10 Celebrities Who Almost Died Young

#7. 50 Cent

Rapper Curtis Jackson, AKA 50 cent, almost had his gangster ways catch up to him. Following the death of his grandmother, the woman who raised him, 50 Cent’s life spiraled into despair. He began doing drugs at just 12 years old and was soon not only taking but selling drugs. In May 2000, 50 Cent was shot nine times in front of his grandmother’s house.

50 Cent

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#8. Travis Barker

The 2008 South Carolina Learjet 60 crash claimed the lives of four people. The plane reportedly had a tire blow out which caused the pilot to attempt a rejected take off. The two survivors were both celebrities. Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein were the only survivors in the crash, but they both suffered severe burns. The pilot, co-pilot, a security guard and Travis Barker’s personal assistant Chris Baker were instantly killed. Barker required 16 surgeries including many skin grafts and blood transfusions. The Blink 182 drummer suffered severe post-traumatic stress disorder following the incident. Tragically, DJ AM suffered a drug overdose less than a year later which was reportedly partly due to his inability to cope with the aftermath of the plane crash.

Travis Barker

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