5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

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5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

1) Grace Kelly

5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident
On September 13, 1982, American 1950's Hollywood actress Grace Kelly(who later became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier in 1956) died at the age of 52 , after she lost control of her Rover P6 3500. Her car drove off a winding road and plunged down a 120ft mountainside, in the French Riviera. Her condition deteriorated by the following day, so her husband made the heartbreaking decision to turn off her life support.
5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

Grace Kelly's Rover

5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

Mountainside where Grace Kelly sadly lost her life

5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

Grace Kelly was buried in the Grimaldi family vault at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco

2) Lisa Lopes

5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

On April 25, 2002, American hip hop singer/rapper ,and one of the trio from the group TLC , Lisa Lopes (also known as Lisa Left Eye)died at the age of 30 , after she lost control of a Mitsubishi Montero SUV. She swerved the vehicle to try and miss an oncoming truck,but her car rolled several times before landing in a ditch at the side of the road in La Ceiba, Honduras. Lopes sadly died instantly from head trauma and neck injuries

5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident
Lisa Lopes in her rented Mitsubishi Montero SUV on April 25, 2002
5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

Lisa Lopes was laid to rest in Hillandale Memorial Gardens, Stonecrest, Georgia, US

3) Paul Walker

5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

On November 30, 2013, American actor Paul Walker died at the age of 40 , after his Porsche Carrera GT hit a lamp post, and then burst into flames in Santa Clarita, California. The Porche was driven by his friend Roger Rodas. Walker was a passenger. After an official investigation,it was deduced that the primary cause of the accident was the age of the tires and the car's speed – which was around 93 mph, in a 45mph zone.

5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

Paul Walker in his Porche Carrera on November 30, 2013

5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

Site where Paul walker horrifically lost his life

5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

Paul Walker was cremated, and some of his ashes were laid to rest in a grave at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills

4) James Dean

5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

On September 30, 1955,rising Hollywood actor, James Dean and his mechanic ,Rolf Wütherich were traveling to the sports car races at Salinas, California, in dean's new Porsche 550 Spyder.As the Porsche headed down route 46, a Ford Tudor traveling in the opposite direction suddenly veered across into dean's lane, intending on turning left toward the junction onto route 41.Instead of breaking ,Dean tried to maneuver away from the Ford by accelerating and steering around it. Sadly ,he didn't make it on time.Consequently, both cars crashed head-on. The impact threw the Porche up into the air ,landing back on its wheels and into a ditch at the side of the road. Wütherich, was thrown from the Porche onto the roadside,but Dean was trapped in the car. Wütherich survived ,but suffered from a broken jaw and serious hip and leg injuries.Dean was pronounced dead at the hospital.He died from severe internal injuries and a broken neck.He was only 24 years-old

5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

James Dean getting ready to compete in the racing competition with his new Porche 550 Spyder

5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

The infamous junction where rising movie star James Dean was catapulted into a Hollywood movie legend

5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

James Dean was laid to rest at Park Cemetery, Fairmount, Indiana (morbid fans have chipped away at his headstone to take away pieces of it for their own personal keepsake )

Ironically , 26 years later, Roplh Wütherich died in a drunk-driving accident on July 22, 1981.

5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident
James Dean and Rolf Wütherich heading to the Salinas car races on September 30, 1955

5) Diana, Princess of Wales

5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

On August , 31,1997,Diana , Princess of Wales died at the age of 36 after her chauffeur , Henri Paul lost control of the Mercedes-Benz S280 they were traveling in. As he entered into the Pont de l'Alma underpass in Paris, France,he crashed into one of the pillars at a speed of 65mph.

5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

Entrance to the Pont de l'Alma underpass in Paris, where Princess Diana tragically lost her life

5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident

Princess Diana is laid to rest on an island surrounded by a lake at her Spencer family home, on the Althorp Estate ,Northampton, England

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  • msg812
    I watched a movie today. Its name was "Rear window" that was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and female starring character was very beautiful in the movie. I thought "oh what a beautiful young girl" then i searched about her and i learnt her name is grace kelly then i read your mytake then and learnt she was Monaco princess and died because of a car accident tonight by means of this myTake. What a coincidence. I hope she is resting in peace now.
    Is this still revelant?
  • Unit1
    Rest in peace Paul Walker.
    This song is actually dedicated to him.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RgKAFK5djSk

    And of course rest in peace for the other celebrities, that i never heard of.
    Is this still revelant?
    • Yeah that one I miss the most. The F&F movies are feeling different without him too

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  • DizzyDesii
    i miss my baby Paul :(

    Lamont bentley (Hakeem from Moesha and The Parkers) also died a horrid death. He was ejected from his car and flew down in the middle of a highway where his body was hit back and forth like a pinball machine ball by 5+ cars :(
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    Is this still revelant?

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  • HuckleberryHound723
    Oscar Taveras and Herb Brooks
    Technically Dale Earnhardt, Don Weldon, Jules Bianchi, Justin Wilson, Ayrton Senna, and the list goes on forever with race car drivers
  • Jjpayne
    Good recap! Very detailed! They will all be truly missed...
  • Giggletr0n
    Sizzle, sizzle bitches!5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident
  • unkqty
    ryan dunn (jackass; drunk at high speed), sam kinison (hit head-on by drunk driver)
  • Wowgirl10q
    Good take my love5 Celebrities Who Tragically Died In A Car Accident
  • ATuairiscean
    Well researched - James Dean is the iconic one I suppose , Live fast and Die Young
  • zagor
    Jayne Mansfield. Lost her head when her driver took a turn onto an incomplete freeway overpass.

    I never heard of her but my parents did.
    • DizzyDesii

      Dang thats awful. Read about Lamont above

    • unkqty

      her driver rammed into back of semi truck in low-visibility conditions. daughter mariska hargitay (law & order svu) was lying in back seat of the large buick, asleep and survived.

    • DizzyDesii

      @unkqty yea i keep forgttin thats her daughter

  • larswisner
    Cliff Burton, although technically it was a bus accident and not a car accident.
  • John_Bouff
    How about John Forbes Nash Jr. and Thomas Edward Lawrence
  • Waffles731
    Have you heard of the fact that James Dean's Car is possibly cursed?
  • DJZest
    R. I. P Paul Walker

    ... though he was murdered and didn't die in an accident.
  • jmstarling
    Lots of others... Thuy Trang and Ian Bannen come immediately to mind.
  • fitemeat
    How about naming non-celebrities who tragically died in an auto accident?
  • Angelina25
    RIP.
  • Pink2000
    Grave Kelly had a stroke while driving.
  • Montana07
    Very good
  • Secretgardenblood
    Interesting take
  • Harsh_Ch
    Now how many of them were drunk when driving?
    • Like two out of those five.

    • Harsh_Ch

      @Bananaman177 what about drugs?

    • Doesn't look like it.

      Accidents do happen, even to sober people.

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  • Arborialhedgehog
    You forgot Mak Bolan of Trex fame.
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