As someone fascinated by movies and Hollywood, I possess a significant amount of knowledge about celebrities.

The Golden Age of Hollywood? Yes. Modern-day performers? You name it.

I also have a morbid mind so as you can imagine, I have a lot of knowledge about celebrity deaths. I sometimes think about Heath Ledger, who died of an accidental overdose in 2008. What must it be like to die that way, and to die alone?

What about Bobby Driscoll, best known for voicing the title character in Disney's Peter Pan?

He died of heart failure, also alone, and his body was discovered in an abandoned building in the East Village of Manhattan. His body was later buried in a pauper's grave and remains on New York's Hart Island.

There are other tragic celebrity deaths that have captured the nation's–and even the world's–imagination.

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People Share Which Celebrity Deaths Hit Them The Hardest
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The deaths of famous people can hit people really hard, especially when they were taken from us way too soon.

From politicians, singers, actors, and others who've made a huge contribution to society, their deaths are a constant reminder of our fleeting mortality on this planet.
Some people can have a difficult time, more than others, when a venerated individual is no longer with us, and the feeling of despair can be akin to losing a family member.
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Most of us have celebrity crushes, right?

Whether you're watching them in a movie or seeing them perform on stage or noting how they come off during interviews, there's no doubt that many of them are alluring people.

And some of them even seem like pretty great people, which is why, if given the chance, many an average Jane or Joe wouldn't turn down the chance to marry them.

Hey, why not? Matt Damon did fall in love with and marry a bartender he met while in Florida, so the sky's the limit.

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People Break Down Which Celebrities Have No Haters
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Many people would rather focus on the scandals associated with celebrities notorious for bad behavior.

This is a shame since many of their phenomenal talents are overlooked in favor of a juicy tabloid.

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People Explain Which Celebrity Death Hit Them The Hardest
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Celebrities hold a special place in our hearts. We see them on screen, we read their books, we listen to their music and podcasts, and we hold them in a high regard.

Our societies celebrates celebrities, as the name suggests, so as we see our hero's lives come to an end, it can feel like a huge loss.

Reddit user aliensockmonkey asked:

Which celebrity's death actually made you cry?

In this thread of emotional comments, people shared their fondness and influence of those no longer with us and celebrated the lives they lead.

This article does contain mentions of suicide and death.

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