Celebrity Deaths in Television

  • Glen A. Larson, 77 (1937 - 2014)

    Glen A. Larson

    GILLIAN FLACCUS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Glen A. Larson, the writer and producer behind well-loved TV series such as the original "Battlestar Galactica," ''Knight Rider," ''Magnum, P.I." and "Quincy, M.E.," has died. He was 77.Larson died at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center on Friday night of complications from esophageal cancer, his son, James Larson,...

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  • Diem Brown (2014)

    Diem Brown

    The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Diem Brown has lost a long battle with cancer. The reality star and advocate for cancer survivors died Friday in a New York hospital, according to E! Network correspondent Alicia Quarles. She was 32. Brown first won fame nearly a decade ago as a competitor on MTV's "Real World/Road Rules Challenge." She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 23,...

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  • Warren Clarke, 67 (1947 - 2014)

    Warren Clarke

    The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British actor Warren Clarke, known for his role in the TV drama "Dalziel and Pascoe" and many other parts, died on Wednesday. He was 67.The Independent Talent Group said in a statement that Clarke died after a brief illness."He will be greatly missed by his family and loved ones," the agency said.Clarke had a long, varied career, performing on the popular...

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  • Carol Ann Susi, 62 (1952 - 2014)

    Carol Ann Susi

    The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — The actress best known for voicing the unseen Mrs. Wolowitz on "The Big Bang Theory" has died.Carol Ann Susi's agent, Pam Ellis-Evenas, says the actress died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief battle with cancer. She was 62.The veteran character actress has made numerous guest appearances on TV shows since the 1970s.On the "The Big Bang Theory," she wasn...

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  • Marcia Strassman, 66 (1948 - 2014)

    Marcia Strassman

    The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Marcia Strassman, who played Gabe Kaplan's wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," has died. She was 66.Strassman died at her Sherman Oaks, California, home on Friday after battling breast cancer for seven years, her sister, Julie Strassman, said Sunday."They gave her 2 ½ years to live but she lasted much longer," she said. "She was very...

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