Celebrities That Have Passed Away Who Do You Miss

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Out of the celebrities that have passed away, who do you miss the most? Was there a celebrity that you followed? Or thought he or she really meant something to you??
In my case-it would have to be Sam Kinnison
was the funniest guy I've ever seen-
gone way to fast.
#cekebrities passed away #miss the most
  • Profile picture of the author wyatt2011
    Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson !
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    Patrick Swayze
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    Paul Newman

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    • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
      george harrison
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Celebrities are kind of funny. Unless they do primarily live work you really don't
        get to "miss" them. Their work lives on forever. The Three Stooges, Abbott
        and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, etc. etc. are just as much alive now as ever.

        In fact, some celebrities became more popular after their death. Look at
        Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.

        I can't really say there are any celebrities that I "miss" though there are a few
        who I wish were still around (mostly musicians) to add to their musical
        repertoire.

        At the top of that list:

        Karen Carpenter (died way too young)
        Harry Chapin
        George Harrison
        John Lennon
        Pete Ham
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  • Profile picture of the author ConfusedJ
    For me, it's no one. I just don't grow that emotionally attached to celebrities.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Warren Zevon. I miss his perspective greatly.
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  • Profile picture of the author SShip
    Even though I can still hear her amazing voice when I choose, I'll say Whitney Houston.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

    John Lennon, Doc Watson.

    I saw Doc Watson live with his grandson. Truly amazing musician.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketingva
    I miss Michael Jackson. I think of him everyday. His music with the Jackson Five got me through an unhappy childhood.

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    • Profile picture of the author msdobe
      Paul Newman, Patrick Swayze, Bob Hope (really miss his USO Christmas shows!!)
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    Dick Clark and Johnny Carson. - I loved falling asleep to Johnny Carson on TV.
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    • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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      That guy who did the 5 loaves and 2 fishes thing, when he fed 5,000. What a showman. It puts David Copperfield to shame.
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      • Profile picture of the author ThomM
        Levon Helm, Richie Hayward, Rick Danko, Lowell George, Richard Manuel, Frank Zappa, and Lou Reed to name a few.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I'm with Steve in that there aren't really any I miss, but there are a bunch I wish were still around:

    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Jimi Hendrix
    Jim Croce
    Ronnie James Dio
    Johnny Cash
    Ronnie Van Zant
    Tommy Bolin
    Duane Allman

    ...just to name a few. And veering away from music...

    Red Skelton
    Rodney Dangerfield
    Jackie Gleason

    ...I give up. Too many great talents are coming to mind.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Carl Sagan. The series Cosmos rekindled a real love of science.

      Wow, Paul Newman. A real heavyweight.

      Christopher Reeve too.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        Carl Sagan. The series Cosmos rekindled a real love of science.

        Wow, Paul Newman. A real heavyweight.

        Christopher Reeve too.
        I went for the "traditional" celebrities, but I'm glad you added Sagan. Cosmos is one of the best ever shows of any kind in my book.

        @Jack - Winters is another good one. There are so many, and if you go back into the silent era, it's starts whole 'nuther discussion.
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        • Profile picture of the author Unity96387
          Johnny Cash comes to mind, but if I had more time to think I could come up with much more.
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    • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      I'm with Steve in that there aren't really any I miss, but there are a bunch I wish were still around:

      ...

      ...just to name a few. And veering away from music...

      Red Skelton
      Rodney Dangerfield
      Jackie Gleason

      ...I give up. Too many great talents are coming to mind.
      Great minds think alike - I immediately thought of Red Skelton when I read the title - I'd also include Jonathon Winters...
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    Brittany Murphy
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  • Profile picture of the author craigslist
    Jonathan Winters was one of the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author alistair
    Ayrton Senna. I know the thread title is about celebrities and Senna was always a racing driver but for me his racing provided me with some of the best entertainment. Would have loved to have seen him race some more obviously and be interesting to see what he would have done in retirement.

    You just can't beat this, F1 cars seemed to be alive with a soul in those days much more than what they are now.
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    Elvis Presley
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