Stars we’ve lost in 2021 from Gerry Marsden to Tanya Roberts

2021 has only just begun, but we’ve already waved goodbye to some much-loved stars, including Gerry and the Pacemakers’ Gerry Marsden.

In 2020 we said goodbye to many incredible stars, including Caroline Flack and Barbara Windsor.

Saying goodbye to our heroes and stars we admire is never easy, and it’s important to take a moment to remember them.

They leave behind a legacy which will never be forgotten by friends, families and fans, and their contributions to the world will be enjoyed for years to come.

Here we remember the incredible stars who have passed away so far in 2021.


Gerry Marsden

  • Gerry Marsden dead: Gerry and the Pacemakers legend dies aged 78 after illness

Gerry Marsden died at the age of 78 on January 3, having suffered a short illness which related to an infection in his heart.

The musician was the frontman of the group Gerry and the Pacemakers, famed for 60s hits such as Ferry Cross the Mersey, amongst others.

The Merseybeat band toured the Liverpool music scene at the same time as The Beatles.

Gerry’s version of You’ll Never Walk Alone became the anthem for his hometown club of Liverpool.

Tanya Roberts

  • Tanya Roberts dead: Bond Girl star dies after 'collapsing on Christmas Eve'

Tanya Roberts died at the age of 65 on January 3.

She “collapsed” after returning home from a dog walk, and was soon “taken to hospital”.

The star’s rep said the Bond Girl had been “put on a ventilator, but never got better”.

Tanya was part of the iconic Charlie’s Angels, playing Julie Rogers, a character who helped the trio of Angels get to the bottom of crimes.

She also had a lengthy role in That 70s Show as Donna Pinciotti’s mum Midge.

Mark Eden

  • Mark Eden dead: Coronation Street actor dies aged 92 after Alzheimer's battle

British actor Mark Eden died at the age of 92 on January 1 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Mark was best known for playing Alan Bradley on Coronation Street in the 1980s.

In addition to this role, he also appeared on BBC’s Doctor Who, playing character Marco Polo.

He also starred as Boucher in an episode of detective series Poirot.

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