Sunday, February 14, 2016

1980s Actors Who Died Young

The 80s were a fantastic era for movies and TV and many of us think back on it fondly as a time of great economic and creative growth. The youth, many referred to as the Brat Pack, were part of the elite celebs of the time, but sadly there was also a curse on those who came into age in the 80s - early deaths by tragic means.

Let's look at some of the loses - 

Heather O’Rourke (“Poltergeist”) died at 12 of bowel obstruction

Dominique Dunne (“Poltergeist”) died at 22 of stabbing death by ex-boyfriend

River Phoenix (“Stand by Me”) died at 23 of drug overdose

Jonathan Brandis (“Stand by Me”) died at 27 of suicide by hanging

Gary Coleman (“Diff’rent Strokes”) died at 42 of a brain hemorrhage

Dana Plato (“Diff’rent Strokes”) died at 35 of suicide by drugs

Corey Haim (“The Lost Boys”) died at 38 of pneumonia

Dana Hill (“European Vacation) died at 32 of complications of diabetes 

Rebecca Schaeffer (“My Sister Sam”) died at 21, shot by stalker

Paul Walker ("Monster in the Closet") died at 40 of a  car accident. 

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