Celebrities Who Died and You Heard Nothing of It


Death is tragic, whether it is of a celebrity or non-celeb. However, whenever a star dies, it becomes a piece of news. In contrast, when a non-celebrity dies, it never makes headlines unless the circumstances surrounding their death are unusual, such as due to criminal activity or terrorist act, etc.

So, it seems pretty surprising that there are certain celebrities whose deaths didn’t cause a stir in the media. In fact, not many are even aware of their deaths. Can you believe that? That’s why we decided to introduce you to 30 such celebrities who died suddenly, but the news of their death didn’t make it to mainstream media. Some of these celebs may shock you for sure.


Michael Clarke Duncan

A majority of movie buffs know Michael Clarke Duncan for his role in The Green Mile. The American actor was nominated for Best Supporting Role Academy Award for portraying the character of John Caffey sincerely and with the utmost sensitivity that the character demanded. Even his co-star Tom Hanks, who played the protagonist in the movie, was all praises for his mind-blowing performance,

Duncan achieved worldwide fame with The Green Mile, so it is a huge surprise that most of his fans still don’t know that he’s no longer alive. The 6′ 5″ tall Duncan was known for his hearty laugh, giant stature, and deep, husky voice. Duncan was famous as the humblest and more approachable star in Hollywood. He was neither alcoholic nor did he ever touch a cigarette. The actor died due to a heart attack at the age of 54. A Night at the Roxbury and Bulworth are some of his other famous movies.


Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett was an immensely famous American stage and screen actress as well as a stunning model during the 1970s and 80s. As you can see, Fawcett was breathtakingly beautiful, and that’s why she quickly became the poster girl for many mainstream magazines. She was the most regularly appearing model on dorm room walls across America.

Her charismatic smile played a crucial role in helping her get hired by magazines worldwide. She was also the original angel of Charlie’s Angels. Unfortunately, the gorgeous model-cum-actress developed anal cancer and died when she was 62. Her death didn’t garner much media attention because she died the same day when the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, died. So, this news overshadowed the news of her demise. However, she is still admired for her perfect blonde hair, natural beauty, and gracious personality.


Harold Ramis

Harold Ramis was a famous author and actor known for playing the character of Egon Spengler in the hit series Ghostbusters. Another of his most notable works include Stripes, in which he played Russel Ziskey. He enjoyed a successful career as a supporting artist, and at the time of his death, he had three children by his side.

The American actor Harold Ramis died when he was 69 years old because of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. It is a rare disease in which blood vessels get swelled. Many of his friends, including Tim Kazurinsky, mourned his death, but it couldn’t make front-page news, which is heartbreaking. Kazurinsky dubbed him the actor with the most blockbusters compared to all.

“Harold was clearly the most successful comedy writer-director of all time. The number of films that he has made that were successful, that were blockbusters, nobody comes close. Even in light in of that, he was more successful as a human being.”

According to his wife, Erica Mann Ramis, Ramis’ health began to deteriorate from May 2010 after he experienced an infection caused by autoimmune disease complications. Ramis’ Ocean Pictures production company’s vice president of development, Laurel Ward, said that Ramis had to relearn to walk and suffered vasculitis relapse in 2011 and couldn’t recover. When he died in his North Shore home, he was surrounded by his whole family.


Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall was a famous American actress. She is remembered the most for her unique, sexy voice and gorgeous appearance. Would you believe that Bacall was among the twenty most famous Hollywood celebrities to ever graced the big screen? Well, not many fans are aware of this fact because it was never discussed in the media much. She lived her entire life like a queen and won two Tonys for Applause and Woman of the Year.

The stunning actress died in 2014 when she was 89 years old. Her death wasn’t reported as widely because another famous actor, Robin Williams, committed suicide the same week when she died. The media gave more attention to Williams’ death as it came as a shocker. While confirming her death, her son Stephan Bogart stated:

“Her life speaks for itself. She lived a wonderful life, a magical life.”

Stephen Bogart

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy was a famous American musician, actor, and author, known worldwide for his character of Vulcan Mr. Spock in the iconic Star Trek franchise TV series and movies. Nimoy remained a part of this series for around fifty years. He first appeared in Star Trek in 1964 and continued to make appearances in subsequent seasons until 2013.

Leonard breathed his last in 2015 when he was 83. The cause of Leonard Nimoy’s death was a chronic pulmonary disease. Nimoy will always be remembered for his sullen yet subdued expressions and intelligent selection of roles. However, he chose to take up intense roles and avoided comic characters, due to which he was a victim of stereotyping and typecasting in movies. Some of his memorable performances include Broadway in shows like “Equus” and “Full Circle,” and the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” He also performed a one-man show based on painter Vincent van Gogh’s life. His directorial includes hit comedy “Three Men and a Baby” and two hit “Star Trek” movies. His somber voice and knowledge of environmental and scientific issues made him a popular choice for documentary voiceovers. “The Coral Jungle” (1976), “Greenhouse Gamble” (1992), and “Snakes: Eden’s Deadly Charmers” (1988) are some of his famous documentaries.

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