Top 10 Most Shocking Deaths of 2018

2018 has been a pretty awful years as we lost so many great people this year, for this list we'll be looking back at the most shocking and unexpected deaths no one saw coming.

The Top Ten

1 Stan Lee 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.

Get this to number one. I love Spongebob but this is the man who created Spider-Man, and I remember reading the Fantastic Four comics all the time. - Drawbox

It was a sad year for the Marvel universe as Stan Lee has gone to the big comic book store in the sky. - egnomac

He died at 96. I wouldn't say it's a "shocking" death. - Metal_Treasure


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2 Stephen Hillenburg Stephen Hillenburg Stephen McDannell Hillenburg is an American marine biologist, cartoonist, animator, director, producer, writer, and voice actor, who is best known for creating the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

I still cannot get over the fact that the creator of SpongeBob Stephan Hillenburg died, a huge blow to everyone who grew up on his work starting with his work on Rocko's Modern Life, even sadder Hillenburg won't be around to see the series finale of Spongebob. - egnomac

RIP Important part of millions of peoples childhood (including mine). Thank you for all the wonderful childhood memories and laughs Stephen. - girlcool

Spongebob will always be part of our Childhood. - 23windomt

RIP Hillenburg - Drawbox

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3 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.

Totally this one :( - LightningStrike

4 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.
5 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.
6 Bruno Sammartino Bruno Sammartino
7 George H. W. Bush 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.

Its been a horrible year for the Bush's first Barbara and now George Bush senior. - egnomac

8 R. Lee Ermey R. Lee Ermey

Full metal jacket is a great film - LightningStrike

9 Isao Takahata Isao Takahata

One of the greatest directors of all time. - girlcool

10 Barbara Bush Barbara Bush

The Contenders

11 Brian Danovich Brian Danovich
12 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.

It was one of the most shocking and tragic deaths of the year. - PositronWildhawk

This should be #1 by far. I loved ALL his music they were all so special and amazing. I will always remember him. VOTE please. - your fan

Deaths of young people are always shocking. I mean, it isn't "shocking" when somebody dies at 84 or 95. - Metal_Treasure

I've never even herd of him. - egnomac

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13 Verne Troyer Verne Troyer
14 Chuck McCann Chuck McCann

Another beloved voice acting legend passes away this year. - egnomac

15 Jim Neidhart Jim Neidhart
16 Brian Christopher Brian Christopher
17 Margot Kidder Margot Kidder
18 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.

Say what you want about his music. But he was only 20 years old. Now a celebrity dying over the age of 90 isn't shocking. It's sad but not shocking. Seriously this guy should be number 1 along with Avicii and Mac Miller. - B1ueNew

19 Matt Cappotelli Matt Cappotelli
20 Stefan Karl Stefansson Stefan Karl Stefansson

Number one in our hearts.

Forever number one. - Not_A_Weeaboo

RIP Robbie Rotten! - Userguy44

21 John McCain John McCain
22 Dolores O'Riordan Dolores O'Riordan
23 Simon Shelton Barnes Simon Shelton Barnes
24 Billy Graham Billy Graham
25 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.
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