List of celebrities who were widowed young, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous people have suffered the devastating blow of losing a spouse when they were young. Some celebrities lost their spouses to suicide, while others lost their significant others to cancer. Famous actors, musicians, authors, and politicians have all been widowed young.
Who is the most famous person who was widowed young? Courtney Love tops our list. The Hole front woman became a widow at age 30, after her husband Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, illness and depression for most of his life and his death solidified him as a member of the forever 27 club. Conspiracy theorists believe that Love may have played a role in Cobain's death.Pierce Brosnan became a widower at 38 when his wife Cassandra Harris died from ovarian cancer in 1991. Brosnan described the difficult time when his wife was dying of cancer saying “When your partner gets cancer, then life changes. Your timetable and reference for your normal routines and the way you view life, all this changes. Because you're dealing with death. You're dealing with the possibility of death and dying.”
Other women who are wives with dead husbands include Amy Yasbeck and Terri Irwin.
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Theodore Roosevelt became a widower at age 26. His wife of four years, Alice Hathaway Lee, died after complications with childbirth in 1884, when she was 22. The same day, his mother, Mittie, died of typhoid fever in the same house. Roosevelt left his baby with Lee, Alice, in the care of his sister while he grieved. He resumed custody of his daughter when she was three years old.Roosevelt married Edith Kermit Carow in 1886. The couple had five children.
Age: Dec. at 61 (1858-1919)
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of Americasee more on Theodore Roosevelt
Age: Dec. at 83 (1743-1826)
Birthplace: Shadwell, Virginia, USAsee more on Thomas Jefferson
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States of Americasee more on Terri Irwin
Age: Dec. at 77 (1905-1982)
Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska, United States of Americasee more on Henry Fonda