Famous Celebrities Who Died At An Unbelievably Young Age

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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.
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 1 
XXXTentacion
(Rapper Well Known for His Depressing, and at Times Devastating Music)
XXXTentacion
783
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
215
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 13, 1996
 3 
Kurt Cobain
(Guitarist, Lead Vocalist and Primary Songwriter of the Rock Band 'Nirvana')
Kurt Cobain
106
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States
Died: April 5, 1994
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 4 
Aaliyah
(Best Known as 'Princess of R&B' & 'Queen of Urban Pop')
Aaliyah
114
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 25, 2001
 5 
Amy Jade Winehouse
(Known for Her Deep, Expressive Contralto Vocals and Her Eclectic Mix of Musical Genres)
Amy Jade Winehouse
88
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Enfield, London, England
Died: July 23, 2011
 6 
The Notorious B.I.G.
(One of the Greatest Rappers of All Time)
The Notorious B.I.G.
74
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 9, 1997
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Chester Bennington
(One of the Greatest Rock Vocalists of His Generation)
Chester Bennington
72
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Died: July 20, 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 8 
Che Guevara
(Revolutionary)
Che Guevara
163
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Died: October 9, 1967
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Jim Morrison
(Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Doors')
Jim Morrison
69
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States
Died: July 3, 1971
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
Buddy Holly
(Singer-Songwriter & Pioneer in Mid 1950's Rock and Roll)
Buddy Holly
50
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States
Died: February 3, 1959
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 11 
Sam Cooke
(Singer-songwriter)
Sam Cooke
32
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 11, 1964
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Stevie Ray Vaughan
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: August 27, 1990
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 13 
Cameron Boyce
69
Birthdate: May 28, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 6, 2019
 14 
Anne Frank
(Diarist)
Anne Frank
69
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: March 12, 1945
 15 
River Phoenix
(Actor, Musician and Eldest Brother of the Phoenix Siblings Who Accidentally Died by Combined Drug Intoxication)
River Phoenix
49
Birthdate: August 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madras, Oregon, United States
Died: October 31, 1993
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 16 
Lil Peep
(A Leading Figure of the Mid–late 2010s Emo Rap Scene)
Lil Peep
178
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 15, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 17 
Otis Redding
(Singer-songwriter)
Otis Redding
33
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dawson, Georgia, United States
Died: December 10, 1967
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 18 
Keith Moon
(Drummer)
Keith Moon
16
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wembley, England
Died: September 7, 1978
 19 
Bon Scott
(Singer & Musician)
Bon Scott
54
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Forfar, Scotland
Died: February 19, 1980
 20 
Anna Nicole Smith
(1993 Playmate of the Year)
Anna Nicole Smith
55
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harris County
Died: February 8, 2007
 21 
Robert Johnson
21
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hazlehurst, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16, 1938
 22 
Andy Gibb
(Singer-songwriter, Actor)
Andy Gibb
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: March 10, 1988
 23 
Ritchie Valens
(A 'Rock and Roll' Pioneer and a Forefather of the 'Chicano Rock' Movement)
Ritchie Valens
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 3, 1959
 24 
Jesus Christ
(Founder of Christianity Who is Believed to be the Incarnation of God )
Jesus Christ
71
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0004 AD
Birthplace: Judea, Roman Empire
Died: 0033 AD
 25 
Christina Grimmie
(American Pop Singer and YouTube Personality)
Christina Grimmie
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Evesham, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 10, 2016
 26 
John Keats
(English Romantic Lyric Poet)
John Keats
17
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 31, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moorgate, London, England
Died: February 23, 1821
 27 
Pat Tillman
(American Professional Football Player Who Joined Army After September 11, 2001 Attacks)
Pat Tillman
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fremont, California, United States
Died: April 22, 2004
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 28 
Anton Yelchin
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as 'Pavel Chekov' in the 'Star Trek' Reboot Film Series)
Anton Yelchin
24
Birthdate: March 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 19, 2016
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 29 
Sid Vicious
(Musician)
Sid Vicious
24
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lewisham, South London
Died: February 2, 1979
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 30 
Judith Barsi
(American Child Actress Best Known for Her Films: ‘Jaws: The Revenge’ and ‘All Dogs Go to Heaven’)
Judith Barsi
26
Birthdate: June 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Fernando Valley, California, United States
Died: July 25, 1988
 31 
Randy Rhoads
(Guitarist, Musician, Classical guitarist)
Randy Rhoads
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 6, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica
Died: March 19, 1982
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 32 
Marc Bolan
(English singer-songwriter known for his acoustic guitar-based songs.)
Marc Bolan
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 16, 1977
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 33 
Heather O Rourke
(American Child Actress.)
Heather O Rourke
15
Birthdate: December 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santee, California, United States
Died: February 1, 1988
 34 
Fred Hampton
(American Activist and Deputy Chairman of the National Black Panther Party)
Fred Hampton
27
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 4, 1969
 35 
Duane Allman
(Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter)
Duane Allman
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nashville
Died: October 29, 1971
 36 
Sean Taylor
(American football player)
Sean Taylor
23
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)
 37 
Ronnie Van Zant
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist)
Ronnie Van Zant
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: October 20, 1977
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 38 
Cliff Burton
(Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band Metallica.)
Cliff Burton
15
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, United States
Died: September 27, 1986
 39 
Patrick Bouvier Kennedy
(Infant Child of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Who Lived Just Over 39 Hours)
Patrick Bouvier Kennedy
18
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bourne, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 9, 1963
 40 
Lee Thompson Young
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘The Famous Jett Jackson’)
Lee Thompson Young
12
Birthdate: February 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 19, 2013
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 41 
Brandon Burlsworth
(American Football Offensive Lineman)
Brandon Burlsworth
29
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harrison, Arkansas, United States
Died: April 28, 1999
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 42 
Adam Yauch
(Founding Member of the Hip Hop Group ‘Beastie Boys’)
Adam Yauch
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 4, 2012
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 43 
Felix Mendelssohn
(Best Known for His Solo Piano Composition 'Songs Without Words' and Founder of 'Leipzig Conservatory')
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)
 44 
Philip Hamilton
(Eldest Son of the First U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton)
Philip Hamilton
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 22, 1782
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: November 24, 1801
 45 
Jules Bianchi
(French Motor Racing Driver)
Jules Bianchi
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: July 17, 2015
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 46 
Thuy Trang
(Vietnamese-American Actress, Known for Her Role as ‘Trini Kwan’ in the TV Series ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’)
Thuy Trang
25
Birthdate: December 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Died: September 3, 2001
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 47 
Glenn Miller
(Trombonist)
Glenn Miller
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clarinda, Iowa, United States
Died: December 15, 1944
 48 
Ernie Davis
(American Football Player Who Was the First African American to Win the Heisman Trophy)
Ernie Davis
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Salem-Buffington, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 18, 1963
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 49 
Dorothy Stratten
(Canadian Former Actress and Model Who was Killed by Her Estranged Husband Paul Snider)
Dorothy Stratten
10
Birthdate: February 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: August 14, 1980
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 50 
Bradley Nowell
(Lead Singer and Guitarist Of the Ska Punk Band 'Sublime')
Bradley Nowell
7
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)