Over the years, the Tinsel Town has witnessed innumerous untimely deaths. Several actors, even the ones who had reached the heights of stardom, have lost their lives in the most mysterious and unexpected ways. Here are some of our favorite celebs who left too early leaving a hole in our hearts.
Marilyn Monroe (1926 – 1962)
The death of this blonde bombshell proved that no amount of fame can offer peace of mind when mental health is at stake. Marilyn Monroe’s demise at the age of 36 shook the world beyond limits. Born in L.A, she set a fashion trend that many took inspiration from; especially, her iconic flying skirt scene from the movie ‘The Seven Year Itch. Marilyn lost her life to anti-depression pills and was confirmed dead by suicide yet there are several conspiracy theories that state otherwise.
Robin Williams (1951 – 2014)
Being a comedian on-screen didn’t spare Robin from falling to the prey of depression. After a plethora of roles and an Oscar, the Jumanji actor died by suicide at 63. Robin was found hanging in his home in California. The alleged reason behind his decision is said to be the Lewy body disease he was diagnosed with.
Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009)
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson’s death was rather an untimely one. Though the reason for the death is recorded to be cardiac arrest, Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty for prescribing inappropriate dosage of drugs to MJ. It’s an undeniable fact that Pop music will never be the same with the legend’s passing.
Paul Walker (1973 – 2013)
Not everyone dies doing what they love; but, Paul Walker is one such soul who left us doing what he loves the most! Yes, the Fast & Furious actor left us in tears after being dead in a car crash. Apparently, Paul was riding a Porsche with his friend and pro racer Roger Rodas when the tragic incident unfolded. This mishap is something we still cannot get over with years after his demise. Of course, it’s hard to not think of the popular quote, “If one day speed kills me, don’t cry because I was smiling” while thinking about Paul.
Heath Ledger (1979 – 2008)
With an incredible Hollywood career under his belt, Heath Ledger was one of the most talented actors of our time. It was truly sad to see the Australian actor die the same year his blockbuster The Dark Knight was released. His portrayal of the super-villain Joker won him an Oscar in the following year. Heath Ledger is said to have died from an overdose of pills that he had been taking for a while then.