On November 1st 1992, Audrey Hepburn was diagnosed with advanced state bowel cancer. After a surgery the gorgeous woman also underwent chemotherapy. Sadly, Audrey Hepburn died on January 20th 1993 in her home in Tolochenaz at Lake Geneva in Switzerland.
Marilyn Monroe is still the one and only sex symbol of the 20th century. She worked as an-actress, model and also a singer. At the age of 36, Marilyn died from an overdose. In Marilyn’s case it were barbiturates (sleeping pills). Still today, it‘s not clear if she took them by herself or else...
The next actress died way too early as well ...
Grace Kelly was one of the most beautiful actresses of the fifties. Due to her marriage with Rainier III., Prince of Monaco, Grace received the title „Princess Grace de Monaco“. What an honor!
Grace Kelly died in a car crash at the age of only 52 years. Her daughter – Stéphanie – who sat in the car as well, fortunately survived the accident.
Jimi Hendrix is said to be one of the most influential guitarists of all times. Due to his innovative play, Hendrix sustainably shaped rock music. Hendrix died in 1970, he was only 28 years. At first the detectives thought Hendrix died from a a drug overdose as he had been consuming alcohol and sleeping pills. Later on, it became clear that the cause of death wasn’t a drug overdose at all. Hendrix had choked by his own vomit.
One of the most meaningful representatives of reggae music was the one and only Bob Marley. The Jamaican was one of the founders of the reggae music, making it popular all over the world. Many people consider Bob Marley an immortal legend. At the age of just 36 years, Bob Marley died from malignant skin cancer.
Elvis Presley is one of the most important representatives of the 20th century rock and pop culture. His nickname “King of Rock & Roll“ was given to him at an early age already. When he was just 42 years, Elvis passed away from a heart attack in Memphis, Tennessee.
The legend of rock, Janis Joplin, died much too young as well. She was only 27 years old. Just a few years after Jimi Hendrix’ death, the singers dead body was found her hotel room in 1970. Cause of death: a heroin overdose. The seventies Youth Movement was shocked immensely as they had lost two of their biggest musical idols in such a short timespan…
John Lennon has was the singer, guitarist and co-founder of “The Beatles“. Just like Paul McCartney, John wrote most of the famous songs. On October 9th 1980 he was shot by a young man in Central Park in New York City. The assassin had acquired an autograph from the popular artist shortly before he killed him. John Lennon was only 40 years old
Bruce Lee was an actor and martial artist. He developed his own style of fighting, called Jeet Kune Do and is said to be the biggest martial artist of the 20th century. Bruce Lee died at the age of 33 years from cerebral edema, a swelling of the brain. As it turned out later, the swelling was not caused by an injury, but was due to an allergic reaction to pain killers.