Stars who have passed away in 2021

A sad goodbye

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Astro

The founder of the British band UB40 died aged 64.



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A statement said he died «after a short illness». His name was Terence Wilson but he was known as Astro, giving his voice to songs such as ‘Red Red Wine’ and ‘Falling In Love With You’.

He was due to go on tour next year with band member Ali Campbell, who has been left ‘devastated’.

James Michael Tyler

He rose to fame for his role as Gunther in ‘Friends’.



For those that recognise the face but not the name, he was the waiter at Central Perk.

He died sadly of prostate cancer at the age of 59.

Halyna Hutchins

One of the most publicised losses of the year. A blank gun turned out to have real bullets in it.



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Alec Baldwin, on the set of the western ‘Rust’, fired the gun and one of the bullets hit Halyna Hutchins in the chest.

At 42, she was one of the most promising female cinematographers.

Willie Garson

Loved by all for his role as Stanford Blatch in the series ‘Sex and the City’.



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He was a vital role in countless series and several films, but in the last years of his life he had to retire due to his worsening health.

He suffered from pancreatic cancer, which ended his life at the age of 57.

Clive Sinclair

The creator of the revolutionary ZX Spectrum, the home microcomputer that triumphed in the 1980s



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The optimised, compact design delighted thousands of computer and video game fans. After a long illness, the British engineer died at the age of 81.

Art Metrano

The lieutenant, commander and captain Mauser in ‘Police Academy’ saga



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The New Yorker passed away at the age of 84.

Jean Paul Belmondo

The film and theatre actor



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Jean Paul was a film and theatre actor who was considered one of the leading figures of the French cultural movement ‘Nouvelle Vague’ after his role in Jean-Luc Godard’s film ‘Bout de souffle’.

He was voted best actor at the 1989 César Awards, but turned it down. He later won the Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the 73rd Venice Film Festival in Venice.

He died at the age of 88.

Sarah Harding

A much-loved member of the legendary band ‘Girls Aloud’



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She lost her life after breast cancer took over. She was 39 years old.

Charlie Watts

The Rolling Stones’ legendary drummer.



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He and his bandmates – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards – formed the longest-lasting musical partnership in rock history.

In Watts’ case, from 1963 until he died in August at the age of 80 in London.

It was reported that the cause of death was probably from difficulties related to a long-standing cancer he had many years ago.

John McAfee

The well-known McAfee anti-virus founder



John McAfee took his own life at the age of 75 in prison in Barcelona.

He had been arrested at Barcelona’s El Prat airport in October 2020 and was awaiting extradition to the United States for tax evasion.

2021

as been a tough one for many as people all over the world



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The past, however, is not to be forgotten and we share with you the list of stars who have passed away so far in 2021. Actress and Bond Girl Tanya Roberts (pictured) is among them, who passed away at 65 years old.

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