In Memoriam: Celebrities Death in 2019

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Only a few months in to 2019, and already fans have had a number of tragic celebrity deaths to mourn.

From legendary actors, to celebrity chefs, to iconic musicians and reality TV stars, 2019 has already claimed a number of beloved stars.

Below, we have put together a list of some of the high-profile celebrities to pass away since the beginning of the year.

1. LUKE PERRY, STAR OF ‘90210’, ‘RIVERDALE’

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Actor Luke Perry, who rose to fame as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210 in the ’90s and more recently appear in the The CW teen drama Riverdale, passed away on March 4 at the age of 52.

Perry suffered a stoke at his home in February and his condition, which unfortunately worsened, eventually led to his untimely death.

“The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning,” a statement from his family read. “No further details will be released at this time.”

2. KATHERINE HELMOND, ‘WHO’S THE BOSS’ STAR

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Actress Katherine Helmond, who starred as Mona Robinson on the classic ABC series Who’s The Boss, passed away on Feb 23 at the age of 89.

Her death has been reported to be due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Following her death, her Who’s The Boss co-star Alyssa Milano memorialized her in a tweet, writing, “Katherine Helmond has passed away. My beautiful, kind, funny, gracious, compassionate, rock. You were an instrumental part of my life. You taught me to hold my head above the marsh! You taught me to do anything for a laugh! What an example you were! Rest In Peace, Katherine.”

3. BRODY STEVENS, COMEDIAN

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Comedian and actor Brody Stevens died on February 22 at the age of 48. His death was due to an apparent suicide by hanging.

Stevens was a beloved stand-up comedian who appeared on shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Last Call with Carson Daly, and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.

He also starred in Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!, his own Comedy Central series, and frequently appeared on Chelsea Lately.

4. KRISTOFF ST. JOHN, ‘THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS’ STAR

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On Sunday, Feb. 3, The Young and the Restless actor Kristoff St. John was found dead in his Los Angeles, California home. He was 52 years old.

No cause of death has been determined at this time, as police are continuing to investigate the matter.

“An infinite number of hearts are broken because of the passing of Kristoff St. John,” The Young and the Restless actress Eileen Davidson wrote in a statement to PEOPLE on St. John’s passing.

“Kristoff was a loving kind generous sweet hilarious gifted human. He left an indelible mark on all who were blessed to know him. I am so grateful to have been able to work with him and laugh with him. My deepest condolences go out to his family and especially his children, who I know he loves so much,” she added.

5. NEAL ‘BANJO MAN’ JAMES, ‘CALL OF THE WILDMAN’ STAR

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Neal “Banjo Man” James, star of Animal Planet’s Call of the Wildman, passed away on Feb. 1, at the age of 55.

According to reports, he died at his Kentucky home of natural causes.

“It’s a sad day because Neal had one of the biggest hearts of anyone I’ve ever known. He was loved by not only this community but all over the world.” — James’ friend Jayme Phillips said of his passing, as reported by Legacy.

6. DICK MILLER, ‘GREMLINS’ AND ‘TERMINATOR’ ACTOR

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Iconic character actor Dick Miller died on Jan. 30 at the age of 90.

He appeared in classic films such as Gremlins, The ‘Burbs, and Terminator.

“His sense of humor and the unique way he looked at the world won him many lifelong friends and worldwide fans,” Miller’s family said in a statement shared by THR.

Miller’s wife Lainie, daughter Barbara and granddaughter Autumn were at by side when he passed.

7. FATIMA ALI, ‘TOP CHEF’ STAR

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Top Chef contestant Fatima Ali died on Jan. 25 after a long fight against cancer. She was 29 years old.

“Fatima Ali (Chef Fati!) and her brave battle with cancer ended today,” Aliza Raza wrote in an Instagram post announcing Ali passing. “Known for her win on Top Chef, but even more for her dynamic personality and hilarious wit, the young chef inspired thousands across borders.”

“Please recite a special prayer for her and her loved ones,” Raza added. “May she rest in power [broken heart] #cheffati #f—cancer.”

8. BOB EINSTEIN, ‘CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM’ AND ‘SUPER DAVE OSBORNE’ ACTOR

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Comedic actor Bob Einstein — most well-known as Super Dave Osborne, and for his role on Curb Your Enthusiasm — died on Jan. 2, at the age of 76.

“R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever,” Einstein’s brother, actor and comedian Albert Brooks, tweeted out.

Einstein is survived by Brooks; his wife of more than 40 years,Roberta Einstein; his daughter Erin Einstein Dale; his son-in-law Andrew Dale; his grandchildren Ethan and Zoe; and his older bother, Cliff Einstein.

9. JANUARY

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Louisa Moritz (pictured above): An actress who appeared in films such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Death Race 2000 (1975), Moritz passed away on Jan. 4 at the age of 72.

Suzanne Hevner: An actress who appeared in series’ such as Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Netflix’s Mindhunter, Hevner passed away on Jan. 4 at the age of 58, after a battle with cancer.

Verna Bloom: An actress who appeared in classic films such as High Plains Drifter and Animal House, Bloom passed away on Jan. 9 at the age of 80.

Lorna Doom: The bassist for the legendary punk rock band The Germs, Doom passed away on Jan. 16 at the age of 61.

Kevin Barnett: Co-creator of Rel and screenwriter Kevin Barnett passed away on Jan. 22 from complications from Pancreatitis. He was 32 years old.

Steven Levy, aka Steve Bean: Known for roles on Shameless, Ray Donovan, and Quantum Leap, Levy died on Jan. 21 at the age of 58. His passing came after a long battle with cancer.

10. FEBRUARY

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Albert Finney (pictured above): A renowned British actor, Finney — known for starring in movies like Tom Jones and Skyfall — died on Feb. 7. He was 82.

Karl Lagerfeld: Iconic fashion designer Lagerfeld died Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Paris. He was 85 years old.

Peter Tork: Bassist for the legendary pop-rock band The Monkees, Tork passed away on Feb. 22 at the age of 77.

11. MARCH

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Janice Freeman: a former contestant on The Voice, Freeman passed away on March 2 after experiencing a blood clot that went to her heart. She was 33 years old.

Sara Romweber: Drummer of legendary college rock band Let’s Active passed away on March 4 at the age of 55 after a battle with cancer, according to Pitchfork.

Keith Flint: Vocalist for the iconic British electronic band The Prodigy, Flint died on March 4 of a reported suicide. He was 49 years old.

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