They say only the good die young: the good, the talented, the beautiful. It’s a scenario we see play out all too often in the entertainment business. Our most beloved stars were dimmed by tragic, dramatic, shocking, and sometimes unforeseen events that ended their lives. They may be gone but their presence will be missed, and the impact they made on us will remain.
Check out our list of 15 stars who are sorely missed.
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Michael Jackson was the biggest and most influential musician to grace the world. From his iconic style to his innovative dance moves and his inspiring music, Michael was known even in the most remote places of the world. But the King of Pop reportedly battled with a prescription drug addiction that would eventually lead to his death. Michael had his doctor administer the anesthetic propofol to put him to sleep the morning of June 25, 2009 but he would not awake. An overdose of the drug claimed his life at age 50. MJ’s social and musical legacy will live on forever.