Jonathan Brandis Brandon Lee Heath Ledger Dead Before 30

A disproportionately high number of celebrities seem to die young, whether they started out as child actors and had waning careers, or were at the height of their initial stardom when they passed. Like their musical counterparts, many of these actors died before the age of thirty, making their deaths all the more tragic. Fans and loved ones lament on how they had their whole lives ahead of them, and in many cases, they became more famous after death than they ever were in life.

At the very least, they have bits of their lives preserved in the characters they played, immortalized in a way that the average person doesn’t get to ...

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