Karl Lagerfeld was born on September 10, 1933, in Hamburg, Germany. He went on to become the creative director of Chanel, the creative director of the Italian fur and leather goods fashion house, Fendi, and of course, his own “Karl Lagerfeld” label.
Nipsey Hussle (or Nipsey Hu$$le) was born Ermias Joseph Asghedom on August 15, 1985, in Los Angeles.
Tragically, on March 31, 2019, Hussle was shot at least 10 times in the parking lot of his store, Marathon Clothing, in South Los Angeles. Within the hour he and two other victims were transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Over 50 murals dedicated to the rapper were painted in Los Angeles shortly after his death. He also won two posthumous awards at the 2020 Grammys on Sunday night.
Carol Channing was a famous actress, singer, dancer, and comedian. Fun fact: she was the first celebrity to perform at a Super Bowl halftime show in 1970.
Channing died of natural causes in her home in Rancho Mirage, CA, on January 15, 2019. The next day, Broadway dimmed its lights to honor the theater starlet.
Luke Perry died of a sudden stroke on February 27, 2019. He was famous for his role as the heartthrob Dylan McKay of Beverly Hills, 90210. He was more recently praised for his role as Fred Andrews in Riverdale.
He left behind fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer and his two children, Jack and Sophie.
Cokie Roberts was a pioneer for women in journalism. She sadly died on September 17, 2019, from breast cancer complications.
Cokie is remembered for her phenomenal work as a journalist for NPR and ABC News.
Rapper and singer Juice WRLD–AKA Jarad Higgins–was taking a private jet with friends from Los Angeles to Illinois. Upon arriving at Chicago Midway Airport on the morning of Sunday, December 8, 2019, Juice WRLD suffered a seizure in the terminal and later died at the hospital.
The seizure occurred after Juice intentionally swallowed multiple painkillers in an effort to hide them from federal agents who were searching his jet for contraband. Fans everywhere are still grieving.
On July 6, 2019, Cameron Boyce died in his sleep at only 20 years old. He was known for starring on the Disney Channel sitcom Jessie. He was also famous for portraying Adam Sandler’s son in Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2.
Boyce’s passing was the result of “sudden unexpected death in epilepsy,” according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office.
The report explained that Boyce had begun to experience non-traumatic epilepsy about three years prior. The problem caused him “several major seizures,” usually months apart.
John Singleton was a film director, screenwriter, producer and actor.
He was best known for directing the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood. For his work on that film, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, which made him the first African American and youngest person to ever be nominated for that award. He was only 24 years old at the time.
Singleton tragically passed away on April 17, 2019. The cause of death was an acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and hypertension. He is survived by his seven children.
Doris Day is one of the most famous American actresses and singers. She passed on May 13, 2019, of pneumonia. She is preceded in death by her son, record producer and singer Terry Melcher, who died of cancer at the age of 62 in November 2004.
Day is remembered for her many famous films, one being Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), for which she sang the now-famous song, “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be).” That number won an Oscar for Best Original Song.