Top Ten Saddest Deaths of 2016
The Top Ten
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. - PositronWildhawk
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. - keycha1n
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..
Although I don't listen to the good old songs and I hadn't heard of him until a month before he died, he was a legend and all legends deserve a place in my memory. - AnonymousChick
He is without a doubt the best boxer of all time. - EpicJake
David Bowie wasn't much compared with this legendary Boxer. - 80sGreatestOffice
The greatest boxer of all time, without a doubt. - SwagFlicks
Studied Ali and I cried when he died
In an article about what would've happened if Hillary won, Fisher would be still alive if Clinton won instead of Trump.
I was so shocked when I heard this. Really unfortunate. At least we'll see her brilliance one last time in episode 8. RIP. - Therandom
Like actually how is she not first?
She just passed recently. I mean's Bowie's on the list since the list's inception (January). She could hit Top 3 after some time, but I'm skeptical whether she could dethrone David Bowie for Number 1 :/... - CrimsonShark
Her death shouldn't have received this much attention. People only remember her as Princess Leia from Star Wars. - olliv
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 had a concert the same day he died. He died in an elevator on his home in Minneapolis metro. RIP The Purple One. - EpicJake
He was only 57! I also loved Purple Rain!
So sad to see all these musicians die early
"Death comes to us all in the end." Couldn't the end have come later?! - LarkwingFlight
He was a great Snape. May he always be remembered forever.
I will always remember how great he was. Always. - Cyri
Great actor! The face of one of the finest movie villains: Hans Gruber!
Harambe's death is still sad regardless of his species.
Shut up with this stupid, immature joke. - phillysports
He died a day after his birthday which makes it worse - TeamRocket747
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. - Cesium
The guy who played Willy Wonka died at age 83. RIP.
A meme star gees down RIP - princepretty
Wait WHAT? - SackofCheese
Corection A meme star goes down - princepretty
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. - Billyv
The reason that this is the saddest is simply because it was the most unexpected. - anewman
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.
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.
Adios George Michael. RIP - EpicJake
Most of these people died after there prime and were already above 50 years old. Now this guy's death was super tragic. - 445956
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 :(. - CrimsonShark
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
He was a good man he did great things
To Kill a Mockingbird was truly a novel that defines American literature. This person wrote that novel. - SwagFlicks
Such a terrible loss of such a brilliant person. - TheCobainDomain
I finished to kill a mockingbird an hour before her death... then I cried with the book curled up - BlazingPhoenix
Yeah... This was really sad... - Nickiminaj4life
Thank you Islam for terrorizing the world again you monstrous cancer! - lilrocketman
Thanks for offending my type of people. But in all seriousness, terrorist are not Muslim because killing innocent people is like killing the whole of humanity in Islam. - MrCoolC
His Death it's Really Make a Saddest time To Million of Thai People. - Weryu555
This Was Really Sad For The Wrestling Community She Was Part And Trailblazer For The Womens Revolution/Evolutiom And In My Opinion The First WWE Women Superstar Not Diva And Was One Of The Best Female/Male Wrestlers Of All Time!
Someone had to do a great presidents wife... That was me - FerrariDude64
That was tragic. - DynastiSugarPop
Tragic? For an elderly mortal person to die of natural causes? How do you figure that? - Billyv
Our dear Nancy Reagan. She has been dead for 1 month. - DynastiSugarPop
I am happy that she is now with her husband. - ArigatoKawaii
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.
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. - PositronWildhawk
Being a Father Ted fan, this was very sad. Not as sad as the actor who played Ted's death, but very sad anyways. - Martinglez
I'm quite sad about it. He was responsible for many a laugh. - Britgirl
On the anniversary of Dermot Morgan's death as well. - IronSabbathPriest
One day after her daughter Carrie fisher
Way sadder than the death of Carrie Fisher. - olliv
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.
Thank you Edhi for ...more
A very humble and inspirational figure.
Definitely someone we could all look up to. - CrimsonShark
We lost "The Greatest" (Muhammad Ali) and "The King" (Arnold Palmer) in the same year. RIP to both.
He died the day of my birthday - AwesomeJawson
What's sad is that he and Jose Fernandez died on the exact same date. R.I.P. to both - EpicJake
Best known for voicing Lou Pickles on Rugrats, & Various Looney Tunes Characters including Daffy Duck & Marvin the Martain he passed away due to cancer - WWEWBMortalKombatFan
God, his death sucked for me. Having been to an Eagles concert, I had gone from liking them to loving them. Then one day, I heard my parents playing Hotel California in the living room. I walked in and my dad told me he was gone. I'll never forget that day. Or him. - TheCobainDomain
Part of the best American band rest in peace
At least someone cares about the poor families in Pakistan. - PositronWildhawk
These people should realize that their religion caused this - lilrocketman
The sixth man on the moon. - PositronWildhawk
Former Nine Inch Nails keyboardist has passed away. May he rest in peace.
There have been some very sad losses, but given what human values Jo stood for and the brutality of her death, I can't put into words how tragic this is. - PositronWildhawk
This is tragic even as someone who doesn't like Labour. - Swellow
Hearing some of Megadeth's works now makes me sentimental considering Nick Menza played in some of their greatest works (*ahem* Rust in Peace). Worst of all, there were negotiations regarding Menza rejoining Megadeth :(.
He's now in Heaven headbanging with Jeff Hanneman, Cliff Burton, Chuck Schuldiner, Lemmy and various others. - CrimsonShark
The mother of a hip-hop legend. So tragic, considering she had made a fashion line, in which the proceeds went to a foundation named after her son. - SwagFlicks
I can't comment as someone who knew him personally, but as a baseball fan and player, I'm devastated. At age 24, he was already one of the greatest pitchers in the game. RIP. - PetSounds
Only 24, was a great at a young age, and had a great smile. One thing though: Why the hell would he be out on a boat at 3 in the morning? Anyway, #RIP16 - EpicJake
Almost 4 months have passed and I still can't believe this amazing young man is gone. Just thinking about him still brings tears to my eyes Tragic!
And what’s worse, nice is in France and July 14th is Bastille day, a day for french to celebrate!
Not again! - lilrocketman
Stupid Terrorists. - Megone
RIP former 3 Doors Down guitarist.
Definitely notable. But what about Ed Snider?
Best ever just a beast
Gordie Howe was and always will be the undisputed greatest hockey player of all-time. Unlike any other, he excelled in every aspect of the game. Off the ice Mr.Hockey was a classy man, and always had time to speak with fans. The sports world remains shaken from his passing at 88 years of age
We are going to miss that old droid - jp12960
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? - SackofCheese
Islam does it again! What a cancerous religion... - lilrocketman
I didn't realize that many people died this year and by the way their missing Pete burns I'm going to try to add him R.I.P. everyone
Greatest keyboardist of all time, extremely influential and a true mad man on stage. RIP - FredTheGooner
Should be higher... so sad