Celebs who died young

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

#2 Elvis Presley

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Born: January 8th, 1935

Died: August 16th, 1977

Age at death: 42

Cause of death: Heart attack

There have been conflicting reports on the cause of Elvis Presley’s death, but many experts concluded that the King of Rock and Roll died of a heart attack, likely brought on by his drug misuse.

On the evening of August 16th, 1977, the King of Rock and Roll was scheduled to fly out of Memphis to begin another tour. But that afternoon, his fiancée Ginger Alden found him unresponsive on a bathroom floor. According to Alden’s eyewitness account, the singer “looked as if his entire body had completely frozen in a seated position while using the toilet and then had fallen forward, in that fixed position, directly in front of it.”

Medical responders attempted to revive him several times but all failed. His death was officially pronounced the next day at the Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Interesting facts about BTS
  • The group name, “BTS” stands for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. Band member J-Hope said that they chose this name because it represents BTS’s desire “to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets.” But that isn’t the only meaning behind the name. In 2017, BTS said, as part of their new brand identity, that their name would also stand for Beyond the Scene” which extended their name to mean “growing youth BTS who is going beyond the realities they are facing, and going forward.”
  • BTS was originally intended to be a hip-hop group, similar to YG Entertainment’s 1TYM. This was because Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk met with RM and was very impressed by his rapping talents. However, Bang Si-hyuk changed his mind and decided that today’s youth needed “a hero who can lend them a shoulder to lean on, even without speaking a single word.”
  • BTS has said that all of the following musicians have inspired their music; Post Malone, Eminem, Seo Taiji and Boys, Nas, Kanye West, Drake, Charlie Puth, Danger, and Queen.
  • The band’s first English-language single, “Dynamite”, was released on August 21st. Its video broke the YouTube record for the most viewed music video premiere, grabbing the attention of three million viewers, and it set a new record for the most viewed video on the first day of release. “Dynamite” is also the first music video on YouTube to surpass 100 million views in less than one day.
  • BTS has been often labeled as “easily the biggest and most successful name in K-pop in the world” that can “do things no other name in their genre can.” Time magazine has gone as far as calling them the “Princes of Pop.”