Image: ABC/Lou Rocco/Getty Images
ABC/Lou Rocco/Getty Images
Every year, we unfortunately lose some of the stars and celebrities that we hold most dear in our hearts. Celebrity deaths always hit us hard, and we don’t think we will ever get used to losing people we looked up to — some as children and some as full-grown adults. Even though we’re just entering the third month of 2019, we’ve already lost some of the greatest actors, actresses, and musicians that this world has known — most of them very unexpectedly. The celebrity deaths of 2019 have been especially tragic because we’ve lost so many young stars, making their passing even more of a shock to their families and fans.
In the past, we’ve witnessed so many young celebrities deaths because of tragic incidents, such as Cory Monteith, Heath Ledger, and Brittany Murphy. But it looks as if 2019 is already becoming known as the year of a lot of sudden and young deaths within Hollywood.
Some of the stars we’ve lost in 2019 were due to natural causes, whereas others tragically took their own lives. Fans are commemorating the memories of these beloved stars by reminiscing on their long, iconic careers — or star on the rise — in show business. There’s no denying that even the passing of older celebrities still shakes up the world, and we’ll never truly be prepared for when the greats leave. So, to honor all of the great lives we’ve lost this year, here are 17 celebrities that have passed away thus far in 2019.
Some of these are truly shocking.
We’re sending our condolences to the families and friends of these stars.