12 Celebrity Deaths We Still Aren’t Over

Whitney Houston

Age at death: 48 years old

How she died: Accidental drowning

The ultimate goal of a musician is to be known simply by that first sound. Whitney Houston achieved that with her booming voice, bringing fans to their feet when she belted out that first word of any number hit songs she helped write.

Houston produced three No. 1 singles, released seven studio albums and sold over 200 million records before her death in 2012 due to an accidental drowning. She is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 songs.

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Princess Diana

Age at death: 36 years old


How she died: Injuries sustained in car accident

While the British royalty no longer hold the power they once did, the mystery and intrigue surrounding the death of Princess Diana in 1997 was one that rocked the world. A huge advocate for the homeless, children in need, and people living with HIV and AIDS, Diana tragically died at just 36 years old after the vehicle she was driving in was struck. The funeral of the “People’s Princess” was estimated to have been watched by 2.5 billion people.

Heath Ledger

Age at death: 28 years old

How he died: Acute intoxication by combined effects of several prescription drugs

Like many in Hollywood before him, Heath Ledger’s incredible acting skills became more well-known after he was gone. Ledger was honored with an Academy Award following his death at 28 years old for his role as The Joker in The Dark Knight.

But that was far from the only project that he made better with his abilities. Ledger also hit home runs with his roles in Monster’s Ball and Brokeback Mountain.

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