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Top 10 celebrities who died young

Published on 6 January, 2011 at 11:00 am By

This list of Topyaps is not ordered according to the “most celebrated” but according to the ages when “most celebrated” departed for heavenly abode. Your suggestions are welcomed, if you think we have missed to include any fundamental figure in this list.

10. Marilyn Monroe (36):

Famous for some controversial relationships and an epitome of breath taking beauty, Monroe was found dead on August 5, 1962, in her Brentwood home. At 4:25 a.m. her psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson called the local police after determining her in a motionless status. After Monroe’s autopsy, it became clear that she was habitual of consuming Nembutal and Chloral Hydrate. Her “probable suicide” is still a subject of controversy theory among debaters as it often relates with CIA and Kennedy brothers.


9. Princess Diana (36):

One of the most stunning news of this century. Renowned for her humanist efforts and beauty, Diana died on August 31, 1997, when her high speed Mercedes Benz W140 collided in the tunnel in Paris. In this mayhem incident, she was killed along with her fiance, Dodi Fayed and driver, Henri Paul. Amazingly, Fayed’s boduguard, Trevor Rees-Jones survived this heart wrenching accident. Her death is enumerated in the world’s greatest conspiracy theories.

8. Jeff Buckley (30):

Son of Tim Buckley, an American jazz singer and devotee of Nusrat Fataeh Ali Khan, Godhead of Qawwali, Jeff was one of the most noteworthy musician of 1990’s. On May 29, 1997, he decided to take a swim in his favorite Wolf River Harbor. Since then, he went missing and finally on 4th June his rotten body was discovered in Mississippi River. His autopsy indicated no signs of alcohol or drug consumption and clarified that entire case was related to accidental drowning.

7. Heath Ledger (28):

Apparently, Heath Ledger was a landmark in the field of acting. To machinate his iconic role of “Joker” in “Batman Begins”, he locked himself for a month in room and practiced the actual feelings of the character. But on January 22, 2008, the Hollywood community was shocked when this tremendous actor was found dead in his Manhattan apartment. According to medical officers, he died from the overdose of anti-anxiety medicines.

6. Jim Morrison (27):

“I wouldn’t mind dying in a plane crash.  It’d be a good way to go.  I don’t want to die in my sleep, or of old age, or OD.  I want to feel what it’s like.  I want to taste it, hear it, smell it.  Death is only going to happen once.  I don’t want to miss it.” Founding member of “The Doors” and one of the most celebrated figure of rock music industry, Jim Morrison’s was found dead on July 3, 1971, by his girlfriend in an apartment of Paris. Later, Danny Sugerman, manager of The Doors, stated that Morrison died due to an accidental consumption of heroin.

5. Brian Jones (27):

Alike Jim Morrison, Brian Jones is also considered as the godfather of instruments in musical world. Founding member of “The Rolling Stones”, Jones was discovered dead on midnight of July 2, 1969, in swimming pool of his home. However, according to medical report, this accident was a mishap created by himself but in 1999, his girlfriend Anna Wohlin claimed that he was assassinated by a builder. The builder, Frank Thorogood, later accepted the crime on his deathbed.

4. River Phoenix (23):

American teen icon, River Phoenix died on October 31, 1993, after consuming a heavy amount of cocaine and heroin. On the day of this incident, he was all set for perform a musical show in a Hollywood night club, owned by Johnny Depp. But he crumpled outside the club and was admitted in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he died while inserting a packemaker.


3. Aaliyah (22):

Sweetheart American actress and supermodel, Aaliyah Dana Haughton died on August 25, 2001, when her over weighted aircraft disintegrated just after the takeoff from an airport in Bahamas. She was accompanied by a pilot (unapproved to fly a plain) and her seven associates. Later, medical reports revealed that pilot, Luis Morales III was hyped with heroin and alcohol while piloting.

2. Ritchie Valens (17):

Another celebrity who died in a plane crash. An epitome of rock and roll trend, Valens was killed on February 3, 1959, when his four seater plane crashed just after its takeoff from the Mason City airport. In this incident, his fellow musicians, J.P. Richardson and Buddy Holly were also killed along with the pilot Roger Peterson. The day he died is now known as “The day the music died.”


1. Anne Frank (15):

One of the most prominent Jewish victim during the Holocaust, Anne Frank earned the global fame posthumously. On her thirteenth birthday she received a diary in gift, in which she documented her experiences of World War II. In 1945, She and her sister died in a camp due to typhus and her mother died of starvation. Somehow, his father, Otto Frank escaped from the concentration camp and later published her diary in 1952 as “The Diary of A Young Girl.”

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