Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths


The Top Ten

1 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

I was so sad of his death since I heard about it. Its so entirely sad that I could not focus on my schooling life and every happy images of him were all like it really makes me wanted to cry. Also the saddest thing is that I grew up listening to his songs though I was born in 1995, and seriously. It's all sad. Its sadder gwen people accused him of molesting kids and now his death is even sadder than that. I also pity his kids and was hoping the best for them. RIP, Michael Jackson

It was a normal day at school and them suddenly we find out Michael jackson died and everyone was like "what the hell? " and then when I came home it was on the news and it stayed there for 5 whole days. Wow

I picked Michael Jackson because when he died I was only 9 going on 10 years. And I didn't know all about his other brother s and sisters (except for Janet Jackson) and the Jackson 5, or about all about most of All the other songs he made.
Until he died so that's what kinda shocked

Note: I LOVE AALIYAH TOO, but I was only 1 when she died. So I didn't know what was going on... But the reason I picked MJ is because I was 9 when he died. But now that I'm older and I know a lot about her its kinda shocking how she was just about to be BIG she went on that plane and died. P.S. I didn't pick the other celebs either because I wasn't born when most of them died

I was only 2. Sad. - TeamRocket747

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2 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

the most tragic because he had so many more things he was going to do - Okami

Nothing was as tragic as losing this amazing musician and humanitarian. He reached so many people and was all about peace and love and looking ever forward. He is missed daily. With this all being said, mu heart was irreparably broken the day Robin Williams left u. Those two geniuses remind me of each other. - Pfeifferpfan

MJ more tragic than John Lennon really he got shot and lived shorter than mj that's just sad, that fat prick killer just ruined history.

John Lennon was killed all because that assasissin name Mark David Chapman was angry at him for saying that The Beatles was very popular than Jesus Christ? This guy (Chapman) needs to grow up. Everyone is famous even Jesus Himself.

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3 Robin Williams Robin Williams Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. He died in 2014.

I was at my grandparent's house with my relatives when my cousin said Robin Williams died. at first I thought he was joking so I looked it up, and I turned as pale as a ghost from what I was reading. R.I.P. Robin, I'm sorry your depression drove you to suicide. I grew up with you, and getting the news was like someone punched me in the stomach. you're in a better place now :(

So sad, such a talented and amazing actor. A great symbol of happiness, such an unexpected and ironic death. Always will be missed

He was in a word, special. He touched so many people. It's so sad he's gone. I pray he is at peace now. Depression is horrible. Count yourself lucky if you or a loved one had not been effected by it.

Why would he kill himself.. it saddened me when I heard about his death. ;( - TeamRocket747

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4 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 more.

Whitney had an amazing voice. It was a shocking death. It happened in a hotel bathtub.

This is why taking drugs is bad - TeamRocket747

I miss you Whitney - musicalemprire

Her daughter died a few days ago...:...(

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5 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the more.

Kennedy's death was a tragedy. Not only did he leave behind his wife and young children but left behind a nation. Kennedy's tragic death stages the question for the United States of "what could have been? " In only three years Kennedy achieved more than most other presidents but three fatal shots ended an unfulfilled life

Saddest part I think is Kennedy could have been on the list of one of our greatest Presidents

This death saddened me too. He was just going in Dallas to make a speech, then Pee Barbie Oswald assassinated him. What makes it worse, is over 1,000 people saw the shooting. - TeamRocket747

He is assasinated by a guy called lee oswald

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6 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.

Amy Winehouse had the most unique and special voice, I was so sad when she passed away. She was one of the greatest female singers and she could have been even better if she had the opportunity... She will be missed.

She died so young, On the bright side she did join the 21 club like she wanted :(

Her style of music was amazing! RIP Amy

RIP. - TeamRocket747

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7 Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

He got assassinated. Sad. - TeamRocket747

8 Diana, Princess of Wales Diana, Princess of Wales Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.

Easily the most shocking celebrity death. The world stood still the day after,

Reason why I'm afraid of driving cars - TeamRocket747

She should of never died

One reason why paparrazis are the most annoying people for celebrities.

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9 Heath Ledger Heath Ledger Heathcliff Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career.

He had such a bright future and it was really sad for him to die at 28. The saddest thing is he died thinking everyone hate his portrayal of the Joker.

He Had A Huge Heart, Was Very Nice, Had A Great Future Ahead Of Him But Sadly He Didn't Make It. But He Left The Joker Which His Character Got Universally Acclaimed By The Critics And Fans. We Will Never Forget Him.

R.I. P Heath Ledger-1979-2008

His portray of the joker was amazing best I've ever seen and he did the accent perfectly and probably is a very underrated actor for his work I feel bad for his death R.I.P Heath you will always be amazing in my hear

So sad - TeamRocket747

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10 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. more.

His heart attack shouldn't have happened. He would be 82 by now. :'( - TeamRocket747

No one cares about him lol

/ don't hate on the king bro he's considered one of the best musicians ever

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? Mark Salling

He might’ve committed crimes and all, but he will never be forgotten and will always be remembered. SUICIDE IS NEVER A JOKE! R.I.P Noah Puckerman

? Lil Peep

SAVE THAT S*** was a very good song.

RIP Lil Peep.

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11 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking. more.

Amazingly beautiful and charming Marilyn Monroe left us in 1962. I'm still shocked because she was going to focus on much more serious and dramatic roles. Believe me, she was very talented, kind and smart woman - Irina2932

Such a sad death... I still watch her... I wish she was till with us!

The most beautiful woman in the world dies in unnatural way

Very sad. - TeamRocket747

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12 Tupac Tupac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was more.

He had a rough youth. Then when everybody was looking this way gets shot so sad

Best rapper no one even close to second

His music got me through my ruff high school years! RIP 2pac

Assassination happens to people with lots of jobs, not just politicians - TeamRocket747

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13 Dimebag Darrell Dimebag Darrell Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. Abbott died in 2004 after he was shot by a mentally unstable fan.

A great guitarist shot onstage while performing. What can be more shocking than this? - Metal_Treasure

Shot on a stage. - TeamRocket747

No one expected him to be shot on stage which he didn't deserve that at all R.I.P Dime - christangrant

14 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.

Legend! Changed history and many lives! Thanks for the amazing music cobain, R.I. P

R.I. P Kurt. A legend, who started a whole era, and ended it by himself. Thanks to him, grunge became popular.

Nirvana was nirvana! Need I say more? RIP Kurt!

Why did he have to kill himself!? :( - TeamRocket747

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15 George Washington George Washington George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

He had a throat infection and pneumonia, so it was gonna be expected at his time and age. - naFrovivuS

He died because of the illuminati

Difficulty to breath. - TeamRocket747

16 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.

God I loved Chester. When I was a kid Lublin park was my favorite band. When I heard of his passing I cried for an hour just listening to linkin park songs. Very tragic. Just shows you money can't buy happiness and that just because you have it all doesn't mean your immune to depression and whatnot. Rest In Peace buddy!

This really shocked me. I was on my way home from Atlantic City today, when I heard on the radio that Chester killed himself. Rest in peace. - The01Bro

I still can't believe he's dead... he was such a great singer.. I'm gonna miss him a lot - Samurai2k17

The leader of Linkin Park dying shocked all of us TopTenners. Even if I find metal overrated, he still didn't deserve this death. - TeamRocket747

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17 Selena Selena Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer.

Selena's death shocked a lot of people because it left fans unable to see what more she had to offer. She was so young, beautiful and a very sweet person. She had so much more to show but all we can remember is the legacy she left behind.

Unlike some of the other celebs (may they RIP) Selena was murdered. She wasn't dealing with troubles such as drug abuse or depression. Someone else ended her life in cold blooded murder.

RIP. - TeamRocket747

Rest in paradise selena 😢

18 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Tanzanian-born British singer with Persian ancestry, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. more.

I love you Freddie Mercury. I will always will. RIP Freddie. I love Queen

He is the best yet...and I wish I could see him...RIP Queen :'(

We will miss you Freddie. I loved Queen. - TeamRocket747

RIP Freddie - bzsuzsi0128

19 Paul Walker Paul Walker Paul William Walker IV was an American actor . Walker began his career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel .

One Of The Saddest deaths he was an amazing actor he was amazing in the Fast and Furious movie series. Fast and Furious will not be the same without him. he cared about the poor people as he has his own charity so sad he died RIP Paul Walker you will be missed - mneilan

One of the best actors. A gifted person, taken tragically. Way too young to die. RIP Paul. We love you.

It was such a shock he was such a great human being and so talented and great loss to the world

Rip paul walker - TeamRocket747

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20 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time .

RIP - TeamRocket747

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