What famous person's untimely death saddened you the most?

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  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    John Lennon.

    I was extremely disappointed at the death of Zappa and Hendrix but JL affected me the most.

    The inspiration for this thread was the recent news of Keith Richards serious head injury after falling out of a tree and Elizabeth Taylor's imminent demise.
     
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    Ol' Dirty Bastard.

    The Wu-Tang Clan will never be the same.

    R.I.P.
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Surely you mean "apart from Rodney Dangerfield"??;)
     
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    Jesus.

    i just wanted to be the first to say it, even if I don't mean it :)

    Bizarrely I think it was Richard Burns http://www.richardburns.com/ that touched me most. I wasn't a huge fan or anything and didn't follow his progress but for some reason it really touched me when he died. I think it may have been because he was a similar age to me and his death went pretty much unreported because of the death of a certain alcoholic, wife beating ex football player at the same time, who received all of the media attention. A shame that person was held in such high esteem and missed more than England's one and only World Rally Champion, who also seemed like a really nice guy. Crazy world we live in!
     
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    Ayrton Senna. The guy was a racing legend. He died doing what he loved. I was quite upset to hear Mother Teresa passing, but I actually saw Ayrton's accident live in TV.

    RIP
     
  6. Queso macrumors G4

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    Freddie Mercury. I had a friend who'd gone from having HIV to full-blown AIDS around the same time, and Freddie's death just compounded the whole sadness of it.

    My friend also died a few months later.
     
  7. Queso macrumors G4

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    Ah, but Jesus lives :cool:
     
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    Same here. You saw the crash happen and then realised that you'd literally watched one of the world's most famous sportsman die before your eyes. Shocking. :(
     
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    For me it would eithr have to be biggie smalls or freaky tah. . . I was only a little munchkin when it happened but it really got to me.
     
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    Ronald Reagan. :eek:

    Don't hurt me. ;)

    Barry White also made me pretty sad, as did Princess Diana.
     
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    Hendrix (although I was a little young)
    Jim Morrison (ditto)
    Bon Scott from AC/DC
    John Bonham
    Randy Rhoads (saw him in Birmingham with Ozzy a month before)
    John Entwistle
    Jaco Pastorius
    Frank Zappa
    Kurt Kobain (not all he's been deified into but a real loss anyway)

    I'm not a beatles fan but I recognise Lennon's talent.

    Bill Hicks (made me cry laughing)

    In the end it's the loss of these great talents that hurts the most. Just think what they could have gone on to do.

    "I hope I die before I get old"

    RIP
     
  12. DrStrangelove macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I've got more than a few.

    But the one that always comes to mind first is Stevie Ray Vaughn.

    At the time of his death I was the most immersed in my guitar playing than I'd ever been. A year or so prior I really got into SRV and the blues in general. I was spending every Sunday night at a bar called the Irish Pub that had an open-mic night for blues music.

    My alarm clock was always set to WYSP Philly-- Monday morning I awoke to the news that SRV was killed in a helicopter crash. I was devastated.
     
  13. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Just noticed that J.K. Galbraith has just died. :(
     
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    God, how could I have forgotten Stevie???

    Particularly as Jon Bon Jovi gave up his seat on the helicopter so Stevie could get off earlier...

    <Denis Leary mode>

    "Go on Jon get on the helicopter.... Yeah, there's a f*****g hairdresser on there, go on!"

    </Denis Leary mode>

    What a waste.
     
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    For some reason I read the thread as "celebrities" and the first on of those people I've ever felt distraught over was John Candy. What can I say, I loved John Candy when I was 10.
     
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    Robert Creeley.

    He was old and ill, but his death was still unexpected.

    He was a mentor to so many of mentors.
     
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    Bobby Kennedy.

    And I find endless amusement in the fact that kurt cobain was spelled wrong :)
     
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    No particular celebrity's death ever saddened me, really. I thought a bit regarding Mother Teresa's death, though. She died at around the same week or so as Princess Diana, and as much as Mother Teresa had done, and as much as she gave to others, Princess Diana's life and charity was what was celebrated, and I thought that was crap. In terms of being a giver, Mother Teresa wins hands down. She didn't do it in front of the cameras, either. She gave her life to others because she truly wanted to, and she didn't go home to a multi-million dollar palace at the end of the day.

    Of course, Mother Teresa's death was far from "untimely." ;) She was an old one.

    Not a single mention from anyone other than you. He still gets no respect...no respect at all from people at MR, not even after he died.
     
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    Dale Earnhardt, Sr.

    I admired him not only for his racing talent, but his ability to manage his business affairs and take care of his children. He also did a lot for young drivers to give them a chance in the sport. All this with an 8th grade education.
     

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