Celebrity Deaths June 2019
British actor Paul Darrow passed away on June 3, 2019. According to the BBC, the 78-year-old passed away following a short illness. Darrow was most well-known for his portrayal of the character Avon on the television show “Blake’s 7.” During his career, he appeared in over 200 television shows, including Doctor Who.
Television game show host Robert Earle died on June 5, 2019, at the age of 93. Earle hosted ‘The General Electric College Bowl,’ succeeding Allen Ludden.
Daughter of famed actor John Payne, Julie passed away on June 7, 2019, at the age of 78. The actress appeared on both television and film in roles in “Island of the Blue Dolphins,” “Don’t Make Waves,” “The Restless Gun,” “One Step Beyond,” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”
Singer Jim Pike died on June 9, 2019, at the age of 82. Pike was a founding member of the Grammy-nominated trio the Lettermen. The group, which Pike left in 1967, was responsible for such hits as “The Way You Look Tonight,” “When I Fall In Love,” “Goin’ Out of My Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” and “Everything is Good About You.”
‘Counting On’ star and grandmother of the Duggar Family Mary Duggar passed away on June 9, 2019, at the age of 78. Jill Duggar Dillard said that her grandmother died “suddenly,” but the family knows she is now celebrating her eternal life in heaven.
Country singer Chuck Glasser passed away at the age of 83 on June 10, 2019. Glaser was a member of the award-winning trio The Glaser Brothers. Known for such hits as “Five Penny Nickel,” “Gone, on the Other Hand,” “California Girl,” and “The Moods of Mary,” the brothers also provided background vocals for artists such as Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline.
Reality television star Bernie McGee died at the age of 41 on June 15, 2019. The “Seeking Sister Wife” star reportedly suffered a heart attack and heat stroke.
The mother of CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, passed away on June 17, 2019, at the age of 95. Vanderbilt was an heiress, fashion designer, painter and writer.
Legendary musician Dave Bartholomew passed away on June 23, 2019. He was 100 years old. Bartholomew was one of the pioneers of rock n’ roll music and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991.
Actor Billy Drago passed away on June 24, 2019, at the age of 73. Drago was known for his roles as a villain in movies and on television, most notably as hitman Frank Nitti in “The Untouchables” and the Demon of Fear Barbas on the television show “Charmed.”
— IliasBM (@IliasBM) June 27, 2019
On June 26, 2019, actor Max Wright passed away from cancer. He was 75 years old. Wright appeared in many movies and shows, including “Friends,” “Misfits of Science,” “The Drew Carey Show” and “Cheers.” However, he is probably best known for his role starring as Willie Tanner on “ALF.”
After battling throat and lung cancer, ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ star Beth Chapman passed away on June 26, 2019. She was 51 years old. Prior to her passing, the television star was placed in a medically-induced coma.
Truth and Accuracy
We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.