Just in my short life I've seen so many young stars die, and I think the number that die is out of proportion to the general population.
Yes, of course the death of a celebrity is reported more than any street junky, but still....
I just destroyed my premise.
People die, and I know a few great people that crashed and burned from when I was in High School. Even some more recently in my life have died.
A couple suicides.
Most by how they chose to live. (and die)
I'm not sure I can make a list of stars that died young, but I'll try.
Sure, a lot will be missed, but they all were gone before their time.
Feel free to add to the list, and try to keep it within your lifetime.
I was alive when President Kennedy was shot so I'll keep it on topic of the famous dead that I remember, and only those that self destructed after
River Phoenix - 23 - Overdose
Johnathan Brandis - 27 - Suicide
Dana Plato - 34 - Suicide
Andrew Koenig - 41 - Suicide
Heath Ledger - 28 - Overdose
Sid Vicious - 21 - Overdose
Anissa Jones - 18 - Overdose
Kurt Cobain - 27 - Suicide
Janis Joplin - 27 - Overdose
Bobby Buntrock - 21 - Suicide (likely)
Freddy Prince - 22 - Suicide
Not all of those were child stars, but all came to fame while they were young. You can include Elvis and Princess Diana as famous people that have
died in my life, and many more, but I remember those.
Too many, too young.
Pill bottles retrieved in the apartment of Haim's mother are hydrocodone (Vicodin), diazepam (Valium), haloperidol (an antipsychotic med) and
Soma (a muscle relaxer).
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