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Important death in 2018: Look at some famous faces who died this year

Dolores O & # 39; Riordan

Dolores O & # 39; Riordan, vocalist of Irish rock group The Cranberries, died January 15 at the age of 46. The slope and typical Irish model O & # 39; Riordan helped drive Cranberry's rapid rise in the early 1990s with a global hit Linger, Dream, and Zombie. The band then sold more than 40 million records, becoming the second best-selling rock band in Ireland after U2.

The coroner's examination concluded in September that the singer accidentally sank into a bath in a hotel in London after drinking excessively.

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Sridevi, the leading Bollywood woman of the 1980s and 90s who redefined stars for actresses in India, died in February. He is 54 years old.

Sridevi is described as the first female superstar in the Indian male dominated film industry. He uses one name, like many prominent women in his generation, and is known for his time in comics and dancing skills, a great asset in song-and-dance melodies which are the mainstay of mainstream Indian cinema.

(Jag Gundu / Getty picture)

Billy Graham

Billy Graham, known as the American Priest because of his work with the president and one of the most well-known Christian evangelists in history, died on February 21 at the age of 99.

Throughout his life, Graham reached more than 200 million people through his pioneers using prime-time television broadcasts, network radio, daily newspaper columns, evangelistic feature films, and world-girdling satellite TV connections.


Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, the most famous theoretical physicist of his time, died at the age of 76 in March. Hawking wrote very clearly about the mysteries of space and time and black holes so that his book, A Short History of Time, being an international bestseller, making it one of the biggest science celebrities since Albert Einstein.

Although his body was attacked by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, when Hawking was 21, he surprised doctors by living with a disease that is usually fatal for more than 50 years.

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a prominent anti-apartheid activist in South Africa and ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, died on April 2 in Johannesburg after a long illness. He is 81 years old.

Madikizela-Mandela married Mandela from 1958 to 1996. Mandela, who died in 2013, was imprisoned for much of their marriage and Madikizela-Mandela's own activism against the white minority in South Africa made him imprisoned and placed under house arrest for years .

However, Madikizela-Mandela remains a respected figure in the ruling African National Congress, which has led South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994.

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Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, one of the biggest stars of electronic dance music (EDM) in the world, died in April at the age of 28.

Grammy nominated artists are international pop stars, bringing electronic dance songs famous all over the world to fans of fever, sometimes hundreds of thousands at music festivals, where he became the main artist.

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Verne Troyer

Verne Troyer, the actor known for his role as Mini-Me in Austin Powers films, died on April 21. He is 49 years old.

The Troyer family did not provide a specific cause of death but issued a statement that said in part: "Although his stature is small and his parents often wonder if he can reach and open his own door in his life, he continues to open more doors for himself and others than those who anyone can imagine. "

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Margot Kidder

Actress Margot Kidder, who is famous for her role as Lois Lane, is opposite Christopher Reeve in the film Superman films in the 1970s and 1980s, died May 13 at the age of 69.

This Canadian-born actress began her acting career in her 20s and has appeared in more than 70 films and TV shows. He is also an advocate for mental health problems, taking from his own experience with bipolar disorder, which he talked about openly at that time was very stigmatized.

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Kate Spade

Fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead at Park Avenue apartment on June 5 where the head of New York City's medical examiner decided to commit suicide. He is 55 years old.

Spade was born Katherine Brosnahan and grew up in Kansas City, Mo. In 1993, after working as an editor of accessories in Mademoiselle magazine, he launched his company with her husband Andy (brother of comedy actor David Spade) from their apartment. Spade started the company based on six forms of bags which he thought were needed by every working woman.

Kate Spade New York now has more than 140 retail stores and outlet stores in the US and more than 175 international stores.

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Anthony Bourdain

Chef celebrity and TV host Anthony Bourdain, who brought food lovers around the world on his popular TV program, died in June at the age of 61. Bourdain was found dead in suicide in his hotel room in Kaysersberg, France, an ancient village where he was working on his CNN series Unknown Section.

Bourdain's career catapulted him from washing dishes at New York restaurants to dinner with stars and U.S. presidents. He became the host of television programs, first on the Food Network and Travel Channel, before joining CNN in 2013.

(Danny Moloshok / Reuters)

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the American music dynasty who started his son Michael and his 5 brothers Jackson on the road to fame, died at the age of 89 on June 28.

Jackson, based in Las Vegas and isolated from many families, has cancer, according to US media reports.

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, the priest's daughter whose voice was very strong made her the Queen of Soul who had long ruled with hit songs like Respect and Chain of Fools, died in August of advanced pancreatic cancer at the age of 76 years.

Franklin's unique and emotional strong voice placed him at the forefront of 1960s soul music, who later became the first woman to be elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 interesting singing career My country, Tis of Thee at the inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.

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Kofi Annan

Former US Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan died August 18 at the age of 80, after decades of struggling to try to end the prolonged conflict in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

After advancing to the United Nations, Annan became the secretary of the first African black general, serving two terms from 1997-2006.

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John McCain

John McCain, U.S. senator whose determination to lift him from torture suffered as a Vietnamese prisoner of war to the height of Capitol Hill and the White House threshold, died in August at the age of 81 due to aggressive cancer.

McCain served three decades in the US Senate and was a Republican candidate for president in the 2008 presidential election. As the son of a US navy admiral, McCain served in the navy for more than two decades and received numerous military awards, including serving bombings as a naval pilot in the Vietnam War.

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Neil Simon

Drama Neil Simon, a comedy master whose hits were filled with laughter like Odd Pair, Barefoot in the park and hers Brighton Beach trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, died on August 26. He is 91 years old.

In the second half of the 20th century, Simon was the most successful and productive theater script writer in American theater, becoming a Broadway staple from the 1960s to the mid-1990s. He was the recipient of four Tony Awards and also won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1991.

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Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds, whose beauty and charm make him one of the most popular actors in Hollywood, starred in films such as Release,The longest yard and Smokey and Bandits in the 1970s and 80s, died in September at the age of 82 years.

With his distinctive mustache, a rough appearance and a macho aura, he was the leading male sex symbol in the 1970s. At the height of his career, Reynolds was one of the most bankable actors in the film industry, avoiding a series of box offices until his career declined in the mid-1980s. He recovered in 1997 with an Oscar nomination for the best supporting actor Boogie night and won an Emmy Award for his role in the TV series 1990-1994 Night Shade.

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Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an opinion writer for the Washington Post and at one time a Saudi insider, was killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in early October, triggering global outrage and asking for an international investigation.

The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killings, but the Saudi government has denied involvement.

(Erdem Sahin / EPA)

Stan Lee

Stan Lee, who dreamed of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Panther and other Marvel Comics superheroes who became mythical figures in pop culture with soaring success in the box office film, died on November 12 at the age of 95.

As a writer and editor, Lee is the key to the rise of Marvel to become a titan comic book in the 1960s when, working with artists such as Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he created superheroes that would thrill a generation of young readers.

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George H.W. and Barbara Bush

Former US first lady Barbara Bush, the only woman who saw her husband and son swear as president, died in April. He is 92 years old. Bush is the wife of the 41st United States president, George H.W. Bush, and 43rd mother, George W. Bush.

Her husband, former US president George Herbert Walker Bush died on November 30 – about eight months later – at the age of 94. He was elected after promising to deliver "a better, gentler America" ​​and establish good relations with Canada. main priority.

Here, the pair is seen participating in a coin toss before the start of Super Bowl LI in February 2017.

(Adrees Latif / Reuters)

Nancy Wilson

Grammy award-winning singer Nancy Wilson, whose hits ranged from R & B to jazz and funk, died on December 13 at the age of 81 after suffering a long illness. Wilson, who became famous as a torch singer in the 1960s, called himself "a stylist" and refused to be labeled a jazz singer for most of his career because he could cross many genres.

Wilson How happy I am gave him a Grammy in 1965 for the best R & B performance. He won more Grammy in 2005 and 2007 for jazz, along with a 2004 lifetime achievement award and Jazz Masters Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall, an indelible pioneer director starred in the top ranked sitcom Laverne & Shirley, died in December due to complications from diabetes. He is 75 years old.

Marshall plays the DeFazio Laverne which is not purified but pleasant Laverne & Shirley, who ran the ABC network from 1976 to 1983. After the series ended, Marshall took his career behind the camera, becoming a pioneering film director with hits including Big and Their Own League.

(Phil McCarten / Reuters)

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