August 04, 2023

Celebrity

Mark Margolis among the biggest celebrity deaths of 2023

Breaking Bad's Mark Margolis passes away at 83

By George Johnson August 04, 2023
2023 marks the loss of renowned celebrities in film, Tv, and music industries.
2023 marks the loss of renowned celebrities in film, Tv, and music industries.

This year has seen the passing of several prominent figures from various fields, leaving behind rich legacies in the entertainment world.

Among the notable celebrities who have bid farewell are daytime reality television star Mark Margolis, accomplished musicians Sinead O'Connor, and Harry Belafonte.

 Mark Margolis

Breaking Bads Hector Salamanca,, passes away at 83.
Breaking Bad's Hector Salamanca,, passes away at 83.

Mark Margolis, best known for his iconic portrayal of the Mexican cartel boss Hector Salamanca in the critically acclaimed series Breaking Bad, has left a lasting legacy in the entertainment industry. 

On August 3, the actor peacefully passed away at New York City's Mt. Sinai Hospital, as announced by his son Morgan Margolis on Friday. Margolis was 83 years old.

Throughout his illustrious career, Margolis showcased his talent in various notable productions, including the Al Pacino thriller Scarface (1983) and the mind-bending drama Requiem for a Dream (2000).

Angus Cloud

Angus Cloud known for role in Euphoria, passes at 25.
Angus Cloud known for role in Euphoria, passes at 25.

Tragic news struck the entertainment industry as young actor Angus Cloud, famous for his role as the warmhearted drug dealer Fezco in the hit series Euphoria, passed away at the tender age of 25. 

The news was confirmed by a statement from Cloud's family, which was reported by multiple outlets. 

However, the statement did not disclose the exact date or cause of his passing.

Cloud's family revealed that the actor had recently experienced the loss of his father, and this loss had deeply affected him. 

They acknowledged that Angus "intensely struggled" with the bereavement, and he had been open about his battles with mental health.

Paul Reubens

Beloved actor and comedian Paul Reubens, famous for Pee-wee Herman, passes at 70.
Beloved actor and comedian Paul Reubens, famous for Pee-wee Herman, passes at 70.

Paul Reubens who is best remembered for his beloved Pee-wee Herman character.

The news of his passing was confirmed through an announcement on his official Pee-wee Herman Instagram account on Monday. 

Reubens breathed life into the quirky and lovable Pee-wee Herman character during his time as an improv actor with the comedy troupe, The Groundlings, in 1978.

Soon after, he created The Pee-wee Herman Show, a stage production attracted audiences for five sold-out months and paved the way for his own HBO special. 

Sinead O'Connor 

Sinead OConnor died at 56.
Sinead O'Connor died at 56.

Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, known for her powerful rendition of Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U and her outspoken political views. O'Connor's family confirmed the news to the BBC, revealing that she passed away at the age of 56.

Her rendition of Nothing Compares 2 U captivated audiences worldwide, topping charts for 11 weeks in her home country and four weeks in the United States in 1990. 

The song earned her three Grammy nominations and the accompanying music video, featuring a close-up of O'Connor's face as she sang, won the prestigious MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year.

With a remarkable career spanning 10 studio albums, O'Connor released her first album, The Lion and the Cobra, in 1987, and her final one, I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss, in 2014.