The Most Shocking, Heartbreaking Celebrity Deaths of All Time

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It’s never easy to lose a Hollywood icon. Of course, you don’t know them personally, but you still feel connected to them through the connections you make with their characters or their music. Ridiculous or not, they feel like real friends. When a favorite star suddenly passes away, it can feel like losing a beloved family member, especially if you currently "connect" with them each week on TV or on the radio.

Memorable talents like Whitney Houston, Robin Williams, Prince and Luke Perry left the world abruptly and without any warning. Fans were shocked at the news, and it took time to recover. Learn about some of the most shocking celebrity deaths and how people reacted to the unfortunate news.