Celebs We’ve Lost in 2019 … So Far

Following is a list of the celebrated figures we've lost in 2019.

Each name is followed by the deceased's age, birth and death dates, and a description.

He was the Walrus. (Image via Hanna-Barbera)

Bradley Bolke, 93 (October 1, 1925-January 15, 2019) Actor who voiced Nikita Khruschchev (1894-1971) on the classic comedy album The First Family (1962), Chumley the walrus on Tennessee Tuxedo (1963-1966), Jangle Bells on The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

Annalise Braakensiek, 46 (December 9, 1972-circa January 6, 2019) Australian model and actress

"Raspberries!" (Image via Universal)

Carol Channing, 97 (January 31, 1921-January 15, 2019) Broadway legend who originated the roles of Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949) and Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! (1964), and was Oscar-nominated as Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

Stay strong! (Image via Twitter)

Ed Corney, 85 (November 9, 1933-January 1, 2019) Bodybuilding great

John Coughlin, 33 (December 1, 1985-January 18, 2019) U.S. figure skater who was a Pairs champ

Lorna Doom, 61 (circa 1957-January 16, 2019) Germs bassist

Dragon's lady (Image via Capitol)

Daryl Dragon, 76 (August 27, 1942-January 2, 2019) The Captain of The Captain & Tennille fame, son of Carmen Dragon (1914-1984) OBIT

Bob Einstein, 76 (November 20, 1942-January 2, 2019) Emmy-winning comedy writer who created and starred in the Super Dave series and spin-offs (1987 on), appeared as Marty Funkhauser on Curb Your Enthusiasm (2004-2017) and was the older brother of Albert Brooks (b. 1947) OBIT

Julia Grant, 64 (1954-January 2, 2019) Transgender pioneer who came to prominence on the 1979 BBC doc A Change of Sex

John Hunter Gray, 84 (circa 1934-January 7, 2019) Community organizer formerly known as John Salter who is pictured in an iconic photo of people being doused with condiments at a Woolworth's sit-in to protest racial segregation

Paul Koslo, 74 (June 27, 1944-January 9, 2019) Character actor who specialized in villains, but made an impression in The Omega Man (1971)

Tony Mendez, 78 (November 15, 1940-January 19, 2019) CIA operative portrayed by Ben Affleck () in Oscar-winning film Argo (2012)

Stefanos Miltsakakis, 59 (March 8, 1959-January 10, 2019) Muscleman and MMA fighter who debuted as an actor in Weekend at Bernie's (1989) and appeared in several Jean-Claude Van Damme (b. 1960) flicks

"Mean" Gene Okerlund, 76 (December 19, 1942-January 2, 2019) WWE Hall of Famer and longtime interviewer

Mary Oliver, 83 (September 10, 1935-January 17, 2019) National Book Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer acknowledged to have been America's best-selling poet

The couple was together for a quarter-century. (Image via video still)

Diane Olson, 65 (b. circa 1953-January 16, 2019) Marriage-equality activist who, with Robin Tyler (b. circa 1943), became the first same-sex couple legally married in L.A. in 2008

Greg Rudloff, 63 (November 2, 1955-January 6, 2019) Three-time Oscar-winning sound mixer

A Star Trek is born (Image via TV still)

W. Morgan Sheppard, 86 (August 24, 1932-January 6, 2019) Star Trek (1989, 1999) and Doctor Who (2011) actor

Mel Stottlemyre, 77 (November 13, 1941-January 13, 2019) Former New York Yankees player, pitching coach

Ssssssso talented! (Image via Make-Up Artist Magazine)

Dan Striepeke, 88 (October 8, 1930-January 2019) Oscar-winning makeup artist on such films as Planet of the Apes (1968), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Hello, Dolly! (1969), Sssssss (1973), Forrest Gump (1994), Cast Away (2000) and Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Mark Urman, 66 (circa 1952-January 12, 2019) ThinkFilm and Paladin Films exec who also ran PR on such Oscar-worthy films as Gods and Monsters (1998) and Monster's Ball (2001)

Body beautiful (Images via movie stills/various)

Paul Wynter, 83 (October 28, 1935-January 14, 2019) Bodybuilder who was named Mr. Universe in 1960 and 1966, and who appeared in numberous Italian sword-and-sandal flicks in the '60s

Pegi Young, 66 (December 1, 1952-January 1, 2019) Musician and ex-wife of Neil Young (b. 1945)

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