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
1235-1303- Boniface VIII [Benedetto Gaetani] was a lawyer/pope (1294-1303)
1282-1347- Louis IV was the Duke of Bayern/Romania-Germany King/emperor
1484-1531- Huldrych Zwingli was a Swiss church reformer (Zwinglianen)
1636-1731- Edward Colston was an English merchant and philanthropist-most of his money was made through the trade and acquisition of slaves.
1745-1779 – Kazimierz Pułaski was Polish fighter for American independence. He was known as the father of American cavalry.
1774-1809- Meriwether Lewis was the leader of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. He shot himself dead with a gun.
1812-1850- Louisa Maria was the queen of Belgium (1832-50)/wife of Leopold I, dies at 38
1829-1896 – Edward White Benson was the Archbishop of Canterbury until his death.
1895-1959- Bert Bell was an NFL hall of famer. He was the cofounder of the Philadelphia Eagles for $2500. In 1946 Bert Bell became the NFL commissioner.
1887-1961- Leonard “Chico” Marx was a comedian (Marx Brothers) He was the eldest of the Marx Brothers.
1898-1971 – Chesty Puller was the most decorated Marine in history. He was involved in some of the bloodiest battles of World War II. He fought in Nicaragua and the Korean War.
1917-1985- Tex Williams was a country-western singer, dies at 68 of cancer (Smoke, Smoke, Smoke that cigarette)
1923-1988- Bonita Granville was an actress (Lone Ranger, Hitler’s Children), dies at 55 of lung cancer.
1880-2006 – Benito Martínez was the Cuban who claimed to be the oldest person, died mildly ironically. Family didn’t mourn -There is no proof that he is the oldest person.
1915-2007- Werner von Trapp was a member of the Trapp Family Singers -Whose lives were the inspiration of “The Sound of Music”
1915-2007 – David Lee “Tex” Hill was a World War Two fighter pilot, flying ace, 1st American Volunteer Group. He also served in the Korean War.
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.