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.
Virginia Woolf is considered one of the most influential authors of the 21st century. During one bought of depression, she put stones in her coat pockets and walked out into River Ouse and drowned on March 28th, 1941. Her body was found three weeks later.
On August 31st, 1997, the world was shaken by the news that Princess Diana, 36, had died in a fatal car accident. After leaving the Ritz Hotel, her Mercedes was driven at high speeds before it crashed under the Alma bridge. Diana, her boyfriend Dodi Fayed, and her driver Henri Paul all died. Diana’s bodyguard was the only survivor.
“I’m dying” were Steve Irwin’s final words. He and a camera crew were shooting a series called “Ocean’s Deadliest” when a stingray stabbed Irwin in the chest.
Heath Ledger, a famous actor known for his penultimate role as The Joker in The Dark Knight, died of acute intoxication after mixing oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine into his system.
Young actress Heather O’Rourke, known as the terrified girl in Poltergeist, died of intestinal stenosis, a severe bowel obstruction. The obstruction caused an infection which led to septic shock.