Lesser Known Remarkable People Who Died Young

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Time is never enough and age is not a limit. Right now, at this very moment, we might sometimes think we are doing too much, carrying more burden than what we deserve, working more than the other ones or achieved more or sacrificed more than a certain number of people among our age group. But let’s all take a look at these people who have achieved so much more than what we are doing now against all odds at a very young age. And the sad part is they didn’t live their glorious life fully as much as they deserved.


Henry G. J. Moseley was an English physicist. Moseley’s contribution to the science of physics was the justification for physical laws of the previous empirical and chemical concept of the atomic number. This stemmed from his development of Moseley’s law in X-ray spectra. In 1913, he used self-built equipment to prove that every element’s identity is uniquely determined by the number of protons it has.  When World War I broke out in Western Europe, Moseley volunteered for the Royal Engineers of the British Army leaving his research work at the University of Oxford. Eventually, he was killed during the Battle of Gallipoli on 10 August 1915. Scientists and experts believe that if Moseley had not been killed, he had the chances of winning the Nobel Prize for his contributions in Physics in 1916.

  • Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur was one of the most influential and inspiring rappers of his time. His name was always on the news for professional and his personal life which was filled with violence and lacked stability. He is one of the greatest rappers of all time. Although his name is usually associated with gangster rap, he’s written some different songs on just about every topic. Eminem once referred to him as “The Greatest Songwriter of All Time”. Tupac broke boundaries; he wasn’t afraid to speak his mind, and he was an influence on millions of people around the world especially women, black people and individuals affected by poverty. He was one of the few socially conscious rappers. Tupac was shot in Las Vegas On September 7, 1996. This storyteller, if he were alive today, he would have been the most successful rapper of all time.

  • Rafael Moreno Aranzadi:

The pride of Spain and first Athletic Club Bilbao idol, Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, known as Pichichi, lived his passion and dreams during the 1910’s and 1920’s. In Spanish football, the Pichichi is the trophy awarded by Spanish sports newspaper Marca to the top goalscorer for each league season. It is one of the most prestigious awards in Spain although it is not recognized by the league governing the body. It is named after for his contribution to his club, country and for the immense love and passion he had for the game. He won four Copa Del Rey trophies with his club and was a member of the very first Spanish national team that played at the Olympic Games in Belgium.  He died on 2 March 1922 at the age of only 29, a victim of a sudden attack of typhus but he is forever ingrained in Spanish football history as a Legend.

  • Kurt Cobain:

A talented yet troubled performer, Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band, Nirvana. Kurt formed the band in 1985 and established it as part of the grunge genre. Following the success, Nirvana became one of best-selling bands and Cobain was proclaimed as the Icon of a generation. His lyrics and songs influenced millions of people. Cobain was introduced to alcohol and drugs at a very young but so was music introduced into life. His parents were divorced, and Cobain lived with his dad who remarried later. He would visit his mother often and hated his stepmother as well as living with his father. At this difficult point, his uncle gifted him a Guitar, and that was one of the major turning points of his life. During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, illness and depression. He also had difficulty coping with his fame, public image and lifelong personal pressures surrounding himself. On April 8, 1994, Cobain decided to suicide, he killed himself by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.

  • Pat Tillman:

Patrick Tillman was an American football player. He gave up his million dollar earning, professional football career to enlist himself in the US Army in June 200 following the September 11 attacks. He was selected by the Arizona Cardinals, At one point in his NFL career, he turned down a five-year, $9 million contract offer from the St. Louis Rams out of loyalty to the Cardinals. After the attacks in 2001, Tillman turned down a contract offer of $3.6 million over three years from the Cardinals to enlist in the U.S. Army. He joined the Army Rangers and served several tours in combat before he died in the mountains of Afghanistan. Controversy surrounded his death, as the Army initially reported that his death was caused by enemy fire, but later it was reported that he had died as a result of a friendly fire incident. This was done to protect the image of the U.S. armed forces.

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