Ronnie, a brash rockabilly star from Arkansas who became a patron of the Canadian music scene after moving north and recruiting a handful of local musicians later known as the Band, has died, Hawkins died Sunday morning after an illness. He was 87.
Bo Hopkins, who lent his acting talent to films including "American Graffiti" and "The Wild Bunch," died. He was 84. "It is with great sadness that we announce that Bo has passed away. Bo loved hearing from his fans from around the world," read a statement posted May 28 on the actor's official website.
Alan White, the longtime drummer for progressive rock pioneers Yes who also played on projects with John Lennon and George Harrison, died May 26. He was 72. White's death was announced on his Facebook page by his family; the post said he died at his Seattle-area home after a brief illness.
Keyboardist Andy Fletcher, a founding member of British synth-pop trailblazers Depeche Mode and an inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has died at age 60, his bandmates announced May 26 on social media. "We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness,” the band wrote. "Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh, or a cold pint.
Ray Liotta, known for his roles in "Goodfellas" and "Field of Dreams," died in his sleep after going to bed May 25. He was 67. The actor was in the Dominican Republic filming the movie "Dangerous Waters," his publicist Jennifer Allen confirmed to USA TODAY
Vangelis, the influential Greek composer famous for his scores for 1981’s “Chariots of Fire” and 1982’s “Blade Runner,” died May 17 in a French hospital at 79. The composer, born Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, won an Oscar for his instantly recognizable “Chariots” theme, and wrote scores for dozens of other movies and TV series.
John Aylward, the actor best known for his roles on “ER” and “The West Wing,” died May 16. He was 75. Aylward's agent Mitchell Stubbs told USA TODAY the actor died at his Seattle home of natural causes. "John was a wonderful actor and a great friend to many," Stubbs said in a statement. "He was proud of his film and television work, although his life in the theatre was where he was the happiest."
Marnie Schulenburg, who starred in the soap operas "As the World Turns" and "One Life to Live," died on May 17. She was 37. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline and Variety, Schulenburg died due to a complication from breast cancer. In her last Instagram post on May 8, Schulenburg reflected on celebrating Mother's Day with breast cancer writing,
Maggie Peterson, whose character on “The Andy Griffith Show” developed a memorable infatuation with Mayberry sheriff Andy Taylor, has died, her family said May 16. She was 81. A post to her Facebook page said Peterson died in her sleep on Sunday with her family present. According to the post, Peterson’s health took a turn for the worse when her husband, Gus Mancuso, died of Alzheimer’s disease in 2021 at age 88.
Rosmarie Trapp, whose Austrian family the von Trapps was made famous in the musical and beloved movie "The Sound of Music," died on May 13. She was 93. Trapp died at a nursing home in Morrisville, Vermont, her family announced. "Her kindness, generosity, and colorful spirit were legendary, and she had a positive impact on countless lives," a family statement said