Even though actors tend to look like they'll never age and the general consensus is that those fortunate enough to be forced into the public eye will live forever, actors live, breathe, and die just like everyday schmoes. Some actors may come and go while others seem to stay relevant much longer than they probably should (do your best not to glare at Gary Busey or Vince Vaughn with too much discontent). Every once in awhile someone is able to accomplish things in front of a camera that no one else can. These individuals were able to effortlessly capture genuine emotion and consistently created movie magic with everything they were a part of.
Some of these actors left behind a legacy that will be appreciated for years to come. Others were around for years and were just starting to pick up steam in the mainstream right when they were taken from this world. Then there were the younger stars who were just starting to find their niche in Hollywood when tragedy struck. But all of these actors offered something special with their work. These are like the James Deans and Marilyn Monroes of our time. These are individuals who had so much more left to offer despite their lives ending prematurely.