Departed Celebrities You May Not Know About

As they say in Hollywood, celebrities often come and go. Some of the entertainment industry’s brightest may eventually experience a decline at some point in their careers. The fortunate thing is that many of them make successful investments away from the limelight. There are those who establish businesses, new careers, or even become major players behind the scenes.
However, this isn’t always the case. There are actors and actresses who disappear from the spotlight, not because their fame has faded, but because they passed on. Not every celebrity death gets covered by the media, so we’ll be talking about the ones you may not know about.


As an actor, Jonathan Brandis first debuted on the popular soap, One Life to Live, portraying Kevin Buchanan. He was one of the biggest teen idols of the ‘80s and ‘90s, going on to star in the original IT movie. Jonathan also portrayed Bastian Bux, in the beloved class The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter. One of his best-known characters is Lucas Wolenczak in SeaQuest DSV from Steven Spielberg’s fiction series.

This role gave Jonathan popularity, especially for teenagers, and made him the cover of numerous teen magazines. Aside from acting, he also received credit for directing several independent films and for the screenplays he wrote. Brandis was found lifeless in his L.A. apartment on November 11, 2003. He did not leave any note, though his friends seemed to have an idea about his feelings due to his declining career. Brandis departed this life on November 11, 2003. He was 27 years old.