Celebrity Deaths 2024

by Mimi9 Comments — Updated February 10, 2024

As we look on the year 2024, we honor the memory of the notable personalities who have passed away, leaving a lasting impact. These beloved individuals, including skilled actors, musicians, accomplished authors, and sports figures, have left behind legacies that still inspire.

Let’s come together to celebrate the lives and contributions of these extraordinary people who have enriched our world with their talents and influence.

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JANUARY

3 – Angus Mitchell (53): Co-owner of John Paul Mitchell Systems (JPMS), a renowned hair products company. JPMS leads in eco-friendly initiatives, reducing plastic use, carbon emissions, and waste. Angus’s deep love for Hawaii led to active involvement with the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, land donations for nature preserves, and support for local Hawaiian organizations. Despite initial challenges as the son of Paul Mitchell, Angus persisted, focusing on earning respect in the beauty industry.

4 – David Soul (80): An American-British actor and singer, best known for his role as Detective Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson in Starsky & Hutch, and his hit songs, including “Don’t Give Up on Us” and “Silver Lady.” He also starred in Salem’s Lot and had a successful stage career.

4 – Glynis Johns (100): A legendary British actress whose talent graced both stage and screen for eight remarkable decades. With a husky voice that enthralled audiences and a career filled with iconic performances, she etched her name in the annals of entertainment history. From the enchanting “Mary Poppins” to her Tony Award-winning role in “A Little Night Music,” Johns’ artistry knew no bounds. Her legacy will forever inspire and captivate, reminding us that true talent is ageless and timeless. A star has dimmed, but its radiance lives on.

4 – Christian Oliver (52): Accomplished film and television actor known for his roles in “The Good German,” “Speed Racer,” and “Saved by The Bell: The New Class,” tragically lost his life at 51 in a plane crash. Oliver, had a prolific career, collaborating with renowned figures like Steven Soderbergh and Tom Cruise. He had just completed filming “Forever Hold Your Peace” and had a promising future in the industry. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, leaving the entertainment world in shock and mourning the loss of a talented actor and his beloved family.

5 – Harry Johnson (81): A versatile actor known for his roles in “Battlestar Galactica,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and “Law & Order. He also lent his voice to numerous TV episodes and video games. Johnson’s memorable “Harry & Louise” political ads left an indelible mark. Besides acting, he was an accomplished writer under the pen name Harry Castle.

2 – Lawrence Collins (79): American guitarist known for being part of The Collins Kids duo with his sister Lorrie, and for co-writing the 1972 hit “Delta Dawn”. He continued to perform as a solo artist and produced hits for well-known country music stars. Collins was recognized for his fast and energetic guitar playing and for using a double-neck Mosrite guitar like his mentor, Joe Maphis.

10 – Peter B. Crombie (71): An American film and television actor. He received his education in acting at the Yale School of Drama and later moved to New York City to pursue his career. Crombie’s notable film appearances included roles in movies like Born on the Fourth of July, Natural Born Killers, Seven, My Dog Skip, and The Doors. He is best remembered for his recurring character “Crazy” Joe Davola on Seinfeld. Crombie also made guest appearances on various television series, including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Law & Order.

11 – Laurence Badie (95): French actress had a prolific career spanning from 1952 to 2024. She appeared in over 100 films during her career. Some notable entries in her filmography include “Forbidden Games” (1952), “La Traversée de Paris” (1956), and “Woman Times Seven” (1967).

11 – Lynne Marta (78): American actress and singer known for her appearances in TV series like Starsky & Hutch, Love, American Style, and The F.B.I. She also appeared in films such as Joe Kidd and Footloose. Marta had a versatile career, making multiple appearances on the same series as different characters. She was noted for her role in the entertainment industry and her diverse body of work.

12 – William Foster Hayes III (98): an accomplished American actor and recording artist, achieved chart-topping success with his song “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” in 1955. After a fruitful music career, he transitioned to dramatic acting in the late 1960s. His most iconic role emerged in 1970 when he originated the character of Doug Williams on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, a role he played until 2023. Hayes, born in 1925, served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps during World War II before pursuing his passion for music and English. He had chart-topping hits in the 1950s and a successful career in theater. 

12 – Alec Musser (50): was an American actor and fitness model renowned for his appearances in shows like I Wanna Be a Soap Star and All My Children, as well as his role in the movie Grown Ups. Raised with strong values and a competitive spirit, Musser excelled academically and athletically. After college, he worked as a ski patroller at Mammoth Mountain and pursued a modeling career, appearing in campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch and various publications. He won the I Wanna Be a Soap Star contest, earning a role on All My Children.

13 – Joyce Randolph (99):  American actress renowned for her role as Trixie Norton in the television sitcom The Honeymooners. Her acting journey began during her teenage years when she performed with the Wayne University Workshop. After working in retail sales at Saks Fifth Avenue, she embarked on her acting career. Her breakthrough came when Jackie Gleason noticed her in a Clorets commercial and invited her to join his variety show, Cavalcade of Stars, in 1951, which eventually led to her iconic role as Trixie. Despite this fame, she rarely took on other parts due to her strong association with the character. Joyce Randolph passed away peacefully at the age of 99, making her the last surviving member of The Honeymooners cast.

13 – Jo-El Sonnier (77): Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter and accordionist known for his chart-topping hits “No More One More Time” and “Tear-Stained Letter”, as well as his contributions to both country and Cajun music. He won a Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Music Album in 2015.

15 – Dana Ghia (91): Italian actress, singer, and model – Known for her versatile career in acting, singing, and modeling with notable appearances in films like “The Dirty Outlaws,” “Police Chief Pepe,” and “Trinity Is Still My Name.” Started as a runway model and transitioned into a successful singing career, appearing in RAI variety shows and recording several singles.

19 – Mary Weiss (75): Lead vocalist of the influential girl group, the Shangri-Las during the 1960s. Mary found her passion for music early and was influenced by artists like Neil Sedaka and The Everly Brothers. She, along with her sister Betty and friends Mary Ann and Margie Ganser, formed the Shangri-Las and gained fame with hits like “Remember (Walking in the Sand)” and “Leader of the Pack.” After the group’s success, Mary explored different paths but eventually returned to music, releasing her solo album “Dangerous Game” in 2007.

19 – Marlena Shaw (81): American jazz, blues, and soul singer whose music has been sampled in hip hop and used in television commercials. She began her career in the 1960s, released several albums, and continued to perform until her passing. Shaw’s notable works include “California Soul” and “Look at Me, Look at You,” which became popular in the UK rare groove scene.

22 – Dexter Scott King (62): Son of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, chairman of The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, dedicated civil and animal rights activist, and author of “Growing Up King: An Intimate Memoir.” Advocated for nonviolent training, reduced staff at the King Center, and voiced his father in films. Met with James Earl Ray and pursued a conspiracy theory regarding his father’s assassination.

23 – Charles Osgood (91): Radio and TV commentator – Known for hosting CBS News Sunday Morning for over 22 years and for The Osgood File, a series of daily radio commentaries. He was also the narrator of Horton Hears a Who! and published a memoir of his boyhood. Osgood received honors such as the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2004.

7 – Chita Rivera (91): Pioneering American actress, singer, and dancer known for winning two Tony Awards and originating iconic roles in Broadway musicals like Anita in West Side Story (1957) and Velma Kelly in Chicago (1975). Rivera was the first Latina to receive a Kennedy Center Honor in 2002 and won the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2018.

FEBRUARY

1 – Carl Weathers (76): Notable for his portrayal of boxer Apollo Creed in the Rocky film series, Carl Weathers was also known for his roles in Predator and the Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Before his successful acting career, he played college football and briefly pursued a professional football career. Weathers’ diverse talents and contributions to popular culture have left a lasting impact.

7 – Henry Fambrough (85): Last surviving original member of The Spinners, a legendary R&B group. His rich baritone vocals were showcased in hits like “I Don’t Want to Lose You” and “Ghetto Child”. With a career spanning almost seven decades, he remained dedicated to the group until his retirement in April 2023. Fambrough’s contribution to the music industry and his enduring presence in The Spinners’ legacy will always be remembered.

7 – Mojo Nixon (66): Known for hit song “Elvis Is Everywhere”, he was a psychobilly musician and actor. Nixon’s satirical pieces and controversial songs like “Don Henley Must Die” made him a unique figure in the music industry. He retired in 2004 but made a comeback to support political causes. Nixon’s colorful career included radio DJing, acting, and a strong stance on free file sharing.

9 thoughts on “Celebrity Deaths 2024”

  1. Can you please add Bob Marley he was born February 6, 1945, in nine mile, saint ann parish, jamaica he died may 11, 1981, in miami, florida, U.S. cause of death was metastatic skin cancer.
    He was 36 years old.
    He brought reggae music to the world.

    Thank you.

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