Too Young To Die
Thursday, Jan. 31

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Thursday, January 31

"If he ever lived to be 30, I’d be surprised", his mother once predicted in an interview and she was right. On 5 April 1994, the 27-year-old rock star shot a bullet into his head at his house in Seattle. The film traces the short dramatic life of the rock rebel who cofounded Grunge, and reveals the shocking psychological background that shaped Cobain’s life and influenced his music. Excerpts from Cobain’s diaries, which describe in brutal honesty his bleak and joyless youth growing up in a small town, his emotional injuries and his attempts to numb himself with drugs, as well as interviews with family members, childhood friends and musical collaborators paint a sensitive portrait of this music icon. Show Less
"If he ever lived to be 30, I’d be surprised", his mother once predicted in an interview and she was right. On 5 April 1994, the 27-...Show More

Described by the New York Times as “the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation”, Philip Seymour Hoffman was also an accomplished film and theatre director and producer. He appeared in more than 55 films and is remembered for bringing depth and humanity to the reprehensible characters he played. He suddenly died in February 2014 due to combined- drugs intoxication, addiction he had suffered previously as a young adult during his college years and that everyone thought he was cleaned from. Show Less
Described by the New York Times as “the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation”, Philip Seymour Hoffma...Show More

He only lived to be 28 years old. The news of Heath Ledger’s death spread like wildfire. The first major Hollywood star to have died so young in the age of the Internet, his death deeply touched all of Hollywood as well as fans around the world. But Heath Ledger was a reluctant celebrity, a star that didn’t really want to be one. By opting to play character roles in small films and declining major offers such as the leading role in “Spiderman”, he deliberately made “unwise” choices and risked his career on several occasions. He was far more interested in the serious art of acting than in becoming famous as a Hollywood superstar. Show Less
He only lived to be 28 years old. The news of Heath Ledger’s death spread like wildfire. The first major Hollywood star to have died...Show More

At only 14 River Phoenix celebrates his breakthrough in the Steven King adaption Stand by Me. The film is a box office hit and River becomes the idol of an entire generation. What exactly happened in the night of October 30, 1993 remains unclear to this day. He is set to play with his band in Johnny Depp’s Viper room on Sunset Boulevard. River Phoenix dies of a speedball overdose on the sidewalk outside the club. Show Less
At only 14 River Phoenix celebrates his breakthrough in the Steven King adaption Stand by Me. The film is a box office hit and River b...Show More

"If he ever lived to be 30, I’d be surprised", his mother once predicted in an interview and she was right. On 5 April 1994, the 27-year-old rock star shot a bullet into his head at his house in Seattle. The film traces the short dramatic life of the rock rebel who cofounded Grunge, and reveals the shocking psychological background that shaped Cobain’s life and influenced his music. Excerpts from Cobain’s diaries, which describe in brutal honesty his bleak and joyless youth growing up in a small town, his emotional injuries and his attempts to numb himself with drugs, as well as interviews with family members, childhood friends and musical collaborators paint a sensitive portrait of this music icon. Show Less
"If he ever lived to be 30, I’d be surprised", his mother once predicted in an interview and she was right. On 5 April 1994, the 27-...Show More

Described by the New York Times as “the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation”, Philip Seymour Hoffman was also an accomplished film and theatre director and producer. He appeared in more than 55 films and is remembered for bringing depth and humanity to the reprehensible characters he played. He suddenly died in February 2014 due to combined- drugs intoxication, addiction he had suffered previously as a young adult during his college years and that everyone thought he was cleaned from. Show Less
Described by the New York Times as “the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation”, Philip Seymour Hoffma...Show More

He only lived to be 28 years old. The news of Heath Ledger’s death spread like wildfire. The first major Hollywood star to have died so young in the age of the Internet, his death deeply touched all of Hollywood as well as fans around the world. But Heath Ledger was a reluctant celebrity, a star that didn’t really want to be one. By opting to play character roles in small films and declining major offers such as the leading role in “Spiderman”, he deliberately made “unwise” choices and risked his career on several occasions. He was far more interested in the serious art of acting than in becoming famous as a Hollywood superstar. Show Less
He only lived to be 28 years old. The news of Heath Ledger’s death spread like wildfire. The first major Hollywood star to have died...Show More

At only 14 River Phoenix celebrates his breakthrough in the Steven King adaption Stand by Me. The film is a box office hit and River becomes the idol of an entire generation. What exactly happened in the night of October 30, 1993 remains unclear to this day. He is set to play with his band in Johnny Depp’s Viper room on Sunset Boulevard. River Phoenix dies of a speedball overdose on the sidewalk outside the club. Show Less
At only 14 River Phoenix celebrates his breakthrough in the Steven King adaption Stand by Me. The film is a box office hit and River b...Show More

"If he ever lived to be 30, I’d be surprised", his mother once predicted in an interview and she was right. On 5 April 1994, the 27-year-old rock star shot a bullet into his head at his house in Seattle. The film traces the short dramatic life of the rock rebel who cofounded Grunge, and reveals the shocking psychological background that shaped Cobain’s life and influenced his music. Excerpts from Cobain’s diaries, which describe in brutal honesty his bleak and joyless youth growing up in a small town, his emotional injuries and his attempts to numb himself with drugs, as well as interviews with family members, childhood friends and musical collaborators paint a sensitive portrait of this music icon. Show Less
"If he ever lived to be 30, I’d be surprised", his mother once predicted in an interview and she was right. On 5 April 1994, the 27-...Show More

Described by the New York Times as “the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation”, Philip Seymour Hoffman was also an accomplished film and theatre director and producer. He appeared in more than 55 films and is remembered for bringing depth and humanity to the reprehensible characters he played. He suddenly died in February 2014 due to combined- drugs intoxication, addiction he had suffered previously as a young adult during his college years and that everyone thought he was cleaned from. Show Less
Described by the New York Times as “the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation”, Philip Seymour Hoffma...Show More

He only lived to be 28 years old. The news of Heath Ledger’s death spread like wildfire. The first major Hollywood star to have died so young in the age of the Internet, his death deeply touched all of Hollywood as well as fans around the world. But Heath Ledger was a reluctant celebrity, a star that didn’t really want to be one. By opting to play character roles in small films and declining major offers such as the leading role in “Spiderman”, he deliberately made “unwise” choices and risked his career on several occasions. He was far more interested in the serious art of acting than in becoming famous as a Hollywood superstar. Show Less
He only lived to be 28 years old. The news of Heath Ledger’s death spread like wildfire. The first major Hollywood star to have died...Show More

At only 14 River Phoenix celebrates his breakthrough in the Steven King adaption Stand by Me. The film is a box office hit and River becomes the idol of an entire generation. What exactly happened in the night of October 30, 1993 remains unclear to this day. He is set to play with his band in Johnny Depp’s Viper room on Sunset Boulevard. River Phoenix dies of a speedball overdose on the sidewalk outside the club. Show Less
At only 14 River Phoenix celebrates his breakthrough in the Steven King adaption Stand by Me. The film is a box office hit and River b...Show More

About Too Young To Die

Brilliant.  Gifted. Legendary.  Whether taken by murder, drugs, or suicide, the names of these late stars live on forever.  Their achievements rendered them iconic and aided in defining their legacy, even while off-screen demons haunted them.  Too Young To Die grants viewers a chance to go beyond the myth and get a glimpse into the private lives and personas of those who were simply too young to die.