In Memoriam: Celebrities we lost in 2019

Another year has come to an end, bidding farewell to famous faces along the way.

Here’s a look at some of the most influential celebrities we lost in 2019:

Jan. 2: Gene Okerlund at age 76

Jan. 15: Carol Channing at age 97

Feb. 7: Albert Finney at age 82

February 19: Karl Lagerfeld at age 85

Feb. 21: Peter Tork of The Monkees at age 77

Feb. 21: Stanley Donen at age 94

March 4: Luke Perry at age 52

 March 31: Nipsey Hussle at age 33

April 30: Peter Mayhew at age 74

April 28: John Singleton at age 51

May 13: Doris Day at age 97


May 14: Tim Conway at age 85

July 9: Rip Torn at age 88

Aug. 5: Toni Morrison at age 88

Aug. 30: Valerie Harper at age 80

Sept. 15: Ric Ocasek of The Cars at age 75

Oct. 4: Diahann Carroll at age 84

Oct. 6: Ginger Baker of Cream at age 80

Oct. 26: Robert Evans at age 89

Oct. 29: John Witherspoon at age 77

Dec. 9: Marie Fredriksson of Roxette at age 61

Dec. 12: Danny Aiello at 86

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Jason Fraley

Hailed by The Washington Post for “his savantlike ability to name every Best Picture winner in history," Jason Fraley began at WTOP as Morning Drive Writer in 2008, film critic in 2011 and Entertainment Editor in 2014, providing daily arts coverage on-air and online.

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