Celebs Who Died In 2023

Michael Lerner, 81

The veteran character actor was known for his booming voice and tough-as-nails roles through the decades.

Highlights include playing a studio executive in the 1991 Coen brothers movie “Barton Fink,” which earned him an Oscar nomination, playing legendary gambler Arnold Rothstein in 1988’s “Eight Men Out,” and a ruthless gangster opposite Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor the following year in “Harlem Nights.”

Lerner died on April 8, no cause was given.