Hi people, the year is slowly winding to a close and I thank God that we still have life. However we happened to lose a number of celebrities this year. I listed below the few that I could recall.
Natasha Richardson - wife of Liam Neeson, died March 18 after suffering head injuries from a ski trip.
Bea Arthur - who played Dorothy on "Golden Girls" died April 25 of cancer right before she turned 87.
Ed McMahon - He was the famous announcer for Johnny Carson with the "heeeeeere's Johnny" slogan. After facing, eviction issues he died June 23 at 86.
Farrah Fawcett - She was most famous for Charlie's Angels even though she was only in the first season of the show. She died June 25 at 62 after unsuccessfully trying alternative healing from cancer.
Michael Jackson - Probably the most famous death of this year, King of Pop died on June 25 also from a combination of medication given to him by his doctor.
David Carradine - most famous for being the bad guy in "Kill Bill". He was found on June 4 in a Bangkok hotel room. Cause of death: Asphyxiation. You do the math.
Walter Cronkite - The famous CBS newsman died on July 17 at 92
John Hughes - You may not know him but you have definitely heard of his work. The man behind "16 candles" and "Pretty in Pink" died of cardiac arrest on August 6 at age 59.
DJ AM - He rose to fame for dating Nicole Richie and when he survived a plane crash with Travis Barker. AM battled drug problems and was found dead in his apartment from an overdose on August 28 at age 36.
Patrick Swayze - If you haven't seen "Ghost" or "Dirty Dancing", I don't know what to tell you. But Patrick was the star of both movies and he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at age 57 on September 14.
E.Lynn Harris - the famous black writer who lived his life as an openly gay man which was usually a subject in most of his books died July 23 from a heart attack.
Ted Kennedy - the famous, loudspoken congressman from the famous Kennedy clan lost his life to a brain tumor.
Here's sending out condolences to their family and friends left behind and hoping their souls rest in peace.