Celebrity Deaths – M

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Christa McAuliffe
1986

Jock Mahoney
1989

Walter Matthau
2000

Richard Mulligan
2000

Eugene McCarthy
2005

Tammy Faye
Messner
2007

Jim McKay
2007

Bernie Mac
2008

Ricardo Montalban
2009

Patrick McGoohan
2009

Ed McMahon
2009

Billy Mays
2009

Karl Malden
2009

Brittany Murphy
2009

Rue McClanahan
2010

Mitch Miller
2010

Kevin McCarthy
2010

James MacArthur
2010

Don Meredith
2010

Harry Morgan
2011

Dorothy McGuire
2012

Mindy McCready
2013

Cory Monteith
2013

Nelson Mandela
2013

Denny Miller
2014

Anne Meara
2015

Martin Milner
2015

Al Molinaro
2015

Mary Tyler Moore
2017

Garry Marshall b. 1934 d. 2016 (pneumonia after suffering a stroke)
Writer/Producer/Actor – created “Happy Days”, “Mork & Mindy”, “Laverne & Shirley

Sir George Martin b. 1926 d. 2016 (in his sleep)
Producer for the “Beatles” albums, known as “The Fifth Beatle”

Dean Martin b. 1917 d. 1995 (lung cancer)
Actor/Singer – movie- “Ocean’s 11” hit song – “Everybody Loves Somebody”

Jeanne Martin b. 1927 d. 2016 (cancer)
Model – Orange Bowl Queen (1947), Dean Martin’s 2nd wife

Ricci Martin b. 1954 d. 2016
Entertainer – youngest son of Dean Martin

Joseph Mascolo b. 1929 d. 2016 (Alzheimer’s disease)
Stefano DiMera in “Days of Our Lives”

Brooke McCarter b. 1963 d. 2015 (rare liver disease)
Actor – Paul in “The Lost Boys” (1987)

Jayne Meadows b. 1919 d. 2015
Actress – “To Tell the Truth” married to Steve Allen

Dale Messick b. 1906 d. April 5, 2005
Cartoonist – Brenda Starr

Tammy Faye (Bakker) Messner b.1942 d. July 20, 2007 (cancer)
Fomer wife of TV preacher Jim Bakker

Michu Meszaros b.1939 d. 2016 (complications from a stroke)
Actor / Circus Performer – was the man in the ALF costume (ALF TV Show 1986-1990)

Grace Metalious b. 1924 d. 1964 (liver disease)
Writer – Peyton Place

Lou Meyers b. 1935 d. 2013
Actor – Mr. Gaines on “A Different World” (1987-’93)

George Michael b. 1963 d. 2016 (?)
Singer/Songwriter – #1 hits; “Faith”, “I Want Your Sex”, “Careless Whisper”

James A. Michener b. 1907 d. 1997 (kidney failure)
Writer – Tales of the South Pacific, Space, Hawaii

George Mikan b. 1924 d. June 1, 2005 (diabetes and kidney ailments)
Basketball Center – Minneapolis Lakers

John Milford b. 1929 d. 2000 (melanoma)
Actor – a hundred parts in a hundred shows

Ann Miller b. 1923 d. Jaunary 22, 2004 (lung cancer)
Actress/dancer – On the Town, Easter Parade and Sugar Babies

Arthur Miller b. 1915 d. February 10, 2005 (heart failure)
Playright – Death of a Salesman, Married to Marilyn Monroe 1956-1961

Denny Miller b. 1934 d. 2014 (ALS)
Duke Shannon on Wagon Train

Henry Miller b. 1891 d. 1980 (heart failure)
Writer – Tropic of Cancer

Mitch Miller b. 1911 d. 2010
Singer, Conductor, Musician – “Sing Along with Mitch” TV Show 1961 – 1966

Roger Miller b. 1936 d. 1992 (throat cancer)
Singer – King of the Road, Dang Me, Chug-A-Lug

Donald Mills b. 1915 d. 1999 (pneumonia)
Singer – The Mills Brothers

Harry Mills b. 1913 d. 1982 (pneumonia)
Singer – The Mills Brothers

Sir John Mills b. 1908 d. April 23, 2005
Brisitsh actor – “Ryan’s Daughter”; father of Haley, Juliet and Jonathan Mills

Herbert Mills b. 1912 d. 1989 (pneumonia)
Singer – The Mills Brothers

Martin Milner b.1931 d. 2015 (heart failure) 
Actor – Route 66 (1960-64) and Adam-12 (1968-75)

Slobodan Milosevic b. 1942 d. March 11, 2006
Tyrant – Butcher of the Balkans

Sal Mineo b. 1939 d. 1976 (murdered/stabbing)
Actor – Dov Landau in Exodus

Jan Miner b. 1917 d.February 15, 2004 (natural causes)
Actress – Madge the manicurist in the Palmolive ads

Vincente Minnelli b. 1903 d. 1986
Director/producer – Father of Liza Minnelli, husband of Judy Garland

Cameron Mitchell b. 1918 d. 1994 (lung cancer)
Actor – Buck on High Chaparral

Don Mitchell b. 1943 d. 2013
Actor – Mark Sanger on Ironside

Guy Mitchell b. 1925 d. 1999 (complications after surgery)
Singer/actor – Heartaches by the Number

James Mitchell b. 1920 d. 2010 (pulmonary disease)
actor, dancer – portrayed Palmer Cortlandt on “All My Children” also was a ballet dancer

Martha Mitchell b. 1918 d. 1976
Watergate gossip – Wife of Attorney General John Mitchell

Shirley Mitchell b. 1919 d. 2013 (heart failure)
Actress – “I Love Lucy” played Lucy’s friend Marion Strong (last surviving cast member)

Robert Mitchum b. 1917 d. 1997 (emphysema and lung cancer)
Actor – Victor ‘Pug’ Henry in Winds of War

François Mitterrand b. 1916 d. 1996 (prostate cancer)
Twenty-first president of the French Republic from 1981 to 1995

Art Mix b. 1896 d. 1972
Western Actor

Mary Ann Mobley b. 1939 d. 2014 (breast cancer)
Actress / Beauty Queen – Miss America 1959 and tv shows Fantasy Island and Diff’rent Strokes

Arnold Molinaro b. 1919 d. 2015 (infected gallbladder)
Actor – Arnold on Happy Days

John Paul “Jay” Monahan b. 1956 d. 1998 (colon cancer)
NBC legal analyst – Husband of Katie Couric

Eleanor Mondale b. 1960 d. 2011 (brain cancer)
daughter of VP Walter Mondale

Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Baker) b. 1926 d. 1962 (suicide?)
Actress – The Misfits

Montie Montana b. 1910 d. 1998 (stroke)
Western actor

Yves Montand b. 1921 d. 1991(heart attack)
Actor – Jean-Marc Clement in Let’s Make Love

Cory Monteith b. 1982 d. 2013 (mixture of drugs and alcohol)
Actor / Singer – Finn Hudson on the tv series “Glee”

Hugo Montenegro b. 1925. d. 1981 (emphysema)
Composer – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Elizabeth Montgomery b. 1933 d. 1995 (cancer)
Actress – Samantha Stephens in Bewitched

George Montgomery b. 1916 d. December 12, 2000
Actor – Matt Rockford in Cimarron City

Ricardo Montalban b. 1920 d. January 14, 2009 (aging)
Actor – Fantasy Island

Keith Moon b. 1946 d. 1978 (drugs)
Musician – The Who

Archie Moore b. 1913 d. 1998(heart failure)
Boxer

Clayton Moore b. 1914 d. 1999 (heart attack)
Actor – The Lone Ranger

Dudley Moore b. 1935 d. March 27, 2002 (pneumonia as a complication of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)
Actor – Arthur and 10

Garry Moore b. 1915 d. 1993 (emphysema)
Actor/host – To Tell the Truth, I’ve Got a Secret

Mary Tyler Moore b. 1936 d. 2017 (Diabetes)
Actress – Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966) and Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Show (1970-1977)

Scotty Moore b. 1931 d. 2016 (in his sleep)
Guitarist – backed Elvis in early recordings and pioneered new styles

Agnes Moorehead b. 1906 d. 1974 (cancer)
Actress – Endora, Samantha’s mother on Bewitched

Harry Morgan b. 1915 d. December 07, 2011
Actor – Col. Potter on M.A.S.H. & Det. Bill Gannon on Dragnet (1967- ’70)

Henry Morgan b. 1915 d. 1994
Actor/panelist – I’ve Got a Secret

Pat Morita b. 1932 d. November 24, 2005 (natural causes)
Actor – Arnold on Happy Days and Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid

Greg Morris b. 1934 d. 1996 (cancer)
Actor – Barney Collier on Mission Impossible

Howard Morris b. 1919 d. May 21, 2005 (heart problem)
Actor/director – Ernest T. Tubbs on the Andy Griffith Show

Morris The Cat, I. b. 1968. d. 1978
Cat actor known for 9 Lives commercials

Jim Morrison b. 1943 d. 1971 (drugs)
Musician – The Doors

Barry Morse b. 1918 d. February 2, 2008
Actor – Lt. Philip Gerard on The Fugitive

Anna Karen Morrow b. 1914 d. 2009 (aging)
Actress – portrayed Mrs Chernak on “Peyton Place

Vic Morrow b. 1929 d. 1982 (Killed by helicopter blade while filming Twilight Zone: The Movie)
Actor – Sergeant Chip Saunders on Combat!

Gary Morton b. 1921 d. 1999 (lung cancer)
Husband of Lucille Ball

Milt Moss b. 1922 d. 2016
Actor – Did Alka-Seltzer commercial (1972) which coined the phrase “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing”

Daniel Partick Moynihan b. 1927 d. March 26, 2003 (infection stemming from a ruptured appendix )
U.S. Senator from New York

Mr. Ed b. in the 50s d. 1979
Animal actor – Mr. Ed

Edward Mulhare b. 1923 d. 1997 (lung cancer)
Actor – Capt. Daniel Gregg (the Ghost) in the Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Richard Mulligan b.1932 d. 2000 (colon cancer)
Actor – Burt Campbell on Soap and Dr. Harry Weston on Empty Nest

Audie Murphy b. 1924 d. 1971(plane crash)
Actor – Most decorated soldier in WWII, including Medal of Honor, starred in Whispering Smith

Brittany Murphy b. 1977 d. 2009 (cardiac arrest??)
Actor and singer – Girl Interrupted, 8 Mile, Sin City also produced an award winning dance song

Danny Murphy b. 1955 d. 2014 (cancer)
Actor – a quadriplegic since he was 19, appeared in several Farrelly Bros. movies incl. “There’s Something About Mary”

Mary Murphy b. 1931 d. 2011 (heart disease)
Actress – “The Wild One” with Marlon Brando, discovered in a diner

Jan Murray b. 1916 d. July 2, 2006
Comic host – Treasure Hunt

Edward R. Murrow b. 1908 d. 1965
Journalist

Stan Musial (“Stan the Man”) b. 1920 d. 2013 (natural)
Athlete – played MLB for the St. Louis Cardinals (1941–1963)

Edmund Muskie b. 1914 d. 1996 (heart attack)
Vice-Presidential candidate with Hubert Humphrey in 1968

Bess Myerson b. 1924 d. 2014
Model – she was the first Jewish Miss America 1945

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