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Celebrities are gems that bring glamour and enlighten people's faces with beautiful smiles in this dull and drab world. When you have such celebrities and do not get tired of watching them in your favorite TV shows, series, and sports or in any realm of entertainment then you can’t even think of losing them. Once you hear the devastating news that one of your favorite celebrities is no more in this world, it wipes away the ground from your feet. No matter what were the causes of death, we must not forget the good things that they had done for us. The least we can do is to remember them in good words.
This world has lost several talented and popular celebrities and for sure, their space can’t be filled. We should never forget the ones who have brought smiles to our faces so let’s recall those top 10 celebrities that this world has lost and died in their early age.
Who were those 10 iconic Celebrities who died early age?
Here are the names and details of the celebrities that we have lost and what is even sadder is that we cannot bring them back.
• Amy Winehouse
• Heath Ledger
• Brittany Murphy
• Kurt Cobain
• River Phoenix
• Cory Monteith
• Jim Morrison
• Taylor Hawkins
• Princess Diana
Exactly 12 years back on July 23, 2011, we lost out the talented singer, Amy Winehouse who was famous for Valerie, Rehab, and Back to Black. She was a British singer who was also a six-time Grammy award winner and there was still much to achieve for this 27-year-old young sister. However, she would remain in the headlines because of excessive drug usage and unpredictable behavior.
January 22, 2008, we heard the heartbreaking news of the death of Heath Ledger which was unbelievable. This young actor at the age of 28 only, could have achieved even more because of his unmatched talent. He was the youngest-ever actor who got nominated for Best Actor Oscar as he performed his role tremendously in Brokeback Mountain. At the time of his death, He was in the process of shooting his final picture, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. It was even more devastating to see that he was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Joker in The Dark Knight.
The cause of his death was the unintentional mixing of different medications that led to fatal consequences.
Brittany Murphy died on the 20th of December 2009. she became popular after playing the role of Tai Frasier in her movie named Clueless. She was also part of movies including Girl, Interrupted, 8 Mile, and Sin City. The reasons for death were pneumonia and lack of iron although initially it was believed that she took drugs. Five months later, when her boyfriend Simon Mon Jack died at the same house from the same things, deadly mold was brought up as a possible cause.
27 years old American singer, songwriter, and musician Kurt Donald Cobain, rose to fame after his song "Smells like Teen Spirit,” He was also known as the best guitarist and frontman for the rock band Nirvana. After his prolonged struggle with drug addiction, he shot himself to death on April 5, 1994.
River Phoenix, an American actor, became popular after his appearance in the film Stand by Me. He was also an Oscar-nominated actor for his exemplary performance in his film named” Running on Empty,”. Besides being an actor, he was also an environmentalist, and animal rights campaigner who also starred in the film “Running on Empty”. He was the oldest sibling of the Phoenix kids, including Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) and his siblings Rain, Summer, and Liberty. He died on October 31, 1993, due to an overdose of many drugs and mixed drug intoxication.
Cory Monteith was known not only for his role as Fin Hudson in “Glee” but also for dating his female co-star named Lea Michele. The actor started consuming drugs at the age of 13. After an intervention from loved ones, he started receiving treatments at the drug rehabilitation center when he was 19 years old. Soon after re-entering rehab for substance abuse in 2019, he was found dead on13th of July 2013. At the time of his death, he was only 31 years old.
Among Aaliya’s big hits were" Age Ain't Nothing but a Number" and "Are You That Somebody?"And other singles made her a famous singer and actress. She was just 15 years old when rumors regarding R. Kelly and her marriage started. When both of them were accused of unlawful marriage, Aaliyah left the contract with Jive and joined Atlantic. Several posthumous releases of Aaliya’s songs were a big hit, bringing the total number of records sold to somewhere between 24 and 32 million. On August 25, 2001, we came across the news that her plane crashed when she was on her way back to the United States.
The iconic Doors vocalist Jim Morrison, 27 at the time of his death, was discovered unresponsive in the bathroom of his Paris flat. The cause of his death was heart failure. However, one witness claimed that he died from an accidental heroin overdose. Morrison did not have an autopsy performed since it is not mandatory under French law.
Taylor Hawkins, who was known as the drummer for the Foo Fighters, was discovered dead at the age of 50 in a hotel room in Colombia in the year 2022. Hawkins phoned for medical assistance when he felt pain in his chest. After urine toxicology analysis of his urine indicated that his body had ten different substances including opioids, benzodiazepines, tricyclic antidepressants, and THC.
Princess Diana’s sudden death came as a huge shock to the whole nation. People lost her in a car accident in the year 1997 when she was only 36 years old. She was with her boyfriend Dodi Fayed along with bodyguard Trever Rees-Jones and driver Henri Paul. While they were trying to escape from the paparazzi, the car crashed resulting in the death of Princess Diana a few hours after reaching the hospital while Dodi Fayed, Henri Paul died at the scene. Bodyguard somehow survived the accident.
The death of celebrities comes as a huge shock for people and it becomes so impossible to believe that the actors, singers, comedians, sports personalities, or any other celebrities whose dramas we were watching, whose songs we were listening to, whose jokes made us laugh a moment ago and whose sports we were watching is no more with us. And the thing that hurts the most is that all of them who died were very young and there were yet more successes to come. May their souls rest in peace!