Hitting it big in Hollywood can completely change a person’s life, arguably for better or for worse. In this case, these Hollywood stars were given an unfortunate fate and the celebrity experience wasn’t all it was made out to be. Some might even say they were lucky to have made it big before they died or they went out on a high note, but those people are horrifically wrong. There is no "high note" in death, not even in Hollywood. It doesn't matter who a person is or what they've achieved, death is a very real and very tragic thing we all must go through. Additionally, loyal fans, cast members, and producers have to figure out exactly how to cope with these sudden losses.

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1. Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith starred in the popular musical TV series, Glee, and gained a large, dedicated fanbase. Within a single episode, the large cast of multi-talented youngsters was catapulted into the limelight. The show took place in a high school, reversing the age-old "jocks are cool, nerds are lame" trope by making singing cool. Cory Monteith played heartthrob jock, Finn Hudson. Cory was a Canadian actor and was always described by his co-stars as being incredibly kind and caring. But even the nicest, most caring people have their demons and Monteith had been having trouble with substance abuse since his adolescence. During the span of Glee, the actor spoke openly about his struggles, and how Glee had given him a second chance to clean up his life. Unfortunately, in July 2013, his demons got the best of him and he was found dead after suffering a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol. His death was felt by fans all over the world who idolized his gentle, kind, and honest nature.

WESTWOOD, CA - AUGUST 06: Actor Cory Monteith arrives at the Premiere Of Twentieth Century Fox's "Glee The 3D Concert Movie" at the Regency Village Theater on August 6, 2011 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images
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