Remembering Celebrities Who Passed In 2019

Written by Deja Monet December 31, 2019
Photo Credit: All Photos Are From Instagram Unless Credited Elsewhere

Hey Socialites! 2019 was an eventful year for all but let us take a moment to remember the celebrities we lost this year. 

1. Juice WRLD

Juice WRLD

Juice WRLD left his mark on the world with his hit “Lucid Dreams” after a  successful start on the streaming music platform, SoundCloud. He passed away on Dec. 8 at the age of 21 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Before his death, he posted on Instagram about being grateful to be able to travel and change the world with his music: “Thank God for the opportunity to travel the world and change it.. be with me through every battle and Ik I’ll win.. AMEN. Great things coming y’all 999🖤”


2. Nipsey Hussle

In 2018, Nipsey Hussle released his debut studio album “Victory Lap” leading critical acclaim from critics and fans alike. He also earned a Grammy nomination for “Best Rap Album” before his life was tragically cut short on March 31, 2019, when he was gunned down in front of his Marathon Clothing store on Slauson Ave in California.

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3. Luke Perry

Famously known as Dylan from “90210” and recently as Archie’s father on the drama “Riverdale”, Perry passed away after suffering a stroke a week before his death on March 4.

4. Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison
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Author Toni Morrison has influenced modern literature for over 30 years with powerful novels such as “The Bluest Eye”, “Beloved”, and the “Song of Solomon.” She also won a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. Morrison passed away in the Bronx, New York on August 5 after dealing with pneumonia complications at the age of 88.

5. Peggy Lipton

Actress Peggy Lipton made her mark in Hollywood as the breakout star in “The Mod Squad” and “Twin Peaks.” She passed away on May 12 after battling cancer at the age of 72.

6. Cameron Boyce

Disney actor Cameron Boyce earned his breakout roles on the Disney Channel show “Jessie” and film franchise “Descendants” along with starring in the “Grown Ups” films with Adam Sandler. He died in his sleep due to a seizure at his Los Angeles home on July 6. He was 20-years-old.

7. Karl Lagerfeld

Taking over the Chanel house after Coco Chanel’s death, Karl Lagerfeld influenced the fashion world with his innovative designs for over 40 years. He passed away on February 19 at the age of 85.

8. Doris Day

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Actress Doris Day became one of the most well known Hollywood actresses of all time after starring in many films during the 1950s and 1960s. She died on May 13 at the age of 97.


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9. John Singleton

John Singleton

Pioneering film director John Singleton was the first African-American director to earn an Academy Award “Best Director” nomination for “Boyz N The Hood.” He also directed films “Higher Learning” “Poetic Justice”, “Baby Boy” and “2 Fast 2 Furious.” He died on April 28 at the age of 51.

10. John Witherspoon

Comedian John Witherspoon aka “Pops” well known for his role in the “Friday” films and several television roles including “The Wayans Bros.” and “The Boondocks”, passed away in his Sherman Oaks home at the age of 77 on Oct.29.


11. Grumpy Cat

The original meme queen Grumpy Cat(real name: Tartar Sauce) became a viral sensation after her owner posted a photo on her Facebook page. She died of urinary complications at the age of 7 on May 14.