The most notable Hollywood deaths of 2019

Albert Finney, 82
A British acting stalwart known for playing Hercule Poirot and Ebenezer Scrooge, as well as popping up recently in Skyfall, Finney died on 7 February after a battle with cancer. (Credit: EMI Films) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Bruno Ganz, 77
A German actor most famous for the performance that launched a thousand memes as Adolf Hitler in Downfall. He died on 16 February as a result of intestinal cancer. (Credit: Constantin Film) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Stanley Donen, 94
Alongside Gene Kelly, Donen directed and choreographed the masterful musicals Singin' in the Rain and On the Town. He stood as one of the last living directors of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Donen passed away on 21 February from heart failure. (Credit: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images) (Getty Images)
André Previn, 89
The legendary composer André Previn won four Oscars for his scores, including My Fair Lady and Gigi. He died on 28 February. (Photo by Hiroyuki Ito/Getty Images). (Getty Images)
Luke Perry, 52
Most famous for his roles on Beverly Hills 90210 and Riverdale, Perry shot a role in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood before his death on 4 March as a result of a stroke. (Credit: Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images) (AFP via Getty Images)
Larry Cohen, 82
Cohen worked as a B-movie auteur in the 1970s and 80s with films like It's Alive before turning screenwriter for movies including Phone Booth and Cellular. He passed away on 23 March. (Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) (Getty Images)
Agnès Varda, 90
The queen of the French New Wave, Varda kept on directing films right up until her death from Vagabond through to Faces Places. She died of cancer on 29 March. (Credit: Manuel Romano/NurPhoto via Getty Images) (NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Nadja Regin, 87
Regin was best known for her appearances in the James Bond films From Russia With Love and Goldfinger. She died on 6 April. (Credit: United Artists) (Yahoo Movies UK)
John Singleton, 51
The Oscar-nominated director of Boyz N The Hood and 2 Fast 2 Furious died on 28 April after suffering a stroke. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage) (WireImage)
Peter Mayhew, 74
The 7ft 3in iconic actor behind the role of Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, right up until he passed on the baton for 2017's The Last Jedi. He passed away after suffering a heart attack on 30 April. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney) (Getty Images for Disney)
Alvin Sargent, 92
Sargent won Oscars for penning both Julia and Ordinary People before going on to write Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy and The Amazing Spider-Man. He died of natural causes on 9 May. (Credit: Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives) (Walt Disney Television via Getty)
Doris Day, 97
One of the most iconic names and brightest stars of classic Hollywood from films like Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk, Day died on 13 May after contracting pneumonia. (Credit: PA) (PA Archive/PA Images)
Sylvia Miles, 94
Best known for her Oscar-nominated supporting role in American classic Midnight Cowboy, Miles died on 12 June. (Credit: United Artists) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Édith Scob, 81
Iconic despite her best known role being beneath a mask, Scob was the disfigured daughter in 1960 horror classic Eyes Without a Face. In her later career, she was twice nominated for a César Award. She passed away on 26 June. (Credit: Lux Film) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Cameron Boyce, 20
Boyce was a Disney Channel star, as well as an actor in the Grown Ups films and 2008 horror Mirrors. He died aged just 20 as a result of complications due to epilepsy. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images) (Getty Images,)
Rip Torn, 88
Oscar-nominated in the 1980s, Torn was best known to modern audiences for his work on The Larry Sanders Show, as Zed in Men In Black and as the curmudgeonly coach Patches O'Houlihan in Dodgeball. He died on 9 July. (Credit: Fox) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Denise Nickerson, 62
Nickerson remains most famous as the gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and also appeared on the TV soap Dark Shadows. She passed away on 10 July after a period of illness. (Credit: Paramount) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Rutger Hauer, 75
His final scene in Blade Runner features the iconic 'tears in rain' speech and he also appeared in films by Paul Verhoeven and Christopher Nolan. He died on 19 July. (Credit: Warner Bros) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Russi Taylor, 75
A prolific voice actor, Taylor provided the vocals for Minnie Mouse as well as Simpsons characters Martin, Sherri & Terri and Uter. She passed away on 26 July after a battle with colon cancer. (Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) (Getty Images)
D. A. Pennebaker, 94
Pennebaker is lauded as one of the pioneers of 'direct cinema' and he was given an honorary Oscar in recognition of his work in 2013. He passed away on 1 August. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for IFC) (Getty Images for IFC)
Peter Fonda, 79
A counter-culture icon through his work in Easy Rider as well as being a member of the Fonda cinematic dynasty, he was nominated for several Oscars. Fonda died as a result of lung cancer on 16 August. (Credit: Columbia Pictures) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Richard Williams, 86
Williams is known largely for being animation director on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, for which he won a pair of Oscars. He died on 16 August. (Credit: Robin Marchant/Getty Images for AMPAS) (Robin Marchant)
Rip Taylor, 88
An indefatigable comedy icon, Taylor was a nightclub and television stalwart who also appeared in all three of the Jackass movies. He passed away on 6 October. (Credit: Amanda Edwards/FilmMagic) (FilmMagic)
Michael J. Pollard, 80
Pollard was a veteran character actor with dozens of credits to his name, as well as an Oscar nomination for his role as the dim-witted C.W. Moss in Bonnie & Clyde. He passed away on 20 November. (Credit: Warner Bros) (Yahoo Movies UK)

Another glittering year in Hollywood has come to an end, and so it’s worth looking back at the famous faces the industry has lost over the course of the last 12 months.

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