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Humans are not emotionless, cold-blooded animals. Those whom we call cold-blooded were, deep down inside, just like the rest of us, only they have been blinded by money, fame, anger, or whatever that's pulling their strings. Sometimes, when someone dies, we have to feel sorry for them, even though we may not know them personally, even if we do not even know their names.

Some great folks have died without any regrets. Nonetheless, most of them are not so lucky. Zhuge Liang, a man who had led to the rise of Shu Han and witnessed its slow decline, died without seeing the Han Dynasty revived. Yue Fei was killed just before he could restore the Song Dynasty to its former glory. Lu Xiufu jumped into the sea with the little Song Emperor in his arms. Tan Sitong died in 1898, the reforms having died in the womb. Sun Yixian died in 1925, over twenty years too early to have the chance to see a unified Chinese Communist republic.

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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
smellsrank added Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)

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5,014 1,843
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
smellsrank added Dec. at 36 (1961-1997)

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4,167 1,612
Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
Dec. at 39 (1929-1968)

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4,057 1,634
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
Clark Benson added Dec. at 46 (1917-1963)

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3,347 1,419
Steve Irwin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
Alaina Hillman added Died at 44 (1962-2006)

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Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
bopper5719 added Dec. at 29 (1979-2008)

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Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
Chloe Wairata added age 73

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4,256 2,002
Paul Walker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
smellsrank added Dec. at 40 (1973-2013)

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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
averagej123 added Dec. at 45 (1946-1991)

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3,274 1,543
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
Clark Benson added Dec. at 40 (1940-1980)

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Selena is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
Alaina Hillman added Dec. at 24 (1971-1995)

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Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
ElijahKaganer added age 72

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Patrick Swayze is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
WarrenMitchell added Dec. at 57 (1952-2009)

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Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
Dec. at 56 (1809-1865)

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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
Madame H added Dec. at 59 (1952-2011) - Died at 59 (1952-2011) 

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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
Dec. at 33 (1940-1973)

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
charlotte.scott added Dec. at 51 (1958-2009)

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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
JeffreyScottKelley added Dec. at 42 (1935-1977)

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Prince is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
ElijahKaganer added Dec. at 57 (1958-2016)

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Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
Clark Benson added Dec. at 36 (1945-1981)

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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
Dec. at 36 (1926-1962)

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Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
bopper5719 added Dec. at 27 (1967-1994)

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1,929 1,112
Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
charlotte.scott added Dec. at 32 (1977-2009)

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John Ritter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Saddest Deaths Ever
bopper5719 added Dec. at 55 (1948-2003)