10 Actors Who Died Way Too Early

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The majority of actors we see on film/tv are just characters. We connect with them on screen, but nothing more. However, there are some actors that have a profound effect on individuals. The audience connects on a more personal basis through these talented actors. The following list is a compilation of talented actors that were more than a character. They were talent and their live's were taken too early. We were not able to see their career amount to what it could have been, but we will never forget these actors.

Read the original list and reviews of these characters at http://unrealitymag.com/index.php/2010/10/26/great-actors-who-died-way-too-early/
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    Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 10 Actors Who Died Way Too Early
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    "We know this one is pretty obvious but it still must be mentioned. I think of all the people on this list Ledger had the most promise in terms of having the potential to be known as one of the greatest actors of his generation. The guy just kept getting better in every film he was in and it’s a shame he went when he did."

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    River Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 10 Actors Who Died Way Too Early
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    "I almost feel like Phoenix was a Heath Ledger before there was a Heath Ledger. River started his career earlier and was a successful child actor. As he got older his roles weren’t so great and I’m not sure how good an actor he became. However there was no doubting his talent. Clearly the drug and alcohol abuse got in the way."

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    Raúl Juliá is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 10 Actors Who Died Way Too Early
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    "Julia was the oldest of this bunch but that doesn’t mean he didn’t die late. The man was young for today’s day and age and he still had plenty of good movies left in him. He had an incredible singing voice and such presence on screen. I wish I could have seen him more."

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    John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 10 Actors Who Died Way Too Early
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    "Belushi was a Chris Farley before there was a Chris Farley. Belushi was one of those guys who was just funny for doing nothing. You could watch the guy for 5 minutes and laugh. Was he a great actor? Yes, in the comedic sense. I feel like he’d have had a very Adam Sandler like career had he not been such a party animal. I could see Belushi in serious roles."

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    James Dean is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 10 Actors Who Died Way Too Early
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    John Candy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 10 Actors Who Died Way Too Early
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    "It’s always a terrible thing when someone this likable dies. I mean who didn’t love John Candy? Every single movie this guy was in had a redeeming quality: him! Candy made every character fun to watch and you knew what you were going to get with him. It’s a shame he couldn’t keep his body under control as it finally caught up with him."

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    Brad Renfro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 10 Actors Who Died Way Too Early
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    "Renfro was just a bad seed. He was one of those guys that never really had a straight life to begin with. The guy was doing drugs at a very early age and never really got it together. However, all the films I ever saw him in, he did an excellent job. I really thought that if he pulled it together he’d have been a big star."

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    Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 10 Actors Who Died Way Too Early
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    "Probably one of the funniest guys in a long time. Mac had a funny way about him without having to do anything either. You just sort of looked at the guy and laughed. I miss his roles in the Ocean’s movies."

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