Famous People Who Died In 2023

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 2023. This list includes people like Tina Turner, Lance Reddick, Lisa Marie Presley, Raquel Welch, Burt Bacharach and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, rock singers, rally drivers and actresses who died in 2023. This list includes people from United States, Italy and many more countries.
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 1 
Tina Turner
(The "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll")
Tina Turner
57
Birthdate: November 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nutbush, Tennessee, United States
Died: May 24

Known as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Tina Turner was one of the best-selling recording artists of all time and had a very long and successful career. Let's Stay Together, What's Love Got to Do with It, Private Dancer and Golden Eye are some of her chartbuster songs. She was also a songwriter and had acted in films too.

 2 
Matthew Perry
(Best Known for His Role of 'Chandler Bing' on the TV Sitcom 'Friends')
Matthew Perry
84
Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 28

Matthew Perry gained worldwide popularity for playing the character of Chandler Bing on the television sitcom Friends. The sitcom ran from 1994 to 2004 and remains one of the most popular ones till date. He also starred in other television series and a number of films. He had issued with vicodin, methadone, amphetamines and alcohol addiction.

 3 
Raquel Welch
(Actress)
Raquel Welch
23
Birthdate: September 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: February 15
Raquel Welch is best known for appearing in a trendsetting bikini in One Million Years B.C. She also delivered a Golden Globe-winning performance in The Three Musketeers. A trained ballerina, she later launched her beauty and fitness book and videos, and her own line of wigs, jewelry, and skincare products. 
 4 
Lisa Marie Presley
(Singer-songwriter & the Only Child of Elvis Presley)
Lisa Marie Presley
43
Birthdate: February 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 12

The only child of the legendary singer and musician, Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley fought her addiction with drugs during her teens and later launched herself as singer-songwriter with her debut album To Whom It May Concern. It was followed by two more commercially and critically successful albums. Lisa Marie Presley has also earned appreciation for her numerous philanthropic work.

 5 
Lance Reddick
(American Actor and Musician Best Known for His Role as ‘Cedric Daniels’ in the TV Series ‘The Wire’)
Lance Reddick
28
Birthdate: June 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 17

Lance Reddick is an American musician and actor. Over the years, Reddick has contributed immensely to the success of several TV series, such as Oz, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Wire, Fringe, and Bosch. He has also been entertaining children and adults alike by providing his likeness and voice for video games like Quantum Break and Destiny series.

 6 
Jimmy Buffett
(Musician)
Jimmy Buffett
18
Birthdate: December 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pascagoula, Mississippi
Died: September 1

Jimmy Buffett is an American musician, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and businessman. Buffett, who owns the Margaritaville Cafe chain of restaurants, is one of the richest musicians in the world. Also known for his charity work, Jimmy Buffett is credited with founding a non-profit group called Save the Manatee Club, which works towards the conservation of manatees.

 7 
Jim Brown
(Football Player)
Jim Brown
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Simons, Georgia, United States
Died: May 18
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Paul Reubens
(Actor, Comedian & Writer Known for His Role as ‘Pee-wee Herman’ in Film ‘Pee-wee's Big Adventure’)
Paul Reubens
21
Birthdate: August 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States
Died: July 30

Comedian Paul Reubens, or Pee-wee, began his career with the troupe The Groundlings. His popular stage show The Pee-wee Herman Show inspired the CBS show Pee-wee’s Playhouse; the movie Pee-wee's Big Adventure; and a Netflix film. His 1991 arrest due to indecent exposure changed his image to a great extent.

 9 
Andre Braugher
16
Birthdate: July 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: December 11
Andre Braugher is best known for his Emmy-winning performances as Frank Pembleton in Homicide: Life on the Street and as Nick Atwater in Thief. Fans also loved him as Raymond Holt in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, as Woodchuck Coodchuck-Berkowitz in BoJack Horseman, and in the movies City of Angels and Poseidon
 10 
Alan Arkin
(Actor, Director & Screenwriter)
Alan Arkin
9
Birthdate: March 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 29
Alan Arkin is best known for his Academy Award-winning role in Little Miss Sunshine. Fans also loved him in the movies Argo, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. He has also written several books and directed an Oscar-nominated short film.
 11 
Burt Bacharach
(One of the Most Influential Composers of Pop Music in the 20th Century)
Burt Bacharach
12
Birthdate: May 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: February 8
Legendary musician and songwriter Burt Bacharach teamed up with lyricist Hal David and created many popular songs from the 1950s to the 1980s, including countless Billboard charters. He has won six Grammys and three Academy Awards for his tracks, and most of his songs were sung by Dionne Warwick. 
 12 
Cindy Williams
(Actress and Producer Known for Her Role as ‘Shirley Feeney’ on the TV Sitcom ‘Happy Days’)
Cindy Williams
9
Birthdate: August 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 25
Cindy Williams is best known for her Golden Globe-nominated role of Shirley Feeney in the series Laverne and Shirley. Fans also loved her as Laurie Henderson in the film American Graffiti, a role that earned her a BAFTA nomination. She has authored a memoir and promoted Visiting Angels.
 13 
Bobby Charlton
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Bobby Charlton
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ashington, Northumberland, England
Died: October 21

Widely considered one of the greatest players ever, Bobby Charlton was an important member of the England national football team that emerged victorious at the 1966 FIFA World Cup. The recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Ballon d'Or, Charlton received a knighthood in 1994. 

 14 
Richard Belzer
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author)
Richard Belzer
6
Birthdate: August 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Died: February 19
Richard Belzer is best known as John Munch from the series Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: SVU. He continued to play the role in several other series and a TV movie. He has also written several books on conspiracy theories, of which two became bestsellers.
 15 
Sandra Day O’Connor
(The First Female Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Sandra Day O’Connor
13
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 26, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: December 1

Sandra Day O’Connor is a retired attorney who became the first woman to serve as the associate justice of the Supreme Court of the US when she took office in 1981. While serving as the associate justice, O’Connor was considered one of the most powerful women in the world. In 2009, she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

 16 
Jerry Springer
(Broadcaster, 56th Mayor of Cincinnati)
Jerry Springer
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Highgate, London, England
Died: April 27

English-born American television presenter, actor, politician, and musician Jerry Springer is a multifaceted man. A qualified lawyer, he shifted to politics from law as a young man. After a few years, he moved to journalism and found considerable success. As a TV presenter, he is best known for the tabloid talk show, The Jerry Springer Show. 

 17 
Suzanne Somers
(Actress)
Suzanne Somers
10
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Bruno, California, United States
Died: October 15
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 18 
Bray Wyatt
(American Professional Wrestler)
Bray Wyatt
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooksville, Florida, United States
Died: August 24

Bray Wyatt is a professional wrestler. Signed to the popular wrestling promotion WWE, Bray Wyatt uses intimidation as a major factor to gain an upper hand over his opponents. He also uses gimmicks, such as playing with his opponents' psychology to win matches. Wyatt has held several championship titles, such as the WWE Universal Championship and WWE Championship.

 19 
David Crosby
(American singer)
David Crosby
8
Birthdate: August 14, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 18
 20 
Rosalynn Carter
(Former First Lady, Activist)
Rosalynn Carter
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plains, Georgia
Died: November 19

Rosalynn Carter, served as the U.S. First Lady from 1977 to 1981, as the wife of former U.S. president Jimmy Carter. She promoted human rights, peace, and mental health awareness. She was also an envoy to Latin America and launched Every Child By Two, a childhood immunization awareness program.

 21 
Ryan O'Neal
(Actor and Former Boxer)
Ryan O'Neal
16
Birthdate: April 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: December 8
Ryan O'Neal trained to be a boxer but stepped into showbiz with the role of Rodney Harrington in the soap Peyton Place. He made waves with his Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated role in Love Story. He also starred in Barry Lyndon, A Bridge Too Far, and the series Bones.
 22 
Norman Lear
(Writer and Producer Known for His Popular Sitcoms: ‘All in the Family’, ‘Sanford and Son’ and ‘The Jeffersons’)
Norman Lear
15
Birthdate: July 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: December 5

TV writer and producer Norman Lear is best known for producing hit sitcoms such as All in the Family, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, and Sanford and Son. He is also part of the Malibu Mafia and a liberal activist. He also established People for the American Way.

 23 
Melinda Dillon
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘A Christmas Story’ and ‘Absence of Malice’)
Melinda Dillon
9
Birthdate: October 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, United States
Died: January 9

Melinda Dillon is an American actress whose performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which marked her Broadway debut, earned her a Tony Award nomination in 1963. She then went on to earn two Academy Award nominations for delivering powerful performances in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Absence of Malice.

 24 
Charlie Munger
(Investor, Businessman and Vice Chairman of ‘Berkshire Hathaway’)
Charlie Munger
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: November 28

Charlie Munger is an American businessman, investor, architectural designer, and former real estate attorney. Over the years, he has played an important role as the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. A well-known philanthropist, Charlie Munger has donated millions of dollars to universities and schools.

 25 
Lisa Loring
(Actress)
Lisa Loring
14
Birthdate: February 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, U.S.
Died: January 28
 26 
Robbie Robertson
(Guitarist, Producer)
Robbie Robertson
18
Birthdate: July 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: August 9

Canadian musician, songwriter, and film composer Robbie Robertson became popular following his association as lead guitarist and songwriter with the rock group, The Band. He is credited for playing a key role in popularizing the Americana music genre. He also had a successful career as a solo artist. As a film composer, he has often collaborated with director Martin Scorsese.

 27 
Shane MacGowan
(Lead Singer and Songwriter of Celtic Punk Band 'The Pogues')
Shane MacGowan
13
Birthdate: December 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pembury, Kent, England
Died: November 30

Shane MacGowan is an Irish-English recording artist and vocalist. He is credited with co-founding popular bands, such as The Pogues and Shane MacGowan and the Popes. He is also known for his collaboration with artists like Sinéad O'Connor, Kirsty MacColl, and Nick Cave. In 2018, he was honored with the Ivor Novello Inspiration Award for creating inspiring music. 

 28 
Ron Cephas Jones
7
Birthdate: January 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Died: August 19
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 29 
Glenda Jackson
(English Actress and Politician Known for Her for Role as ‘Gudrun Brangwen’ in the Film ‘Women in Love’)
Glenda Jackson
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
Died: June 15

Glenda Jackson is best known for her Academy Award-winning roles in the films Women in Love and A Touch of Class. She has also won two Emmys for playing Elizabeth I in the TV series Elizabeth R and a Tony for her role in the play Three Tall Women.

 30 
Sinead O’Connor
(Irish Singer & Songwriter)
Sinead O’Connor
33
Birthdate: December 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glenageary, Ireland
Died: July 26

Sinead O’Connor is an Irish singer and songwriter known for her controversial statements as much as for her work as a musician. Apart from releasing solo albums and singles, she has also collaborated with other artists and recorded songs for films. She often makes headlines for expressing views on subjects, such as women's rights, child abuse, sexuality, and organized religion.

 31 
Richard Roundtree
(Actor)
Richard Roundtree
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States
Died: October 24
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 32 
Terry Funk
(Retired American Professional Wrestler, Disc Jockey, and Actor)
Terry Funk
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 30, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hammond, Indiana, United States
Died: August 23
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 33 
Richard Moll
(Actor)
Richard Moll
3
Birthdate: January 13, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: October 26
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 34 
Bobby Hull
(One of the Greatest Ice Hockey Players of All Time)
Bobby Hull
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Point Anne, Belleville, Canada
Died: January 20
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 35 
Henry Kissinger
(56th United States Secretary of State (1973-77))
Henry Kissinger
47
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fürth, Germany
Died: November 29

Henry Kissinger's heart-warming story of a Jewish who fled Nazi Germany in 1938 to become an influential politician in the USA is truly inspirational. As a National Security Advisor and US Secretary of State, Kissinger played a key role in the US foreign policy from 1969 to 1977. 

 36 
Gianluca Vialli
(Italian Football Player and Manager Who Played as a Striker)
Gianluca Vialli
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cremona, Italy
Died: January 6

Gianluca Vialli is an Italian former football player who played as a striker. He scored 286 goals in more than 500 appearances and is the  tenth-highest scoring Italian footballer in all competitions. After his retirement, he became manager of the English football club Chelsea and was one of the club's most successful managers.

 37 
Ken Block
(Rally Driver)
Ken Block
3
Listed In: Rally Drivers
Birthdate: November 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: January 2

Hoonigan Racing driver Ken Block has had many accomplishments throughout his career, including 16 Rally American wins. He also has 5 X Games medals in his kitty. His globally hit YouTube videos of the Gymkhana series drew over 500 million views. His interests also include sports such as skateboarding and snowboarding.

 38 
Denny Laine
(Musician)
Denny Laine
3
Birthdate: October 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: December 5
 39 
Jock Zonfrillo
(Chef & Former MasterChef Australia Judge)
Jock Zonfrillo
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: August 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: April 30
 40 
Tyler Christopher
2
Birthdate: November 11, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois
Died: October 31
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 41 
John B. Goodenough
(Physicist Known for Pioneering Work in the Development of Lithium-Ion Battery)
John B. Goodenough
3
Birthdate: July 25, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jena, Germany
Died: June 25

John B. Goodenough is an American solid-state physicist and materials scientist. He is credited with developing the lithium-ion battery. In 2019, he became the oldest person to receive a Nobel Prize when he was honored with the prestigious award for his work on lithium-ion batteries. He is also a recipient of the Copley Medal and the National Medal of Science.

 42 
Astrud Gilberto
(Brazilian Samba and Bossa Nova Singer Best Known for Her Song 'The Girl from Ipanema')
Astrud Gilberto
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Died: June 5

Astrud Gilberto is a Brazilian singer best known as an exponent of bossa nova and samba. She achieved international recognition in the 1960s after the release of her song The Girl from Ipanema. In 1992, she was honored with the Latin Jazz USA Award. In 2002, Astrud Gilberto was made an inductee of the International Latin Music Hall of Fame.

 43 
Al Jaffee
(American Cartoonist)
Al Jaffee
2
Birthdate: March 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: April 10
 44 
Just Fontaine
(French Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Just Fontaine
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marrakech, Morocco
Died: February 28
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 45 
Silvio Berlusconi
(Former Prime Minister of Italy)
Silvio Berlusconi
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan
Died: June 12
Media mogul Silvio Berlusconi served as the Italian prime minister for 9 years. Owner of the media groups Mediaset and Fininvest, and former owner of A.C. Milan, he also launched the first Italian private TV channel, Telemilano. Despite a conviction for tax fraud, he became a European Parliament MP later.
 46 
Ken Buchanan
(Scottish Professional Boxer Who Became the Undisputed World Lightweight Champion)
Ken Buchanan
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: April 1
 47 
Gerrie Coetzee
(South African Former Professional Boxer)
Gerrie Coetzee
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boksburg, South Africa
Died: January 12

First African ever to challenge a world heavyweight championship, South African boxer Gerrie Coetzee is famous for winning thirty-three fights out of a total forty appearances. Beginning his professional career, at the age of 19with a 1-0 win, he won his first South African heavyweight championship at the age of 28 and his WBA heavyweight title at the age of 28, eventually retiring at the age of 42.  

 48 
Lisa Lyon
(American Bodybuilder and Playboy Model)
Lisa Lyon
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1953 AD
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 8
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 49 
Daniel Defert
(French Sociologist and HIV/Aids Activist)
Daniel Defert
0
Birthdate: September 10, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Avallon, France
Died: February 7

Best known as the partner of legendary French philosopher Michel Foucault, Daniel Defert was initially a professor of sociology. After Foucault died of AIDS, Defert turned into an AIDS activist and formed AIDES, France’s first AIDS awareness organization. He inherited Foucault’s estate, despite opposition from Foucault’s family.

 50 
Mike Nussbaum
Mike Nussbaum
0
Birthdate: December 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 23