Famous People Who Died Way Too Young

Life is a cycle.

We’re born, we live, we die. If I ask a large amount of people, “what do you want out of your life?” Most of them would say, to live a happy, healthy, long life-yet there has been occurrences were well-known individuals passed away at young ages. Their deaths were the cause of drug usage, mobile crashes, crimes, and health issues. However, let’s celebrate their careers and what was once their lives.

10. Micheal Jackson, Drug Overdose/Homicide


He was the “King of Pop.” Originally, he was a part of the Jackson Five, but then when he separated and started singing on his own everyone loved his music.Thriller (1984) was his highest grossing album. He continued to write and perform live until his death on July 25, 2009. Jackson was pronounced dead in his California home. At first, the cause was an overdose, but then Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray was arrested and accused of murdering Jackson the cause was changed to homicide. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2512469/No-I-didnt-kill-Michael-He-did–massive-overdose-using-stash-What-really-happened-night-Jackson-died-Dr-Conrad-Murray-doctor-jailed-death-King-Pop.html Nevertheless, the late, but great Micheal Jackson was 50 when he passed away. 

9. Princess Diana of Wales, Car Crash 


Diana Spencer was her madden name. She was granted the title of Princess Diana of Wales when she met and married Prince Charles, one of the most recognizable men in royalty. http://www.biography.com/people/princess-diana-9273782#synopsis She helped many people around the world with her charities, fundraisers, and kind-heart personality. She was in Paris when she died, her driver was trying to get away from photographers when the car lost control and crashed. She was 36. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7328754.stm 

8. Elvis Presley, Drug Overdose


He was the king of Rock n’ Roll. Grow up in Memphis, Tennessee where he started playing musical instruments and singing to Gospel and pop music. http://www.elvis.com/about-the-king/biography_.aspx His singing career took off when Sun Records labels signed him in 1955. His first song was Hound dog. Everything was going smoothly until he started experimenting with all types of drugs. On August 16, 1977 Elvis Presley was pronounced dead, he was 42. 

This year will mark 60 years of entertainment Elvis started. 

7. John Belushi, Drug Overdoes 


One of the first performers on Saturday Night Live. He also stared in the very funny Animal House (1978), and The Blues Brothers (1980). However, the joke was over when he passed away from drug usage in 1982. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000004/?ref_=nmbio_bio_nm

6. Amy Winehouse, Drug Overdouse


Even though she had a bad reputation for being a drunk and a druggie, she won five Grammy Awards. Her most famous songs were Rehab and Back to Black. She died at 27 from an overdose of drugs. http://www.biography.com/people/amy-winehouse-244469

5. James Dean, Car Crash 


The old-fashion bad boy. James Dean was Hollywood’s “hot guy”  during the 1950s. He acted in TV series like General Electric Theater (1954) and he acted on the big screen, one of his most famous performances in film was Rebel Without A Cause (1955). Unfortunately, that was the same year he crashed his car and died, he was 24-years-old. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000015/

4. Kurt Cobain, Suicide 


He created one of the best grunge bands in all of music history, Nirvana. His songs Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991) and Come As You Are (1991) where hug hits off their Nevermind album. http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Nirvana-Nevermind-Album/16D669876665BF034825682D000B110D However, on April 5, 1994, Kurt Cobain shot himself. He was doing through a time of becoming anti-social and it was too late to get him help. He was 27. 

3. Freddie Mercury, AIDS 


The lead vocalist in the highly popular band known as Queen. He brought new and strong energy to the stage when he performed. Some of Queen’s famous songs are: I want to break free (1984) and Bohemian Rhapsody (1975). Freddie Mercury died from AIDS in 1991. He was 45. 


2. Selena, Homicide 


She was given the top best Latino-American Singer award in the ’90s. He most known and most popular song is Dreaming of You (1995). At a Days Inn, in 1995 she encountered Yolanda Saldivar, the manager of Corpus Christi Selena boutique and a fan of Selena. Saldivar and Selena went back and fourth in an argument until Saldivar opened fire and shot and later killed Selena. http://selenaquintanillaperez1.weebly.com/death.html She was only 23. 

1. Heather O’Rourke, Bowl Obstruction (Sudden Death)



She was the youngest child star to die. She was discovered by filmmaker Stephen Spielberg, and hired to be the little girl who said, “Their here,” in the horror movie The Poltergeist  (1982). Her death was a shock to everyone. She died abruptly due to Bowl Obstruction, which is also known as sudden death. She was 12-years-old.  



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