Celebs who died young

These actors, musicians, and public figures passed away before their time

Celebs who died young

Celebrity deaths are always saddening, but news of stars meeting their demise well before their time are particularly heartbreaking. Those sudden deaths, as terrible as they are, serve as a reminder that fame, money, and talent don’t guarantee a long life, as everyone’s journey here on Earth can abruptly come to an end in an instant. Below are 50 notable celebs who died young.

#1 James Dean

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Born: February 8th, 1931

Died: September 30th, 1955

Age at death: 24

Cause of death: Car accident

James Dean, best known for his role as Jim Stark in the 1955 drama film Rebel Without a Cause, was one of the many celebs who died young due to a vehicular accident. He was pronounced dead on arrival when he arrived by ambulance at the Paso Robles War Memorial Hospital, following a car accident involving a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder and a 1950 Ford Tudor. Dean was the driver of the Porsche, which slammed into the passenger’s side of the Ford.  In an inquest into his death, the sheriff-coroner’s jury concluded that the actor was entirely at fault in the incident due to speeding.

After his death, Dean received two posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his roles as loner Cal Trask in the 1955 drama movie East of Eden, and surly ranch hand Jett Rink in the 1956 epic Wester drama film Giant.

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