Disney Stars Who Died Tragically


Over the decades, Disney has provided the
big break for countless stars. But for every success story like Miley Cyrus,
Justin Timberlake, or Selena Gomez, there’s an equally sad tale of loss. Here’s a look at some Disney stars who died
tragically. Matthew Garber’s tragic trip overseas Matthew Garber starred in 1963’s The Three
Lives of Thomasina, then broke out the following year as the young Michael Banks in the original
Mary Poppins. He did one more film, 1967’s The Gnome-Mobile,
before going back to school. Between 1976 and 1977, Garber traveled to
India, where he reportedly contracted hepatitis. His brother told the Mail on Sunday that Garber
had returned home to London for medical treatment, but by then, the disease had caused pancreatitis
and was no longer treatable. Garber died in 1977 when he was just 21 years
old. Actress Karen Dotrice, who appeared with Garber
in all three films and played his on-screen sister, Jane Banks, in Mary Poppins, talked
to the New York Post about grappling with her co-star’s death. “I’ve felt a huge responsibility these years
representing both of us. I hope he’s OK with the way I talk about the
movie, because he’s 50 percent of it.” ​Bridgette Andersen battled addiction Bridgette Andersen starred in Disney’s The
Parent Trap II in 1986 and appeared in several other TV shows throughout her short life,
including Gun Shy, Golden Girls, and Fever Pitch. But she was best known for playing the titular
role of Savannah in the 1982 film Savannah Smiles. Andersen’s early talent earned her critical
acclaim, but unfortunately, her acting opportunities appeared to dry up as the years went by. Andersen reportedly struggled with addiction
throughout her adolescence and in 1997 she died of a heroin overdose at just 21 years
old. Marque ‘Tate’ Lynch’s sad end Marque “Tate” Lynch starred in the 1990s revival
of The All-New Mickey Mouse Club alongside the likes of Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears,
Christina Aguilera, and Ryan Gosling. Lynch later appeared in The Lion King on Broadway
and competed on Season 3 of American Idol. Tragically, Lynch’s roommate found him dead
in their New York City apartment in December 2015. He was just 34 years old. At the time of his passing, the performer
had reportedly taken a break from showbiz to cope with the death of his mother. In March 2016, People reported that Lynch’s
official cause of death was listed as acute and chronic alcoholism. One of Lynch’s Mickey Mouse Club co-stars,
Dale Godboldo , talked to People magazine about his late friend: “Knowing Marque during the MMC days – as my
little brother – I knew he was hugely talented with a passion for the arts, and a passion
for life. […] Marque was a beautiful spirit, that
although had endured so much, only wanted to spread love and inspiration.” Hollywood may have ‘failed’ Brad Renfro Brad Renfro was a prolific and acclaimed actor
in his tragically short life. One of his early roles was Huckleberry Finn
to Jonathan Taylor Thomas’ Tom Sawyer in Disney’s Tom and Huck in 1995, but behind the scenes,
Renfro was reportedly dealing with serious substance abuse problems. According to BuzzFeed, sources claimed Renfro
was born addicted to heroin, was smoking pot at 9, started drinking by age 11, and began
shooting up when he was 12. Renfro’s troubles may have been exacerbated
by Hollywood. Fernando Altschul, the first assistant director
on 1998’s Apt Pupil, told BuzzFeed that a teenage Renfro attended parties for adults
involved with the film. Directed by Bryan Singer, the movie was enveloped
in disturbing controversy, including multiple lawsuits alleging exploitation of minors. Altschul told BuzzFeed: “I feel like we’ve failed children like Brad
in some ways. Maybe there should be someone who says a person
in his situation isn’t psychologically ready to be on such a volatile place as a film set. I don’t know how you make that judgment, and
if you’re offering somebody money, [how] they’re going to say no to it.” As an adult, Renfro was arrested several times
for offenses that included DUI, drug possession, and attempting to steal a yacht. According to The Seattle Times, he died from
a heroin overdose in January 2008 at just 25 years old. Michael Galeota’s tragic and ‘puzzling’ death Michael Galeota starred in the Disney Channel
series The Jersey in 1999. He died in January 2016 at just 31 years old. TMZ reported that Galeota had been hospitalized
for abdominal pains and left before medical professionals gave him the all-clear. Galeota was found dead in his Glendale, California
home. Heart disease was later determined to be the
cause of death. “Galeota had a history of medical complications,
including hypertension, high cholesterol and abdominal pain.” The actor’s brother Jimmy told People, “This whole situation, what happened to him,
is heartbreaking he left so quickly and unexpectedly and it’s got a lot of people in shock.” Cameron Boyce’s inspirational words Cameron Boyce, a veteran of several Disney
Channel original shows and movies, including Jessie and The Descendants franchise, died
at just 20 years old in July 2019. Boyce reportedly suffered a seizure in his
home before his roommate found him unresponsive. An autopsy was conducted, but an official
cause of death has not yet been determined as of the making of this video. Boyce’s parents confirmed to People that he
suffered from epilepsy, a condition characterized by recurrent seizures. In addition to acting, Boyce was also a philanthropist. He was honored at 2019 Thirst Gala for helping
raise more than $77,000 to bring clean water to Swaziland. In his acceptance speech for the gala’s Pioneering
Spirit Award, Boyce quoted fellow actor Denzel Washington, summarizing Washington’s words
like this: “We don’t get to take what we have right now
with us. We all go, and I hope that all of you really
think about what it is that you want to leave.” He added, “What you leave should be bigger than you. And I really believe that, yeah.” Lee Thompson Young’s courageous struggle Lee Thompson Young, who starred as a teenage
secret agent in the Disney Channel series The Famous Jett Jackson from 1998 to 2001,
committed suicide in August 2013. He was just 29 years old. Young’s body was found after he failed to
appear for a scheduled call time during production of the TNT drama Rizzoli & Isles. According to the New York Daily News, Young
was being treated for bipolar disorder and depression. Lee’s family launched the Lee Thompson Young
Foundation after his passing to raise awareness and help remove the stigma associated with
mental illness. His sister, Tamu Lewis, told WIS News 10 her
brother accomplished more in his 29 years than some achieve in far longer: “Yes, it ended tragically but, through that,
we’re inspired.” If you or someone you know is having suicidal
thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741

100 Replies to “Disney Stars Who Died Tragically”

  1. Cameron Boyce what’s my favorite actor and it’s so sad to see him go he was 20 he still had like a long time to live I miss you cam😭😭❤️

  2. God was a pencil
    Cameron is a highlighter
    God drew the world
    Cameron made it brighter

    Cameron Boyce will always be in our hearts. 😊

  3. I was so devastated when I found out Cameron died 😭💔 every singe movie and show he was in he was my favorite. I can’t believe he passed at 20 years old he deserved to live a full life

  4. Rip to all these legends who are so talented, I hope u guys are having the best time in heaven. You truly deserve it ✨💞x

  5. Disney is a seductive machine. Looking to hook kids and more importantly,their parents into signing them up and using them up. They die…..who gives a stuff? Not Disney and sometimes not the parents. It's all bs.These kids were killed for a "dream" a "life" BS MONEY.

  6. Everyone is talking about Cameron. I don't mean to be rude but there are other people in the video that died too. C'mon.. have a little respect.

  7. Y’all need to get over Cameron Boyce yes he died but y’all need to get over it like everything else

  8. As soon as Disney makes there Money…They could care less who Lives or Dies…Typical Corporate America….Filthy Shylocks….

  9. I’m very disappointed. Why wasn’t Bobby Driscoll on this list? He was easily the very first Disney star and he lead a tragic life.

  10. Kids acting in Disney movies and the MIckey mouse club were probably invited at the "mature men parties" to be drugged and after that the abuse would start. WHy do you think that alot of these kids were addicted to alcohol and drugs in their teens and quite a vew committed suicide!

  11. I MISS CAM CAM 😭💖I pray for all the INCREDIBLE actors and actresses who were WISE beyond their yea're and it must be the hardest for the friends and famillies💙

  12. Me: Alright Cam Test in peace my dude

    Others: OMG OMG OMG I LOVE YOU CAM WE MISS YOU OMG OMG WHY WHY WHY DID THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN WE LOVE YOUU!

    Give Cameron space geez

  13. I hate how almost all the comments are I miss Cameron so much but guess what there are other Disney stars that die to not just Cameron

  14. Who else paused the vid on Cameron i wanted to cry 😭 and still do we miss u cam pls go to heaven we want u to go there be free pls 😭

  15. Cameron was just so amazing he could never be put in words
    I refuse to say goodbye to someone like my older brother and inspiration to me I love you Cameron and I will never forget you

  16. When I clicked on it I wasn’t thinking and then I realized it said 3 months ago so I knew they were gonna talk about Cameron I’m ready cry😭🥺

  17. July 6 was very hard for me because I didn’t know what was going on and I scroll through Instagram everyone was saying RIP to Cameron so I was really confused at first and then I saw the news saying Cameron had died from epilepsy and it’s really upsetting because I always wanted to meet him and now I can’t because he’s gone and people in SoCal media and at my school does seizures and laugh about Cameron’s death like it funny R.I.P Cameron I miss you bby🥺💕

    ”We all go what you leave should be bigger than you”-Cameron🥺💕

  18. Please stop talking about just camron he passed a couple months ago he’s in a better place now and other people passed to

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