Dying is just like taxes in the respect that it is going to happen to you and me. Over history, we realize it doesn’t matter who you are, you are going to face death. Famous people have no secret weapon against death. They are just like you and I. They will die. We will die. Death is a part of life. However, many of us look forward to eternal life in Heaven. After we all pass from this world, I hope to meet each one of you in a better place called Heaven.
We Live And We Die
Nobody Lives Forever
See You In Heaven
1484-1550 – Jon Arason was the last Roman Catholic bishop of Iceland prior to the reformation, beheaded in Skalholt with his two sons Are and Bjorn, fought against Lutheranism.
1729-1796 – Catharina II, “the Great”, tsarina of Russia, she revitalized Russia
1909-1938– Earnest von Rath was a German antifascist/diplomat, assassinated in Paris by a Jewish youth.
1895-1944 – Richard Sorge & Ozaki were spies who worked for the Soviet Union during World War II, caught and hanged in Tokyo
1884-1962 – Eleanor Roosevelt was the 1st Lady (1933-1945), was married to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, became an advocate for civil rights, dies at 78 in NYC
1897-1978 – Gene Tunney was the former heavyweight boxing champ (1926-28), defeated Jack Dempsey twice, the Fighting Marine dies at 80
1930-1980 – Steve McQueen was a famous actor (Tom Horn, Bullitt), The Magnificent Seven, dies at 50 during an operation to remove tumors from his abdomen.
1927-1992 – Jack Kelly was a US actor (Bart Maverick, Vega$), dies following a stroke at 65
1921-1995 – Melvin “Slappy” White was a comedian who worked with Redd Foxx, He appeared on Sanford and Son and SNL, died of heart attack at 74
1984-2006 – Bryan Pata was an American football defensive tackle (University of Miami), was murdered by gunshots, the case is unsolved
1932-2007 – Earl Dodge was an American politician (Prohibition Party), was involved in the Right to Life Movement
This is series of famous people who died was inspired by Faye Farley who writes about famous people who were born on the same dates. Each day I will make a list of the famous people who died on the particular day with a link to her story about who was born on a particular day. Today’s famous deaths will be linked to her September 27 story because she has not made it to October yet. Click here to check out Faye’s writing