Top 10 Saddest Child Actor Deaths

The Top Ten
1 Judith Barsi

Cause of death: Murdered by Father (Age: 10)
Known For: Jaws 2, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven...

I'd rather be proud of her If I were Jozsef Barsi, I'd allow her to grow up/Maria to live longer.

I want to punch her father in the most painful way possible!

Jesus! What cruel father would do such a thing?

2 Heather O'Rourke Heather O'Rourke was an American child actress. She was discovered by director Steven Spielberg when she was visiting MGM's studios.

I hate doctors.
You can't trust these A Holes with your life Also a victim of Misdiagnosis but got out before it was too late .

Heather O Rourke's death is extremely upsetting because she was misdiagnosed and died because of swallowing problems...

Rest In Peace...

Cause of Death: Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Intestinal Stenosis (Age: 12)
Known For: Poltergeist 1,2,3...

Doctors sometimes...

3 Bridgette Andersen

Cause of Death: Drug Overdose (Age: 21)
Known For: Savannah Smiles...

4 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.

What makes me so sad about this death is he had such potential and could have done great, great things with his life. He will never grow old or get married or have children because he made a mistake and never got the chance.

Cause of Death: Drug Overdose (Age: 23)
Known For: Stand by Me...

5 Dana Plato

Cause of Death: Suicide by Drug Overdose (Age: 35)
Known For: Different Strokes...

6 Carl Switzer

Cause of Death: Murdered by Gunshot (Age: 31)
Known For: Classic 'Our Gang'...

7 Bobby Driscoll

Cause of Death: Occlusive Coronary Arteriosclerosis (Age: 31)
Known For: Many Disney films, but mainly Peter Pan.

I won't grow up...

8 Tara Correa-McMullen

Cause of Death: Shotgun Blast (Age: 16)
Known For: Judging Amy...

9 Rob Knox

He was stabbed
He had a bright future

Cause of Death: Stabbed to Death (Age: 18)
Known For: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

10 Lucille Ricksen

She acted a lot though

Cause of Death: Tuberculosis (Age: 14)
Known For: The Edgar Series (1920's), Behind the Curtain...

The Contenders
11 Gary Coleman Gary Wayne Coleman was an American actor, best known for his role as Arnold Jackson in Diff'rent Strokes.

I swear his wife killed him

12 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 more.

A tragic loss for young Disney star only 20 years old and died from an epileptic seizure rip.

13 Corey Haim Corey Haim was born on December 23 1971, in Toronto Ontario. He grew up in the Toronto suburbs of Thornhill and Willowdale, and attended such schools as Pineway Public School, Baythorn Public School, German Mills Public School, and Zion Heights Junior High School. more.
14 Jonathan Brandis Jonathan Gregory Brandis was an American actor. Beginning his career as a child model, Brandis moved on to acting in commercials and subsequently won television and film roles.
15 Jordan Warkol
16 Billy Laughlin

Cause of death: Hit by car age 16
Known for: Acting as froggy in Our Gang a show that ran from 1922-1944 from the years 1938-1944 r.I.p Froggy July, 5, 1932- August, 31, 1948

17 Houston Tumlin
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