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20 Celebs Who Left Us Too Soon

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When death comes knocking, no one is safe; not even beloved celebrities. But when it comes to these legendary stars, they were taken from us just too soon.

Here are 20 famous people who are dearly missed around the world.

1. Heath Ledger (1979 – 2008)

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When Heath Ledger decided to conquer Hollywood, he was only 19 years old. He dazzled the young audiences in his first movie 10 Things I Hate about You. After that, he started scoring success after success and almost all of his movies were instant hits. But it wasn’t until the controversial Brokeback Mountain that Ledger truly came into the spotlight. This role got him Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. In 2001 People magazine named Ledger one of the 50 most beautiful people.

His tragic death happened a few months after the end of filming The Dark Knight where Ledger masterfully portrayed the villain Joker. He had been exhausted mentally and physically and had trouble sleeping. He died by accidentally overdosing on his prescription pills for treating insomnia. Posthumously, he received the ultimate recognition – an Oscar for his portrayal of Joker.

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