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[–]Future_engineer01 953 points954 points  (17 children)

Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Ian Mckellen

[–]snowandconfetti 1756 points1757 points  (52 children)

Mel Brooks. I'm constantly bracing myself for seeing a headline announcing his death because of how old he is. He is a national treasure.

[–]alady12 37 points38 points  (0 children)

He won't die. He's just going to go do a parody about the afterlife to give us all one more laugh.

[–]issapapatoro 7303 points7304 points 2 (74 children)

Michael j fox it’s gonna be sad when he goes

[–]CestBon_CestBon 188 points189 points  (1 child)

As someone with a degenerative neurological disorder, his passing is going to hit like no other. He has been my inspiration since day one of my diagnosis and his biographies have gotten me through some really hard times.

[–]js8420 2228 points2229 points  (40 children)

I scrolled too far for this one. Christopher Lloyd too.

[–]chefgamer85 509 points510 points  (19 children)

Lloyd will be so sad for me.... Taxi, Back to the Future, Who Framed Rodger Rabbit, Clue, even one episode in Malcolm in the Middle. I know I will be so sad because I got to chat with him at a Con. I thought he would just be like "Handshake, sign a pic, and go" but he asked me what I thought his favorite characters were. I said Judge Doom And Doc. And he laughed and said how fun doing Doom was and then he said "Great Scott, bring me the... DIP" In perfect voice for both. It made my day!

[–]COSurfing 5068 points5069 points  (98 children)

Jeff Bridges. I guess he came close by getting covid while battling cancer.

The one that did upset me was Neil Peart last year. I felt like I lost a family member.

[–]kayzedsixfifty 655 points656 points  (14 children)

The day we found out Neil died is the first time in my life I've ever cried for the death of someone I never met. His impact on me is impossible to put into words.

[–]XenonOfArcticus 98 points99 points  (4 children)

My God you've hit the nail on the head.

I've never seen Neil closer than like row 30 but I cried repeatedly the week that happened. I didn't realize how much he meant to me. No offense to Geddy and Alex but I don't believe losing them would hit me the same.

[–]TwilightMountain 1190 points1191 points  (27 children)

Dolly Parton. I've been a fan of hers since I was super little, my mom showed me 9-5 and we would sing it together. I'm 21 now and haven't been able to go to Dollywood or see her in concert. It's at the top of my bucket list. When I got my first dog when I was 9 I named her Dolly.. she passed away 3 years and her birthday was today. I always found it funny because she was a little teacup chihuahua and although she never had puppies her had really big dog boobies lol. I've always absolutely adored her and she's always been my idol. I hope I can at least experience her music live before she passes. She really truly is a treasure.

Edit: I totally wasn't expecting almost 1000 upvotes! That's so cool! Also thank you to whoever gave me the "This" Award, I'll do good with my Reddit coins :) I've never had any before!

[–]KettaP 5097 points5098 points 2 (109 children)

Betty White, Tom Hanks, Bill Murray

[–]BestInTheWorId 408 points409 points  (23 children)

Isn’t Betty White immortal?

[–]SuperCooch91 448 points449 points  (10 children)

I mean, she’s so old that she had a TV show about being old that ran for 7 seasons and was off the air before most Redditors were born. I wouldn’t be surprised if she outlasts civilization as we know it.

But, yeah, she’s my answer too.

[–]Glodrops 1255 points1256 points  (17 children)

Betty White will do so much damage to my soul.

[–]Mrs_Eddie_Albert 559 points560 points  (4 children)

Betty White has lived such a long, wonderful (I assume) life, but I dread her passing

[–]_cold_soup 137 points138 points  (2 children)

Yeah when she dies I think the reality of my own eventual demise will finally set in

[–]carburngood 1147 points1148 points  (24 children)

Christopher Walken for sure - loved him in everything he’s been in :)

[–]genx_meshugana 6616 points6617 points 42 (88 children)

Mark Hamill.

Carrie broke my heart, she was my hero. Luke was my first love.

[–]Wildcat_twister12 986 points987 points  (22 children)

God that one will really crush me. He seems like the most generous and honest guy around who knows how much his characters mean to people and goes above and beyond to keep doing that

[–]m2cwf 312 points313 points  (5 children)

I love following him on Twitter. He replies and interacts with people and you know it just makes their whole year and decade to have gotten a response from him. He just seems like a genuinely kind and empathetic dude who cares for his fans and for people in general.

[–]xmascockmonster2 2921 points2922 points  (25 children)

Jack black

[–]Other-Barry-1 223 points224 points  (0 children)

I find Jack Black is the black sheep here, he’s an absolute gem that we all, me included seem to forget about. Then all of a sudden absorb everything JB then forget about him again for a while.

[–]Bufb88J 6102 points6103 points 3 (69 children)

Morgan Freeman.

[–]Stroopwafels112 719 points720 points  (6 children)

When Morgan Freeman dies, his freckles are released as stars in the skies.

[–]BanMeGayMod 236 points237 points  (4 children)

If he doesnt do the narration for his own funeral I will be disappointed

[–]Kroni207 10.9k points10.9k points 7257 (144 children)

Rowan Atkinson, we made my childhood

[–]chalk_in_boots 3412 points3413 points  (75 children)

Along with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. Hell, the entire cast of Blackadder.

[–]ALemonYoYo 7466 points7467 points 2 (113 children)

Bob Odenkirk. I have an attachment to him, especially having his recent heart attack scare. The man brings light wherever he goes! We would simply be shrowded in darkness without him!

[–]jimster2801 411 points412 points  (27 children)

His saul character is amazing. They couldnt finish better call saul without their main guy

[–]KellyannneConway 1161 points1162 points  (11 children)

Oh my god I misread the question as "What celebrity death genuinely upset you?"

You just scared the hell out of me.

[–]_manicpixie 8151 points8152 points 2 (279 children)

John Goodman

Will miss Norm McDonald. He was just so effortlessly funny, and willing to push the line for humor. Need more comedians like him

[–]MusiclsMyAeroplane 68 points69 points  (1 child)

I don't know most of his comedic history, but Turd Ferguson is absolutely hilarious. 61 was too early.

[–]SquatchBray 1393 points1394 points  (123 children)

I was just indulging in John Goodman clips. One of the most underrated actors ever. And as a person, he just feels like home. Such a sweet man.

[–]PSUSkier 984 points985 points  (82 children)

His performance in 10 Cloverfield Lane is just So. Fucking. Brilliant. And horrifying.

[–]Bosht 130 points131 points  (49 children)

Honestly that role for me was an eye opener. Until that movie I had never really taken him seriously as I primarily only knew him from Roseanne of all things.

Edit: Holy shit people thank you for the recommendations!

[–]RIPEOTCDXVI 99 points100 points  (35 children)

Oh man. You need to see him in Raising Arizona. He also had an incredible turn on Broadway in Big River. I know we all feel a little weird about Roseanne now but even if that's all he did it really showcased some range. He and John C. McGinley are on the mount Rushmore of sitcom characters doing drama.

[–]akucken 7187 points7188 points 24 (80 children)

Steve Carell

[–]mattkimoy 2179 points2180 points  (15 children)

Well, this is gonna hurt like a mother******

[–]msg45f 273 points274 points  (2 children)

If he can get you depressed, then he will have done his job.

[–]Glittering-Turnover5 1187 points1188 points  (5 children)

Nooooooooo God.....no God please no. No. No. Nooooooooo.

[–]my-dogatemy-chancla 12.1k points12.1k points  (214 children)

Either Maggie Smith or Julie Andrews

[–]Lobster_fest 4150 points4151 points 2 (52 children)

I met Julie Andrews at a book signing. My sister was a bit of a theater nut at the time, and the fact that she referenced her work that wasnt Marry Poppins or SoM seemed to have made her day. She's aged for sure, but her eyes are like two fuzzy hugs.

[–]Tigger1337E 655 points656 points  (20 children)

Victor/Victoria and thoroughly modern Millie are my two favorites

[–]sc1003 1959 points1960 points  (82 children)

Oh man, Maggie Smith is gonna hurt bad. Hook and Harry Potter were both big in my childhood.

[–]LaPiscinaDeLaMuerte 957 points958 points  (51 children)

God...when Maggie Smith goes, we'll have lost both Peter and Wendy.

[–]bellsofhel 10.3k points10.3k points 2 (162 children)

Anthony Hopkins

[–]thedreaminggoose 2336 points2337 points  (45 children)

The thing for me about Anthony Hopkins and Patrick Stewart is that they seem to have been old and look the same for the last like 40 years.

Totally off topic but it’s like this soccer player named Arjen robben. He’s looked like he’s the same 40 years old guy since he was 20

[–]abdullahi666 839 points840 points  (27 children)

Seeing him dance while cooking pasta on TikTok filled me with Joy. Idk why

[–]Spartan-invicta 440 points441 points  (9 children)

Read the title wrong and had a slight panic attack

[–]Iaxacs 5166 points5167 points 2 (155 children)

Adam Savage, I've already lost Grant Imahara and I don't want to lose Adam anytime soon.

[–]YerboiTIBBLES 1348 points1349 points  (44 children)

Grant Imahara's passing was the hardest I've cried about a celebrity death, my entire life. Mythbusters was my entire childhood and inspired mine and many others' love for science. Adam Savage is my hero, and I will genuinely mourn when Adam passes. Crushing to even think about.

[–]mistercolebert 622 points623 points  (13 children)

I grew up watching Steve Irwin. When he passed, it genuinely made me sad, and I’ve never felt like that again for someone I don’t even know. Until Grant passed. I was genuinely heartbroken.

[–]ComebackKidGorgeous 617 points618 points  (3 children)

The fact that you would even speak this thought into existence has made me bummed beyond belief. Probably my favorite celebrity of all time.

[–]Stellaaaaa 35 points36 points  (0 children)

I didn't even want to say it but yes, him. Guy is my idol in so many ways.

[–]Shrimptoes 5136 points5137 points 22 (76 children)

Elton John. Me, my brothers, and my dad all listened to him growing up. I can remember cooking dinner with my dad when I was like 6 or 7, and Elton would be blaring in the background. My father passed away in May. EJ has a special place in my heart

[–]this_1s_4_TEDBUNDY 11.4k points11.4k points 42 (111 children)

Tony hawk

[–]LeoNickle 7760 points7761 points 223 (37 children)

Me at his funeral: Damn, this corpse kinda looks like Tony Hawk

[–]slasherflick2243 148 points149 points  (1 child)

I wasn’t expecting the thought of this to give me that queasy feeling but it does and it will be awful.

I grew up skating and did so into my 20’s. The homies and I were all around 12 to 14 when THPS came out and it consumed us. When we weren’t actually skating, we were glued to a PlayStation.

As time went on and I fell out of skating and into other avenues of interest, I’ve continued to follow him. Everything from his charity work and his foundation, building parks both domestically and overseas, to his newer podcast with Jason Ellis and everything he’s done with Birdhouse over the years… He still just seems like the most sincere, gracious and rad guy. This world needs more Tony Hawks… never less of him.

[–]MindLikeAMindfield 8693 points8694 points  (208 children)

Not a celebrity per se, but author R.L. Stine. My prolific reading habits started with Goosebumps and Fear Street books; I’ve been having my nephew read and watch the old show with me lately. That one will hurt.

[–]the-lady-jessica 2225 points2226 points  (54 children)

Same. He didn't just make reading fun, he made books fun, which is a pretty magical experience for a kid.

[–]Speedr1804 1429 points1430 points  (41 children)

I got super lucky by bringing a non goosebumps or fear street book of his to comic-con.

He doesn’t personalize autographs, but he was so tickled that I had a copy of Superstitious, he made an exception for me without my asking. Pretty friggen epic.

[–]Jathom 430 points431 points  (26 children)

It’s amazing how often that sort of thing happens at signings and stuff.

I had a friend get Karen Gillan’s autograph at a con back in 2014 and he had her sign an issue of GotG with Nebula on the cover. It was probably the only thing NOT Doctor Who related she’s signed all weekend, based on her reaction!

If you’re gonna have a celebrity sign something, make it something they probably don’t see all the time. They’ll be tickled by it!

[–]Yotsubauniverse 128 points129 points  (8 children)

I know that Christopher Eccleston was absolutely thrilled when I met him with my twin sis. When she mentioned "The A word." Instead of Doctor who (which we are also fans of) he was thrilled. When we met Chris Sullivan while everyone else knew him from Marvel I knew him as Toby from This is Us. He was so excited. He gave us buttons that said "Pearson for city council!" And I can't begin to tell you how many anime VA's I've thrilled by having them sign some works outside of their popular works. Trust me when I say mentioning works that they're not known for thrills actors and actresses of all kind to death.

[–]XS_Hanzo21 11.0k points11.0k points 2 (101 children)

Samuel L. Jackson

[–]WhoAm_I_WhyAm_I_Here 2555 points2556 points  (46 children)

Say what again. SAY WHAT again! And I dare you, I double dare you motherfucker! Say what one more time.

[–]jedipony1 103 points104 points  (7 children)

I understand that the council has made a decision, but given that it's a stupid ass decision, I've elected to ignore it.

[–]Trick_Slice 23.3k points23.3k points 261037& 10 more (237 children)

Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen

edit: I didn't put the title of "Sir" on their names when it should have been there. They have earned it and truly are great men

[–]redtert 15.4k points15.4k points 6897& 16 more (59 children)

They shall not pass.

[–]Zahille7 1256 points1257 points  (24 children)

They'll go to the Grey Havens, on their way to the Undying Lands.

They won't die.

[–]Skatesteen 588 points589 points  (21 children)

End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.

[–]Spider_Dude 976 points977 points  (10 children)

The line must be drawn HERE! This far! No farther!

[–]the_dread_alarm 1109 points1110 points  (4 children)

“ We are the future, Charles; not them!”

Nice to know this line resonated with others!

[–]MCDexX 664 points665 points  (43 children)

81 and 82 respectively. Hopefully they both have excellent genes and will be with us for another decade or two.

[–]-jesse-james- 505 points506 points  (6 children)

if Gandalf dies, I'm swapping timelines

[–]BruinsFan413 757 points758 points  (13 children)

Terry Crews, I adore that man.

[–]throwaway830210 833 points834 points  (27 children)

James May

[–]Mercurydriver 383 points384 points  (10 children)

I hope when he dies, he gets carried away in a Dacia Sandero hearse. That would be so fitting for him.

[–]E-Z-Win 116 points117 points  (2 children)

And economical too

[–]Pure_Tower 58 points59 points  (1 child)

Careful, don't excite the corpse.

[–]404Notfound- 61 points62 points  (0 children)

James you infantile pillock I know that's you who's died

[–]theferalfrog 9297 points9298 points  (103 children)

Danny devito /srs also definitely wont be anytime soon but jack black will hurt like hell

[–]Pepperspray24 491 points492 points  (0 children)

I agree with both

[–]jononfire 454 points455 points  (6 children)

When Danny dies they’ll just throw him in the trash.

[–]_ZZZZZ_ 235 points236 points  (1 child)

Morticians will be lining up to bang his dead body

[–]qjac78 636 points637 points  (36 children)

David Gilmour

[–]fissure 71 points72 points  (0 children)

There is no pain, you are receding
A distant ship, smoke on the horizon

[–]leon_death 631 points632 points 2 (8 children)

Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees. Last Gibb brother alive and was the oldest. He was a part of my childhood and his music is a piece of my family history. He’s a celebrity, but a humble one, and his death will mark the end of the legacy he starred in.

[–]yok347 3547 points3548 points  (44 children)

Bill Murray

[–]Challenge419 970 points971 points  (12 children)

I thought he was shot and killed because someone thought he was a Zombie?!?

[–]StyreneAddict1965 296 points297 points  (6 children)

He wasn't very good at practical jokes.

[–]mothershipq 46 points47 points  (5 children)

Do you have any regrets?

[–]John-Musacha 16.1k points16.1k points 2333& 6 more (276 children)

Dolly Parton

[–]cntrygrlgotgame 4031 points4032 points  (116 children)

I live in Tennessee, northeast near Bristol. I spent many summers at Dollywood. I take my kids there now. My youngest daughter’s favorite song is Jolene. She just smiles all over herself when it is on. Dolly started the Imagination Library to send one book a month to babies until they turn 5 because of her upbringing and being extremely poor. She rushed to the aid of those effected by the fires in Gatlinburg, raising enough to give every family a check for months following that disaster.

I can’t say enough good things about her as a human being. Plus, she has some of the best quotes I have ever seen:

It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen.

You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap!

My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order.

[–]menacemeiniac 1181 points1182 points  (54 children)

I think it’s impossible for a Tennessean to dislike her. She is a redeeming quality of the state, and honestly that’s a huge understatement. I love her.

[–]8-bitFloozy 784 points785 points  (24 children)

I think it's impossible for anyone to dislike her.

[–]GuardianOfFreyja 810 points811 points  (13 children)

You show me a man that dislikes Dolly Parton, and I'll show you a man who can't be trusted.

[–]CloudEnt 61 points62 points  (0 children)

I bet my dog would hate them too

[–]apocalypsedude64 289 points290 points  (7 children)

I'm a big dirty metalhead and even I love Dolly Parton.

[–]veedubbug68 74 points75 points  (1 child)

"A lot of men think the bigger a woman's breast are the dumber she is. But it's the opposite - the bigger a woman's breasts are the dumber the men are"

Quoted from memory, may not be verbatim

[–]GladiatorDragon 621 points622 points  (6 children)

Legitimately one of the few celebrities that I not only respect beyond their career talent, but I really feel she’s someone to look up to as well. It’s a shame she’s an exception, we need more people like her in the world.

(If you want even more feels, right now, in the Dollywood hotel, there’s a sealed box, containing the last song Dolly Parton will ever release, to be opened on her 100th birthday. Allegedly, it’s titled “My place in history.”)

[–]laramank 228 points229 points  (0 children)

“One thing I always say about Dolly is: they say don’t meet your heroes, but that doesn’t apply to her. When you meet her, she’s as incredible as you would have ever dreamed. She’s even better.” - Miley Cyrus (Dolly is her godmother)

[–]Toby_O_Notoby 562 points563 points  (17 children)

Fun fact, she was on the cover of Playboy back in the '70s and her husband was always a fan of the shot. So for his 75th birthday she surprised by recreated it. (SFW.)

[–]xanderdad 70 points71 points  (0 children)

And that there (at the end of the clip) is the luckiest man alive.

[–]katemush 1850 points1851 points  (24 children)

God, I misunderstood the title and had a heart attack

[–]Some1FengShuiMyLife 652 points653 points  (14 children)

She’s “Aunt Dolly” at my house. We love her so much. It will be like losing family. She’s so generous and caring, it’s hard not to love her.

[–]atari26k 232 points233 points  (8 children)

she just expanded her book program for kids in my state... she is an absolutely amazing person. and every interview, she deflects questions about her looks in the best way. I wish I was able to give as much back as she does.

[–]Yabba_Dabba_Doofus 229 points230 points  (5 children)

"These are weapons of mass distraction."

This woman knows exactly how people "view" her, and leans into it as hard as she can.

No bullshit, no nonsense; she admits what she did, and then immediately pushes conversations onto what she is doing.

And what she is doing, is absolute magic.

[–]Putang1nam0 974 points975 points  (30 children)

Steve Martin

[–]pushdose 214 points215 points  (12 children)

Him and Martin Short teaming back up on Hulu has been awesome.

“Only Murders In The Building” for those that haven’t seen yet. They are classic together!

[–]Frantastic79 24.4k points24.4k points 2161221218& 60 more (424 children)

I am dreading the loss of national treasure Sir David Attenborough. They need to put him in some kind of bubble and guard him day and night.

Edit: Wow, this blew up! Never had so many upvotes and comments before! Thank you for the awards, kind Redditors and fellow Attenborough fans. I also agree with all of you who said he is an international treasure.

[–]Bale_the_Pale 4526 points4527 points  (129 children)

Speaking as a Canadian, I'd like to amend your initial statement to "international treasure"

[–]scalding_butter_guns 2386 points2387 points  (87 children)

Australia supports the amendment

[–]khakhraparty 1399 points1400 points  (74 children)

India will wholeheartedly ratify and agree with this as well

Edit: grammar

[–]ihatepulp 94 points95 points  (1 child)

I don't often cry about celebrity deaths, but his will make me absolutely bawl like a baby.

[–]iammyfathersdad 1395 points1396 points  (63 children)

Unfortunately Father Time comes for everyone

[–]SquishedGremlin 688 points689 points 3 (23 children)

here we see Death, he has been around for a long time and seems to be everywhere, but we don't often encounter him. Often found in more isolated areas he has now come to meet me, and I shall go with him hand in hand.

[–]Shadowrend01 154 points155 points  (8 children)

How the hell did I read that in his voice?

[–]TheAutisticPoet 25.1k points25.1k points 2101096& 38 more (644 children)

David Attenborough

[–]Tyranid_Queen 3438 points3439 points  (47 children)

That man is THE National Treasure! I'm 50 and for the whole of my life that man has taught me about the natural world!!

[–]gibubby 1530 points1531 points  (14 children)

Global treasure more like… a net loss for humanity when he passes

[–]neonblue01 690 points691 points  (65 children)

They’ll have to stop making nature documentary after he is gone because no one can capture an audience like his voice does

[–]nightswingset 710 points711 points  (36 children)

I genuinely find it harder to enjoy any nature documentary that isn't narrated by David Attenborough. They just don't sound right.

[–]Fqfred 238 points239 points  (14 children)

Or they'll have enough recordings of his voice to recreate it through an AI

[–]miaukittybc 11.5k points11.5k points 2 (258 children)

Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford.

[–]landon1397 1163 points1164 points  (70 children)

Tell me about it we've already lost to many original star wars actors

[–]miaukittybc 997 points998 points  (67 children)

Losing Carrie and Peter was really hard 😭

[–]UpInTheClouds2187 315 points316 points  (15 children)

I still have a hard time watching the last few moments of Rogue One and not getting choked up a little. I know it's not Carrie in RO, but it came out just before she passed and I saw it that night.

[–]ava_dirnt 2248 points2249 points  (102 children)

Harrison Ford will hurt so much :(

[–]BoWiggly 1403 points1404 points  (50 children)

I came here to say this. And not solely because he is Indy and Han Solo and what every Gen X/Millennial male wanted to be when they grew up, but because Harrison Ford is amazing as well.

He's been known to save people in the California wildfires. He's donated movie props to help a good cause. To find a cure for epilepsy and seizure disorders. And most of all, he's just always been a straight shooting guy. Someone who never takes himself or his career that seriously. And I respect that. The day he leaves this Earth, I will not be prepared.

[–]Y_4Z44 532 points533 points  (21 children)

He's been known to save people in the California wildfires.

He's also flown his own helicopter out into the wilderness around Jackson Hole and the Grand Teton National Park areas to rescue people lost in the woods. He's a true hero.

[–]SnooBananas4958 184 points185 points  (6 children)

Can you imagine being lost in the wilderness and fucking Han Solo shows up to save you?

[–]JeffInBoulder 152 points153 points  (4 children)

He's also landed his plane on a taxiway instead of the runway at SNA. Immediately reported himself to the tower and FAA declined to sanction him.

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/general-aviation/2017-05-16/faa-opts-out-punishment-harrison-ford-taxiway-landing

[–]anonymouse529 3514 points3515 points 2 (111 children)

Tim Curry

ETA: I did not expect all this good karma!

I got to meet him two years ago and it was an amazing experience. He made fun of my name in a very charming way and I have a picture of us together. I also have an autographed photo of him as The Darkness from Legend on my wall.

[–]liborg-117 463 points464 points  (11 children)

I'm going to the one place not corrupted by capitalism! ... SPACE

[–]Dason37 138 points139 points  (1 child)

He turned space into a 3 syllable exclamation.

[–]DerailusRex 104 points105 points  (8 children)

To add to this, if anyone hasn’t seen this clip, Tim Curry is clearly trying not to laugh as he delivers the line.

Also, his performance as Hexxus is godtier. My kids got on a Fern Gully kick and I was surprised—though I shouldn’t have been—at the number of comments more or less simping for an evil personification of pollution singing a, ahem, rather suggestive song about how much he loves pollution.

Tim Curry is a treasure.

[–]Eayauapa 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Legendary actor Tim Curry visibly struggling not to crack up delivering that line, and that was the best take they had...that's how you know you're dealing with a ridiculous script

[–]leopoldisacat 373 points374 points  (26 children)

One of the greatest experiences of my life was seeing him in a live performance of a strange radio play called What About Dick by Eric Idle. It had Tim Curry, Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly, Tracey Ullman, Russell Brand and a few more folks I don't remember. It was hilarious - and it was just a few months before Tim Curry's stroke. I'm so grateful that I got to see him in person while he was still in his prime.

100% recommend checking out What About Dick. If I recall it's on Amazon Prime or Netflix.

[–]Jazzfolk 1387 points1388 points 3 (42 children)

Hayao Miyazaki. My childhood has been sublimated by his works. Thank you Mr Miyazaki...

[–]Eggsalad-war-crime 142 points143 points  (1 child)

After he dies he comes back for one more decade, twice.

[–]throwawayspank1017 14.6k points14.6k points 22& 2 more (180 children)

Patrick Stewart. I’ve spent more time with him, through his acting, than I spent with any of my grandparents. (God rest their souls) And I fully expect that his loss will have a greater impact on me.

[–]EmmaD11ema 1495 points1496 points  (32 children)

I work for a house removal company, we move celebrities from time to time. We moved Patrick Stewart into a lovely new big house house and he was the nicest guy we ever met. He had everything boxed and ready to go he had cups of tea for everyone, even bought chippy tea for everyone and cases of beer at the end. He was so friendly, truly lovely man.

I hope he chooses us again it would be awesome 😊

[–]sicilianboy1990 301 points302 points  (6 children)

I've met him once and served him a drink at a bar on one of these critics awards or something, pre-covid, very friendly. No other words were exchanged but still pretty cool memory.

[–]quadeyes21 1847 points1848 points  (25 children)

Dude I thought the question asked ‘What celebrity death genuinely upset you?’ My heart leapt out of my chest I thought Patrick Stewart had died

[–]rhen_var 2043 points2044 points 3 (78 children)

John Williams. IMO the best composer of our time.

[–]estauff22 256 points257 points  (6 children)

It was a very sad day when Ennio Morricone passed away last year, I dread the day John Williams goes as well

[–]twizzwhizz11 49 points50 points  (1 child)

I’m so happy though that his music will live on forever. Still get chills and tears every time the credits for Star Wars starts or the theme for Jurassic Park plays. Immortalized in our hearts.

[–]endub19 958 points959 points 2 (50 children)

Stephen King

[–]Oy_theBrave 137 points138 points  (7 children)

Well there's always meeting up in the clearing at the end of the path. Like the wind.

[–]skronk14 916 points917 points 2 (30 children)

Dick Van Dyke

[–]MyStationIsAbandoned 272 points273 points  (2 children)

you mean what's left of Dick Van Dyke.

(that's how he introduces himself sometimes now days)

[–]TorturedNeurons 115 points116 points  (1 child)

That's kinda funny and also extremely depressing in an existential way.

[–]Activelyconfused 472 points473 points  (18 children)

Eddie Murphy I doubt anyone else will have the same celebrity in mind but I grew up on this guy, he reminded me so much of my dad.

[–]GlumMathematician884 9329 points9330 points <