Top Ten Saddest Celebrity Deaths of All Time

Hate when people on T.V. dies like anything :-(
Yep a hard thing to swallow, a'right
Here's the list to the most shocking celebrity deaths in history...
The Top Ten
1 Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

This may sound obsessive, even crazy. But for 9 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 of the sadness I should feel for their deaths are 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 can get caught up on all of the childhood years he missed.
You'll be dearly missed Michael
R.I.P

My heart simply broke when he died. I don't think I'll ever be the same. There was something so inherently good about him. I always knew that people like Michael are not long for this world,but there is nothing that could have prepared me for the day. There are many singers/actors that I like,but Michael is the only one that I feel a deep connection with..I may not have known him,but I could definitely feel him. I am honored to have walked the earth at the same time as he did and to have been breathing the same air as he did. He was a genius without a doubt,but most importantly he was a TRULY beautiful human being and it showed in everything he did. I still cry from time to time when I think of him. It is hard not to.

Wow where to start.I can write a whole documentary of MJs life.Really he was and still is the best human being to ever step on this earth.His songs changed the world.He is one of the celebrities who went through a lot of terrible stuff and persevered through all up to his last breath. MJ I want you to know that you have inspired me personally not that I can dance or sing like you but through your heart.You have inspired me to help and heal the world.Though I cannot reach your standards I will try.
R.I.P MICHAEL.
YOU ARE DEARLY MISSED.

Definitely the saddest! It truly felt as if time had froze that day, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news. No celebrity death has caused me as much heartache as Michael Jacksons, even after 9 years just thinking about his death brings tears to my eyes. Rest in peace Michael, you are truly missed. Your incredible legacy lives on through your music. There will never be anyone like him.

2 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.

His death was the most saddest death. I feel for Kurt and Heath, but they died because of themselves, drugs and stupid. For music, what part of "Imagine all the people living life in peace" don't people understand.? He was a real musician, memebr of most successful Band and a peacemaker.

He was a great man. He was also a peacemaker and amazing lead singer of The Beatles, one of the greatest bands of all time following Queen. Rest In Peace John Lennon

Catcher in the rye should have never been sold without first having a background check where did Chapman get a gun in the first place and all they did was lock him up? He's the one who needs tortured,in the worst way then k I I l e d very slowly. Agony wound"be an option,

Still the biggest loss of them all. Second is robin Williams

3 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. He died in 2014.

I used to watch him as a kid with my family and he always had some way to make me laugh, I was reading through these death and I saw him I had no clue he was dead and it brought me to tear instantly... I will truly miss him and his movies, Rest In Peace 🥺

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 inspiration for, someone like me, who just 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 Parkinsons. But anyone who grew up in the 90's can tell you Robin Williams held a special place in our hearts.

I found out robin Williams died at lunch and I honestly started crying. Then when I geared to cause of his death I was speechless I came into class with a red face and my teacher asked what happened, I folded her about robins death she looked at me and said "I feel exactly the same way" I've never cryed over any celebrities death, robin Williams will live on forever in my heart.R.I. P Robin Williams

4 Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise and was briefly the lead vocalist of Stone Temple Pilots ...read more.

Chester was such an amazing singer and screamer in Linkin Park, and 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. :'(

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 in my head that I cherish the most. Chester's voice, whether soft or a scream, were always beautiful, energetic, passionate and revolutionary. I care, Chester. We all care...

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.

He is my childhood hero. The way he sings and the lyrics, they spoke his heart out as he does mine. He will always be my hero from time to time, his legacy will always lives on.

5 Heath Ledger Heath 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 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.

He was an amazing actor who alwase
Played a completely different character. He went from romantic bad boy Patrick in "10 things I hate about you" to a creepy homicidal joker in "The dark night".

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.

6 Stan Lee Stan Lee (December 28, 1922-November 12, 2018) was a comic-book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. He is best regarded as an influential figure for the comic book industry and general entertainment.

Stan Lee was one of the most kind and smart man director I have ever heard of I’m becoming a director because of the work he went through to build the avengers movies.. Rest In Peace kind soul 🥺

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

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

Definitely, Stan Lee's death was truly heartbreaking, he was a genius, and probably one of the best entertainers (or probably the best one).

7 Paul Walker Paul William Walker IV was an American actor . Walker began his career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel .

His death was not only horrible to you guys or the rest of his fans, his death was a tragedy that affected the whole world, as well as the movie industry, even the president and government were heartbroken when he was killed in an accident, he was a hero who was perhaps the best race car driver ever and did feats that no one else could ever do, and he saved a lot of people, his death put the whole movie industry towards rock bottom.

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 at a quarter mile at a time
RIP

It's such a terrible tragedy you died I am so heart broken I'm shattered RIP you will be remembered by all of us and be one of the best actors of all time I hope you have a wonderful time in the heavens

At first I wasn't sad because I've never watched any of the Furious movies. Then I watched them one by one and I broke into tears at the end of Furious 7. His death was one of the saddest.

8 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. 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 ...read more.

Kurt Cobain spoke for those who couldn't and he still does today. His lyrics were simple and yet deep at the same time, 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 immortalised his work, contrary to the 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 his positive things. 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. :,(

Most people think he had a pretty good life. Watch " Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck" He had a horribly sad life. From Start to finish. It will bring you into crying on the floor.

He killed himself to escape depression, memories of past as sad as it sounds to be.

9 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.

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 had a smile that could pull you out of the darkest of moods, when he died the whole world lost a whole lot of light. We miss you Fredd!

He was such a legend poor man had a toxic relationship and he was doing drugs and always drinking even though he didn't want to :( rip

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

10 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.

After I heard she died fearing the filming of Star Wars I was truly broken, I loved her and her acting so very much... Rest In Peace Carrie 🥺

I LOVE Star Wars, like badly with every once 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.

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 miss Carrie. She was strong, a beautiful princess, a great actress and a wonderful women. May the Force be with her.

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

When I was just a little girl me and my sisters all watched him and I loved it when they turned it off I cried and told them to turn it back on they didn’t but the point is I loved watching him and seeing him made me feel brave and strong and I know that he is happy that he died doing the one thing that made him truly happy... we will all miss you so Rest In Peace dear friend

A man a 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 lost places of 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 that 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 thing about this man, at the very end, when he was bleeding to death, he remained calm and faded away in calm. A truly amazing man that should be respected and remembered forever.

I love Freddie Mercury he is one of the highlights to music and so does 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 the generation, And they still bring happiness! by the way: this was hard to vote

He was my inspiration as a kid his death tore me apart he will live on as my hero

12 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

I’m learning to play the guitar and I got the blessing to learn his song falling in love and I went through ever one of his songs then when I learned he was dead I cried myself to sleep he was a kind man and is truly the king I will miss him so so much Rest In Peace king of rock 🥺

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 is 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.

13 DimeBag Darrell Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. Abbott died in 2004 after he was shot by a mentally unstable fan.

So sad he was a nice person and a great guitarist
RIP Darrell Lance Abbott

14 Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an African American minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King is best known for advancing civil rights through ...read more.

Why is Martin Luther King Jr. 56 and Michael Jackson no.1?!?! Michael Jackson was a pedophile and Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world!

Marin Luther KIng was an iconic rolemodel to many people and will always be in our hearts. He was so inspiring and I just wish that he could've had longer on this earth. ='(

Such a big inspiration and role model, RIP

15 Steve Jobs Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and business magnate. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and a co-founder of Apple Inc., chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following ...read more.

He wasn't done making stuff yet, and it's a shame we'll never see what was coming next.

If he was still alive. Apple's newer stuff would be much better.

He is a genius bruv couldn't live without apple much respect bro

He was one of the creative minds

16 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 Umeå whilst promoting Metallica's ...read more.

There was always a “what if Cliff didn’t die” to 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.

He played the bass unlike no one before him

His death was so unlucky and unexpected.

17 Selena Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer.

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.

Selena was so beautiful, classy, nice & a talented singer. Her Life was tragically taken at such a young age. 23 is no age to die. Life has only just begun, Selena had so much to offer the world. What just a terrible loss =( May she R.I.P X

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

18 John Belushi John Adam Belushi was an American comedian, actor, and singer. Belushi is best known for his "intense energy and raucous attitude" which he displayed as one of the seven original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.

Sadly could not reach potential

19 David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. ...read more.

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 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 idle. I felt so bad for her.

I can't listen to his music anymore without getting a little teary eye his death was that bad

A hero and icon, you beaut

20 Judith Barsi

I'd be proud of her (Judith Barsi) if I were Jozsef Barsi, I'd rather allow her (Judith Barsi) to grow up to be an adult woman/Maria to work.

Should be in top 3! She got shot by her dad at only age 10! Her dad is a drunkard and refused to let his wife work!

Exactly. She got shot at a young age.

21 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant (1978 - 2020) was an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and was the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history. ...read more.

Kobe was the goat, is the goat, will always be the goat.

I genuinely cried over his death. Such a sad way to go, died in a helicopter crash - with his daughter as well. I feel so sorry for his family and friends.

Will always continue to follow his mamba mentality philosophy/ideology - he changed so many lives for the better.

Rest in Peace Mamba

- Mamba Out -

I honestly don't have the words, an extremely kind person with a happy family gone just like that. Kobe is a legend and his name shall continue to live on. And Gigi was following his path. Rest in Peace Kobe and Gigi.

Kobe Bryant was not just one of the best to ever play basketball, but he was an amazing father. The bond he had with all of his daughters was remarkable and when he and his daughter Gianna died the world was shocked. Rip to one of the goats on and off the court

This should be on top 5. His death made people shocked around the world

22 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.
23 John F Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29th, 1917 - November 22, 1963) 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. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban ...read more.

Definitely the saddest. I still cry watching anything about it

24 Christina Grimmie Christina Victoria Grimmie (March 12th 1994 - June 10th 2016), known on YouTube as zeldaxlove64, was an American singer-songwriter known for participating in The Voice and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians. She was shot dead during a meet-and-greet in Orlando, Florida, by fan ...read more.

I remember when I heard the news about her death. I was sitting on my couch, and I looked at the news on my phone, and 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 that 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 have to have gun control laws.
R.I.P Christina

Probably one of the most tragic and saddest celebrities death ever. The young woman had an amazing voice and was probably an even more beautiful person. Truly got heartbroken from this. 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.

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.

This was a terrible tragedy that should have never happened. Imagine the career she had in front of her. But then that dream was destroyed by that piece of garbage. RIP Christina.

25 Tupac 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.

R.I.P Tupac, I wish so badly Tupac didn't get killed, imagine how much more great music he could of made if he didn't get killed! His Music lives on though through all the generations of rap lovers everybody knows about Tupac, his music & his talent. The best thing about Tupac that I loved though was that his music actually meant something he didn't just rap about guns, drugs & killing people. His lyrics were meaningful and He spoke up for the community & rapped about real life problems, I always said Tupac was a good guy & 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

HUGE inspiration and gone too soon. My dad always told me about him and I thought he was great. RIP

If him and B.I.G. were still alive. Rap wouldn't be so hated now. RIP.

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