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10 child stars who tragically died very young (With Pictures)

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Child stars who tragically died very young – Child stars are some of the most intriguing figures in popular culture. There is always the question of whether working under the harsh and tiresome conditions of Hollywood will prove too much for them. After all, even adults talk about how cut-throat the movie and television scene is, and there are always cases of adult celebs going off the deep end or needing to go into rehab for a period of time.


So when we see child actors, we can’t help but be a bit nervous about the whole thing. Well, here are 20 Child Stars You Didn’t Know Died Very Young.

While some of these young people died from medical complications, others were killed by others in apparent murders, others took their own lives, and still others suffered from accidental drug overdoses. There has got to be so much pressure when acting as a child. There is so much to live up to and sometimes parents and other adults can be too pushy and demanding.

It is scary to think that these young people were never able to continue acting, or even just live a normal life at peace. If anything, please take the time to learn about these child stars and what they were most known for.

20. River Phoenix


River Jude Phoenix actually had the last name Bottom. He was a teenage star and first appeared in commercials. He then starred in the sci-fi adventure movie Explorers and then Stand By Me, which was based on a novel written by Stephen King. River also had appearances in Running on Empty, which got him a nomination for an Academy Award (Best Supporting Actor.) On October 31, 1993, River suffered complications from a drug overdose. It was early in the morning hours on that Halloween, and he started having convulsions. His brother, Joaquin, called an ambulance, but it was too late.

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