On January 22, 2008, Heath Ledger was found dead in his Manhattan apartment from a drug overdose. The Australian actor had just wrapped filming Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight and was in the middle of production for Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus when he passed away. Gilliam brought on Ledger's close friends Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell to step in for Ledger's character in his remaining scenes.
(Source)more ABOUTAge: Died at 29 (1979-2008)
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
Profession: Actor, Music video director
Schools: Guildford Grammar School, Mary's Mount Primary School
Cause Of Death: Drug overdose, Combined drug intoxication
Place Of Death: New York City, New York, United States of America
Children: Matilda Ledgeralso ranked#6 OF 140 Saddest Deaths Ever#16 OF 22 Hollywood's Hottest Cowboys and Cowgals#19 OF 678 People We Wish Were Still Alive#24 OF 121 Famous Actors Who Were Almost James Bond
Hollywood's most famous blonde bombshell was in the middle of filming the comedy Something's Got to Give when she was found dead at her Brentwood, CA home on August 5, 1962. Monroe's cause of death was reported as an overdose of barbiturates resulting from a probable suicide.
(Source)more ABOUTAge: Died at 36 (1926-1962)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer, Showgirl
Schools: University of California, Los Angeles, Actors Studio, Van Nuys High School
Major/Field Of Study: Literature, Art
Cause Of Death: Barbiturate overdose
Place Of Death: Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Medical Conditions: Endometriosisalso ranked#43 OF 386 Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person#215 OF 365 The Best Female Vocalists Ever
On November 30th 2013, Fast & Furious star Paul Walker died in a car accident after leaving a charity event with his former racing friend Roger Rodas. The two were killed almost instantly when the Porsche Rodas was driving lost control and slammed into a tree. Fast & Furious 7 was still in the middle of filming, resulting in Universal Pictures to consider the decision to indefinitely put the movie on hold. Eventually the decided to move forward with the project with a combination of special effects and stunt doubles.
(Source)more ABOUTAge: Died at 40 (1973-2013)
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor
Schools: Village Christian Schools
Cause Of Death: Thermal injury, Traffic collision, Major trauma
Place Of Death: Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, United States of America
Children: Meadow Rain Walkeralso ranked#5 OF 140 Saddest Deaths Ever#381 OF 1052 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History
Before he could finish filming the drama Dark Blood, River Phoenix died of a drug overdose of on October 31, 1993 outside The Viper Room in Hollywood. The autopsy found various drugs including cocaine and morphine in his system. Dark Blood remained unfinished for 19 years and was finally released in 2012.
(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#37 OF 140 Saddest Deaths Ever#93 OF 678 People We Wish Were Still Alive#95 OF 100 Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?
On February 2, 2014, Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in a Manhattan hotel room from a heroin overdose. After more than 25 years of sobriety, the Oscar-winning actor (for Capote in 2006) had relapsed into addiction 8 months before his death. At the time, the second installment of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay was in production, and Hoffman had a week left of filming. He was 46 years old.
(Source)more ABOUTAge: Died at 47 (1967-2014)
Birthplace: Fairport, New York, United States of America
Profession: Theatre Director, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Schools: Fairport High School, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Major/Field Of Study: Drama
Cause Of Death: Combined drug intoxication
Place Of Death: West Village, New York City, New York, United States of America
Children: Willa Hoffman, Cooper Alexander Hoffman, Tallulah Hoffmanalso ranked#27 OF 100 Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?#45 OF 95 The Best Short Actors#49 OF 113 Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book#55 OF 1052 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History
At the time of her mysterious death, Natalie Wood was in the middle of production of the movie Brainstorm. Wood drowned on November 29, 1981 off the coast of California's Catalina Island during a weekend boat trip with her husband Robert Wagner, her Brainstorm co-star Christopher Walken, and the boat's captain Dennis Davern.
(Source)more ABOUTAge: Died at 43 (1938-1981)
Birthplace: California, United States of America
Profession: Actor, Singer
Schools: Van Nuys High School
Cause Of Death: Drowning
Place Of Death: Santa Catalina Island, California, United States of America
Children: Natasha Gregson Wagner, Courtney Brooke Wagneralso ranked#16 OF 223 The Greatest Former Child Stars#29 OF 259 The Best Actresses in Film History#138 OF 1052 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History
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