22 Celebrities Who Died Too Young in the 2010s (Photos)

Decade in Review: From “Glee” star Cory Monteith to “Rehab” singer Amy Winehouse


We lost a lot of stars too young this last decade. Here is TheWrap’s tribute to some of those who were gone before their time, from “I Will Always Love You” singer Whitney Houston to “Glee” star Cory Monteith to “Rehab” singer Amy Winehouse.

Amy WinehouseThe “Rehab” songstress was found dead in her London home in 2011 at the age of 27. Her cause of death was alcohol poisoning.

Whitney HoustonThe “I Will Always Love You” singer, who had long battled with substance abuse, was found unconscious submerged in her bathtub in 2012. She was 48.

Bobbi Kristina BrownThe daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, Bobbi died four years after her mother. Her cause of death was ruled as Lobar pneumonia, which was the result of brain damage due to oxygen loss from water immersion and “mixed drug intoxication,” per the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s report. She was 22. 

Cory MonteithThe actor, who played jock-turned-gleek Finn Hudson on Fox’s musical phenomenon “Glee,” was found dead of combined drug intoxication at a Vancouver hotel in 2013. He was 31.

Adam YauchA third of the Beastie Boys, Yauch died after battling cancer in 2012. He was 47.

James GandolfiniAn actor who helped usher in a new golden era of television in his Emmy-winning role as Tony Soprano on HBO’s “The Sopranos,” Gandolfini died in Rome of a heart attack in 2013. He was 51.

Gary ColemanBeloved as the child star of “Diff’rent Strokes” but troubled as an adult, Coleman died in 2010 after suffering an intracranial hemorrhage. He was 42.

Alexander McQueenThe famed British fashion designer was found in his wardrobe in 2010, having died by hanging at the age of 41. He was found with a suicide note, according to CNN. He was 41.

Corey HaimThe iconic 1980s teen actor best known as one of the “Two Coreys,” and who had long struggled with drug addiction, died in 2010 in Burbank, California, of a suspected overdose. He was 38.

Paul WalkerThe “Fast & Furious” actor Walker died in a fiery car wreck in Santa Clarita, California, in 2013. He was 40. Roger Rodas, Walker’s friend and business associate, who was driving the Porsche Carrera GT at the time of their accidental deaths, was 38. 

Philip Seymour HoffmanThe Oscar-winning actor died from acute mixed drug intoxication in 2014. Heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine were found in his system. His death was ruled an accident. He was 46.

Scott Weiland The former Stone Temple Pilots singer was on tour in Minnesota with his band, the Wildabouts, when he was discovered unresponsive on the group’s tour bus in 2015. He was 48.

PrinceThe music legend and “Purple Rain” singer died in Minnesota in 2016 of an opioid overdose. He was 57.

George MichaelThe “Wham!” pop-star and “Faith” singer died of heart failure on Christmas Day in 2016. He was 53.

Christina GrimmieThe 22-year-old Season 6 contestant on NBC’s “The Voice” was shot multiple times and killed when a gunman opened fire at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida, as she signed autographs for fans after a concert in 2016. 

Anton YelchinThe “Star Trek” actor was killed in a freak accident in 2016 when he was fatally pinned between his own car and a brick mailbox at his San Fernando Valley home. He was 27.

Dolores O’RiordanThe Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan died by drowning due to alcohol intoxication. She was found submerged in her London hotel bathtub in 2018. She was 46.

AviciiThe Swedish EDM star died in 2018 in Oman. According to TMZ, his cause of death was blood loss due to a self-inflicted injuries using a broken wine bottle.

Mac MillerThe rapper, whose real name is Malcolm James McCormick, was found dead at his home in the San Fernando Valley in 2018. His cause of death was ruled an accidental overdose of cocaine, fentanyl and alcohol. He was 26.

Luke PerryThe “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum and “Riverdale” star died in 2019 from an “ischemic cerebrovascular accident” — the most common type of stroke, which occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel and prevents blood and oxygen from getting to a part of the brain. He was 52.

Nipsey HussleThe rapper was shot and killed outside of his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles in 2019. He was 33.

Cameron BoyceThe Disney star was found dead in his home due to a sudden epileptic seizure in 2019. He was 20. 
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