Paula Abdul‘s father, Harry Abdul, sadly died just one year after her mother, Lorraine, RadarOnline.com reported. The 85-year-old was said to have passed away at his home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. “Everyone loved my father. He had a heart of gold and carried his heart on his sleeve wherever he went, and shared it with everyone he came in contact with,” Paula wrote in a tweet. “Isn’t it a beautiful gift that I still feel his spirit with me?”
Country music singer Earl Thomas Conley sadly passed away on Wednesday, April 10. Country stars like Blake Shelton reacted to the news on social media saying, “My heart is absolutely destroyed today … Earl was my all time favorite singer, hero and my friend. Prayers to his family. We will all miss you deeply my brother. Now go rest.”
The Monkees bandmember sadly died at age 77 on February 21. Though his cause of death was not stated at the time of his passing, the bassist and singer was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer affecting his tongue back in 2009.
Julia Ruth Stevens (seated at the piano in the above photo), the adoptive daughter of baseball legend Babe Ruth, died at the age of 102 on Saturday, March 9. Per the New York Times, Julia is survived by a son, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
On April 8, the official James Bond Twitter account revealed that Nadja, who appeared as a Bond girl, had died. “We are very sorry to learn that Nadja Regin has passed away at the age of 87,” said the tweet. “Nadja appeared in two Bond films, From Russia With Love and Goldfinger. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.”
The actress, best known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Everybody Loves Raymond, died on April 12 at the age of 70. Her cause of death is undetermined because she, being a Christian Scientist, did not consult a doctor.
Ken Kercheval — the best known for playing Cliff Barnes on Dallas from 1978 until 1991 — has died at age 83. He is the only star, besides the late Larry Hagman, to have starred on the show’s entire run. In fact, he even returned for the reboot from 2012 until 2014.