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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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StephenAlgie added Betty White age 96

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Madonna age 59

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Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Celine Dion age 50

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Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
bojanthebest added Barbra Streisand age 75

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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Sandra Bullock age 53

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Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Jennifer Aniston age 49

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Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Tina Turner age 78

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Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
IanHarvey added Elizabeth II age 91

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
bojanthebest added Clint Eastwood age 87

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Elton John age 71

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
voting closed at #39 StewartLennox added Aretha Franklin Died at 76 (1942 - 2018)

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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

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
bigcraig added Robert De Niro age 74

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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Julia Roberts age 50

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Johnny Depp age 54

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Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Meryl Streep age 68

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Oprah Winfrey age 64

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Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Angelina Jolie age 42

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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 22 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) 23 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Cher age 71

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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Harrison Ford age 75

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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Jack Nicholson age 80

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Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
bojanthebest added Sean Connery age 87

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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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Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
IanHarvey added Mick Jagger age 74

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Will Smith age 49

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J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
rowanrules41 added J. K. Rowling age 52

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Brad Pitt age 54

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Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Britney Spears age 36

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
rowanrules41 added Robert Downey Jr. age 52

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

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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Kingsx01 added George Clooney age 56

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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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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Hugh Jackman age 49

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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Denzel Washington age 63

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Arnold Schwarzenegger age 70

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Jim Carrey age 56

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Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Stephen King age 70

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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Anthony Hopkins age 80

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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Krystal Soo-jeong Oh added Ellen DeGeneres age 60

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Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Bruce Willis age 63

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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added James Earl Jones age 87

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John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added John Travolta age 64

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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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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Ohmer69 added Eminem age 45

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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Bill Murray age 67

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Bob Dylan age 76