On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in February 2021

  • Feb 1 Dustin Diamond, American actor (Saved By Bell - "Screech"), dies of cancer at 44
  • Feb 5 Christopher Plummer, Canadian Emmy, Tony, and Oscar winning actor (Sound of Music; Cyrano; Beginners), dies at 91 [1]
  • Feb 6 Ken McCaffery, Australian rugby league centre (12 Tests; North Sydney; Queensland), broadcaster (9 Network) and administrator (North Sydney DRLFC), dies at 91
  • Feb 7 Pedro Gomez, American sports journalist (ESPN 2003-21), dies at 58
  • Feb 8 David Egerton, English rugby union #8 (7 caps; Bath Rugby) and broadcaster (BBC), dies from COVID-19 at 59
  • Feb 18 Prince Markie Dee [Mark Anthony Morales], American rapper and songwriter (Fat Boys - "Jail House Rap"; "Wipe-Out"), and actor (Disorderlies), dies at 52 [1]
  • Feb 28 Johnny Briggs, English actor (Mike Baldwin on Coronation Street), dies at 85 [1]
  • Feb 28 Irv Cross, American football cornerback (Pro Bowl 1964, 65; Philadelphia Eagles) and broadcaster (CBS), dies from ischemic cardiomyopathy at 81