Maybe the Strangest Celebrity Death This Year

@FourWalls (12939)
United States
July 25, 2016 10:26pm CST
As I've mentioned a few times (especially when listing the ever-growing number of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers who've died this year [we're up to eight now, with the death of Booker T. & the MGs original bassist Lewie Steinberg last week]), 2016 seems to be living up to what CNN dubbed as "the year of the celebrity death." Now maybe the strangest "celebrity death" of the year has occurred near Mansfield, Ohio. The Shawshank Redemption oak tree is dead. The tree, featured in the classic 1994 film, was damaged in a severe thunderstorm in July 2011. Last week another high-wind storm knocked what was left of the tree over completely. The sites where the movie was filmed had turned into quite the tourist attraction in the Mansfield, Ohio area. Here's the website about the tree and the film sites:
Begin Your JourneyBegin Your JourneyAbout the TrailFilming SitesFilming SitesShawshank State PrisonBrewer Hotel & Portland Daily BuglePawn Shop WindowBrooks' BenchMovie Premiere in 1994Road to BuxtonRed's Bus Ride to Fort Hancock, TexasShawshank Oak TreeTh
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@JudyEv (119203)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 16
Well, that's a bit different. I wonder if they cremated it.
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@FourWalls (12939)
• United States
26 Jul 16
No, it wasn't an ash tree.
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@JudyEv (119203)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Jul 16
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@WorDazza (9889)
• Manchester, England
26 Jul 16
I heard that it didn't die. It just up and left because it wanted to branch out!! I'll get me coat!!
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@WorDazza (9889)
• Manchester, England
26 Jul 16
@LoriAMoore I can't be-leaf how well that dreadful pun was received. (Sorry again!!)
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@JohnRoberts (52385)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Jul 16
I was wondering when you would mention Lewie Steinberg.
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@teamfreak16 (40553)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Jul 16
R.I.P, Oak Tree.
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