All of us are going to live and die. Death is just like taxes in the respect that it is going to happen to you and I. 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
15, 16 BC-19- Julius Caesar Germanicus-Was the maternal grandfather of Nero
1603-1659- Able J Tasmania navigator/discovered (Tasmania, NZ)
1633-1676- Sebastian Knupfer was a German composer
1665-1723- William Cowper was 1st Earl Cowper; Lord Chancellor of England-He was Lord Keeper of The Great Seal.
1674-1747- John Potter was the Archbishop of Canterbury
1736-1797- Carter Braxton was one of the wealthiest landowners and slave owners in the Old Dominion. He signed the Declaration of Independence.
1814-1864- David Bullock Harris was US Confederate colonel, dies of yellow fever
1801-1872- William H. Seward was United States Secretary of State
1817-1875-Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy was a Russian novelist, poet and dramatist who wrote “Don Juan”.
1839-1913 – Adolphus Busch was an American brewer (Anheuser-Busch)
1978 – Gesina Van der Molen was a Dutch WWII resistance fighter/lawyer.
1931-1980- Bill Thomas was an actor who played Buckwheat in “Our Gang”-The Little Rascals.
1915-1985- Orson Welles, actor/director (Citizen Kane), dies of heart attack
1920-1985 – Yul Brynner was a famous actor (King & I), dies of cancer at 65. Died on the same day Orson Welles died.
1934-1990 – Dick Jorgensen who was an NFL referee, dies at 56 of cancer.
1922-1991-Redd Foxx was a famous comedian (Sanford & Sons), dies of heart attack at 68
1911-2001- Eddie Futch was an American boxing trainer. He was one of the best all time boxing trainers.
1963-2004- Ken Caminiti was American baseball player who died of a drug overdose. He played Major League baseball for fifteen years.
1952-2004 – Christopher Reeve was an American actor who played “Superman”. He died of a heart attack.
This 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.