11 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Died

Richard Griffiths


Richard Griffiths was most known for his portrayal of Vernon Dursley in the wildly successful Harry Potter movies.  He died in March 2013 at 65 years old from complications following a heart surgery.

Lisa Robin Kelly


Lisa Robin Kelly was most known for her role in “That 70’s Show” as Eric Forman’s sister Laurie.  She died in August 2013 at 43 years old from accidental drug overdose.

Earl Hindman


Earl Hindman was most known for his role as the neighbour Wilson on the 90s television sitcom “Home Improvement”.  He died in 2003 at the age of 61 from lung cancer.

Leonard Nimoy


Leonard Nimoy was most known for his role as Spock in the long-running series Star Trek.  He died in February 2015 at 83 years old from complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Marcia Wallace


Marcia Wallace was the easily recognizable voice of Edna Krabappel on the long-running cartoon series “The Simpsons”.  She died in October 2013 at the age 70 from pneumonia and sepsis, and was also suffering breast cancer.

Michael Clarke Duncan


Michael Clarke Duncan was best known for his role as John Coffey in the movie “The Green Mile”.  He died in September 2012 at the age 54 from a heart attack.

Harold Ramis


Harold Ramis was best known for his role Egon Spengler in “Ghostbusters”.  He passed away in February 2014 at age 69 from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis.

Richard Attenborough


Richard Attenborough most notably played John Hammond in the fantastically popular “Jurassic Park”.  He died in August 2014 at age 90 only 5 days before his 91st birthday.

James Avery


James Avery was widely known for his portrayal of Philip Banks – the lovable father-figure to Will Smith on the 90’s television show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”.  He passed away in December 2013 at age 68 from complications from open heart surgery.

Steven Hill


Steven Hill was best known for his role as District Attorney Adam Schiff in the Drama “Law & Order”.  He passed away in August 2016 at the age 94.

Jerry Orbach


Jerry Orbach was probably best known for his role as detective Lennie Briscoe on crime drama “Law & Order”.  He died in December of 2004 at age 69 from prostate cancer.