Death is the biggest and most inevitable truth of life. It has been rightly said that the biggest reality and truth about life is death. Every human soul has to experience death. Even history has shown that the kings and rulers, who claimed Godly powers and had control on large areas had to taste death. Alexander the Great, ruler of almost half the world also died. With the inception of modernization and new modes of technology, human life has been made easier and fast with the help of automobiles.
We can now travel at the speed of hundreds of miles per hour in our cars. But with every good thing comes a bad thing. The invention of cars indeed made life easier, but brought with it the phenomenon of car accidents. These accidents often prove fatal and lead to death. During the past decades, many celebrities including film actors, sportsmen, politicians and philanthropists have died in car accidents; some of them were the most famous celebrities in their time. Below is the list of the 10 most famous celebrities deaths in car accidents.
10. John Frank Adams
Frank Adams was a well known British mathematician of his time. He got famous because of his great theories which he proposed in the field of mathematics and made a number of contributions in the field of Algebra. He died in a car accident in 1989. There are a number of seminars which are held each year as an honor to this great man.
9. Sam Kinison
This guy was a famous stand-up comedian of his team and his trademark screams were famous all across the globe. His persona which he showed on stage and in his personal was unique. He believed in very open and controversial acts and feared not even the most powerful people of his times. He was killed in 1992 in a car accident.
8. Desmond Llewelyn
The year 1999 saw Desmond Llewelyn being killed in a car crash. The actor, who played the role of ‘Q’ in almost all of the Bond films, was driving home in his Renault Megane after a book signing event. His car was involved with a head-on collision with a Fiat Bravo. Despite receiving prompt treatment, Llewelyn died shortly afterwards.
7. Chris Bell
Chris Bell was a famous American singer, guitarist and a talented song writer of his time. His band which was known as the Big Star was one of the top bands of his times. The band was loved all over the world for the kind of music they used in their songs and the way they sang. He died in December, 1978 when he completely lost control of his sports car.
This man was the son of the Syrian president Hafez-Al Assad. He was the chief of presidential security and the main person behind the anti corruption movement which was launched in the country. He was to become president after his father but died in a dangerous car accident on his way to Damascus International Airport in 1994.
5. Grace Kelly (Princess of Monaco)
This woman was a talented and well known American actress who married the Prince of Monaco. She was commonly known all around the world as Princess Grace. She played leading roles in a number of movies and was also nominated for the Academy Award. She was killed in a car accident in 1982.
4. Jayne Mansfield
She was an American film, theatre and TV actress of her time and was well known all around the world as the Sex Symbol. Despite of her controversial life, she earned a huge fame all over the world for her acting skills and beauty. She had also earned critical acclaim in many TV performances. She had won a number of awards including the Golden Globe Award. She was killed in a car accident in 1967.
3. Juscelino Kubitschek
This man was a prominent Brazilian politician and former President of the country. His presidency was well known as the times of optimism and sovereignty. The period in which he was the president was regarded as the golden time of the history of the country. He was killed in a car accident in 1976. His funeral was attended by thousands of mourners from all across the country.
2. James Dean
James Dean was a legendary Hollywood actor and an icon of the film industry. He got to new heights of fame and fortune after his super hit movie (Rebel without a Cause). He was ranked the 18th best movie star in the last 100 years. He died in a devastating car accident in 1955. There are many people alive who still regard him as the best and most talented actor ever.
1. Princess Diana
There is no single human being alive who can claim that he has never heard of Princesses of Diana. Her life was famous for his compassion, soft heartedness and humanitarian causes. Her fame and fortune all around the world also brought controversies and jealousy. She was killed in a controversial car accident in the Alma Tunnel in 1997.