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Subject: Which Celebrity Death Was The Most Shocking? (1990-1999)

Written By: Bab2781 on 11/02/17 at 5:04 pm

It had to be River Phoenix...

Subject: Re: Which Celebrity Death Was The Most Shocking? (1990-1999)

Written By: NewMedalz on 11/02/17 at 7:13 pm

I would say Phil Hartman, due to its violent nature and for being so out-of-left-field.

Subject: Re: Which Celebrity Death Was The Most Shocking? (1990-1999)

Written By: Howard on 11/03/17 at 7:11 am

Jim Henson

Subject: Re: Which Celebrity Death Was The Most Shocking? (1990-1999)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 9:09 am

Jill Dando, British television presenter. She was fatally shot outside her home in Fulham, London in 1999. A local man, Barry George, was convicted and imprisoned for the murder but was later acquitted after an appeal and retrial. A Yugoslav terrorist connection was initially dismissed by police, but has since acquired more credence. The case remains open. What made this more shocking for me was I was half a mile away when it happened.

Subject: Re: Which Celebrity Death Was The Most Shocking? (1990-1999)

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/07/17 at 4:45 pm

I would have to say Princess Diana.



Cat

Subject: Re: Which Celebrity Death Was The Most Shocking? (1990-1999)

Written By: yelimsexa on 11/08/17 at 7:01 am

The 20th anniversary commemorations on Diana's death serves as testimony to the lasting echoes of the death.

Honorable mentions:

Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Bill Bixby
Audrey Hepburn
Richard Nixon
Mickey Mantle
Dusty Springfield
Mother Teresa
Dino Valenti
Robert Young

That said, outside of Diana, there wasn't a landmark passing like you had with the 1960s (JFK), 1970s (Elvis), 1980s (John Lennon), or 2000s (Michael Jackson). So far in the 2010s, Prince seems to be the most shocking celebrity death, followed by Whitney Houston and George Michael. But there seemingly have been a lot more "moderately shocking" deaths this decade compared to the 1990s, mostly because my generation can relate to more of these, compared to most of the 1990s which my parents and grandparents felt more. The thing was (even among the honorable mentions) is that most of the celebrity deaths were well past their prime (usually between the 1940s-1960s), a higher share of B- and C-listers, or simply old. However, the 1990s had a high proportion of Golden Age Hollywood deaths due to most actors born in the early 20th century, and although the 2010s have had some, there aren't as many simply due to most of that generation responsible for its success (the GI generation and even a few holdouts from the Lost Generation) having passed on by this point.

Still, this is quite a list among those stars that have been twinkling in a galaxy far, far away for quite awhile: In addition to what's been posted, the epitaphs and eulogies of Oliver Reed, Dirk Bogarde, Roddy McDowell, E.G. Marshall, Sylvia Syms, Conway Twitty, Harry Nilsson, Ella Fitzgerald, Shari Lewis, Flip Wilson, Burl Ives, Lloyd Bridges, Daniel Massey, Robert Mitchum, Del Shannon, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Roy Acuff, Pearl Bailey, James "Jimmy" Stewart, Richard Jaeckel, Don Porter, Yuri Nikulin, Greer Garson, Guy Madison, McLean Stevenson, Johnnie Ray, Art Lund, Mary Martin, Sir Robert Stevens, Elisha Cook Jr, Lana Turner, Peter Cushing, Joseph Cotten, Charles Drake, Natalie Hall, Dinah Shore, Telly Savalas, Jack Gilford, Raymond Burr, Fred Gwynne, Lillian Gish, John Anderson, Tammy Wynette, Curtis Mayfeild Dana Andrews, Carl Perkins, Danny Thomas, Jimmy Witherspoon, Michael Landon, Gene Roddenberry, Jean Arthur, Kevin O'Connor, Nancy Kulp, Ken Curtis, Robin Harris, Barbara Stanwyck, Jessica Tandy, Eve Arden, Ava Gardner, Susan Oliver, Fabia Drake, and Greta Garbo all took place in the 1990s, and is a reminder of our mortality and our understanding of out compassion for what we really are. Every decade (even year) has its share of sorrowful moments, and of course we most move on and believe in positive things, both from what they were and also both their and our spirits and another world that we won't know until it's our turn to pass on.

One thing I'm dreading about the 2020s is that it will be the decade that the Baby Boom generation (the 2010s has already seen quite a few passings) will replace the Silents has the generation with the highest mortality rate, and since Millenials were inspired by them as childhood role models, the shockiness will likely only get worse.

Subject: Re: Which Celebrity Death Was The Most Shocking? (1990-1999)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 7:16 am


I would have to say Princess Diana.



Cat

The 20th anniversary commemorations on Diana's death serves as testimony to the lasting echoes of the death.

Honorable mentions:

Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Bill Bixby
Audrey Hepburn
Richard Nixon
Mickey Mantle
Dusty Springfield
Mother Teresa
Dino Valenti
Robert Young

That said, outside of Diana, there wasn't a landmark passing like you had with the 1960s (JFK), 1970s (Elvis), 1980s (John Lennon), or 2000s (Michael Jackson). So far in the 2010s, Prince seems to be the most shocking celebrity death, followed by Whitney Houston and George Michael. But there seemingly have been a lot more "moderately shocking" deaths this decade compared to the 1990s, mostly because my generation can relate to more of these, compared to most of the 1990s which my parents and grandparents felt more. The thing was (even among the honorable mentions) is that most of the celebrity deaths were well past their prime (usually between the 1940s-1960s), a higher share of B- and C-listers, or simply old. However, the 1990s had a high proportion of Golden Age Hollywood deaths due to most actors born in the early 20th century, and although the 2010s have had some, there aren't as many simply due to most of that generation responsible for its success (the GI generation and even a few holdouts from the Lost Generation) having passed on by this point.

Still, this is quite a list among those stars that have been twinkling in a galaxy far, far away for quite awhile: In addition to what's been posted, the epitaphs and eulogies of Oliver Reed, Dirk Bogarde, Roddy McDowell, E.G. Marshall, Sylvia Syms, Conway Twitty, Harry Nilsson, Ella Fitzgerald, Shari Lewis, Flip Wilson, Burl Ives, Lloyd Bridges, Daniel Massey, Robert Mitchum, Del Shannon, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Roy Acuff, Pearl Bailey, James "Jimmy" Stewart, Richard Jaeckel, Don Porter, Yuri Nikulin, Greer Garson, Guy Madison, McLean Stevenson, Johnnie Ray, Art Lund, Mary Martin, Sir Robert Stevens, Elisha Cook Jr, Lana Turner, Peter Cushing, Joseph Cotten, Charles Drake, Natalie Hall, Dinah Shore, Telly Savalas, Jack Gilford, Raymond Burr, Fred Gwynne, Lillian Gish, John Anderson, Tammy Wynette, Curtis Mayfeild Dana Andrews, Carl Perkins, Danny Thomas, Jimmy Witherspoon, Michael Landon, Gene Roddenberry, Jean Arthur, Kevin O'Connor, Nancy Kulp, Ken Curtis, Robin Harris, Barbara Stanwyck, Jessica Tandy, Eve Arden, Ava Gardner, Susan Oliver, Fabia Drake, and Greta Garbo all took place in the 1990s, and is a reminder of our mortality and our understanding of out compassion for what we really are. Every decade (even year) has its share of sorrowful moments, and of course we most move on and believe in positive things, both from what they were and also both their and our spirits and another world that we won't know until it's our turn to pass on.

One thing I'm dreading about the 2020s is that it will be the decade that the Baby Boom generation (the 2010s has already seen quite a few passings) will replace the Silents has the generation with the highest mortality rate, and since Millenials were inspired by them as childhood role models, the shockiness will likely only get worse.
With the world wide impact it had to be Princess Diana.

Subject: Re: Which Celebrity Death Was The Most Shocking? (1990-1999)

Written By: Howard on 11/08/17 at 2:20 pm


I would have to say Princess Diana.



Cat


I would think so too.

Subject: Re: Which Celebrity Death Was The Most Shocking? (1990-1999)

Written By: Howard on 11/08/17 at 2:21 pm

Can I say George Burns?

Subject: Re: Which Celebrity Death Was The Most Shocking? (1990-1999)

Written By: Mister2000 on 11/15/17 at 9:42 am

For me the one and only Freddie Mercury.

Subject: Re: Which Celebrity Death Was The Most Shocking? (1990-1999)

Written By: Rosequartz2000 on 01/06/18 at 7:35 pm

My neighbor was crying when Kurt Cobain died. Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. also hit me hard. My friends were rap fans...

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