Celebrity Deaths in September
Below we explore and pay tribute to famous people who died in the month of September. We have a short description with a link to their tribute notice and obituary on the notable obituaries section of the Memories website. If there is someone that you would like us to include in this, please feel free to reach out to us with your suggestion.
Died September 4, 2006
Stephen Robert Irwin nicknamed ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ was an Australian Zookeeper, conservationist and television personality. His love and fascination of animals along with his colourful personality made him a household name the world over. Steve made it his life’s work to show the rest of the world the wonder of nature’s creatures in the hopes it would protect their future.
Died September 5th, 1997
Mother Teresa, now Saint Teresa of Kolkata, was a Roman Catholic nun and missionary. Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work with the poor. Admired by many for her charitable work, Saint Teresa helped to build missions and charities throughout the world, positively affecting the lives of millions.
Date of passing - September 11, 2001
Todd Beamer was one of the brave passengers on ‘Flight 93’ who overthrew hijackers during the 9/11 attack on America in 2001. It was assumed the flight was headed to either the White House or the U.S Capitol Building, but the attempt failed due to brave passengers like Todd.
Died September 18th, 1970
Jimi Hendrix is one of Rock & Roll’s greatest legends. Synonymous with heavy amp feedback, playing guitar behind his head or with his teeth and true 60’s era Rock and Roll, Jimi changed the way the world understood guitar. With a very short-lived career and life, Jimi accomplished much, and many of his greatest contributions weren’t recognized until after his passing.
Died September 23rd, 1939
Sigmund Schlomo Freud was a seminal mind in the development of modern Psychology. Contributing to areas like neuropathology, neurobiology, psychopathology, and the discovery of neuron. Freud founded psychoanalysis and is responsible for its modern-day evolutions at the forefront of modern psychology. Few philosophers, psychologists, or academics are unaware of the theory of Psychoanalysis and Freudianism. Fewer still are unaware of the name, Sigmund Freud.
Died 25th, September, 2011
Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to win a Nobel Prize. An impressive feat, but not the largest achievement of her incredible life. Wangari worked very hard to become the first woman in east and central Africa to earn a Doctorate degree. She fought tirelessly against the corrupt Kenyan government for decades. Her efforts in environmentalism, democracy, women’s rights and peace have been recognised the world over with awards and acknowledgements from countless government heads.