This year, 2023, is not even halfway through and Hollywood has already said goodbye to many actors, singers, performers, creatives, executives and industry icons – many of whom have had a major impact on the entertainment world in their lives.
The Hollywood Reporter highlights some of the most notable names to have died in 2023 including Lance Reddick, Tina Turner, Annie Wersching, Cindy Williams, Jerry Springer, Lisa Loring and more.
At the beginning of the year, Laverne & Shirley Star Williams passed away in Los Angeles in January after a short illness, her children Zak and Emily Hudson said in a statement at the time. She was 75.
Wersching, actress Bosch, 24 And Marvel’s RunawaysAccording to her rep, she also died of cancer in January. she was 45
Loring, who starred as Wednesday Addams in the classic television adaptation of The Addams familyShe died in January at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank from complications from a stroke caused by high blood pressure, her daughter said THR. She was 64.
March, The cable And John Wick The star died “suddenly … of natural causes,” said his publicist Mia Hansen THR at that time. He was 60. Reddick’s body was discovered at his home in Studio City, TMZ reported.
Then, in April, Springer, the former Cincinnati mayor-turned-controversial talk show host, died of pancreatic cancer at his home in a suburb of Chicago, family spokesman Jene Galvin said THR. He was 79.
Turner, a pioneering entertainer and feminist icon, died in May “after a long illness” at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, her representatives confirmed. She was 83.
Below are other of the most notable Hollywood deaths this year. And stop by THR‘S Obituaries page for other deaths in the industry in 2023.
Lance Reddick, the actor entrusted with a complex, powerful performance as Lt. Cedric Daniels broke into the groundbreaking HBO show The cabledied March 17. He was 60. Read his full obituary.
Tina Turner, the groundbreaking rock star who broke world records for ticket sales — and whose dramatic triumph over domestic violence and the music industry made her a feminist icon — died May 24. She was 83 years old. read them full obituary.
Peter Rawley, a longtime ICM agent in Los Angeles and London who served as head of European production for MGM and produced independent films, died January 3. He was 85 years old. Full obituary.
Annie Wersching, an actress known for her roles in television dramas Bosch And 24as well as her portrayal of Leslie Dean, the mother of alien superheroine Karolina Marvel’s RunawaysShe died on January 29th. She was 45. Read her full obituary.
Al Jaffee, the groundbreaking and culture-changing cartoonist for Crazy Magazine, died April 10. He was 102 years old. Full obituary.
Bernard Kalb, the veteran print and television journalist and author who covered a variety of world events over the course of his six-decade career, died on January 8. He was 100 years old. Read his full obituary.
Cindy Williams, the energetic actress who starred in two Best Picture Oscar nominations before playing the role of idealistic Shirley Feeney on the popular ABC sitcom Laverne & ShirleyShe died on January 25th. She was 75. Read her Full obituary here.
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Edward R. Pressman, the veteran producer behind it Wall Street and a frequent collaborator of Oliver Stone, died January 17. He was 79 years old. Full obituary.
Jerry Springer, the former mayor of Cincinnati who became America’s most controversial talk show host — a man described by one interviewer as “the purveyor of the childish and the arbiter of the deviant” and known for an explosive cocktail of insults, punches and chairs – died on April 27th. He was 79. Reading his full obituary.
N’Neka Garland, an Emmy-winning producer General Hospital who spent the last 22 years on the venerable ABC soap opera died March 27. She was 49. Read her Full obituary here.
Tom Sizemore, who struggled with legal troubles and drug addiction during his career as a Sgt. Mike Horvath in Steven Spielberg’s The soldier James Ryan and portray with the best cops, crooks and psychopaths, died March 3rd. He was 61 years old. Find his obituary here.
Sandra Seacat, the actress and influential acting coach who, as a Lee Strasberg student, taught the craft to the likes of Laura Dern, Mickey Rourke, Harvey Keitel, Common, Andrew Garfield, Michelle Williams and many others, died Jan. 17, 86. Read her full obituary.
Noah Cowan, a veteran film festival director and indie film specialty distributor, most recently at the San Francisco International Film Festival, died Jan. 25. He was 55 years old. Full obituary.
Lisa Loring, the actress who played Wednesday Addams in the classic TV adaptation of The Addams familyShe died on January 28th. She was 64 years old. Full obituary.
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Gregory Allen Howard who wrote Remember the titans and was the producer and writer behind it HarrietHe died on January 27th. He was 70. Find his obituary here.
Lloyd Morrisett, the co-founder of Sesame Street whose curiosity was piqued when he saw his young daughter staring at a test pattern on television, died on January 22. He was 93 years old. Full obituary here.
Howard Bragman, a PR giant who helped help Star clients resolve a dilemma while also becoming a crisis PR expert and a key advocate for LBGTQ rights, died in February. He was 66. Full obituary.
Raquel Welch, the almond-eyed sex symbol who turned a deerskin bikini into one of the most iconic cinematic images of the 1960s, died on February 15. She was 82 years old. Read the Full obituary here.
Richard Belzer, the popular comedian who started out as an offbeat stand-up performer before finding further fame as the cynical but steadfast detective John Munch Murder: Street Life And Law & Order: Special Victims Unitdied February 19. He was 78 years old. Full obituary here.
Jeff Beck, one of the greatest guitarists of all time who rose to fame with English rock band The Yardbirds, died on January 10 at a hospital near his home in Surrey, England. He was 78. Find his obituary here.
Rolly Crump, the pioneering Walt Disney Imagineer who helped create It’s a Small World, the Enchanted Tiki Room, the Haunted Mansion and other attractions for Disneyland, died March 12. He was 93 years old. Full obituary.
Len Goodman, former Dancing with the stars And Be sure to come dance Judge, died April 22. He was 78. Read his obituary here.
Peter Werner, the Oscar-winning director known for his five decades of television work, which has included directing episodes of popular series such as undeclared work, Another world, Justified And Law & order: SVUHe died on March 21st. He was 76 years old. Full obituary.
Michael Lerner, the busy, Oscar-nominated character actor who had memorable roles as a bombshell Barton Fink, Harlem nights, Eight men out and many more, died on April 8th. He was 81 years old. Read his obituary.
Francesca Cappucci, who served as a popular entertainment and music reporter at KABC-TV in Los Angeles for more than a decade, died March 30. She was 64 years old. Full obituary here.
Rita Lakin, the borderline TV writer and showrunner who worked on it Peyton Place, The doctors And Mod Squad and created series including The Rookies And flamingo roadShe died on March 23. She was 93 years old. Full obituary.
Ray Stevenson, the burly British actor who starred in the film ‘Volstagg’ Thor films and as the brutally evil governor in the recent Oscar-winning Indian hit RRRdied May 21. He was 58 years old. Full obituary.