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Who, besides a family member or friend, would you feel the most upset about if they died?

Asked by erichw1504 (26443points) October 7th, 2011

Who would you be most upset about if they died (not including family members or friends)?

They could be a celebrity, a leader, anyone else in society that is currently living. Why would their death upset you? How would you react? How would the rest of the world react? How has this person impacted your life?

Who were you most upset about passing away in the past?

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GabrielsLamb's avatar

I have lost the two most important people I had in my life. Death has since become a more natural event for me, and I don’t really think about it much. I focus on what I have with the people I love in the now and in the here.

I think once you go through the trauma I have concerning it, not much else touches you that deeply inside anymore concerning it.

You can only be traumatized by something only so much, then it just fades into the background and it is what it is.

thorninmud's avatar

Old Yeller, Bambi’s mom and Lennie in Of Mice and Men all left me devastated when they were snuffed. And they weren’t even real.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Barack Obama. Do you really want Joe Biden running the show?

GabrielsLamb's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Ooh God don’t scare me like that… *Shivers.

Judi's avatar

I would be pretty upset if someone hurt or killed the President. I think it would shake me to my core.

Sunny2's avatar

I agree with @Adirondackwannabe and @Judi : Barack Obama. I’ve been afraid for him since he was elected president. I don’t trust the people who hate NOT to act irrationally, or not to let the democratic process take its course.

Jude's avatar

Besides my partner (family and close friends)? Tinyfaery.

Mariah's avatar

Probably Stephen Hawking.

Londongirl's avatar

I guess those are genius and talented to the world and science development as well as humanity development.

martianspringtime's avatar

I’ve been constantly worrying about Pete Doherty since I was a freshman in high school.

tinyfaery's avatar

@Jude Aww, That’s so nice.

Dave Matthews. I can’t imagine a world in which I don’t get to see DMB every year.

Jude's avatar

Fuck Dave Matthews. What about me? ;)

tinyfaery's avatar


I figured you were included in the close friends and family.

Jude's avatar

I was going to revive your ass from the dead and wrestle you!

Meego's avatar

I have already lost VIP’s in my life. My husband and my father. My husband will have been gone for 2 yrs this nov 20. My dad 3 yrs on jan 21. My husband was unexpected my dads cancer came with the gift of knowing life would end. I call it a gift because I really feel more complete with his passing. So I am most upset with my husbands passing.

Other than family or friends…Tom Brady quarterback for the New England Patriots.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Barbra Streisand. c’mon, you must have known I was going to say that!

I was sad when Dusty Springfield passed.

AmWiser's avatar

I would be upset (saddened) if anyone on Fluther passed away. We’re like family and I lurve you all! ♥♥♥

Hibernate's avatar

Several friends but I won’t be really affected to much. I’d mourn but I’d be happy for them leaving this crappy world.

Jeruba's avatar

Here’s my previous answer to the last part of your question, on a related thread.

The violent death of the sitting president of the U.S—any president, whether I liked him or not—would shake me deeply. I still remember keenly what the last presidential assassination was like, in 1963, and how I felt when Reagan was shot in 1981. I was no fan of Reagan, but the well-being of the nation is greatly affected when its leader is killed, and we all feel it. Even a close attempt is disturbing and disruptive.

I am going to take it pretty hard when Bob Dylan goes, and ditto Joan Baez, if they leave before I do. They’re two major figures of my generation and culture. I expect to feel a pretty big sense of loss when the Dalai Lama departs his present form—and, truth to tell, also when Queen Elizabeth II passes on.

Aster's avatar

I’d burst into tears if Jimmy Buffett died. I’m sure there are others.

AshLeigh's avatar

Michael Jackson. Wait… Aww. :/

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Sarah Burke died yesterday. Stay stoked in heaven lady. RIP.

AnonymousWoman's avatar

I don’t want George R. R. Martin to die… because I want to read more of his work… that he hasn’t gotten published yet. Maybe that’s selfish, but he is a really great writer.

MooCows's avatar

I got my sweet daddy’s miniature schnauzer after his sudden death
and I would go into a deep dark depression when she dies because
she is my link to him.

Qav's avatar

My next door neighbor, who hates me. Seriously. She has lived most of her life in physical pain and depression. It bothers me deeply when people, who have not yet lived, die.

As far as past deaths, President John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s. Those deaths were hard on us all, no matter what was our moral or political stance. It was a tearing away of America’s childhood, with the shock of adulthood thrust suddenly upon us.

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