With the eerily realistic resurrection of Tupac via hologram at Coachella this past weekend, we couldn't help but imagine what it would be like to see more of our favorite lost legends come back to life. What we'd pay to see them in the flesh (kinda) once more! This is an open letter to the Hologram Gods, here's a list of icons you need to get to work on next. Chop chop.
10. Kurt Cobain/Nirvana
As we all know Kurt Cobain tragically ended his own life back in 1995, leaving fans devastated. What we'd give to see him rock out to 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' once more.
9. Michael Jackson
Like so many legends who have met an untimely end, the news of Michael Jackson's death from a prescription drug overdose at age 50 sent shock waves around the world. This is why we need some 'Billy Jean' in hologram!
8. Bob Marley
So many Marley lovers never experienced him in real life. What a great way to recreate his music for his ever-growing fanbase, decades after his death!
7. John/Lennon The Beatles
John Lennon's death was surely one of the most tragic losses in music history. Murdered by a crazed fan outside his New York City apartment, the world lost one of the great humanitarians and artists of our time. 'Imagine' John Lennon in live form again!
6. Judy Garland
Another legend lost to prescription drugs, Judy was one of the original quintessential Hollywood stars. A performer from an early age, her voice and unique yet fragile beauty still continues to earn her legions of fans. Who could ever forget The Wizard of Oz and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow?" Yes, Judy in hologram please!
5. Jim Morrison/The Doors
No one knows the real story behind Jim Morrison's death. He was found dead in a bathtub in Paris, and due to an absurd French law at the time stating autopsies didn't need to be performed unless "foul play" was suspected, his body was never examined. There is no official cause of death, but many suspect it was drug-related.
4. Audrey Hepburn
One of the most beautiful, kind, and gifted actresses of all time, Audrey dazzled audiences with her Oscar-winning role in Roman Holiday in 1953. The world fell in love with her instantly. Sadly, Hepburn passed away from cancer at just 62. Though not a singer per say, we'd still pay big bucks to see her rendition of 'Moon River' from Breakfast at Tiffany's.
3. The Notorious B.I.G
Killed in retaliation for suspected involvement in fellow rapper Tupac Shakur's death in Las Vegas 2 years earlier, Notorious B.I.G a.k.a Christopher Wallace was gunned down in his SUV after attending a Vibe Magazine party in Los Angeles in 1997. His murderer has never been found. We'd be hypnotized by Biggie on stage again!
No surprise for our #2 pick. Elvis, perhaps the most famous man of all-time brought hip-thrusting rock 'n roll to America in the '50s and has been a legend ever since. Years of substance abuse led to his death in 1977 at age 42. But in hologram Elvis could live on forever!
1. Marilyn Monroe
One of the most beautiful and tragic movie stars of all time, Marilyn gained adoring fans through her rags-to-riches story and her magnetic on-screen presence. The orphan-turned-superstar was born Norma Jean Mortensen in 1926 and was abandoned repeatedly throughout her life. She started using barbituates as a struggling actress in her early 20's, a habit that eventually led to her demise at age 36. Her official death is ruled a suicide by acute barbituate intoxication, but conspiracy theories from a mob "hit" to a possible JFK/Bobby Kennedy involvement continue to fly. We may never know exactly how she died, but Marilyn's angelic face lives on for eternity through her films and recordings. Marilyn is the ultimate hologram resurrection!