2023 has, unfortunately, already brought with it some heartbreaking celebrity deaths. In April, The Script announced their lead guitarist, Mark Sheehan, tragically passed away after a short illness, fashion pioneer Dame Mary Quant died at the age of 93, and S Club 7’s Paul Cattermole passed away before Easter. In March, “Saving Private Ryan” actor Tom Sizemore, TV host Paul O’Grady, and actor Lance Reddick died. February brought a number of losses as well, including iconic actors Richard Belzer and Raquel Welch, South African rapper AKA and “Days of Our Lives” star Cody Longo. Meanwhile, January brought with it the loss of these beloved celebrities: iconic composer, songwriter and musician Burt Bacharach; Earth, Wind & Fire drummer Fred White; Three 6 Mafia member Gangsta Boo; supermodel Tatjana Patitz; legendary guitarist Jeff Beck; Elvis Presley’s only daughter, Lisa Marie; and rock icon David Crosby.
Their deaths came right after 2022 ended with a few shocking celebrity deaths in its last days, including legendary news anchor Barbara Walters, soccer legend Pelé, retired Pope Benedict XVI, Pointer Sisters member Anita Pointer, and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.
In September 2022, the world was rocked by the loss of Queen Elizabeth II; before her death, she was the longest-reigning monarch in British history. Hollywood also lost many stars far too soon, including “Full House” star Bob Saget and beloved comedian Leslie Jordan. The music world was also rocked by the death of Migos rapper Takeoff and PnB Rock.
Ahead, these are the celebrities we’ve lost so far in 2023 and how their loved ones are remembering them after their deaths.