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EonLine – July 18, 2020
My cmnt: It always seems more tragic when the rich, the famous or the beautiful die young. We say, ‘She had so much to live for’ or ‘Such a pity to lose one so beautiful’ or ‘If I had his money I would have taken better care of myself.’ But would you? So many of the rich and famous young die by their own hands. This certainly seems counter intuitive at least. Why do these, of all people, commit suicide, either intentionally or carelessly?
My cmnt: Do these unfortunate offspring of the rich and famous, or those who obtain riches and fame at an early age, truly experience the old saying: Money (and fame) can’t buy happiness? Why do so many of the rich and famous, as they age, seek to buy the respect and admiration of their social peers by becoming political (almost always democrat) or ‘activists’?
My cmnt: Be that as it may, it is tragic and heartrending when anyone dies young. The friends and family left behind never really get over it and will always wonder why. But what is ‘too young to die?’ We say, ‘She had the rest of her life ahead of her.’ When don’t you? When you’re 60 or 70 or 80?
My cmnt: Life is so precious yet we take it for granted and assume there will always be a tomorrow. As these people show (below) – being rich, famous, beautiful, or talented does not necessarily spare one from untimely death. And because we know that life is fragile and often short – how should we then live?
Police and fire personnel responding to a call about an unconscious man at a Beverly Hills residence discovered Andrew Burkle—son of supermarket magnate Ron Burkle—dead at the scene yesterday. Burkle was 26, according to a date of birth obtained by the Associated Press. The coroner’s office has not released a cause of death. “Andrew was known as a young man full of life and entrepreneurial energy,” the family said in a statement. “Everyone he met commented on his humble demeanor and strong work ethic.” “While the family appreciates the outpouring of love and support, they ask that the privacy of the family be respected during this difficult time,” the statement continues. “There are no further details at this time.” By Ian Spiegelman – January 7, 2020
Haruma Miura According to multiple reports, including Variety, Deadline and The Wrap, the Japanese actor died at age 30 in his Tokyo home on Saturday. At this time, details surrounding his passing have not been shared.
Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya BBC reports the Olympic figure skater passed away in Moscow. She was 20 years old. At this time, it’s unclear what her cause of death was.
Naya Rivera The Glee star was confirmed dead by authorities on July 13, five days after she went missing on a California lake. The news came just hours after the Ventura County Sheriff’s department said that a body had been found at Lake Piru.
Benjamin Keough Lisa Marie Presley‘s son has passed away. Benjamin Keough was only 27, and died of an apparent suicide. Lisa Marie’s rep told E! News, “She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley. She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”
Lil Marlo E! News can confirm that rapper Lil Marlo, whose real name is Rudolph Johnson, was shot and killed on an Atlanta highway. He was only 30 years old.
Tyson Brummett The former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher passed away on July 3 in a Utah plane crash. He was 35. “The Phillies organization sends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of former pitcher Tyson Brummett, along with three members of the Ruegner and Blackhurst families, who tragically passed away in a plane crash yesterday morning,” the team shared on social media.
Byron “Reckful” Bernstein The streamer and gamer passed away on July 2 at the age of 31. “We’re devastated to hear of Byron’s passing. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and community. He was a streaming pioneer and helped propel the whole industry forward,” Twitch shared in a statement. “The communities he cultivated in the games he played were forever by his relentless pursuit for excellence.”
Huey The rapper, famous for his hit “Pop, Lock & Drop It,” was fatally shot on June 25. Huey was 32 years old.
Katherine Williams-Dunning The daughter of country music legend, Hank Williams Jr., died in a car crash on Saturday night in Henry County, Tennessee. Katherine Williams-Denning was 27 years old.
Chris Trousdale The former Dream Street member died on June 2 from an undisclosed illness. He was 34 years old.
Hana Kimura Hana Kimura, who was best known as a professional wrestler and a star on the Netflix reality TV show Terrace House, has passed away. She was 22 years old.
Corey La Barrie The YouTube star died on May 10 as the passenger of a drunk driving accident. The crash took place on his 25th birthday.
Cady Groves “The medical examiner has completed autopsy and there was no indication of foul play or self harm. Simply put, Cady Groves died of natural causes,” the 30-year-old singer-songwriter’s brother, Cody, confirmed on social media
Ashley Mattingly The former Playboy Playmate died at the age of 33 on April 16. Her family confirmed to E! News that she died from suicide.
Colby Cave The Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers hockey player passed away on Saturday morning, after suffering from a brain bleed. The professional athlete was only 25 years old.
Lorenzo Brino The actor died in a car accident on March 9. He was 21. He and his three quadruplet siblings played twins Sam and David Camden on 7th Heaven when they were children.
Danny Tidwell The So You Think You Can Dance alum died at age 35 on March 6.
Jason Davies The voice actor, who was best known for his work on the animated series, Recess, died in Los Angeles on Sunday, reports. He was 35 years old. Variety
Amie Harwick Drew Carey’s ex-fianceé was killed on February 15. She was 38. According to police, Amie’s former boyfriend Gareth Pursehouse was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Kobe Bryant A legend was lost on Sunday, Jan. 26. The beloved sports icon and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among those killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
Tyler Gwozdz The Bachelorette star, who appeared on Hannah Brown‘s season, passed away at the age of 29 from a suspected drug overdose.
Harry Hains The actor, who appeared in American Horror Story, passed away on Jan. 7, at the age of 27. Harry’s mom, actress Jane Badler, shared the heartbreaking news on Instagram.
Alexis Eddy The former Are You the One contestant passed away on Thursday, Jan, 9, at the age of 23. The Mannington Police Department told E! News in statement, “This happened around 7 a.m. this morning. We were called for a report of a woman in cardiac arrest. She was pronounced dead at the scene.”
Nick Gordon Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s ex boyfriend died at age 30, his lawyer confirmed on January 1. “While I cannot speak to the specific circumstances of his death, I can say that it’s been truly heartbreaking to have witnessed firsthand the total devastation that drug addiction has wreaked upon a group of young friends,” attorney Joe Habachy told E! News. “My heart goes out to the family and friends Nick leaves behind and to any other families dealing with the losses and heartache caused by drugs.”
Lexii Alijai The 21-year-old rapper’s cousin confirmed she had passed away in a January 1 Facebook post. “You’re a real legend,” the tribute read. “Rest in paradise you’ll never be forgotten! I’m so lost for words…my beautiful cousin with so much talent & Unique soul Lexii Alijai It’s too soon.”