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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Louisiana Tech chapter.

Celebrities are often influential in the of their fans. We look up to them and model ourselves after them. Even though many of us may never meet them in person, they are still important to us in a strange yet heartwarming kind of way. When these celebrities die, it affects us. Here are a few that meant something to me.  

Cameron Boyce (1999-2019)

Cameron Boyce was an actor that many people grow up alongside. Some of his most notable roles were on Disney’s original series like Jessie and The Descendants. Cameron died from a seizure because of prior medical issues in July of 2019. He was 20 years old.

Chadwick Boseman speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International, for \"Black Panther\"
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Chadwick Boseman (1976-2020)

Chadwick Boseman’s legacy includes portraying the title hero of Black Panther, but this role was just one of many powerful, influential roles to come out of his career. He also worked alongside non-profit organizations like St. Jude’s research hospital on several occasions. At age 43, he died from colon cancer.


Adam West (1928-2017)

Adam West was best known for his role as Batman in the 1960s classic television show, Batman. Alongside this iconic role, he also a diverse voice acting career, including himself, a reoccurring character, in the show Family Guy. Much of Adam West has become the foundation for tons of pop culture elements that we know of today. He died from leukemia in 2017 at the age of 88.

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Throughout our lives, we experience performances from many different actors, musicians, athletes, and celebrities. However, some of these performances resonate with us more than others. As a result, these people become influences in our lives. We look up to them. They become our role models, but eventually, we do lose them. Nonetheless, we should celebrate their lives and remember their legacies.


Kelsey Blaylock

Louisiana Tech '21

Hi! I'm Kels (They/Them). It's nice to meet you!
I'm a Junior Creative Writing major and Editor in Cheif for the Her Campus chapter at Louisiana Tech University, who hopes to be a professional writer/editor one day! I love to joke around, but also talk about critical moments in my life and those that surround me to hopefully offer entertainment and guidance to my readers!