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Which celebrity's death made you cry - or at least sad?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Munjibunga, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    OK, I'll go first.

    Huell Howser
    Whitney Houston
    Mitchell Guist (Swamp People)
  2. Lonesomedave

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    John Ritter
    Keith Moon/John Entwistle (although at different times)
    George Harrison

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  3. skulletwhip

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    George Carlin
  4. jmattbassplaya

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    Good call with John Ritter, if only because it seemed so sudden and random. Bernie Mac was one for me. Not sure why, but he always seemed like a good spirit to me.
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    Paul walker.. Way too young.
  6. bassie12

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    John Lennon. George Harrison.
  7. mellowinman

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    Nothing ever devastated me like John Lennon.

    I was 17, and I still feel the pain.
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    Jim Henson, Rick Danko
  9. Snakeman1066

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    Stevie Ray Vaughn
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    Phil Hartman

    Only because of how he died
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    Adam Yauch
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    Stevie Ray Vaughn
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    Walter Payton and Kirby Puckett.

    -Mike
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    Reading about Jeff Buckley made me sad.

    When Johnny Cash died I was less sad and more "wow, he really lived an incredible life."
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    Cried the day Charles Bukowski died. Only met him a couple times in passing, but
    really felt I knew him through the writing.
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    As soon as someone is famous enough to function as a conversation subject, I become incapable of seeing that individual as a person and only recognize them as a symbol or brand.

    Of course there's a real life human being behind them, but If I'm not personally familiar with that person, he/she's not real to me and a completely different entity than the celebrity persona. As such, I'm sadly incapable (no matter how much good he/she did) of caring when someone famous dies. It's like a logo or a sales slogan died.
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    None ever made me cry. But i was saddened when Paul Newman and Kurt Vonnegut passed away. They were both advanced in age (well past 80) so it's not like it was a surprise (though for Vonnegut who fell down a flgiht of stairs, it was more of an unexpected death) but I was sad that i would never get to see Newman in anything else (since he kept appearing in things here and there every few years, needless to say he's one of my favorite actor ever and he was also a great person) or read anything new by Vonnegut.
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    I can understand that. For me honestly while i CAN feel empathy for the death of a stranger (especially when the circumstances are particularly tragic or sad), even if its a stranger i like (meaning by that obviously a celebrity) i can't be much more than very mildly saddened by their death. I definitely don't think i like any celebrity enough to cry over their death. That being said, I cry fairly easily at movies so go figure........
  19. lowfreq33

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    Last week an acquaintance of mine was killed in an argument with a bar owner. That made me sad. He was a celebrity in some circles. Wayne Mills. Didn't know him well, but he was the real deal.
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    It's the same to me. The only time I've ever felt an emotion beyond surprise was when the author Robert Jordan died. I had been reading his epic series since high school, and I was kind of dumbfounded at the thought of wasting over a decade on a book series. I had to remind myself that he was an actual person who had died.

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