Celebs who died young

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

#5 Sharon Tate

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Born: January 24th, 1943

Died: August 9th, 1969

Age at death: 26

Cause of death: Multiple stab wounds

Sharon Tate, along with her friends Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, and Abigail Folger, was brutally murdered by members of the cult Manson Family at her home. According to the coroner’s report for Tate, the actress had been stabbed 16 times and that “five of the wounds were in and of themselves fatal.” Tate was more than eight months pregnant at the time of her death, and her unborn child was reportedly cut out of her stomach.

Tate rose to prominence for her performance as Jennifer North in the 1967 cult classic film Valley of the Dolls, which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination. In the same year, Tate also appeared in the movie The Fearless Vampire Killers, which was directed by her future husband Roman Polanski. Tate’s last completed film, 12+1, was released posthumously in 1969.

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