Veenu Paliwal death: Seven celebrities who died doing what they loved



Veenu Paliwal, counted amongst the very best female bikers from India, passed away yesterday after being involved in a tragic bike accident in Vidisha district, Madhya Pradesh. Paliwal, who was known to have rode a Harley Davidson at the speed of 180 kmph in the past, met her tragic end when her bike skid off the main road, leading to several injuries that proved to be fatal.

While it’s outright tragic that we lost a talented biker to a freakish accident, one can find solace in the fact that she died doing what she had loved doing her entire life, riding her Harley Davidson.

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Not everyone is lucky enough to identify their passion in life, let alone live it and die for it. Here is a list of seven other celebrities who left the world smiling, because the last thing they did was what they had lived for.

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Paul Walker

Paul Walker

The first name that strikes our mind when we think of such cases is of American actor Paul Walker, who was involved in a high-speed car crash that killed him on the spot. The actor was known to have a love for speed, and was particularly famous for playing Brian O'Conner, a character that loved high-speed racing in the movie franchise The Fast and the Furious.

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APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Mr. Kalam, a former Indian president and renowned scientist, died because of a cardiac arrest while he was delivering a lecture at Indian Institute of Management, Shillong. Known to have affection towards teaching, Kalam loved interacting with students, something he was doing even in the last moments of his life.

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Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee

The Martial Artist and action film star was the son of renowned martial artist Bruce Lee, who doesn’t need any introduction. It was during the shooting of his film The Crow that he was accidentally shot because of a dummy bullet with real primer being fired from a close distance. The wound proved fatal for the actor, who died soon after.

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Phil Hughes

Phil Hughes

Who can forget the tragic death of this young Australian cricketer, whose bright international career was cut short because of a head injury that he had while playing a match. When bowler Sean Abbott’s bowl hit Hughes on his neck, it led to the 25-year old suffering a vertebral artery dissection, which eventually led to a subarachnoid haemorrhage that he couldn’t survive.

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Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin

Another Australian on the list, Irwin was a wildlife expert who was nicknamed The Crocodile Hunter because of his famous television series of the same name that earned him worldwide acclaim. While filming an underwater documentary film titled Ocean's Deadliest, Irwin was pierced in the chest by a stingray barb, which pierced his heart, becoming the reason for his death.

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Raman Lamba

Raman Lamba

The Indian cricketer was injured while playing a cricket match in Bangladesh. Known to not wear helmets while fielding close in, Lamba was hit in the temple by a ball, which led to internal haemorrhage and a coma, from which Lamba never recovered.

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Peter Biaksangzuala

Peter Biaksangzuala

The footballer from Mizoram, this 23-year old suffered a spine injury when his somersault celebration went horribly wrong and he fell head straight on the ground. The young footballer was celebrating scoring an equaliser for his state level match in the Mizoram Premier League.

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