broadway star Laurel Griggs passed away at the tragic age of 13 after an asthma attack.

Branko Lustig

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Producers Branko Lustig, center, David Franzoni, left, and Douglas Wick / Reuters

Two-time Oscar-winning producer and Holocaust survivor, Branko Lustig died at the age of 87.

Michael J. Pollard

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Michael J. Pollard / MeTV

Star Trek and Andy Griffith Show actor Michael J. Pollard died at the age of 80. He died of cardiac arrest.

Shelley Morrison

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Shelley Morrison / Wikimedia Commons

The actress best known for playing Rosario Salazar on Will & Grace died at the age of 83 from heart failure.

Caroll Spinney

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Caroll Spinney / Wikimedia Commons

Puppeteer Caroll Spinney was responsible for Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street. He died at the age of 85 after a long battle with dystonia.

René Auberjonois

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René Auberjonois / Wikimedia Commons

Actor René Auberjonois has passed away at the age of 79 from metastatic lung cancer.


Marie Fredriksson

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Marie Fredriksson / AP

Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson died at the age of 61 after a long battle with cancer.

Philip McKeon

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Philip McKeon / Bobby Bank/Getty Images

Child actor, best known for playing Tommy on Alice, died at the age of 55. His sister is actress Nancy McKeon.

RIP to all of the stars we lost in 2019.

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