Top 20 U.S. Celebrities Who Died in 2019

Many Celebrities have gone in this year 2019. Viral Mag highlights the top 20 U.S. Celebrities Who Died in 2019. Scroll down to see Us Weekly’s tribute to the celebrities who died in 2019.

Highlight of the Top 20 U.S. Celebrities Who Died in 2019

  1. John Paul Stevens
  2. Karl Shiels
  3. Charles Levin
  4. Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker
  5. Emily Hartridge
  6. Stephanie Niznik
  7. Denise Nickerson
  8. Rip Torn
  9. H. Ross Perot
  10. Cameron Boyce
  11. Lee Iacocca
  12. Beth Chapman
  13. Philippe Zdar
  14. Bernie McGee
  15. Gloria Vanderbilt
  16. Mary Duggar
  17. Dennis Day
  18. Peggy Lipton
  19. John Singleton
  20. Stefanie Sherk
1- John Paul Stevens
John Paul Stevens: U.S. Celebrities Who Died in 2019

The retired United States Supreme Court justice died at age 99, ABC News reported on July 16. He served on the court from 1975 to 2010.

John Paul Stevens was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1975 until his voluntary retirement in 2010. At the time of his retirement, he was the second-oldest-serving justice in the history of the court.

2- Karl Shiels
Karl Shiels: U.S. Celebrities Who Died in 2019

The Peaky Blinders and Batman Begins star died suddenly at age 47 on July 14. His agent said in a statement that she was “deeply shocked and saddened” about the news.

Karl Shiels was an Irish actor of both stage and screen. His stage roles included Henry IV, Part 1, Penelope, At Swim-Two-Birds, The Spanish Tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi, The Shadow of a Gunman and This Lime Tree Bower. His screen roles included Fair City, Peaky Blinders and Batman Begins.

3- Charles Levin
Charles Levin

The Seinfeld alum was found dead at age 70 in Oregon on July 13. The actor, who also had roles on Night Court and NYPD Blue, had been reported missing by his son a week prior.

Charles Herbert Levin was an American actor who appeared in television, movies and on stage. He was best known for the role of Elliot Novak on the series Alice having become a regular in the show's 9th season and the recurring role of Eddie Gregg on Hill Street Blues from 1982 to 1986.

4- Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker
Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker

The boxing legend died at age 55 on July 14 after a car struck and killed him in Virginia Beach. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the accident. Whitaker won championship belts in four weight classes during his 17-year professional career, in addition to winning an Olympic gold medal.

5- Emily Hartridge
Emily Hartridge

The YouTube personality died at age 35 on July 12 after her electric scooter was involved in an accident with a truck in London.

Emily Hartridge, also known as Emily Hart, was an English YouTuber and television presenter.

6- Stephanie Niznik
Stephanie Niznik

The Everwood alum reportedly died in Encino, California, on June 23 at age 52. Her cause of death was unknown when the news broke on July 12.

Stephanie Lynne Niznik was an American film, television, and theatre actress, most famous for her role as Nina Feeney on Everwood. 

7- Denise Nickerson
Denise Nickerson died

The actress best known for playing Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory died at age 52 on July 10. She had been in poor health since suffering a massive stroke in June 2018.

Denise Nickerson was an American child actress who played Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Allison on The Electric Company, and Amy Jennings, Nora Collins, & Amy Collins in the soap opera Dark Shadows.

8- Rip Torn
Rip Torn died

The celebrated actor died at age 88 in his Lakeville, Connecticut, home, on July 9 with his wife, Amy Wright, and daughters Angelica Page and Katie Torn beside him. The Oscar-nominated star won his first Primetime Emmy Award in 1996 for his role as Artie on The Larry Sanders Show. He also appeared in various films, such as Dodgeball and Men in Black, and television shows, including 30 Rock and Will & Grace, during his decades-long career. 

9- H. Ross Perot
H. Ross Perot died

The billionaire business magnate died at age 89 on July 9 at his home in Dallas, surrounded by family members. He ran for president twice during his life, in 1992 and again in 1996. Both campaigns were considered to be the strongest in U.S. history by an independent or third party candidate.

10- Cameron Boyce
Cameron Boyce death: U.S. Celebrities Who Died in 2019

The Jessie alum died on July 6 at age 20. “It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron. He passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated,” a spokesperson for Boyce’s family said in a statement at the time. "The world is now undoubtedly without one of its brightest lights, but his spirit will live on through the kindness and compassion of all who knew and loved him. We are utterly heartbroken and ask for privacy during this immensely difficult time as we grieve the loss of our precious son and brother.”

11- Lee Iacocca
Lee Iacocca

The automobile executive died at age 94 on July 2. He was best known for putting the Mustang in Ford’s lineup in the 1960s and reviving Chrysler 20 years later. He famously starred in several TV ads with his signature tagline: “If you can find a better car, buy it!”

Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca was an American automobile executive best known for the development of Ford Mustang and Pinto cars, while at the Ford Motor Company in the 1960s, and then later for reviving the Chrysler Corporation as its CEO during the 1980s.

12- Beth Chapman
Beth Chapman death

The Dog the Bounty Hunter star lost her two-year-long battle with throat and lung cancer on June 26.  She was 51. Beth’s husband, Dog “The Bounty Hunter” Chapman, confirmed the news via Twitter. “It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain,” he wrote. “Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.”

Alice Elizabeth Chapman was an American bounty hunter and reality star who appeared on the reality television shows Dog the Bounty Hunter, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, and Dog's Most Wanted all with her husband Duane "Dog" Chapman.

13- Philippe Zdar
Philippe Zdar

The French DJ, Cassius member and music producer died on June 19 at age 52 after accidentally falling through a window of a Paris building. Calvin Harris and David Guetta were among the musicians who took to social media to pay their respects.

14- Bernie McGee
Bernie McGee death

The Seeking Sister Wife star died at the age of 41 after suffering a heart attack and heat stroke while riding his bicycle on June 15, 2019. “Our hearts go out to the McGee family following the loss of husband and father Bernie McGee," TLC said in a statement. McGee and wife Paige Mcgee, whose polyamorous relationship was documented on the show, shared four children.

15- Gloria Vanderbilt
Gloria Vanderbilt death

The fashion designer, actress and author died at age 95 on June 17, her son Anderson Cooper confirmed. The CNN correspondent shared the news in an emotional on-air eulogy at the time and revealed his mother died from stomach cancer. “Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms. She was a painter, a writer and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife, and friend," Cooper said. "She was 95 years old, but ask anyone close to her, and they’d tell you: She was the youngest person they knew — the coolest and most modern.”

16- Mary Duggar
Mary Duggar death

The grandmother from Counting On died on June 9 at the age of 73. “She is greatly loved and will be missed so very much!” the Duggar family said in a statement on Facebook. “She lived a tremendous life as a follower of Christ, a wife, a devoted mother, a loving mother-in-law, and a much-loved grandmother. Proverbs 31:10-31 describes the virtuous woman, indeed she personified these beautiful verses with her life. We deeply appreciate your prayers for our family and all who loved Mary during this time.”

17- Dennis Day
Dennis Day died

The original member of The Mickey Mouse Club was found dead at age 76 in early April in his Phoenix, Oregon, home. He had been reported missing in July 2018 by his husband, Ernie Caswell.

Dennis W. Day was an American actor, singer, dancer and theater director, best known as one of the original cast members of The Mickey Mouse Club. After ending his career as a child actor, he went on to work as a theater director before relocating to Oregon in the 1980s.

18- Peggy Lipton
Peggy Lipton dead

The Twin Peaks alum died from cancer at age 72 on May 11, according to her daughters, Rashida and Kidada Jones. “We are heartbroken that our beloved mother passed away from cancer today. She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side,” they said in a statement to USA Today at the time. “We feel so lucky for every moment we spent with her.”

19- John Singleton
John Singleton

The Boyz n the Hood director died at 51 on April 29, 2019, after suffering a stroke nearly two weeks prior that reportedly left him in a coma, according to CNN. “We are sad to relay that John Singleton has died," his family said in a statement to Us Weekly. "John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends. We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their expert care and kindness and we again want thank all of John’s fans, friends and colleagues for all of the love and support they showed him during this difficult time.”

John Daniel Singleton was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He was best known for directing Boyz n the Hood, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, becoming, at age 24, the first African American and youngest person to have ever been nominated for that award.

20- Stefanie Sherk
Stefanie Sherk died

The actress' husband, Demián Bichir, announced her death in an emotional Instagram tribute on April 24. "Dear friends, On behalf of the Sherk and the Bichir Nájera families, it is with inconceivable pain that I announce that on April 20, 2019, our dearest Stefanie Sherk, my beloved and loving wife, passed away peacefully," he wrote. "It has been the saddest and toughest time of our lives and we don’t know how much time it will take for us to overcome this pain. Stefanie’s beautiful, angelical and talented presence will be immensely missed. 

We will hold Stefanie in our hearts forever. We thank everybody beforehand for their prayers and we respectfully ask for your understanding so we may grieve in peace and privacy in these incredibly difficult times. It is our sincerest hope that our beautiful Stefanie, my angel and love of my life, will rest in eternal peace."


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