80s Stars Who Died Too Young

Natalie Wood 80's portrait
Natalie Wood | Photo: Jack Mitchell (CC by 4.0)

9. Natalie Wood

Movie star Natalie Wood’s first major role was when she co-starred in the Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street when she was only 8 years old. She’d go on to star in iconic films like Rebel Without a Cause, West Side Story and Splendor in the Grass. Wood died while on a boating adventure off the coast of Southern California. The coroner ruled her drowning death accidental, but the case has been reopened several times over the years, as no one has yet determined just how the actress got into the water before she drowned (some have alleged foul play). Wood was 43 when she died.

Written by Totally Rad Staff