9 Celebrities Who Lived Fast And Died Young

There are a lot of celebrated personalities around the world that we wish could live forever. However, many of them live fast and die young.  In this list we look back upon some of the most tragic celebrity deaths in history.

#1. Michael Jackson – The King of Pop

Michael Jackson was and will always be the King of Pop, a title he earned through a long and painstaking career in which he produced 29 “Top 10” hits on the Billboard charts.


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Jackson was found dead on June 25th, 2009. The death was ruled a homicide, and his physician Conrad Murray was taken into custody for involuntary manslaughter.

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#2. Paul Walker – Actor and Race Car Driver

Paul Walker rose to prominence for his role in The Fast and the Furious franchise. He was so close to his co-star Vin Diesel that he named him the godfather of his daughter.


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Paul tragically passed away as a result of a road accident. He was the passenger in the vehicle. Vin Diesel posted the following photograph with Paul’s daughter Meadow and captioned it “always…”



#3. Selena Quintanilla Pérez – The Queen of Tejano

At the young age of 23, she had already become an incredibly influential Latin artist.

She was often called the Mexican Madonna or the Queen of Tejano. In 1995, she died as a result of a gunshot wound to her head. Her murderer was the president of her fan club.


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#4. Princess Diana

Princess Diana was hands-down the most loved, gracious, and intelligent member of the Royal Family ever. She died in a car accident while being chased relentlessly by the paparazzi.


Apparently, her driver had also been drunk at the time. She was survived by her young sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. Her death was mourned by the whole world.



#5. Brittany Murphy – The Queen of Rom-Coms

Brittany Murphy often played the bright and friendly girl roles in movies such as Clueless, and Uptown Girls. She had her whole life and career ahead of her when she tragically died at the age of 32.

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Her cause of death is still undetermined, and has lead to some widespread speculation and confusion. Her husband too passed away exactly a year later.



#6. Steve Irwin – The Crocodile Hunter.

Irwin dedicated his whole life to caring for and advocating for wildlife and their welfare. However, this passion of his eventually led to his tragic death at the age of 44.

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While filming one of his segments, he was stung over a thousand times by a stingray. He bled out in the hospital, and his last words were “I’m dying.”



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#7. Christina Grimmie – “The Voice” Talent

Grimmie was a finalist from “The Voice” who might not have been incredibly well known, but she was sure on her way. She went viral over YouTube for her covers of popular songs.

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She was shot onstage by a fan of hers. Her death was widely mourned by celebrities and TV hosts, and Adam Levine offered to cover her funeral costs.


#8. Aaliyah – Princess of R&B

Aaliyah became incredibly popular in the music industry, and worked with names like R. Kelly, Timbaland, and Missy Elliot. She was on the fast track to superstardom, when she died at the age of 22.


After shooting the music video for “Rock the Boat,” Aaliyah boarded a plane along with 8 other members from her team. The pilot flying the plane was under the influence of drugs and crashed the plane outside of Bahamas. No one survived the crash.


#9. Anton Yelchin – Of “Star Trek” Fame

Yelchin was on his way to becoming a world famous actor, having starred in the Star Trek reboot in the role of Pavel Chekov. His unfortunate death was called a “Freak Accident” and continues to baffle people.


Yelchin parked his jeep on a steep highway while approaching home. Unfortunately, the jeep slid down and pinned him against the brick wall. He died within 60 seconds of being crushed by the jeep, and was discovered 72 hours later.

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It’s always immensely tragic when such brilliant and promising personalities die so young. SHARE if you mourn the loss of any of these celebrities who lived fast and died young.