Death is a word that strikes fear in the heart and minds of most people and while we don’t like to talk about it, death is an inevitability that we all would have to contend with at some point in our lives. While people die daily, nothing makes the headlines of major newspapers and floods the online social media with comments and condolence messages quite like unexpected celebrity deaths.
Celebrities Are Not Immortal
There is always an air of invincibility that seems to be associated with celebrities by their fans and probably by the media as well. They are made out to appear as immortal beings that will live forever in the eyes of the public, while their legacy would be remembered by the public long after they are dead and buried, the reality is celebrities are no different from you and I, they feel joy and pain just like everyone else!
And they can fall physically ill or suffer from mental illness, such as depression. The only surprise is the surprise that most people express when they hear about unexpected celebrity deaths.
As shocking as it may be it is a grim reminder of how vulnerable we all are. Here are some unexpected celebrity deaths that shook the entertainment world in recent times.
Pains for Growing Pains Actor – Alan Thicke
The entertainment world was rocked by the unexpected death of this celebrity actor, popular for his role in “Growing Pains”. Born on March 1, 1947; he had died of complications from a Type-A aortic dissection; he was aged 69.
Dead or Alive? Well Dead!
The world was stunned when on October 23, 2016 Pete Burns the lead singer of the ironically named, but popular British pop band – “Dead or Alive” was pronounced dead after being suddenly struck by a heart attack at the age of 57.
This famous singer who met his untimely demise was born on August 5, 1959.
Walking In the Stars
One of the unexpected celebrity deaths that came as a big shock to the world of entertainment was the death of rising star actor Anton Yelchin who died from a ghastly motor accident on June 19, 2016.
This actor born on March 11, 1989 had played the role of Chekov in the recent Star Wars movie.
Gone Too Soon!
The hugely popular singing competition simply known as the “Voice” lost one of their immensely talented season 6 contestants. Christina Grimmie was shot dead by a lone gunman in Florida as she was signing autographs at the venue of a concert.
Sadly, this rising star died at the tender age of 12 years, she was born on March 12, 1994 and died on June 10, 2016.