Dead Celebrity Photos
Every so often, an acclaimed actor or actress touches our lives in ways we never appreciated until after they are gone. These dead celebrity photos show the inspirational celebrities whose stars have burned their last light.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The award-winning actor and director died of combined drug intoxication in his New York City apartment on February 2. Owning Mahowny, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, The Savages, Synecdoche, New York, Moneyball, and The Ides of March are only some of his critically acclaimed roles. After his passing, the New York Times named him as “perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation.”
The Fast and the Furious star died an ironic death in a car accident on November 30, 2013. Vin Diesel, his partner in the movie, tells of how difficult it was to film the latest franchise in the movie without him. ““I remember the first day we came back to set. I am in a scene where I just run over Jason Statham’s car, and I must have gone through three boxes of tissues. I am supposed to be in killer mode, but just being in the vehicle that was synonymous with Paul and myself, it was so hard to get through.”
Witty and incredibly funny, Joan Rivers was a TV personality who defied social conventions in the predominantly male world of comedy during the 60’s. Always ahead of her time, Rivers hosted the E! Entertainment Television pre-award show for the Golden Globes with her daughter Melissa and changed the red carpet interview forever when she came up with the question we all love to hear: ‘Who are you wearing?’
Queen of comedy and captain of the ‘Joan Rangers’, this restless woman wrote 12 books and never stopped touring and doing her stand-up routine, in which she made jokes about her various plastic surgeries, and about anything else she could think of. She was never afraid of what people might say, and her audacious and lovable personality will never be forgotten.
We all know him as Tony Soprano, the American Mafia crime boss in the award-winning Tv series The Sopranos. He won three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series in this role. Sadly, on June 19, 2013, he passed away in Italy before he was supposed to receive an award at the Taormina Film Fest.
Best known for his musical role as jock-turned-“Gleek” in the Tv series Glee, Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room on July 13, 2013 at the young age of 31. According to the autopsy from the B.C. Coroners Service, his death was caused by “a mixed drug toxicity of heroin and alcohol. We will never see the song “Can’t fight This Feeling” the same way ever again.
See the touching thank-you speech of Cory’s girlfriend Lea Michele at the Teen Choice Awards 2013 here:
“Why so serious?” After receiving wide praise and critical acclaim for his excellent portrayal of the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger passed away in a Manhattan residence on the 22nd of January 2008 due to drug intoxication. He won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and Best International Actor from the Australian Film Institute for his role as Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain, where he was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Director Ang Lee paid tribute to him by saying, “Working with Heath was one of the purest joys of my life. He brought to the role of Ennis more than any of us could have imagined – a thirst for life, for love, and for truth, and a vulnerability that made everyone who knew him love him.”
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