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.
Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur

16 June 1971

13 September 1996

New York City, New York, U.S

American

Gemini

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
(Singer)

29 August 1958

25 June 2009

Gary, Indiana

American

Virgo

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

08 January 1935

16 August 1977

Tupelo

American

Capricorn

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

24 November 1991

Stone Town

British

Virgo

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
(Actor)

04 April 1979

22 January 2008

Perth

Australian

Aries

Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great
(Emperor of Greece)

20 July 0356

10 June 0324

Pella

Greek

Cancer

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
(American actress)

01 June 1926

05 August 1962

Los Angeles

American

Gemini

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
(Actor, Martial Artist)

27 November 1940

20 July 1973

San Francisco

Chinese,American

Sagittarius

Bob MarleyBob Marley
(Singer)

06 February 1945

11 May 1981

Nine Mile

Jamaican

Aquarius

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

21 May 1972

09 March 1997

Clinton Hill, New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Taurus

AaliyahAaliyah
(Singer, Dancer, Actor & Model)

16 January 1979

25 August 2001

New York City

American

Capricorn

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

09 October 1940

08 December 1980

Liverpool, England, UK

British

Libra

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
(Singer, Songwriter)

20 February 1967

05 April 1994

Aberdeen, Washington, U.S

American

Pisces

Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
(Painter)

30 March 1853

29 July 1890

Zundert

French,Dutch

Aries

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
(Singer)

09 August 1963

11 February 2012

Newark

American

Leo

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
(Singer & Musician)

27 November 1942

18 September 1970

Seattle, Washington, US

American

Sagittarius

Che GuevaraChe Guevara

14 June 1928

09 October 1967

Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina

Argentine

Gemini

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
(Singer)

10 June 1922

22 June 1969

Grand Rapids

American

Gemini

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
(Actor)

12 September 1973

30 November 2013

Glendale

American

Virgo

Selena QuintanillaSelena
(Singer, Songwriter)

16 April 1971

31 March 1995

Lake Jackson

American

Aries

Amelia EarhartAmelia Earhart
(Aviator, Pilot)

24 July 1897

05 January 1939

Atchison, Kansas

American

Leo

Anne FrankAnne Frank
(Writer)

12 June 1929

01 March 1945

Frankfurt am Main, Weimar Germany

German

Gemini

Chester BenningtonChester Bennington

20 March 1976

20 July 2017

Phoenix, Arizona, U.S

American

Pisces

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Composer)

27 January 1756

05 December 1791

Salzburg

Austrian

Aquarius

Jayne MansfieldJayne Mansfield

19 April 1933

29 June 1967

Bryn Mawr

American

Aries

Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye
(Singer, Musician)

02 April 1939

01 April 1984

Washington, D.C., United States

American

Aries

James DeanJames Dean
(Actor)

08 February 1931

30 September 1955

Marion, Indiana, U.S

American

Aquarius

TutankhamunTutankhamun
(Pharaoh)

1342 BC

1323 BC

Ancient Egypt

Egyptian

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

08 December 1943

03 July 1971

Melbourne, Florida, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
(Playwright)

16 October 1854

30 November 1900

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Irish

Libra

John CandyJohn Candy
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter)

31 October 1950

04 March 1994

Newmarket, Ontario

Canadian

Scorpio

Steve IrwinSteve Irwin
(Television Personality)

22 February 1962

04 September 2006

Essendon

Australian

Pisces

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

23 July 1967

02 February 2014

Fairport, New York, U.S

American

Cancer

Buddy HollyBuddy Holly

07 September 1936

03 February 1959

Lubbock, Texas, U.S.

American

Virgo

Janis JoplinJanis Joplin
(Singer)

19 January 1943

04 October 1970

Port Arthur, Texas, United States

American

Capricorn

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
(Writer)

25 June 1903

21 January 1950

Motihari

British

Cancer

Rodney KingRodney King
(Victim of Police Abuse)

02 April 1965

17 June 2012

Sacramento, California, U.S.

American

Aries

Anna Nicole SmithAnna Nicole Smith
(Actress, Model)

28 November 1967

08 February 2007

Harris County

American

Sagittarius

John BelushiJohn Belushi
(Comedian, Actor, Musician)

24 January 1949

05 March 1982

Humboldt Park

American

Aquarius

Keith MoonKeith Moon
(Drummer)

23 August 1946

07 September 1978

Harlesden

British

Leo

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
(Singer, Songwriter)

13 May 1941

03 February 1959

Pacoima

American

Taurus

Jane AustenJane Austen
(Novelist)

16 December 1775

18 July 1817

Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England

British

Sagittarius

Chris FarleyChris Farley

15 February 1964

18 December 1997

Madison

American

Aquarius

Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
(Musician, Songwriter)

08 May 1911

16 August 1938

Hazlehurst, Mississippi

American

Taurus

Sid ViciousSid Vicious
(Musician)

10 May 1957

02 February 1979

Lewisham, South London

British

Taurus

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

03 October 1954

27 August 1990

Dallas

American

Libra

Ayrton SennaAyrton Senna
(Formula One Driver)

21 March 1960

01 May 1994

São Paulo

Brazilian

Aries

Sam CookeSam Cooke
(Singer and Songwriter)

22 January 1931

11 December 1964

Clarksdale

American

Aquarius

Layne StaleyLayne Staley

22 August 1967

05 April 2002

Kirkland, Washington

American

Leo

Patsy ClinePatsy Cline
(Country Singer)

08 September 1932

05 March 1963

Winchester, Virginia, U.S.

American

Virgo

Kimbo SliceKimbo Slice
(Mixed martial Artist)

08 February 1974

06 June 2016

Nassau, Bahamas

American

Aquarius

Brian JonesBrian Jones
(Founder of the Rolling Stones)

28 February 1942

03 July 1969

Cheltenham

British

Pisces

Montgomery Clift Montgomery Clift
(Actor)

17 October 1920

23 July 1966

Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

American

Libra

Bon ScottBon Scott

09 July 1946

19 February 1980

Forfar

Australian,British,Scottish

Cancer

Otis ReddingOtis Redding
(Singer)

09 September 1941

10 December 1967

Dawson, Georgia, U.S.

American

Virgo

RaphaelRaphael
(Painter)

1483 AD

06 April 1520

Urbino

Italian

John KeatsJohn Keats
(Romantic poet)

31 October 1795

23 February 1821

Moorgate

British

Scorpio

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
(Jazz saxophonist and composer)

23 September 1926

17 July 1967

Hamlet

American

Virgo

Douglas AdamsDouglas Adams
(Writer)

11 March 1952

11 May 2001

Cambridge

British,American

Pisces

Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence
(Musician)

22 January 1960

22 November 1997

Sydney

Australian

Aquarius

Mitch HedbergMitch Hedberg
(Stand-up Comedian)

24 February 1968

29 March 2005

Saint Paul

American

Pisces

CaravaggioCaravaggio
(Painter)

29 September 1571

18 July 1610

Milan

Italian

Libra

George GershwinGeorge Gershwin
(Composer)

26 September 1898

11 July 1937

Brooklyn

American

Libra

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

10 February 1962

27 September 1986

Castro Valley, California, United States

American

Aquarius

Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker
(Jazz saxophonist, composer)

29 August 1920

12 March 1955

Kansas City

American

Virgo

Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
(Actress)

09 November 1922

08 September 1965

Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

American

Scorpio

Edie SedgwickEdie Sedgwick
(Actress, Model)

20 April 1943

16 November 1971

New York City

American

Aries

Jesus ChristJesus Christ
(Founder of Christianity)

Judea

Ancient Roman

Peter ToshPeter Tosh
(Reggae Musician)

19 October 1944

11 September 1987

Westmoreland, Jamaica

Jamaican

Libra

Cory MonteithCory Monteith
(Film actor, Actor, Singer, Musician, Television actor)

11 May 1982

13 July 2013

Calgary

Canadian

Taurus

Lisa LopesLisa Lopes
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Rapper, Musician, Songwriter, Dancer, Pianist)

27 May 1971

25 April 2002

Philadelphia

American

Gemini

Andy GibbAndy Gibb
(Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

05 March 1958

10 March 1988

Manchester

British

Pisces

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

04 December 1944

28 December 1983

Inglewood

American

Sagittarius

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

15 January 1948

20 October 1977

Jacksonville

American

Capricorn

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

20 August 1949

04 January 1986

West Bromwich

Irish,British

Leo

Franz SchubertFranz Schubert
(Composer, Pianist)

31 January 1797

19 November 1828

Alsergrund

Austrian

Aquarius

Tammi TerrellTammi Terrell
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician)

29 April 1945

16 March 1970

Philadelphia

American

Taurus

Adam YauchAdam Yauch
(Musician, Singer)

05 August 1964

04 May 2012

New York City

American

Leo

Mindy McCreadyMindy McCready
(Singer, Songwriter)

30 November 1975

17 February 2013

Fort Myers

American

Sagittarius

Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King, Jr.

15 January 1929

04 April 1968

Atlanta

American

Capricorn

Randy RhoadsRandy Rhoads
(Guitarist, Musician, Classical guitarist)

06 December 1956

19 March 1982

Santa Monica

American

Sagittarius