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UK Celebrity Deaths 2021

by Legacy Staff

Though these famous figures have died, their legacies live on and continue to inspire and delight us. Join us as we remember celebrities who died in 2021.

Steve Bronski (1960–2021)

Steve Bronski was a co-founder of the synthpop band Bronski Beat known for their hit song “Smalltown Boy.” Read More

Sir Antony Sher (1949–2021)

Sir Antony Sher was a critically acclaimed stage actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Read More


Frank Williams (1942–2021)

Frank Williams was a Formula One racing driver who founded the Williams Racing team that won 7 drivers championships. Read More

Maureen Cleave (1934–2021)

Maureen Cleave was a music journalist who was a confidante of the Beatles, having written about them since their early days of fame. Read More

Graeme Edge (1941–2021)

Graeme Edge was a co-founder and the drummer for the legendary classic rock band the Moody Blues. Read More

Bob Baker (1939–2021)

Bob Baker was a writer for the Wallace and Gromit series as well as co-creator of the robotic dog K9 as a writer for “Doctor Who.” Read More

David Amess (1952–2021)

David Amess was a Member of Parliament (MP) who had represented the Conservative Party since 1983. Read More

Greg Gilbert (2021)

Greg Gilbert was the lead singer of the indie band Delays. Read More

Roger Hunt (1938–2021)

Roger Hunt was a legendary striker for Liverpool who starred on the 1966 national squad that won the World Cup. Read More

Robert Fyfe (1930–2021)

Robert Fyfe was an actor best known for playing Howard in the sitcom “Last of the Summer Wine.” Read More

Richard H. Kirk (1956–2021)

Richard H. Kirk (right) founded the highly influential industrial music group Cabaret Voltaire with Stephen Mallinder (left). Read More

Clive Sinclair (1940–2021)

Clive Sinclair was an English inventor who helped revolutionize the computer industry with his creation of the first home computer available for less than $200. Read More

Sarah Harding (1981–2021)

Sarah Harding was an actress, model, and singer with the British girl group Girls Aloud. Read More

Brian Travers (2021)

Brian Travers was a founding member, saxophonist, and songwriter for UB40. Read More

Charlie Watts (1941–2021)

Charlie Watts was the legendary drummer for the Rolling Stones. Read More

Sean Lock (1963–2021)

Sean Lock was an English comedian and actor known for the British TV show “8 Out of 10 Cats.” Read More

Pat Hitchcock (1928 – 2021)

Pat Hitchcock was the daughter of the legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock and an actor who appeared in several of her father’s films. Read More

Una Stubbs (1937 – 2021)

Una Stubbs was an actress known for her roles in “Til Death Us Do Part” and “Sherlock.” Read More

Tom O’Connor (1939 – 2021)

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Tom O’Connor was a legendary comedian who hosted many shows including Name That Tune, Crosswits and the Tom O’Connor Show. Read More

Jackie Lane (1941 – 2021)

Jackie Lane was an actress best known for playing Dorothea “Dodo” Chaplet, the First Doctor’s companion, on “Doctor Who.” Read more

Ron Hill (1938 – 2021)

Ron Hill was a legendary marathon runner who was the first Briton to win the Boston Marathon. Read More

Nick Kamen (1962 – 2021)

Nick Kamen was a singer and model known for his 1986 hit song “Each Time You Break My Heart” and for appearing in a popular Levi’s commercial. Read More

Les McKeown (1955 – 2021)

Les McKeown was the lead singer for the Scottish band the Bay City Rollers, who had hits in the 1970s including “Saturday Night” and “Money Honey.” Read More

Helen McCrory (1968 – 2021)

Helen McCrory was an English actress known for roles including Narcissa Malfoy in the final three “Harry Potter” movies. Read More

Prince Philip (1921 – 2021)

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and was born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark. Having married Elizabeth in 1947, he was the longest-serving royal consort in British history, as well as Britain’s oldest male royal in history. Read more

Paul Ritter (2021)

Paul Ritter was an actor best known for his roles in “Friday Night Dinner” and “Chernobyl.” Read More

Murray Walker (1923 – 2021)

Murray Walker was a legendary Formula One broadcaster. He was a fixture for many years on BBC and ITV. Read more

Trevor Peacock (1931 -2021)

Trevor Peacock was beloved for his role as the bumbling Jim Trott in the comedy series Vicar of Dibley. He was on for the series complete run from 1994 until 2015. Read more

Chris Barber (1930 – 2021)

Chris Barber was an influential traditional jazz bandleader who had a top ten hit in 1959 with the song ‘Petite Fleur.’ He collaborated with Lonnie Donegan helping to start the skiffle craze. Read more

Johnny Briggs (1935 – 2021)

Johnny Briggs was well known for his starring role as suave businessman Mike Baldwin on the soap ‘Coronation Street.’ Briggs played the role for 30 years. Read more

Ronald Pickup (1940 – 2021)

Ronald Pickup was known for his role in the popular ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ films and in ‘The Crown.’ Read more

Captain Sir Tom Moore

The inspirational Capatain Sir Tom Moore raised almost £33m for NHS charities by walking laps in his garden. He died from Coronavirus at the age of 100. Read more

Sophie (1986 – 2021)

Sophie was a Grammy-nominated musician and producer known for her electronic hyperpop music. Read more

Hilton Valentine (1943-2021)

Hilton Valentine was the founding guitarist for the popular rock band The Animals whose hits included “House of the Rising Sun.” Read more

Mick Norcross

Mick Norcross starred in the reality series The Only Way is Essex which was also known as Towie. He owned the nightclub Sugar Hut that the cast would frequently attend. Read more

Andy Gray (1959 – 2021)

Actor Andy Gray was best known for playing Pete Galloway on the BBC series ‘River City.’ Read more

Gerry Marsden (1942 – 2021)

Gerry Marsden was the lead singer of the Merseybeat band Gerry and the Pacemakers. They were known for the hits ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and’ Ferry Cross the Mersey.’ Read more

Eve Branson (1924 – 2021)

Eve Branson was the mother of entrepreneur Richard Branson and a notable philanthropist.She founded the Eve Branson Foundation helping young people with craft skills training. Read more

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