Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Your Saddest Pop Culture Moment Edition

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Recently, it came to my attention that Leonard Nimoy, now 83 years old, is having health issues due to having smoked earlier in life, leaving me shocked at how much the potential loss of the man behind Spock affected me.  The last decade or so has been rough for my pop culture heroes, with George Carlin, Douglas Adams and Dave Cockrum all leaving us far too soon for my tastes.  Not so long ago, the passing of Davy Jones upset me greatly, and the knowledge that the rest of the Monkees are in all their 70s occasionally catches me by surprise with a gut shot of inexplicable worry.  Part of me knows that it’s pretty selfish to worry about *my* feelings about a celebrity when their family and friends are dealing with personal loss, but nonetheless the thought of a world without Michael Nesmith or Mark Waid or even (perish forbid) Bill Murray just plain sucks, which begs today’s somewhat morbid query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is at least glad to have met Steve Gerber before his untimely passing, and had a nice conversation about Howard, Omega and Sludge, asking: What actor/creator demise do you expect will leave you the most devastated?