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Amy Winehouse & 14 Other Celebrities Who Died Far Too Young!

It’s is always sad whenever someone dies but when a person dies far too young it’s tragic. Celebrity deaths grabs headlines because they are shocking and we don’t expect our favourite celebrities to die suddenly. Here are 15 of those celebrities that died far too young:

Amy Winehouse


Died too young - Amy Winehouse
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Amy Winehouse was a successful British singer who was the first female to win 5 Grammy Awards. Unfortunately, she developed an addiction to alcohol and drugs and reportedly couldn’t cope with the fame. She was found dead due to alcohol poisoning after allegedly beating a drug addiction.

Sharon Tate


Died too young - Sharon Tate
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Sharon Tate’s death was not only untimely but a complete tragedy. The wife of Roman Polanski was murdered, along wither her friends, by a gang of Charles Manson’s followers when she was 8 months pregnant.

Heath Ledger


Died too young - Heath Ledger
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Many people attribute Heath Ledger’s death to the role he took as The Joker in Batman. He reportedly spent so much time getting into character that people became worried about him. This may have been the time that he started to abuse prescription drugs, as the results of his autopsy showed that he had multiple medications in his system and his cause of death was ruled an accident.

River Phoenix


Died too young - River Phoenix
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The elder brother of Joaquin Phoenix died outside the Viper Room club (owned by Johnny Depp at the time). Whilst his public image was squeaky clean he was a drug user behind closed doors and it was a mixture of morphine and cocaine that caused his death.

Brittany Murphy


Died too young - Brittany Murphy
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Brittany Murphy was a versatile actress who was in the middle of a very successful career when she died suddenly. Being found unconscious at home all attempts to resuscitate her failed. What remains a mystery about Murphy’s death is the cause. Originally it was described as a natural death. Complications of pneumonia and anaemia combined with a mixture of over the counter medications (probably to treat a cold) was then claimed to be the cause of death. However, when her husband died in the same house under the same conditions (apparent pneumonia and anaemia complications) just 5 months later it was suggested that toxic mold was the cause. This has not been confirmed, but Murphy’s father has also suggested that heavy metal poisoning was the real cause of death. It is safe to say that this is one we will never truly understand.



Died too young - Tupac
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Any death at such a young age is tragic but Tupac’s death came at the hands of someone else. After an altercation with members of a different gang, Tupac was shot repeatedly while riding in a car. He was taken to hospital but later died of internal bleeding as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

Marilyn Monroe


Died too young - Marilyn Monroe
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Rumours of how unhappy Marilyn Monroe was are fairly common and so many people are unsurprised to find out that Monroe’s death was a possible suicide. The coroner recorded her death as a result of barbituate poisoning. However, since she died there are been many conspiracy theories including the notion that she was murdered by either President Kennedy or the CIA!

Kurt Cobain


Died too young - Kurt Cobain
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Kurt Cobain is arguably a perfect example of a tortured artist. While he may have been a genius to the music world he was clearly battling many demons. Unfortunately the demons won in April 1994 and Cobain reportedly committed suicide. A tragedy for his family and the music world. As with many deaths of famous people, there are conspiracy theories surrounding whether it actually was a suicide or whether he was killed, although the majority are content that he took his own life.

Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes


Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes
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Lisa Lopes died in a tragic car accident. It is reported that whilst driving around a bend she attempted to move past a truck and then swerved sharply to avoid an on coming car. The car rolled and hit a tree, and with Lopes not wearing a seat belt she didn’t survive her injuries.

Janis Joplin


Died too young - Janis Joplin
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Joplin was another case of a famous person dying too young due to drugs. When she didn’t show up to a recording session people became worried and she was found dead next to her bed. The official ruling was a heroin overdose, and people who knew her said they believed she had taken heroin that was stronger than usual as there had been a few deaths attributed to the same dealer around the same time.

Cory Monteith


Died too young - Cory Monteith
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Star of the Fox Hit series ‘Glee’, Cory Monteith was found dead in a hotel room at the young age of 31. His sudden death of a heroin overdose revealed the fact that he had been battling a drug addiction for some time and had checked himself into a rehab facility just months before.

Phillip Seymour Hoffman


Died too young - Phillip Seymour Hoffman
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Phillip Seymour Hoffman may be one of the oldest people on this list but he still died for too young! Not only was he only 46 but he had a very successful career ahead of him and was in the middle of filming the Hunger Games series. Although friends stated that his drug use was under control, Seymour Hoffman died due to a heroin overdose and numerous other substances were found in his system.

Brandon Lee


Died too young - Brandon Lee
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Brandon Lee died on a tragic accident while filming The Crow. The film crew¬†were required to use different types of ‘bullets’ in a scene where Lee’s character gets shot. The differences were to give the illusion of a gun really being fired both close up and at a distance. Whoever was responsible for this scene made a huge mistake when they left a fatal round in the gun before filming the scene with the gun actually being fired. Lee was hit in his abdomen and didn’t survive. His death was ruled an accident but many conspiracy theorists claim that it was intentional.

Paul Walker


Died too young - Paul Walker
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In an ironic twist for the star of the Fast and the Furious movies, Walker died in car crash. After leaving an event with a friend to drive a Porsche, which was reportedly going approximately 80-90mph in a 45mph zone, the car hit a lamppost and a couple of trees before bursting into flames.

These actors all died in an unfortunate way and far too young for their age and fame. Do you know other stars who met the same fate as same as them? Who were they?


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