On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on June 19

  • 1822 John Bray, English-born American actor and composer (The Indian Princess), dies on his 40th birthday
  • 1962 Will Wright, American actor (Adam's Rib, Living Christ Story), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1964 Hans Moser, Austrian actor (Hello Service Man, Once Upon a Time), dies at 83
  • 1966 Ed Wynn [Isaiah Edwin Leopold], American comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 79
  • 1986 Coluche [Michel Colucci], French comedian (My Best Friend's Girl), dies at 41
  • 1991 Jean Arthur, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 90
  • 1995 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, dies at 71
  • 2001 John Heyer, Australian documentary filmmaker (b. 1916)
  • 2003 Laura Sadler, English actress (b. 1980)
  • 2007 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor, dies at 69
  • 2007 Antonio Aguilar [Barraza], Mexican singer, producer and actor (Emiliano Zapata) who popularized the Mexican equestrian sport la charrería, dies of pneumonia at 88
  • 2010 Ursula Thiess [Schmidt], German actress (Monsoon, Bengal Brigade, Americano), dies at 86
  • 2011 Don Diamond, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2012 Richard Lynch, American actor, dies at 76 (body found on this date)

Person of interestJames Gandolfini

2013 James Gandolfini, American actor (The Sopranos), dies from a heart attack at 51

  • 2016 Götz George, German actor (Tatort), dies at 77
  • 2016 Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), dies in an accident at 27
  • 2020 Ian Holm, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Alien, King Lear), dies at 88