The latest unfortunate news regards the passing of Harry Belafonte who passed away at the age of 96, and Jerry Springer, 79, in April of 2023.
It is often said that life is too short, and every moment is precious. This could not be more true for these celebrities, whose lives have definitely impacted us in many ways.
Lance Reddick - 60 Years Old
Lance Reddick was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1962 and grew up in a family of musicians. He attended the Eastman School of Music and Yale School of Drama before starting his acting career. Reddick is best known for his roles in popular TV series such as "The Wire," "Fringe," and "Bosch," as well as in films such as "John Wick" and "White House Down."
He has also lent his voice to several video games, including the "Destiny" franchise. Reddick has received critical acclaim for his performances and continues to work in the entertainment industry. It is reported that Lance died from natural causes aged 60. He passed away on March 17, 2023, at his home in Los Angeles
Tatjana Patitz: 56 Years Old
Supermodel Tatjana Patitz died in early 2023 at the premature age of 56. metastatic breast cancer. A representative for the family stated that the cause of death was metastatic breast cancer. She was regarded as one of the original supermodels, alongside Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and others.
The Germany-born beauty modeled for the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Chanel, and Donna Karan, among others, and appeared on the cover of Vogue six different times. She also famously appeared in George Michael's "Freedom '90" iconic music video, together with Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington.
Tom Sizemore: 61 Years Old
Sizemore made headlines when he passed away at the age of 61 due to a brain aneurysm. He was known for working with Hollywood's most prominent filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Oliver Stone. The late star had struggled with many years of drug abuse and had faced numerous legal troubles such as a violent incident with former fiancee Heidi Fleiss. The star had left a net worth of $500,000 at the time of his death.
Tom had an extensive career that encompassed over 200 film and television credits. He will always be remembered for his performances in iconic films like Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, and Heat.
Robbie Knievel: 60 Years Old
After losing a battle with pancreatic cancer, Robbie Knievel left this world at the age of 60. He was famous for his stunt performances, record-breaking motorcycle jumps, and of course, being Evel Knievel's son.
"Kaptain Robbie Knievel" set 20 world records and completed hundreds of dangerous jumps, some paying tribute to the feats of his father. The American Daredevil followed his father into the high-flying, bone-shattering world of motorcycle stunt performances, landing more than 350 jumps over his death-defying 30-year career.
Burt Bacharach: 94 Years Old
Burt Bacharach, one of the greatest composers of Pop Music, died at 94 of natural causes. He was most famous for pinning I Say A Little Prayer, Walk On By and What The World Needs Now Is Love. Bacharach died on Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles.
He was known for his airborne melodies and sumptuous orchestral arrangements, and thanks to his immense talent, he scored 73 Top 40 hits in the US and 52 in the UK, working with artists including Dionne Warwick, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Barbara Streisand, Tom Jones, Aretha Franklin and Elvis Costello.
Robert Blake: 89 Years Old
The American actor died from heart disease at the age of 89 in his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by his family. Blake had become famous thanks to his memorable roles in the "Our Gang" shorts (which became known as "The Little Rascals"), the 1967 film adaptation of Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" and ABC's 1970s cop show "Baretta," for which he won an Emmy and a Golden Globe. His professional legacy, though, became somewhat tarnished by the death of his second wife.
Blake's wife Bonny Lee Bakley passed in 2001 when she was shot outside a restaurant while at dinner with her husband. Despite the fact that Blake was acquitted in the murder case in 2005, he was found liable for Bakley's death months later in a civil suit filed by the victim's four children.
Jeff Beck: 78 Years Old
Jeff sadly passed away in January at the age of 78, after contracting bacterial meningitis. According to Rolling Stone magazine, He was considered one of the top 5 greatest guitarists ever, thanks to his outstanding contribution to the use of audio feedback and distortion, influencing the sound of heavy metal. He earned himself a spot on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice and won an astounding 8 Grammy Awards over the course of his career.
“With the death of Jeff Beck we have lost a wonderful man and one of the greatest guitar players in the world,” Mick Jagger wrote. “We will all miss him so much.”
Raquel Welch: 82 Years Old
Raquel Welch, the iconic actress and model known for her captivating roles in films like "One Million Years B.C." and "Fantastic Voyage," passed away in February 2023 at 82. Welch's career spanned decades, from the 1960s hit films to her recent projects such as "The Three Stooges" and "The A-Team."
Her legacy as a beloved Hollywood star will live on forever. Welch was also an advocate for gender equality and a promoter of healthy living. She will be dearly missed, so let's take a trip thorough her amazing life. She leaves behind a son, Damon Welch, and daughter Latanne "Tahnee" Welch, who is also an actress.
Jerry Springer: 79 Years Old
Springer died in April 2023, after losing the battle with cancer. The sad news was delivered by his family: 'he's irreplaceable and his loss hurts immensely'. The renowned talk-show host has peacefully passed away at his home in Chicago. Family spokesman Jene Galvin said: 'Jerry's ability to connect with people was at the heart of his success in everything he tried whether that was politics, broadcasting or just joking with people on the street who wanted a photo or a word.'
For 27 years, Jerry was the host of the hugely popular talk show 'The Jerry Springer Show', which brought wild and uproarious television moments to screens across America.
Christina Ashten Gourkani: 34 Years Old
OnlyFans model and Kim Kardashian lookalike, Christina prematurely died at the age of 34 of a cardiac arrest after undergoing plastic surgery. "In the early morning hours at approximately 4:31am on 4/20/2023 our family received a tragic phone call from a family member who was frantically screaming and crying...on the other end of the line....Ashten is dying...Ashten is dying..." her loved ones wrote on a GoFundMe for her on April 25. "After arriving at the hospital shortly after the phone call our family continued living a nightmare as we were informed that her health and wellbeing had continued to decline in a downward spiral for the worse after suffering from a cardiac arrest."
Gourkani's family and closest friends are raising donations to help pay for her funeral. "We ask in this time of mourning our loss & disbelief that people can come together to help our family make it through this, when there is not enough strength," their message stated. "We are grateful for the support that you are able to provide to our family as we lay Christina Ashten Gourkani to eternal peace."
Richard Belzer: 78 Years Old
The beloved actor started as a stand-up performer and made his debut as a comedian in The Groove Tube in 1974. He later found international fame playing detective John Munch in Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
According to Bill Scheft, a longtime friend of Belzer, the actor had been struggling with a lot of health issues before he passed away on February 19, 2023, at his French residence in Bozouls. Scheft told The Hollywood Reporter that his last words were "Fuck you, motherfucker."
Adam Rich: 54 Years Old
Though he did significant voice-over work later in his career, Adam Rich is best known for his role on Eight Is Enough, where he played Nicholas Bradford. His character was the youngest child of the '70s sitcom's family, with the patriach benig played by Dick Van Patten. He struggled with substance abuse in his adult life,
but always had a fond place for the show that made him famous, showing his appreciation in a 2021 Instagram post where he said, "I’m grateful for the joy felt while working on [Eight Is Enough]...I do hope it may have brought you some joy as well." He was found dead in January of 2023 at the age of 54.
Harry Belafonte, 96, April 25th, 2023
Belafonte is a Jamaican-American singer, actor, and social activist, born on March 1, 1927. He is widely known for popularizing Caribbean music and calypso in the 1950s, including hits such as "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" and "Jump in the Line." He has also appeared in numerous films and television shows, including the landmark miniseries Roots.
Beyond his entertainment career, Belafonte has been a prominent advocate for social justice and civil rights. He worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. and was a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement. He also served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1994.
Michael Lerner: 81 Years Old
The Oscar-nominated actor has passed away at the age of 81. The sad news was delivered by his nephew, actor Sam Lerner on Instagram: "We lost a legend last night. It’s hard to put into words how brilliant my uncle Michael was, and how influential he was to me. His stories always inspired me and made me fall in love with acting. He was the coolest, most confident, talented guy, and the fact that he was my blood will always make me feel special. Everyone that knows him knows how insane he was— in the best way."
Lerner started performing at the age of 13. The Brooklyn-born actor starred in a variety of hit TV shows, such as The Brady Bunch and M*A*S*H. He even shared a flat with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, during his time living in London, where he made an appearance in a number of Ono’s experimental films in the late Sixties before moving to Los Angeles in 1969.
Carole Cook, Almost 99 Years Old
Just 3 days shy of her 99th birthday, this comedic actress died on January 11. Carole rose to fame with the help and mentorship of Lucile Ball.
She was a prolific guest actress, she made appearances on everything from That Girl and Maude, to Charlie's Angels and Kojak, Starsky & Hutch and Laverne & Shirley, to Dynasty and, of course, The Love Boat.
David Crosby: 81 Years-Old
David Crosby was a prolific American songwriter, singer, and guitarist, who joined the famous band The Byrds in 1964. He then formed his own band in 1968 named Crosby, Stills & Nash with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash, and they went on to win many awards before Crosby decided to start a solo career.
In 1994, famous singer Phil Collins paid for Crosby's liver transplant, which was highly publicized and caused controversy due to his well-known struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. Following a long fight with ongoing illnesses, Crosby passed away at the age of 81 on January 18, 2023.
Fred White: 67 Years Old
Fred White was the drummer for the classic '70s band Earth, Wind, & Fire. His death was announced on Instagram by his older brother and former bandmate, Verdine White, that Fred had passed away in January 2023. His brother wrote, "Our family is saddened today with the loss of an amazing and talented family member, our beloved brother Frederick Eugene ‘Freddie’ White.”
Fred White, his half-brother Maurice, and his brother Verdine were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Earth, Wind, & Fire has won seven Grammys and four American Music Awards and has sold over 90 million albums worldwide. Rolling Stone declared Earth, Wind & Fire as the band that "changed the sound of black pop".
Gina Lollobrigida: 95 Years Old
The award-winning Italian actress, one of the last legendary stars of European cinema and the Golden Age of Hollywood passed away at the age of 95 in Rome. The "most beautiful woman in the world", as described by many, co-starred with iconic actors like Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Errol Flynn, and Rock Hudson in the 1950s and 1960s.
Gina had leg surgery after having suffered a fall. The Italian Culture minister, Gennaro Sangiuliano, bid goodbye to the actress on his social media: "Farewell to a diva of the silver screen, a protagonist of more than half a century of Italian cinema history. Her charm will remain eternal."
Lisa Marie Presley: 54 Years Old
A sad addition to this list that we never saw coming. Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis and Priscilla, was found dead at 54. The news was delivered by none other than Lisa Marie's mother. "It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us. She was the most passionate strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment," she confirmed in a statement.
Presley left this world in January 2023, after being rushed to the hospital for a possible cardiac arrest. She had become the sole heir and inherited her father's Graceland residence. Lisa Marie had been open about her struggles with opioid addiction, by confessing that she became addicted after the birth of her twins in 2008.
Lisa Loring: 64 Years Old
The sad, tragic news of Lisa's death was announced by her close friends on social media in 2023. The 64-year-old actress had slipped into a coma and was later taken off life support. She had “suffered a massive stroke brought on by smoking and high blood pressure”, as described by her friend Laurie Jacobson. It is reported that her family had to make the hard decision to remove her from life support.
She was the original Wednesday Addams who played the spooky scion in the 1960s sitcom The Addams Family. “She is embedded in the tapestry that is pop culture and in our hearts always as Wednesday Addams,” Jacobson added.
Cindy Williams: 75 Years Old
The star of shows like Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days passed away peacefully after suffering from a "short illness". She was known for playing Shirley Feeney along with Penny Marshall's Laverne in the legendary show. "The passing of our kind, hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed. Knowing and loving her has been our joy and privilege.
She was one of a kind, beautiful, generous and possessed a brilliant sense of humor and a glittering spirit that everyone loved," was the statement released by her family. She was one of the most lovable actresses of her generation and thanks to the amazing chemistry with Penny Marshall, the two of them will go down in television history as having one of the best, most exemplary female friendships.
Celebrities Whose Time Came to an End in 2022
Often we're so consumed by life that we forget it can be taken away as quickly as it's given. Eventually, everyone leaves this world, even celebrities. These 30 celebrities passed away in 2022 and will be missed for their talents whether it's acting, directing, or music.
Celebrities such as Barbara Walters, Traci Braxton and Mike Hagerty along with other infamous stars will be missed after making their mark in the entertainment industry.
Louie Anderson, the Comic Legend
If you haven't heard of Louie Anderson, you've been missing out over the years. He was well known in the entertainment industry and was once the most popular comedian of his decade. Anderson became famous after he was a guest star on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson which was back in 1984. Anderson was known for his successful stand-up comedy specials as well as his performance in classics!
These classics were the 1986 show, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and the 1988's hit Coming to America. Anderson has even won two Emmy awards in his time for his Fox series Life with Louie. Sadly, Louie's life came to an end on January 21 earlier this year. The comedian passed away from an illness he openly shared with the world during his hospitalization.
John Aniston, the Soap-Opera Legend
John Aniston, a soap-opera legend and Jennifer Aniston's father, died in November of 2022 at the age of 89. He will be forever remembered for his role as Victor Kiriakis in the celebrated Days of Our Lives show.
His daughter Jennifer delivered the sad news on her social media: "Sweet papa… John Anthony Aniston," she wrote. "You were one of the most beautiful humans I ever knew. I am so grateful that you went soaring into the heavens in peace — and without pain. And on 11/11 no less! You always had perfect timing. That number will forever hold an even greater meaning for me now. I’ll love you till the end of time. Don’t forget to visit."
Peter Bogdanovich’s Film Days Are Over
Peter Bogdanovich is praised for his skills in filmmaking since the 1970s. He was the genius behind the making of The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon. Besides his filmmaking abilities, he's also successful in picking actors with strong potential like the model Cybill Shepherd to perform in The Last Picture Show.
The filmmaker, Peter, never had it easy. His career took a downfall and he also had to suffer the loss of someone close to him at the time. After this tragic incident, he was never the same but he is still well respected even after Peter himself passed away on the sixth of January, 2022.
Pele's Legend Will Live On
There are few who can claim the title 'Greatest of all Time', in any field, and there are even fewer whose claim is as undisputed as the Brazillian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known simply as Pele. 'The King' as the Brazilians called him, won no less than 3 World Cups, 2 Copa Libertadores, and claim the title of Brazil's all-time top goalscorer.
If that's not enough, Pele is also credited with coining the term "The Beautiful Game" for his beloved sport. In 2021, Pele was diagnosed with colon cancer fighting for more than a year before finally succumbing to it in December of that year. He passed away at the age of 82, and a national mourning day was declared in the country in his honor. "Pelé died, if indeed Pelé can die" announced a Brazilian newspaper, showing that Pele's legacy will forever live on.
Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie
McVie died in November of 2022 after a brief illness at the age of 79. The sad news was delivered by her family on her social media and the band also bid farewell to Christine with a heartfelt message: "She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure," the rockers wrote in a social media statement. "She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life. We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed."
She passed in a hospital, surrounded by her closest family. McVie, who sang on classic hits like "Everywhere" and "You Make Loving Fun," joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970, and played alongside her then-husband John McVie.
On August 12, 2022, actress Anne Heche was declared dead two days before her family took her off life support. She was 53. Her cause of death was smoke inhalation and thermal injuries due to a grisly car accident.
She crashed her car into a home on August 5th, a terrible accident that left all those closest to her completely devastated. Heche was known for her roles Donnie Brasco, Volcano, and Six Days, Seven Nights. Her son, Homer Laffoon, released the following heartfelt statement: "Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom."
Mother of Cher: Georgia Holt
Georgia Holt, the singer, actor, and mother of musician Cher has died at the age of 96. Over her career, she landed roles in shows including I Love Lucy and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and films including A Life of Her Own, and Grounds for Marriage.
Holt was married and divorced six times, including twice to her first husband, Cher’s father John Paul Sarkisian. After their marriage collapsed the first time, Holt struggled as a single mother and even briefly placed Cher in a Catholic orphanage while she worked to become financially independent. Cher announced the death on Twitter in December 2022, writing “mom is gone”.
Kirstie Alley passed away in December 2022 after a short battle with cancer. The 71-year-old Emmy-winning actress’ death was confirmed by her children. “She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead,” they shared. “As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.”
John Travolta, Alley's friend and former costar, paid tribute to the actress on social media. “Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I've ever had. I love you Kirstie,” he shared. “I know we will see each other again.”
The Braxton Family Lost Traci
Some of you may have heard of Traci Braxton from the hit series Braxton Family Values which aired from 2011 to 2020. Toni starred in the series alongside her four sisters Toni, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar who were joined by their mother Evelyn. When Traci wasn't on set filming for the reality show, she was working on her singing career, the star released her album titled "Crash & Burn" back in 2014.
One of her singles "Last Call" made the US Adult R&B chart and came in at number 16 on the Billboard! Later on, in 2018, the singer completed a second album "On Earth". Sadly, Traci is no longer singing and working alongside her family as she passed away on March 12 this year after battling health issues.
The Man With the Perfect Voice
This man is Gilbert Gottfried, you may not recognize his face but you'll surely recognize his voice as he was famous for stand-up after the public witnessed his grating voice. His voice was discovered and used for the character Iago, the sarcastic parrot in the Disney film Aladdin back in 1992. After his voice-over of the animated parrot, fans adored Gilbert and appreciated his talents.
Another animated character that Gottfried has done the voice-over for is the infamous SpongeBob Squarepants and Family Guy! The famous Gottfried also appeared on Saturday Night Live and became a cast member of the show until 1981. Unfortunately, the voice artist passed away on April 12.
90s Heartthrob Aaron Carter
Aaron shot to fame back in the late 1990s as a pop singer, releasing four studio albums, starting with his self-titled debut album in 1997 when he was only 9 years old which was a huge success. Aaron made regular appearances on Nickelodeon and toured with the Backstreet Boys as his older brother Nick was a member of the band. On November 5, 2022, Carter died at the age of 34 at his Lancaster, California, home. It is reported that Carter was found drowned in his bathtub. A representative for Carter's team said the cause of death is still being determined.
Aaron was plagued with financial difficulties since the age of 18. According to him, his parents had mismanaged his fortune: “There was a lot of neglect on my parents' part. They didn’t do a lot of things right but at the same time I felt that money wasn’t everything.” He drowned in debt and by 2013, he filed for bankruptcy, in an effort to 'rebuild' his life.
Hip Hop Sensation DJ Kay Slay
DJ Kay Slay was a well-loved artist in the hip-hop world and has been given credit for the numerous musicians he has supported through his mixtapes over the years. Kay Slay was a popular host for New York City's famed rap station called Hot 97.
Throughout his time as the station host, he was scouted and later on released the album "The Streetsweeper, Vol.1" in 2003 and "Vol.2" in 2004. The last album the artist produced was in 2021 labeled "The Soul Controller" and that will be his final as he died on April 17 due to COVID.
The One and Only Ray Liotta
Over four decades, Liotta delivered nothing other than extraordinary acting performances and he owes credit to his perfection of a sinister laugh alongside his New Jersey accent. His role as psycho Ray Sinclair got him noticed in the film Something Wild, the 1986 cult classic and after that, he earned a Golden Globe nomination. This film was the first of many successful acting performances for Ray.
Liotta has acted alongside other Hollywood stars such as Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. Another hit film he starred in was Goodfellas and he wasn't expecting the astonishing outcome it had of being so successful. Liotta has mainly performed as a tough guy in films and his latest one was The Many Saints of Newark in 2021 which will be his last as he sadly passed away at the age of 67 in 2022.
Y'er a Wizard, Robbie Coltrane
While Robbie Coltrane was perhaps best known for his perfectly-played role of Hagrid in the Harry Potter film franchise (not to mention that famous line from the first film), he had a wide variety of roles under his belt by the time he passed away on October 14th, 2022 at the age of 72.
With roles in James Bond films and an OBE received from Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 for his contributions to drama, he was also a noted comedian. He had been ill for some years before his death.
Barbara Walters, an American Symbol
One of the most recognizable and popular faces in American Television, Barbara Walters was a trailblazer. Starting her decades-long career in an era when women's faces were scarcely seen in news panels, Barbara went on to become the first-ever female news anchor in America's history. Her career only skyrocketed since then, when she launched her beloved TV staples “The Barbara Walters Specials”, “10 Most Fascinating People” and “The View”, which granted her countless Daytime Emmy nomination, 3 Emmy wins, and even a NAAPC Image Award among other honors. During her incredible career, she interviewed not only four American presidents, but other impressive figures such as the last Shah of Iran, Fidel Caster, and Margeret Thatcher.
Barbara passed away in her Manhattan home on December 30th, 2022 at the age of 93. As she got into her late 80s, Barbara's health began to deteriorate. She was diagnosed with dementia, which explains why we did not see or hear from her in her last years. We can definitely bet that if it were up to her, she would never have retired from TV. But sadly, health got in the way. It is safe to say that Barbara Walters will never be forgotten.
The singer, who was part of the UK band The Wanted, made a public announcement in October 2020 that he had an inoperable tumor.
After fighting against his terminal brain cancer for two years, he unfortunately passed away on March 30, 2022, leaving his wife Kelsey Hardwick and their two kids without a dad. Hardwick later wrote on Instagram, "Our hearts are broken ... Tom was the centre of our world. We can't imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence."
Mike Hagerty Acts No More
Mike Hagerty was a legend in the comedy industry because he had everything it takes to be a perfect character. Hagerty went to work in Hollywood after leaving Second City in the 1980s. While working in Hollywood he got his most successful role which was playing the role of his best friend of Russell in the 1987 comedy Overboard.
After his performance in Overboard, his career only went uphill. The comedian starred in numerous hit TV shows in his time and whether it was Cheers or Curb Your Enthusiasm he portrayed the perfect roles. The actor was loved for his Chicago accent and mustache but is most adored for his role on Friends as the building super. Sadly he passed away due to medical complications at the age of 67 on April 29.
Razer Man Is Remembered for His WWE Days
You might know this guy as Scott Hall or by his WWE nic name, Razer Man! Sadly, Scott joins the list of celebs who have passed away in 2022. Hall has been famous since his WWE days in 1990 and for his boisterous bad guy persona on the wrestling ring. The wrestler based his villain behavior on the way Al Pacino performs as Tony Montana in Scarface, the film.
That wasn't the end of Hall, He eventually went on to create one of the biggest alliances in pro wrestling. Hall and his friend Kevin Nash went on to WWE with a rival outfit WCW in 1996 when they formed the New World Order (NWO) alongside Hulk Hogan. When March 15th at the age of 63, Hall's life came to an end after surgical complications according to TMZ.
Estelle Harris Lived a Good Life
Estelle Harris lived till the age of 93, a long and happy life. During those 93 years, Estelle made an impact on the world and made sure she would be remembered. Estelle has been a Hollywood star for decades and few people don't know her name. One of her biggest roles was the role of a heavy handing mother to George Costanza on the show Seinfield.
Harris is known for her iconic high-pitched voice which suited numerous roles perfectly especially as an overbearing mother alongside Jerry Stiller who played the role of the father was a great pairing. Harris is also famous as the voice of Mrs. Potato Head on Toy Story! As all lives come to an end, after 93 years of life, Harris passed away on April 2.