6 Celeb Deaths Overshadowed By Someone Else
4. John Ritter and Johnny Cash
Both John Ritter and Johnny Cash were loved and respected by all, but Ritter’s death (September 11, 2003) had more of an impact because it came out of left field. The same day that he went to the hospital feeling ill, he died while surgeons tried to repair the tear in his aorta. Cash, on the other hand, died of complications from diabetes a day later (September 12, 2003). His wife June Carter had died less than four months prior to him and friends believed that the critically acclaimed singer’s health had continually worsened since her passing.
3. River Phoenix and Federico Fellini
River Phoenix and Federico Fellini both died on Halloween in 1993; however, the young up and coming actor ended up receiving most of the press, probably because his death was sudden and totally unexpected. Phoenix died of multiple drug intoxication outside Johnny Depp’s club, The Viper Room while Fellini was in his ‘70s and had been having heart problems. He ended up having a few strokes before he slipped into an irreversible coma and died.