Celebs who died young

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

#47 Amelia Earhart

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Born: July 24th, 1897

Disappeared: July 2nd, 1937 (aged 39)

Status: Declared dead in absentia on January 5th, 1939 (aged 41)

During a 1937 attempt at becoming the first female aviator to complete a circumnavigational flight of the globe in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, Amelia Earhart, along with navigator Fred Noonan, disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. They were last seen on July 2nd, 1937 in Lae, Papua New Guinea, and were officially declared dead on January 5th, 1939.

Earhart achieved celebrity status in 1928 after becoming the first female passenger to cross the Atlantic by airplane. Fast forward to 1932, Earhart, piloting a Lockheed Vega 5B, made a nonstop solo transatlantic flight, becoming the first woman to achieve such a feat.