Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Your Turn

Celebrity death that made you most sad. For me it was probably John Hughes, John Candy and Phil Hartman probably in that order but Philip Seymour Hoffman is fairly high on that list too.

139 comments:

Nicole Renee said...

John Ritter was the worst for me... then both Heath Ledger and River Phoenix... :(

The Real Dragon said...

I got teary for Paul Walker and Aaliyah

JW said...

Natalie Wood.
Elvis.

Derek Harvey said...

Princess Di and Brittany Murphy

LottaColada said...

We already did this Your Turn.

Aaliyah and Selena

Bruce Jenner said...

Robert Kardashian

sandybrook said...

I got really upset over John Lennon for some reason and I really wasn't a Beatles fan.

RTP said...

Marcello Mastroianni

TD writer said...

Paul Walker, Heath Ledger, Lee Thompson Young Britney Murphy

The Real Dragon said...

@lotta This is why you my boo.

Aaliyah Love <3

Karen said...

Princess Diana, John Ritter, Tony Snow, and Sean Taylor (of the Washington R--skins)

Nancy said...

I would have to agree with Aaliyah and John Ritter. Those still get me to this day.

Uhhhh... said...

Layne Staley because I had never seen Alice in Chains live, and Dimebag Darrell because it was stupid. Also Peter Steele because he was so goddamn sexy.

Kristin said...

Oh God, I thought Enty was bringing back the celebrity death pool for a second. Whew.

*butt cheeks unclench*

Tim Russert

noseygal48 said...

Princess Diana, Aaliyah, MJ, Paul walked

LottaColada said...

<3 ya Dragon!

noseygal48 said...

Walker* oops

rocky619ca said...

John Hughes. His movies and music are a big part of Generation X. He was brilliant, endearing and funny. His contribution is a huge part of my life.

Jessi said...

Yes John Ritter was rough. But in my youth, River was tragic. I'm pretty bummed about PSH too.

Rob Kardashian said...

Robert Kardashian Sr.

GPS74 said...

Audrey Hepburn.

Sass71 said...

Stevie Ray Vaughn

Eros said...

None. I'm equally saddened when anyone has an untimely death- famous or not famous.

figgy said...

Far and away, Princess Diana. That one still makes me teary.

Next up: John Kennedy. Sigh. And to think those fabulous genes were not passed on.

And I'm probably in the minority here, but also, Michael Jackson. Probably because "Thriller" was my soundtrack for college.

Bruce Jenner said...

Rob, that was my answer too. If you need to talk, call me.

aemish said...

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Charis said...

Jim Henson. I was on an interstate and had to pull over so I didn't wreck my car.

Count Jerkula said...

George Steinbrenner. The Yankees will never be the Yankees again w/o the Boss getting liquored up, spending money and putting players' heads in a vice. He would have used the backpages of the NY papers to drive A-Roid suicidal years ago.

Mike Francesa reading King George's missives after a bad road trip are memories of my youth that I cherish. The Yankees are now too corporate and have lost the chaotic feel that kept you on the edge of your seat.

The Real Dragon said...

@TD Famous Jett Jackson :(

Murphy said...

Oh gosh John Ritter's was really hard.

Violet said...

I was pretty cut up about Cory Monteith. Way too young.

MISCH said...

John Lennon

Michael H said...

John Lennon. I was 9, and for some reason us kids were really into the Beatles at the time, so it was really shocking.

Sugar said...

I'm still sad about John Ritter. Three's Company is still one of my favorite shows. He was so great!

Seven of Eleven said...

LOL @Kristin, I did, too!

The very top is Jimmy Stewart.

In no particular order: Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Heath Ledger, River Phoenix, John Ritter

Not dead in my lifetime: JFK,

theefamousperson said...

Mark Sandman from Morphine.

Renoblondee said...

John Ritter, Heath Ledger, and Cory Montieth tore me up.

Suzyanne Guzicki said...

SRV,John Lennon, and Bruce Lee

FSP said...

MCA

Mindy Lopkin said...

John Lennon - cried for days and days. Couldn't listen to In My Life or Imagine for a LONG TIME afterwards.

Topper Madison said...

Christopher Reeves
John Denver

Harry Knuckles said...

Johnny Carson. When I heard the news that morning I had to go and sit down for a little while. I still miss him.

aliciabutterfly said...

Amy Winehouse. I love her music and I REALLY identified with her. Only one of us made it out sober and alive, though.

DixieTheNoble82 said...

MCA, Aaliyah, Brittany Murphy & Selena.

a non a miss said...

Lee Thompson Young was so shocking and sad.

wade-o-potatoface said...

Freddie Mercury for sure.

Paris Hilton said...

Tinkerbell

figgy said...

@Topper, YES, John Denver! How could I have forgotten his glider crash? So sad. :-(

QueenAnne Guido said...

Elizabeth Taylor and Gregory Peck. Last of the great studio era giants.

Rock Hudson's death gave everyone a great big case of the sads.

PSH was only sad because of the addiction. I just didn't thrill to his work. So him in NYC in a Sam Shepard play he directed and starred in. At the time I thought he must have been drunk as the performance was unfocused, incoherent. He mumbled when he spoke and lurched like he'd never used his limbs before.

He was hopeless as Capote. PSH was two feet and three hundred pounds larger than a young Tru. Remember the famous photo of a young rent boy Capote from when he was first making it big? That "come hither" look must have been shocking in post WWII era. PSH was many things but rent boy come hither - not so very much.

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a non a miss said...

John Ritter, Johnny Cash and Warren Zevon. All in the same week.

Heath and Paul Walker, Lee Thompson Young and PSH. So sad.

Lisa said...

John Lennon was numbing. Freddie Prinze, 22 years old. That's just so young. Tragedy on set, Jon-Erik Hexum and Vic Morrow. So unexpected, so sad.

Sara said...

Princess Di and James Gandolfini were the ones that made me cry.

Alli Morgan said...

Mr. Rogers for me. It was like my own personal day the music died. Not sure if he counts, though. :)

kpist said...

Princess Di, Micheal Jackson (end of an era)

Caraface said...

Gregory Peck, Fred Rogers, Paul Walker, and, of course, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, and Rue McClanahan. I'm sad about PSH, too....such a tragic story.

Renee Russell said...

Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, Tupac, Left Eye, Paul Walker

normadesmond said...

dame edith evans

hothotheat said...

John Lennon, Freddie Mercury & Heath Ledger.

Evil Kumquat said...

Douglas Adams.

Mama Abroad said...

Michael Hutchence. Loved INXS.

MM said...

MJ and Whitney. They provided the soundtrack to my childhood.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Stanley Kubrick. Federico Fellini.
Brittany Murphy. John Hughes. James Gandolfini. Those deaths hurt.

fancyscreenname said...

John Ritter

Eros said...

Ok that one pinpricked even my frozen heart. It just felt wrong --he shouldn't be dead. And like somehow a great loss for him - like he didn't do all the living he needed to do. I was affected by mj's death for a couple of days. I think hes the only famous person I ever felt that kind of connection with though...

Eros said...

I felt sad for brittany murphy too in the similar way as mj just not as strongly.

Megley said...

Phil Hartman. The only celebrity death that made me cry.

Sunshine said...

Elvis

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

JFK, Jr. Bar none.

CDAN Reader said...

Charles Schulz

Snapdragon said...

So many here that hit me hard. Sniff. Graham Chapman (from Monty Python) is another I miss deeply. It doesn't feel complete without him.

rajahcat said...

I think John Ritter's death circumstances are the most sad mentioned here (and maybe JFK)--such a tragedy for their families and through no fault of their own at all

Celebrity deaths don't make me sadder than those in my family.....but I do sympathize with their families esp. the ones who have overdosed.....it's very hard to be the ones left behind after the train wreck......

MsTowlie said...

Me too. I still remember exactly where I was. Loved him.

Kat said...

Elliott Smith

Heath Ledger

Philip Seymour Hoffman....I know it just happened, but this is the hardest one, for sure.

Cindy said...

Mama Abroad -- I literally broke down and cried when Michael Hutchence died. I saw him in person only once, at the Grammys and he was just so damn charismatic. Such a waste of talent.

Shannon Hoon is another that makes me sad.

QueenAnne Guido said...

rajahcat +1 on the overdose/death by addiction.

What the addict never sees (they are so far in their addiction that their narcissism is metastasized like a cancerous tumor) is the harm to others.

PSH? Sad but not tragic. The three kids without a dad? Tragic. The family missing a son, father, brother, husband: tragic.

I saw Lahn S/Alice in Chains in concert. Hot mess on stage. It turned out to be one of the last times they performed together and I feel like I missed out on that thing that made them great. What I saw was just sad.

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

Plastic bags at the supermarkets is the only famous death that has touched me personally.

mngddess said...

Phil Hartman was the most tragic.

John Ritter always gave me the skeevies, and Princess Di should have been home with her kids.

TalksTooMuch said...

Princess Di, I still remember watching her funeral during night shift and bawling over the phone with a friend.

Also Michael Jackson, I really was sad that he never was able to come back.

of course PSH

__-__=__ said...

Thanks aemish!

cricket said...

Freddie Prinze.Patrick Swayze,Heath Ledger,John Ritter,John Denver and JFK Jr. I always thought it was so sad that John Ritter did on his little girl's 5th birthday

keirstin brent said...

Aaliyah, Whitney, Michael J and Elizabeth Taylor

PS said...

Princess Diana, Eric Clapton's 3yo boy, Paul Walker, Heath. Aaliyah.

Krab said...

Kurt Cobain.

justducky said...

Marvin Gaye & Phil Hartman

shopgirl said...

Bill Bixby. Still miss him.

annanaannnaaaa said...

John Hughes, John Ritter, Chris Farley. All big losses.
When J.D. Salinger died it broke my heart.

lucy said...

George Carlin. I'm still upset about it.

teresa crane said...

I cried like a baby when Paul Walker died. Maybe just the way he passed really got me.

Aaliyah too.

Both too young and too soon.

PSH was for sure sad, but it wasn't surprising per se.

Dani T said...

Aaliyan, Left Eye, Brittany Murphy and Princess Diana

Linnea said...

John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Chris Farley, Corey Haim

Jacq said...

Finally some Chris Farley love

Karen Dögg Úlfarsdóttir said...

I'm one of those people who take everything to heart so every death I hear about makes me sad but these were extra sad for some reasons:

PSH, Amy Winehouse, Bernie Mac, Christopher Reeve, Stephen Gately, Peter O'Toole, Brad Renfro, Heath Ledger.

Turkish Taffy said...

Amy Winehouse. That voice. I'll never forget the first time I heard "Rehab". I'm an alcoholic and those lyrics scraped at my heart.

Turkish Taffy said...

Bernie Mac! I remember tearing up so bad. His show was basically a true story, if I recall. He was actually raising his own sister's kids IRL.

skippy said...

Princess di, I was in London & watched it all because I was up very very early with my 2 week old daughter. Told the hubby & he thought I was crazy. Weirdly the 1st person I heard interviewed was Tom cruise. Had people over for lunch & the jokes had already started.
Amy wine house what a waste of a talent & she seemed so lonely.
Heath ledger.
Psh I loved him.

Teri Sharp-Allbright said...

John Candy, John Hughes, Chris Farley, Phil Hartman

skippy said...

Freddie mercury & James gondolfini.
I'm a nurse & knew Freddie didn't have long, he died the day after announcing he had aids. Huge sobs.

lsbd4 said...

Paul Walker, Michael Landon, and John Ritter

Bubbles said...

Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Princess Di and Aliyaah

tara17 said...

Roger Ebert

Reese said...

Steve Jobs, because I am such a fan of his work. He also spoke at my college graduation.

Reese said...

Kurt Cobain as well.

DixieTheNoble82 said...

@lucy - Yes! How could I forget him. He was hilarious.

Ryder's Momma said...

Paul Walker and James Gandolfini

luvgossip said...

JIm Henson. Made me cry in the car. Sammy Davis Jr. died that same day but no one remembers. Like no one remembers that Farrah Fawcett died the same day as MJ.

Ruby said...

Left Eye and Aaliyah still make me sad

Bessie Smith said...

Princess Diana made me cry. Felt really bad about Brittney Murphy.Truly shocked about PSH

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Phil Hartman died on my 16th birthday. Shitty, shitty day.

it took forever said...

Princess di and michael Jackson, both so sudden

TLP said...

John Lennon. Worst ever.

LABLVR said...

Karen Carpenter. Such a tragedy :-(

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Michael Hutchence.
We were going to a Duran Duran concert that night, and Hutchence was a close friend of Simon's -- so much so that one of the songs from their newest album at the time was about Hutchence. At the show, he took a few minutes to talk about it, cried onstage. Whole audience was crying, too.

Charles Schulz's death, too. I found out while out of town at a relative's wedding, and couldn't really think about it until I got home. Then I cried on and off, for about a day.

dee said...

John Lennon
Ricky Nelson

Kimba said...

Freddie Mercury,
Princess D
Elvis - my mom pulled over on the side of the road and cried when the radio told us, it profoundly impacted my young mind
Jim Henson

iheartjacksparrow said...

Patrick McGoohan and John Thaw.

Matthew said...

Hmm surprised none of these has been mentioned:

Jonathan Brandis. Yeah he committed suicide, but it is tragic because I doubt many would have cared that he was gay. None of his movies were anything crazy special, but he was part of my childhood.

Dimebag Darrell. It was pretty rock star to get shot on stage, but really it is a shame.

I love Queen, but I wasn't aware enough when Freddie died to have a profound impact. Just wish I could have seen a concert of his in person.

Nancy coco said...

No one has said John Belushi or Mitch Hedberg. For me, growing up in the NW, I'd have to say Kurt Cobain.

Renoblondee said...

Oh Mitch Hedberg! I loved him and was really sad he died. Same with Richard Jeni. They were so damn funny.

Steampunk Jazz said...

I was sitting on the couch when the news came out...Phil Hartman
was so underrated..but very appreciated. Miss him.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Bernie Mac, it shocked me. I didn't know he was I'll...

Monica said...

Ana Nicole Smith...her daughter was only 6 months old and that got me.

Chris Farley & Patrick Swayze...RIP.

Also DJ AM. He survived that plane crash and then OD'd. :(

keeshlo said...

Jerry Orbach "Lenny" from Law & Order..

BoredBot said...

Aaliyah really devastated me. Also, Phil Hartman, John Ritter, Whitney Houston, Heavy D, and Michael Jackson . PSH's death is weighing on me too. I really liked him as an actor and he came across as a genuine person, not pretentious and entitled.

Linnea said...
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Plum Grey said...

+1(00

fireflies said...

Gilda Radner.

Prudence said...

I cried when I heard the needs of Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was one of my all time favorite actors, so sad. Princess Do, Layne Staley if Alice in Chains, Steve Irwin (miss him so much!), Michael Jackson. I was only 4 when John Lennon was killed, so too young to bee effected

WUWT? said...

John Spencer.

Prudence said...

*Princess Di* damn autocorrect

Prudence said...

Excuse all the typos, that's what happens when I type using a phone!

Runswithscissors said...

Gregory Hines, John Ritter, john candy.

TheTruthIsOutThere said...

Steve Irwin
Conway Twitty
Keith Whitley
Tammy Wynette
George Jones
Princess Di
JFK Jr.
Patrick Swayze
John Ritter
Michael Landon
Freddie Prinze
Mitch Hedberg
Sam Kinison
Tupac
Natasha Richardson
Sonny Bono
DJ Am
MJ

Jerry said...

The only celebrity death that ever had any effect on me at all was Clarence Clemons. Couldn't listen to Springsteen's music for months after that.

Vickie ~ Mademoiselle*Rose said...

OMG, I didn't know Clarence Clemons died ... shit!

My sad one was Michael Hutchence. I love INXS and saw them in concert a couple of times in the 80s. He was so charismatic the way he prowled around the stage. I still get choked when I hear a song.

aemish said...

Your welcome! @ _-_= :D

Suzzique said...

River Phoenix got to me.

Cee Kay said...

Benjamin Hendrickson. I know, you've never heard of him. L I still tear up thinking about him.

msilverthorpe said...

John Lennon, John Belushi, JFK Jr, and Chick Hearn.