Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist who died at the young age of 32. He made a number of films, some of which are considered to be modern classics.
Albert Einstein has become synonymous with genius. His general theory of relativity is known worldwide, making him a crucially important historical figure.
Michael Jackson may have been a controversial figure to many, but it cannot be denied that he was the ultimate entertainer due to his many hit songs.
Heath Ledger died at the young age of 28. The Australian actor had performed in a number of notable roles, not least as the Joker in The Dark Knight.
Elvis Presley is considered one of the greatest artists of all time. His music was immensely popular and the King has sold over 600 million records worldwide!
Martin Luther King was one of the most influential public figures of the 20th century. The Civil Rights Movement leader was assassinated in 1968.
James Dean only starred in a few films but made an incredible impact on the film industry and modern popular culture in general. He was killed aged just 24.
Few movie stars have made the same lasting impression as Marilyn Monroe. Beautiful, vivacious and always controversial, the actress died at the young age of 36.
Karl Marx is one of the most famous philosophers. The German intellectual based the theory of Marxism on the need for class struggle in human society.
Jim Morrison was the vocalist for legendary rock group The Doors. Known as a wildman of rock, Morrison was also a poet and is considered a musical icon.