Saddest Deaths of 2018

The Top Ten

1 Stephen Hawking Stephen William Hawking (January 8, 1942 - March 14, 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.

That was one of the most beautiful speeches I have ever seen on the internet.

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

May you rest in peace, Stephen Hawking

He was a great man and probably the most inspiring human being of all time. RIP Stephen Hawking.

2 Stan Lee Stan Lee (December 28, 1922-November 12, 2018) was a comic-book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. He is best regarded as an influential figure for the comic book industry and general entertainment.

For the record, I may not be the biggest comic book fan nor was I ever familiar with the name Stan Lee up until recently, but even so, the guy was undoubtedly someone who helped define an industry and everyone's childhoods. And I won't lie, all those Spider-Man trilogy movies (just the second and third ones, to be honest) that I saw as a kid wouldn't have came to be if not for the comic books that Stan Lee himself created in the first place. Controversies or not, Stan Lee was still someone who created something each and everyone could enjoy with the characters and stories he created. When I went to go see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in theaters this year in 2018, Stan Lee's cameo meant a lot more to me than it ever did in any movie he made a cameo in. Sure, I never paid attention to his cameos before in the past, but still, something about him saying "I'm... gonna miss him. We were friends, you know". to Miles Morales made me realize not only how much Stan Lee and his creations ...more

Looking back at my lists, I realized something. Stan has given every children something to grow up on. He has made kids out of all of us, and we love it. He has given the movie industry something to cook, something that can be cooking for the next century, and might be the greatest movie phenomena of all time. And today, we may mourn, we may grieve, but also, we may celebrate. Celebrate his long life, and looking back to thank his existence, his artworks, his quotes as well as his writing. A man like him only comes around once a century, or maybe even a millennium. Rest in peace among the Stars, Stan Lee... An artist, a thinker, a legend.

Stan Lee was one of the heroes of my age. Reading marvel comics was one of my favorite childhood memories and seeing that the success of the comics have become award winning movies makes me feel absolutely ecstatic. He truly is one of the most talented, creative, and brilliant people to ever exist. He shaped the children who are adults today and even though he has passed, is still shaping the future generations to come.

Stan Lee is the best comic book writer out there! There will never be anyone like him for decades! He has given kids, adults, and many people joy and happiness in his creations. If it weren't for this amazing guy, we wouldn't have the amazing heroes we all know and love! When he died, my heart shattered! I have never cried so hard for a long time! He gave children the most important thing in the world with his amazing comics! Happiness. He was kind, brave, amazing, smart, funny, heroic, and every thing a hero is! He was real life's superhero, and always will be! He is why we have Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Iron man, Black widow, Spiderman, and all of those amazing heroes! He gave kids something to look up to, and inspired many! His creations created something special, and his death was tragic! At least he lived an amazing 95 years, writing comics and watching them come alive! At least he is with his wife again, in a better place! R.I.P Stan Lee, we will always remember your ...more

3 Stephen Hillenburg Stephen McDannell Hillenburg was an American cartoonist, animator, director, producer, writer, voice actor, and marine biologist who was best known for creating the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. He also contributed to Rocko's Modern Life as a director and producer. more.

I know that as of the time I write this comment that Stephen Hillenburg had passed away earlier this year, but even so, I just wanted to give my own tribute of words to Hillenburg the way I should have a long time ago. Disregard my username and anything I have to say about newer seasons of SpongeBob SquarePants, but the point still stands. Stephen Hillenburg was no doubt an influential creator who conceived quite possibly one of the most well-known and beloved animated series of all time. Like everyone, SpongeBob was a huge part of my childhood. Whether it was me watching the first three seasons as a kid and having a barrel of laughs and emotions when I saw the SpongeBob movie on television, seeing two guys in SpongeBob and Patrick suits at a circus and getting a picture taken with them, playing some video games based on the yellow sponge himself, or even imitating SpongeBob and Patrick's voices with my sister, I wouldn't have had all those precious memories of such a long-standing ...more

Stephen Hillenburg was a crucial part of many of our childhoods, even if we were too young to realize who he was when we were growing up. When I was a kid, I was too naïve to fully grasp the importance of the "created by Stephen Hillenburg" text at the end of SpongeBob's theme song. As I grew older, I really started to appreciate the effort and commitment that name in the credits exerted in order to entertain me over the years. After years of studying marine biology, Stephen created the defining cartoon of an entire generation; a television show that has had such an enormous impact both on television history and in many of our individual lives. The world would be a very different place and I would not be the same person if Stephen did not create SpongeBob. He added so much joy, laughter, and heart into the world with his cartoon about a talking sponge living in a pineapple under the sea and he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace to one of the greatest cartoonists to ever live.

I may not matter to some people but I believe my vote still counts, I believe this to be the saddest death of 2018 the reason being he was the staple of childhoods everywhere and the Most iconic writer of his time he created SpongeBob ( 1999-now ) has been the most popular cartoon along with others.My feelings of greed to,words him can not be transformed into words nobody will make me stop watching the cartoon and his replacement will fit in just fine (note that this was written in June of 2019 if anything I say is incorrect in the future just keep that in mind) I loved and even after his death still loved the show it's funny goofy and light hearted. I will never forgot him and hopefully others feel the same way. Also I deeply miss Stephen Hawking but just a tad bit less then Steven hillingberg (sorry I'm young and probably made spelling errors)

His death made me stopped watching SpongeBob forever. I thought he'll die after SpongeBob will end. I thought he'll outlive Kirk Douglas. This is the most traumatizing moment ever in my life. SpongeBob used to be the number 1 best show ever. His death made me suicidally depressed and made me even more scared of both death and the future eh.

4 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.

It sad that he died, I have 3 favorite songs by him, levels, wake me up, and hey brother

I remember listing to him as a 8 year old and I loved the song "wake me up". I was depressed for months after knowing he killed himself

This impacted me far more than any other celebrity death has in the past. Most of the time, I feel just somewhat sad and mournful when a celebrity dies, especially if it was a person who I looked up to. This, on the other hand, came so unexpectedly that I felt completely destroyed. I could not see this death coming at all, and the circumstances leading to his suicide made it even more upsetting. He may have not had as much of an important general influence as say, Stephen Hawking did, but this was still the saddest for me.

This was the first time I actually felt something in relations to a celebrity death, he changed the world and wasn't afraid to do his own thing and take risks, the saddest part about his death was that he was so young, in his very short yet illustrious career he managed to do so much, and it makes me sad to think of how much more he could have done, now we will never get to see what else he could have done.

5 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.

my freinds aunt listened to her she wasnt bad buh not my taste in music

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

Why is she not up higher? A literal Queen with so many great songs. Rest in peace, Aretha.

She just died a few days ago. RIP

6 XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (January 23, 1998 - June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

I miss u so much x he made me happy and I still listen to his music I even heard his first ever song we had a creepy amount in common but its cool.

Nobody saw his death coming it was heartbreaking to see the news
Even worse he was just starting to change the public image about himself

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

Good thing he died. He was a bad music maker and he caused a lot of toxicity

7 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.

duno him buh my bestfriend liked him so ill show sympathy rip

Put this Legend on the Top 3

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

This guy should be 1 duuuh idiots

8 Stefán Karl Stefánsson

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.

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

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

Deserves to be on here twice.

9 George H. W. Bush George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 - November 30, 2018) was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States under Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1989.

November of 2018, the saddest month of this year.

Also, you know what else happened in November? A shooting in a California bar.

While I do not like Bush's term as president, only a few minds could end the Cold War as greatly as he did.

The death of a legend.

Get him in the top 10.

10 R. Lee Ermey

Whoa he died? I didn't know that!

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

I didn't know he was died. RIP


The Contenders

11 Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush by far the saddest

I once did a report on the bushes. This is really sad to me, because I know so much about the family. R.I.P B.B! May she forever be in are hearts.

So sad

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

12 Dolores O'riordan Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan was an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. She was the vocalist for rock band The Cranberries from 1990 until their break-up in 2003, later reuniting with her band in 2009, which she led until her death in 2018.

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

Amazing singer. Love you Dolores.

One of my favorite singers

Amazing singer

13 Bruno Sammartino Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino was born in Pizzoferrato, Abruzzo, Italy, to Alfonso and Emilia Sammartino on October 6, 1935. He then died on April 18, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. He is known for his powerful bearhug finishing move, and is widely considered to be one of the more.

One of the greatest WWE wrestlers of all time. RIP

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

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

We Need Bruno Sammartino To Be #2

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



14 Billy Graham William Franklin Graham Jr. was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well-known internationally in the late 1940s.

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.

He is with Jesus

I am not a follower of his religion, and he did not always teach what was 100% from the Bible, this man converted thousands for the cause of Christ. Thanks to his preaching, many will be in heaven.

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

15 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

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

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

He walked on home with dimebag in heaven

16 Eddie Clarke

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


17 John McCain John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) was an American politician and military officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from January 1987 until his death. He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee more.

He was a Vietnam Veteran and the best Senator Arizona ever had. He is amazing. Its sad he passed away.

RIP to an American war hero

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.

More like happiest deaths of 2018

18 Verne Troyer Verne Jay Troyer was an American actor, comedian, and stunt performer best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers film series.

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

I shall call him... Mini-Me!!

RIP Mini me.

19 Koko the Gorilla

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

Does everyone on this list have to be human

Goodbye Koko, we will all miss you!

Is the kitten alive I wanna adopt it

20 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.

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

Why isn't he in the top 10, he was a legend, and an amazing person

His Last album was so good

21 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.

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

Who's The Man?

22 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

It's a sad year for marvel and he and Stan Lee died and it's a tragic year for marvel.

You will be missed Mr. Ditko

23 Miranda Cracraft

Markiplier's niece

Ha you died

24 Jim Neidhart

Very sad death. Must of been horrible for his daughter Natalya. Rest in peace big man.

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

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

Wait, he died?!

25 Unsho Ishizuka

The Japanese voice actor for many anime characters, including Boone from the 2003 Astro Boy reboot, Mr. Satan from Dragon Ball Z, Joseph Joestar from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Professor Oak from every single Pokemon illiteration.

Oh no :'(


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