Top 10 Untimely Deaths of Celebrities That We Mourn

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6. Amy Winehouse:

Amy Winehouse

She was popularly known for her songs, “Rehab”, “Back to Black” and “Valerie”. Amy Winehouse received five Grammy Awards for album Back to Black. Her debut album, Frank (2003), was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize as well as two BRIT awards. However, around the same time she started developing the reputation as an unstable party girl. Her affair with music video assistant, Blake Fielder-Civil, who admitted to introducing Winehouse to hard drugs, developed into dramatic situation in the public. Despite her musical success, Winehouse’s health and personal life began to deteriorate.

Her talent was overshadowed by her addiction to drugs and alcohol. She died at the age of 27 from alcohol poisoning.

 

7. Bruce Lee:

Bruce Lee

Iconic actor, director, and martial arts expert Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco, in the year of the Dragon.

“The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge. A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear, or your hang-ups.”

Lee garnered recognition for his role in “The Green Hornet”, which was aired on television in 1966. Lee’s success was primarily attributed to his role in the movie “Fists of Fury” in the late 1971. By the end of 1972, Bruce lee was a major movie star in Asia.

Bruce lee, died at the age of 32, just a month before the premiere of Enter the Dragon. The cause for his mysterious death was a brain edema, caused by a strange reaction to a prescription painkiller he was reportedly taking for a back injury.

 

8. Princess Diana:

Princess DIana

British royalty Princess Diana, princess of Wales, was one of the most adored members of the British royal family. He parents divorced when Diana was young, and her father won custody of her and her siblings. She became Lady Diana Spencer after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer in 1975. She married Prince Charles, on July 1981, and many considered the wedding, the wedding of the century.

Unfortunately, the fairy tale wedding of Princes Diana and Prince Charles did not lead to a happily-ever-after marriage. During their union, Diana struggled with depression and bulimia. Even after the divorce, Diana maintained a high level of popularity. She devoted herself to charitable efforts. She used her celebrity to help raise awareness about many issues. She died on 31st August 1997, at the early age of 36, due to a car crash. Millions of people watched her funeral.

 

9. Marilyn Monroe:

Marilyn Monroe

She was the most popular sex symbols. During her career, Monroe’s films grossed more than $200 million. Her brief part the crime drama, The Asphalt Jungle, in 1950 brought her a lot of attention. The same year, she impressed audiences and critics alike with her performance in “All About Eve”. In 1953, Monroe made a star-making turn in Niagara and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The films were a huge hit, and Monroe continued to find success. Monroe became a much-admired international star, despite her chronic insecurities regarding her acting abilities. She suffered from pre performance anxiety that sometimes made her physically. In her personal life, she had a string of unsuccessful marriages and relationships. On May 19, 1962 Monroe made famous performance at John F. Kennedy’s birthday celebration, singing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President.”

She died at age of only 36 years old by drug overdose. There has been speculation over the years that she may have been murdered. There have been rumors that Monroe was involved with President John F. Kennedy or his brother Robert around the time of her death.

Even today she is still considered the world’s most popular icon of sex appeal and beauty. She has been imitated over the years by a number of celebrities including Madonna, Lady Gaga and Gwen Stefani.

 

10. Anna Nicole Smith:

Anna Nicole Smith

Before her big break, she worked as a Wal-Mart employee and a dancer. Anna Nicole Smith gained early fame as model for Guess and Playboy magazine, and later became known for her marriage to 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshal II.

Smith reached a career milestone in 1992, when she was named “Playmate of the Year” by Playboy Magazine. In 2002, television viewers got inside view of her lifestyle, in the television series “The Anna Nicole Show”, a reality program. She also became the spokesperson for a line of diet products in 2003. She modeled for clothing companies, including Guess jeans and Lane Bryant.

She died on February 8, 2007, after being found unconscious in her hotel room. In death as in life, Anna Nicole Smith made headlines around the world.

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