I'm talking people who died young/of unnatural causes. We all miss Bowie, but let's leave him to his rest.
  1. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    I said celebrity, not performer. It's my list. He counts. The world would have been a better place if he had been spared.
  2. Marvin Gaye
  3. Minnie Riperton
    Mother of Maya Rudolph (!), original queen of whistle tones.
  4. Otis Redding
    An incredible singer. He had one of the greatest voices in recorded history, in my humble opinion, and he died way, way too young.
    Suggested by   @franksars
  5. Tammi Terrell
    One of Motown's bright stars, she famously sang duets with Marvin Gaye. Led a tragic life littered with abusive love affairs and died at the tender age of 24 of brain cancer. She had so much promise!
  6. Aaliyah
    Just think about all the amazing music we missed out on- plus her budding acting career
    Suggested by   @shanaz
  7. Jimi Hendrix
    Too young
    Suggested by   @Ivis
  8. Heath Ledger
    He was the movie star Gotham deserved. His death still makes me sad when I think about it. He gave us heartthrobs (10 Things I Hate About You, The Patriot, A Knight's Tale), he gave us villains (The Dark Knight), he gave us complicated heroes (Brokeback Mountain). Think what he might have done if he'd had more time.
  9. Brittany Murphy
    She exuded joy, but I know that underneath the surface there was a lot of pain (like so many of us!).
    Suggested by   @emilyannlosey
  10. River Phoenix
    Suggested by   @jannychan
  11. Amy Winehouse
    Real life angel
    Suggested by   @alanarogerrrrs
  12. Alan Rickman
    To state the obvious
    Suggested by   @yllwbrckrd
  13. Philip Seymour Hoffman
    An absolute genius.
    Suggested by   @ladyboss
  14. Paul Walker
    I still remember where I was when I heard he died. He was one of my first crushes and died entirely too young ❤️
    Suggested by   @LauraM
  15. Gilda Radner
    Suggested by   @moonjockey
  16. Jean Harlow
    Suggested by   @moonjockey
  17. John Belushi
    Suggested by   @moonjockey
  18. Carole Lombard
    Suggested by   @moonjockey
  19. Princess Diana
    Not really an entertainer, but someone who was raising awareness for many important causes and died before she could watch her boys become men.
    Suggested by   @ericagogo
  20. Mary Shelley
    She wasn't really that young for the time, but the girl deserved a lot better than basically her whole family including all but one of her children dying and a life of illness and a brain tumor.
    Suggested by   @moonjockey
  21. James Dean
    His potential in the film business was through the roof.
    Suggested by   @teaisfortigger
  22. Robin Williams
    Suggested by   @lyndsalvarez
  23. Brad Renfro
    Suggested by   @shoogs
  24. Jim Croce
    A great musician. Also, I went with someone who died in a plane crash because picking an addict seems like a short term gain at best.
    Suggested by   @poewar
  25. Harris Wittels
    One of the funniest comedic writers (Parks and Rec, Master of None, Eastbound and Down) plus a podcast regular (Analyze Phish, Comedy Bang Bang, Who Charted?). Miss him so much.
    Suggested by   @lame
  26. Andy Kaufman
    Suggested by   @jennybird
  27. Jeff Buckley
    Suggested by   @cbarbulescu
  28. Ian Curtis
    A tortured soul who gave us beautiful artwork to absorb long after his passing. He had to deal with so much pain, guilt, and sadness during his short time on Earth. I wish I could've helped him.
    Suggested by   @MatthewAlmont
  29. Chris Farley
    Suggested by   @supercommonname
  30. Patsy Cline
    Suggested by   @hme418
  31. André the Giant
    The epitome of "looks like they could kill you but is actually a cinnamon roll."
    Suggested by   @moonjockey