Top Ten Most Tragic Deaths


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John Lennon
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...
Mark Chapman, GO TO HELL.


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?


[Newest]If the Beatles haven't become famous, he would have still been alive.

2Michael Jackson
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...
The king of pop will live on in our hearts.


[Newest]Oh come on he was black and became white are you seriously surprised that he killed himself he wasn't completely sane


3Kurt Cobain
RIP Kurt Cobain. My favorite Nirvana songs are
Smells like Teen Spirit, and Lithium


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


[Newest]He is the king.

4Tupac Shakur
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
His songs are masterpieces

5Freddie Mercury
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.
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 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.

6John F. Kennedy
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.


The last real president of the United States of America


JFK was awesome and Steve Irwin was too.


[Newest]He tried to save us from the debt that we have today with executive order 11110!

7George Harrison

8Heath Ledger
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...
I wish he could come back


Nobody will ever give a performance as incredible and convincing as he did as the Joker ever again.
[Newest]He was to young I didn't like how his last role was the joker it freaked me out a little

9Steve Irwin
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.
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)
I can't offend the stingray because steve loved animals
But still I can't get over the best aussie who ever lived

10Walt Disney
This world would not be the same without him. He truly amazing and still an inspiration worldwide.

The Contenders

11Martin Luther King Jr.
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
[Newest]A truly amazing man is all I have to say

12Steve 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


13Jesus Christ
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
Jesus Christ is my savior, all of ours. He died for a good cause but didn't deserve to die. He was full of love and passion, also he was forgiving. Pray for him tonight.
THE KING OF KINGS, THE SAVIOUR, THE SON OF GOD, whats more tragic than a saint nailed onto a cross and wearing a crown of thorns
[Newest]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.

14Abraham Lincoln
thats so sad he was flippen awesome :(
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

15Jimi Hendrix

16Chris Wallace (Notorious B.I.G.)

17Whitney Houston

18Princess Diana
She was a real inspiration

19Cliff Burton
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


20Rick Rodak

My name is aaliyah, and I was born the year she died

22Billy Mays


All he wanted to do was sell Oxyclean and Burger Sliders, you guys. D:

23Hideto Matsumoto
:'( so sad hide was so multitalented and the number 1# guitarist in aisa, he was from Japan! For you people who don't know about him I promise he is worth your time his music is gold! Whats more amazing is that he has PINK HAIR! And they call him pink spider because of his song pink spider and his pink hair, pink spider is the first song you should listen to! And the band he was in X Japan their the most successful forign band in the world! I promise all of it is worth your time!

24Anne Frank
Anne should be in the Top 10. Think about it: she was only 15 years old when she died. She wanted to grow up to become a writer, along with so many other things, yet she never got the chance, just because she was Jewish (she grew up under Nazi occupation)! The Nazis indirectly took her ambitions away and she ended up dying of typhus in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. No child deserves to die and 15 is TOO YOUNG!

25Bruce Lee
Hey all the beautiful ladies and big bros. It seems like all of you are giving your focus in this list to mainly tupac, jackson and freddie mercury which I know were tragic deaths, but you shouldn't forget the KING OF MARTIAL ARTS, the one and only BRUCE LEE. Well he in his short life has accomplished the fury of fastness within his hands which no one can has ever beat. And how can one forget his invention of ' THE ONE INCH PUNCH'. I think you don't know lot about him so it's my humble request to every visitor to just get enough information about bruce before you vote anyone.
Oh Bruce. It's very sad that this talented young man had to die. He still had so many other things to do. in my opinion, his death and Heath Ledger's death should be in the top three.

26Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan
Died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs and alcohol. But his enlarge heart may have played a part in his tragic death.


RIP Jimmy and Dimebag. In our hearts foREVer.
What a tragic death. I heard about this on my bros b-day. And I just bursted out crying. Such a young man, having so much more time to live. Same things with dimebag darrel, paul gray, john lennon, kurt cobain, layne stayley, bob marley, jimmy hendrix, and now Jimmy "the rev" Sullivan.R.I. P (rebirth in progress) foREVer! The rev lives on!

27Mahatma Gandhi
Even in death Gandhi was the most forgiving man on earth, besides Jesus of course, After getting shot several times, he begged everyone around him not to kill the man that shot him. The world will never know a more tragic, and depressing death.
He is the father of India country he will remain in our hearts he defined the word freedom perfectly rip

28Kristen French

29Paul Walker
He will always be remembered. My favorite person in the fast and furious series. It such a tragedy what happened.

30Dimebag Darrell
He was killed by a "Mentally deranged" fan named Nathan Gale. He was shot because Gale thought Dimebag stolen songs from him. He was at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Ohio. So I say he should be in the top 10! RIP Dime.
Getting 3 shots performing live is the worst thing may ever happens :(


31Chris Benoit
He killed himself after taking the life of his wife an son he was an awesome wrestler and his moves still rumble on in the rafters of the areana

32Lisa Lopes


34Jim Morrison

35Layne Staley
RIP Layne Staley. Alice In Chains and rock in general will never be the same.

36Janis Joplin

37Robert F. Kennedy

38Karen Carpenter
Very, very sad. Tragic.

39Randy Rhoads
Have you forgoten the man who turn Ozzy's crap in genius piece of art!?

40Gary Coleman

41Cory Monteith

42Marie Antoinette
Got a guillotine bro

43Robin Williams
Was a great, funny guy. Nobody can belive he's gone.

44Anna Nicole Smith

45Bradley Nowell

46Elvis Presley
Omgg I loved him and still dooo he was so amazingly talented and the most amazing blue eyes ever... Lovee you Elvis- biggest fan!

47River Phoenix
His death was so tragic because he was so passionate about life. He fought so hard for animal, environmental and human rights. His music career was just taking off and he a very talented and sincere actor. I miss you River Jude Phoenix.

48Amelia Earhart
The first superstar women. She was the greatest adventurer. Her love for aviation led to her attempt to fly across the globe and dur to this she went missing.

49Sharon Tate

50Stevie Ray Vaughn
One of the best guitarists of all time! He had just started to performing, after rehab for drugs and alcohol, and was killed in a helicopter crash right after a concert with Clapton and other greats.RIP STEVIE-YOU ARE MISSED!

51Buddy Holly
Wow, nobody here mentioned this?

52Ayrton Senna
Simply the greatest F1 driver ever.

53James Dean
Probably the best old Hollywood star, whose candle of light was blown out way too early. Imagine all the great movies we never will get to see.

54Kalpana Chawla

55Anne Boleyn

56Amy Winehouse

57Lynne Harper

58Leonidas I

59Corey Haim

60Ian Curtis
It was just sad, this. He was so great and shouldn't have had to go what he went through.


61Michael Hutchence
What a voice! A great Aussie lost so recklessly. Wish he was still here today. His voice is timeless. Everyone will love his music for another century. R.I.P. michael, hope I can here your voice again sometime.

62Dan Wheldon

63Dale Earnhardt
Last great American hero! Should be top 10.

64Lee Petty

65Rajiv Gandhi

66George Washington


68Adam Yauch

69Vincent van Gogh

70James Bulger

71Selena Quintanilla

72Judith Barsi

73Chris Farley

74Ryan Dunn

75Tommy Ramone

76Mickey Rooney

77Mitch Lucker

78Terri Schiavo

79Amanda Todd
This is why people hate bullying, and the reason anti bullying programs were invented.

80Jim Henson

81Fred Rogers

82Dmitri Mendeleev

83Jeff Buckley

84Phillip Hughes
Forever 63 not out

85Neil Armstrong
The first man to got to another world, the Moon, he died in August 2012, which should definitely go above John Lennon, He's the greatest person besides Jesus ever to exist.


86John Keats
He gave us such wonderful poetry in his twenty four years of life. Imagine everything we would have today if he had survived.

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