Saddest Deaths of 2018


The Top Ten

1 Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking Stephen William Hawking (January 8, 1942 - March 13, 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.

As I've said one time, but will now say again, I give my biggest of condolences to this century's Einstein as Hawking's legacy and contributions, whether they be in the scientific field or as a model of inspiration to others, will forever live on and not be forgotten. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Your contributions will be instrumental in the understanding of theoretic. You will be missed. - CrimsonShark

May you rest in peace, Stephen Hawking - TwilightKitsune

*plays a sad harmonica song about him* - BorisRule

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2 Avicii Avicii Tim Bergling (September 8, 1989 - April 20, 2018), better known by his stage name Avicii, was a Swedish electronic musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. He is best regarded for his work in Electronic Music during the 2010s in which his works have charted among the Top 40 Radio and for his influence more.

Someone has to wake you up

He didn't die because of health problems. He didn't die because he was injured. He died because he committed suicide, and to me, that is the saddest, lowest form of death of all

Rest in peace avicii

Man when I found out about this I felt so bad
rip avicii.

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3 Bruno Sammartino Bruno Sammartino

His Tribute One of The Best Thing WWE Has Ever Done in 2018 next to Royal Rumble 2018 - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

One of the greatest WWE wrestlers of all time. RIP - KingSlayer93316

I don't even know who is him, what the hell is he doing in front of avicci? - wavedimp089

Bruno Was a Legend, But I'd Admit He's No Stephen Hawking When it come to being an Important Person - s646451

We Need Bruno Sammartino To Be #2 - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

How is an athlete from a fake sport more important than Stephen Hawking? - 445956

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4 R. Lee Ermey R. Lee Ermey

Whoa he died? I didn't know that! - htoutlaws2012

RIP to the man that played the Drill Seargent in almost everying. - 445956

Sad - Gangem

5 XXXTentacion XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (born January 23, 1998), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

This guy literally got murdered three hours away from where I live - NightmareCinema

Bad person, bad music, but still, he had a chance to redeem himself. - CloudInvasion

I love his new music there's not much screaming he doesn't deserve to die his death shook a lot of his fans and friends. No bad music from this guy.

Changed himself in the end...

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6 Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister.

RIP to the Queen of Soul. We will miss her. - Userguy44

She just died a few days ago. RIP - 2storm

R.I.P queen of soul, One of the greatest and most influential singers of all time.

Literally Rolling Stone’s choice for the best singer of all time.

7 Dolores O'riordan Dolores O'riordan

She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in May 2017 and just passed away. RIP - 445956

8 Barbara Bush Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush by far the saddest - 2storm

Far the saddest death so far! R.I.P. - PumpkinKing109

9 Billy Graham Billy Graham

While I'm not much of a religious person nor do I know much about Billy Graham, what I could say about him was that he must have been a very generous and influential evangelist in society. On a side note, they actually held his funeral where I live. After all, Charlotte, NC is his home town. Lots of people gathered over this week as I write this to come to his funeral. For what I know and don't know the good he did, may Billy Graham nonetheless rest in peace. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

He should be number one instead of Stephen hawkings. Stephen hawkings is an athiest - potatogurl

I was so sad to hear he passed. May he Rest In Peace - PumpkinKing109

He is with Jesus

10 Stefan Karl Stefansson Stefan Karl Stefansson

I heard about this not long ago. I used to watch Lazy Town as a kid, I grew up watching Robbie.
Rest in peace. You'll always be Number One to me. - Rocko

Rest in peace, Robbie Rotten. You were always a hero in my eyes - TwilightKitsune

I added this as soon as I found out. RIP Stefan - Gangem

One of saddest things ever - iliekpiez

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The Newcomers

? Dick Slater
? Paul Allen Paul Allen

Paul Allen Microsoft co founder passed away on 10/15/18 from cancer

Was not expecting him to die so soon - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

Dang R.I.P. - StarlightSpanks

The Contenders

11 Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds (February 11, 1936 - September 6, 2018) was an American actor, director and producer. He has starred in many films, such as Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit and Boogie Nights, in which he was nominated for his first Academy Award.

R.I.P to an Acting Legend and his famous Mustache - s646451

12 Eddie Clarke Eddie Clarke

I can’t believe this...the entire Ace Of Spades lineup is gone... - NightmareCinema

R.I.P. - LightningStrike

13 Brian Danovich Brian Danovich

Former WWE Tough Enough Contestant He Passed Away On August 9th 2018 - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

14 Vader Vader

Another WWE Legend passes away and even bigger tragedy WWE never got to induct him into the Hall of Fame when they had the chance despite Mick Foley telling them of his poor health over the years. - egnomac

Instead of Vader, they inducted Jeff Jarrett...


I grew up watching him, it breaks my heart knowing this

I knew this day would come & still I was so shocked to hear about his death this is a sad day to be a Wrestling Fan it's a shame that WWE Never Inducted Him Into The Hall of Fame before his Death. He Should've Died in the Ring like he wanted to do.
Rest In Peace Big Van Vader
1955-2018 - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

Fake athlete - 445956

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15 Verne Troyer Verne Troyer

R.I.P Mini-Me, you will be missed

16 John McCain John McCain

RIP to an American war hero - DoroExploro13

Although I didn't see eye to eye with McCain. I will always be grateful for his contribution to the U.S. and for protecting our country. - anthonybecerra831

That’s sad - PumpkinKing109

17 Miranda Cracraft Miranda Cracraft
18 Mac Miller Mac Miller Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), best known by his stage name Mac Miller, was an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. Miller died of an apparent drug overdose on September 7, 2018.

Wasn't the biggest Mac fan but its always a tragedy when you lose a young person due to addiction and drug abuse. Rest in Party on 5th Ave. - anthonybecerra831

Didn't like his music but no one deserves to die that young. RIP Mac.

19 Rick Hall Rick Hall
20 Koko the Gorilla Koko the Gorilla

R.I.P. Koko. Hopefully you're with Robin Williams now.

Goodbye Koko, we will all miss you!

Even that gorilla has to go? Very sad events happening. D: - BorisRule

Should be #1! She’ll be missed!

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21 Isao Takahata Isao Takahata

May Isao Takahata's legacy as co-founder of Studio Ghibli live on even in death. From the person who worked on acclaimed anime movies like Grave of the Fireflies or The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Takahata will surely be missed for his contributions to Studio Ghibli and to the anime industry as a whole. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

22 Tim Sweeney Tim Sweeney
23 Ray Thomas Ray Thomas

Many know his flute solo on Nights In White Satin, fewer know his name, voice and body of work. - Billyv

The founding member of 'The Moody Blues' - Undistinguished

24 Anthony Bourdain Anthony Bourdain

He was the light and humor in CNN, and opened up the world for many. Rest in Peace - wren6

He was a racist though - 445956

25 Francis George Adeodatus Micallef Francis George Adeodatus Micallef
26 Ursula K. Le Guin Ursula K. Le Guin
27 Edwin Jackson Edwin Jackson

Its Even Sadder When He Died The Same Day As Super Bowl LII - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

28 Steve Ditko Steve Ditko

The man who created one of the greatest Superheroes of all time. Rest In Peace Steve Ditko, you are an inspiration to so many people.

The co creator of Doctor Strange and Spider-Man has recently passed away. RIP - Gangem

You will be missed Mr. Ditko - PumpkinKing109

R.I.P. Steve Ditko

I don't Want Stan Lee To Die 😭😥 - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

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29 Raymond King Raymond King
30 Margot Kidder Margot Kidder

RIP. She had a tough life - 445956

Known for Playing Lois Lane from Superman

She Passed Away Today on May 14th - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

31 Chris Taylor aka SpookyWoobler

The Smash Bros fan who got to play Smash Ultimate early because he was diagnosed with cancer - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

32 Vinnie Paul Vinnie Paul Vincent Paul Abbott, better known as "Vinnie Paul" (March 11, 1964 - June 22nd, 2018) was an American professional drummer and producer. Alongside his late brother Dimebag Darrell, he co-founded the Heavy Metal Bands Pantera and Damageplan, with whom he would find success with in the former. After the more.

Rip Vinnie paul, died at 54, drummer of Pantera and brother of Dimebag Darrell - InsertCleverName

WHAT?! HE DIED?! I didn't know that! Now I feel so sad because he was a great drummer for Pantera and Hellyeah. RIP Vinnie Paul - KingSlayer93316

He shoulda lived forever - NightmareCinema

Legends never die. Remember that now. He’s still with us. - awesomedp900

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33 Eugène Gerards Eugène Gerards
34 Craig Mack Craig Mack

I wasn't expecting rappers in their late 40s to pass away, but this guy did. RIP, Mr. Flava - 445956

35 Prince Henrik of Denmark Prince Henrik of Denmark
36 Vinnie Paul Vinnie Paul Vincent Paul Abbott, better known as "Vinnie Paul" (March 11, 1964 - June 22nd, 2018) was an American professional drummer and producer. Alongside his late brother Dimebag Darrell, he co-founded the Heavy Metal Bands Pantera and Damageplan, with whom he would find success with in the former. After the more.

His death is so sad that he's on here twice - KingSlayer93316

37 Matt Cappotelli Matt Cappotelli

Matt Cappotelli Was a Former Tough Enough Contestant and Won the Compation in 2003 he passed away at the age of 38 from undercoming Brain Surgery for a Year. R.I.P - s646451

38 Jahn Otto Johansen Jahn Otto Johansen
39 Tessa Jowell Tessa Jowell
40 Kate Spade Kate Spade
41 Ali Akbar Moinfar Ali Akbar Moinfar
42 Vic Damone Vic Damone

Vic was a man who was very famous in the 50s. My living grandmother met him as a child, and surprisingly, got to dance with him! She was surprised in one of my last visits when I told her he was still alive. That is no longer the case. Croon in Heaven, Vic. - 445956

43 Charles Aznavour Charles Aznavour


44 Mauro Staccioli Mauro Staccioli
45 TotalBiscuit TotalBiscuit

Say what you will about his political stances, but there's no denying he had a major impact on the gaming industry as a whole. Cancer sucks. John Bain will be dearly missed.

He died of cancer. - TeamRocket747

This Gaming Youtuber Passed Away May 24 2018 - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

Not a good YouTuber but he was so young. RIP - 445956

46 Jim Neidhart Jim Neidhart

Probably one of my favorite wrestlers when I was young. I grew up watching Jim wrestle. It absolutely devastated me when I heard he passed away. I just balled my eyes out pretty much all day (the day he died). RIP - KingSlayer93316

I remember eating McDonald's (don't judge) and the WWE broadcast said he died. - TeamRocket747

Wait, he died?! - MrCoolC

47 Brian Christopher Brian Christopher

Brian Christopher the son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "the King" Lawler
and Member of Too Cool Alongside Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty Passed Away Due to Injuries From Hanging
😢 😢 - s646451

There were more important people than wrestlers nobody knows. Wrestling is fake. - 445956

Well Yeah That's True But Brian Christopher Died at a Young Age - s646451

48 Stefán Karl Stefánsson

He played Robbie Rotten for the T.V. series Lazytown, he passed away from cancer at only age 43, but he will be forever immortalized thanks to the internet and memes. - christangrant

49 Jessica Falkholt Jessica Falkholt

Her parents were killed in a car accident on Boxing Day 2017, her sister died three days later due to same crash, and she was in critical condition until January 17th, passing at age 28. You can't get more tragic when someone loses all of her direct family AND she will never get to experience so much in her acting career. - CrimsonShark

50 Ali Asghar Khodadoust Ali Asghar Khodadoust
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1. Stephen Hawking
2. Aretha Franklin
3. Miranda Cracraft
1. Stephen Hawking
2. Avicii
3. Dolores O'riordan
1. Stefan Karl Stefansson
2. Stephen Hawking
3. XXXTentacion

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