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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  1. 115
    Hillel Slovak died on June 25, 1988 when he was 26 years old. He died of a heroin overdose.
    about... age: Died at 26 (1962-1988)
    birthplace: Haifa, Israel
    profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician
    institution: Fairfax High School
    cause of death: Heroin overdose
    place of death: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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    Errol Flynn died on October 14, 1959 when he was 50 years old. He died as a result of heart disease and degeneration & cirrhosis of the liver.
    about... age: Died at 50 (1909-1959)
    birthplace: Hobart, Australia
    profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer
    institution: Sydney Church of England Grammar School
    height: 6'2"
    cause of death: Myocardial infarction
    place of death: Vancouver, Canada
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  3. 117
    Junior Seau died on May 2, 2012 when he was 43 years old. He died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
    about... age: Died at 43 (1969-2012)
    birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America
    profession: American football player
    institution: Oceanside High School, University of Southern California
    height: 6'3"
    cause of death: Suicide, Gunshot
    place of death: Oceanside, California, United States of America
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    Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012 when she was 48 years old. She drowned in her own bathtub after using a large amount of cocaine.
    about... age: Died at 49 (1963-2012)
    birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
    profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, Model + 3 more
    institution: Mount Saint Dominic Academy
    height: 5'7"
    cause of death: Drowning, Cocaine overdose, Coronary artery disease
    place of death: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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    Sarah Burke died on January 19, 2012 when she was 29 years old. She died after being involved in a ski accident and then experiencing cardiac arrest.
    about... age: Died at 30 (1982-2012)
    birthplace: Barrie, Canada
    profession: Freestyle skier
    institution: Midland Secondary School
    cause of death: Accident, Injury, Brain damage
    place of death: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
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    Danny Clyburn died on February 7, 2012 when he was 37 years old. He was shot and killed in South Carolina.
    about... age: Died at 38 (1974-2012)
    birthplace: Lancaster, South Carolina, United States of America
    profession: Baseball player
    place of death: Lancaster, South Carolina, United States of America
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