I’ve had quite a few celebrity deaths hit me hard over the years because I was big fans of theirs and they died way too young: Kurt Cobain, Chris Farley, River Phoenix, John Candy, and Phil Hartman to name a few.
Obviously, I didn’t know these people personally, but you grow up watching people on TV and in movies and listening to their music and when they die suddenly, it affects you.
A Twitter user posted this question and it got people talking.
What celebrity death, in your lifetime, hit you the hardest?
— Moist ? (@B_oySix) June 9, 2020
Let’s check out some of the responses from people on Twitter.
1. An American tragedy.
This was shocking.
No bigger Celebrity other than Kobe Bean Bryant will ever hit me the hardest. Losing Kobe bean really set me into a dark world that his death was so hard no to believe its true.?? pic.twitter.com/7Gi9Ls9RrM
— Alex (@SlayBater2) June 9, 2020
2. Gone way too soon.
A very good actor.
Heath Ledger, still way too soon for me to watch his films ? pic.twitter.com/oH7wGCoExo
— Belle (@hkp074) June 9, 2020
3. This was a really sad one.
He brought people together.
Anthony Bourdain. He gave us view of other countries through food, culture and conversation. He humanized people from countries that are looked upon as our enemies.
— cathy n (@birdski) June 9, 2020
4. The Kennedy curse.
The family has seen so much tragedy.
Great list. I’ll add JFK Jr. pic.twitter.com/0fqwbDyWV8
— Justine Quarantine ??? (@SFBayAreaGirl) June 9, 2020
5. This person has strong feelings.
MJ was a very talented performer.
Michael Jackson and I’m convinced that he was falsely accused
— DNA Leguillou (@DnaLeguillou) June 9, 2020
6. A comedic genius.
So many funny memories.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 9, 2020
7. A young actor gone way too early.
He had a lot of hit movies.
Dude I almost had you. RIP Paul Walker. pic.twitter.com/d2A1wFEK6K
— Ibby (@ibbyhabib) June 10, 2020
8. Princess Leia to most of us.
Very sad, indeed…
I remember sitting in my living room, crying my eyes out when I heard Carrie Fisher died. She was such a gem of a person, and I miss her so much. ? pic.twitter.com/s7crITwIjK
— Gaydiation Poisoning (@failssafe) June 9, 2020
9. His music defined a generation.
He was a legend.
— LiA (@LibsInAmerica) June 9, 2020
10. This was sad.
The man who brought us The Muppets.
Jim Henson pic.twitter.com/450iI0Gt1M
— Muppet Wiki #BlackLivesMatter (@MuppetWiki) June 9, 2020
11. So many great movie roles.
And the ladies sure loved him.
Patrick Swayze. Class act. Gentleman.
I imagine that last scene in Ghost really happened when he was called home. pic.twitter.com/QlRW7xzYee
— Amber (@NYCdeb8tr) June 9, 2020
12. A real tragedy.
Probably River Phoenix
because it was the first time
I experienced the death of someone famous
who was close to me in age. pic.twitter.com/Qyd6B0gg1P
— Tommy Cross (@JollyReprobate) June 9, 2020
13. A hilarious actor with a huge heart.
He is missed…
John Candy. The gentleman. Forever missed. pic.twitter.com/2c2VaN2dYg
— CJF (@PoweredbyPoodle) June 10, 2020
Very sad. All of them.
How about you?
What celebrity deaths hit you the hardest?
Talk to us in the comments and let us know your thoughts.
Please and thank you!