The film industry is very huge. It has given us a large number of talented and professional artists who are very much dedicated to their work. They are the reason why we all have learned about every basic and small elements of our life. Their works are always appreciated not just by the common public but also by the media. But at the same time, there are some who are born as the one and only. There can never be someone like him or her ever again. And unfortunately, some of these "legends" passed away very soon. Here are a few of them who died very early -
Michael Clarke Duncan has been always appreciated for his role in "The Green Mile". He has been always known as the "man with a golden heart". His death in 2012 was a very shocking news for his fans and the industry as he already suffered a heart attack a month before his death when he was 54 years old.
2. PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
Philip Seymour Hoffman made his debut in the year 1992. He had a long history of successful movies and TV shows. People are unaware that he also had a problem of substance abuse as a result of which he was heavily addicted to heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamines. He was found dead in his hotel room in the year 2014.
3. MARCIA WALLACE
Edna Krabappel, the famous character from "The Simpsons" was loved by the audiences. The disappearance of the character brought up a lot of questions inside everyone. This was because Maria Wallace, the woman who played that role passed away in October 2013 and her voice was something that was missed by the producers and fans of "The Simpsons".
Alan Rickman is the genius who played the role of Severus Snape in the "Harry Potter" film franchise. The plot twist about his character in the last installment of the franchise was loved by everyone. He passed away at the age of 69 due to pancreatic cancer.
5. CORY MONTEITH
Cory Monteith was a very famous singer. He got addicted to heroin and alcohol at a very early age which ultimately led to his death in the year 2013 at the age of 31. His death was a proof that substance abuse is bad for health.
6. JAMES GANDOLFINI
James Gandolfini is known for playing the role of a very famous mafioso in the history of television and that also took the syndicates of organized crimes towards perfection. He suffered a heart attack once and passed away in the year 2013.
7. HUGH HEFNER
The Playboy magazine has been able to gain the attention of audience even in today'a world. It has been known for bringing the real life of the girls pursuing modelling. Hugh Hefner was the founder of this and unfortunately, the genius passed away in the year 2017.
8. JAMES AVERY
James Avery was known for his role as the patriarch Philip Banks. He was known as a very strict man. Will Smith quoted him as his mentor for "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air". He had to undergo a heart surgery as a result of which he passed out at the age of 68.
9. RIVER PHOENIX
River Phoenix has been famous as a child artist since she appeared for the first time in the year 1993. River Phoenix was heavily addicted to drugs. Her addiction was such that even rehabilitation also couldn't help her. She passed away at the age of 23 in front of public at the streets of Los Angeles.
10. HEATH LEDGER
Heath Ledger is a name that reminds us of "The Dark Knight" in Christopher Nolan's "Batman" trilogy. He played the role of the iconic villain "Joker" in that movie. No one expected that he would pass away so soon. He was suffering from anxiety and insomnia as a result of which he was taking some pills. Those pills led to cardiac arrest and eventually, his death.
11. JAMES REBHORN
James Rebhorn has done some critically acclaimed roles in superhits like "Homeland" and "White Collar". Its a matter of respect that he worked day and night despite being a cancer patient. He passed away in the year 2014.
12. ROB KNOX
Rob Knox played the role of Marcus Belby in the sixth installment of "Harry Potter" film franchise - "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince". His character was not remembered because Harry Potter employed an ensemble cast everytime. The brilliant actor met his demise at an incident in a Southeast London bar where he stepped in to save his little brother and ultimately got stabbed by the goons.
13. JONATHAN BRANDIS
Jonathan Brands was known for playing the role of Lucas Wolenczak in the year 2003. He was just 23 years old at that time. He was just at the stage of planning his adult career. He got addicted to alcohol at a very early age and was also suffering from the problem of depression.
14. RAUL JULIA
We all remember Raul Julia for portraying the role of Gomez Addams in the year 1994. He was 54 years old and had a contact with food poisoning which led to the problem of stroke and ultimately, his death.
15. BRANDON LEE
The son of Bruce Lee managed to gain some name and fame at a very early age. His death was a tragic accident. This happened at the sets of "The Crow" in the year 1993. The production crew used blank rounds instead of dummy cartridges with a large amount of live powder. A bullet hit him in the abdomen and he died as a result of heavy bleeding.