From Stan Lee to Helen Keller: Which celebrity our readers would bring back to life

Compiled by Nicole Moraleda

We asked our readers: Which dead celebrity would you bring back to life? Here are our favourite answers

Compiled by Nicole Moraleda |

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DJ Avicii

The almighty DJ Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii. His first track, Levels, a remix of Flo Rida’s Good Feeling, made this man a DJ God. He’s famous for making the amazing even more amazing by remixing it in an electronic style. His music could bring more than just a smile! Sadly he was taken from us too soon and died at the age of 28. If I could bring him back from the dead, you can bet that I and all of his fans and family would be at his grave for his grand return.

Chris Chow, 15, STFA Seaward Woo College

Marvel man

It would definitely be the legendary Stan Lee. He’s left behind a 50-year legacy with his iconic comic book characters, laying a foundation for almost all the Marvel movies so far. Bringing him back would not only bring a smile to every Marvel fan’s face, but he would also be able to watch the final Avengers movie that’s coming out in April. I’m sure he would love to see his characters on screen one last time.

Aiswarya Rambhatla, 15, South Island School

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Man of science

I would choose Stephen Hawking. Apart from being the greatest scientist of the 21st century, he was also a living miracle, being an ALS patient who lived for 76 years. He made several major contributions to the scientific world, namely in quantum mechanics, general relativity, and black holes. If I could bring him back, he could use his intelligence to help us make more scientific advancements. It’s a pity the world had to lose such a brilliant scientist.

Moses Mok Chun-hei, 13, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School

Return of Queen

I would like to bring Freddie Mercury back to life. He was the lead singer of the legendary band Queen, which brought us rock anthems such as We Will Rock You and Bohemian Rhapsody. Unfortunately, the incredible talent died from Aids. Freddie was the genius writer behind many of the band’s greatest hits that people still listen to. If he were still alive, he would create more music that we’d enjoy.

Hugo Chan, 12, Scientia Secondary School

Inspirational woman

I would want to bring Helen Keller back to life. She is my favourite writer and also my idol. Although she was blind and deaf, she was still optimistic and travelled around the world spreading positive messages that encouraged others, such as “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow”. I always remember her words when I’m feeling down.

Helen Wong Ching-nam, 14, Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club College

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Kung fu star

I would like to bring Bruce Lee back to life. My parents told me he was a famous person back in their day. He was very skilled in martial arts such as wing chun. I’m quite interested in wing chun, and would love to ask him if he would accept me as his apprentice.

Kiki Lau, 12, Methodist College

Gadget genius

I would bring back the inventor of the iPhone, Steve Jobs. He didn’t graduate from university but still managed to invent a number of Apple products with his partner. His iPhone has made life a lot easier for millions of people. I would bring Jobs back to life so he could make better and stronger apps or devices we could use.

Henry Chow Ka-hang, 13, King Ling College

House of Mouse

Walt Disney, the man behind many Disney classics and the happiest place on Earth – Disneyland. He created several iconic cartoon characters and had a deep impact on my life. I grew up watching Disney animations and my favourite cartoon is Snow White. Actually, I love drawing so much mainly because I watched his cartoons. If I could bring him to back life, I would like to have a chat with him about Disney and discuss the possibility of creating some new characters.

Wong Ho-ching, 16, STFA Seaward Woo College

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King of Pop

I would choose Michael Jackson. Firstly, because I like his style and clothes, so I’d love to ask him for some fashion tips. Secondly, his famous moonwalk dance was remarkable. It would be great to learn how to do it from him, so I could perform it in school.

Lai Tsz-him, 12, Immaculate Heart of Mary College

Hong Kong memories

I would bring Lam Pou-chuen, the voice of Doraemon, back to life. His voice left a deep impression on Hong Kong’s older generation. But even when I watched Doraemon, it featured his voice. I miss his voice so much. Whenever people hear his voice, they think of the adorable blue robot cat. It’s a memory many Hong Kong people share.

Andreo Lam, 16, Ng Yuk Secondary School

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Edited by Nicole Moraleda