A look at the stars in movies, TV, music, sports and media we lost this year so far
Omar Sanchez | January 29, 2019 @ 3:30 PM
Last Updated: February 14, 2019 @ 10:10 AM
Here's a list of some of the notable celebrities and industry professionals in film, TV, music and sports who have passed away in 2019.
The New England broadcaster who appeared in several Oscar-winning films like "Spotlight" and "Mystic River," died Jan. 1. Stapleton was 55.
One half of pop duo Captain and Tennille died Jan. 2 of renal failure, according to Reuters. He was 76.
The famed WWE announcer, who frequently interviewed the likes of Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant at their peak, died Jan. 2. Okurland was 76.
The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Arrested Development" actor (and brother of actor-filmmaker Albert Brooks) died Jan. 2. Einstein was 76.
The "Animal House" and “The Last Temptation of Christ" actress died Jan. 9. A family spokesperson told USA Today that Bloom died from complications from dementia. Bloom was 80.
The veteran indie film distributer, who was most recently president and CEO of New York-based Paladin Films, died Jan. 12 following a bout with cancer. He was 66.
The legendary Broadway and musical actress ("Hello Dolly," "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes") died Jan. 15. Channing was 97.
The German bassist and founding member of the seminal Los Angeles-based punk band The Germs, died Jan. 17. She was 61.
The former champion figure skater died by suicide on Jan. 18. The news came days after Coughlin was suspended from the sport over a pending grievance. He was 33.
The Hungarian producer who worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone on some of their most popular films, including "Rambo" and "Total Recall," died at his home in Budapest on Jan. 20. He was 74.
A two-time Pulitzer-winning writer and longtime host of PBS’ “Masterpiece Theatre,” Baker died Jan. 21 in his Lessburg, Virginia, home. Baker was 93.
The director of “The Muppet Movie” and the show “The Monkees,” died on Jan. 22 at his home in Indian Wells, California. He was 82.
The comic and co-creator of "Rel," the Lil' Rel Howery-led sitcom on Fox, died Jan. 22 due to a hemorrhage. Barnett was 32.
The French composer who won three Oscars for his songs ("The Windmills of Your Mind") and film scores ("Summer of '42," "Yentl") died Jan. 26. Legrand was 86.
The singer and songwriter whose hits included “I Don’t Have the Heart,” died Jan. 29. According to TMZ, Ingram died following a battle with brain cancer. He was 66.
The “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” actress who was one of the numerous women who accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct, died of natural causes on Jan. 30. Moritz was 72.
"The Banjo Man" on Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman,” died Friday, Feb. 1 in Kentucky. He was 55.
The actress known for playing the damsel in distress in the 1954 monster movie “Creature From the Black Lagoon,” died Sunday, Feb. 3. She was 92.
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The actor who played the character Neil Winters on the CBS daytime soap opera “The Young and the Restless” since 1991, died Sunday, Feb. 3. He was 52.
The British Oscar-nominated actor who starred in “Tom Jones,” “Erin Brockovich” and the “Bourne” movies, died Friday, Feb. 8. He was 82.
The former president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, died on Saturday, Feb. 9. He was age 85.
The WWE announced on Tuesday, Feb. 12 that the company's first-ever “Triple Crown” Champion died. The Puerto Rico native was 76.