Celebrities Who’ve Tragically Lost Loved Ones

January 29, 2013 ‐ By Iva Anthony

Celebrities seemingly live the good life with millions of adoring fans and millions more in the bank. When tragedy strikes their lives and they unexpectedly lose a loved one, we are reminded that stars are human after all and mourn just like us.

"Queen Latifah"


Rapper/singer/actress Queen Latifah suffered a personal loss during the early stages in her rap career. Back in 1992, the Newark native’s world was rocked when her older brother Lancelot was killed while riding the very same motorcycle his famous baby sister recently purchased for him. 20 years after his death, Queen Latifah, still struggles with her grief and said losing her brother “was like suffering an amputation.”

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  • Tbaby

    Didn’t kandi lose a brother as well

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1438551270 Jessica Lucinda Williams

    i never knew that happened to Monica!

  • Longer List.

    I am suprised Natasha Richardson was not on the list.

  • CoCo Lee

    If anybody needed 2 be on this List J. Hud should have been the first… smh so sad

  • browniebyte63

    i cant stand him but, what about kanye’s mom

  • whatsgoingon

    All sacrificed!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anon

    Michael Jordan’s father was murdered.

    • In rememberance

      Bill Cosby’s son was murered too. He didnt make the list either.

  • dvd

    Wow at Sofia Vergara. People think its bad in the US, but in other countries they will literally kill u in broad daylight and nobody’s gona call the police because they dnt know who to trust. Smh so sad for all these people.

  • nolimit_soldier

    I still to this day do not understand how Mike Tyson’s 4 year old daughter died that way..that makes absolutely no sense when you really sit and think about it

  • nolimit_soldier

    I still to this day do not understand how Mike Tyson’s 4 year old daughter died that way..that makes absolutely no sense when you really sit and think about it

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1438551270 Jessica Lucinda Williams

      that’s what i say!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1438551270 Jessica Lucinda Williams

        I have a treadmill and I just cannot see how she “got caught” in the cord. It’s not that long, and with mine, there is not enough space from the wall plug to the machine to “get caught” in. Sorry if It sounds bad, but that bothers me.

  • hollyw

    I, too, was expecting Jennifer Hudson to be on the list, especially since her tragedy has been more recent than anyone else on this list and was I suspect the impetus behind the article..? I was, however, unaware that so many other celebrities have experienced similar tragedies in their lives…bravo to them for not allowing those experiences to consume their lives and careers. I can think of a few, commonly featured on Celebrity Rehab, who did not have the wherewithal…

  • Alwayzme

    I’m surprise Jennifer Hudson wasn’t on this list. She lost her mom, brother, and nephew.

    • dvd

      Probably because that was all over the news and these stories were not.

      • customcalendars4u2

        That’s not true they made headlines somewhere that’s how they comprised this list. Latifah’s brother was big news although not national,Tyson,Dre & Stoudemire they made news,because these I remember the others did to but slipped under my radar many celebs suffer personal tragedy,no different from us.

  • http://www.facebook.com/treysuchasweetheart Trey Suchasweetheart Andrews

    That’s a terrible picture of Monica. She’s such a beautiful woman, y’all chose the worst pic of her.