This year, 2023, isn’t even halfway through and Hollywood has already had to say goodbye to many actors, singers, artists, creatives, executives and all-around industry icons – many of whom had a major impact on the entertainment world. their life.
The Hollywood Reporter highlights some of the most famous names to die in 2023, including Lance Reddick, Tina Turner, Annie Wersching, Cindy Williams, Jerry Springer, Lisa Loring and more.
At the beginning of the year, Laverne & Shirley star Williams died in Los Angeles in January after a short illness, her children, Zak and Emily Hudson, said in a statement at the time. She turned 75.
Wersching, actress on Bosch, 24 And Marvel’s runaways, also died of cancer in January, according to her rep. She was 45.
Loring, who starred as Wednesday Addams in the classic TV adaptation of The Addams familydied in January at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank from complications of a stroke caused by high blood pressure, her daughter told THR. She was 64.
In March, The wire And John Wick star died “suddenly… of natural causes,” his publicist Mia Hansen told me THR at the time. He was 60. Reddick’s body was discovered in his Studio City home, TMZ reported.
In April, Springer, the former mayor of Cincinnati turned controversial talk show host, died of pancreatic cancer at his suburban Chicago home, family spokeswoman Jene Galvin said. THR. He turned 79.
Turner, a pioneering entertainer and feminist icon, died in May “after a long illness” at her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, her representatives confirmed. She turned 83.
Below are more of this year’s most notable deaths in Hollywood. And check out THR‘s obituary page for other industry deaths in 2023.
Lance Reddick, the actor who broke out with a complex, powerful performance as Lieutenant Cedric Daniels on the groundbreaking HBO show The wiredied March 17. He was 60. Read his full obituary.
Tina Turner, the trailblazing rock star who set world ticket sales records — and whose dramatic triumph over domestic violence and the music industry made her a feminist icon — died May 24. She was 83. Read her full obituary.
Peter Rawley, a longtime ICM agent in Los Angeles and London who was head of European production for MGM and produced independent films, died Jan. 3. He lived to be 85. Complete obituary.
Annie Wersching, an actress known for her roles in TV dramas Bosch And 24as well as her portrayal of Leslie Dean, the mother of alien superhero Karolina on Marvel’s runawaysdied on January 29. She was 45. Read her full obituary.
Al Jaffee, the pioneering and culture-changing cartoonist for Angry magazine, died April 10. He was 102. Complete obituary.
Bernard Kalb, the veteran print and TV journalist and author who covered numerous world events over a career spanning six decades, passed away on January 8. He was 100. Read his full obituary.
Cindy Williams, the energetic actress who appeared in a pair of Best Picture Oscar nominees before starring as the idealistic Shirley Feeney in the beloved ABC sitcom Laverne & Shirleydied on January 25. She was 75. Read her full obituary here.
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Edward R. Pressman, the veteran producer behind it Wall Street and a frequent collaborator of Oliver Stone, died on January 17. He was 79. Full obituary.
Jerry Springer, the former mayor of Cincinnati who became America’s most controversial talk show host—a man described by an interviewer as a “purveyor of the childish and arbiter of the deviant,” famous for a flammable cocktail of hurled insults, punches, and chairs – died on April 27. He was 79. Read his full obituary.
N’Neka Garland, an Emmy-winning producer on General Hospital who worked at the venerable ABC soap for the past 22 years, passed away on March 27. She was 49. Read her full obituary here.
Tom Sizemore, who faced legal troubles and drug addiction during a career that saw him star as Sgt. Mike Horvath in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan and portraying cops, crooks and psychopaths with the best of them, died March 3. He was 61. Find his obituary here.
Sandra Seacat, the actress and influential acting coach who taught the trade as a student of Lee Strasberg to Laura Dern, Mickey Rourke, Harvey Keitel, Common, Andrew Garfield, Michelle Williams and many others, died on January 17. 86. Read her complete obituary.
Noah Cowan, a seasoned film festival director and distributor of indie film specials, most recently at the San Francisco International Film Festival, passed away Jan. 25. He was 55. Full obituary.
Lisa Loring, the actress who played Wednesday Addams in the classic TV adaptation of The Addams familydied on January 28. She was 64. Complete obituary.
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Gregory Allen Howard, who wrote Remember the Titans and was a producer and writer behind it Harrietdied on January 27. He was 70. Find his obituary here.
Lloyd Morrisett, the co-founder of Sesame Street whose curiosity about whether television could serve as a tool for teaching children was aroused when he saw his young daughter staring at a TV test pattern, died on January 22. He was 93. Full obituary here.
Howard Bragman, a public relations giant who helped mentor all-star clients struggling with a dilemma while becoming an expert in crisis PR and a leading advocate for LBGTQ rights, died in February. He was 66. Full obituary.
Raquel Welch, the almond-eyed sex symbol who turned a bikini from a bikini into one of the most iconic movie images of the 1960s, passed away Feb. 15. She was 82. Read the full obituary here.
Richard Belzer, the beloved comedian who started out as an edgy stand-up artist before rising to fame as the cynical but tough detective John Munch on Homicide: life on the street And Law & Order: special unit for victimspassed away on February 19. He was 78. Full obituary here.
Jeff Beck, one of the greatest guitarists of all time who rose to fame in English rock band The Yardbirds, died on January 10 in a hospital near his home in Surrey, England. He was 78. Find his obituary here.
Rolly Crump, the pioneering Walt Disney Imagineer who helped design It’s a Small World, the Enchanted Tiki Room, the Haunted Mansion and other attractions for Disneyland, passed away on March 12. He lived to be 93. Complete obituary.
Len Goodman, the first Dancing with the stars And Strictly come dance judge, died April 22. He was 78. Read his obituary here.
Peter Werner, the Oscar-winning director known for his television work spanning five decades, which has seen episodes of popular series such as Moonlight, An other world, Justified And Law & Order: SVUdied March 21. He was 76. Complete obituary.
Michael Lerner, the busy Oscar-nominated character actor who had memorable turns as bombastic types Bart Finn, Haarlem nights, Eight men out and many more, died on April 8. He was 81. Read his obituary.
Francesca Cappucci, who worked for more than a decade as a popular entertainment and music reporter at KABC-TV in Los Angeles, passed away on March 30. She was 64. Full obituary here.
Rita Lakin, the groundbreaking TV writer and showrunner who worked on Peyton place, The doctors And Mod Squad and created series including The rookies And Flamingo roaddied March 23. She was 93. Complete obituary.
Ray Stevenson, the burly British actor who starred as Volstagg in the Thor films and as the ruthlessly evil governor in the recent Oscar-winning Indian hit RRRpassed away on May 21. He was 58. Full obituary.