Poll Suggestion: The "Groucho Elvis" Syndrome (August 19)

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On August 19, 1977, the world of entertainment suffered one of its greatest losses: comedy giant and Golden Age icon Groucho Marx. And to make things even sadder, his death went almost unnoticed because the world was still recovering from the death of another giant: Elvis Presley.

These bad timings (so to speak) happen more frequently than one could imagine, big and popular stars don't get the media coverage their death would have deserved because of another star's death, partially or totally eclipsing theirs. Let's call it the "Groucho Elvis" syndrome.

So, as a tribute to Groucho and Elvis who left the world 40 years ago, and to all the celebrities mentioned in this poll, here's a simple question:

Which of the following deaths (from the last 40 years) would have most deserved a media coverage as big (if not bigger) than the "other one"?

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063971179/

Any other suggestion welcome but please make sure the picture is available on IMDb :)
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Great idea for a poll. I go for Farrah Fawcett which I still remember very well. Didn't she die on the same day as Michael Jackson?
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Yes, actually the name of the "bigger death" (media-wise) is mentioned in the option.
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