Most Shocking Celeb Deaths Of All Time

Gone, but not forgotten. It’s always hard, every time we lost a star, but in particular cases, celebrities passed away before it was truly their moments to go.
Ray Liotta, Naya Rivera, Kobe Bryant, and Luke Perry were just a few of the talented people that suddenly and unexpectedly left this world. A number of celebrities, including Chadwick Boseman and Norm Macdonald, have battled cancer in secret.
While some of Hollywood's top performers—like Bob Saget, who died in January 2022 at the age of 65—were taken from us too soon, other celebrities left fans yearning for more—even if they lived into their nineties. In 2021, on New Year's Eve, Betty White passed away at the age of 99.
Read the article to learn which celebrities passed away too soon.

1. Ray Liotta

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The Goodfellas star passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 67, according to Deadline.

2. Bob Saget

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The former Full House cast member was discovered unconscious in his Florida hotel room in January 2022 while staying in the city for a comedy gig, being pronounced dead at 65.
According to his family statement, Saget “accidentally hit the back of his head on something,” and authorities came to a conclusion that Saget died of a “head trauma,” as a result.

3. Betty White

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While the Golden Girls star had a long life and a highly successful career in Hollywood, her untimely death in December 2021, only a few months short of turning 100, surprised her fans. On New Year's Eve, the iconic actress passed away at the age of 99. She turned a significant age on January 17, 2022.
According to her death certificate, it was determined that White had a cerebrovascular stroke in January 2022. The occurrence results in tissue damage since the brain's blood supply is cut off. A few days before she passed away, the Hot in Cleveland alum had previously experienced a stroke.

4. Norm Macdonald

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The former cast member of Saturday Night Live passed away at the age of 61. Prior to his death, the comedian had a secret battle with cancer for almost 10 years.
Lori Jo Hoekstra, his longtime producing partner, said, ““He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’ He certainly never pandered.”

5. Chadwick Boseman

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The Black Panther actor, who had been privately fighting colon cancer for four years, passed away at 43 in August 2020 at his Los Angeles residence.
His family made a statement at that time: “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last four years as it progressed to stage IV. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.”

6. Naya Rivera

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The former Glee star passed away in July 2020 after going missing while kayaking. The actress, 33, went pontoon boating on Lake Piru near Los Angeles with her 4-year-old son, Josey, on July 8 before being reported missing.
A boater discovered her toddler sleeping on the boat that afternoon, along with Rivera's handbag, wallet, and ID. On July 13, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department declared that they had found her body after a protracted search and retrieval operation.

7. Kobe Bryant

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The former L.A. Lakers star perished in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California, in January 2020 at the age of 41. A fire is said to have started on his private helicopter, which was carrying eight other passengers in addition to the 18-time NBA All-Star. According to witnesses, the chopper quickly descended before colliding into the ground. Gianna, Bryant's 13-year-old daughter, also died in the collision.

8. Luke Perry

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The actor from Riverdale and Beverly Hills, 90210 passed away on March 4, 2019, at the age of 52. He had a severe stroke at his house in the Los Angeles region five days prior, and he spent the remaining five days of his life in the hospital.
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