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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!

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    September 1, 2015: The star of Disney classics like The Love Bug, That Darn Cat!, and The Shaggy D.A., Dean Jones passed away. 84-year-old Jones had been struggling with Parkinson's disease in the later part of his life. Beside his roles in those Disney hits, he appeared in more than 40 other films and starred in five Broadway productions. Jones, a Korean War vet, is survived by his wife, three children, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

    Read more:
    People, BBC News

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  • Photo: ABC Television / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

    August 17, 2015: Seventy-eight year old Yvonne Craig died after a two-year struggle with breast cancer. The actress was best known for playing Batgirl in the Batman TV series during the 1960s. A trained dancer, Craig paved the way for female superheroes of the modern age, and did all of her own stunts on the show. She also had roles in the third season of Star Trek, and movies It Happened at the World's Fair and Kissin' Cousins.

    In a statement, her family said that her dying wish was that no one mourn her passing. "Instead celebrate the awesome life she had been fortunate enough to life. She felt that she lived a wonderful life and was blessed in many ways."

    More Yvonne Craig obituaries:
    People, CNN, New York Times
     
  • August 7, 2015: Actor Terrence Evans passed away at the age of 81. The Terminator 2 star had prominent roles on both the small screen and big screen, appearing in movies like Clint Eastwood's Pale Rider, Star Trek: Voyager, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. His television career included roles in The Golden Girls, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and the A-Team. He is survived by his wife, Heidi, two children, two step-children, and a grandson.

    More Terrence Evans obituaries:
    Variety, Deadline

  • George Cole

    Photo: The World Was My Lobster / John Blake

    August 5, 2015: Minder star George Cole died after a short illness at the age of 90. The British TV actor was best known for playing Arthur Daley in the ITV show from 1979 to 1994. He also starred as Flash Harry in four St Trinian films in the 1950s and '60s, and played opposite Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in The Vampire Lovers and Cleopatra.

    More George Cole :
    BBC, The Guardian