Princess Diana showed the world how to use celebrity for good

 However, her tradition of activism and noble cause (also the bicycle shorts) lives on.

Diana passed on at age 36 on August 31, 1997, of wounds supported in a fender bender in Paris, 

. About 10 years after the fact, a jury credited her demise to the foolish driving of both her driver

Princess Diana welcomes fans in Brixton, London, in 1983. Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images

"In the 21st century we totally assume that celebrities will likewise be a U.N. extraordinary agent or that they'll utilize their honor 

Princess Diana, wearing a substantial security vest and face safeguard, visits mine fields close to Huambo,

 London, April 19, 1987. The ward was opened for the consideration of people experiencing AIDS and HIV.