These tragic stars of the silver screen all died before they hit their 41st birthday…


1. Paul Walker

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The 40-year-old Fast and Furious actor died tragically in a fatal car collision on 30 November 2013. The Porsche that his friend was driving crashed into a lamppost north of Los Angeles.


2. Cory Monteith

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The much loved Glee star was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on 13 July 2013. The 31-year-old died from a toxic cocktail of heroin and alcohol but his death is thought to have been accidental.


3. Ryan Dunn

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The 34-year-old Jackass star died at the wheel of his Porsche 911 on 20 June 2011. Dunn’s car veered off the road killing him and his passenger Zachary Hartwell.


4. Corey Haim

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80s teen idol Corey Haim died on 10 March 2010 at the age of 38. It was suspected that Haim died of a drug overdose, but a coroner later found pneumonia to be the cause of his death.


5. Brittany Murphy

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The 32-year-old Clueless star died on 20 Dec 2009 from pneumonia, but anaemia and multiple drug intoxication also contributed to her death.


6. Heath Ledger

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Oscar winning actor Health Ledger died on 22 January 2008 from an accidental drugs overdose at the age of 28. Ledger will forever be remembered for his incredible portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight.


7. Brad Renfro

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The Sleepers actor was found dead at his LA home on 15 January 2008. Renfro reportedly died from a heroin overdose at the age of 25.


8. River Phoenix

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Born River Jude Bottom, Phoenix died on 31 October 1993 from drug-induced heart failure. The heart throb and former child star collapsed outside The Viper Room in Los Angeles. He was only 23.


9. Brandon Lee

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28 year old Brandon, son of tragic star Bruce Lee, died on 31 March 1993 from an accidental gunshot whilst filming The Crow.


10. John Belushi


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John Belushi, best known for his roles in Blues Brother and Animal House, was found dead on 5 March 1982 at the age of 33. He died from an accidental overdose of heroin and cocaine.


11. Bruce Lee

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The martial arts actor died on 20 July 1973 at the age of 32. The star died from a cerebral oedema that was caused by a hypersensitivity to a prescription medication.


12. Marilyn Monroe

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The Hollywood starlet was found dead in the bedroom of her LA home on 5 August 1962, she was just 36.  There are still many unanswered questions regarding Monroe’s demise but official cause of death on the autopsy report is death by barbiturate overdose.


13. James Dean

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James Dean died in a car crash on 30 September 1955. Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder collided with another car and he was killed almost instantly. He was just 24.


14. Jean Harlow

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The blond bombshell died at the age of 26 on 7 June 1937. There was a lot of controversy surrounding the sex symbol’s death but the doctors determined that she died of kidney failure.