Deaths in Film & TV on January 9

  • 1936 John Gilbert [Pringle], American silent film screenwriter, director (Love's Penalty), and actor, known as "The Great Lover" (The Merry Widow The Big Parade; Flesh and the Devil), dies of a heart attack at 38
  • 1975 John Slater, British actor (Deadlock, 3 on a Spree), dies at 58
  • 1975 Pierre Fresnay, French actor (Monsieur Vincent, Grand Illusion), dies at 77
  • 1977 Hal Sawyer, TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62
  • 1987 Arthur Lake [Arthur William Silverlake], American actor (Blondie, Topper), dies from a heart attack at 81
  • 1991 Chris Baay, Dutch actor (Tomorrow It Will Be Better, Klatergoud, Surprise Raid), dies at 86
  • 1992 Steve Brodie [John Stevenson], American actor (The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies from illness at 72
  • 1995 Peter Cook, English comic/actor (Peter n' Dud, Bedazzled), dies at 57
  • 1996 Fearless Mary Nadia Wadia, actress, dies at 88
  • 1998 Charito Solis, Filipino actress (b. 1935)
  • 2005 Gonzalo Gavira, Mexican film sound technician (b. 1925)
  • 2006 Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor (Friends, Comrades) and director, dies at 68
  • 2008 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer, and "unofficial mayor" of Hollywood, dies at 84
  • 2011 Peter Yates, English film director (Breaking Away, Bullitt), dies at 81
  • 2016 Ed Stewart, British DJ and broadcaster (Crackerjack), dies of a stroke at 74
  • 2017 Teresa Ann Savoy, British actress in Italian films (Caligula; Salon Kitty), dies of cancer at 61
  • 2018 Terence Marsh, British production designer (Oliver!; Dr. Zhivago; Spaceballs), dies of cancer at 86

Bob Saget

2022 Bob Saget, American comedian, actor (Full House), and TV host (America's Funniest Home Video), dies of head trauma at 65

  • 2022 Dwayne Hickman, American actor (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis; How to Stuff a Wild Bikini), and network executive, dies of complications from Parkinson's disease at 87 [1]