Heath Ledger, Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix are celebrities who died at a 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.
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
(Singer)

29 August 1958

American

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

British

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur

16 June 1971

American

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
(The King of Rock and Roll, Singer Actor)

08 January 1935

American

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
(American actress)

01 June 1926

American

Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great
(Emperor of Greece)

20 July 0356

Greek

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
(Actor, Martial Artist)

27 November 1940

Chinese,American

Bob MarleyBob Marley
(Singer)

06 February 1945

Jamaican

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
(Actor)

04 April 1979

Australian

The Notorious BThe Notorious B.I.G.
(Rapper)

21 May 1972

American

John LennonJohn Lennon
(Co-founder of 'The Beatles')

09 October 1940

British

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
(Singer, Songwriter)

20 February 1967

American

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
(Singer)

10 June 1922

American

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
(Singer)

09 August 1963

American

Anne FrankAnne Frank
(Writer)

12 June 1929

German

Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
(Painter)

30 March 1853

French,Dutch

Che GuevaraChe Guevara

14 June 1928

Argentinian

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
(Singer & Musician)

27 November 1942

American

AaliyahAaliyah
(Singer, Dancer, Actor & Model)

16 January 1979

American

Chester BenningtonChester Bennington

20 March 1976

American

Janis JoplinJanis Joplin
(Singer)

19 January 1943

American

Selena QuintanillaSelena
(Singer, Songwriter)

16 April 1971

American

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
(Actor)

12 September 1973

American

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Composer)

27 January 1756

Austrian

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
(Playwright)

16 October 1854

Irish

Jim MorrisonJim Morrison
(Singer, Lyricist, Poet, Musician, Filmmaker)

08 December 1943

American

Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye
(Singer, Musician)

02 April 1939

American

James DeanJames Dean
(Actor)

08 February 1931

American

Steve IrwinSteve Irwin
(Television Personality)

22 February 1962

Australian

Jayne MansfieldJayne Mansfield

19 April 1933

American

TutankhamunTutankhamun
(Pharaoh)

1342 BC

Egyptian

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
(Writer)

25 June 1903

British

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
(Actor, Director & Producer)

23 July 1967

American

Amelia EarhartAmelia Earhart
(Aviator, Pilot)

24 July 1897

American

Anna Nicole SmithAnna Nicole Smith
(Actress, Model)

28 November 1967

American

John CandyJohn Candy
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter)

31 October 1950

Canadian

Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
(Musician, Songwriter)

08 May 1911

American

Keith MoonKeith Moon
(Drummer)

23 August 1946

British

Jane AustenJane Austen
(Novelist)

16 December 1775

British

John BelushiJohn Belushi
(Comedian, Actor, Musician)

24 January 1949

American

Chris FarleyChris Farley

15 February 1964

American

Sid ViciousSid Vicious
(Musician)

10 May 1957

British

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
(Singer, Songwriter)

13 May 1941

American

Rodney KingRodney King
(Victim of Police Abuse)

02 April 1965

American

Buddy HollyBuddy Holly

07 September 1936

American

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

03 October 1954

American

Ayrton SennaAyrton Senna
(Formula One Driver)

21 March 1960

Brazilian

Layne StaleyLayne Staley

22 August 1967

American

Brian JonesBrian Jones
(Founder of the Rolling Stones)

28 February 1942

British

Cory MonteithCory Monteith
(Actor)

11 May 1982

Canadian

Sam CookeSam Cooke
(Singer and Songwriter)

22 January 1931

American

Kimbo SliceKimbo Slice
(Mixed martial Artist)

08 February 1974

American

Bon ScottBon Scott

09 July 1946

Australian,British,Scottish

Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence
(Musician)

22 January 1960

Australian

Patsy ClinePatsy Cline
(Country Singer)

08 September 1932

American

Otis ReddingOtis Redding
(Singer)

09 September 1941

American

RaphaelRaphael
(Painter)

1483 AD

Italian

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
(Jazz saxophonist and composer)

23 September 1926

American

John KeatsJohn Keats
(Romantic poet)

31 October 1795

British

CaravaggioCaravaggio
(Painter)

29 September 1571

Italian

Mitch HedbergMitch Hedberg
(Stand-up Comedian)

24 February 1968

American

Montgomery Clift Montgomery Clift
(Actor)

17 October 1920

American

Douglas AdamsDouglas Adams
(Writer)

11 March 1952

British,American

George GershwinGeorge Gershwin
(Composer)

26 September 1898

American

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

10 February 1962

American

Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker
(Jazz saxophonist, composer)

29 August 1920

American

Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
(Actress)

09 November 1922

American

Edie SedgwickEdie Sedgwick
(Actress, Model)

20 April 1943

American

Jesus ChristJesus Christ
(Founder of Christianity)

Ancient Roman

Peter ToshPeter Tosh
(Reggae Musician)

19 October 1944

Jamaican

Andy GibbAndy Gibb
(Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

05 March 1958

British

Dennis WilsonDennis Wilson
(Record producer, Singer, Drummer, Surfer, Composer)

04 December 1944

American

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

15 January 1948

American

Adam YauchAdam Yauch
(Musician, Singer)

05 August 1964

American

Marc BolanMarc Bolan
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Singer)

30 September 1947

Franz SchubertFranz Schubert
(Composer, Pianist)

31 January 1797

Austrian

NicoNico
(Actor, Model, Singer, Composer, Musician)

16 October 1938

German

Glenn MillerGlenn Miller
(Jazz musician, Bandleader, Composer, Music arranger, Conductor, Musician)

01 March 1904

American

Randy RhoadsRandy Rhoads
(Guitarist, Musician, Classical guitarist)

06 December 1956

American

Phil LynottPhil Lynott
(Bassist, Singer, Musician, Pianist, Songwriter)

20 August 1949

Irish,British

Tammi TerrellTammi Terrell
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician)

29 April 1945

American