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Entertainers who died in 2021

Entertainers who died in 2021


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Christopher Plummer, DMX, Stephen Sondheim, Cicely Tyson and a member of the household that impressed “The Sound of Music” are among the many entertainers who handed in 2021.

From giants of stage, display screen and music to those that labored behind the scenes with their writing, their imaginative and prescient and their artistry and the person who invented the cassette tape, these are the entertainers the world misplaced in 2021. 

  • Virgil Abloh, 41; A number one clothier and govt hailed because the Karl Lagerfeld of his era.
  • Michael Apted, 79; Acclaimed British director of the “Up” documentary sequence and movies as various because the Loretta Lynn biopic “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and the James Bond movie “The World Is Not Sufficient.”
  • Ed Asner, 91; Burly and prolific character actor who grew to become a star in center age because the gruff however lovable newsman Lou Grant, first within the hit comedy “The Mary Tyler Moore Present” and later within the drama “Lou Grant.”

  • Bob Avian, 83; Tony Award-winning choreographer who had a task in among the most beloved and influential exhibits on Broadway, together with “Dreamgirls,” “A Refrain Line,” “Follies” and “Miss Saigon.”
  • Peter Aykroyd, 66; Emmy-nominated actor and author on “Saturday Evening Dwell” for the 1979-80 season who later labored with older brother, Dan, on the whole lot from a TV present in regards to the paranormal to such movies as “Dragnet” and “Coneheads.”
  • Eve Babitz, 78; Hollywood bard, muse and reveler who with heat and candor chronicled the excesses of her native world within the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies and have become a cult determine to generations of readers.
  • Lisa Banes, 65; Appeared in quite a few tv exhibits and flicks, together with “Gone Woman” in 2014 and “Cocktail” with Tom Cruise in 1988.
  • Anne Beatts, 74; Groundbreaking comedy author with a style for sweetness and the macabre who was on the unique employees of “Saturday Evening Dwell” and later created the cult sitcom “Sq. Pegs.”
  • Ned Beatty, 83; Oscar-nominated character actor who in half a century of American films, together with “Deliverance,” “Community” and “Superman,” was a booming, indelible presence in even the smallest elements.

  • Jean-Paul Belmondo, 88; Star of the long-lasting French New Wave movie “Breathless,” whose crooked boxer’s nostril and rakish grin went on to make him one of many nation’s most recognizable main males.
  • Byron Berline, 77; Famend fiddler who performed with superstars like Elton John, the Rolling Stones and owned a well-liked Oklahoma instrument store.
  • Walter Bernstein, 101; Screenwriter was among the many final survivors of Hollywood’s anti-Communist blacklist whose Oscar-nominated script for “The Entrance” drew upon his years of being unable to work below his personal identify.
  • Black Rob, 52; Rapper identified for his hit “Whoa!” and key contributions to Diddy’s dominant Dangerous Boy Information within the Nineteen Nineties and early 2000s.
  • Jay Black, 82; Entrance man for the Sixties rock band Jay and the People, who crooned the hovering vocals to hits like “This Magic Second,” “Cara Mia” and “Come a Little Bit Nearer.”
  • Lionel Blair, 92; Staple on British stage and tv for many years.
  • Robert Bly, 94; One of the vital distinguished American poets of the final half century and writer of the best-selling males’s motion basic “Iron John.”
  • Claude Bolling, 90; French pianist, composer and arranger who attained a worldwide following via his melodic mix of jazz and classical influences and stayed on the Billboard classical charts for greater than a decade together with his 1975 album “Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano.”
  • Frank Bonner, 79; Performed loud-dressing, overconfident radio station gross sales supervisor Herb Tarlek on “WKRP in Cincinnati.”
  • Harry Brant, 24; Rising mannequin and son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and writer Peter M. Brant.
  • Arik Brauer, 92; Austrian artist identified for his surreal work and murals.
  • Leslie Bricusse, 90; Oscar-winning British songwriter whose work contains James Bond themes and Willy Wonka’s signature tune.
  • Jessica Campbell, 38; Greatest identified for her roles within the 1999 film “Election” and the TV sequence “Freaks and Geeks.’
  • Eleonore “Lorli” von Trapp Campbell, 90; Second daughter of Maria von Trapp, whose Austrian household was well-known for being depicted within the musical and beloved film “The Sound of Music.”
  • Eric Carle, 91; Beloved kids’s writer and illustrator whose basic “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and different works gave thousands and thousands of youngsters a few of their earliest and most cherished literary reminiscences.
  • Sonny Chiba, 82; Japanese actor wowed the world together with his martial arts abilities in additional than 100 movies, together with “Kill Invoice.”
  • Kevin Clark, 32; Appeared as pupil drummer Freddy Jones in 2003 movie “College of Rock” with Jack Black.
  • Sanford Clark, 85; Rockabilly and nation performer who had a Prime 10 hit with “The Idiot” in 1956.
  • Beverly Cleary, 104; Celebrated kids’s writer whose reminiscences of her Oregon childhood had been shared with thousands and thousands via the likes of Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins.
  • Chuck Shut, 81; Painter, photographer and printmaker greatest identified for his monumental grid portraits and photo-based work of household and well-known buddies.
  • Michael Constantine, 94; Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame taking part in the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride within the 2002 movie “My Massive Fats Greek Marriage ceremony.”
  • Floyd Cooper, 65; Award-winning illustrator and writer of kids’s books whose mission to supply candid and constructive photographs of Black historical past included topics starting from Frederick Douglass and the civil rights motion to Venus and Serena Williams.
  • Chick Corea, 79; Towering jazz pianist with a staggering 23 Grammy Awards who pushed the boundaries of the style and labored alongside Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock.

  • Johnny Crawford, 75; Performed Mark McCain within the ABC sequence “The Rifleman,” incomes an Emmy nomination on the age of 13.
  • Jacques d’Amboise, 86; Mixed classical class with all-American verve and athleticism to turn out to be one of many high male dancers at New York Metropolis Ballet, then spent greater than 4 a long time offering free dance training to numerous kids via his Nationwide Dance Institute.
  • Arlene Dahl, 96; Actor whose allure and putting crimson hair shone in such Technicolor films of the Nineteen Fifties as “Journey to the Heart of the Earth” and “Three Little Phrases.
  • Sarah Sprint, 76; Singer who co-founded the all-female group Labelle — greatest identified for the raucous 1974 hit “Girl Marmalade.”
  • John Davis, 66; One of many actual singers behind the lip-synching pop duo Milli Vanilli.
  • Prince Markie Dee, 52; Member of the Fats Boys hip-hop trio who later shaped his personal band and have become a well known radio host.
  • Dustin Diamond, 44; Greatest identified for taking part in the quirky, nerdy Samuel “Screech” Powers on the hit ’90s sitcom “Saved by the Bell.”
  • Eric Jerome Dickey, 59; Bestselling novelist who blended crime, romance and eroticism in “Sister, Sister,” “Waking With Enemies” and dozens of different tales about modern Black life.
  • DMX, 50; Iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Celebration Up (Up in Right here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and considerate messages in his rhymes made him certainly one of rap’s largest stars.
  • Richard Donner, 91; Filmmaker who helped create the trendy superhero blockbuster with 1978’s “Superman” and mastered the buddy comedy with the “Deadly Weapon” franchise.
  • Anne Douglas, 102; Widow of Kirk Douglas and stepmother of Michael Douglas.
  • Jerry Douglas, 88; Performed good-looking household patriarch John Abbott on “The Younger and the Stressed” for over 30 years.
  • Robert Downey Sr., 85; Completed countercultural filmmaker, actor and father of celebrity Robert Downey Jr.
  • Olympia Dukakis, 89; Veteran stage and display screen actor whose aptitude for maternal roles helped her win an Oscar as Cher’s mom within the romantic comedy “Moonstruck.”
  • Graeme Edge, 80; Founding member and drummer of The Moody Blues.
  • Lin Emery, 94; New Orleans-based artist whose delicately balanced shifting sculptures might be seen worldwide.
  • Don Everly, 84; One-half of the pioneering Everly Brothers whose harmonizing nation rock hits impacted a era of rock ‘n’ roll music.
  • Sabah Fakhri 88; One of many Arab world’s most well-known singers who entertained generations with conventional songs and preserved practically extinct types of Arabic music.
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 101; Poet, writer, bookseller and activist who helped launch the Beat motion within the Nineteen Fifties and embody its curious and rebellious spirit effectively into the twenty first century.
  • Vicente Fernández, 81; Iconic and beloved singer of regional Mexican music who was awarded three Grammys and 9 Latin Grammys and impressed a brand new era of performers, together with his son Alejandro Fernández.
  • Delia Fiallo, 96; Native of Cuba who was thought-about the mom of Latin America’s telenovelas and wrote dozens of the favored tv cleaning soap operas.
  • Siegfried Fischbacher, 81; Namesake associate within the iconic leisure duo Siegfried & Roy.

  • Ricarlo Flanagan; Slapstick comedian made it to the semifinals of “Final Comedian Standing” and appeared within the Showtime sequence “Shameless.”
  • George Frayne, 77; As chief of Commander Cody and His Misplaced Planet Airman, loved a cult following within the Nineteen Seventies with such celebration and live performance favorites as “Sizzling Rod Lincoln” and “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette).”
  • Heath Freeman, 41; Greatest identified for his position as serial killer Howard Epps on “Bones.”
  • Jahmil French, 29; Performed Dave Turner on “Degrassi: The Subsequent Technology” from 2009-2013.
  • Mira Furlan, 65; Greatest identified for roles as Danielle Rousseau on “Misplaced” and Minbari Ambassador Delenn on “Babylon 5.”
  • Shock G, 75; Blended whimsical wordplay with ’70s funk as chief of the off-kilter Bay Space hip-hop group Digital Underground.
  • Willie Garson, 57; Performed Stanford Blatch, Carrie Bradshaw’s good friend on TV’s “Intercourse and the Metropolis” and its film sequels.
  • Fuller Goldsmith, 17; Younger chef gained episode of “Chopped Junior” and competed on “Prime Chef Junior.”
  • Nikki Grahame, 38; Star of “Massive Brother UK” and different actuality exhibits.
  • Saginaw Grant, 85; Prolific Native American character actor and hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma.
  • Nanci Griffith, 68; Grammy-winning folks singer-songwriter from Texas whose literary songs like “Love on the 5 and Dime” celebrated the South.
  • Charles Grodin, 86; Droll, offbeat actor and author who scored as a caddish newlywed in “The Heartbreak Child” and later had roles starting from Robert De Niro’s counterpart within the comedian thriller “Midnight Run” to the bedeviled father within the “Beethoven” comedies.
  • David Gulpilil, 68; Australia’s most acclaimed Indigenous actor could also be greatest identified to American audiences as Neville Bell in “Crocodile Dundee.”
  • Tom T. Corridor, 85; Singer-songwriter who composed “Harper Valley P.T.A.” and sang about life’s easy joys as nation music’s consummate blue collar bard.
  • Connie Hamzy, 66; Rock ‘n’ roll groupie from Arkansas who was immortalized as “candy, candy Connie” within the 1973 Grand Funk Railroad hit “We’re an American Band.”
  • Sarah Harding, 39; British pop singer with the group Women Aloud.
  • Roger Hawkins, 75; Authentic drummer for the studio band immortalized as “The Swampers” within the rock hit “Candy Dwelling Alabama.”
  • Dave Hickey, 82; Distinguished American artwork critic whose essays lined matters starting from Siegfried & Roy to Norman Rockwell.
  • Skilyr Hicks, 23; Singer-songwriter was a former contestant on “America’s Received Expertise.”
  • Dusty Hill, 72; Lengthy-bearded bassist for the million-selling Texas blues rock trio ZZ Prime, identified for such hits as “Legs” and “Gimme All Your Lovin.'”
  • Billy Hinsche, 70; Singer-songwriter and musician in a Sixties pop band with Dino Martin Jr. and Desi Arnaz Jr. who later recorded and toured for many years with The Seaside Boys.
  • Hal Holbrook, 95; Award-winning character actor who toured the world for greater than 50 years as Mark Twain in a one-man present and uttered the immortal recommendation “Observe the cash” within the basic political thriller “All of the President’s Males.”

  • Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, 62; Grammy winner was bassist for The Roots for 15 years.
  • Halyna Hutchins, 42; Cinematographer was fatally shot on the set of the film “Rust.” Labored on documentaries in Europe earlier than learning movie in Los Angeles. American Cinematographer named her certainly one of 2019’s rising stars.
  • Stonewall Jackson, 89; Nation musician who sang on the Grand Ole Opry for greater than 50 years and had No. 1 hits with “Waterloo” and others.
  • Anthony “AJ” Johnson, 55; Actor greatest identified for his position as Ezal in Ice Dice’s comedy “Friday.”
  • Joey Jordison, 46; Founding member of Slipknot who drummed for the influential steel band in its hottest interval and helped write lots of its best-known songs.
  • Norton Juster, 91; Celebrated kids’s writer who normal a world of journey and punning punditry within the million-selling basic “The Phantom Tollbooth” and remained true to his wide-eyed self in such favorites as “The Dot and the Line” and “Stark Bare.”
  • Maki Kaji, 69; Creator of the favored numbers puzzle Sudoku whose life’s work was spreading the enjoyment of puzzles.
  • Alan Kalter, 78; Quirky, red-headed announcer for David Letterman for twenty years who often appeared within the present’s comedy bits.
  • Kangol Child, 55; Member of the legendary hip-hop group UTFO.
  • Larry King, 87; Suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, film stars and bizarre Joes helped outline American dialog for a half-century.
  • Tommy Kirk, 79; Little one star who performed in Disney movies similar to “Previous Yeller” and “The Shaggy Canine.”
  • Tawny Kitaen, 59; Sctress appeared in rock music movies through the heyday of MTV and starred reverse Tom Hanks within the 1984 comedy “Bachelor Celebration.”
  • Yaphet Kotto, 81; Commanding actor who introduced robust magnetism and stately gravitas to movies together with the James Bond film “Dwell and Let Die” and “Alien.”
  • Ken Kragen, 85; Prime leisure producer, supervisor and philanthropist who turned to such shoppers as Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers in serving to to arrange the 1985 all-star charity single “We Are the World.”

  • Dilip Kumar, 98; Bollywood icon was hailed because the “Tragedy King” and certainly one of Hindi cinema’s best actors.
  • Artwork LaFleur, 78; Greatest identified for his position as Babe Ruth in “The Sandlot” and baseball participant Chick Gandil in “Area of Goals.”
  • John Langley, 78; Creator of the long-running TV sequence “Cops.”
  • Cloris Leachman, 94; Oscar-winner for her portrayal of a lonely housewife in “The Final Image Present” and a comedic delight because the fearsome Frau Blücher in “Younger Frankenstein” and self-absorbed neighbor Phyllis on “The Mary Tyler Moore Present.”

  • Gregg Leakes, 66; Husband of “The Actual Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes.
  • James Levine, 77; Conductor who dominated over the Metropolitan Opera for greater than 4 a long time earlier than being eased apart when his well being declined after which was fired for sexual improprieties.
  • Norman Lloyd, 106; Function as kindly Dr. Daniel Auschlander on TV’s “St. Elsewhere” was a single chapter in a distinguished stage and display screen profession that put him within the firm of Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin and different greats.
  • Betty Lynn, 95; Greatest generally known as Barney Fife’s sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Present.”
  • Norm Macdonald, 61; Comedian and former “Saturday Evening Dwell” author and performer who was “Weekend Replace” host through the Nineteen Nineties.

  • Gavin MacLeod, 90; Veteran supporting actor who achieved fame as sardonic TV information author Murray Slaughter on “The Mary Tyler Moore Present” and stardom taking part in cheerful Capt. Stubing on “The Love Boat.”
  • Kenny Malone, 83; Drummer was a prolific session participant who performed on hits for Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard and lots of others.
  • Biz Markie, 67; Hip-hop staple identified for his beatboxing prowess, turntable mastery and the 1989 basic “Only a Good friend.”
  • Margaret Maron, 82; Prolific North Carolina-based thriller author whose ebook sequence gained her main awards and plaudits within the style.
  • Gerry Marsden, 78; British singer who was instrumental in turning a music from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel” into the Gerry and the Pacemakers hit “You may By no means Stroll Alone.”
  • Jackie Mason, 93; Rabbi-turned-jokester whose feisty model of standup comedy acquired laughs from nightclubs within the Catskills to West Coast discuss exhibits and Broadway levels.
  • Jason Matthews, 69; Award-winning spy novelist who drew upon his lengthy profession in espionage and his admiration for John le Carre amongst others in crafting his well-liked “Pink Sparrow” thrillers.
  • Elizabeth Eire McCann, 90; Tony Award-winning producer who helped mount an astounding array of hits on Broadway and in London, together with “The Elephant Man,” “Morning’s at Seven,” “Amadeus,” “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” and “Copenhagen.”
  • Helen McCrory, 52; British actor who starred within the tv present “Peaky Blinders” and the “Harry Potter” films.
  • Les McKeown, 65; Former lead singer of the Nineteen Seventies Scottish pop sensation Bay Metropolis Rollers.
  • Larry McMurtry, 84; Prolific and well-liked writer who took readers again to the previous American West in his Pulitzer Prize-winning “Lonesome Dove” and returned them to modern-day landscapes in works similar to his emotional story of a mother-daughter relationship in “Phrases of Endearment.”
  • Eddie Mekka, 69; Greatest generally known as Carmine Ragusa, Shirley Feeney’s boyfriend, on the sitcom “Laverne & Shirley.”
  • Marília Mendonça, 26; One in all Brazil’s hottest singers and a Latin Grammy winner.
  • Roger Michell, 65; British stage, tv and movie director whose films embody the indelibly well-liked romcom “Notting Hill.”
  • Paul Mooney, 79; Boundary-pushing comic who was Richard Pryor’s longtime writing associate and whose daring, incisive musings on racism and American life made him a revered determine in stand-up.
  • Michael Nesmith, 78; Singer-songwriter, writer, actor-director and entrepreneur who will probably be greatest remembered because the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the made-for-television rock band The Monkees.

  • Denis O’Brien, 80; Served as George Harrison’s supervisor for a lot of the previous Beatle’s solo profession and co-founded with Harrison the manufacturing firm that backed such hits as “Monty Python’s Lifetime of Brian” and “Mona Lisa.”
  • Walter Olkewicz, 72; actor whose roles included bartender Jacques Renault on “Twin Peaks,” as oil refinery employee Dougie Boudreau on “Grace Underneath Hearth” and a memorable visitor position as Nick the cable man on a 1996 episode of “Seinfeld.”
  • Sonny Osborne, 84; Bluegrass musician and singer whose quick banjo licks turned “Rocky Prime” into a success with The Osborne Brothers.

  • Lou Ottens, 94; Inventor of the cassette tape.
  • Invoice Owens, 85; Nation songwriter who was a mentor and early songwriting associate to his niece Dolly Parton and helped begin her profession in nation music.
  • Johnny Pacheco, 85; Salsa idol was a co-founder of Fania Information, Eddie Palmieri’s bandmate and backer of music stars similar to Rubén Bladés, Willie Colón and Celia Cruz.
  • Randy Parton, 67; Brother of Dolly Parton who sang and carried out together with his sister and at her Dollywood theme park.
  • Gary Paulsen, 82; Acclaimed and prolific kids’s writer who usually drew upon his rural affinities and wide-ranging adventures for tales that included “Hatchet,” “Brian’s Winter” and “Dogsong.”
  • Sunil Perera, 69; Versatile Sri Lankan singer, musician, composer and entertainer.
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry, 85; Jamaican singer and file producer was thought-about certainly one of reggae’s founding fathers.
  • Wayne Peterson, 93; Composer, pianist and educator who gained a Pulitzer Prize for music.
  • Christopher Plummer, 91; Dashing award-winning actor who performed Captain von Trapp within the movie “The Sound of Music.” Grew to become the oldest Academy Award appearing winner in historical past for his supporting position for “Newbies” in 2012.

  • Ron Popeil, 86; Quintessential TV pitchman and inventor identified to generations of viewers for hawking merchandise together with the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ.
  • Markie Submit, 70; Performed the general public defender within the Nineteen Eighties sitcom “Evening Courtroom” and was an everyday presence on tv for 4 a long time.
  • Jane Powell, 92; Brilliant-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood’s golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and danced with Fred Astaire in “Royal Marriage ceremony.”
  • Lloyd Worth, 88; Early rock ’n roll star and enduring maverick whose hits included such up-tempo favorites as “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “Persona” and the semi-forbidden “Stagger Lee.”
  • Puneeth Rajkumar, 46; Main star of southern Indian regional cinema.
  • Marion Ramsey, 73; Greatest identified for taking part in Officer Laverne Hooks within the “Police Academy” movies.
  • John Reilly, 86; Veteran cleaning soap opera actor who starred on “Common Hospital.”
  • Michael Renzi, 80; Throughout a storied musical profession labored with Peggy Lee, Mel Tormé, Lena Horne and among the different largest names in jazz and pop, and who for years was additionally the musical director of “Sesame Avenue.”
  • Anne Rice, 80; Novelist whose lush, best-selling gothic tales, together with “Interview With the Vampire,” reinvented the blood-drinking immortals as tragic antiheroes.
  • Peter Mark Richman, 93; Character actor who appeared greater than 500 tv episodes and had recurring roles on “Three’s Firm” and “Beverly Hills 90210.”
  • Robert Ringwald, 80; Pianist who performed and promoted jazz in California for greater than half a century. Father of actor Molly Ringwald.
  • Paul Ritter, 54; Versatile British actor whose roles ranged from a hapless suburban patriarch in sitcom “Friday Evening Dinner” to a Soviet engineer who helps trigger a nuclear catastrophe in “Chernobyl.”
  • Mick Rock, 72; Photographer whose iconic portraits of rock stars together with David Bowie, Lou Reed and Debbie Harry noticed him dubbed “the person who shot the 70s.”
  • Tanya Roberts, 65; Captivated James Bond in “A View to a Kill” and appeared within the sitcom “That ’70s Present.” 
  • Charlie Robinson, 75; Versatile and prolific actor whose many credit ranged from stage productions of “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Fences” to such movies as “Secret Santa” and “Miss Lettie and Me” to his long-running position because the courtroom clerk Mac Robinson within the sitcom “Evening Courtroom.”
  • Jimmie Rodgers, 87; Singer of the 1957 hits “Honeycomb” and “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine” whose profession in music and flicks was disrupted by a extreme head damage a decade later.
  • Joanne Rogers, 92; An completed live performance pianist who celebrated and guarded the legacy of her husband, the beloved kids’s TV host Fred “Mister” Rogers.
  • Carmen Salinas, 82; Mexican actor identified for films like “Danzón,” “Man on Hearth” and “Bellas de Noche” and telenovelas and sequence together with “María la del Barrio” and “Mujeres Asesinas.”
  • Al Schmitt, 91; Twenty-time Grammy winner whose extraordinary profession as a recording engineer and producer included albums by Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and lots of different of the highest performers of the previous 60 years.
  • Peter Scolari, 66; Appeared on the TV sequence “Newhart,” “Women,” was concerned with quite a few tasks with good friend Tom Hanks together with “Bosom Buddies” and had a profitable Broadway profession.
  • Willard Scott, 87; Beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “As we speak” present together with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful persona.
  • George Segal, 87; Banjo participant turned actor who was nominated for an Oscar for 1966’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and labored into his late 80s on the ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs.”
  • Umar Sharif, 66; One in all Pakistan’s most beloved comedians, identified for his satire, stand-up and reside performances.
  • Joanne Shenandoah, 63; Celebrated Native American singer-songwriter who carried out earlier than world leaders and on high-profile levels, has died. She was 63.
  • Antony Sher, 72; One of the vital acclaimed Shakespearean actors of his era.
  • Gregory Sierra, 83; Had memorable roles within the Nineteen Seventies sitcoms “Barney Miller” and “Sanford and Son.”
  • Felix Silla, 84; Starred because the furry Cousin Itt on “The Addams Household,” the robotic Twiki on “Buck Rogers within the twenty fifth Century” and a cling gliding Ewok in “Return of the Jedi.”
  • Joseph Siravo, 64; performed Tony Soprano’s father Johnny in HBO’s “The Sopranos.”
  • Dorah Sitole, 65; South Africa’s trailblazing Black meals author. Her newest cookbook was extensively hailed as a shifting chronicle of her journey from humble township cook dinner to well-known, well-traveled writer.
  • Wilbur Smith, 88; Bestselling writer who wrote dozens of journey novels.
  • Stephen Sondheim, 91; Songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater within the second half of the twentieth century together with his clever, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to deal with uncommon topics.
  • Sophie, 34; Grammy-nominated Scottish disc jockey, producer and recording artist who had labored with the likes of Madonna and Charli XCX.
  • Phil Spector, 81; Eccentric and revolutionary music producer who remodeled rock music together with his “Wall of Sound” methodology and who later was convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson.
  • Michael Stanley, 72; Cleveland-based rocker who together with his namesake band reached the Prime 40 within the Nineteen Eighties with the hits “He Cannot Love You” and “My City” earlier than happening to a protracted profession as a radio disc jockey.
  • Pervis Staples, 85; Tenor voice complimented his father’s and sisters’ within the legendary gospel group The Staple Singers.
  • Robert E. “Robby” Steinhardt, 71; Violinist and vocalist with the progressive rock band Kansas.
  • Jim Steinman, 73; Grammy-winning composer who wrote Meat Loaf’s best-selling “Bat Out Of Hell” debut album in addition to hits for Celine Dion, Air Provide and Bonnie Tyler.
  • Dean Stockwell, 85; Prime Hollywood baby actor who gained new success in center age, garnering an Oscar nomination for “Married to the Mob” and Emmy nominations for “Quantum Leap.”
  • Ralph Tavares, 79; Eldest of the 5 brothers within the Grammy-winning R&B singing group Tavares, whose hits included “It Solely Takes a Minute” and “Heaven Should Be Lacking an Angel.”
  • B.J. Thomas, 78; Grammy-winning singer who loved success on the pop, nation and gospel charts with such hits as “I Simply Can’t Assist Believing,” “Raindrops Preserve Fallin’ On My Head” and “Hooked on a Feeling.”
  • Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, 70; Founding member of the long-running soul-funk band Kool & the Gang identified for such hits as “Celebration” and “Get Down On It.”
  • Houston Tumlin, 28; Performed Walker Bobby, son of Will Ferrell’s Ricky Bobby, in “Talladega Nights.”
  • Ronnie Tutt, 83; Legendary drummer who spent years taking part in alongside Elvis Presley and teamed up with different superstars starting from Johnny Money to Stevie Nicks.
  • James Michael Tyler, 59; Actor identified extensively for his recurring position as Gunther on “Pals.”
  • Cicely Tyson, 96; Pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her position because the sharecropper’s spouse in “Sounder,” a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.”
  • Masayuki Uemura, 78; Japanese dwelling pc sport pioneer whose Nintendo consoles offered thousands and thousands of models worldwide.
  • Hilton Valentine, 77; Founding guitarist of the English rock and roll band The Animals. He was credited with developing with one of the vital well-known opening riffs of the Sixties with “The Home of the Rising Solar.”
  • Melvin Van Peebles, 89; Groundbreaking playwright, musician and film director whose work ushered within the “Blaxploitation” wave of the Nineteen Seventies and influenced filmmakers lengthy after.
  • Emi Wada, 84; Japanese costume designer who gained an Oscar for her work in Akira Kurosawa’s “Ran.”
  • Alma Wahlberg, 78; Mom of entertainers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and an everyday on their actuality sequence “Wahlburgers.”
  • Bunny Wailer, 73; Reggae luminary who was the final surviving member of the legendary group The Wailers.
  • Carla Wallenda, 85; Member of “The Flying Wallendas” high-wire act and the final surviving baby of the famed troupe’s founder.
  • Jessica Walter, 80; Roles as a scheming matriarch in TV’s “Arrested Growth” and a stalker in “Play Misty for Me” had been in keeping with a profession that drew on her astringent display screen presence greater than her attractiveness.
  • Charlie Watts, 80; Self-effacing and unshakeable Rolling Stones drummer who helped anchor certainly one of rock’s best rhythm sections and used his “day job” to assist his enduring love of jazz.
  • Jim Weatherly, 77; Corridor of Fame songwriter who wrote “Midnight Prepare to Georgia” and different hits for Gladys Knight, Glen Campbell and Ray Worth.
  • George Wein, 95; Impresario of twentieth century music who helped discovered the Newport Jazz and Folks festivals and set the template for gatherings all over the place from Woodstock to the south of France.
  • Lina Wertmueller, 93; Italy’s provocative filmmaker whose potent mixture of intercourse and politics in “Swept Away” and “Seven Beauties” made her the primary girl nominated for an Academy Award for guiding and a cult determine on the New York movie scene.
  • Tommy West, 78; Music producer, singer and songwriter who performed a task within the short-lived profession of musician Jim Croce.
  • Clarence Williams III, 81; Performed the cool undercover cop Linc Hayes on the counterculture sequence “The Mod Squad” and Prince’s father in “Purple Rain.”
  • Michael Okay. Williams, 54; Performed the beloved character Omar Little on “The Wire.”
  • Mary Wilson, 76; One of many unique members of the Supremes, the Sixties group that helped set up the Motown sound and propelled Diana Ross to superstardom.
  • Ronnie Wilson, 73; Multi-instrumentalist and founding father of the R&B and funk group The Hole Band.
  • Winter, 16; Prosthetic-tailed feminine bottlenose dolphin starred within the “Dolphin Story” films.
  • Jane Withers, 95; Former baby actor who bedeviled Shirley Temple on the display screen and went on to star in a sequence of B films that made her a box-office champion.
  • Samuel E. Wright, 74; Actor was the voice of Sebastian in “The Little Mermaid” and was the primary Mufasa within the Broadway model of “The Lion King.”
  • Mark York, 55; Actor appeared in a number of seasons of “The Workplace” as Billy Service provider.
  • Younger Dolph, 36; Rapper had three albums attain the highest 10 on the Billboard 200, with 2020’s “Wealthy Slave” peaking at No. 4.


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