The 17-year-old YouTuber passed away after a seven-hour heart operation, his family confirmed. "Helllo , as you all might already know my brother passed away today," Alex's sister tweeted from his account, "he had a very hard operation which lasted 7 hours but his heart couldn't take it anymore ,he was too weak to survive. Heaven gained another angel Baby angel he was my rock my everything . RIP Alex."
The actor, best known for his role on The Mod Squad and Purple Rain, among others, passed away at the age of 81 following a battle with colon cancer.
Lil Loaded died on May 31 at the age of 20. His attorney Ashkan Mehryari told NBC News the Texas rapper, who released the song "6locc 6a6y" in 2019, died by suicide. The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office told E! News the cause of death has yet to be determined.
The Swiss Moto3 rider died at age 19 on May 30 after sustaining injuries in a crash during a qualifying session of the MotoGP Italian Grand Prix.
The actor, known for starring on Tarzan: The Epic Adventures in the '90s, and his wife, a diet guru and founder of the Remnant Fellowship Church, died in a plane crash in Tennessee along with five other people on May 29.
The Grammy-winning singer, whose hits include "I Just Can't Help Believing," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" and "Hooked on a Feeling" has died. The star's reps confirmed his passing, sharing he died at his home in Arlington, Texas after suffering complications due to stage four lung cancer. He was 78.
The Love Boat and The Mary Tyler Moore Show actor passed away on Saturday, May 29, according to multiple outlets who received confirmation from Gavin's nephew, Mark See.
The comedian passed away on Wednesday, May 19, at the age of 79, his rep confirmed to NBC News. "Paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive him after he suffered a heart attack," a statement from his publicist read. "He was staying with a family member who was a caregiver."
The Heartbreak Kid actor died on May 18, his son confirmed to the New York Times, stating his cause of death as bone marrow cancer.
The actress, known for roles in movies like Bachelor Party, and '80s music video vixen, who appeared in several Whitesnake videos, died at age 59 at her home in Newport Beach, Calif. on May 7.
"We are saddened to learn of the passing of former driver and owner Eric McClure," NASCAR confirmed on May 2. "NASCAR extends its deepest condolences to Eric's family and friends."
The Oscar-winning actress, best known for her roles in Moonstruck, Steel Magnolias and many others, died at the age of 89. "My beloved sister, Olympia Dukakis, passed away this morning in New York City," the star's brother confirmed on Facebook. "After many months of failing health she is finally at peace and with her Louis."
The reality TV personality, who appeared on the first season of New Zealand's The Bachelorette and Heartbreak Island, died at the age of 31. "With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our friend Tavita Antoni Karika," the star's family shared in a statement. "On the 29th of April 2021 Tavita took his last breath and with that our hearts. If you had the pleasure of knowing Tavita you will know just how difficult this is for his family, friends and all who loved him."
The Moroccan-born Israeli fashion designer, former creative director of Lanvin, who styled many celebs, died of COVID-19 on April 24. He was 59.
The eldest son of Scottie Pippen passed away at the age of 33, the former NBA star announced. "I'm heartbroken to share that yesterday, I said goodbye to my firstborn son Antron," Scottie wrote on social media. "The two of us shared a love for basketball and we had countless conversations about the game. Antron suffered from chronic asthma and if he hadn't had it, I truly believe he would've made it to the NBA."
The actor, best known for playing Cousin Itt on The Addams Family series in the '60s, died at age 84 on April 16. In addition to this role, the actor also played an Ewok in the original Star Wars and Dink in Spaceballs and also portrayed Twiki in the 1979 film Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and its subsequent TV series.
On April 16, Damian Lewis confirmed on Twitter that his wife and Harry Potter actress passed away after a battle with cancer.
The former NASDAQ chairman who built one of the biggest investment fraud schemes in history, died in prison on April 14. He was 82.
The Vine star, who went viral for his "Welcome to Chili's" and other videos, passed away on April 11 at the age of 24. His cause of death was not revealed.
The star of BET's Baldwin Hills passed away on April 11 for undisclosed reasons. She was 30 years old.
The 66-year-old Sopranos actor died on Sunday, April 11 "after a long, courageous battle with colon cancer," his manager confirmed.
The Big Brother UK star died at age 38 on April 9 after a long battle with anorexia.
The Grammy-nominated rapper passed away on April 9 following a heart attack a week prior.
"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," the royal family said in a statement on April 9. "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."