30 Child Actors Who Died Young

Child actors who died young include some of the most recognizable names in Hollywood, as well as some who starred on stage and screen many decades ago. All of the actors and actresses listed here were in the business as kids, and sadly, all passed away way too early in their lives. Their causes of death vary from health-related problems, from suicide to accidents, but every child actor listed here was taken from this Earth way too soon.

1) Heather O’Rourke

“Carol Anne” from Poltergeist died in 1988 from complications during surgery to remove an acute bowel obstruction. She was 12.


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