In September 2021, we sadly misplaced stars from the worlds of music, appearing, sports activities and politics, a lot of them far too younger.
Here, we bear in mind 12 of them, and the legacies they left behind.
Michael Ok. Williams
On September 6, actor Michael K. Williams was found dead in his Brooklyn condominium. He was 54 years outdated.
Weeks later, the chief health worker discovered that Williams died from a deadly mixture of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine, and dominated the death as an accidental overdose.
Williams was greatest recognized for enjoying Omar Little in The Wire, in addition to taking part in Albert “Chalky” White in Boardwalk Empire.
His performances in The Night Of, When They See Us and Lovecraft Country noticed him nominated for Emmys, whereas Williams gained a Critics Choice Award for his position as Montrose Freeman in Lovecraft Country.
Willie Garson died at his residence in Los Angeles on September 21 on the age of 57, after battling pancreatic most cancers.
The actor was greatest recognized for enjoying Carrie Bradshaw’s pal Stanford Blatch in Sex And The City, a task he had reprised throughout his sickness for the restricted sequence And Just Like That…
His co-star Sarah Jessica Parker wrote on Instagram: “Willie. I will miss everything about you. And replay our last moments together. I will re-read every text from your final days and put to pen our last calls.
“Your absence a crater that I’ll fill with blessing of those recollections and all those which might be nonetheless in recesses but to floor.”
Garson was also known for playing Mozzie in White Collar, and starred in films including Freaky Friday and There’s Something About Mary.
Legendary comedian Norm Macdonald died in hospital on September 14. He was 61.
He had been recognized with acute leukaemia 9 years earlier however had saved his sickness a secret from the general public, solely telling shut family and friends.
Previously a author on reveals like Roseanne, Macdonald was greatest recognized for his work on Saturday Night Live, on which he served as Weekend Update anchor for 2 and a half seasons.
Following SNL, Macdonald got here to be thought of as the last word late night time present visitor, with many followers fondly remembering his notorious “moth joke” on Conan O’Brien‘s present.
Singer-songwriter Andrea Martin died on September 27. She was 49.
Martin was the author behind R&B classics together with “Don’t Let Go (Love)” by En Vogue, “Wish I Didn’t Miss You” by Angie Stone, and Blu Cantrell and Sean Paul’s “Breathe”.
Her explanation for demise has but to be given. An announcement posted on Martin’s Instagram web page learn: “It is with a heavy heart we inform you of the passing of our beautiful Andrea Martin.
“Her impression will proceed to be felt and heard for a lifetime. Andrea will all the time be remembered for her ardour and dedication to her household and associates.”
Fashion journalist Richard Buckley died following a protracted sickness on September 19. He was 72.
During his profession, Buckley was an editor for Women’s Wear Daily and Vanity Fair, was editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes from 1999 till 2005, and wrote for New York journal and Vogue Italia.
He had been along with his accomplice, designer Tom Ford, for 35 years, with the couple marrying in 2014.
Buckley is survived by Ford and their nine-year-old son, Alexander.
“Richard passed away peacefully at their home in Los Angeles with Tom and their son Jack by his side,” a household assertion learn.
British popstar Sarah Harding died on September 5 aged 39, a yr after revealing she had been recognized with breast most cancers.
Harding was greatest generally known as one fifth of the woman group Girls Aloud, who had been fashioned on the expertise present Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 and went on to turn into the UK’s greatest woman band of the twenty first century with songs like “The Promise” and “Sound Of The Underground”.
Her mom Marie mentioned: “Many of you will know of Sarah’s battle with cancer and that she fought so strongly from her diagnosis until her last day. She slipped away peacefully this morning.
“I’d prefer to thank everybody for his or her form assist over the previous yr. It meant the world to Sarah and it gave her nice power and luxury to know she was liked. I do know she will not need to be remembered for her battle in opposition to this horrible illness – she was a vivid shining star and I hope that is how she could be remembered as an alternative.”
Rickie Lee Reynolds
Musician Rickie Lee Reynolds died aged 72 on September 5, from issues stemming from COVID-19.
Reynolds had been hospitalised with COVID, and was affected by kidney failure and cardiac arrest, his daughter Amber Lee mentioned.
Reynolds was one of many founding members of the band Black Oak Arkansas, greatest recognized for the 1973 hit “Jim Dandy (To The Rescue)”.
The Southern rock band had three gold-certified albums in the Seventies, with Reynolds as guitarist.
Actor Tim Donnelly died on September 17 at his residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico, reportedly from surgical procedure issues. He was 77.
Donnelly was greatest recognized for enjoying firefighter Chet Kelly in all six seasons of the NBC sequence Emergency!, which ran from 1972 till 1977.
He additionally starred in reveals together with Dragnet 1967, Project U.F.O, The Legend of Jesse James, The Virginian, the unique Hawaii Five-O, and CHiPs.
Donnelly’s remaining look got here in an 1984 episode of The A-Team, after which he retired from appearing.
Actor and comic Anthony “AJ” Johnson died aged 55 on September 5 in hospital in Los Angeles, after being discovered unresponsive in a retailer. No explanation for demise has but been given.
Johnson was greatest recognized for enjoying Ezal in the 1995 comedy Friday, along with his co-star Ice Cube paying tribute following his demise.
The actor tweeted: (*12*)
Johnson additionally starred in movies together with House Party, Lethal Weapon 3 and B*A*P*S.
He is survived by his spouse Lexis and their three kids.
Western star Don Collier handed away on September 13 after battling lung most cancers. He was 92.
Collier made a reputation for himself in the world of Westerns, starring reverse John Wayne in 1966’s El Dorado (1966) 1967’s The War Wagon and The Undefeated in 1969.
He was additionally a well-known face on tv, taking part in Sam Butler in The High Chaparral, Will Foreman in Outlaws, and William Tompkins in The Young Riders, in addition to starring because the Gum Fighter in an advert marketing campaign for Hubba Bubba bubble gum for eight years.
Spanish singer María Mendiola died on September 11 in hospital. She was 69.
While no explanation for demise was given, Mendiola had been coping with blood deficiency for twenty years.
Mendiola was greatest generally known as one half of the feminine duo Baccara, who achieved worldwide success in 1977 with their disco basic “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie”.
The monitor bought 18 million copies worldwide and is the largest promoting disco single by an all-female duo, whereas it additionally skilled a resurgence this yr when it grew to become the anthem of the Scottish soccer crew through the Euro 2020 event.
Baccara additionally had success in the Eurovision Song Contest, coming seventh in 1978 once they represented Luxembourg with the tune “Parlez-Vous Français?”
Film director Roger Mitchell died on September 22 on the age of 65. No explanation for demise has but been introduced.
Mitchell was greatest recognized for guiding the 1999 rom-com Notting Hill, starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, which grossed $363,889,678 worldwide and have become the best grossing British film of all time.
He additionally directed movies together with Morning Glory, Blackbird, Venus and My Cousin Rachel.
Mitchell is survived by his 4 kids, and was beforehand married twice – to actress Kate Buffery and to Line Of Duty star Anna Maxwell Martin, who he separated from final yr.