March 27, 2023

We will miss them, but we mustn’t be sad. All the characters we have decided to remember in this article have disappeared in 2021, their legacy, on the other hand, continues to live within us. The news of the death of famous people who with their art, talent, sporting feats, particular expertise in their sector have managed to enter people’s hearts are saddening.

People who have left the world we live in, who will continue to live on in the memory of millions, some even in schoolbooks. Below is the list of famous people who died in 2021.

Celebrities who died in 2021

Prince Phillip

The husband of the Queen of England died on April 9 at the age of 99 , after spending more than 80 years alongside Elizabeth II. A role of prince consort and precious support, and sometimes weight, for the British crown.

Queen Elizabeth II had absolute confidence in him. ” He has been my strength all these years and remains so ,” she said in 1997, on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. Philip Moutbatten, born Prince of Greece and Denmark in Corfu, Greece, on June 10, 1921, died at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich, was 99. He had been hospitalized in London on February 17, 2021, following an illness and had not been released until a month later.

Prince consort for nearly seventy years, Lord Grand Admiral of the Royal Navy, passionate about horse riding or even elevated to the rank of Vanuatu divinity… the Duke of Edinburgh faithfully accompanied the Queen for many decades despite the sacrifice of his career and the heaviness of protocol. Renowned for his frankness and his impetuous character, he has built a reputation as a blunderer, with racist blunders and sometimes dubious jokes.

Betty White

It began in 1949, with a television appearance in Hollywood on Television 3 broadcast on the Californian networks KFWB and KCOP-TV. In 1952, she was offered a sitcom based on one of the characters she played on the show, Life with Elizabeth, which aired successfully until 1955. In 1954, she hosted and produced her own daily talk show / varieties, The Betty White Show, on NBC. As on her sitcom, she had full creative control, which was the case for very few women at the time, and notably hired a female director. Betty White dies of a stroke 8 the December 31, 2021 in Carmel ( California ), a few days before his hundredth birthday.

Christopher Plummer

Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, revealed by ‘The Sound of Music’, died at the age of 91 on February 5. “ Chris was an amazing man who deeply loved and respected his craft ,” said Lou Pitt, his friend and agent for decades. Christopher Plummer had a 75-year career but had to wait until the venerable age of 82 to win his first Oscar, in 2012, for a supporting role alongside Ewan McGregor and the Frenchwoman Mélanie Laurent in “Beginners ” . The actor will have played in more than a hundred films as varied as “The army of the 12 monkeys ” by Terry Gilliam, ” Malcom X” by Spike Lee or even ” Star Trek 6:

Larry King

The television host with thousands of interviews to his credit, from Marlon Brando to Donald Trump via Vladimir Putin, Frank Sinatra, Muammar Gaddafi or Barbra Streisand, died on February 10 at the age of 87 after being hospitalized following a Covid-19 infection.

He said he never wanted to be considered a journalist: his thing was to dialogue with his guests, as spontaneously as possible (even if it means being accused of not preparing his interviews). And he has built a whole career on this talent, for 63 years on radio, on TV, and even on the Internet, since he officiated since 2012 in a show, “Larry King Now” on the online channel Ora Media.

This is another show that made him famous: “Larry King Live”. Rolled up shirt sleeves, multicolored ties and timeless suspenders: Larry King had made himself one of the main characters of his interview, even rivaling his guest. In total, according to CNN, Larry King has conducted 30,000 interviews in his career.

Virgil Abloh

The American Virgil Abloh, designer and artistic director of men’s collections at Louis Vuitton, died of cancer on November 28 at the age of 41, announced the LVMH group, parent company of Vuitton. ” The LVMH group, the Maison Louis Vuitton and Off-White have the immense pain of announcing the disappearance of Virgil Abloh, struck down this Sunday, November 28 by a cancer which he had been fighting for several years”, declared LVMH on its account Twitter.

Virgil Abloh’s illness had not been made public. The first great black designer, committed to the affirmation of African-American cultures, the stylist had landed in 2018 one of the most envied positions in fashion, in the flagship brand of LVMH. King of luxury streetwear, he had established himself in a few years as one of the “coolest” designers among a public of connected millennials.

His trademark ? A style reflecting the “street” culture, with its sneakers and sweatshirts, but also an easily recognizable logo, made of black and white oblique stripes, successful collaborations, with Nike, Jimmy Choo, or Moncler. Virgil Abloh had created in 2012 a first label, Pyrex Vision. A year later, Off-White was born, a luxury streetwear brand, which imposed itself by the strength of its graphics before evolving towards more “couture” creations. In 2015, the brand was one of the finalists for the prestigious LVMH prize. LVMH had reached an agreement in July with Virgil Abloh to become the majority shareholder of its Off-White brand.

Anne Rice

American writer Anne Rice, author of fantasy and vampire novels, including “Interview with the Vampire”, which renewed the genre, died on December 12 at the age of 80, her family announced. According to her relatives, she died of complications from a stroke. “Interview with a Vampire “, published in 1976 and which renewed the genre of the vampire novel, was adapted for the cinema by Neil Jordan, starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in 1994.

Anna Rice has written dozens of books, sometimes erotic, sometimes tinged with religion, many in the ” Vampire ” series, which have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide. Another of his works, “Queen of the Damned” was adapted for the cinema in 2002 by Michael Rymer.

Henry Verne

Belgian writer Henri Vernes, creator of adventurer Bob Morane, a great success in children’s literature and comics, died on July 26 at the age of 102. Nearly 40 million copies of Bob Morane books have been sold worldwide. His series of over 200 novels has also been adapted into comics. “He died of generalized weakness ,” announced Jacky Legge, curator of the Tournai Folklore Museum, who dedicated a permanent exhibition space to the author after his centenary at the end of 2018.

Patrick Juvet

“Where are the women ” or ” I love America ” ​​are among his most famous titles. Born in Switzerland, singer Patrick Juvet died on April 1 at the age of 70. The body of the Swiss artist was found lifeless at his home in Barcelona.

At the beginning of his career, it was not as a singer, but as a model, that Patrick Juvet began working in Germany. But in 1971, he left Düsseldorf for Paris, where he signed with Eddy Barclay for the production of his first records. After a first attempt with Romantics Not Dead in 1971, it was La Musica , in 1971, which was his first success, selling more than 300,000 copies.

Jean-Paul Belmondo

Jean-Paul Belmondo, legend of French cinema, disappeared on September 6 at the age of 88. Boxer, stuntman, cheeky, tireless actor, he had pierced in “A bout de souffle” (1960), by Jean-Luc Godard, the symbolic beginning of the new wave, before establishing himself as one of the biggest stars. French cinema of the 60s, 70s and 80s as a popular actor but also with the greatest French directors, Resnais, Malle, Verneuil, Truffaut: “Pierrot le fou”, “L’homme de Rio”, “L’as des aces “, “The Brain”, “The Professional”, “The Guignolo”, “Cop or Thug”, “Itinerary of a Spoiled Child”, “A Monkey in Winter”, “The Magnificent”, the list is endless…

Charlie Watts

Charlie Watts, the drummer of the legendary group Rolling Stones, died on August 24 at the age of 80. His agent said he had ” passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today, surrounded by his family “.

Born on June 2, 1941 in the north London suburb of Wembley, Charlie Watts joined the Stones in January 1963, replacing Mick Avory who would later become a member of the Kinks. Rather passionate about jazz than rock, Charlie Watts learned the drums on his own, watching his favorite musicians perform in London clubs. He will be the only member, along with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, to appear on all of the studio albums produced by the band.

James Michael Tyler

James Michael Tyler is known for the role of Gunther, manager of the Central Perk Coffee Shop, which he interprets in the Friends series. Originally conceived as a simple role of figuration, Gunther is finally a speaking role. It was because he was the only extra capable of using a percolator that James Michael Tyler got the part. He was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer inSeptember 20182. He died of it on October 24, 2021.

Hubert Germain

They were 1,038 to have obtained this honorary title. Born on August 6, 1920, resistance fighter and politician Hubert Germain died on October 12 at the age of 101. His disappearance is a page of history that is turning, because he was the last Companion of the Liberation still wanted, since the death of Daniel Cordier in November 2020.

In fact, he had since been honorary chancellor of the order. Committed among the first in the Free French Forces (FFL) after the call of General de Gaulle, Hubert Germain had, after the war, taken the path of politics. In recent decades, he has maintained the memory of the Resistance during the Second World War. On November 11, he was buried at Mont-Valérien, in the presence of Emmanuel Macron.

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