10 Stars Who Passed Away & No One Even Noticed
An actress, philanthropist and author, Doris Roberts was remembered for her appearances in Everybody Loves Raymond and Remington Steele. Her career spans six decades of television and film. She began her acting career in 1951 and won 5 Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She earned more than four Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award throughout her acting career.
Her critically-acclaimed roles were in films such as The Honeymoon Killers and Number One with a Bullet. What a great way to live a life free from any debts and loans. Doris Roberts is an American film, stage and television actress with a net worth of 14 million US dollars. The famous actress Doris Roberts has done many years of outstanding work on stage and screen, and then found the best partner for her talents, the popular sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond” died on Sunday. She was 90 years old.
LISA ROBIN KELLY
At age 28, Lisa Robin Kelly finally achieved a breakthrough and secondary celebrity status for playing Laurie Forman, the older sister of Eric Forman, on That ’70s Show. But in the end, unfortunately, due to self-confessed drinking problems, Kelly was eventually asked to leave the show, and actress Christina Moore took over her role on That 70’s Show.
She had earlier appeared in Married with Children, a series. She appeared again in 1994 in Silk Stalking in 1994 and on Charmed in 1999. She had a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. She died at the age of 43 at Pax Rehab House in California. There she entered a state of cardiac arrest and was unable to resurrect. Her husband sued the rehab house for negligence but her death attorney is yet to provide a statement about this.
Leonard King Lesser is an American actor known as Len Lesser. The American actor became a household name with his role as Uncle Leo in the sitcom. From 1991 to 1998 in the TV finale, Lesser played this role. Seinfeld and Garvin in Everybody Love Raymond. Uncle Leo and Garvin are friendly and enthusiastic acquaintances of the respective protagonists of each sitcom.
Lesser was mainly a theater actor before the mid-1950s. Since 1955, he has regularly appeared in TV series as minors or guest roles. Leonard King Lesser (Les Lesser) also acted in much other television series including Boy Meets World, The Amazing Spider and The Untouchables. Unfortunately, on February 16, 2011, Len died at the age of 88. His predecessor, Jerry Seinfield mourned his death and described Lesser as “a very lovely person.” He had no need for a bankruptcy attorney even though he required the services of a family lawyer in his marriage.
Thuy Trang is a Vietnamese-born American actress who became popular following her performance in Yellow Ranger as Trini Kwan. Thuy Trang became interested in acting and achieved her first major breakthrough in 1993 when she put the role of Trini Kwan on the popular TV series “Wighty Morphin Power Rangers” (1993). Thuy Trang also played a sterling role as Kali in The Crow: City of Angels and Manicurist in Spy Hard both in 1996.
At 27, Trang lost her life in a ghastly motor accident along with her friend and colleague, Angel Rockwood on September 3, 2001. She only left a small part of her works, but through these works, she had an influence on many works. What is baffling, however, is why no wrongful death attorney or accident lawyer was contacted to investigate Thuy Trang’s tragic accident.
WENDY JO SPERBER
Wendie Jo Sperber’s performances are famous for the movies “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, “bachelor parties” and “Back to the Future” and TV sitcoms “The Hug” and “Benjamin”. In Back To The Future classic of the ’80s, the American actress Wendy Jo played the role of Marty McFly’s sister. She also acted in Bachelor Party, Back to the Future and TV sitcoms like Bosom Buddies and Private Benjamin.
Although she is known for her humorous and easy-to-laugh roles throughout her tumultuous film and television career, actress/comedian Wendie Jo Sperber showed a brave, compassionate and humane side in the last years of her life. Sadly, deadly cancer reoccurred and this time, it took her life with it on November 29, 2005, at 47 years of age. Her determination to help others selflessly throughout the course of the illness has not been overlooked, and she has won many honors. From what’s clear to us, Wendy Jo never had any need for alcohol or drug rehabilitation which is a good thing for her.
J. T. WALSH
J.T. Walsh was discovered by a director in 1974 and began to engage in off-Broadway performances. In 1984, he was a big success in David Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross” by David Mamet on Broadway. James Thomas Patrick Walsh will remain evergreen in the minds of movie lovers for his outstanding roles in A Few Good Men, Sling Blade, Vietnam, Good Morning and The Negotiator among others.
Playboy magazine nicknamed him ‘Everybody’s favorite scumbag’ due to his constant portrayal as a bad guy. But that’s not to say he was a bad guy in real life. In less than ten years, he starred in two dozen movies. He was married to Susan West. Sadly, Walsh suffered a fatal heart attack on February 27, 1998 at the age of 54. He was never a victim of bankruptcy and his insurance plans were well in place.
MARY TYLER MOORE
The American actress would be remembered for her stellar performances in the 1967 film, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Ordinary People of the 1980s. She was also popular for her rendering of The Mary Tyler Moore Show as well as the hit sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show. She was nominated for an Academy Award. Mary was not just an amazing actress but a philanthropist advocating for animal rights, vegetarianism and of course, diabetes.
She was an alcoholic in her younger years but wisely sought the assistance of alcohol rehab. In 1969, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and in 2014, suffered from kidney and heart complications, almost blind at this stage. She died on January 25 2016 from cardiopulmonary arrest, hypoxia and aspiration pneumonia. She needed no wrongful death attorney as she died of natural causes.
Remember Uncle Vernon of the famous Harry Potter films? That’s our Richard Griffiths. He was an English actor that won the Laurence Olivier Award, the Outer Circles Award, the Tony Award, and the Drama Desk Award all for his sterling performance in The History Boys. The fat British role actor Richard Griffiths came from radio stations and the classical stage. He established an earlier reputation among Shakespeare’s clowns.
His life is more portrayed than Henry VIII, “Windsor Falstaff in “The Merry Wife” and “Night Dream” by the Royal Shakespeare Company in “Midsummer” are just some of his outstanding achievements. He also starred in many other films including Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Battling with a heart condition, Richard suffered complications from a heart surgery which led to his death in 2013 at the age of 65. The industrious actor provided well for himself while alive such that he had no bankruptcy complications. He also provided well for his family with his well-funded insurance plans.
Steve James usually plays the hero’s companion in action movies, despite the actors and fighters who are usually better than the stars. Steve has loved art since he was a child, playing the movie that his godfather Joe Seneca took him to. Steve James starred in several films especially action films like The Delta Force, Enter the Game of Death, The Exterminator and of course, The American Ninja series. He was quite famous between the 70s and 80s.
The American actor, stunt performer and martial artist was only 41 when he was struck by an aggressive pancreatic cancer which led to his death on December 18, 1993. Unfortunately, no personal injury attorney was hired to prove that there was no foul play in his death. He had a successful marriage, and so had no need for a family lawyer. He was able to steer clear of bankruptcy attorneys too.
Marion Robert Morrison, known by his professional name as John Wayne, nicknamed Duke, is an American actor and film producer. In 1976, Maureen O’Hara awarded him the “People’s Choice Award” for the most popular film actor. John Wayne, one of the most popular film actors of the 20th century, remains a popular American icon to this day. John Wayne was born May 26, 1907, in Winterset, Iowa. He received his first leading film role in The Big Trail (1930). Working with John Ford, he got his next big break in Stagecoach(1939).
His career as an actor took another leap forward when he worked with director Howard Hawks in Red River (1948). Wayne won his first Academy Award in 1969. His last public appearance was at the 51st Academy Awards (1979) when he awarded the Best Picture Oscar for “Deer Hunter” (1978). This is not a movie that Wayne likes, because it shows a very different view of the Vietnam War from his own movie “Green Beret” (1968) ten years ago. He died in 1979.
The role actor Paul Gleason is good at playing tough guys and white-collar sleazebags and made his debut in the Winter A-Go-Go in 1965. He is famous for portraying the names of these different characters. Paul Gleason was famous for playing the tough guy in his films. The American actor made his film debut with Winter A-Go-Go in 1965, from there; there was no looking back as he starred in various other films like The Breakfast Club, Die Hard and Trading Places.
He made his exit in the film industry with his role as a sheriff in Abominable. He has appeared in two films selected by the Library of Congress as the National Film Registry, which have “cultural, historical or aesthetic” significance. Sadly, he was diagnosed with unusual lung cancer which he developed from working with asbestos as a teenager. He passed away in 2006 at 67. If Gleason had any life insurance policies, we hope they are in good hands.
Charlie Murphy was born in New York, the USA on July 12, 1959. Charles Quinton Murphy a.k.a Charlie Murphy was an older brother to Eddie Murphy’s and older half-brother to Vernon Lynch Jr. He has been described as “insanely humorous” and hardworking, never one to depend on his younger brother’s fortune. This explains his choice of financial advisors and why he strived for a good credit score to his name.
He used to be an actor and writer and is known for Norbit (2007), Night at the Museum (2006) and Roll Bounce (2005). Murphy is best known as a writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle’s Show, and also as the co-star of the sitcom Black Jesus. He was married to Tisha Taylor Murphy. He died from leukemia on April 12, 2017, at the age of 57.
Dana Hill began to rise to fame right from her childhood with her excellent portrayal of Audrey Griswold in the 1985 comedy film, National Lampoon’s European Vacation. Dana Hill is also known for her roles in “Cross Creek.” Her performances in “Fallen Angels” in 1981 and “Shooting the Moon” in 1982 were successful and won high praise from critics. As a voice actor, she is known for playing Max Goof in “National Soldiers”.
Still, her stage work, Hill won the 1986 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for her performance in “Picnic”. The American actress’s role as the voice of Jerry in Tom and Jerry: The Movie further endeared her to comedy lovers. Although she spent just 32 years on earth, Dana had her insurance policies all mapped out and in place. She never faced bankruptcy her entire career life.
Bill Paxton was a veteran and talented actor and director with over 100 films and TV shows to his credit. Although he continued to work steadily in the film and television industry, his major breakthrough was not realized until he played the leading role in the acclaimed film noir “One False Move” (1992). This quickly led to powerful support roles such as Wyatt Earp’s naive brother Morgan in “Tombstone” (1993).
He appeared in Terminator, Titanic, Predator 2, Edge of Tomorrow, True Lies, Apollo 13, and Vertical Limit. He had a heart and aorta surgical operation on February 14, 2017, but died of a stroke on February 25, 2017, due to complications from the operation. His family hired a wrongful death attorney who filed a wrongful death lawsuit following his death. He needed no bankruptcy attorney, however, but needed a family lawyer in his marriage.
The popular Mr. Spock character of the sci-fi movie Star Trek, was an American actor, author, photographer, film director and singer. His performance on Star Trek earned him three Emmy nominations and started his career as a writer and director, especially “Star Trek 4”. Often nicknamed “Another Dr. Spock” because of his degree in biology and photography. He rose from his humble beginnings to stardom with his starring role in Kid Monk Baroni and other famous works.
Nimoy lived a successful life marred only by his smoking addiction which would later lead to his being diagnosed with obstructive pulmonary disease. Despite the subsequent treatments he received, he died of complications of the smoking-related ailment in 2015. One thing could be said of Nimoy, he was up to date with all his life insurance policies and lived free of bankruptcy and other financial impediments.
Jean Stapleton was born in Manhattan, New York City, Jeanne Murray was an American character actress of stage, television and film. She received an honorary degree from Wilson College and received a scholarship in her name. It is the favorite of playwright Horton Foote; she has played many plays in it, Jean Stapleton won various awards as an actress, including three Emmys and two Golden Globe awards.
She will forever be remembered for her role as Edith Bunker in the popular sitcom, All in the Family. She had a colorful acting career with over 60 appearances in movies and TV series including Eleanor, The First Lady of the World, Murder She Wrote and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. The veteran actress died of natural causes at the ripe age of 90 in 2013. We sure hope her insurance policies are being taken good care of by her finance attorney considering her successful career.
Guillaume Jean Maxime Antoine Depardieu is a French actor who has won the César Award and is also a Gerard Depardieu’s oldest child. Like Miguel Ferrer, he is the son of an actor who has played Cyrano de Bergerac. He Was a composer as well as excellent piano player. The French actor had a Cesar Award among others to his name. He was the eldest child of veteran French actor, Gerard Depardieu.
His prominent performances were Pierre in Pola X and The Duchess of Langeais. His other films include Les Apprentis, Count of Monte Christo and Tous Les Matins du Monde. It was while filming L’Enfance d’ Icare in 2008 that he contracted pneumonia. This later led to his demise on October 13, 2008 at the age of 37. Guillaume had to hire a family lawyer for his marriage to Elise Ventre but was free of any bankruptcy squabbles.
Andrew Koenig was born on August 17, 1968 in Los Angeles, California. Andrew Koenig was an English actor best known for his recurring role as Richard Stabone in Growing Pains, the 1980 TV series. He also starred in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, guest-starred in My Sister Sam, and Jump Street. He also wrote, edited and directed short films. He is famous for “Batman: Dead End”.
His death by hanging from a tree in 2010 showed that he was a troubled man but we don’t know whether he sought counseling and therapy or any other psychological treatment for his depression. He died on February 14, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We hope his loved ones are taking good care of his insurance policies. Thankfully, his accident lawyers asserted that there was no foul play in his death.
Anita Mui Yim-Fong (Anita Mui Yim-Fong) is a Hong Kong singer and actress who has made significant contributions to the Cantopop music industry and has won numerous awards and honors. She has been an idol throughout her career and is usually considered the Queen of Cantopop. Her full name was Anita Mui Yim-Fong, dubbed The Madonna of Hong Kong. She was a great singer with a powerful voice and enthralling performances.
Her fame spread to other Asian countries including Singapore, China and Malaysia. The award-winning idol was yet another short-lived star lost too early to the cold hands of death. She fought with cancer; she lost the battle on December 30, 2003, at the age of 40. As far as we know, Anita’s colorful career ensured she was miles away from bankruptcy and she never had the need for a family lawyer.
Tim Bergling, aka Avicii was a Swedish musician, DJ, record producer and a dance music star that rose to limelight with his single, Levels followed by his debut studio album, True and the popular lead single, Wake Me Up. His other outstanding works include Hey Brother, Waiting for Love and Addicted to you. At the age of 16, Bergling began posting his mixes on electronic music forums, which led to his first record deal. In 2011, he became famous with his single “Levels”.
Avicii suffered numerous health complications as a result of poor mental health and drinking problem. This led to his early retirement from live concerts in 2016. His sudden and untimely death in 2018 shook his fans and the dance community who would miss his stellar live performances at festivals and clubs. No one knows for sure if he ever went to alcohol rehab while alive but we hope he at least had his investments and finances in order.
Barney Martin is an American actor, comedy writer and New York City Police Department, detective. He is known for playing Jerry’s father Morty Seinfeld in the sitcom Seinfeld. Prior to his acting career, Barney Martin was an NYPD officer for about two decades. Once he served as a stand-in for the equally hefty Jackie Gleason. His career transformation into acting saw him starring as Jerry’s dad in the sitcom, Steinfeld, and films and shows like Arthur 1 and 2, Sydney, Daddy Dearest, 21 Jump Street and The Odd Couple.
Following a diagnosis for lung cancer, Barney commenced treatment for the ailment which probably prolonged his life some more. Sadly, the cancer won the battle as death claimed him in 2005 at the age of 82. Thankfully, Barney never visited a drug or alcohol rehab in his lifetime and no need for a bankruptcy attorney.
JUDITH EVA BARSI
But for the domestic violence she faced in her home as a child, Judith Barsi would have gone far in her acting career. She took a bold step into the acting world at a tender age taking on many commercial advertisements and Television shows. Her journey into the screen world began with TV commercials and few shows. However, she soon began to appear on big screen productions like Jaws: The Revenge, The Land Before Time and All Dogs Go to Heaven.
Having a drug addict and alcoholic father was a nightmare for the child and her mother. He killed both of them in their sleep in 1998 when Judith was just 10. Her tragic demise could have been avoided had her father sought rehabilitation. It was a tragic loss for her loved ones and a regretful case for her criminal lawyers.
David Robert Jones was known popularly as David Bowie was a British superstar and probably the most influential British entertainer of all time. In January 2019, he was voted the most iconic British entertainer in the 20th century beating Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin to the top spot. His resplendent career was complemented by his record album sales worldwide – hitting more than 140 million album sales and cementing himself in history books as one of the world’s best-selling artists.
In 1997, Bowie’s financial advisor encouraged him to raise money through bonds in order to buy back his recording rights from his former managers. Consequently, David Bowie partnered with Prudential Insurance Company and raised $55 million by promising investors income generated by his back catalog of 25 albums. He died in 2016 at age 69 due to complications from liver cancer.
James Gandolfini’s breakthrough role as the iconic Tony Soprano in The Sopranos put him in the limelight on TV and in the hearts of the viewers. It was therefore not a surprise that he received several nominations and awards for this role. He also performed incredibly in other films including Crimson Tide, Enough Said, The Taking of Pelham 123, True Romance, and Where the Wild Things Are which garnered positive reviews.
James Gandolfini’s last moments were a happy one as he died while vacationing with his family, thanks to his travel insurance. He was 51 years old and his cause of death was a heart attack. James was a man loved by people due to his lifestyle and his attorney confirmed that he was never liable to bankruptcy at any point in his lifetime.
Laura Branigan was a songwriter and singer with a powerful voice touted to rival that of Celine Dion. Her hit song Gloria gained her a platinum certification and a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1983. Her soundtracks of the blockbuster hits of Ghostbusters and Flashdance shot her to the limelight.
Tragedy struck on August 26, 2004, to cut Laura’s life short at age 47 when she was about returning to the music scene after her hiatus. She died of an undiagnosed brain aneurysm. An earlier diagnosis and prompt medical attention might have prolonged Laura’s life. Laura Branigan was never embroiled in any financial crisis; no bankruptcy, no payday loans, no lingering mortgages. Best of all, she was never a part of any drug rehabilitation.
Mike played the role of Olivia’s beau on the Jersey-Licious show from 2010 to 2012 and this shot him into the limelight. His fans have not yet gotten over the fact that he died at a very young age of 28, of causes unknown. The details of his marriage and divorce are also in the dark and one cannot help but wonder what exactly was wrong with Mike.
Forensic reports are yet to arrive at the specific cause but there wasn’t a sign of any foul play. No foul play has been suspected in Mike Aktari’s death and forensic reports are not yet conclusive. In his short but well-lived life, Mike had his insurance policies well planned out and never needed to hire a bankruptcy lawyer. His personal injury attorney is however in the best position to provide closure and we hope he does it soon.
Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren was a British agent, visual artist, performer, musician, costume designer, and boutique owner to combine these activities ingeniously. famous. He is best known as the promoter and manager of the New York Dolls and Sex Pistols. McLaren is widely acclaimed as a solo artist, initially focusing on hip-hop music and world music, and later diversified into funk and disco. This is a “voicing” dance fashion that combines opera and modern electronic music. With his versatile talent, Malcolm ventured into the music world as a performer and musician. He also made a name for himself as a talented clothes designer.
Malcolm was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma cancer in 2009 and he began to receive treatment for the disease. Unfortunately, he lost the battle on April 8, 2010, at 64 years of age.
Did Malcolm seek the services of a mesothelioma lawyer since the disease is usually contracted following extended exposure to asbestos? We do not know but we do know that he will be missed. We hope that his finances and insurance policies were secured by his finance attorney.
Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack is an American actress and singer. Murphy (Murphy) was born in Atlanta and moved to Los Angeles as a teenager to pursue an acting career. Her breakthrough role was Tai Frasier in “Ignorance” (1995). Brittany Murphy was beauty, sweetness and sophistication all wrapped in one with an incredibly bright career ahead had she lived longer.
With A View From The Bridge as her debut in 1997, Brittany excelled with other appearances in Don’t Say A Word, Riding Cars With Boys, Uptown Girls, Sin City, Happy Feet and 8 Mile. Her career and life were prematurely terminated in 2009 while she was just 32. The cause of death was pinned on pneumonia and anemia; otherwise, she’d still be here entertaining us. She was free of bankruptcy attorneys considering her net worth. We hope she had some insurance plans in place too.
Christopher Shannon Penn is an American actor. He is usually portrayed as a tough character, playing a villain or working-class thug, or playing a comedy role, and is known for his roles in “Wild Animals” and “Water Dog”. This eminent American actor is famous for his television and film acting. Chris Penn’s two decades of career in acting were remarkable for his outstanding performances in Rush Hour, Footloose, Reservoir Dogs, At Close Range, All the Right Moves and The Funeral.
He battled with heart disease over time which was probably worsened by his addiction to drugs. Chris Penn who was the younger brother to actor Sean Penn was found dead in his house on 24th January 2006 at the age of 40 following heart disease. There were also traces of drugs in his system according to reports. Unfortunately, Chris didn’t go for drug rehab. However, he was free of bankruptcy and did not subscribe to refinancing.
Christopher Lee Pettiet is an American TV and film actor. He started his career as a child actor, starring in TV series, TV movies and movies. Christopher Pettiet rose to the limelight with his portrayal of Jesse James in The Young Riders. He went on to star in Don’t Tell Mom The Baby Sitter Is Dead as Zach Crandell. Like many young Hollywood actors, Chris joined the world of drug addicts with its attendant problems.
Worse still, he did not enroll in any drug treatment program against the advice of his loved ones. Tragically, his life came to an abrupt end in 2004 after a drug overdose. Drug rehab centers would have given him a new lease of life and probably extended his earthly life. May he rest in peace. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the sea near Topanga Canyon Road in Santa Monica, California.
A popular American drag queen, TV star, singer and dancer, Antoine Ashley was popularly known as Sahara Davenport. She was widely known as an alluring contestant on the season of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2010. She was addicted to designer drugs like ketamine, but thanks to her drag mother and rehabilitation and counseling, the Drag Queen was able to quit.
Regrettably, the effects of the drugs had deeply eaten into her system causing her to suffer heart failure leading to her death in 2012 at the age of 27. The deceased artist died of heart failure at John Hopkins Hospital in Barritmo, Maryland on October 1, although few other details about his condition were available at the time of publication. We are uncertain of her insurance plans though her addiction might have led her into bankruptcy.
He is best remembered for his appearance in The Police Academy series as the trigger-happy Officer Eugene Tackleberry. As a struggling actor, with the help of celebrity player Patty Duke, he won a prize of $10,000 with the $10,000 pyramid (1973). Paul David Graf also starred in M*A*S*H, Star Trek, Quantum Leap, The Dukes of Hazard and The A-Team.
David had a heart attack while attending a family wedding with his family in Phoenix on April 7, 2001, merely 9 days before his 51st birthday. It is uncertain whether he had any heart disease prior to his death and if he was undergoing any treatment. We sincerely hope his financial attorneys are properly managing his fortune and that his family is wise in taking care of his life insurance.
Gina Mastrogiacomo initially received a degree in art design and worked as a model in print advertising. In 1990, Martin Scorsese discovered her in the public film “Goodfellas” and won the mistress of Ray Liotta in the film. Gina starred in Goodfellas and The Naked Gun2 ½: The Smell Of Fear, thanks to veteran director Martin Scorsese who not only discovered her but got her both roles. She later starred in The X-Files.
The beautiful American-Italian actress died at 39 before the world could fully appreciate her talents. She was struck on May 2, 200 by a rare bacterial heart infection called myocarditis, an unfortunate and untimely loss for Hollywood. Nothing is known concerning Gina’s life insurance policies but we are certain that she lived free of drug rehabs.
Heather Michele O’Rourke is an American child actress. She made her debut after being spotted by director Steven Spielberg while heading to the MGM film studio. Spielberg quickly put her in the horror film “Poltergeist”, playing Carol Anne Freeling, O’Rourke’s performance won Recognized. Throughout his career, O’Rourke has been nominated for the Young Artist Award six times, won for his role in Webster, and participated in three films and twelve TV series.
Heather was a famous child actress notable for her portrayal of Carol Ann Freeling in Spielberg’s Poltergeist. She performed repeated roles in the successive episodes of the film. Unfortunately, the child actress left the world at a very tender age with so many unfulfilled dreams and untapped talents. Following a misdiagnosis and consequent wrong medication, she lost her life at the age of 12. Her family hired a wrongful death attorney who subsequently accused the medical doctors of wrongful death. The case was however settled out of court. Despite her humble beginnings, we are not aware of her family facing bankruptcy after her death.
Holly Lewis was born on December 26, 1965, on the Big Island of Nebraska. Holly, the daughter of Cortez and Rita Lewis, grew up in Lichfield, Nebraska, and participated in lectures, dramas, and track and field events. Lewis won the Outstanding Performance Award in 1983 in the Nebraska State One-Act Screenplay. The Canadian actress is remembered for her voice acting in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas among other less popular roles in television, film and stage works.
Sadly, Lewis died of unknown causes on June 22, 2012, at the young age of 46.No one can ascertain the actual cause of her death. No one knows for sure whether it was due to an accident or some natural causes. These are questions that could have been answered by her wrongful death attorney or accident lawyers. We will keep speculating on the cause of her death without any concrete details. Holly Lewis had never had any need for a family law attorney despite being married to Raider Rhotenacher.
James LaRue Avery is an American role actor, voice actor and poet. He is famous for the roles of the paper shredder in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, Steve Yeager in “Brady Beam Movie” and Aladdin’s Harud Hazi Bin. James starred as Uncle Phil in the sitcom, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, a character he so remarkably portrayed that he was enlisted among the ‘50 Greatest Television Dads of All Time’.
The prolific television actor was also famous for his voice acting in various animated series including the voice of James Rhodes in the Iron Man series. James Avery died at 68 from open surgery complications in 2013 after open-heart surgery. Prior to his death, he was being treated for diabetes Type 2, kidney and heart diseases. Fortunately for him, he had no need for drug or alcohol rehab, never had mortgage disputes either.
James Robert Rebhorn is an American role actor. At the time of his death, he had repeatedly appeared in the “White Collar” and “Homeland” series. He is a tall, grumpy American actor who is good at playing clever villains, domineering fathers and corrupt politicians. The veteran actor starred in over 100 Television shows and films during his acting career.
He appeared in films like Independence Day, Carlito’s Way, Scent of A Woman, Meet My Parents and My Cousin Vinny. James battled with melanoma cancer and its attendant chemotherapy for about 12 years before his death in 2004. In a rare action, the actor wrote his own obituary before his death, talk about a premonition. He had no need for hiring a family lawyer having married just once. He kept his finances in order and so had no case with a bankruptcy attorney.
John Spencer, an American actor gained popularity with his stellar performance as Leo McGarry in NBC’s The West Wing, earning him an Emmy Award in 2002. Born John Speshock, Jr. the actor was addicted to alcohol for which he dutifully sought assistance at a rehab center. Before being known by TV audiences, John was famous in New York for his outstanding stage performances in the 70s and 80s.
He went as far as quitting smoking all in a bid to live a healthier life. Yet, death happened to him from a heart attack on December 16, 2016, at the age of 58 right where he was filming a TV show. Thankfully, there was his accident lawyer who confirmed the cause of the actor’s death. His insurance plan was in shape at his death, we just hope his beneficiaries are taking good care of it.
The famous actor and professional skateboarder of English descent starred in the films Next Friday and Kids. Pierce was discovered by the film director Larry Clark. Then Clark screened him in his controversial 1995 independent film “Kids” (1995). After the film’s successful release, Pierce played Telly (the infamous skateboarder punk friend) (Leo Fitzpatrick), which won the Independent Spirit Award and moved to Los Angeles.
With a troubled childhood, it was not surprising that Justin ended up in suicide as he battled with depression and anxiety. He was found dead in his hotel room on July, 10, 2000 with suicide notes which were released to the public. Who knows, maybe he would have still been alive if he had undergone therapy and sought counseling. His wrongful death attorney and accident lawyers had no option but to end the case.
Jonathan Gregory Brandis is an American actor. Brandis began his career in advertising as a child and then got television and film roles. Jonathan Brandis’s 27 short years on earth was one of fame right from his early days in modeling till he transitioned into the big screen with his debut on One Life To Live. From then on, there was no looking back as he moved on to become a teen star following his roles in The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter and SeaQuest DSV.
Obviously, something was still not right as Jonathan committed suicide at 27 years leaving his friends wondering what went wrong. Could they have done more, loved him more, been more attentive? Could they have prevented his death? No one knows for sure why he took his life. We want to believe his lawyer was able to process his life insurance package.
Bill Nunn is an American actor who would be remembered for his stellar performances as Radio Raheem in Do the Right Thing and Robbie Robertson in Spider-Man. Entered Morehouse College to study English. Nunn’s original goal was to become a writer. After working overtime, he became obsessed with acting and decided to focus on his future.
Bill’s acting career took off with Spike Lee’s School Daze in 1988 and without looking back, he starred in over 70 movies and shows including Sister Act Runaway Jury, The Last seduction and Canadian Bacon, Touched by Angel Tv series. Unfortunately, Bill Nunn battled with Leukemia till it claimed his life on September 24, 2016 at 62 years old. Good for him, Bill never had to be at a drug rehab or battle bankruptcy in all his life.
Known for her activism and support for the LGBT community, Alexis Arquette made headlines with her gender transitioning while in her late 30’s. Alexis was a prominent actress, cabaret performer and underground cartoonist. She was popular for touching many lives through her activism. Alexis is also an L.A. area underground cartoonist, her most famous strip was called “Nico’s Mobile Mole”.
It was about her friend, actress Nico Petrakis. Sadly, at the age of 47, Alexis died surrounded by her loved ones following a fatal cardiac arrest as a result of HIV complications. Before her death in 2016, Alexis had never been a patient of alcohol rehab. True to her nature, she was able to amass her own life insurance. Some of her notable works include Last Exit to Brooklyn, Never Met Picasso and Jack Be Nimble.
John Hurt is an English actor. His performance in “Alian” was rated as one of the most memorable moments in film history by many publications. The award-winning English actor Sir John Vincent Hurt had about 5 decades of successful acting under his belt. In 2012, he won the “Lifetime Achievement BAFTA Award” for his “outstanding contribution to film”. He was knighted in 2015 for his contributions in the field of drama.
With his part as Richard Rich in A Man for all Seasons, Sir Hurt rose to prominence. Some of his awards winning movies include Midnight Express and the Elephant Man. Considered one of Britain’s finest actors, Hurt was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire and honored with a BAFTA award. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 and gave up the ghost in 2017. His life was not marred by any unsavory tales of alcohol, drugs and rehabs.
Ron Glass was an American prolific actor. Ron Glass was born on July 10, 1945, in Evansville, Indiana, USA. His name was Ronald Earle Glass at the time. He hold a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Literature from the University of Evansville. He was best known for his roles as Det. Ron Harris in Barney Miller (1975 sitcom), Dariel Book in Firefly (sci-fi series), and Serenity (the sequel film). He also starred in Rugarts and All Grown Up of the Nickelodeon series among many others.
On November 25, 2016, Glass’s died at the age of 71 as a result of respiratory failure. Ron lived a fulfilled life as a resourceful actor and a philanthropist partaking in social works at the Wooten center. Despite his successful career, he was able to completely steer clear of alcohol and drug rehab his entire life and recording no bankruptcy.
Leslie Barbara Carter was born on June 6, 1986, in Tampa, Florida. She was the third of five children of Robert Gene Carter And his wife, Jane Elizabeth Carter. The Carter family is a family of musicians. Remember Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys? Then Aaron Carter the solo artist? Both of them were Leslie Carter’s brothers. Though not as popular as her brothers, Leslie enjoyed her own path as a singer. Sadly, Leslie suffered a long bout of depression and anxiety.
Her life was painfully cut short at its prime when at 25 years of age, she overdosed on prescription drugs. Leslie had the need for drug rehabilitation but she did not take that course. She left her 10-month-old daughter, Alyssa, behind. Maybe a drug rehab program would have restored her to normal, maybe more love and attention would have saved her. We just hope there was someone to take care of her insurance policies.
A singer, songwriter and producer with a soulful vocal, Teena Marie is globally recognized in soul music and R& B. She always displayed amazing dexterity in playing rhythm guitar and keyboard. Her success in R&B and soul music and her loyalty to these genres will earn her the title of “Queen of Ivory”. She plays rhythm guitar, keyboard and conga. Teena Marie has been nominated for Grammy Awards three times.
In 2004, Teena suffered some brain damage which resulted in her having seizures for the rest of her 6 years on earth. This was after a huge picture frame fell and hit her on the head. It is uncertain whether she received proper treatment – if at all during the period. Teena Marie died of natural causes on December 26, 2010. Maybe, just maybe she would have lived longer and without the seizures. No accident lawyer or wrongful death attorney was alerted of the situation either.
Corey Hiam the Canadian actor rose in the rank and file of the most prominent teen stars of the ’80s within a twinkle of an eye. His performances in The Lost Boys, Murphy’s Romance, License to Drive, Dream a Little Dream and Silver Bullet and other movies transformed him into a teen idol over time. His role with Corey Feldman in “The Lost Boys” made Heim a household name. The two were called “Two Coreys” and became idols in the 1980s.
They appeared in seven films together, and then appeared in the American A&E reality show “Two Coreys”. Unfortunately, Corey like some of the teen stars of his time got himself involved in drug and alcohol abuse. Complications were inevitable with that lifestyle and he soon got diagnosed with pulmonary edema and enlarged heart which later led to his death on March 10, 2010. He could have been saved from this ugly fate if he had been instituted in a drug/alcohol rehab center.
When you talk of highly celebrated Asian-American actors, you must mention Pat Morita. Talk of his prominent roles in Karate Kid has Mr. Miyagi, the 1998 animated film, and Mulan as the Emperor of China. His portrayal of Ah Chew in Sanford and Son sitcom catapulted him into fame among other stellar screen performances. Pat Morita is the lead actor in the TV show Mr. T and Tina (1976) and the police-themed drama Ohara (1987-1988).
These two TV shows became one of the few TV shows starring Asian American TV. Pat’s life came to an end on November 24th, 2005 after a kidney failure. Fortunately, though, he was free of any bankruptcy squabbles and he kept his slate clean of drug or alcohol rehab his entire life. Dying without a will and testament from an attorney would be dangerous for a famous star like Pat. Could he have died without a will for those he left behind? We hope not.
Sunny Johnson was born on September 21, 1953, in San Bernardino County, California, and his name is Sunny Suzanne Johnson. She is an actress, known for “Flying” (1983), “The Night Lights Are Off in Georgia” (1981) and “Buffalo Roaming” (1980). Her stardom was short-lived but celebrated. Sunny Johnson made her debut with the television series, Baretta then made appearances in Charlie’s Angels.
She also starred in other films including Dr. Heckyl and The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia. Sunny would be remembered for a long time for her impressive role in Flashdance’s hit movie of the ’80s. Tragically, a blood vessel burst in her brain in 1984 causing her to fall into a coma with no hope of recovery and no need for further treatment. Her family therefore resorted to taking her off the respirator. Her attorneys declared that it was not a case of wrongful death.
Christopher John Cornell is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Soundgarden and Audioslave rock bands. He also has his own career and contributed to the soundtrack. He was nominated for 16 Grammy Awards and won three. He was voted “the greatest rock singer” by readers of “Guitar World”. Chris carved quite a niche for himself as a singer, songwriter and musician. Some of his prominent solo studio albums are Carry Truth On, Higher, Euphoria Morning, and Scream.
He was the founder and frontman of a rock supergroup, Temple of the Dog and the lead vocalist of the Soundgarden band. He also did the theme song for the film, Casino Royale. At the age of 52, Chris Cornel was found dead by hanging in a hotel room in 2017. The toxicology reports proved that there was the absence of drugs in his system at the time of the suicide and not wrongful death. His wife contacted a life insurance attorney at his death.
Chester Charles Bennington is best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park and also Gray Daze, “Dead by Sunrise” and Lead singer of “Stone Temple Pilots” between 2013 and 2015. Bennington has been hailed by several publications as one of the greatest rock singers of his generation. Bennington was a best-selling artist who came to the limelight with his studio album, One More Light and Meteora.
The musician/songwriter and actor also appeared in cameo roles in films such as Saw 3D, Crank: High Voltage. His death on July 20, 2017, came as a sudden to his teeming fans. The lead singer of Linkin Park committed suicide by hanging at 41. According to his toxicology reports from his wrongful death lawyer, there were traces of alcohol in his system at the time of death. Chester Bennington was never a victim of bankruptcy; perhaps the depression he suffered pushed him into taking his own life. We pray h finds peace in the afterlife.
Brad Barron Renfro had over 20 feature films and voice roles to his name in Hollywood. His lead role in The Client at 11 became his stepping stone into the world of famous teen stars. Before being selected as a “client”, Renfro had no acting background and lived in the trailer park with his grandmother. Director Joel Schumacher wants to create a “naughty child” who has the necessary life experience and can understand the character he portrays.
When Renfro continued to star in movies such as Tom and Huck and Sleepers, he quickly attracted a large number of fans. Following his association with bad characters, his career began to rapidly fade due to alcohol and substance abuse. Being a young star, he got no chance or inclination to seek assistance in a drug rehab or alcohol rehab. Sadly, at 25, Brad Renfro overdosed on drugs and died in 2008. No one knows how far he went with his life insurance.
Bill Bixby was a popular charismatic actor, game panelist, producer, and director for about 30 years. His life in showbiz gained him fame and, of course, fortune. One of the stints that got the public’s eye was his role on CBS’ My Favorite Martian in the 1960s. Bixby also appeared in several other films, stage, and television series. His career was considered one of the longest since the actor stayed in the entertainment industry for decades, long after his contemporaries decided to make their exits.
Unfortunately, illness from his prostrate brought Bill’s career to an abrupt end. The initial treatment he received was successful until 1993, when the disease reappeared and claimed the actor’s life at 59. Sad to say, the beloved public figure passed away on his hospital bed. We believe it was too soon for Bill to have established a family life insurance seeing as he died shortly after his marriage.
Anthony Bourdain was an author and award-winning celebrity chef who was credited in different food-related shows and considered a culinary icon by many. He starred in various TV series such as The Layover, The Taste, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, and A Cook’s Tour. The admired food critic also put out a bestselling book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. Anthony loved to travel the world to gain different perspectives on his culinary work.
His talent and skills are in-demand, making him a frequent guest in TV and culinary shows.
Throughout the years, his career was doing amazing, which was why it came as a shock to many when the eclectic chef was found hanging in a hotel room. According to the toxicology tests, the public prosecutor declared that there were no signs of violence on his body, and there was no trace of any narcotics in his system. The world mourned for the loss of another icon.
Andy Whitfield’s transition to Australia transformed him from a construction laborer to an actor. He also tried the modeling industry, eventually making it as a fashion model. The star-in-the-making became part of more than 40 advertising campaigns in Asia and Europe. From that career move, he then went on to pursue being an actor, starring in Australian TV shows including All Saints, Packed to the Rafters, The Strip, and Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
Once he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Whitfield commenced treatment. He was given a clean bill of health in June 2010, but a routine medical checkup three months later showed there was a relapse. He died from the disease on September 11, 2011. At the time, he was only 39. Andy’s struggle with the disease has been made into a documentary film titled Be Here Now. Though the actor is long gone, he certainly did not want to leave his family under the threat of debt of bankruptcy, so he left a trust fund for his loved ones.
Alan Rickman will always be known to Harry Potter fans as Professor Severus Snape. Rickman trained at the notable Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, after which he became a prominent part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The actor went on to star in many films such as Love Actually, Die Hard, the Harry Potter series, and most notably, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, which earned him a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in Supporting Role.
Everyone knows that Alan was dedicated to his craft, bringing many beloved characters to life— so it does not come off as a surprise that he is the only actor that made it into the Greatest Villains list twice. By a wicked twist of fate, the English actor and director was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer following a minor stroke, which he suffered in 2015. The cancer claimed his life on January 14, 2016, at the age of 69. All the loans in the world could not keep the legend alive physically, but we all know he continues to live on in the hearts of his fans.
Abe Vigoda gained popularity with his portrayal of Tessio in the hit movie, The Godfather. On top of that, he appeared in other popular films such as Batman: The Mask of Phantasm. The talented star’s acting career took off with stage acting at a young age. Over time, he used his theater experiences to move on to acting in television shows and movies. In the 1980s, a popular magazine made a story about Abe, claiming that he already passed on. As an effect, many people took the bait. The actor, in turn, poked fun at his premature death announcement and enjoyed the extra publicity by even posing in coffins for photographs.
We don’t actually understand why, but for some reason, the American actor gained several death hoaxes over the years, such that when he actually took his last breath in 2006, people thought it was another ruse. He died of natural causes at the age of 94. It is unclear whether or not he left a will for those he left behind and if he had an attorney to oversee things, but one thing’s for sure – this is no longer a hoax!
The popular star of the hit TV show Glee, Cory Monteith, was a Canadian actor and musician. Prior to his credit role on Glee, he had played minor roles in other smaller-scaled TV series. The actor will also be remembered for his dream guy performance in the film Monte Carlo last 2011, as well as his acting chops in the Canadian drama Sisters and Brothers. Before he was given his most enormous break, he appeared on minor roles after his audition tape of Can’t Fight This Feeling went viral.
His sudden passing was a horror to his fans. From the tender age of 13, Cory has been dependent on illegal substances and had visited rehabilitation centers repeatedly. Ultimately, the same thing caused his untimely death back in July 2013. At the time, the actor was still working on Glee, so the producers had to eliminate his character on the show as well.
CHRISTOPHER “BIG BOY” BOYKIN
The “Big Boy” became famous with his appearance in the MTV reality show Rob & Big. His name was indelibly engraved twice in the Guinness World Records— first for peeling and eating three bananas within a minute, and the second one was for gulping five doughnuts down in a mere two minutes. Christopher also performed in Ridiculousness. Rob, on the other hand, was dedicated to becoming an entrepreneur when he launched his own clothing line, Big Black.
He is a multi-talented media personality adored by many fans, friends, and family. In 2016, Christopher was admitted to the hospital and placed under a heart scanner. Unfortunately, on May 9, 2016, his heart ceased to function. Medical reports placed the cause of death as an acute myocardial infarction. He left behind a life well-lived and a legacy for his loved ones. We assume his life insurance was enough to take care of his medical bills, so he also left everyone with one less thing to worry about.
Mark Salling was an American actor and musician. He rose in fame following his appearance as Noah Puck Puckerman on the hit TV series Glee. During his stay in the show for six seasons, his magnificent performance was recognized and nominated for a Teen Choice Award. Other flicks that Mark starred in include The Graveyard and Children of The Corn IV: The Gathering. He attended the Los Angeles College of Music, where his love for entertainment has been fostered.
The young actor who was embroiled in some big-scale controversies passed on through asphyxia as a result of hanging. He did it to himself a few weeks before he was to be sentenced for his crimes in 2017. At 35 years old, he was gone too soon, unable to be saved by his fame or attorneys. Regardless, Mark’s impact on Gleeks and his contributions in making the series renowned over the world will forever be cherished.
George Michael was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was a member of the popular music duo, Wham! but in due course, the musician went solo. George gained a following with his hits, such as Last Christmas and Faith, to name a few. The singer ranks among the best-selling British musical acts and earned numerous music awards and nominations over the course of his 30-year career. He also sold more than 80 million records across the world! George spent his music career in success, being famous, but also invested in himself.
With various health complications over time, the award-winning singer breathed his last on December 25, 2016, at the age of 53. According to a coroner’s post-mortem report, his death was attributed to dilated cardiomyopathy complicated by fatty liver and myocarditis. Michael’s family and legal aid assured us that the singer had a tangible life insurance plan set aside during his lifetime.
George Kennedy was an award-winning actor who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in Cool Hand Luke was equally nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in Airport. He also appeared in other popular films, including Flight of Phoenix and The Dirty Dozen. The decorated star lived a well-fulfilled career and life, all the while maintaining a good credit score throughout. He had a lasting impact and contribution in the film industry, as proven by his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
George also enjoyed writing books as he had published a trilogy with the titles: Murder on Location, Murder on High, and Trust Me. The veteran actor had a colorful career before breathing his last in 2016 at the age of 90. Unfortunately, he had a weak heart, which he took care of by consistently undergoing treatment till the day he could fight no more.
Gregory Hines was an American actor and singer who began as a dancer before venturing into Broadway, television, and film. His showbiz life included his performance in The Gregory Hines Show as well as an award-winning act in Jelly’s Last Jam. His movie debut, however, came in Mel Brookes’ History of the World, Part I in the ’80s. Gregory’s tap-dancing skills are one of the best in the late 20th century, which helped him to become a famous personality.
On August 9, 2003, Gregory succumbed to liver cancer at the age of 57, a year after the sickness was diagnosed. Despite the treatments he underwent, he could not beat the disease. Cancer is one of the deadliest complications, and many artists similarly lost the battle. Gregory was among the Hollywood actors who never indulged in substance abuse and vices, so the cause was totally unexpected. In his 50s, the talented entertainer still had quite a lot of gas left in his tank, so it was such a shame to see him go this early.
George Gaynes rose quickly as an actor after dumping his career in the Dutch Navy. He made his acting debut on Broadway and became well known for his role in The Police Academy, Punky Brewster, Tootsie, and The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. The actor even co-starred with his real-life wife for the latter production! With his deep baritone voice, George was a renowned voice artist in his time. If that’s not enough to impress you, then you must know that this intelligent and talented human being knows seven different languages and mastered them well.
The Finnish-born actor slash singer peacefully passed on due to natural causes at the ripe age of 98 on February 15, 2016. Luckily, George was able to revisit his last will and testament before his demise. Although he was a very private man, many know that he saves up for his future and family. Credits to his dedication, he has built a wonderful life for himself as well as his loved ones.
You might remember David Margulies from his role as Tony Soprano’s lawyer in the popular The Sopranos and from The Ghostbuster movie series. The Hollywood celebrity made his debut on Broadway in 1973 as a stage actor in The Iceman Cometh. He also starred in flicks such as All That Jazz, Last Embrace, Hide in Plain Sight, Daniel, and Times Square. Due to his diligent appearance in several theater productions, films, and TV series, David is considered one of the most versatile actors of his time.
On a somber note, three days after his 79th birthday, the actor lost his fight with cancer, creating a void in his family and in the movie industry. Having acquired quite some fortune during his days, we believe he had earned quite a hefty net worth— and we won’t be surprised if he had a good financial adviser to help him manage his assets. David may be gone but his legacy remains to this day.
Heath was an award-winning Australian actor praised for his credit roles in such films as The Dark Night, The Patriot, and Brokeback Mountain. His portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in the latter film earned him the New York Film Critics Circle Award in the Best Actor category and Best International Actor from the Australian Institute. Ledger found a passion for playing chess at only the age of 10. He then won Western Australia’s Junior Chess Championship at a young age.
During that time, he was also fascinated by watching stage performers and soon took on the lead role in a school production of Peter Pan. This paved the way for a deeper love of the acting craft, and the rest, as they say, is history. On January 22, 2008, Heath was discovered unconscious. The cause of his passing, as ascertained by toxicology reports, was due to intoxication from pharmaceuticals. It was termed a clear case of an accidental overdose of prescribed medicines.
The American singer and actor Andy Hallett became well-known for his role as Lorne on the popular TV series Angel. He was also popular for his act in the TV series Chance. His musical talent was evident from his soundtrack album, Angel: Live Fast, Die Never. At first, Andy was very shy to sing, until someone invited him on stage during a concert that he discovered the joy of performing in front of a thousand people. From that time, he began performing on stage, on TV screens, and in movies.
Andy is not just an ordinary actor because he was one of the most promising stars of his time. However, in 2005, he began to experience some medical challenges. He suffered a dental infection that extended to his heart, resulting in cardiomyopathy. The infection weakened his heart and led him to suffer from congestive cardiac failure, which resulted in his demise in 2009. It was also reported that his life insurance plans were intact.
Joan Rivers was a renowned actress and comedian. Her real name was Joan Alexandra Molinsky. In the mid-60s, she rose to fame for her appearance in The Tonight Show. She then went on to host an eponymous TV program, becoming the first woman to host a late-night TV talk show. She also co-hosted Fashion Police on E! and then starred in the reality show Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?
Her most remembered stint was her acts of controversial comedic persona, which gathered many fans. She also portrayed a sharply acerbic, heavily self-deprecating character towards celebrities. In 2014, while having throat surgery, Joan ceased breathing. Despite being placed on life support, she lost her life in September 2014 at the age of 81. Through her family lawyers, her daughter later filed a lawsuit against the hospital after post-mortem reports showed that the actress suffered brain damage due to a shortage of oxygen.
Les Lye was a talented actor and comedian whose performance in You Can’t Do That on television was among his feature projects. His acting career lasted more than 40 years, and he was a renowned actor with a huge fan base. He even received a Lifetime Achievement Award because of his prominent acts and skills in acting. Unfortunately, Les was diagnosed with diabetes, and he struggled with it for ten years before it took his life at 84.
The ailment, however, gave him the chance to prepare his last will and testament. His death needed no wrongful death attorney since there was no medical malpractice during his hospitalization. Even he is not with us anymore, his impact remains, and many aspire to him for the work he left in the industry. He also left us a treasure- he wrote a book of his memoirs during his stay in the show business.
The actress and singer’s career hit off with her Broadway musical, Gypsy in 1959, followed by other hits like Hello, Dolly, Henry, Sweet Henry, Oliver, and Seussical. She was only eleven during her stage debut, and her role was as a boy in the Wozzeck production. Alice was also nominated for Broadway’s Tony Award in 1968 as Best Supporting Actress. She was married to Joshua White, a director, writer, special effects operator, and production manager.
Alice’s life was marred by juvenile diabetes and later pancreatic cancer, for which she was receiving treatment at the time. During her struggle, Joshua was always there on her side. Despite her dogged battles against the diseases, on the 25th of June, 2011, she tragically died from heart failure at 63 years old, as verified by her insurance company. Her life was commemorated by her peers at the Second Stage Theater, New York, months after she passed away.
Charles Van Dell Johnson was a Hollywood actor, singer, and dancer. He was a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and was the embodiment of the “boy-next-door wholesomeness that made him a popular Hollywood star in the ’40s and ’50s.” In MGM films during the war years, he was considered “the red-haired, freckle-faced soldier, sailor or bomber pilot who used to live down the street.” He was known as a well-mannered guy, and his looks were sought after by many women.
Like Frank Sinatra, Charles was also a heartthrob who captured the heart of his fans and listeners. For decades, he continued his investments in the industry. He also earned the respect of many people when he replaced Gene Barry in a musical show, which proved that he was versatile in showbiz. At the time of his death in December 2008, he was one of the last surviving matinee idols of Hollywood’s “Golden Age.”
Charles Van Dell Johnson was a Hollywood actor, singer, and dancer. He was a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and was the embodiment of the “boy-next-door wholesomeness that made him a popular star in the ’40s and ’50s.” In MGM films during the war years, he was considered “the red-haired, freckle-faced sailor, bomber pilot, or soldier, who used to live down the street.” He was known as a well-mannered guy, and his looks were sought after by many women.
Like Frank Sinatra, Charles was also a heartthrob who captured the heart of his fans and listeners. For decades, he continued his investments in the industry. He also earned the respect of many people when he replaced Gene Barry in a musical show, which proved that he was versatile in showbiz. When he passed away in December 2008, he was named one of the last surviving matinee idols of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Alan Walbridge Ladd was an American actor, film, and television producer. He was highly successful in the movies of the 1940s and early 1950s, especially in Westerners such as Shane and film noir. He often partnered with Veronica Lake in noir films such as This Gun for Hire. His other famous works include The First Two Years of the Mast, his first Western and color film The Whispering Smith, and The Great Gatsby.
During his teen years, he was an outstanding athlete, a runner, and a swimmer. However, he stopped being an athlete when he acquired a few injuries. Later on, he landed few acting jobs on the radio and was discovered by former actress Sue Carol. Then, the rest was history. Sadly, Alan was found dead on his bed on January 29, 1964. His lawyers and doctors determined the cause of death to be cerebral edema. He was 50 years old.
The name Jerry Lewis is known worldwide. He was an American comedian, singer, actor, film producer, and humanitarian. His career spanned eight decades, and he was nicknamed the “King of Comedy” during his prime. With his films’ global box office revenue exceeding 800 million U.S. dollars, Jerry had won global acclaim for his unique comedy and drama style. As part of the duo with Dean Martin and as a solo actor, he was voted as the best box office film actor in Hollywood from 1951 to 1965.
His career was always filled with polarizing and complicated roles. People can never deny that he was a comedic genius. He had a singular vision and commanded control in his work with Paramount Pictures and other studios. In August 2017, at 91 years old, Jerry died at his home due to end-stage cardiac disease. It was also reported that his inheritance included over $2.5 billion, which included his many investments in different properties.
After Susan Hayward’s time as a fashion model, she went on to pursue a Hollywood career in 1937. She became famous during the 1940s and 1950s because of her courageous portrayal of many strong-willed character roles. By the late 1940s, her film roles had improved, and her dramatic ability was recognized. She even garnered five Academy Awards for Best Actress for her stunning performance in A Woman’s Story.
Because of her portrayal of death row prisoner Barbara Graham in I Want to Live, she eventually won the Oscar Award for Best Actress. Her professional career lasted until the early 1970s. In 1975, the actress died of brain cancer. Her death was attributed to a certain degree of radioactive fallout from atomic bomb tests when she filmed The Conqueror in 1956. Sadly, out of staff, crew, and cast totaling 220 people, 91 of them developed cancer. Actors John Wayne and Agnes Moorehead were affected too. We could only hope this won’t happen again in the film industry.
As an actor, Richard Attenborough will remain famous for his roles in The Sand Pebbles, Miracle on 34th Street, Jurassic Park, and The Great Escape. His career extended to film director and producer. He also portrayed different personas in the industry: the pint-sized actor, the babyface, the cowardly, the cocky, and later, the creepy. Every image was brought to life fantastically because he knew how to handle every role given to him.
He once held the post of the President of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art too. Sad to say, Richard, battled with a heart ailment, which later resulted in a stroke in 2008. He underwent treatment for years and had to live with a pacemaker fixed in his heart. On August 24, 2014, a few days before his 91st birthday, the actor gave up the ghost. He had no other issues left in Hollywood, and he never needed a family attorney too.
Walter Matthau was an American actor and comedian best known for his film roles, such as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple, a film based on the play of the same title by playwright Neil Simon, for which he also appeared on Broadway theatre. Within just two years of working on Broadway, he started acting in Hollywood and received numerous film credits. He also appeared in the less successful Odd Couple film sequel some 30 years later, The Odd Couple II.
Walter was known for his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple co-star Jack Lemmon, particularly in the 1990s with the films Grumpy Old Men and its sequel, Grumpier Old Men. For his performance in the 1966 Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Besides the Oscar, he was a recipient of BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Tony awards. Walter died in 2000 due to heart and kidney disease.
John Elroy Sanford, who went by the stage name of Redd Foxx, was a stand-up comedian and actor. He would be best remembered for his comical role in the popular Stanford and Son sitcom and Comedy Records. In the 1950s and 1960s, he rose to fame for his nightclub musical acts. He also performed in numerous records and TV shows, including the Redd Foxx Show. He was not just considered an outstanding comedian but also an inspiration to many people’s lives.
Redd even played in various famous cultural acts because of his catchphrases, facial expression, and body language that excite numerous audiences. On October 11, 1991, Redd suffered a heart attack and died while on the set of The Royal Family. He was 68 years old. He spent his career in magnificent years making people laugh. We are uncertain about his insurance policy, but we know he was buried at Palm Memorial Park in Las Vegas.
James Stewart was an American actor who was among the most honored and popular stars in film history. With a career spanning 62 years, he was known for his distinctive drawl and down-to-earth persona. James was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one for The Philadelphia Story. In 1985, he received an Academy Lifetime Achievement. The actor was also named the third-greatest male screen legend of the Golden Age of Hollywood by the American Film Institute.
James had portrayed various excellent roles until he aged, and he will always stay as one of America’s renowned actors because of his many credits on commercials, talk shows, and short-lived TV series. On June 25, 1997, he was rushed to the hospital because of a heart attack caused by pulmonary embolism. However, he did not survive. Hollywood mourned his death and recalled him as a man who possessed ethics of values and craft.
Humphrey Bogart became a Hollywood legend for his role in films of the 1940s era, such as Casablanca, Malta Falcon, and With and Without. He was born in New York City on December 25, 1899. Humphrey’s career began on Broadway in the 1920s, which led him to appear in the B film part of Hollywood in the 1930s. His turning point came the next decade when he played legends in classical Hollywood films.
He was considered a prominent American actor and was labeled as the tough guy with a high credit score and a top box-office attraction in his time. In his career, he portrayed the image of a wise, adventurous man with some idealism touch. But off-screen, he was a cult hero of the American film. He was married four times in his life, and his last wife was actress Lauren Bacall. In January 1957, the actor passed away at the age of 57 due to cancer.
Nicole DeHuff made her debut appearance in Meet The Parents, which gained her international recognition. She chose to pursue a degree in drama at an eminent school, Carnegie Mellon Acting Conservatory. There, she was trained to act on screen, and since then, her dreams of becoming a popular actress was fulfilled. She went ahead to star in The Court, The Practice, CSI: Miami, Dragnet, and Without a Trace, among other movies.
Her death was painful and tragic because she died due to a misdiagnosis rather than any lingering illness. Her doctors were wrongly treating her for bronchitis rather than pneumonia, and by the time they realized the real ailment, nothing else could be done to save her. We expect that the ones she left behind will judiciously utilize her life plans and policies. The actress had so much in her, and the impact she left in the entertainment industry still remains.
Zoe Lund was an actress, musician, author, producer, and screenwriter. She became famous for her portrayal as a woman battling addiction in Abel Ferrara’s Ms 45 and Bad Lieutenant, for which she co-wrote the screenplay. Zoe was not just a renowned actress but also a great writer. She wrote an unused draft for New Rose Hotel, where it was put into screens by her longtime friend and collaborator, Abel Ferrara.
Her other investment was the biography of a famous film actor, John Holmes. Zoe was quite open and proud of her setbacks, and she had faced many challenges in her life. She married Robert Lund on October 31, 1986, at the New York Municipal Building. However, they separated after a decade. On April 16, 1999, she died at the young age of 37 due to heart failure. It happened two years after she moved to Paris with her new boyfriend.
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
Philip Seymour Hoffman gained popularity as an actor, director, and producer with his works in Almost Famous, Patch Adams, and Boogie Nights. Some of his independent movies were Synecdoche and The Savages. He also took part in Mission Impossible II, The Talented, and Magnolia. Following his involvement in high school theater, he attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and graduated with a BFA degree in Drama.
His first-ever film was an indie movie Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole in 1991. The following movie was a major release titled My New Gun, in 1992. Philip continued to collaborate with writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson, appearing in all but one of the director’s first six films. On February 2, 2014, Philip was found dead by his friend in his Manhattan home bathroom. According to the cops and investigators, the actor died of acute mixed drug intoxication. We want to believe that his family had properly managed his net worth.
Misty Upham became famous for her role in the 2008 movie Frozen River, among other brilliant performances in other films such as August: Osage County and Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian. Her family acknowledged that she suffered mental ill-health, which could explain her disappearance from her sister’s residence on October 5, 2014. Eleven days later, her body was found beneath a cliff. A post-mortem report of December 3 determined that she died from injury the day she vanished.
Her wrongful death attorney concluded that suicide, accident, or foul play could be the probable cause of Misty’s death. Her death was a tragic one, and it left many fans to wonder how it happened to such a kind person. She died at a young age, and honestly, we think she still has more to achieve in the show business industry. Misty will remain a good actress to us and a loving daughter to her family.
Michu Meszaros’s life teaches us that we can make the most of whatever we have. He was only 2 feet and 9 inches and earned fame and fortune as a circus performer and actor. Touted as the smallest man on earth, he went ahead to use it to his advantage, appearing in a Pepsi commercial with the renowned Michael Jackson and the sitcom ALF. He was a member of the Barnum & Bailey Circus too. Michu was a performer in many comedy hits.
He was not afraid and ashamed of whatever role he portrayed, including an alien. Many adore this small man for being outspoken and giving the best in his work despite his differences. Sadly, a stroke hit Michu in 2008, leaving him unwholesome. Eight years later, he developed some complications, which resulted in his death at age 76. We still remain in the dark about his last will and testament as his lawyers were not forthcoming with details.
Born as Robert Arthur Knox, Rob Knox became an actor, and he would be best remembered for his role in the hit Harry Potter movies as Marcus Belby. He also starred in Trust Me, I’m a Teenager, After You’ve Gone, and The Bill. Rob was tragically stabbed to death in a bar brawl where he stepped in to protect his younger brother. He was only 18 at the time of his murder on May 24, 2008. Thankfully, criminal attorneys got him justice, albeit too late.
The Rob Knox Film Festival holds annually in honor of the fallen star. His murder gained the attention of the media, and the killer obtained life imprisonment. Even though Rob is not with his family anymore, he is still remembered every year because of the love and care he had shown while he was still alive. His family established the Rob Knox Foundation, which aims to help young artists and aspirants.
The popular American singer and songwriter was the lead in the band Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Tom Petty had over 80 million records under his belt, ranking him among the best-selling music artists. He was said to have been inspired by The Beatles. He received many praises and credits, including Grammy Awards for Best Rock Vocal Performance and Billboard Century Award. He was also recognized by many artists because of his talents, both in acting and singing.
Unfortunately, Tom was discovered unconscious in his home after suffering a cardiac arrest in the early hours of October 2, 2017. He was rushed to the hospital but gave up the ghost in the evening of the same day. He was 66 years old at the time of his demise. The grief of his bereaved wife, Dana York, and their two children, was featured on television when Dana gave an interview to Billboard.
Glenn Quinn was thrust into the limelight after he portrayed Mark Healy in the popular sitcom Roseann. He was also remembered for his depiction of Doyle the half-demon in Angel, the famous spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show. Everyone knows that Glenn was a handsome, young man who plays well when on screen. Other than that, he is a musician with the Miami Showband.
On December 3, 2002, he was found dead in his friend’s home. The cause of death was an accidental overdose. It will never be known if Glenn was encumbered with loans or bankruptcy or if he had received counseling and treatment. We’re not sure if he had a wife or kids, but we’re certain that his fans and peers were shocked and saddened by his tragic death. Glenn had shown a lot of potential in Hollywood, and he would’ve been a big star by now if he didn’t give up the ghost.
Amanda Peterson made a debut in acting in the 1980s as a teen star in the comedy film Can’t Buy Me, Love. She possessed natural beauty, a strong personality, powerful charm, and great talents. She was a gifted actress who started acting at the early age of 9 years old. She also modeled for a brief time. However, she decided to get a college degree instead of pursuing more of her acting career.
It was later discovered that Amanda battled personal issues, a weakness that got her into legal trouble on many occasions. In 2015, she slipped into death from an accidental overdose. It’s a wonder that she did not seek any help when she had the opportunity. Either her loved ones didn’t deem it fit, or she didn’t care to listen to them. However, she was known to have saved $50,000, a fruit of her hard work in the industry.
Garry Marshall was a talented director with films such as Valentine’s Day, The Princess Diaries, Pretty Woman, and Runaway Bride. He was also famous for Happy Days, a favorite show in the 1970s, and The Odd Couple, a play he developed for television. He was a film producer and screenwriter who became well-known for his Happy Days production and its numerous spin-offs. Before he decided to make movies, he started his career as a joke writer for different comedians. From that moment, he began to grow his chances, developed his career, and wrote famous films.
In 2016, Garry died as a result of a stroke and pneumonia complications. While he will be sorely missed by admirers and fans alike, he had made provisions for his loved ones by leaving a trust fund behind. It was also reported that he was a man with a good credit score who had no financial troubles in his lifetime.
Christopher D’Olier Reeve remains in our hearts forever for his timely acquisition of the Superman role in 1978, which got him a BAFTA Award. He was also famous for his brilliant performances in movies such as The Bostonians, Street Smart, and The Remains of the Day. In his time, Christopher was a popular actor because of his unforgettable roles in movies and films. Due to his handsome looks, he was in demand as a leading man in popular motion pictures.
Unfortunately, Christopher fell off his horse in competition during a horse-racing meet in Virginia in May 1995. Moreover, the accident left him quadriplegic, requiring the use of a wheelchair, and he was dependent on a portable ventilator to aid his breathing. On October 10, 2004, the Superman actor died at the age of 52. His doctors and insurance companies confirmed that his untimely death resulted from cardiac arrest caused by an infection complication.
He was an American playwright and actor who achieved fame with his award-winning rendition of Lafayette Renold in True Blood. Actor Nelsan Ellis also starred in the popular TV series, Elementary as Shinwell Johnson. He also portrayed the great Martin Luther King Jr. in a supporting performance in the 2013 historical drama film, The Butler. This film received mostly positive reviews from film critics.
While Nelsan was not a very outspoken man, he had always lived by being respectful as he honored people’s views as long as they do not violate the laws. Unfortunately, the promising actor encountered severe complications from alcohol withdrawal syndrome as he tried to quit drinking on his own. This event resulted in heart failure, which cost him his life on July 8, 2017, at the age of 39. While we all miss him dearly, we hope that his loved ones have benefitted from his investment money and properties.
Michael Nyqvist achieved stardom as John Banck, a police officer in the Martin Beck TV series. The Swedish romantic comedy Grabben I graven bredvid garnered him the Guldbagge Award. His leading role as Harald Edelstam in the 2007 film The Black Pimpernel landed him a spot in the limelight. Born as Rolf Ake Mikael Nyqvist, the eclectic Swedish actor shifted to Hollywood with the film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Millenium series.
He was popular in the villain world as he continued to play as the antagonist in hit films Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and John Wick. In 2004, his lead role as Daniel Daréus for the movie As It Is In Heaven was nominated at the 77th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language film. Lung cancer, which defied every treatment, sadly took his life in 2017 at the age of 56. His dedication to his proper investment planning underscored his successful acting career.
Michael Jeter enthralled his audience with his roles in various television shows, including Sesame Street, Evening Shade, and films like Jurassic Park III, Patch Adams, Tango & Cash, and Welcome to Collinwood. His performance in the Broadway musical entitled Grand Hotel got him a Tony Award in 1990, and a year after, he bagged an Emmy Award for his role as Coach Herman Stiles in the sitcom Evening Shade.
He was truly a well-celebrated actor as he also won other accolades, such as an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama Desk Award, and the Clarence Derwent Prize. The award-winning film, stage, and television actor tested HIV positive but fortunately began treatment on time. He lived a good life for years before he died of an epileptic seizure. Michael was found dead in his home on March 20, 2003, at 50 years old. It was unknown if he had employed a financial advisor to help manage his $2-million net worth.
Marcia Karen Wallace was a popular American actress, comedian, voice artist, and game show panelist. She also received television credits for portraying the chatty receptionist, Carol Kester, on the 1970 sitcom Bob Newhart Show. Her voicing of Mrs. Edna Krabappel, Bart Simpson’s teacher in The Simpsons, also earned her an Emmy award in 1992. Her bright red hair and unique and contagious laugh made it impossible not to notice her.
Her health began to decline as she fought cancer for more than 15 years. Since then, she became an active advocate for various cancer-related organizations. Unfortunately, cancer had its way as Marcia gave up the fight in 2013 at the age of 70 when she died because of pneumonia and sepsis. It happened a week before her 71st birthday. One would not also guess from her cheerful disposition that she had a troubled childhood. She, however, received treatments and counseling before her demise.
Margot Kidder found her way into the hearts of the audience with her role in the 1978 film Superman as the dashing and ever-charming Lois Lane. Her manager recently verified that the actress died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 69. However, the investigation led to the conclusion that the cause of death is an overdose. Her close friend revealed she passed away at her home at the foot of Canyon Mountain, which she probably acquired through home finance.
Though Margot was widely known as the co-star of Christopher Reeve in the original Superman movie in 1978 and its three sequels in 1980, 1983, 1987, she also starred in several other films. Her filmography contains more than 100 movie and television credits in 50 years. She had starred in Black Christmas, The Amityville, Gaily, Gaily, and Sisters. She also had appearances in several TV shows. Her long years of hard work led her to a beautiful and meaningful life.
The Project Runway reality show put Anne Eustis Pepper Stewart in the limelight, and she changed her name to Wendy Pepper as she rose to fame. Before the show, Wendy was a talented woman, writer, chef, and fashion designer. She had launched a store in Virginia, which was occupied with her many clients. She had also made appearances in other TV shows, such as The Celebrity Poker Showdown.
Wendy was doing fine, and it, therefore, came as sudden news to her dear ones when she died of unknown causes at the height of her career, at age 53. Her many accomplishments truly made her the person that many young designers aspire to be. She was one of the cancer fatalities when she died on November 12, 2017, from complications of pneumonia. She had never been to rehabilitation all her life, and no insurance companies have stepped forward to bring up any other problem.
JOANIE LAURER (CHYNA)
Joan Marie Laurer, a.k.a. Chyna, was arguably one of the best World Wrestling Federation female wrestlers and competitors. She was a one-time winner of the WWF Women’s Championship title and a two-time winner of the coveted WWF International Championship title. Chyna had a life outside the ring in which she starred in films. In 2001, she appeared in TV game shows like Hollywood Squares and as a celebrity guest in a special edition of Fear Factor. A year after, she became the host of the show Robot Wars: Grand Champions.
Her dependence on alcohol and prohibited substances was the cause of her death on the 17th of April, 2016. The report on her autopsy was released and revealed that she died from an overdose of a combination of anti-anxiety medications, painkillers, and sleeping pills. With her estimated net worth of $500,000, we could only hope she hired a financial advisor to take care of it when she died.
Dubbed as The Old Man and The Appraiser, Richard Benjamin Harrison Jr. started working in the US Navy for two decades, where he attained the rank of a First Class Petty Officer. He was, however, famous for being an American TV personality and businessman. He was featured on Pawn Stars, as co-owner of the Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, on the History Channel Series.
Richard was blessed to have his loved ones around when he died at 77 years of age. His battle with Parkinson’s disease was not an easy road, but he faced it headstrong. While he will be missed by his Gold & Silver Pawn team and fans around the wall, his business acumen prompted him to prepare for this eventuality by opting for the best investment options to secure his family’s future and prevent bankruptcy. He placed his son, Rick, to take charge of his estate.
Miguel Ferrer kickstarted his career when he landed the role of Bob Morton in the 1987 film Robocop. He also played Quigley in Blank Check, then as Eduardo Ruiz in Traffic, and he also portrayed the two-faced Vice President Rodriguez in Iron Man 3. He was even the voice behind Shan Yu in Disney’s 1998 hit animated movie Mulan. The actor also had his fair share of television appearances in numerous shows like Twin Peaks and NCIS: Los Angeles.
He was also the cousin of renowned actor George Clooney and the nephew of famous journalist Nick Clooney.On January 19, 2017, Miguel died of throat cancer in his home in Santa Monica. His family, friends, and co-workers were devasted when he died. His co-stars dedicated tributes through their unfinished work in Young Justice: Outsiders. It is assumed he left a generous will after having over a hundred film and television credits.
Russell Armstrong’s role in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills shot him to the limelight. He, however, could not handle the emotional and financial pressure that came with fame, as he rightly stated in an interview. Russell had problems not only with money management, but he also had troubles with his married life. He became sick, helpless, and this prompted his wife’s desire for separation.
Many would agree that these reality shows can sometimes take a toll on your personal life.As for Russell’s case, he surely spent money that he did not have for the sake of the show. He eventually hired a family law expert, though it seemed a rehab would have been a better choice because, in the end, he got so sick of living in bankruptcy that he took his own life. His friends tried their best to help him, but Russell sadly chose to go.
LEE THOMPSON YOUNG
Remember Jett Jackson of The Famous Jett Jackson Disney series? The character was portrayed well by actor Lee Thompson Young. Lee was also featured in the 2004 movie Friday Night Lights. His last movie role was that of Barry Frost, the police drama detective in Rizzoli & Isles, which aired on TNT between 2010 and 2014. Celebrities, just like any other human being, face mental problems, and Lee was no exception.
He battled with both bipolar disorder and depression early on in his life. He sought help to no avail and, in the end, took his life on the 19th of August 2013. The police confirmed that it was indeed a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His attorney stated that the possibility of wrongful death is not on the table because the cause has been backed by medical and police reports. His family launched the Lee Thompson Young Foundation to help other people who are struggling with mental illness in the hopes of removing the stigma about this condition.
Trevor Goddard became popular with his roles as Kano in the live-action Mortal Kombat movie, the lead antagonist of Keefer in Men of War, and Mic Brumby, the lieutenant Commander in the TV show JAG. The English actor battled intensely with addiction without going for either counseling or therapy in any rehab center, which could have made a huge difference in his life as it might have kept him alive longer.
Trevor died of an overdose on various substances on June 7, 2003. Initial investigation showed that the process of his divorce has been bugging him and that suicide was already suspected. Such a waste when all of these can be solved if he was surrounded by persistent help and counseling. Substance abuse is a very difficult habit to break, but it is possible to recover by seeking professional care. One, therefore, wonders why he refused the assistance. Was he able to follow investment planning despite his lifestyle?
Wem-born Peter Vaughan was mostly known and loved for his portrayal of Master Aemon Targaryen in Game of Thrones and Grouty in Porridge. He had always been a character actor with participation in many stage productions, shows, and films. Peter was also a part of several radio programs, such as the BBC’s adaptation of Dorothy Sayer’s Busman’s Honeymoon. He also lent his voice to portray Superintendent Kirk.
He also voiced the famous character Denethor in another BBC radio production of The Lord of the Rings. Peter lived to the age of 93 before he died of natural causes on the 6th of December, 2016. The actor was partially blind before he died, but it did not stop him from being happy with his wife and kids. He was always prepared for the worst, as confirmed by his family and friends, who stated that he had his life insurance in place.
RICK GENEST (ZOMBIE BOY)
The tattooed Rick Genest, also known as the Zombie Boy, was a Canadian artist, actor, freak show performer, and model. Rick held the Guinness Book of Record for two separate categories: the most tattoo of human bones and the most tattoo of insects on a human body. He will be mostly remembered for his appearance in Lady Gaga’s music video Born This Way. In 2018, Rick was found dead in his home.
There were speculations that he battled depression and mental health problems, as hinted by social media. Lady Gaga afterward tweeted suicide as the cause of his death and stated the need to eradicate the stigma associated with mental health so that people can seek help. However, Lady Gaga then apologized for this false information as the official report confirmed that his death was accidental with no evidence of a suicide attempt. His lawyers then have confirmed the medical report that no foul play was involved in his death.
John Lennon was a founding member of rock band The Beatles, the best-selling band in world history. The English rock band is also dubbed as one that revolutionized popular music and pop culture. John also had a successful solo career following the band’s split. His final album, Double Fantasy, which was released right before his death, won Album of the Year at the 1982 Grammys. He was, however, killed three weeks after the album was released.
He was shot by his fan named Mark David Chapman, who had traveled from Hawaii. In an interview, Mark said that he was so angry by John’s latest public statement, but let’s not dig deeper into that. John Lennon died financially buoyant as he was at the height of his career and was known for his other ventures. In a 1975 interview with Spin, he asked about his preferred businesses, and he stated that he told his financial advisors this: “Give me a list of things I can invest in that do not involve exploiting people.”
London-born Eunice Elizabeth Sargaison, known professionally as Eunice Gayson, had her big break in filming in My Brother Jonathan in 1948. However, she made her mark in cinema history as the first-ever Bond girl. She appeared with the original James Bond, Sean Connery, as Sylvia Trench in Dr. No in 1962. The following year, Eunice also appeared in another Bond film, From Russia with Love.
She was married twice, but her second marriage gave her a daughter named Kate, who also appeared in the 1995 Bond film GoldenEye. Eunice died a natural death at 90 on June 8, 2018. Her legacy will always remain as the original Bond girl, which we are sure many artists would want to follow. She left quite a sum of money when she died. With an estimated $1.2-million net worth, we hope her family will make judicious use of her investment money and ensure that it will be put to good use.
NANCY SINATRA SR.
Nancy Sinatra Sr. was the childhood sweetheart and wife of the maestro, Frank Sinatra. Three years after their wedding, she was so excited to host a 15-minute radio show on a local station called WAAT. She was also employed as a secretary while her husband worked as a songwriter. When Frank Sinatra became a pop-music sensation, she remained simple in their home. Nancy lived a quiet life, especially after her separation from Frank Sinatra.
She appeared only twice on TV: one time on her daughter’s concert film, Nancy and Lee in Las Vegas (1975) and the other time, on her friend’s talk show in 1974. Nancy must have lived off on her husband’s fortune even after their separation since she got a percentage of her husband’s income, a house free of mortgage, custody of their children, and a Cadillac as part of the settlement. She lived incredibly long- outliving her husband and one of her sons- and died at 101.
Born Jerome Silberman on June 11, 1933, renowned actor Gene Wilder rose to fame for his role as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in 1971. He was also popular for his numerous talents- he could sing, dance, act, and write. Gene was at his prime when he collaborated with Mel Brooks in films such as Young Frankenstein (1974) and Blazing Saddles (1974), which became American classics.
His lead role as Leopold Bloom in the 1967 film The Producers led to an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Gene’s last show appearance was as a guest in Will & Grace, for which he bagged an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor. He also received several successful writing credits. The famed actor died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease in 2016 at age 83. He kept his condition private, but it was revealed that he was diagnosed three years before his demise.
Charlotte Rae Lubotsky was one of the longest-lasting actresses in history, having stayed active in the industry for over 60 years. She was known to millions all over the world as Edna Garrett, a part she played on two shows: Diff’rent Strokes. Charlotte was also an amazing voice actress, and some of her notable voice artist gigs were in 101 Dalmatians: The Series and in Tom and Jerry: The Movie.
Charlotte died in 2018 at the age of 92. She had a wide and strong history of pancreatic cancer, the same disease her mother, uncle, and sister lost the battle to. When she was diagnosed with the medical condition in 2009, she was able to come out of it and became cancer-free after six months of chemotherapy. However, her son Larry confirmed that her cancer spread to the bones, which caused her death. She left a good legacy and credit reports to ensure that her family will follow her example.
MICHAEL CLARK DUNCAN
Michael Clarke Duncan was known as “Gentle Giant” due to his acclaimed role in The Green Mile. This role earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. Michael also appeared in a string of successful movies like Armageddon, The Whole Nine Yards, Planet of the Apes, Sin City, The Scorpion King, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
He was also known as the entertaining voice behind Tug in Brother Bear and Commander Vachir in Kung Fu Panda. Michael was well spoken of and lived up to his good name. Sadly, he died of complications from a heart attack in September 2012 at the age of 54 years old. As at the time of his death, he had a good credit score, and his net worth was estimated at $18 million.
Romi Koch was a Canadian film actress who became famous following her role as Doll in the movie Dead Doll in 2004. Little or nothing is known about her as she only starred in this one movie before she passed away on August 22, 2005. Though there are hearsays that the actress died in a car crash, no final evidence was submitted to back it up. This mysterious lady left everybody in the dark about her life and death as the public is still not certain of the cause of her death.
There are no facts or authentic reports about her death, and we are left in doubt as to whether she died of natural causes, accident, sickness, or something else. This kind of mystery will lead to different theories that she is still alive and just want to be left alone. But whatever it is, we hope she finds rest as even her wrongful death attorney is not forthcoming with details of her death.
Famous for her role in the hit film The Parent Trap, Natasha Richardson was the daughter of Hollywood star Vanessa Redgrave and director-producer Tony Richardson. Natasha also appeared in several blockbusters, such as Maid in Manhattan and The White Countess. The actress won several awards for her performance in the 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret, where she played the role of Sally Bowles.
Her exquisite talent in that production bagged her a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, and a Drama Desk Award for Oustanding Actress in Musical, and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Sadly, Natasha got into a skiing accident that caused a traumatic brain injury called an epidural hematoma, leading to her death in 2009 at 45 years old. Her husband, famous actor Liam Neeson and their sons, were devasted. He took over all the financial details, especially her fortune with the help of their financial advisor.
Sawyer Sweeten was among the few celebrities who struggled with depression and committed suicide at a young age. He was 19 when he died, two weeks before his supposedly 20th birthday. Many were saddened that he was not able to get professional treatment. Sawyer was famous for being one of the twins in Everybody Loves Raymond. Even when he went back as a guest in Disney Channel’s Even Stevens in 2000 and appeared in the film Frank McKlusky, C.I. as the young Frank, his struggles won over that led to his death.
Most of his co-stars were saddened by his sudden death, saying that he was one of the sweetest and funniest boys they had worked with. Madilyn, his on-screen and real-life sister, later released a powerful statement, “Reach out to the one who loves you.” This tragic moment must have broken his family’s heart. Hopefully, the young actor had provided them investment money to help them start their lives again.
Saruman in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy. He also played Francisco Scaramanga in the 1974 Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Jinnah. His best film, though, was considered by many to be The Wicker Man. Sadly, he passed away on June 7, 2015, due to respiratory problems and heart failure at 93, shortly after his birthday.
It was his wife who made a public announcement about his death four days after he died. His legacy continues to live on, especially in the movie industry. The Academy paid tribute to his many achievements in the 88th Academy Awards’ Memoriam section. With a long list of critically-acclaimed performances, Christopher must have left his family a huge fortune for them to inherit and probably, invest in businesses.
Joel Robuchon was a superstar chef known for earning more than 30 Michelin stars across 24 restaurants on three continents. “The older I get, the more I realize the truth, which is: the simpler the food, the more exceptional it can be,” Joel said in an interview in 2014. This French chef and restaurateur was named Chef of the Century by the Gault Millau in 1988.
He had proven his top spot in the culinary world by operating more than 12 restaurants all over the world, including in Bangkok, Las Vegas, London, Macau, Montreal, Shanghai, New York, Paris, Tokyo, and many other prime cities. Joel earned the highest record of 32 Michelin stars in his heyday. He also published several cookbooks that are still used by many today. He died at 73 years old at his home in Geneva and was survived by his wife Jeanine and his kids Eric and Sophie, who also have investments in the food industry.
Famous for being the unseen neighbor Wilson W. Wilson Jr. on the sitcom Home Improvement, Earl Hindman was also a notable actor for his performances in Greased Lightning, Who Killed Mary What’s ‘Er Name?, and The Parallax View. His villain role in two thriller movies, Talking of Pelham One Two Three and The Parallax View, also made his mark in the movie industry. However, his appearance in Ryan’s Hope was his most famous role, where he later returned with his wife in its final episodes in 1989.
He had a long streak of smoking habits that eventually led to lung cancer in 2003. It was not long after when he died of the said disease. He was 61 years old. His wife, Molly McGreevey, later became an Episcopal priest. Despite his smoking habits, there were no signs of marriage problems with his wife, sparing his money management expert from the extra work.
A member of a wrestling superstar family, professional wrestler Brian Christopher Lawler was the son of famous wrestler Jerry Lawler and the brother of wrestling referee Kevin Christian. He was best known in the WWE as Brian Christopher and Grand Master. A one-time WWF Tag Team Champion as part of Too Cool, he also won 44 titles within the United States Wrestling Association. Christopher had personal problems, including evading the police on July 7, 2018.
His tragic death happened in his Tennessee jail cell due to an apparent suicide just 22 days after. He hanged himself and was reported brain dead. He was only 46 years old. His father, Jerry, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Hardeman County and Hardeman County Sheriff John Doolen for failing to protect his son while he was in their custody. The lawyers made a good case, and they are now set for a trial.
Jonathan Southworth Ritter or famously known as John Ritter, was a talented and popular American actor and comedian. His character as Jack Tripper on ABC’s television sitcom Three’s Company not only wowed the public but also earned the actor a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. The cancellation of the spin-off Three is a Crowd after 22 episodes only led him to embark on new roles. John was so talented that he was seen in over 100 films and television shows combined.
Unfortunately, John was wrongfully diagnosed with a heart attack, and his doctors completely failed to see the enlargement of his aorta. He then died because of an aortic dissection, which is a much more severe condition. This circumstance led him to his death at the age of 54. His wife gathered attorney and filed lawsuits against the doctors involved in her husband’s case. The lawsuits against the hospital were settled out of court for $9.4 million while the doctors were found not negligent.
Popular for his hit song Hallelujah, legendary musician Leonard Cohen was honored through his induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Before he became a singer, Leonard was initially a poet and novelist since the 1950s. His love for poetry turned into a romantic relationship with music that made him one of the best in his field.
He was able to release an album in 1967 entitled Songs of Leonard Cohen, which was easily followed by three more albums: Songs from a Room, Songs of Love and Hate, and New Skin for the Old Ceremony. However, he lost his battle with leukemia. The disease caused him to fall in his home, and he died on the spot. Despite the loss, his family would still be in stable condition as they are being cared for by his financial advisors.
A multitalented actor, TV host, songwriter, and singer, Alan Thicke was the singer Robin Thicke’s father. Alan was famous for his portrayal of Dr. Jason Seaver in Growing Pains. He also hosted game shows like Animal Crack-Us, Pictionary, and All New 3’s a Crowd. He was then assigned to produce and head the writing staff of several talk shows. He was the frequent replacement host for The Alan Hamel Show, which ended up in his very own The Alan Thicke Show.
The show’s success then led to his late-night talk show Thicke of the Night. Sadly, his untimely death came while he was playing hockey with his son. He was rushed to the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where he died due to a Type-A aortic dissection. He was 69 years old. Good thing he had secured a trust fund for his family, which was already settled by his investment manager.
Famous for her portrayal of Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch, Florence Henderson was able to land several other popular shows on TV. With her growing career as an actress, singer, and talk show host, she was able to maintain her status in the industry for 60 years! Her debut on Broadway’s musical Wish You Were Here in 1952 opened many doors for the actress. She was then asked to be a part of the long-running musical Fanny, for which she had 888 performances.
The actress was also exposed in many television shows that she even participated in Dancing with the Stars in 2010 and eventually hosted her own shows, The Florence Henderson Show and Who’s Cooking with Florence Henderson. Sadly, Florence suffered from heart failure and died on Thanksgiving Day last 2016. She was gone right away, leaving her attorneys to settle all her financial concerns if there were any.
Kenneth Baker, the person behind the legendary R2-D2 in Star Wars, stood at 3’8” tall. He used to join the circus and nightclubs prior to his Star Wars stint. Though his career was jumpstarted by his role in the famous movie franchise, he was also known for his appearances in several movies. Kenneth was in The Elephant Man, Time Bandits, Willow, Flash Gordon, Amadeus, and Labyrinth. Kenneth was happily married to actress Eileen Baker, who was also seen with him in the movie Wombling Free.
In recent years, the actor was invited to attend the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but unfortunately, he was too weak to travel to the US, so he attended the premiere in London instead. Too bad, the actor suffered from a chronic lung condition that led to his death. Despite his miniature height, Kenneth must still have a giant amount of fortune left for his children. We’ll just have to ask whether he had acquired cash loans or not.
The Star Trek films such as Star Trek, Star Trek Beyond, and Star Trek Into Darkness made Anton Yelchin popular with his portrayal of Pavel Chekov. The actor was also seen in several television shows and films. His excellent performance in Steven Spielberg’s miniseries Taken has helped him advance his career. After that, he starred in movies like Fright Night, Hearts in Atlantis, Alpha Dog, Like Crazy, Green Room, and Trollhunters.
Sadly, when the actor failed to arrive at a rehearsal, his friend checked up on him and found him pinned against a brick pillar gate post and his Jeep Grand Cherokee. The freak accident happened when his Jeep rolled back down his driveway while he was checking the mail. He was found dead on arrival on June 19, 2016. He was only 27 years old. With the help of their lawyer, the actor’s mother filed a lawsuit against the car manufacturer.
Peter Jozzeppi Burns or famously known as Pete Burns, was an English musician who was also a singer and songwriter. He was the founder of the band Nightmares In Wax in 1980, which was then changed to Dead or Alive. Being the band’s lead vocalist and songwriter, he easily became the face of their group. They rose to stardom, and their music became a mainstream success with their single entitled You Spin Me Round (Like a Record), which was released in 1984.
He also placed fifth in his appearance in the reality television show Celebrity Big Brother season 4. With his numerous investments in the industry, he would’ve achieved more success if only he is still alive. Burns died due to cardiac arrest when he was 57. Although the cause of his condition was not clearly stated, some would say that it was out of his love for plastic surgeries that made his heart weak. Well, nothing really is official unless his family would confirm such information.
Jonathan Kendrick Lewis, or Johnny Lewis, was famous for his roles in the shows Sons of Anarchy as Kip “Half-Sack” Epps, and The O.C. as Dennis “Chili” Childless. His other television shows include The Sausage Factory and Quintuplets. The actor also showed his acting skills as a supporting actor in movie scenes like Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Underclassman, and The Runaways. Tragically, he had a motorcycle accident in 2011 that allegedly gave him a strange psychological disorder consisted of sudden outbursts of violence.
He reportedly had other problems in his personal life, too. After a bad incident with his landlord on September 26, 2012, Johnny accidentally fell from either the roof, garage, or the patio on the second floor and then died too. His attorney reported that the autopsy showed no signs of alcohol and other prohibited substances. Though it did show fingernail marks on his neck and partial strangulation, it was ruled as accidental death.
Martial artist Kevin Ferguson, who is also known as Kimbo Slice, became popular for street fighting. He was popular for being a Bahamian mixed martial artist, boxer, and pro wrestler. Hailed by The Rolling Stone as “The King of the Web Brawlers,” he also appeared in several movies because of his talent. When Kimbo left the world of underground fighting, he was signed by EliteXC in 2007 and then moved with Bellator MMA until he passed away.
Kimbo wowed the audience when he won against Houston Alexander in the finale of The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights. Sadly, he was rushed to the hospital on June 5, 2016, where he suffered from heart failure and died. The autopsy also revealed a malignant mass in his liver that may have exacerbated his condition. Many people, including his family and friends, were devastated by this loss. Let’s just hope his investment money managers were able to handle his account well for his family.
ASHLEIGH ASTON MOORE
Popular for playing Chrissy in the 1995 film Now and Then, Ashleigh Aston Moore also appeared in shows like Northern Exposure, Madison, and Strange Luck. The actress also starred in films like Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain, The Grave, and A Friend’s Betrayal. In 1995, she was then awarded a YTV Achievement Award in the acting category. However, the child star’s life was cut short by pneumonia and bronchitis.
It has been a trend for child stars who are left unsupervised in the entertainment industry to fall into unwanted vices. This case was true for Ashleigh as she had been a constant user of different substances that caused her to be dependent. She died at the age of 26 because of an overdose. Her family then revealed that the autopsy indeed indicated the presence of the said substance. We hope that even with her short-lived career, she was able to invest or even avail insurance.
Bob Peck rose to fame for his portrayal of the role gamekeeper Robert Muldoon in Jurassic Park. He was also applauded for playing Ronald Craven in the TV series Edge of Darkness and bagged a prestigious BAFTA TV award for Best Actor for the said series. His success gained him prominence in his career and gave him several opportunities to play other roles. Bob also appeared in the 1960 film Kenya, where he was the lead actor, and then also appeared in On the Black Hill.
His fame continued as he also starred in Lord of the Flies, Screen Two, Screenplay, and A TV Dante. When he learned that he had cancer, Bob fought the battle head-on and underwent medical treatments, radiotherapy and, chemotherapy. However, he lost the battle in 1999 and died at the age of 53, leaving his family’s monetary records in the care of his financial advisor. He was cremated in London.
Known for playing Tracy Patridge in the famous 1970’s show The Patridge Family, Suzanne Crough took a break from acting in the 1980s to pursue her studies. She graduated from Los Angeles Pierce College and ultimately lived a normal life from then on. She also established her very own bookstore, which she owned and operated. In July 1985, Suzanne met the love of her life, William Condray.
Their marriage blossomed, and in a few months, she gave birth to their first child then got pregnant again with their second one. In an interview during the reunion of the Partridge Family on The Today Show, the former child star said that she managed the OfficeMax in Arizona. She died at 52 because of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, a rare form of cardiomyopathy. We just hope that she was able to save well and probably made some wise investment to sustain her family now that she is gone.
MICHELLE DORIS THOMAS
Actress and comedian Michelle Thomas started her career with her portrayal of Justine Phillips in NBC’s sitcom The Cosby Show and as Myra Monkhouse in ABC/CBS show Family Matters. She won the NAACP Image Award as Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series for her role in The Young and the Restless. The actress lived a healthy lifestyle with an even healthier diet. She was never the type to smoke and drink too.
That is why when she was diagnosed with a rare intra-abdominal type of cancer, people were shocked. She underwent surgery twice in 1997 and 1998 in the course of her battle to live. However, in an unfortunate event, the cancer growth ruptured and metastasized to her other organs. She was released from the hospital to spend time with her family and friends for Thanksgiving in 1998. She died shortly after in December 1998 at age 30, leaving her credit reports still in a good record.
Lynne Thigpen was an American actress and singer famed for her role as The Chief in the Carmen Sandiego TV series. The multi-talented actress appeared in almost 40 movies and various television series, some of which won her several nominations and awards, including a Tony Award for her portrayal of Dr. Judith Kaugman in An American Daughter. Apart from that award, the actress bagged several nominations, including six Daytime Emmy Awards.
She was also an amazing voice actor, and she was the voice behind the character Luna in Disney’s Bear in the Big Blue House. Her final film was the 2003 film Anger Management. Lynne died on March 12, 2003, from a serious condition of a cerebral hemorrhage. The final autopsy report showed that she died from acute cardiac dysfunction due to the hemorrhage in her brain. We hope she had her life insurance plans well in place so her bereaved family won’t have to struggle financially.
American stand-up comedian Garry Emmanuel Shandling, born on November 29, 1949, spent 30 years in his entertainment career, appearing in It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and The Larry Sanders Show. Sadly, in 2016, blood clots appeared throughout his body. He suffered from a degree of complication from hyperparathyroidism, a condition that occurs from a disorder either outside or within the parathyroid glands.
On March 24, 2016, Garry passed away at 66 years old. His death surprised all his fans and even his peers. It was devastating news because Garry had shown a lot of potential in the entertainment world. One of his legacies was to bestow $15.2 million to further medical research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. This donation would endow and establish the Garry Shandling Pancreatic Diseases Fund, the Garry Shandling Infectious Diseases Innovation Fund, and the Garry Shandling Endocrine Surgery Research Fund. In his honor, UCLA has also built the Garry Shandling Learning Studio.