8 Shocking Celebrity Deaths Of 2018

The loss of a loved one is never easy, but what’s worse is when they leave abruptly without warning. With the sad demise of rapper, Mac Miller over the weekend, and Ras Kimono about four months ago, here, we’ve compiled just a few of these great artistes who have left the world too soon in this year, 2018.

 

Mac Miller

Rapper, producer & MC, Mac Miller died aged 26 on September 7.

According to TMZ, he died of an apparent overdose and had been having trouble with substance abuse following his breakup from Ariana.

 

Ras Kimono

60 year-old Ras Kimono slumped at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Saturday, the 9th of June 2018 while waiting to board a flight to the United States. He was then rushed to a hospital in Ikeja and then taken Lagoon Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos where he died following a heart attack on Sunday, 10th of June.

 

Daniel Oyebanjo III

38-year-old Nigerian musician, D’Banj lost his only son, Daniel III on June 25 2018 at the superstar’s Ikoyi residence. The 13-month-old boy reportedly drowned in the singer’s swimming pool during the visit of some friends of the family while his father was said to be away for a musical award in Los Angeles, United States.

 

 

XXXTentacion

Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy better known as XXXTentacion, was shot and killed at the age of 20, in an apparent robbery at a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida on June 18, 2018. The shooting occurred at 3:57 p.m. local time when Onfroy was leaving the dealership. He was shot once in the neck and was in critical condition before being pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m that same day.

 

Avicii

The Swedish DJ and producer, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on April 20, 2018, at age 28. The Grammy-nominated artist who retired in 2016 due to health issues, including acute pancreatitis reportedly took his life life by cutting himself, according to sources.

According to reports the DJ was found with wounds to his neck and wrists. His family said in a heart-breaking statement published on Aftonbladet , they wrote: “Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions.

 

 

Kate Spade

 

The 55-year-old designer was found dead of an apparent suicide in her New York apartment on June 5, 2018.

Police responded at 10:10 a.m. after Spade was found by her housekeeper, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said. A suicide note was found at the scene, he said. Spade addressed her daughter in the note, according to two NYPD sources. Spade’s husband also is referenced in the note, according to one of the sources.
The designer, 55, started Kate Spade New York in 1993 and opened her first shop in the city three years later, the company’s website states.

Verne Troyer

Best known for playing Mini-Me in the ‘Austin Powers’ comedies, and for being one of the shortest men in the world, died on Saturday April 21, 2018 , according to a statement from his family. He was reported to be on some form of life support since being taken to the hospital after cops got a report he was drunk and suicidal, and was treated for possible alcohol poisoning.

He was also said to have struggled with alcoholism for years and had been to rehab many times.

 

Jackson Odell

Actor Jackson Odell, 20, was found unresponsive at a home in Tarzana, California on 8 June 2018 after an accidental drug overdose.

Odell played Ari Caldwell on the TV sitcom “The Goldbergs,” according to IMDB.com, and played Ted Durkas on two episodes of “Modern Family.”
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