ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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Varia Fedko-Blake

Whilst actors may have the exuberant wealth, the stratospheric fame and the stunning looks, we often forget they are mere mortals just like us. And over the years, a great number of talented men and women have experienced the cruelty of life by being tragically taken away from us prematurely.

The sad and sudden deaths of the following actors took us by incredible surprise, with the news of their departure often making us gasp out loud in anguish. From martial arts veteran Bruce Lee, to comedy genius Robin Williams and teen-sweetheart Brittany Murphy, to Paul Walker and Philip Seymour Hoffman, these wonderful individuals were certainly dealt a bad hand in life by dying in unexpected and accidental circumstances.

Get your tissues at the ready and remind yourselves of who Hollywood is missing and where you can witness their final moments on the big screen.

1. Bruce Lee

Last movie: Enter the Dragon

An icon of martial arts cinema, Lee died at the young age of 32, after complaining of a headache. To this day, the grounds to his death remain controversial.

2. Heath Ledger

Last movie: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Ledger died of a prescription drug overdose half-way through shooting The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

3. Robin Williams

Last movie: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

Take a look at the trailer for the movie here:

4. Brittany Murphy

Last movie: Something Wicked

The Clueless beauty's death was ruled as "accidental" of pneumonia and anemia, made worse by a mixture of over-the-counter cold medication.

5. Brandon Lee

Last movie: The Crow

Whilst filming a scene for The Crow, Bruce Lee's son was accidentally shot.

6. Paul Walker

Last movie: Furious 7

Sadly star Paul Walker died in a car accident whilst still working on the Furious 7 blockbuster.

Take a look at this heart-breaking tribute video to Pablo:

7. Chris Farley

Last movie: Almost Heroes

Found by his younger brother, Chris was revealed to have died of a cocaine and morphine overdose.

8. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Last movie: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Whilst filming the two part finale of the Mockingjay, as part of the Hunger Games franchise, the actor died of a drug overdose.

Relive his greatness in the first part below:

9. Harold Ramis

Last movie: Year One

Harold Ramis was one of the most successful comedy writers that ever lived and sadly, he developed a rare condition that meant that his whole immune system turned on its network of arteries and veins.

Departed legends of Hollywood, may your beautiful souls rest in peace!


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