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

25 June 2009

Gary

American

Virgo

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
(Actor)

12 September 1973

30 November 2013

Glendale

American

Virgo

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

08 January 1935

16 August 1977

Tupelo

American

Capricorn

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

09 October 1940

08 December 1980

Liverpool, England, UK

British

Libra

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur

16 June 1971

13 September 1996

New York City, New York, U.S

American

Gemini

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
(Actor, Martial Artist)

27 November 1940

20 July 1973

San Francisco

Chinese,American

Sagittarius

Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great
(Emperor of Greece)

20 July 0356

10 June 0324

Pella

Greek

Cancer

Bob MarleyBob Marley
(Singer)

06 February 1945

11 May 1981

Nine Mile

Jamaican

Aquarius

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

24 November 1991

Stone Town

British

Virgo

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
(American actress)

01 June 1926

05 August 1962

Los Angeles

American

Gemini

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Composer)

27 January 1756

05 December 1791

Salzburg

Austrian

Aquarius

Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
(Painter)

30 March 1853

29 July 1890

Zundert

French,Dutch

Aries

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
(Actor)

04 April 1979

22 January 2008

Perth

Australian

Aries

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
(Singer & Musician)

27 November 1942

18 September 1970

Seattle, Washington, US

American

Sagittarius

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
(Singer, Songwriter)

20 February 1967

05 April 1994

Aberdeen, Washington, U.S

American

Pisces

Che GuevaraChe Guevara

14 June 1928

09 October 1967

Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina

Argentine

Gemini

TutankhamunTutankhamun
(Pharaoh)

1342 BC

1323 BC

Ancient Egypt

Egyptian

Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye
(Singer, Musician)

02 April 1939

01 April 1984

Washington, D.C., United States

American

Aries

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

Chester BenningtonChester Bennington

20 March 1976

20 July 2017

Phoenix, Arizona, U.S

American

Pisces

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
(Singer)

10 June 1922

22 June 1969

Grand Rapids

American

Gemini

Anne FrankAnne Frank
(Writer)

12 June 1929

01 March 1945

Frankfurt am Main, Weimar Germany

German

Gemini

James DeanJames Dean
(Actor)

08 February 1931

30 September 1955

Marion, Indiana, U.S

American

Aquarius

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
(Playwright)

16 October 1854

30 November 1900

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Irish

Libra

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

23 July 1967

02 February 2014

Fairport, New York, U.S

American

Cancer

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
(Singer)

09 August 1963

11 February 2012

Newark

American

Leo

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

Steve IrwinSteve Irwin
(Television Personality)

22 February 1962

04 September 2006

Essendon

Australian

Pisces

AaliyahAaliyah
(Singer, Dancer, Actor & Model)

16 January 1979

25 August 2001

New York City

American

Capricorn

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

08 December 1943

03 July 1971

Melbourne, Florida, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Selena QuintanillaSelena
(Singer, Songwriter)

16 April 1971

31 March 1995

Lake Jackson

American

Aries

Jane AustenJane Austen
(Novelist)

16 December 1775

18 July 1817

Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England

British

Sagittarius

RaphaelRaphael
(Painter)

1483 AD

06 April 1520

Urbino

Italian

Amelia EarhartAmelia Earhart

24 July 1897

05 January 1939

Atchison, Kansas, U.S.

American

Leo

Chris FarleyChris Farley

15 February 1964

18 December 1997

Madison

American

Aquarius

Jayne MansfieldJayne Mansfield

19 April 1933

29 June 1967

Bryn Mawr

American

Aries

John BelushiJohn Belushi
(Comedian, Actor, Musician)

24 January 1949

05 March 1982

Humboldt Park

American

Aquarius

Buddy HollyBuddy Holly

07 September 1936

03 February 1959

Lubbock, Texas, U.S.

American

Virgo

Anna Nicole SmithAnna Nicole Smith
(Actress, Model)

28 November 1967

08 February 2007

Harris County

American

Sagittarius

Phil HartmanPhil Hartman
(Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian)

24 September 1948

28 May 1998

Brantford

Canadian,American

Libra

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

03 October 1954

27 August 1990

Dallas

American

Libra

Ayrton SennaAyrton Senna

21 March 1960

01 May 1994

São Paulo

Brazilian

Aries

Layne StaleyLayne Staley

22 August 1967

05 April 2002

Kirkland, Washington

American

Leo

Rodney KingRodney King
(Victim of Police Abuse)

02 April 1965

17 June 2012

Sacramento, California, U.S.

American

Aries

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
(Jazz saxophonist and composer)

23 September 1926

17 July 1967

Hamlet

American

Virgo

Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
(Musician, Songwriter)

08 May 1911

16 August 1938

Hazlehurst, Mississippi

American

Taurus

Sam CookeSam Cooke
(Singer and Songwriter)

22 January 1931

11 December 1964

Clarksdale

American

Aquarius

Otis ReddingOtis Redding
(Singer)

09 September 1941

10 December 1967

Dawson, Georgia, U.S.

American

Virgo

CaravaggioCaravaggio
(Painter)

29 September 1571

18 July 1610

Milan

Italian

Libra

Brian JonesBrian Jones
(Founder of the Rolling Stones)

28 February 1942

03 July 1969

Cheltenham

British

Pisces

John KeatsJohn Keats
(Romantic poet)

31 October 1795

23 February 1821

Moorgate

British

Scorpio

Bon ScottBon Scott

09 July 1946

19 February 1980

Forfar

Australian,Scottish

Cancer

Keith MoonKeith Moon
(Drummer)

23 August 1946

07 September 1978

Harlesden

British

Leo

George GershwinGeorge Gershwin
(Composer)

26 September 1898

11 July 1937

Brooklyn

American

Libra

Kimbo SliceKimbo Slice
(Mixed martial Artist)

08 February 1974

06 June 2016

Nassau, Bahamas

American

Aquarius

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
(Singer, Songwriter)

13 May 1941

03 February 1959

Pacoima

American

Taurus

Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker
(Jazz saxophonist, composer)

29 August 1920

12 March 1955

Kansas City

American

Virgo

Montgomery Clift Montgomery Clift
(Actor)

17 October 1920

23 July 1966

Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

American

Libra

Patsy ClinePatsy Cline
(Country Singer)

08 September 1932

05 March 1963

Winchester, Virginia, U.S.

American

Virgo

Douglas AdamsDouglas Adams
(Writer)

11 March 1952

11 May 2001

Cambridge

British,American

Pisces

Jesus ChristJesus Christ
(Founder of Christianity)

Judea

Mitch HedbergMitch Hedberg
(Stand-up Comedian)

24 February 1968

29 March 2005

Saint Paul

American

Pisces

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

Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
(Actress)

09 November 1922

08 September 1965

Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

American

Scorpio

Peter ToshPeter Tosh
(Reggae Musician)

19 October 1944

11 September 1987

Westmoreland, Jamaica

Jamaican

Libra

Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence
(Musician)

22 January 1960

22 November 1997

Sydney

Australian

Aquarius

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

15 January 1929

04 April 1968

American

Capricorn

Jeff BuckleyJeff Buckley
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Composer)

17 November 1966

29 May 1997

Anaheim

American

Scorpio

John CandyJohn Candy
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter)

31 October 1950

04 March 1994

Newmarket

Canadian

Scorpio

Jim CroceJim Croce
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist)

10 January 1943

20 September 1973

Philadelphia

American

Capricorn

Eddie GuerreroEddie Guerrero
(Professional wrestler)

09 October 1967

13 November 2005

El Paso

American

Libra

Sid ViciousSid Vicious
(Singer, Composer, Musician)

10 May 1957

02 February 1979

London Borough of Lewisham

British

Taurus

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

11 May 1982

13 July 2013

Calgary

Canadian

Taurus

Franz SchubertFranz Schubert
(Composer, Pianist)

31 January 1797

19 November 1828

Vienna

Austrian

Aquarius

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

27 May 1971

25 April 2002

Philadelphia

American

Gemini

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

04 December 1944

28 December 1983

Inglewood

American

Sagittarius

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

16 October 1938

18 July 1988

Cologne

German

Libra

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

30 September 1947

16 September 1977

Stoke Newington

Libra

Adam YauchAdam Yauch
(Musician, Singer)

05 August 1964

04 May 2012

New York City

American

Leo

Edie SedgwickEdie Sedgwick
(Actor, Artist, Model, Socialite)

20 April 1943

16 November 1971

New York City

American

Aries

Andy GibbAndy Gibb
(Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

05 March 1958

10 March 1988

Manchester

British

Pisces

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

01 March 1904

15 December 1944

Clarinda

American

Pisces

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

15 January 1948

20 October 1977

Jacksonville

American

Capricorn

Gram ParsonsGram Parsons
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist)

05 November 1946

19 September 1973

Winter Haven

American

Scorpio

Randy RhoadsRandy Rhoads
(Guitarist, Musician, Classical guitarist)

06 December 1956

19 March 1982

Santa Monica

American

Sagittarius

Peaches GeldofPeaches Geldof
(Journalist, Television presenter, Model, Columnist, Writer, Screenwriter)

13 March 1989

07 April 2014

Westminster

British

Pisces

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

20 November 1946

29 October 1971

Nashville

American

Scorpio

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

20 August 1949

04 January 1986

Paysandú Department

Irish

Leo

Jeff HannemanJeff Hanneman
(Guitarist, Musician, Songwriter)

31 January 1964

02 May 2013

Oakland

American

Aquarius

Freddie PrinzeFreddie Prinze
(Actor, Television actor)

22 June 1954

29 January 1977

New York City

American

Cancer

Tim BuckleyTim Buckley
(singer-songwriter, singer, banjoist, jazz musician, guitarist, jazz guitarist)

14 February 1947

29 June 1975

Washington, D.C.

American

Aquarius

Mindy McCreadyMindy McCready
(Singer, Songwriter)

30 November 1975

17 February 2013

Fort Myers

American

Sagittarius

The Big BopperThe Big Bopper
(Singer, Musician, Disc jockey, Songwriter)

24 October 1930

03 February 1959

Port Arthur

American

Scorpio

Tammi TerrellTammi Terrell
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician)

29 April 1945

16 March 1970

Philadelphia

American

Taurus

Gilles VilleneuveGilles Villeneuve
(Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer)

18 January 1950

08 May 1982

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Canadian

Capricorn

Dan WheldonDan Wheldon
(Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver)

22 June 1978

16 October 2011

Emberton

British

Cancer

Jason MizellJason Mizell

21 January 1965

30 October 2002

Brooklyn

American

Aquarius

Mike StarrMike Starr

04 April 1966

08 March 2011

Honolulu

American

Aries

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