Famous Celebrities Who Died At An Unbelievably Young Age

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
XXXTentacion
(Rapper)

XXXTentacion
318
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 23, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States
Died: June 18, 2018

 2 
Tupac Shakur
( 100 Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone)

Tupac Shakur
151
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 13, 1996

 3 
Aaliyah
(Singer)

Aaliyah
82
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 25, 2001

 4 
Kurt Cobain
(Singer-songwriter)

Kurt Cobain
73
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States
Died: April 8, 1994
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 5 
Amy Jade Winehouse
(Singer-songwriter)

Amy Jade Winehouse
55
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Enfield, London, England
Died: July 23, 2011

 6 
Chester Bennington
(One of the Greatest Rock Vocalists of His Generation)

Chester Bennington
38
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Died: July 20, 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 7 
Che Guevara
(Revolutionary)

Che Guevara
89
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Died: October 9, 1967
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 8 
Jim Morrison
( Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Doors')

Jim Morrison
41
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States
Died: July 3, 1971

 9 
Buddy Holly
(Singer-Songwriter & Pioneer in Mid 1950's Rock and Roll)

Buddy Holly
30
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States
Died: February 3, 1959
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 10 
Sam Cooke
(Singer-songwriter)

Sam Cooke
21
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 11, 1964
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 11 
Stevie Ray Vaughan
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer)

Stevie Ray Vaughan
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: August 27, 1990
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 12 
Lil Peep
( A Leading Figure of the Mid–late 2010s Emo Rap Scene)

Lil Peep
104
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 15, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 13 

Cameron Boyce
42
Birthdate: May 28, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 6, 2019

 14 
Anne Frank
(Diarist)

Anne Frank
45
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: March 12, 1945

 15 
River Phoenix
(Second Youngest Winner of Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead)

River Phoenix
32
Birthdate: August 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madras, Oregon, United States
Died: October 31, 1993
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 16 
Otis Redding
(Singer-songwriter)

Otis Redding
24
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dawson, Georgia, United States
Died: December 10, 1967
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 17 
Bon Scott
(Singer & Musician)

Bon Scott
33
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Forfar, Scotland
Died: February 19, 1980

 18 

Robert Johnson
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hazlehurst, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16, 1938

 19 
Keith Moon
(Drummer)

Keith Moon
12
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wembley, England
Died: September 7, 1978

 20 
Anna Nicole Smith
(1993 Playmate of the Year)

Anna Nicole Smith
31
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harris County
Died: February 8, 2007

 21 
Andy Gibb
(Singer-songwriter, Actor)

Andy Gibb
19
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: March 10, 1988

 22 
Christina Grimmie
(YouTube Singer)

Christina Grimmie
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Evesham, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 10, 2016

 23 
Ritchie Valens
(A Rock and Roll Pioneer Who had Several Hits, Most notably 'La Bamba')

Ritchie Valens
21
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 3, 1959

 24 

John Keats
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 31, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moorgate, London, England
Died: February 23, 1821

 25 
Jesus Christ
(Founder of Christianity)

Jesus Christ
37
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0004 BC
Birthplace: Judea, Roman Empire
Died: 0033 AD

 26 
Pat Tillman
(American Football Player)

Pat Tillman
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fremont, California, United States
Died: April 22, 2004
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 27 

Anton Yelchin
14
Birthdate: March 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 19, 2016
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 28 
Sid Vicious
(Musician)

Sid Vicious
16
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lewisham, South London
Died: February 2, 1979
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 29 
Judith Barsi
(Child Actress)

Judith Barsi
10
Birthdate: June 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Fernando Valley, California, United States
Died: July 25, 1988

 30 
Randy Rhoads
(Guitarist, Musician, Classical guitarist)

Randy Rhoads
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 6, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica
Died: March 19, 1982
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 31 
Heather O Rourke
(Child Actress)

Heather O Rourke
8
Birthdate: December 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santee, California, United States
Died: February 1, 1988

 32 
Marc Bolan
(English singer-songwriter known for his acoustic guitar-based songs.)

Marc Bolan
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 16, 1977
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 33 
Sean Taylor
(American football player)

Sean Taylor
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florida City, Florida, United States
Died: November 27, 2007
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 34 
Duane Allman
(Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

Duane Allman
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nashville
Died: October 29, 1971

 35 
Ronnie Van Zant
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist)

Ronnie Van Zant
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: October 20, 1977
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 36 
Patrick Bouvier Kennedy
(John F. Kennedy's Son)

Patrick Bouvier Kennedy
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bourne, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 9, 1963

 37 
Brandon Burlsworth
(American Football Player)

Brandon Burlsworth
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harrison, Arkansas, United States
Died: April 28, 1999
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 38 
Cliff Burton
(Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band Metallica.)

Cliff Burton
12
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, United States
Died: September 27, 1986

 39 
Trayvon Martin
(Shooting Victim)

Trayvon Martin
24
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Died: February 26, 2012

 40 
Adam Yauch
(Founding Member of the Hip Hop Group 'Beastie Boys')

Adam Yauch
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 4, 2012
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 41 
Philip Hamilton
(Alexander Hamilton's son)

Philip Hamilton
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 22, 1782
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: November 24, 1801

 42 

Felix Mendelssohn
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 3, 1809
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: November 4, 1847
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 43 
Ron Goldman
(Waiter murdered alongside friend Nicole Brown Simpson)

Ron Goldman
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: June 12, 1994
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 44 

Lee Thompson Young
10
Birthdate: February 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 19, 2013
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 45 
Glenn Miller
(Trombonist)

Glenn Miller
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clarinda, Iowa, United States
Died: December 15, 1944

 46 
Ernie Davis
(American Football Player)

Ernie Davis
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Salem-Buffington, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 18, 1963

 47 
Jules Bianchi
(F1 Driver)

Jules Bianchi
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: July 17, 2015
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 48 
Bradley Nowell
(Lead Singer and Guitarist Of the Ska Punk Band 'Sublime')

Bradley Nowell
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: May 25, 1996
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 49 
Dorothy Stratten
(Playboy Playmate, Model)

Dorothy Stratten
3
Birthdate: February 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: August 14, 1980
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 50 
Bobbi Kristina Brown
(Television personality)

Bobbi Kristina Brown
13
Birthdate: March 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Livingston, New Jersey, USA
Died: July 26, 2015