When we sit down to watch celebrities at the movies or on TV, we tend to develop special—and sometimes surprisingly deep—bonds with them over time. So when they’re gone too soon, it can be devastating for fans, especially when we don’t even realize we’ve lost them and don’t find out until after the fact.
You may not know some of these actors by name, but you almost certainly know many of their faces, and you may well have been personally affected by some of their work. A number of of your favorite movies or shows feature actors that have been taken from the world well before their time, and with that in mind, we’re taking the opportunity to pay tribute to those too-brief legacies with a look at some of the many celebrities who have passed away before their time—and may not have gotten a proper sendoff from the public. Click Next Page below to see the actors and accresses.