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5 Legendary People Who Died While Doing What They Loved

Work- we can’t really avoid it, but being fortunate to work something what you love the most with so much dedication and pureness that you are even blessed to die with it. They were known for their work, and destined to live & die with it.

We have compiled the list of such five Legendary People here –

APJ ABDUL KALAM

LEGENDARYWidely known as ‘missile man,’ former president of India APJ Abdul Kalam died on 27 July while delivering a lecture, at IIM Shillong. Kalam spent almost 4 decades as a scientist and science administrator mainly DRDO and ISRO. He also served as an academician and loved delivering lectures in public. Even during his last moments he was busy enlightening young minds. Saying his last words to his aide Srijan Pal Singh, “Funny guy! Are you doing well?”

PAUL WALKER

LEGENDARYBegan his career starring several television shows, lately earned International fame for Brian O’Conner. He died in a single-vehicle collision on November 30, 2013, alongside friend Roger Rodas. He was one of those stars who lived his life in the most furious way driving cars and passed away, unfortunately, doing the same.

PHIL HUGHES

LEGENDARYimage source : funeralnews.co.za

Hughes began his career in the year 2009. He has 26 centuries under his belt in the first-class Cricket. On 25 November, 2014, a match was taking place between South Australia and New South Wales during Sheffield Shield tournament, bouncer from the bowler Sean Abott struck the uncovered portion of the head of Sean Abott that lead to fracture of the skull. Also, a nerve of his brain got badly ruptured. Within 10 seconds the injured batsman crashed to the ground.

STEVE IRWIN

LEGENDARYAlso known as “The Crocodile Hunter”, Stephen Robert “Steve” Irwin was an Australian wildlife expert, television personality, and conservationist. He hosted world famous television series “The Crocodile Hunter“. Irwin died on 4 September 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb. while filming an underwater documentary film titled, “Ocean’s Deadliest“.

TOMMY COOPER

LEGENDARYimage source : radiotimes.com

One of the most loved comedians in history, Tommy Cooper was a much-loved British comic artist. He was particularly famous for ubiquitous red hat and his ‘‘Just Like That” catch phrase. He introduced, what is now widely followed by magicians, comedy-magic mix. He died on stage live on TV in 1984, after suffering a massive heart attack. Unfortunately, people thought it’s all part of the act and the show continued without him.