Top Ten Most Tragic Deaths

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1 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40 .

This is definitely the most tragic death, we lost the biggest musician that walked on this earth. If it wasn't for him the Beatles would have never existed and we would never have other great musicians that John and the Beatles have inspired. I saw an interview with Chapman and he said that he killed John so he can take his fame. WHAT AN IDIOT! I hope a policeman shoots him 5 times in the back, so that he sees what it's like to die. Son of a bitch...

He was always reinventing himself because he had to do so. When listening to new music or some of his peers I wonder what his comments would have been. What would John do? - mgenet

he got shot 9 times, thats why it was so tragic - squire

I wasn't alive when John Lennon was I'm only 13 But, when my dad first introduced me to his and the Beatles music, I fell in love with it.
It is because of John Lennon and Paul McCartney that the Beatles aka the Fab Four aka the great and most most commercially successful rock band of all time existed!
John Lennon and Beatles have influenced my life in so many good ways, and made it better.
I think I would give almost anything to bring him back to life if,only it were possible.
I truly believe that if John Lennon was still living his music would wipe both ISIS and the Taliban form existence
With his songs of love and his wisdom.
My Favorite song is Imagine which John Lennon wrote.
May he rest in peace and may his wisdom and music live on forever!

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2 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.

Definitely the best thing in music... Ever! He inspired, cared, and had a general love for all mankind. He truly lived to make the world a better place. There was nobody like him before, and there will be nobody as influential to come after.

When Michael died a little of me died with him. This literally was the sweetest man I knew, and my biggest inspiration

he was the true entertainer and energetice creator of all dance moves... he to me could have lived into his 100 birthday...

His music was great. Never would any other songs would be better than his. I never thought he had the second most tragic death in the world! R.I.P. Michael Joseph Jackson. :'(

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3 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.

RIP Kurt Cobain. My favorite Nirvana songs are
Smells like Teen Spirit, and Lithium - Trivium

R.I. P Kurt. I wish almost more than anything that I was alive when he was. His fame will never die out - Danielsun182

It's so hard to think that he really did it. How could nobody see or feel what he killed himself for? I bet if I were there, I could tell what he was going to do:(

The year he died was also the year that music creep Justin Bieber was born. - nko32

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4 Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

I think Tupac is the most tragic because he was just getting popular everyone loved him and then he died it was not like John Lennon or Michael Jackson he was great his songs were really great I think he's also better than notorious big this is my opinion don't be mad

Nothing needs to be said about this man, truly the world didn't deserve his sacrifices

Tupac may have had some bad things about him but at the end of the day he changed people through his music.

This is sad he didn't even deserve to die john Lennon Kind of did cause he said something bad about Jesus

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5 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Tanzania he later became a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been ...read more.

A selfless and wonderful man, missed not only by those closest to him, but also fans of his music and generation of listeners. May he rest in peace.

I would trade all these guys to have Freddie back.
Nobody could ever replace King Mercury.
He was the greatest showman the world has ever witnessed.

I was never alive when he was but this guy has a huge effect on me. I would do anything for him to still be alive.

The greatest voice of the planet lost to a disease.

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6 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the ...read more.

I was stuck between jfk and 2pac. I chose jfk because even though tupac could change things through songs, jfk wanted to make real changes with laws. - jdsoaresfamily2

The last real president of the United States of America - Edric313

JFK was awesome and Steve Irwin was too. - moose4life19

Yes it was painful and sad but for his wife a lot because she was right next to him.

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7 George Harrison George Harrison George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

He was the nicest beatle, he wanted a peaceful life and he died too early

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8 Walt Disney Walt Disney Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons.

This world would not be the same without him. He truly amazing and still an inspiration worldwide.

I love Walt Disney, but were you people even alive when he died?

Because of Walt Disney my younger years of my child hood were wonderful
And now, I've just become a teenager and his movies still give me great joy.
May he rest in peace and may his memory live on! ��� -

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9 Steve Irwin Steve Irwin Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin, nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian wildlife expert, television personality, and conservationist.

I remember my brother and I loved watching his show. That was the only thing we did together that was super fun. He died a sad death.

Steve Irwin was a great man, I wish the best for the Irwin family.

CRICKEY! KING OF CROCIDILES, INFACT KING OF THE ANIMALS, AND WORST AUSSIE DEATH. - Thomas245

I Loved This Man! No Really I Got Up EVERY Morning To See If It Was On! Also Chuck Norris < Steve Irwin (So True :3)

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10 Heath Ledger Heath Ledger Heathcliff Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career.

I wish this man was still alive. He had a bright future in front of him. If he was still alive we would've DEFINITELY seen him in the Dark Knight Rises. He would've been in so many great roles and would easily grow up to become one of the greatest actors of all time. Wish he was alive...

He had the potential to be one of the greatest actors ever, and managed to deliver one of the best performances ever before his death as the Joker. And while that my be his most memorable part, the rest of his work was no less impressive. It's so tragic that he had to leave this world just has he was hitting his stride.

Nobody will ever give a performance as incredible and convincing as he did as the Joker ever again.

He was to young I didn't like how his last role was the joker it freaked me out a little

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? Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher Carrie Frances Fisher was an American actress, screenwriter, author, producer, and humorist. She was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. Fisher was known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars film series.

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11 Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

Truely one who changed the word. A very important and remembered person who will never be forgotten. I just wish that all his work was not in vain, because America today is reverting back- not to say that a many chose to change in the first place- to ignorance. However, we are doing better and thanks to him and his courage, we are definitely better off in one way or another. Definitely an amazing person that I look up to. There's still some hope for the world.

It is only a shame that people choose movie stars, and rock-stars over people that would have truly changed the world had they not died when they did. John Wilkes Booth was an idiot to shoot Lincoln, because Lincoln was the only voice of reason in reconstructing America. However, If MLK was alive today, Racism would have been discarded completely, a long time ago.

He was awesome and he would be be proud of a lot of people because of the way things turned out not with his death but with Americans how they new what he wanted

A truly amazing man is all I have to say

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12 Jesus Christ Jesus Christ Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, Palestine. He was born to Mary, as the bible says "she was found with child of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 1:18). He was both man and God (John 20:28). According to the bible He is God alone (Deuteronomy 6:4). ...read more.

Jesus is our savior we all love him he is full of love he is the king of kings and the son of god he died for our sins I love him more than anything I see touch hear smell feel taste

Don't get mad but we don't even know if he was real, he could symbolize something that never happened. He symbolized a perfect man, and faith. So not really sad.

Jesus Christ came to earth for only one thing, to die for us at the cross so that we (the sinners) can be saved. He is a true savior. Hope I will home with him soon.

Jesus is the son of God,he saved us from all evil and has prepared a place for all his beelievers in heaven nobody can go to heaven without having jesus in their life.so I advise you doubter of christ to pray to god and ask him for forgiveness and salvation from sins.and if you still doubt God get a bible and read revelations and youll see that what is being written is happening now I know God will forgive you he is not fictional if he did not love you so much you would have died a long time ago annd you really need to go to a church

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13 Steve Jobs Steve Jobs

Steve has touched everyone in so many ways that most people don't even know. He died way to young with so much more to offer.

He was more snobby than me and that says something but still loved his products but how low can you go by stealing credit from others - michaeldivine

I'm a 13 year old kid with ADHD.
ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
But because of his technology I'm one of the brightest students in my class! May Steve jobs memory live on till the end of time and, what ever comes after.��� -

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14 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865 . Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War - its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis .

thats so sad he was flippen awesome :(

Was president Lincoln okay

He was fine Ralph go home - simpsons

He free'd the slaves, fought vampire's, and zombie's, and had something to do with the civil war, laugh out loud.

His buttocks were talking about you looking for a few drinks outside the bars

15 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

I still remember the day the news reported she passed away. R.I.P one of the greatest Pop legends of all time. - NikBrusk

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16 Princess Diana Princess Diana Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. V 2 Comments
17 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.
18 Chris Wallace (Notorious B.I.G.)

Best rapper in the east coast ever.

19 Robin Williams Robin Williams Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance.

His death was terrible. His death went worldwide and people were so sad and depressed without him. Robin Williams was a very great influence to children. Comedy will never be the same without him...

Was a great, funny guy. Nobody can belive he's gone.

This man had played in Many movies including Jumanji, and Aladdin!

And we all loved him..

20 Cliff Burton Cliff Burton Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10th 1962 - September 27th 1986) was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica, recording three studio albums. He died in 1986 after getting crushed by a tour bus in Copenhagen whilst promoting Metallica's ...read more.

Died so young and wasn't with Metallica for long only did 3 albums with the band and never got to play songs such as One, Enter Sandman, Nothing Else Matters, The Day That Never Come and Unforgiven but he is famous for his bass playing without a pick. today he is regarded as the number 1 best bass player of all time behind Flea and Geddy Lea - mneilan

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