Top 10 Most Shocking Deaths of 2021

2021 was pretty shocking for deaths to even begin with.
The Top Ten
1 Larry King Larry King (1933 - 2021) was an American television and radio host, whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards.

The longtime man who interviewed the world for over 60 years from radio to news prints, internet, pop culture & even 25 years on CNN's The Larry King Live Show (which made it the longest-running talk show with a single host at the same time), passed away at 87. He was truly the greatest interviewer & talk show host that ever lived. He will never be replaced. His name was King for a reason. R.I.P.

2 Mark Elliott

"The Cherished voice of the most beloved animated classics of all time" one of the biggest legends in the voice acting world passed away at age 81. He shaped my and everyone elses childhood. His voice will be a voice you'll never forget

Mark Elliott (1939-2021)

This man was the voice of my childhood. I grew up watching Disney movies on VHS and DVD, and this guy's golden voice was all over the trailers and the bumpers of those releases. RIP Mark. Say hi to Don LaFontaine

3 Hank Aaron Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank", was a retired American Major League Baseball right fielder who serves as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves.

Among the greatest baseball players of the generation. He was 87. R.I.P.

4 Eric Carle

Illustrator of the Grouchy Ladybug, the Very Hungry Caterpillar & many other children's books had kidney failure. He was 91. R.I.P.

5 Christopher Plummer

Fun Fact; Christopher Plummer's biggest regret was turning down the role of Gandalf in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings Franchise.

6 New Jack Jerome Young (January 3rd, 1963 - May 14th 2021) was an American semi-retired professional wrestler, better known by his stage name New Jack in ECW.
7 Philece Sampler
8 Dustin Diamond Dustin Neil Diamond (January 7, 1977 – February 1, 2021) was an American actor, director, stand-up comedian, musician, and occasional professional wrestler, best known for his role as Samuel "Screech" Powers throughout the Saved by the Bell franchise.

This was such a shocking death of an actor, known for playing Sam "Screech" Powers from Saved by the Bell & every spin off. He lost his battle to Stage IV lung cancer at 44. He was the G.O.A.T. of actors in the series & franchise. R.I.P.

9 Chick Vennera
10 Paul Soles

Known for leading the cast of Marvel's Spider Man & voicing Herman in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, passed away on May 26th. He was 90. R.I.P.

The Newcomers

? Gabby Petito

The fiance of Brian Laundrie, who traveled the natural wonders by van & vlogged about it, with YouTube, Instagram & TikTok accounts, was found dead on September 20th after nearly a month of searching since August 25th. She was just 22 & starting out on the channel Nomadic Statik yet trying to make a new vlog until her death. She would've been better than most other vloggers & become the next big thing in vlogging. Apparently it turns out she was killed by Brian, showing you how evil he is & how hard it is to find the right boyfriend. R.I.P. to an adventurous wonder who made history with the world & internet. She was somewhere close to getting 1 million Instagram followers but it's too late. It was more shocking than any other famous death in 2021 & has been all over the news worldwide & broke the internet. Please put this to #1.

? Ashley Tokaruk

The co-founder of Main Street Project's Runway of Change, a fashion show in Winnipeg to raise awareness of homeless people. She passed away on March 11th suddenly & too soon. R.I.P.

The Contenders
11 Sophie

A truly shocking death for anyone in 2021 and in general. She fused multiple EDM & pop genres together to create hyperpop. It helped contribute to the modern music from almost every artist today including Charli XCX, Kim Petras, Rita Ora, Sam Smith & many more. Even Madonna was influenced by her & her song B**** I'm Madonna used Sophie's hyperpop genre. Hyperpop was even used by BTS & Blackpink which huge fandoms really love. R.I.P. to the creator of almost all of the 2010's & today's music. - StevenUni108.

This death hit us harder than any other from a musician since that of Avicii or even Michael Jackson. She mixed techno, trance & other forms of EDM with pop to create the microgenre hyperpop. It paved the way for songs by artists such as A.G. Cook, Charli XCX, Slayyyter, Kim Petras, Rita Ora & many more. She fell off her roof while trying to get a better view of the Moon from up there. She was the partner for Charli XCX & worked with her on her songs. Now Charli has no one big & important to work with so she practically lost all hope. What further makes this shocking was that this started the Twitter hashtag trend #HereForCharli which TikTok Queen Charli D'Amelio mistook for herself & got backlash over, prompting Trisha Paytas to call her out in a way that would involve ending her TikTok era. The music & general world lost a literal legend that'll never ever be replaced or compared to & music will never ever be the same again. January ended with a horrible tragedy going down in ...more

Such a shocking death. The world lost a literal legend and heaven gained an angel. The trans queen of pop. R.I.P. Sophie 1986-2021.

Such an influential figure in modern music. I don't think I can imagine the music industry without her.

12 Tanya Roberts

Known for That 70's Show, Charlie's Angels & James Bond: A View to Kill as well as participating in Miss Universe, she collapsed on Christmas Eve 2020 & was diagnosed with cardiac arrest 11 days before her death. She was 65. R.I.P.

13 Sabine Schmitz
14 Butch Reed
15 DMX Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX and Dark Man X, was an American rapper and actor. He was born on December 18, 1970. He passed away on April 9th, 2021 after suffering a heart attack.

How is he on #17? I want to see him on the top 5. He was a legend and I even heard his music at a Dallas Mavericks game one day before his death... on my birthday.

Can't believe he overdosed on drugs. He had a heart attack following it. He was 50. R.I.P.

Not much into hip hop but dang this is a pretty heavy loss...Only 50...

16 Samuel E. Wright
17 Cloris Leachman Cloris Leachman was an American actress and comedian. In a career spanning over seven decades she has won eight Primetime Emmy Awards, a Daytime Emmy Award, and an Academy Award for her role in The Last Picture Show.

All these people died in 2021?

18 Brad Venable
19 Marc Wilmore
20 Rush Limbaugh Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (January 12, 1951 – February 17, 2021) was an American radio personality, conservative political commentator, author, and television show host. He was best known as the host of his radio show The Rush Limbaugh Show, which was nationally syndicated on AM and FM radio stations. more.

The man who helped in politics in bringing Donald Trump into the political world & showed love toward the American constitution & raised money for leukemia research just lost his battle to lung cancer at 70. He was the greatest American political radio show host of all time. Just like how Larry King was the greatest interviewer of all time. Both changed the world in revolutionary ways you couldn't imagine. Yet both sadly had a history of smoking. R.I.P.

Just found out this morning. Fly high Rush!

21 Nikki Grahame

Actress & model Nikki Grahame passed away on April 9th from anorexia the same day Prince Philip (the Duke of Edinburg) & DMX passed away. She was only 38. The modeling industry lost an important member (yet among the shortest - at only ~5'1"). This shows us anorexia should be taken seriously & should stop being promoted for any reason. April 2021 has really been turning out devastating & it's not even over at the time of writing this. R.I.P. Nikki 1982-2021.

ONLY 38?! From anorexia?! Just goes to show how toxic the modelling industry is.

22 Carlos do Carmo

He was a Portuguese fado singer. The son of Lucília do Carmo, a well-known fadista, do Carmo began his career in fado following his father's death in 1962, when he returned back from a period in Switzerland to help his mother run the family's fado house. He began singing himself shortly afterwards & in 1963, he began his career as a recording artist. He continued working at the fado house for a number of years, while also expanding his recording career. He achieved national and international success in the 1970s, including performances at the Royal Opera House in London and the Paris Olympia. He represented Portugal at the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest with his song "Uma flor de verde pinho", finishing in 12th place. He passed away on New Year's Day at 81. R.I.P.

23 George Segal
24 Yaphet Kotto
25 Mary Jane

Miley Cyrus's pit bull & best friend Mary Jane (who protected her at all costs & was loved so much by her & the world) lost her battle to cancer at 10. R.I.P.

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