Top 10 Child Stars Who Tragically Died Under the Age of 30

The Top Ten
1 Cameron Boyce Cameron Boyce (May 28, 1999 - July 6, 2019) was an American teen actor best known for his roles in the feature films Mirrors, Eagle Eye, Descendants, Grown Ups, and Grown Ups 2, as well as for his starring roles as Luke Ross on the Disney Channel comedy series Jessie and as Conor on the Disney XD series Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything.

Even though I don't personally like Descendants, Jessie, nor the Disney Channel, I still feel bad for him.

I never like the Disney Channel sitcom Jessie. It's so sad to see that Cameron Boyce is dead. Very sorry.

Very tragic and unexpected. He had a whole life beyond him. Rip.

2 Heather O'Rourke Heather Michele O'Rourke (December 27, 1975 – February 1, 1988) was an American child actress. She had her breakthrough starring as Carol Anne Freeling in the supernatural horror film Poltergeist (1982), which received critical acclaim and established her as an influential figure in the genre. She went on to reprise the role in Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) and Poltergeist III (1988), the latter of which was released posthumously.

Known for Carol Anne Freeling playing the little girl from Poltergeist. She was so young that she was 12 years old.

3 Judith Barsi Judith Eva Barsi (June 6, 1978 – July 25, 1988) was an American child actress. She began her career in television, making appearances in commercials and television series as well as in the film Jaws: The Revenge. She provided voices for animated characters in The Land Before Time and All Dogs Go to Heaven. She and her mother, Maria, were killed in July 1988 in a double murder–suicide perpetrated in their home by her father, József Barsi.

She was young and had a bright future ahead of her and the sad thing is, she died by the hands of her so called father.

Known for The Land Before Time and All Dogs Go to Heaven. She was so young that she was 10 years old.

4 Matthew Garber
5 Rob Knox

Known for playing Marcus Belby in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which was posthumously released.

6 Justin Pierce

Known for playing Casper in Kids.

7 Christopher Pettiet
8 Billy Laughlin

Known for playing Froggy in Our Gang (The Little Rascals). He was so young that he almost made it to graduate high school.

9 Dominique Dunne
10 Lee Thompson Young
The Contenders
11 Kim Mi-soo

Known for starring in the Disney+ romantic drama series Snowdrop. Just like Cameron Boyce, another Disney star gone too soon so suddenly. She lived almost a decade longer than him though. She was contributing to grow big as she played her character in the series & was also a model for Korean culture. Her loss has greatly impacted all of Korea as well as the Disney community & their childhoods. R.I.P. Kim Mi-soo, almost in her 30's (1992-2022).

12 Norman Chaney
13 Raphaël Coleman

Also known as Iggy Fox, known for playing the boy with the glasses from Nanny McPhee & being a global activist fighting for the world to stop from causing global warming. He collapsed when was running & then passed away out of the blue. He was 25. R.I.P. Iggy Fox.

14 Sawyer Sweeten
15 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.
16 Sammi Kane Kraft
17 Daniel Mickelson

The brother of supermodel Meredith Mickelson & actor of many beloved movies for its age groups just passed away so suddenly on July 4th 2021. He was 23. His cause of death is currently unknown but he will be remembered by Meredith, her family & the world forever. R.I.P. Daniel Mickelson (1997-2021).

18 Kent Rogers

Most of his career was voice acting in Looney Tunes cartoons. He died at the age of 20 in a plane accident in 1944.

19 Tunisha Sharma

She battled depression for years until Christmas Eve 2022 when she committed suicide. Only 11 days before her 21st birthday. She was best known for her role in Ashoka. R.I.P. (2002-2022).

20 Brad Renfro
21 Anton Yelchin Anton Viktorovich Yelchin (March 11th 1989 - June 19th 2016) was a Russian born American actor, known for playing Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboot series. He died in June 19th 2016 aged 27 from blunt trauma asphyxiation after being crushed by his own car outside his home.
22 Tara Correa-McMullen
23 Johnny Lewis
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