Unfortunately, Hollywood lost some of its biggest stars in 2019, and we saw the passing of many iconic and influential celebrities. It can be hard to believe that we lost so many celebrities in just a mere 365 days. Many of these celebrities passed away from either illness, an accident, or natural causes. Tragically, some of these stars were also very young and left this world too soon. While the news of their passing is saddening, the legacies they left behind won’t be unforgettable and will continue to live on in song, television and film, and the joy they sparked in fans and those close to them.
Here is a tribute to all the stars we lost in 2019.
On November 5, beloved Young and the Restless and General Hospital soap star William Wintersole passed away at the age of 88 years old. The star’s passing was announced on Facebook by his daughter, Tiffany Harmon. Wintersole died peacefully at his Los Angeles home, where he had lived for more than 40 years.”My beautiful father, William Wintersole, passed in the stealth of the night at age 88. Tuesday 11/5/19,” Harmon wrote.”I’m so glad that I got to share him on my show with my listeners,” his daughter added. “As a Hollywood actor for 60 years, he touched many ppls lives. I did EVERYTHING I could for him..and that brings me peace. But alas…I miss him so. One love!”
Wintersole is survived by his family, including his significant other Marlene Silverstein, his daughters Tiffany Harmon and Katherine Ramsey, and his three granddaughters Kristy, Amy and Killy, and great-granddaughter Abby.