Mortal stars: Celebrities on death
Andrew Garfield shares his comforting perspective on grief
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It might seem like celebrities have a longer life than normal people but however long their legacy survives, everyone must die. Sometimes, even for celebrities, that tragically comes before their time. Many stars have confronted the reality about their impending demise while they're still very much alive, and some have shared their thoughts with the rest of the world.
Andrew Garfield lost his mother to pancreatic cancer in 2019 and has spoken a lot on the subject of death since taking on the role of the late Jonathan Larson in Lin-Manuel Miranda's movie 'Tick, Tick... Boom!' In a recent interview with Stephen Colbert, he shared how he embraces his grief: "This is all the unexpressed love, the grief that will remain with us until we pass because we never get enough time with each other, no matter if someone lives until 60, 15, or 99. So I hope this grief stays with me because it's all the unexpressed love that I didn't get to tell her. And I told her every day. We all told her every day she was the best of us."
From profound insight to hilarious burial requests, all can be found in this gallery on celebrities’ takes on death.