As We Ring in 2019, Let’s Say Farewell to 12 Political and Public Icons Who Left the World a Better Place

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With 2019 just around the corner, the memories of 2018 will soon fall into history. Let us not forget those who had once made the world a better place and were lost in the past year.

Take a look at several political and public figures who died in 2018.

1. George H.W. Bush

(Information: CNN, Photo: Tannen Maury/Reuters)

2. Barbara Bush

(Information: USA Today, Photo: Mario Rossi/GettyImages)

3. John McCain

(Information: U.S. News, Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

4. Billy Graham

(Information: CNN/Reuters, Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

5. Stephen Hawking

(Information: CNN, Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

6. Anthony Bourdain

(Information: BuzzFeed/Mental Floss, Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

7. Kofi Annan

(Information: CNN, Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

8. Charles Krauthammer

(Information: The Washington Post/archive, Photo: Charles Krauthammer/Facebook)

9. Anna Mae Hays

(Information: The New York Times, Photo: @werehist/Twitter)

10. Carl Kasell

(Information: USA Today, Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

11. Zell Miller

(Information: U.S. Congress Biography/, Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

12. John Melcher

(Information: The New York Times, Photo: @SenateHistory/Twitter)
These are only a handful of the many whose lives were lost this past year, from politics to film to science, as well as the service members who sacrificed their lives.

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John Greene



No. 3 stayed around too long to deserve being on the list. He became too political and hateful in his last years. Still he did manage to stay in the Senate most of his life so here’s hoping he’s RIP!


There are at least two of those listed that probably did not go to a better place.

Michael Runner

some stayed around to long





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