Gloria Vanderbilt, Builder of a Fashion Empire, Dies at 95
Gloria Vanderbilt, the society heiress who stitched her illustrious family name into designer jeans and built a $100 million fashion empire, crowning her tabloid story of a child-custody fight, of broken marriages and of jet-set romances, died on Monday at her home in Manhattan. She was 95. Her death was confirmed by her son Anderson Cooper, the CNN journalist in a broadcast. To millions of women (and men) who wore her jeans, blouses, scarves, shoes, jewelry and perfumes, who saw her alabaster face, jet-black hair and slim figure in magazines, and who watched her move across a television screen and proclaim that her svelte jeans “really hug your derrière,” Ms.
ALF star Max Wright has died . Wright died in his home in Hermosa Beach, CA following a decades - long battle with cancer, TMZ and Deadline reported. He was 75 . The actor was diagnosed with Lymphoma in 1995, according to TMZ.
Max Wright , who famously played the father on the 80s hit sitcom " ALF " -- died Wednesday TMZ has learned. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma in 1995, but had been in remission for a long time. Max was a veteran TV star whose most popular role was as Willie Tanner on the puppet-led sitcom
© Bob D'Amico/Shutterstock Max Wright ALF star Max Wright has died.
Wright died in his home in Hermosa Beach, CA following a decades-long battle with cancer, TMZ and Deadline reported. He was 75.
The actor was diagnosed with Lymphoma in 1995, according to TMZ.
The news of his death comes after he was reportedly in remission for quite some time.
© Provided by TIME Inc. Max Wright as Willie Tanner with ALF | Everett A representative for Wright did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
According to TMZ, Wright’s death also comes just two years after his wife Linda Ybarrondo died of breast cancer.
Seals 'can sing Star Wars tune' and 'copy human speech'
Grey seals are capable of singing movie themes and mimicking human language, a new study has suggested. Researchers at the University of St Andrews have trained three grey seals to copy sound sequences, resulting in a several-note rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and the Star Wars theme tune. The marine mammals were also found to be able to copy human speech sounds, including vowels. A picture taken on June 11, 2019 shows seals on the beach on the German island "Helgoland", northern Germany.
ALF star Max Wright has died at the age of 75 after a long cancer battle . The actor - who played the dad in the ALF star Max Wright played Willie Tanner in the hit 80s sitcomCredit: Rex Features. He had more than 60 film and TV credits to his name in a career spanning five decades from 1974.
Max Wright , the star of US sitcom ALF , has died at the age of 75 . He died at his home in Hermosa Beach, California, his family confirmed to TMZ, after He had been diagnosed with lymphoma in the 90s, and had remained in remission for some time, according to reports. Wright was best known for
The couple got married in 1965 and had two children together: Ben and Daisy.
Born in 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, Wright, whose real name is George, is most known for his role as Willie Tanner — the father who took in the “smart-mouthed” creature ALF (Alien Life Form) after his spaceship crash-landed in a suburban garage.
ALF ran for four seasons from 1986 to 1990.
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Max Wright (Aug. 2, 1943 – June 26, 2019)
The actor died at his home in Hermosa Beach, California, U.S., after a long battle with cancer. He was 75. Wright was best known for playing the role of Willie Tanner on the sitcom "ALF."
Gloria Vanderbilt (Feb. 20, 1924 – June 17, 2019)
Born into great wealth, the heiress's father died when she was two and she became the subject of a custody battle between her mother and her aunt that went to the U.S. Supreme Court (her aunt won). The public was fascinated with the story of the "poor little rich girl" during the Great Depression. Vanderbilt became a popular model, and she was a prolific painter, but she was best known for being a designer jeans pioneer in the 1970s and '80s. She married four times; her fourth husband, Wyatt Cooper, died in 1978, leaving her with two young sons. The older son, Carter Cooper, died by suicide in 1988, a death that Vanderbilt called "the final loss, the fatal loss that stripped me bare,” and said she did not think she could survive it. Her younger son is CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper.
1 pilot dies, 1 survives after German fighter jets collide
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Max Wright , the star of US sitcom ALF , has died at the age of 75 . He died at his home in Hermosa He had been diagnosed with lymphoma in the 90s, and had remained in remission for some time But he also appeared on a host of other US TV shows in a career spanning three decades , booking
Max Wright with ALF Alien Productions / Courtesy: Everett Collection. He was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1995 but had been in remission for a long time, the outlet reported. The TV star portrayed dad Willie Tanner on the NBC sitcom about a friendly alien named ALF who crash-lands
Mohammed Morsi (Aug. 8, 1951 – June 17, 2019)
Morsi was elected president in 2012 in Egypt's first free elections after longtime leader Hosni Mubarak was forced from power. Following mass protests in 2013, the military ousted him and crushed the Muslim Brotherhood, arresting many of the group’s leaders. On June 17, 2019, Morsi collapsed during a court session in his trial on espionage charges and died, according to state television.
Franco Zeffirelli (Feb. 12, 1923 – June 15, 2019)
The acclaimed Italian director died at the age of 96 at his home in Rome, Italy. He is known for films such as "The Taming of the Shrew" (1967), "Romeo and Juliet" (1968) and "Hamlet" (1990). Aside from movies, he is popular for his opera designs and productions, including "Otello" (1976) and "La traviata" (1982). Zeffirelli also served in the Italian senate. He was made Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2004.
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But Max Wright 's life is now a long way from the bright lights of Hollywood more than two decades on. The 71-year-old actor Nearly unrecognizable: Max Wright , who starred on '80s sitcom ALF , was photographed at his Hermosa Beach, California apartment by the National Enquirer in its June 29 issue.
‘ Alf ’ Actor Max Wright Dies at 75 . Wright ’s family confirmed his death to TMZ. The actor died in his home in Hermosa Beach, Calif., after years of battling cancer.
Edith González (Dec. 10, 1964 – June 13, 2019)
The Mexican TV actress died aged 54 after three years of battling cancer. The news of her death was confirmed on Twitter by the National Association of Actors of Mexico on June 13. Gonzalez is popular for her role as Monica in the 1993 TV series "Corazón Salvaje." "Palabra de Mujer" (2007-08), "Las Bravo" (2014) and "Eva la Trailera" (2016) are some of her other notable works. She also served as a judge on the Mexican reality show "This Is My Style."
Gabriele Grunewald (June 25, 1986 – June 11, 2019)
The American runner died at 32 of cancer at her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. The news was announced by her husband, Justin Grunewald, in an Instagram post. He wrote, “At 7:52 I said “I can’t wait until I get to see you again” to my hero, my best friend, my inspiration, my wife. Gabriele Grunewald. I always felt like the Robin to your Batman and I know I will never be able to fill this gaping hole in my heart or fill the shoes you have left behind. Your family loves you dearly as do your friends.” In 2014, she became the national champion in 3,000m at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Billy Drago, ‘Untouchables’ Star, Dies at 73
Billy Drago, who often played harming but chilling gangster roles and appeared in Brian De Palma’s “The Untouchables” and Clint Eastwood’s “Pale Rider,” died Monday in Los Angeles of complications from a stroke.
Max Wright , the star of the hit 80s sitcom “ ALF ” died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Family sources confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that the actor was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1995, but had been in remission for some time.
Max Wright , star of ' Alf ' and veteran actor, has died at age 75 . TMZ first reported the death, adding that Wright died at his home in Hermosa Beach, California following a long battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma in 1995, but was reportedly in remission for several years.
Dr. John (Nov. 21, 1940 – June 6, 2019)
The legendary New Orleans singer-pianist, who was born Malcolm John Rebennack, died aged 77 after suffering a heart attack. The news was confirmed via a statement posted on his official Twitter account. “Towards the break of day on June 6, 2019, iconic music legend Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., professionally and known as Dr. John, passed away of a heart attack. As a Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee, six time Grammy winner, songwriter, composer, producer, and performer, he created a unique blend of music which carried his home town, New Orleans, at its heart, as it was always in his heart," the statement read.
José Antonio Reyes (Sept. 1, 1983 – June 1, 2019)
The Spanish soccer player died in a car crash at the age of 35, his former club Sevilla FC announced. Sevilla wrote in a tweet: "We couldn't be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace." Reyes had played for several popular clubs, including Arsenal, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.
Roky Erickson (July 15, 1947 – May 31, 2019)
A founding member of the 13th Floor Elevators and one of the earliest pioneers of psychedelic rock, Erickson died at the age of 71 in Austin, Texas, U.S. Known for his band's signature sound as well as his solo career later, some of Erickson's greatest tracks include "You're Gonna Miss Me," "Night of the Vampires" and "Starry Eyes."
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Gabriel Diniz (Oct. 18, 1990 – May 27, 2019)
The Latin pop singer died at the age of 28 in a plane crash in Porto Do Mato, Brazil, while en route to his girlfriend’s birthday party in Maceió. The news of his death was confirmed by the military police. He is known for hits such as “Paraquedas” and “Jenifer.” A day before his death, he had posted a concert picture on Instagram, writing, "Always a joy to return to Feira de Santana and be greeted with such joy and with so much positive energy, thank you for the kindness guys. A real crowd enjoying our show. Until next time, God willing."
Bart Starr (Jan. 9, 1934 – May 26, 2019)
Starr, who was the first quarterback to win five NFL championships, died at the age of 85. The Green Bay Packers announced his death, saying that he wasn’t in the best of health since he suffered from a heart attack and two strokes in 2014. “We are saddened to note the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Bart Starr,” a statement by Starr’s family, released by the Packers, said. “He battled with courage and determination to transcend the serious stroke he suffered in September 2014, but his most recent illness was too much to overcome,” it added.
Niki Lauda (Feb. 22, 1949 – May 20, 2019)
The three-time Formula One world champion from Austria died at the age of 70, after undergoing a lung transplant eight months back. "With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday,” his family said in a statement released by an Austrian press agency. Lauda was a winner of F1 titles in 1975, 1977 and 1984.
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Herman Wouk (May 27, 1915 – May 17, 2019)
Wouk authored the best-selling 1951 novel “The Caine Mutiny,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The book was adapted into a film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart, who went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. His other notable works include “The Winds of War” (1971) and “War and Remembrance” (1978), and his books have been translated into 27 languages. In 2015, he published the memoir “Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author.”
I.M. Pei (April 26, 1917 − May 15, 2019)
Born Ieoh Ming Pei in Guangzhou, China, Pei studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and went on to design some of the world's finest architectural wonders. Among Pei's designs during his 70-year career are the Pyramide du Louvre, Paris, France (pictured); Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong; Miho Museum, Kyoto, Japan; and the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar. He won many awards, including the Pritzker Prize, sometimes called the Nobel Prize of architecture, in 1983.
Bob Hawke (Dec. 9, 1929 – May 16, 2019)
Hawke, Australia’s 23rd prime minister and one of the most successful leaders in the country's political history, died at the age of 89. He led the country from 1983 to 1991 and won four federal elections, making him the Labor Party's longest serving prime minister. "Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian – many would say the greatest Australian of the post-war era," his wife, Blanche D'Alpuget, said in a statement,
Tim Conway (Dec. 15, 1933 – May 14, 2019)
The comedian and actor was best known as part of the "Carol Burnett Show" (1967-1978), on which two of his most memorable characters were The Oldest Man and Mr. Tudball. He won four Emmy Awards for writing and acting on the show. Earlier he'd appeared in the popular sitcom "McHale's Navy." After the Burnett show ended he hosted his own variety show for a season went on to guest roles on "Coach" and "30 Rock" that earned him two Emmys.
Doris Day (April 3, 1922 - May 13, 2019)
The American singer turned actor died aged 97 at her home in Carmel Valley, California, U.S. Her foundation, the Doris Day Animal Foundation, said she was "in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia." She was known for her role as Calamity Jane in the 1953 film, and for the hit 1956 song "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)."
Peggy Lipton (Aug. 30, 1946 – May 11, 2019)
The “Twin Peaks” (1989-91) and “The Mod Squad” (1968-73) actress died at the age of 72 after battling cancer. Lipton’s daughters Kidada and Rashida Jones confirmed the news in a statement that read, “She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side.” Her other notable roles were in “The Postman” (1997) and “Angie Tribeca” (2016-17).
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Silver King (Jan. 9, 1968 – May 11, 2019)
Mexican wrestler César Barrón, better known by his stage name Silver King, died after collapsing due to a heart attack during a show in London, England. The official WWE Twitter account tweeted a picture of the wrestler with the caption, “WWE is saddened to learn that Lucha Libre legend and former WCW star Silver King has passed away at age 51.” King was also popular for playing the villain in the sports comedy movie “Nacho Libre” (2006).
Max Azria (Jan. 1, 1949 – May 6, 2019)
Founder of fashion brand BCBXMAXAZRIA, the Tunisian designer died of lung cancer at the age of 70. Thanks to his incredible work, he was hugely popular among celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Drew Barrymore and Selena Gomez.
Red Kelly (July 9, 1927 – May 2, 2019)
Former Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs player, who won eight Stanley Cups between the two franchises, died at the age of 91. "Red was a devoted husband and caring father and grandfather and was tremendously proud of his many hockey accomplishments... We are comforted in knowing that he impacted so many people both at and away from the rink and know that his life will be celebrated," his family said in a statement. In a career spanning 20 years, Kelly scored 281 goals and provided 542 assists in 1,316 regular-season games. In 1969, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Peter Mayhew (May 19, 1944 – April 30, 2019)
The English actor, best known for playing Wookiee warrior Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" series, died in his home in Texas, U.S., aged 74. "He put his heart and soul into the role of Chewbacca and it showed in every frame," his family said in a statement about the actor, who stood seven feet two inches (2.18 meters) tall.
John Singleton (January 6, 1968 – April 29, 2019)
The acclaimed writer and director was best known for “Boyz N the Hood” (1991), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director at 24, making Singleton both the first African American and the youngest person ever nominated for the award. He also received the Best Original Screenplay nomination for “Boyz.” Among the other movies he both wrote and directed were “Poetic Justice” (1993), “Higher Learning” (1995) and “2 Fast 2 Furious”(2003). He recently co-created the TV crime drama “Snowfall.” Singleton suffered a major stroke in mid-April and was taken off life support on April 29, 2019.
Josef Sural (May 30, 1990 – April 29, 2019)
The 28-year-old Czech soccer player died when a bus carrying players from his club Alanyaspor crashed near the Turkish district of Alanya. Making his professional debut in 2008, he played as a striker for the Turkish club.
Mya-Lecia Naylor (Nov. 6, 2002 – April 7, 2019)
The British actress, best known for her role in the TV shows "Millie Inbetween" and "Almost Never," died aged 16. "Mya-Lecia was a much loved part of the BBC Children’s family, and a hugely talented actress, singer and dancer. We will miss her enormously and we are sure that you will want to join us in sending all our love to her family and friends," the CBBC said in its statement. Naylor's agents at A&J Management said she died on April 7 after she collapsed. However, the cause of her death is not yet known.
Seymour Cassel (Jan. 22, 1935 – April 7, 2019)
Cassel, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in "Faces" (1968), died of Alzheimer's disease, aged 84. A frequent collaborator with directors John Cassavetes and Wes Anderson, his memorable films include "Minnie and Moskowitz" (1971), "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" (1976), "Rushmore" (1998), "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001) and "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (2004).
Nadja Regin (Dec. 2, 1931 – April 7, 2019)
The Serbian actress, best remembered for playing Bond girl in "From Russia with Love" (1963) and "Goldfinger" (1964), died at the age of 87. A few of her other film roles include "The Man Without a Body" (1957), "Don't Panic Chaps" (1959), "Solo for Sparrow" (1962) and "Downfall" (1964).
Tania Mallet (May 19, 1941 – March 30, 2019)
Popular for playing Bond girl Tilly Masterson opposite Sean Connery in the 1964 movie “Goldfinger,” Mallet died at 77. The news was confirmed on March 31 on the official James Bond Twitter account, which read, “We are very sorry to hear that Tania Mallet who played Tilly Masterson in GOLDFINGER has passed away. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.”
Nipsey Hussle (Aug. 15, 1985 – March 31, 2019)
Known for his hip-hop numbers such as "Hussle & Motivate" and "Double Up," Hussle was shot several times outside his apparel store, Marathon Clothing, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Aged 33, the Grammy-nominated artist was pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital.
Agnès Varda (May 30, 1928 – March 29, 2019)
The veteran filmmaker, known for being a key figure in the French New Wave cinema, died at the age of 90. In her six-decade-long career, she made celebrated films such as "La Pointe Courte" (1955), "Cleo from 5 to 7" (1962) and "The Creatures" (1966). Her last TV documentary, "Varda by Agnès," released in 2019.
Shane Rimmer (May 28, 1929 – March 29, 2019)
The Canadian actor, known for voicing the character of Scott Tracy in the TV series "Thunderbirds" (1965-66), died at his home in England. He was 89. A few of his well-known films include "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977), "Superman II" (1980), "Gandhi" (1982) and "Batman Begins" (2005). He also made a number of uncredited appearances in movies such as "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971), "Live and Let Die" (1973) and "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" (1977).
Bruce Yardley (Sept. 5, 1947 – March 27, 2019)
After a long battle with cancer, the former Australian cricketer died at the age of 71. Popular as "Roo" among his teammates, the off-spin bowlers played 33 Tests for his national team, with 126 wickets under his belt, between 1978 and 1983. He later served as a coach for Sri Lanka.
Denise DuBarry (March 6, 1956 – March 23, 2019)
Best remembered for her portrayal of Lt. Samantha Green in the TV series "Black Sheep Squadron" (1978), DuBarry died aged 63 from a rare fungal illness. Some of her other acclaimed performances were in movies and TV series such as "Being There" (1979) and "Monster in the Closet" (1986).
Ranking Roger (Feb. 21, 1963 – March 26, 2019)
Roger Charlery, who was better known as Ranking Roger, died at the age of 56 at his home. He had suffered a stroke last summer; he was also diagnosed with two brain tumors and lung cancer, which was revealed in January. Best remembered as the vocalist of the band The Beat, he later came to be associated with General Public. A few of his hits include "Mirror in the Bathroom," "Save It for Later," "In Love with You" and "I Confess."
Scott Walker (Jan. 9, 1943 - March 25, 2019)
The singer and songwriter, best remembered for his unique baritone voice and songs such as "The Electrician," "Joanna" and "It's Raining Today," died aged 76, his record label, 4AD, announced. After tasting great success in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of pop trio The Walker Brothers, Scott embarked on a solo career near the end of the decade, finding and popularizing his iconic sound in the world of avant-garde and experimental music. He continued to release solo numbers, under the banner of 4AD Records, until his death.
Charlie Whiting (Aug. 12, 1952 – March 14, 2019)
The veteran Formula One race director died, aged 66, from a pulmonary embolism in Melbourne, Australia. FIA President Jean Todt said: "It is with immense sadness that I learned of Charlie's passing. Charlie Whiting was a great race director, a central and inimitable figure in Formula 1 who embodied the ethics and spirit of this fantastic sport. Formula 1 has lost a faithful friend and a charismatic ambassador in Charlie."
Kelly Catlin (Nov. 3, 1995 – March 8, 2019)
The track cyclist died at her home in California, U.S., aged 23. Her father Mark Catlin confirmed in a letter sent to VeloNews that she died by suicide. She won three consecutive team pursuit world cycling championship titles from 2016 to 2018 and was a part of the silver medal-winning U.S. women's pursuit team at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Jed Allan (March 1, 1935 – March 9, 2019)
Allan, known for appearing on the shows "Santa Barbara" (1986-93), "Days of Our Lives" (1977-85) and "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1994-99), died at the age of 84. He also hosted "Celebrity Bowling" between 1971-77. The actor was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series at the Daytime Emmy Awards in 1979.
Jan-Michael Vincent (July 15, 1945 – Feb. 10, 2019)
The actor, who was best known for starring in the 1980s TV series "Airwolf," died at age 74 after suffering cardiac arrest, TMZ reported.
Luke Perry (Oct. 11, 1966 – March 4, 2019)
The actor, best known for his role as Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” died days after suffering a massive stroke. He most recently has been starring in the CW’s comic book adaptation show “Riverdale.” His publicist said that when he died, Perry “was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancee Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp,” and other friends and relatives.
Keith Flint (Sept. 17, 1969 – March 4, 2019)
The Prodigy vocalist died at the age of 49 at his home in Essex, England. An iconic musical personality of the 1990s, Flint is associated with the band's big hits such as "Firestarter" and "Breathe." He even started his own band called Flint. Aside from his career in music, he also owned a motorcycle racing team, Team Traction Control that debuted in 2014.
André Previn (April 6, 1929 – Feb. 28, 2019)
The renowned composer and conductor died at his home in Manhattan, New York, U.S., aged 89. In a career spanning seven decades, Previn won four Academy Awards for his work in the films "Gigi" (1958), "Porgy and Bess" (1959), "Irma la Douce" (1963) and "My Fair Lady" (1964), ten Grammy Awards and a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also named honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
Katherine Helmond (July 5, 1929-Feb. 23, 2019)
The Golden Globe-winning actress known for her performances on shows such as “Who’s the Boss?” and “Soap” passed away at 89 at her home in Los Angeles, California, U.S. “She was the love of my life. We spent 57 beautiful, wonderful, loving years together, which I will treasure forever,” her husband, David Christian, said in a statement. According to Manfred Westphal, chief marketing and communications officer for APA, Helmond died of complications from Alzheimer’s.
Lisa Sheridan (Dec. 5, 1974 – Feb. 25, 2019)
The American actress known for her performance in "Invasion" and "CSI" died in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. She was 44. The news was confirmed by her manager Mitch Clem, who said: "We all loved Lisa very much and are devastated by the loss we all feel. She passed away Monday morning, at home, in her apartment in New Orleans. We are waiting for a coroner's report on cause of death."
Stanley Donen (April 13, 1924 – Feb. 21, 2019)
Best known for movies such as "On the Town" (1949), "Singin' in the Rain" (1952) and "Two for the Road" (1967), the American director died from heart failure, aged 94. In 1998, he was honored with a lifetime achievement Oscar "in appreciation of a body of work marked by grace, elegance, wit and visual innovation."
Brody Stevens (May 22, 1970 – Feb. 22, 2019)
The stand-up comedian-actor died at his home in Los Angeles, California, U.S., aged 48. According to TMZ, Stevens reportedly committed suicide. "Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community. He pushed creative boundaries and his passion for his work and his love of baseball were contagious. He was beloved by many and will be greatly missed. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time," his representative said in a statement. "The Hangover" (2009), "Due Date" (2010) and "The Hangover Part II" (2011) are some of his notable works.
Clark Gable III (Sept. 20, 1988 – Feb. 22, 2019)
The grandson of "Gone with the Wind" star Clark Gable (1901-60) died at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, U.S., confirmed Variety. He was 30. His sister shared the news about the death on Facebook, writing, "My brother was found unresponsive this morning by his fiance and didn’t wake up .. I LOVE YOU CLARKIE I’m so sorry we couldn’t save you my heart is broken and shattered RIP.” Gable was an aspiring actor who hosted many episodes of the reality TV show "Cheaters" (2012-13).
Peter Tork (Feb. 13, 1942 – Feb. 21, 2019)
The musician was best known as the bassist for the 1960s teenybopper group The Monkees. The band was formed for an eponymous TV show that was created to evoke the Beatles comedies “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Help!” and was hugely successful, selling 35 million albums in 1967. Tork left the group soon after the TV show ended, hoping to shed the "novelty act" label. He struggled through the '70s then rejoined with the band when the Monkees enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in the mid-'80s. He also played with his own bands, including The Peter Tork Project and Shoe Suede Blues, and appeared in small roles on a handful of TV shows.
Karl Lagerfeld (Sept. 10, 1933 – Feb. 19, 2019)
The iconic fashion designer, who was the creative director for Chanel, passed away in Paris, France, reported the BBC. Lagerfeld, who worked until his death, had been unwell for several weeks. He was 85.
Andrea Levy (March 7, 1956 - Feb. 14, 2019)
Award-winning author of "Small Island" died at the age of 62 due to cancer. The writer is known to have explored the experience of the black British in the years after Windrush in a series of novels. In 2010, her last novel "The Long Song" was nominated for the Booker Prize and adapted for BBC One in 2018.
Gordon Banks (Dec. 30, 1937 - Feb. 12, 2019)
England's 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper died at the age of 81. Banks' former club Stoke City shared the news on Twitter via a statment from his family, which read, "It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight. We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him." Banks was considered to be one of the greatest footballers of his generation and was named FIFA goalkeeper of the year six times. He also earned 73 caps for England.
Pedro Morales (Oct. 22, 1942 – Feb. 12, 2019)
The WWE Hall of Famer died at the age of 76. He had reportedly been battling Parkinson’s disease. The Puerto Rican wrestling legend became the fourth-ever WWE champion in 1971 and held the title for 1,027 straight days. He was the first Triple Crown Champion in the history of WWE. After retiring from professional wrestling in 1987, he became a Spanish-language commentator.
Albert Finney (May 9, 1936 - Feb. 8, 2019)
The English actor died peacefully after suffering from a short illness. Finney is best known for playing 'angry young man' Arthur Seaton in the 1960 British drama 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning'. Throughout his career, Finney received five Oscar nominations, and a Golden Globe award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in 'The Gathering Storm'.
Kristoff St. John (July 15, 1966 – Feb. 3, 2019)
The actor, known for his role in the daytime soap “The Young and the Restless,” died in his home in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles, California, U.S., aged 52. His attorney Mark Geragos confirmed the news, tweeting, “Few men had the unique strength, courage & sensitivity that @kristoffstjohn1 lived every single minute of every day. He impacted everyone he met and millions who he inspired and in turn admired him. On behalf of @MiaStJohnBoxer & @TheStJohnFamily thank you for all of your love.”
Jeremy Hardy (July 17, 1961 – Feb. 1, 2019)
The English comedian died of cancer at the age of 57. A regular on TV and radio panel shows, including "Mock the Week" and "QI," Hardy was also a frequent guest on the BBC Radio 4 shows "The News Quiz" and "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue."
Clive Swift (Feb. 9, 1936 – Feb. 1, 2019)
Best known for playing a hen-pecked husband in the BBC One sitcom "Keeping Up Appearances," Swift died at the age of 82 after a short illness. He had also acted in other shows, including "Peak Practice," "Born and Bred" and "The Old Guys."
Emiliano Sala (Oct. 31, 1990 – January 2019)
The Argentine soccer player was on board a light aircraft that went missing on Jan. 21, 2019, while flying from Nantes, France, to Cardiff, Wales. His body was recovered from the crashed plane on Feb. 7. In a statement, Dorset Police said: “The body brought to Portland Port today, Thursday 7 February 2019, has been formally identified by HM Coroner for Dorset as that of professional footballer Emiliano Sala.” At the time of his death, the center-forward had just moved from his former club Nantes to Cardiff City.
Dick Miller (Dec. 25, 1928 – Jan. 30, 2019)
The veteran actor, best known for his roles in "Gremlins" (1984) and "The Terminator" (1984), died at the age of 90 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Over his six-decade-long career, he had over 175 movie and 2,000 TV appearances. Miller is survived by his wife Lainie, daughter Barbara and granddaughter Autumn.
Louisa Moritz (Sept. 25, 1946 – January 2019)
The actress, best known for playing Rose in the Oscar-winning film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," died at the age of 72 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. According to her representative, Moritz died last week at her home. Her other notable works were "Up in Smoke" (1978) and "The Last American Virgin" (1982).
James Ingram (Feb. 16, 1952 – Jan. 29, 2019)
The singer-songwriter died at the age of 66 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He was a winner of two Grammy Awards and earned two Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. He was a frequent collaborator with Quincy Jones, and had also co-written Michael Jackson's "Pretty Young Things." A few of his well-known hits include "Baby, Come to Me," "I Don't Have the Heart" and "Somewhere Out There."
Michel Legrand (Feb. 24, 1932 – Jan. 26, 2019)
The celebrated French composer, conductor and jazz pianist died at the age of 86 in Paris, France. He was the recipient of three Oscars and five Grammy Awards among other accolades. He is best remembered for classic film songs such as "The Windmills of your Mind," "I Will Wait for You" and "You Must Believe in Spring."
Kevin Barnett (1987 – Jan. 22, 2019)
The comedian and writer, who co-created the Fox series "Rel," died at 32. He was vacationing in Mexico a few days before his death. United Talent Agency confirmed the news on Twitter on Jan. 22 and wrote, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and client Kevin Barnett. He was an incredible talent and a wonderful person. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. We will miss him.” Barnett's cause of death is not known yet. His notable works include the Fox series "Unhitched" and TruTV's sketch comedy series "Friends of the People."
Carol Channing (Jan. 31, 1921 – Jan. 15, 2019)
The theater actress and singer was best known for her lead role in "Hello, Dolly!" and continued to perform into her 90s. Channing also acted in movies and received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for her performance in "Thoroughly Modern Millie." On television, she was a favorite on talk and quiz shows. She died of natural causes at her home in Rancho Mirage, California.
Jo Andres (May 21, 1954 – Jan. 7, 2019)
The filmmaker and choreographer died at the age of 64. The cause of her death hasn't been released. Andres, who was married to actor Steve Buscemi for over three decades, was known for her 'film/dance/light' experimental performance art in the 1980s. She also served as a dance consultant to the Wooster Group.
William Morgan Sheppard (Aug. 24, 1932 – Jan. 6, 2019)
The “Star Trek” and “Doctor Who” actor died in Los Angeles, California, U.S., aged 86. The news of his death was confirmed by his son and actor Mark Sheppard on Instagram. “We went to spend some time with my father today. Though he couldn’t speak, we held hands, he laughed and was so happy to see us. We left and came home. A good day. He was rushed to hospital and passed at 6:30 pm, my mother by his side. I am so grateful that he didn’t have to suffer any longer. Thank you for all your kind thoughts, love and prayers,” he wrote alongside a photo of his father.
Bob Einstein (Nov. 20, 1942 - Jan. 2, 2019)
The American actor and comedy writer widely known for TV series such as "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" died at 76. The news was confirmed on Twitter by his brother Albert Brooks. He said, "R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever."
Gene Okerlund (Dec. 19, 1942 – Jan. 2, 2019)
The professional wrestling ringside interviewer and WWE Hall of Famer passed away at the age of 76. Known popularly as “Mean Gene,” Okerlund was renowned for his ringside commentary and for posing tough questions to wrestling legends such as Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage.
Daryl Dragon (Aug. 27, 1942 – Jan. 2, 2019)
The singer, 76, died of renal failure in Prescott, Arizona, U.S. He was popularly known as a part of the '70s duo The Captain & Tennille, which he formed with his then-wife Toni Tennille. The couple divorced in 2014 after 40 years of marriage. Tennille said in a statement, "He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly. I was at my most creative in my life, when I was with him."
While the show was loved by many, Wright himself was not a fan.
“It was hard work and very grim,” Wright told PEOPLE of acting as supporting player to an inanimate object.
By the end of the series Wright said, “I was hugely eager to have it over with.”
“Max had a difficult thing to do, playing straight man against ALF,” the show’s creator Paul Fusco said.
© Provided by TIME Inc. Max Wright | Everett In 1987 ALF won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy and a Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite TV Show in 1988.
Wright also appeared in a number TV shows including, Norm, The Drew Carey Show, Misfits of Science and the films All That Jazz, Reds, The Sting II and Soul Man.
Spider which ‘looks like Karl Lagerfeld’ is named after fashion icon.
Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld was an eccentric who once owned more than 100 iPods and once announced he wanted to marry his cat.