Will always remember After losing beloved stars including Barbara Walters, Kirsty Alley and Stephen “Twitch” Boss in the final days of 2022, the entertainment industry continues to grapple with losses in 2023.
Lola “Gangsta Boo” Mitchell — a former member of the hit-heavy hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia — was found dead in her home on New Year’s Day, the Associated Press reports. The “Where Dem Dolls Ate” rapper was 43.
“The Mitchell family would like to thank everyone for their condolences regarding the untimely death of Lola ‘Gangsta Boo’ Mitchell,” the “Mafia” artist’s family said in a statement. “The family is asking for your continued prayers and privacy as we grieve the loss of our loved one.”
On the same day, the brother of Earth, Wind & Fire drummer Fred White announced the death of the musician.
“Dearest family friend and admirer… Our family is saddened by the loss today of a wonderful and talented family member, our dear brother Frederick Eugene ‘Freddie’ White. ,” verdeen white “September” via Instagram captioned a series of old photos of the artist playing drums and posing with the band. He called his sibling a “child disciple” and said that he was “a member of the EWF Original 9 with a gold record at the young age of 16!” White was 67.
Alan Rankin – founding member of the Scottish band The Associates – “died peacefully at home shortly after spending Christmas with his family,” his two sons announced via Facebook on January 2, noting that they had died on his social media. Will keep media accounts active because “community meant a lot to our dad.” The ’80s pop star was 64.
January 2 also saw the death of rally driver and YouTuber Ken Block, who was killed in a snowmobile accident.
“Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and a role model. And most importantly, a father and husband,” his Hoonigan Racing team said in a statement at the time, according to CNN. “He will be incredibly missed. Please respect the privacy of the family at this time while they grieve.
Sports professional has died after driving off a slope in Utah. The snowmobile fell on him and he was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering injuries in the accident, reports CNN. “Mr. Block was traveling with a group but was alone at the time of the accident. Block was 55,” the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Wire Star Lance Reddick dies at age 60 during press tour for film John Wick: Chapter 4, A representative for the actor confirmed us weekly A March 17 statement said he died of “natural causes”.
that same day, Reddick’s john wick co-star Keanu Reeves and series director, Chad Stahelskipaid tribute to the late star in a joint statement. “We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Lance Reddick. He was the quintessential professional and a pleasure to work with,” the pair shared Diversity those days. “Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, their children, family and friends. We dedicate this film to his loving memory. We will miss him dearly.”
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Read on to remember all the stars who passed away in 2023: