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Celebrities Who Passed Away in 2023

Celebrities Who Passed Away In 2023

2023 was marked by the departure of several luminaries from various fields, each leaving behind a legacy that shaped their respective domains.

Sinead O’Connor

Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O’Connor, the Irish singer known for “Nothing Compares 2 U,” passed away at 56. Her outspoken views on religion, war, and feminism were as notable as her music​​.

Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett, the legendary pop and jazz singer who collaborated with stars from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga, died at 96. His career spanned over seven decades, earning him 20 Grammys​​.

Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin, the British-French actress and singer who inspired the Hermes Birkin handbag and sang “Je t’aime… moi non plus”, died at 76. French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to her as a French icon​​.

George Alagiah

George Alagiah

George Alagiah, a renowned BBC newsreader and one of the corporation’s leading foreign correspondents, died at 67 after battling cancer​​.

Sir Michael Parkinson

Sir Michael Parkinson

Sir Michael Parkinson, a former journalist and one of British television’s most famous faces, passed away at 88. He was known for his talk show “Parkinson”​​.

Mohamed Al Fayed

Mohamed Al Fayed

Mohamed Al Fayed, the Egyptian-born businessman and former owner of Harrods, died at 94. He was a prominent figure in real estate, shipping, and construction​​.

Sixto Rodriguez

Sixto Rodriguez

Sixto Rodriguez, an American singer who became a surprise star in South Africa, passed away at 81. His music inspired many during the apartheid era​​.

Mark Margolis

Mark Margolis

Mark Margolis, who appeared in more than 100 TV programs and films including “Breaking Bad,” died at 83​​.

Faye Fantarrow

Faye Fantarrow

Faye Fantarrow, an emerging singer-songwriter, died at just 21. She had survived leukaemia twice as a child but later battled a brain tumor​​.

Sir Michael Gambon

Sir Michael Gambon

Sir Michael Gambon, famous for playing Dumbledore in the “Harry Potter” films, died at 82​​.

Angus Cloud

Angus Cloud

Angus Cloud, known for his role as Fezco in “Euphoria,” died unexpectedly at 25 from an accidental overdose​​.

David McCallum

David Mccallum

David McCallum, who played secret agent Illya Kuryakin in “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” passed away at 90​​.

Annabel Giles

Annabel Giles

Annabel Giles, a TV presenter and former model, died at 64 after battling a brain tumor​​.

Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger, former US secretary of state and influential in American foreign policy, died at 100​​.

Dean Sullivan

Dean Sullivan

Dean Sullivan, best known for his role in the soap “Brookside,” died at 68​​.

Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah, a British poet, writer, and actor, died at 65​​.

Steve Halliwell

Steve Halliwell

Steve Halliwell, known for his role in “Emmerdale,” passed away at 77​​.

Lee Sun-kyun

Lee Sun Kyun

Lee Sun-kyun, the South Korean actor famous for “Parasite,” died recently​​.

Mike Yarwood

Mike Yarwood

Mike Yarwood, a comedian and impersonator known for his impersonations of public figures, died at 82​​.

Diane Feinstein

Diane Feinstein

Diane Feinstein, the longest-serving female senator in the US, passed away at 90​​.

Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry, famous for his role as Chandler Bing in “Friends,” died at 54​​.

Sir Bobby Charlton

Sir Bobby Charlton

Sir Bobby Charlton, a Manchester United legend and England World Cup winner, passed away at 96​​.

Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree, known for his role in “Shaft,” died of pancreatic cancer at 81​​.

Shane MacGowan

Shane Macgowan

Shane MacGowan, the Irish singer-songwriter known for “Fairytale Of New York,” died at 65​​.

Terry Venables

File Photo: Former England Manager Terry Venables

Terry Venables, former England football manager, passed away at 80​​.

Alistair Darling

Alistair Darling

Alistair Darling, a key figure in the Labour party and former chancellor, died at 70​​.

Each of these individuals contributed significantly to their fields, leaving behind memories and legacies that will continue to inspire and influence future generations.

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