There is never a good time to lose our favourite actors and actresses. We have lost some real good celebrities that were simply too young to leave this world. Sigh! ‘Life is unpredictable’.
Let’s go through memory lane and have a look on some really good celebrities that has left us too soon;
- Bruce Lee (1940-1973)
Bruce Lee, one of Martial Art’s biggest icon of his time. His popular movies include, Fist of Fury, Enter the Dragon, Way of the Dragon. Bruce Lee died at the age of 32 from cerebral edema. He had one son named, Brandon Lee, who also suffered from a similar disease, his son was accidentally shot while shooting the film, ‘The Crow’. His son died at the age of 28, like his father, his legacy as a cultural icon continues with their fans.
Some thoughtful quotes from him;
- “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”
- Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one”.
- Defeat is a state of mind. No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.”
- Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)
Hollywood’s most famous and notable sex symbol. She was famous for playing “dumb blonde” characters, starred in popular movies like, Gentleen prefer blondes, The seven year itch, and Some like it hot. She died when she was only 36 years old. Autopsy concluded that the cause of her death was due to barbiturate overdose.
- Heath Ledger (1979-2008)
Heath Ledger, ‘my personal favourite one’. With noteworthy performances in The Patriot, Brokeback Mountain, and as the Joker in the Dark Knight, Heath Ledger’s death came as shock to all of us. He died at a very young age of 28, due to intoxication caused by a abusive prescribed medication.
- Brittany Murphy (1977-2009)
Brittany Murphy’s performances in Clueless, 8 mile, Sin City, and as the voice of Luanne Platter (King of the Hill) are some of her most memorable works. She passed away in December 2009 at the age of 32 primarily due to pneumonia.
- Phillip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)
Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s most iconic role came with his portrayal of the author Truman Capote in the film Capote. Hoffman had received numerous awards, including the prestigious Academy Awards for Best Actor. His other famous performances include Charlie Wilson’s War, Doubt, The Master, and The Hunger Games. He passed away in February of 2014 at the age of 46, it is said that he died from, acute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine.
- Jean Harlow (1911-1937)
Jean Harlow is also known as the “platinum blonde” and the “blonde bombshell’, she was quite a successful actress and a sex symbol in the 1930’s. She starred in movies like Hell’s Angels, Red Dust, and Suzy. She died due to cerebral edema at the age of 26.
- Paul Walker (1973-2013)
Paul Walker, ‘my second favourite actor’ who died too soon. He began his career in several television shows such as ‘The Young and the Restless’ and ‘Touched by an Angel’. He is mostly remembered by his character ‘Brian O’Conner’ in the Fast and Furious movie series. The actor passed away in a car accident and was only 40 years of age. He was reportedly in the passenger seat of a Porsche when his friend who was driving lost control, crashing the vehicle into a tree. The car was engulfed in flames and both individuals were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Immensely miss all of them. May their souls REST IN PEACE!