If you're wondering what famous actors and actresses have died in 2014, this is the place to look. Included are not just Hollywood movie stars and TV personalities, but also thespians who were notable Broadway stars. From child stars to Oscar nominees to scandal-tinged fallen stars, If a notable actor or performer from the Golden Age of cinema to today's movie industry dies this year, they'll sadly be on the list. Each actor's obituary is linked to in their biography below their photo.
2014 actor deaths are complete on this list, but check out Celebrity Deaths 2014 for other cinematic talents and other entertainers and famous people who have left this world.
What actor died today? (Hopefully none!) But if they did. They'll be on this list. Don't be too sad. Every time an actor dies, heaven gets another star.
12/30/2014: Best known as Brock Reynolds in CBS's The Young and the Restless, Beau Kazer passed away at the age of 63. Much of Kazer's almost 40 year career was spent on Y&R. He most recently appeared on the daytime soap in 2013. Kazer leaves behind his wife, Sharon Alkus.
“The Young and the Restless has lost another of its own… RIP Beau Kazer (Brock) I remember the first time I heard your voice and thought wow! This guy should have been in radio! Then I watched u act and was blown away with how natural and honest your performances always were. God Bless,” costar Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby) shared on Facebook.
For more Beau Kazer obituaries:
Soap Opera Network, People Magazine, Daily Mail, The Wrap
12/31/2014: Edward Herrmann, who played Rory's grandfather on all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls, died at the age of 71. He passed away at a hospital in New York, after battling brain cancer. Hermmann had been in ICU for three and a half weeks before his death.
Hermann was also known for his role in Richie Rich. He is survived by his second wife, Star, and three children.
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
Profession: Spokesperson, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting Presenter, + more
Credits: The Lost Boys, Gilmore Girls, The Aviator, The Purple Rose of Cairo Annie, + more
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11/11/2014: Carol Ann Susi, best know for playing the voice of Mrs. Wolowitz on the hugely popular CBS sitcom Big Bang Theory, died at the age of 62 after a brief battle with cancer.
Although she was never seen on camera on the show, Susi's distinctive voice and humor made her a fan favorite. Executive producer Chuck Lorre, "the Mrs. Wolowitz character became a bit of mystery throughout the show's eight seasons. What was not a mystery, however, was Carol Ann's immense talent and comedic timing.
Credits: The Big Bang Theory, Death Becomes Her, Just Go With It, My Blue Heaven The Secret of My Success, + more
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11/11/2014: Beloved character actor Warren Clarke died at the age of 67, after a 50 year career on stage and screen. Best known to British audiences as the star of long-running police drama Dalziel & Pascoe, Clarke also appeared in BBC One’s acclaimed 2005 adaptation of Bleak House.
More recently, he could be seen in Call The Midwife, and filmed his last role (in BBC’s remake of romantic epic Poldark) last year.
Source: The Telegraph
Birthplace: England, Oldham
Credits: A Clockwork Orange, Top Secret!, Joseph, Firefox Chuggington, + more
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10/13/2014: Actress Elizabeth Norment passed away at the age of 61. The news was announced by The Hollywood Reporter, and confirmed by Norment's sister, Kate. She died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, though the cause of death was not known.
Norment was known for her roles on Party of Five, ER, Mad About You, and Law & Order. She also portrayed Frank Underwood's (Kevin Spacey) executive secretary Nancy Kaufberger on Netflix's House of Cards. She was also known for her extensive theatre work.
Credits: House of Cards, The Runaway, The Woman in Red
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10/27/2014: Actress Marcia Strassman died after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 66 years old. Her death was confirmed by her sister, Julie Strassman saying, "She was the funniest, smartest person I ever met."
Strassman was best known for her roles on Welcome Back Kotter and in the Honey I Shrunk the Kids films.
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Activist, Model, Actor, Singer
Credits: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, + more
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10/21/2014: Actor Gerard Parkes died of natural causes in Toronto. He was 90 years old. Parkes was born in Dublin, Ireland, before immigrating to Canada in 1956. He was best known for his role on the Muppets series Fraggle Rock and the film The Boondock Saints.
According to his agent Gerry Jordan, Parkes had been ill for several years. Pakres won a best actor Canadian Film Film Award for his role in Isabel and is survived by his longtime partner, Sheelagh Norman.
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Credits: The Boondock Saints, Fraggle Rock, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, Short Circuit 2 An American Christmas Carol, + more
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10/14/2014: Actress Elizabeth Pena passed away at the age of 55 years old. The reportedly died of natural causes following a brief illness. Pena had a decades long career spanning over 40 years, including roles in Lone Star, Transamerica, and The Incredibles.
Pena also played the role of Sofia Vergara's mother on the hit series "Modern Family." She was widely loved by the Hollywood community.
UPDATE: According to Pena's autopsy, the illness from which she was suffering was cirrhosis of the liver, due to alcohol.
Age: Died at 55 (1959-2014)
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States of America
Profession: Television director, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: The Incredibles, Rush Hour, Jacob's Ladder, Batteries Not Included Down and Out in Beverly Hills, + more
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