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International famous characters who left us in 2018 – December 30, 2008



January

Nicanor Parra (103). Chilean poet was a legend of Hispanic-American literature of the twentieth century. The author of "Poemas y antipoemas" the writer was the elder brother of the singer-songwriter Violeta Parra. In 2011, he received the Cervantes Award. He died 23/1.

Nicanor Parra

Nicanor Parra

Dolores O & # 39; Riordan (46)Wonderful singer of the Irish rock band The Cranberries, died January 15, drowned from intoxication in the bath of a London hotel. In the decade of the 90s, his group was very popular with such successes as Linger and Zombie.

Dolores O & # 39; Riordan.

Dolores O & # 39; Riordan.

MARCH

Hubert de Givenchy (91). A French fashion designer, he founded the house that bears his name in 1952. He wore cinema and fashion icons such as Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Kennedy. He died 10/3 near Paris when he slept.

Hubert de Givenchy.

Hubert de Givenchy.

Stephen Hawking (76)The famous British astrophysicist made a fundamental contribution to the knowledge through his research on the origin of the universe and black holes. Despite suffering from a neurodegenerative disease, he never stopped research. His popular books gave him great popularity. He is considered one of the brightest minds in science since the days of Albert Einstein. He died 3/14.

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

April

Winnie Mandela (81), The former wife of South African leader Nelson Mandela was a fighter for the anti-apartheid movement and an ambiguous figure in his country's politics. In 1994, she was expelled from her husband’s government for insubordination. He died 2/4.

Winnie Mandela

Winnie Mandela

Milos Foreman (86), The Czech director was the author of the main films in the 70s and 80s, as “trapped without exit”, with Jack Nicholson, an Oscar winner for the best film. In 1984, he won 8 Oscars for Amadeus, the plot of which was focused on the envy that Salieri had for Mozart. He died 13/4.

Milos Foreman.

Milos Foreman.

Aviation (28). Swedish DJ committed suicide on 20/4 in Oman. Avicii gained fame in the world of electronic pop music in 2013 thanks to its songs Wake me up! and hello brother In addition, he collaborated with renowned artists such as Coldplay and Rihanna.

Avicii.

Avicii.

MAY

Tom Wolfe (88), Journalist and American writer, is considered one of the fathers of the new journalism. He wrote novels, short stories, poems and dramatic works. The author of Bonfire of Vanity violated the rules of traditional writing by placing the observer in the center of the stage and incorporating the literary style. He died 14/5.

Tom wolf

Tom wolf

June

Anthony Bourdain (61). One of the most famous chefs in the world committed suicide in a hotel in a French village on June 8th. Bourdain was the author of gastronomy at the New York Times and had his own television series on CNN.

Anthony Bourdin.

Anthony Bourdin.

Joe Jackson (89). Michael Jackson's father died 23/6 of pancreatic cancer. In the role of manager, Joe was responsible for starting the career of the King of Pop and his brothers when they formed Jackson-five in the seventies.

Joe jackson

Joe jackson

August

V.S. Naipoul (85). He was a British writer, born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in the Indian community. He received recognition in the literary media for writing about the consequences of colonialism. In 2001, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. He died 8/8.

V.S. Naipol.

V.S. Naipol.

Aretha Franklin (76)The Queen of Soul Music died in her home in Detroit, losing her fight against pancreatic cancer. With her powerful voice, the performer of such hits as Respect and Natural Woman received 18 Grammy awards in her career and became the first woman to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Kofi Annan (80) The former United Nations Secretary-General died on August 18 in Switzerland from a sudden illness. Born in Ghana, Annan was one of the leading figures in world diplomacy and received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan

Stefan Karl Stefansson (43)The Icelandic actor played a prominent role in the children's TV series Lazytown, in which he played the evil character Robbie Rotten. He died of cancer 8/21.

Stefan Steffansson

Stefan Steffansson

Neil Simon (91). One of the most famous playwrights and screenwriters of the Broadway theater stage. In the 60s, he wrote such successful works as "Strange Couple" and "Barefoot" in the park. He died of pneumonia 6/26.

Neil Simon.

Neil Simon.

September

Burt Reynolds (82). The American actor was one of the most famous stars of Hollywood in the 70s and outlined the style with his image “hard”. He was also a director and producer. He died 6/9.

Burt reynolds

Burt reynolds

October

Charles Aznavour (94). Considered the last giant of French music of the twentieth century, the Gallic singer died 1/10. His fruitful career lasted eight decades, during which he sold over 100 million records and recorded the classic “She and Venice without You.”

Montserrat Caballe (85). The opera diva, born in Barcelona, ​​made a brilliant career and was recognized as one of the greatest sopranos of the 20th century for her vocal technique. He got to pop music by recording a CD with Freddie Mercury. He died 6/10.

november

I fight with Geek (90). The legendary Chilean singer died in Mexico on November 13th. The bolero king became famous in the mid-twentieth century by such successes as Contigo in the distance, Don't tell me La barca. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Such figures as Julio Iglesias and Luis Miguel recognized it as a benchmark of the genre.

I fight with Geek

I fight with Geek

Bernardo Bertolucci (77). The master of Italian cinema caused controversy with the film "Ultimo tango en París", which was banned in Italy and Argentina for scenes with strong sexual content. In 1988, his film The Last Emperor received nine Oscars. He died on November 26th.

Bernardo Bertolucci.

Bernardo Bertolucci.

George H.V. Bush (94). He was the 41st president of the United States. in the period 1989-93 The Republican ruled during the end of the Cold War and during the Gulf War. He was previously a hero of World War II, vice president of Ronald Reagan and director of the CIA. He died on 30/11.

George Bush Sr.

George Bush Sr.


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