No one knows when disaster strikes. Including even an artist who may have a tight guard and a luxury vehicle.
Accidents can happen to anyone and not a few Hollywood artists who died because of this unfortunate incident. Because death can come at any time without us ever guessing.
Their unified loss must have left a deep wound for the family and fans. Especially if they are still very young. Sad, these seven Hollywood artists died in a tragic accident.
1. James Dean
James Dean became one of the Hollywood icons in the 50s era. James Dean is widely known after starring in Rebel Without a Cause (1955). Unfortunately, in the same year as the release of this film, Dean had a tragic accident while driving a Porsche 550 Spyder. At that time, he was only 24 years old.
Actually, Dean is a reliable driver because he often participates in races. Dean, who originally intended to try out his new car, accidentally crashed another car, causing him to bounce. The accident, which occurred on September 30, 1955, broke his leg and neck. Dean died upon arrival at the hospital.
2. Grace Kelly
Born with a perfect physique and married to a wealthy prince, Grace Kelly’s life seemed perfect. However, who would have thought that this former Hollywood actress had a tragic end in life. At the age of 52, the Rear Window star had a car accident that he experienced.
On September 14, 1982, Kelly was with her daughter, Princess Stephanie, on their way home. He suddenly had a stroke which caused the British Rover 3500 he was driving to fall into a ravine. Kelly suffered serious injuries that left her bones broken while her daughter survived.
This duet couple and ex-wife of R. Kelly was popular in the 90s. Aaliyah is a versatile artist, from singing, acting, dancing, to modeling. To the extent that she was nicknamed the Princess of R&B.
Unfortunately, bad luck happened to her because Aaliyah died in a plane crash when she came home from shooting a music video. This certainly shocked the public because at that time Aaliyah was at the peak of her career.
The Cessna 402 he was traveling on crashed on August 25, 2001 due to the pilot’s negligence. At that time, the star of Romeo Must Die was only 22 years old, which is certainly still young.
4. Anton Yelchin
Star Trek fans are certainly no stranger to the figure of Anton Yelchin who plays Pavel Chekov. The Russian-blooded actor was found dead at his residence on June 19, 2016. Anton was hit by his own car which was sliding backwards and squeezed his body against the fence caused by the sloping road.
Yelchin’s death certainly leaves deep sorrow considering his relatively young age, which is 27 years old. Yelchin was found by a friend who was visiting the house at that time because the actor did not come for rehearsal. The crash took place about a month before Star Trek Beyond premiered.
5. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes
Lisa Lopes or better known by her stage name Left Eye is a member of the R&B-based group TLZ. In her lifetime, Lisa was a prolific singer who made songs, both for herself and for others.
Thanks to him, TLC managed to bring home four Grammy awards. Unfortunately, bad luck befell Lisa when she was about to hold a charity event in Honduras.
This 30-year-old singer died in a car accident on April 25, 2002. Lisa, who was trying to avoid another car, finally swerved and threw herself out of the car she was driving.
6. Jayne Mansfield
The charm of Jayne Mansfield made him a sex symbol of America in the 1950s era. The Wayward Bus star tragically passed away at the age of just 37 years. Jayne’s car crashed into the tractor trailer because of the mosquito coil smoke that obscured his vision.
This accident was the accident of Jayne, his girlfriend, and the driver. The three children survived. Jayne’s accident gave birth to a famous urban legend in which the artist’s head was beheaded. However, this is just a rumor as the police report stated Jayne died of severe head trauma.