7 Famous Hollywood Male and Female Celebrities Who Died Young

Death brings in extreme agony, and especially with the young ones’ death, the tragedy stays in the minds and hearts for a long. But when it comes down to a star, the whole world mourns around. It is the celebrity deaths that make us feel how limited time do we have in this world.

Don’t know why, but this is like an uncomfortable reminder that not all would live forever, and no matter what one’s bank account says, how much talent they hold, and even how famous one becomes, in the end, there is none to save at some unfortunate circumstances. However, what these lives teach us, it is that time is meant to be cherished.

There are many such artists who left us young. The list includes Heath Ledger, Brad Renfro, and many others who lost their lives at their careers prime. Considering it all, this article has been written about the 7 Hollywood stars who died young and are still remembered and mourned for.

7 Famous Hollywood Stars Who Died Too Soon

Well, the time has shown a lot of celebrities passing away before their time. Sometimes it also seems they do abide by the motto of living fast and dying young. 

All the money and huge fame, just right on the shoulder bringing up drugs, alcohol, and the end result of it, it just comes up with the death of celebs who died because of the accidental overdoses made. While some came up to their fate like this, some got to their end due to murder, suicide, and even plane crash. Below-mentioned talks about a few such celebrities, which the crowd often looks back at.

1. Amy Winehouse

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Amy Winehouse Image

Born in 1983, Amy lived her life accomplishing the title of 1st British female, who won 5 Grammy awards. She was a world-famous soul, blues, and jazz singer who was famous for the intoxicated performances (Valerie, Back to Black and Rehab) and some of the in-coherent interviews.

By her family and friends, Amy is remembered as a quite generous spirit. She was also known around for her donations (donated half her wealth) and charity.

It was July 23rd, 2011, when Winehouse was found at her London home, dead. Reports say it was the alcohol poisoning that took the life of the 27 years old. 

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2. Heath Ledger

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Heath Ledger Image

Aged 28, Ledger died on 22nd January 2008 and was found in his Manhattan apartment, all surrounded by the bottles of the prescription drugs. Just before his death, the actor has been said to have separated from his wife and a 2-years old daughter.

Heath is known to have received an Oscar nomination for his role in Brokeback Mountain as a gay cowboy. He is also known to have played the role of Joker in the movie, The Dark Knight. He really was one hell of a talent and a true actor who was the youngest of all to be nominated for Oscar.

3. River Phoenix

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River Phoenix Image

He is one acclaimed actor aged 23, who was one brightest young actor in the 80s and 90s. It was in 1986 when his talent got recognized after his performance in Stand By Me. He did get an award for the best supporting actor from the National Board of Review for his role in Running on Empty, a movie from 1989. 

With the growth in profile, the actor got attached to different positive causes like for PETA campaign and much more. But sometimes, even when we try, it is really hard to overcome the childhood haunts. He was suffering from depression, and it was October 31st, 1993, when this 23-years old actor’s life came to an end due to heroin and cocaine overdose.

4. Natasha Richardson

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Natasha Richardson Image

With her past generations of British acting stars in family, it can be clearly said that Natasha was born to act. She won different prestigious awards. She received a Tony for Broadway Musical Cabaret. Natasha was also seen in different movies, including the Maid in Manhattan, The Handmaid’s Tale, and others.

It was March 2009 when this 45-years old actress passed away while she was on a ski trip in Quebec. It was an accident, and she suffered through a traumatic brain injury, which did prove to be fatal.

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5. Cory Monteith

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cory Monteith Image

Born on May 11th, 1982, Cory was known for his role in Glee as Finn Hudson. He was 31 years old when he passed away on July 13th, 2013, because of his heroin and alcohol overdose.

He started substance abuse at the age of 13 and entered rehabilitation at 19. His death is said to be the tragic one as he was trying to get clean, and he did enter rehab in the same year in the month of April. 

6. Aaliyah

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Aaliyah Image

Aged 22, Aaliyah is known as a model, singer, and actress who came into the spotlight when she was 10 with her role in Star Search. 2 years later, she signed up for the first record deal and launched her career with some hit songs including “Are you that somebody?”.

She also got a spot in the music list of VH1’s greatest women, and she was very talented. By some, she has been described as a person with clarity to what she wanted and letting nothing in the way. She was the best of the time.

It was August 25, 2001, when young Aaliyah boarded the plane and never got off. It was a plane crash where the world lost such an amazing personality and talent. She was truly the industry’s one promising female lead.

7. Jeff Buckley

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Jeff Buckley Image

Even when it’s just one, sometimes even that is enough to leave the mark, and for Jeff, it was the same. He lived to produce one album, but he is still remembered as one of the great songwriters of the decade.

It was May 29th, 1997, when Buckley died due to drowning. He was just on an impromptu night swim. When checked, he was totally clean of drugs and alcohol, and as per the eyewitnesses, he was totally in good health as well as a proper state of the mind while he entered the water. Accidental drowning, this is what has been regarded as the reason for his death.

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Final Words

Life comes and goes, but it is for the celebrities who make us realize some in-depthness which the eyes fail to notice in daily lives. The fear, the pain, the hauntings, and sometimes just the unprecedented circumstances, it just takes one moment, and everything is over.

All of it, every bit of the above lives, they were loved just like any other living right beside our homes or in our homes, but sometimes, one fails to live. The death of such people is a reminder; it is still not late to enjoy what one has. So, have a great time and stay away from drug abuse.

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