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    Celebrity Deaths that impacted you?

    I was thinking about this last night and does anyone else just get really sad thinking about some celebrity deaths? I know we don't know most of them personally, but man it really hit me how sad the deaths of Len Bias, Jose Fernandez, Nick Adenhart, Sean Taylor, Yordano Ventura and I recently read about a Celtics player Reggie Lewis. Like its just crazy how much talent these guys had and they died due to something they can control (except maybe Fernandez, that whole thing is little iffy to me, he may have drove drunk, didn't deserve to die or anything but still sad)

    anybody else though about this stuff or had one celebrity that just left a "wow I cant believe he's dead" impact on you?

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    Pat Tillman was a tough one.
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    Reggie Lewis

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    Jerry Garcia.

    I don't know why. It's not like it should have been a surprise, but it still gets me choked up when I think about him.
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    Leonard Nimoy hit me hard for obvious reasons, James Doohan as well. I was too young when DeForest Kelley died, but I imagine it will be the same as the major cast members of all the shows slowly die off as I (and they) get older. I know I'm going to be sad as hell when Patrick Stewart goes.

    As for non-Trek celebrities, Robin Williams was a bad one.
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    - From the 2004 ALCS Game 4 Gamethread. A reminder that no game is over until the final out is recorded, and things will always get better. Misspellings unchanged as a reminder that Yankees fans are just terrible.

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    Mac Miller was different than any other celebrity death for me. Dude was like part of me growing up and was one of me and my friends favorite artists during HS. Almost all of his songs off his mixtapes and and albums from 2010 and on have a nostalgic feel for me, I have so many memories listening to his music before games, in class, at parties etc. When he died last year it really shook me up, thinking someone around my age who was a big part of my life died from an accidental drug overdose is crazy.

    Nipsey Hussle dying this year also made me really sad/pissed. Especially the way it happened.

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    Just Cobain. Nobody else had an impact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Just Cobain. Nobody else had an impact.
    Yeah, I mean who the hell was John Lennon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Yeah, I mean who the hell was John Lennon.
    Lennon died when I was 4. The question is which death impacted me.
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    Lenny Bias

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    I'd have to put mine in categories.

    Most distressing suicides of recent years:

    Robin Williams
    Chris Cornell
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    Saddest/most inevitable premature deaths of guys with weight problems:

    John Candy
    Chris Farley
    James Gandolfini
    Championships since purchase by John Henry group: Red Sox 4 Yankees 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    Saddest/most inevitable premature deaths of guys with weight problems:

    John Candy
    Chris Farley
    James Gandolfini
    It's a little amazing to me that these guys died and yet John Goodman is still kicking. I was rewatching the story arc he appears in in The West Wing and you can literally hear him breathing in between lines. It was so loud and labored they couldn't even get rid of it in post-production!
    Quote Originally Posted by YANKEESRULE View Post
    Yea got hand it to the Sox, they just could not go queitly into the night. Well, they are just post-poning the inevitable.
    - From the 2004 ALCS Game 4 Gamethread. A reminder that no game is over until the final out is recorded, and things will always get better. Misspellings unchanged as a reminder that Yankees fans are just terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Just Cobain. Nobody else had an impact.
    Agree. Kurt Cobain had an effect of me. I was shook up for a while.

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