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
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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Cher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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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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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal