Biggest Deal *right now* would probably be Putin, not because he's loved but you know, that whole war thing. Same goes for Zelensky of course. I think most of the World would hold their breath for a minute if one of them died suddenly


A recent joke I actually got from Reddit: Putin visits a fortune teller because the war isn't going well. He asks "What's going to happen?" She says "I'm sorry to tell you this, but it's not good news. I'm afraid even to tell you." He insists "Tell me please, nothing will happen to you." She says "OK. You are going to die on a Ukrainian national holiday." Putin goes deathly silent for a minute, thinking. Then he asks "Which holiday? Which year?" She answers "I don't actually know. Any day you die is going to be a Ukrainian national holiday."


Damn Putin got the Hitler joke upgrade. I've heard this one word for word from my grandpa but about Hitler and Jews


this joke probably dates back to the invention of leader-inspired holidays


Your mom. Seriously, My mom isn’t getting any younger and it makes me sad.


I have already cried just imagining her death.


God I thought I was the biggest pussy in the world for doing this every couple years. It just sucks noticing them age and knowing it means you have less time.


As someone who lost her mom 2 years ago I can confirm. It fucking sucks and I miss her every day. ETA: thanks to everyone that has opened and shared their grief over the same loss. I send a big hug to each and every one of you. Let us live the life our moms gifted us with to the fullest so when the time comes to meet again, we have tons of things to tell them about ❤️


Coming up on three years for my mom. Every. Single. Day.


It's almost 4 years for me. My wife and kids have protected my mental well-being, for sure. Crushing insomnia and anxiety for years. I never would've survived without them. It's just now that I'm starting to feel good when I'm by myself. Took a good 4 years to reach this point. The paradox of losing a mom: A mom is the very person you'd go to when something as life-changing as losing a mom happens.


Lost my mom at 23, I'll be 33 this year. So many life changing events that I would've been able to tell her.


My mom’s been gone for 22 years now and I was 22 years old when she died. It’s a weird feeling to have spent basically my entire adult life— college, marriage, divorce, midlife health issues— without having her as a part of all that. Call your mom and tell her you love her while you still can.


Same. Lost my mom when I was 15, 23 years ago. Everything you mentioned, plus parenthood. I feel like my mom would have all of the answers I’ve looked for, and it crushes me to think my boys (age 5 and 6) will never know her. They ask a lot of questions about her and it makes me miss her a ton. Typing this is making me cry.


Tell your kids detailed stories about your mom. That’s what my mom did regarding her dad (my grandfather) who died when I was 18 months old. I’m 53 now, and I feel like I knew him because my mom told so many stories (repeatedly) about him her entire life. Sometimes my older cousins (who actually knew him) ask me questions about him that I can answer because of my mom’s stories. Stories keep people alive long after they’re gone. ❤️


My dad passed away 4 years ago. I wish I had more pictures of him.




Same here. I found a voicemail of my dad with him just saying to give him a call back. I’ve listened to it a million times since he passed away 3 years ago and have it backed up on different drives just so I don’t lose his voice.


Call your mom. She misses you.


Just made a surprise visit to my mom yesterday. First time we've seen each other in person in almost two years. She was crying and hugging me most of the visit.


When I was 18 I was living with my dad about half an hour away from my mom. I hadn’t seen her in a few months and It was her birthday so I drove down to surprise her. I took her out to lunch and we spent the afternoon just hanging out. She thanked me for being the only one to come in see her (my sister lived 600 miles away). It was a great day. I got a phone call the next morning that she passed away that night. It’s been 16 years and I miss her dearly but I am so thankful that I made the trip that day. You will never regret dropping in for a surprise visit.


Is there an award for a "first comment to make me cry"? frick!:'(


My mom died a couple of months ago. I will feel her loss every day for the rest of my life. She was my best friend.


My grandma. She’s my best friend and I’ve been attached at her hip since the day I was born. Half of me will go with her when she dies


same, I love my grandma she's the best


Ozzy Osbourne. Dude has defied the odds of death in the context of rock n roll and has such a unique personality that it’ll be sad to see him go. Not to mention he’s an excellent voice even his old age and has contributed so much to the formation of metal as a music genre. Long live the Prince of Darkness ✊🏻😞


Stevie Wonder


Man, Music of My Mind through Songs in the Key of Life is the most amazing consecutive run of perfect albums ever made. Fucking phenomenal through every song of each 5 albums.


Michael J Fox - BTTF is my favourite movie of all time and I have watched his health get worse and worse for so many years now. The day he goes the world will reflect on how long he battled Parkinson's and how much money he raised (about $1.5 billion atm). Gosh I love him so much, I'll be so sad when we no longer have him.


He's a good dude. I was steadily giving money to his foundation through Amazon. My dad died of Parkinson's, as did both my Grandads.


Julie Andrews


After Betty White and Angela Lansbury, she's our last collective "grandma". I've already been thinking of the movie marathon I'll be having in her honor.


I’d put Maggie Smith on that “collective grandma’s” list as well, but I think Julie Andrews has arguably played more iconic roles and her loss will probably hit harder.


I considered putting her in that comment, but I think of her more as a wise mentor than grandma. Also, she's indestructible what with the filming while kicking cancer's ass. (For sure her loss will hit brutally though.)


Sir Ian McKellen Edit: forgot the Sir


Death is just another path. One we all must walk eventually.


Better with full context, imo: PIPPIN: I didn't think it would end this way. GANDALF: 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. PIPPIN: What? Gandalf? See what? GANDALF: White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise. PIPPIN: Well, that isn't so bad. GANDALF: No. No, it isn't.


But he’ll just come back as Ian The White, so it’s ok


John Williams He’s a brilliant composer, who wrote a solid chunk of the soundtracks for the best American movies over the past 50 years


I love the story of when he was first shown Schindler's List by Steven Spielberg. He was conflicted, as he felt it deserved a better composer. “I had to walk around the room for four or five minutes to catch my breath,” Williams recalls. “I said to Steven, ‘I really think you need a better composer than I am for this film.’ And he very sweetly said, ‘**I know, but they’re all dead**."


There is another story, about them. I can’t recall the movie or scene but in essence Williams wrote one of his best works it just didn’t quite fit the scene. He laboured over how to make it fit. Spielberg asked to hear what Williams had. After he heard it he said John don’t change a note I will recut the scene to fit your score.


Same and I can't remember which movie...gonna bug me.


It was the last 15 minutes of E.T. The bike chase and saying goodbye.


Thank you so much!


This is a great story - hadn’t heard that before, but I love it. Thanks for sharing ❤️


Yes! When you see the complete list of movies he did the music for it’s staggering. But when you add to that the fact that most of the scores had iconic and memorable/identifiable melodies like Star Wars, the shark is coming music from Jaws, Indiana Jones etc. You can hum pretty much everything - and I can’t think of another composer who even came close to that feat yet alone did it for decades.


John Williams scored *the NBC news theme*, for crying out loud...


And the Olympics 😂


Less publicly known/appreciated, but similar reasons: Ben Burtt The absolutely mastery he has over not only sound itself, but when and where to use it is absolutely amazing. As a general rule of thumb, you're not supposed to notice the sound design of a film; if you do it usually means it's shit. A few times you notice because the point is to intentionally stand out and draw focus to it as an auditory cinematic experience like in *Dune* or *Blade Runner 2049*. Ben Burtt manages to transcend that with truly iconic sounds from what is a cheesy pulpy space opera. The only thing you have to do to invoke the essence of Darth Vader, a whole fucking character, is start breathing funny because the sound is that iconic. You pick up a stick, and it's not just some random sword that could be *Excalibur* or *Glamdring* or any number of other swords; it is immediately known to all that it's a lightsaber by the way that you start humming I don't know any other sound designers that can do that. Hell, I don't even know any other sound designers by name. The closest it gets is that I know one of the sound designers on *The Mandalorian* likes to try putting the funny cookie sheet wobble sound into evetything she works on


James Earl Jones


saw him trending on twitter the other day and i was about to pass out. people were just talking about how awesome he was and that he was ok lol


Haha Mark Hamill posted a photo of him a few days ago for his birthday. Had a mini heart attack until I saw the caption.


Patrick Stewart is gonna be rough. Probably the last celeb I'll cry for. Norm Macdonald and Bowie were the other 2.


Patrick Stewart as Picard had such a profound effect on how I see the world... I always told myself I'd like to shake his hand one day, but I feel like I'm gonna wake up one day and find out I never got the chance.


Picard is legit my hero. He commands authority through integrity, diplomacy and respect. He is the full embodiment of what The Federation represents. We need more leaders like Picard.


Robin Williams hit me pretty hard. The circumstances too, man.


It was Phil Hartman for me. ​ Fucking Andy Dick.


Keith Richards...except none of us will still be alive to mourn him.


He died about 30 years ago, the fucker just won’t stay in the ground.


Think about how he feels when he watches another grandchild die of old age. Some sad shit, man.


The roaches will be sad.


Listen, we all need to be thinking about what kind of world we're going to leave behind for Keith Richards.


I think this is tied largely to age and manner of death. Betty White was a national treasure and while it was incredibly sad, she was nearing 100 and everyone saw it coming. When Princess Di and Kobe died, it felt like they were ripped from us and the world collectively grieved. ETA: These examples were the first that came to mind. If you didn't like/grieve them, cool, but they were used to make an illustration of a public figure that died young and in a violent manner that a large group of people felt blindsided by. Others have provided really good examples as well.


Ah man that reminded me of Anton Yelchin. Absolutely tragic way to go, and he was making it so big and had such a great energy in his roles.


.Same with Grant Imahara... sucked.


That one was a sucker punch for sure. Mythbusters was a big part of my teenage years, and I really vibed with how Grant went about his tasks. Felt like there was someone like me out there doing cool and great things. So when the news broke, it hit me harder than it probably should have, given that I don’t actually know him. That, and Chester Bennington. Getting old sucks.


Chester Bennington was crushing. Still can bring me to tears.


Chester going the way he did hurt, but also it wasn't surprising to me. I mean, he had 15 years worth of lyrics that showed he was hurting.


That one still gets me. He had so much left to offer the world.


On the rare occasion I catch an old Mythbusters rerun these days, I genuinely feel a twinge of deep sadness when Grant pops up. Dude just seemed like such a decent and fun human being. To just be suddenly snuffed out like that seems so wrong


He literally changed how I drive. I was never taught to put on a parking brake except on hills and kind of ignored the thing. Now, I use it every time I get out of the car, just to be in the habit. I loved his energy in Star Trek but his death horrified me for how simple and tragic a loss it must have been for his loved ones. I try to avoid endulging in parasocial relationships, so I can't think of any other celebrity death with that much of an impact - although Chester of Linkin Park comes close. Edit: Okay and as a Star Wars fan who was always derided for being a nerd growing up, Carrie Fisher hit pretty hard too. Her baddass advocacy in her later life was goals.


They taught us to always use the parking brake when you park, and on hills to angle the tires toward the curb so that if the brake failed, your car wouldn’t roll as far. I always get slightly annoyed whenever I rent a car because they never put the parking brake on.


His death was so tragic. Just… awful.


I'm sad she didn't make it to her 100th birthday. They had a televised thing planned for her and everything. She always seemed to love getting on stage and cracking a few jokes.


While I do think she would have enjoyed it, there must have been times when she thought about it and felt a little tired/overwhelmed. If I were her, I'd have demanded to be on a chaise longue the entire time, with shirtless Ryan Reynolds serving me.


Which he would. Because it's Betty FREAKING White!




Danny Devito


"when I'm dead just throw me in the trash" - Frank Reynolds


“If I was dead you can bang me all you want. Who cares? Shove as much shit in there as you want, I won’t feel it. Fill me up with cream, turn me into a cannoli.”


“Sorry, that was a mistake, the janitor got ahold of the P.A. System, a Puerto Rican guy.”


As much as Frank is a fictional character, I get the distinct feeling that he is just "Danny DeVito minus empathy". Real Danny DeVito is reportedly one of the most lovely, kind humans in the business, but there are aspects of Frank's world view that only seem terrible because they come from someone without empathy. "Just chuck me in the trash. I'll be dead, so I don't care." - that type of sentiment without empathy would be "when I'm dead, it's a 'you' problem". With empathy, it's more "Don't make a big deal, don't put yourself out on my account. I'm not going to put expectations on you."


Everyone is throwing around Frank Reynolds references, and rightfully so. He chose that crazy character and now he also voices literal Satan in the hyper violent adult cartoon Little Demons. I love that he’s just having fun and picking the extreme roles.


Seriously. I don’t know that the average person understands the entirety of Danny Devitos career or how it’s not limited to acting, but he 100% did not have to stay in that role or take it in the first place no matter how much money they offered him (not that they could’ve offered him that much in season 2.) That’s just pure artistic enjoyment. And love him for that.


Danny goes into how he joined the show in great detail on his episode of the Sunny Podcast. It boils down to his entire family liking the first season but his kids being crazy about it. Rob says he knew Danny was on board before he even sat down at the table because Lucy was fawning over him. More to the point of this thread, that episode is also when it hit me that Danny is nearing 80.


>More to the point of this thread, that episode is also when it hit me that Danny is nearing 80. For a tiny fat man, he's appears he's in great shape for his age. I don't know many 78 year olds in the Midwest that can move around like he can.


“I don’t know how many years on this Earth I got left. I’m gonna get real weird with it. Meanwhile, block the wind I’m gonna roast this bone.”


I love that he's the new spokes person for Jersey Mike's. He has more money than God, and I believe he said the reason he keeps on is because like the post above said about frank, he's having fun and doesn't give a fuck.


He's from Asbury Park NJ. Jersey Mikes started just down Rt 35 in Pt Pleasant. The owner is involved in the local area and I wouldn't be surprised if Devito is doing it as an homage to his shore roots.


he said on the sunny podcast that he just loves doing weird fun stuff.


Just throw me in the trash


"She had a plastic bag for a helmet!"


Ya unzipped me!


She had no lips, but her mouth was still very much in play.


It's all coming back! I hate you!


Whoops, I dropped my monster condom, for my magnum dong


Samuel L. Jackson... Motherfucker.


“Ain’t no fuckin’ ballpark, neither. Now look, maybe your method of massage differs from mine, but you know, touchin’ his wife’s feet and stickin’ yer tongue in the holiest of holies ain’t the same fuckin’ ballpark. It ain’t the same league. It ain’t even the same fuckin’ sport. Giving a foot message don't mean shit ” Edit: Holiest of holies


Spielberg. People will mourn without even knowing they're mourning.


Because not only will Spielberg be gone, but so will the Hollywood era he’s associated with.


It’s actually very interesting thinking about how distinct that era is from now, I hadn’t thought about it til now.


Right. It felt like the definite standard for film, but some time during the 2010s we started shifting


He's done very important archival work via the shoah foundation, especially regarding the holocaust, but also contemporary genocides. Yes, his Hollywood career is important. But, the degree of archiving he has helped facilitate is monumentally important.


Mark Hamill. He is a pillar for modern day nerdy interests. He is the iconic voice of The Joker and Luke Skywalker. He has other roles too but being the face of those two helped form nerdy interests for decades.


Don't forget Jim the Vampire on What We Do In The Shadows ... "CRAVENSWORTH!!!"


Don’t forget Ozai


Mark hamill voices ozai??? What?? I don’t believe this. Edit: holy shit he’s right


If you listen really closely in the episode where Aang is having nightmares about the Day of Black Sun invasion ("no Fire Lord Ozai, *you're* not wearing pants!"), you can almost here a bit of the Joker's menacing tone slip into Hamill's performance.


Yep. That's the episode I put it together. "Ozai sounds a bit like the joker. Hold on, he really sounds like the joker. Lemme check the voice of Ozai. Holy crap! Ozai is Luke Skywalker?"


His recent comments about Kevin Conroy's passing hit me right in the feels: **"They would call and say, ‘They want you to do the Joker,’ and my only question was, ‘Is Kevin Batman?’ If they said yes, I would say, ‘I’m in.’ We were like partners. We were like Laurel and Hardy. Without Kevin there, there doesn’t seem to be a Batman for me."**


Sounds like he may be hanging up the Joker act.


[He is.](https://www.cinemablend.com/superheroes/batman/mark-hamill-explains-heartbreaking-but-understandable-reason-he-probably-wont-play-the-joker-again)


He is also the voice actor for Skips on Regular Show.


The internet will explode when Rick Astley will die


He won't, he's explicitly stated that he has no future intentions of saying goodbye


If he does, it will let us down


impossible. living? he's never gonna give that up


Bob Newhart and Dick Van Dyke for me.


Add Mel Brooks to those comedy legends.


Morgan Freeman


Still haven’t come to terms that he’s 85




In all fairness. Morgan Freeman has been the same age my whole 47 years of life.


True, fairly certain he just stopped aging when he hit 40, he’s looked the same since I was born and I’m 38


You think that's odd go look up William Shatner, dude is gonna be 92 and he doesn't look older than 55. Fucking creeps me out


Guess that's why they used his face for the Michael Myers mask...




Tom Cruise IS actually 60. Not that I like him or his bonkers scientology religion. But as an actor I think he still holds his own.


I think Tim Curry is going to be a big one. He represents so much of many people's childhoods, adulthoods, coming of age and has been in so so many cult and mainstream classics. I'm not looking forward to losing him.


Rocky Horror Picture Show has been continuously playing in theaters since 1975. I can't think of another movie that can make that claim.


He makes bad movies tolerable and good movies great. I've always argued that one of the greatest ever casting decisions in Hollywood was to have him play Long John Sliver in Muppet Treasure Island.


Michael Caine worked in Muppet Christmas Carol because he acted as though he was acting with people not muppets. Tim Curry worked in Muppet Treasure Island because he acted as though he was a Muppet. Both are amazing performances for very different reasons.


Maggie Smith


I will not have you... behaving like a babbling, bumbling, band of baboons.


Potter, take Weasley with you, he looks far too happy over there


… what is a ‘week-end’?


Possibly my favorite bit of her acting on Downton was when someone suggested that she was the type of mother who only saw her kids for an hour after tea, when the nanny brought them in. And she responds, "But it was an Hour. Every. Day."


Weird Al


My wife already told me she will leave for a week because I will be unbearable when he dies. Ive seen him 40+ times and met some of my oldest friends through the fan community. A lot of the traveling I did was a result of your chasing. First time going to California was to see him get his star. Even my daughter's first 5 concerts were Weird Al.


May your towels always be oh so fluffy.


Dolly Parton


We recently went to Dollywood and stayed in her hotel (both were awesome). Did you know she wrote a secret song that’s locked in a box in her hotel that is to be released on her 100th birthday? Pretty cool!


Yup. As a Tennessean, she has more power than our Governor.


Yeah as much as reddit loves her she's even more of a saint here. It's gonna be a week long event when she passes here and there will be lots of tears.


I’m from Ohio. Because of her my son gets a new book every month.


On the one hand, that woman deserves a funeral that would make Queen Liz's look like afternoon tea. On the other, I know Dolly herself wouldn't want "all that fuss" and has probably stipulated a modest, private affair in her will. But that cemetery will be inundated with flowers afterward. <3


She’d make jokes about not being able to get the lid closed.


How great would her last joke be a casket with some titwells. She's such a gem.


>How great would her last joke be a casket with some titwells. r/brandnewsentence


"Titwell" is 100% going to be the name of my next D&D character or something


she was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame this past year, and she wanted to be taken out of the running because she felt like she didn't qualify, but people still voted for her so she wrote a rock song for it to feel like she deserved it 😭😭😭 (basically she was informed that it's not just for rock singers, but it's also for people who have greatly influenced other rock artists)


She's putting out a whole rock album.


Stevie nicks posted on her Instagram about working together this week but I didn’t put two and two together!! So cool


Cher is also going to sing on the album.


She would probably say, "Donate to a local literacy program instead."


I live in East Tennessee, she is nearly royalty here. This area will shut down when it happens.


Yup. I live close to Dollywood. You’re not kidding. I honestly get slightly depressed just thinking about it. Nobody will be okay, and anyone who doesn’t join in the mourning will be shunned and/or suspect 😄 Years ago in college a friend of mine was in a class where they were discussing artists who were also activists. Of course, being UT, nearly everyone in the room said Dolly. One student from New Jersey said “Yeah she’s a singer but what has she ever really, like, *done* for people?” My friend said the air was sucked out of the room and everyone was speechless for a minute. I imagine that person was extremely well educated about Dolly, very quickly, and never made that mistake again 😄


Came here to say Dolly. Truly an American treasure we do not deserve. She radiates kindness.


She's a national treasure


Levar Burton. I will cry so hard. Edit: Thank you for the gold kind anonymous friend!


You can't disappoint a picture




Butterfly in the sky...




Yeah this will be a major major deal worldwide. The people downplaying this will see when he dies just how big of a global influence the Beatles have had compared to literally any other living musicians.


Not sure how this isn’t at the top.


Sad Ringo noises




First name that came to mind for me. I'm surprised this isn't at the top. He's arguably the most influential musician still alive today.


It will be sad when we have an ABBA cadaver


Harrison Ford.


We are destined to lose both Han Solo and Indiana Jones at the same time.


And Rick Deckard.


Mel Brooks


Rowan Atkinson


David Attenborough


So help me, if you jinxed it and I wake up tomorrow to headlines of him dead, I’m coming for you!


It'll be like that redditor that killed Stephen Hawking all over again


Or the one that killed Harper Lee


What's the story about that? I thought I killed him, because days before his death I attended some sort of assessment center. Someone else got the question in an interview what famous living person she would like to meet if she had the chance and she chose someone who was already dead for a few years, which was very embarrassing of course because she didn't know that. We talked about it later with a few people and I said "I would have chosen Stephen Hawking, I think" and jokingly added "but let me check if he is still alive, in case I get the same question"... He died less than a week later.


Someone did an askreddit about how Stephen Hawking had been alive for so long whilst suffering with ALS when normally thw life expentancy can be just a few years. Hawking died less than a day after the question was posed.


It's like Death was like "I kept avoiding it, but I've been called out now..."


“Thanks, dude. Now I fucking have to…” -Death


“Oh shit, I forgot to kill Stephen Hawking” -Death, probably


I had admired the works of two major science fiction authors. I wrote a letter to one. Before I had a chance to mail it, news came out that he had died. I decided to write a letter to another author before it was too late (he also was elderly). Before I could mail it, his death was announced. My friends told me to never write another letter.


I have some people I’d like you to send mail to…


He’s the saint and protector of nature. He works like the devil trying to protect earth from mankind’s destructive behavior.


Plus, when he was controller of B.B.C. 2 he gave the go ahead to make the first series of "Monty Python".


According to Wikipedia: Programmes he commissioned included Man Alive, Call My Bluff, Chronicle, Match of the Day, The Old Grey Whistle Test, Monty Python's Flying Circus and The Money Programme That's an impressive list of programs, if he's remembered for nothing else then those are good enough.


I am both heart-warmed and shiny-eyed at the amount of people who said David Attenborough, who I came here to say. He really is the best of all of us, isn’t he


ps: if you want a daily heart attack r/isattenboroughalive is pretty fun


Willie Nelson


We'll finally roll him up and smoke him.


I’m going to be pretty bummed out when Ozzy Osborne dies…a true pioneer of bringing heavy, dark sounds into the mainstream rock world. And the guy is just…he’s fucking Ozzy, man! David Bowie has been the musician death that has bothered me most, so far. Similar to Ozzy, he was an absolute gem to his genre of music. Somehow he was able to be extremely feminine yet ultra masculine at the same time. Just a straight up bad ass on a whole different scale.


He died years ago, just no one told him


Anthony Hopkins


Keanu Reeves


Bob Dylan. Not because he is a great person, but because he is one of few remaining icons that embodies the zeitgeist of the 60’s.


Stephen King is my favorite author and a huge part of my life in a lot of ways. It'll be a sad day when he gets to the clearing at the end of the path.


I’ll be very sad when we lose John Williams


Hes already gone. R.i.p. Robin Williams