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28 Stars Who Tragically Lost Their Partners

1. Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves has been through many traumas throughout his life. His best friend, River Phoenix, died of a drug overdose in 1993, and his partner, Jennifer Syme, died in a car accident in 2001 just two years after their child was stillborn.

"Grief changes shape, but it never ends," Reeves told Parade magazine in 2006. "People have a misconception that you can deal with it and say, 'It's gone, and I'm better.' They're wrong. When the people you love are gone, you're alone."

"I miss being a part of their lives and them being part of mine," he added. "I wonder what the present would be like if they were here - what we might have done together. I miss all the great things that will never be. Damn it! It's not fair! It's absurd. All you can do is hope that grief will be transformed and, instead of feeling pain and confusion you will be together again in memory, that there will be solace and pleasure there, not just loss."