We tend to put celebrities on a pedestal. Maybe because of their talents, good looks, or charming personalities; we idolize them. They bring us joy which is why it’s so hard when they die. For some, famous people dying is almost like a death in the family. They take it really hard and mourn the loss. But, it’s even worse when the death is under tragic and awful circumstances. Well, grab a kleenex, it’s going to get sad. Here are 25 celebrities who died tragic deaths.
World famous singer Whitney Houston died on February 11th, 2012. She was found face down in a bathtub filled with water. A huge amount of medication bottles were found in the bathroom. The initial corner report stated she died of accidental drowning.
Anna Nicole Smith
Sex symbol Anna Nicole Smith’s death resulted in a media firestorm that lasted for weeks. While she was enduring the stomach flu, Smith eventually died of a prescription drug overdose, including a powerful sleep syrup she sipped out of. No foul play was discovered and investigators concluded Smith wasn’t aware of the dangers in mixing the medications.
Famous actress, model, and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe, whose real name is Norma Jean, was found dead lying naked face down on her bed with a telephone still in her hand and empty prescription bottles around her room. The medication was to treat her depression and investigators concluded she committed suicide by overdose. However, conspiracy theories abound about her death, one specifically involving an apparent murder by the Kennedy’s to keep their affairs with her from getting out.
James Dean was only 24 years old when he tragically died in a car accident in Cholame, California. Dean loved to race cars and was speeding at the time of the accident. His career was just getting started at the time of his death, making him a tragic Hollywood legend.
Academy Award-winning actor and brilliant comedian Robin Williams died at age 63 by suicide. He hung himself in his home in Tiburon, California. It was later revealed he suffered from Parkinson’s Disease and severe depression.
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