Canadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1910 times:
For me, it has to be without a doubt the assassination of John Lennon. I was very shaken up by his death, and often wonder what he would have acheived had he lived longer. I will never forget the night he died, and it was announced on the news. I felt as if I had the wind knocked right out of me.
George Harrison's death was also, for me, very sad, even though it was expected. Another great artist.
Wn700driver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1857 times:
I don't know. I just get feelings like that sometimes. Like when Phil Hartman died, or John Candy, or Regis Philbin (HA j/k, I wish). Also, I don't think madonna has much longer either (I hope I'm wrong about that one!) Also, it's not just celebs, I knew my wife was gonna be outta there three weeks before the 11th last year, and my step dad earlier this spring was no surprise to me as well (though that did happen in a violent auto wreck --no cancer or anything)
737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1839 times:
PS, I am not a hitman. LOL.
Seriously though. My wife and I talked about it and she said Princess Diana and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
I can remember when Elvis and John Lennon died, but I was a child and didn't know much about them. When I grew older and was able to appreciate Lennon's work and his impact our culture, I fully realized that his death was indeed a horrible loss.
As a teenager, I was pretty shaken when Cliff Burton, the bassist of Metallica died. They were my favorite band of the time and, considering the freakish nature of his death, it disturbed me considerably. I was just an infant when Jimi Hendrix died so I don't remember it, but I always wondered what great music he might have created had he lived longer.
In addition, Stevie Ray Vaughan's death shocked me. I have a musical background and thereby had a deep appreciation for his talent (and still do). Another great artist whose life was cut tragically short.
The circumstances behind Phil Hartman's death were disturbing. I always enjoyed his work on SNL, but had he died another way, it probably wouldn't have affected me as much.
One last one... I never really cared for Nixon one way or the other. But I found his funeral to be quite poignant. Maybe it was because it was the first time I witnessed our Nation lay a former President to rest, but instead I think it was how the media tried to respectfully memorialize him after having vilified him for so many years.
NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1790 times:
Kurt Kobain. WHen he died it was like totally sad, and I was like totally depressed and stuff. I was like "Kurt!" "Kuuuuuurrrt..." His music was like totally deep and stuff. I like read his poetry and stuff. I was all "that's so me dude." And now he's totally dead and stuff. Bummer.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6404 posts, RR: 31
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1775 times:
The one that affected me most was the assassination of JFK. As very few of you were around at the time, I understand how you, well, don't understand.
When you are in first grade and 5 years old. The assassination of a national leader will affect you greatly. The only other example is when John Lennon was murdered. That hit me a bit hard also.
Nowadays it's the death of anyone younger than me that hits the hardest.
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17091 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1771 times:
I would have to say Kurt Cobain, and recently Layne Stanley.
Their music pretty much was theme music to my High School years, I graduated in '94 and have fond memories of my many friends and the good times we had. And music was a big part of it, I freaking played the Singles Sound track and Dirt so many times I would have to go out and buy new cassets all the time because I would wear it out (or my friends would steal them
SESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3518 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1728 times:
Aaliyah, and Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes. I LOVED TLC back in the day, and I was devastated to hear that she died. I wasn't much of an Aaliyah fan but when she died I cried for weeks because she was so young and had a lot going for her.