Gone but not forgotten. This is a look at the stars, famous faces, and celebrities who died before their time but left a lasting mark on society and popular culture. These stories could be easily grouped as tragic tales of suicide or drug overdoses — but that’s not always the case. Sometimes disaster comes on its own. Likewise, when addiction is a part of the story, it paints a curious picture of commonalities when read alongside the other stories in this article. These are tales of stars who burned bright, maybe too bright for their own spirit to cope, and the escapes they took that ultimately resulted in their passing before they were able to contribute more to society.
So, rather than dismiss those people as simply addicts, go through the slideshow, find out more about these celebrities who died before their time, and see the parallels that will haunt their histories forever.
James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His mainstream career lasted only four years, but he is widely regarded as one of the most influential guitarists in history and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. He died on September 18, 1970 at the age of 27. His cause of death is disputed, but the coroner believed that he choked to death on his own vomit.