- Keanu Reeves
In 1999, actor Keanu Reeves faced grief when his partner at the time, Jessica Syme, who was pregnant, discovered that the baby had died in her womb. Grief overwhelmed them both, and a couple of years later, Jennifer was killed in a car accident.
Keanu struggled with losing her, and sources say he found it “very, very difficult to cope with her death.” Since then, the actor has used his grief to shape one of his best roles in history: John Wick.
- John Travolta
In 2009, actor John Travolta was vacationing in Hawaii with his family when his son Jett had a seizure that cost him his life. Since then, the actor has been struggling with grief, which increased in 2020 with the loss of his wife Kelly Presto to cancer.
In 2021, he shared what he said to his youngest son, Benjamin, when talking about his family that has already left: “’Your brother left at 16. Too young. Your mother left at 57, that was too young. But who can say? He said: ‘I could die tomorrow, you could, anyone can.’ So, that’s part of life. You see, you don’t know exactly, you just do the best you can to try to live as long as you can.’”
- Sylvester Stallone
In 1990, in the film Rocky V, Sylvester Stallone starred alongside his son Sage. Unfortunately, in 2012, the young man left due to heart disease, at the age of 36.
After winning the Golden Globe in 2016 for Creed, Stallone dedicated the award to the memory of his son. “Wow, that’s a very strong question,” Stallone said after his big win, “Any time you can do things that are real, I think it’s very, very helpful, and with my son, I want to respect his memory, and I think that we did it.”
- Eric Clapton
One of the greatest songs in history is “Tears of Heaven” by Eric Clapton, but it emerged under terrible circumstances. This is a tribute to the eternal power of love and a lament for the loss of Clapton’s four-year-old son, Conor, who was in an accident at the age of 4.
Although Clapton was unable to concentrate on music for some time, he eventually began playing a small Spanish guitar to ease his pain while he thought about his son. “I used music almost unconsciously for myself as a healing agent, and lo and behold, it worked… I gained a lot of happiness and healing from music,” the author said.
Mexican singer Thalía and her husband Tommy Mottola lost several babies. The singer revealed the news by accident in a telephone interview.
“We are more connected, (we are) more complicit, more in love, more inspired. Wow! What we have experienced and what we have experienced. Thank you because we have shared strong things… the death of my mother, we have lost babies. I don’t even know why I told you this, but it’s something painful for all women. But it surrounds the feeling that I want to share with you that we have gone through the most difficult and the most beautiful thing.”