Actors Who've Sadly Died So Far In 2019

  • Published: 16 August 2019
  • 2019 has seen the loss of a myriad of hugely talented actors with a range of different backgrounds, from movies to television to the Broadway stage. But while they may have made their names in different worlds, they are all connected by a true dedication to their craft, and by the many fans who will miss them dearly.

    Three years after the death of R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker, the man who brought Chewbacca to life in the original Star Wars trilogy also passed away. In a statement, the family of Peter Mayhew confirmed that the towering actor died at his Texas home on April 30th 2019. The statement celebrated Mayhew's life, focusing on the experiences and lifelong friendships that came from his time as part of the Star Wars family.

    But Mayhew did a lot more than just the convention circuit. Over the years, he became heavily involved with the 501st Legion, Wounded Warriors, Make-A-Wish, and other non-profit organizations. In a tribute tweet, Mayhew's Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill wrote:

    "He was the gentlest of giants. A big man with an even bigger heart who never failed to make me smile and a loyal friend who I loved dearly. I'm grateful for the memories we shared and I'm a better man for just having known him. Thanks Pete."

    Against all odds, the previously wheelchair-bound Mayhew returned to play Chewbacca in 2015's The Force Awakens, his final on-screen appearance as the iconic Wookiee. He is survived by his wife, Angie Mayhew, and their three children.

    He may have been just 20 when he passed away in his sleep following a seizure, but, according to Disney, Cameron Boyce was, quote, "already a veteran to show business." The actor played the mischievous Luke Ross in almost 100 episodes of the Disney series Jessie, and later portrayed Carlos De Vil in the Descendants franchise. Boyce also popped up in a number of more adult-oriented projects, he was in K-horror remake Mirrors, and also appeared in the Adam Sandler comedy Grown Ups as well as its 2012 sequel. Boyce's final project was Mrs. Fletcher, an HBO comedy series that's due for release in Fall 2019. More to come as we honor those actors who've sadly died so far in 2019.


    Peter Mayhew | 0:21
    Cameron Boyce | 1:49
    Rip Torn | 3:12
    Rutger Hauer | 4:13
    Peggy Lipton | 5:41
    Stephanie Niznik | 6:58
    Sylvia Miles | 8:08
    Gloria Vanderbilt | 9:22
    Stefanie Sherk | 10:43
    In memoriam | 11:38
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Comments • 849

  • Looper
    Looper   2 months back

    RIP to all these fine actors.

    • Well, ACKTUALLY
      Well, ACKTUALLY  3 weeks back

      @Vigo 894 I came here to downvote. Took me 10 seconds to tell you all how stupid you are.

    • Vigo 894
      Vigo 894  3 weeks back

      Rudy, you shouldn't be using the Lord's name in vain boy.

    • Vigo 894
      Vigo 894  3 weeks back

      Well,Actually, yet you're here as well. Wasting your time, when you should be doing useful.

    • rudyLuvs gaz144
      rudyLuvs gaz144  4 weeks back

      Repent of your sins to Jesus Christ this life is but a vapor and all these people supposedly dead sold out thier lives for useless material that doesn't matter when you're dead

    • Marie Griffin
      Marie Griffin  1 months back

      Looper 🙏🏽

  • TreeStevens
    TreeStevens  14 hours back

    How do you not mention rutger hauer in the movie 'The hitcher' starring him and c. Thomas Howell?

    • oncall21
      oncall21  2 days back

      You know what I find somewhat odd is that we now live in an age where mental illness is something that has finally started to lose it's stigma in society. It is now acceptable to (which it should be at the very least) to promote people to talk to others if they are feeling depressed, anxious, suicidal, etc. Yet whenever I read of someone's passing in the media today, if the cause of death was by suicide it 'ironically' becomes a taboo subject with the end of the story stating that 'if you or anyone need to talk to someone call this number.' It's almost a contradiction of what we are trying to achieve in mental health today. I totally get if a family doesn't want someone to know but it only makes people feel more alone.

      • Spitfirethedragon
        Spitfirethedragon  2 days back

        Biggest names missing.
        Bob Einstein - Super Dave Osbourne
        Daryl Dragon - Captain and Tenille Show (variety)
        Louise Moritz
        Sally Fraser
        Carol Channing
        Kaye Ballard
        Candice Earley
        Julie Adams
        Kristof St. John
        Peter Hughes
        Albert Finney
        Carmen Argenziano
        Jan-Michael Vincent
        Beverly Owen
        Peter Tork
        Clark James Gable
        Brody Stevens
        Morgan Woodward
        Katherine Helmond
        Kathleen O'Malley
        Lisa Sheridan
        Nathaniel Taylor
        King Kong Bundy
        Luke Perry
        Jed Allan
        Denise DuBerry
        Joe Pilato
        Carmelita Pope
        Georgia Engle
        Larry "Flash" Jenkins
        Ken Kercheval
        Dorris Day
        Bobby Diamond
        Sammy Shore
        Beverly Lunsford
        Peggy Stewart
        Paul Darrow
        Julie Payne
        Sean McCann
        Susan Bernard
        Billy Drago
        Bax Wright
        Pat Crawford Brown
        Arte Johnson
        Eddie Jones
        Freddie Jones
        Denise Nickerson
        Richard Carter
        Charles Levin
        David Hedison
        Darlene Tompkins
        Barbara March
        Peter Fonda
        Valerie Harper

        More have died since then including Bill Macy of Maude.

        • avakin roxxies
          avakin roxxies  2 days back

          I was shocked that Cameron boyce died and i wanted to die i still do 😭😭💔💔

          • Janie Giroux
            Janie Giroux  2 days back

            Will miss you Rutger Hauer.

            • Virginia Connor
              Virginia Connor  3 days back

              I saw Stefanie Niznik in "Enterprise". She played a strange chr. (In 'Rouge Planet') who adopted a role in one of my Irish favourite poets, William Butler Yeats, who wrote "The Song of the Wandering Aengus" and another who wrote "When You Are Old" (for a You Tube video for an "Enterprise" episode, 'Enterprise E'), The supposed scene captured Cpt.Archer meeting a very old T'Pol on another "Enterprise".

              • celticgirl88
                celticgirl88  3 days back

                Sure, how of these trans people were suicided. We know how it works in satanic hellyweird

                • Tree Funk Jones
                  Tree Funk Jones  3 days back

                  Peggy passed?! Why? Everyone in that show is gone now almost :(

                  • Cassandra Spoelhof
                    Cassandra Spoelhof  7 days back

                    Cameron Boyce’s death hit me hard. I hadn’t been that devastated about the death of a celebrity since the death of Corey Monteith.

                    • Rebbeca Patterson
                      Rebbeca Patterson  1 weeks back

                      Luke died 😮😭😭

                      • TJ Vincenzi
                        TJ Vincenzi  1 weeks back

                        You can add Elton John to this list. He's next. December 25th 2019 his is day. Remember you heard it here 1st.

                        • veloc123
                          veloc123  4 days back

                          George Michael is coming back to spear tackle him...

                      • Yodie Jones
                        Yodie Jones  1 weeks back

                        Wow not one Dead Black actor worth mentioning.

                        • FRUITY BOOTY
                          FRUITY BOOTY  1 weeks back

                          Cameron boyce was my favourite character in gamers guide to everything

                          • t e r I N E E D L E R
                            t e r I N E E D L E R  2 weeks back

                            Peggy lipton looked way more beautiful as she got older. What? Chewbacca died? I had no idea gloria Vanderbilt was an actress! I thought she was just a socialite. She had gorgeous eyebrows.

                            • Iced Latte
                              Iced Latte  2 weeks back

                              Ugh I hate you so much now I’m crying agai😫

                              • Dan Strausbaugh
                                Dan Strausbaugh  2 weeks back

                                Ol gloria Vanderbilt was a satanic witch who had some seriously f...Ed up kids ... one son committed suicide and the other is Anderson ... take a good look at her art ... it should put your hairs on end ... creepy ... one wonders how many children’s lives she has destroyed or ended ... bet the true number would shock you to your core...

                                • Gigi Gigi
                                  Gigi Gigi  2 weeks back

                                  CAMERON was a huge loss, I can't even describe it...Genuine, Handsome, Talented, Nice, Polite, Huge Soul...I am really sorry, I wished that he stayed longer with us...RIP Gorgeous Angel.

                                  • Celebrities Today
                                    Celebrities Today  2 weeks back

                                    Cameron Boyce and Luke Perry shocker me..

                                    • Candice Perry
                                      Candice Perry  2 weeks back

                                      I would miss these actors&actresses

                                      • Shelby Ramirez
                                        Shelby Ramirez  2 weeks back

                                        😢 😢 😢 😢 😢

                                        • Brother George
                                          Brother George  2 weeks back

                                          2:14 that's why he's dead. Sandler is one of the worst of pedophiles.

                                          • Zaire Ra-Horakhty
                                            Zaire Ra-Horakhty  2 weeks back

                                            *✌🏿Peace Rest in it 🖖🏿*

                                            • It's Gaming Time
                                              It's Gaming Time  3 weeks back

                                              What about Pua Magasiva he played as the red ranger in power rangers ninja storm, I believe he died in May or April, I really miss him because I remember there being a power rangers ninja storm marathon on nicktoons and I remember staying up late at night just to watch it. Rest In Peace Pua Magasiva.

                                              • Kelly Empson
                                                Kelly Empson  3 weeks back

                                                RIP .. YOU ALL ARE MISSED .
                                                ( SAYING THIS IN A ROBOT VOICE )

                                              • Lisa Gibson
                                                Lisa Gibson  3 weeks back

                                                yall know the guy who played Hitler in downfall ( those Hitler memes) died? :O

                                                • Dabbing Noob
                                                  Dabbing Noob  3 weeks back

                                                  R.I.P Cameron Boyce

                                                  • Howard Beale
                                                    Howard Beale  3 weeks back

                                                    Not an actor, but … Roky Erickson -- July 15, 1947 - May 31, 2019. We do indeed miss you!

                                                    • ΠΩISΣTTΣ βLΣUΣ
                                                      ΠΩISΣTTΣ βLΣUΣ  4 weeks back

                                                      Jacques Chirac

                                                      • Miracle West
                                                        Miracle West  4 weeks back

                                                        Rip all

                                                        • Francis Mausley
                                                          Francis Mausley  4 weeks back

                                                          Thanks to all these fine entertainers... "O my Lord!" "...dispel their sorrows, and change their darkness into light. Cause them to enter the garden of happiness, cleanse them with the most pure water, and grant them to behold Thy splendors on the loftiest mount." ~ Baha'i Prayer

                                                          • The vigilanti 1969
                                                            The vigilanti 1969  4 weeks back


                                                            • Free World
                                                              Free World  4 weeks back

                                                              I die every day.

                                                              • rudyLuvs gaz144
                                                                rudyLuvs gaz144  4 weeks back

                                                                Repent of your sins to Jesus Christ this life is but a vapor and all these people supposedly dead sold out thier lives for useless material that doesn't matter when you're dead

                                                                • Jeff Reisen
                                                                  Jeff Reisen  4 weeks back

                                                                  We are all going to meet our end some day. Try to live the best you can because you don't know when that someday will happen

                                                                • William McCollom
                                                                  William McCollom  4 weeks back

                                                                  Forgot to mention icons like Tim Conway and Doris Day. Then there's Gloria Engel from the Mary Tyler Moore show, Luke Perry, Peter Fonda, Valerie Harper (also from Mary Tyler Moore and Rhoda), Carol Channing, Katherine Helmod of Who's the Boss fame, Dallas actor Ken Kerchival, Albert Finney and Super Dave Osbourne are also notable stars left off this list.

                                                                  • Thomas Bagnoli
                                                                    Thomas Bagnoli  4 weeks back

                                                                    If all these Hollywood morons died I wouldn't care

                                                                    • wolfen244
                                                                      wolfen244  4 weeks back

                                                                      Suicide because of depression is so lame. I have no sympathy for Stefanie Sherk. Sorry.

                                                                      "Poor me. I'm not pretty enough or rich enough or famous enough or unsad enough. Boo hoo. If only my hubby bubby was more handsome and was less famous than me and made less money than me. I guess I'll go in the garden and eat some worms."--Stefanie Sherk. She reminds me of Phil Hartman's wife who wasn't famous enough.

                                                                      • Alexander Jones
                                                                        Alexander Jones  1 months back

                                                                        Think Barbara March ( Lursa from Star Trek) died a month ago. ( after this was made, I know.) Also, I've just found out, Aron Eisenberg (Nog). RIP both.

                                                                        • jeff hunter
                                                                          jeff hunter  1 months back

                                                                          Oh my god !

                                                                          • ted schroeders
                                                                            ted schroeders  1 months back

                                                                            What did they all know about hillary clinton?

                                                                            • Chris Crawford
                                                                              Chris Crawford  1 months back

                                                                              RIP TORN was SO stunningly TALENTED & EXCELLENT.

                                                                              • Fashionable Changeling
                                                                                Fashionable Changeling  1 months back

                                                                                RIP to all these amazing actors

                                                                                • SnoFox
                                                                                  SnoFox  1 months back

                                                                                  Where the hell is Etika?

                                                                                  • Di Addison
                                                                                    Di Addison  1 months back

                                                                                    U ever watched a scary movie 🎥 n think it REAL😓😓😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 but then u end up watching the making of the scene n realised gosh u watched fake movie 🍿 but it sooo real thinking it true story!!

                                                                                    • your baby
                                                                                      your baby  1 months back

                                                                                      I'll be really upset when Harrison Ford passes away . I've loved him for years .

                                                                                      • your baby
                                                                                        your baby  1 months back

                                                                                        Kenny Baker (R2D2.) Oh no . And Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)RIP😢

                                                                                        • Ben Hollon
                                                                                          Ben Hollon  1 months back

                                                                                          How about a list of actors who happily died?