Celebrities Who Died and You Don’t Know

Mand is mortal. If you have contributed a lot of services to the world for humanity, you would have to leave the world one day. The world lost some amazing celebrities over the weekend. Here are some you might not know died.

1. John Wayne Gacy

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John Wayne Gacy biography

John Gacy was an American Sex offender and Serial Killer. He was convicted of killing 33 young men and boys in 1978 and sentenced to death. He confessed to killing up to 70 victims but his true tally could be much higher.

2. Michael Jackson

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Micheal Jackson death

Michael Jackson was an American Songwriter, a wonderful dancer, singer, and a philanthropist. Micheal Jackson died June 25, 2009, due to cardiac arrest. His autopsy revealed he had been suffering from sleep apnea for several years.

3. Marilyn Monroe

She passed away July 4, 1962, at age 36. She died from barbiturate poisoning. Her brain was removed without her consent.

Natasha Richardson died in a tragic skiing accident

Natasha Richardson husband
Natasha Richardson husband

The British actress Natasha Richardson died in Switzerland on Sunday following a ski accident. She was 45.

Richardson fell while skiing off-piste near her chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland, according to local police. A spokesman told AFP news agency she had been taken to hospital where she later died.

She was married to actor Liam “Fitzy” Neeson, who starred alongside her in the 1996 film Shakespeare In Love.

Richardson won numerous awards including a Tony Award for Best Actress in 1992 for playing Queen Elizabeth I in Richard II.

She was best known for starring in films such as Dangerous Liaisons, Interview With the Vampire, and Truly, Madly Deeply.

Her career began in theatre, and she went on to work in TV dramas including Midsomer Murders and Cranford.

In 2010, she played the role of Lady Macbeth opposite Ralph Fiennes in the Royal National Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s tragedy.

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Harry Potter actor Richard Griffiths died during heart surgery


Richard Griffiths, best known for his roles in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, passed away on Thursday, December 28th, 2018 due to complications following heart surgery. Griffiths had been suffering from cancer since 2017.

Griffiths was born in London, England, on February 9th, 1953. He began acting at age 12 and went on to star in numerous British TV productions such as Doctor Who, Midsomer Murders, Inspector Morse, Poirot and Foyle’s War. In 1981 he landed his breakthrough role as the young wizard Neville Longbottom in JK Rowling’s debut novel Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

In addition to his film career, Griffiths worked extensively behind the camera, directing several episodes of popular BBC dramas like Casualty and Holby City. He also directed the 2005 movie adaptation of the cult classic comedy Withnail & I starring Bruce Robinson.

Griffiths received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the titular character in the 2007 drama Equus. He won Best Actor awards at both the BAFTA Awards and Golden Globes for his performance. He reprised his role in the 2011 sequel Equus II: The Passion Of Christ.

He continued working steadily throughout his life, playing small parts in movies like The Princess Bride, The Bourne Identity, The Da Vinci Code, and A Knight’s Tale. He also starred in the 2010 independent horror film The Woman.

Griffiths married actress Patricia Routledge in 1982. They divorced in 1995. He later dated actress Sarah Lancashire.

Griffiths is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

That ’70s Show’s Lisa Robin Kelly died after a sad descent into addiction

Lisa Robin Kelly played Donna Pinciotti on the hit comedy “That ’70s Show.” In 2001, her character was written out of the show, but she returned later. She passed away in 2012, just three days shy of her 42nd birthday.

Kelly had been struggling with alcoholism since age 18, according to TMZ.com. She entered treatment in 2011 and checked herself into a facility again in 2013. However, it wasn’t long before she relapsed.

In addition to playing Donna, Kelly starred in movies like “The Big Bounce,” “Clueless,” and “The Opposite Sex.”

Actor-director Harold Ramis died after fighting a rare disease

Harold Ramis, one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors and directors, died Friday morning at age 69. His death was announced via Twitter by his daughter, actress Lily Ramis. She wrote: “My dad loved us deeply & now we love him even more.”

Ramis’ career began in Chicago theater, where he played small roles in productions including Neil Simon’s Barefoot Boy With Cheeky Feet. After moving to New York City, he landed parts in TV shows like Taxi and Cheers. But it was his role as Bill Murray’s sidekick in Groundhog Day — a part he reprised in 1993’s sequel — that put him on the map.

He went on to star in comedies such as Stripes, Analyze This, Ghostbusters and National Lampoon’s Vacation. His directorial debut came in 1989’s Caddyshack II. And although he never won an Oscar, he did receive nominations for Best Supporting Actor in Animal House and Best Director for Groundhog Day.

In addition to directing movies, Ramis co-wrote comedy classics like Meatballs, Stripes, Caddyshack, Groundhog Day and Analyze This. He also penned scripts for animated features such as Space Jam, A League Of Their Own and Antz.

His wife, Erica Mann Ramis, died in 2006. They had three children together: actor Michael Ramis; writer Heather Ramis; and musician Christopher Ramis.

Actress Marcia Wallace died after fighting pneumonia

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maria wallance death

Marcia Wallace, best known for playing the sarcastic receptionist Carol Kester on The Bob Newhart show, died Wednesday after battling pneumonia. She was 81.

The actress had been hospitalized since Jan. 12. Her death came just days after she announced she was being treated for pneumonia.

Wallace began acting in high school, landing roles in Broadway productions such as “Damn Yankees,” “A Thousand Clowns” and “The Pajama Game.” She later moved into TV, starring in sitcoms like “My Three Sons” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”

She earned Emmy nominations for her work on both The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. In 1977, she won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on The Bob NewhartShow.

In 1981, Wallace starred opposite John Ritter in the short-lived ABC comedy “City Limits.” Later, she voiced Edna Krabappelle on The Simpsons.

Her final appearance was in 2016, voicing Mrs. Muntz in the animated film Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Wallace was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 14, 1938. She attended Manhattan College and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University.

The Green Mile’s Michael Clarke Duncan died after suffering a heart attack

Michael Clarke Duncan, whose career included roles in The Green Mile and Armageddon, has passed away following a heart attack. He was 54.

Duncan had been working on his memoirs, according to TMZ, and he was reportedly preparing to release the book next month.

He was born in New Orleans and moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980s. He began acting in commercials and small parts before landing major roles in films like The Mask, Apollo 13, The Green Mile, Armageddon, and The Scorpion King 2.

In 1995, he won a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for playing Jesus Christ in She Loves Me. He later starred in Broadway musicals such as Hairspray and Avenue Q.

Duncan’s final film role came in 2017’s The Green Mile, where he portrayed John Coffey, a prisoner who suffers from tuberculosis.

Poltergeist star Heather O’Rourke’s death sparked rumors that the movie was cursed

In 1982, Heather O’Rourke was cast as Carol Anne Freeling in Steven Spielberg’s horror classic Poltergeist. She played the daughter of the Freelings, the family whose home was haunted by evil spirits. In real life, O’Rourke grew up in Los Angeles and attended UCLA where she studied journalism. After graduating college, she worked as a reporter for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. While working there, she met her husband John O’Rourke, whom she married in 1978. They had three children together.

O’Rourke’s acting career began in 1983 when she was cast as one of the leads in the sequel to Poltergeist, titled Poltergeist II: The Other Side. The film was directed by Tobe Hooper, who went on to make such classics as Lifeforce, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and The Funhouse.

The second installment of the franchise was set in Chicago, Illinois. On June 28th, 1985, O’Rouke was driving with her husband and kids along the Lake Michigan shoreline when their car broke down near the beach. Her husband called 911 and paramedics arrived shortly thereafter. When they tried to revive O’Rourke‚ She wasn’t breathing and she never regained consciousness. An autopsy revealed that she suffered from acute alcohol poisoning.

After her death, many people online speculated that O’Rourke had been killed because she was involved in the production of the movie. Rumors circulated that the Freelings’ house in the movie had been built over the gravesite of a Native American woman named Mary Ann Cottonwood, who supposedly committed suicide after being tormented by ghosts. Some even claimed that the Freelings themselves were responsible for the deaths of several members of the production crew.

Heather O’Rourke’s family denied that anything supernatural caused her death. “I don’t think it had anything to do with the movie,” her brother Michael told People magazine. “We’re just trying to figure out what happened.”

Actor Taylor Negron died after fighting Cancer

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Taylor Negron Death

Taylor Negron, best known for playing the role of Eddie Munster in the sitcom “The Munsters,” died Sunday morning following a battle with lung cancer. He was 57.

Negron’s family announced his death via Facebook late Monday afternoon.

“It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, friend and soulmate, Taylor Negron,” the post read. “He passed away peacefully surrounded by those he loved.”

Born in New York City, Negron began performing comedy while attending college at Boston University. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles where he landed small roles in films like “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “The Last Boy Scout.” In 1986, he starred alongside Bruce Willis in the action film “Moonraker.”

In 1990, Negron joined the cast of the hit TV show “Munsters” as Eddie Munster. Over the course of five seasons, he portrayed the character during the show’s transition into a spinoff called “Mockingbird Lane.” The show ran from 1964 to 1966.

After the show wrapped up, Negron continued working in Hollywood. He had supporting roles in movies including “A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Warriors” and “Honeymoon in Vegas.” Later in life, he returned to standup comedy.

Negron is survived by his wife, three children, four siblings, and parents. A memorial fund has been set up in his name.

Frasier dad John Mahoney died of complications from throat Cancer

John Mahoney Death
John Mahoney Death

John Mahoney, best known for playing Dr. Frasier Crane on “Frasier,” has died. He was 76.

Mahoney died Thursday morning at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles following complications from throat cancer.

The actor had been battling the disease since 2016. In addition to his role as Frasier, he played the father of David Hyde Pierce’s character Niles Crane on NBC’s long-running sitcom “Frasier.”

He received Emmy nominations for his work on both “Frasier” and “Nurse Jackie” and won three Golden Globe Awards for his performance on “Frasier.” He earned four Screen Actors Guild Award nominations over the course of his career.

His wife, actress Mary Steenburgen, announced his death via Twitter. She wrote, “My heart is broken. I love you @mahoneyjohn. You are my hero. Sending all our love to everyone. So sorry.”

In a statement, her husband’s family said, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our brother, uncle, cousin, son, nephew, friend and loving partner of 49 years, John Mahoney. We thank him for sharing his humor, kindness and talent with millions of people worldwide throughout his remarkable career. Our hearts go out to his devoted friends and family. May he rest in peace.”

Steenburgen added, “I am grateful beyond words for the outpouring of love and support we’ve received from around the world. Thank you for helping us celebrate his life. #ThankYouJohn.”

Dancer-actor Gregory Hines dies after battling cancer at age 57

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gregory hines Death

Hines died of liver cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Friday morning, according to TMZ.com. He had been hospitalized since August.

The Emmy winner was best known for his role as Jack McFarland on NBC’s hit sitcom Will & Grace. He won three Emmys during his run on the show.

He also starred in films such as White Men Can’t Jump, The Preacher’s Wife, and Running Scared.

Hines was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1957. He began dancing at the age of four. At 13 he joined the American Ballet Theatre School where he studied with Mikhail Baryshnikov. In 1981, he became one of the youngest soloists ever to perform with the National Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Bernstein.

In 1985, Hines moved to Hollywood to pursue acting. He went on to star in TV movies and guest roles on popular shows like Seinfeld, Law & Order, Ally McBeal, and Sex and the City.

Hines’ career took off in 1996 when he played the role of “Mack,” the gay lover of Ben Affleck’s character in Good Will Hunting.

His most recent project was the independent film Running Scared, starring alongside Michael Keaton.

Hines leaves behind his wife, actress/director Marlo Thomas, and daughter, singer/songwriter Emily Hines.

An enlarged heart led to the death of Footloose star Chris Penn

Penn died suddenly in Los Angeles on Friday night. An autopsy revealed that he had a large amount of cocaine in his system. He reportedly took the drug because it helped him sleep.

The actor’s body was found unresponsive in his hotel room. Paramedics tried to revive him, but he never regained consciousness.

His wife, Robin Givens, told TMZ she didn’t know about his drug use. “I don’t think he did anything illegal,” she said. She added that her husband was overweight and had high blood pressure.

A toxicology report showed that he had taken prescription medication for anxiety and depression.

Givens’ mother, actress Shirley MacLaine, told People magazine that Penn was always “a wonderful father.” She added that he was “very happy” recently.

Penn starred in movies such as Hooper, The Fugitive, Cop Land, Jerry Maguire, Runaway Bride, Clear and Present Danger, The Basketball Diaries, The Indian Runner, and The Three Musketeers.

He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Jerry Maguire.

Penn was born in New York City on May 2, 1953. He grew up in California and began acting professionally in 1977.

National Lampoon’s Vacation star Dana Hill died from a medical condition she didn’t know she had

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Dana Hill Death

Dana Hill played a character who was far younger than herself, which meant that she looked like a child.

Her career began in the 1970s and lasted into the 1990s. In the 1980s, she starred alongside Chevy Chase in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. She later went on to play roles in films such as Backdraft and A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: Dream Warriors.

In 1997, Hill was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She continued acting throughout her illness, including in 1998’s The Sweetest Thing, 2000’s My Best Friend’s Girl, and 2001’s Something Like Love.

Hill died on July 10, 2018, aged 54, following complications from pneumonia. At the time of her death, she was still working on several projects.

Police Academy’s David Graf died of a heart attack at 50

David Graf, best remembered for playing Officer Danny DeVito in Police Academy, died Thursday morning at age 50 due to complications from a heart attack he suffered earlier this week, according to TMZ.com. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed the news to Variety.

Graf had been in declining health since suffering a stroke in January 2017. In addition to Police Academy, Graf appeared in such films as The Godfather Part III, Lethal Weapon 3, Total Recall, and The Fugitive. He also acted on TV shows like Law & Order, Seinfeld, ER, and Friends.

The actor was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 30, 1960, and began acting at the age of 14. After graduating high school, he attended Hofstra University where he majored in communications. While attending college, he landed roles in several off-Broadway productions including The Last Yankee and The Misanthrope.

After graduation, Graf moved to Hollywood and began working steadily in film and television. He went on to star in numerous projects including the comedy series Married…With Children and the crime drama series Miami Vice.

In 1995, Graf joined the cast of NBC’s hit sitcom Friends as Joey Tribbiani’s brother-in-law, Dr. Drake Ramoray. He continued to work regularly on the show throughout its run, eventually becoming one of its longest running stars.

Graf married actress Lisa Kudrow in 1996. They remained together until her death in 2018. They had no children.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa; sister, Nancy; brothers, Michael and Mark; and nephews, Jake and Max.

Cancer took Wendie Jo Sperber of Back to the Future fame

Wendie Jo Sperber was best known for playing Marty McFly’s mother Lorraine in the 1985 film Back to the Future. But it turns out that she had a secret life outside of acting; one where she dedicated herself to fighting cancer. In fact, she didn’t even tell many people about her battle with breast cancer. In 2005, she passed away at age 48.

The actress died of Breast Cancer. Her legacy lives on in WeSPARK Cancer Support Center, an organization she founded to help others battling cancer. It’s now been 20 years since Sperber lost her fight against the disease. To celebrate the anniversary, WeSPARK launched a social media campaign called #20YearsStrong. The goal is to raise awareness for women facing breast cancer and to support those who are still fighting.

In addition to raising money for WeSPARK, the organization also holds events throughout the year to honor Sperber’s memory. They include a silent auction, a live music event, and a golf tournament. All proceeds go towards helping patients like Sperber’ s family members who are dealing with breast cancer today.

#20YearsStrong is just one way WeSPARK continues to pay tribute to Sperber’�s legacy. Check out some of our favorite moments from her career here.

Michael Jeter of The Green Mile died from natural causes

Actor Michael Jeter, best known for playing Mr. Noodle on “Sesame Street,” died Friday morning at age 79. A cause of death has not been determined at this time.

Jeter played Mr. Noodle on the show from 1969 to 1976. In addition to his work on “Sesame Street” he also starred in several movies including “The Green Mile.”

He was born in New York City and raised in Brooklyn. He attended the University of Michigan where he studied drama. After graduating he moved to Los Angeles and began acting.

In 1989 he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his performance in “A Woman Called Golda.”

He continued working steadily throughout the 1990s and 2000s, starring in films such as “The Green Mile” and “The Perfect Storm.”

He received three Golden Globe nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his roles in “The Green Mile,” “The Fisher King” and “The Perfect storm.”

His final film appearance came in 2010 in “The Last Airbender.”

The Godfather’s Fredo, John Cazale died at 42

John Cazale was one of the best character actors ever. He played roles like a machine, never overplaying his hand, always understated and believable. In the late 1970s, he starred in three films that changed the landscape of American cinema forever.

Cazale was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 23, 1943. At age 13, he moved to California where he attended high school. After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. While serving, he studied drama at Los Angeles City College. After being discharged, he enrolled at UCLA where he received a degree in theater arts.

While studying, Cazale began working as an extra on movies such as Bonnie & Clyde, The Wild Bunch, Easy Rider, The Last Picture Show, and Dog Day Afternoon. He landed small parts in several films including Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz and Woody Allen’s Bananas.

In 1978, Cazale won critical acclaim for his performance as a young Italian immigrant in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Part II. He went on to play memorable supporting roles in films like Midnight Run, The Deer Hunter, The Conversation, The French Connection, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

He earned nominations for Best Supporting Actor at both the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. He won the latter award in 1975 for his role in The Godfather Part I.

His final film appearance came in 2010 in David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook.

Cazale died on November 3, 2012, at the age of 62. He had been battling pancreatic cancer since 2009.

Congestive heart failure took Angel fan favorite Andy Hallett at 33

Hallett died Thursday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles due to congestive heart failure, according to TMZ.com. A representative for the actor confirmed the news to Variety.

The news comes just days after it was announced that Hallett had been cast in the upcoming third season of FX’s drama series Legion.

In addition to playing the role of Lorne, Hallett also portrayed the character of Dr. Daniel Pierce on ABC’s medical drama series Castle. In 2012 he starred opposite Jennifer Garner in the film Safe Haven.

He is survived by his mother, father, sister and brother.

WWE great ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper died in his sleep

The wrestling world lost one of its most colorful personalities today with the passing of legendary performer Rowdy Roddy Piper. At age 61, he passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Las Vegas surrounded by his family.

A native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Piper began training under the tutelage of renowned trainer Paul Bearer. In 1982, he debuted in the WWF and quickly became a fan favorite due to his brash attitude and flamboyant style.

In 1986, Piper won the Intercontinental Championship from Hulk Hogan. A few months later, he defeated Mr. T for the World Heavyweight Title. After losing it to Andre the Giant, he went on to win the WWE Tag Team Titles with Jake Roberts. His greatest achievement came during WrestleMania III where he faced off against reigning champion Bruno Sammartino.

At WrestleMania IV, Piper challenged Sammartino for the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship. Although he was unsuccessful, he did manage to defeat Sammartino in a rematch a month later.

After retiring from professional wrestling in 1990, he returned to the ring in 1996 and competed in WCW. During his final run, he teamed up with Sting to take on Ric Flair & Arn Anderson. They lost in a tag team match.

Piper retired again in 1998 and pursued acting roles. He starred in several movies including “My Name Is Bruce” and “Halloween H20.” He also voiced himself in the animated movie “Batman Beyond 2: Revenge of the Mutant Mudds.”

On April 8th, 2016, Piper was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.Improvement

Home neighbor Earl Hindman died from lung cancer

Earl Hindman played Wilson, the unseen neighbor on Home Improvement. He died of lung cancer in 1998. He was known for playing Detective Joe Walsh on Ryan’s Hope.

Comedian Bernie Mac died following a bout of pneumonia

Bernie Mac passed away today at age 52. The comedian had been battling pneumonia since January. A statement from his family says he died peacefully at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. “He loved life, lived it to the fullest and never met a stranger,” the statement reads. “We are grateful for our time together and for the joy we shared.”

Mac rose to fame in 1992 as one half of the comedy duo Burt Macklin & Bernie Mac. They starred in the sitcom The Bernie Mac Show, which ran from 1996 to 2001. In addition to acting, Mac wrote and directed several films, including the 1998 film Friday After Next.

Mac received three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on The Bernie Mac Show. He won twice in 2004 and 2005. He also earned four NAACP Image Awards for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series.

Mac’s career continued into the 2010s. He played a recurring character named Mr. Moseby on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. He also guest starred on Fox’s New Girl, CBS’ Mom and ABC’s Black-ish.

In 2016, Mac joined the cast of the BET show Being Mary Jane, playing the father of main character Mary Jane Paul. The show ran for two seasons.

Mac is survived by his wife Danyel Smith; daughter Lauren; son Jason; brother Robert; sister Karen; and grandchildren.