Life is very unpredictable. You may be living and breathing one second. The other second you may have no life left in you. While the causes may be many, an illness or due to our own carelessness – the sadness a person experiences from a loss of life is undoubtedly heartbreaking. Sometimes you may not even know a person, but their death saddens you greatly. It’s completely natural, as nobody would like seeing a good person die. However, emotions may start overflowing even more, when you find out one of your favorite actors has left this world. This article tells us about actors who managed to change our lives forever, but unfortunately left too soon.

Marilyn Monroe (1926 – 1962)

Marilyn Monroe really needs to introduction. She was Hollywood’s most notable and famous sex symbol in the 1950s, who was primarily known for playing the “dumb blonde” character. She starred in many popular movies like “Some Like it Hot”, “The Seven Year Itch”, and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”. Her sexy physique, sensual voice, and lively nature set her apart from the other actors on stage. She was only 36 years old when she died. Autopsy reports concluded that her death was caused from a barbiturate overdose.

Bruce Lee (1940 – 1973)

Famed as the biggest icons in Martial Arts of his time, Bruce lee was an American and Hong Kong filmmaker, philosopher, martial artist, and actor. He was also the founder of the Martial Art’s style known as the Jeet Kune Do. His popular movies include “Way of the Dragon”, “Fist of Fury”, and “Enter the Dragon”. According to autopsy reports, Bruce Lee died from cerebral edema at the age of 32. He was the father of one son who was named Brandon Lee. He also suffered from a similar disease, but died because of an accidental gunshot wound while shooting “The Crow”.

Heath Ledger (1979 – 2008)

Heathcliff Andrew a.k.a. Heath Ledger was an Australian director and actor known for his noteworthy performance in Brokeback Mountain, The Patriot, and 10 Things I Hate about You. However, his career didn’t take off until the release of “The Dark Knight” in which he played the role as Joker. Producers of the movie said Ledger got so involved playing the Joker, he would often keep the costume and makeup on. He died at the very young age of 28, which was caused by the abuse of prescribed medication for treating insomnia. The actor had serious sleep issues and suffered some kind of respiratory illness.

Paul Walker (1973 – 2013)

Probably one of the most saddening and heartbreaking deaths of the 2000s is of Paul Walker. The actor was only 40 years of age and was known for his character of “Brian O’Conner” in the Fast and Furious movie series. He was a great human being, who always had a smile on his face. He was a wild fan of cars. Paul was travelling with his friend Roger Rodas in Porsche Carrera GT. The vehicle crashed into a lamppost at 100 mph. Upon impact, the driver (Roger) was instantly killed. Paul survived the crash, but was trapped and burned to death.


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