As a society we tend to treat our celebrities as if they were gods, so itâ€™s no wonder so many of them seem to think theyâ€™re invincible. Here are 13 celebrities who learned of their mortality the hard way: by experiencing a close brush with the big sleep.
Throughout the â€˜70s, Gary Busey wowed us with his acting chops appearing in films like A Star is Born and The Buddy Holly Story, which earned him an Oscar nomination. But in 1998, his career and his life were nearly ended by a motorcycle accident. Busey, who was not wearing a helmet at the time, lost control of his bike and cracked his head open on a curb, requiring immediate surgery. Busey survived, but suffered permanent brain damage from the accident and hasnâ€™t quite been the same since.