The only certain fact any human knows about himself is that he would die someday. Might sound like a clichéd line, but this sentence deserved to be mentioned in this context. Many unfortunate ones die at an unexpectedly young age, leaving their loved ones in a state of shock and grief. Similarly, several celebrities who had earned admirers all over the world lost their lives when they were pretty young. The infamous ’27 Club’ sends shivers down the spines of several people even today. The ’27 Club’ refers to celebrities who died at the age of 27, just when they were at the peaks of their respective careers. World famous musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and Brian Jones are a few icons who belong to this club. Actors Brittany Murphy and Heath Ledger, acclaimed singer Amy Winehouse and rapper Tupac Shakur are a few celebrities who died at a relatively young age. Heath Ledger, who is best remembered for his portrayal of the Joker in the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Dark Knight’, apparently died due to drug overdose. Ledger, who had acted in several other acclaimed movies as well, was 28 at the time of his death. Interestingly, he was also honored with an Academy Award for his role in this 2008 flick. Many of their fans around the world still find it hard to digest the fact of their death. This list includes the names of several celebrities who died really young. It is really unfortunate that the world couldn’t get to see more of them. Below is our list of famous people who died before the age of 50.
Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946, British
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958, American

Sam CookeSam Cooke
22 January 1931, American

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935, American

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971, American
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940, Chinese, American
Actor, Martial Artist

The Notorious B.I.G.The Notorious B.I.G.
21 May 1972, American

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American

Anna Nicole SmithAnna Nicole Smith
28 November 1967, American
Actress, Model
Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American

Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great
20 July 0356, Macedonian
Emperor of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon

Bob MarleyBob Marley
06 February 1945, Jamaican

John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940, British
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967, American
Singer, Songwriter
Jesus ChristJesus Christ
Founder of Christianity

16 April 1971, American

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973, American

Anne FrankAnne Frank
12 June 1929, German
Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
30 March 1853, French, Dutch

16 January 1979, American
American singer
Steve IrwinSteve Irwin
22 February 1962, Australian
Television Personality

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
23 July 1967, American

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942, American
Singer & Musician
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
27 January 1756, Austrian

Che GuevaraChe Guevara
14 June 1928, Argentinian
Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976, American

John CandyJohn Candy
31 October 1950, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949, American

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Jim MorrisonJim Morrison
08 December 1943, American
Chris FarleyChris Farley
15 February 1964, American

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
16 October 1854, Irish

Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye
02 April 1939, American
Singer, Musician

Jayne MansfieldJayne Mansfield
19 April 1933, American
James DeanJames Dean
08 February 1931, American
Janis JoplinJanis Joplin
19 January 1943, American

Amelia EarhartAmelia Earhart
24 July 1897, American
Aviator, Pilot

Jane AustenJane Austen
16 December 1775, British

1342 BC, Egyptian
Buddy HollyBuddy Holly
07 September 1936, American

Rodney KingRodney King
02 April 1965, American
Victim of Police Abuse

Kimbo SliceKimbo Slice
08 February 1974, American
Mixed martial Artist

Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence
22 January 1960, Australian

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941, American
Sid ViciousSid Vicious
10 May 1957, British

Layne StaleyLayne Staley
22 August 1967, American
Bon ScottBon Scott
09 July 1946, Australian, British, Scottish

Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954, American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Ayrton SennaAyrton Senna
21 March 1960, Brazilian
Formula One Driver
Cory MonteithCory Monteith
11 May 1982, Canadian

Brian JonesBrian Jones
28 February 1942, British
Founder of the Rolling Stones
Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
08 May 1911, American

Otis ReddingOtis Redding
09 September 1941, American

Keith MoonKeith Moon
23 August 1946, British

Patsy ClinePatsy Cline
08 September 1932, American
Country Singer

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
23 September 1926, American
Saxophonist, Composer
Montgomery Clift Montgomery Clift
17 October 1920, American

Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
09 November 1922, American

John KeatsJohn Keats
31 October 1795, British
Romantic poet

Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker
29 August 1920, American
Jazz saxophonist, composer
Cliff BurtonCliff Burton
10 February 1962, American
Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band

Mitch HedbergMitch Hedberg
24 February 1968, American
Stand-up Comedian
1483 AD, Italian

29 September 1571, Italian

Douglas AdamsDouglas Adams
11 March 1952, British, American
Peter ToshPeter Tosh
19 October 1944, Jamaican
Reggae Musician

George GershwinGeorge Gershwin
26 September 1898, American
Edie SedgwickEdie Sedgwick
20 April 1943, American
Actress, Model

Andy GibbAndy Gibb
05 March 1958, British
Singer, Musician, Songwriter

Bobbi Kristina BrownBobbi Kristina Brown
04 March 1993, American
Television personality
Dennis WilsonDennis Wilson
04 December 1944, American
Record producer, Singer, Drummer, Surfer, Composer

Len BiasLen Bias
18 November 1963, American
Basketball player
Randy RhoadsRandy Rhoads
06 December 1956, American
Guitarist, Musician, Classical guitarist

Marc BolanMarc Bolan
30 September 1947
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Singer

Sean TaylorSean Taylor
01 April 1983, American
American football player

Ronnie Van ZantRonnie Van Zant
15 January 1948, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer,
Gram ParsonsGram Parsons
05 November 1946, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Musician,
The Big BopperThe Big Bopper
24 October 1930, American
Singer, Musician, Disc jockey, Songwriter

Glenn MillerGlenn Miller
01 March 1904, American

Tammi TerrellTammi Terrell
29 April 1945, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Duane AllmanDuane Allman
20 November 1946, American
Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Mike StarrMike Starr
04 April 1966, American

Mindy McCreadyMindy McCready
30 November 1975, American
Singer, Songwriter

Felix MendelssohnFelix Mendelssohn
03 February 1809, German

Jam Master JayJam Master Jay
21 January 1965, American

Henry, Duke of CornwallHenry, Duke of Cornwall
01 January 1511, British
Tim BuckleyTim Buckley
14 February 1947, American
singer-songwriter, singer, banjoist, jazz

Ruth EllisRuth Ellis
09 October 1926, British, Welsh
George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of ClarenceGeorge Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence
21 October 1449, British

Jeff HannemanJeff Hanneman
31 January 1964, American
Guitarist, Musician, Songwriter
Louis XVIILouis XVII
27 March 1785, French
Dan WheldonDan Wheldon
22 June 1978, British
Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver