15. Adam Yauch
Adam Yauch – a.k.a. MCA – was a founding member of the Beastie Boys, but despite his place in music history, there are still many who don’t know of his death. Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and eventually succumbed to the disease in 2012, aged only 47. It was a shock to fans at the time, especially as he had initially revealed that the cancer was “very treatable.”
14. Mia Amber Davis
Mia Amber Davis’ best-known screen outing was as Rhonda in 2000 Tom Green comedy Road Trip; however, she also had considerable career success as a plus-size model and motivational speaker. Her death from a blood clot in 2013 therefore devastated the plus-size fashion world, even as it went relatively unreported elsewhere. Davis was only 36 years old at the time.