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    Re: Friday OT - Celebrities

    Quote Originally Posted by GTO View Post
    I'm with you on this. I'm usually like "Meh, that sucks", but not emotionally invested or emotionally touched by any celebrities where I would be sad all day or anything like that.
    Exactly. I mean I thought it sucked when Paul Walker died as I'm a sucker for ****** action movies, so I was looking forward to future Fast and Furious movies, but I didn't lose sleep or think about it/him.



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    Re: Friday OT - Celebrities

    Quote Originally Posted by GTO View Post
    I'm with you on this. I'm usually like "Meh, that sucks", but not emotionally invested or emotionally touched by any celebrities where I would be sad all day or anything like that.
    You can count me in as another one. Of course I am shocked when someone dies before you would expect but I can't think of any celebrity that I would actually mourn over.


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    Re: Friday OT - Celebrities

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    Can I answer nobody? I'm not sure a celebrity death would ever really affect me. I'm pretty emotionless though.
    Quote Originally Posted by GTO View Post
    I'm with you on this. I'm usually like "Meh, that sucks", but not emotionally invested or emotionally touched by any celebrities where I would be sad all day or anything like that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    You can count me in as another one. Of course I am shocked when someone dies before you would expect but I can't think of any celebrity that I would actually mourn over.
    Guys, I may have read it wrong, and Angie did lead with two recent deaths, but I took it as more of a "do you admire one celebrity (dead or alive) more than others" type question:

    Is there a certain celebrity whose life, art, causes, or other have meant or mean more to you than most other celebrities?



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    I still don't really know why but Adam Yauch passing away really hurt. I loved his work and the change he was trying to be in the world. I'm usually pretty cynical but I felt like we lost a good man when he passed.


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    Re: Friday OT - Celebrities

    Johnny Orr's passing away really hit me hard. Probably the hardest for a well known person.



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    Myself. I can count myself as a celebrity right?



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    Re: Friday OT - Celebrities

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Not a huge celebrity, but Elliott Smith's suicide was, and still is, pretty sad.
    Yeah, and his best may have been yet to come. The New Moon double album released posthumously is gold.



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    Re: Friday OT - Celebrities

    I love Willie Nelson, and it'll be a sad day when he's gone.



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    Re: Friday OT - Celebrities

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    I still don't really know why but Adam Yauch passing away really hurt. I loved his work and the change he was trying to be in the world. I'm usually pretty cynical but I felt like we lost a good man when he passed.
    Same here. I'm a huge Beasties fan, and have encountered a similar type of cancer to what he had. It was really a loss.


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    Re: Friday OT - Celebrities

    I cried when Walter Payton died. But I was also like 8 or 9 and the whole city grieved.



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    Re: Friday OT - Celebrities

    Although authors don't always occupy "celebrity" territory as much as musicians and actors, I was a little bummed when Kurt Vonnegut died, even though it was probably inevitable.

    And so on.


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    Re: Friday OT - Celebrities

    usually a celebrity passing doesn't get to me with a few exceptions. The exceptions being Robin Williams this week, the passing of Johnny, and George Carlin.


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    Re: Friday OT - Celebrities

    Quote Originally Posted by urb1 View Post
    Johnny Orr's passing away really hit me hard. Probably the hardest for a well known person.
    Definitely this. I shed some tears listening to John and Eric signing off from that Northern Illinois game after they had paid tribute to Johnny through most of it. Johnny may not have been a global superstar but he was an ISU icon...plus I had been around him a few times and he always made you feel like a life long friend. That was the only one I can say hit home



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    Although authors don't always occupy "celebrity" territory as much as musicians and actors, I was a little bummed when Kurt Vonnegut died, even though it was probably inevitable.

    And so on.
    So it goes.

    It it bothered me when he passed, too. And Salinger a few years ago.


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