We all know death is inevitable but it still takes us ages to cope with the loss of our loved ones. Like always, this year too, Hollywood lost many actors, directors, singers and producers.
But there were three actors who died so young and suddenly this year that we are still unable to believe it.
Without further ado, let’s pay a little tribute to all three of them.
James Gandolfini (18 Sept 1961 – 19 June 2013)
James Gandolfini, aka Tony Soprano from The Sopranos (HBO TV series), was an American actor. His villainous role in the series was really appreciated and he got three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and one Golden Globe Award for being the Tony Sopranos.
James died due to a heart attack in Rome Italy on 19 June 2013. His 13 year old son found him lying in the bathroom of his hotel. The kid called ambulance, James was taken to the hospital and there he was pronounced dead.
He was such a loved actor that people started a campaign on Facebook page to name a street after him in his hometown Park Ridge, NJ. And there were also plans of renaming “Little Theater at Park Ridge High School” after him as he gave his first performance in the theater.
Cory Monteith (11 May 1982 – 13 July 2013)
Cory Monteith was Finn Hudson in a famous TV series Glee. He was a Canadian actor and musician. He also did a movie Monte Carlo and Sisters and Brothers.
He was found dead in his room in the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver. According to the autopsy report, he died because of mixed drug toxicity, mainly containing alcohol and heroin. The report also said that the death was accidental.
In 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, Glee actors gave tribute to Cory Monteith. And well he is still part of the show as Ryan Murphy (creator of the show) put it, “[we] decided to keep mentioning Finn…We don’t just say this is done and we’re never going to go back to it, so that resonates throughout the year.”
Paul Walker (12 Sept 1973 – 30 Nov 2013)
Paul Walker, who is rather known as Brian O’Connor worldwide because of his character in the fast and the furious movies, also left us this year.
He and his friend Roger Roday died in a car crash that occurred when both were coming back from a charity event organized by Paul for typhoon stricken people of Philippines in Santa Clarita, California.
His movie Fast and Furious 6 is the 3rd highest-grossing film of 2013. While Fast and Furious 7 was in production, which is halted for now as the Universal studio would speak with the Paul’s family before going any further with the film.
Many actors and actresses paid tribute to Paul Walker on social media after his death.