It is indeed sad to lose such gems that ruled our world and provided the masses with entertainment, happiness and wonder. However, as the laws of the universe don’t change for anybody, everybody has to go one day.
List of celebrities we lost in 2019
We begin our list with the most iconic non-human celebrity that ruled the internet! Just one face, one picture and a billion memes, the Grumpy Cat had made a place for herself in a world where people fight till the last breath for fame.
The internet sensation, the uncrowned king of meme, Grumpy Cat passed away on May 14 at the age of 7. According to owners of the cat, she was facing complications from a urinary tract infection.
Had she been a little less grumpy, she’d still be ruling the internet.
Born: April 4, 2012, Morristown, Arizona, United States
Died: May 14, 2019
Owner: Tabatha Bundesen
Mayhew who played Chewbacca the Wookiee, the loyal, furry companion of space buccaneer Han Solo in five of the “Star Wars” movies has passed away at the age of 74. No cause of death has been given and it is presumed that he died a natural death in his Texas home.
Mark Hamill, who starred as Luke Skywalker in the franchise, called Mayhew “the gentlest of giants.”
“A big man with an even bigger heart who never failed to make me smile & a loyal friend who I loved dearly,” Hamill wrote on Twitter. Suotamo remembered Mayhew as “an absolutely one-of-kind gentleman and a legend of unrivaled class.”
Born: May 19, 1944, Barnes, London, United Kingdom
Died: April 30, 2019, Boyd, Texas, United States
Emily Hartridge was a YouTube star, fitness freak and a mental health awareness advocate. Unfortunately she died in an electric scooter collision with a truck, being the first of its kind accident.
Shortly after her death an announcement was made on her official Instagram account:
“Hi everyone. This is a horrible thing to have to say over Instagram but we know many of you were expecting to see Emily today and this is the only way to contact you all at once,” the post read.
“Emily was involved in an accident yesterday and passed away. We all loved her to bits and she will never be forgotten. She has touched so many lives it’s hard to imagine things without her. She was a very special person,” the statement concluded.
Born: May 25, 1984, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 12, 2019, London, United Kingdom
The 20 year old star of the Disney Channel franchise Descendants and the television series Jessie died on July 6 due to an ongoing disease.
“It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron,” a family spokesperson said.
“He passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated. The world is now undoubtedly without one of its brightest lights, but his spirit will live on through the kindness and compassion of all who knew and loved him,” the family spokesperson said. “We are utterly heartbroken and ask for privacy during this immensely difficult time as we grieve the loss of our precious son and brother.”
Born: May 28, 1999, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 6, 2019, North Hollywood, California, United States
The legendary actor, known for his roles in massively successful movies Men in Black and Hercules, died on July 9. He was 88.
Torn died “peacefully” at his Lakeville, Connecticut home, a representative for the star confirmed. His wife Amy Wright and his daughters Katie Torn and Angelica Page were by his side.
Born: February 6, 1931, Temple, Texas, United States
Died: July 9, 2019, Lakeville, Salisbury, Connecticut, United States
Diniz was a Latin pop star having massive popularity. Unfortunately Diniz died in a plane crash in Brazil in late May, reportedly he was heading to his girlfriend’s birthday party.
The small plane crashed in the town of Porto Do Mato, Estância, on the southern coast of Sergipe, Brazil.
The cause of the plane crash is still under investigation.
Born: October 18, 1990, Campo Grande, State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Died: May 27, 2019
Silver King (César Barrón ) was a professional wrestler and an actor as well, during a performance in London on the 11th of May the wrestler died due to a heart attack.
Juventud Guerrera who was competing against him kicked down to the ground and then went on to pin him down. Guerrera did signal the referee when the silver king did not recover from the beating, even though the paramedics were called and Silver was taken by the London ambulance service but unfortunately they were unable to revive him.
Born: January 9, 1968, Torreón, Mexico
Died: May 11, 2019, Roundhouse, London, United Kingdom
Brazilian model Bittencourt died due to drowning in an attempt to save her dogs as they fell out of her sail boat, due to rough waters she was unable to survive and drowned in the rough waves in São Paulo waters. Immediately after which, Sestini dove in to save his wife.
Sestini is set to be charged is being investigated for manslaughter for his wife’s death, for ignoring warnings about the rough weather that day.
Born: December 13, 1981, São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Died: April 2019, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Famous for her roles on BBC network shows like Absolutely Fabulous and Millie Inbetween, Mya-Lecia Naylor died on April 7, the BBC confirmed. She was 16.
“Mya-Lecia was a much loved part of the BBC Children’s family, and a hugely talented actress, singer and dancer. We will miss her enormously and we are sure that you will want to join us in sending all our love to her family and friends,” the network said of the aspiring model and singer in a statement.
Born: November 6, 2002, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Died: April 7, 2019, London, United Kingdom
The Prodigy lead singer, Keith Flint, was found dead March 4, at his home near London. No reason for death has been found as yet.
Born: September 17, 1969, Red bridge, London
Died: March 4, 2019, North End, United Kingdom
Who doesn’t remember Luke Perry from “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Riverdale”, unfortunately the actor passed away on March 4, after a serious stroke a week ago.
Born: October 11, 1966, Mansfield, Ohio, United States
Died: March 4, 2019, California, United States
The massively renowned former NFL player and winner of the Super Bowl in 2011 with the New York Giants, passed away in mid-July.
Petrus wasn’t feeling well after working outside his family store, and was taken to Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock, authorities say. The official cause of death is listed as heat stroke.
Born: May 11, 1987, Carlisle, Arkansas, United States
Died: July 18, 2019, United States
Pernell Whitaker won an Olympic gold medal in 1984, he died after being hit by a vehicle in Virginia on July 14.
Upon the arrival of police, Whitaker had already passed away, however the driver remained at the scene until the arrival of the police.
As per the police, an investigation is still being carried out, although there is no further information available at this time.
Born: January 2, 1964, Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: July 14, 2019, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Other Noticeable Deaths in 2019
- Daryl Dragon
- Bob Einstein
- Larry Cunningham
- Windsor Davies
- Dick Miller
- John Dingell
- Carmen Argenziano
- Beverley Owen
- Hal Blaine
- Julia Ruth Stevens
- Richard Erdman
- Dennis Day
- Georgia Engel
- Fay McKenzie
- Dave Samuels
- Boon Gould
- Pua Magasiva
- Chuck Barksdale
- Judith Krantz
- Sean Rich
- Dick Richards
These celebrities have brought smile to our faces, given us entertainment and some really memorable scenes. It does give a heavy feeling in the heart when one comes to think about their deaths, but diamonds are forever!