Remember the TV stars we have lost so far in 2019

We've said goodbye to comedy legends and heartthrobs.

As we reach the midyear point, we want to take a moment to reflect upon the beloved television stars that passed away in 2019.

This year, we have had to say goodbye to sitcom scene-stealers, sketch-comedy pioneers, silly stuntmen, animal handlers and heartthrobs. Thankfully, their wonderful work lives on.

Here are some of the losses that hit the TV industry in 2019. Visit our remembrances page to read more obituaries.


Doris Day, legendary singer, movie icon and star of The Doris Day Show

The Hollywood legend and animal activist passed away at the age of 97.

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Tim Conway, comedy legend of The Carol Burnett Show and McHale's Navy

The man who brought us Mr. Tudball and Dorf passed away at 85.

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Peter Tork of The Monkees

On February 21, Peter Tork passed away at the age of 77.

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Image: AP Photo / Ray Howard

Georgia Engel, the adorable Georgette Franklin Baxter of The Mary Tyler Moore Show

The five-time Emmy nominee was 70 years old.

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Carol Channing, the bubbly Broadway star turned TV darling

The boa-loving actress died at the age of 97.

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Luke Perry, heartthrob star of Beverly Hills, 90210

The television actor passed away at 52 after a stroke.

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Peggy Lipton, star of The Mod Squad

The '60s style icon passed away at the age of 72.

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Katherine Helmond of Soap, Who's the Boss? and Coach

On February 23, Katherine Helmond passed away at the age of 89.

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Max Wright, who played TV dad Willie Tanner on ALF

The '80s sitcom star was 75 years old.

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Jan-Michael Vincent of Airwolf and The Banana Splits Adventure Hour

The former teen idol of 'Danger Island' was 73 years old.

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Kaye Ballard of The Mothers-in-Law

The Sixties sitcom star died at the age of 93.

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Bob Einstein, better known as Super Dave Osborne

The older brother of Albert Brooks passed away at 76.

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Beverley Owen, the original Marilyn Munster and first Munster ever seen onscreen

On February 21, the actor passed away at the age of 81.

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Jim Fowler, Wild Kingdom host

The 'Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom' star was 89.

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SEE MORE: METV SALUTES OUR BELOVED STARS.

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oldiesfanjohn 2 months ago
RIP Jim Fowler. "While Jim is busy wrestling that mad alligator that turned on him, I am up here safely sipping tea with crumpets." - Marlin Perkins
"The way Jim is running for his life from those large rhinos he encountered reminds me of the way
Mutual Of Omaha cares for your family." - Marlin Perkins
SteveThames 2 months ago
This is like the controversy that surrounds the academy awards in memorial segment

Bugs me all remember Tim Conway from Carol Burnett and no one but me remember him for his brilliant work on McHale s navy which is still one of my all time fav shows
Mark SteveThames 2 months ago
I watched McHale's Navy long before I ever saw Carol Burnett and I loved him as Ensign Parker, the foil to Ernest Borgnine's CDR McHale. The two also reunited for several episodes of SpongeBob as Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.
jerome 2 months ago
isn't it a little early for this list? Seems a little morbid.
MrsP58 jerome 2 months ago
Death is death. It comes when it will. Remembering is not morbid.
Wiseguy jerome 2 months ago
"As we reach the midyear point, we want to take a moment to reflect upon the beloved television stars that passed away in 2019."
Jacqueline05478 MrsP58 2 months ago
I thought so too when it first came out but I looked at it today and was glad I did. There were some on there that I missed somehow.
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