Celebrities Who Died in 2019 from “Murder, Strokes And Seizuers”

Celebrities Who Died in 2019

The year 2019 was Amazing and also a Sad one for Friends, Family and Fans with a lot of  shocking and sad celebrity deaths,  from tragic murder, fatal strokes, seizures, and another stars taking their own life.

With the recent one being the rap world losing Juice WRLD, who died after suffering a seizure in an airport and also the Marathon owner Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed in his own neighborhood.

Cameron Boyce also left this Earth too soon, suffering an epileptic seizure and dying in his sleep when he was only 20 years old. While English singer, dancer and motorcycle racer Keith Flint died by suicide, with reports saying the musician hanged himself at his Essex, England home.

There was also a ton of health-related deaths both expected and unexpected. Hollywood lost legends like longtime “Sesame Street” puppeteer Caroll Spinney, Danny AielloLuke Perry and John Singleton to strokes, and heart issues claimed the lives of John WitherspoonRip Taylor and Sid Haig, while Grumpy Cat, Beth Chapman and Katherine Helmond also passed

Take a look back at 15 popular celebrities we’ve lost  to 2019

Caroll Spinney

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Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Dec. 8 at age 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop, which added in a statement that that the legendary puppeteer lived for some time with dystonia, which causes involuntary muscle contractions.

Danny Aiello

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Danny Aiello died Dec. 12 after a brief illness, according to his publicist. The blue-collar character actor’s long career playing tough guys included roles in “Fort Apache: The Bronx,” “The Godfather, Part II,” “Once Upon a Time in America” and his Oscar-nominated performance as a pizza man in Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.” He was 86.


Nipsey Hussle


Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside his clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31. Hussle, shown in a February 2019 photo, was 33.


Juice WRLD


Rapper Juice WRLD (legal name Jarad A. Higgins), who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died Dec. 8 after a “medical emergency” at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. At the time of his death, officials said the rapper had experienced cardiac arrest and was transported from the airport’s private plane hangar to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Juice WRLD was 21.


Keith Flint

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Keith Flint, lead singer of influential British dance-electronic band The Prodigy, was found dead March 4, at his home near London. Flint, seen in a July 2015 photo, was 49

John Witherspoon

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TV and film actor John Witherspoon (pictured left, with actor/rapper Ice Cube in 2005) died suddenly at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., on Oct. 29, according to a family statement to media outlets. Witherspoon, 77, appeared in all three films in the “Friday” franchise, as well as “The Wayans Bros.” sitcom on The WB.

Toni Morrison

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Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” ”Song of Solomon” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, died Aug. 5, 2019. Morrison, shown in a 1993 photo, was 88.


John Singleton

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John Singleton, the filmmaker whose groundbreaking 1991 drama “Boyz n the Hood” made him the first black director to receive an Academy Award nomination, died April 29. Singleton, shown in a February 1997 photo, was 51.


James Ingram

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James Ingram, the Grammy-winning singer who launched multiple hits on the R&B and pop charts and earned two Oscar nominations for his songwriting, died Jan. 29. Ingram, shown in a May 2011 photo, was 66.


Kevin Barnett

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Comedian, writer and actor Kevin Barnett died from complications of pancreatitis during a vacation in Mexico on Jan. 22. Barnett, co-creator and writer for the new Fox sitcom “Rel,” who also wrote episodes of “The Carmichael Show” and other series, was 32.

Celebrities Who Died in 2019

Grumpy Cat

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Grumpy Cat, whose sour puss became an internet sensation, has died at age 7, according to her owners. Posting on social media May 17, her owners wrote Grumpy experienced complications from a urinary tract infection and died peacefully in the arms of her mother on May 14.

Luke Perry

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Perry suffered a massive ischemic stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles on February 27, 2019. After a second stroke, his family followed the medical team’s recommendations to remove him from life support, and he died on March 4 at age 52.

Cameron Boyce

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Actor Cameron Boyce, known for his roles in the Disney Channel series “Jessie” and franchise “Descendants,” and the Adam Sandler “Grown Ups” movies, died July 6, at his home in Los Angeles. A statement from his family says he passed away in his sleep due to a seizure, which was the result of an ongoing medical condition. He was 20 years old.

Celebrities Who Died in 2019

Rip Torn

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Rip Torn, the veteran actor of stage and screen and perhaps best known as Zed in “Men in Black” or Artie in “The Larry Sanders Show” died “peacefully” at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut on July. Torn, shown in this 1995 photo, was 88.

Harold Prince

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Harold Prince, the daring producer and director who earned a record 21 Tony Awards and helped shape much of the significant musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, died July 31, 2019. Prince, shown in a 1995 photo, was 91.



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