Celebs who Died Young

Posted by Shazy on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Celebs who Died Young
 From designer Alexander McQueen to former teen idol Corey Haim, these stars suffered untimely deaths.

Alexander McQueen

His daring and outlandish designs made him a fashion designer to the stars, most notably this singer. He received this prestigious award in 2003. He was found dead Feb. 11, 2010, in his home due to an apparent suicide.

Tupac & Biggie Smalls

Rapper-actor Tupac Shakur starred in three films. He also had six albums released after he was gunned down in 1996.
The Notorious B.I.G., who was perceived as being Tupac’s rival, died months later. The anniversary of his death was recently marked.

Brittany Murphy

The “Clueless” actress appears to have died of natural causes on Dec. 20, 2009.

Mike Starr

Mike Starr, the original bassist for this well-known band, struggled with addiction and had appeared on this TV show. He died at 44. He’s not the first member of the band to die from an overdose or the first star to die early in life.

Corey Haim

A fixture in the 1980s for his teen movies and his friendship with this other Corey, he later struggled with drug addiction and tried to get back on track by appearing on this reality show. Many rumors swirled about his death, but it was this that killed him.

Gary Coleman

Remembered as the adorable kid on this TV show who had his own catchphrase, he later battled depression, twice trying to commit suicide. He suffered from this disease his entire life, undergoing two transplants. In the end, it was this that killed him at age 42.

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger won an Oscar after his death.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was only 36 when she died but had already won a Golden Globe and sung “Happy Birthday” to the president. However, her death remains a mystery.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson announced a comeback tour before he died in June 2009. His music topped the charts after his death.

River Phoenix

River Phoenix was hailed by critics and fans alike for his part in this coming-of-age tale and other roles. Who is his brother?


Tejano music star Selena was only 23 when she was shot and killed.
Source: Special