15 Dead Celebs Who Left Us Wanting More
Celebrities are easy to miss. In some strange way we relate to them, and apply them to our memory bank, making them iconic staples for important events in our lives. Some of them, we wish were our friends; some we wish we could be like; and some we wish we could see one more time, because they left this life so young, or unexpectedly. Paying tribute to celebs who died too early — and tragically — here are 15 entertainers who we wish could entertain us one last time. And we’ll take this performance in their prime.
Eric Wright was no joke. He lived what he rapped. Unfortunately, as one might expect, it took his life. Not in the form of street violence, rather biological violence leading to physiological detriment. Eazy-E, the man known as The Godfather of Gangsta Rap, died in 1995 at the age of 31, the victim of AIDS. More than anything, one more performance with Eazy-E would offer some perspective on where the rap game was, where it is and where it might possibly go next. If we couldn’t have Eazy on the stage, it’d be really cool to see him at the red carpet premier of Straight Outta Compton, or perhaps in a friendly round table discussion with his old N.W.A. members.
14. Philip Seymour Hoffman
This one is still fresh. And it was totally unexpected. After hearing the news, it was not all surprising to learn what killed Philip Seymour Hoffman. He struggled for years with drug addiction, and during a time in his life where he was seemingly at great peace and everything was relatively calm, the storm raged for a final, fatal go ’round. Fortunately, we still have some recent work of PSH to feel like he’s still around, but as the years go by and there’s just that something missing in a Paul Thomas Anderson film, it’s really gonna sting. Perhaps not immediately, but let’s say… within the next 15 years, we’ll really wish we had one more great, iconic, Philip Seymour Hoffman role. “That’s that, mattress man!”