Grease actress dies aged 72

And all the other stars we lost in 2024.

In 2024, we have sadly lost a number of notable figures from the arts and entertainment community.

Read on to see which stars we bid farewell to this year…

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Susan Buckner

Actress Susan Bucker has sadly passed away aged 72.

Susan was best known for playing the peppy cheerleader, Patty Simcox, in Grease alongside Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. She also had a handful of other acting roles but ultimately left Hollywood to raise her family, direct kids theatre and teach dance.

“Susan will be remembered for her kindness, generosity and unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others,” Susan’s publicist Melissa Berthier’s statement read, as per CNN. “Her effervescent spirit will continue to inspire generations of performers and fans alike.”

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Brian Wenzel

Iconic Aussie actor, Brian Wenzel, has passed away aged 94 following a reported dementia diagnosis in 2022.

Brian is best known for portraying the beloved character Sgt. Frank Gilroy on the Channel 7 show A Country Practice.

The actor’s passing comes just weeks before what would have been his 95th birthday.

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Bernard Hill

Bernard Hill, who is best known for his roles Titanic and The Lord of the Rings, has passed away aged 79.

“It is with the greatest sadness that we must announce that Bernard Hill, renowned actor known for his roles in Titanic and Lord of the Rings, passed away in the early hours of this morning at the age of 79,” his family explained in a statement.

“He was with his fiancée Alison and his son Gabriel.”

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