The whole world is bidding adieu to 2019. Besides all the good moments, there were heartbreaking incidents as well. Let’s take a look at the popular celebrities who passed away this year.
The Argentinian footballer passed away in a plane crash over the English Channel alongside pilot David Ibbotson. The 28-year-old footballer signed for Cardiff City for a record £15m from French club Nantes just days before he died.
Born: 31 October 1990, Cululú, Argentina
Died: 21 January 2019, Alderney, Guernsey
Andre Previn was regarded as one of the most spectacular musicians of his generation. He is a great pianist and conductor and served as principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. He died aged 89.
Born: 6 April 1929, Berlin, Germany
Died: 28 February 2019, Manhattan, New York, United States
Bibi Andersson is well-known for her roles in Ingmar Bergman and she also appeared in films such as The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries. The Swedish actress died aged 83.
Born: 11 November 1935, Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 14 April 2019, Oscars församling, Stockholm, Sweden
Billy McNeill was the first British footballer to lift European Cup after winning the trophy with Celtic in 1967. The Scottish footballing legend later managed the side with other leadership stints including the likes of Aston Villa and Manchester City. He died aged 79.
Born: 2 March 1940, Bellshill, United Kingdom
Died: 22 April 2019, Newton Mearns, United Kingdom
Doris Day became one of Hollywood’s top stars during the 40s and 50s and got featured in many hit films including Calamity Jane. She died aged 97.
Born: 3 April 1922, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 13 May 2019, Carmel Valley, California, United States
Niki Lauda used to rule Formula One in his prime. He was the three-time Formula One world champion. He died aged 70.
Born: 22 February 1949, Vienna, Austria
Died: 20 May 2019, University Hospital of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
The American professional boxer got hold of the yellow metal at the 1984 Olympics and bagged world boxing titles at four different weights over the course of his sports career. Unfortunately, he died in a road accident aged 55.
Born: 2 January 1964, Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: 14 July 2019, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov
The Soviet and Russian cosmonaut became the first human to conduct a spacewalk, exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for 12 minutes and 9 seconds in 1965. He died aged 85.
Born: 30 May 1934, Tisulsky District, Russia
Died: 11 October 2019, Moscow, Russia
Marie Fredriksson was one of the most recognisable voices in pop music stream in the 1980s and 90s. Unfortunately, she passed away at the age of 61.
Born: 30 May 1958, Össjö, Sweden
Died: 9 December 2019, Djursholm, Sweden