Top 25 Actors We Lost Too Soon

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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Here are the top actors we lost too soon.

Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith, star of the hit Fox series "Glee," was found dead in a Canadian hotel room, of a drug overdose on July of 2013.

Lee Thompson Young

Lee Thompson Young

Lee Thompson Young

Lee Thompson Young

Former Disney Channel star Lee Thompson Young, 29, was found dead Aug. 19. He reportedly died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

John Ritter

John Ritter

John Ritter

John Ritter

John Ritter, star of the show "Three's Company", died of a heart-attack in September of 2003.

Freddie Prinze

Freddie Prinze

Freddie Prinze

Freddie Prinze

After battling with depression, the 70's sitcom star committed suicide in 1977. He is the father of actor Freddie Prinze Jr.

Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman

The 70's sitcom icon died in 2010 from a head injury caused by falling down the stairs in his home.

Jonathan Brandis

Jonathan Brandis

Jonathon Brandis

Jonathon Brandis

The child star committed suicide in 2003 after battling with bouts of depression.

Brad Renfro

Brad Renfro

Brad Renfro

Brad Renfro

The child star who appeared in The Client was found dead in January 15, 2008 of an accidental overdose of heroin and morphine.

Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee

The Crow star died in 1993 from a stunt mishap at the age of age of 28 while filming The Crow.

Heather O'Rourke

Heather O'Rourke

Heather O'Rourke

Heather O'Rourke

The Poltergeist star died in 1988 of cardiac arrest caused by septic shock brought on by intestinal stenosis at the age of 12.

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Murphy died in her home on December 10, 2009. The cause of death has yet to be determined officially. Rumors of pneumonia, anemia and possible black mold poisoning are possible causes of death.

Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman

The Saturday Night Live star was murdered by his wife in 1998.

Corey Haim

Corey Haim

Corey Haim

Corey Haim

The 80's teen actor died from pulmonary edema in 2010.

Chris Farley

Chris Farley

Chris Farley

Chris Farley

The SNL and Tommy Boy star died in 1997 of an accidental drug overdose.

Sharon Tate

Sharon Tate

Sharon Tate

Sharon Tate

The 60's sex symbol was murdered by the Manson Family in 1969. Her husband at the time was Roman Polanski.

Aaliyah

Aaliyah

Aaliyah

Aaliyah

The R&B star/actress was killed in a plane crash in 2001 at the age of 22.

Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve

The Superman star was paralyzed from the neck down from a horseback riding accident in 1995 which eventually led to his death in 2004 at the age of 52.

John Candy

John Candy

John Candy

John Candy

The comedian died in 1994 from a heart attack at the age of 44.

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze

The Ghost star died from cancer in 2009 at the age of 57.

John Belushi

John Belushi

John Belushi

John Belushi

The SNL legend died from a drug overdose in 1982 at the age of 33.

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

The martial arts legend complained of a headache shortly before taking a nap but died shortly after on July 20, 1973 at the age of 32. Lee apparently had an allergic reaction to a pain killer that cause his brain to swell as result. His death was ruled "death by misadventure".

James Dean

James Dean

James Dean

James Dean

The Rebel Without A Cause star died in a car crash in 1955 at the age of 24.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

On August 5, 1962, the film legend was found dead at her home in Los Angeles California. It was reported that the last person she called before her death was President John F. Kennedy.

River Phoenix

River Phoenix

River Phoenix

River Phoenix

The young actor died of a drug overdose in Hollywood in 1993.

Paul Walker

Paul Walker

Paul Walker

Paul Walker

Paul Walker, star of "The Fast and Furious" franchise, died in a car accident along his friend on November 30, 2013.

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger

The Dark Knight star died from a drug overdose in his apartment in 2008 at the age of 28.

Andy Whitfield

Andy Whitfield

Andy Whitfield

Andy Whitfield

The star of the show Spartacus died in 2011 from cancer.

Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac

The comedian died in 2008 from complications from pneumonia.

Judy Garland

Judy Garland

Judy Garland

Judy Garland

The Wizard of Oz star died at the age of 47 from a drug overdose.

Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood

The West Side Story star drowned in 1981, at the age of 43.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman

The academy award winning actor was found dead in his New York apartment from an apparent heroin overdose. He was 46 years old.