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International celebrity deaths in 2018

  • Published at 01:08 pm December 30th, 2018
Sridevi and Aretha franklin passed away this year
Sridevi and Aretha franklin passed away this year | Collected

From soul diva Aretha Franklin to Bollywood megastar Sridevi Kapoor and Swedish superstar DJ Avicii, here are some of the notable celebs who passed away in 2018

January

  • 15: Dolores O'Riordan, singer-songwriter of Irish band The Cranberries, drowned accidentally in a hotel bath aged 46.

Dolores O'Riordan, of The Cranberries, is famous for the song 'Dreams'  | Collected

February

  • 24: Bollywood megastar Sridevi Kapoor drowned in a hotel bathtub at the age of 54. She had appeared in around 300 films, including blockbusters such as "Mawali" ("Scoundrel").

March

  • 10: French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, famous for the "little black dress", died in his sleep aged 91.

April

  •  13: Oscar-winning Czech-born film director Milos Forman, behind "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus", died aged 86 after a short illness.
  •  20: Swedish superstar DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat aged 28. 

June

  • 8: US celebrity chef and television food show host Anthony Bourdain, 61, committed suicide in Alsace, eastern France, where he was filming for his Emmy-winning CNN food and travel programme "Parts Unknown".
  • 18: XXXTentacion, a 20-year-old rapper whose grim rhymes propelled him to the top of the US chart, was shot in Florida.

July 

  • 5: French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, director of the landmark nine-and-a-half hour Holocaust documentary "Shoah", died aged 92.

August 

  • 6: French "chef of the century" Joel Robuchon, who at one point held a record 32 Michelin stars at the same time, died aged 73 from pancreatic cancer.
  • 16: Aretha Franklin, American "Queen of Soul" behind hits such as "Respect" and "Natural Woman", died of cancer aged 76. Her nearly eight-hour funeral was attended by former presidents, stars and musical royalty.

September Burt Reynolds | AFP

  • 6: Hollywood star Burt Reynolds, best known for alpha-male roles in the 1970s and 1980s, died aged 82 after a heart attack.

November

  • 12: American comics legend Stan Lee, co-creator of global action hero favourites including Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, X-Men and Black Panther, passed away aged 95.
  • 26: Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci, whose work includes "Last Tango In Paris" and Oscar-winning "The Last Emperor", died aged 77 at his home in Rome.


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