List of Famous people who died in 2018

Stephen Hawking

Stephen William Hawking
First Name Stephen
Last Name Hawking
Born on January 8, 1942
Died on March 14, 2018 (aged 76)

Stephen William Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009.

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XXXTentacion

Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy
Born on January 23, 1998
Died on June 18, 2018 (aged 20)
Height 168 cm | 5'6

Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, known professionally as XXXTentacion, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Despite being a controversial figure due to his widely publicized legal issues, XXXTentacion gained a cult following among his young fanbase during his short career through his depression and alienation-themed music. He was often credited by critics and fans for his musical versatility, with his music exploring emo, trap, lo-fi, indie rock, nu metal, hip hop, R&B and punk rock.

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin
First Name Aretha
Born on March 25, 1942
Died on August 16, 2018 (aged 76)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, and civil rights activist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was a minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular-music career as a recording artist for Columbia Records. While Franklin's career did not immediately flourish, she found acclaim and commercial success after signing with Atlantic Records in 1966. Hit songs such as "I Never Loved a Man ", "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Chain of Fools", "Think", and "I Say a Little Prayer" propelled her past her musical peers. By the end of the 1960s, Aretha Franklin had come to be known as the "Queen of Soul".

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Charles K. Kao

First Name Charles
Last Name Kao
Born on November 4, 1933
Died on September 23, 2018 (aged 84)

Sir Charles Kuen Kao was an electrical engineer and physicist who pioneered the development and use of fibre optics in telecommunications. In the 1960s, Kao created various methods to combine glass fibres with lasers in order to transmit digital data, which laid the groundwork for the evolution of the Internet.

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George H. W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush
First Name George
Last Name Bush
Born on June 12, 1924
Died on November 30, 2018 (aged 94)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

George Herbert Walker Bush was an American politician, diplomat and businessman who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. A member of the Republican Party, Bush also served as the 43rd vice president from 1981 to 1989 under Ronald Reagan, in the U.S. House of Representatives, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and as Director of Central Intelligence.

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Mac Miller

Malcolm James McCormick
First Name Mac
Last Name Miller
Born on January 19, 1992
Died on September 7, 2018 (aged 26)
Height 169 cm | 5'7

Malcolm James McCormick, known professionally as Mac Miller, was an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Miller began his career in Pittsburgh's hip hop scene in 2007, at the age of fifteen. In 2010, he signed a record deal with independent label Rostrum Records, and released his breakthrough mixtapes K.I.D.S. (2010) and Best Day Ever (2011). Miller's debut studio album, Blue Slide Park (2011), became the first independently-distributed debut album to top the US Billboard 200 since 1995.

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Avicii

Tim Lidén
Born on September 8, 1989
Died on April 20, 2018 (aged 28)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Tim Bergling, known by his stage name Avicii, was a Swedish DJ, remixer, record producer, musician, and songwriter.

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Stan Lee

Stanley Martin Lieber
First Name Stan
Last Name Lee
Born on December 28, 1922
Died on November 12, 2018 (aged 95)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Stan Lee was an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer. He rose through the ranks of a family-run business to become Marvel Comics' primary creative leader for two decades, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a multimedia corporation that dominated the comics and movie industries.

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Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Michael Bourdain
First Name Anthony
Last Name Bourdain
Born on June 25, 1956
Died on June 8, 2018 (aged 61)
Height 193 cm | 6'4

Anthony Michael Bourdain was an American chef, book author, journalist, and travel documentarian who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. Bourdain was a 1978 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of a number of professional kitchens in his long career, which included many years spent as an executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan. He first became known for his bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000).

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John McCain

John Sidney McCain III
First Name John
Last Name McCain
Born on August 29, 1936
Died on August 25, 2018 (aged 81)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

John Sidney McCain III was an American statesman and United States Navy officer who served as a United States Senator for Arizona from 1987 until his death in 2018. He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for president of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama.

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