There are some celebrities who die, and it is all over the news. A few examples are Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Prince, and Anna Nicole Smith. There are other celebrities that have passed, and there wasn’t much media coverage. Because of this, many of us don’t even know that they have passed. Here are some celebs you didn’t know sadly passed away.
Omar Sharif is best known for his roles in Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago. For 60-years, this Arabian actor was involved in some pretty amazing projects. In early 2015, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The same year, he had a heart attack and died on July 10, 2015, in Cairo, Egypt. During his last few months, his mental health had deteriorated to the point where he couldn’t remember the films he had starred in. He was 83 when he died.
In 1987, 15-year-old Amanda Peterson got her big break in the film, Can’t Buy Me Love. Sadly, the child start curse got her, and he developed a drug habit. She was arrested several times for drug possession and assault. In July 2015, after not hearing from her for two days, her family went to check on her. She had died in her home from a drug overdose. After she died, a family member revealed that she was raped when she was a teenager by a man twice her age, which left her with emotional scars, and she used drugs to self mediate.
Tony is best known for his portrayal as Duke, the boxing trainer on the Rocky films. He was really good friends with Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers. Before becoming an actor, Tony was a two-time light-heavyweight champion. He retired in 1959 and ended up going to jail for three years for robbery. In prison, he became interested in acting and landed his first role in the 1974 film, The Black Godfather. After a long battle with pneumonia, he died on February 25, 2016. He was 78-years-old.
David Huddleston was best known for his roles in The Big Lebowski and Blazing Saddles. On August 2, 2016, he died in New Mexico after a long fight with kidney disease and heart disease. He was 85-years-old.
George Martin was the Beatles’ music producer, and he was known as the 5th Beatle. During his career, he also worked with Elton John, Kenny Rogers, Celine Dion, and many others. On March 8, 2016, he died of unknown causes. He was 90 when he died in his sleep.
Nick Lashaway is best known for his role in HBO’s Girls, 40-Year-Old Virgin, and In Time. He started acting when he was just 10 when he was cast as a young Fox Mulder on the X-Files. Sadly, he didn’t have a chance to become a household name because he was killed in a car accident on May 8, 2016.
Rob Knox played Ravenclaw Marcus Belby in the Harry Potter franchise. He was supposed to return to star in Deathly Hallows, even though Belby wasn’t in the Hallows novel. Sadly, it never happened. On May 24, 2008, he was at a London bar with his younger brother. A man went at his brother with a knife, and Rob went to defend him. He was stabbed four times, and he died later that day. He was just 18-years-old. The killer, Karl Bishop, was sentenced to life in prison. During the premiere of the Rob’s Harry Potter film, the whole cast wore white ribbons as a tribute, and to raise awareness of knife violence, which was prominent in England at the time.
Arnold Palmer was the king of the golf course. He won 62 TGA Tour events and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. On September 25, 2016, he died from heart issues.
You may have never seen Kenny Barker’s face, but you know his voice. He was the man inside of the R2-D2 costume for every Star Wars film. He also appeared in Labyrinth, Willow, Time Bandits, and The Elephant Man. He died on August 13, 2016, from a chronic lung condition. He was 82-years-old. When he died, George Lucas called him “the heart and soul of R2-D2.”
Kimbo Slice was one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time. On June 6, 2016, he was rushed to a Florida hospital, where he died from heart failure. According to ESPN, he was on the waiting list for a heart transplant when he died.
Manute Bol was famous for many things. He was 7-feet, 7-inches tall, he was a basketball star, and he did a lot of humanitarian work. He worked to build houses and schools in Sudan and made it a better place. He suffered from a skin condition called Stevens-Johnson syndrome, which took patches of skin, particularly around his mouth. This, combined with kidney failure, caused his death on June 19, 2010.
Junior played in the NFL for 20 years. During this time, he was never diagnosed with a concussion. Because many go undiagnosed, he had no idea that he suffered several. Two years after retiring, he shot himself in the chest, and his wife wanted to know why. During a study of his brain, it was determined that he suffered from severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy from the countless concussions that he endured.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa lived to be 99-years-old. The legendary actress appeared in over 30 movies during her career, and she was a fashion icon. In 2002, she was in a car accident that left her partially paralyzed. Over time, her health declined, and she passed away from heart failure on December 18, 2016.
Glenn Quinn was famous for playing Mark on Rosanne. Sadly, he became addicted to drugs during his journey to stardom. After being thrown out of rehab for using, he crashed on his friend’s couch. He went to sleep and never woke up. He died on December 3, 2002, of a heroin overdose right on the couch. He was only 32-years-old.