They say that great poets die young. While there is a certain romantic appeal to this notion, it might be more than just a myth. New research has shown that poets do indeed die younger than other writers such as novelists and playwrights. It could be because unlike novelists, poets become famous young and therefore when they die young their deaths are noted more frequently than novelists. Whatever be the reason, it is still a fact that the world has lost many a great poet at an early age. Here is a list of top 10 poets who died young.