Photos: 2021 celebrity deaths
Longtime radio host Larry King died at age 87 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 23, 2021, where he was admitted for COVID-19 complications in December, after previously surviving a heart attack and stroke. (AP/Jae C. Hong)
FILE - This April 1, 2013 file photo shows talk show host Larry King attends a season-opening baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles. King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted that King died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Actor Gregory Sierra, best known for his roles in “Sanford and Son” and “Barney Miller,” died on January 4 from cancer, his widow Helene Tabor confirmed to CNN Friday. He was 83. (Courtesy ABC Television)
In this May 17, 1970, file photo, Atlanta Braves’ Hank Aaron, center, who became the ninth player in Major League history to get 3,000 hits, kisses a baseball alongside Famer Stan Musial and Braves owner Bill Bartholomay, in Cincinnati. Aaron died Jan. 22, 2021. He was 86. (AP Photo/Gene Smith, File)
Baseball Hall of Famer Don Sutton died on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at age 75. In this photo, Atlanta Brave broadcaster and former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher and baseball Hall of Fame member Don Sutton rides in a car around the field before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, July 20, 2015, in Atlanta. Sutton was inducted the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame earlier in the day. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
In this May 29, 2009 file photo, music producer Phil Spector sits in a courtroom for his sentencing in Los Angeles. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who was later convicted of murder, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at age 81. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)
Joanne Rogers, an an accomplished concert pianist who celebrated and protected the legacy of her husband, the beloved children’s TV host Mister Rogers, died Jan. 14 in Pittsburgh. She was 92. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
FILE – German illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher of the duo ” Siegfried & Roy” holds their trophies after receiving the World Entertainment Award at the World Award 2003 ceremony in Hamburg, northern Germany, on Oct.22, 2003. German news agency dpa is reporting that Fischbacher, the surviving member of duo Siegfried & Roy has died in Las Vegas at age 81. The news agency said Thursday that Fischbacher’s sister, a nun who lives in Munich, confirmed his death of cancer. (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer, File)
Actress Marion Ramsey, seen here in 2013, died Jan. 8 in Los Angeles at the age of 73. (WireImage/James Lemke Jr)
FILE – In this April 11, 2018, file photo, former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda attends a news conference in Los Angeles. Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He was 93. The Dodgers said Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, that he had a heart attack at his home in Fullerton, California. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
FILE – Tanya Roberts stars as Kiri in the adventure movie “The Beastmaster,” on Dec. 16, 1981. Roberts, who captivated James Bond in “A View to a Kill” and appeared in the sitcom “That ’70s Show,” died Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, several hours after she was mistakenly declared dead by her publicist and her partner. Roberts’ partner Lance O’Brien confirmed her death Tuesday after picking up her personal effects at a Los Angeles hospital. She was 65. (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File)
FILE – In this Nov. 20, 2009 file photo, Sacramento Kings coach Paul Westphal looks on during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. Westphal, the Hall of Fame basketball player, has died. The Phoenix Suns confirmed his death Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
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