It’s never easy to say goodbye. Scroll down to see Us Weekly‘s tribute to the celebrities who died in 2021.
The actress, who was best known for her appearance as a Bond girl opposite Roger Moore in 1985’s A View to a Kill and for playing Midge Pinciotti on That ’70s Show, died on January 3 at the age of 65.
Her rep told TMZ that the former Charlie’s Angels actress collapsed at her home on Christmas Eve after walking her dogs. She was taken to the hospital and put on a ventilator but didn’t recover. Roberts’ rep said her death was not COVID-related.
The Food Network Challenge judge died on January 2 at the age of 75 from an undisclosed illness.
“It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of Kerry Vincent earlier this evening,” read a statement on the Facebook page for the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show, a nonprofit organization that the Australian baker and cake designer co-founded. “Being a very private person when it came to all things not cake, she did not want to put her illness out there to the public. Unfortunately her fight has come to an end but she will no longer have any pain. She will be sorely missed by all who she has touched through the Sugar Arts as [well] as personally. There will be no services per her request. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.”
The lead singer of the British band Gerry and the Pacemakers died on January 3 after a short illness. He was 78. Marsden and his band came to fame in the early 1960s with hits including “Ferry Across the Mersey” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” The singer’s daughter, Yvette Marbeck, said that her father went into the hospital on December 26 after tests showed that he had a blood infection that had traveled to his heart. “It was a very short illness and too quick to comprehend really,” she told the Press Association. “He was our dad, our hero, warm, funny and what you see is what you got.”