It may be hard to believe that another year has come and gone once again. 2021 was full of highs and lows in Hollywood including the tragic and sometimes unexpected passings of well-know stars. From royalty to singers, and actors and actresses many of these losses were from illness and natural causes and some that were lost much too soon. In honor of their memory and a life well-lived, follow along as we remember all the celebrities we sadly lost in 2021.
Actress Marion Ramsey, well known for her role as Laverne Hooks in the Police Academy film franchise passed away on January 7, 2021 at the age of 73. “Marion carried with her a kindness and permeating light that instantly filled a room upon her arrival,” her agency Roger Paul Inc. wrote in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. “The dimming of her light is already felt by those who knew her well.” Aside from her film career, Ramsey was also known as a Broadway actress in shows like Hello, Dolly and the Los Angeles production of Little Shop of Horrors. She appeared in the production of Miss Moffatt with Bette Davis, as well as Harold Prince’s Grind and Eubiel.