Did you know that two veterans of The Mary Tyler Moore Show passed away in 2021, and did you know that there was also a royal death? Now that 2021 is over, it’s time to pay our respects to all of the notable celebrities that died over the course of the year. 2021 was a year filled with celebrity deaths, including four notable celebrity deaths that occurred in January alone! Some of the deaths, such as the death of Prince Philip, didn’t come as much of a surprise to the public. However, other deaths, such as the deaths of Tanya Roberts and Norm Macdonald, shocked everyone!
▬Contents of this video▬
00:00 – Intro
00:14 – Tanya Roberts
01:06 – Phil Spector
02:30 – Larry King
03:04 – Cloris Leachman
03:24 – Jessica Walter
04:07 – Prince Philip
04:29 – Olympia Dukakis
04:54 – Charles Grodin
05:13 – Jackie Mason
05:40 – Charlie Watts
06:00 – Norm Macdonald
06:55 – Ed Asner
07:27 – Outro
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Prince Philip was nearing 100 years old at the time of his death, having been married to Queen Elizabeth II for well over half of a century. Tanya Roberts died from sepsis as a result of a urinary tract infection. Meanwhile, cult comedian Norm Macdonald kept his cancer diagnosis a secret as he silently battled, eventually succumbing in September.
Other celebrity figures that passed away in 2021 include The Mary Tyler Moore Show veterans Cloris Leachman and Ed Asner. They both passed away in their 90s, with Cloris dying of a stroke and Ed dying of natural causes. Other television stars that passed away in 2021 include Jessica Walter and Larry King, with Jessica being known for her time on Arrested Development and Larry King for Larry King Live.
Not all of the celebrity deaths that occurred in 2021 drew much sympathy. Convicted murderer and acclaimed pop producer Phil Spector passed away in 2021, over a decade into his prison sentence. Olympia Dukakis, Charles Grodin, Jackie Mason, and Charlie Watts make up the other celebrity figures we’ll be looking at. Join Facts Verse as we take a look at the saddest celebrity deaths of 2021.
The Saddest Celebrity Deaths of 2021