Vintage photo of site of James Dean's death (Sept. 30, 1955) James Dean spent his entire paycheck from East of Eden to buy the equally legendary Porsche 550 'Spyder" in which he lost his life driving to a sports car race at the Salinas Airport, in California’s Central Valley west of Bakersfield.
Steve “Crocodile Hunter” Irwin Steve Irwin (Crocodile Hunter) died September 4, 2006 at the age of 44. Irwin was best known for his television show, “The Crocodile Hunter.” He was filming an underwater documentary titled “Ocean’s Deadliest” when he was tragically impaled by a stingray’s barb.
Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths of the Millennium (So Far)!
Joplin was 27 when she was found dead of a heroin overdose in a Hollywood hotel room -- a tragic end to a life of on-again/off-again addiction that began when she left her small town in Texas for San Francisco in the early 1960s. The singer, known for her rough voice and emotive performances, had attended her 10-year high school reunion just a few months before her death.
March 5, 1963: Patsy Cline (30), ‘Cowboy’ Copas, ‘Hawkshaw’ Hawkins, and Cline’s manager, Randy Hughes, were killed when their Piper PA-24 Comanche plane crashed near Camden, Tennessee, in adverse weather conditions. Cline was famous for her country hit, “Crazy.” Copas and Hawkins were Grand Ole Opry stars. The plane flew into severe weather and crashed at 6:20 p.m., according to Patsy’s wristwatch, found in a forest just outside of Camden, Tennessee, only 90 miles from the destination.