Famous People Who Passed Away in 2023: Remembering Those We've Lost

In the last days of 2022, popular stars like Barbara Walters, Kirstie Alley, and Stephen “tWitch” Boss died. In 2023, the entertainment industry lost more well-known stars when many famous actors and actresses died.

The Associated Press reported that Lola “Gangsta Boo” Mitchell, who used to be in the hit-making hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia and was featured on the group’s song “Where Dem Dollas At,” died on New Year’s Day. The 43-year-old rapper died at home.

The Mitchell family, including rapper and singer Gangsta Boo, thanked fans for their condolences following the star’s death. The family asked for privacy as they processed their loss.

On January 2, the sons of Alan Rankine, a founding member of Scottish band The Associates, posted on Facebook that their father “died peacefully at home after spending Christmas with his family.” They also said they would keep his internet social accounts active because “the community meant a lot to our dad.” He was 64 years old.

On January 2, rally driver and YouTuber Ken Block died in a snowmobile accident. “Ken was a leader, a trailblazer, and an icon,” his Hoonigan Racing team said in a statement at the time. “And most importantly, a father and husband.” He will be missed so much. Please give the family some space while they are grieving.”

Ken Block, a rally driver, and YouTuber died in a snowmobile accident on January 2. In a statement at the time, Ken’s Hoonigan Racing team said, “Ken was a leader, a trailblazer, and an icon.” “And most of all, a father and a husband.” The team asked for privacy while his family mourned his loss.

Celebrity Deaths in 2023 are Described Below:

Barrett Strong

The Motown Museum announced the death of legendary singer, songwriter, and producer Barrett Strong. He was 81 years old. Born in Mississippi in 1941 and raised in Detroit, he is the voice of the label’s first song, “Money (That’s What I Want).”

Lisa Loring

Actress Carolyn Loring, who played Wednesday Addams in the original 1960s television series The Addams Family, died on January 28 at age 64. Her daughter Vanessa told The Hollywood Reporter that her mother died from complications due to a stroke brought on by hypertension. “She went quietly with both her daughters holding her hands,” Vanessa said of her mother’s passing.

Annie Wersching

Actress Jennifer Garner is known for her roles in 24, The Vampire Diaries, and The Rookie. He died on January 29, at the early age of just 45 years old. She had been fighting cancer since 2020 but never told anyone about it. Her husband, Stephen Full, and three sons–Freddie, Ozzie, and Archie–will miss her dearly.

Tom Verlaine

The lead singer of Television, a punk rock band, died in New York on January 28. The cause of death was an illness. His daughter Jesse Paris Smith announced on Instagram that her father had passed away.

Lance Kerwin

Savannah, the daughter of famous actor Lance Kerwin who starred in “Salem’s Lot,” sadly announced that her father passed away on January 24th at 62. She apologized on Facebook for not being able to reach out to everyone personally and thanked those who shared their kind words, memories, and prayers.

In the post, Savannah also mentioned that she would provide more information about the after-life ceremonies in the coming weeks to pay tribute to her late father. She ended the post by saying that Lance loved each and every one of his fans and supporters.

Lloyd N. Morrisett

It was with great sadness that Sesame Workshop confirmed the passing of Lloyd N. Morrisett, the co-creator of Sesame Street, on January 23rd. Lloyd, along with Joan Ganz Cooney, brought the iconic and beloved children’s show to life in 1969, and it has since become a staple in homes and classrooms worldwide.

Sesame Workshop expressed their heartbreak in a tweet: “We at Sesame Workshop are deeply mourning the loss of our dear friend and co-founder, Lloyd N. Morrisett, Ph.D. He was a brilliant mind and a true visionary.” As a Lifetime Honorary Trustee, Lloyd’s impact on children and education is immeasurable. Sesame Street is just one of the many ways his legacy will continue to live on and inspire future generations.

Jeremy Ruehlemann

The passing of a young and talented supermodel, who was taken from the world too early at the age of 27. His loved ones made the announcement via Facebook on January 22nd.

This young man had a bright future ahead of him, having graced the runways for designers such as Christian Siriano and Nick Graham. His charisma and presence lit up the stage, and he will be deeply missed by those in the fashion industry.

The cause of his passing has not been disclosed.

Anton Walkes

Anton Walkes, a young and talented Major League Soccer player, was taken from the earth soon. Anton passed away on January 19th at 25 after sustaining injuries from a Miami boating accident.

The news of his passing was verified by his team, Charlotte FC, who expressed their sadness in a statement, “We are saddened to share the news that, Anton Walkes has tragically passed away this morning. He was a beloved teammate, friend, and a talented player who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.”

Anton was more than just a player; he was a bright light on and off the field. With a contagious smile and a passion for the game that was unrivaled, he inspired those around him to be better. He was a rising star with a bright future ahead of him, and his loss is felt deeply by those who knew him.

Jay Briscoe

Jay Briscoe, who died in a car crash on January 17th at the age of 38, was a staple in Ring of Honor for over 20 years and was known for his dominance in the ring with his brother Mark. “Jay’s passing deeply saddens us,” said Tony Khan, president of Ring of Honor. “Jay will be remembered not only as an incredible wrestler who inspired fans across the globe but also as a kind soul who was never afraid to reach out and help others.”

Gina Lollobrigida

Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida, best known for her roles in two classic films–“Solomon and Sheba” and “Hunchback of Notre Dame”–has passed away at the age of 95. The actress had a long and illustrious career, entertaining audiences with her talent and charm. Her lawyer confirmed the news of her passing on January 16th at a clinic in Rome; she died from natural causes. Gina will always be remembered for her exceptional talent and her contribution to the film industry.

Al Brown

Actor Al Brown, who was best known for his role as Stan Valchek in “The Wire,” passed away at 83 on January 13. His daughter Jenny announced his death via a representative on his Facebook page on January 14, who expressed condolences to his family, friends, and fans. Brown had been battling Alzheimer’s disease previous to his passing. He will be remembered for his exceptional acting and his impact on those who knew and loved him.

CJ Harris

Singer, American Idol alum, and Alabama native passed away on January 15th at the age of 31, due to a heart attack as reported by TMZ. He rose to prominence after finishing in 6th place on the 13th season of the popular singing competition, which aired in 2014. He will be remembered for his musical talent and the impact he had on the music industry.

Lisa Marie Presley

Actress and musician Lisa Marie Presley passed away in January at the age of 54 after suffering a cardiac arrest. Her mother, Priscilla Presley, released a statement expressing her heartbreak and asking for privacy during this difficult time. Lisa Marie was remembered as a passionate, strong, and loving woman who lived life to the fullest despite her fame—and she will be missed by all who knew her.

Carole Cook

Glynnis Cook, known for her role in “Sixteen Candles,” passed away at 98 from heart failure on January 11th, three days before her 99th birthday. Her husband Tom Troupe made the announcement, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Cook will always be remembered for her contributions to the entertainment industry.

Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck, the legendary guitarist, and songwriter who pioneered the fusion of rock and jazz, died on January 11 at age 78. “After suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis, he passed away yesterday,” his family said in a statement to Us Weekly.

Tatjana Patitz

The legendary supermodel, known for her meteoric rise in popularity during the ’80s and ’90s, and for appearing on numerous Vogue magazine covers, passed away at 56 years old. Vogue confirmed the news on January 11.

King Constantine II

The final Greek monarch, King Constantine II, passed away on January 10, 2021, at 82. He was a notable figure, not just for being the last Greek King, but also for his close relationships with other members of the royal families. King Constantine was a godfather to Prince William, the nephew of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and a cousin of King Charles III. The Associated Press confirmed his death news.

Quinn Redeker

The actor known for his roles on popular television shows Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless died at 86. His daughter, Arianne Raser, confirmed the news in January by stating that he had passed away from natural causes one month prior.

Adam Rich

Actor Willie Aames, best known for his role in the popular TV show “Eight is Enough,” died on January 7. He was 54 years old. As reported by TMZ, a family member confirmed that Aames was found dead in his Los Angeles home but did not disclose the cause of death. Aames had a long career in the entertainment industry but will always be remembered by fans for his memorable performance in “Eight is Enough.”

Ken Block

Social media personality and professional rally driver Ken Block tragically passed away on January 2, 2022, due to a snowmobile accident in Utah. According to reports, Block was riding the snowmobile when it overturned and was fatally injured from the impact. Media outlets, including CNN, widely covered the incident. Ken Block was known for his dynamic personality and impressive driving skills, making him a popular figure in motorsports. His sudden passing has significantly impacted those close to him, as well as his many fans around the world.

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