LOS ANGELES (AP) – As 2023 comes to a close, many are reflecting on the year filled with both joy and sorrow. This year saw the passing of several notable figures within the Disney and entertainment community, leaving fans in mourning and reminding us of the impact these individuals had on our lives.
One of the most tragic losses this year was the passing of Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the iconic TV show “Friends.” Perry’s battle with substance abuse ultimately led to his untimely death, leaving a void in the hearts of many fans.
The entertainment industry also mourned the loss of 25-year-old “Euphoria” star Angus Cloud, who tragically passed away at his family’s home. His family’s heartfelt statement shed light on his struggles with mental health, serving as a reminder to others not to suffer in silence.
In addition to these losses, the industry bid farewell to producer Kevin Turen, Walt Disney Company veteran Dick Nunis, and sitcom pioneer Norman Lear, all of whom have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment.
The year also saw the passing of visual effects supervisor Pete Kozachik, “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor Sergio Calderón, and actor Mark Margolis, alongside many other entertainment legends.
As we bid farewell to 2023, we remember the enduring legacies of these individuals and the impact they had on the world of entertainment. Their contributions will continue to be celebrated and remembered by fans and industry professionals alike.