Top Ten Saddest Deaths of 2015

So far this year, we've lost some treasured people: mathematicians, actors, musicians; and we'll only lose more. These people have changed the world in their own ways, be it by thrilling sci-fi fans or by actively saving lives, and it's worth commemorating them with this list.

The Top Ten

1 Satoru Iwata (July 11) Satoru Iwata was a Japanese game programmer and businessman who served as the fourth president and chief executive officer of Nintendo.

Nintendo was, is and always will be my favorite video game company. This man's accomplishments in the industry, whether in HAL or Nintendo, managed so much, saving games from development hell, helping getting Nintendo back to the top after the Gamecube, saving entire companies from collapse.
On his business card, he was a corporate president. In his mind, he was a game developer. But in heart, he was a gamer. Rest in peace, Mr. Iwata-san.

He was adorable, charismatix, lovable, and just someone who loved his job and wanted to make the world smile and laugh with his brilliance. RIP Satoru Iwata. You were enough of a genius to turn an image of you holding bananas into an Internet meme

He was the president of Nintendo. Gamers like me everywhere are mourning him. This is one of the reasons why I hate cancer.

He created some of my favorite video games like Mario pokemon and Kirby and I miss him

2 Sir Christopher Lee (June 7) Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (1922-2015) was an English actor, singer, and author. He was best known for his villainous roles in films such as Dracula in the Hammer Horror films, Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit more.

Think of all the things he did in his life, all the memories and genius thoughts that he, and he alone, had stores in his incredible brain. The loss of that wealth of fascinating information, alone, is hugely sad. The man behind all of that must have been incredible. And I believe he was.

A cinematic legend who can't be replaced. He absolutely perfected the memorable roles of Saruman, Count Dooku, Scaramanga and several others, and he brought up the power of the entire films every time.

I was devastated when he passed away my all time favourite actor I grew up loving his films and getting scared along the way.

His voice was so awesome. Gonna miss him.

3 Leonard Nimoy (February 27) Leonard Simon Nimoy was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer, and songwriter.

He inspired a generation of people to do things in space to help the future. He was a great actor who will truly be missed.

Mr. Spock. My favorite character. May you live long and prosper. I had a crush on Mr. Spock since middle school, so sad to see him go.

No need to fear, Sheldon will just grow another Leonard Nimoy.

His name rings a bell from somewhere, but I can't pinpoint it.

4 B.B. King (May 14) Riley B. "B.B." King was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.

A truly influential musician for all of his life. He will be missed.

Died on my birthday. Shame

It's Always The Good Musicians Who Die, and The Bad Musicians Who Stay Alive.

An amazing musical artist.RIP

5 John Forbes Nash Jr. (May 23) John Forbes Nash, Jr. was an American mathematician who made fundamental contributions to game theory, differential geometry, and the study of partial differential equations.

One of the founders of modern game theory, and overcame may struggles with schizophrenia in the process. It was truly sad to see him go the way he did.

6 Terry Pratchett (March 12) Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett (1948-2015) was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for writing the comic fantasy book series Discworld.

One of the best fantasy writers of all time. At one point, Hogfather was my favourite childhood story.

7 Charles H. Townes (January 27) Charles Hard Townes was an American physicist and inventor of the maser. Townes worked on the theory and application of the maser, for which he obtained the fundamental patent, and other work in quantum electronics associated with both maser and laser devices.

The inventor of the maser, a device which creates coherent EM waves through amplification of stimulated emission. It's an essential constituent of both radio telescopes and atomic clocks, as well as something which Niels Bohr said was physically impossible.

8 Lemmy Kilmister (December 28) Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead. He was a bassist and a singer known for his raspy voice. He died in 2015 from cancer and other health problems.

Shocked the hell out of me when I heard he died. R.I.P and keep on rock n rollin

Frontman of Motorhead and one of the all time rock legends.

He is Legend And Legends Never Die

9 Ben E. King (April 30) Benjamin Earl King, known as Ben E. King, was an American soul and R&B singer and record producer. He was perhaps best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me"—a US Top 10 hit

Stand, by me. Oh, stand, by me. Oh stand. Stand by me, Stand by me.

10 Roddy Piper (July 31) Roderick George "Roddy" Toombs, better known by his ring name "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, was a Canadian professional wrestler and actor.

Just yesterday, July 30, I was watching old 80s videos of Roddy Piper. Little did I know that his life would be cut short just hours later. He is a legend that better and will live on. So shocking and heartbreaking. Haven't felt this sorrowed by a celebrity death in years.

The Contenders

11 Errol Brown (May 6)
12 Nicholas Winton (July 1) Sir Nicholas George Winton was a British humanitarian who organized the rescue of 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport.
13 Omar Sharif (July 10)
14 Scott Weiland (December 3) Scott Richard Weiland was an American musician, singer and songwriter. During a career spanning three decades, Weiland was best known as the lead singer of the band Stone Temple Pilots from 1989 to 2002 and 2008 to 2013.

Death: December 3

15 Monty Oum (February 1)
16 Dusty Rhodes (June 11) Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr., better known as "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, was an American professional wrestler, booker, and trainer who most notably worked for the National Wrestling Alliance, Jim Crockett Promotions, and the World Wrestling Federation, later known as the WWE.
17 Betsy Palmer (May 29)

Friday the 13th was one of the first serious horror movies I ever saw. It isn't the shocker it was when I was younger but it will always be special to me and Betsy Palmer's role as Mrs. Pamela Voorhees will always be one of the great iconic roles in annals of horror movie history.

18 Chris Squire (June 27) Christopher Russell Edward Squire was an English musician, singer and songwriter. He was best known as the bassist and founding member of the progressive rock band Yes.

Best bass player ever had to decease on June 27, 2015. Listen to Heart of the Sunrise right away!

I was the owner of a lonely heart the day he passed away.

19 Wes Craven (August 30)

The best horror movie director of all time -Jonz

20 Darren Shahlavi (January 14)
21 Ron Moody (June 11) Ron Moody was a British actor, singer, composer and writer best known for his Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated performance as Fagin in Oliver!
22 Perro Aguayo Jr. (March 21)
23 Phil Walsh (June 30) Phillip "Phil" Walsh was an Australian rules footballer and coach. Walsh played for Collingwood, Richmond and the Brisbane Bears in the Victorian Football League between 1983 and 1990.

It was so sad when Phil Walsh (Adelaide Crows Coach) died. R.I.P Phil Walsh.

24 Caleb Logan Bratayley (October 1)

It was very sad for me at least. Because he was very young and so unexpected

Rip Caleb logan

25 James Horner (June 22) James Roy Horner was an American composer, conductor and orchestrator of film scores, writing over 100. He was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements, and for his frequent use of motifs associated with Celtic music.

I love the history and the film Titanic a lot. I was devastated to hear he went missing, and I was hoping he was alright. When I was told he was found, I rejoiced. Then, I found out he was not only found, he was found dead from a plane crash. I felt like I was going to sob. Rest in Peace Mr. Horner.

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