Death is a truth of life. Every beginning has an end. Sometimes, the endings are joyous, but at times they just just make you feel that life is so unpredictable. Everyone is fighting his/her own battle, be it any celebrities or any common man.
These celebrities died at a very young age or when the world wasn’t prepared for these to leave abruptly.
1. Heath Ledger:
Heath Ledger, commonly known as ‘The Joker’, was an Academy Award-winning Australian actor. He was best known for his roles in Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight. A Knight’s Tale demonstrated his ability as a true leading man. He worked steadily on many independent films until 2005. He received a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actor and an Academy Award nomination for his performance. The Dark Knight was released six months after his death.
Before his death, Ledger explained, that he ‘feared’ the role, but wanted to make it different. Heath Leger’s role in 2008′s “The Dark Knight” may be the most indelible movie villain of the last decade.Ledger died as the result of an accidental prescription drug overdose. He received a posthumous Best Actor Academy Award for his performance as “The Joker”.
2. Kurt Cobain:
One of the most talented, troubled grunge celebrities, Kurt Cobain became a rock legend with his band Nirvana in the 1990s and committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994. Cobain started his first band, Fecal Matter, and they recorded a few songs together at his aunt’s house. In 1988, was able to make some of his rock ambitions true, by forming the band called Nirvana. The single “Smells like Teen Spirit” – like many Nirvana tracks modulated between the soft and the thrashing. It proved to be the group’s biggest single and helped take the entire album to the top of the charts.
While his personal life was in turmoil, Cobain had continued success professionally. Cobain committed suicide, by placing a shotgun into his mouth and firing. He left a lengthy suicide note in which he addressed his many fans as well as his wife and young daughter.
3. Amy Winehouse:
She was popularly known for her songs, “Rehab”, “Back to Black” and “Valerie”. Amy Winehouse received five Grammy Awards for album Back to Black. Her debut album, Frank (2003), was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize as well as two BRIT awards. However, around the same time she started developing the reputation as an unstable party girl.
Her affair with music video assistant, Blake Fielder-Civil, who admitted to introducing Winehouse to hard drugs, developed into dramatic situation in the public. Despite her musical success, Winehouse’s health and personal life began to deteriorate. Her talent was overshadowed by her addiction to drugs and alcohol. She died at the age of 27 from alcohol poisoning.
4. Bruce Lee:
Iconic actor, director, and martial arts expert Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco, in the year of the Dragon.“The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge. A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear, or your hang-ups.” Lee garnered recognition for his role in “The Green Hornet”, which was aired on television in 1966. Lee’s success was primarily attributed to his role in the movie “Fists of Fury” in the late 1971.
By the end of 1972, Bruce lee was a major movie star in Asia. Bruce lee, died at the age of 32, just a month before the premiere of Enter the Dragon. The cause for his mysterious death was a brain edema, caused by a strange reaction to a prescription painkiller he was reportedly taking for a back injury.
5. Princess Diana:
British royalty Princess Diana, princess of Wales, was one of the most adored members of the British royal family. He parents divorced when Diana was young, and her father won custody of her and her siblings. She became Lady Diana Spencer after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer in 1975. She married Prince Charles, on July 1981, and many considered the wedding, the wedding of the century. Unfortunately, the fairy tale wedding of Princes Diana and Prince Charles did not lead to a happily-ever-after marriage.
During their union, Diana struggled with depression and bulimia. Even after the divorce, Diana maintained a high level of popularity. She devoted herself to charitable efforts. She used her celebrity to help raise awareness about many issues. She died on 31st August 1997, at the early age of 36, due to a car crash. Millions of people watched her funeral.
6. Marilyn Monroe:
She was the most popular and loved celebrities amongst all, known as a sex symbol. During her career, Monroe’s films grossed more than $200 million. Her brief part the crime drama, The Asphalt Jungle, in 1950 brought her a lot of attention. The same year, she impressed audiences and critics alike with her performance in “All About Eve”. In 1953, Monroe made a star-making turn in Niagara and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The films were a huge hit, and Monroe continued to find success.
Monroe became a much-admired international star, despite her chronic insecurities regarding her acting abilities. In her personal life, she had a string of unsuccessful marriages and relationships. On May 19, 1962 Monroe made famous performance at John F. Kennedy’s birthday celebration, singing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President.” She died at age of only 36 years old by drug overdose. There has been speculation over the years that she may have been murdered.
7. Chester Bennington:
Chester Charles Bennington (March 20, 1976 – July 20, 2017) was an American singer and songwriter best known as the frontman for the rock band Linkin Park. He was also the lead singer for Dead By Sunrise and fronted Stone Temple Pilots from 2013 to 2015. He had problems with alcohol and drug abuse and most of his songs were related to the feeling of depression and and how he was trying cope up with it. On July 20, 2017, Bennington was found dead in his home in Palos Verdes Estates in California, from suicide by hanging.
Life is hard. Celebrities or not, there is certainly a solution to every problem. Talk it out with your near and dear ones. Your life is precious to us and to the world as well.