In the last few years we have tragically lost numerous talented celebrities, many of whom died far too soon in shocking ways. Last year the world lost legends like James Gandolfini at just 51 years old, and Corey Monteith and Paul Walker passed away at just 31 and 40 respectively. Both Walker and Monteith died far too young and in incredibly shocking ways, and Hollywood was stunned by their deaths.
Earlier this year Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the greatest actors of his generation, tragically passed away. Hoffman’s relapse into drug addiction sadly cost him his life. And of course, in August 2014 Oscar winner, legendary stand-up comedian, and perhaps the greatest improv actor of all time Robin Williams passed away at just 63 years old. Fans around the world are still reeling after Williams’ tragic suicide.
There are a number of celebrities, however, whose fans should be thankful they’re still around. The A-list could be an even darker place if the following talented actors and musicians hadn’t narrowly escaped death. These celebrities have survived horrific accidents like auto crashes and plane crashes, and some have even survived murder attempts and terrorist attacks. Let’s be thankful these talents are still around to brighten our days with their humor, musical ability and acting chops: These are 10 celebrities who have had near death experiences.
#1. Ozzy Osbourne
Following an ATV accident on his estate in England, legendary metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne slipped into a coma for eight days. The rock star says he “died twice." He was riding the ATV downhill without a helmet. The 600-pound quad flipped over and landed on top of him. His arms, shoulder and back were crushed. Fortunately, his bodyguard was there to come to his rescue.
#2. George Lucas
When he was younger George Lucas had aspirations of being a race car driver, but a horrific car accident when he was in high school changed his perspective and made him rethink his life. A car that was going 90 mph broadsided Lucas’ vehicle, and now he treats every day of his life as a bonus. Of course, if he hadn’t had that accident, and had followed his original mission to become a racer, it’s possible Star Wars would never have existed.