Too Young To Die
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Wednesday, October 16

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

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

Thursday, October 24

Far way from the loud hustle and bustle of Los Angeles in the middle of the Beverly Hills Canyons, lies the estate of the actress Sharon Tate. She is eight months pregnant and misses Roman Polanski, her husband, who is still in Europe finishing up a film. She will never see him again. On 9 August 1969, 26-year-old Sharon and her unborn child are killed by 16 stab wounds. The murderers: Satanists led by the self-appointed guru Charles Manson. Show Less
Far way from the loud hustle and bustle of Los Angeles in the middle of the Beverly Hills Canyons, lies the estate of the actress Shar...Show More

She steps in front of Hollywood’s cameras for the first time at the tender of age of 4 and already as a teenager she is considered the female idol of the 50s. As a young criminal in “Rebel Without a Cause” she pays opposite James Dean in one of the films that bears a far-reaching impact on pop culture. As Maria in the famous adaptation of the musical “West Side Story” she becomes a world star. But in November 1981, at the age of 43, the actress and mother of two Natalie Wood drowns in a tragic incident. “Drowning was her nightmare, how often she spoke of her terrifying fear of dark waters.” says Richard Gregson, her second husband. But it’s true–Natalie Wood is dead, drowned at the age of 43. Show Less
She steps in front of Hollywood’s cameras for the first time at the tender of age of 4 and already as a teenager she is considered t...Show More

She started her career with the worldwide success The Wizard of Oz at 17 years old and has deeply impacted since then the cinema and music fields. Despite her numerous professional triumphs, Judy Garland struggled a lot in her personal life, unbalanced with instable finances and 4 successive divorces. She also suffered from a severe weakness of alcohol and drugs which caused her premature death. Show Less
She started her career with the worldwide success The Wizard of Oz at 17 years old and has deeply impacted since then the cinema and m...Show More

Far way from the loud hustle and bustle of Los Angeles in the middle of the Beverly Hills Canyons, lies the estate of the actress Sharon Tate. She is eight months pregnant and misses Roman Polanski, her husband, who is still in Europe finishing up a film. She will never see him again. On 9 August 1969, 26-year-old Sharon and her unborn child are killed by 16 stab wounds. The murderers: Satanists led by the self-appointed guru Charles Manson. Show Less
Far way from the loud hustle and bustle of Los Angeles in the middle of the Beverly Hills Canyons, lies the estate of the actress Shar...Show More

She steps in front of Hollywood’s cameras for the first time at the tender of age of 4 and already as a teenager she is considered the female idol of the 50s. As a young criminal in “Rebel Without a Cause” she pays opposite James Dean in one of the films that bears a far-reaching impact on pop culture. As Maria in the famous adaptation of the musical “West Side Story” she becomes a world star. But in November 1981, at the age of 43, the actress and mother of two Natalie Wood drowns in a tragic incident. “Drowning was her nightmare, how often she spoke of her terrifying fear of dark waters.” says Richard Gregson, her second husband. But it’s true–Natalie Wood is dead, drowned at the age of 43. Show Less
She steps in front of Hollywood’s cameras for the first time at the tender of age of 4 and already as a teenager she is considered t...Show More

She started her career with the worldwide success The Wizard of Oz at 17 years old and has deeply impacted since then the cinema and music fields. Despite her numerous professional triumphs, Judy Garland struggled a lot in her personal life, unbalanced with instable finances and 4 successive divorces. She also suffered from a severe weakness of alcohol and drugs which caused her premature death. Show Less
She started her career with the worldwide success The Wizard of Oz at 17 years old and has deeply impacted since then the cinema and m...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.