“The Big Bang Theory” is one of the few sitcoms that are as funny, touching, and popular as it is. The show was about a group of nerdy scientists and their adventures in life and love had a big audience and, for the series, got some pretty famous people to appear on it. Since “The Big Bang Theory” was mostly about science, superheroes, and science-fiction movies and shows, I feel that many of the show’s guest stars would be big names from the science-fiction film industry, comic book legends, and natural scientists. Some of the most favorite guest stars on “The Big Bang Theory” have died since their time on the popular sitcom. Sadly, some of the most popular guests stars, Stan Lee, on “The Big Bang Theory” have died since their time on the successful sitcom series.
Even though most of the people we’ve lost weren’t main characters but just guest stars, it’s still sad. Here are the people who have died who were on “The Big Bang Theory.”
Almost everyone who has seen an episode of “The Big Bang Theory” knows that one of the most famous characters has never been seen on screen. When “Big Bang Theory” actress Carol Ann Susi died, everyone was sad. Howard Wolowitz’s mother, Mrs. Wolowitz, was a bit of a mystery. Even though she never appeared on camera, Mrs. Wolowitz was a fun character on the show. She had a clear voice and made Howard sound like he was a bit of a momma’s boy who loved to eat and hated to exercise.
The actress Carol Ann Susi, who played Mrs. Wolowitz, died sadly. The Hollywood Reporter says that Susi died at the age of 62 from cancer in 2014. Since her character never appeared on the show, the creators could have just kept Mrs. Wolowitz alive, but they killed her instead, probably to honor Susi. Mrs. Wolowitz, in particular, died while on vacation in Florida. The main characters were sad that she died peacefully in her sleep. When Halley was a baby, she had a cry that sounded a lot like Mrs. Wolowitz’s. The show continued to honor her by introducing Howard and Bernadette’s children, but they were never shown on camera until the end of the series.
Stephen Hawking was a popular guest on the show.
When a play like “The Big Bang Theory” has so many intelligent scientists, it’s only natural to think that the characters would look up to and be big fans of other brilliant scientists like Stephen Hawking. Even though he was only 22 when he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, Hawking’s book “A Brief History of Time” changed the world of physics. Since Hawking was such a well-known scientist in the real world, his appearance on “The Big Bang Theory” was just as famous. Hawking died in 2018 at the age of 76. He left a lot of work behind.
Stan Lee was necessary to the guys on “The Big Bang Theory.” Stan Lee made characters like Spider-Man, Black Panther, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and many more for Marvel comic books. Stan Lee was the man behind all of the characters on “The Big Bang Theory,” The characters loved him. After all, the scientists spent a lot of their free time at their local comic book store and would wait in line to see the premiere of a new superhero movie with as much excitement as a child going to Disney World. So, it was a big deal when Lee showed up on the show.
Stan Lee was necessary to the guys on The Big Bang Theory.
You’ve probably already noticed that “The Big Bang Theory” has had a lot of great guest stars and recurring characters who fit the show perfectly. Adam West, who played Batman in the 1960s TV show of the same name, was the same. Fans of “The Big Bang Theory” and the main characters on the show didn’t forget that he used to be a superhero, of course. It was sad that Carrie Fisher died.
Carrie Fisher was a Hollywood star, especially in science-fiction movies like “Star Wars,” where she played Princess Leia. So, it makes sense for her to show up as herself on “The Big Bang Theory.” This would add some pretty cool star power to the show.
On The Big Bang Theory, it was so sweet to see how much Sheldon liked Leonard Nimoy.
To say that Sheldon Cooper on “The Big Bang Theory” was a big “Star Trek” fan would be an understatement. Leonard Nimoy played Spock, a character Sheldon could relate to and loved. Later in the series, Spock became an essential part of Sheldon’s life, but it was clear from the start that he loved the character and Nimoy in general. Penny gave him a napkin with Nimoy’s name and DNA on it in Season 2. He felt like a rock star because of this. Sheldon liked Nimoy so much, especially for his role as Spock in “Star Trek,” that he thought he was talking to Spock when he needed advice in a Season 5 episode.
Jessica Walter had a small but memorable role in The Big Bang Theory.
Because of the show’s premise, it makes sense that many of “The Big Bang Theory’s” guest stars and cast members have ties to smart or geeky things, like science or “Star Wars” and “Star Trek.” But it wasn’t always like this. In a Season 4 episode of “Arrested Development,” Jessica Walter played a wealthy university donor who gave a lot of money to the science department because she had a crush on Leonard (via TVLine). Fans of Walter know that the actor is great at playing an older, rich, seductive woman, and that’s right what she did on “The Big Bang Theory.”
I graduated in Mass and Communication with 4 years of experience in content writing.