Great Senior Living – a platform which is dedicated to the well-being of the elderly, recently started a small project called “Gone But Not Forgotten”.
It is a tribute to famous people who were taken from us way before their time, in which a .gif image shows what they might have looked like as they got older. Real photos of the celebrities are digitally altered to show them aging, usually at ten-year intervals.
The project covers a wide range of celebrities, from modern-day icons who died tragically young, to iconic political figures from centuries past.
We’ve gathered a few of them together for you to take a look at:
Beloved Hollywood actor Heath Ledger passed away at the tragically young age of 28, having not long finished shooting his performance in Christopher Nolan’s second Batman film The Dark Knight. Sadly, Heath never got to see his own performance on the big screen, but he did receive a posthumous Academy Award for his amazing performance.
As one of the leaders of the civil rights movement, Malcom X was one of the world’s most prominent political figures before being assasinated in 1965. His brutal on-stage murder, at the age of just 39, made international headlines.
Princess Diana was adored by the public for her compassionate nature, and the work she did for various causes including HIV/AIDS, landmines, and leprosy.