Today marks 10 years since the tragic death of Heath Ledger. But even a decade since he passed away after an accidental overdose, the world is still hunted by the thoughts of a life and career that could’ve been.
A star in the rise, having earned an Oscar for his role in “Brokeback Mountain” and cementing his status as superb actor with his legendary performance as The Joker in “The Dark Knight Rises”, Ledger died at the young age of 28 as a promising star.
And just like Heath, a devastating high number of celebrities have unfortunately died well before their time. From Lil Peep and Kim Jong-hyun’s recent untimely deaths to Heath Ledger and Selena Quintanilla, here’s a list of 16 celebrities who have passed away before 40, but continue to live through their iconic movies and beloved music.