Los Angeles, California – As 2023 draws to a close, it is a time for reflection on the events of the past year. This is especially true for the entertainment community, as it has been a year marked by both joyous moments and heartbreaking losses. The passing of several beloved figures in the Disney and entertainment world has left fans reeling and in mourning, as these individuals had touched the lives of millions with their talent and presence.
One of the most notable deaths this year was that of Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the iconic show “Friends.” His tragic passing, attributed to a ketamine overdose, drew an outpouring of grief and remembrance from fans around the world. Perry’s ability to make audiences laugh and connect with his character on a deep level made his loss particularly poignant for many.
In addition to Perry, the entertainment world lost other notable figures, including Angus Cloud from “Euphoria,” producer Kevin Turen, Disney veteran Dick Nunis, and television icon Norman Lear. Each of these individuals made lasting contributions to their respective fields, leaving behind a legacy that will be remembered and celebrated for years to come.
The passing of visual effects supervisor Pete Kozachik and actors Sergio Calderón and Mark Margolis further added to the list of losses in the entertainment industry this year. Their work on beloved films and shows had endeared them to audiences and colleagues alike, and their absence will be deeply felt.
The year 2023 also saw the passing of numerous other entertainment legends across various fields, leaving a significant impact on the industry and the hearts of fans worldwide. As we bid farewell to this year, it’s important to recognize and honor the contributions of these individuals and extend our deepest sympathies to their loved ones. Their legacies will continue to live on through their work and the memories they’ve left behind.