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Famous Faces Who Passed Away in January 2019

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Celebrity Deaths January 2019

Musicians Neil Young and Pegi Young

Musicians Neil Young (Right) and Pegi Young arrive at the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute to Paul McCartney held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Feb. 10, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images For The Recording Academy)

Pegi Young

Musician Pegi Young passed away on Jan. 1, 2019, at the age of 66 after a battle with cancer. Young was married to musician Neil Young for 36 years. During their marriage, they founded the Bridge School for children with speech and physical impairments.

Gene Okerlund attends Chiller Theater Expo Winter 2017

Gene Okerlund attends Chiller Theater Expo Winter 2017 at Parsippany Hilton on Oct. 27, 2017, in Parsippany, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank / Getty Images)

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Gene Okerlund

Eugene “Mean Gene” Okerlund was one the most famous faces in WWE history. He passed away at the age of 76 on Jan. 2, 2019. Okerlund was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.

"Captain" Daryl Dragon and his wife Toni Tennille of the music duo The Captain and Tennille

“Captain” Daryl Dragon and his wife Toni Tennille of the music duo The Captain and Tennille, pose at the Video Software Dealers Association’s annual home video convention at the Bellagio July 27, 2005, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller / Getty Images)

Daryl Dragon

“Captain” Daryl Dragon of “The Captain & Tennille” passed away on Jan. 2, 2019, at the age of 76. The cap-wearing singer was famous for recording hits with then-wife Toni Tennille such as “Love Will Keep Us Together” and “Muskrat Love.”

Actor Bob Einstein

Bob Einstein arrives at the Premiere of HBO’s “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind” at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on June 27, 2018, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk / Getty Images)

Bob Einstein

Two-time Emmy Winner Bob Einstein died on Jan. 2, 2019, at the age of 76 after a battle with cancer. He was most recently known for his recurring role as Marty Funkhouser on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Einstein earned his first Emmy back in the 1960s for his work as a writer on “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.”

Louisa Moritz

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” actress Louisa Moritz passed away at the age of 72 on Jan. 4, 2019. Moritz’s other film credits include Cheech and Chong’s “Up in Smoke” and “Death Race 2000.” She also made appearances on “The Joe Namath Show,” “M*A*S*H,” “Happy Days” and “The Incredible Hulk.”

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Shirley and Pat Boone

Shirley and Pat Boone arrive at the 45th Annual Dove Awards at Allen Arena, Lipscomb University on Oct. 7, 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt / Getty Images for Dove Awards)

Shirley Boone

Wife of actor and singer Pat Boone, Shirley passed away on Jan. 11, 2019, at the age of 84. Pat said of his wife of 65 years after her passing, “I’ve parted with my better half for a little while… we just move on to another place, and today was moving day.”

Actor Steve Buscemi and wife Jo Andres

Actor Steve Buscemi and wife Jo Andres attend the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)

Jo Andres

Actor Steve Buscemi’s wife of 30 years, Jo Andres, passed away on Jan. 11, 2019. She was 65 years old. Andres was a filmmaker, choreographer and artist who rose to fame in the 1980s.

Former New York Yankee player and coach Mel Stottlemyre

Former New York Yankee player and coach Mel Stottlemyre poses with his plaque that will be placed in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium prior to a game against the Detroit Tigers on June 20, 2015, in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)

Mel Stottlemyre

Pitching legend Mel Stottlemyre passed away on Jan. 13, 2019, at the age of 77 after a battle with cancer. Stottlemyre pitched for the New York Yankees for 11 seasons and later won five World Series titles as a pitching coach for the Yankees and Mets.

Singer Carol Channing

Singer Carol Channing performs at ‘TV Cares: Ribbon of Hope Celebration 2004’ on March 13, 2004, at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Carol Channing

Legendary Actress Carol Channing died on Jan. 15, 2019 at the age of 97. The Tony award winner was most well-known for her role in “Hello, Dolly!” She also received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1968 and a Lifetime Achievement Tony in 1995.

Caydee Denney and John Coughlin

Caydee Denney and John Coughlin pose for photographers after winning the Pairs Competition during the 2012 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the HP Pavilion on Jan. 29, 2012, in San Jose, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman / Getty Images)

John Coughlin

U.S. pairs figuring skating champion John Coughlin died on Jan. 19, 2019. He was just 33 years old. During his career, Coughlin won national pairs championships with two partners.

Comedian Kevin Barnett

Comedian Kevin Barnett performs onstage at the Vulture Festival Presents: Comedy Night at The Bell House on May 31, 2015, in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for New York Magazine)

Kevin Barnett

On Jan. 22, 2019, comedian and writer Kevin Barnett passed away at the age of 32. Barnett co-hosted a weekly podcast, “The Roundtable of Gentlemen,” and co-created the TV comedy series “Rel” on Fox.

Kaye Ballard attends a screening of "Kaye Ballard - the Show Goes On"

Kaye Ballard attends a screening of “Kaye Ballard – the Show Goes On” at the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on Jan. 6, 2019, in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea / Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival )

Kaye Ballard

Singer and actress Kaye Ballard passed away at the age of 93 on Jan. 21, 2019. Ballard was most well-known for her starring role on the 1960s sitcom “The Mothers-in-Law.” She was also the first to record “Fly Me to the Moon” in 1954, the song later made famous by Frank Sinatra in 1964.

Fatima Ali

“Top Chef” alum Fatima Ali passed away on Jan. 25, 2019, at the age of 29 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Although Ali finished seventh on the Bravo channel cooking show, she won the Fan Favorite title. She also competed on Food Network’s “Chopped” and won during her episode in 2012.

Michel Legrand

Masterclass with Michel Legrand during the 6th Lyon Film Festival on Oct. 14, 2014, in Lyon, France. (Photo by Bruno Vigneron/Getty Images)

Michel Legrand

On Jan. 26, 2019, Oscar-winning composer and pianist Michel Legrand passed away at the age of 86. He was most notably remembered for his score in “The Umbrella of Cherbourg” and the song “The Windmills of Your Mind.”

Recording artists Patti Austin and James Ingram

Recording artists Patti Austin (Left) and James Ingram perform onstage during the 17th annual Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love Gala” benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health celebrating the 80th birthdays of Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine on April 13, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken / Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive)

James Ingram

Sixty-six-year-old James Ingram passed away on Jan. 29, 2019. The Grammy winner was known for hits like “Just Once” and “I Don’t Have The Heart.” In his career, Ingram earned two Oscar nominations for his songwriting.

Actor Dick Miller

Actor Dick Miller attends The American Cinematheque’s Los Angeles premiere of the documentary “That Guy Dick Miller” at American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre on Dec. 5, 2014, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta / Getty Images)

Dick Miller

Actor Dick Miller passed away on Jan. 30, 2019 at the age of 90. Miller was most well-known for his 1984 role as Murray Futterman in the film “Gremlins.” His film credits also include “A Bucket of Blood,” “The ‘Burbs,'” “Fame,” and “The Terminator.” Director Edgar Wright referred to him as “the king of character actors.”

Recording artist Harold Bradley

Recording artist Harold Bradley accepts an award during the 52nd annual GRAMMY Awards-Special Merit Awards at the Wilshire Ebell Theater on Jan. 30, 2010, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)

Harold Bradley

Country Music Hall of Famer Harold Bradley passed away on Jan. 31, 2019, at the age of 93. Bradley played guitar on hundreds of hit country records, including “Crazy,” “Stand By Your Man,” “Crying” and “King of the Road.” Bradley was also an original member of the famed Nashville A-Team.

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Keeley worked for over twelve years as a project manager before taking the plunge and turning her growing side business of working in social media into a full-time job. She also has experience working in human resources, brand development, and serving as a board member for a non-profit. Keeley is a former Lifestyle Editor for the WesternJournal.com and now serves as the Director of Publishing Operations. She has been with the company since 2016.
Keeley worked for over twelve years as a project manager before taking the plunge and turning her growing side business of working in social media into a full-time job. She also has experience working in human resources, brand development, and serving as a board member for a non-profit. Keeley is a former Lifestyle Editor for the WesternJournal.com and now serves as the Director of Publishing Operations. She has been with the company since 2016.

Keeley is a proud parent, football fanatic, HGTV junkie, and has a weakness for Starburst Jelly Beans. Life verse: Jeremiah 29:11
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