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Don't you just hate it when you're talking about an actor or a musician you like and you're gobsmacked to be told they've past away?

Of course, here at Moviepilot we talk about movies A LOT and we've shocked each other with the fact that some of our favorite actors have now sadly moved on.

Here's a list of ten celebrities we kind of forgot were dead, and wish that they weren't.

1. Christopher Penn

The Reservoir Dogs actor died from heart complications at the age of 40. Brother, fellow actor Sean Penn announced on television that he thinks his brother died because of his weight.

2. Brad Renfro

Brad died aged just 25 in 2008 from a heroin overdose. He had a long battle with drug abuse and trouble with the police.

The actor made his debut at age 11 in film The Client. He is also amazing in the movie Sleepers.


3. Brittany Murphy

Sadly, the actress's death was declared 'accidental' after legal drugs were found in her system during her autopsy in 2009.

Strangely coincidentally, her husband passed away of the same problem a few months later.

4. Corey Haim

A child star, Corey started taking drugs at the age of 15. Though he was thought to be drug free at the time of his death, it's not been ruled out that his years of substance abuse didn't contribute to the pneumonia that killed him in 2010.

5. Michael Clarke Duncan

Amazing in The Green Mile, Michael had a heart attack in 2012. He remained in the hospital and died of complications to do with his heart attack.

6. Natasha Richardson

Beautiful Natasha was a member of the Redgrave family, an acting dynasty that spanned across five generations.

She fell and hit her head during a skiing lesson and sadly passed away in 2009.

7. Pete Postlethwaite

Steven Spielberg called him "the greatest actor in the world."

The British born actor was known for playing many parts including Mr. Kobayashi in The Usual Suspects and Father Lawrence in Baz Lurhman's Romeo and Juliet.

He died of cancer in 2011.

8. Christopher Pettiet

Best known for playing Zach in cult classic Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead with Christina Applegate, Christopher died of an accidental drug overdose in 2000.

He was 24.

9. Leslie Nielsen

Best known for playing the hilarious Detective Frank Drebin in the Naked Gun films, Leslie was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia and died at the age of 84 in 2010.

10. John Candy

It's so hard to believe that John Candy passed away over 20 years ago from a heart attack.

Classics like Uncle Buck, Cool Runnings and Planes, Trains and Automobiles just never seem to age, or get any less funny no matter how many of hundreds of times you watch them.

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