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Gone Too Soon: Remembering Stars Who Have Passed in 2019

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By Whitney Vasquez

2019 has already been a year of unexpected and gut-wrenching losses.

From hip-hop star Nipsey Hussle to "90210" heartthrob Luke Perry fans were not ready to say goodbye to many of the celebrities who have already passed this year.

Here's a look back at the famous faces we lost so far in 2019.

R.I.P.

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Beth Chapman

The reality show world mourned the loss of Beth Chapman after she died on June 26 following a bout with throat cancer.

Beth was featured alongside her husband, Duane "Dog" Chapman, on "Dog the Bounty Hunter."

"Dog" paid tribute to his late wife on Twitter, writing, "It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side."

Beth was 51.

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Luke Perry

"90210" fans lost one of its biggest and most iconic stars on March 4.

Luke Perry was 52 years old when he passed away after suffering an unexpected stroke.

The star, who played heartthrob Dylan McKay on the '90s hit show, was surrounded by his family -- including his two children -- when he died.

Several of his co-stars, including his "Riverdale" cast, paid tearful tributes to the star after his death.

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Nipsey Hussle

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The hip-hop community said goodbye to Nipsey Hussle after he was fatally shot outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles.

He left behind two children, as well as his longtime girlfriend, Lauren London.

"The Marathon Continues," which was one of Hussle's mixtapes, has become a slogan for remembering the rapper.

His funeral was a star-studded event with celebrities like The Game, T.I., Tyga and more in attendance.

He was 33 years old.

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Peter Mayhew

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Peter Mayhew — famous for playing Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films — passed away in May.

He reportedly suffered a heart attack, even though he had no known heart issues before the incident.

He was 74.

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John Singleton

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John Singleton -- the director of "Boys N the Hood" -- died in April a little more than a week after he suffered a major stroke.

His family announced they made the hard decision to take him off life support.

Singleton became the first African American to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for the 1991 film. Other notable films he directed include "Poetic Justice," "Higher Learning," "Shaft" and "2 Fast 2 Furious."

He was 51.

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Karl Lagerfeld

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Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld passed away in February at the age of 85.

Stars like Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan, Kris Jenner, Victoria Beckham and more mourned the loss of the Chanel frontman.

Models who worked closely with him -- including Claudia Schiffer, Iman Abdulmajid, Gigi and Bella Hadid -- paid tribute to the fallen icon too.

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Katherine Helmond

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Katherine Helmond — most famous for her feisty role on "Who's the Boss?" — passed away on February 23.

Her "Who's the Boss?" co-star Alyssa Milano reacted on Twitter, writing, "My beautiful, kind, funny, gracious, compassionate, rock. You were an instrumental part of my life. You taught me to hold my head above the marsh! You taught me to do anything for a laugh! What an example you were!"

She was 89 years old.

Bob Einstein

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"Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Bob Einstein died in January after being diagnosed with cancer.

The actor, perhaps best known for his role of Marty Funkhouser alongside Larry David, appeared in some of the HBO show's most memorable episodes since 2004.

He was 76.

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Lorraine Warren

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Lorraine Warren -- the woman who dedicated her life to investigating paranormal activity, and whose work inspired movies like "The Conjuring" -- died in April.

Vera Farmiga, who played Warren in "The Conjuring" films, tweeted after the news of her passing, saying, "My dear friend Lorraine Warren has passed. From a deep feeling of sorrow, a deep feeling of gratitude emerges. I was so blessed to have known her and am honored to portray her. She lived her life in grace and cheerfulness."

She was 92.

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Larry 'Flash' Jenkins

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Larry "Flash" Jenkins, best known for his roles on "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Fletch," died in April after reportedly suffering a heart attack.

He was 63.

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Peter Fonda

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"Easy Rider" actor Peter Fonda died on August 16 after suffering respiratory failure due to lung cancer.

Peter Fonda was the son of actor Henry Fonda and the brother of actress Jane Fonda. He had two children, including actress Bridget Fonda.

He was 79.

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