celebrities Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal  

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
Da Boss0 added Tom Hanks age 61

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Madonna age 59

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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StephenAlgie added Betty White age 96

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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Sandra Bullock age 53

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Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
IanHarvey added Elizabeth II age 91

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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Julia Roberts age 48

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Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
bojanthebest added Barbra Streisand age 75

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Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Celine Dion age 50

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Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Angelina Jolie age 42

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
bigcraig added Robert De Niro age 74

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Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Steven Spielberg age 71

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Meryl Streep age 68

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Elton John age 71

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Leonardo DiCaprio age 43

Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide

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Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Jennifer Aniston age 49

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
bojanthebest added Clint Eastwood age 87

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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Jack Nicholson age 80

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J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
rowanrules41 added J. K. Rowling age 52

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Johnny Depp age 54

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Brad Pitt age 54

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
rowanrules41 added Robert Downey Jr. age 52

The Best Rock Vocalists

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Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Britney Spears age 36

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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Dolly Parton age 72

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Cher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Cher age 71

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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Hugh Jackman age 49

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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Kingsx01 added George Clooney age 56

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Krystal Soo-jeong Oh added Barack Obama age 56

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John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added John Travolta age 64

50+ Celebrities Who Have Almost Died

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Oprah Winfrey age 64

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Jim Carrey age 56

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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Anthony Hopkins age 80

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Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
IanHarvey added Mick Jagger age 74

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Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
bojanthebest added Sean Connery age 87

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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added James Earl Jones age 87

Celebrities With Heterochromia Iridis

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Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Sylvester Stallone age 71

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Will Smith age 49

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Aretha Franklin age 76

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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Harrison Ford age 75

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Arnold Schwarzenegger age 70

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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Krystal Soo-jeong Oh added Ellen DeGeneres age 60

Old Celebrities You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive

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Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Tina Turner age 78

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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Coolza added Keanu Reeves age 53

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Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
movieman added Bill Gates age 62

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Daniel Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Daniel Radcliffe age 28

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
IanHarvey added Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge age 36

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Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Tosca Wijns-van Eeden added Ian McKellen age 78

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Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
SampsaMurto added Maggie Smith age 82

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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Denzel Washington age 63