List of Famous people who died in 2021
Halyna Hutchins was a Ukrainian cinematographer and journalist credited with work on more than 30 films, short films and TV miniseries, including the films Archenemy, Darlin', and Blindfire.
Sir David Anthony Andrew Amess was a British politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Southend West from May 1997 until his killing in 2021. He previously served as MP for Basildon from 1983 to April 1997. He was a member of the Conservative Party.
Octavio Augusto Pérez Ocaña, known as Octavio Ocaña, was a Mexican actor known for his role of Benito in the television series Vecinos.
Gwen Shamblin Lara was an American author and founder of the Christian diet program The Weigh Down Workshop and founder of the Remnant Fellowship Church. The most distinctive aspect of her writing is its combination of weight loss programs with Christianity.
Chembolu Seetharama Sastry, known professionally as Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, was an Indian poet and lyricist known for his works in Telugu cinema and Telugu theatre. He acquired the name Sirivennela after writing the lyrics for K. Viswanath's directorial film of the same name in 1986. Sastry has garnered several awards including eleven state Nandi Awards and four Filmfare Awards South for his work. He has penned lyrics for over 3000 songs until 2020. In 2019, he was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award in India, for his contributions towards the field of arts and aesthetics.
Marcus Lamb was an American televangelist, prosperity theologian, minister and Christian broadcaster. He was the co-founder, president, and CEO of the Daystar Television Network, the second-largest Christian television network in the world. The estimated value of the network is $230 million.
Madhulika Rawat, also known as Madhulika Raje Singh, was an Indian social worker and the president of the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA). She worked for the well-being of the wives, children and dependents of Army personnel. She was the wife of India's first Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat. Rawat worked towards empowering army wives by teaching them life skills and prompting them to take courses, making them financially independent. She was also involved in other NGOs and welfare associations like Veer Naris which helps widows of military personnel, differently-abled children and cancer patients.
Raymond Kennedy was an English footballer who won every domestic honour in the game with Arsenal and Liverpool in the 1970s and early 1980s. Kennedy played as a forward for Arsenal, and then played as a left-sided midfielder for Liverpool. He scored 148 goals in 581 league and cup appearances in a 15-year career in the English Football League and also won 17 caps for England between 1976 and 1980, scoring three international goals.
Glen de Vries
Glen de Vries was an American businessman and co-founder and co-CEO of Medidata Solutions and a space tourist.
Brian Goldner was an American business chief executive and film producer. He was the chief executive officer of the American toy and media company Hasbro until his death in early October, 2021
Enrique Rocha was a Mexican actor. He made his debut in the film industry in the film Guadalajara en Verano directed by Julio Bracho in the last decade of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.
Marvin Newlon Morgan was an English professional footballer who played as a forward.
Ghanashyam Nayak was an Indian film and television actor. He had appeared in a number of tele serials as well as films. He was well known for the role of Natwarlal Prabhashankar Undhaiwala a.k.a. Nattu Kaka in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. He died from cancer in Mumbai on 3 October 2021, aged 76.
Nils Kurt Erik Einar Grönberg, known professionally as Einár, was a Swedish rapper. He released four albums, two of which topped the Sverigetopplistan, the Swedish album charts. In 2019, he won the Musikförläggarnas pris for Breakthrough of the Year, and in 2020 we won two Grammis, Sweden's oldest pop music awards. Two of his singles peaked at number one on the singles chart, and four have been certified platinum by the Swedish Recording Industry Association. He was also featured on the number one single "Gamora" by the group Hov1.
K. Sivasankar was an Indian dance choreographer who worked in more than 10 languages but majorly with South Indian films, including Tamil films & Telugu films.
Wilbur Addison Smith was a Zambian-born South African novelist specialising in historical fiction about international involvement in Southern Africa across four centuries, seen from the viewpoints of both black and white families.
Julio Cesar Lugo was a Dominican professional baseball shortstop. Lugo was the older brother of baseball pitcher Ruddy Lugo. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves.
Edward David Shames
Colonel Edward David Shames was a United States Army enlisted man and officer who later served in the U.S. Army Reserve. During World War II he was assigned to the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
Anthony Johnson, sometimes credited as A. J. Johnson, was an American actor and comedian. He was best known for his role in Friday.
Heath Freeman was an American film and television actor. He was known for playing the role of Gavin Dillon in the American legal drama television series Raising the Bar, as well as roles on Bones, NCIS, and Skateland. Freeman died of combined drug intoxication in November 2021, at the age of 41.