Top 10 Saddest Celebrity Deaths of All TimeIt's always hard when people we've come to know through TV, movies, or music pass away. It's indeed a difficult thing to swallow. Here is a list of some of the most shockingly sad celebrity deaths in history...
Michael Jackson was the best artist there was. I was shocked when he died. I didn't eat when he died. I cried so hard until I remembered, "he is in a better place now." To this day, I still listen to his songs. My favorite was "Heaven Can Wait," but heaven should've waited longer. But when the father calls, it's time to go. You'll be remembered always, King of Pop. R.I.P.
This may sound obsessive, even crazy. But for nine years, I have been depressed. Even when three of my family members died, I felt empty and didn't feel any remorse or sadness at all. It's as if all the sadness I should feel for their deaths is all on Michael instead. I don't know if it has something to do with my trauma from when I was an infant. What I do know, however, is that I'll do whatever it takes to keep his memory and his legacy alive. He may be a celebrity, but to me, he's more than that.
Everyone deserves to be treated with respect no matter what they're going through. Despite what the media threw at him, he remained humble and kind, even after losing his only true home, Neverland Ranch, where children could play and Michael could catch up on all of the childhood years he missed.
You'll be dearly missed, Michael.
His death was the saddest. I feel for Kurt and Heath, but they died because of themselves, drugs, and stupidity. For music, what part of "Imagine all the people living life in peace" don't people understand? He was a real musician, member of the most successful band, and a peacemaker.
He was a great man. He was also a peacemaker and an amazing lead singer of The Beatles, one of the greatest bands of all time, following Queen. Rest In Peace, John Lennon.
John Lennon's death deprived us of one of the greatest human beings who ever lived!
Such a loss of such an inspirational human being cannot be described. He was definitely, as Jimmy Fallon so beautifully puts it, "I am never gonna see anyone like this human ever."
He has been such an inspiration for someone like me, who just wants to make other people feel happy about the world and themselves.
O Captain, My Captain, you will be missed dearly.
I just hope you have a great day, to whoever reads this.
Remember, you are such a good, lovable human and you matter.
When a celebrity dies, most people just ignore it and go on with their lives. But when Robin Williams died, people took notice. He was an amazing person with a wonderful personality who suffered from crippling depression, as well as the beginnings of dementia and Parkinson's. But anyone who grew up in the 90s can tell you Robin Williams held a special place in our hearts.
He was a comedian. As a comedian, he brought life and made millions smile, but no one realized he himself needed a little bit of the joy he gave us. When he died, I couldn't believe it. How could such a happy man take his own life? I have to admit, I shed a few tears. I hope people will remember him 80 years from now, for he was an amazing man.
Linkin Park gave my childhood a depth I can't express in words. In the past 12 years, it's those memories associated with Linkin Park that I cherish the most. Chester's voice, whether soft or a scream, was always beautiful, energetic, passionate, and revolutionary. I care, Chester. We all care...
Chester was such an amazing singer and screamer in Linkin Park. When I heard about his death in July via a Clevver News video, I was sad about it, and I've been on a Linkin Park binge for quite a while. Personally, I think his death was one of the saddest celeb deaths of 2017. Rest in peace, Chester. You may have died, but you'll always be remembered as a legend. We all miss you so much.
Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell were the first celebrity deaths that I got emotional over. Two incredible musicians as well as incredible human beings, and the world is a much darker place without them.
Kurt Cobain spoke for those who couldn't, and he still does today. His lyrics were simple yet deep, and so many people, including myself, can still relate to his music. He was not a god. He was a good guy who loved to make music and share his ideas. His death only immortalized his work. Contrary to the official police report, Kurt didn't commit suicide. Check it out for yourself in the documentary Soaked In Bleach. No matter what you make of his death, think about his life, his achievements, and his positive contributions. It makes me happy that someone like him actually lived. We need more people like him. Rest in peace, Kurt.
It hurts that I will never get to meet this great musician. Nirvana is my favorite band, but it is sad that I will never get to meet the lead singer in person. Kurt was amazing, but I understand that he couldn't handle being "mainstream," and he was depressed, so the only way out for him was suicide. At least he isn't suffering, but it makes me so sad that Kurt isn't in this world with us anymore.
I think it bothers me more that we'll never get to see him do more. The Joker was arguably the best performance of all time. I hate to see that his legacy has to live on through that role when he could have easily become the most famous actor in history if he were still alive.
Definitely the saddest. He had such a bright future. He never lived to see himself win an Academy Award, and the saddest thing is he died thinking everyone would hate his portrayal as The Joker when in reality, it was one of the greatest.
Devastating. Such an absolute tragedy. Someone so young, who was just finding his momentum. I still dream about the amazing things we might've seen him in.
By far, my favorite actor ever. His death destroyed me and helped me realize that life isn't always that long. Paul taught us that family is the most important thing in our lives and that we should all live life a quarter mile at a time.
At first, I wasn't sad because I had never watched any of the Furious movies. Then, I watched them one by one and broke into tears at the end of Furious 7. His death was one of the saddest.
I cried when I heard he died. His movies were such a big part of me growing up. When we saw the last ride with him and Vin in Fast 7, I cried more than I ever have.
I am so happy about all of his life's work, and I am sad he passed last night. I have always followed him in his footsteps and loved all the Marvel characters. RIP Stan Lee.
Definitely, Stan Lee's death was truly heartbreaking. He was a genius, and probably one of the best entertainers, if not the best.
His passing is the only thing that can make me cry, and after he died, I went through a small depression. This man deserves to be number one. I love you 3000, Stan Lee.
Absolute legend. Listening to Queen makes me so happy, and he is such an inspiration when it comes to expressing yourself and being confident in who you are. He is the first person I think of when someone says the word legend. What an icon.
For me, he should be further up on the list. I think about him every day. He was just so full of happiness and joy, and he had a smile that could pull you out of the darkest of moods. When he died, the whole world lost a lot of light. We miss you, Freddie!
I genuinely think about Freddie every day. He deserved the world. Such a talented, beautiful, kind man, beloved and missed by millions of people. We love you, Freddie.
Why is Martin Luther King Jr. number 56 and Michael Jackson number 1? Michael Jackson was a pedophile, and Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world!
Martin Luther King was an iconic role model to many people and will always be in our hearts. He was so inspiring, and I just wish that he could have had longer on this earth.
This was an absolutely devastating loss for the country music industry & cinema. The legend that gave us the song Should've Been a Cowboy (which was the #1 country song of the 1990's) lost a battle to stomach cancer just 8 months after diagnosis. He was also known for playing in Broken Bridges & Beer for my Horses & was the co-host of the CMT Music Awards (from 2003 to 2012 along with Pamela Anderson & Kristen Bell). R.I.P. (1961-2024).
A beautiful and talented soul, stolen away from the music world. She had an intoxicating light that attracted everyone and brought life into the music industry. She made me fall in love with music at the age of 7. Gone too soon.
She even had a child named after her. Selena Gomez was said to be named after her. I wish she had lived to hear that. I'm sure it would have touched her heart.
The Queen of Tejano music will never be forgotten! We, her fans, love her and will do all that we can to ensure that her legacy lives for the generations to come! SELENA VIVE! #LaReinaDeLaMusicaTejana #VivaSelena
A man I truly respect, as his career is my life vocation. A man who enjoyed his job until the end. An amazing scientist, an incredible adventurer, a fearless man who went to the most remote places on earth to risk his life for the most genuine animal documentary of all time. His death was, in one way, violent, but I think what would make him happy is knowing he died doing what he loved, doing that one job that made him famous and that defined him.
To conclude, the most amazing thing about this man is that, at the very end, when he was bleeding to death, he remained calm and faded away peacefully. A truly amazing man who should be respected and remembered forever.
I love Freddie Mercury. He is one of the highlights of music, as is the whole Queen band. Steve dedicated his life to animals and his family and brought entertainment to everyone. I feel bad that he passed away, but I'm happy that his family is still carrying on the tradition. And they still bring happiness! By the way, this was hard to vote.
My family aren't fans of the Star Wars movies, so I didn't even know until January 2nd, when I went back to school. All my friends are huge fans of the Star Wars movies, so it was all they wanted to talk about. I didn't believe them, so I looked it up online later, and I almost cried. May the force be with her.
I LOVE Star Wars, like badly with every ounce of my heart. So when I heard she died, I was in my room crying for at least two hours. I'm really sad that the world had to take away an amazing light to the world.
I miss Carrie. She was strong, a beautiful princess, a great actress, and a wonderful woman. May the Force be with her.
I am so surprised that Elvis didn't make the top three. He was arguably the most influential music artist in history. The idea of Elvis being alone, battling addictions caused by depression, was unbelievably sad. Others that deserve more recognition include Phil Hartman, Princess Diana, and Whitney Houston.
So heartbreaking that he died at 42. I wish he was still here. He was so beautiful and had a voice of perfection. The greatest megastar who ever lived, still has a massive following in 2019.
Should be number 1, the greatest loss to the music industry ever. God bless him. He was only 42 and gave more to the world than anyone else on this list. Rest in peace, darling man.
The way he died is just heartbreaking and horrible. It makes you fear for anyone who performs on stage. You never know when some maniac is going to get up there and try to cause harm. R.I.P.
During the 1960s, she played small television roles before appearing in several movies. She also appeared regularly in fashion magazines as a model and cover girl.
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Why, why was she murdered, a sweet and pregnant woman? That is a death that will surely be remembered as one of the saddest ever. Not only was she pregnant, but sweet over that. The murderer is just a disgusting and vile creature that should never be called human or even animal, because such murderers deserve nothing but the most painful punishment of hell.
Taken away too soon, and she was pregnant. That idiotic Manson crook and his family had to take her away, along with her unborn child. Rest in peace.
And she was extremely sweet and would have given them anything if they needed it. This makes me angry.
He wasn't done making stuff yet, and it's a shame we'll never see what was coming next.
If he were still alive, Apple's newer products would be much better.
He died after the driver of the bands tour bus lost control on a patch of black ice and crashed at the town Dörarp in Sweden whilst promoting Metallica's third album "Master of Puppets"
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There was always a "what if Cliff didn't die" in the music industry. If he didn't die, what would Metallica have continued, and would "And Justice for All" and their self-titled album even have the same name?
Cliff gets my vote. Many on this list are gone because of their own stupid choices. Cliff got squished by his tour bus rolling over on him. So much promise and so much talent lost.
His death was so unlucky and unexpected.
This man shaped my whole world. I fell in love with him when I saw The Labyrinth as a child. I was just fascinated by him. I then sought out his music, and I'm still finding new things to listen to this day. What a library of recordings this man has! He's brought so much to so many of us, and I feel blessed that he let us love him for the alien that he was for as long as he was here. Thank you, David Bowie. My Hero.
My sister cried for days and days when she found out. He was her biggest idol. I felt so bad for her.
A true legend, my hero.
She should be in the top 3! She got shot by her dad at only age 10. Her dad was a drunkard and refused to let his wife work!
The thing that makes this death even sadder is that she was killed by her so-called father. SHE WAS 8 YEARS OLD!
If I were Jozsef Barsi, I'd be proud of her, Judith Barsi. I would rather have allowed her to grow up to be an adult woman, a Maria, and work.
Definitely the saddest. I still cry watching anything about it.
He got shot by a gun.
Probably one of the most tragic and saddest celebrity deaths ever. The young woman had an amazing voice and was probably an even more beautiful person. It truly broke my heart. And what is also really sad is that her brother, who tried to stop the murderer, had to watch his sister die before his very eyes.
I remember when I heard the news about her death. I was sitting on my couch and looked at the news on my phone. It was one of the top stories, and I was just thinking, "Oh my God, NO. Not her." What really shocked me was the way it happened and how easily it could have been prevented. If it were somebody like Beyoncé, Mariah, or Taylor, the security would have immediately stopped them and checked them for any weapons before they could do anything else. This is a reason why we need to have gun control laws.
One of the saddest deaths ever. She was beautiful and had an absolutely amazing voice. In my opinion, she's better than most singers nowadays. Rest In Peace, Christina. You shall always remain in our hearts.
R.I.P. Tupac. I wish so badly Tupac hadn't been killed. Imagine how much more great music he could have made if he hadn't been killed! His music lives on, though, through all generations of rap lovers. Everybody knows about Tupac, his music, and his talent. The best thing about Tupac that I loved was that his music actually meant something. He didn't just rap about guns, drugs, and killing people. His lyrics were meaningful, and he spoke up for the community, rapping about real-life problems. I always said Tupac was a good guy and his heart was in the right place. I pray he is in Heaven. R.I.P.
Tupac is probably the greatest rapper ever. He had an amazing way of sampling songs and was also a fantastic poet with his lyrics. He lives on in his music, but I feel he would have had so much more to give had he lived on.
A huge inspiration, gone too soon. My dad always told me about him, and I thought he was great. Rest in peace.