12 Celebrity Deaths We Still Aren’t Over

When someone passes away, their family mourns and celebrates their life. When the same happens to someone famous, an entire world can be stopped in its tracks.

With the added exposure of social media nowadays, it is even easier to develop close and personal feelings with someone you are likely to never even meet in person. Celebrities offer up insight into their lives and day-to-day activities through Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and other outlets.

If that famous person – whether it be through movies, singing, sports, or a number of other areas – dies suddenly and unexpectedly, you can bet the shock of it all can overtake just about anybody.

Amy Winehouse

Age at death: 27 years old

How she died: Alcohol poisoning


Amy Winehouse didn’t ignore her past drug and alcohol abuse, but eventually, it caused her to be taken away from us too soon. Winehouse, who broke into the music world at just 16 years old with the Grammy-winning hit album Back to Black, died of alcohol poisoning at just 27 years old.

With deep and expressive vocals, Winehouse could fit into any genre of music. She also paired up with the legendary Tony Bennett for several songs.

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Phil Hartman

Age at death: 49 years old

How he died: Shooting victim

Phil Hartman found his spotlight on Saturday Night Live, transitioning into several major movie roles and other television appearances along the way. Incredibly, his life was ended when his wife, Brynn, shot and killed him in 1998 at their family home while he was sleeping before taking her own life.

Hartman will be remembered for his role as President Bill Clinton on SNL, along with work on The Simpsons and NewsRadio to go with a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Chris Farley

Age at death: 33 years old

How he died: Drug overdose

From his start on the small-screen that included incredible performances on Saturday Night Live, through movie roles in Tommy Boy and Black Sheep, Chris Farley hit a nerve with movie-goers everywhere with his sense of humor.

A seemingly larger-than-life figure, Farley tragically passed away at just 33 years of age due to a drug overdose.

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