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Hollywood’s Most Notable Deaths of 2023

Hollywood’s Most Notable Deaths of 2023

Lance Reddick, Tina Turner, Annie Wersching, Cindy Williams, Jerry Springer and Lisa Loring are among several entertainment legends the industry lost this year.

Len Goodman, Raquel Welch, Annie Wersching, Tom Sizemore, Cindy Williams, Jerry Springer, Lance Reddick, Lisa Loring

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Only halfway through the year and Hollywood has already had to say goodbye to many actors, singers, performers, creatives, executives and all-around industry icons — many of whom had a great impact on the entertainment world throughout their lifetimes.

The Hollywood Reporter is highlighting some of the most well-known names who died in 2023, including Lance Reddick, Tina Turner, Annie Wersching, Cindy Williams, Jerry Springer, Lisa Loring and more.

At the beginning of the year, Laverne & Shirley star Williams died in Los Angeles after a brief illness in January, her children, Zak and Emily Hudson, said in a statement at the time. She was 75.

Wersching, actress on Bosch24 and Marvel’s Runaways, also died in January from cancer, according to her rep. She was 45.

Loring, who starred as Wednesday Addams in the classic TV adaptation of The Addams Family, died in January at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank of complications from a stroke caused by high blood pressure, her daughter told THR. She was 64.

In March, The Wire and John Wick star died “suddenly … from natural causes,” his publicist Mia Hansen told THR at the time. He was 60. Reddick’s body was discovered in his Studio City homeTMZ reported.

Then in April, Springer, the former Cincinnati mayor turned controversial talk show host, died of pancreatic cancer at his home in suburban Chicago, family spokesperson Jene Galvin told THR. He was 79.

Turner, a trailblazing entertainer and feminist icon, died in May “after a long illness” in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, her reps confirmed. She was 83.

Below are more of this year’s most notable deaths in Hollywood. And check out THR‘s obituaries page for other 2023 industry deaths.

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