10 Facts About People Who Died Young

Blog By mariam  |  30-11-17

Very interesting.

#10 King Tut

#10 King Tut

Born c. 1341 BCE, died c. 1323 BCE, age 19. A pharaoh of the 18th Egyptian dynasty more than 3000 years ago, King Tutankhamun is one of the most famous Egyptian kings. He died at a young age of 19 because of an infected leg.


#9 Alexander the Great

#9 Alexander the Great

Born July 20, 356 BCE, died June 13, 323 BCE, age 32. One of the greatest military leaders in human history, he never lost a single battle except for the battle against his own life. Alexender the Great died of malaria at the age of 32


#8 Caligula

#8 Caligula

Born August 31, 12 AD, died January 24, 41 AD, age 28. Emperor of Rome for a little over three years, Caligula (real name Gaius Caesar) was known as one of the Empire’s more cruel leaders. He was assassinated by a group of guards in 41 AD well before his 29th birthday.


#7 Jim Morrison

#7 Jim Morrison

Born December 8, 1943, died July 3, 1971, age 27. Lead singer of The Doors, Morrison was known both as a songwriter and a sex symbol. He was found dead in his bathtub shortly after from what is believed to be heart failure related to his substance abuse problems


#6 Christopher Marlowe

#6 Christopher Marlowe

Baptized February 26, 1564, died May 30, 1593, age 29. Immensely successful playwright, Marlowe was killed in 1593 in a fight with three men over the bill at an inn.


#5 John Keats

#5 John Keats

Born October 31, 1795, died February 23, 1821, age 25. One of the most famous Romantic poets, Keats is known for his poetry. He contracted tuberculosis in 1819 and died just two years later


#4 Emily Bronte

#4 Emily Bronte

Born July 30, 1818, died December 19, 1848, age 30. The writer of hit classic Wuthering Heights, Emily also died of tuberculosis in 1848.


#3 Marilyn Monroe

#3 Marilyn Monroe

Born June 1, 1926, died August 5, 1962, age 36. One of the most famous icons in the world, Marilyn starred in films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Some Like It Hot and had high-profile marriages with baseball legend Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller. According to a report, Marilyn Monroe overdosed on at least 40 Nembutal pills, but there wasn’t a single pill found in Marilyn’s stomach.


#2 Sylvia Plath

#2 Sylvia Plath

Born October 27, 1932, died February 11, 1963, age 30. A Pulitzer Prize winner, Sylvia Plath is often remembered for her troubled marriage to poet Ted Hughes. Battling depression, she committed suicide at a young age of 30 in 1963.


#1 Yuri Gagarin

#1 Yuri Gagarin

Born March 9, 1934, died March 27, 1968, age 34. The first person to trave space in 1961, Yuri Gagarin died in 1968 in a plane crash.







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