Who died too young?

  1. He would have lived alongside Beethoven’s creative period. Think how these two would interact! I think Mozart would anticipate Romanticism and Beethoven would be pushed to innovate in other directions

  2. His death still hurts. He was my hero and inspiration for becoming a mechanical engineer. Such a brilliant and kind person!

  3. This past year Adam Savage toured his workshop with Grant's friends and colleagues providing insights and memories. It's on the Tested Youtube channel. The memorial at the front door his mom made will hit you in the feels right away.

  4. Adding Jessi Combs. She was a guest host on mythbusters when Kari was out on maternity. She died setting the women's fastest land speed record. Good documentary called the fastest woman on earth.

  5. I got to meet him but in a normal setting. I was a kitchen designer at a big box store in San Diego and he came in asking questions for a remodel. I was silently freaking out because I knew who he was but didn't want to be weird. He was the absolute nicest person and I regret not telling him how much I appreciated his work. When he passed it was one of the celebrity deaths that hit home

  6. Honestly as an Asian person, he was so important in my life. Seeing a person who looked like me and was into the same nerdy shit was absolutely pivotal in my childhood. Actually cried when I heard the news. Truly someone special.

  7. Oh that was such a tragedy, and so unnecessary. He kept telling his wife he was fine and didn't need to go to the hospital. But he had pneumonia and a particularly gnarly kind, apparently, and by the time he finally went it was just too late.

  8. Alan Turing. Imagine all the things he could have created if he wasn't persecuted to the point of committing suicide by the very government and people he was instrumental in helping save.

  9. I mentioned him too. Dude had so much more left to offer the world. I think I even remember seeing an interview with him saying he knew he was going to die young, and his only regret is that he wouldn't be able to record so much of the music he had in his head

  10. god yeah, listen to those bootlegs of his shows in 1970 before he passed and of course Band of Gypsys which was live on new years of 70. Man was going somewhere totally new, pioneering funk rock and making some of his best music. Just sucks he never got to record a lot of it.

  11. Robin Williams. My wife's stepdad was Robin's Fed Ex delivery driver for quite awhile. Robin would open the door, chat with him and crack jokes. Robin deserved to grow really old

  12. My Dad LOVED Robin Williams; we grew up watching him on TV, in movies & pouring over his comedy.. Dad also gave off the same kind of jovial vibes. Hearing of Robin's death a month after my Dad took his own life in 2014 broke my already fractured heart. I wish they were both still here, but I hope that wherever their spirits are, they're at peace. And laughing again. Xo

  13. My brother. He died when he was just 11 years old. My family suffered a house fire and when he heard that my grandparents were still inside (he had gotten outside already and we were at a neighbor's house) he went back in.

  14. Imagine how huge she would've been once Latin music blew up in the US? That Latin explosion that happened in the 90s, with artists like Ricky Martin, Thalía, Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez, Selena would've been the head of that group.

  15. She was really the whole package. She could sing, and I mean REALLY sing. She could dance. She was stunningly beautiful. She was a fashion icon. It's so sad what the world lost that day.

  16. The saddest part was that she was starting to regain up to a healthier weight, but her heart just couldn't cope anymore after the years.

  17. Handful of musicians in this category. The one that blows my mind is Buddy holly. I know his music is old and probably doesn't resonate with most here, but the albums he had out, and the songs that permeated decades...

  18. Would've been a household name like Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, etc. And he may have been the most talented actor out of all of them.

  19. Elliott Smith. His work in Good Will Hunting is beautifully haunting, and the rest of his stuff changed the music world indefinitely. Phoebe Bridgers, Frank Ocean, Beck, and Hiam are all heavily influenced by his work. I can only imagine what he could have done with more time.

  20. Any child who was a victim of domestic violence or abuse, Judith Barsi voiced ducky in the land before time, she was killed by her abusive father at 10 years old, so absolutely tragic.

  21. Elisa Izquierdo. She literally had the odds stacked against her and the odds won out. It is so messed up. It's one of the most tragic cases and sticks with me, probably for the rest of my life. Her mother and stepfather were the abusive ones and her biological dad wanted to raise her and had planned to take her away to Cuba but sadly died shortly thereafter of health complications, before he could take her away.

  22. This one really shocked and saddened me. I couldn't listen to her music for ages after because I'd just burst into tears.

  23. If you watch his movies in order, he truly gets better and better in each one. It’s incredible to think what an amazing actor he would have been in another 25 years.

  24. A Knight’s Tale is top 3 for me. Funny, charming, touching, dramatic, well acted, amazing soundtrack. And Heath is just so magnetic.

  25. Came here to say this. It's been 30 years and while the pain is gone I still miss her. I often daydream about what life would be like if she were still here. Hang on to the good memories best you can friend.

  26. Took a bit to find it. The dude wasn't even drinking age in America before this happened. Everything indicates he at least wasn't in pain when he died, and instead died peacefully in his sleep.

  27. This one hurt. My son really got into Descendants a year before we lost Cameron. That kid really had an amazing future ahead of him.

  28. Was talking about her a couple days ago with a colleague. We are convinced she could have been up there with like Beyonce or Rihanna had she not left us so soon.

  29. Definitely. For me, he was one of the greatest singers and his presence on stage was beyond words. Even when I watch Queens songs on YouTube, I cannot help but being mesmerized by his performance - music as well as mere presence.

  30. I started following Auschwitz Memorial on Twitter. Devastating so far but necessary so that history never repeats itself.

  31. My cousin, he was 20, he was in a motorcycle accident on this halloween and died and was pronounced brain dead a few days later. im not looking forward to this thanksgiving, im gonna miss fishing with him tomorrow. I wish i just had one more holiday with him, his life was going so well and it was all taken away from a impatient driver

  32. Weren’t there some weird circumstances around how her and her husband died? Like they both had the exact same natural causes (pneumonia and anemia iirc…)

  33. Was looking for this. I have a very vivid memory of reading about her possible career toward music after she did Happy Feet. I was incredibly excited by the idea because I loved her singing, she was damn good.

  34. Judith Barsi. She did the voice for Ducky from Land Before Time and Anne-marie from All Dogs Go To Heaven. She had an abusive father. When she was ten, her father shot both her and her mom while they were sleeping and then shot himself. She died a few months before All Dogs Go to heaven was released. The song 'Love Survives' in All Dogs Go To Heaven was dedicated to Judith.

  35. This one is so sad. This happened fairly close to where I live now. The terror she must have felt is too much. Such a terribly sad story for her and her mom.

  36. I learned at a very young age of I think 7 or 8 (2nd grade) that cancer kills. My classmate and friend got diagnosed with cancer and died of a tumor a few months later. RIP Cameron

  37. True, back in the 90s I was mates with a very friendly generous chap always shared his toys with other kids and was always happy to see his friends died of it when we were both 10 in 2004. He was always happy even knowing he was going to leave us. It was a tragedy for everyone in the neighbourhood when the news came home.

  38. There will always be a hole in my heart for him...he suffered so quietly but if the general public knew how much he actually suffered I'm not sure it would have meant as much as it does now...

  39. Alan Mathison Turing OBE FRS (/ˈtjʊərɪŋ/; 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalization of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general-purpose computer. He is widely considered the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.

  40. His biography is a great read but so sad. Really hurts he was never able to find peace. I hope he found it in some way 😔

  41. My sister, her name was Sky (I named this account after her PlayStation Username) she was shot dead last September at 24 years old. I miss her everyday.

  42. I’ll say one that I haven’t seen yet: Sylvia Likens. Really tragic story, don’t look it up if you can’t handle extreme child abuse

  43. Came here to say this… no one really understands just how quickly he died in his career… made one film … became a small star… and then never got to see the film that made him a “house hold name”. The man died in September 55 and they released his last film on December 56…. Shoot to absolute post-mortem stardom for just how radically good of an actor he was… won the first posthumous Oscar too if I’m not mistaken… leaps ahead of any actor at the time…

  44. Before he did, he had a jam session with Eric Clapton that wasn't recorded, one of my time travel wishes would be to press record on that room.

  45. I can't believe this is far down. I'm not even a huge Nirvana fan. But man, imagine if Kurt continued making music. Always wonder what else he would have come up with.

  46. I was on a Mac Miller swing again recently. Man, I always forget how great he was. And the craziest part was that he was getting better. He started branching out more musically.

  47. All the hugs in the world wouldn't have saved him. He had Lewy body disease. They didn't know until they did an autopsy after he died. But his wife and folks that worked with him knew he was having some kind of memory-related problem. My mom died from Lewy Body. It's a very rapid and severe form of dementia that causes hallucinations, affects your memory, and gives you Parkinson-like symptoms. It's a horrible way to die. Sounds terrible, but he might have saved himself and his family a lot of suffering.

  48. I don’t think anyone knew how far the disease had progressed, it was originally diagnosed as Parkinson’s, but the autopsy stated he had Lewy body disease. Both cause you to lose control of movements, among other mental health symptoms. I personally believe he made a rational conscious decision to leave this world while he still had a choice. keep in mind doctor assisted suicide was not a thing back then. I just wish his battle was more widely known.

  49. Howard Ashman. From all accounts, his input on storytelling changed Disney movies for the best. His coworkers loved him. Alan Menken and him had fantastic creative chemistry. In behind the scenes commentary for Beauty and the Beast, there is a palpable sense of loss when he is mentioned.

  50. Thank you, I was waiting for someone to say this. She truly was a unique artist and I wish she could have had a happier life. So tragic.

  51. Although celeb deaths sometimes bum me out, I’m not normally one who gets really emotional over them but this one really hit me. Fuck addiction. Destroyed a generational talent

  52. Ouch, this one ripped my heart out. He was such a solid dude. I thought he was doing better when he talked about his shoulder surgery, and then next thing I knew he was gone. Technoblade was supposed to never die :(

  53. So much yes. I've watched every single upload since 2017. It was normal for him to disappear for months at a time but something felt very different by May. Funny story, the day after he supposedly passed away- I had a terrible feeling and rechecked his channel to see nothing changed or uploaded... but I just had this really bad feeling that something was wrong.

  54. Not going to get upvoted much I assume, but Clifford Brown. He was, and remains, among the greatest jazz trumpet players of all time, and his first album with Max Roach is no doubt in the pantheon of greatest jazz albums of all time.

  55. YES, THANK YOU. Almost every time I hear a great jazz trumpeter, it's Clifford Brown. So tragic. What a great gift he left us in his music, at least.

  56. Seeing all the support from the rest of the Power Rangers cast on Instagram really hit hard. Amy Jo Johnson did a 17 minute video crying and singing in JDF's honor. Walter E. Jones posted a video of him and Jason hugging saying that was the last time he saw him. David Yost had several pictures, both old and more recent where you can tell him and Jason really were good friends on and off the set.

  57. My Dad's Mom. She died before my Dad graduated from high school after suffering from MS. She never got to see the outstanding individual my Dad became. A very respected, admired, loyal man of integrity who is the ultimate definition of a family man. She never got to see him graduate high school or college and end up with a master's in education. She never got to see her oldest son become the most popular man in his Dad's home town. She never saw her youngest son become a teacher who managed to move outside of the trailer that he grew up in but in a house in a beautiful neighborhood. She never got to meet my Mom, my older sister or my twin sister and I who look exactly like her because we look just like our Dad She died in her 30's. Much to young for such a beautiful soul.

  58. I lost my girl just before she would have been 18, 100 years wouldn’t have been enough. Sending you love

  59. French mathematician Évariste Galois died at the age of 20. My man just laid out the foundation for many topics in abstract algebra and died in a duel.

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