As with every year, we find ourselves mourning the passing of familiar faces from film, TV and celebrity. Here’s a look back at some of the notable celebs we lost in 2019:
Carol Channing — Broadway legend, best-remembered as the star of musicals including Hello, Dolly! and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Died January 15 at age 97.
Luke Perry — One of the stars of the classic 1990s teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210, who most recently starred in the TV series Riverdale. Died of a stroke March 4 at age 52.
Peter Mayhew — Seven-foot four-inch-tall actor, known almost exclusively for playing Chewbacca in the original Star Wars film trilogy. Died April 30 at age 74 after years of declining health.
Doris Day — Singer, Oscar-nominated actress and animal rights activist, known early on for big-screen romantic comedies opposite James Garner and Rock Hudson, including 1959’s Pillow Talk. Her TV sitcom, The Doris Day Show, ran from 1968 to 1973. Music hits include “Sentimental Journey” and “Que Sera, Sera.” Died of pneumonia May 13 at age 97.
Rip Torn — Emmy- and Oscar-nominated actor, born Elmore Rual Torn Jr. Best-known for his role as Artie on TV’s The Larry Sanders Show, and as Zed in the first two Men in Black films. Died July 9, aged 88.
Peter Fonda — Actor, Oscar-nominated for 1997’s Ulee’s Gold. Brother of actress Jane Fonda and son of Oscar-winning screen legend Henry Fonda. Died August 16 of lung cancer at age 79.
Valerie Harper — Emmy-winning actress, best-remembered for starring as Rhoda Morgenstern in TV’s The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda. Died of brain cancer August 30, aged 80.
Karl Lagerfeld — Iconic fashion designer, creative force behind the luxury fashion labels Chanel and Fendi. Died February 19 at age 85.