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Dead Actors and Actresses of 2015

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It’s time to say goodbye. This list of famous actors and actresses who have died in 2015 is a complete list of those stars who have left Hollywood and finally gone to a better place. A roster of the celebrity actors who have passed on this year, continuously updated as actors die, including all the actresses who have ODed, the actors who died in accidents, and the personalities who died of natural causes in 2015.

If you're wondering what famous actors and actresses have died in 2015, this sad list is the place to find out. Here, you’ll find every actor who’s shuffled off this mortal coil this year. From Old Hollywood movie stars to beloved TV personalities and famous Broadway thespians, these are the acting icons we lost in 2015. Some were legendary cinematic greats, Oscar winners, and beloved child stars. Others were lesser-known bit players, scandal-tinged celebrities, or up-and-comers. All of them made an impact, in one way or another, on the big and small screen.

2015 actor deaths are complete on this list, but check out Celebrity Deaths 2015 for other entertainers and famous people who have left this world. You’ll also find links to obituaries for each deceased actor across a multitude of other news sites and magazines. You can also keep up to date with our list of 2019 actor deaths.

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. RIP!

  • December 4, 2015: Actor Robert Loggia died at the age of 85. The Scarface actor had been battling Alzheimer's disease for five years. Loggia was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 1986 for his role as a private detective in Jagged Edge. He also appeared in many well-known films like Big, An Officer and a Gentleman, and Independence Day. In 1989, he was nominated for his role as FBI agent Nick Mancuso on Mancuso FBI. He earned another nod in 2000 for his work on Malcom in the Middle.

    More Robert Loggia obituaries:
    Variety, Hollywood Reporter

     See The Best Movies of Robert Loggia

  • November 7, 2015: Icelandic actor Gunnar Hansen passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 68. Hansen is best known for his role as the iconic killer Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Before his big break as a murderous villain, Hansen had been a post-graduate poet, living near the University of Texas at Austin. After the role, he worked as an author, documentarian, and "keen naturalist."

    More Gunnar Hansen obituaries:
    New York Times, People

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    November 1, 2015: Actor-turned-politician Fred Thompson died from lymphoma at the age of 73. The Law & Order star began his career as a lawyer, and was part of the Watergate hearings. His first on-screen role came when he played himself in the 1985 movie Marie, which was based on a case where he acted as the attorney for a whistleblower in a Tennessee corruption scandal.

    From there, Thompson went on to star in many roles on the small and silver screen, including parts in The Hunt for Red October, Days of Thunder, Cape Fear, Sex and the City, and The Good Wife. In 1994, the lifelong Republican became a senator, after running to fill Al Gore's vacated seat (Gore had left to become vice president). He remained in the position until 2002, when he chose not to run for re-election. In 2008, Thompson ran for the Republican nomination for president, but was unsuccessful.

    More Fred Thompson obituaries:
    Guardian, People

    See The Best Movies Of Fred Thompson
  • October 24, 2015: Old Hollywood beauty Maureen O'Hara passed away in her sleep at the age of 95. The Ireland-born actress starred in a numerous films during the Golden Era of cinema, including classics like Miracle on 34th Street and The Parent Trap. She also made five films with her good friend, John Wayne.  In addition to her legendary acting career, O'Hara was also CEO of an air boat company for Caribbean tourists, and the owner of a tourist magazine called the Virgin Islander.

    More Maureen O'Hara obituaries:
    People, Telegraph

    See The Best Movies Of Maureen O'Hara

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