Thursday, May 23, 2019

1980s Actors Who Died Too 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. 


Brandon Lee ("The Crow") died at 28 of gunshot wound from dummy round in a prop gun for a movie scene.



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