January 8, 2023 10:54 AM PST
Starting with this news, Wonderwall.com looks at the bold names it has lost so far in 2023…
Former child actor Adam Rich, best known as Nicholas Bradford, the youngest son of the ’70s and ’80s ABC show “Eight Is Enough,” died on Jan. 7 at the age of 54, his family told TMZ. A law enforcement source told Webloid that although Adam was found dead, no foul play was suspected. Man,” “The Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island,” “CHiPs,” and “Silver Spoons.” One of his last performances was in David Spade’s 2003 comedy film Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.
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Character actor Earl Bowen, perhaps best known for his work as Dr. Peter Silverman in the “Terminator” franchise, passed away in Hawaii on January 5, leaving his family in TMZ. Earl, who also starred in movies like The Final Insult and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, was 81 years old.
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Walter Cunningham — the last surviving astronaut from the 1968 Apollo 7 mission — died in Houston on January 3 at the age of 90, NASA has confirmed. Apollo 7 was the first manned flight of the Apollo program. Marked his return to manned spaceflight after the fire that killed three of his Apollo 1 astronauts in 1967.
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On New Year’s Day, Earth, Wind & Fire drummer Fred White passed away, his brother and bandmate Burdin White announced. Fred who played on the album was 67 years old. EWF ORIGINAL 9, GOLD RECORD AT 16 YEARS OLD! He was the 4th brother in the family line-up,” Verdine wrote on Instagram, adding, “More than that, he was a great brother both inside and outside the home. Always a funny and funny mischief! And we can always count on him to make seemingly bad situations more lighthearted! Rest in Freddie’s power!! Thank you for your love, blessings and support in this time Soar high baby bro I’m in love with you shining [stars] Came back! “
Action sports legend Ken Block — founder of DC Shoes and Hoonigan Racing — died on January 2 in a snowmobile accident near his home in Park City, Utah. His five-time X Games medal winner was also a popular social his media personality. He was 55 years old. “Ken was a visionary, a pioneer, an icon and most importantly his father and husband,” his racing company said in a statement. I will miss you so much.”