When the world loses a star, many people are left in mourning.
The more public a figure is, the more impact their passing has on so many people they influenced. This happens every time a famous actor dies.
We go back through their history in cinema and realize just how much they mattered through their small part on the silver screens of theaters and homes.
These people are trendsetters, they have an adoring public, and their deaths are taken personally far beyond the reach of friends and family.
The more influential a person was, the harder it was to take their death in stride.
Even before the internet and social media, the goings-on of famous people was a significant point of interest for many.
Few captured that exciting mystery more than Steve McQueen, once the highest-paid movie star in the world.
The “King of Cool” was an American actor, playing famous antihero roles and racing expensive cars that made men awe and women swoon.
But like all people, he met his end, in a way more tragic than most would want to know.
10 /10 Terrence
Steve took on his middle name for most of his life. His birth name was Terrence Stephen McQueen.
He was born in Beech Grove, Indiana. His father, William, was a stunt pilot but left his family after a few months, leaving Steve to his alcoholic mother.
She eventually gave him up to her parents, who later moved in with his grandmother’s brother on a farm out in Missouri.
9 /10 Teenage Delinquent
Steve’s tumultuous youth continued. When he was returned to his mother at age 12, his stepfather beat him frequently, forcing him out of the home.
Eventually, they moved down to Los Angeles, where Steve continued to act like a drifter and a petty criminal.
He even threatened to kill him after one savage beating, which led him to be placed in the California Junior Boys Republic reformatory school. His losses continued from his peers from there.