Take a look below for our list of 10 of the saddest deaths of 1994.
1. Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.
2. John Candy
John Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian, mainly in American films such as Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Uncle Buck.
3. Raul Julia
Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay was a Puerto Rican actor who received international recognition. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he took an interest in acting while still in school. Upon completing his studies, Juliá decided to pursue a career in acting.
4. Burt Lancaster
Burton Stephen Lancaster was an American actor and producer. Initially known for playing tough guys with a tender heart, he went on to achieve success with more complex and challenging roles over a 45-year career in film and, later, television.
5. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Kennedy Onassis was an American socialite, writer, photographer, and book editor who served as first lady of the United States from 1961 to 1963, as the wife of President John F. Kennedy.
6. Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy, born Jessie Alice Tandy (June 7, 1909 – September 11, 1994) was a British stage and film actress. She appeared in over 100 stage productions and had more than 60 roles in film and TV.
7. Telly Savalas
Aristotelis Savalas, known professionally as Telly Savalas, was an American actor and singer whose career spanned four decades.
8. Peter Cushing
Peter Wilton Cushing OBE was an English actor. His acting career spanned over six decades and included appearances in more than 100 films, as well as many television, stage, and radio roles.
9. Dinah Shore
Dinah Shore was an American singer, actress, and television personality, and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1940s. She rose to prominence as a recording artist during the Big Band era.
10. Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr. (May 15, 1905 – February 6, 1994) was an American film, stage, radio and television actor. Cotten achieved prominence on Broadway, he first gained worldwide fame in the Orson Welles film Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), and Journey into Fear (1943), for which Cotten was also credited with the screenplay.
He went on to become one of the leading Hollywood actors of the 1940s, appearing in films such as Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Love Letters (1945), Duel in the Sun (1946), Portrait of Jennie (1948), The Third Man (1949), and Niagara (1953). One of his final films was Michael Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate (1980).