THE New Year has only just begun but we have already bid farewell to some beloved stars.
Here we take an opportunity to honour some of the celebrities who have sadly passed away.
Which celebrities have died in 2023?
West Ham co-chairman David Gold died aged 86 on January 4, 2023.
He passed away following a short illness with his fiancée Lesley and daughters Jacqueline and Vanessa by his side.
David – worth over £500million – was raised on Green Street in East London, just yards from the Boelyn Ground.
A lifelong Hammers fan, David bought the club alongside his long-term business partner David Sullivan in 2010.
Screenwriter Fay Weldon died aged 91 on January 4, 2023.
She was the writer for ITV’s Upstairs Downstairs and the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
She also wrote more than 30 novels including The Life and Loves of a She-Devil and Praxis.
The latter earned her Booker Prize and Whitbread literature shortlist nominations.
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