7 Bright Stars Who Died Before Their Time

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, known for roles in Capote and The Talented Mr. Ripley, died from a drug overdose on February 2, 2014, found in his New York apartment with a syringe in his arm.

Philip Seymour Hoffman:

Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, a defining figure of the grunge era, ended his life at 27 with a self-inflicted gunshot on April 5, 1994, cementing his legacy as a monumental influence in rock music.

Kurt Cobain:

Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, known as Avicii, committed suicide on April 20, 2018, at age 28, after retiring from touring due to mental health issues, leaving a lasting impact on the commercial success.


Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, a pioneering Spanish-speaking Texan singer, was murdered at 23 by her friend and manager on March 31, 1995, after achieving immense success in Spanish-language.


Anton Yelchin, famed for his role as Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek films, died in a car accident on June 19, 2016, at 27, when his Jeep rolled and pinned him against a security barrier.

Anton Yelchin:

Amy Winehouse, celebrated for her Grammy-winning album Back to Black and the hit song "Rehab," succumbed to alcohol poisoning at 27 on July 23, 2011, joining the infamous 27 Club.

Amy Winehouse:

Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, died under mysterious circumstances on July 3, 1971, at 27, leaving behind a legacy of powerful vocals and magnetic stage presence.

Jim Morrison: