Every so often the death of celebrity sends shockwaves through the media. Celebrities are already immortalized through social media, tabloids and cult followings while they are alive. Whether it is a world famous rockstar or a beloved child actor, a famous person’s death has a way of affecting us, especially when it is sudden. There is really no such thing as “too soon” when it comes to our favorite stars. Unfortunately, there have been many celebrities who died young.
The death of major icons like David Bowie, Prince and Robin Williams were just as gut wrenching even if they did live to see past 60. However, nothing compares to the shock of losing a star in the height of their career, at a young age or to suicide. Celebrities who died young remind us that even the most famous and fabulous of us are not invincible or immortal.
30.) Paul Walker
- September 23, 1973- November 30, 2013
- Age: 40 years old
- Cause of death: Fatal car accident
Walker was famous for his reoccurring role in the popular car racing franchise Fast and Furious, which he starred in alongside Tyrese Gibson, Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Fast and Furious star Paul Walker shook headlines when news broke of a fatal car accident involving the actor and Randy Rodas.
Walker’s tragic death occurred while he was still filming Furious 7, the seventh installment of the nine-movie franchise. The collision occurred when the car crashed into a concrete lamp post and two trees caught on fire, ultimately burning the two alive.
The film Furious 7 was released posthumously with Walker’s scenes and his two brothers standing in as doubles for his remaining scenes.