Whilst the majority of human beings come and go of this planet with little attention, there are those among us who passed, specifically if premature, captures the headlines. Celebrity deaths are not only critical news, but could in some cases, whole industries to produce house dedicated to keeping alive the memory of those we deem worthy of our affections.

I have included men and women whose deaths had been unusual, out of time, or has had a profound impact on their profession or society today. So now, without further ado, here is my list of the 10 deaths in Hollywood over the past half century:

10. Vic Morrow, 1982

long time actor Vic Morrow came out with a bang, literally, when pyrotechnics set off during the filming of a scene for Twilight Zone: The Movie down 1 of the helicopters circling, decapitating the actor 53 years old and killing the two child actors who held in his arms at once. The accident nearly derailed the career of director John Landis and producer Steven Spielberg, but both had been acquitted of manslaughter and child neglect (although he paid a strong answer to the families of the victim). The film, being a Landis / Spielberg production is expected to do well, but failed at the box office, not simply because Morrow’s death, but because the writing choppy and uneven style film and confusing multi-story vignette . Vic, whose career spanned nearly thirty years, deserved greater.

9. Bob Crane, 1978

In one incident actually strange is famous for Hollywood, the actor Bob Crane, finest recognized for his role as Colonel Hogan in the awkward but profitable sixties sitcom Hogan’s Heroes , was found beaten to death in his apartment with a mysterious murder weapon is unknown to this day. The case remains unsolved, a friend named Carpenter, John Crane was arrested for the murder and tried for the crime in 1990 but was acquitted for lack of evidence. Some allege that Carpenter has a friendship with the actor so they could participate in a lot of theme parties sex Crane (Crane was a sex addict and porn fame) and he became angry when the crane broke his friendship day above. The only suspect, the carpenter died of natural causes in 1998, so that the case will probably never be resolved and remains 1 of the most well-known murder mysteries and the dingy to celebrities these days.

8. Nicole Brown Simpson, 1994

This is a case of someone becoming well-known only after his death and only due to the fact, his alleged murderer OJ football in this case a excellent time Simpson was even a lot more well-known. The brutal stabbing death of Simpson’s former wife, along with his friend Ron Goldman (who apparently was just in the wrong place at the wrong time) led to one of the strangest trials and racially charged century. Somehow, after a media circus of unprecedented proportions, a packaging Simpson defense team more skilled on the planet, managed to get away from this horrible scene totally free as a bird (the glove did not fit, I believe) even though he was never able to regain his reputation. Later lost a civil wrongful death lawsuit that was ordered to cough up U.S. $ 33.5 million U.S. dollars in damages, and in 2007, was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping, which some might assume also tarnished his reputation once the pound sterling.

7. Sharon Tate, 1969

While not a especially well-known star at the time, the beautiful Polish wife of director Roman Polanski became The unfortunate problem of 1 of the most famous and gruesome murders in modern history, rivaling even that of Jack the Ripper. Approached at his property in Los Angeles on the afternoon of August 8, 1969 by members of Charles Manson’s band, which, along with four others in the home, had been strangled and / or beaten and stabbed various times. Eight months pregnant at the time, news of his death shocked the country and has become the trial of Manson and his followers in one of the initial media circus. Manson remains in prison for his role in the killings (which are not directly involved in the killings, but was able to induce his followers rot the brain to do the dirty work). He maintains his claim of innocence to date and the remaining convinced it might extremely well be the Messiah.

6. Marilyn Monroe, 1962

sexy blonde bombshell 36-year-old was discovered dead in the bedroom of her Brentwood, California home August 1962. His death was initially considered a prescription barbiturate induced suicide, but later some suggested she was murdered. Why? According to the conspiracy buffs, who had a recognized relationship with President Kennedy, which might have included some genuine White House hanky-panky. This matter must be silenced lest word of his indiscretions came out, it costs the newly elected senator from Massachusetts, his bid for a second term in 1964. Since then, his death has been investigated to death, making it 1 of the few men and women who can truly be much more famous in death than it was ever to be in life.

5. Buddy Holly, 1959

When singer up-and-coming and pioneer of rock-and-roller Buddy Holly died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, February 2, 1959 abruptly ended the career of someone who undoubtedly could have become the most crucial voice in Rock and Roll. Holly, who was touring with a group including Dion and the Belmonts, Ritchie Valens and JP “Massive Bopper” Richardson (the latter two of whom also died in the accident), had rented the letter at the last minute rather than invest another miserable night in its perennial broken, unheated bus. Sadly, as soon as they got the air from his equally young pilots decided the conditions of off-white output had been not conducive for the flight and tried to turn back, only to fly the plane correct into the ground, killing all instantly. In a note of irony, the future of the West stars Waylon Jennings, who had been bassist Holly on tour, lost a coin toss with Valens in the fourth seat on the plane. Had to be something that would haunt him the rest of his life.

4. James Dean, 1955

James Dean died in a vehicle accident in California high speed in the fall of 1955. People right now may be challenging to understand the impact that the death of actor-old up-and-coming 24 year old had in a generation of school youngsters who dreamed, in vain, to be as cold as the sensual Dean. Ironically, a few weeks before Dean covered his stylish Spyder, Porsche around the grill silver, 1950 Ford Tudor Coupe (driven by a man with the unlikely name of Donald Turnipseed), who had made a video clip to encourage drivers to decrease speed and “take it straightforward out there.” Too poor they did not take his own guidance, he had been fined the same day for speeding. (The evidence suggests, nevertheless, was not speeding at the time of the accident, but when two cars collide head on with speeds over 50 miles per hour, which is actually essential?)

three. John Lennon, 1980

No 1 could imagine that 1 of the Fab Four die, let alone being shot to death by a fanatic. Moreover, as a strange ending seemed strangely coherent for several regard have been the strangest of The Beatles. John Lennon’s death at the hands of obsessed fan Mark David Chapman in New York did far more than enter their name in the unwanted martyrdom Hall. His death, along with the shooting attempt on President Reagan and Pope John Paul II, a few months later, would result in a major crackdown on the sale of firearms. Chapman, incidentally, never had a very good reason why he shot his celebrity favorite and has been cooling his heels in the famous Attica prison in New York since then. Eligible for parole since 2000, has been rejected each and every year, probably in an effort to protect the surviving Beatles Paul and Ringo.

2. Michael Jackson, 2009

In an unsettling reminder of the death of Elvis Presley, the King of Pop was also found dead at his house in Los Angeles. Like Elvis, initial reports said Jackson died of a heart attack, but later determined that most likely died from a cocktail of prescription drugs, once more taken in massive doses. (It appears that among the celebrities, the leading trigger of death is still rich enough to afford a personal physician.) His death gave a massive boost to his career, whereas prior to his death, his career waned a bit after being narrowly acquitted of child molestation and skipped the country. His death was unusual in that, unlike Elvis Presley, his was officially ruled a homicide and her doctor raised in the charges, but still have to go to court. In any case, his death proved to be very traumatic for its millions of loyal fans around the world lost not only a pop icon, but for numerous, a minor deity.

1. Elvis Presley, 1977

When the King of Rock and Roll was found dead in his bathroom at Graceland at the age of 42, you’d believe the world had ended. Whilst some of his most rabid fans would have, somehow life went on for the rest of us. The most controversial of his death was caused. Initially listed as “cardiac arrhythmia” (essentially, his heart stopped), which later turned out that the son of Mrs. Presley had eaten a entire cocktail of prescription drugs, morphine and Demerol to Placidyl and Valium, taken in doses no competent physician would prescribe. Oh, and also had Quaaludes codeine, and plenty of other drugs in his system that, when combined with eating habits and diet of an eight-year-old, one wonders how he did at 42. Nevertheless, no one could match the voice of honey mixed with her then or since, leaving a real hole in the music industry.

Honorable Mentions: Janis Joplin, 1970 (overdose), Jim Morrison, 1971 (overdose), Jimi Hendrix, 1970 (accidental overdose of prescription), Kurt Cobain, 1994 (suicide) Sal Mineo, 1976 (murder), Jayne Mansfield, 1967 (vehicle accident) and Tupac Shakur, 1996 (murder). RIP all and sundry.