We're remembering the big screen stars, music legends, cultural pioneers and those who left indelible memories on the public consciousness.
Parade annually celebrates the lives of celebrities recently lost but not forgotten, including famous names on big screens, music legends, cultural pioneers and those who left indelible memories on the public consciousness. These people, who died in the year 2023, are honored here.
Celebrity Deaths in 2023
Lisa Marie Presley
February 1, 1968-Jan. 12, 2023
Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley and a star in her own right, died Jan. 12, 2023 at age 54. She had been rushed rushed to the hospital after going into cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas, California earlier in the day.
The daughter of music royalty had followed in her iconic father's footsteps and pursued a career in music, releasing three albums (To Whom It May Concern, 2003; Now What, 2005; and Storm & Grace, 2012).
The mother of four had been married four times, including high-profile marriages to Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage. She is survived by three children.
May 6, 1947 – January 11, 2023
Soap star Ben Masters has passed away. He was 75.
A spokesperson for the family of Ben Masters confirmed the soap star's death on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023 at Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Springs, California. He had been suffering from complications related to a recent COVID-19 infection, after battling dementia for several years.
Masters was best known for his tenure on the NBC soap, Passions, where he portrayed the antagonistic billionaire Julian Crane from 1999 to 2008. He also appeared in a variety of '70s and '80s household series, including Walker: Texas Ranger, Heartbeat, Barnaby Jones and Noble House.
June 24, 1944 – January 10, 2023
Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck died Jan. 10, 2023 after contracting bacterial meningitis, according to a statement from his family. He was 78.
"On behalf of his family, it is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of Jeff Beck's passing," the musician's representatives said in a statement shared with ABC. "After suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis, he peacefully passed away yesterday. His family ask for privacy while they process this tremendous loss."
October 12, 1968 – January 7, 2023
Adam Rich, the former child star best known for his role as Nicholas Bradford on Eight Is Enough, died Jan. 7, 2023 at his Los Angeles home. He was 54.
Rich was famous for playing the youngest child of the beloved Bradford family on Eight Is Enough, which ran from 1977 to 1981.
August 8, 1941 – January 5, 2023
Earl Boen, the actor best known for his role as criminal psychologist Peter Silberman in the Terminator franchise, died Jan. 5, 2023. He was 81.
He reportedly died at his home in Hawaii. A cause of death was not immediately revealed, but it has been reported that he was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer last fall.
Boen appeared in The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
January 13, 1955 – January 1, 2023
Fred White, a drummer for legendary '70s supergroup Earth, Wind & Fire, died Jan. 1, 2023. He was 67.
His older brother and former bandmate, Verdine White, confirmed the news via Instagram on Jan. 2, posting a few photos of his younger brother with the musical act alongside an emotional note.
"Dearest Family Friends and Fans..... Our family is saddened today With the loss of an amazing and talented family member, Our beloved brother Frederick Eugene "Freddie" White. 🙏🏾🙏🏾💔💔🥁🥁" he opened in the caption.
January 23, 1948-December 31, 2022
Grammy-winner singer Anita Pointer, the last living member of The Pointer Sisters died Dec. 31, 2022. She was 74.
The musical group started off as a duo between June and Bonnie Pointer in the late '60s, with the late Anita and Ruth joining for the release of their debut album, The Pointer Sisters, in 1973.