Legendary Celebs Who Died in 2021
Every time we hear about a dying away star whose talents have become a part of our lives, we are reminded of how fleeting life is. We’ve lost hundreds of thousands of individuals to COVID as well as other illnesses this year, but those numbers are simply blips on the radar. When a movie star or a music idol suddenly dies and the entire world mourns, it is a genuine tragedy. The most tragic celeb deaths of 2021 are listed here.
1. John Lawton
The former lead singer of the British rock band Uriah Heep died on July 6th at the age of 75. Lawton decided to join Uriah Heep in 1976, and the renowned band released four albums while he was with them. Lawton departed Uriah Heep after roughly three years and embarked on a solo career.
2. Richard Donner
At the age of 91, the Hollywood filmmaker passed away. There was no mention of the reason for death. Since the 1970s, he has been known for his work on top classic films such as The Omen (1976) as well as Superman (1978). He also filmed all four parts of Lethal Weapon with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, as well as dozen other lesser-known films.
3. Joe Lara
The actor died in an aircraft crash in Tennessee. He was known for his spectacular portrayal of Tarzan in the television series “Tarzan.” The remains of seven passengers, including Jo Lara with his wife, were discovered in the debris 2 days after the Cessna C501 fell into the lake. In 1989, Lara starred as Tarzan in the television movie Tarzan in Manhattan. In 2002, he also appeared in the projects Conan and Baywatch before retiring from acting and focusing on music.
4. Paul Van Doren
At the age of 90, the co-founder of the renowned American shoe business Vans passed away. Paul established the firm which became renowned for its iconic sneakers in 1966 alongside his brother James as well as financial partners Gordon Lee & Serge Delia. Clients may buy shoes with their own designs from Van Doren, which made them famous among many sportsmen.
Earl Simmons comes through the music scene name DMX, passed away at the age of 51 after a heart attack. On April 2, the musician was admitted to the hospital and has been on life support since. Some sources claim that DMX was hospitalized due to a drug overdose, but this has not been proven, and it makes no difference.
6. Hilton Valentine
The British rock singer who was a part of The Animals died at the age of 77. There was no mention of the reason for death. Valentine began his career as a guest musician with The Animals before joining the band, along with singer Eric Burdon, to assist them to play their biggest songs including House of the Rising Sun as well as We Gotta Get Outta This Place.
7. Larry King
Upon being hospitalized and testing positive with COVID-19, he died at the L.A. Medical Center at the age of 87. King was recognized for many media activities, but the Larry King Live show, which he presented on CNN over 25 years (from 1985 to 2010) was the main backbone of his popularity.
8. Sylvain Sylvain
At the age of 69 died a musician and one of the founding members of the legendary 1970s rock band New York Dolls. Sylvain Mizrahi (his true name) had been battling cancer for the last 3 years, but the disease had triumphed. The New York Dolls were one of the first glam rock musicians in the world, and their first album was named one of the Top Albums Ever.