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 Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Record Producer
Birthdate: September 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stone Town, Tanzania
Died: November 24, 1991
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 2 Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson.
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: June 25, 2009
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 3 Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16, 1977

 4 Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 5, 1962

 5 Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 13, 1996

 6 John Lennon

John Lennon.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: October 9, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: December 8, 1980

 7 Judy Garland

Judy Garland.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States
Died: June 22, 1969
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
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 8 Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee.
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Famous As: Actor, Martial Artist
Birthdate: November 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 20, 1973

 9 Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger.
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Famous As: Actor, Photographer
Birthdate: April 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
Died: January 22, 2008
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 10 Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer & Musician
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: September 18, 1970

 11 Paul Walker

Paul Walker.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Died: November 30, 2013

 12 Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great.
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Famous As: Emperor of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon
Birthdate: July 20, 0356
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pella, Greece
Died: June 10, 0324

 13 Bob Marley

Bob Marley.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: February 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nine Mile, Jamaica
Died: May 11, 1981
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 14 Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston.
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Famous As: Singer & Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 11, 2012
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 15 Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ.
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Famous As: Founder of Christianity
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Judea

 16 Selena

Selena.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lake Jackson, Texas, United States
Died: March 31, 1995

 17 Aaliyah

Aaliyah.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 25, 2001
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 18 Kurt Cobain

Kurt Donald Cobain .
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: February 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States
Died: April 5, 1994
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 19 James Dean

James Dean.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marion, Indiana, United States
Died: September 30, 1955
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 20 The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G..
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 9, 1997
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 21 Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States
Died: July 3, 1971
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 22 Anne Frank

Anne Frank.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Weimar Germany
Died: March 1, 1945

 23 Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fairport, New York, United States
Died: February 2, 2014
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 24 Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh.
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 30, 1853
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zundert, Netherlands
Died: July 29, 1890

 25 Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Died: October 4, 1970

 26 Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright, Poet & Novelist
Birthdate: October 16, 1854
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 30, 1900

 27 Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin.
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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: February 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Essendon
Died: September 4, 2006

 28 Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: April 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: April 1, 1984

 29 Che Guevara

Che Guevara.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: June 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Died: October 9, 1967
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 30 Chester Bennington

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

 31 Jane Austen

Jane Austen.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 16, 1775
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England
Died: July 18, 1817
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 32 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Pianist
Birthdate: January 27, 1756
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: December 5, 1791
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 33 Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun.
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 1342 BC
Birthplace: Ancient Egypt
Died: 1325 BC

 34 George Orwell

George Orwell.
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Motihari, Bihar, India
Died: January 21, 1950
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 35 Chris Farley

Chris Farley.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: December 18, 1997
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 36 Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aviator, Pilot
Birthdate: July 24, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atchison, Kansas, United States
Died: January 5, 1939
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 37 John Candy

John Candy.
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
Birthdate: October 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newmarket, Ontario
Died: March 4, 1994
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 38 Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole Smith.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: November 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harris County
Died: February 8, 2007

 39 Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 19, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 29, 1967

 40 John Keats

John Keats.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Romantic poet
Birthdate: October 31, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moorgate
Died: February 23, 1821

 41 Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calgary
Died: July 13, 2013
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 42 Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States
Died: February 3, 1959
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 43 John Belushi

John Belushi.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Humboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 5, 1982
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 44 Ritchie Valens

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

 45 Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Jean Dandridge.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Died: September 8, 1965

 46 Sam Cooke

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

 47 Rodney King

Rodney King.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Victim of Police Abuse
Birthdate: April 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, U.S.
Died: June 17, 2012

 48 Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Birthdate: October 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: August 27, 1990
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 49 Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Formula One Driver
Birthdate: March 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
Died: May 1, 1994

 50 Kimbo Slice

Kimbo Slice.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial Artist
Birthdate: February 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
Died: June 6, 2016
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)