ウィリー・ガーソン, Helen McCrory, Michael K Williams and the celebrities we lost in 2021

ウィリー・ガーソン, Helen McCrory, Michael K Williams and the celebrities we lost in 2021
Other celebrities who died this year include Larry King, feminist author bell hooks, and comedian Norm Macdonald

In celebration of their lasting legacies and undying commitment to the arts, here’s to remembering some of the most notable actors, 映画製作者, 作曲家, コメディアン, ミュージシャン, and writers we lost in 2021.

Ed Asner (15 11月 1929 – 29 8月 2021)

American actor Ed Asner – best known for playing no-nonsense newsman Lou Grant – died of natural causes in August this year. 彼がいた 91.

Asner was among the few actors to have portrayed the same character (許す) in both a sitcom (The Mary Tyler Moore Show) as well as drama series (Lou Grant). He was also the most honoured male performer in the history of the Primetime Emmy awards, having been recognised for his performance as Grant in both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series.

以上で 300 acting credits, Asner also starred in Will Ferrell’s 2003 映画 妖精, and voiced the character of beloved widower Carl Fredricksen in the acclaimed Disney Pixar film 上.

ピーターエイクロイド (19 11月 1955 – 6 11月 2021)

Canadian comedian, writer and actor Peter Aykroyd died in November. 彼がいた 66.

Actor Dan Aykroyd’s brother, Peter joined 土曜日の夜のライブ as a cast member and writer during the show’s fifth season in 1979. His year-long stint at SNL earned him an Emmy nomination for outstanding writing in a variety or music program.

Darrell Wayne Caldwell/Drakeo the Ruler (1 12月 1993 – 19 12月 2021)

West Coast rapper Drakeo the Ruler, real name Darrell Wayne Caldwell, was fatally stabbed in an altercation at a 天使たち music festival this December. 彼がいた 28.

Dubbed “the most original stylist on the West Coast” for his darkly comedic lyrics and deadpan delivery, Drakeo the Ruler pioneered a type of rap called “nervous music”.

In this March 2021 photo provided by Scott Jawson, West Coast rapper Drakeo the Ruler is seen outside a recording studio

Vincent Cohran/Slim 400 (21 六月 1988 – 8 12月 2021)

American rapper スリム 400, real name Vincent Cohran, was shot dead at the age of 33, 今月上旬.

ウエストコーストヒップホップシーンの新星, スリム 400 was best known for the song “Bruisin’” featuring rappers YG and Sad Boy Loko.

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スリム 400 had previously narrowly escaped death when he was was shot at multiple times in Los Angeles in 2019.

Lou Cutell (6 10月 1930 – 21 11月 2021)

映画, theatre and character actor Lou Cutell – who appeared on となりのサインフェルド, グレイズアナトミー, そして あなたの熱意を抑える –died in November 2021. 彼がいた 91.

Cutell’s passing was confirmed by his friend Mark Furman on Facebook.

Stuart Damon (5 2月 1937 – 29 六月 2021)

六月に, General Hospital actor Stuart Damon died of renal failure at the age of 84.

He portrayed the character of Dr Alan Quartermaine for three decades on the hit ABC show.

Dustin Diamond as Samuel ‘Screech’ Powers in Saved by the Bell

Dustin Diamond (7 1月 1977 – 1 2月 2021)

俳優 Dustin Diamond died from cancer on 1 2月, a month after he was diagnosed with the disease. Diamond was 44.

Diamond’s legacy as an actor was cemented by his role in the hit American high school comedy Saved By The Bell. The actor portrayed Samuel “Screech” Powers, the geeky friend of Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar). He appeared in the Saved By The Bell series for a total of 13 年.

Joan Didion (5 12月 1934 – 23 12月 2021)

Influential American writer Joan Didion died of Parkinson’s disease this month. 彼女はそうだった 87.

During her lifetime, Didion wrote 19 books across diverse subjects, including politics and her home state of California.

Didion’s best known works include the first of her seven non-fiction books, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, as well as 1979’s The White Album, a collection of essays.

Former US President Barack Obama called the author “one of our sharpest and most respected observers of American politics and culture” when he presented her with the National Humanities Medal in 2012.

ウィリー・ガーソン (20 2月 1964 – 21 9月 2021)

ウィリー・ガーソン, who is fondly remembered for his performance as Stanford Blatch in セックス・アンド・ザ・シティ, died of pancreatic cancer on 21 9月. 彼がいた 57.

Garson’s character was best friends with Sarah Jessica Parker’s character in the hit HBO series. Reacting to the news, Parker called Garson’s loss “unbearable” in a heartfelt tribute to her on-screen and off-screen friend.

He also starred in the 2007 HBO シリーズ John from シンシナティ and played Mozzie in the USA Network シリーズ ホワイトカラー から 2009 に 2014.

His acting credits include three Farrelly brothers films, 含む キングピン, そして メリーに首ったけ. He also starred in Being John Malkovich, フリーキー・フライデー, 陣痛, そして Out Cold.

George Gerdes appeared alongside Shannon Wilcox in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ just last year

George Gerdes (23 2月 1948 – 1 1月 2021)

George Gerdes died from a brain aneurysm on 1 January this year. 彼がいた 72.

A regular feature on US television, Gerdes worked on shows such as Xファイル, ER, 副, そして デクスター.

最近になって, the American actor starred in Amazon’s drama ボッシュ and the long-running medical series グレイズアナトミー, on which he appeared in 2020.

Marcel Theo Hall / ビズ・マーキー (8 4月 1964 – 16 7月 2021)

ビズ・マーキー で死んだ 16 July at the age of 57.

The rapper and DJ – born Marcel Theo Hall – was fondly known as the “clown prince of hip-hop”. His debut gig was as a beat boxer with rap collective Juice Crew in 1985.

Markie released a total of five studio albums over the course of his career. 彼の 1999 song “The Biz Never Sleeps” made it to 転がる石’s top 100 pop songs and earned a spot on VH1’s list of 100 greatest hip-hop songs of all time.

サラ・ハーディング (17 11月 1981 – 5 9月 2021)

Former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding died from breast cancer on 5 9月. 彼女はそうだった 39.

Harding performed with the “Love Machine” girl group for 11 年, before Girls Aloud disbanded in 2013.

She revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020. 彼女の中 2021 伝記 聞いてください, Harding shared that she underwent a mastectomy and intensive chemotherapy treatment following the diagnosis.


José Ángel Hernández/Flow La Movie (1 8月 1985 – 15 12月 2021)

Puerto Rican music producer Flow La Movie – real name José Angel Hernandez – and his family members died in a plane crash earlier this month. Hernandez was 36 当時の.

Despite working for a decade, Hernandez’s career took off in 2018 when he produced “Te Boté” for Puerto Rican rapper バッドバニー, a song that topped the ビルボード Hot Latin Songs chart for 14 数週間.

Hal Holbrook (17 2月 1925 – 23 1月 2021)

All the President’s Men actor Hal Holbrook died at his Los Angeles home at the beginning of 2021. 彼がいた 95.

Halbrook starred in several prominent films, 含む Into The Wild (2007) そしてその 1987 crime drama ウォール街.

He became the oldest actor to be nominated for an Oscar in 200 for his role in Into The Wild. Halbrook held the record for seven years until Robert Duvall was nominated for an Academy Award at the age of 84.

A prominent thespian, Holbrook was also known for his one-man stage show inspired by the life of Mark Twain.

サリーアンハウズ (20 7月 1930 – 19 12月 2021)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 俳優 サリーアンハウズ died in December at the age of 91.

While she was best known for playing Truly Scrumptious in the 1968 film with Dick van Dyke, Howes appeared in over 140 映画, ミュージカル, plays and TV projects.

Howes earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Brigadoon at the New York City Opera in 1962.

Howes was best known for her role in ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

Adolph Robert Thornton Jr/Young Dolph (27 7月 1985 – 17 11月 2021)

ラッパー ヤングドルフ – real name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr – was killed in a fatal shooting at a Memphis cookie shop last month. 彼がいた 36.

The rapper was born in Chicago and raised by his grandmother in Memphis. He was known for regularly giving back to his local community, and was handing out Thanksgiving turkeys when he was murdered.

Following Dolph’s death, rappers Offset, ミーガンジースタリオン, そして Chance The Rapper remembered him as a “legendary artist and person” who was “loved by millions of people”.

Larry King (19 11月 1933 – 23 1月 2021)

Veteran TV host and two-time Peabody winner Larry King died after he was treated for Covid-19 in January. The celebrated broadcaster was 87.

Sat opposite politicians, film stars, and TV personalities, King interviewed approximately 50,000 people during a six-decade-long career.

He rose to fame in the US with the launch of The Larry King Show に 1978, before moving over to CNN for Larry King Live の間に 1985 に 2010.

Joanne Linville (15 1月 1928 – 20 六月 2021)

Joanne Linville, the actor best known for playing Romulan commander in 1968’s スタートレック: The Original Series, died this June. 彼女はそうだった 93 当時の.

With acting credits in over 100 productions across film and television, Linville notably starred in Kraft Theatre, Mark Rydell’s film James Dean, チャーリーズエンジェル, 王朝, アルフレッドヒッチコックプレゼンツ, そして Studio One.

Her more prominent movie projects include appearances in 1976’s アリー/スター誕生 そして Gable and Lombard.

Comedian Sean Lock died aged 58 8月に

ショーンロック (22 4月 1963 – 16 8月 2021)

British comedian ショーンロック died from cancer in August this year. 彼がいた 58.

Best known for being the team captain on Channel 4 シリーズ 8 から 10 猫, presented by Jimmy Carr, Lock was also team captain alongside Jon Richardson on the show’s spin-off 8 から 10 Cats Does Countdown.

Carr said he became “sick” with grief in the wake of Lock’s death.

ノームマクドナルド (17 10月 1959 – 14 9月 2021)

土曜日の夜のライブ! alum and revered stand-up comedian ノームマクドナルド died in September, having been diagnosed with cancer nine years ago. Macdonald was 61.

Famous for his droll, deadpan delivery, the Canadian comedian joined SNL に 1993 and remained on the hit NBC show for five years.

After his time on SNL, Macdonald starred in his own comedy series, ノームショー which ran for two years. He also had a recurring role on The Middle and appeared on numerous late night chat shows over the years including Late Night With David Letterman そして コナン.

Carlos Marin (13 10月 1968 – 19 12月 2021)

伝説 Il Divo singer Carlos Marín died at a Manchester hospital in December after contracting Covid-19. 彼がいた 53.

Il Divo’s online statement read: “It is with heavy hearts that we are letting you know that our friend and partner, Carlos Marín, has passed away. He will be missed by his friends, family and fans.”

“There will never be another voice or spirit like Carlos,” Marin’s bandmates Urs Bühler, David Miller, and Sébastien Izambard said.

TV judge サイモンカウエル, who formed the “popera” group in 2003, said on Twitter he was “devastated” by Marín’s death.

Helen McCrory

Helen McCrory (17 8月 1968 – 16 4月 2021)

Helen McCrory, best remembered for her performances in the Harry Potter movies and ピーキーブラインダー, died from cancer. 彼女はそうだった 52.

The stage and screen actor played Narcissa Malfoy, mother to Harry Potter’s arch-enemy Draco Malfoy, in the Harry Potter films.

その間, McCrory portrayed family matriarch Polly Gray on the hit BBC show ピーキーブラインダー.

Frank McRae (18 行進 1941 – 29 4月 2021)

Frank McRae died of a heart attack on 29 4月, 老いた 80.

The late actor was known for his roles in the ジェームズ・ボンド 映画 Licence to Kill そして Last Action Hero.

A former professional American football player, McRae played 007 ally Sharkey in Licence to Kill, which starred Timothy Dalton as the debonair MI5 agent.

Trevor Moore (4 4月 1980 – 7 8月 2021)

Co-founder of sketch comedy group The Whitest Kids U Know Trevor Moore died in an accident in August this year. Moore was 41.

The writer and comedian also hosted The Trevor Moore show on Comedy Central since 2019.

Michael Nesmith (30 12月 1942 – 10 12月 2021)

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Michael Nesmith died peacefully in December, 老いた 78.

One of the founding band members of The Monkees, Nesmith auditioned for and won a role in TV sitcom The Monkees, about four young men trying to make their names as America’s answer to The Beatles. The other members were Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Davy Jones.

Both the sitcom and the eponymous band became successes. The Monkees songs “I’m a Believer”, “Daydream Believer” and “Last Train to Clarksville” were all chart toppers.

クリストファー・プラマー (13 12月 1929 – 5 2月 2021)

The Sound of Music 俳優 クリストファー・プラマー 2月に亡くなりました, 老いた 91.

Plummer rose to fame with the 1965 映画, starring opposite Julie Andrews, before appearing in projects like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, (in which he voiced the villain) and Broadway’s Inherit the Wind.

最近になって, the multiple award-winning actor portrayed Harlan Thrombey in ナイブズアウト and J Paul Getty in All the Money in the World.

に 2012, Plummer became the oldest actor to win a competitive acting Academy Award when he took Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners.

クリストファー・プラマー, pictured in 2011, is the oldest ever Oscar winner at 82

Puneeth Rajkumar (17 行進 1975 – 29 10月 2021)

Well-loved Indian actor Puneeth Rajkumar の年齢で亡くなりました 46 after suffering a cardiac arrest in October.

One of the Kannada film industry’s biggest stars, Rajkumar was reportedly working out at the gym when he suddenly collapsed.

The national award-winning actor was fondly known as “Appu”, for his role in the eponymous 2002 映画.

John Reilly (11 11月 1934 – 9 1月 2021)

Known for playing Sean Donely on General Hospital, veteran soap star John Reilly died at the age of 86.

Reilly enjoyed an 11-year run on ABC’s hit daytime series, before reprising Donely’s role in the General Hospital 振り落とす Night Shift.

Geoffrey Rowe/Jethro (8 行進 1948 – 14 12月 2021)

Cornish comedian Jethro – real name Geoffrey Rowe – died on 14 December after contracting Covid-19. 彼がいた 73.

Antony Sher (14 六月 1949 – 2 12月 2021)

Acclaimed Shakespearean actor アントニー・シェール卿 died of cancer in December. 彼がいた 72. Sher was diagnosed with the terminal illness earlier this year.

The South Africa-born actor joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982, appearing in productions like マクベス そして オセロ.

His screen credits include Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love and film adaptations of マクベス そして The Winter’s Tale.

Siddharth Shukla (12 12月 1980 – 2 9月 2021)

Popular Indian television actor シドハース・シュクラ died of a heart attack on 2 今年の9月. 彼がいた 40.

Actor Joseph Siravo has died

Joseph Siravo (11 行進 1955 – 11 4月 2021)

ソプラノス 俳優 Joseph Siravo died from cancer in April, 老いた 64.

He played Tony Soprano’s father, Giovanni Francis “Johnny” Soprano, in the hit HBO series.

最近になって, Siravo was cast in 2016 シリーズ ピープルvOJシンプソン: アメリカンクライムストーリー. The actor portrayed Fred Goldman, father of murdered waiter Ronald Goldman, in the Netflix show.

スティーブンソンドハイム (22 行進 1930 – 26 11月 2021)

Musical theatre icon Stephen Sondheim 亡くなりました オン 26 November at his home in Connecticut. 彼がいた 91.

Over a career spanning six decades, Sondheim wrote the lyrics for the Broadway classic ウエストサイドストーリー 作曲 Into The Woods, and revolutionised the medium with shows including スウィーニー・トッド, 会社, そして Sunday in the Park with George.

ソンドハイムは9つのトニー賞を受賞しました, アカデミー賞, 8つのグラミー賞とピューリッツァー賞のドラマ 1985, for his contributions to musical theatre.

Dean Stockwell (5 行進 1936 – 7 11月 2021)

American actor Dean Stockwell died in his sleep in November at the age of 85.

The Oscar-nominated actor was best known for his performances in sci-fi television series Quantum Leap and David Lynch’s film adaptation of sci-fi epic 砂丘 (1984).

Stockwell was honoured with the Best Actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival for the 1962 映画 Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

Matthew Strachan (11 12月 1970 – 8 9月 2021)

Award-winning British music composer Matthew Strachan, best known for writing the theme to Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, died suddenly at his West London home this September. 彼がいた 50.

タイラー, who joined the ‘Friends’ cast in 1994, went on to feature in 150 エピソード

ジェームスマイケルタイラー (28 五月 1962 – 24 10月 2021)

ジェームスマイケルタイラー, who played the beloved character Gunther on 友達, died from prostate cancer on 24 10月. Tyler was 59 当時の.

タイラー, who also had acting credits on Sabrina the Teenage Witch そして Scrubs, kept his diagnosis private for around three years, before revealing that he had prostate cancer that had spread.

Dennis Thomas (9 2月 1951 – 7 8月 2021)

A founding member of soul-funk band Kool & The Gang, Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas died peacefully in his sleep on 7 8月. 彼がいた 70.

Florida-born Thomas was the band’s alto sax player, flautist and percussionist since 1964, when the band was formed. His final appearance with Kool & The Gang – known for its tracks “Get Down On It” and “Celebration” – was a show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in July this summer.

Jean-Marc Vallée (9 行進 1963 – 25 12月 2021)

Oscar-nominated director Jean-Marc Vallée was found dead at his cabin in Quebec City, Canada earlier this month. 彼がいた 58.

The director of hit films and TV shows – such as ダラス・バイヤーズクラブ そして ビッグ・リトル・ライズ – worked with actors including Reese Witherspoon, ニコール・キッドマン, エイミー・アダムス, and Jake Gyllenhaal over the course of his professional career.

bell hooks adopted the pen name bell hooks in honour of her maternal grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks

Gloria Jean Watkins/bell hooks (25 9月 1952 – 15 12月 2021)

Celebrated author, feminist, and activist bell hooks died from an unspecified illness on 15 12月, 老いた 69

Writing about race, 性別, class – and the way they impact each other – hooks was a celebrated cultural critic. She published over 30 books over the course of her life, beginning with a collection of poetry in 1978.

She adopted the pen name bell hooks in honour of her maternal grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks.

チャーリー・ワッツ (2 六月 1941 – 24 8月 2021)

ローリングストーン drummer Charlie Watts “passed away peacefully” in London on 24 8月. 彼がいた 80.

Watts had been a member of the rock band since 1963, alongside the Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards.

Sir Elton John, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr paid tribute to the legendary drummer.

Watts’s bandmates honoured his legacy at the first show of the Rolling Stones’s much-delayed No Filter tour on 26 9月.

Sir Elton John, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were among the stars to pay tribute to Charlie Watts

Cara Williams (29 六月 1925 – 9 12月 2021)

At the time of her death, Cara Williams was one of the last remaining actors of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She died aged 96 12月中.

Williams was nominated for an Oscar for her performance as a widowed mother in Stanley Kramer’s movie The Defiant Ones (1958).

The actor received an Emmy nomination when she played Gladys Porter on Pete and Gladys, CBS’s spin-off of its hit sitcom December Bride.

マイケル・K・ウィリアムズ (22 11月 1966 – 6 9月 2021)

俳優 マイケル・K・ウィリアムズ died from a drug overdose on 6 9月. 彼がいた 54.

Williams first gained prominence for playing Omar Little on HBO’s hit show ワイヤー. He was also known for his roles on the period gangster drama ボードウォークエンパイア and HBO’s acclaimed miniseriesの夜.

バラク・オバマは一度 呼ばれる 彼の「好きなキャラクター」と「最もタフなキャラクター」はほとんどありません, baddest guy on [ワイヤー]」.

Williams was nominated for an Emmy award for his performance on ラブクラフトカントリー, which he starred in opposite Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors.

The Marvelettes in 1965

Wanda Young (9 8月 1943 – 15 12月 2021)

Singer Wanda Young died aged 78 今月上旬. Her death was a result of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Young was one of the lead singers of the Marvelettes, the Motown doo-wop girl group. She performed on some of the band’s greatest hits, including “Don’t Mess With Bill”, which was written by Young’s frequent collaborator Smokey Robinson.


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