Cliff Dixon, Basketball Player and 10 More Celebs Died in 2019 So Far and We Are Missing Them Much


A lot of fascinating celebrities and major influencers have already died in 2019 and, unfortunately, the list keeps getting bigger.

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Cliff Dixon, March 21


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Cliff Dixon, the basketball player, was fatally shot outside of an Atlanta bar, where he was celebrating his 32nd birthday.

The former professional basketball player was close to Warriors superstar Kevin Durant, who referred to Dixon as his “adopted brother.”

Durant’s mother Wanda expressed her condolences on Twitter:

“The Durant family extends our deepest condolences & prayers to Cliff’s mother, siblings, family & friends. Our family was an extension of his & we shared wonderful memories.

“His transition is an incredible loss for all of us who loved him, he will be missed dearly Cliff Dixon RIP.”


Charlie Whiting, March 14

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Formula 1  director Charlie Whiting died at the age of 66 before the start of the new season on March 14. He suffered a pulmonary embolism in Melbourne on Thursday morning – just three days before the first race of the 2019 season.

“It is with immense sadness that I learned of Charlie’s passing,” said FIA president Jean Todt.

“Charlie Whiting was a great race director, a central and inimitable figure in Formula 1 who embodied the ethics and spirit of this fantastic sport.

“Formula 1 has lost a faithful friend and a charismatic ambassador in Charlie. All my thoughts, those of the FIA and entire motor sport community go out to his family, friends, and all Formula 1 lovers.”


Kelly Catlin,  March 10

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Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin died March 10 at the age of 23. She was the student of the University of Minnesota and Olympic athlete.

Catlin’s brother, Colin, said on Facebook that Kelly took her life, “My sister Kelly committed suicide last night. She’s the one person I had shared almost my. entire life with, and I shall miss her terribly. I’ll post updates as needed.”

“Kelly was more than an athlete to us, and she will always be part of the USA Cycling family,” Rob DeMartini, USA Cycling president and CEO, said in a statement. “The entire cycling community is mourning this immense loss. We are offering continuous support to Kelly’s teammates, coaches and staff.”


Luke Perry, March 4

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Luke Perry, was taken to hospital on Wednesday in Los Angeles as he suffered a massive stroke while he had been shooting scenes for Riverdale at the Warner Bros film lot.

At Perry’s bedside were his children, Jake and Sophie; fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer and his former wife, Minnie Sharp when he passed away.

His real name is Coy Luther Perry III and he was famous for the role of Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210.

Before Luke got this role, he was laying down asphalt in parking lots. Fox wanted this character off the show, however, the show’s executive producer, Aaron Spelling, helped Perry to stay.

And the younger generation will remember him as  Archie’s father from Riverdale.


Keith Flint, March 4

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The singer of the famous band The Prodigy, Keith Flint, has died, aged 49. Keith Flint was found unconscious and the East of England Ambulance services were called and sent to the house but Flint was pronounced dead.

Later, The Prodigy official profile on Instagram wrote an emotional tribute stating that the cause of death is suicide: “The news is true, I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend,”

“I’m shell shocked, f**kin angry, confused and heart broken….. r.i.p brother Liam”

Keith Flint one time mentioned that his depression and the heavy use of drugs and alcohol might have bad results.


Peter Tork, February 21


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Peter Tork, the bassist and wise-cracking character in the 1960s teen-pop sensation the Monkees, died February 21 at the age of 77.

His death was announced on his official Facebook page and website. “Peter succumbed to a 10-year bout with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer of the salivary glands,” it read.

Tork’s sister Anne Thorkelson did not specify a cause of death, although the guitarist had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer a decade ago.

Tork wrote a blog piece for the Post about his diagnosis with adenoid cystic carcinoma after beginning treatment in 2009. Through most of the 10 years since, he had been able to resume an active musical life, participating in Monkees reunion shows as recently as 2016, and recording his own solo blues albums, the last of which, “Relax Your Mind,” a Lead Belly tribute, came out in early 2018.

The Monkees were a made-for-TV musical group whose comedic high jinks and misadventures were fashioned after the Beatles’ classic films A Hard Day’s Night and Help!


Karl Lagerfeld, February 19


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Chanel fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, has died at age 85. The German-born designer had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, and died after being rushed to a hospital, a source said. The designer had been unwell for several weeks and had missed a number of fashion shows.

His decision to helm Chanel, founded by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, turned him into one of the most celebrated fashion designers of the 20th century.

Sporting dark suits, white, pony-tailed hair and tinted sunglasses in his later years that made him instantly recognizable, even outside the court of haute couture.


Albert Finney, February 7


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British actor Albert Finney, known for his starring roles on “Tom Jones,” “Erin Brockovich,” and the James Bond thriller “Skyfall,” has died at age 82.

The actor’s family confirmed Finney’s death to the Associated Press on Friday morning saying he “passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side.”

Finney was a rare star who managed to avoid the Hollywood limelight for more than five decades after bursting to international fame in 1963 in the title role of “Tom Jones.”

He was a five-time Oscar nominee who began his career at the Royal Shakespeare Company before making his mark in film. He was the recipient of two Bafta Awards from 13 nominations and received a British Academy Fellowship in 2001.


James Ingram, January 29


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James Ingram has died at the age of 66 of brain cancer. The Grammy-winner and Oscar-nominee had two US number ones, with the smooth soul ballads Baby Come To Me (1986) and I Don’t Have The Heart(1990).

He also co-wrote Michael Jackson’s PYT with Quincy Jones.

Grey’s Anatomy actress and friend Debbie Allen announced his death on Twitter, saying she was “blessed to have been so close” to him.


Emiliano Sala, January 21

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A body of Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala was found in the wreckage of the Piper Malibu plane that was carrying him and the pilot, David Ibbotson.

Emiliano Sala underwent £15million move to Cardiff and left Nantes for the Welsh capital, when the plane went missing over the English Channel on January 21.

Only on February 3, the place was located and the body pf Emiliano Sala was found.

“Wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson was located early this morning,” marine scientist David Mearns, who directed the search, said on Twitter.


Kevin Fret, January 10

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Kevin Fret, a 24-year-old unabashedly, openly gay Latin trap artist, was born in Puerto Rico. He has an Instagram following of 107k.

He released a debut single “Soy Asi” with a music video that gained 652k views. The appears in it as a super-glam singer with glossed lips and stylish outfits.

He once was attacked because of his sexuality, and arrested after he threw a metal bottle at the man because of these attacks.

Kevin Fret was shot dead in the capital San Juan, the local media says.

Fret was shot at eight times while riding a motorcycle, getting hit in the head and hip.


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Olympic Cyclist Kelly Catlin and 8 More Celebs Died in 2019 So Far and We Are Missing Them Much
Olympic Cyclist Kelly Catlin and 8 More Celebs Died in 2019 So Far and We Are Missing Them Much
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