Top Ten People Who Died Too Early

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The Top Ten

1 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

Number one on this list, quickly followed by Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy.

Absolutely number on eon this list. He gave so much of his heart and soul!

The best human to ever walk this earth! He gave us so much and had so much more to give!

He was one of the main creative forces of the biggest and most popular act in the history of show business.

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2 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

Well the doctor need more hosptail things sand called 91 quicker

He would've lived longer if it wasn't for the doctor... - Misfire

He was 50 year old, but I don't care, because the doctor is at his fault. - BorisRule

His doctor got a fine, it kinda his fault, kinda Michael's. I love his songs, ecspecially I Can't Stop Loving You' 'Man In the Mirror' and 'Earth Song'

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3 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his ...read more.

Kurt, you're missed, man :( I don't care about those who say that Nirvana is overrated. You know what? Isn't Metallica overrated too? They really have only 2-3 good songs and people think they're the best metal band that has ever existed. On the other hand, Nirvana was one of the most unique and dynamic things to ever happen in the history of music. Kurt Cobain revolutioned the rock scene, and you know why? Even though Nirvana's instrumentals are simple, not overly complicated or complex, he succeeded to change the world and be the spokesman of an entire generation through the emotion he put in his music, despite the simple composition. He gave us a clear insight into the most primal and honest emotions a human goes through during life: anger, sadness, intensity, melancholy, depression, etc. And he expressed them in such a raw, sincere manner, you could hear it in his voice. He is also one of the best male voices in rock history because his voice was simply unique: sometimes mellow ...more

Just sad, a musical genius with so much potential, driven to suicide. Truly a tragedy for music. Aside from Michael and Tupac and Whitney, Kurt Cobain left a mark on grunge music and the world itself.

Michael Jackson was 50 years old

He was the best

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4 Bruce Lee Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.

Michael Jackson 50
Bruce Lee 32 bruce did WAY more than Michael Jackson

5 Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

He deserves to be higher than Michael because Miley died at 50 which is the year where you start getting a little older. Pac died at only 25 which is half his age. Damn. - AlphaQ

It is a great shame that rap music had lost one of its best so early such as the likes of Tupac, Biggie, and Eazy-E. Though, I still believe that Tupac is alive and well, and had moved to Serbia. Making fast rap for the Serbian people and removing kebabs. - Bolshoy_Brat

He died when he was only 25 =;

He died when he was only 25 =(

6 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Born May 29th, 1917) commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban ...read more.
7 Heath Ledger Heath Ledger Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career.

He had just finished one of his best movies ever when he left us. No one played the Joker close to as good as he did.

Yep, he could've waited a bit. - HezarioSeth

Very sad kilin in the dark night to me maybe the best act since godfather

I wish all these celebs had lived longer:( However Heath in 10 things I hate about you was the best!

8 Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
9 Cliff Burton Cliff Burton Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10th 1962 - September 27th 1986) was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica, recording three studio albums. He died in 1986 after getting crushed by a tour bus in Copenhagen whilst promoting Metallica's ...read more.

Bass master, too bad God needed a bass player for his band. - McKing1003

One of the best bassists of all time

10 Princess Diana Princess Diana Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.

She was a very loving mother to both Princes William & Harry, and never got to see the day William got married (she would have loved Kate Middleton, her daughter-in-law).

She should have been able to see her boys turn into wonderful men, meet kate, attend williams wedding and harrys when his time comes. Also being a grandmother to george who she would have adored very much
She also would have really loved kate

The Newcomers

? Neiron Ball

Former Raiders LB player Neiron Ball was only 27. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

? Chris Duncan

Former MLB radio host died of brain cancer at 38. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

The Contenders

11 The Notorious B.I.G. The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher George Latore Wallace, born May 21, 1972, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G (sometimes Biggie Smalls or just simply Biggie), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. On March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California at the age of only ...read more.

Absolute icon who was so young

12 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking. ...read more.

Ganda otario

13 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.
14 Jesus

He died for our sins.

Yes

HAHAAHAHAAHAHAAHAHAA I'm WEAK

15 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.

I really cried for days when Amy died. She was so talented and a lovely lady (yes, I've had the pleasure of meeting her) She was funny, intelligent and an amazing performer. She just made the wrong life choices... I still miss her and her voice terribly. - Britgirl

16 James Dean James Dean James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark.
17 Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.

This guy's my hero.
WHY DO ALL THE AWESOME GUYS GET SHOT?!

18 John Belushi John Belushi John Adam Belushi was an American comedian, actor, and singer. Belushi is best known for his "intense energy and raucous attitude" which he displayed as one of the seven original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.

He died pretty much at his peak. Should have been making us laugh many more years.

19 Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era.
20 Albert Einstein Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.

He was 76 year old - BorisRule

He was just figuring out how to put relativity and quantum physics together before he died. If he hadn't we would have known much more about the universe. - boeingrules

21 Robin Williams Robin Williams Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. He died in 2014.

Pissed off at him. But he was perfect. - DeVillMan

The best actor!
His last films were Night at the muesum 3 and some other film. - themiddlefanmeow

22 Robert Kennedy
23 Chris Farley Chris Farley Christopher Crosby Farley was an American actor and comedian. Farley was known for his loud, energetic comedic style.
24 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
25 Randy Rhodes
26 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.

Popular music today would have been dramatically different had he lived and continued. I was torn between voting for Jim, Jimi, or Janis. All were members of the "27 club" and their deaths collectively signaled the end of an era in music. I chose Jimi because I feel that a guitarist influences the direction his music takes moreso than a vocalist does.

27 Pat Tillman
28 Selena Quintanilla-Pérez Selena Quintanilla-Pérez Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer.
29 Bob Marley Bob Marley Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.

He is a good singer in the world

You may rest in pease

30 Steve Irwin Steve Irwin Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin, nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian wildlife expert, television personality, and conservationist.
31 James Gandolfini James Gandolfini
32 The Rev The Rev James Owen Sullivan (February 9th, 1981 - December 28th 2009), better known by his stage name "The Rev" (Short for "The Reverend Tholomew Plague") was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former drummer, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative metal/ metalcore ...read more.

The greatist drummer of all time so sad that he died.

33 Nate Dogg Nate Dogg Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, was an American rapper, singer, and actor. He was known as one of the pioneers of West Coast hip hop. He was noted for his membership in rap trio 213 and his solo career in which he collaborated with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G, Tupac Shakur, ...read more.
34 River Phoenix River Phoenix River Jude Phoenix, born River Jude Bottom (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an American actor, musician, and activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix and Summer Phoenix.
35 Harry Chapin Harry Chapin Harry Forster Chapin was an American singer-songwriter, humanitarian, and producer best known for his folk rock and pop rock songs, who achieved worldwide success in the 1970s and became one of the most popular artists and highest paid performers.
36 Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher Carrie Frances Fisher was an American actress, screenwriter, author, producer, and humorist. She was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. Fisher was known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars film series.

Rest in peace, Carrie. May the Force be with you. - Cry_For_Carrie_Fisher

37 Chuck Schuldiner Chuck Schuldiner Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner (1967-2001) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck ...read more.

The father of Death Metal died on 13 December, 2001. (age of 34). If he was alive he could have invented/experimented on many more metal genres and make this music genre even more awesome than ever! (He already had started with his new project Control Denied). His death was such a big loss...
R.I.P. - Nord666

Jackson was in his 50s and he molested kids.
But chuck didn't do drugs and rarely drink he got brain cancer. Man that was unfair he was a nice guy who played crazy heavy music. He also died 12 days before Christmas but at least he's in a better place R.I.P chuck

SPIRIT CRUSHER!

38 Brittany Murphy Brittany Murphy Brittany Murphy, born November 10th, 1977, was an american actress, best known for roles in films such as "8 Mile", "Clueless", "Happy Feet", "Sin City", and "Just Married", as well as the voice of Luanne Platter on the animated series "King Of The Hill". She passed away on December 20th, 2009 at the ...read more.

R.I. P 1977-2009, we will all miss you

She was too young to die

If she lived, Bob's Burgers would NOT exist! :)
Her death caused the existence of Bob's Burgers, the worst show ever! :( - themiddlefanmeow

She was like, 12.

39 Marc Bolan Marc Bolan Marc Bolan, born Mark Feld (30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977) was an English singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, and poet. He was best known as the lead singer of the glam rock band T. Rex. Bolan was one of the first pioneers of the glam rock movement of the 1970s. He died at age 29 in a ...read more.

20th Century Superstar. Get it on.

40 Cass Elliot

Cass Elliot deserved to die because she melted when she died.

41 Aaliyah Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. ...read more.
42 Jim Croce Jim Croce James Joseph Croce was an American folk and rock singer-songwriter. Between 1966 and 1973, Croce released five studio albums and singles. His songs "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and "Time in a Bottle" reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

He was writing a lot of great stuff when he died. I would like to know what he would have come up with next if he was still alive. - Gg2000

43 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
44 Layne Staley Layne Staley Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.
45 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

He is a good singer and dancer. you may rest in pease

He sings so good.he has a good voice to sing with

46 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era, born in Salzburg.
47 Jacqueline Helton
48 Brandon Lee Brandon Lee Brandon Bruce Lee (February 1, 1965 - March 31, 1993), was an American actor and martial artist. He was the son of martial artist and film actor Bruce Lee and teacher Linda Lee Cadwell, the grandson of Cantonese opera singer Lee Hoi-chuen, and brother of Shannon Lee. He died (at the age of 28) during ...read more.

I believe he could be a great actor if he lives.

Brilliant actor

SUCH A GREAT ACTOR
DIED JUST AT 28
WATCH HIS MOVIE 'THE CROW' TO SEE HOW GOOD HE WAS

49 Malcolm X Malcolm X Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little and also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist.
50 John Ritter John Ritter Jonathan Southworth Ritter was an American comic actor. He was the son of the singing cowboy star Tex Ritter and the father of actors Jason and Tyler Ritter.
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