TAG24 remembers celebrities and icons who passed away in 2021
In 2021 we had to say goodbye to many celebrities and pioneers of Politics, culture, Science, and sports. As we prepare to enter a new year, TAG24 remembers the legacy of those who came before us.
Award-winning actor Hal holbrook died on January 23 at the age of 95. He earned an Oscar nomination for his role as a father figure in the drama Into the Wild.
He has also starred in countless movies and series including Sons of Anarchy, Grey’s Anatomy, The Firm, Promised Land, Emergency Room, Hawaii Five O and many more.
Legendary American talk show host Larry King lost his battle with Covid-19 on January 23 at the age of 87.
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100-year-old record fundraiser Tom Moore (Captain Tom) from the UK died on February 2 after contracting Covid-19. Moore raised over $ 43 million for coronavirus relief and was a symbol of solidarity.
He was entered in the Guinness Book of World Records and even knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Christopher Plummer died at the age of 91 on February 5. The Canadian has been nominated three times for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and won the award for his work in Newbies, placing him in history as the oldest Oscar winner at age. from 82.
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Larry Flynt was no stranger to courts and outright hate, and the controversial publisher has died aged 78. The founder of porn magazine Hustler closed his eyes forever on February 10.
George Segal died on March 23. The American actor, who lived to be 87, rose to fame for films such as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Le Pont de Remagen.
British actor Paul Chevalier, best known for the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, died on April 5.
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of British Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 99. The royal family announced his death on April 9.
Bernard “Bernie” Madoff, Stockbroker Sentenced to 150 Years in Prison for One of the Largest Investment Fraud Cases in Financial History, Died Aged 82 on April 14 .
A day later the musician Barbie kelly of the Kelly family has passed away. She was only 45 years old.
There was also sad news from England on April 16. The famous actor Helene mccrory died at the age of 52.
She starred in Peaky Blinders – Gangs of Birmingham and as Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, among other roles.
The football world mourned the passing of John madden just before the new year. TThe training and commentary legend passed away on December 28 at the age of 85.
He unexpectedly ended his coaching career in January 1979 at the age of 42.
To this day, he remains the youngest coach to achieve 100 NFL wins.
Explorers and Icons
American astronaut Michael collins died April 28 at the age of 90.
He was one of the crew aboard the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
english singer Nick kamen was on the cover of The Face magazine in 1984, and he sure could sing along, dropping 10 hits with songs like With Each Time You Break My Heart and I Promised Myself
He died at the age of 59 on May 4.
Czech actor LibuÅ¡e Å afrÃ¡nkovÃ¡ died on June 9 at the age of 68.
She has appeared in nearly 150 cinema and television films in total, and has also graced the stage of the theater in Prague.
She was also known for her role as singer Klara in the 1996 Oscar-winning drama Kolya.
Musicians and authors
Blues rock and a dazzling beard were his hallmarks. Dusty hilI was famous for being the bassist and second vocalist for ZZ Top, which celebrated big hits with songs like Gimme All Your Lovin and Sharp Dressed Man.
Hill was 72 when he died suddenly on July 27.
One of the most influential musicians of his generation, drummer Joey jordison, died on July 28 at just 46 years old. He rose to fame within the Slipknot metal group.
Noah Gordon, author of bestselling The Physician, died at the age of 95 on November 22.
A shock hit the music world again on April 9, when the American rapper DMX died after being hospitalized for days in a New York clinic. He only lived 50 years.
More artists and icons will be missed
In August, the music world mourned the loss of Charlie Watts. The drummer of the legendary group The Rolling Stones died peacefully in a London hospital on August 24 surrounded by his family at the age of 80.
He was considered the musical backbone of the band, which ranks second behind the Beatles in British rock.
Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis became world famous in 1964 with his music for the film Zorba the Greek and the dance Sirtaki, choreographed especially for the film.
His work also included operas, orchestral pieces, choral music, ballets, oratorios and song cycles.
He died on September 2 at the age of 96. In Greece, he is revered as a popular hero.
The big screen and the fashion world
In the 60s, Jean-Paul Belmondo was a leading figure in French New Wave cinema and a symbol of rebellion and anarchism. His breakthrough came at the age of 26 with A bout de souffle by Jean-Luc Godard.
The cinema legend has appeared in about 80 films and played more than 40 roles in the theater. Belmondo died on September 6 at the age of 88.
Willie Garson rose to fame with his role as Stanford Blatch in Sex and the City. He starred in all six seasons and also appeared in the remake And Just Like That. On September 21, HBO television announced the death of the 57-year-old.
James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther in Friends, died of prostate cancer on October 24. The actor has also appeared in the series Scrubs and Sabrina.
Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh, a fashion industry icon, passed away suddenly on November 28. He was only 41 when he lost the fight to cancer.
Anne Rice was one of the most famous Gothic novelists. She died on December 11 at the age of 80.
She wrote the legendary Interview with the Vampire and wrote erotic novels under a pseudonym.
Famous author, essayist and screenwriter Joan Didion died on December 23 at the age of 87.
Canadian director and producer Jean-Marc Vallee, who gained international fame with works such as the Oscar-winning drama Dallas Buyers Club, died on December 25 at the age of 58. He won an Emmy for his work as a director on the HBO series Big Little Lies.
South Africa former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Frederik Willem de Klerk died on November 11 at the age of 85. He was one of the pioneers of the end of apartheid in the country.
World-renowned South African human rights and anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu died on December 26.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Archbishop of Cape Town turned 90.
It’s sad to see people you might have looked up to go, but having an ending is part of what makes life great. Their legacies will certainly live on in 2022 and beyond.
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