10 famous people who we lost on Easter weekend

10 famous people who we lost on Easter weekend

Easter is usually a time for families to celebrate a special weekend or simply relax and enjoy each others company.

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However, Easter weekend has seen quite a few famous people both local and international leave us, some of them in very tragic circumstances.

Great Garbo, 15 April 1990

The talented Swedish actress passed away on an Easter weekend, the three-time Oscar winner was a pioneer in the world of film.

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Benny Hill, 20 April 1992

The British comedian who made chase scene's funny is one of the most famous comedians to have ever lived. Even if you had never heard of Benny Hill you had heard this.

Chris Hani, 10 April 1993

Chris Hani was tragically assassinated by a far-right Polish immigrant. His death robbed South Africa of a visionary leader.

George Frederick Ives, 5 April 1994

Ives was the last surviving soldier from the Anglo-Boer Wars, he died within 48-hours of Hani.

Kurt Cobain, 5 April 1994

The frontman for the iconic band Nirvana took his own life at the age of 27. He and his band were instrumental in creating the grunge genre of rock music.

Joey Ramone, 15 Apil 2001

Another musical icon, Joey Ramone was a leading influence in the punk rock genre and his band's song "Hey Ho, Let's Go" has become an anthem for a generation.

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Elizabeth's mother, 30 March 2002

Known for her eloquence, kind heart and the ability to make people laugh, she was one of the most warmly received members of the royal family. At 101, he death was mourned across the globe.

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Nina Simone, 21 April 2003

She was the voice behind classics such as Feelin' Good and I Put A Spell On You. He singing took RnB to new heights.

Karen Muir, 1 April 2013

Karen Muir could have been one of the greatest Olympics athletes ever but Apartheid boycotts meant that she could never compete. She is the youngest person to hold a world record in any sport. She broke the 110m backstroke record at just age 12.

Arthur Walker. 28 March 2013

Major Arthur Walker was South African Air Force pilot who was awarded the Honoris Crux Gold twice for his performance during the South African Border War.

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