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Celebrities who died at age 99

Bob Barker

(USA TODAY)
(USA TODAY)

Bob Barker’s death on August 26, 2023, would have been sad under any circumstance given that he was one of America’s most beloved celebrities.

But the icon’s passing brought some additional regret, considering he was just a few month away from celebrating his 100th birthday.

Barker is far from the only celebrity to die less than a year short of reaching the century mark, though. Here’s a look at other celebrities who died at the age of 99.

Betty White

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(Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

Born: January 17, 1922.

Died: December 31, 2021.

Prince Philip

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(Photo by Danny Lawson – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Born: June 10, 1921.
Died: April 9, 1921.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

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(AFP via Getty Images)
Born: February 6, 1917.
Died: December 18, 2016.

Billy Graham

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(Getty Images)
Born: November 7, 1918.
Died: February 21, 2018.

John Wooden

(AP Photo/Alison Wise)
(AP Photo/Alison Wise)
Born: October 14, 1910.
Died: June 4, 2010.

Max Schmeling

(AP Photo/Michael Probst)
(AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Born: September 28, 1905.
Died: February 2, 2005.

John Paul Stevens

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(Getty Images)
Born: April 20, 1920.
Died: July 16, 2019.

Hugh Downs

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(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Born: February 14, 192.
Died: July 1, 1920.

Bob Sheppard

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(Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images)
Born: October 20, 1910.
Died: July 11, 2010.

Bobby Doerr

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(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Born: April 7, 1918.
Died: November 13, 2017.

Joyce Randolph

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(Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Born: October 21, 1924.

Died: January 13, 2024.

Story originally appeared on List Wire