Famous People Who Died Young

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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. 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.
Edie Sedgwick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died Young
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Edie Sedgwick died on November 16, 1971 when she was 28 years old. She died during her sleep and was found with large amounts of drugs and alcohol in her system.

Edith Minturn "Edie" Sedgwick was an American heiress, socialite, actress, and fashion model. She is best known for being one of Andy Warhol's superstars. Sedgwick became known as "The Girl of the Year" in 1965 after starring in several of Warhol's short films in the 1960s. She was dubbed an "It Girl", while Vogue magazine also named her a "Youthquaker". ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 28 (1943-1971)

Birthplace: USA, California, Santa Barbara

Profession: Socialite, Model, Actor, Artist

Cause Of Death: Drug overdose, Barbiturate overdose, Barbiturate

Place Of Death: Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died Young
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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.

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music". Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the US Army; he was granted an honorable discharge the following year. Soon afterward, he moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, and began playing gigs on the chitlin' circuit, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 28 (1942-1970)

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Musician, + more

Cause Of Death: Drug overdose, Inhalation of vomit

Place Of Death: Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom

Children: James Daniel Sundquist, Tamika Hendrix

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Mindy McCready is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died Young
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Malinda Gayle "Mindy" McCready was an American country music singer. Active from 1995 until her death in 2013, she recorded a total of five studio albums. Her debut album, 1996's Ten Thousand Angels, was released on BNA Records and was certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA, while 1997's If I Don't Stay the Night was certified Gold. 1999's I'm Not So Tough, her final album for BNA, was less successful, and she left the label. A self-titled fourth album followed in 2002 on Capitol Records. McCready's fifth and final studio album, I'm Still Here, was released in March 2010 on Iconic Records. McCready's first four studio albums yielded twelve singles on the Billboard country singles charts. This ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 38 (1975-2013)

Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Singer

Cause Of Death: Suicide, Gunshot

Place Of Death: Heber Springs, Arkansas, United States of America

Children: Zander Ryan McCready, Zayne Wilson

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River Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died Young
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River Phoenix died on October 31, 1993 at age 23. He died of a cardiac arrest that was caused by having large amounts of heroin and cocaine in his system. His brother Joaquin, sister Rain, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Samantha Mathis were all present at the time of his death.

River Jude Phoenix was an American actor, musician, and activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Summer Phoenix, and Liberty Phoenix. Phoenix's work encompassed 24 films and television appearances, including the science fiction adventure film Explorers, the coming-of-age film Stand by Me, the action sequel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and the independent adult drama My Own Private Idaho. Phoenix's rise to fame led to his status as a "teen sensation". Phoenix began acting at age 10 in television commercials. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 23 (1970-1993)

Birthplace: Madras, Oregon, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Guitarist, Environmentalist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

Cause Of Death: Heart failure, Drug overdose, Cocaine overdose, Heroin overdose, Combined drug intoxication

Place Of Death: West Hollywood, California, United States of America

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