Ten famous actors who died young

Actors, like other celebrities, have fame and honor throughout their lives. Some of them enjoy this to a ripe old age. Others die at a young age and do not have time to enjoy the fame fully. In this top, ten actors are represented, whose lives ended prematurely.

Sharon Tate (26 years old)


American actress Sharon Tate began her acting career in 1966 by participating in beauty contests. During her short life, she starred in more than a dozen films. She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award, murdered by Charles Manson’s “Family” sect at the age of 26.

River Phoenix (23 years old)


River began his acting career at the age of 10 with the film “Stay with Me.” At the age of 18, he was nominated for an Oscar to participate in the movie Running on the spot. He was also a musician, sang and played guitar in a rock band. River Phoenix died of a drug overdose at the age of 23.

James Dean (24 years old)


During his short life, this American actor managed to star in seven films, three of which made him famous. All these films were published in the year of his death, so he could not fully enjoy his fame. The actor died in 1955 in a car accident at the age of 24.

Chris Farley (33)


Chris Farley began his acting career at the age of 26 with the TV series Saturday Night Live. However, the real success came to the actor a few years later, almost at the end of his life. In 1997, Farley died of cardiac arrest at the age of 33.

Anton Yelchin (27 years old)


This American film actor was born in the USSR, but his family emigrated to the United States almost immediately after birth. He started his career in 2000. During his short life, he managed to play more than forty roles. In 2016, he was pressed against the garage wall by the bumper of his car, which was the reason for his death at the age of 27.

Brandon Lee (28 years old)


Brandon Lee, like his father, Bruce Lee was engaged in martial arts and was an actor. Brandon’s acting debut took place in 1985. Over the years of filming, he managed to play nine roles. Moreover, one of them became the cause of his death. By some unknown accident, the pistol used in the filming of the film “The Raven” turned out to be loaded, and the wound in the stomach was fatal.

Paul Walker (40)


Paul Walker began acting as a child in diaper commercials. After that, he became involved in other commercials and television shows. His film debut took place in 1994. He is best known for his roles in the Fast and Furious series of films dedicated to street racing. Ironically, it was the high-speed car that became the causal death of the actor. He died in a car accident at the age of forty.

Heath Ledger (28 years old)


Heath Ledger posthumously awarded the Academy Awards, and Golden Globes began acting in films in 1992. He was born in Australia, and his first roles were in Australian cinema. He later moved to the United States and began playing in Hollywood. In 2008 he was found dead. The cause of death was drug poisoning. He was 28 years old.

Bruce Lee (32 years old)


An internationally renowned actor and martial artist, Bruce Lee began his acting career from infancy, playing a little girl’s role. However, he became famous for playing the role of men in perfect martial arts. He died at the age of 32 from cerebral edema.

Marilyn Monroe (36 years old)


This actress, with whom a massive number of people are in love, passed away very early. She was only 36 years old. Marilyn Monroe began her career in 1947 and received two Golden Globe Awards. The cause of the death of the actress was an overdose of sleeping pills.

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