Celebrity Deaths in 2023: Stars We've Lost
Lola "Gangsta Boo" Mitchell, former member of hit-heavy hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, was found dead in her home on New Year's Day at the age of 43.
Earth, Wind & Fire drummer Fred White passed away on New Year's Day. He was 67.
Alan Rankine, founding member of Scottish band The Associates, passed away peacefully at home shortly after spending Christmas with his family. He was 64.
Rally driver and YouTuber Ken Block died in a snowmobile accident in Utah. He was 55.
The Mitchell family asked for privacy and condolences regarding the death of Lola "Gangsta Boo" Mitchell.
Verdine White, Fred White's brother, announced Fred White's passing and called him a "child protégé" and "member of the EWF ORIGINAL 9, with gold records at the young age of 16 years old!".
Alan Rankine's two sons announced his passing and shared that they would keep his social media accounts active as "the community meant a lot to our dad."
Ken Block's Hoonigan Racing team described him as a "visionary, a pioneer and an icon" and requested privacy for the family.
Ken Block died after riding a snowmobile down a slope in Utah and succumbing to injuries sustained from the accident.
Many other beloved stars such as Barbara Walters, Kirstie Alley and Stephen “tWitch” Boss had passed away in the final days of 2022, and the entertainment industry was still dealing with loss in 2023.