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Acting is a great profession to get into if you have the looks the skills and the determination to make it big, There are some truly epic and well made movies from the last 100 years to see, But you may wonder where are these people now most will be dead but did they die naturally or from a terrible accident lets find out.

4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor and director, Ledger was famous in his own right after making some great movies like The Dark Knight, Brokeback Mountain and Casanova, Secretly he had a prescription drug addiction  which would ultimately kill him. Such a shame and a great guy.

Brandon Lee was another famous actor who happened to be the son of the world famous martial artist Bruce Lee, He was just breaking out into the movie seen when on the set of his new film the crow he was accidentally shot in a scene which killed him.

If things could not get sadder Paul Walker one of the original cast from the Fast and Furious movie franchise died while passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT, Travelling at 100mph in a 45 zone he Smashed into a concrete lamppost and two trees the car exploded into flames killing both passengers sending shockwaves around the world.

James Dean February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor and cultural icon, He died at 24 while a passenger in a Porshe 550 Spyder hitting a 1950 Ford Tudor as it exited an intersection, High speed driving was to blame.

Aaliyah born January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001 was a famous singer actress and model. Starring in movies The queen of the damned and Romeo must Die, She died while taking off in a Cessna 402b with her entourage exploding 200ft from the end of runway, All 9 people on board perished such a terrible loss.

Tupac Shakur Born June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996 also known as 2 Pac was a famous rapper who made many albums and songs and was one of the best selling artists of all time. On the night of September 7, 1996 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas Bruce Seldon Mike Tyson boxing match he was shot 4 times by a hit and run driver in a white Cadillac, Internal bleeding was ultimately the injury which killed him.

Corey Haim Born December 23, 1971 – March 10, 2010 was a Canadian actor well known for his roles in The Lost Boys 1987 and License to Drive 1988.  His early success led to money and fame and later in his career he developed a drug addiction. He died of Pneumonia on March 10th 2010.

Notably Corey Haim starred in many movies with Corey Feldman especially teen oriented in the late 1980's, The two were known as the Two Coreys and they continued acting together until Haim's death.

The Lost Boys - Corey Haim Center, Corey Feldman far Right

River Phoenix Born August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993 was an American actor musician and activist. Phoenix's work encompassed 24 films and television appearances and he was recognized as a teen idol. During the early morning hours of October 31,1993, Phoenix suffered a drug overdose, and collapsed outside The Viper Room a Hollywood nightclub partly owned at the time by Johnny Depp. He convulsed for over five minutes and his sister Rain proceeded to give him mouth to mouth resuscitation. Phoenix turned blue and was in full cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived, he was rushed to Cedars Sinai medical center but he was pronounced dead at 1:51 a.m on the morning of October 31, 1993, at the age of 23.

Stand By Me a 1986 coming of age drama movie. From left to right, Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Jerry O Connell, Cory Feldman.

Brittany Murphy was an American actress and singer, Born November 10, 1977 – December 20, 2009. Murphy died of Pneumonia with secondary factors of iron-deficiency anemia and multiple drug intoxication.

She had apparently collapsed in her bathroom and was in cardiac arrest. Simon Mark Monjack the husband of Murphy  9 March 1970 – 23 May 2010 also died on May 23rd 2010 at the same Hollywood hills residence. He was a British screenwriter and film director producer, His death was blamed on Acute Pneumonia and severe Anemia very similar to his wife, Toxic mold was considered to be the cause of there deaths but was later dismissed.

Whitney Elizabeth Houston Born August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012 was an American Singer Actress Producer and Model. Selling over 200 million records world wide she is one of the biggest selling musical artists of all time. She is also the only artist to chart 7 consecutive No1 billboard hot 100 songs And has released 7 studio albums that have reached Diamond Multi platinum platinum or Gold certification. She has also acted in numerous movies and The Bodyguard starring Kevin Costner remains her most famous role. On February 11th 2012 Whitney was found unconscious in the bathtub in suite 434 Beverley Hillton hotel Beverley Hills  Los Angeles California, she was pronounced dead at 3.55pm. A concoction of drugs were found in her system including Cocaine Diphenhydramine, Alprazolam, Cannabis, and Cyclobenzaprine and cause of death was drowning and the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease. Her death was listed as an accident 

Stevie Ray Vaughan Born October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990 was an American musician Singer Songwriter and record producer. He is considered one of the greatest guitarist's of all time. Born and raised in Dallas Texas he started to play guitar at the age of seven. 

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