Few things disrupt the norm like an assassination. And that is most certainly by design. Most of the figureheads that line the pages of this article, at one point, enjoyed unparalleled control over a whole lot of people. In many cases, their deaths were even more important. A premature end to an important figure can spark chaos, confusion, and harsh reactions the world over. And thatâ€™s par for the course for these historical figures.
Whether you are talking the Olympics, hockey, basketball, or even the world of pro wrestling, athletes hold a special place in the hearts of the public. Their wins are inspiring, they act as heroes to many, and sometimes hold the pride of a city, region, or even country within their athletic abilities and accomplishments. Which is why fans mourn tremendously when a beloved athlete passes on.
The world mourned the losses of Gene Wilder, Arnold Palmer, Florence Henderson, and David Bowie back in 2016. It was a rough year for our collective childhoods, no doubt. But we made it through another year and set our optimistic hearts towards 2017. Sadly, not a year goes by without the loss of the idols that we once looked up to, and 2017 was no different.
When someone passes away, their family mourns and celebrates their life. When the same happens to someone famous, an entire world can be stopped in its tracks.