80s Stars Who Died Too Young

Gilda Radner of Saturday Night Live
Gilda Radner | Photo: Solters and Roskin

1. Gilda Radner

A member of Saturday Night Live’s original cast, legendary comedian Gilda Radner won fame with characters like Roseanne Roseannadanna and Emily Litella. In 1984, Radner was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer. She had a tumor removed and the cancer went into remission, but by 1988 it had returned. She died a year later at the age of 42.

Written by Totally Rad Staff