Who are the 9 Famous People Who Died Today? A Look at Hollywood’s Losses on October 14, 2023
Death is inevitable, but it always comes as a shock when it claims the lives of celebrities we admire and love. Today, October 14, 2023, was a particularly tragic day for Hollywood, as nine famous people passed away from various causes. Here is a brief tribute to each of them, along with some of their notable achievements and contributions to the world of entertainment.
Andy Bean was a professional golfer who won 11 PGA Tour events, including the 1977 Doral-Eastern Open and the 1986 Western Open. He was also a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 1979 and 1987. He died at the age of 70 from complications of lung replacement surgery.
Rosetta Cutolo was an Italian mobster who led the Nuova Camorra Organizzata (NCO), a powerful criminal organization in Naples, after her brother Raffaele Cutolo was arrested in 1982. She was known as the \”Queen of Camorra\” and was involved in drug trafficking, extortion, murder and political corruption. She died at the age of 86 in prison.
Carlos Defeo was an Argentine actor who appeared in several films and television shows, such as Malambo, the Good Man (2018), La flor (2018) and Legions (2019). He was also a theater director and a professor at the University of Buenos Aires. He died at the age of 57 from unknown causes.
Piper Laurie was an American actress who starred in many classic films, such as The Hustler (1961), Carrie (1976) and Children of a Lesser God (1986). She won three Emmy Awards for her roles in The Days of Wine and Roses (1962), Promise (1986) and Twin Peaks (1990). She also received three Oscar nominations and two Golden Globe Awards. She died at the age of 91 from natural causes.
Dariush Mehrjui was an Iranian filmmaker who was considered one of the pioneers of the Iranian New Wave cinema. He directed acclaimed films such as The Cow (1969), Mr. Naive (1970) and Hamoun (1990). He won several international awards, including the Silver Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival and the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival. He was stabbed to death at the age of 83 by an unknown assailant.
Park Seo-bo was a South Korean painter who was regarded as one of the founders of Dansaekhwa, a movement of abstract monochrome painting that emerged in Korea in the 1970s. He created minimalist works that explored the concepts of space, time and energy. He received many honors, such as the Order of Cultural Merit from the Korean government and the Praemium Imperiale from Japan. He died at the age of 91 from lung cancer.
Ravindra Peepat was an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter who worked in Hindi cinema. He directed popular films such as Waaris (1988), Aao Pyaar Karen (1994) and Kachehri (1994). He also produced films such as Dil Hai Tumhaara (2002) and Dil Laga Ke Dekho (2006). He died from unknown causes.
Jean-Charles Thomas was a French Roman Catholic prelate who served as the auxiliary bishop of Aire and Dax from 1972 to 1974, the bishop of Ajaccio from 1974 to 1986 and the bishop of Versailles from 1986 to 2001. He was known for his pastoral work, his ecumenical dialogue and his involvement in social issues. He died at the age of 93.
Gastón Ugalde was a Bolivian artist who worked in various media, such as painting, photography, video and installation. He was known for his provocative and political works that challenged the stereotypes and realities of his country. He represented Bolivia at the Venice Biennale in 2009 and 2017. He died at the age of 79.
- Andy Bean, a professional golfer who won 11 PGA Tour events, died at 70 from complications of lung replacement surgery.
- Rosetta Cutolo, an Italian mobster who led the NCO, a powerful criminal organization in Naples, died at 86 in prison.
- Carlos Defeo, an Argentine actor who appeared in several films and TV shows, died at 57 from unknown causes.
- Piper Laurie, an American actress who starred in many classic films, such as The Hustler and Carrie, died at 91 from natural causes.
- Dariush Mehrjui, an Iranian filmmaker who was considered one of the pioneers of the Iranian New Wave cinema, was stabbed to death at 83 by an unknown assailant.
- Park Seo-bo, a South Korean painter who was regarded as one of the founders of Dansaekhwa, a movement of abstract monochrome painting, died at 91 from lung cancer.
- Ravindra Peepat, an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter who worked in Hindi cinema, died from unknown causes.
- Jean-Charles Thomas, a French Roman Catholic prelate who served as the bishop of Ajaccio and Versailles, died at 93.
- Gastón Ugalde, a Bolivian artist who worked in various media, such as painting, photography, video and installation, died at 79.