“This one received me as a result of I had heard he had accomplished rehab and he was doing so a lot better, after which he overdosed. That shocked me for actual.”
“I wasn’t even a very large Kobe fan, however for some motive, that one hit arduous for per week or two. Unsure if it was as a result of I’m a ‘woman dad’ and his daughter, Gianna, died with him, or what. That is actually the one time a star demise has affected me.”
“I remembered him from Disney, and he was SO younger it was so surprising when he handed.”
“I used to be in school when it occurred. I had grown up with Sesame Avenue and The Muppet Present. It got here out of nowhere with no warning. It was the primary (and to date solely) time I cried over a star demise.”
“There was no secret he had a substance abuse problem, however the day he died, it nearly felt like my world flipped. I’m not an enormous fan of contemporary rap music, however I had been an enormous fan of him. I nonetheless can’t take heed to his music to today as a result of it simply hurts an excessive amount of.”
“I’ll by no means recover from Steve Irwin’s demise. He was such an enormous a part of my teen years. He received me excited by extra animals than simply the lovable, cuddly ones.”
Naya Rivera — Died July 8, 2020, in an unintended drowning.
“She drowned getting her youngster to security. Rescuers discovered him asleep on the boat. He informed them they’d gone swimming, and after he received again on the boat, he turned and noticed her slip beneath the water. That poor child.”
“Aaron Carter’s demise was so sudden. I liked him as somewhat child, and the truth that he died so younger is simply heartbreaking.”
Chadwick Boseman — Died Aug. 28, 2020, from colon most cancers.
“I keep in mind waking up prefer it was some other day and getting a panicked name from a good friend of mine to inform me what had occurred. I threw my telephone down, closed the door to my room, and cried for quarter-hour earlier than I may make myself rise up. It nonetheless hurts that such a tremendous particular person died so younger and, within the eyes of the general public, so all of a sudden.”
“Consider it or not, I liked her because the voice of Luanne Platter Kleinschmidt in King of the Hill, however I really, TRULY liked her in Drop Lifeless Attractive. ‘You realize what, Dad? Peter’s homosexual! GAY!!!!!!’ Basic line. Basic scene.”
Phil Hartman — Died Could 28, 1998 by murder (by his spouse, who later killed herself).
“Phil Hartman’s demise got here out of nowhere, tragic and violent. I used to be in school in 1998, and I came upon about it on-line, and I could not imagine it. His spouse killed him? No manner! I turned on CNN and simply watched it for manner too lengthy in shock, did not go to class.”
Sean Lock — Died Aug. 16, 2021 of most cancers.
“Certainly one of my favourite comedians (I like to recommend testing 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown). He selected to not disclose his most cancers prognosis so it was a shock listening to he had died.”
“Heath Ledger was a kick within the head. I and my then-teenage daughter have been heartbroken. After we went to see The Darkish Knight, I received bodily unwell on the scene with Joker in a physique bag after having seen Heath Ledger in a physique bag from information footage.”
“Robin Williams was an actual intestine punch, and the primary superstar demise I actually cried over. Mork & Mindy aired when my dad and mom divorced, and the laughter he introduced me helped me get by it.”
James “The Rev” Sullivan — Died Dec. 28, 2009, from an opioid overdose.
“In January 2009, I misplaced my mum. In February 2009, I misplaced my Grandpa, her dad. I’ve OCD, and battle with the thought of issues occurring in threes, so I used to be terrified the remainder of the yr. Anyway, through the yr, my Dad despatched me to see my favourite band Avenged Sevenfold at a pageant, as a result of they’d been such a consolation by the ache, by the grief. It helped me really feel good, brightened me manner up. Quick-forward to December that yr, and it was a few week earlier than the anniversary of my mum’s passing. I used to be beginning to really feel like I may overcome this OCD factor. After which, the drummer of Avenged Sevenfold, The Rev, died. I noticed his final ever present. That was a large shock for me. They’re nonetheless my favourite band ever, and their album which adopted that demise is a large consolation, however my God, the shock.”
“Richard Belzer. Watching him play as Munch in SVU all the time made my day. I used to be devastated when he left, however when he died… He was such a humorous character. I may by no means watch the present the identical manner once more. They’d simply briefly talked about his character within the episode earlier than his demise. RIP, Richard Belzer.”
“I wasn’t an enormous fan, however after I heard, I used to be out with some old fashioned buddies and needed to take a second. I used to be silenced, which by no means occurs.”
“I do know some folks studying may not have heard of him, however he was a staple within the comedy circuit because the late ’80s, and also you’ve def seen issues he’s been in (he’s the voice of the Aflac duck within the commercials). He was by no means a lead comedy actor, however he introduced a lot pleasure to lots of people and was a really humble and all the way down to earth particular person and continued doing comedy reveals and acts all as much as the day of his demise. He died from a power sickness he fought for years. I really feel like not many individuals within the trade acknowledge it, and it took me abruptly as a result of though he solely performed supporting characters, he was humorous in his personal proper and saved at his profession tirelessly for many years.”
“She was reaching a brand new peak by sharing her tales about psychological well being, returning to Star Wars, and so many individuals adopting her as our ‘Area Mother.’ She had a lot creativity and knowledge left to share. After which for her mom Debbie Reynolds to die the subsequent day? I felt a lot for Billie Lourd having to deal with that a lot loss without delay.”
“I used to be a teen when he died by suicide, and I used to be so devastated. He lives on by his music and legacy, and his dad and mom and buddies nonetheless increase consciousness about suicide by a basis they made in his title. Such a heartbreaking loss.”
Darrell Lance Abbott, aka “Dimebag Darrell” — Died Dec. 8, 2004 after being shot and killed by a fan.
“I can nonetheless keep in mind studying the headline on-line: ‘Former Pantera guitarist gunned down in nightclub.'”
Stephen Boss, aka “tWitch” — Died Dec. 13, 2022 by suicide.
“There’s rather a lot, however one that basically saddened me and nonetheless does is tWitch — he shined such a vibrant gentle, and it blinded us from seeing his actual life ache he was clearly experiencing. I nonetheless tear up.”
“Lisa Marie Presley shook me to my core. I used to be so shocked and nonetheless devastated. She was a proficient musician in her personal proper and had rather a lot to say by her music.”
“I believe he was a genius, and I’ve liked him since I used to be a younger woman. After which he died on my birthday. 😧”
“He was inducted into the WWE Corridor of Fame on Saturday evening, appeared at Wrestlemania on Sunday evening, made a speech at WWE Uncooked on Monday evening, and died of a coronary heart assault on Tuesday evening.”
“I didn’t see that coming, and am nonetheless devastated. It was particularly mentioned that he died in April, making his tune ‘Typically It Snows in April’ — a tune concerning the demise of a good friend — much more poignant.”
“I am an enormous fan of Linkin Park and really had tickets to see them for the primary time about two weeks earlier than he died. Simply unhappy that he was clearly coping with despair points and the lack of his good friend Chris Cornell. He died on Cornell’s birthday.”
“That is in all probability one of many ones that damage me essentially the most, he died all of a sudden after filming 8 Easy Guidelines, a sitcom my mother appreciated and I might sit to observe together with her. When he died, a part of my childhood died with him, too, as he voiced Clifford on the PBS present Clifford the Massive Crimson Canine and Jack on Three’s Firm, which I might watch with my mother as a child. 🥺”
“Although I knew he had most cancers, I wasn’t anticipating him to die proper then within the warmth of the second.”
Lastly, John Lennon — Died Dec. 8, 1980 by assassination.
“It was the primary main information occasion that I keep in mind — and rising up in Liverpool, meant many individuals round me felt they’d misplaced somebody to whom they’d a private connection; my dad and mom’ shock; neighbors speaking about it on the varsity run; even my grandparents, not Beatles followers, have been shaken. He was making a comeback, however the method of his demise was so surprising. I used to be too younger to grasp all of it, however I knew a great deal of adults have been severely upset and indignant.”