Notable Figures: Remembering Movie and TV Celebrities Who Passed Away in 2024 – Variety

Since the beginning of 2024, fans of movies, television, and music have been mourning the loss of several notable figures in the entertainment industry. Among those who have passed away are Louis Gossett Jr., an Oscar-winning actor known for his role in “An Officer and a Gentleman,” Richard Lewis, a comedian and actor from “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” David Soul, who starred in “Starsky and Hutch,” and Joyce Randolph, who played Trixie in “The Honeymooners.”

In the film industry, fans are remembering Norman Jewison, the director of “Moonstruck,” and Glynis Johns, the actress from “Mary Poppins.” Last year, the entertainment community also bid farewell to musicians like Jimmy Buffett and Robbie Robertson, actors such as Andre Braugher and Matthew Perry, writer-producer Norman Lear, and director William Friedkin.

Some of the other celebrities who have died in 2024 include:

– Cindy Morgan, known for her roles in “Caddyshack” and “Tron”
– Bill Hayes, a longtime star of “Days of Our Lives”
– Alec Musser, an actor from “All My Children” and “Grown Ups”
– Mary Weiss, lead singer of the Shangri-Las
– Melanie, the singer who performed at Woodstock
– Carl Weathers, who played Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” films
– Chita Rivera, a Broadway legend and two-time Tony winner
– Toby Keith, a country singer known for “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”
– Steve Lawrence, a crooner who rose to fame in the ’50s and ’60s
– Eric Carmen, frontman of the Raspberries and solo artist
– Louis Gossett Jr., an Emmy-winning actor from “Roots”
– Chance Perdomo, a young actor from “Gen V” and “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”
– Barbara Rush, a Golden Globe-winning actress from “It Came From Outer Space”

These individuals have left behind a legacy in the entertainment industry and will be remembered for their contributions to film, television, and music. Fans can read full obituaries for each of these celebrities to learn more about their lives and careers.

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