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When tragedy strikes, we’re reminded of just how precious life really is and are inspired to appreciate the good things about everyone we know. When our favorite celebrities pass, it can be equally as sorrowful and touching, which is probably due to their lasting impact on the world they lived in.
Here’s a look at some of the celebrities from the last 15 years who were tragically taken from us all too soon, but will never be forgotten.
1. Robin Williams (1951-2014)
Known for his boundless energy and immeasurable talent, Robin Williams’ career spanned nearly four decades. His most memorable works in film included Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting, but Robin’s career began in stand-up comedy and on TV.
Although he always had a smile on his face, this larger-than-life performer also suffered from severe depression. He had recently learned that he was in the beginning stages of Parkinson’s disease when he committed suicide in his home at the age of 63.