• 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.
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1050-1095– Margrave Leopold II of Austria-He was known as Leopold the fair.
1520-1565– Jean Ribault was a French explorer and colonizer -places in Jacksonville were named after him.
Died in 1672– Frederik of Nassau was count of Buren, he was slain in battle
1644-1694– Matsuo Basho was greatest Japanese haiku poet.
1801-1844– Claude Tillier was a French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin)
1860– Henry G W Smith was a leader of British-Indian forces, dies at 73
1907-187-– Robert E Lee was a famous General of Confederate Army- The Battle of Gettysburg.
1827-1875– Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux was a French sculptor and painter.
1865-1915– Edith L Cavell was a British nurse who executed by Germans in Belgium (WW II). Her whole life was saving people. She was arrested for harboring Allied soldiers.
1945– Jesse James Payne was lynched in Madison County Florida
1918-1954– George Welch was an American pilot-He was a World War II flying ace who was a Medal of Honor nominee. He died as a test pilot for the United States.
1912-1969 – Sonja Henie was a figure skater (Olympic-gold-1928, 32, 36), dies at 57. She greeted Hitler with a Nazi salute. There was a lot of controversy following Sonja about her relationship with Hitler and her ties to Nazi Germany.
1935-1971 – Gene Vincent was a rocker who dies of bleeding ulcers at 36
1929-1983 – The Grand Wizard of Wrestling was a Wrestling manager. His real name was Ernie Roth.
1910-1985– Johnny Olsen was a TV announcer (Price is Right), dies at 75. He worked on 32 game shows.
1985 – Ricky Wilson, rock guitarist (B-52’s), dies of AIDS at 32
1903-1993– Leon Ames was an actor (Father of the Bride), dies at 91 of stroke. He played Judy Garland’s father.
1943-1997– John Denver was a country music star (Country Boy), dies in plane crash at 53
1931-2003 – Willie Shoemaker was an American jockey
• 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.