"Carol Anne" from Poltergeist died in 1988 from complications during surgery to remove an acute bowel obstruction. She was 12 years old.more ABOUTAge: Died at 13 (1975-1988)
Birthplace: Santee, California, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Cardiac arrest, Iatrogenesis, Septic shock, Intestinal Obstruction
Place Of Death: San Diego, California, United States of Americaalso ranked#99 OF 218 The Greatest Former Child Stars#212 OF 652 People We Wish Were Still Alive
Skye McCole Bartusiak died in her sleep at the age of 21, in July 2014. Her death was ultimately ruled an overdose. Said the Harris (Texas) County Institute of Forensic Sciences, "The exact cause of death is an accident due to the combined effects of hydrocodone and difluoroethane with carisoprodol."
The child star was known for her role as Mel Gibson's daughter in The Patriot.
(Source)more ABOUTAge: Died at 22 (1992-2014)
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America
The child and teen star of Stand by Me and Explorers died in 1993 at age 23, after speedballing cocaine and morphine. The scene unfolded in front of The Viper Room, a legendary Sunset Strip music venue, while then-owner Johnny Depp was performing onstage with Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers. As news circulated through the club about Phoenix's collapse outside, the show stopped, but he was never revived.
(Source)more ABOUTAge: Died at 23 (1970-1993)
Birthplace: Madras, Oregon, United States of America
Profession: Activist, Guitarist, Environmentalist, Musician, Singer-songwriter + 1 more
Cause Of Death: Heart failure, Drug overdose, Cocaine overdose, Heroin overdose, Combined drug intoxication
Place Of Death: West Hollywood, California, United States of Americaalso ranked#14 OF 102 The Greatest '80s Teen Stars#95 OF 100 Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?#99 OF 652 People We Wish Were Still Alive#329 OF 1060 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History
"Arnold Jackson" from Diff'rent Strokes died of a brain hemorrhage in 2010 at age 42. The former child star had lapsed into a coma in a hospital near his Provo, UT, home and passed away shortly after being take off life support.
(Source)more ABOUTAge: Died at 42 (1968-2010)
Birthplace: Zion, Illinois, United States of America
Profession: Actor, Voice acting
Cause Of Death: Epidural hematoma, Cerebral hemorrhage
Place Of Death: Provo, Utah, United States of Americaalso ranked#81 OF 218 The Greatest Former Child Stars
The young star of Jaws: The Revenge and The Land Before Time (voice of "Ducky") died in 1988 at age 10. In a murder-suicide carried out by her father, Judith and her mother were shot, killed, and subsequently set on fire before he shot himself to death in the family's garage.
(Source)more ABOUTAge: Died at 10 (1978-1988)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Profession: Actor, Voice acting
Cause Of Death: Ballistic trauma, Firearm, Homicide, Murder
Place Of Death: Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, United States of Americaalso ranked#21 OF 141 Saddest Deaths Ever
"Kimberly Drummond" from Diff'rent Strokes died in 1999 at age 35 while visiting her fiancé's mother in Moore, OK. Plato took a lethal dose of Lortab and Valium before laying down for a nap and never woke up. The death was eventually ruled a suicide.more ABOUTAge: Died at 35 (1964-1999)
Schools: William Howard Taft Charter High School
Cause Of Death: Drug overdose, Suicide
Place Of Death: Moore, Oklahoma, United States of America
Children: Tyler Lambertalso ranked#74 OF 102 The Greatest '80s Teen Stars#140 OF 218 The Greatest Former Child Stars
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