Celebrities are just like us…they die. They also put their pants on one leg at a time, if that’s an analogy you’re more comfortable with. Every celebrity death is sad, but some hit harder than others. These are 5 unexpected celebrity deaths that hit me the hardest.
Sometimes, you can see it coming. Other times, their passing comes as a complete shock. Over the years, we’ve had to say an early farewell to some of my favorite celebrities. Some of whom I considered role models. To this day, I’m still getting over some of these unexpected celebrity deaths.
RIP Matthew Perry
The last week has been a sad one, as we lost Matthew Perry and Bob Knight. Matthew Perry was best known for playing Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom Friends. Over the years, Perry brought us countless laughs on the show. For a while, he was one of the most famous people on earth. Chandler was always so relatable, witty, and charming. Nobody could have played the character the way Matty did.
Bob Knight is best remembered as the Head Coach of Indiana Hoosiers from 1971 to 2000. He also coached at Texas Tech and Army. During his career, Knight won 902 NCAA Division I games. At the time of his retirement, that was a record. He’s know fifth all-time in DI wins. Knight won a National Championship as a player at (the) Ohio State University. Then, he won three more NCAA Division I championships coaching Indiana.
Both of those tragic passings happened this week. When you look at 2023 as a whole, there are many more celebrity deaths that broke our hearts. This year, we’ve also lost Jimmy Buffet, TV host Bob Barker, actress Suzanne Somers, NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus, actor Michael Gambon, Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell, and more.
Picking out five of the celebrity deaths that hit me the hardest wasn’t easy. There are so many that I think about daily. Even more that hit me hard, and I’ve forgotten. After a while, they start to pile up. Honorable mentions include: Bob Saget, Heath Ledger, and Chadwick Boseman. Here are the five unexpected celebrity deaths that hit me the hardest.