The 21st century has lots of memories in it. Some are good, some are bad. But in this century some legends came and passed away, giving us some meaningful lessons of life. Today, we’ll be discussing some famous people who died in the 21st century but will be remembered forever.
These people are not just related to showbiz but to politics, revolution, and innovation as well. They became an inspiration to millions of people and their legacy have been admired by generations. Their one-line sayings become quotes and their conversations have been considered as the motivational discussions. Including Michael Jackson, Paul Walker, Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs and some other prominent personalities, we’ve gathered some influential individuals on this list.
1. Michael Jackson
The leading personality who will never be forgotten even in the 22nd century is none other than Michael Jackson, the king of Pop. Michael was born in Gary, Indian on 29th August 1958. He was passionate about music and this ambition took him to the peaks of success at a very young age. He initially sang songs with his elder brothers but later, started doing solo performances. His famous music albums are several but the number one is Thriller that was released in the 1980s. The award-winning artist was also a humanitarian and a philanthropist. Jackson was found dead on 25th June 2009. His death is still mourned by the world.
2. Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs was one-in-a-million kind of person who had a broad vision and an innovative mind. The CEO of Apple Inc., the great Steev Jobs was born on 24th February 1955. Also, she had some shares of Pixar and was also one of the core members of Disney’s board of directors. He was not subject to being alive, in fact, he is still successful after his death as he won over 450 patents which can’t be even achieved by the alive inventors. There’s a long list of his inventions and foundations. Steve passed away on 5th October 2011 due to pancreatic cancer.
3. Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela was an inspiration to millions of people and we believe that he lived a long age only because he was born to inspire others. On 18th July 1918 in the Union of South Africa, the world was blessed with an angel who later became a great leader. Apart from being a political leader and president of South Africa, Nelson was a revolutionary activist and a philanthropist as well. He fought against racism and other cultural, social and religious discrimination. He was beloved by three wives, six kids, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as well. His motivational quotes and speeches are still being used as a strong means of optimism.
4. Amy Winehouse
The 27-year old singer Amy Winehouse left the world on 23rd July 2011 due to alcohol poisoning. Famous for her melodious voice, Amy was born on 14th September 1983. The award-winning entertainer was also known for her musical genres such as jazz, soul and rhythm & blues. Her debut album was released in 2003 which was a hit in the UK. Back to Black posthumously, her music album was immensely sold and became UK’s bestselling album of the 21st Century. She married Fielder-Civil in 2007 but their married life ended after 2 years.
5. Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger was one of those actors who gained more fame and popularity after their death. Heath was majorly known for his role as the “Joker” in The Dark Night and the sad part is that he passed away before the release of the movie. The Joker’s role is famous worldwide and all the credit goes to the young but late Heath Ledger. He was born on 4th April 1979 in Australia and passed away at the age of 28 due to cardiac arrest. He was passionate to be the film director and also created certain music videos.
6. Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussain was a political leader of Iraq who became the president on 16th July 1979. His presidency ended on 9th April 2003. Born on 28th April 1837, he was named “Saddam” by his mother which means One who confronts. He also served as the Chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council, Secretary-General of the National Command, Regional Secretary of the Regional Command and Member of the Regional Command as well as the Prime Minister of Iraq. He was against the Kurdish and Shi’a movements. He was executed on 30th December 2006.
7. Paul Walker
Paul Walker is someone who every time reminds us of every friend, our partners in crime. Famous for his character as Brian O’Corner, Paul Walker was an actor who began his career as a TV show host. Born in 12th September 1973, Paul was a talented actor who also worked for certain TV commercials and also worked for National Geographic series Expedition Great White. While the Fast and Furious series became the backbone of his career, he also did other movies like Timeline, Running Scared and many more. Paul passed away in a car accident in 2013.
8. Robin Williams
Who knew that the person who made us all laugh so badly will leave us in a deep grief forever? Robin Williams, the great entertainer, the best comedian, was born on 21st July 1951 in Chicago. In the 1070s, he showed the world his talent initially as a standup comedian. The skillful Robin later joined the film industry as a comedy actor. His inspirations include Peter Sellers, Lenny Bruce, Jonathan Winters and Nicholas & May as comedians. His performance in the movie Popeye was so much appreciated that he started getting films like Aladdin, Moscow on the Hudson and many more. Robin Williams left the world at the age of 63 by killing himself.
9. Chester Bennington
The 41-year old artist Chester Bennington passed away on 20th July 2017 by committing suicide, hanging himself to death. He was born on 20th March 1976 to a hardworking couple in Arizona. He was the main member of some famous music bands including Linkin Park. His first music collection was released in cassettes in 1993. He had two children with 2 wives. Apart from the passion of music, he was also fond of acting. Working with Linkin Park was a remarkable change in Chester’s life which transformed his frustrated life into a heaven. Unfortunately, we lost this legend but his memories will last forever and his legacy will always be alive.
10. Philip Seymour Hoffman
The famous filmmaker and actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of the renowned personalities of Hollywood who started his acting career in 1992 by appearing in movies like Happiness, Magnolia and other. As a director, his first movie was Jack Goes Boating. He was a father of 3 kids. Philip was addicted to drugs since he was a young boy which resulted in his death. He could have lived more than 46 years if he wasn’t a drug addict. He usually appeared in supporting roles in the films.