U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, Actor Peter Fonda, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and Broadway legend Carol Channing are among the famous people who have died in 2019.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., who served 12 terms in Congress, died October 17 at age 68. Cummings served as chairman of the House oversight committee, one of three panels driving the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump. File Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
Robert Forster arrives for the premiere of "What They Had" at Roy Thomson Hall during the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2018. The actor known for his roles in "Last Man Standing" and "Twin Peaks," died October 11. He was 78. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Entertainer Rip Taylor rides in the Hollywood Christmas Parade in 2010. The campy comedian and actor known for throwing confetti, wearing flamboyant outfits and crying for laughs, died October 6. He was 84. File Photo by Phil McCarten/UPI
Jessye Norman arrives for the formal Artist's Dinner honoring the recipients of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., in 2013. The opera singer died Sept. 30. She was 74. File Photo by Ron Sachs /Pool/UPI
Songwriter Busbee, born Michael James Ryan, arrives for the Grammy Awards in 2017. The hit songwriter and producer best known for his work with Maren Morris and Lady Antebellum died September 29. He was 43. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI