Prominent deaths in 2023: These stars have already died this year


Writed by - Andy Gocker
  These stars have already died in 2023
These stars have already died in the first months of 2023 © dpa

2023 is only a few months old, but numerous celebrities have already died in the first four months of the year - moments of memory, moments of sadness, moments of pause. An overview of the stars we had to say goodbye to this year.

Ski legend Rosi Mittermaier († 72)

  Rosi Mittermaier (†72)
Ski legend Rosi Mittermaier died after a serious illness at the age of 72 © action press, ActionPress, ed

Ski racer Rosi Mittermaier died on January 4, 2023 after a serious illness at the age of 72 , with her two gold medals at the 1976 Winter Olympics, she fought her way into the hearts of the winter sports world and brought unforgettable moments as 'Gold-Rosi'. from her The long and happy marriage to ski racer Christian Neureuther resulted in the children Ameli (41) and Felix Neureuther (38).

Constantine II. (†82)

  Former Greek king Constantine II has died.
The former Greek king Constantine II has died. © picture alliance

The death of Greece's former king Constantine II was announced on January 10, the royal died in Athens at the age of 82. After strokes and severe pneumonia, his health is said to have deteriorated rapidly in the weeks before his death. Numerous high-ranking royals attended the funeral service in the Greek capital Prince Albert of Monaco (65) as well King Willem-Alexander (55) and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (51). However, his godchild, Prince William (40), was not present at his funeral.

Supermodel Tatjana Patitz (†56)

  Tatjana Patitz (†56)
Supermodel Tatjana Patitz died of breast cancer. © REUTERS, Christian Charisius, CHA/AA

Supermodel Tatjana Patitz died in California on January 11 at the age of just 56 . Tatjana Patitz was one of the highest paid supermodels in the world in the 1990s. For the past few years, she has lived a secluded life with her son Jonah (19) and their horses on a ranch in California. In 2020 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, almost three years later, she succumbed to her illness.

Lisa Marie Presley (†54)

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Lisa Marie Presley went into cardiac arrest. © dpa, Jimmy Morris, uw sab

Lisa Marie Presley died suddenly and unexpectedly on January 12 at the age of 54. The daughter of the 'King of Rock 'n' Roll' Elvis Presley († 42) was found dead at her home in California after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was revived but died in hospital a short time later. She leaves behind three children. Her son Benjamin committed suicide in 2020 at the age of just 27.

Acting legend Gina Lollobrigida († 95)

  Acting legend Gina Lollobrigida († 95)
Gina Lollobrigida dies at the age of 95. © imago/SKATA, imago stock&people

She was a world star: Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida died in Rome on January 16, 2023 at the age of 95 . After the Second World War, she became the sex symbol of Italian cinema and liked to appear as a diva on the red carpet. she leaves a son but according to her own statements, she had a very bad relationship with him .

David Crosby (†81)

  Music-Legend David Crosby (†81).
Music legend David Crosby has died at the age of 81. © BANG Showbiz

US-Singer-Songwriter David Crosby was one of the most influential American musicians and made it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with two bands - 'The Byrds' and 'Crosby, Stills & Nash'. On January 18, the musician died at the age of 81 after a long illness.

Lisa Loring (†64)

  Lisa Loring died at the age of 64.
Actress Lisa Loring died at the age of 64. © IMAGO/Future Image, IMAGO/Nicole Kubelka,

Long before Jenna Ortega (20) rose to stardom by playing Wednesday Addams, it was Lisa Loring who first brought the iconic character to life on home screens. From 1964 to 1966 she embodied the youngest offspring of the horror family in the sitcom 'The Addams Family' and thus celebrated her big break. On January 28, the actress died at the age of just 64. Four days before her death she is said to have suffered a stroke. After three days in a coma, her family ended all life-support measures.

Annie Wersching (†45)

  Actress Annie Wersching dies of cancer at the age of 45.
Annie Wersching died of cancer at the age of 45. © imago/ZUMA Wire, SpotOn

Actress Annie Wersching rose to fame for her roles in hit shows like The Vampire Diaries and 24. But then tragedy struck her. Annie received the devastating diagnosis of cancer in 2020, but she was still in front of the camera for the series 'Star Trek: Picard' and 'The Rookie'. On January 29, at the age of just 45, she lost a battle with Turkish disease.

Austin Majors (†27)

  Child star Austin Majors was only 27 years old.
Former child star Austin Majors has died aged just 27. © imago/YAY Images, SpotOn

Child star Austin Majors is best known for his role on NYPD Blue. The young actor died on February 11 at the age of just 27. According to TMZ, Austin is said to have last lived in a homeless shelter in Los Angeles. He was also found dead there. Why he lived there is unclear. According to his family, the actor attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts after high school and then devoted himself to directing and music production. The cause of death has not yet been determined. According to the celebrity portal, Austin may have died from an overdose of the narcotic fentanyl.

Rachel Welch (†82)

  Actress Raquel Welch has died at the age of 82.
Hollywood icon Raquel Welch has died at the age of 82. © 2016 DFree/, SpotOn

Hollywood legend Raquel Welch was one of the biggest sex symbols of the '60s and '70s. Raquel became world famous in 1966 with the film 'A Million Years Before Time'. She didn't have a major speaking role in the fantasy film, but just looking at her in a deerskin bikini was enough to make her one of the biggest stars of her time. Empire magazine even named her one of the '100 sexiest stars' in film history. The actress died on February 15 after a short illness, according to her family.

Tim Lobinger (†50)

  Tim Lobinger died at the age of 50.
Tim Lobinger lost the battle against cancer at the age of 50. © imago/APress, SpotOn

Former pole vaulter Tim Lobinger lost his battle with cancer on February 16 at the age of only 50. At the beginning of 2017, the ex-athlete received the devastating diagnosis of leukemia. The cancer initially seemed to be defeated by stem cell therapy, but the disease returned. In autumn 2022, Lobinger himself shared the shocking news with the public. 'There will be no more healing for me,' he said in an interview with Bild at the time. His cancer was 'too aggressive' for that. After his death, many friends and companions said goodbye to the exceptional athlete in emotional statements.

Tony Marshall (†85)

  Singer Tony Marshall has died at the age of 85.
The pop world mourns the loss of singer and entertainer Tony Marshall. © german press agency

On February 16, the hit world said goodbye to one of the greats. Singer Tony Marshall died at the age of 85 surrounded by his family after a long illness. He had a pacemaker, was on dialysis at risk and lived with polyneuropathy. In recent years he has withdrawn more and more from the public. Marshall became famous with the song 'Beautiful Maid' from 1971.

Paco Rabanne (†88)

  Paco Rabanne died at the age of 88.
Designer Paco Rabanne has died at the age of 88. © picture alliance/dpa/MAXPPP | Frédéric Dugit

Paco Rabanne is one of the most famous names in fashion and has made an impression not only with his creations but also with his fragrances. The talented and popular Spanish fashion designer and designer died on February 3 at the age of 88. 'He was one of the most important fashion figures of the 20th century, his legacy will remain a constant source of inspiration,' his company wrote on its Instagram page shortly after his death.

Jansen Panettiere (28†)

  Jansen, Hayden Panettiere's brother, has died aged just 28.
Hayden Panettiere mourns the loss of her younger brother Jansen Panettiere, who died at the age of 28. © picture alliance, DAN STEINBERG

Earlier this year, the actress had to Hayden Panettiere (33) cope with a terrible blow of fate. Her brother Jansen, five years her junior, died at the age of just 28. The artist was found dead in his New York apartment on February 19. The cause of death finally became known in early March. Jansen Panettiere has died 'of an enlarged heart,' ABC News quotes his family as saying. 'While it brings us little consolation, the medical examiner announced that Jansen's sudden death was due to cardiomegaly (an enlarged heart) associated with aortic valve complications,' the statement continued. There had previously been speculation that Jansen had died of a drug overdose.

Robert Gallinowski (53†)

  Robert Gallinowski died at the age of 53.
Actor Robert Gallinowski has died aged 53. © Christian Hartmann

Actor Robert Gallinowski also left us far too early: As his agent announced, the 'Tatort' star died unexpectedly on March 28 at the age of 53. Nothing is known about the cause of death so far.

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