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Me: Steve Irwin.
she wished him dead and he died the next day.
The Undertaker (but it was okay because he came back from the dead)
and dimebag darrell from damageplan, cos that was completely horrific, especially with his brother being on stage and seeing it.
fuck, how come i never knew?!
pantera were one of the first bands i ever got into back when i was about 12, and it was such a fucked up way to go.
absolutely no question about it.
i've been listening to Love alot recently.
What a loss.
neighbours thin walls
you fill in the blanks
then lol at your leisure
I also cried when John Candy died, but I was about 8.
For me, Richard Whitely's passing upset me most
and to a lesser extent Bob Monkhouse
Or the character he played in Trains, Planes and Automobiles.
The ending where Steve Martin realises that...
(i won't spoil it for people that haven't seen it)
i remember being upset by this too. i wanna watch trains planes and automobiles now, what a class film.
by some distance. I've been shocked by some celebrity deaths, but that's the only one I can think of that actually made me sad.
and he dies on Christmas Day, that's so sad
Peely for me
thought Bill Hicks's death was over 10 years ago. Surely you can't remember it?
It's like irishmagpie says- imagine what he could have done. I never got to see him live, and he's probably one of my favourite comedians.
enough. In a way it's sadder that you never even got to see him when he was alive.
My sister was gutted, Kurt Cobain was about a month after I think too.
I find it hard to raise any emotion for people I've never met.
The death that have made me most 'sad' was that of the bassist of a band called Flying Medallions in about 1994. They were a shite band, but I'd bought all of the singles and his death was a mere footnote on the music news pages, despite the circumstances (killed on a coach in Austria while on tour) being frankly eighteen million times more tragic than wotsisface's suicide.
Other than that, as I said, getting emotional about someone I have never actually met doesn't really happen with me.
Are you Martbowski?
the same argument on here a few days ago, only he replaced 'celebrities' with DiSers.
i find that sort of thing realy quite sinister, is all.
but definitely not something I can understand.
if people don't care about others just because they've not met them.
I don't know them, have no contact withn them or emotional link with them...when they die, they die. The circumstances of certain deaths I can find tragic and quite sad, but they're gone and it's not really going to affect my future life is it?
regarding the celebrities/DiSers argument though
on DiS you speak to people regularly, have conversations, swap mixtapes and whatever, Celebrities are just people who's lives you observe.
I can see where Bamos is coming from, i'm never felt terribly personally upset over celebrities dying because i don't know them at all. Usually it's the circumstances that make me sad.
and even if it's not someone I send notes to or speak to on MSN or whatever, I can still find a member's misfortune upsetting/sad.
I mean, it's less so with celebrities, and totally different. But say when, Christopher Reeve died for example, I found it horrible. But obviously it's worse if it's someone you know or can properly connect with.
when someone close to you/that you know dies, it's a feeling of loss more than anything else, whereas with people i don't know it's more a deep feeling of sympathy?
I'm not sure if sympathy is the right word, but i can't think of a better one.
But I've never really had anyone that's really close to me die. But if it was to happen, I'd feel much more upset, definitely.
But I don't think that takes anything away from celebrity deaths etc... being horribly upsetting too, even if it's nowhere near as bad as someone you know.
and musicians it's more complicated if you're very familiar with their music or books. There's something really tragic about listening to a song by someone who's just died. The effect of Johnny Cash's version of Hurt for example is more poignant now he's dead. It adds a certain vulnerability to it.
Also you may not really know them but knowing their music intimately at leaves gives the illusion that you do to some extent.
Although I find it applies to actors too. After watching certain performances.
Fuck what I said earlier though - whether it's someone I know really well, a celebrity, or someone I've never met read about in the paper, I'll almost always find others misfortune or death upsetting, whether I can relate or connect to them or not.
we've both said Peelie, right? i listened to his two-hour show for three nights a week over about four years, making that, ooh, about 1200 hours during my adolescence. No it's not being in the 'company' of someone but it's still finding a sort of connection with them. Similarly with people like Syd Barratt last year and Johnny Cash before him, they were people who i listened to and felt like they were, in a trite sort of way, enhancing my life somehow. Plus i don't see why observing their lives make it any less sad that they've died.
had that sort of personal connection with an artist, author, DJ, whoever. To me, I can enjoy their work or whatever, but I've never really thought that their death means anything to me.
I'm trying to think now of the artists and people that mean the most to me, and I genuinely can't see past the fact that they are just, well, another 'world' away from mine. If one of Chumbawamba died I'd probably be most upset about the fact that I wouldn't be able to hear any new music from them, but I don't know them personally in any way so I don't think I'd be weeping into my cider about it.
i only listened to John Peel about twice in my life, so i didn't nearly have the same kind of familiarity with him. I think if i had maybe it's be different.
John Peels death made me so sad because it seemed to have such a big effect on everyone else, mostly. It just seemed like a shock to the system for loads of people, and that was sad in itsself.
i'm not saying it should make it any less sad for anyone, it's just a different kind of sad. And for me, the kind of sad that comes from a personal friend dying is a lot deeper
I was only 8 when he died, but I'm sad now, because he could have been a superstar...
If he was alive, imagine what he would release....
"Jeff Buckley was only 8 when he died"
Then I listen to "Stories for my Sweetheart the Drunk" as compared to "Grace" and "live at Sin-E" and wonder if he had peaked.
But you have to remember that the Sketches album wasn't finished. Jeff could have suddenly stumbled upon some new inspiration, and gone in a completely different, and amazing direction..
I don't think that would have happened, but it's nice to imagine what could have been.
And "Mystery White Boy" is just amazing.
I'm glad he was so prolific in his live (no pun intended!) career if not in the studio.
i cant think of any celebrity death which has affected me in any way
but any death in tragic circumstances is sad.
What really hisses me off is the way Curt Cobain, Elvis etc. get legandary status while the likes of Bowie who has achieved so much more, probably won't get the same recognition purely for surviving longer.
about the way they die too. i mean, Jimi Hendrix died choking on his own vomit from a drugs overdose, Kurt shot himself, Elvis ate himself to death and so on. Yet nobody really mourns the dead Ramones or Joe Strummer to the same extent. Is this because of HOW they died as well as when they did?
Hendrix, i believe (i may be wrong) didn't vomit due to an illegal drug overdose, it was sleeping pills.
but that's not the perceived legend.
really have, but then none of my 'heroes' have ever died.
in retrospect, however, if i had been as much into elliott smith now as i was when he was alive, then that. but, then again, i don't know how much of my love for his music is based on the fact that it's all tinged with extra sadness given how he ended up.
If I'd been into Elliott Smith, or Jeff Buckley (at the tender age of six or seven) when they'd died, I would've found it much worse. But listening to their records since adds to their effect, I find.
I swear half of my posts must be just me agreeing with someone and then rephrasing what they're saying.
Those two were a kick in the teeth.
But applying Buffy rules it counts as a death
Eun-ju Lee, her suicide was utterly shocking and makes Taegukgi even harder to watch than it already is.
Brandon Lee - showed much potential in The Crow
if I knew of them at the time:
when it was announced that Anna Nicole Smith was dead, it was on all the TV screens for like 2 hours, and I remember saying at the time how I don't think I have ever been so indifferent about someone's death.
However, I found the death of Kirsty MacColl really sad. and Jimmi Lawrence. That made me mega sad.
I was also quite sad when Michael Hutchence died.
Elliott Smith's made me pretty sad. Embaressingly so.
Uh, Peel as well. I think everyone who likes music would say it was a sad day when he passed.
Waking up on christmas day to find out James Brown was dead wasn't a great way to start the day.
by John Peel.
He seemed a nice man so I suppose it was a bit sad.
Yeah, he was a nice guy, he seemed like everyones favourite uncle.
Everyone has a cool uncle, although mine didn't get me into loads of bands that I now love.
THAT is the reason I felt sad.
Not because of his achivements because I found his show a bit boring really.
Steve Irwin is a similar one. He seemed nice as well.
but Paul Hunter's death did upset me quite a bit.
that was tragic
plus as a kid I was really sad when Eric Morecambe died.
biggest single influence on my musical life and it was a very unexpected death
I once said jokely that the only way John Peel would ever leave radio 1 was in a coffin hate being wrong
he was a great Dj and champion of music
I once said jokely that the only way John Peel would ever leave radio 1 was in a coffin hate being right
he was a great Dj and champion of music
Bryan Maclean of 'Love'
I'd just started getting into him when I was 18 or so, bought his album of unreleased sixties demos, and he was making a new album, which judging by the clips on a documentary with footage of him live in the studio, was going to be amazing- then he died in a restaurant in LA on christmas day.
bah...he was always the more unsung member of Love- Arthur Lee got so much more props, but I preferred Bryans songs
Raul Julia of Addams Family and M. Bison in Street Fighter II fame
from me. But then again most of them die old, so they are before my time. But young 'uns like Paul Hunter et al do shock me somewhat - and I really liked Hunter.
Oh, and Mr Miyagi.
I took the day off work. I'm such a massive emo.
Peel for me.
And, Kirsty McColl (sp?) strangely got to me. She just had a lovely voice.
someone on this board didn't speak for about 2 days after smith killed himself.
that is witty. well done.
His death surprised me in how much it upset me. I wasn't a wallowing mess or anything like that, but it just struck me as so tragic. He'd suffered a terrible accident and had his quality of life and been taken away from him in a instant, yet he found the courage and determination to fight back against a supposedly 'incurable' condition and was (reported to have been) making unprecendented progress before passing. If any 'celebrity' can claim to be an inspiration to millions of people, then it's Christopher Reeve
I know that if fate dealt me such a cruel hand, I'd probably turn into a bitter 'victim'. I have so, so much respect for people that don't. I also remember getting stupidly angry with somebody on the news who argued that Reeve had only undertaken his therapy and lengthy and exhausting attempt at rehibilation so that he could remain a 'star' and in the public eye, and that he was offering false hope to the disabled community. I've never felt the urge to punch a man in a wheelchair before, but that fucker tipped me over the edge
me, yeah that was a sad one. :(
although is he a 'celebrity'?
either way, hes famous and i was SO upset.
because it hasn't happened yet.
the body donnas
i cried when watching his funeral. god i'm a sad fuck.
Paul Hunter and Steve Irwin
Marc Vivien Foe was pretty upsetting, perhaps more shocking. And Ben Hollioake.