Celebrity Deaths of 2019: Stars We’ve Lost

Celebrity Deaths of 2019: Stars We’ve Lost

It’s never easy to say goodbye. Scroll down to see Us Weekly’s tribute to the celebrities who died in 2019.

Jo Andres


Steve Buscemi’s wife of more than 30 years died at age 65, RadarOnline reported on January 11. A cause of death had not been released when news of her passing broke. The couple shared one son, Lucian, whom they welcomed in 1990.

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Shirley Boone

The actress and assistant director passed away on January 11 at the age of 84 after suffering from congestive heart failure. Boone, who appeared on an episode of Captain Nice in 1967, was surrounded by her family, including husband Pat and all four of her daughters — including “You Light Up My Life” singer Debby Boone — at the time of her passing. “My sweet wife of 65 years is in the arms of the Lord now,” Pat said of the news.


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Bob Einstein

The Curb Your Enthusiasm actor died on January 2 amid a battle with cancer. He was 76 years old. 

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Daryl Dragon

Dragon, one half of the duo Captain and Tennille, died of renal failure on January 2. The singer, who was 76 years old, was in hospice care, according to his publicist.

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Gene Okerlund

The WWE announcer, known by fans as “Mean Gene,” died at the age of 76 on January 2. 

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