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11th Nov '17 1:33:44 PM BrendanRizzo
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* The study website ''[[http://www.shmoop.com/shining-stephen-king/ Shmoop]]'' actually ''predicts'' [[note]]Quite accurately, nonetheless![[/note]] that this trope will probably happen to ''Crestor/StephenKing'':

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* The study website ''[[http://www.shmoop.com/shining-stephen-king/ Shmoop]]'' actually ''predicts'' [[note]]Quite accurately, nonetheless![[/note]] that this trope will probably happen to ''Crestor/StephenKing'':''Creator/StephenKing'':
27th Oct '17 12:10:23 PM danlansdowne
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-->Veronique: Now that he's famous, now they care about his death.

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-->Veronique: -->'''Veronique''': Now that he's famous, now they care about his death.
27th Oct '17 12:08:55 PM danlansdowne
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* Lampshaded by the widow of a now famous artist whose death is being re-investigated in ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries''.
-->Veronique: Now that he's famous, now they care about his death.
10th Oct '17 7:03:11 PM WretchedThunder
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* The Rev from {{Music/Avenged Sevenfold}}'s recognition as a drummer increased greatly when he passed away from a drug overdose in December 2009 at age 28, and is now commonly cited as one of hard rock/heavy metal's greatest drummers.
23rd Sep '17 12:10:13 PM Freezer
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* Roberto Clemente was one of the great Major League Baseball players of the 1960s (15-time All-Star, MVP in 1966). After his death in 1972[[note]]He died in a plane crash, delivering humanitarian aid to his native Puerto Rico[[/note]], a special Hall of Fame election was held four months later to waive the five-year waiting period (he was elected with a 92.7% percentage of the vote). His career total of 3,000 hits is now considered the standard for a Hall of Fame-level player.
17th Sep '17 1:45:46 AM PrincessGwen
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* Creator/ChristineCavanaugh was another respected voice actress in the 90s, voicing many popular characters like Chuckie in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', Dexter in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', Bunnie Rabbot in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', and Babe in ''Film/{{Babe}}''. However, by the time she passed away in December 2015, she had been retired professionally and [[ReclusiveArtist publicly]] for almost 15 years. It still didn't stop the news from reaching national headlines, and ensuring her work would reach classic status for nostalgic 90s babies.

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* Creator/ChristineCavanaugh was another respected voice actress in the 90s, voicing many popular characters like Chuckie in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', Dexter in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', Bunnie Rabbot in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', and Babe in ''Film/{{Babe}}''. However, by the time she passed away in December 2015, 2014, she had been retired professionally and [[ReclusiveArtist publicly]] for almost 15 years. It still didn't stop the news from reaching national headlines, and ensuring her work would reach classic status for nostalgic 90s babies.
12th Sep '17 5:28:13 PM thelivingtoad
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* Richey James Edwards of the Music/ManicStreetPreachers mysteriously disappeared in 1995, and has been [[NeverFoundTheBody presumed dead]] since 2008. The band have had much more commercial success since then. Of course, this could be because, without his unique vision, they've produced several more pop-friendly albums (an album using lyrics left by him was released in 2009).

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* Richey James Edwards of Edwards, the lyricist and guitarist for the Music/ManicStreetPreachers mysteriously disappeared in 1995, and has been [[NeverFoundTheBody presumed dead]] since 2008. The band have had much more commercial success since then. Of course, this could be because, without his unique vision, they've produced several more pop-friendly albums (an album using lyrics left by him was released in 2009).
31st Aug '17 9:05:48 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* Creator/MaryKayBergman was a very respected voice actress in the 90s, but to most, she was best known as the lady who did all the female voices on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. After her sudden and tragic suicide however, her work became very highly regarded, and she's often cited as one of the greatest, and most versatile voice actors of all time. Her passing also brought a lot of attention and awareness to mental health struggles.
* Creator/ChristineCavanaugh was another respected voice actress in the 90s, voicing many popular characters like Chuckie in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', Dexter in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', Bunnie Rabbot in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', and Babe in ''Film/{{Babe}}''. However, by the time she passed away in December 2015, she had been retired professionally and [[ReclusiveArtist publicly]] for almost 15 years. It still didn't stop the news from reaching national headlines, and ensuring her work would reach classic status for nostalgic 90s babies.
26th Aug '17 2:18:05 AM Omeganian
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* In ''Literature/TheNewestPlutarch'', Walter Monks’ last movie was a major hit due to his NoStuntDouble policy getting him killed on set.
8th Aug '17 11:39:48 AM LaptopGuy
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* After a string of flops in the 80s, Creator/GeneWilder had retired from acting, with the public mostly remembering him for playing the title role in the classic 1971 movie musical ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'', based on Creator/RoaldDahl's classic novel ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. His death in August 2016 not only helped sustain ''Wonka'''s great legacy, but also raised the profile of his other films such as ''Film/TheProducers'', ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', and ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' and everyone began citing him as one of the greatest comedic actors of all time. On a related note, while Creator/TimBurton's [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 film version of]] ''[[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Charlie]]'', starring Creator/JohnnyDepp, had faced intense HypeBacklash for over a decade for what was being increasingly seen as a butchered remake of the original film as opposed to a TruerToTheText adaptation of of Dahl's original book, Wilder's death firmly solidified the '71 film as the definitive adaptation of the book and sent the '05 film into pure DeaderThanDisco territory.

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* After a string of flops in the 80s, Creator/GeneWilder had retired from acting, with the public mostly remembering him for playing the title role in the classic 1971 movie musical ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'', based on Creator/RoaldDahl's classic novel ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. His death in August 2016 not only helped sustain ''Wonka'''s great legacy, but also raised the profile of his other films such as ''Film/TheProducers'', ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', and ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' and everyone began citing him as one of the greatest comedic actors of all time. On a related note, while Creator/TimBurton's [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 film version of]] ''[[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Charlie]]'', starring Creator/JohnnyDepp, Creator/JohnnyDepp as Wonka, had faced intense HypeBacklash for over a decade for what was being increasingly seen as a butchered remake of the original film as opposed to a TruerToTheText adaptation of of Dahl's original book, Wilder's death firmly solidified the '71 film as the definitive adaptation of the book and sent the '05 film into pure DeaderThanDisco territory.



* Creator/CarrieFisher was very well known for playing Princess Leia in the ''Film/StarWars'' films, but she had no real profile beyond ''Star Wars'' and wasn't nearly as iconic as her co-star Creator/HarrisonFord. Her shocking death at the end of 2016, capping off a year of surprisingly high number of high-profile celebrity deaths, truly made the world fall in love with her all over again. On a related note, Creator/DebbieReynolds, Fisher's mother, died a day after her daughter. Reynolds was a star from the '50s who was relatively obscure at the time of her death, but the fact that she died just ''one day'' after Fisher gave her passing a lot more attention than it would have gotten otherwise.

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* Creator/CarrieFisher was very well known for playing Princess Leia in the ''Film/StarWars'' films, but she had no real profile beyond ''Star Wars'' and wasn't nearly as iconic as her co-star Creator/HarrisonFord. Her shocking death at the end of 2016, capping off a year of surprisingly high number of high-profile celebrity deaths, truly made the world fall in love with her all over again.again, and Princess Leia was appropriated into a feminist symbol at the Women's March a month later. On a related note, Creator/DebbieReynolds, Fisher's mother, died a day after her daughter. Reynolds was a star from the '50s who was relatively obscure at the time of her death, but the fact that she died just ''one day'' after Fisher gave her passing a lot more attention than it would have gotten otherwise.



* Music/LinkinPark, already often mocked for being a Music/NuMetal band early on in their career, was suffering major critical and fan backlash after their new pop sound on their album One More Light, and lead singer Chester Bennington for his defence of the album and angry retorts at fans. His suicide in July 2017, just two months after his close friend Chris Cornell's, led to vindication of the new album and former fans reevaluating the band as a whole

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* Music/{{Soundgarden}} were very popular in the '90s, but they were never given the same recognition as Nirvana. Things changed with Chris Cornell's death and their reputation greatly improved.
* Music/LinkinPark, already often mocked for being a Music/NuMetal band early on in their career, was suffering major critical and fan backlash after their new pop sound on their album One More Light, and lead singer Chester Bennington for his defence of the album and angry retorts at fans. His suicide in July 2017, just two months after his close friend Chris Cornell's, Cornell's (on the latter's birthday), led to vindication of the new album and former fans reevaluating the band as a wholewhole.
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