Celebs who died young

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

#22 Edie Sedgwick

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Born: April 20th, 1943

Died: November 16th, 1971

Age at death: 28

Cause of death: Barbiturate overdose

On the night of November 15th, 1971, Edie Sedgwick’s husband, Michael Post, gave her the medication that had been prescribed for her. When Post awoke the following morning, Sedgwick was dead. The coroner ruled her death as “undetermined/accident/suicide” and her death certificate revealed that the immediate cause was “probable acute barbiturate intoxication” due to ethanol intoxication.

An actress and fashion model, Sedgwick was best known for being one of Andy Warhol’s superstars. After starring in several of Warhol’s short films in the 1960s, Sedgwick was hailed as The Girl of the Year in 1965. Vogue magazine also named her a “Youthquaker”.

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