Celebrities deaths that upset you

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Miss Chicken, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Mistral

    Mistral Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 5, 2007
    Between the candle and the flame
    Oddly, Diana bothered me the most. And Lennon-I can tell you where I was at the time, what I was doing and who i was with. It burned in that deep. I was also very saddened by R.A. H. 's death -walked around at work in a funk all day.
  2. mimic

    mimic Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    Really only Tim Russert. I didn't even watch his show, but I respected him.
  3. Strider

    Strider Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 30, 2003
    Hahahaha. Admit it, mourning celebrities is a lot like jacking off.
  4. Amaris

    Amaris Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Dec 25, 2002
    United States
    Every life has meaning, has value, has purpose. I mourn them all when they have passed. That being said, a few "celebrities" that have passed which bothered me:

    Phil Hartman
    John Candy
    Chris Farley
    Princess Diana
    Mother Theresa
    Johnny Carson
    Bob Hope
    Don LaFontaine
    George Carlin (I remember the day I found out, my first reaction was the word "Bullshit!")
    Michael Jackson

    Just to name a few.

  5. Gary Mitchell

    Gary Mitchell Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 16, 2001
    Florida ¯\_(°·O)_/¯
    One that bothered me was Raul Julia. He wasn't a "favorite" actor of mine, but the day before they announced his death I had just watched Tequila Sunrise again. He had a really good role in that movie.
  6. Drogo

    Drogo Lieutenant Commander

    Jul 12, 2009
    Only slightly upset when Lennon was shot. Some one shot a Beetle, OMG.
  7. Snow

    Snow Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 22, 2001
    I'm not certain that 'celebrity' would properly describe Terry Fox.
    I remember we were travelling along the 401 in Ontario and seeing a gigantic flag at a Husky service centre flying at half mast and it truly hitting home that Terry had lost his battle with cancer.
  8. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    Confederation of Earth
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  9. pookha

    pookha Admiral Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002

    lennon 's and henson's because they both were a shock and the feeling so much was wasted.
    lennon was especially tough since he seemed to be going forth in great new phase of his life.

    recently nashville lost steve mcnair in a very stupid and tragic way.
    a lot of people out side the area might not understand just why and how this affected so many.. even some non football fans.

    not only did a lot people like mcnair for his toughness out on the field but also because he was out and about in the community a lot.
    even after the bad blood between he and some of the titans brass when he was traded to baltimore he still made a point of coming back and being involved in certain charity events.
    once he retired he seemed to be everywhere involved in all kinds of charitable events as well as running football camps for kids.
    yeah some of the stuff he did in personal life was stupid but it didnt negate the vast amount of good he did not just for nashville but for baltimore and especially for mississipi where he was from.

    and not just in big spalshy things but some personal ones that are still being discovered.

  10. Thespeckledkiwi

    Thespeckledkiwi Vice Admiral

    The Reeve's. They were such an inspiration...
  11. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles EAT FARTS Moderator

    Sep 7, 2001
    I've been saddened by a number of celebrity deaths, including those of Fred Rogers, Jim Henson, and Tim Russert. But there's only two that ever made me truly upset: Gene Roddenberry, and Jim O'Brien.
  12. opali

    opali Captain Captain

    Jul 22, 2008
    Peter Jennings' death after his difficult battle. What a bummer.

    Eartha Kitt was such a classy lady.

    George Burns; one in a million
  13. Sakrysta

    Sakrysta Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2001
    I didn't know Lynne Thigpen had died. :( Ever since Carmen Sandiego, I kept my eye open for her. I still remember her accepting a Tony Award for having played a southern black jew and ending the speech with, "Shalom, y'all!" Loved her.

    Majel Barrett's death caused me to tear up. She put her heart into the roles she played, and I felt like I'd lost a favorite aunt.

    Probably the most impact I've felt from a celebrity death is Madeleine L'Engle. Her books and her life have always resonated so strongly with me, that I felt like I knew her intimately. I really regret that I never had the opportunity to meet her. She had a way of articulating life that moved me immensely. Her birthday is on my calendar every year.
  14. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Caped Trek Mod Admiral

    Feb 11, 2002
    Transporter buffer
    The first one that really hit me was John Belushi. I was about to enter college as a freshman when Animal House came out, and I was a senior when he died.

    Johnny Carson's death was hard too, but at least he had been retired and out of the public eye for a while prior to that.
  15. Commander Vaughn

    Commander Vaughn Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 25, 2001
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Steve Irwin and Billy Mays both came as complete surprises to me. I didn't cry over either, but they were among the first of the TV personalities I grew up with who died.

    Otherwise, Tim Russert and Peter Jennings, because I've always been a bit of a political nerd, and those guys played a part in delivering the news to me.
  16. Captain Gandalf

    Captain Gandalf Commodore Commodore

    Apr 12, 2005
    John Lennon
    DeForest Kelley
    James Doohan
    John Spencer
    Charlton Heston
    Kevin Smith
  17. TrekkieMonster

    TrekkieMonster Commodore Commodore

    Jul 9, 2001
    The Hub of the Universe
    [kevin smith in Monty Python voice]I'm not dead yet.[/kevin smith in Monty Python voice] :rommie:

    Seriously, I was genuinely curious which Kevin Smith, as I don't believe the Kevin Smith who's most commonly referenced on TBBS (of "Clerks" and "Jay and Silent Bob" fame) has kicked the bucket quite yet.

    Unless I missed one in the news .... :confused:
  18. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    Confederation of Earth
    ^ The Kevin Smith who died was a New Zealand actor and stuntman. Linky

    Another death that upset me: Mark Fidrych. Man, I wish I could have seen him pitch. :(
  19. Kira's Mom

    Kira's Mom Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 26, 2001
    Kira's Mom is in Virginia

    I can't believe I didn't mention Gene Roddenberry in my list. :( I didn't cry, but I was sad.

    Oh, yeah, Tim Russert, too. Seeing Tom Brokaw choking back tears as he made the announcement got me. :(
  20. teya

    teya Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jun 20, 2001
    2 mi S of Capt Braxton's shopping cart
    ^ Okay if Russert counts as a celeb, then so must RFK.

    I was 11 and his campaign was the first I got involved in. I was stuffing envelopes at the local headquarters in preparation for the NY primary.

    Then one morning, my mom woke me for school with the news that he'd been shot.

    When JFK was shot, it was the first time I saw my parents cry.

    When RFK was shot, it was the first time I cried when someone I didn't know died.