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2019 celebrity deaths: Luke Perry, Diahann Carroll, Valerie Harper, John Singleton, Cameron Boyce and more – Yahoo Movies

Valerie Harper, Luke Perry and John Singleton (Photo: Getty Images)

Date: Jan. 2

Cause of death: Kidney failure

Age: 76

As one-half of Captain & Tennille, Dragon — whose nautical nickname was short for “Captain Keyboard,” a moniker given to him while playing for the Beach Boys — accompanied then-wife Toni Tennille on ‘70s pop tracks like “Love Will Keep Us Together,” “Muskrat Love” and “Do That to Me One More Time.” The pair also had a variety show during their heyday, but ultimately divorced in 2014. Despite the split, Tennille was by Dragon’s side when he died.

Date: Jan. 2

Cancer

Age: 76

Date: Jan. 2

Cause of death: Complications from a fall 

Age: 76

Funko Pop! figurine early next year.” data-reactid=”39″>Wrestling fans know “Mean” Gene as the mustachioed, tux-clad ring announcer and host who’d get the backstage scoop from WWF (and later, WCW and WWE) stars like Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant and “Macho Man” Randy Savage. Okerlund received tributes from the likes of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin after his death, and is due to be commemorated with a Funko Pop! figurine early next year.

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Carol Channing performs at The First 80 Years Are the Hardest: An Intimate Evening With Carol Channing at the Magic Castle on March 3, 2009 in Hollywood, Calif. (Photo: Brian To/FilmMagic)

Date: Jan. 15

Natural causes

Age: 97

Date: Jan. 25

Cancer

Age: 29

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Kristoff St. John attends the 10th anniversary celebration of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at the Mirage Hotel & Casino on July 14, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo: Bryan Steffy/FilmMagic)

Date: Feb. 3

Heart disease

Age: 52

Date: Feb. 7

Chest infection

Age: 82

lauded his versatility and overall greatness.

Date: Feb. 10

Cause of death: Cardiac arrest

Age: 74

Date: Feb. 15

Natural causes

Age: 85

She was known for being in the vicinity of important people — her older sister was First Lady Jackie Kennedy, her marriage to Prince Stanislaw Radziwill temporarily made her a princess, and she had friendships with the likes of Truman Capote and Andy Warhol  — but Radziwill was a fashion and style icon in her own right. She was a regular entry on lists of best-dressed women in the world, and her death was mourned by designers including Valentino, Tory Burch and Giorgio Armani.

Date: Feb. 19

Unclear

Age: 85

official Instagram account called him, “one of the most influential and celebrated designers of the 21st century and an iconic, universal symbol of style,” and it wasn’t exaggerating. As the artistic director for Chanel, Fendi and his own eponymous label, who dressed Victoria Beckham, Claudia Schiffer and other influential celebrities, Lagerfeld immeasurably affected the world of fashion.” data-reactid=”116″>When Lagerfeld died, a post on his official Instagram account called him, “one of the most influential and celebrated designers of the 21st century and an iconic, universal symbol of style,” and it wasn’t exaggerating. As the artistic director for Chanel, Fendi and his own eponymous label, who dressed Victoria Beckham, Claudia Schiffer and other influential celebrities, Lagerfeld immeasurably affected the world of fashion.

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Peter Tork performs onstage during PNE Summer Night Concert Series at PNE Amphitheatre on Sept. 4, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo: Andrew Chin/Getty Images)

Date: Feb. 21

Cause of death: Adenoid cystic carcinoma 

Age: 77

Tork was a folk musician in New York City’s Greenwich Village when Stephen Stills (of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fame) tipped him off to a TV and pop star deal, and the rest is Monkees history. Despite his likable doofus persona on the band’s sitcom — which resurfaced as an MTV and “Nick at Nite” favorite in the ‘80s — Tork was a gifted multi-instrumentalist who played the earwormy piano intro on their hit “Daydream Believer.” Post-Monkees, he pursued a solo career (collaborating with friend George Harrison), made acting cameos and even dabbled in being a high school teacher. He was preceded in death by fellow Monkee Davy Jones, who died in 2012.

Date: Feb. 23

Complications of Alzheimer’s disease

Age: 89

Date: Feb. 25

Chronic alcoholism

Age: 44

struggles in her final years and she was found deceased in her New Orleans apartment with the coroner’s office determining she died of “complications of chronic alcoholism.”” data-reactid=”151″>The Georgia native spent nearly 20 years appearing on TV and in films. She was in the casts of Invasion and FreakyLinks and had roles in Halt and Catch Fire and Still the King in addition to many episodic credits. Her friends said she faced struggles in her final years and she was found deceased in her New Orleans apartment with the coroner’s office determining she died of “complications of chronic alcoholism.”

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Luke Perry arrives for the press line of Riverdale at San Diego Comic-Con on July 21, 2018. (Photo: CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Date: March 4

Stroke

Age: 52

his unexpected death.

Date: March 9

Unknown

Age: 84

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Nipsey Hussle attends the Nipsey Hussle Grammy Celebration at the Peppermint Club on Feb. 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo: Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)

Date: March 31

Gunshot wounds to the head and torso

Age: 33

Date: July 2018

Alleged manslaughter

Age: 76

confirmed as his in June. A handyman, Daniel James Burda, with a criminal record who worked at their home and then moved in was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, criminal mistreatment and abuse of a corpse in connection with Day’s death.

Date: April 28

Pneumonia” data-reactid=”214″>Cause of death: Pneumonia

Age: 83

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John Singleton arrives to the premiere of FX’s Snowfall Season 2 at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 on July 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)