Celebz We Lost In The Year 2009

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson: When heard the news of death of ‘King of pop’ Michael Jackson, every one get shocked. No one believed on this when it was announced on June 25, 2009 that Michael Jackson is no more. At that time he was 50 and death of him triggered an outpouring of grief from around the world. No one believes because at that Michael Jackson was preparing for his concert.

Michael Jackson’s memorial: To pay tribute to this great star a memorial was held on 7th July, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. His casket was present during the memorial, but the family members dispose of his casket secretly. Many celebrities were reached there in the honor of him. Even they performed in that event. Some of the names include are: Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Jermaine Jackson, and Shaheen Jafargholi. His eleven year daughter Paris Katherine was very upset and cried. She told that since I was born, he has been the best father you could ever imagine. She also said she love him so much. We all miss you.

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze: A very smart and handsome actor who has his own style and way to dance was died on 14th September, 2009. He was died of pancreatic cancer and at the time of his death he was 57. In 1991, Patrick Swayze was named by People magazine as “Sexiest Man Alive”. He was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in January 2008. Bad time of the Swayze started in 1998 when he was got injured while filming Letters from a Killer near Ione, California when he fell from a horse and hit a tree. Swayze recovered from his injuries, but he had trouble resuming his career until 2000.

Stephen Gately

Stephen Gately: One of the lead singers of the group Boyzone Stephen Gately was died on 10th October, 2009. He is the singer, songwriter and actor, and had a record-breaking sixteen consecutive singles. After three UK hit singles, Gately released a successful solo album in 2000. Not only this, he was also appeared in various stage productions and on television programmers. In 2008, he rejoined his colleagues as Boyzone. The singer was discovered dead at an apartment he owned with Cowles in Majorca, Spain.

Feroz Khan

Feroz Khan: Feroz Khan who is known for his flamboyant style better known as the “Clint Eastwood of the East”. He was famous for his style quotient, and was a revolution for the conventional Bollywood hero. In the year 1970s and 1980s, he appeared in over 50 films. He was also one of the best loved-heroes of the Indian film industry. His role in hit film Qurbani gave him a new image in the Bollywood. He became famous as director after this movie as he also directed the same. Not only this, he also directed other successful movies like Dayavan (1988) and Janbaaz (1986) and in the year 2000, he was honored with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. The actor was suffering from cancer and died on April 27, 2009.

Bina Rai

Bina Rai: Bina Rai was a college fresher when she once enters in a telant contest for an advertisement. She was actively participated in college dramas and thus she applied for the contest and received a call from the sponsors. She went Mumbai (Bombay at that time), to participate in the contest. By the grace of God and her luck, she won the contest along with the 25,000 rupees in prize money and a leading role in Kishore Sahu’s Kali Ghata (1951). She was married to actor Prem Nath in 1950. The first movie in which the duo was paired opposite each other was Aurat (1953). The film was not a big hit, but both fell in love with each other. Bina Rai died of cardiac arrest on December 6, 2009. She is known for her roles in classics movies like Anarkali (1953) and Taj Mahal (1963).

Simple Kapadia

Simple Kapadia: One of the actresses of Bollywood industry who was also a fashion designer was Simple Kapadiya. She is the younger sister of Dimple Kapadia. She started her career when she was just 18. Her acting debut was in 1977 with her brother-in-law Rajesh Khanna. Her debut movie was Anurodh. The film was not a big hit and according to director of the movie Shakti Samanta audiences didn’t want to see Rajesh Khanna pursue his real life sister-in-law. She appeared in about 20 movies and also won the National award for the costumes of Rudaali in 1994. She was died of cancer on 10th November, 2009.

Jade Goody

Jade Goody: Jade Goody first got spotted at the time of third series of reality TV show Big Brother. She get limelight during the show when she was accused of racist bullying against Indian actress Shilpa Shetty. That show was won by Shilpa Shetty. Later after her eviction from the show, she apologized for her mistake in public. She also appeared in Indian reality show Big Boss in August 2008 but withdrew early from the show as she was not well and had cervical cancer. She married Jack Tweed on 22nd 0February, 2009 and exactly after one month on 22nd March, 2009 she died of cancer.

Leela Naidu

Leela Naidu: Leela Naidu was the Femina Miss India in 1954. Not only this, she was also named as one of the ten most beautiful women of the world by Vogue. She also appeared in number of Hindi movies but get fame with the movie Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke in 1963. Her last film in Hindi cinema was Baghi which was released in 1964 co-starring Pradeep Kumar, Vijaya Choudhury and Mumtaz. Leela Naidu died of lung failure on 28th July, 2009. She was remembered for her classical beauty and subtle acting style.

Gangubai Hangal

Gangubai Hangal: A powerful singer of Kiran gharana Gangubai Hangal, was died on 21st July, 2009 at the age of 96. Her family did not consider singing an appropriate profession for a girl or women. She had to struggle hard against her family to make her carrier as singer. She had initially performed light classical genres, including bhajan and thumri, across the country. She also served as an honorary music professor of the Karnatak University. Her last concert was in March 2006 to mark her 75th career year. She had overcome bone marrow cancer in 2003.She had donated her eyes to increase awareness for organ donation.

Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett: Farrah Fawcet first came to international fame with the TV series Charlie’s Angels in 1976. She was the nominee of multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award. Her unique hairstyle was emulated by millions of young women and poster broke records and made her sex symbol in the 1970s and 1980s. Earlier in 1960s and 1970s, she was appeared in many TV commercials for consumer products. She also developed her own brand of hair care products. At the age of 50, she returned to the pages of Playboy with a pictorial for the July 1997 issue, which also became a top seller. Fawcett received an Independent Spirit Award nomination as Best Actress for the film. Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. She died on June 25, 2009.

Natasha Richardson

Natasha Richardson: A daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Richardson (director/producer), Natasha Richardson was died on March 18, 2009. She was an English-American stage and screen actress. She was the granddaughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. She received a Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut in 1993. Not only this, she won many other awards like Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Sally Bowles in the 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret. Natasha sustained a serious head injury on 16 March 2009 while taking a skiing lesson at the Mont Tremblant Resort in Quebec. She refused to take the medical help and returned to her hotel room. Near about three hours later, she was tajen into hospital as she was complaining of severe headache. After that she was flown to New York hospital where she died on 18th March, 2009.

Shakti Samanta

Shakti Samanta: Shakti Samanta was most known for films like Howrah Bridge, China Town, Kashmir Ki Kali, An Evening in Paris, Kati Patang and Amar Prem. He received Filmfare Awards for Best Film for Aradhana, Anuraag and Amanush. These movies are also made in Bengali. Some of his movie had also been shown at international festivals in Berlin, Tashkent etc. He had been presidensent of Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association for five years. Not only this, he also had been Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for seven years and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata for two years. He died on April 9, 2009.

John Travolta’s son

John Travolta’s son: The beginning of the year 2009 was not good for the John Travolta. He lost his 16-years old son Jett in the first month of the year on January 2. Jett was not well and was affected from Kawasaki disease. He had been found unconscious on morning of the death day by his caretaker Jeff Katharain. He is thought to have died after hitting his head on a bathtub following a seizure, when he was on a family holiday in the Bahamas.

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