1. Michael Jackson
Date of birth: August 29, 1958
Pronounced dead: June 25, 2009
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
2. Tupac Shakur
Date of birth: June 16, 1975
Pronounced dead: September 13, 1996
My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.
3. Biggie Smalls
Date of birth: May 21, 1972
Pronounced dead: March 9, 1997
We can't change the world unless we change ourselves.
4. Elvis Presley
Date of birth: January 8, 1935
Pronounced dead: August 16, 1977
Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do.
5. Amy Winehouse
Date of birth: September 14, 1983
Pronounced dead: July 23, 2011
Life happens. There is no point in being upset or down about things we can't control or change.
6. Whitney Houston
Date of birth: August 9, 1963
Pronounced dead: February 12, 2012
I decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadow; if I fail, or if I succeed at least I did as I believe.
7. Big Pun
Date of birth: November 10, 1971
Pronounced dead: February 7, 2000
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
Date of birth: January 16, 1979
Pronounced dead: August 25, 2001
You have to love what you do, to want to do it everyday.
9. Left eye
Date of birth: May 27, 1971
Pronounced dead: April 25, 2002
Dreams are hopeless aspirations in hopes of coming true. Believe in yourself. The rest is up to me and you...
Date of birth: April 16, 1971
Pronounced dead: March 31, 1995
What I don't like are arrogant people. We're all equal...
11. Bob Marley
Date of birth: February 6, 1945
Pronounced dead: May 11, 1981
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
And the list goes on...
Just a few of the many that blessed us with their talent.