Hollywood is filled with amazing talents, and unfortunately, many of them are lost too soon.  You can probably think of a few incredible actors who died before their time. While many of these celebs already had collected accolades by the time of their passing, they had many more years of life ahead of them cut short. 

Some of these actors died from tragic circumstances and their own demons, while others were, unfortunately, part of random a freak accident that no one could have seen coming.  You might picture life in Hollywood as full of glamour, riches, and mansion, but sadly, it has a dark side as well. Here are all the gifted actors who died before their time.

1. Cory Monteith (1982-2013)

A beloved member of the “Glee” cast, Cory Monteith broke everyone’s heart and Lea Michele’s especially when he died from a toxic combination of alcohol and heroin. He was found in a Vancouver hotel room. Monteith was only 31 at the time of his passing. 

2. Heath Ledger (1979-2008)

Right before the world got to see his magnificent performance as The Joker, Ledger passed from an accidental overdose of painkillers and sleeping pills. As handsome as he was talented, this was one death that Hollywood and its fans just can’t get over, no matter how much time goes on. At the tender age of 28, he was found by his housekeeper in SoHo, NYC.

3. Paul Walker (1973-2013)

Famously known for his work on “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, the gorgeous, blue-eyed Paul Walker died in a speeding accident at 31. The Porsche he was in spun out of control, striking a tree at over 100 miles per hour. Walker had a teen daughter at the time of his passing.

4. Chadwick Boseman (1976-2020)

In the summer of 2020, “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman passed away at 43. It was a shock to much of the world, but Boseman had chosen to fight his battle with colon cancer quietly. Diagnosed in 2016, he chose to stay silent like many celebs, as a public diagnosis can bring on even more stress.