Life is hectic. That's a fact. But sometimes it is so hectic that we tend to miss some MAJOR events – and these events aren't always positive. For instance, have you ever been watching an old movie featuring an actor you completely forgot about, only to look him up and realize that he passed away nearly 20 years ago? 

Well this happened to me recently (I'm not going to say who it was) and it got me thinking – how many famous people have died without me realizing it?

Well unfortunately that list was a lot longer than I thought. Check it out. 


1. Richard Attenborough

Upon reading that name you're probably thinking of the guy who narrated all those spectacular wildlife documentaries – but that's David. This is his brother, who was featured in films like Jurassic Park and The Great Escape. He died in 2014 of heart disease. 

2. Michael Clarke Duncan

Remember the big dude from The Green Mile? He's dead too. Many people don't realize that the iconic actor suffered from a heart attack in 2012. 


3. Jean Stapleton

Stapleton was a fantastic actor who was most known for her role as Archie Bunker's high-pitched wife Edith on All In The Family. She passed away due to natural causes at the age of 90 back in 2013.