Famous People Who Died In 2019

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 2019. This list includes people like Nipsey Hussle, Doris Day, Niki Lauda, Luke Perry, Bob Hawke and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include actresses, political leaders, rappers and socialites who died in 2019. This list includes people from United States, England and many more countries.
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 1 
Juice WRLD
(Rapper)
Juice WRLD
367
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 8
Rapper Juice Wrld is best remembered for his tracks Lucid Dreams and All Girls Are the Same. He was also part of the collective Internet Money. He died due to a drug-induced seizure at the age of 21. His posthumous album Legends Never Die topped the Billboard 200 chart.
 2 
Cameron Boyce
91
Birthdate: May 28, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 6

American actor Cameron Boyce achieved stardom as a teenager when he played one of the leads in the television show, Jessie. His role in the Descendants television film catapulted him to bigger heights. He also starred in a number of successful feature films like Grown Ups. He died in July 2019, at a young age of 20, due to epilepsy.

 3 
Luke Perry
(Actor)
Luke Perry
45
Birthdate: October 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mansfield, Ohio, United States
Died: March 4

Luke Perry was an actor who became a teen idol in the 1990s after portraying Dylan McKay in the popular TV series, Beverly Hills, 90210. Before his death at the age of 52, due to an ischemic stroke, he had advocated the testing of colorectal cancer through colonoscopy.

 4 
Doris Day
(One of the Biggest Film Stars of Golden Age of Hollywood )
Doris Day
61
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 3, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: May 13
Doris Day began her career singing with the Les Brown Band and as a solo artist. As an actor, she delivered many hits with Rock Hudson, including Pillow Talk, which earned her an Academy Award nomination. She is remembered as a legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
 5 
Nipsey Hussle
104
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: March 31

Nipsey Hussle was an American rapper who left behind quite a legacy when he was fatally shot at the age of 33. His death was met with a strong artistic response as more than 50 murals dedicated to him were painted in Los Angeles alone within a few months after his death. As a rapper and activist, Hussle influenced several youngsters.

 6 
Niki Lauda
(Three-Time Formula One World Drivers' Champion)
Niki Lauda
28
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 20

Austrian Formula One driver and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda was a three-time F1 World Drivers' Champion. Considered to be one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time, he was once involved in a near-fatal accident. He founded and ran three airlines as an aviation entrepreneur and also served as the team manager of the Jaguar Formula One racing team.

 7 
Rip Torn
(Actor)
Rip Torn
10
Birthdate: February 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Temple, Texas, United States
Died: July 9
Rip Torn is best remembered for his Emmy-winning role of Arthur in The Larry Sanders Show and his Academy Award-nominated role of Marsh Turner in Cross Creek. Fans also loved him as Zed in the Men in Black franchise. He lent his voice to many animated films and video games.
 8 
Peggy Lipton
(Actress)
Peggy Lipton
19
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: May 11

Peggy Lipton achieved fame after playing Julie Barnes in the TV series The Mod Squad; her character Julie became a fashion icon. Peggy is also credited with raising her children Kidada and Rashida Jones—both celebrities—after marrying Quincy Jones. Interestingly, Peggy achieved all these after overcoming nervousness and stuttering as a child after being sexually abused by a relative.

 9 
Karl Lagerfeld
(Famous as the Creative Director of the French Fashion House 'Chanel')
Karl Lagerfeld
25
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: February 19
German fashion magnate Karl Lagerfeld, son of businessman Otto Lagerfeld, had served as the creative director of Chanel and Fendi. He was also a talented photographer and caricaturist, and had a penchant for collecting books. He was known for his signature sunglasses, white hair, fingerless gloves, and detachable collars.  
 10 
Tim Conway
(Actor)
Tim Conway
16
Birthdate: December 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Willoughby, Ohio, USA
Died: May 14
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 11 
Valerie Harper
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Rhoda Morgenstern’ on the Sitcom ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’)
Valerie Harper
10
Birthdate: August 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Suffern, New York, United States
Died: August 30
Valerie Harper is best remembered as Rhoda Morgenstern from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda, with the role winning her four Emmys. She also hosted Nova and was seen as Valerie Hogan in the sitcom Valerie. She also earned a Tony nomination for the play Looped.
 12 
Albert Finney
10
Birthdate: May 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salford, Lancashire, England
Died: February 7

Albert Finney was an English actor known for his contribution across all the three major acting mediums: films, television and theatre. A recipient of Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and Emmy awards, Albert Finney also received nominations for prestigious awards, such as the Academy Award and Tony Award

 13 
Diahann Carroll
11
Birthdate: July 17, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: October 4

Diahann Carroll was an American actress, model, singer, and activist. In 1962, she became the first African-American woman to receive a Tony Award under Best Actress in a Musical category. She is credited with starring in Julia, the first American TV series to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role; Carroll's portrayal of Julia earned her a Golden Globe.

 14 
Rutger Hauer
(Dutch Actor Known for His Films: 'Turkish Delight', 'Nighthawks' and 'Blade Runner')
Rutger Hauer
11
Birthdate: January 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Breukelen, Netherlands
Died: July 19

Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, tagged as the Best Dutch Actor of the Century by the Dutch public, gained spotlight with his debut film, Turkish Delight, the most successful film in the history of Dutch cinema. Moving on, he gained international recognition with other Dutch films like Spetters, and etched his name in Hollywood with films like Nighthawks and Blade Runner.   

 15 
Toni Morrison
(Novelist)
Toni Morrison
45
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio
Died: August 5
Author, editor, and Princeton professor Toni Morrison is best remembered for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved, part of a trilogy. Some of her other notable works include The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon. She received the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. She also wrote several children’s books and plays.
 16 
Robert Forster
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Max Cherry’ in the Film ‘Jackie Brown’)
Robert Forster
5
Birthdate: July 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: October 11

A prominent actor who was active in the entertainment industry for five decades, Robert Forster was known for his versatility. As a college student, he initially planned to study law but eventually changed his mind and ventured into acting. Dedicated to his profession with a passion, he continued working even after being diagnosed with cancer.

 17 
Etika
(YouTuber)
Etika
21
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: May 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 22
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 18 
Lee Iacocca
(Businessman)
Lee Iacocca
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: July 2

Automobile executive Lee Iacocca became known for developing the Ford Mustang and Pinto cars while working for the Ford Motor Company in the 1960s. In his later career, he served as the president, CEO, and chairman of Chrysler. Revered for his brilliant leadership skills, he was named the 18th-greatest American CEO of all time by Portfolio Magazine. 

 19 
Emiliano Sala
(Argentine Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Emiliano Sala
50
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 31, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cululú, Argentina
Died: January 21

Emiliano Sala was an Argentine football player who played for prominent French clubs like Bordeaux and Nantes. He was renowned for his powerful strike and eye for goal. In 2019, he was included in the Nantes Team of the Decade. Emiliano Sala died in a plane crash on 21 January 2019. His body was recovered four days after the crash.

 20 
Peter Fonda
(Known for His Role of 'Wyatt' in the Film 'Easy Rider')
Peter Fonda
19
Birthdate: February 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 16

Peter Fonda, son of Henry Fonda and brother of Jane Fonda, was an icon of the anti-establishment 1960s’ counterculture. He is best known for his Academy Award-nominated screenplay of Easy Rider and his Golden Globe-winning performances in the TV film The Passion of Ayn Rand and the film Ulee's Gold.

 21 
Gloria Vanderbilt
(Artist and Fashion Designer Best Remembered for her Custody Battle)
Gloria Vanderbilt
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: June 17

Gloria Vanderbilt was an American fashion designer, actress, author, and socialite. As a child, she was subjected to a child custody trial, which the press named trial of the century due to its high-profile nature. As a designer, Vanderbilt is credited with developing and popularizing designer blue jeans. She also launched a line of household goods and perfumes.

 22 
Bob Hawke
(23rd Prime Minister of Australia)
Bob Hawke
29
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bordertown, Australia
Died: May 16
The 23rd Prime Minister of Australia, Bob Hawke was the longest-serving Labour leader and electorally most successful leader in the history. During his tenure he instituted a unified wage accord among the country's fractious labour unions that resulted in achieving greater industrial harmony. He also holds the feat of being the third longest-serving Prime Minister of the country.
 23 
Eddie Money
(Singer-songwriter)
Eddie Money
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 13
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 24 
Jessi Combs
(American Professional Racer, Television Personality, and Metal Fabricator)
Jessi Combs
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rockerville, South Dakota, United States
Died: August 27

Professional racer, TV personality and metal fabricator, Jessi Combs, is remembered for setting a women's land speed class record (four wheels) in 2013. She was known as "the fastest woman on four wheels.” As a TV presenter, she co-hosted over 90 episodes of the Spike TV show, Xtreme 4x4. She died in a car crash while racing in 2019. 

 25 
Katherine Helmond
14
Birthdate: July 5, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Died: February 23
Katherine Helmond is best known for her Golden Globe-winning roles of Jessica Tate in the sitcom Soap and Mona Robinson in Who's the Boss? Fans also loved her in her Emmy-nominated role of Lois Whelan in Everybody Loves Raymond. She has also voiced Lizzie in the Cars franchise. 
 26 
Rene Auberjonois
(Actor & Director Best Known for His Role of 'Odo' on 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine')
Rene Auberjonois
5
Birthdate: June 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 8

René Auberjonois is best remembered as Odo from the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He also delivered a Tony-winning performance in the play Coco. He had voiced many video-game characters, such as Karl Schafer in the Uncharted video games. He had also narrated many books, including several Pendergast novels

 27 
Peter Tork
(American Actor & Musician)
Peter Tork
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: February 21
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 28 
Bart Starr
(American football quarterback and coach)
Bart Starr
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: May 26
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 29 
Ginger Baker
(Former Drummer known for co-founder and occasional vocalist of the rock band Cream)
Ginger Baker
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lewisham, South London, England
Died: October 6
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 30 
Carol Channing
(Actress)
Carol Channing
6
Birthdate: January 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
Died: January 15
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 31 
Georgia Engel
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Georgette Franklin Baxter’ in the TV Sitcom ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’)
Georgia Engel
3
Birthdate: July 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: April 12
Georgia Engel is best remembered for her Emmy-nominated performances as Georgette Franklin Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and as Pat MacDougall in Everybody Loves Raymond. She voiced Bobbie in the Open Season franchise. A Christian Science believer, she did not consult any physician and died of unknown causes.
 32 
Danny Aiello
4
Birthdate: June 20, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: December 12

Actor, Danny Aiello, is best remembered for playing Salvatore "Sal" Frangione in the Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing. The role earned him an Academy Award nomination. As a young man, he held many odd jobs before breaking into films. Handsome, talented, and ambitious, he soon made a name for himself in Hollywood.

 33 
Jared Lorenzen
(American Football player)
Jared Lorenzen
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Covington, Kentucky, United States
Died: July 3
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 34 
John Singleton
(Director)
John Singleton
9
Birthdate: January 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 28
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 35 
Keith Flint
(Singer, Dancer and Motorcycle Racer Who Was a Member of the Electronic Dance Act ‘The Prodigy’)
Keith Flint
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Redbridge, London, England
Died: March 4
Keith Flint, founding member of the electronic dance group The Prodigy, has delivered international hits such as Firestarter and Breathe. He later led the band Flint. He also owned a motorcycle racing team that became Isle of Man TT champions four times. He is known for his tattoos and piercings.
 36 
Bob Einstein
(Actor)
Bob Einstein
7
Birthdate: November 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: January 2
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 37 
Sue Lyon
(Actress)
Sue Lyon
4
Birthdate: July 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, United States
Died: December 26
Sue Lyon began her career as a model at 13. She then soared to fame with her controversial and Golden Globe-winning titular role in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 version of Lolita. She had also been part of cult films such as The Night of the Iguana and Alligator.
 38 
I. M. Pei
(Architect)
I. M. Pei
20
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: April 26, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
Died: May 16

I. M. Pei was a Chinese-American architect who drew inspiration from the garden villas at Suzhou when he was young. He is credited with founding I. M. Pei & Associates, an independent design firm, in 1955. Today, the award-winning firm is known by the name, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Pei is known for designing structures like the Mesa Laboratory.

 39 
André Previn
(Known for His Versatile Orchestral Compositions)
André Previn
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 6, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: February 28
German-American pianist and composer André Previn was a prominent figure in jazz and classical music. He composed tracks for MGM and won four Grammys and four Academy Awards. He was the music director of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and the main conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, among others.
 40 
Tony Mendez
(CIA Officer)
Tony Mendez
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eureka, Nevada, United States
Died: January 19
 41 
Philip McKeon
(Child Actor and Radio Personality Best Known for His Role as ‘Tommy Hyatt’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Alice’)
Philip McKeon
6
Birthdate: November 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westbury, New York, United States
Died: December 10

Former child actor and teen idol Philip McKeon is best known as Tommy Hyatt from the long-running sitcom Alice. He has also appeared in film such as Ghoulies 4 and in series such as The Love Boat. He is the older brother of actor Nancy McKeon.

 42 
James Ingram
(Singer)
James Ingram
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, USA
Died: January 29
 43 
Cokie Roberts
(Journalist)
Cokie Roberts
14
Birthdate: December 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: September 17
 44 
King Kong Bundy
(American Professional Wrestler)
King Kong Bundy
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 4
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 45 
Frank Robinson
(Baseball Outfielder, Manager)
Frank Robinson
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas, United States
Died: February 7
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 46 
Pernell Whitaker
(American Professional Boxer Who Was a Four-Weight World Champion)
Pernell Whitaker
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: July 14
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 47 
Ron Leibman
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Martin Kazinsky’ in the TV Series ‘Kaz’)
Ron Leibman
4
Birthdate: October 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 6

A veteran actor with a career spanning six decades, Ron Leibman was best known for his work as a theater actor. He was the recipient of one Drama Desk Award and one Tony Award. He appeared in over 500 performances of the play Rumors in a span of three years. He had also acted in many films and TV shows. 

 48 
Carol Lynley
(Actress)
Carol Lynley
2
Birthdate: February 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: September 3
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 49 
Billy Drago
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Frank Nitti’ in the Film ‘The Untouchables’)
Billy Drago
6
Birthdate: November 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hugoton, Kansas, United States
Died: June 24
Billy Drago is best remembered as a villain in films such as Clint Eastwood's Pale Rider. He portrayed real-life gangster Frank Nitti in Brian De Palma's The Untouchables. He had also been part of series such as Charmed, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., and The X-Files.
 50 
Gene Okerlund
(Professional Wrestling Interviewer)
Gene Okerlund
7
Birthdate: December 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brookings, South Dakota, United States
Died: January 2
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)