As we approach the end of 2023, it's time to bid farewell to a year that has taken away some of the most iconic figures from our midst.
From the realms of politics to the glitzy world of entertainment, these losses have left a void that can never be truly filled. Let's take a moment to remember and pay homage to some of the notable personalities who have departed in 2023.
Pervez Musharraf, the former COAS of the Pakistan Army and President of Pakistan for seven years, passed away on February 4th in Dubai. Suffering from a rare disease, Musharraf spent his last days bedridden.
On February 13th, Karachi bid farewell to Zia Muhiuddin, an icon in the world of art and culture. At the age of 91, Muhiuddin left behind a rich legacy of dedication and love for the arts, serving as an academy in himself.
The renowned Pakistani television actor Qavi Khan breathed his last on March 6th in Canada at the age of 80. His battle with cancer came to an end, leaving behind a body of work that enriched the Pakistani entertainment industry.
On June 29th, veteran actor Yousaf Shakeel passed away at 85. Known for his brilliant performances in iconic projects such as Uroosa, Uncle Urfi, and Ankahi, Shakeel's contribution to Pakistani television and film will always be remembered.
Former Pakistani Television actress, writer, producer, and host Nausheen Masud bid adieu after battling cancer for many years. Her contributions to PTV and the entertainment industry as a whole will be cherished.
Sir Michael Gambon: The Dumbledore
Sir Michael Gambon, best known for his portrayal of Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, passed away at the age of 82. His contribution to both stage and screen left an enduring mark on the world of entertainment.
'Friends' legend Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry, best known for his portrayal of Chandler Bing in the beloved sitcom Friends, passed away on October 28th at the age of 54. His sudden demise, attributed to drowning, marked the end of an era for fans worldwide.
Angus Cloud: Euphoria Star
The talented Californian actor, known for his role as Fezco in the show Euphoria, succumbed to an overdose on July 31st at the young age of 25.
Dinesh, renowned for his contributions to the acclaimed crime series 'CID,' passed away at 57 on December 5. He had been battling severe liver issues and spent time on a ventilator during his treatment.
Moonbin: K-Pop star
Moonbin, a rising star in the world of K-Pop and a member of the South Korean boy band Astro, was found dead in his apartment on April 19th at the age of 25.
The South Korean actor, famous for his role in the Oscar-winning film Parasite, Lee Sun-kyun, was found dead on December 27th in Seoul. The circumstances surrounding his death were tragic, with reports suggesting it was an apparent suicide.
The list, though extensive, is not exhaustive, highlighting the breadth of losses in 2023.
As we bid farewell to this year, let's remember these individuals for the indelible impressions they left on our hearts and in their respective fields.