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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Celebs who died young

When a celebrity's life ends before time, especially at the height of their career, they are immortalized by their death, forever frozen in time. As we mourn the loss of music legend Michael Jackson, whose life was tragically cut short, we take a look at other celebs who left us too soon.

Anna Nicole Smith: Her topsy-turvy life took a dramatic and sad turn on the morning of February 8, 2007. She was embroiled in the middle of a paternity case and still fighting for her inheritance with the family of her late husband, J. Howard Marshall when she was found dead at the age of 39. (REUTERS)
Divya Bharti: Her career was cut short by her death in April 1993 at the age of 19. The actress slipped and fell from the window-sill of her husband, Sajid Nadiadwala's fifth floor flat in Mumbai early morning. Apparently, she was drunk, but many believe she was murdered.
Princess Diana: A public figure from the announcement of her engagement to Prince Charles, Diana remained the focus of media scrutiny around the world. Her sudden death at the age of 36 in a car crash made headlines. Her funeral on September 6, 1997 was broadcast and watched by an estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide. (AFP)
Marilyn Monroe: The famed actress and sex symbol developed a dependency on pain killers and all sorts of medication in the later years of her life and died of an apparent barbiturate overdose. Marilyn's troubled life was cut short in 1962 at the age of 36. (AFP)
Michael Jackson: King of Pop died last week at the age of 50 due to cardiac arrest. Millions of his fans across the world are still in shock over his sudden death. Reports in media are afloat that the legendary singer died of a drug overdose, but the cause of death is still unclear. (Getty Images/Dave Hogan)
Bruce Lee: The martial arts artist died at the age of 32, just three weeks before the 1973 premiere of his worldwide hit 'Enter the Dragon'. (AFP)
Heath Ledger: The actor died at the age of 28 of an accidental overdose in his Manhattan apartment and the film world is still feeling the loss. In a moment both solemn and celebratory, Ledger won a posthumous Golden Globe in January 2008 for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the Joker in 'The Dark Knight.' (Getty Images)
John Lennon (Upper L): On December 8, 1980, the unimaginable happened, music legend John Lennon was only 40 when he was murdered outside Dakota in New York City by Mark David Chapman. After unprecedented success as a founding member of the 'Beatles', John pursued a solo career and is considered one of the best songwriters in music history. (Getty Images)
Elvis Presley: A cultural icon, who was referred to as The King of Rock 'n' Roll died in 1977. Health problems, drug addiction and personal demons led to his death when he was just 42. (REUTERS)
Kurt Cobain: He rocked the world with 'Nirvana', the three-man band Kurt Cobain fronted and for which he wrote most of the music. Cobain shot himself in his Seattle home when he was just 27. (REUTERS)

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