Top Ten Saddest Deaths of 2016PositronWildhawk
The Top Ten
Bowie was a huge part of my childhood. I remember my dad would play his cd's in the car when I was younger, and a rich voice would envelope me so tight, that I would feel this constriction in my chest. Like when a loved one that hasn't seen you in a long time hugs you like you're their lifeline. Later I was introduced to his movies at the age of 12. The Man Who Fell To Earth and Labyrinth were, and are, my favorites to this day. Then came my teenage obsession over him. Days after days of Bowie playing in my room and just singing along like I didn't have a care in the world. Image after image being saved on my phone, almost fearing that if I didn't save all of the fanart and photographs, Bowie would disappear. Then came the actual disappearing and what followed were tears and sobs that I thought would never run out. This empty cavity in my chest replacing the loving and familiar constriction I used to feel. The feeling of being lost because one of the few people that inspired me to be ...more - WhenFangirlsAttack
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
Oh gosh... Still can't believe he passed away. can't say anymore. Have fun on space man.V 22 Comments
Defiantly the Greatest Boxer of all time. " Sting like a bee Float like a butterfly" - PeachyBlast
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee". RIP to the best boxer of all time. - Catacorn
He is without a doubt the best boxer of all time. - EpicJake
Studied Ali and I cried when he diedV 3 Comments
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
Her death shouldn't have received this much attention. People only remember her as Princess Leia from Star Wars. - olliv
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
LeiaV 11 Comments
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!
To be honest he was a dick. - DapperPickleV 2 Comments
He was a great Snape. May he always be remembered forever.
"Death comes to us all in the end." Couldn't the end have come later?! - LarkwingFlight
Great actor! The face of one of the finest movie villains: Hans Gruber!
Cri... Why... *Sniffle* He made the best Snape... :( - Page_394V 4 Comments
Shut up with this stupid, immature joke. - phillysports
Harambe's death is still sad regardless of his species. - drdevil
Would you guys just shut up about Harambe? It's just a gorilla! GROW UP.
How is this stupid monkey higher than Gene Wilder? - MagmaFoxV 18 Comments
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
I miss her, she was an incredible and amazing singer. - Catacorn
The reason that this is the saddest is simply because it was the most unexpected. - anewman
She was far too young :( - jaxieV 4 Comments
The guy who played Willy Wonka died at age 83. RIP.
A meme star gees down RIP - princepretty
Corection A meme star goes down - princepretty
R.I.P Willy Wonka Memes - princepretty
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
He died on Christmas and suffered depression AND got treated horriy by the media. Easily #1.V 2 Comments
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
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
Now she can be with her husband... R.I.P. Nancy Reagan - ollivV 1 Comment
His Death it's Really Make a Saddest time To Million of Thai People. - Weryu555
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. - IronSabbathPriestV 2 Comments
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
One day after her daughter Carrie fisher
Way sadder than the death of Carrie Fisher. - olliv
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 peaceV 1 Comment
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