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Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Living celebrities only. Vote up and add the famous people whose deaths, whenever they happen, will be a huge deal.

One of the most truly awful parts of life is when someone you admire passes on into the great unknown. Whenever a celebrity death occurs, it feels like the world shuts down for a couple of days to take part in collective morning and a much needed retrospective of that person’s work. As much as we want everyone to live forever, it’s inevitable that our favorite celebrities will go eventually. They are mortal, after all.

Whether they’re singers, actors, or designers, the people on this list are among the best and brightest stars still living today. If we could, we’d put them in a cryogenic tank and trot them out for award shows, ensuring that they would live forever. This list is a look at the stars whose deaths are going to gut us the most.

Of course, all deaths are important and emotional. In no way is this list denying that. But it's also impossible to deny that certain celebrity deaths have a way of affecting people. Even if you're not a huge fan of each star on this list, you’re certainly familiar with their work, and something they did probably touched you in a way that not many other people can do. Maybe their songs have helped you through a hard time in your life, or one of their roles inspired you. Whatever it was, these are the celebrities whose deaths will be the biggest deal.
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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Tom Hanks age 60

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Madonna age 58

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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Betty White age 95

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Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Celine Dion age 49

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Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Theo James is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Theo James age 32

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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dolly Parton age 71

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Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Stephen King age 69

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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Harrison Ford age 74

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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Cher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Cher age 70

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Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Ian McKellen age 77

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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Kate Middleton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Oprah Winfrey age 63

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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Steve Martin age 71

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Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Bruce Willis age 62

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Eminem age 44

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Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Jon Bon Jovi age 55

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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Stevie Wonder age 66

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J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
J. K. Rowling age 51

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Johnny Depp age 53

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Jim Carrey age 53

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Bill Murray age 65

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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Hugh Jackman age 48

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Brad Pitt age 53

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Daniel Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Sean Connery age 86

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Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Tina Turner age 77

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Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Eric Clapton age 72

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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Tim Burton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Tim Burton age 58

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Bob Dylan age 75

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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Matt Damon age 46

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Meryl Streep age 67

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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Tom Cruise age 54