In Memoriam: TV Stars We Lost in 2019 (PHOTOS)

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Danny Aiello


Cause of Death: Illness

Famous for: The actor known for roles in films such as Do the Right Thing and Moonstruck appeared on TV in such projects as miniseries The Last Don.

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Brian Tarantina


Cause of Death:TBD

Famous for: The character actor was best known for his roles in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as Gaslight nightclub promoter Jackie, and Gilmore Girls as Bootsy. He’d also had guest roles in various TV series through the years, including Law & Order, Oz, ER, and Blue Bloods, along recurring roles One Life to Live. Tarantina appeared in movies like Carlito’s Way, Uncle Buck, BlacKkKlansman, and most recently The Kitchen.

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John Witherspoon


Cause of Death: Unknown

Famous for: The comedian and actor was known for his work in The Tracy Morgan Show, The Wayans Bros., The Boondocks and more

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Bill Macy


Cause of Death: Unknown

Famous for: The actor appeared as Bea Arthur’s husband in the beloved series ‘Maude’ among other titles

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Diahann Carroll


Cause of Death: Cancer

Famous for: The iconic actress is best known for making history as the first black woman to lead a primetime network series in Julia, as well as playing the first African-American character in a primetime soap as Dominique Deveraux in Dynasty. More recently, she guest starred on A Different World, Grey’s Anatomy and White Collar.

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Linda Porter


Cause of Death: Cancer

Famous for: The actress was best known for her roles on Superstore as Myrtle, as well as on Twin Peaks, Porter had roles on The Mindy Project, American Horror Story and more

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Carl Ruiz


Cause of Death: Cardiovascular Disease

Famous for: Food Network star and restaurateur

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Suzanne Whang


Cause of Death: Breast Cancer

Famous for: Hosting House Hunters and appearing in General Hospital and Las Vegas

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Cokie Roberts


Cause of Death: Breast Cancer

Famous for: Roberts was a legendary ABC News journalist and political commentator. The Emmy winner was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.

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Eddie Money


Cause of Death: Esophageal Cancer
Famous for: Money was best known for his music including the late ’70s hit “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Most recently he appeared in his own reality show on AXS TV titled Real Money.

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Valerie Harper


Cause of Death: Brain cancer
Famous for: Harper was best known as wise-cracking Rhoda on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ its spinoff ‘Rhoda,’ and the sitcom ‘Valerie.’

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Rip Torn


Cause of Death: Not yet released
Famous for: Torn was best known for his role as Artie on HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show and Zed in Men in Black, as well as his numerous other TV, movie, and stage roles

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Cameron Boyce


Cause of Death: Seizure as a result of an ongoing medical issue

Famous for: The actor was best known for his work in Jessie, Disney’s Descendants films and series, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything and more

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Arte Johnson


Cause of Death: Heart failure

Famous for: The actor was best known for his roles in Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Glitter, The Smurfs and more

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Max Wright


Cause of Death: Lymphoma

Famous for: He was best known for the TV shows ALF and Norm

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Max Wright


Cause of Death: Complications from a stroke

Famous for: His role in the film The Untouchables, Charmed and The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

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Beth Chapman


Cause of Death: Throat cancer

Famous for: Dog the Bounty Hunter and Dog and Beth: On the Hunt


Tim Conway


Cause of Death: Water on the brain

Famous for:The Carol Burnett Show, McHale’s Navy, The Tim Conway Show and more

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Peggy Lipton


Cause of Death: Cancer

Famous for:Twin Peaks and The Mod Squad. She was also the mother of actress Rashida Jones.

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Barbara Perry


Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Famous for:The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Hathaways and more

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Ken Kercheval


Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Famous for:The actor was best known for his role in the original Dallas in which he also appeared for the revival

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Georgia Engel


Cause of Death: Unknown

Famous for: The comedic actress was best known for her roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Everybody Loves Raymond and The Betty White Show

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Denise DuBarry


Cause of Death: Fungus

Famous for: The actress was best known for her roles in Black Sheep Squadron, CHiPs and Days of Our Lives

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Dan Blankenship


Cause of Death: Natural causes

Famous for: History’s The Curse of Oak Island

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Dr. Jim Raman


Cause of Death: TBD

Famous for: The denist was a competitor during The Amazing Race‘s 25th season in 2014 alongside wife Misti Raman


Jed Allan


Cause of Death: TBD

Famous for: The Soap veteran was best known for his roles in Days of Our Lives, Santa Barbara and Beverly Hills, 90210.

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Jan-Michael Vincent


Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest

Famous for: The actor was best known for his role in the ’80s series Airwolf and The Winds of War as well as films The Mechanic and White Line Fever.

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Luke Perry


Cause of Death:Complications from a stroke

Famous for:
Playing Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210 and, most recently, Fred Andrews on Riverdale

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Katherine Helmond


Cause of Death: Alzheimer’s Disease

Famous for: The actress was best known for her role as Jessica Tate in the late ’70s soap opera sitcom Soap, as well as for roles in Who’s the Boss?, Coach, and Everybody Loves Raymond.

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Vinny Vella


Cause of Death: Cancer

Famous for: The actor is best known for his many mobster roles including Jimmy Petrille in HBO’s The Sopranos as well as parts in films such as Scorsese’s Casino.

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Albert Finney


Cause of Death: Chest Infection

Famous for: Apart from appearing in a number of series such as My Uncle Silas and Nostromo, the British actor may be best known for his film roles in movies like Big Fish and Erin Brockovich.

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Kristoff St. John


Cause of death: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Famous for: Star on the long-running soap opera Young and the Restless.

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Fatima Ali


Cause of death: Bone cancer

Famous for: She was Top Chef‘s Season 15 Fan Favorite winner.

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Kevin Barnett


Cause of death: Non-Traumatic Hemorrhage, caused by pancreatitis

Famous for: Comedian, writer and co-creator of Rel on Fox

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Carol Channing


Cause of death: Natural causes

Famous for: Her Tony Award-winning role as Dolly Levi in the hit Broadway musical ‘Hello Dolly!’ She also appeared on The Love Boat, Touched by an Angel and Family Guy.

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Bob Einstein


Cause of death: Leukemia

Famous for: He’s a two-time Emmy winner and comedian who appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Gene Okerlund


Cause of death: Kidney failure

Famous for: WWE Hall of Famer and iconic professional wrestling interviewer/announcer.

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Peter Tork


Cause of death: Adenoid cystic carcinoma

Famous for: Being the bassist of the band The Monkees, featured on the NBC sitcom of the same name from 1966 to 1968

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In 2019, we’ve lost a number of our most beloved TV stars.

Though they may be gone, their legacies will live on. Audiences can still enjoy their TV projects, so a little part of them will be celebrated and remembered forever.

Click through the gallery above for all of the small-screen celebs who have left us so far this year.

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