Entertainment fans the world over are still trying to deal with the sudden and tragic loss of Luke Perry on Monday, but the list of celebrity deaths keeps growing. As reported by The Inquisitr, Perry passed away at the age of 52 after suffering a massive stroke last week — one from which he couldn’t recover. Just a few days into March of 2019, though, the list of celebrities who have died appears to be growing by the day.
Celebrities come from all walks of life, and work in many different fields that keep them in the public eye. Just three days ago, CBS reported that actress Katherine Helmond passed way at the age of 89. Fans fondly remember her for her work on Who’s The Boss, Soap, and many other TV shows — and movies — throughout her lengthy career.
Along with the passing of Perry, Monday also brought about the death of Keith Flint. Flint was the frontman for industrial rock band Prodigy. The New York Times reported that the Instagram account of the band first revealed Flint’s death, and that the singer had taken his own life at the age of 49.
On Tuesday morning, wrestling fans woke up to the sad news that the legendary King Kong Bundy had passed away at the age of 61. David Herro, a longtime friend of Bundy’s, confirmed that the wrestler had died on Monday. No further details were revealed regarding his death.
WWE is saddened to learn that King Kong Bundy has passed away.https://t.co/SNrSunQYeQ
— WWE (@WWE) March 5, 2019
It is next to impossible to provide an absolutely complete list of all celebrity personalities who have died this year, so far. There are bound to be some figures which are exempted from the list below, and it should not be perceived as a slight or an insult if said personalities are absent.
Following is a list of celebrities who have died this year as of March 4, 2019.
- Luke Perry, actor.
- Katherine Helmond, actress.
- James Ingram, singer.
- Beverley Owen, actress.
- Julius Campbell, football player.
- Fatima Ali, chef/reality star.
- Brody Stevens, comedian.
- Bob Einstein, comedian/actor.
- “Mean” Gene Okerlund, wrestling personality.
- Carol Channing, actress.
- John Coughlin, figure skater.
- Kaye Ballard, actress.
- Stanley Donen, director.
- Keith Flint, musician.
- King Kong Bundy, wrestler.
- Dean Ford, singer/songwriter.
- Shirley Boone, actress.
- Carmen Argenziano, actor.
- Peter Tork, musician.
R.I.P. Peter Tork, founding member of the Monkees https://t.co/m6kFhfaHZW
— Exclaim! (@exclaimdotca) February 23, 2019
- Kristoff St. John, actor.
- Karl Lagerfeld, fashion designer.
- Maxine Brown, singer.
- Dick Miller, actor.
- Verna Bloom, actress.
- William Sheppard, actor.
- Janice Freeman, singer.
- Clark Gable III, actor.
- Frank Robinson, baseball player.
- Albert Finney, actor.
- Kevin Barnett, comedian.
- Lisa Sheridan, actress.
- Annalise Braakensiek, model.
- Lee Radziwill, public figure.
- Vinny Vella, actor.
- Julie Adams, actress.
- Peter Magowan, businessman/co-owner of San Francisco Giants.
- Daryl Dragon, singer.
One of the strangest and saddest days of the year came on January 2, 2019, when three big-name talents all died. “Mean” Gene Okerlund, Bob Einstein, and Daryl Dragon’s deaths were all announced on that day.
As reported by the The Inquisitr, things took an even stranger turn when it was revealed that all three of those celebrities died at the age of 72.