Actors Who've Sadly Died So Far In 2019



2019 has seen the loss of a myriad of hugely talented actors with a range of different backgrounds, from movies to television to the Broadway stage. But while they may have made their names in different worlds, they are all connected by a true dedication to their craft, and by the many fans who will miss them dearly.

Three years after the death of R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker, the man who brought Chewbacca to life in the original Star Wars trilogy also passed away. In a statement, the family of Peter Mayhew confirmed that the towering actor died at his Texas home on April 30th 2019. The statement celebrated Mayhew’s life, focusing on the experiences and lifelong friendships that came from his time as part of the Star Wars family.

But Mayhew did a lot more than just the convention circuit. Over the years, he became heavily involved with the 501st Legion, Wounded Warriors, Make-A-Wish, and other non-profit organizations. In a tribute tweet, Mayhew’s Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill wrote:

“He was the gentlest of giants. A big man with an even bigger heart who never failed to make me smile and a loyal friend who I loved dearly. I’m grateful for the memories we shared and I’m a better man for just having known him. Thanks Pete.”

Against all odds, the previously wheelchair-bound Mayhew returned to play Chewbacca in 2015’s The Force Awakens, his final on-screen appearance as the iconic Wookiee. He is survived by his wife, Angie Mayhew, and their three children.

He may have been just 20 when he passed away in his sleep following a seizure, but, according to Disney, Cameron Boyce was, quote, “already a veteran to show business.” The actor played the mischievous Luke Ross in almost 100 episodes of the Disney series Jessie, and later portrayed Carlos De Vil in the Descendants franchise. Boyce also popped up in a number of more adult-oriented projects, he was in K-horror remake Mirrors, and also appeared in the Adam Sandler comedy Grown Ups as well as its 2012 sequel. Boyce’s final project was Mrs. Fletcher, an HBO comedy series that’s due for release in Fall 2019. More to come as we honor those actors who’ve sadly died so far in 2019.

#PeterMayhew

Peter Mayhew | 0:21
Cameron Boyce | 1:49
Rip Torn | 3:12
Rutger Hauer | 4:13
Peggy Lipton | 5:41
Stephanie Niznik | 6:58
Sylvia Miles | 8:08
Gloria Vanderbilt | 9:22
Stefanie Sherk | 10:43
In memoriam | 11:38

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36 thoughts on “Actors Who've Sadly Died So Far In 2019

  1. Looper August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    RIP to all these fine actors.

  2. Stella Ormes August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Just read of the sad loss of Valerie Harper who stared as Rhoda in Mary Tyler show and later stared in Rhoda. I loved her character in both series.

  3. m3c43 August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    People die it is a fact. No one is immortal. So be nice

  4. Tracey Funches August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Don’t forget Beth Chapman she wasn’t an actor but she was amazing loved their show Dog the Bounty Hunter

  5. Tammy Yeet August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Why isn't iron man in this ?

  6. Dj Gordon August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Were is Etika

  7. King Vip3r August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    You missed all failing YouTubers

  8. Chris Wentworth August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Mayhew was 7.1

  9. KRYPTO__NITE - August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    2019 has the most deaths it’s sad

  10. Chris Johnson August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    R.I.P to all actors we've lost this year.
    Also a shout out to power ranger ninja storm actor Pua Magasiva (11th May 2019)

  11. Dan Wolfe August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Someone evidently didn't watch Cross Creek. Torn played a neighbor of Steenburgen.

  12. Stefanos Gritzaliis August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    I will mostly miss Cameron boyce

    R.I.P CAMERON and everyone else

  13. Keliane Lauzon August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    You forgot Luke Perry

  14. Marc Freedman August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    You forgot Dois Day who died May of 2019

  15. Pamela Nelson August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Let's not forget Rutger Howers performance as the great grandson of Josh Randall (Steve McQueen"s character from Wanted Dead or Alive).

  16. William Donovan August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Scrapping the barrel with this one video of dead actors you probably never heard of

  17. Marc Shields August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    RIP good people

  18. Leathea Gray August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Looper, you are wrong about Rip Torn’s character in the movie Cross Creek. He did NOT play Marjorie’s (Mary Steenburgen) father. He was a neighbor and friend. I hope you are able to correct this in your narrative.

  19. Electra Glide August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Too bad Gloria's son is a treasonous fake news pushing scumbag.

  20. Rachael Green August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Rip to all these good people

  21. gdlywom August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    RIP to all these wonderful actors 😭

  22. Candice Perry August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    We'll miss all of these actors

  23. omegabot86 August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    I only knew about Rudger Hauer, the others i’ve never even heard of

  24. John Strika August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    So you discuss a bunch of nobodies but not Doris Day or Luke Perry. Pathetic.

  25. Dirty hairy August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Stan Lee?

  26. Adventures of Graywolf August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    "Myriad." Not, "a myriad of."

  27. Uncle Quack August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    So just what was Chewbacca supposed to be? an alien big foot? or some kind of a monkey man? he reminded me of an over size Chukka from Land of the lost.

  28. Raymond Charles August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    R.I.P TO ALL MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO HAS GONE BLACK AND WHITE….BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER TO PUT GOD FIRST…. BECAUSE WORSE IS STILL TO COME.

  29. Raymond Charles August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    No matter who you are, how rich or you are, death don't respect anyone…. just looked at all the greats who has passed and long gone…. Bruce Lee, Elvis, Michael, just to name a few….. this is why we all must put Jesus Christ our Lord and savior first, and always in our lives…he was here with us and he is God Almighty….him alone have powers over death….and no one great or small will never escape death everlasting unless you trust in God…. this is the second death…. and only God can save you from that what to come … people put your trust in Jesus… he's the only savior…. can't you all see that we are dying down here in this sinful world.

  30. Roberto De Leon-Gonzalez August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Such sadness…

  31. Dade Lee Murphy August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    you do realize that most of these people were either baby boomers are older.. so yeah .

  32. Coolyguy27 August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Rutger was great in the Hitchhiker .

  33. DH_Artist August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    No Luke Perry?????

  34. C Ambrosi August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    gloria vanderbilt mommy of gayboy anderthoncooper

  35. Dave Roth August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Damn Rip Torn died?!?! ……R.I.P Rip.

  36. Norbee Mad August 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    bud spencer and terence hill ?

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