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Celebrities Who Died Young

Celebrities Who Died Young

Death has never been an easy thing for anyone and thus with any news of death been announced, a flood of sadness sweeps over the those who somehow knew the individuals.

Over the past years, the entertainment industry has lost a couple of it’s home bringing sadness to the entertainment industry.

Today we will be talking about some of those stars who have lost their lives before the age of 30.

Lee Thompson Young

The Hollywood actor born in 1984  passed on in 2013. John died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 29,

Announcing his death, his manager wrote;

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“It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning,” Lee’s longtime manager Jonathan Baruch told  “Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed.  We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends as this very difficult time.”

Amy Winehouse

The multi-award winning singer born in 1983 died in 2011. Amy who snagged several awards with music, died of alcohol poisoning at 27.

The 27-year-old  singer was found in her apartment on Saturday afternoon by emergency services ans a spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service who spoke with reporters said the singer was declared dead at the scene and her death has being treated as “unexplained.”

Confirming her death, her record label Universal issued a statement later that same Saturday which read thus;

“We are deeply saddened at the sudden loss of such a gifted musician, artist and performer,” the statement read. “Our prayers go out to Amy’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time.”

Heath Ledger

Heath was born 1979 and passed in 2008. the hollywood actor was on the rise in his career when he died at the age of 28 due to an accidental overdose of prescription medications.

A statement by the New York City medical examiner’s office said

“Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine,” the office said in a short statement.

“We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications.”

Heath’s publicist also released a statement following his death saying;

“While no medications were taken in excess, we learned today the combination of doctor-prescribed drugs proved lethal for our boy. Heath’s accidental death serves as a caution to the hidden dangers of combining prescription medication, even at low dosage.”


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