Life is a beautiful lie, but every soul has to taste death one day. Numerous celebrities left for heavenly abode in 2019, but their most remarkable work will remain forever etched in the history of creators. We have picked the top 13 celebrities who died in 2019 who made their name with their notable work:
- Gary Rhodes — Television Chef and English Restaurateur
Died: November 26, 2019, Dubai, UAE (Aged: 59)
Cause of death: Subdural hematoma (illness related to brain injury)
Gary Rhodes was one of the legendary Celebrity Television chefs and English restaurateurs, notable for his excellent unique British Cuisine. At the age of 26, Chef Gary earned his first-ever Michelin star and introduced the world — Culture of a Gastropub. As much as people loved his cuisine, they also loved his unique spiked hairstyle.
Rhodes popular shows include — Hell’s Kitchen, Rhodes Around Britain, and Masterchef USA. Additionally, Rhodes worked on Saturday Cooks, Local Food Hero, and UKTV Food Show before his sudden death.
Gary Rhodes was 59 years when he passed away in Dubai, UAE, on 26 November 2019. T.V. channels reported it as sudden death, but later his family confirmed that his death was due to a subdural hematoma, generally referred to as brain injury. He was suddenly collapsed after having a meal with the family.
- Eddie Money — American Singer-Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist
Died: September 13, 2019, Los Angeles, California, the USA (Aged: 70)
Cause of death: Esophageal cancer (stage 4)
Eddie Money’s full name was Edward Joseph Mahoney, an American singer who led a successful singing career in the 1970s and 1980s. Eddie’s gave the world his great classic hits — Take Me Home Tonight, Two Tickets To Paradise, We Should Be Sleeping, and many more. Eddie was nominated for Grammy in 1987 for his song Take Me Home Tonight.
On August 24, 2019, Eddie revealed that he has been suffering from Esophageal cancer and died at the age of 70 on September 13, 2019.
- Jerry Herman — American Lyricist and Composer
Died: December 26, 2019, Miami, Florida (Aged: 88)
Cause of death: Pulmonary Complications
Jerry Herman was a famous American song composer and lyricist. His songs – Hello Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles hit the chartbuster and are still famous among many people globally. The songs got nominated for Tony awards five times and two times winner. The songs were the ultimate hit, and in 1964 Jerry won the Grammy Award for Mame and in 1966 for Hello, Dolly! In 2009, Jerry received Tony Awards – Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre and in 2010, the Kennedy Center Honors.
Jerry was 88 years old when he died of pulmonary complications in Miami hospital on 26th December 2019.
- Lee Mendelson — American Television Producer
Died: December 25, 2019, Hillsborough, California, the USA (Aged: 86)
Cause of death: Lung cancer
Lee Mendelson was the Emmy-winning famous producer. He started his television career in 1961 at San Francisco’s KPIX-TV, and later, he started his own production company in 1963. Lee is known best for his 1965 classic movie “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” for which Lee wrote the song “Christmas Time is Here.”
The first work of his production house was a documentary about Willie Mays. Shortly after his work on the documentary, he started working for a Peanuts comic strip about Charlie Brown’s baseball team.
Lee Mendelson died due to lung cancer on Christmas 2019, at the age of 86
- Allee Willis — American Songwriter
Died: December 24, 2019, Los Angeles, California, the USA (Aged: 72)
Cause of death: Cardiac arrest
Allee Willis was a famous American songwriter and praised for her notable songwriting work on the F.R.I.E.N.D.S famous series theme song — I’ll Be There For You, for which she was nominated for the Emmy Awards.
Allee co-writes the hit songs — Boogie Wonderland and September by Earth, Wind & Fire. Allee’s song What Have I Done to Deserve This, was on the number 2 chart hit list in the United Kingdom in 1987 and in the USA in 1988. Allee’s song Beverly Hills Cop (1986), and The Color Purple (2016) won Grammy awards.
Allee died in Los Angeles due to cardiac arrest on Christmas Eve, 2019, at the age of 72.
- Danny Aiello — American Actor
Died: December 12, 2019, New Jersey the USA (Aged: 86)
Cause of death: Brief illness
Danny Aiello was a famous American actor known for his notable worked in movies – The Front, Ruby, Lucky Number Slevin, Jacob’s Ladder, Leon: The Professional, 2 days in the valley, The God Father II, Moonstruck, The Purple Rose of Cairo, ONce Upon a Time in America, Jacob’s Ladder, The Last Don and many others.
Danny was nominated as the Best Supporting Actor for his best performance in Do The Right Thing.
Danny Aiello died of a brief illness at a hospital in New Jersey on December 12, 2019, at the age of 86.
- Gabriel Diniz — Brazilian Composer and Singer
Died: May 27, 2019, Estâcia, Sergipe, Brazil (Aged: 28)
Cause of death: Aeroplane crash
Gabriel Diniz was a famous Brazilian composer and singer and led a brief but remarkable career in the music industry. Gabriel’s popularity rose for his album “Paraquedas” in 2016. During his short career, Gabriel released three studio albums, and his famous song was “Acabou Acabou,” which was released in collaboration with Wesley Safadao in 2017.
Gabriel became famous in Brazil with his single “Jenifer,” the most played song on Brazil’s music streaming sites and radio. His song became the hit of summer 2019.
Gabriel died in a plane crash on May 27, 2019, at the age of 28, after performing in a concert in Sergipe in Estancia, Brazil. He was going back to surprise his girlfriend at her birthday party.
- Karl Lagerfeld— German Creative Director of French Fashion House Chanel
Died: February 19, 2019, Neuilly-sur-Seine-Paris (Aged: 85)
Cause of death: Pancreatic cancer
Karl Lagerfeld, the famous personality, the creative director of Chanel – the globally famous French House and Fendi – the Italian leather and fur fashion house. Karl also has worked as a freelance designer for many well-known brands, including Chloe, Charles Jourdan, Valentino, and Krizia.
Fendi hired Karl in 1967 to modernize their fur line, and he introduced innovative and groundbreaking designs. In addition, Karl introduced the world with squirrels, rabbits, and moles into the fashion industry.
Karl’s signature style of wearing his classic signature black sunglasses, white hair, fingerless gloves, and starched detachable collars were the talk of the global fashion world.
On February 18, 2019, Karl died because of complications of pancreatic cancer.
- Jo Andres— American Filmaker
Born: 1954, Wichita, Kansas, the USA
Died: January 6, 2019, Brooklyn, New York, the USA (Aged: 64)
Cause of death: Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis — a rare disease of the bowel system
Mary Jo Andres Buscemi, famously known as Jo Andres, was a famous American choreographer, filmmaker, and artist. Initially, she became famous for her performance on the kinetic downtown New York performance in 1980.
As a filmmaker, she won awards for her film Black Kites, released in 1996. The film was aired on PBS and played during numerous film festivals like Berlin, Sundance, London, Toronto, and Human Rights Watch Film Festivals. In addition, she directed art and music videos and performed in several films.
She was an in-house artist for leading museums, universities, and art colonies such as The Rockefeller Study Center and Yaddo. She also created a series of cyanotype photographs which are available on her website.
Jo Andres died on January 6, 2019, at the age of 64, while she was at her home in Brooklyn. She died due to a rare disease of the bowel — encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis.
- Linda Porter— American Actress
Died: September 25, 2019 (Aged: 86)
Cause of death: Cancer
Linda Porter was a famous American actress. She worked in numerous feature films, advertisements, television programs, and music videos. Linda’s most notable work was in the series Twin Peaks and Superstore. She also worked in a hit film, “Dude, Where’s My Car?”
During her career, she worked in many famous T.V. series like Beauty and the Beast, Baby M, Murder, She Wrote, Frasier, The Naked Truth, Tumbleweeds, The X-Files, Melrose Place, Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, Gilmore Girls, The Mindy Project, 2 Broke Girls, and many others. Linda led a great career where everyone was able to witness her incredible performance.
Linda passed away on 25th September 2019 due to cancer. She was 86 years old.
- Nipsey Hussle — American rapper
Died: March 31, 2019, Los Angeles, California, the USA (Aged: 33)
Cause of death: Gunshot
Ermias Joseph Asghedom, popularly known as Nipsey Hussle, was a 33 years old American rapper, the multi-talented star who is famous for his mixtapes, and one of them is Bullets Ain’t Got No Name Series, Crenshaw (2013), The Marathon (2010), and The Marathon Continues (2011).
In 2017 along with his brother Samiel Asghedom, Nipsey opened his Marathon Clothing Store in South Los Angeles and inaugurated — Vector 90, a co-working working space. Nipsey album Vicory Lap was nominated for an Oscar in 2018.
Nipsey was shot dead by a 29 years old Eric Holder on 31st March 2019 outside his Marathon Clothing Story in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, he has died on the spot, and later, on April 2, 2019, the LAPD arrested Eric.
- Kushal Punjabi — Indian Film Actor
Died: December 26, 2019, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (Age: 42)
Caused of death: Suicide
Kushal Punjabi, the Bollywood actor, professional hip hop, and modern jazz dancer, who best known for winning USD 120,000 in the Indian game show Zor ka Jhatka-Total Wipeout in February 2011, which is similar to Wipeout — the American game show.
Kushal was seen in numerous Hindi TV soaps, reality shows, and Bollywood movies — Lakshya, Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, Kaal, and Sssshhh…
On December 29, 2019, Kushal was found dead at his residence in Bandra, Mumbai, India, by his parents at 2 AM. The police found the suicide note in which he wrote that no one is responsible for his death and his wealth will need to be divided equally between his sisters, parents, and three-year-old son.
- Bob Einstein — American Actor and comedian
Died: January 2, 2019, Indiana Wells, California, the USA (aged: 76)
Cause of death: Cancer
Bob Einstein, one of the greatest actors and comedians in American history who famously known for his role in Bizzare, the famous 1980 TV series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ocean’s thirteen, Anger Management (2nd season), Arrested Development (3rd season), Comedian in Cars Getting Coffee, and many others. In addition, Bob Einstein was nominated for his comedy writing four-time and won two Emmy awards.
Bob died of cancer on 2nd January 2019. he was diagnosed with cancer.
They are gone but not forgotten. 2019 was a year when the world lost many celebrities, including the legend Karl Lagerfeld — Creative director of Chanel. They left a significant mark through their fantastic work. Their names are written in history as legends. Unfortunately, some of them left this world too soon — Gabriel Diniz and Nipsey Hussle, but they made their life worth remembering. Their memories will live in the heart of their fans.