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47. Brad Renfro
Like way too many child stars, Brad Renfro met a tragic end. After making his debut on the silver screen in The Client at only 12, the actor netted plum roles in the likes of Bully and Ghost World only to succumb to a heroin overdose before 30. Yes, Renfro’s checkered life ended in 2008 when he was just 25 years of age.
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46. Skye McCole Bartusiak
Skye McCole Bartusiak charmed audiences worldwide as the young daughter of Mel Gibson’s character in 2000’s The Patriot, a role that brought her to prominence at just seven years old. McCole Bartusiak would go on to get various other respectable acting credits to her name. However, fourteen years after her most famous role, she died, aged 21, owing to an accidental drug overdose, making her Patriot screen time even more poignant.