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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 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
StephenAlgie added 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
StewartLennox added Celine Dion age 49

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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 73

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Meryl Streep age 67

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
bigcraig added Robert De Niro age 73

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Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Jennifer Aniston age 48

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Theo James is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Lignod added Theo James age 32

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Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Tina Turner age 77

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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 70

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Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
IanHarvey added Elizabeth II age 91

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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added James Earl Jones age 86

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Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Dustin Hoffman age 79

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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Aretha Franklin age 75

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Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Stephen King age 69

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Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Sylvester Stallone age 70

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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Anthony Hopkins age 78

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Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Tosca Wijns-van Eeden added Ian McKellen age 77

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
bojanthebest added Clint Eastwood age 86

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Oprah Winfrey age 63

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Daniel Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Daniel Radcliffe age 27

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Elton John age 70

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Jim Carrey age 55

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Arnold Schwarzenegger age 69

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Brad Pitt age 53

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Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Quentin Tarantino age 54

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J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
rowanrules41 added J. K. Rowling age 51

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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Bill Murray age 66

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Bob Dylan age 75

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
rowanrules41 added Robert Downey Jr. age 52

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Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Coolza added Jon Bon Jovi age 55

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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Kingsx01 added Eric Clapton age 72

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Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
bojanthebest added Sean Connery age 86

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Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Bruce Willis age 62

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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Harrison Ford age 74

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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Dolly Parton age 71

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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Julia Roberts age 49

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Leonardo DiCaprio age 42

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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Jack Nicholson age 79

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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Dimos Dicoudis added Hugh Jackman age 48

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Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
IanHarvey added Mick Jagger age 73

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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
StewartLennox added Denzel Washington age 62

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
rowanrules41 added Emma Watson age 26

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Will Smith age 48

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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Kingsx01 added George Clooney age 55

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

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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal
Steve Martin age 71

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