Celebrities who died in 2024: All the stars we’ve lost this year

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Unfortunately, fans, family and friends must farewell incredible celebrities who made an indelible mark on the globe.

For many, it felt as if we grew up alongside these stars, idolised them deeply and eventually, grieve their death.

As we deal with the intricacies of grief, we remind you to embrace the beauty of memories, cherish the moments shared, and find solace in the enduring impact a life can have on those left behind.

We commemorate the legacies of these celebrities, remembering their unforgettable contributions to their respective fields, and honouring the impact they’ve had on our collective cultural tapestry.

We are paying tribute to every star who passed away in 2024.

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O.J. Simpson

American football player-turned-actor O.J. Simpson has passed away aged 76.

The news was announced in a statement on X which read: “On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer.

“He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace.”

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Nathan Templeton

Channel Seven’s Melbourne-based correspondent for Sunrise, Nathan Templeton has sadly passed away.

It has been reported the father-of-two sadly suffered a medical episode while walking his dog near Barwon River in Geelong.

Nathan made a reputable name for himself as a reporter at the Olympic Games and was popular on Seven’s Sunrise. The 44-year-old recently stepped away from the spotlight to deal with personal issues.

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Michael Culver

British actor Michael Culver has sadly passed away, aged 85.

Michael was best known for his role in Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back and the James Bond films Thunderball and From Russia With Love.

The news of his passing was shared by his agency, Alliance Agents in a Facebook post.

“We are very sad to confirm the passing of our friend and client Michael Culver,” the statement read. “It’s been an honour to have represented Michael for the last decade and to have taken him to some of the best Star Wars events in the UK and Europe.”

“A real highlight was taking Michael to Celebration in Chicago in 2019. He was lost for words when he saw his queue line with nearly 200 people waiting to see him.”

The cause of his tragic passing has not been revealed.

Kenneth Mitchell

Actor Kenneth Mitchell has passed away aged 49.

Most well-known for his roles in Star Trek: Discovery and Captain Marvel, Kenneth passed away on 24 February 2024.

Kenneth was diagnosed with ALS in 2018 and suffered a five-year long health battle.

“With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Kenneth Alexander Mitchell, beloved father, husband, brother, uncle, son and dear friend,” his family wrote in a statement shared via X (Twitter) and Instagram.

“Ken was widely known as an actor in many films and television shows,” the statement continued. “He’s portrayed an Olympic hopeful, an apocalypse survivor, an astronaut, a superhero’s dad, and four unique Star Trekkers.”

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Ewen MacIntosh

Actor and comedian, Ewan passed away aged 50.

He was best known for his role as Keith Bishop, aka ‘Big Keith’ in The Office UK and starred in other British comedies including Little Britain.

A statement from his management company, Just Right Management confirmed his passing with Chelle Just revealing he had suffered with health issues for the past two years.

“Ewen was a wonderful actor and an even better human being. He made people laugh and possessed such a kind heart. He touched the lives of all who came into contact with him,” she said.

“Ewen suffered from ill-health these past two years and passed peacefully on 19 February from undisclosed causes.”

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Gary Graham

Actor Gary Graham sadly passed away on 22 January 2024.

“It is with deep profound sadness to say that Gary Graham, my ex-husband, amazing actor and father of our beautiful only child together, Haylee Graham, has passed away today,” Gary’s ex-wife Susan Lavelle said in her announcement on Facebook.

“We are completely devastated especially our daughter Haley. His wife, Becky was by his side.”

Gary was most well-known for his role in Star Trek: Enterprise.

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David Gail

US actor David Gail sadly passed away, aged 58.

His sister Katie Colmenares and podcaster Peter Ferriero confirmed the news, with his sister sharing a heartfelt post to Instagram.

“There’s barely been even a day in my life when you were not with me, by my side, always my wingman, always my best friend, ready to face anything and anyone with me….Missing you every second of every day forever, there will never be another 💔💖” she wrote.

David was best known for his role on Beverley Hills 90210 as Stuart Carson, the fiancé to Shannen Doherty’s Brenda Walsh.

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Lynne Marta

Actress Lynne Marta sadly passed away from cancer, aged 78, on January 11, 2024, in her Los Angeles home.

The news of her passing was confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by Lynne’s friend, Chris Saint-Hillaire. Lynne was best known for her role in the musical classic, Footloose, played Charlene Higgins on Days of Our Lives and Charlie’s Angels in the late 70s.

“We lost a beautiful light today. My friend, Lynne Marta lost her good fight. A wonderfully talented actress and a beautiful singer whose voice was of the angels. A dear heart who adored her friends both human and furry. I will miss her terribly,” Lynne’s friend Joan Sobel wrote on Facebook.

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Christian Oliver

In a tragic plane crash, at 51, Christian Oliver and his two daughters died on January 4th.

The “Speed Racer” star, and his daughters, were pronounced dead on the scene after their plane reported a problem and crashed into the ocean.

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Glynis Johns

Hollywood royalty, Glynis Johns passed away on January 4th in an assisted living home.

She is known for her role as Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins but more notably she also earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role as Mrs. Firth in The Sundowners.

Her manager released a statement following her death, “Today is a sombre day for Hollywood. Not only do we mourn the passing of our dear Glynis, but we mourn the end of the golden age of Hollywood.”

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Harry Johnson

Following a long illness, Harry Johnson passed away in Los Angeles on January 2nd. His wife Christiane Johnson confirmed the news to Deadline.

He was known for his iconic role in Battlestar Galactica in 1978. He also appeared in MASH, Quincy M.E., Law & Order, The Incredible Hulk, Days of Our Lives and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.*

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