Who Died On Empire In Real Life? - Cast Member?

A cast member from Empire did not die.  Raul Davalos was a film editor who passed away in October of 2017.  In 2016, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Last year, actress, Audrey Morgan passed away.  She played Bella's nanny on Empire.  Morgan died due to uterine and cervical cancer.  Raul and Audrey remind us that we need to appreciate how precious life is.


While none of Empire's main cast members have passed away, many have experienced deaths in their families.  Multiple cast members, including Gabourey Sidibe and Bryshere Y. Gray, have been the subject of fake news stories which claim that they were dead.  This reminds us how important it is to be grateful for every second of every day that we get to spend with the people we love.

Who Died On Empire In Real Life? Cast Member?
Who Died On Empire In Real Life? Cast Member?

Taraji P. Henson

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On October 5, 2017, Taraji P. Henson's adorable dog, Uncle Willie passed away.  The actress compared the dog to Benjamin Button because he lived 16 long years.  Henson considered Uncle Willie a part of her family.

Taraji's son, Marcell Johnson, plays Marcel on Empire.  Marcell's father, William Lamar Johnson, was Henson's high school sweetheart.  Taraji and William's relationship continued throughout Henson's years at Howard University.  Taraji became pregnant with Marcell during her senior year at Howard.

William and Taraji broke up but William was in Marcell's life until he was murdered in 2003.  He was murdered after accusing someone of slashing one of his friend's tires.

Jussie Smollett


Jussie Smollett is another Empire cast member who has experienced a tragic death.  His father, Joel Smollett passed away on the day of Empire's season 1 premiere.  Jussie and his father were very close, as the actor explains in the post above.  Jussie explains that Joel is a champ and promises to make him proud.

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