Influential People We’ve Lost in 2019

Take a look back at the people we've lost in 2019, including politicians, artists and other public figures.

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EMPTY_CAPTION"Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Riverdale" star Luke Perry died at age 52 Monday, March 4, 2019, after being hospitalized for a massive stroke.
Katherine Helmond in a shoot for the sitcom "Soap" September 1, 1978. Helmond, an Emmy-nominated and two-time Golden Globe-winning actress, also starred in "Who's the Boss?" and "Everybody Loves Raymond. She died on Feb. 23, at the age of 89.
Peter Tork, bassist and singer of famed pop band The Monkees, in concert at The Stadium in Sydney on Sept. 21, 1968. Tork died on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at the age of 77.
Chanel’s iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old.
British actor Albert Finney at the Deauville Festival of American Film in France. Finney's acting career spanned five decades, first with his breakthrough role as the titular character in the 1963 movie "Tom Jones" to the James Bond 2012 flick "Skyfall." Finney died at the age of 82, according to his family.
Actor Kristoff St. John as seen in this 2018 promotional photo for "The Young and the Restless." The star played Neil Winters in the long-running CBS drama since 1991. He was found in his San Fernando Valley home on Feb. 3, at the age of 52.
French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and jazz pianist Michael Legrand recording with Phil Woods in London, February 17th, 1975. The Oscar-winner died on Jan. 26, 2019, at the age of 86.
American actress, singer, comedian and Broadway icon Carol Channing kickstarted a career that spanned decades with her portrayal of Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly." The Tony Award winner died on Jan. 15, according to her publicist. Channing would have turned 98 on Jan. 31.
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Daryl Dragon, one half of husband-and-wife pop act Captain and Tennille, died on Jan. 2, at the age of 76, according to his publicist. He is seen here at the Bellagio on July 27, 2005, with his ex-wife and bandmate Toni Tennille.
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Bob Einstein, the comedic writer and performer known for his acting on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" and for his character as Super Dave Osborne, died on Jan. 2 at the age of 76, according to a statement from his brother, filmmaker Albert Brooks. He is seen here on June 27, 2018, in Hollywood, California.
EMPTY_CAPTION"Mean" Gene Okerlund circa 1998 during a WCW braodcast. The commentator and interviewer died at age 76, according to a statement provided by the WWE on Jan. 2.
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