They Left Us Too Soon


May 4, 2017 — Sometimes the best, brightest and most talented people die early, before their work is finished.

In the case of these particular artists, the world wanted so much more from them – more films, more recordings, more performances.

They were people we loved to watch or listen to, and then, too soon, they were gone.

Often their deaths were preventable, which makes the pain of losing them even greater. There are just too many “What ifs?”

 Not one of them reached 50 years of age. Each of them was a great loss.

Too Young to Die tells their stories.

Season 1 presents the lives of Heath Ledger — dead of an overdose of prescription drugs at the age of 28, at a time when he was one of Hollywood’s hottest young actors; John Belushi — one of the most recognizable and beloved comedians and actors of his time, dead of drugs at 33; Kurt Cobain — lead singer and songwriter for Nirvana, who killed himself at 27; Sharon Tate — killed by the Manson Family at age 26 in one of the most infamous murders in Hollywood’s history.

Season 2 presents the lives of Natalie Wood — a beloved child star who became a hugely successful actress, dead of a tragic accident at the age of 43; Philip Seymour Hoffman — a brilliant actor who had kicked a serious drug habit, only to relapse and overdose at age 46; River Phoenix —  poised to become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars until his death at the age of 23 of a drug overdose on the sidewalk outside of the Viper Club in the presence of friends and family.

Season 3 presents Falco — whose sales of 20 million albums made him the most successful recording artist in Austrian history before dying in a car accident at the age of 40; Vladimir Vysotsky — whose songs, performances and poetry have endured as a lasting influence on Russian culture, despite his death at the age of 42 of a drug overdose; Judy Garland — considered by many to have been the most talented performer of Hollywood’s Golden Age, she was undeniably one of its greatest stars, dead of an overdose of barbiturates at the age of 47.

Too Young to Die is available on DVD and Blu-ray.


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