Arthur Lanon Neville (December 17, 1937 – July 22, 2019) was an American singer, songwriter and keyboardist from New Orleans.
Neville was a staple of the New Orleans music scene for over five decades. He was the founder of the funk band The Meters whose musical style set the tone of New Orleans funk, a co-founder of the rock-soul-jazz band The Neville Brothers, and he later formed the spinoff group The Funky Meters. He performed on many recordings by notable artists from New Orleans and elsewhere, including Labelle (on “Lady Marmalade”), Paul McCartney, Lee Dorsey, Robert Palmer, Dr. John and Professor Longhair. He was the recipient of three Grammy awards.
He died in New Orleans at the age of 81 on July 22, 2019, after years of declining health.
Thomas Daniel “Tim” Conway (December 15, 1933 – May 14, 2019) was an American comedic actor, writer and director. He portrayed the inept Ensign Parker in the 1960s World War II situation comedy McHale’s Navy, was a regular cast member on the 1970s variety and sketch comedy program The Carol Burnett Show, co-starred with Don Knotts in several films in the late 1970s and early 1980s, starred as the title character in the Dorf series of comedy films, and provided the voice of Barnacle Boy in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants.
Conway died on May 14, 2019 at the age of 85 from complications of normal pressure hydrocephalus.
Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922 – May 13, 2019) was an American actress, singer, and animal welfare activist. She began her career as a big band singer in 1939, her first hit recording being “Sentimental Journey” in 1945 with Les Brown & His Band of Renown. She left Brown to embark on a solo career and recorded more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967.
Day died on May 13, 2019, after contracting pneumonia. She was 97 years old. Her death was announced by her charity, the Doris Day Animal Foundation. Per Day’s requests, the Foundation announced that there would be no funeral services, gravesites, or other public memorials.
Keith Charles Flint (17 September 1969 – 4 March 2019) was an English vocalist, dancer and motorcycle racer. He was best known for his work with the electronic dance act the Prodigy. Starting out as a dancer, he became the frontman of the group and performed on the group’s two UK number one singles, “Firestarter” and “Breathe” both released in 1996. He was also the lead singer of his own band Flint. He owned a motorcycle racing team, Team Traction Control, which won three Isle of Man TT races in 2015 and competed in the British Supersport Championship.
Keith Flint cause of death
On 4 March 2019, just after 8:10 am, Essex Police were called to Flint’s home in North End, near Great Dunmow, Essex, in response to concerns for his welfare. Flint was pronounced dead at the scene and the police did not treat the death as suspicious. Bandmate Liam Howlett wrote in an Instagram post that Flint had taken his own life.
The Prodigy – Firestarter (Official Video). Keith Flint singing
Coy Luther “Luke” Perry III (October 11, 1966 – March 4, 2019) was an American actor. He became a teen idol for playing Dylan McKay on the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 1995, and again from 1998 to 2000. He also starred as Fred Andrews on the CW series Riverdale, and had guest roles on notable shows such as Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Simpsons, and Will & Grace.
Luke Perry cause of death
Perry suffered a massive stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, on February 27, 2019. Following a second stroke, his family decided to remove him from life support, and he died from complications on March 4, at the age of 52. At the time of his death, Perry was engaged to Wendy Madison Bauer, a therapist and former part-time actor.
Christopher Alan Pallies (November 7, 1955 – March 4, 2019) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, King Kong Bundy. He is best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in the mid-1980s and mid-1990s. He wrestled in the main event of WrestleMania 2 in 1986, facing Hulk Hogan in a steel cage match for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship.
King Kong Bundy Cuse of Death
On March 4, 2019, Pallies died in Glassboro, New Jersey. Cause of death is not known. He was 61 years old.
King Kong Bundy makes his WWE debut: Championship Wrestling, March 16, 1985
Thomas Morgan Woodward (September 16, 1925 – February 22, 2019) was an American actor, best known for his recurring role on the soap opera Dallas as Marvin “Punk” Anderson. He also played Boss Godfrey (the Walking Boss) in Cool Hand Luke (1967), the silent, sunglasses-wearing “man with no eyes”, and he has the most guest appearances on Gunsmoke at 19 episodes.
Woodward died on February 22, 2019 at his house in California.
Cool Hand Luke ‘s Man Behind the Mirrored Glasses with Morgan Woodward
Peter Halsten Thorkelson (February 13, 1942 – February 21, 2019), better known as Peter Tork, was an American musician, composer and actor, best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of the Monkees.
On March 3, 2009, Tork reported on his Web site that he had been diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare, slow-growing form of head and neck cancer.
On March 4, 2009, Tork underwent successful surgery in New York City. On June 11, 2009, a spokesman for Tork reported that his cancer had returned. Tork was reportedly “shaken but not stirred” by the news, and said that the doctors had given him an 80% chance of containing and shrinking the new tumor. Tork died from complications of the disease on February 21, 2019, at his home in Mansfield, Connecticut.
Stanley Donen (April 13, 1924 – February 21, 2019) was an American film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are On the Town (1949) and Singin’ in the Rain (1952), both of which starred Gene Kelly who co-directed. His other films include Royal Wedding (1951), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), Funny Face (1957), Indiscreet (1958), and Charade (1963). He began his career in the chorus line on Broadway for director George Abbott, where he befriended Kelly. From 1943, he was in Hollywood and worked as a choreographer before beginning to collaborate with Kelly. After On the Town, Donen worked as a contract director for MGM under producer Arthur Freed producing critically well-received box-office hits. Donen and Kelly co-directed the musical Singin’ in the Rain, released in April 1952, which has appeared on lists of the best films ever made. Donen’s relationship with Kelly deteriorated during their final collaboration, It’s Always Fair Weather (1955). He then broke his contract with MGM to become an independent producer in 1957. He continued making films throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, often financial successes that gained positive attention. His film output became less frequent in the early 1980s and he briefly returned to the stage as a director in the 1990s and again in 2002.
On February 21, 2019, Donen died at age 94 from heart failure in New York City. In addition to May, he is survived by two sons and a sister.