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Your Favorite Stars, Who Died In A Ripe Old Age And Who Went Before His Time? This Is Why Your Health Insurance Should Include Routine Medical Check Ups

Death and taxes: it’s said that these are the only two certainties in life. And celebrities, even though they’re given an elevated status in our media-obsessed culture, can’t dodge either one. Raising deep, existential questions, celebrity deaths tend to be episodes of national introspection; this has especially been the case as successive generations grow up entirely immersed in celebrity culture. Let’s take a look at 33 celebrities, both rich and poor when they died, whose deaths made celebrity news – and in some cases, whose deaths are still talked about.

Marlon Brando – 80 – Respiratory Failure

Marlon Brando has been called the greatest actor of his generation. He shot to fame with the release of the gritty drama On the Waterfront in 1954 and later on appeared in controversial, avant-garde movies like Last Tango in Paris. Brando, who fathered 11 children, spent much of his later years away from Hollywood on the private Tahitian island property he purchased in 1967. He died at age 80 in 2004, reportedly leaving behind an estate worth $21.6 million.

John Candy – 43 – Heart Attack

One of the most popular comedians and character actors of the 1980s and the ’90s, John Candy appeared in a string of high-grossing comedies like Cool Runnings and Uncle Buck. Candy, who was born in Canada but rose to popularity in Chicago’s Second City comedy troupe, struggled with obesity for much of his adult life. He died at 43 in 1994 of a presumed heart attack, although an official cause was never established. Sources have indicated that he had $15 million in net worth when he passed.

Johnny Cash – 71 – Diabetes

John R. Cash or more popularly known, just Johnny Cash was a world-renown singer and actor who rose to fame in the 1950s. Cash became a huge star in the following decades, and his musical legacy is monumental, with his records having reached over 90 million in sales. He was 71 years old when he passed away due to diabetes back in 2003. His wife died four months earlier and it’s believed that his grief was an aggravating factor towards his deteriorating health.

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