They brightened up our lives with their inimitable styles and performances. They entertained us, made us laugh, made us cry and left impressions that continue to linger on, even after their untimely demise. 2014 has undoubtedly witnessed an avalanche of entertainment, but there were moments that shocked us, saddened us and left us in despair.
Yes, today we remember some of the finest and legendary actors in the history of cinema that left us in 2014. So keep those tissues handy and read along as we look back and celebrate the lives of these renowned souls.
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This year, Hollywood mourned the loss of some of the greatest talents ever. Philip Seymour Hoffman, the man behind hit films like Capote, Moneyball, Charlie Wilson’s War and The Hunger Games series, passed away; leaving his fans and the entire film industry in a state of shock. The world was then shaken up and devastated by the death of the comedic genius, Robin Williams, on August 11, 2014. Gone too soon, the brilliant actor entertained us with his outstanding comic timing and acting in films like Dead Poets Society, Good Morning Vietnam, Jumanji and many more. He will definitely be missed for his unquestionable wit and improvisational skills. The entertainment industry also lost another legend, Harold Ramis. The actor, writer and director is known for his role as Dr. Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters, and for delivering the 1993 masterpiece Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray.
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Bollywood also witnessed the loss of some well-known personalities in the Hindi film industry. Suchitra Sen, who mesmerized viewers with her enchanting beauty, ruled Hindi and Bengali cinema during her era. Though she secluded herself from the public eye after her retirement, fans were left misty-eyed after her demise in early 2014. And how can one forget the feisty and admirable Zohra Sehgal? Known as the doyenne of Indian theatre, she will definitely be remembered for her comical and distinctive acting style. The film industry also bid adieu to one of the most revered actresses of Hindi cinema – Nanda, who was paired alongside legendary actors in many superhit and blockbuster films.
These are some of the well-known personalities who left an indelible mark on us. And with 2014 now being in the dim and distant past, we will surely miss them for their outstanding contributions to cinema.