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1. Tommy Ford

Tommy Ford

2. Alan Thicke

Alan Thicke

3. Lamont Bentley

Lamont Bentley

4. Merlin Santana

Merlin Santana

5. James Avery

James Avery

James Avery played the character Phillip Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air or as Will Smith called him, Uncle Phil. Avery passed away from complication after heart surgery last year. He was 68.

6. Freddie Prinze

Freddie Prinze

Freddie starred as Chico in the sitcom Chico & the Man for four seasons. He either died from suicide or an accidental gunshot to the head. In 1977 the death was ruled a suicide. In a civil case brought years later, a jury found that his death was accidental. He was 22 years old.

7. Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley played George Jefferson on the hit sitcom ‘The Jeffersons’ – He passed away on July 24, 2012. (PR Photos)

8. Yvette Wilson

Yvette Wilson

Yvette Wilson played Andell Wilkerson on ‘Moesha’ and ‘The Parkers’ – She passed away on June 14, 2012.

9. Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman played Arnold Jackson on the sitcom ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ – He passed away on May 28, 2010.

10. Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx played the role of Fred G. Sanford on ‘Sanford & Son’ – He passed away on October 11, 1991. (Photo: PR Photos)

11. Roxie Roker

Roxie Roker

Roxie Roker (right) played Helen Willis on ‘The Jeffersons’ – She passed away on December 2, 1995 after a battle with breast cancer. (Photo: Tumblr)

12. Isabel Sanford

Isabel Sanford

Isabel Sanford played Weezy on the hit show ‘The Jeffersons’ She passed away on July 9, 2004. (Photo: Tumblr)

13. Esther Rolle

Esther Rolle

Esther Rolle played Florida Evans on the popular sitcom ‘Good Times’ – She passed away on November 17, 1998.