Top 10 celebrity deaths that shocked the world

The death of a celebrity is something that no doubt has to be discussed. Mostly because people believe they are living their best life with all the money and fame, and death is something that cannot happen to them.

Death is not something people accept immediately . It takes steps and stages and adjustments, and the death of a celebrity cuts across all corners. Their death means their talent is gone, families and friends are in pain, and fans will have lost their mentors.

Here are ten celebrities that shocked the world.

Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman was an American actor who died on August 28, 2020. He is known for his portrayal of T’Challa / Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from 2016 to 2019, particularly in Black Panther (2018).

Boseman’s death was a shock; he had never revealed that he had been battling Stage 3 colon cancer since 2016. 

The talented actor also played groundbreaking figures like James Brown, Jackie Robinson in 42 [2013], making him one of his generation’s most sought-after leading men.

Bob Marley


The legendary singer was only 36 years old when he died in 1981, which is hard to believe when considering the man’s outsized impact on music and culture.

He died on May 11, 1981, from acral lentiginous melanoma, a type of skin cancer that spread to his toenail. Forty years on after his death, Bob Marley is the worshipped reggae musician.

Paul walker

Paul Walker died as he lived, at least in as much as he lived through his character Brian O’Conner in the “Fast and Furious” movie franchise.

He died from a crash after losing control of his 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that was going quite fast.

They hit a lamp post and several trees. Paul wasn’t alone in the crash; he was with Roger Rodas, his driver. His death shocked his fans and fellow cast members.


Tupac Shakur’s death was unbelievable and still is. There are speculations from his fans that he never died.

The rapper was at the top of his music career, and his life was cut short on September 13, 1996.

He died from gunshot wounds by an unknown gunman in a white Cadillac who shot him four times in the chest. Tupac died six days later after the shooting.

The shooting happened at a stoplight in Las Vegas. Tupac was only 25 years old when he died. He is considered the best rapper of all time.

Mac Miller

Malcolm James McCormick, known popularly as Mac Miller, was an American rapper and record producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

At the age of fifteen, Miller began his career in Pittsburgh’s hip hop scene in 2007.

Mac Miller died from a drug overdose days later in his Los Angeles home on September 7, 2018. His death shocked his fans, family, and friends.


Avicii, his real name was Tim Bergling, was a Swedish Dj who was very famous.

Avicii retired officially from touring in 2016 after suffering from stress and poor mental health.

He died on April 20, 2018, when he committed suicide while on holiday in Muscat, Oman. He was 28 years old when he died.

 Michael Jackson

Michael Jacksons’ death was a great shocker. The whole world has not fully accepted his death.

But he had been consuming drugs for an extremely long period before he died of drug intoxication and cardiac arrest on June 25, 2009. 

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, passed away at age 50.

He was an extraordinary musician and was in the process of setting a world record for the most successful concert run before he passed away.

 Whitney Houston

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer and actress. She is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time, with sales of over 200 million records worldwide.

On February 11, 2012, she died from accidental drowning caused by substance abuse in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills hotel.

Whitney had a serious struggle with drugs which had her in and out of rehab centers.

Cameron Boyce

Cameron was an actor who began his acting as a child actor in 2008 in the movies Mirrors and Eagle eye and the comedy Grown Ups. He also starred in the Disney Channel comedy series Jessie.  

Boyce died on July 6, 2019, when he was aged just 20. His parents issued a statement that he had died from a seizure and died in his sleep.

The seizure was caused by epilepsy, and Boyce was undergoing treatment. 

His death was shocked his fans as Cameron was a very talented actor.


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Juice Wrld

Jarad Anthony Higgins, known professionally as Juice Wrld, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.

On December 8, 2019, Juice Wrld died of an accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine shortly after landing at Chicago’s Midway airport. He was just 21 years old.


Moving on after the death of a loved one is hard. You will have to undergo all stages of grief to overcome . Take a day at a time.