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23. Natasha Richardson
Natasha Richardson was not only the spouse of an acclaimed actor in Liam Neeson, but also a star in her own right – taking home a Tony Award for playing Sally Bowles in a Broadway production of Cabaret and lighting up the silver screen in the likes of The Parent Trap and Nell. More stellar performances could very well have come from Richardson, then, were it not for the fatal brain injury she suffered after a skiing accident in 2009. The British actress was only 45 years old at the time of her death.
22. John Dye
John Dye may have played an angel of death in Touched by an Angel, but the actor sadly proved that he was mortal in 2011 by passing away of a heart attack, aged 47. Dye’s career had stalled somewhat since the CBS drama ended in 2003 – and perhaps this contributed to his death having gone somewhat under the radar at the time and, indeed, ever since.