People we lost in 2018

Today marks the last day of the year and it is time to remember the figures who died this year. Here is a look at some of those we said farewell to.

Stan Lee
The legendary comic book writer of most of Marvel’s iconic heroes, including Spiderman, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man, died at 95 on the 12th of November.
Lee was one kind-hearted man who inspired the likes of millions by interacting with his fans and treating them as if they were his close friends. However, he had many underlying health issues which included a difficult battle with pneumonia. He died shortly after suffering cardiac arrest.

Stephen Hawking
The best-known theoretical physicist and author of all times, Stephen Hawking, died on the 14th of March at the age of 76. Apparently, he had been living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) for a little longer than 55 years before it eventually took his life. His family, he died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England.
Even though Hawking was diagnosed with ALS at the early age of 2, he still led a very successful life with the malicious disease. The world was grieved after the loss of such a great mind.

Mac Miller
Record producer and American rapper Mac Miller originally Malcolm James McCormick died on Sept. 7 at the age of 26.
He was found at his San Fernando Valley home by a friend and was pronounced dead at the scene by local authorities.
The Miller’s cause of death was declared to be an accidental drug overdose. The Swimming rapper who was known for his music, generosity and kindheartedness was also a reigning hip-hop artist in modern contemporary music.

Aretha Franklin
The first female on this list. Aretha Franklin, popularity known as the American Queen of Soul, passed away in August at 76 years old. She was known and loved for her 1960 classics such as I Never Loved A Man and Respect.
On the 16th of August, A pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor took her life,  she died in her home with close friends and family by her side. She struggled with her health starting in 2010 when she was diagnosed with cancer.

This Swedish producer and DJ Tim Bergling, died on April 20 at the age of 28.
He had suffered from a number of different mental health issues and decided to focus on making music to avoid the stress of the spotlight when playing live.
He reportedly died of huge blood loss after suffering self-inflicted wounds.

Burt Reynolds
Burt was a legendary ’70s and ’80s Hollywood actor, died at age 82 on Sept. 6.
He was known for his roles in films such as: Deliverance in 1972,The Longest Yard in 1974 and the world-renowned action/comedy, Smokey and the Bandit of 1977.
Reynolds died at the Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Fla. after he suffered a heart attack.

This American rapper XXXTentacion also known as Jahseh Onfroy died on June 18 at only 20 years.
Onfrey was shot multiple times which eventually resulted in his tragic and untimely death even after he was rushed to the Broward Health North hospital were he later died.

Harry Anderson

Harry Anderson who is a comedian and actor died on April 16 at the age of 65.

He was popularly known for his portrayal as Judge Harry Stone on NBC hit comedy, Night Court in 1984 and 1992.
Anderson died in his sleep in his home and it was reportedly caused by a number of strokes as a result of heart disease and a long battle with the flu.
He was considered to be one of the funniest persons in his time and is remembered by many for his talent as a magician and his gift of comedy.

Stephen Hillenburg
Stephen Hillenburg, was the creator and executive producer for ‘SpongeBob SquarePants. He died on Nov. 26 at the age of 57.
Hillenburg died as a result of ALS, a disease that he was originally diagnosed with in March 2017. He devoted himself to continuing his work on the kids’ television show until he couldnt anymore.
Nickelodeon announced his death to the public in a heartfelt statement. “Steve imbued SpongeBob SquarePants with a unique sense of humour and innocence that has brought joy to generations of kids and families everywhere."
Stephen devoted almost two decades to his work as a cartoon icon. He created SpongeBob and the forever expanding wonderful world of Bikini Bottom in 1999. His sense of humor and powerful imagination touched the hearts of millions of children and parents worldwide.

Joe Jackson
This well-known patriarch of the Jackson family, died on the 27th of June at 89.
He died in a Las Vegas hospital after he had suffered from terminal pancreatic cancer and many other health issues.
Jackson was famous for managing his musical children and started with The Jackson 5, before proceeding to assist his son Michael and daughter Janet in their solo endeavours.

Rest in perfect peace.