Celebs Who Died In 2023

Harry Belafonte, 96

A beloved singer, songwriter, actor, and activist, Belafonte was beloved by millions for many reasons.

Along with winning Emmy, Tony, and Grammy awards, he also fought for civil rights alongside his late friends Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sidney Poitier.

After claiming fame in 1954 as Joe in “Carmen Jones,” in which he was Oscar nominated, he then trail blazed a career both as an actor and a musician.

His 1956 album “Calypso sold millions. And as the decades followed he starred in movies like “Buck and the Preacher” (1972) and “Uptown Saturday Night” (1974).

And with his activism he did everything from marching with MLK to speaking about the apartheid in South Africa.

Belafonte died on April 25. The cause of death was congestive heart failure.