It seems like ever year we lose some of our most beloved stars. Here are ten celebrities we lost in 2019.
10. Beth Chapman
Beth Chapman died June 26 after a long battle with throat and lung cancer.
In September 2017, the “Dog the Bounty Hunter” was diagnosed with stage II throat cancer. Two months later, she announced she was cancer free — only to find out not long thereafter that the cancer had returned. She was rushed to the hospital for an emergency surgery to clear a throat blockage that was obstructing her airways. And, in January of this year, Beth let her fans know that she was undergoing chemo treatments for throat cancer. On June 23, she was admitted to The Queen’s Medical Center in Hawaii and placed in a medically-induced coma. Just days later, her husband announced on Twitter that she had passed: “It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain,” he wrote. “Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.”
9. Luke Perry
“Beverly Hills, 90210” heartthrob Luke Perry passed away on March 4 — just five days after he’d suffered a massive stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Perry was slightly young for a stroke victim. More than half — 66 percent to be exact — of stroke victims are 65 years of age and older. Perry was just 52.
An NBC News article says that Perry was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday, April 27, and died five days later surrounded by his children, fiancee, and ex-wife. Ironically, Perry was hospitalized the same day Fox announced it would reboot “Beverly Hills, 90210” for a six-episode series to air this summer.
Needless to say, Perry’s former “902010” co-stars took the news of his death quite hard. “I am so heart broken and at a loss for words. You, my friend, were a mighty soul and have left your mark,” tweeted Gabrielle Carteris, who played Andrea Zuckerman on the show. Former co-star Ian Ziering, who played Steve Sanders, tweeted this: “Dearest Luke, I will forever bask in the loving memories we’ve shared over the last thirty years.”