Hollywood Stars Of The Last Century And Their Works

Daryle Singletary

Daryle Singletary was a famous singer, known to put his heart and soul to his work. His hardwork paid off after having made a series of successful albums throughout his career. Some of his songs were chart-topping hits. Two decades into the music industry, his camp announced his unexpected death in his home in Tennessee. According to police reports, his medical issues to some degree caused his death. Further explained by his family, he suffered from a blood clot. He passed away February 2018.

John Paul Steuer

Jon Paul Steuer started out as a child model, having made several mdoeling gigs while he was still young. It wasn’t long when he joined other young artists into Hollywood. His notable roles would be  Alexander Rozhenko in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Quentin Kelly in Grace Under Fire. Kids from the 90’s would fondly remember him now as Johnny “Viper” Vennaro of the Little Giants. His earning were put in good use as he is known to have made investments, building a restaurant located in the heart f Portland, Oregon. However, everyone was shocked to learn that he committed sucide January of 2018. He passed away at the age of 33.

Bob Clotworthy

Bob Clotworthy was a famous American Olympian back in the 50’s. He was one of the best diver-swimmers, who later became a well-respected coach from the mid-50’s until he retired in 2006. He received credits for his huge impact and achievement as a professional athlete. In fact, he was inducted to the International Swimming Hall of Fame class of 1980. He will be remembered as one of the greatest American athletes of all time. He passed away peacefully at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah in June 2018 due to natural causes.

Deanna Lund

Those who love classic films back in the 60’s would easily recognize Deanna Lund. She had one of the prettiest faces at that time. Together with her exceptional talent, she was one of the most sough-after actresses at the peak of her career. Here’s a little fun fact: Lund did not finish her college degree opting to drop out and marry her high school sweetheart. She then made her way into Hollywood, where she established her career until she retired. According to friends and family, Lund passed away due to pancreatic cancer in June 2018. She passed away at the age of 81.


Daniel Pilon was a Canadian actor known for his role in Dallas as Renaldo “Naldo” Marchetta. In addition to this, Pilon also appeared in many soap operas such as Guiding Light, Ryan’s Hope, and Days of Our Lives. He’s appeared in several more TV shows and many films from late 60’s until 2011. He was reportedly considered for the role of James Bond, twice according to Wikipedia. While everything looks good career-wise, misfortune seemed to follow his personal life. In 1994, his house was destroyed by an earthquake forcing him to declare bankruptcy. That same year, he filed for a divorce from his wife. In June 2018, he passed away because of cancer.


Nicole DeHuff was an American actress, who began her acting career by finishing her degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University. According to Wikipedia, she also met her executive producer and director Ari Palitz, whom she married later on. Before she passed away, DeHuff was hospitalized several times because her illness was misdiagnosed. She was first treated for bronchitis however, her condition didn’t get better and turned for the worse. It was much later when the doctors had diagnosed her with the correct illness. However, it was already too late. She passed away in February 2005 because of pneumonia. She died at the age of 30.


Clint Walker was an American actor and singer, who rose to fame when Western-themed movies became popular. He was considered as one of the iconic actors during the 50’s until the 70’s. One of his notable roles was playing Cheyenne Bodie in Cheyenne, which aired from the 50’s until early 60s. Walker had three marriages. He had to hire a divorce lawyer for the first one. Sadly, his second wife passed away too early. He left his first wife when he died May of 2018, just nine days before his 91st birthday. He died of congestive heart failure in Grass Valley California.


Gary Owens had an extensive career mostly using his voice as his investment. He was an American radio personality, announcer, disk jockey, voice actor and an actor. He rose to fame when he appeared in Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and Space Ghost. He was frequently heard on television and radios in the 50’s towards early 2000. However, he finally succumbed to his disease at the age of 80. He passed away in February 2015 because of complications brought by Type 1 diabetes. He had this disease when he was just eight.


Ben Woolf may not have many film credits to his name, he was considered a great actor in the industry. He appeared several times in the horror TV series American Horror Story in it’s first and fourth seasons. Did you know that he had a degree that allows him to teach to preschoolers? Yes, he is able to teach during his slow season. He had an accident a while back, which resulted in a head injury. Later on, he suffered a stroke from this very head injury. He passed away at the age of 34 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.


Michelle Thomas became famous for appearing in family shows such as The Cosby Show and Family Matters. While she was diagnosed early on with a rare type of cancer called intra-abdominal desmoplastic small-round-cell tumor. She had undergone a lot to beat the cancer. In fact, she underwent two surgeries to remove the tumor but she eventually succumbed to the disease in 1998. She was just 29 years old when she passed away. Despite the huge medical expenses, her family was far from bankruptcy.


Sam Simon was one of the brains behind Hollywood’s most popular animated sitcom, The Simpsons, along with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks. He was a genius and had a knack with his hands. He finished a degree at Stanford University because of these gifts. He worked as a newspaper cartoonist while studying and later on became a storyboard artist at Filmation Studios. Sadly, he was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer. As with most types of cancers, this one also affected his other vital organs too, including his liver and kidney. Due to severe complications brought by the disease, he died in March 2015 at the age of 59.

Jonathan Brandis

Jonathan Brandis appeared in many brand commercials when he was still a child. From being a child model, he moved towards acting in television shows and films. His first notable role was in ABC’s soap opera One Life to Live. Later on, he became popular among teens and became an icon when he starred in the 1990 film The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter. From this, he appeared in the sci-fi series SeaQuest DSV.

Bill Nunn

Bill Nunn was the son of Frances Nunn. His grandfather was the first African American football player. Bill Nunn had an investment of four decades in the entertainment industry. While he was active in the business, he appeared in more than 70 different shows and movies. The most notable, perhaps, were his roles as Radio Raheem in Do the Right Thing, and as Robbie Robertson in the Spiderman trilogy.

Alexis Arquette

Alexis Arquette is considered an icon among members of the LGBTQ. She first appeared in a music video when she was just 12. Later on, she was cast in the 1986 film Down and Out in Beverly Hills. During the peak of her career, she underwent a series of surgeries for gender reassignment. The whole process was documented and made public. This exposure had opened more acting opportunities for her.

Ron Glass

Ron Glass was a popular face on-screen during the ’70s and early ’80s thanks to the sitcom Barney Miller. Although he appeared in many films and TV shows, most of his fans may remember him as Detective Ron Harris in this sitcom. He also appeared as Shepherd Derrial Book in Firefly and its sequel, Serenity. We can say that his degree in arts, drama, and literature definitely helped him hone his acting chops.

Laura Branigan

Fans would always associate Laura Branigan with her hit signature song, the platinum-certified 1982 single “Gloria”. This classic favorite was a certified platinum in 1982. After this, she released another cover, titled Self Control, which also topped the charts. Both songs were a huge hit worldwide, becoming much-loved classics up to this day. One of her investments during her career was real estate.

John Hurt

The renowned English actor, Sir John Vincent Hurt, was born on January 22, 1940 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. He had been a familiar face in Hollywood for over fifty years. He rose to fame when he took on the role of Richard Rich in A Man for All Seasons in 1966. His performance portrayals of Timothy Evans in 10 Rillington Place earned him a BAFTA nomination. He won his first BAFTA in the TV movie “The Naked Civil Servant” .

Teena Marie

Also known as Lady Tee, Teena Marie is notable for her distinct soprano voice that dominated the music industry during her prime years. Her style and approach to her craft reformed the R&B and the soul genres. Because of this, she earned the title of Ivory Queen of Soul. She was a talented musician and a master when it comes to playing different instruments such as the guitar, keyboard, and percussions.

Pat Morita

Fans of the Karate Kid series will surely recognize Pat Morita for his role as Mr. Miyagi. The movie series was popular during the ’80s and ’90s. His performance earned him a number of nominations. Aside from the iconic Mr. Miyagi, he has also appeared in many movies during his career in Hollywood. He was also known to play Arnold Takahashi on Happy Days and was the voice of the Emperor in the 1998 classic animated film Mulan. Overall, he has more than 100 screen credits under his name.

Chris Penn

Chris Penn was known to play tough and compelling characters in his films during the ’80s up until the early 2000s. He would usually play the villain or would play the big funny guy that is always a part of films during these times. Not only was he a great villain and a comic side-kick, but he also received voice credits for some of the iconic games. Did you know that he was the voice behind the ferocious cop Eddie Pulaski in the hit 2004 game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas?

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy was famous for playing the role of Mr. Spock in the Star Trek franchise. He became an icon in Hollywood not only for his acting chops but he was also a successful director, author, photographer and singer. One can say he’s definitely made most of his time during his time in this world. In fact, he got an MA degree at Antioch College and he had engaged in teaching at some point.


Avicci or Tim Bergling to his family and close friends was one of the rising performing young artists in the global music scene. He was a creative mastermind of his own music niche, mixing and producing his own records. Two of his most popular works were Levels and Wake Me Up. These topped the charts and were critically praised in the music industry. He received several credits for his work too, earning him multiple awards and recognition during his peak.

Sunny Johnson

Sunny Johnson’s short but precious time on the big screen was enough to cement her name in Hollywood for decades. Her last movie credit was Flashdance, which was released in 1983 and became a massive success in the box office. Her exceptional performance in the film, portraying figure skater Jeanie will always be remembered by many. Her short stint in the acting industry was worthwhile.

Thuy Trang

Thuy Trang was famous internationally for portraying the fan-favorite character Yellow Ranger in the classic show, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The series took the world by storm, captivating a large portion of the kids during that time. Trini Kwan or otherwise known as Yellow Stranger, easily developed a cult following amongst the kids and teens. Did you know that before she seriously pursued acting, she initially wanted to get a degree in civil engineering?

Dana Hill

Dana Hill was famous for portraying Audrey Griswold in the 1985 American comedy film National Lampoon’s European Vacation. After this, she was known to be one of the best supporting actresses back in the ’80s. She may be good at acting, but she was also a world-class athlete before she rose to fame. We are assuming she had received a lot of scholarships, saving herself and her parents from any possible student loan.

James Avery

James Avery was an American voice actor, actor, and poet born in 1945 in Pughsville, Virginia. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1969, and eventually moved to San Diego, California. James Avery starred in the leading sitcom back in the ’90s and credits to this, and he became a familiar face on the small screen. Avery portrayed one of the famous roles in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which launched his career as one of the greatest actors in Hollywood.

Michael Nyqvist

Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist is the real name of Michael Nyqvist, one of Sweden’s most prominent actors. Did you know that he pursued a degree in the prestigious Malmö Theatre Academy? It helped him refine his skills, ultimately becoming one of the best actors recognized internationally. He was known for his exceptional performance in 2001’s film Grabben I graven bredvid and the Millennium series. He also appeared in the blockbuster hit movies John Wick and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

John Spencer

John Spencer was an American actor born on December 20, 1946 in New York City. Spencer began his television career on The Patty Duke Show. In 1999, he played a key part in the success of the much-loved classic NBC political drama series The West Wing. He played an exceptional portrayal of the lead role Leo McGarry, earning him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2002.

Alice Playten

Born in New York City in 1947, Alice Playtenwas an American actress and voice actress. She may not be recognized by many today, but she was a great talent during her time. She rose to fame when she appeared on the stage of a Broadway musical back in the late ’50s and early ’60s. The theater launched her career into the big screen. While she didn’t land on any major roles to some degree, she mostly chose voice acting projects for animated shows.

Marcia Wallace

Marcia Wallace was one of the most hardworking actresses in the entertainment industry, and her life story is both interesting and inspirational to many. She reached rock bottom when she graduated after college, almost in bankruptcy, with only $148 in her account. This pushed her hard to look for a job, working as a script typist and a part-time theater actress. She found a big break on The Merv Griffin Show, where she appeared more than 75 times. If there’s one thing her life story taught us, it’s about not giving up.

Richard Griffiths

Richard Griffiths was a powerhouse during the peak of his career, receiving credits for his acting skills and exceptional performance in films. He was a multi-award-winning actor, having won Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, and a nomination for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He is honored at the Teesside University for the great impact he had made in the British movie and television industry.

Justin Pierce

Justin Pierce was a British actor and a skateboarder who grew up in the U.S. who was born in London, England to a Welsh mother and an Australian father and was brought up in New York City.  Justin Pierce launched his career when he portrayed Casper in the 1995 film Kids. This was followed by another successful portrayal of Roach in Next Friday. He also appeared a few times in Malcolm in the Middle. He was a famous skater and actor during his time.

Andrew Koenig

Andrew Koenig was born August 17, 1968, the son of Star Trek actor Walter Koening and Judy Levitt.Andrew Koenig was an American character actor, film director, editor, writer, and human rights activist. He was best known for his role as Richard “Boner” Stabone in Growing Pains.He left a remarkable mark in the film industry as an actor, director and writer. In fact, he took time to visit refugee camps located on the outskirts of Thailand to provide aid. His actions may seem bold and he may have brushed with the law at one point but his attorney was quick to come to his defense.

Michael Jeter

Michael Jeter’s career spanned more than 2 decades and he was looked up to as one of the greatest film and stage actors in the early 80’s up until early 2000’s. He rose to fame for playing the role of Herman Stiles in the hit television series Evening Shade. Did you know that he was the man behind Mister Noodle in the famous children’s show Sesame Street? He was part of the voice actors in the animated film The Polar Express and this was the last movie credit to his name.

J.T. Walsh

James Thomas Patrick Walsh was born in San Francisco, California. Walsh made his first appearance in Eddie Macon’s run in 1983. Over the next 15 years, he appeared in more than 50 feature films and increasingly played well-known villains, such as Sergeant Dickerson, Vietnam’s good morning major. In fact, he received credits for his extraordinary portrayal of his roles that, at one point, Playboy Magazine penned him as “everybody’s favorite scumbag.” Many of his colleagues, including Jack Nicholson, honored him by dedicating his Academy Award for As Good as it Gets to Walsh.

Corey Haim

Corey Haim was a heartthrob during the ’80s. Considered as one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, he appeared in multiple films such as Lucas, Silver Bullet, Murphy’s Romance, and The Lost Boys. The Lost Boys was well received by most critics, made over $32 million at the U.S. box office, and is regarded as a 1980s classic.In 2006, he was ranked #8 on VH1’s Greatest Teen Stars.He also became a familiar face on the small screen after leading the reality show The Two Coreys. Haim ran into some issues later on and was even on the brink of bankruptcy.

Paul Gleason

Paul Gleason was considered one of Hollywood’s iconic actors. Gleason appeared in many films and was famous for his role as Dr. David Thornton in all my children from 1976 to 1978. He starred in Harry’s trouble and fire.Gleason was popular with Star Wars fans for playing the role of jeremitt Towani in the 1985 TV film “the battle of ned.”. In the 1983 comedy trading places, starring Dan aykroy and Eddie Murphy, he played the vicious Clarence Beeks, the Duke brothers’ insider trader. He also played Dwayne T. Robinson, deputy chief of police, in die hard. Yes, Gleason was also a seasoned veteran when it comes to the sport.

Richard Attenborough

Richard Attenborough had a long and fruitful life. Richard Attenborough was a veteran British actor, director and producer. He has won many film and television awards, including two Oscars and four BAFTA awards. The most famous work was the biography of Gandhi directed in 1982. He was an icon in the British film and television industry. His most notable project perhaps is being part of the RAF Film Productions, that captured on film the raids of the Royal Air Force all over Europe.

Len Lesser

Leonard King Lesser or popularly known by his screen name Len Lesser was considered as one of the most versatile actors of all time. Since the second season of “The Pony Remark”, he was known for frequently playing the role of Uncle Leo in “Seinfeld”.He left great impressions on the small screen and stage with his extraordinary acting skills. He will be forever synonymous with Uncle Leo in Seinfeld. He was also a fan favorite in the hit television series Everybody Loves Raymond, receiving credits for playing Garvin.

Barney Martin

Barney Martin was an American actor, comedy writer and detective of the New York City Police Department. He was best known for playing Jerry’s father Morty Seinfeld in the sitcom “Seinfeld”.It only takes one film credit to leave a great mark in the film and TV industry. That was the case of Barney Martin. He may not have a long list of film and TV projects under his name, but he will be much remembered for his portrayal of Morty Seinfeld on the sitcom Seinfeld. Did you know that aside from acting, he was also working as one of the New York City Police Department’s detectives.

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Anne Murphy was an American actor and singer. Brittany Murphy was born in Atlanta, Georgia.Brittany Murphy was one of the rising stars of Hollywood during the ’90s and 2000s. She put in a lot of investments to become a famous actress and singer. Also, many opportunities opened up for her when she moved to LA. She got a lead role in the 1995 film Clueless. Murphy was expected to be a big name in Hollywood in a few years.

Antoine Ashley

Antoine Ashley was popularly known for her other name, Sahara Davenport. She was an American drag queen, singer, reality TV personality, and well-trained classical dancer.She joined the reality competition series, RuPaul’s Drag Race, captivating the audience with her talent and showing her full potential. Believe it or not, but she got a degree in Fine Arts, which may have helped her in her exemplary performance, landing her on the top spot always.

Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton was a heartthrob during the 80’s and 90’s. He appeared in movies such as The Terminator and Streets of Fire. He was dedicated to his work and his colleagues can’t help but respect him for that. This vital investment in his work ethics paid off and he landed a support role in the film Weird Science and Twister. Later on, he ventured into directing short films and his works include Barnes & Barnes’s Fish Heads. However, he had suffered various health issues since he was still a kid. In fact, he had a damaged heart valve often causing him fevers. Paxton passed away 11 days after he had an open heart surgery. He was 61 at the time of his death.

David Graf

David Graf will forever be synonymous with Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry in the Police Academy film series that was a huge hit back in the mid to late ’80s. He did not finish his degree in graduate school, dropping out and started his acting career in 1975. He managed to join the game show The $20,000 Pyramid. That was his needed break to get through with his finances. It was a sad day when a few days before his 51st birthday, Graf suddenly collapsed due to a heart attack. He was considered one of the best actors in the 80’s. He passed away in April 2001.

Wendie Jo Sperber

Battling breast cancer is never easy, and Wendie Jo Sperber was considered one of the strongest, who fought the disease bravely. Though she finally succumbed to cancer at a young age of 47, she had helped and empowered people who were in the same situation. In fact, she was an active member of several support and prevention groups for cancer patients. She received a lot of movie credits during her career, having appeared in I Wanna Hold Your Hand and Back to the Future, where Sperber played Marty McFly’s sister. She passed away in November 2005.

Gina Mastrogiacomo

Gina Mastrogiacomo had a rare condition of the heart muscle known as Myocarditis, which causes severe bacterial infection of the vital organ. She succumbed to her illness when she was just 39 years old. It was a pity that she had all the potential needed to make it big in Hollywood. She got her first movie credit in Alien Space Avenger. She got a big break to be a part of Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. She became a familiar face on the small screen after that. She continued to do this until she passed away in May 2001.

Anita Mui

Anita Mui dominated Hong Kong music and the acting scene during her peak years. She was a phenomenal performer, and her powerful voice just completed the overall experience. She is considered an icon, and her works and contributions to the industry remain relevant up to today. She also became popular in other Asian countries like Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. You would never associate Anita Mui with any personal loan as he had become very wealthy at this point. However, her success was cut short when she lost the battle against cervical cancer last December 2003 at a young age of 40.

Lynne Thigpen

Lynne Thigpen had a spectacular career, having earned a number of nominations and awards at the peak of her race. Unlike some actresses, she finished her degree first in college before she decided to pursue acting. She was nominated six times at the Daytime Emmy Award and even won a Tony in the 1997 film An American Daughter. She was considered as one of the versatile actresses in Hollywood. However, her progress was cut short when she suddenly passed away in March 2003 because of a cerebral hemorrhage.

James Rebhorn

James Rebhorn was a seasoned actor, having more than 100 movie and television credits to his name. He also starred on the Showtime hit Homeland. He was exemplary in his performances and was considered to be a legend. He was a diagnosed with melanoma in 1992. This is a type of cancer that developes from the overproduction of melanoma – the cells that give our skin it’s distinct color. While he had a great team of doctors, the cancer still caught up on him and he passed away March 2014 at the age of 65.

Malcolm Mclaren

Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren or Malcolm McLaren for short was an icon in the English entertainment industry. He was considered as a visionary by many with his ideals and perception way ahead of his time. He is also able to recognize opportunities that others would otherwise miss. This would later on turn out to be a great investments. He played a key role in the transformation of the punk movement, setting trends and styles in this category. He was also the force behinc famous bands such as New York Dolls and the Sex Pistols. He was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in 2009. This is a type of cancer that affects the abdominal lining. He soon passed away on April 2010.

Andy Hallett

Andy Hallett became popular for appearing in the fantasy television series Angel, which was a huge hit in the early 2000s. Did you know that he also got a great voice? In fact, he recorded two of the series’ soundtrack in their 2005 album Angel: Live Fast, Die Never. Towards the final leg of the series, he reportedly suffered from a dental infection. Nobody expected the infection to escalate quickly, and it reached his heart. It was a possible case of cardiomyopathy. Covered by his insurance and a team of great doctors, he recovered from this episode. However, his heart was still greatly affected. He passed away in March 2009 because of congestive heart failure.

Guillaume Depardieu

Guillaume Depardieu was naturally born with a great talent. This is assumed from being the eldest son of the legendary Gérard Depardieu, who had more than 170 movie credit to his name. His first stint was in Pas si méchant que ça, which was shown in the 70’s. After a long hiatus, he returned to the big screen with an exemplary performance in Tous les matins du monde. This earned him a nomination for a César Award for Most Promising Actor. He suffered from a severe case of pneumonia and passed away in October 2008 at the age of 37.

Jean Stapleton

Jean Stapleton was a seasoned actress, having a career spanning decades – from 1941 up until 2001. She achieved many recognitions and awards throughout her run. Perhaps, her most notaole performance was playing the character of Edith Bunker in the classic sitcom All in the Family. She will always sbe Edith Bunker to many. Having worked in the industry for so long, many would assume that she had a financial advisor in place to manage her finances. Her family released a statement that the actress passed away peacefully of natural causes in her New York City home in May 2013.

Steve James

Steve James rose to fame when he appeared in the hit movies American Ninja and Delta Force. He was considered as one of the hottest stars during the 70’s and 80’s. Did you know that he was a stunt performer before becoming an actor? If this wasn’t enough to equip him with the basic skills, he also had additional knowledge of the craft after he finished his degree in Arts and Film at C.W. Post College. However, he took a step back from the limelight at the age of 41. His friends and fans were shocked to learn of his passing in December 1993 because of pancreatic cancer.

Reg E. Cathay

Reginald Eurias Cathey or Reg E. Cathay for short, was a well-admired and award-winning actor. He became a familiar face credits to his role as Norman in the HBO crime series, The Wire. His also had a notable performance portraying Freddy Hayes in the House of Cards. He was nominated three consecutive times at the Emmy Awards for his performance. However, he passed away in his hime in New York City, loosing his battle against lung cancer. He died February 2018 at the age of 59.

John Gavin

John Gavin was dominating the classic movies in the 60’s. Did you know that his full name is actually Juan Vincent Apablasa Jr.? The avid fans of the classic films may not recognize that name but John Gavin certainly was a huge name back in the days. He was part of a number of iconic films such as Spartacus and played a major role in Psycho. He wasn’t just a good actor, though. He was known to have made investments in several projects in the oil and communication industry. Sadly, he passed away February 2018 in his Beverly Hills home. Reports say that he died because of complications from pneumonia.

Marty Allen

Morton David Alpern is considered as one of the greatest comedians in the industry. He had several experiences in the performing arts, playing as a comedy headliner in nightclubs, a dramatic actor on TV before appearing on the big screen. He was known to be a philanthropist as well, going out of his way to visit military hospitals and provide support to the brave men. He worked together with many health associations, even insurance companies, to improve the general well-being of the people. This man with a kind heart passed because of complications from pneumonia. He lived a good and long 95 years of life.


Charlie Sanders was part of the 2007 class of Pro Football Hall of Fame, making him one of NFL legends. He was also named as one of the best players during the peak of his career, taking credit for being in the NFL’s 1970s All-Decade Team. This was already a huge success at that time. He used his gift and skills when he was in college. He avoided any student loans by joining the football varsity team. He was one of the key players, who made the University of Minnesota grab the Big Ten championship during his college years. His fans were deeply saddened that Sanders passed away from cancer in July 2015.


Bobbi Kristina Brown became famous when she appeared on the reality TV show Being Bobby Brown. She was already getting considerable following on social media being a huge influencer. She had a couple of singles credited to her name too. If this didn’t make her popular, being the daughter of the famous music icon Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown to some degree would. While there were a lot of speculations surrounding her death, final reports say that she passed away due to lobar pneumonia. She died in July 2015 at the age of 22 years old.


Roderick George Toombs otherwise known as Roddy Piper was a professional wrestler who competed in the World Wrestling Federation. True to his name, Piper has his own signature kilt and bagpipe entrance music. Aside from the World Wrestling Federation, he was also among the famous talents in World Championship Wrestling. We think he was completely covered with insurance given his line of work involved a lot of extreme physical activities. Piper was found unconscious in his house in California in July 2015. Reports show that he had a cardiopulmonary arrest caused by hypertension.


David Canary rose to fame for his role in the NBC western drama series Bonanza. Many of his fans will fondly remember him as Candy Canaday, the ranch foreman in the series. Moving his career further, he received credits for his exemplary performance in portraying Adam Chandler in the classic soap opera All My Children. He won five out of 16 Daytime Emmy Award nominations for his performance. He wasn’t just good at acting though. He was also a varsity scholar during his college years. He passed away of natural causes in November 2016 at the age of 76.


Robert Loggia was an American actor and director with many movie credits to his name. In fact, he was famous in both fields at that time. He had a career spanning more than six decades in Hollywood, earning several nominations and recognition in these years. Some of his most famous crafts were The Greatest Story Ever Told, Pink Panther, Independence Day, The Sopranos, and Return to Me. Sadly, Loggia was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease back in 2010. He passed away due to many complications caused by his illness in December 2015. He died at the age of 85. He was found lying in his home in Brentwood, Los Angeles.


Natalie Cole was naturally born with many talents. This comes as no surprise if you’re the daughter of the jazz legend Nat King Cole. Natalie was an actress, singer, and songwriter. She contributed greatly to the music scene. Her career peaked in the ’70s after releasing a couple of hit singles. Later on, she was one of the best-selling artists of her time. We trust her financial advisor took good care of her fortune. However, she passed away at the age of 65 on New Year’s Eve of 2015 due to congestive heart failure.


Michael Galeota easily became one a heartthrob in the ’90s, appearing in The Baby-Sitters Club and shortly starred in Women & Men 2: In Love, There Are No Rules. He continued his success over the next few years, reaching his peak by starring in the comedy series The Jersey, where he played as Nick Lighter. He slowly took a step back from the limelight after a few years. He suddenly made headlines when he was rushed to the hospital. He initially complained of abdominal pains. Covered with insurance and good doctors, he was able to access the best care possible however, he refused to receive them. He was found dead in his home in January 2016. Reports say that he died of cardiovascular disease and hypertension.


Joe Alaskey was one of the greatest voice actors the world has ever known. He was one of Mel Blanc’s successors, who later on gave life to countless cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, and many more! He wasn’t just the voice in many famous TV shows and films, he was also the voice of many characters in video games. His voice was his major investment throughout his career although he was also a stand-up comedian, an actor and an impressionist. However, he lost his life to cancer in February 2016. He died at the age of 63.


Certainly, one of Hollywood’s best. Larry Drake was an award-winning actor, voice artist and comedian. He will be fondly remembered for his portrayal of Benny Stulwicz in L.A. Law, which followed the story of a lawyer based in Los Angeles. Drake’s performance in the series earned him a pair of Emmy Awards. It was a truly sad day for his fans and the industry when he passed away in March 2016. He suffered from a rare form of blood cancer that only worsened because of hypertension and overweight.


Joe Santos was one of the top actors during the 70s and 80s. One of his most magnificent performances was portraying the role of Sgt. Dennis Becker in the hit NBC series drama The Rockford Files. Did you know that he was also an excellent football player? He was also on the verge of bankruptcy but his good friend Al Pacino helped him sort out his finances and steered him into the right direction. The entire industry was devastated when he died in March 2016. According to his family, he suffered a heart attack, which led to his death.


Nelsan Ellis rose to fame after starring in the American fantasy horror drama television Series, True Blood. His character was only supposed to appear for a few episodes but the producers kept him until the series ended. Ellis was also an American playwright, who also appeared in the popular drama series Elementary. While he had issues with alcohol, he had quit by himself. However, he suffered from heart failure and passed away in July 2017. He received credits for his magnificent portrayal of Lafayette Reynolds in the hit HBO series, having won Satellite Award from the International Press Academy.


Not everyone in Hollywood has a known cause of death. The families they left behind would sometimes prefer not to reveal the cause of death in public for privacy reasons or some are just too controversial to reveal to their fans. This was the case of Holly Lewis, who passed away at the age of 46 due to unknown cause. Her death was left to everyone’s imagination.

She passed away in June 2012. Nobody really knew if Lewis died of a disease or accident. Her lawyers never revealed any details and her fans are still wondering what could have caused her death. Lewis was an actress who appeared in minor roles. Her famous project perhaps could be voicing in Grand Theft Auto: San Andres. She was married to Raider Rhotenacher.


Michael Clarke Duncan was popularly known for portraying intimidating characters in films though not necessarily the bad guy. He was most famous for portraying the big but magical guy, John Coffey in The Green Mile. This was one of his best performances in films. He was also seen in other films like The Whole Nine Yards, Armageddon, The Scorpion King, Kung Fu Panda, Daredevil, and Green Lantern. While the audience would often see him as the big bad wolf in films, he was a good man in real life. He was always professional without any need for lawyers as he was an overall good citizen. His fans were crushed when he passed away on September 3, 2012 at the age of 54 due to a heart attack.


Romi Koch’s death still remains a mystery up to this day. She became famous for portraying a unique character in the movie Dead Doll back in 2004. She actually played that “doll” in the movie. However, she passed away a year after. Official representatives like family lawyers never revealed any details about her death. So the public is left to speculate whether the cause of death was from an accident, an illness or foul play. While the family has decided to keep the information in private, we certainly hope that she is now at peace.


Robert Sorrells was a popular actor back in the 60’s. He made his first appearance on mainstream television, appearing in an episode of the classic series the Twilight Zone. Later on, he also appeared in the military comedy series Ensign O’Toole. His lawyers weren’t able to save him from serving in prison back in 2005. He died in August of 2019 while serving because of natural causes. No foul play had been found.


Darrell Winfield was a real life rancher, who had familiar face back in the days especially to those who are smoking. In fact, he was considered as one of the most iconic commercial models of all time. He was most famous for being the face of several cigarette ads on TV and magazines. He was popularly known as “The Marlboro Man”. This became a trademark of the brand and he held that spot for almost two decades. He died at the age of 85 on his farm in January 2015. He received credits and was inducted to the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame.


Meadowlark Lemon was an American actor, professional basketball player and a minister. He started out at the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, where he played for more than two decades. He was looked up by many basketball stars including Micahel Jordan, who considered him as a national treasure. In fact, Wilt Chamberlain gave credits to Lemon as being the best basketball player of all time. Reports of his death started circulating December of 2015. He passed away at the age of 83 but his camp never disclosed the cause of death. Nevertheless, his peers were quick to honor him for what he had contributed in the world of sports.

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