Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board


Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > General Sitcoms Questions and Discussion

Notices

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

New Multicast Network Start TV Launches Sept. 3 with Female Dramas; Insatiable Premieres Aug. 10 with Debby Ryan and Alyssa Milano
Showtime Gets Jillian Bell for Comedy; Rev Run Sitcom Preview
Rugrats Revived on Nickelodeon; Vanilla Ice Project Returns Aug. 11
Guests Line Up for Caroline Rhea Series; UnREAL Season 4 Premieres on Hulu
Celebrities Get Animated on Animal Planet; Freeform Drama Pilot Underway
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 16, 2018)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Game of Thrones Leads Emmy Nominations; New Beverly Hillbillies DVDs Coming in October


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July)

New Girl - The Complete Seventh Season Alice - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season The Good Place - The Complete Second Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
07/03 - New Girl - The Final (Seventh) Season
07/10 - Alice - The Complete Seventh Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - The Bill Engvall Show - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season
07/10 - The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season
07/17 - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life - The Complete Series
07/17 - The Good Place - The Complete Second Season
07/17 - Son of Zorn - The Complete Series
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-26-2009, 06:31 AM   #1
Schmoopie
Sue and Sean Forever!
Moderator
Forum Veteran
 
Schmoopie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 13, 2008
Location: Mill Creek, WA
Posts: 12,869
Unhappy Which Celebrity Death Hit You The Hardest?

In light of the recent losses of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson, I want to pose this question.

Which celebrity deaths (any of them-long ago or recent) hit you the hardest? Either ones that you weren't expecting at all or the death of someone that you were a big fan of.

I guess the most shocking death for me was John Ritter. I heard that on the news during my lunch break and was still reeling from it several hours later.

The worst for me personally, though was probably Stanley Kammel, who was Dr. Charles Kroger on Monk. I'll never forget this. I was at a coffee shop in my office building one morning and I happened to look up at their LCD screen that has news items. I saw the headline "Monk Psych dies... cast and crew deeply saddened". At first I seriously thought it was a promo for Monk and Psych since they were in-between seasons. Then when I saw the last part, I realized that it must have been Stanley. Unfortunately, I found out about this around 7:45am, and I don't have access to the Internet at work (or anywhere near there for that matter). So I had to wait until after 11, when I went to lunch. I called my husband at work and asked him to look up what had happened for me. He told me that Stanley had died of a heart attack. It took me a REALLY long time to get over this (at least two months), and the funny thing was that I never cried over it. I never met the man, but I used to post religiously on the USA Network board on the Monk section. Stanley used to post on there as well. They had a thread where members could post questions for the actors and then the actors would go through and answer them. I was extremely touched when Stanley chose my question to answer. I really wish I could have met him, because he seemed like a wonderful man. It was like losing a friend. I don't know if this is coincidence or not, but I haven't watched Monk in ages. I hated the first episode of last season, because there was barely a mention of him. I was VERY upset over that, even though the cast did a promo commercial for heart disease in his honor. I thought they should have done a whole show in his memory or something; even spotlight Dr. Kroger since he only had a leading role in one episode. Incidentally that is one of my all-time favorite episodes.

Sorry I got carried away there! Another shocking death is when I found out that George Carlin died. My husband and I were in Vegas and we were checking out the buffet in one of the strip hotels. They had a flat screen TV on the wall and I saw Jerry Seinfeld being interviewed by Larry King. I immediately raced over to see what he was talking about and was shocked when I found out that the show was about George Carlin's passing. I felt really bad for my husband because he loved George Carlin. He talks about him a lot and tells me about all the Carlin albums he used to have. He even said that it was nice of Jerry Seinfeld to agree to go on Larry's show and talk about Carlin. I agree.



Andrea
Schmoopie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 07:29 AM   #2
tanquant
Member
Forum Regular
 
tanquant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 13, 2003
Posts: 860
Default

For me it was John Ritter and Bernie Mac and Michael Jackson

I was shocked to hear about all but took John"s death the hardest. I cried all day and stayed glued to the television
Farrah Faucet, Micheal Jackson and Ed McMahon

Last edited by tanquant; 06-28-2009 at 01:23 PM.
tanquant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 08:14 AM   #3
Zoneboy
RIP, I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU :(
Moderator
Forum Celebrity
 
Zoneboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 13, 2003
Location: AT HOME WISHING ALL THIS WAS JUST A DREAM AND THAT I'LL WAKE UP FROM THIS NIGHTMARE.
Posts: 30,320
Default

John Lennon
__________________
As long as people talk about you, you're not really dead. As long as they speak your name, you continue. A legend doesn't die just because the man does.
Zoneboy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 02:35 PM   #4
dakert
Member
Senior Member
 
dakert's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 10, 2007
Location: altoona PA
Posts: 2,576
Default

Freddie Prinze
Elvis Presley
dakert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 06:00 PM   #5
Marvo301
I'm NOT a Blockhead!
Forum Veteran
 
Marvo301's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 17, 2002
Location: The Great White North
Posts: 21,044
Cool

Princess Diana
__________________
Only a life lived for others is worth living. Albert Einstein

A life isn't worth living unless it has impact on other lives. Jackie Robinson

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. Benjamin Franklin
Marvo301 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 06:05 PM   #6
70s show watcher
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 20, 2008
Location: between point place and studio 8 h
Posts: 4,203
Default

john belushi chris farley and john ritter
70s show watcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 06:40 PM   #7
McGillicuddy
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 28, 2002
Posts: 5,092
Default

Elizabeth Montgomery (Untimely)

John Ritter (Untimely & totally unexpected)

Lucille Ball (unexpected)

John Lennon (the murder!)


After thinking about it both Princess Diana and JFK Jr. probably affected me most because they were the result of tragic accidents, in addition to being untimely and unexpected!

Last edited by McGillicuddy; 06-28-2009 at 03:27 PM.
McGillicuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 06:50 PM   #8
*Pleasant Tomorrow*
Member
Forum Legend
 
*Pleasant Tomorrow*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 19, 2003
Location: New York
Posts: 69,323
Default

John Ritter. I felt like I had lost a friend I had had for years, and I was only 14. It killed me and I couldn't stop thinking about it and how terrible it was and how young he was, and his family and young daughter. I was honestly very depressed because of it, but I didn't really start crying until I saw a special on him. It took a couple of years for it to really sink in. It still angers me that he had to die so young and isn't around anymore.
__________________
my name is ashlee


"I can feel it - the turn of the Earth,
the ground beneath our feet
spinning at a thousand miles an hour.
And the entire planet is hurtling around the sun
at 67,000 thousand miles an hour and I can feel it.
We're falling through space, you and me.
Clinging to the skin of this tiny little world
and if we let go..."

- The Doctor
*Pleasant Tomorrow* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 07:18 PM   #9
Mr. Television
15 Years at Sitcoms Online
Forum Legend
 
Mr. Television's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 06, 2003
Location: Were you're not
Posts: 60,798
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by *Pleasant Tomorrow*
John Ritter. I felt like I had lost a friend I had had for years, and I was only 14. It killed me and I couldn't stop thinking about it and how terrible it was and how young he was, and his family and young daughter. I was honestly very depressed because of it, but I didn't really start crying until I saw a special on him. It took a couple of years for it to really sink in. It still angers me that he had to die so young and isn't around anymore.
That happened to me too Ashlee. I never really cried much over a celebrity. I've gotten real sad before but not crying so much that I couldn't stop. I was like that when I watched John's tribute on TV Land that week. He really did feel like an old friend. Whenever I was down, he just cheered me up. It was so unfair that he died so young.
__________________
Sonny
Mr. Television is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 07:19 PM   #10
tv star collector
I Love Susie
Senior Member
 
tv star collector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 18, 2005
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 4,291
TV

There are so many in my lifetime, but thirty who stand out are:

1959: George Reeves (The Adventures of Superman; 45)
1963: President John F. Kennedy (46)
1966: Walt Disney (65)
1969: Boris Karloff (82)
1972: Dan Blocker (Bonanza; 43)
1975: Larry Fine (73) and Moe Howard (78) of The Three Stooges
1977: Elvis Presley (42), Groucho Marx (86), and Bing Crosby (73)
1979: John Wayne (72)
1980: John Lennon (40)
1986: Paul Frees (voice of Boris Badenov, Ludwig von Drake, etc.; 66)
1987: Jackie Gleason (71) and Lorne Greene (72)
1988: Daws Butler (voice of Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, etc.; 71)
1989: Lucille Ball (77) and Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny, etc. ; 81)
1991: Michael Landon (54)
1993: Fred Gwynne (66) and Bill Bixby (59)
1996: George Burns (100)
1998: Roy Rogers (86) and Buffalo Bob Smith (Howdy Doody; 80)
2001: Dale Evans (88) and George Harrison (58)
2003: Bob Hope (100) and Johnny Cash (71)
2005: Paul Winchell (82) and Don Adams (82)
tv star collector is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 07:30 PM   #11
Yooch
Member
Senior Member
 
Yooch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 07, 2006
Location: California
Posts: 3,173
Default

In no particular order: Fred Gwynne, Benny (Kid) Parett a boxer who died from a coma due to a KO when I was in Junior High, President Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, John Wayne, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, John Ritter, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Landon, Pope John Paul I, Pope John XXIII
__________________
"The true meaning of America, you ask? It's in a Texas rodeo, in a policeman's badge, in the sound of laughing children, in a political rally, in a newspaper...In all these things and many more, you'll find freedom. And freedom is what America means to the world. And to me."
--Audie Leon Murphy
June 20, 1924--
May 28, 1971

Yooch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 08:14 PM   #12
catlover79
God Bless Val
Moderator
Forum Legend
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,231
Default

John Ritter and Farrah Fawcett.
__________________
"Jesus loves you and He approves this message."

"I'm alive. I'm feeling good. I'm trying to live every moment as much as I can." - Valerie Harper, March 2013
catlover79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 08:17 PM   #13
Nighthawk76
Rachel Berry
Forum Veteran
 
Nighthawk76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 28, 2003
Location: Illinois
Posts: 23,218
Default

Deforest Kelley (1999)
George Harrison (2001)
Maurice Gibb (2003)
James Doohan (2005)
Paul Newman (2008)
Nighthawk76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 08:21 PM   #14
catlover79
God Bless Val
Moderator
Forum Legend
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,231
Default

Oh my gosh, how could I have forgotten about Maurice?? I was shocked - then I cried and cried. I still miss Mo.
catlover79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 08:21 PM   #15
Zoneboy
RIP, I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU :(
Moderator
Forum Celebrity
 
Zoneboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 13, 2003
Location: AT HOME WISHING ALL THIS WAS JUST A DREAM AND THAT I'LL WAKE UP FROM THIS NIGHTMARE.
Posts: 30,320
Unhappy

A few more:

Thurman Munson
Conway Twitty
Waylon Jennings
Johnny Cash
Tammy Wynette
John Ritter
Owen Hart
Dale Earnhardt
Don Knotts
Princess Diana
Zoneboy is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:39 PM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

VigLink badge

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.