10 Celebs Who Tragically Died Too Young

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Tragedy strikes everyday, there’s no getting around it. When a famous person dies, the news spreads like wildfire. The fire becomes even more ferocious when the death is due to tragedy. There’s almost nothing more sad than someone losing his or her life before having a chance to grow old. Like they say some people live fast and die young. The following celebs all fit into that category. Some died natural deaths while others basically killed themselves. Number 8 is still fresh in everyone’s memory…

1. Bruce Lee photo source: eoi.es
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It’s hard not to be a fan of Bruce Lee. His amazing speed and martial arts talent was unlike anything the world had ever seen or seen since his tragic death. At age 32, Lee suddenly died after experiencing swelling in the brain. Some conspiracies theories still surround his shocking death today.

Click next for the king of the ‘90s…

2. Kurt Cobain photo source: hit-channel.com
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Nirvana and Kurt Cobain took the world by storm with their music in the ‘90s. After blasting out of the Seattle music scene and falling in love with Courtney Love, Kurt’s life took a turn for the worse. He was on top of the world when he was found dead. His death was ruled a suicide, but there has been much debate. Have you seen the documentary Soaked in Bleach?

The next man was amazingly strong…

3. Michael Clarke Duncan photo source: macguffin007.com
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Duncan won over the hearts of many with his role alongside Tom Hanks in The Green Mile. He did a great job of portraying a gentle giant. The super strong actor tragically died at age 54 after suffering from a heart attack.

One of the funniest men to ever live up next…

4. Chris Farley photo source: ilmortodelmese.com
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Chris Farley was so funny, he singlehandedly created a niche of comedy. The duo of him and David Spade was truly classic. Before starring in movies, Farley got his start on SNL. At the young age of 33, he passed away after a drug overdose.

Another sad song next…

5. Whitney Houston photo source: online-jazz.net
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For awhile, Whitney Houston may have had the best voice in the world. Her downfall ended up being her husband Bobby Brown. The two dabbled in drugs together and lead a unhealthy lifestyle. Houston was only 48 when she drowned in a hotel bathtub after taking a deadly cocktail of drugs.

A true American icon coming up next…

6. James Dean photo source: shoutoutuk.org
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Even through his career was short, James Dean made a lasting impression on the world. He still lives on as a cultural icon. The Rebel Without a Cause actor loved driving cars fast. His need for speed backfired on him when he lost his life to a fatal car cash at age 24.

Click next for another shocker…

7. Heath Ledger photo source: scrapetv.com
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Off the screen, Heath like many people in the world battled his own demons. He had just finished up his Joker role in The Dark Knight when he accidentally overdosed on prescription meds. He was found dead in his bed at age 28. The Academy later honored his amazing work as the Joker by awarding him a posthumous Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

The next person’s death is still fresh in your mind…

8. Paul Walker photo source: afrojuku.net
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Paul Walker was one of the best in the action movie genre. The Fast and the Furious franchise surely won’t be the same without him. He loved cars in real life too. After a charity event in California, Paul was killed along with his race car driving friend, Roger Rodas, in a horrific high-speed crash. He was still in his prime at age 40 at the time of his death.

The next actor was much too young…

9. River Phoenix photo source: odalisquemagazine.com
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River Phoenix became popular after starring in the hit movie Stand by Me. Fame didn’t treat him quite well. He had a real drug problem and famous friends with the same bad habit. At age 23, he overdosed in Hollywood at The Viper Room. His younger brother, Joaquin Phoenix, was there to witness his brother’s death.

Up next is one of the best ever…

10. Tupac Shakur photo source: farefilm.it
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The West coast had Tupac, and the East coast had Biggie. Too bad they couldn’t get along after originally being friends. Tupac also had a solid acting career. He was fatally shot in Las Vegas during a drive-by shooting in 1996. There is still some conspiracy surrounding his death. Some people think he faked his own death and is still alive.