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Celebrity Deaths 2024: Notable Deaths From This Year

Movie, TV and music fans are already remembering notable figures who have died since the start of 2024. “An Officer and a Gentleman” Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr., “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actor Richard Lewis, “Starsky and Hutch” star David Soul and “Honeymooners” star Joyce Randolph, who played Trixie, are among celebrities from the world of television who have died. In film, cinephiles are remembering “Moonstruck” director Norman Jewison and “Mary Poppins” actress Glynis Johns.

Last year, the entertainment community said goodbye to celebrities including musicians Jimmy Buffett, Shane McGowan, Robbie Robertson and David Crosby, actors Andre Braugher and Matthew Perry, writer-producer Norman Lear and director William Friedkin.

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David Soul

David Soul
David Soul

David Soul, who starred as Sergeant Kenneth Richard “Hutch” Hutchinson in the TV series “Starsky & Hutch,” died Jan. 4, his wife announced on his website. He was 80.

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Glynis Johns

Glynis Johns
Glynis Johns

English actor Glynis Johns, who played the daffy suffragette mother Mrs. Banks in “Mary Poppins,” died Jan. 4 at an assisted living home in Los Angeles. She was 100.

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Cindy Morgan

Cindy Morgan
Cindy Morgan

Cindy Morgan, the actor best known for playing Lacey Underall in “Caddyshack” and Lora/Yori in Disney’s original “Tron” film, died in December 2023, and her death was announced in 2024. She was 69.

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Bill Hayes

Bill Hayes
Bill Hayes

Bill Hayes, a longtime star of the NBC soap opera “Days of Our Lives,” died Jan. 12 at the age of 98.

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Alec Musser

Alec Musser
Alec Musser

Alec Musser, an actor known for “All My Children” and the 2010 comedy film “Grown Ups,” died Jan. 12 in Del Mar, Calif. He was 50.

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Joyce Randolph

Joyce Randolph
Joyce Randolph

Joyce Randolph, who played Trixie Norton on the classic sitcom “The Honeymooners,” and was the last surviving member of the cast, died Jan. 13 in New York City. She was 99.

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Mary Weiss (center)

Mary Weiss (center)
Mary Weiss (center)

Mary Weiss, the lead singer and focal point of the Shangri-Las — one of the truly legendary girl groups of the early 1960s, with hits like “Leader of the Pack,” “Great Big Kiss,” “Remember (Walking in the Sand)” and “Heaven Only Knows” — died Jan. 19.

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Norman Jewison

Norman Jewison
Norman Jewison

Oscar-nominated film director and producer Norman Jewison, who steered the 1967 racial drama “In the Heat of the Night” to a best picture Oscar and also helmed such popular films as “Moonstruck,” “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming” and “The Thomas Crown Affair,” as well as film musicals “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Jesus Christ Superstar,” died Jan. 20 at his Los Angeles residence. He was 97.

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Melanie

Melanie
Melanie

Melanie, the singer who performed at Woodstock in 1969 and had major pop hits with “Brand New Key” and “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)” in the early ’70s, died Jan. 23 at age 76.

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Carl Weathers

Carl Weathers
Carl Weathers

Carl Weathers, who starred as Apollo Creed in the first four “Rocky” films opposite Sylvester Stallone, died Feb. 1. He was 76.

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Chita Rivera

Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera

Broadway legend Chita Rivera, a two-time Tony winner who received eight additional nominations, died Jan 30. She was 91.

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Toby Keith

Toby Keith
Toby Keith

Toby Keith, the country singer who scored the genre’s most-played song of the ’90s with “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” died on Feb. 5. He was 62.

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Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis
Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis, the stand-up comedian who also starred alongside Larry David in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” died Feb. 28. He was 76.

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Steve Lawrence

Steve Lawrence
Steve Lawrence

Steve Lawrence, a king among easy-listening crooners who rocketed to fame in the ’50s and ’60s as half of the duo Steve and Eydie, died March 7 at age 88.

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Eric Carmen

Eric Carmen
Eric Carmen

Eric Carmen, who became an icon of early ’70s power pop as the frontman of the Raspberries before achieving solo success with hits like “All By Myself” and “Hungry Eyes,” over the weekend of March 12.

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Louis Gossett Jr.

Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.

Louis Gossett Jr., who won a supporting actor Oscar for playing the hard-as-nails drill instructor in 1982’s “An Officer and a Gentleman” a few years after winning an Emmy for his role as the cunning Fiddler in “Roots,” died March 29. He was 87.

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Chance Perdomo

Chance Perdomo
Chance Perdomo

Chance Perdomo, who starred in the television series “Gen V” and “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” died March 30 as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was 27.

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Barbara Rush

Barbara Rush
Barbara Rush

Barbara Rush, who won a Golden Globe for most promising newcomer in “It Came From Outer Space” and went on to appear in “Peyton Place” and many other movies and TV shows, died March 31.

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