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

I killed Him YAYYY - SoldierOfFortune

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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

We Need Bruno Sammartino To Be #1 - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

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

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4 Dolores O'riordan Dolores O'riordan

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

5 R. Lee Ermey R. Lee Ermey

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

Sad - Gangem

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

6 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.


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7 Barbara Bush Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush by far the saddest - 2storm

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

8 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

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

He is with Jesus

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

9 Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L.
10 Eddie Clarke Eddie Clarke

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

The Newcomers

? Kofi Annan
? Unsho Ishizuka

The Contenders

11 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 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

Who's The Man? - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

R.I.P Big Van Vader You Are A Legend and Us Wrestling Fans Will Miss You😥😥 - s646451

12 Verne Troyer Verne Troyer

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

13 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

14 Rick Hall Rick Hall
15 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

R.I.P Ditko,you and Kirby Will Rest in piece,good luck Stan You're the Last One Left - s646451

R.I.P. Steve Ditko

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

16 Tim Sweeney Tim Sweeney
17 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

18 Francis George Adeodatus Micallef Francis George Adeodatus Micallef
19 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

20 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

21 Raymond King Raymond King
22 Edwin Jackson Edwin Jackson
23 Miranda Cracraft Miranda Cracraft
24 Ursula K. Le Guin Ursula K. Le Guin
25 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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26 Nikolai Volkoff Nikolai Volkoff

Nikolai Volkoff was a Former Tag Team Champion With The Iron Shiek Passed Away at the age of 70😨 - s646451

27 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

28 Anthony Bourdain Anthony Bourdain

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

29 Jim Neidhart Jim Neidhart

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

Wait, he died?! - MrCoolC

30 Eugène Gerards Eugène Gerards
31 Koko the Gorilla Koko the Gorilla

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

I'll miss him


Should be #1! She’ll be missed!

32 Brian Danovich
33 Jahn Otto Johansen Jahn Otto Johansen
34 Prince Henrik of Denmark Prince Henrik of Denmark
35 Craig Mack Craig Mack

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

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 Kate Spade Kate Spade
38 Ali Akbar Moinfar Ali Akbar Moinfar
39 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

40 Ali Asghar Khodadoust Ali Asghar Khodadoust
41 Mauro Staccioli Mauro Staccioli
42 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

43 David Ogden Stiers David Ogden Stiers

RIP to a true Disney and T.V. legend. He was great on Regular Show, Beauty and the Beast, and other stuff, but he was unforgettable in MASH. RIP David, and condolences to Will Friedle because he said that he wouldn't have became an actor without DOS. - 445956

44 Jerry Van Dyke Jerry Van Dyke
45 Charles Lazarus Charles Lazarus

It's sad to see Toys 'r' Us, which made our childhood, crumble up like this. Days after it went out of business, it's founder passed away. RIP - 445956

46 Jill Messick Jill Messick
47 Alfie Evans Alfie Evans

Alfie's death goes to show how crap the British Healthcare System is. Not only is it already disturbing having to not see a child just get his needs shafted in such a time of need, but also how his parents kept getting denied of any help they wanted for their son.

I will say though, that there is a much bigger catalyst going on, with Alfie's struggle being a notable event to highlight that. - CrimsonShark

48 Tessa Jowell Tessa Jowell
49 Olivia Nova Olivia Nova
50 Ferdinando Imposimato Ferdinando Imposimato
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