120 Famous People Who Died Young People
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120 Famous People Who Died Young

I often find these kinds of lists floating around the net, but they are often not very concise and don't include people from all professions and countries. I have done my best to include everyone I can think of who has had a major impact on our lives and has consequently garnered fame. If you think I have missed out anyone fundamental to a complete list, comment and I will add them.

Hopefully, I can make this list into a definitive one. I hope you like it. Also, please note there is no ranking system. I have merely added them as I think of them, as opposed to ranking them by fame. My criteria has only one limitation: they must have passed on before 50 years old. Their nationality and reason for being "nationally" famous is irrelevant, as long as they are well known, they are suitable for adding.
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    Jimi Hendrix died on September 18, 1970 at the age of 27. His cause of death is disputed, but the coroner believed that he choked to death on his own vomit.
    about... Age: Died at 28 (1942-1970)
    Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Musician + 5 more
    Institution: Garfield High School, Washington Middle School
    Height: 5'10"
    Cause Of Death: Drug overdose, Inhalation of vomit
    Place Of Death: Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom
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    Jim Morrison died on July 3, 1971 at age 27. He was found dead in his bathtub, but no official autopsy was completed. He is suspected to have died from a drug overdose.
    about... Age: Died at 28 (1943-1971)
    Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
    Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter, Musician, Screenwriter + 4 more
    Institution: St. Petersburg College, University of California, Los Angeles, Alameda High School, Florida State University, George Washington Middle School
    Major/Field Of Study: Theatre Arts
    Height: 5'10"
    Cause Of Death: Heart failure, Drug overdose
    Place Of Death: Paris, France
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    Kurt Cobain died on April 5, 1994 at the age of 27. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
    about... Age: Died at 27 (1967-1994)
    Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States of America
    Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer, Artist
    Institution: Aberdeen High School
    Height: 5'9"
    Cause Of Death: Suicide, Gunshot
    Place Of Death: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
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    James Dean died on September 30, 1955 at the age of 24. He death was the result of a car accident.
    about... Age: Died at 24 (1931-1955)
    Birthplace: Marion, Indiana, United States of America
    Profession: Actor
    Institution: Fairmount High School, University of California, Los Angeles, Santa Monica College, Brentwood Public School, Indiana High School Forensic Association
    Major/Field Of Study: Pre-law, Drama
    Height: 5'8"
    Cause Of Death: Traffic collision
    Place Of Death: Cholame, California, United States of America
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    Otis Redding died on December 10, 1967 at age 26. He died tragically in a plane crash traveling between gigs.
    about... Age: Died at 26 (1941-1967)
    Birthplace: Dawson, Georgia, United States of America
    Profession: Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer
    Institution: Ballard-Hudson High School
    Height: 6'0"
    Cause Of Death: Aviation accident or incident
    Place Of Death: Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
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    Sam Cooke died on December 11, 1964 at age 33. He was shot by a hotel manager who claimed that she was acting in self-defense.
    about... Age: Died at 33 (1931-1964)
    Birthplace: Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States of America
    Profession: Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Singer
    Institution: Wendell Phillips Academy High School
    Height: 5'9"
    Cause Of Death: Firearm, Murder
    Place Of Death: Hacienda Motel, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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