Top Ten Shocking Deaths of 2014 and 2015


The Top Ten

1 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.

When I first heard that Robbin Williams died, I couldn't believe it. - Pony

Also shocking as to how and why he died and his depression. - Billyv

Rest in peace may god be with you.

RIP - bzsuzsi0128

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2 B.B. King B.B. King Riley B. "B.B." King was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.

No way can he be named one of the greatest blues guitarist. He is THE greatest blues guitarist. - gemcloben

One of the greatest Blues artists ever has sadly passed away. - Pony

RIP BB KING. To quote from one of your songs, "The Thrill Is Gone"... - winner333

3 Joe Cocker Joe Cocker John Robert "Joe" Cocker was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs.

The man who composed some of music's finest works passed away from Lung Cancer. - Pony

4 Tommy Ramone Tommy Ramone Thomas Erdelyi, better known by his stage name Tommy Ramone, was a Hungarian American record producer, musician, and songwriter.

Tommy was the last original member of the Ramones to die. - Pony

5 Leonard Nimoy Leonard Nimoy Leonard Simon Nimoy was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer, and songwriter.

The man who played Spock. At least he lived long and prospered. - Pony

6 James Hellwig

James Hellwig, better known as The Ultimate Warrior, died 48 hours after getting inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame. - Pony

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7 Joan Rivers Joan Rivers Joan Alexandra Molinsky, better known as Joan Rivers, was an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and television host noted for her often controversial comedic persona - where she was alternately self-deprecating or sharply acerbic, especially toward celebrities and politicians.

One of the most notable fashion models shockingly died. - Pony

The woman who created fashion police... - ruJILLous

8 Philip Seymour Hoffman
9 Lee Kuan Yew

The world was shocked when Singapore's first Prime Minister died. - Pony

Thank yew for making Singapore what it is today. lky forever in our hearts

10 Casey Kasem

The original voice of Shaggy from Scooby-Doo. May he rest in peace.

The Contenders

11 Pete Seeger Pete Seeger Peter "Pete" Seeger was an American folk singer and social activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks more.

This folk legend died at the beginning of 2014. - Pony

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13 Bob Hoskins Bob Hoskins

Rest in peace Eddie Valiant. - Aragorn98

14 Rik Mayall Rik Mayall

This man was a legendary comedian. How could we forget him? - PositronWildhawk

Robin Williams number 1? Sorry, but after bb king and rik, he should he 3rd. Rik was a huge, and still is, a huge part of my childhood. He influenced ask the comedy I love. This guy gets my vote any day. Bottom was the greatest sitcom ever. RIP. - gemcloben

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15 Ralph Kiner

Buffalo, NY was devastated when Buffalo sports star Ralph Kiner passed away. - Pony

16 Ben E. King Ben E. King

Wait, did he die? I guess the news was concentrating more on Kim kardation then the death of a music legend. - gemcloben

17 Lauren Bacall Lauren Bacall Lauren Bacall, born Betty Joan Perske (September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014) was an American actress and singer known for her distinctive voice and sultry looks. more.
18 Maximilian Schell

I haven't heard of a single person on this list. But you gotta admit, Maximilian is a pretty cool name, if you ask me. - RockFashionista

19 Shirley Temple Shirley Temple Shirley Temple Black (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and diplomat who was Hollywood's number one box-office draw as a child actress from 1935 to 1938. As an adult, she was named United States ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia and more.
20 Richard Attenborough Richard Attenborough Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough was an English actor, film director, film producer, entrepreneur, and politician.

"Welcome, To Jurassic Park" R.I.P. richard Attenborough

21 Maya Angelou Maya Angelou
22 James Brady
23 Mickey Rooney
24 James Garner James Garner
25 H.R. Giger
26 Mike Nichols
27 Rick Parashar
28 Isaiah "Ikey" Owens
29 Saul Zaentz
30 Gustavo Cerati
31 Dave Brockie Dave Brockie David Murray "Dave" Brockie, was a Canadian musician, and best known as the lead vocalist of the metal band Gwar, in which he performed as Oderus Urungus.
32 Jack Bruce Jack Bruce John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce was a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter known primarily for his contributions to the British supergroup Cream, which also included guitarist-singer Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker.
33 Christopher Lee Christopher Lee Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (1922-2015) was an English actor, singer, and author. He was best known for his villainous roles in films such as Dracula in the Hammer Horror films, Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit more.

One of the best movie villains of all time. Dracula, Count Dooku, Saruman... He also appeared in more movies than any other actor or actress.

34 Sam Simon
35 Scott Clendenin Scott Clendenin
36 Harold Ramis Harold Ramis

He was a Ghostbuster

37 Ralph Waite
38 Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett (1948-2015) was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for writing the comic fantasy book series Discworld.
39 James Horner James Horner
40 Wayne Static Wayne Static
41 Wes Craven
42 Simone Battle
43 Yogi Berra Yogi Berra Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra was an American professional baseball catcher, manager, and coach who played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball, all but the last for the New York Yankees.
44 Jimi Jamison
45 Lemmy Kilmister Lemmy Kilmister Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead. He was a bassist and a singer known for his raspy voice. He died in 2015 from cancer and other health problems.
46 Jan Hooks Jan Hooks Janet Vivian "Jan" Hooks was an American actress and comedian best known for her work on Saturday Night Live, where she was a repertory player from 1986–91, and continued making cameo appearances until 1994. Her subsequent work included a regular role on the final two seasons of Designing Women, a more.

First Hilary Clinton on SNL, among others.

47 Caleb Bankston
48 R. A. Montgomery
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