The year 2007 has been a good year in many ways. But it has also had its fair amount of unfortunate events. There has been a significant loss to the literary, cinema, sports, music, spiritual and political circles with the passing away of some titans. While some people have faded away gracefully, there have been some untimely deaths as well. Chief among them are the deaths of Anna Nicole Smith, Sunil Kumar Mahato, Jeeva and Thamilselvan. There has also been a strange coincidence in the field of cinema with both pillars Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman passing away on the same day. The year has also witnessed a good deal of controversy surrounding the death of Bob Woolmer. And of course, how can we leave out literary giants such as Art Buchwald, Sidney Sheldon and Norman Mailer or the unforgettable Deborah Kerr and Betty Hutton. Here is a tribute to all those icons who passed away in 2007. We will surely miss them.
Text: Deepa Shirley Tryphosa