10 Famous Celebrities Who Died Too Young

It is unfortunate when a celebrity expires at a very young age. A lot of tragedies happening across the globe for many unknown people and obviously honor for every respective human living. But, to be honest, when something goes wrong with famous and popular celebrities, there lies behind major impact on people with respect to griefs, sorrow, and pain. Shocking to the fact that the personalities listed here have lost their lives merely before 40 years of a human lifespan. We have come up with the 10 famous celebrities who died too young, who are still being remembered across the world.

10. Cory Monteith, 31

Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith was a Canadian actor born on May 11, 1982. He was best known for his role as “Finn Hudson” on the Fox television series Glee. Cory died at the age of 31 due to extreme intake of heroin and alcohol. Though the actor had a gap in his drug intake as part of rehab at the age of 19, he then realized his extreme limits over drug intake.  His abuse over drugs and alcohol had started right from age 13, who was dragged till the later stage by multiple treatments and rehab centers. Combination of heroin and alcohol to form so called as “mixed drug toxicity” killed the actor spontaneously. Evidences from his room revealed that there was a spoon with drug residue, champagne bottle, hypodermic needle and glasses.

9. Otis Redding, 26

Otis Redding

Otis Redding was an American singer born on September 9, 1941. Best known for soul music, who have inspired many other soul singers across the globe. Otis died in a plane crash on Dec 10, 1967 when the private plane carrying one of the greatest singers, crash landed 6.4 km from their destination at Madison. The idea behind travelling to Madison was to perform a concert near the University of Wisconsin. Six of the seven member in the plane were killed on the spot. Ben Cauley was the only person from the plane to survive the crash, who was unable to rescue other members as he was a non-swimmer. Plane was pierced into air irrespective of warning against the bad weather. The exact reason of the plane crash still stands to be mysterious.

8. Brandon Lee, 28

Brandon Lee

We all know the most famous martial artists ever, Bruce Lee. Though we all know that his son, Brandon Lee as well a popular actor and martial artist, never had idea of his early death. Lee was killed at the age of 28 because of gunshot while filming in Wilmington, North Carolina. It was in 1993, Lee and his crew were shooting on set of “The Crow”. The scenic scenario for Lee was to save his fiancée being beaten by thugs. Actor Michael Massee’s character in the film was to shoot Lee with a .44 Magnum revolver. Ironic situation came up to light, when Lee was really shot and killed to death unintentionally by the actor. The filming was cancelled and abandoned post death of Lee.

7. Marilyn Monroe, 36

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was an American actress and model, who was popular for her involvement in adult films in 1950s. She was found dead in her home in Los Angeles in a very abrupt manner. She was much characterized to drug abuse due to extreme changes in mood. Further, the sedative drug prescribed by her doctor and the proportion consumed by her used to be always at a fatal killing range. However, post investigation reports revealed that the cause of death was due to acute barbiturate poisoning.  Later, her mother was uncontrollable, who went emotionally unstable and was forced to confine in an asylum.

6. Jim Morrison, 27

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison was best remembered for lead singer from the rock band “The Doors”. He was outperforming in his career almost in everything including performances, distinctive voice and wild personality. People suspect his death to be due to all his weird characteristic and dramatic circumstances. Jim moved to Paris after leaving his rock band, who died of cardiac arrest at the age of 27. Further, he was much abusive to drugs, which could have been one of the reasons for his death at young age.

5. Kurt Cobain, 27

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain was an American, born on February 20, 1967 in Aberdeen. He was the lead singer for the greatest rock bands in the world, Nirvana. A year prior to his death, he was much into heroin and was held as a victim to it. This could have been a reason for his depression and health related issues. Unfortunate to know that Cobain was found dead in his home in Seattle on April 5. Investigation revealed that he killed himself by shooting his head to death by a shotgun. It had become a public debate after the death of Cobain at the age of 27.

4. Paul Walker, 40

Paul Walker

The most terrifying and tragic moments when the world heard about the death of Paul Walker. Considered as one the best actors in the world, famously recognized for his acting in the film franchise “The Fast and Furious”. He died in a car crash at the age of 40, which went out of his control to ram against a lamp post. Additionally, the car in which Paul was speeding was a single-passenger car. Both Paul and his driver Rodas were killed spontaneous due to extreme trauma and burns. As per investigation, the primary reason for the car accident was due to aged wheels and over speeding of the car.

3. Jimi Hendrix, 27

Jimi Hendrix

Most famously known for his career and initiation against the rock band, Jimi Hendrix was an American, born on November 27, 1942. Tragedy to the fact that people even today have no clue on how Jimi died. There have been a lot of conspiracy theories of his mysterious death. He was least concerned about his health, which was the first impact for his illness at early stage due to career focus. Further, he spent a superseding night with his then girlfriend Monika Dannermann. She found him unresponsive the next morning, which triggered her to call an ambulance. The death of Jimi still stands unclear; however, the post-mortem report suggest that Jimi swallowed his own vomit. The result was asphyxiation for the death as per post-mortem reports, but Monika stated that Jimi had taken 18 times more than the prescribed sleeping pills.

2. James Dean, 24

James Dean

James Dean was an American actor born on February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana. Considered as one of the most renowned actors during the time, he was the only actor to have nominated for two posthumous acting. Unfortunate to the fact that, he had to undergo a bigger pain in his life, since his mother was a cancer patient. Further, after his mom died of cancer, Dean’s dad sent him back to the birth place to live with his aunt and uncle in the farm.

Later, James DeWeerd was the one who influenced Dean for car racing, which was known to be Dean’s personal interest. Dean was killed in a car crash at an age of 24, while he slammed into another car. The incident almost caused multiple and fatal injuries, including broken neck. Though one of the passerby who was a nurse tried attending him for help, but went in vain as his pulse was deteriorating. Finally, he was brought dead in an emergency trauma center.

1. Bruce Lee, 32

Bruce Lee

When martial artists are into consideration, Bruce Lee stands first, and by far is the most famous actor to have died at early age. Born on November 27, 1940 in Hong Kong, Bruce Lee was the founder of the martial arts. Lee collapsed to death on May 10, 1973, suffering from headache and seizures. It was when Lee was working with the producer Raymond Chow for the making of film “Game of Death”.

Post discussion with the producer, both together drove to Lee’s colleague’s home Betty Ting Pei, a Taiwanese actress. Lee reported of a headache, who then moved for a small nap by popping in a painkiller. Later that night, producer Raymond was unable to wake him up from bed. Attempting on him with the help of a doctor to figure out the real cause turned out to be real-time horror. They rushed to a nearby hospital where he was confirmed dead. He died at the age of 32, suffering from swollen brain due to impact of painkiller and tranquillizer.


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