Top Ten Saddest Deaths of 2016
It has been two years since his death. I've always loved his music. My heart was ripped to shreads when I heard the news of his passing. He was the innovator of many of the rock and roll genres that we have today. He also was ahead of the fashion styles. It was devastating to hear him die. David, if you are reading this, know that we all miss you and everything that you created and innovated. We all love you and miss you. Thanks for everything..
I can honestly say I wasn't hit by a celebrity death quite like Bowie's death. The night he died, I was just checking out his last album, and thinking it was some of his best works. To have that potential on the point of death is radical. Let that, along with his decades of classics inspire us all, to go very far outside the box.
It's been a while. Somehow, I still haven't gone over it.
He's been a hero to all of us music lovers. His mountain of quality earlier work, his willingness to try anything, and an acting career that's only enhanced, not detracted from, his music cements his place as a music icon for the ages.
To me, it feels pretty crazy that I'm still upset about it. He just embodies everything I want to be as an artist. 2016 has certainly faced great losses in the short time its been around, and I wish I could cast my vote for everyone down below.
David Bowie wasn't much compared with this legendary Boxer.
He is without a doubt the best boxer of all time.
The greatest boxer of all time, without a doubt.
When Carrie Fisher passed, America lost its princess, the Star Wars universe lost its Resistance leader, and the bipolar disorder community lost a vocal and much-loved advocate.
In an article about what would've happened if Hillary won, Fisher would be still alive if Clinton won instead of Trump.
Her death shouldn't have received this much attention. People only remember her as Princess Leia from Star Wars.
Losing R2 and Leia in not just the same year, but just a few months from each other! 2016 was a sad year for celebrities.
I remember that day like it was yesterday. When my mom picked me up, she told me he died. Even if she didn't tell me, I'm pretty sure I'd know it, since every radio station was playing a Prince song (I'm pretty sure the only other time they did that was with Michael Jackson), it's all anyone would talk about the next day, and it was on the news for like, a week.
He died only 4 days before my birthday, so I got "Sign o' the Times" as a gift from my godfather (huge Prince fan)! It was the best (and saddest) birthday ever.
He had a concert the same day he died. He died in an elevator on his home in Minneapolis metro. RIP The Purple One.
He was only 57! I also loved Purple Rain!
Rickman made be remembered for his villainous roles, but he will also be remembered as a man full of Endless Kindness.
Please, excuse us muggles.
Alan isn't Snape. Snape is him. He was the perfect Severus Snape and he will always be remembered.
After all this time?
To quote Absolem, Far farren Alan, perhaps we'll see each other in another life. It's going to be very odd hearing Rickman for the last time as Absolem the butterfly.
Best actor of all time should be right at the top used to crie at his death as Snape anyway but now even more.
After all this time.
Gene Wilder was one of the funniest and sweetest energies ever to live.
The guy who played Willy Wonka died at age 83. RIP.
There are some people who actually mourn Harambe. After all, he is one of the few deaths to be from murder. If you don't like the meme, that's fine, but don't be rude about his death. These comments are very messed up.
This needs to be number 1. Harambe was the best gorilla of all time!
Harambe's death is still sad regardless of his species.
Still sad even if it was the right thing to protect the kid.
If I see one more damn vote for 'Harambe' I'll tell you all to stop bringing up dead memes in a desperate attempt to be funny. Especially when dealing with serious subject matter, the deaths of such beloved and influencial people.
Now that I've got that off my chest George Michael's passing was considerably sad. Dying on Christmas is just a terrible ordeal, and as well as after his death we find out all the wonderful and selfless things he did under no publicity conditions. Plenty of celebrities do acts of charity, but it's those who do it for the right reasons that truly earn the respect of other people.
It's as the old saying goes you don't know what you've lost until it's gone. George Michael was indeed one of those people. He will be missed.
He died on Christmas so sad I'm not a pop fan I like rock and heavy metal but he really made some great pop music turned the whole genre around and now it's a day after his death.
I'll never be able to listen to 'Last Christmas' the same way again.
He died on Christmas and suffered depression AND got treated horriy by the media. Easily #1.
Ah, yes. I feel this death was the only truly bad one as (A. she was brutally murdered and (B. she didn't want to die, because she had a whole life ahead of her, while Gene Wilder, Angus "The Tall Man" Scrimm, etc. were simply old and died gentle, natural deaths, and as for Carrie Fisher, Rob Ford, etc., they were drug addicts that were ultimately their own undoing.
Young and talented and only 22. I loved Alan and Bowie and the others, but she was murdered when she tried to HUG the guy and she was shot by him. She had her whole life ahead of her and her mother beat cancer thrice only to lose her daughter. Her brother and father must be devastated too.
Ranking the comparative degree of sadness associated with deaths is a strange concept, yet this one stands out prominently due to the murder and her youth, especially when considered along with older people dying of natural causes.
Why? Why did this man decided to kill her for a stupid reason? She did not deserve this! This to the Parkland shooting, we need Gun Control.
To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my favorite books of all time, and it has a great movie adaptation which is also one of my favorite movies. RIP Harper... You were the epitome of a great author.
To Kill a Mockingbird was truly a novel that defines American literature. This person wrote that novel.
I finished to kill a mockingbird an hour before her death... then I cried with the book curled up
Such a terrible loss of such a brilliant person.
C. Martin Croker was one of the greats that made Adult Swim the empire it is now. From Space Ghost to Aqua Teen, and even being Toonami's Moltar, may his oven be forever lit
I was genuinely shocked and saddened by Yelchin's death ever since my dad told me from the news. What's worse was that he had only recently just finished "Star Trek Beyond" with the film crew.
In addition, he used to be in a band, so he's part of the 27 Club now :(. I'll always remember you as Chekov. Live long and prosper :(.
Most of these people died after there prime and were already above 50 years old. Now this guy's death was super tragic.
Our dear Nancy Reagan. She has been dead for 1 month.
I am happy that she is now with her husband.
That was tragic.
His Death it's Really Make a Saddest time To Million of Thai People.
Thank you Islam for terrorizing the world again you monstrous cancer!
Yeah... This was really sad...
Best known for voicing Lou Pickles on Rugrats, & Various Looney Tunes Characters including Daffy Duck & Marvin the Martain he passed away due to cancer
This one hurt my heart, no one knew who he was if I mentioned him in conversation. Then it was an embarrassment for me to try to name his widely known epic songs. Still left with confused faces, I then was FORCED to link SHREK theme song to him. This always has been a sore issue for me. I love Shrek, but sinking that low to someone who has changed millions of lives with his poems. 94+ pages to choose from with that song. Not one the same lord help those light bulbs above the ignorance of a true Artist. Soon sad.
Abdul Sattar Edhi was a one-of-a-kind person. The guy started from rock-bottom and created one of the largest social welfare program in the world, dedicated to to aiding several people of Pakistan who were orphaned, abused, beaten or were in serious need of help. And despite the success of his organisation, he chose to live his life modestly, living in a small room with only two sets of clothes and wearing the same sandals for 25 years. It's a shame the international world wouldn't look up to him as much as he deserves. His death came of as a shockwave throughout the Pakistani population. He was that beloved. And even the few foreign people who have known him have given off their respects to him. He was an amazing, caring and selfless man who dedicated his entire life to humanitarianism. He single-handedly saved a million people from poverty, illness and orphaning. And albeit he wasn't interested, he still is a worthy candidate for a Nobel Peace Prize.
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A very humble and inspirational figure.
Definitely someone we could all look up to.
Way sadder than the death of Carrie Fisher.
Anyone's who's watched Father Ted will have loved the character of Father Jack for his angry, deranged, outrageous personality, and that role is just unlike anyone else you'll ever see. I was really upset on this day.
Being a Father Ted fan, this was very sad. Not as sad as the actor who played Ted's death, but very sad anyways.
I'm quite sad about it. He was responsible for many a laugh.
On the anniversary of Dermot Morgan's death as well.
We lost "The Greatest" (Muhammad Ali) and "The King" (Arnold Palmer) in the same year. RIP to both.
What's sad is that he and Jose Fernandez died on the exact same date. R.I.P. to both