5 best known celebrity deaths of 2018

Many celebrities passed away this year including Stan Lee. [Image Credit CGTN - YouTube
Many celebrities passed away this year including Stan Lee. [Image Credit CGTN - YouTube

A lot happened in 2018. Unfortunately, high on the list was celebrity deaths.

2018 was a year full of up and downs for people, part of this is due to the number of celebrity deaths that occurred this year. Some of those that passed away include musicians, novelists and civil rights activists.

1

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is best known for his ground-breaking research on black holes and the cosmos. He was diagnosed with ALS, at the age of 21. Hawking left behind three children and three grandchildren.

2

Winnie Madikizela

Winnie Madikizela, better known as Winnie Madikizela Mandela, died on April 2 at the age of 81. She was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years. While they divorced in 1996, they continued to work together. Winnie was an anti-apartheid activist and became known as the "Mother of the Nation."

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